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The borough’s $5.1 million 2015 budget would have raised taxes by 1.5 mills.
The legislation is meant to encourage the construction of more housing for poor and working-class people.
Mark Patrick Flaherty will battle Chelsa Wagner for the Democratic nomination for controller, a job he gave up to run for county executive.
Mark Patrick Flaherty, who quit to run for executive four years ago, will challenge Chelsa Wagner for the Democratic nomination.
The proposed 2015 operating budget calls for nearly $516.6 million in revenue, up nearly $28.5 million from this year.
The city, however, still plans to increase meter rates in several neighborhoods. Time of enforcement won’t change for now.
City Councilman Dan Gilman initiated the first in a series of community meetings recently to discuss and plan the park’s future.
Lisa Metcalfe, 28, daughter of a prominent conservative state legislator, will seek a Republican nomination next year.
McKeesport property owners will have no new tax increase next year. The city council unanimously approved a $19.2 million budget on Dec. 3.
Council also adopted a $7.44 million budget for 2015.
The U.S. Department of Education said 18 states, but not Pennsylvania, will share more than $226 million in Preschool Development Grants.
Kevin Acklin, Mayor Bill Peduto’s chief of staff, says the city must fix the code enforcement system.
Democratic leaders from the state House and Senate came out in support of Rich Fitzgerald’s re-election announcement event.
Mayor Bill Peduto wants to move building inspection from Public Safety to a new Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.
Up for discussion are Mayor Bill Peduto’s proposed millage increase and a plan to begin a registration program for rental properties.
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and Executive Rich Fitzgerald are seeking re-election next year in a low-key primary.
With winds howling outside up to 40 mph, the power went out about 15 minutes into Monday’s meeting.
A $10.7 million surplus is expected at end of this year.
A resident with a home assessed at the median value of $15,350 would pay an additional $23.14 in taxes if the hike is approved in December.
Mayor Bill Peduto wants to make the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection, now part of the Department of Public Safety, its own department.
Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani vacated a three- to six-month jail term for Abdula Jamar “A.J.” Richardson, 38, of Sheraden.