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Students tell Pittsburgh City Council: Fight gentrification, buy a house 1

Students tell Pittsburgh City Council: Fight gentrification, buy a house

Some local students missed class Tuesday, but they weren’t playing hooky. Instead they were in Pittsburgh City Council chambers presenting a plan to fight gentrification in neighborhoods. The 25-member Youth Participatory Budget Council proposed that $125,000 of the city’s 2020 capital budget be put into a community land trust to keep at least one home …

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O’Connor Works to Extend Parking Pilot Program to Rest of the City

Working with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Councilman O’Connor has worked out an innovative plan that would vary the parking rates, based on data, to allow drivers to better utilize parking spots. Uniformly priced parking by location or street has resulted in highly competitive spaces in the City’s popular areas while spaces in low density …

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O’Connor Addresses Residents’ Complaints About Air Quality in Pittsburgh

A number of residents of Squirrel Hill and other East End neighborhoods notice offensive smells in our community on many days, and they are worried about the well-being of their families,” O’Connor said. “We hope to learn more about the sources of air pollution that affect the city, how they might be harming our health …

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