DISTRICT 6 NEWS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/news City Council District 6 (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved COUNCILMAN LAVELLE INTRODUCES LOCAL HIRE BILL, "PITTSBURGH WORKS" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3500 <p>A policy priority for Councilman Lavelle is to provide ladders of opportunity to the residents of District 6 and the City of Pittsburgh as a whole. His goal is to ensure that disenfranchised populations have access to the tools and resources that allow them to build wealth and raise their families out of poverty. To further this end, the Councilman introduced in Council on September 9 &ldquo;Pittsburgh Works&rdquo;, an expansion of a local hiring bill by the same name that was originally implemented in 1999, whereby city residents with very low household incomes will be given opportunities for employment on city subsidized projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to census tract data compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute, approximately twenty-seven City neighborhoods have an unemployment rate that is more than double the unemployment rate for the City as a whole. In addition, fourteen City neighborhoods have a poverty rate that is more than double the poverty rate for the City as a whole. Many City residents have very low household incomes and experience obstacles that limit their ability to obtain employment and escape poverty, such as being a single parent, lacking a GED or high school diploma, or having a criminal record or other involvement with the criminal justice system.</p> <p>The persistence of high levels of unemployment and poverty in many City neighborhoods is detrimental to the quality of life of all City residents and to the City&rsquo;s tax base and overall fiscal health. The City expends a significant portion of its budget every year on public works and development projects, both as direct City expenditures and through the provision of public subsidies to help finance the development activities of private entities. Much of the funding that the City expends on public works and development projects, such as the Community Development Block Grant (&ldquo;CDBG&rdquo;) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (&ldquo;HOME&rdquo;), is granted to the City for the express purpose of benefitting low-income City residents.</p> <p>The legislation introduced by Councilman Lavelle would expand upon the original 1999 bill, which requires that 35% of all work hours performed on city subsidized projects be performed by city residents. The new Pittsburgh Works includes additional language to provide opportunities to low-moderate income residents. Some of the main provisions include:</p> <p>Definition of a disadvantaged worker: A person who, as of the date of hire to perform work on a covered construction project, has a household income at or below fifty-percent (50%) of area median income (AMI), or faces other barriers to employment, such as having prior involvement with the criminal justice system.</p> <ul> <li>Continued requirement that 35% of all work hours be performed by city residents, with the additional requirement that 15% of all project work hours be performed by disadvantaged workers.</li> <li>Require at least 50% of project work hours performed by apprentices to be performed by city residents, with 25% being performed by disadvantaged workers.</li> <li>Require establishment of First Source Hiring Centers in low-moderate income census tracts to connect residents to training programs and employment opportunities.</li> </ul> <p>Requiring that city subsidized projects provide economic opportunities for not only city residents, but also hard to employ city residents will increase their earning capacity, decrease levels of poverty, and increase the city&rsquo;s tax revenue. In addition, by requiring a percentage of apprentice work hours to be performed by city residents and disadvantaged workers, individuals are given the tools to ensure their long-term sustainability, as they receive the training and certification needed to obtain future employment in the trades.</p> <p>This is all made possible through the First Source Centers established in low-moderate income census tracts. The centers will increase the ease of access by disadvantaged workers to training programs that prepare them for incoming opportunities on covered construction projects, and which connect them to these employment opportunities.</p> <p>With this infrastructure in place, and by defining disadvantaged workers and requiring their participation in city-subsidized projects, Pittsburgh has the opportunity to take a progressive, proactive approach to address the needs of its underserved community, truly ensuring that &ldquo;Pittsburgh Works&rdquo; for all.</p> <p>For a copy of the &ldquo;Pittsburgh Works&rdquo; bill, please click <a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1902507&amp;GUID=C8189AE5-9F01-4CFF-A695-6495C7F3C96D&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=pittsburgh+works">here</a>.</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:13:27 -0400 NPR - 90.5 WESA INTERVIEW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3417 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">NPR - 90.5 WESA INTERVIEW</span></span></h1> <p>On Thursday, August 7, 2014, NPR - 90.5 WESA Essential Pittsburgh invited Councilman Lavelle and Marimba Milliones, Hill District Community Development Corporation CEO, to discuss the Lower Hill District redevelopment and the negotiations that have been taking place between the community and the Penguins.&nbsp; With the October 31 parcel deadline approaching, all parties involved have been in discussions to put a plan in place.</p> <p>The interview with the Councilman and Ms. Milliones revolved around the community&rsquo;s efforts to bolster the levels of minority inclusion in the development and the effort to raise the level of affordable housing on site.&nbsp; To hear the full interview, with a Q/A session, please visit the following link:</p> <p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wesa/audio/2014/08/8-7-14_ESSPGH_SEGS_A-B.mp3">http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wesa/audio/2014/08/8-7-14_ESSPGH_SEGS_A-B.mp3</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:16:45 -0400 PITTSBURGH RESTAURANT WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3401 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: &nbsp;August 2014</span></span></h1> <div style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; line-height: 13.75px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=22fd89c4cf&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Restaurant Week</a></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;is back&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_990999945" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">August 11-17, 2014</span></span>! This week-long event highlights the wide-ranging cuisine options that Pittsburgh has to offer and encourages individuals from surrounding communities to explore the city dining scene at a special discounted price.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Check out&nbsp;</span><a href="http://pittsburghrestaurantweek.com/pittsburgh-restaurant-week-2012/tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-pittsburgh-restaurant-week/" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">these tips</span></a></span></span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">&nbsp;for getting the most out of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week and follow the participating Downtown restaurants&#39; links below for their special Restaurant Week dining menus!</span></span></span></div> <ul style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 11px; line-height: 13.75px;"> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Bigelow Grille -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=1edd86b34e&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Blue Line Grille -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=8e5daaf914&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$30.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Braddock&rsquo;s American Brasserie -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=60b6f2223d&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$30.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Butcher and the Rye -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=233a57e3d8&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.15 Multi-Course Tasting</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">City Oven -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=983f7c0390&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$20.14 Specialty</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Grit and Grace - menu not yet provided</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Habitat Restaurant -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=ca2ca812b6&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">McCormick &amp; Schmick&rsquo;s Downtown - menu not yet provided</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Meat &amp; Potatoes -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=db8064aedf&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Morton&rsquo;s The Steakhouse -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=5472bd36dc&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Nine on Nine -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=1fb305aff6&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$36.14 Dinner / $14.14 Lunch</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">NOLA on the Square -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=0beab844c1&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$30.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Proper Brick Over and Tap Room - menu not yet provided</span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Seviche -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=12768224a0&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$30.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Sonoma Grille -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=2d652f720c&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Ten Penny -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=f3f53b7871&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$30.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">Terrace Room -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=ceb89421e7&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;">The Capital Grille -&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=d95e5b586d&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Dinner / $16.14 Lunch</span></a></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: justify;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">The Carlton -&nbsp;</span></span></span></span><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma, verdana, segoe, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><a href="http://downtownpittsburgh.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=4f85fdd7ec89d7e162f90e1e7&amp;id=fe284b2619&amp;e=85b2b8fcac" style="color: rgb(96, 96, 96); word-wrap: break-word !important;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">$35.14 Multi-Course Dinner</span></a></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/PIttsburgh_Restaurant_week.png" style="width: 400px; height: 133px;" /></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:00:06 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE'S 3RD ANNUAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3399 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>I am pleased to invite you to the 3rd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. This year we welcome players ages&nbsp;<span style="background-color:#ffff00;">10-18</span> to join other youth from around the city in an exciting and challenging day of basketball! Get your team of 3-5 players and call <span style="background-color:#ffff00;">Bernelle Wood at 412-255-2134</span> to sign up. This year we have tons of giveaways and prizes including gift cards to Villa. The tournament will be held on August 23, 2014 at the Allegheny YMCA located at 600 West North Avenue from 10AM-2PM. We look forward to seeing you there!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:38:39 -0400 READY FREDDY KICK-OFF EVENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3387 <h1 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">READY FREDDY KICK-OFF EVENTS</span></span></h1> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Ready_Freddy.jpg" style="width: 550px; height: 310px;" /></p> <p>It&#39;s important for all kids to start the school year strong!&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Be There</strong>, a United Way initiative, promotes regular attendance for students in all grades.&nbsp; The first day of school is hard for both parents and youth, so you are helping ease their anxiety and change their attitude toward schools, from day one, making them more likely to keep coming back.&nbsp; Middle School is an important transition time, join us as we welcome kids at middle schools on&nbsp;<strong><span data-term="goog_443688369" tabindex="0">August 25th</span></strong>! &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Kindergarten Kick-Off</strong>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<strong><span data-term="goog_443688370" tabindex="0">August 28th</span></strong>&nbsp;is a special event to celebrate the first day of school for all 5 year-olds and their families. Join us as we greet these new students with smiling faces, warm handshakes, honking horns, balloons, food and much more, all designed to make their very first day of school a memorable one.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>You can view all the volunteer opportunities and sign up&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/o/united-way-of-allegheny-county-5908398289" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p>Kindergarten Kick-Off/Start Strong Events are a partnership between the United Way of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Ready Freddy, an initiative of the Office of Child Development.</p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:57:50 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE TO BE INTERVIEW ON "ESSENTIAL PITTSBURGH" TODAY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3386 <div>Councilman Lavelle will be featured on Essential Pittsburgh today. Tune in to hear where things stand regarding the Lower Hill District development.&nbsp; Turn your dial to 90.5 FM at&nbsp;Noon, or listen online at&nbsp;<a href="http://wesa.fm/listen" target="_blank">http://wesa.fm/listen</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>You can join the conversation by dialing&nbsp;1-800-433-8850.<br /> <br /> Office of District 6</div> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:00:02 -0400 AUGUST E-NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3378 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. As we continue to advance progress in the District, I will begin engaging you in more ways than in the past.&nbsp; With the continuation of our scheduled &ldquo;Meet and Greets&rdquo; and other community events, I will also send you interactive monthly newsletters so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and happenings in our District. As well as any other news of importance.</p> <p>I am honored to serve on your behalf as your Pittsburgh City Councilman.&nbsp; As we work tirelessly for the benefit of the district, I am confident that our efforts will empower and bolster the lives of each and every community member.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. DanielLavelle</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Councilman Lavelle Attends National Association of Preservation Commission Conference</span></span></h1> <p>On July 24, Councilman Lavelle and Sarah Quinn (City Planning) had the opportunity to speak in Philadelphia at the National Association of Preservation Commission Conference about historical and conservation districts. Using his experiences with the Central Northside, Councilman Lavelle explained how he sees the benefits of a historic district but saw it even more important to follow a process that is inclusive of all community members.&nbsp; They discussed the timeline of events that went on in the expansion nomination process, which included a field visit to discuss the integrity of the buildings and proposed boundaries, educational meetings and recommendations. &nbsp;At the largest group session, Councilman Lavelle spoke to people from every state. The Conference was tentative and eager to hear about the experiences in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Central Northside.</p> <p>At the end of the Conference, one of the most helpful solutions explored include the development of a conservation district ordinance. With the conservation district it will help maintain an area with distinctive character, promote pedestrian friendly streets and provided temporary protection for a neighborhood that may become historic. Much of what residents wanted in the historic district is also covered under the conservation district, which ensures compatibility and demolition reviews as alternatives.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/20140717_111702.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 322px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><strong style="font-size: 20px; color: rgb(0, 128, 0);">Centre Ave Corridor Redevelopment Design Plan</strong></h1> <p>The Centre Ave business corridor is the main business district for the Hill District. It is one of the lifelines of the community, with the recent openings of the Shop &rsquo;N Save grocery, the Thelma Lovette YMCA, and the Kaufmann Center acting as anchors pointing towards the corridor&rsquo;s redevelopment.</p> <p>Earlier this year, the Hill CDC received a grant from the Design Center to hire a consultant to assist in the corridor redevelopment design plan for Centre Ave from Crawford St to Reed St. After interviewing 5 of the applicants, a steering committee selected the firm EvolveEA. They will lead the design plan project by using the Master Plan as a guide, working with the community to receive input and feedback, and ensuring that the cultural identity of the Hill District is clarified and helps shape future redevelopment efforts.</p> <p>EvolveEA will engage the Hill community in a visioning and identity process to discuss identity and how identity informs design. Such an identity will then be used to define the corridor&rsquo;s design and its future development opportunities. We therefore highly encourage members of the community to attend the following community meetings to assist EvolveEA in the design process:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="text-align: center;">Thursday, September 16</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">6pm &ndash; 8pm</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Location to be determined</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Tuesday, October 28</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">6pm &ndash; 8pm</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Location to be determined</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Thursday, December 4</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">6pm &ndash; 8pm</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Location to be determined</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our office will be certain to announce the meeting locations once they are confirmed. You can also keep track of the meetings by following our online calendar. For more information about the Centre Ave redevelopment design plan, please contact our office at 412-255-2134, or the Hill CDC at 412-765-1820.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/EvolveEA.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Perry Hilltop Tour</strong></span></span></h1> <p>With the redrawing of the City Council district lines in January of 2012, the neighborhood of Perry Hilltop is now entirely included in Council District 6. It is a diverse, close-knit community with spectacular views of Downtown Pittsburgh and architecturally interesting homes and buildings.</p> <p>The District 6 office was recently given a tour of Perry Hilltop by Nancy Noszka, a consultant hired by the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council to assess the area and assist in the drafting of a community plan to revitalize and spur neighborhood development. Ms. Noszka guided the office down the spine of the neighborhood, Perrysville Ave, where she pointed out the intersection of Perrysville and Kenwood. Perry Hilltop Citizens Council submitted a Love Your Block application to the city to clean up the lots at the corners of that intersection. To support these efforts, our office reached out to the Public Works Department to cut the overgrowth on city owned lots up along Perrysville Ave.</p> <p>Perry Hilltop is a unique neighborhood with strong potential for growth. Efforts such as those led by the Perry Hilltop Community Council to plan for the future point to an intentional strategy that can define the success of a community. We look forward to further developing the relationship with the Citizens Council to assist in their master planning efforts, envisioning a bright Perry Hilltop for all.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1><span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Community Block Party Held in Manchester Neighborhood</span></span></h1> <p>On Saturday, July 19th, the Office of Councilman Lavelle was proud to provide support to the Manchester Community Block Party hosted by the Manchester Citizens Corporation. Held at the Manchester Playground, the family friendly event featured games for kids, a bounce house, face-painting, a raffle and live music. Neighbors from Manchester and throughout the Northside came together in a strong showing of unity for the community.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_2014_manchester_community_block_party.JPG" style="width: 560px; height: 419px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <div> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Summer Youth Pool Tags</strong></span></span></h1> <p>Play is of vital importance for the physical and social development of a child. Here in the District 6 office, we encourage healthy, active lifestyles via our Fit-in-Six initiatives. Every year, as part of Fit-in-Six and at the start of the summer, our office partners with local non-profit organizations to award city pool-tags for our youth. The passes give children summer-long access to any of the city&rsquo;s network of 18 pools.</p> <p>This year, we were happy to provide ACH Clear Pathways, The Center That Cares, and the Schenley Heights Community Development Corporation with allocations of pool tags they distributed to their network of youth.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Pool_tags_Mason.png" style="width: 499px; height: 441px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Five Guys Opens Up in Market Square</strong></span></span></h1> <p>Five Guys has opened its newest store in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh at 3 PPG Place. It is exciting to see such a thriving business move into downtown as we see this area begin to boom. Alan Ford, who is the general manager and Chuck Wallace, managing director both have a special interest in this location as they call Pittsburgh home. As we all know, when new businesses move into the area they bring jobs. Five Guys seems to be very big with giving back to its employees as they use almost 100% of their marketing budget on bonuses for their employees.</p> <p>Highwoods Properties Inc., a Raleigh investment trust, purchased the six-building PPG Place back in 2011. The signing of the lease with Five Guys was the beginning of the revitalization that this company was looking for when purchasing this property.</p> <p>Five Guys will be open daily from 11am-10pm. The burgers are hand pattied daily and made up of 80% lean ground beef that is cooked to order.&nbsp; Their locations do not have freezers but instead coolers, because nothing is ever frozen. The rolls are baked fresh daily and then shipped over to the stores. With about 250,000 different ways to order a burger, you will never be at a loss to find one to enjoy on lunch or take home for dinner.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/fiveguysribboncutting_(1).JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Celebrate National Night Out!</strong></span></span></h1> <p>Pittsburgh will celebrate National Night Out 2014 this upcoming&nbsp;Tuesday, August 5, around the city. This is a great opportunity for Pittsburgh communities to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strong partnerships between residents and public safety personnel.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year our theme is &ldquo;Safer Together,&rdquo; promoting our neighborhoods as safe places in which to live, work, study and play. Together, let&rsquo;s tell everyone that we all work together in the City of Pittsburgh to make community safety No. 1!</p> <p>In 1984, National Night Out started as a porch light vigil, representing each participating community&rsquo;s awareness of crime and their commitment to preventing it. Porch lights were left on as a warning to criminals that crime was not welcome in the community. While the traditional porch light vigil is still common today, many communities celebrate by hosting picnics, cookouts and block parties. Public safety personnel and local government officials visit neighborhood events to interact with residents.</p> <p>For a list of neighborhoods and activities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/nno" target="_blank">pittsburghpa.gov/nno</a>&nbsp;to find a map location of each event. Select a neighborhood from the right of the map (they are in alphabetical order) and a pin will appear on the map. Select the pin to see the address and hours of the event. We look forward to seeing you out.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/nnoheader_2014.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 169px;" /></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>City Charter High School SAGE Teams Wins Second National Title</strong></span></span></h1> <p>Over Memorial Day weekend of 2014, City Charter High School students Santina Benedetti, Morgan Crist, DeVaughn Davis, Bryce Johnson, Logan O&rsquo;Hara, and Samantha Richardson competed in the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition at the University of Pittsburgh, which is a national entrepreneurship competition, as representatives of the City High SAGE team.&nbsp;</p> <p>This marks the second year in a row for the City High SAGE team to win the national competition, which adds to the impressive history of success on the national stage.&nbsp; City Charter High School has competed in this competition for five years, and has placed second in 2012 and first in 2013.&nbsp; With their impressive win at this year&rsquo;s competition, City High SAGE has been offered the distinct honor of representing the United States at the SAGE Global Competition in Moscow, Russia this month.&nbsp;</p> <p>SAGE offers students with workforce skills, a firsthand understanding of entrepreneurship and business operations, and an opportunity to compete among other SAGE groups nationally and internationally, giving students growth opportunities that aren&rsquo;t available in any class room.&nbsp; With the continuation of their previously owned and operated business, the students are playing active roles in the community. After moving to a new building in 2012, SAGE students worked diligently to develop a new business on recycling called SEED (Students Engaged in Environmentalism Downtown), which has provided City Charter High School with a viable recycling program. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/SAGE.JPG" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Dr. Morris Turner, Regional OB/GYN Champion, Dies at 65</strong></span></span></h1> <p>The City of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region mourns the passing of one of its own, longtime women&rsquo;s healthcare provider Dr. Morris Tuner, at the age of 65 years.</p> <p>Dr. Turner was a champion for obstetrics and gynecology healthcare in the region by advocating for women in underserved communities and for a woman&rsquo;s right to choice.&nbsp; Born and raised in Barney, Georgia, Dr. Turner attended and graduated from Morehouse College, and would go further on to study at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.&nbsp; After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Magee Women&rsquo;s Hospital in 1976, Dr. Turner entered private practice with Dr. Robert G. Kisner in Pittsburgh with whom he practiced for 26 years, and in 2002 would later join the full time faculty of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine.&nbsp; Dr. Turner has served in a multitude of positions within the community and professional fields, which he was so passionate about advancing.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dr. Turner is survived by his wife, Mrs. Verena Turner, and his 4 children and 6 grandchildren.</p> <p>To view an extended obituary, please click <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/07/03/Obituary-Morris-Turner-OB-GYN-devoted-to-bringing-health-care-to-women-in-underserved-communities/stories/201407030153">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <p>As a reminder, the Councilman sets monthly remote-site visits to engage with the community to their thoughts, concerns, and any other pertinent issues. &nbsp;These are always held on every:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Fourth Monday of the Month @&nbsp;5-6 pm</strong></p> <p>Hill District: &nbsp;Carnegie Library</p> <p>2177 Centre Ave</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Second Tuesday of the Month @&nbsp;5-6pm</strong></p> <p>California-Kirkbridge: &nbsp;Northside Coalition for Fair Housing</p> <p>1821 Brighton Road&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Second Wednesday of the Month @&nbsp;6-7 pm</strong></p> <p>Oakland: &nbsp;Community Human Services</p> <p>374 Lawn Street</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Second Thrusday of the Month @&nbsp;5:30-6:30 pm</strong></p> <p>Manchester: &nbsp;Manchester Citizens Corporation</p> <p>1319 Allegheny Ave</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For a list of upcoming appearances and events for our office, please visit the following link:</p> <p><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/calendar">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/calendar</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:12:53 -0400 OAKLAND AUGUST RESTAURANT WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3376 <h1 dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><b>Oakland Restaurant Week : : 5 Days : : $5 Lunches! &nbsp;: : &nbsp;Win FREE Lunch for a Month</b></span></span></h1> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><font color="#444444" face="Apercu Regular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Hosted by:&nbsp;<b>Oakland Business Improvement District</b></span></font><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;" /> <br /> <font color="#444444" face="Apercu Regular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Dates:&nbsp;<b><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_552485691" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">August 11th - August 15th, 2014</span></span>&nbsp;- &nbsp;</b></span></font><font color="#444444" face="Apercu Regular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><b>Lunchtime</b></span></font><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;" /> &nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Where:&nbsp;<b>Various Oakland Restaurant Locations (See list below and attached)</b></span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;" /> &nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">For more information:&nbsp;<b><a href="http://www.onlyinoakland.org/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">www.onlyinoakland.org</a></b></span></div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Apercu Regular', sans-serif; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Contact:&nbsp;<b><a href="mailto:info@oaklandbid.org" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">info@oaklandbid.org</a></b></span></div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;">Oakland will once again be celebrating a week of $5 lunches! When you order a $5 lunch from any participating Oakland Restaurant Week Restaurant, you will receive an entry card for the chance to win FREE LUNCH FOR A MONTH in Oakland along with other great prizes!</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><strong>Oakland Restaurant Week is&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_552485692" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">August 11th - August 15th, 2014</span></span>for just $5 a lunch!</strong></div> <div dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Participating Restaurants:</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">McDonald&rsquo;s, 3708 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Peter&rsquo;s Pub, 116 Oakland Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Sushi Fuku,120 Oakland Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Sorrento&rsquo;s Pizza Roma, 233 Atwood Street</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Sciulli&rsquo;s Pizza, 3404 Fifth Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Garden Grille &amp; Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, 3454 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Prince of India, 3614 Fifth Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Pamela&rsquo;s Diner, 3703 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Hello Bistro, 3605 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Golden Palace Buffet, 3607 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Red Oak Caf&eacute;, 3610 Forbes Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">The Oakland Bakery &amp; Market, 3925 Fifth Avenue</p> <p style="margin-left: 15px; text-align: center;">Milano&rsquo;s Pizza, 3606 Fifth Avenue</p> <p style="text-align: center;">$5 specials will be posted online at&nbsp;<a href="http://onlyinoakland.org/" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">onlyinoakland.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:54:37 -0400 CELEBRATE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3360 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Celebrate National Night Out!</strong></span></span></h1> <p>Pittsburgh will celebrate National Night Out 2014 this upcoming Tuesday, August 5, around the city. This is a great opportunity for Pittsburgh communities to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strong partnerships between residents and public safety personnel.&nbsp;</p> <p>This year our theme is &ldquo;Safer Together,&rdquo; promoting our neighborhoods as safe places in which to live, work, study and play. Together, let&rsquo;s tell everyone that we all work together in the City of Pittsburgh to make community safety No. 1!</p> <p>In 1984, National Night Out started as a porch light vigil, representing each participating community&rsquo;s awareness of crime and their commitment to preventing it. Porch lights were left on as a warning to criminals that crime was not welcome in the community. While the traditional porch light vigil is still common today, many communities celebrate by hosting picnics, cookouts and block parties. Public safety personnel and local government officials visit neighborhood events to interact with residents.</p> <p>For a list of neighborhoods and activities, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/nno" target="_blank">pittsburghpa.gov/nno</a>&nbsp;to find a map location of each event. Select a neighborhood from the right of the map (they are in alphabetical order) and a pin will appear on the map. Select the pin to see the address and hours of the event. We look forward to seeing you out!</p> <p>Best Wishes,</p> <p>Your District 6 Office</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/nnoheader_2014.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 211px;" /></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:21:12 -0400 SHALANE'S PLAY YARD CLEAN-UP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3289 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">Shalane&#39;s Play Yard Clean-Up</span></strong></span></h1> <p>Volunteers are wanted to help clean-up Shalane&rsquo;s Play-Yard on Saturday, July 12, from 9am-12pm. &nbsp;The play-yard is located at the top of Dunsieth Street, and volunteers will be helping to make the park cleaner for all to enjoy.&nbsp; Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Clean-upFlier.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 647px;" /></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:09 -0400 NOLA ON THE SQUARE: JAZZ FEST 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3288 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">NOLA ON THE SQUARE: &nbsp;JAZZ FEST</span></strong></span></h1> <p>July 15<sup>th</sup> marks the grand reopening of Nola on the Square in Downtown&rsquo;s Market Square.&nbsp; The occasion will include a celebration of live Jazz music throughout the week.&nbsp; All are welcome to enjoy themselves at the restaurant while live music is held each night from July 15 to July 19.&nbsp; For a list of bands and times, please see the attached link:</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Droid Sans', Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(186, 204, 202);">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/BigY_CP_Ad.pdf</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:54:11 -0400 APPLICATIONS EXTENDED FOR 2014 "LOVE YOUR BLOCK" PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3281 <p>Applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until&nbsp;Friday, July 18. In addition, there will be an informational session&nbsp;Wednesday, July 9, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>In this round, the Love Your Block program will grant 14 organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from September 15 to November 15, 2014. Applications are available online&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/forms/loveyourblock/grantapplication" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>:&nbsp;servePGH&rsquo;s informational session on upcoming round of Love Your Block</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>:&nbsp;City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>:&nbsp;6-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014</p> <p>The informational session will give prospective organizations a chance to ask questions about the process, inquire about resources available in addition to the mini-grant, learn how to identify the owner of vacant parcels, and more.</p> <p>Applicants for the fall 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 18, 2014; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in late August 2014.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock" target="_blank">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a>&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:31:09 -0400 FALL 2014 CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY ENROLLMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3280 <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Civic Leadership Academy Enrollment</strong></span></span></h1> <p>ServePGH is teaming up with the Community Affairs Office to offer another session of the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) this upcoming fall.&nbsp; The Civic Leadership Academy is a free 10-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving city residents an opportunity to learn about their local government.</p> <p>Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2014 session which will begin on September 10th and conclude with the graduation ceremony on November 12th. &nbsp;In addition, this year, in accordance with the new Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative, the CLA is reserving 15 spots for new Americans.</p> <p>To apply for the program, please click the following link:</p> <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application</a></p> <p>Register today! Applications are due Friday, July 11th at 5:00 PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Best,</p> <p>District 6 Office</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:23:05 -0400 JULY E-NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3248 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. As we continue to advance progress in the District, I will begin engaging you in more ways than in the past.&nbsp; With the continuation of our scheduled &ldquo;Meet and Greets&rdquo; and other community events, I am furthering our efforts to keep community members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest advancements and happenings in our District. As well as any other news of importance.</p> <p>I am honored to serve on your behalf as your Pittsburgh City Councilman.&nbsp; As we work tirelessly for the benefit of the district, I am confident that our efforts will empower and bolster the lives of each and every community member.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Wolf Visits Green Innovation Campus</span></span></h1> <p>Gubernatorial candidate, Tom Wolf, visited Pittsburgh on June 19 to tour the developing Green Innovation Center that once stood as the site of the Connelley Trade School.&nbsp; Councilman Lavelle and PA State Representative Jake Wheatley invited the candidate to check out the progress and highlight some of the positive work occurring in the Hill District.</p> <p>The walking tour was led by Tom Bartnick, Executive Director of Green Innovators.&nbsp; During the construction of the Green Innovation Campus, the group was informed that Green Innovators have far exceeded the Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) standards on the project, and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the development.&nbsp; The project is utilizing state-of-the-art materials and production methods to incorporate into the new space.&nbsp;</p> <p>The gubernatorial candidate was awestruck with the view that overlooks the city from the building site.&nbsp; This space, along with the rest of the building, will be available as rental space to the community and its organizations.&nbsp; Most of the building will be used by different companies and small businesses from the area: and will include a newly renovated auditorium, as well as a community kitchen that will employ previously incarcerated individuals.&nbsp; Councilman Lavelle believes that the transformation of the former Connelly Trade School into a world-class training center at the forefront of clean and green innovation is exciting for both the Hill District and region at large.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Connelley.jpg" style="width: 530px; height: 298px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></p> <div> <div> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Search for City Chief of Police Begins</span></span></h1> <p>The Mayor and Talent City are kicking off the search for a new Chief of Police by hosting a series of community conversations at each of the Public Safety Zone council meetings to discuss qualities residents want to see in the next Chief of Police.&nbsp; As members of the community, the Mayor invites you to attend any and all of these upcoming meetings.&nbsp; Format for the sessions will have small, tabletop discussions.&nbsp; The goal for these meetings is to create an environment for constructive feedback from the community to incorporate into the screening criteria for candidates.</p> <p>In conjunction with the meetings to gather feedback on this important decision, the city has set up a platform for citizens to register their opinions online via the City&#39;s Mindmixer website. Those interested in the search for a police chief may log on to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/</a>&nbsp;and answer three general questions:</p> <p>- What priorities does your community need the new Chief of Police to address?</p> <p>- What qualities and skills does your community need the new Chief of Police to have?</p> <p>- What can you and others in your community do to help realize the vision of policing in partnership with the community?</p> <p>District 6 falls under Zone 1 and Zone 2, and the following is our scheduled meetings. &nbsp;Please note that the Zone 2 meeting has already taken place:&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PSC Zone 1</strong></p> </div> <p>Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p>Our Lady Queen of Peace Church</p> <p>907 Middle St. - Brighton Heights</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p><strong>PSC Zone 3</strong></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, July 16 @ 6 p.m.</strong></p> <p>South Hills Senior Residences</p> <p>125 Ruth St. - Beltzhoover/Knoxville</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15211&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PSC Zone 4</strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.</strong></p> <p>Jewish Community Center*</p> <p>5738 Forbes Ave. - Squirrel Hill</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15217</p> <p><strong>PSC Zone 5</strong></p> <p><strong>Tuesday, July 8 @ 6 p.m.</strong></p> <p>The Kingsley Association</p> <p>6435 Frankstown Ave. - Homewood</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></p> </div> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">U.S. Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez Visits AGH</span></span></h1> <p>U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, made a visit to Pittsburgh on June 11 to highlight the successful relationship between Allegheny General Hospital and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania.&nbsp; The visit commemorated efforts of management and union nurses at the hospital as a &ldquo;national model&rdquo; for creative labor-management partnerships.</p> <p>Allegheny General Hospital and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania made history when they organized to form the first group of Pittsburgh acute care hospital nurses to form a union in 1999.&nbsp; Since then, managers and nurses have come together to design and execute some of the most innovative labor-management initiatives in the country aimed at improving quality outcomes, enhancing patient satisfaction and containing costs. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/AGH.jpg " style="width: 530px; height: 355px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Councilman Lavelle Participates in Kaboom Playground Build at Weil Elementary</span></span></h1> <p>The Hill District community came together to build a Kaboom! playground at Weil Elementary School on June 20, 2014. Kaboom! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities. The playground build at Weil was overseen by the Hill District Consensus Group, which worked hard to make the project a reality thanks to their fundraising and leadership efforts.</p> <p>Councilman Lavelle joined over 200 volunteers to assist in constructing the playground. It was an inspiring event that showcased the commitment of Hill District residents and stakeholders to improve their community by offering a safe, modern play space for children in the Hill. To check out more photos from the event, please click <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/photos">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/kaboom.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 500px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s 37th Annual Three Rivers Regatta to be Held Again</span></span></h1> <p>July 2-4 marks the 37<sup>th</sup> annual Three Rivers Regatta festival in the city.&nbsp; Touted as the offical Fourth of July Celebration, this event will host theXpogo World Championships pogo competition, the North American Powerboat Championships, exhibits by Sandasational, concerts, &ldquo;Flashes of Freedom&rdquo; fireworks show on the Fourth of July, alongside other events and attactions for all to attend.&nbsp;</p> <p>To see a full list of events and dates/times, please visit the offical website, <a href="http://www.threeriversregatta.net/index.htm">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/regatta.jpg" style="width: 412px; height: 172px;" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">______________________________</span><wbr style="line-height: 18px;" /><span style="line-height: 18px;">____________________</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p>As a reminder, the Councilman sets monthly remote-site visits to engage with the community to their throughts, concerns, and any other pertinent issues. &nbsp;These are always held on every:</p> <p><strong>Fourth Monday of the Month @ 5-6 pm</strong></p> <p>Hill District: &nbsp;Carnegie Library</p> <p>2177 Centre Ave</p> <p><strong>Second Tuesday of the Month @ 5-6pm</strong></p> <p>California-Kirkbridge: &nbsp;Northside Coalition for Fair Housing</p> <p>1821 Brighton Road&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Second Wednesday of the Month @ 6-7 pm</strong></p> <p>Oakland: &nbsp;Community Human Services</p> <p>374 Lawn Street</p> <p><strong>Second Thrusday of the Month @ 5:30-6:30 pm</strong></p> <p>Manchester: &nbsp;Manchester Citizens Corporation</p> <p>1319 Allegheny Ave</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For a list of upcoming appearances and events for our office, please visit the following link:</p> <p>http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/calendar</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:57:55 -0400 JUNE E-NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3136 <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Greetings,</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. As we continue to advance progress in the District, I will begin engaging you in more ways than in the past.&nbsp; With the continuation of our scheduled &ldquo;Meet and Greets&rdquo; and other community events, I will also send you interactive monthly newsletters so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and happenings in our District. As well as any other news of importance.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">I am honored to serve on your behalf as your Pittsburgh City Councilman.&nbsp; As we work tirelessly for the benefit of the district, I am confident that our efforts will empower and bolster the lives of each and every community member.&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Sincerely,</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="text-align: center;">R. Daniel</span><span style="text-align: center;">Lavelle</span></p> <p style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><span style="text-align: center; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="color:#008000;">Council Approves Amended Land Bank Bill</span></span></h1> <p>Land is an original source of material wealth. Communities which own and maintain control and oversight over their land are strong and sustainable. After the initial introduction of the Land Bank bill, Councilman Lavelle arduously worked to ensure that the community would play an important role in the process of land acquisition and disposition.</p> <p>On Monday, April 14, City Council approved an amended version of the Land Bank bill.&nbsp; With included key provisions, the Councilman supported the final version of the legislation.&nbsp; Those included amendments ensure greater protections to those cOmmunities most affected by the bill:</p> <ul> <li>An expanded board of 9 members with stronger representation from the districts with the greatest number of land bank eligible properties</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Greater protections for owner-occupants whose tax-delinquent properties would be eligible for land banking</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Stronger language to define requirements for public notice and public participation in the disposition of properties from the land bank&nbsp;</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Provision requiring City Council approval for the disposition of land in the first four (4) years of the land bank</li> </ul> <p>To view the original version of the bill, as presented by Councilwoman Gross, click&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district6/land%20bank%20bill_original">here</a>.</p> <p>To view an amended version of the bill, written by Councilpersons Lavelle and Burgess, click&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district6/land%20bank%20bill_lavelle%20burgess%20proposed%20amendments">here&nbsp;</a>(this version was never formally introduced in Council).</p> <p>To view the final version of the bill, passed by Council on April 14, click&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district6/land%20bank%20bill_final%20version">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <h1><span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="color:#008000;">Mellon Square Reopens to the Public</span></span></h1> <p>A public rededication ceremony was held Thursday, May 30 to celebrate the reopening of the newly renovated Mellon Square Park in Downtown Pittsburgh. The ceremonies marked the completion of a $10 million restoration project that reactivated the square for public use for the first time in three years.&nbsp; As a dedicated space that is both refined and modernist, Mellon Square Park was the first of its kind in the City as a garage-top green space.</p> <p>With funding support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, BNY Mellon, The Colcom Foundation, The Eden Hall Foundation and other corporate and private donors, the City of Pittsburgh is excited to see the completion&nbsp;of a project that brings Mellon Square into the new century. We encourage all to take the opportunity to visit the park.</p> <p>For more information on the reopening ceremony, click <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/05/27/Coming-out-party-for-Mellon-Square/stories/201405270059">here</a>.</p> <p>For pictures of the park, visit our online photo album&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/photos">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/IMG_1704.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 312px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</span></p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Farmer&rsquo;s Market Season Begins in Pittsburgh</span></span></h1> <p>A healthy community is a vibrant community!</p> <p>The Farmer&rsquo;s Market season is upon us in Pittsburgh. Farmer&rsquo;s markets offer residents a great opportunity to access fresh, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers and homemade goods. Following is a list of Farmers Markets located within District 6. For a full list of Farmers Markets throughout the city, click <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/farmers-market">here</a>:</p> <p><strong>Downtown, City-County Building, Grant St</strong>: Every Friday, May 16 - Nov. 7, 10am - 2pm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Downtown, Market Square</strong>: Every Thursday, May 15 - Oct. 30, 10am - 2pm</p> <p><strong>Hill District, Hill House Center</strong>: Every Thursday, June - November, 10 am - 1 pm</p> <p><strong>Northside, Allegheny Commons Park</strong>: Every Friday, May 16 - Nov. 21, 3:30pm - 7:30pm&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_fit_in_six_logo.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 238px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Hill District Businesses Among Competition Winners</span></span></h1> <p>Winners were announced for the Urban Innovation 21 &quot;Inclusive Innovation&quot; Small Business Grant Competition on May 15. &nbsp;This marked the second year Urban Innovation 21 has hosted the event, which specifically aims to help small businesses located within the Hill District and Homewood. &nbsp;The competition awarded close to $150,000 in grants to businesses in these communities.</p> <p>This year&#39;s winners from our District include:</p> <ul> <li>Jesse Mae Peoples Construction</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Uniquea Dry Cleaning</li> </ul> <ul> <li>On the Go Fitness</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Power 59 Construction</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sub Urban Services</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Visions Towards Peace</li> </ul> <ul> <li>EZduzit Commercial Cleaning</li> </ul> <p>Congratulations to all of the businesses that participated in this year&#39;s competition.</p> <p>To read more, please click <a href="http://www.urbaninnovation21.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/FOR-IMMEDIATE-RELEASE-Hill-District-and-Homewood.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/urban_innovation_21_pic.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Distinguished Officer Brenda Tate Retires</span></span></h1> <p>After 35 years of dedicated service, lifelong resident of the Hill District, Brenda Tate, retired from the City of Pittsburgh Police Department on March 31, 2014.&nbsp; As an honorable Policewoman, Ms. Tate started her career in 1979 as one of the first female officers to serve on foot patrol for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority Police Department. She would later serve with the high profile Dignitary and Witness Protection Unit; the Community&rsquo;s Technical Investigation and Preparedness Section; and the Zone 2 station where she worked beat and patrol assignments to provide hill district residents a her unique style of community-policing service.</p> <p>In 2009, Officer Tate starred in the original and critically-acclaimed play &ldquo;Women of the Hill&rdquo; at the August Wilson Center with five other women.&nbsp; The play highlighted the women sharing and recounting each of their individual life stories to packed audiences.</p> <p>Ms. Tate is a highly distinguished&nbsp;leader who continually works for the betterment of the Hill District.&nbsp; As an active member in the community, she sits on several boards including the YMCA, Hill House Association, Ebenezer Development Corporation, Hill District Community Development Corporation, and Urban Pathway Charter School.&nbsp; She also serves as a member in a multitude of civic and community organizations including the NAACP,&nbsp;the Urban League, Coro Center for Civic Leadership/Women, Boy Scout Troop 59,&nbsp;and the New Dawn Ministry &ldquo;Winner in You&rdquo; program.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/DSC02655_(3).JPG" style="text-align: center; width: 500px; height: 375px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Thelma Lovette, Community Activist and Volunteer, dies at 98</span></span></h1> <p>The City of Pittsburgh and the Hill District community mourns the passing of one of its own, longtime community activist and volunteer Thelma Lovette, at the age of 98 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mrs. Lovette was involved in every aspect of social development and civil rights in the Hill District. Having grown up on Wylie Ave and graduating from Schenley High School, Mrs. Lovette obtained a bachelor&#39;s and master&#39;s degrees in social work from the University of Pittsburgh. She became the first black social worker at Mercy Hospital and retired as supervisor of social workers after more than 15 years with the hospital.</p> <p>Mrs. Lovette leaves behind a long and influential legacy of social involvement and community service. She was the first woman to serve on the YMCA&#39;s Board of Management, with the Hill District branch of the YMCA being named in her honor, the Thelma Lovette YMCA.</p> <p>To view an extended obituary, please click <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2014/05/24/Obituary-Thelma-Lovette/stories/201405240157">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_thelma_lovette.jpg" style="width: 428px; height: 329px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">________________________________________________________________________________</p> <h1><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:20px;">Bill Nunn Jr., Football pioneer who scouted Steelers legends, dies at 89</span></span></h1> <p>The City of Pittsburgh and the Steelers nation mourns the passing of one of its own, football pioneer William G. Nunn Jr., at the age of 89 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr. Nunn was one of the longest tenured employees of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who served as a scout for the Steelers for 46 years.&nbsp; During his time with the organization, he became well-known for discovering talent from historically overlooked black colleges in the country.&nbsp; Prior to his scouting career, Mr. Nunn joined the Pittsburgh Courier as a sportswriter, eventually moving up to become sports editor and then succeeding his father as managing editor of the Courier in the mid 1960&rsquo;s.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mr. Nunn helped to win 6 Super Bowl rings, and was honored to be nominated into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.&nbsp;</p> <p>To view an extended obituary, please click <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/05/07/Bill-Nunn-Jr-long-time-Steelers-scout-dies-at-89/stories/201405070182">here</a>.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:28:42 -0400 JUNE EMPLOYMENT NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3132 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;The Councilman is committed to keeping residents in the district informed of employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Please click&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/june_employment_newsletter_pdf.pdf">here&nbsp;</a>to access the 2014 June edition of our Employment Opportunities Newsletter and feel free to distribute to anyone who may be interested. In addition, if you are aware of an employment opportunity within the City, or are connected to an organization with a job opening that you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please reach out to us at 412-255-2134 or by email at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);"><strong>daniel.wood@pittsburghpa.gov</strong></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>District 6 Office</div> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:41:07 -0400 CITIPARKS LOOKING FOR LIFEGUARDS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3042 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>Citiparks Aquatics Division is currently looking for lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. If you know someone who is certified or interested in obtaining certification to work for Citiparks, please have them contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.&nbsp;</p> <p>The lifeguard training course is being held at the Oliver Bath House on the following dates and times:&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">May 6-May 29, 2014&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Tuesday&#39;s and Thursday&#39;s 6:00 PM-10:00 PM&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Saturday May 17 9:00 AM-6:00 PM</p> <p>The fee for the course is $70.00 with the option to set up a payment plan. You MUST be a City of Pittsburgh resident and at least 16 years old by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82/hour.&nbsp;</p> <p>Again, if you or anyone you know may be interested please call 412-323-7928.&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> <p>Office of R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 23:33:00 -0400 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR PITTSBURGH SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=3019 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Greetings,&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font face="Arial">Applications for the&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;Summer Youth Employment Program are now available! Applications can be submitted starting&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_2126107825" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Thursday, <span style="background-color:#ffd700;">May 1, 2014&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="background-color:#ffd700;">thru&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_2126107826" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;"><span style="background-color:#ffd700;">6:00 PM May 14, 2014</span></span></span>. Please read the application fact sheet and the instructions. Applications may not be submitted before&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_2126107827" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">May 1, 2014.</span></span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Applications may be submitted to the following:&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Goodwill of SWPA -Southside&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">West End Works</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Goodwill Building &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">825 Lorenz Avenue</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">2400 East Carson Street &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Pittsburgh, PA 15203 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">412-533-2029</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">412-632-1740</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Eastside Neighborhood &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Northside Coalition</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Employment Center &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">for Fair Housing</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">5321 Penn Avenue &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">1821 Brighton Road</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Pittsburgh, PA 15224 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp; 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">412-362-8580 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">412-321-5527</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p><br /> <b><span style="font-family: Arial;">Please use the folloing link to access the application:&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p>http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/pittsburghpartnership/psyep<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;">Please contact James Brenner with the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10pt;">Department of Personnel/Pittsburgh Partnership at 412-255-2675 if you have any questions.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Regards,&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">District 6 Office&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:52:37 -0400 HILL DISTRICT COMMUNITY MEETING THIS EVENING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2990 <p>Greetings Friends &amp; Neighbors-</p> <p>This evening, starting at 6pm, the Hill CDC will be hosting a community meeting at the Kaufmann Center to provide updates to residents on various matters. The agenda will cover:</p> <ul> <li>Critical updates on the development of the Lower Hill&nbsp;</li> <li>Discussion on the Land Bank legislation recently passed by City Council</li> <li>Discussion on the design of Centre Ave</li> </ul> <p><br /> This is a critical meeting in which all Hill District residents are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, and to register, please contac the <strong>Hill CDC at 412-765-1820</strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Hill District Community Meeting<br /> Thursday, April 17<br /> 6:00pm - 8:00pm<br /> Kaufmann Center<br /> 1825 Centre Ave<br /> Dinner will be served!</strong></p> <p><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:35 -0400 APRIL EMPLOYMENT NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2979 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;The Councilman is committed to keeping residents in the district informed of employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Please click&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/pdf_employment_newsletter_april.pdf">here&nbsp;</a>to access the 2014 April edition of our Employment Opportunities Newsletter and feel free to distribute to anyone who may be interested. In addition, if you are aware of an employment opportunity within the City, or are connected to an organization with a job opening that you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please reach out to us at 412-255-2134 or by email at&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);"><strong>daniel.wood@pittsburghpa.gov</strong></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>District 6 Office</div> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:22:58 -0400 DreamOn FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2958 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>This weekend Dream Cream Ice Cream and Omicelo will host a music festival in Market Square. The festival starts tomorrow Friday, April 11th through Sunday, April 13th. The event will showcase artists such as DJ Nate Da Barber, Formula 412, Grove Aesthetic and many more. You will also have the opportunity to make someone&#39;s &quot;dream&quot; come true by purchasing one of 75 different flavors of ice cream Dream Cream offers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Dream Cream Ice Cream, owned by Thomas Jamison, is an ice cream parlor located on Liberty Ave in downtown Pittsburgh. They offer many &quot;dream&quot; flavors where 25% of the proceeds benefit the &quot;dreamer.&quot; Dreamers range from a college student needing to pay for books to families being reunited. They assist in being the last piece of financial help to get you over the hump.</p> <p>Please visit the following site for more information on the event. Come out to support a local business who is giving back to the community in which he lives and works by making dreams come true.</p> <p>https://www.omicelo.com/#section/dreamon-festival/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> <p>Office of R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:13:46 -0400 MARCH EMPLOYMENT NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2872 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;The Councilman is committed to keeping residents in the district informed of employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Please click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/pdf_employment_newsletter_march.pdf">here </a>to access the 2014 March edition of our Employment Opportunities Newsletter and feel free to distribute to anyone who may be interested. In addition, if you are aware of an employment opportunity within the City, or are connected to an organization with a job opening that you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please reach out to us at 412-255-2134 or by email at <span style="color:#0000cd;"><strong>brianna.roethlein@pittsburghpa.gov</strong></span>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>District 6 Office</div> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:15:35 -0400 2014 STREET PAVING REQUESTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2844 <p>Greetings Friends &amp; Neighbors-</p> <p>We are currently approaching the end of what has been a particularly harsh winter season. The result of the weather conditions has led to a higher than normal number of streets that need to be repaired.</p> <p>To that end, the Department of Public Works is in the process of compiling and prioritizing a list of city streets that need to be paved in 2014, and are requesting assistance from each Council office on areas that should be targeted.</p> <p>Please provide us with your feedback on streets that should be paved within District 6 by contacting us at <strong>412-255-2134</strong>, or by email at <span style="color:#0000cd;"><strong>daniel.wood@pittsburghpa.gov</strong></span> with the following information:</p> <ul> <li>Street name</li> <li>Street boundaries/block numbers</li> <li>Brief description of conditions</li> </ul> <p>Our office will compile the feedback and forward the requests to Public Works, which will in turn use this information to assist them in compiling the paving list for 2014.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>Office of District 6</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:18:12 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2827 <p>Greetings Friends and Neighbors-</p> <p>Following is a listing of community events taking place within District 6 for the week of March 3 to March 9:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Allegheny City Central Association, Monthly Community Meeting</strong>: March 10, 7pm, at&nbsp;Allegheny Traditional Academy, 810 Arch Street</li> <li><strong>Councilman Lavelle Remote Site Visit, Northside</strong>: March 11, 5pm, at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, 1821 Brighton Road. Come meet and speak to the Councilman in an informal atmosphere to share your thoughts and concerns.</li> <li><strong>Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG), Safe Neighborhoods Network Meeting:</strong> March 11, 7pm at PCRG, 1901 Centre Ave, Suite 200</li> <li><strong>Councilman Lavelle Remote Site Visit, Oakland</strong>: March 12, 6pm, at Community Human Services, 374 Lawn St.&nbsp;Come meet and speak to the Councilman in an informal atmosphere to share your thoughts and concerns.</li> <li><strong>Councilman Lavelle Remote Site Visit, Manchester</strong>: March 13, 5:30pm, Manchester Citizens Corporation, 1319 Allegheny Ave.&nbsp;Come meet and speak to the Councilman in an informal atmosphere to share your thoughts and concerns.</li> </ul> <p>If you know of any other community meetings not listed above within District 6, please contact our office so we can duly inform the subscribers to our mailing list.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>District 6 Office</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:21:49 -0400 REMINDER: PUBLIC HEARING ON LAND BANK BILL TODAY @ 6pm http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2782 <div>Greetings Residents and Neighbors of District 6-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We would like to remind you that the Public Hearing on the proposed Land Bank bill is scheduled to take place today in Council Chambers at 6pm:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Land Bank Public Hearing</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>February 20, 6pm</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Council Chambers</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>City County Building</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>414 Grant St, 5th floor</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A copy of the proposed land bank bill can be accessed by clicking&nbsp;<a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bankhttps://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bank">here</a>. The legislation will forever change how real property and development are dealt with in Pittsburgh. In District 6, certain neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, Perry North and South, hold up to 50% of properties which would be eligible for the land bank.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To review, key highlights in the bill include:</div> <ul> <li>The creation of a new authority in the City to manage the land bank</li> <li>The creation of a Mayoral controlled board to oversee the authority with no formal oversight or checks and balances from City Council, or the community</li> <li>The ability for the authority to seize any and all property they deem necessary including owner occupied, tax-delinquent property</li> <li>The lack of a process for formal community input</li> </ul> <div>Given the significant impact this legislation will have on the City of Pittsburgh and in our District, it is important to inform ourselves of the bill&rsquo;s provisions, its implications, and to discuss how it could be improved to better serve the interests of our communities. To this end, I strongly encourage you to attend to learn more about the bill and to express your opinions on the bill<strong>.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to seeing you there, as we work together to craft a bill that truly benefits the residents of our district and the greater City of Pittsburgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:00:50 -0500 REMINDER: PUBLIC HEARING ON LAND BANK BILL TOMORROW, 2/20 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2777 <div>Greetings Residents and Neighbors of District 6-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We would like to remind you that the Public Hearing on the proposed Land Bank bill is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Council Chambers at 6pm:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Land Bank Public Hearing</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>February 20, 6pm</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>Council Chambers</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>City County Building</strong></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>414 Grant St, 5th floor</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A copy of the proposed land bank bill can be accessed by clicking&nbsp;<a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bankhttps://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bank">here</a>. The legislation will forever change how real property and development are dealt with in Pittsburgh. In District 6, certain neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, Perry North and South, hold up to 50% of properties which would be eligible for the land bank.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To review, key highlights in the bill include:</div> <ul> <li>The creation of a new authority in the City to manage the land bank</li> <li>The creation of a Mayoral controlled board to oversee the authority with no formal oversight or checks and balances from City Council, or the community</li> <li>The ability for the authority to seize any and all property they deem necessary including owner occupied, tax-delinquent property</li> <li>The lack of a process for formal community input</li> </ul> <div>Given the significant impact this legislation will have on the City of Pittsburgh and in our District, it is important to inform ourselves of the bill&rsquo;s provisions, its implications, and to discuss how it could be improved to better serve the interests of our communities. To this end, I strongly encourage you to attend to learn more about the bill and to express your opinions on the bill<strong>.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>For those interested in participating and providing public comment, you must call to register before 2pm on the 20th at 412-255-2138.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to seeing you there, as we work together to craft a bill that truly benefits the residents of our district and the greater City of Pittsburgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:38:04 -0500 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AT THE THELMA LOVETTE YMCA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2753 <p>Greetings Friends and Neighbors-</p> <p>This upcoming Saturday, at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill District, a Black History Month Celebration will be hosted which will be open to all:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Where: Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave<br /> When: Saturday, February 15, 12pm-2pm</strong></p> <p>Councilman Lavelle will be present to kick off festivities which include:</p> <ul> <li>Black Pittsburgh Historic Presentation/Black Civil War Enactment Group by John Ford</li> <li>Centre Avenue Historic Presentation by Leon Haley</li> <li>Wylie Avenue Days Film Documentary</li> <li>Presentation of the Hill District Historic Wall</li> <li>NAKA Entertainment</li> <li>Miller School African Dance and Drum Troop</li> <li>Presentation of Black Genealogical Study</li> <li>Children and Family Activities</li> <li>Teenie Harris Collection by Carnegie Library</li> </ul> <p>For more information on the festivities, you can visit the Thelma Lovette Y site by accessing this <a href="http://www.thelmalovette-y.org">link</a>, or by calling them at 412-315-0990.</p> <p>We hope to see you there!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:41:48 -0500 MENTORS COMMUNITY WEALTH BUILDING PRESENTED WITH $150k DONATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2746 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>I am excited to announce that today, the Mentors Community Wealth Building Initiative (MCWBI) received a $150,000 donation from Chevron for a job training program that serves Pittsburgh area residents.&nbsp;</p> <p>MCWBI connects people in hard-hit neighborhoods with energy careers, particularly in the region&#39;s natural-gas industry. The initiative is a mobile skills development program that can be implemented anywhere to reach people in their own neighborhoods. Organizers report the pilot year results are impressive with what they say is an unheard-of 90 percent placement rate in lucrative energy careers.</p> <p>In exchange for an MCWBI scholarship, participants commit to: 40 hours of skills development; 80 hours of energy certification training; an intensive job-placement process in the region&#39;s oil and gas industry; and giving back by helping others take the same path they pursued.</p> <p>So far, MCWBI participants have been hired at eight different energy companies and are generating a combined personal annual income of more $1 million per year, plus health benefits, for themselves and the Pittsburgh region&#39;s economy. MCWBI expects this to double in a few months as the initiative expands its neighborhood base.</p> <p>An employed community is a healthy community. Workforce development is a key component to ensure individuals have access to good, stable, self-sustainable jobs. The job training services provided by MCWBI provide paths to these wealth building opportunities, and today&#39;s donation will only serve to strengthen their outreach, making our communities stronger in the process. &nbsp;</p> <p>Sincerely,&nbsp;</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_mcwbi_check_presentation.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:36:22 -0500 RESCHEDULED: PUBLIC HEARING ON LAND BANK BILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2745 <div>Greetings Residents and Neighbors of District 6-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As per a prior communication our office sent out last week, City Council is currently reviewing an ordinance that would create a land bank for the City of Pittsburgh (to access a copy, click&nbsp;<a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bankhttps://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bank">here</a>). The legislation will forever change how real property and development are dealt with in Pittsburgh. In District 6, certain neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, Perry North and South, hold up to 50% of properties which would be eligible for the land bank.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To review, key highlights in the bill include:</div> <ul> <li>The creation of a new authority in the City to manage the land bank</li> <li>The creation of a Mayoral controlled board to oversee the authority with no formal oversight or checks and balances from City Council, or the community</li> <li>The ability for the authority to seize any and all property they deem necessary including owner occupied, tax-delinquent property</li> <li>The lack of a process for formal community input</li> </ul> <div>Given the significant impact this legislation will have on the City of Pittsburgh and in our District, it is important to inform ourselves of the bill&rsquo;s provisions, its implications, and to discuss how it could be improved to better serve the interests of our communities. To this end, I encourage you to attend the rescheduled&nbsp;<strong>Pubic Hearing being held on Thursday, February 20, at 6pm in Council Chambers.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>For those interested in participating and providing public comment, you must call to register before 2pm on the 20th at 412-255-2138.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to seeing you there, as we work together to craft a bill that truly benefits the residents of our district and the greater City of Pittsburgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:04:52 -0500 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE ANNOUNCES UNIFIED CHALLENGE TO UPMC AFFIRMATIVE ACTION LAWSUIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2740 <p>Today, Councilman Lavelle was joined by fellow Council members and leaders from civil, worker and women&rsquo;s rights organizations to call on UPMC to immediately withdraw its radical legal claim to dismantle long-standing anti-discrimination laws. The group announced the delivery of a letter to UPMC supporting this request.</p> <p>UPMC is asking the federal government to invalidate equal opportunity laws that protect women and people of color in the workplace. The law change would impact thousands of workers in Pittsburgh and nationwide and set back the country decades to a time when millions were treated as second class citizens. Specifically, UPMC is a federal subcontractor and is urging a federal appeals court to invalidate the U.S. Department of Labor&rsquo;s equal opportunity regulations that require federal contractors and subcontractors to share information about their promotion practices of women and people of color.</p> <p>Councilman Lavelle was joined by leaders from the NAACP, the ACLU, SEIU, the Women&rsquo;s Law Project, People for the American Way &ndash; Pennsylvania, the National Council of Jewish Women &ndash; Pennsylvania, and the National Organization for Women.&nbsp;</p> <p>Along with the letter to UPMC signed by the groups, the NAACP of Pittsburgh is launching today a nationwide petition on Change.org to gather signatures asking UPMC to put an end to its attacks on equal opportunity employment. All are encouraged to sign on to the petition by clicking on this <strong><a href="http://www.change.org/petitions/university-of-pittsburgh-medical-center-upmc-board-of-directors-put-an-end-to-your-attack-on-equal-opportunity-for-america-s-workers">link</a>.</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s deeply disturbing that our region&rsquo;s largest charity and health care provider is trying to undo widely accepted&mdash;and essential&mdash;equal employment laws,&rdquo; said Councilman Daniel&nbsp;Lavelle. &quot;Certain claims in UPMC&#39;s lawsuit threaten to undo affirmative action and equal employment protections. UPMC has publicly stated it is not their intent to undo these longstanding protections. If this is the case, we strongly suggest that UPMC withdraw their dangerous claim.&rdquo;</p> <p>The legal challenge generated local and national headlines&nbsp;in December when leading organizations&mdash;the National Women&rsquo;s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and SEIU&mdash;filed two amicus briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging UPMC&rsquo;s legal claim.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_upmc_lawsuit_press_conference.jpg " style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:42:31 -0500 CANCELLED: PUBLIC HEARING AND POST AGENDA ON LAND BANK BILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2727 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>This message is to inform you that the public hearing and the post agenda which had been scheduled for Thursday, February 6, have been cancelled. The meetings will be rescheduled at a later date. We will be sure to keep you posted once the new dates have been confirmed.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns regarding the land bank bill, please feel free to contact our office at 412-255-2134.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sincerely,&nbsp;</p> <p>District 6 Office&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:27:44 -0500 PUBLIC HEARING AND POST AGENDA ON LAND BANKING BILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2716 <div>Greetings Residents and Neighbors of District 6-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In late 2012, the State of Pennsylvania passed legislation authorizing municipalities to create land banks, entities that acquire, manage and dispose of vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties to facilitate their redevelopment and reuse.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>City Council is currently reviewing an ordinance that would create a land bank for the City of Pittsburgh (to access a copy, click <a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bankhttps://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1633008&amp;GUID=9721208C-F9C4-4A51-8D05-11F1D342A714&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=land+bank">here</a>). The legislation will forever change how real property and development are dealt with in Pittsburgh. In District 6, certain neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, Perry North and South, hold up to 50% of properties which would be eligible for the land bank.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Some key highlights in the bill include:</div> <ul> <li>The creation of a new authority in the City to manage the land bank</li> <li>The creation of a Mayoral controlled board to oversee the authority with no formal oversight or checks and balances from City Council</li> <li>The ability for the authority to seize any and all property they deem necessary including owner occupied, tax-delinquent property</li> <li>The lack of a process for formal community input</li> </ul> <div>Given the significant impact this legislation will have on the City of Pittsburgh and in our District, it is important to inform ourselves of the bill&rsquo;s provisions, its implications, and to discuss how it could be improved to better serve the interests of our communities. To this end, I encourage you to attend a <strong>Pubic Hearing being held on Thursday, February 6, at 1pm in Council Chambers</strong> to share your thoughts on the Land Bank bill. There will also be a <strong>Post Agenda on the subject the same day, February 6, 2pm in Council Chambers.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I look forward to seeing you there, as we work together to craft a bill that truly benefits the residents of our district and the greater City of Pittsburgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:52:58 -0500 JANUARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2675 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;The Councilman is committed to keeping residents in the district informed of employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh area. Please click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/january_employment_newsletter.pdf">here </a>to access the 2014 January edition of our Employment Opportunities Newsletter and feel free to distribute to anyone who may be interested. In addition, if you are aware of an employment opportunity within the City, or are connected to an organization with a job opening that you would like to advertise in our newsletter, please reach out to us at 412-255-2134 or by email at <span style="color:#0000ff;">brianna.roethlein@pittsburghpa.gov.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>District 6 Office</div> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:48:24 -0500 COLD WEATHER SAFETY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2647 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>As the temperatures are forecasted to drop over the next day we ask that you take precautions to keep warm. Please review the following steps if you have to go outdoors.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight and warm clothing. Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Wear a hat, because 40% of your body heat can be lost from your head.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme lungs.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.&nbsp;</p> <p>*Try to stay dry and out of the wind.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, please be sure to check on elderly loved ones to make sure they are staying warm and dry. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our office at 412-255-2134.&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> <p>District 6 Office&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:30:33 -0500 NO CITY REFUSE COLLECTION ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2646 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>Please be advised that due to the extreme cold temperatures forecasted for tomorrow there will be no garbage and recycling collections. We have received the following message from the Department of Public Works:</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">Residents who have a&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106101" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Tuesday</span></span>&nbsp;collection should leave their trash out for collection and City crews will service it later in the week.</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">All&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106102" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Wednesday</span></span>&nbsp;through&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106103" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span>&nbsp;collections will remain as scheduled.</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"><em>While work is suspended&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106104" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Tuesday</span></span>, we are urging residents to follow their regular scheduled weekly pick up as crews will be working extra hours (including&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106105" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Saturday</span></span>&nbsp;if needed) to complete all routes ASAP beginning&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1430106106" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Wednesday, January 9, 2014</span></span>.</em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">Regards,</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">District 6 Office&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:12:02 -0500 SNOW WARNING ALERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2641 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>Please be advised that the City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Works, has issued a Phase 2 Snow Warning Alert. The Alert is as follows:&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"><strong>Phase&nbsp;2 Alert</strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"><strong>3&quot; -&nbsp; 6&quot;&nbsp; forecasted snow</strong></p> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>Salting/plowing as needed</strong></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>Large equipment assigned to primary routes</strong></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>Small equipment assigned to secondary routes</strong></li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>All City crews working continuously around the clock until all streets are serviced</strong></li> </ul> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"><strong>STORM WARNING INFORMATION:</strong></p> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Probability of the Occurrence &ndash; 90%</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Storm Timing</li> </ul> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; margin-left: 15px;">Beginning&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1890653724" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">9:00 am - 11:59 a.m. Today</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; margin-left: 15px;">Ending&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1890653725" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">9:00 am - 11:59 am Tomorrow</span></span></p> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;"> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Area of Coverage &ndash; Widespread</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Snow Type &ndash; Dry</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Snowfall Accumulation &ndash; 3 - 6 inches</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;">Temperatures &ndash; Early/31 &ndash; Middle/18&ndash; Late/5</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>Expected Road Conditions - &nbsp;Road problems to begin between&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1890653726" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Noon and 2:00 pm Today</span></span></strong> <div class="aSS" style="position: absolute; visibility: hidden; left: 79px; top: 654px; width: 120px; height: 17px;">&nbsp;</div> <strong>.&nbsp; Main and Secondary roads snow covered.</strong></li> </ul> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;"><strong>Please be advised that our 311 Sevice Center, will not be accepting calls for streets to be cleared DURING a snow event.&nbsp; Our goal is to have streets cleared 12 - 16 hours once the snow has quit falling.&nbsp; Please contact 311 if your street has not been cleared 12 - 16 Hours AFTER the snow has stopped falling.</strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">Regards,</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify;">District 6 Office&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:46:05 -0500 PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM SEEKING CANDIDATES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2615 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania seeks to enroll up to 20 candidates by&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1008528212" tabindex="0">December 31</span>&nbsp;for a free job-training and employment-assistance program designed to help youth who are residents of certain local communities.&nbsp; Now in its second year, the Reentry Through Industry Specific Education (RISE) Project is a pre-apprenticeship construction training program for facilities maintenance created in conjunction with HBI, a national leader for career training in the building industry.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eligible candidates for the RISE Project are 17- to 21-year-olds with employment barriers who are residents of the Hill District, Garfield, or Northview Heights neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh, or the McKeesport, Homestead, Braddock, East Pittsburgh, East Hills or Duquesne communities in Allegheny County.&nbsp; Participants must currently be out of school, but do not need a high school diploma or have earned their GED credential.</p> <p>The 12-week program is conducted at Goodwill&rsquo;s facility at 2400 East Carson Street on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s South Side.&nbsp; It covers trades and safety skills mastery in several competencies, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, brick masonry, landscaping, facilities maintenance, painting, green building and weatherization. The training curriculum integrates work-based learning with vocational and academic skills training and includes job readiness, employability skills, career development, life skills and on-the-job training. &nbsp;RISE Project students receive job placement assistance, GED preparation classes, paid and unpaid work experience, case management and counseling. They also receive free lunches, a paid stipend, bus passes during the training period, and a set of tools upon successful completion.</p> <p>HBI&rsquo;s training programs are taught in communities across the country to help youth, veterans, ex-offenders and displaced workers. They have an 80 percent job-placement rate for graduates.</p> <p>In addition to Goodwill and HBI, partners in the RISE Project include the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Allegheny County Juvenile Probation, and the Pennsylvania Career Technical Training Alliance.</p> <p>For more information about RISE, please call 412-632-1742.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:51:25 -0500 JOB POSTING: WINDSTAX SEEKING FABRICATORS AND LABORERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2532 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>The office of Councilman Lavelle is always looking to keep residents informed of job opportunities, as an employed community is a healthy community.</p> <p>We are therefore excited to announce that WindStax is looking for full and part time&nbsp;shop workers&nbsp;for their facility in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh, PA. Must be willing to work first or second shift and some weekends.&nbsp;</p> <p>The primary purpose of the Laborer position is to handle materials&nbsp; and assist in fabrication, assembly, packing, and installation of our wind power systems. The work involves many facets of materials and processes including working with wood, epoxies, plastics, metals, and electronics in the fast-growing clean energy industry. The work is mostly by hand and includes basic operation of hand tools, paint and finish tools, air tools, grinders, sanders, and overhead cranes. In addition a Laborer is required to do simple set ups and basic machining operations, as well as prep parts for fabrication. Some outside work will include assisting in installations of power systems.<br /> <br /> Fabricators are craftsmen and craftswomen or craftsmen in training. They use many hand fab techniques with both traditional and modern materials. Fabricators plan, lay out, fabricate, assemble, install, and repair wind turbine parts, equipment, and products.<br /> <br /> For more detailed descriptions of the positions and its requirements, please visit the WindStax site <a href="http://windstax.com/careers/">here</a>. To apply, email a current resume to <a href="mailto:info@windstax.com">info@windstax.com</a></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:49:27 -0400 SCHOOL 2 CAREER ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2513 <p>We are very excited to announce that School 2 Career (s2c) has partnered with the United Way (APOST) Lights On Afterschool event to host the <strong>Annual College Fair on October 17, 2013 at the Consol Energy Center.</strong><br /> <br /> This has been an annual event for the s2c program since 2005.&nbsp;<strong>This year&rsquo;s College Fair will be held from 1:00 PM &ndash; 5:00 PM</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Lights on Afterschool is a national awareness building day to recognize the importance of keeping the &quot;lights on afterschool&quot; and to bring support around the importance of afterschool programs.&nbsp;&ldquo;Each October, 1 million Americans and thousands of communities nationwide celebrate Lights On Afterschool to shine a light on the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Please attend the county-wide event at the <strong>CONSOL Energy Center on Thursday, October 17th from 1:00 - 6:30 pm</strong>.&nbsp; The schedule of Events are as follows:<br /> 1:00 - 5:00 pm &ndash; School 2 Career - College Fair<br /> 3:30 - 5:30 pm - Time for Fun! Activities for all ages that include art, games, health and prizes.<br /> 5:00 - 5:30 pm - Rally for Afterschool<br /> 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Dinner, Activities &amp; Exit</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:58:10 -0400 CITY CLERICAL ASSISTANT POSITION POSTED FOR APPLICATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2510 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>In an effort to keep our constituency informed of employment opportunities, please be advised that the City has posted for applications the position of Clerical Assistant:</p> <p><em>The Clerical Assistant position is the generic title for many lucrative administrative opportunities at the City and the perfect beginning or first step towards developing a great career in local government at the City of Pittsburgh.</em></p> <p><em>The Clerical Assistant position has a variety of functions and it is a position that is present in all City departments and bureaus.</em></p> <p><em>To apply, log onto the City of Pittsburgh Employment Center <a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/JobListings.aspx">here</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:05:51 -0400 COUNCIL APPROVES VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRY BILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2502 <p>Greetings-<br /> &nbsp;<br /> I am excited to announce that <strong>Council approved today the&nbsp;passage of bill 2013-1666, Maintenance of Abandoned Properties Pending Foreclosure</strong>.&nbsp;The ordinance&nbsp;establishes a vacant property registry for abandoned residential properties pending foreclosure. With this bill, an additional tool is&nbsp;provided to the City to hold lender and mortgage servicers accountable for the maintenance of abandoned homes to which foreclosure proceedings have been initiated.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>The goal of the vacant property registry is to establish a blight prevention model that incentivizes creditors to get their properties up to code, and to clarify property stewardship for abandoned properties that are pending foreclosure</strong>. It is intended to reduce and prevent neighborhood blight, to ameliorate conditions that threaten the health, safety and welfare of the public, to promote neighborhood stability and residential owner occupancy by preserving the condition and appearance of residential properties, and to maintain residential property values and assessments.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> This bill will be an important step in cleaning up vacant properties left decaying in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. By holding lender and mortgage servicers accountable for the maintenance of abandoned homes, properties can be saved from further deterioration, staunching one of the wounds that can lead to neighborhood blight. <strong>It effectively closes&nbsp;the loophole whereby&nbsp;a foreclosure proceeding is initiated but the deed is not transferred to the lender, leaving maintenance responsibilities to&nbsp;an owner&nbsp;who has since left&nbsp;the property</strong>. With the implementation of this bill, in such situations, the lender will be held responsible for the maintenance of these abandoned properties.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> To read the bill in its entirety, click on this <a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1451780&amp;GUID=F65AB1DA-2974-480B-B836-83A4E839159F&amp;Options=ID%7cText%7c&amp;Search=">link</a>. For more information on the ordinance, please contact the District 6 office at <strong>412-255-2134</strong>.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Regards,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:34:41 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2490 <p>Greetings,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend to keep engaged with developments in the community, and&nbsp;as an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:</p> <p><strong>Downtown CDC, Third Tuesday Happy Hour</strong>: Tuesday, September 17 at Vallozi&#39;s, 220 5th Ave, 6:00pm-8:30pm</p> <p><strong>Oak Hill Community Meeting</strong>: Tuesday, September 17 at the Aliquippa building on Burrows St, 6:00pm</p> <p><strong>Hill CDC, New Granada Open House</strong>: Friday, September 20 at One Hope Square, 1st floor conference room, 1901 Centre Ave, 3:30pm-7:00pm. Come mix and mingle in an interactice experience while giving input on the future design and plans of the New Granada.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:27:32 -0400 NOTICE: PUBLIC MEETING ON CITY'S 2014 CAPITAL BUDGET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2488 <div>The City of Pittsburgh will hold&nbsp;​its final&nbsp;public hearing to seek input from interested residents, community organizations, and the business community on the 2014 Capital Budget. Th​is&nbsp;hearing ​is&nbsp;separate&nbsp;from the 2014 CDBG Program hearings.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Th​is​&nbsp;hearing ​is&nbsp;being held prior to the release of the 2014 draft Capital Budget to enable the City to adequately review citizen comment. Those attending the hearing are invited to comment on the use of the City&rsquo;s Capital funds and other federal and state funds. Written comment may also be provided.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>​The hearing&nbsp;will begin at&nbsp;6:30 P.M. and will be held at the following location:</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Wednesday, September 18th</strong></div> <div><strong>Beechview Senior Center</strong></div> <div><strong>1555 Broadway Avenue, 15216</strong></div> <p>Anyone interested in providing public comment at the hearing should contact Jennifer Sample at 412-255-2640 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jennifer.sample@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">jennifer.sample@<wbr />pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:38:26 -0400 INAUGURAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS WEEKEND http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2486 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>On behalf of Councilman Lavelle&#39;s Office, we&nbsp;would like to invite you and your&nbsp;family to our Inaugural Health and Wellness Weekend which begins&nbsp;today.&nbsp;Below you can find additional information outlining the details, purpose, and activities of the weekend.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together with Representative Jake Wheatley&#39;s&nbsp;office,&nbsp;we are&nbsp;hosting a Health and Wellness Weekend&nbsp;from September 13-15.&nbsp;A weekend of health and wellness activities has been planned&nbsp;to promote awareness, encourage an active healthy lifestyle, and ensure we connect the health resources our neighbors need. The purpose of this weekend is to introduce and teach concepts that promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and economic sense. <strong>This weekend will include a FREE day for families at the Thelma Lovette YMCA from&nbsp;10:00am&mdash;7:00pm, located at 2114 Centre Avenue, onFriday, September 13th</strong>. Bring your family, friends and children to exercise classes, the wellness floor, and learn more about the programs offered at Thelma Lovette YMCA.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>On Saturday, September 14th&nbsp;join us for the UpHill 5K Walk/Run and Community Appreciation Day. The UpHill 5K will begin at Freedom Corner starting at&nbsp;9am&nbsp;and proceed up Centre Avenue and feature a turnaround point at Ewart Drive, and finish back at Freedom Corner</strong>. Free parking and free shuttle transportation will be provided from the Melody Lot (upper lot) of the Consol Energy Center from&nbsp;11am&mdash;6pm. Join us at Kennard Field for our Community Appreciation Day, beginning at&nbsp;11:30am&nbsp;with the Awards Ceremony for the UpHill 5K featuring free prizes giveaways for 5K participants. Stick around and enjoy &lsquo;healthy&rsquo; programming with free food, a job fair, line dancing with Roland Ford, Spoken Word and Step exhibitions, balloon animals, face painting and arts &amp; crafts for children. Live entertainment will begin at&nbsp;4:30pm&nbsp;with the African American Music Institute Jazz Band. Partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank we look forward to hosting a food drive and sharing healthy recipes. Please bring a canned or non-perishable food item to be donated.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Sunday, September 15th&nbsp;the Thelma Lovette YMCA will host a Health Expo for African American Living offering free health screenings, vendors, cooking demonstrations, children obstacle course, equipment and class orientations, the Pitt Mobile Science Bus, a live DJ, a mural painting for families and children</strong>. Come out and learn from the experts on how to live, eat, and exercise healthier. Free water bottles and pedometers will be available as supplies last. Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to learn how to cook and taste the healthy food from our cooking demonstrations. Free prizes will be given a away at&nbsp;4:30&nbsp;after our &lsquo;Step Challenge&rsquo; beginning at&nbsp;3:30&nbsp;from Roland Ford. Centre Avenue will be closed from Erin to Kirkpatrick Streets and on-street parking can be found on adjacent streets by the Thelma Lovette YMCA facility.</p> <p>This weekend is designed to focus on how WE, as a community, can make simple changes in our everyday lifestyle to live healthier and be more active. We hope that you will join us for our Inaugural Health and Wellness Weekend and participate in the UpHill 5K, Community Day, and our Health Expo.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Friday, September 13, 2013:</p> <p>FREE family day at the Thelma Lovette YMCA&nbsp;10:00am&mdash;7:00pm</p> <p>Saturday, September 14, 2013:</p> <p>UpHill 5K Walk/Run&mdash;8:00am-11:30am</p> <p>Awards Ceremony and Community Appreciation Day @ Kennard Field (2298 Reed Street)&nbsp;11:30am&mdash;6:00pm</p> <p>Job Fair: will take place from&nbsp;12:00-4:00pm&nbsp;and feature: Center for Family Planning and Research, Dollar Bank, UPMC, A For the People Insurance, University of Pittsburgh, PA State Police, Manpower Inc., SAMs Club, AVON, Moriarty Home Health Care, Taco Bell, Mentor Community Wealth Building Initiative</p> <p>Sunday, September 15, 2013:</p> <p>Health Expo for African-American Living, Thelma Lovette YMCA (2114 Centre avenue)&nbsp;1:00&mdash;5:00pm</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:32:31 -0400 URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA UPDATES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2481 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>One of my prime commitments as your City Councilman is to stimulate economic development throughout District 6. To achieve that goal, investments in the district are vital to not only provide jobs, but to also ensure the long term sustainability to keep District 6 growing and thriving.</p> <p>As a member of the URA board, I am pleased to announce the following District 6 updates from the URA Board Meeting&#39;s Agenda:</p> <p>-Proposal and form of contract for the sale of Block 2-A, lots 124 &amp; 127 and Block 2-E, Lot 4, to a to be formed limited partnership between Millcraft Investments, or an affiliate, McKnight Realty Partners, or an affiliate and the URA for $2,225,000. These parcels are located at 339 &amp; 347 Fifth Ave and 513 Smithfield Street. They contain the former Saks Building, the former Wendy&#39;s restaurant and a vacant lot. The site holds approximately 59,240 square feet, and the developers intent to use this site, as well as an adjacent property at 345 Fifth Ave, to construct a parking garage over ground-floor retail space.</p> <p>-Facade Grant Agreement with The Center that C.A.R.E.S. in an amount not to exceed $30,000. The Center that C.A.R.E.S. is located at 2701 Centre Ave, and is a faith-based non-profit that provides services and activities to children, youth, young adults, and their families through programs that are active during both the school year and summer months. The funds will be used to renovated the former Ozanam Cultural Center at 1833 Wyile Ave/1843 Enoch St. The building will be named the Jeron Xavier Grayson Community Center, and will be dedicated to programs for adolescents and teenagers.</p> <p>-Authorization to approve a change in reuse of Block 23-S, Lot 165-A, for Allegheny Center Alliance Church. In 2010, the URA conveyed property at 506-508 East Ohio St and 507 Emlin St to Allegheny Center Alliance Church. At the time, the redeveloper planned to create a community parklet and to stabilize the roof of the building at 507 Emlin St. Since then, the parklet was created, but it was determined that the structure with the roof was beyond repair. Approval is therefore to change the reuse of this property to allow for demolition and expansion of the parklet.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:15:03 -0400 JOB POSTING: HILL DISTRICT AFTER SCHOOL ZONE TUTOR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2449 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>The District 6 office is committed to keeping our residents informed of employment opportunities. To that end, we are happy to communicated a tutoring position for the Hill District After School Zone. It is a part-time, hourly paid position lasting from mid September to early June.</p> <p>To access the job description and qualification requirements, please click on this <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/ZoneTutor_postingrev.docx">link</a>. For more information, contact Allison Lee-Mann at 412-392-2216, or Harry Johnson at 412-304-4492.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:48:28 -0400 CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGE FROM ZONE 2 COMMANDER ERIC HOLMES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2405 <p>Commander Eric Holmes of Zone 2 Police has issued a crime-prevention message which includes the District 6 neighborhoods of the Central Business District and Uptown. Per the Commander, there has been a recent increase in robberies in these areas. Click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/criminaldescriptionworksheet.doc">here&nbsp;</a>for a criminal description worksheet that lists the features and important information that should be noted when a suspicious person or activity is seen, and click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Zone_TwoRobberysafetytips.doc">here&nbsp;</a>for a list of safety tips to keep in mind.</p> <p>Per the Commander&#39;s message:<br /> <br /> Dear Zone Two Stakeholder,&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the past week there has been an increase in robberies in Zone Two. To include the following locations:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Central Business District</li> <li>Strip District</li> <li>Uptown</li> <li>Lawrenceville&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>We are diligently working to solve these crimes and bring those responsible to justice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Attached I have provided the following (note: see links above for the following documents):&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A Safety Tip message</li> <li>Criminal Description chart &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Please share and discuss the attachments with co-works, families, neighbors and friends. I will continue to keep you updated and feel free to contact me with any questions.&nbsp;</p> <p>It is simple fact: when police and communities work together, our neighborhoods are safer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you for your continued support.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Cmdr. Eric L. Holmes</div> <div>Zone Two</div> <div>2000 Centre Avenue</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>(412) 255-2827 office (412) 670-8055 cell</div> <div><a href="mailto:eric.holmes@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">eric.holmes@pittsburghpa.gov</a></div> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 13:43:03 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2401 <p>Greetings,<br /> &nbsp;<br /> There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:</p> <p><strong>NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME<br /> Tuesday, August 6<br /> Various locations</strong><br /> Annual celebration to promote resident involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals that crime in not welcome. To find a National Night Out location near you, click <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/nno/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>PUBLIC SAFETY APPRECATION DAY<br /> Wednesday, August 7<br /> 11am-6pm<br /> Risen Lord Parish, 3250 California Ave</strong><br /> Public safety appreciation event hosted by the Northside Public Safety Council.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:41:04 -0400 JUST HARVEST BRINGS "FRESH ACCESS" TO NORTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2398 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>As part of my office&#39;s &quot;Fit-in-Six&quot; initiative, which aims to promote healthy and active lifestyles to the residents of District 6, I am excited to announce that Just Harvest will be bringing their &quot;Fresh Access&quot; program to the Northside farmers market, as well as the East Liberty market.</p> <p>&ldquo;Fresh Access&rdquo; is a&nbsp; program that enables food stamp (SNAP) shoppers to use their benefits at Pittsburgh Citiparks Farmers Markets. Pittsburgh&#39;s farmers markets have long been a popular source of seasonal, locally produced, nutritious and affordable food. However, many local residents are not familiar with the markets or view them as unaffordable for low-income households. Now, in addition to helping people apply for SNAP benefits, Just Harvest&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fresh Access&rdquo; program can also broaden food stamp recipients&rsquo; shopping choices while supporting regional farmers.</p> <p>The program is available at the North Side and East Liberty markets, with plans to expand to all seven city-run sites, which run through November.&nbsp; Shoppers wishing to pay with credit, debit, or EBT cards should approach the Just Harvest tent at the markets.&nbsp; There, they swipe their card and receive wooden tokens, which work like cash at the market and are redeemable with all participating vendors. The service is free for food stamp shoppers, though credit and debit card users will be asked to contribute $1 per transaction to help cover program costs.</p> <p>Vendors at the North Side farmers market sell a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, and coffee, among other things.&nbsp; The market is located in Allegheny Commons Park at the corner of East Ohio St and Cedar Ave and runs every Friday from 3:30pm-7:30pm through November 22.</p> <p>We hope to see you there purchasing fresh, locally grown produce. As we say with&nbsp;&quot;Fit-in-Six&quot;:&nbsp;<strong>A health community is a vibrant community</strong>.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p style="text-align: center"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_fit_in_six_logo.jpg " style="width: 204px; height: 139px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:44:06 -0400 Pittsburgh Community Services 1st Annual Flea Market http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2397 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. (PCSI) will be holding their 1st Annual Flea Market on Friday, August 2 from 10AM-4PM. The Flea Market will be held at 249 N. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Proceeds will benefit the many programs and services which PCSI offers. For more information please call 412-904-4717.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:30:55 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2376 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Historic District Conservation Workshop</strong>: the Department of City planning will be hosting a workshop to inform residents and neighborhood stakeholders about historic conservation districts for the Hill District, Central Northside, and Brownsville Road. This wiorkshop will take place on <strong>Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:00pm in the 1st Floor Conference room, 200 Ross Street in Downtown</strong>. Please contact Sarah Quinn at 412-255-2243.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Schenley Heights Collaborative Meeting</strong>: this monthly community meeting for Schenley Heights residents will take place on <strong>Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:00pm at the Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church located at 1000 Bryn Mawr Road</strong>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Zone Two Commander &amp; Community Meet-up</strong>: on <strong>Friday, July 26th at 10:00am</strong>, Zone 2 Commander Eric Holmes with local residents and community leaders on the <strong>corner of Camp and Bryn Mawr Raod in the Upper Hill</strong> to walk their neighborhoods with the Commander and talk about safety and quality of life issues.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:19:17 -0400 3rd ANNUAL JAKIM DONALDSON BASKETBALL CAMP 2013 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2372 <div>Greetings-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As part of my &quot;Fit in Six&quot; initiative, it is a goal for me and my office to promote a healthier community by encouraging a better maintenance of self and families in an active and healthy lifestyle throughout the district. Thus it is my pleasure to announce that the <strong>3rd annual Jakim Donaldson&#39;s P.R.O.M.I.S.E basketball camp will take place from Wednesday, August 14th to Friday, August 16th</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>This camp provides open enrollment for boys and girls ages 8-18</strong>. This is a <strong>FREE</strong> camp that has <strong>100 slots available</strong> to participate. Please register at the <strong>Pittsburgh Allegheny Middle School</strong> located at <strong>810 Arch Street in the Northside</strong> in order to join.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Volunteers are needed for the basketball camp. <strong>If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 412-258-0506</strong>. For more general information on Jakim Donaldson P.R.O.M.I.S.E. basketball camp, please call 412-321-1019.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:48:24 -0400 "CAREER CRUISING" WORKSHOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2366 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>There will be a career development workshop on <strong>Wednesday, July 17th at 3:00 pm at The Corner located at 200 Robinson Street</strong> in West Oakland. This will be an opportunity learn
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Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:03:54 -0400 DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING TO HOST CONSERVATION DISTRICT WORKSHOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2353 <div>Greetings-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The city of Pittsburgh is currently conducting a study on the viability of conservation district for the city as an alternative to traditional historic districts. <strong>A conservation is a zoning designation that applies tools to address issues or promote specific neighborhood objectives</strong>. It typically implements tools to promote compatible new construction and additions. The focus is generally on maintaining a preferred neighborhood character as seen from the street or sidewalk. Unlike a historic district, a conservation district does not protect specific existing building features.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Department of City Planning will be having a&nbsp;<strong>workshop on conservation districts on Tuesday, July, 23rd at 6:00 pm in the 1st floor conference room located at 200 Ross Street in Downtown</strong>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This workshop will be an opportunity to inform residents and neighborhood stakeholders about historic conservation districts. Please <strong><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/PGH_Consv_District_Handout.pdf">click here</a></strong> to view more information about the conservation district. For any further information or questions about the workshop, please contact Sarah Quinn at 412-255-2243.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:56:43 -0400 July Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2352 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Employment Newsletter for the month of July is now available for viewing. &nbsp;Please&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/D6JobsNewsletter_July2013.pdf"><strong>click here</strong></a>&nbsp;to see the employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;If you would like to volunteer or participate be a featured sponsor in future newsletters, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:33:19 -0400 Support this new Downtown Partnership to uplift City of Pittsburgh Youth http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2344 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>I am happy to announce that Dream Cream Ice Cream in Downtown Pittsburgh has partnered with the Jeron Xavier Grayson Foundation&nbsp;to provide funds to support local youths in Pittsburgh for scholarships.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Jeron Xavier Grayson Foundation has been chosen as a &#39;Dreamer&#39; for the month of July, and have chosen &#39;Cookies &amp; Cream&#39; as their flavor. <strong>For each sale of the Cookies &amp; Cream ice cream that takes place this month, a portion of all sales will go the the Grayson Foundation.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This is a fun and refreshing way to support the youths in our community and your support would be greatly appreciated. I encourage everyone to go to Dream Cream Ice Cream located at <strong>539 Liberty Avenue</strong> in Downtown Pittsburgh&#39;s Cultural District to be a part of this amazing fundraising opportunity.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">For more information on the Jeron Xavier Grayson Foundation, please contact Harry Johnson at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:JXGFoundation@gmail.com" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">JXGFoundation@gmail.com</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:47:26 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2343 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Central Northside Neighborhood Council</strong>: Meeting will take place&nbsp;<strong>Monday, July 8th</strong>&nbsp;at the Allegheny Traditional Academy located at 810 Arch Street at 7:00pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Northside</strong>: Meeting will take place&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, July 9th</strong>&nbsp;at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing office located at 1821 Brighton Road at 5:30pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Oakland</strong>: Meeting will take place&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, July 10th</strong>&nbsp;at the Human Community Services building located at 374 Lawn Street at 6:00pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Manchester</strong>: Meeting will take place&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, July 11th&nbsp;</strong>at Manchester Citizens Corporation office located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue at 5:30pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:33:25 -0400 FREE HOME BUYING WORKSHOP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2338 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>There will be a <strong>FREE</strong> Home Buying Workshop for those who are interested in becoming homeowners. This workshop will take place at <strong>The Corner at 200 Robinson Street on Monday, July 15th at 6:00pm.</strong></p> <p>Information will be provided for credit counseling, grant money for closing costs, programs to help public housing residents, Section 8 tenants and renters, and much more.&nbsp;</p> <p>To register, please call 412-683-1400.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:12:52 -0400 VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRY ORDINANCE TO BE INTRODICED INTO COUNCIL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2335 <div>Greetings-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I am excited to introduce to Council tomorrow, July 2nd, <strong>a proposed ordinance that would establish a vacant property registry for abandoned residential properties pending foreclosure.</strong> With this bill, an additional tool would be provided to the City to hold lender and mortgage servicers accountable for the maintenance of abandoned homes to which foreclosure proceedings have been initiated.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>The goal of the vacant property registry is to establish a blight prevention model that incentivizes creditors to get their properties up to code, and to clarify property stewardship for abandoned properties that are pending foreclosure.</strong> It is intended to reduce and prevent neighborhood blight, to ameliorate conditions that threaten the health, safety and welfare of the public, to promote neighborhood stability and residential owner occupancy by preserving the condition and appearance of residential properties, and to maintain residential property values and assessments.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This bill will be an important step in cleaning up vacant properties left decaying in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. By holding lender and mortgage servicers accountable for the maintenance of abandoned homes, properties can be saved from further deterioration, staunching one of the wounds that can lead to neighborhood blight.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information on the proposal, please contact the District 6 office at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:02:17 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2333 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lower Hill Community Meeting</strong>: this is a follow up to a community meeting that took place on June 24th. It is an opportunity for the community to share their input on the development that is taking place on the Lower Hill. The Lower Hill Community Conversation meeting will take place on Monday, July 1st at 6:00pm at the Hill House&#39;s Kaufmann Auditorium (1825 Centre Avenue). Contact the Hill CDC at 412-765-1820 for any additional information.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Northside Leadership Conference Meeting</strong>: the NLC will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Allegheny Center, Building 4 at 6:00pm. For more information, contact the NLC at 412-330-2559.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:38:02 -0400 CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES CONSERVATION DISTRICT RESOLUTION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2328 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, June 25, Pittsburgh City Council voted down the measure to expand the Mexican War Streets historic district. Although the issue stirred contentious debate from those in favor and in opposition to the application for expansion, a common agreement expressed from both sides was concern over demolitions occurring in the neighborhood.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In order to address the issue of unwanted city-led demolitions, I sponsored, together with Council President Harris and Councilwoman Rudiak, a resolution proposing the creation of conservation districts in the City of Pittsburgh. The resolution, which can be accessed <strong><a href="http://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1449525&amp;GUID=54E3252E-90FE-4B95-B10F-6CF3EAC3EFFC&amp;Options=ID%7CText%7C&amp;Search=">here</a></strong>, <strong>confirms that the City Planning Department is currently working on the development of historic conservation overlay district guidelines for incorporation into the City Code.</strong> Such districts are similar to historic districts in the protection they offer to structures against demolitions.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Additionally, <strong>the resolution includes a clause establishing a moratorium on demolitions in the boundaries comprised by the National Register Nomination of 2008, which reflects the boundaries in the application for expansion of the Mexican War Streets historic district.</strong> The City&rsquo;s Public Safety director has agreed to the terms of the moratorium with the exception of structures that pose an imminent public safety threat.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For any questions, please conact the District Six office at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:32:06 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2309 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Public Hearing</b>: A &nbsp;public hearing will take place for the resolution providing for the designation of as an Historic District under Section 1101.03 of Title 11 of the Code of Ordinances that certain district known as the Mexican War Streets Historic district Expansion. The public hearing will take place <strong>Monday, June 17th</strong>&nbsp;at 6:00pm at the Northside Institutional Church of God in Christ, 302 W North Ave, 15212.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Community Meeting- Oak Hill</strong>: An Oak Hill Community meeting will take place&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, June 18th</strong>&nbsp;at Wadsworth Hall located at 480 Oak Hill Drive at 6:00pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>9th Annual Jazz on the Hillside</strong>: The Schenley Heights Community Development Program will be hosting their annual Jazz on the Hillside event on&nbsp;<strong>Friday, June 21st&nbsp;</strong>at&nbsp;3171 Ewart Drive. Festitives begin at 5:00pm and tickets are $35 per person. Please contact the SHCDP at 412-621-3341for more information.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For any additional information, please contact our office at 412-255-2134 or go to our website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/">www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:17:30 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE SPEAKS OUT AGAINST UPMC 'S USE OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2299 <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/upmc_press_conference_slider_pic.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>Greetings,</p> <div>Today, I was joined by civil rights and faith leaders at Freedom Corner in the Hill District to speak out against UPMC&rsquo;s inappropriate use of the 14th amendment in its suit against the City&rsquo;s challenge of its charitable status. <strong>UPMC is using the tactic of seeking protection under the 14th Amendment in order to keep its tax exemption status.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Those who joined me in condeming UPMC&#39;s disrespectful use of the 14th Amendment were County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins, Fred Redmond of the United Steelworkers, UPMC worker Leslie Poston, and long-time civil rights activist Joni Rabinowitz. All questioned UPMC&rsquo;s interpretation of the 14th Amendment, which was written to provide equal protection and due process for people who face discrimination, as similarly applying to major corporations. The tone deaf strategy is offensive and disrespectful of the real historic civil rights struggles faced by our vulnerable populations which the 14th Amendment is intended to protect.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>I stand strongly against their attempts to warp the interpretation of the 14th Amendment in their suit against the City&rsquo;s legal challenge of its charitable status and I will continue to be a voice in speaking against such deplorable tactics. &nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:48:20 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK [DATES INCLUDED] http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2288 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There will be community events in District 6 taking place this week. I encourge everyone to attend as it is an opportunity to share your concerns or ideas. The events are as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Central Northside Neighborhood Council</strong>: Meeting will take place <strong>Monday, June 10th</strong> at the Allegheny Traditional Academy located at 810 Arch Street at 7:00pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Northside</strong>: Meeting will take place <strong>Tuesday, June 11th</strong> at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing office located at 1821 Brighton Road at 5:30pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Oakland</strong>: Meeting will take place <strong>Wednesday, June 12th</strong> at the Human Community Services building located at 374 Lawn Street at 6:00pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remote Site Visit- Manchester</strong>: Meeting will take place <strong>Thursday, June 13th </strong>at Manchester Citizens Corporation office located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue at 5:30pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For any additional information, please contact our office at 412-255-2134 or go to our website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/">www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:36:35 -0400 "LOVE YOUR BLOCK" PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2286 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>Applications for the Fall 2013 &quot;Love Your Block&quot; program will be due on Friday, June 14, 2013 by 5:00pm</strong>. Please <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=apply"><strong>click here</strong></a> to apply online or <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/LYB-Fall-2013.pdf"><strong>click here</strong></a> to download the application.&nbsp;</p> <p>The &quot;Love Your Block&quot; program is an opportunity for&nbsp;nonprofit organizations from across Pittsburgh to propose projects to transform their blocks with a $1,000 Home Depot gift card and the support of key City Departments.</p> <p>For additional information, please call 412-255-2280 or email&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</strong></p> <p>Best,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:28:13 -0400 POINT STATE PARK RE-OPENING ON JUNE 7TH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2274 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>After years of renovation, the Point State Park will be ready to be open for the public at an opening ceremony &nbsp;and dedication <strong>Friday, June 7th at 5:00pm</strong>. The completion of the Point State Park renovations is important not only for downtown, but for the city of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</p> <p>The festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, live music and special LED lighting of the fountain. Come on out for a fun evening with friends and family for this grand re-opening!</p> <p>Go to <strong><a href="http://pointstatepark.com/">pointstatepark.com</a></strong> for more information.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:16:29 -0400 June Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2265 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Employment Newsletter for the month of June is now available for viewing. &nbsp;Please&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletter_June.pdf"><strong>click here</strong></a>&nbsp;to see the employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;If you would like to volunteer or participate be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:37:28 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TARGETING DOLLARS FOR LOWER HILL INFRASTRUCTURE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2234 <p>Greetings,</p> <div><strong>On Tuesday, May 14 2013 at Council, I introdiced resolutions 2013-1529 and 2013-1530, which authorize the joint filing by the City and the County of an application for federal assistance from TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program dollars. The monies would be used to help finance the infrastructure costs of the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill District.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On April 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new round of funding under the TIGER grant program. Portions of the Lower Hill infrastructure are eligible to be funded by this program. The Lavelle-sponsored resolutions authorize the filing of the application and the designation of the SEA as the agent of the City and the County in the application process, and as the administrator of the grant, if awarded.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>With the clearing of the 28 acres of the Civic Arena, the master planning process for the development is underway. The Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority, a joint City/ County public authority, is managing the design and construction of the infrastructure (streets, water lines, sanitary and storm sewer lines).&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>I see the great potential for economic revitalization offered by the 28 acres of the former Civic Arena site. With infrastructure funding well on its way, I look forward to the commencement of vertical construction on site, and ensuring that the Hill District community and the City of Pittsburgh are strengthened by the work on site. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:55:14 -0400 LAVELLE INTRODUCES WILL OF COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF RIVERS CASINO EMPLOYEES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2232 <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/9P2I2go.png" style="width: 399px; height: 414px;" /></p> <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>A press conference was held before Council Chambers prior to the Council meeting in which I announced the introduction of the Will of Council to express support of the Rivers Casino workers unionization efforts.</strong> Joined by Council President Darlene Harris, the Councilman noted that Pittsburgh&rsquo;s union history has proven that everyone benefits when workers have the right and the power to improve their jobs.</p> <p>The Rivers Casino was welcomed to Pittsburgh on the promise that good quality jobs would be provided to the community, and the best way to ensure good quality jobs is for the Rivers to have a fair process through which to form a union.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rivers Workers demand a fair process for union approval, calling on the Rivers to refrain from hiring anti-union consultants, to refrain from requiring workers to attend mandatory anti-union meetings, and to refrain from using firings, suspensions and intimidation tactics to stall unionization. They request the Rivers to agree in advance that it will respect the will of the majority of its workers by recognizing the workers&rsquo; union if 50% plus one sign union cards authorizing the union to represent them.&nbsp;</p> <p>I am honored to support Rivers employees&rsquo; right to unionize and I am &nbsp;hopeful that the request for a fair and open process is respected by the Rivers Casino. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:-27.0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:11:35 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE'S VALET PARKING ORDINANCE PASSES IN COUNCIL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2213 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>On Wednesday, May 1st, the City Council had passed Councilman Lavelle&rsquo;s ordinance regulating valet parking in Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</strong>The ordinance will shift management responsibilities of the City&rsquo;s licensing program for valet parking from the Police Department to the Department of Public Works, institute penalties for violations, and will require operators to display proper signage for valet drop-off and pick-up points.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Among the provisions in the ordinance, the new valet parking regulations include:</div> <ul> <li>Requirement that every valet parking service obtain a license from the Department of Public Works.</li> <li>Requirement that valet operators display City approved and issued &ldquo;No Parking&rdquo; signs at the parking space or spaces utilized for drop-off and pick-up of valet parking.</li> <li>Requirement that the valet operator provides legal off street parking spaces of at least 15% of the occupancy of the business they work for.</li> <li>Implementation of penalties for violations that are the responsibility of the valet operator.</li> </ul> <div>The ordinance also includes two amendments from Council:</div> <ul> <li>A copy of the driver&rsquo;s license of each valet parking operator or attendant that is parking the vehicles.</li> <li>A clear path of travel of 3 feet must be maintained at all times if the valet service is located in the public right of way.</li> </ul> <div>To view the ordinance,&nbsp;<strong>please</strong>&nbsp;<strong>click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/valetparking">here</a>.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:46:53 -0400 THE EAST END WORKS COLLABORATIVE JOB FAIR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2202 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 a job fair will take place at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church at 250 N. Highland Avenue (across from the Home Depot) from 4pm to 6pm.</strong> This will be an opportunity to meet 75+ employers from the banking, retail and healthcare industry along with social services, food service, and labor jobs represented. <strong>Early access will be provided to veterans, foster care youth, and individuals with criminal background issues begining at 3pm.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For resume assistance, please contact the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center at 412-362-8580 or go to their website at <strong><a href="http://www.enecpittsburgh.org">www.enecpittsburgh.org</a>.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 01 May 2013 13:15:17 -0400 PITTSBURGH SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (PSYEP) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2201 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>The Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) provides a six week work experience for youth ages 14-21.</strong> &nbsp;Work assignments follow two tracks: &nbsp;conservation related outdoor work where youth crews help to restore or maintain public properties and parks; or internships in public sector or private sector offices performing a wide range of business or clerical functions. <strong>Youth are paid $7.25 per hour and work six hours per day. &nbsp;The core work period is July 2nd through August 10th, 2012.</strong></p> <p>To apply, please click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pcsc/Single_2013_PSYEP_App_Pack.pdf"><strong>here</strong></a>.&nbsp;<strong>Applications are accepted from Monday, May 1st to Monday, May 13th.</strong></p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:20:07 -0400 DISTRICT 6 JOB FAIR HAS BEEN POSTPONED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2197 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>This message is served to notify you of the post-ponement of the Disctrict 6 Job Fair</strong> that would take place on Saturday, May 4th at the Northside Institutional Church. Due to the overwhelming response to our office&#39;s Spring Job Fair, we are delaying it to allow for a better constructed fair for both employers and prospective candidates.&nbsp;</p> <p>My office will provide update as soon as they are available. For any questions or concerns, please call my office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:15:12 -0400 PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2182 <p>Greetings-</p> <div>Zone 2 and Zone 5 Citizens Public Safety Councils, with the support of</div> <div>the Zone 4 commander, <strong>will host a Citywide public safety meeting for all</strong></div> <div><strong>City of Pittsburgh residents on Tuesday, April 23 at 6PM at the East</strong></div> <div><strong>Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Ave).</strong>&nbsp;Attendees will learn</div> <div>about City programs and policies to help keep our youth safe and out of</div> <div>trouble this summer,&nbsp;and will hear from City officials and meet other community leaders concerned about safety.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Speakers will include representatives from the Allegheny County Shuman Juvenile Detention Center and the CISP Program (Community Intensive Supervision Program).&nbsp;Questions about the meeting can be sent to Melanie Brown at 412-281-8199.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:01:54 -0400 PUBLIC WORKS: 2013 PAVING PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2177 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <div><strong>I would like to announce that the Department of Public Works Paving Program for 2013 has begun.</strong> This program is an opportunity for the residents of the City of Pittsburgh to submit addresses or intersections that are in need of paving or have potholes that are need of filling.</div> <div>For District 6 residents that would like to request paving in their neighborhoods, <strong>please call the District 6 office at 412-255-2134</strong> or via email at Daniel.wood@pittsburghpa.gov or shanalee.russell@pittsburghpa.gov.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Please note, our office cannot promise the final priority of streets that the Department of Public Works chooses to pave, but your input is greatly needed and impactful.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:20:14 -0400 April Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2176 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;Since being elected, our office has taken a proactive approach towards helping our constituency find employment opportunities. &nbsp;<strong>Please&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletterDraft_April.pdf">click here</a>&nbsp;for a few employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh</strong>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>The District 6 office will hosting the &quot;Pittsburgh JobStart Employment and Resource Fair&quot; on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Be on the look out as more information will be relesed in the upcoming weeks.</strong>&nbsp; If you would like to volunteer or participate to be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:54:25 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE INTRODUCES VALET PARKING ORDINANCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2171 <p>During today&#39;s City Council regular meeting,&nbsp;Councilman&nbsp;Lavelle introduced an ordinance regulating valet parking in Pittsburgh. The proposed bill would shift management responsibilities of the City&rsquo;s licensing program for valet parking from the Police Department to the Department of Public Works, would institute penalties for violations, and would require operators to display proper signage for valet drop-off and pick-up points.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ordinance is modeled after similar measures taken in Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC, and includes clauses pulled from Pittsburgh&rsquo;s police variance regulations. Councilman Lavelle&rsquo;s decision to sponsor the bill resulted from complaints of improper management of valet services in Market Square. Various reports of improper utilization of public street parking spaces in Market Square, Graeme St, Forbes Ave and Fourth Ave prompted the Councilman to respond with the proposed bill.&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the provisions in the ordinance, the proposed valet parking regulations include:</p> <ul> <li>Requirement that every valet parking service obtain a license from the Department of Public Works.</li> <li>Requirement that valet operators display City approved and issued &ldquo;No Parking&rdquo; signs at the parking space or spaces utilized for drop-off and pick-up of valet parking.</li> <li>Requirement that the valet operator provides legal off street parking spaces of at least 15% of the occupancy of the business they work for.</li> <li>Implementation of penalties for violations that are the responsibility of the valet operator.</li> </ul> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:38:00 -0400 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN DISTRICT 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2170 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Greetings,&nbsp;<br /> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><font color="#222222" face="Arial, Verdana, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12px;">This message serves as a notice for important community meetings taking place this week. I&nbsp;encourage&nbsp;everyone to attend and share your input:</span></font></strong></div> <ul style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <li>On&nbsp;<strong>Tuesday, April 16th</strong>, a Residential Permit Parking re-certification meeting for the Bluff in Uptown will take place at Shepherd&#39;s Heart Fellowship located at 13 Pride Street. The community meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>On&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, April 17th</strong>, there will be a community meeting on the Lower Hill development. This meeting will be a follow up to the first meeting which took place last Wednesday on April 10th. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss and receive input on the development of the Civic Arena site. The meeting will take place in the third floor conference room in the Thelma Lovette YMCA at 2114 Centre Avenue. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</li> <li>On&nbsp;<strong>Thursday, April 18th</strong>, a community meeting will be held on the application for &nbsp;the expansion of the Mexican War Streets historic district. This meeting will serve to provide information to review the facts of the historic district and the application process for historic district designations. The meeting will take place in the banquet hall of 302 W. North Avenue.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><strong style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">I would also like to add a thank you to the participants, coaches, sponsors, and everyone that came out in support for the second annual 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament.</strong><font color="#222222" face="Arial, Verdana, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;It was a successful event that brought out young people from throughout the district for a fun and positive day. The basketball tournament is part of our office&#39;s &quot;Fit in Six&quot; initiative, which aims to provide opportunities to our constituents to engage in active and healthy&nbsp;activities.&nbsp;</span></font></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Thank you,</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:55:35 -0400 CORRECTION: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA UPDATES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2167 <p>Please be advise of a correction to the eblast recently sent out regarding &quot;URA Agenda Updates&quot;. On the item regarding the Schenley Heights Production Homes project, it was noted that each home will consist of 3 floors of living space, when in fact it will consist of 2 floors of living space. Following is the corrected language in bold:</p> <p><em>The Schenley Heights Production Homes project is a housing project that will consist of six new, detached, single-family, market-rate, for-sale homes. Each unit will have <strong>two </strong>floors of living space along with a full basement and an integral garage. This project will have a portion of its construction costs covered by a grant provided by the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation in the amount of $495,000. The homes will be located along the 900 block of Anaheim Street and Bryn Mawr Road in the Hill District.</em></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:43:35 -0400 URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AGENDA UPDATES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2166 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>One of my prime commitments as your City Councilman is to stimulate economic development throughout the District. To achieve that goal, investments in the district are vital to not only provide jobs, but to also put in place long term sustainability to keep District 6 growing and thriving. </strong>That is why I am happy to announce to you the developmental progress that is taking place in the District.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the Duquesne University School of Law Clinical Education Building will be relocated and expanded. With this relocation and expansion, the Duquesne University School of Law will undertake pro bono legal work into a newly renovated space.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The URA&rsquo;s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has given authorization for the Gardens at Market Square and the Pittsburgh Public Market to enter a loan agreement. The plans for the Garden at Market Square are to have 125,000 square feet of office space, 13,000 square feet of first floor retail, a hotel and approximately 320 space parking garage. The Garden will tie into the recently redeveloped Market Square that could bring more than 1,200 jobs. The Pittsburgh Public Market is relocating is operations to 2401 Penn Avenue which will include the benefits of having more space to house more start ups to local merchants, improved infrastructure, a commercial kitchen and being in a more residential area of the Strip District.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Schenley Heights Production Homes project is a housing project that will consist of six new, detached, single-family, market-rate, for-sale homes. Each unit will have three floors of living space along with a full basement and an integral garage. This project will have a portion of its construction costs covered by a grant provided by the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation in the amount of $495,000. The homes will be located along the 900 block of Anaheim Street and Bryn Mawr Road in the Hill District.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Miller/Reed For-Sale Development is a project to develop 19 units of for-sale market rate housing in several phases in a site bounded by Reed, Miller, Colwell and Vine Streets in Crawford-Roberts neighborhood. This development project has been authorized by the URA to apply for Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund. &nbsp;The CTIF is intended to provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development through infrastructure assistance, stabilize or correct existing infrastructure problems, or plan and prepare sites and buildings for future use. The developer of the Miller/Reed project, Trek Development Group, will use the CITF funds to plan and prepare the site for future use. This will include acquisition, engineering, environmental and architectural costs.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The District 6 office will continually keep you updated on what is happening throughout the district. For any questions or concerns, please contact me at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:00:38 -0400 2ND ANNUAL YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2164 <div>Greetings,</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>In continuing my &ldquo;Fit in Six&rdquo; initiative, on Saturday, April 13th my office will be hosting the second annual district-wide Youth Basketball tournament at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in Hill District at 2114 Centre Avenue.&nbsp;The tournament is set to begin at 10:00am</strong>&nbsp;and conclude at 4:00pm. The tournament will be divided by the following age groups: 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for participants. Trophies will be given to the teams that finish in first, second, and third place.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Fit in Six&rsquo;s goal is to promote a healthier community. This 3-on-3 tournament is a chance for the youth of District 6 to have fun while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle.&nbsp;<strong>There is still time to register if you or anyone that you know is interested in joining the tournament. Participants can join as a team or as an individual to be placed on a team. If you would like to volunteer, join the tournament or have any general questions, please contact Bernelle Wood at 412-255-2134.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>I encourage everyone to come out and support our youths on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_fit_in_six_logo.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/website_pic_resized_fit_in_six_logo.jpg" style="width: 408px; height: 278px;" /></a></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:54:04 -0400 REMINDER: DISTRICT 6 ONLINE TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2160 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>On Tuesday, April 9th starting at 7pm, I will be hosting an online town hall meeting.</strong>&nbsp;It is an&nbsp;opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6&nbsp;to ask questions and interact with me via webcam. Please refer to the following instruction to participate in the meeting:</p> <ol> <li>Go to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a></strong>&nbsp;and select the meeting</li> <li>Join by clicking the red JOIN button</li> <li>Select the START A CALL (for PC) option. A passcode/PIN will be provided on the screen when this option is clicked. For those using the DIAL IN (phone) option, a passcode/PIN will also be provided on-screen.</li> <li>Click on the Raise Hand icon to participate in the meeting. The Councilman will place you in &ldquo;talk mode&rdquo; when he is ready to take your question.</li> <li>Scroll over the Councilman&rsquo;s image and select the Floating option to increase video size.</li> </ol> <p>You may also <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTK3TYJfXow"><strong>click here</strong></a> to view a tutorial on how to log on.</p> <p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 412-255-2134.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:35:14 -0400 Apprenticeship Training Opportunity- Pittsburgh Sprinkler Fitters http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2153 <div>Greetings-</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee of Pittsburgh Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 542 will be accepting applications for the Apprenticeship Training Program. <strong>Applications must be picked up in person at the Pittsburgh Sprinkler Fitters office at 227 Stanton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209</strong>. Applications will be available for pick up at the following dates and times:</div> <ul> <li>Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM</li> <li>Saturday, May 11th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM</li> <li>Monday, May 13th to Thursday, May 16th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM</li> </ul> <div>Requirements:</div> <ul> <li>Applicant must be at least 18 years of age</li> <li>Applicant must have a dependable form of transportation</li> <li>Applicant must be a high school graduate of possess a G.E.D. diploma</li> <li>Applicant must be physically able to perform the work of the trade</li> <li>Accept the terms of apprenticeship: 5 years on-the-job training plus related classroom instruction several nights a week</li> <li>Applicant must be a United States Citizen and reside in Western Pennsylvania</li> <li>If selected for the Apprenticeship Program, applicants will be required to submit to both a pre-employment drug test and a physical exam</li> <li>Applicant will be required to take a written qualification examination</li> <li>Applicants who qualify based on the written examination will be granted a personal interview.</li> <li>Applicant must have a valid Pennsylvania photo driver&rsquo;s license</li> </ul> <div>Please note that a <strong>non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is required upon receiving the application</strong>. Payments must be made by cash or money order. <strong>Completed applications must be returned to the union office no later than Tuesday, May 21, 2013</strong>. All applications must be hand written. No typed applications will be accepted.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information, please contact the Sprinkler Fitters Union at 412-821-1561.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:17:25 -0400 DISTRICT 6 ONLINE TOWN HALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2152 <p>Greetings-&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>This is a reminder for the third online town hall that will take place on Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm</strong>. It is an&nbsp;opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6&nbsp;to ask questions and interact with me online, whether through webcam, phone or via instant messaging.&nbsp;To log on, just follow these instructions:</p> <ol> <li>Go to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a></strong>&nbsp;and select the meeting</li> <li>Join by clicking the red JOIN button</li> <li>Select the START A CALL (for PC) option. A passcode/PIN will be provided on the screen when this option is clicked. For those using the DIAL IN (phone) option, a passcode/PIN will also be provided on-screen.</li> <li>Click on the &quot;Raise Hand&quot; icon to participate in the meeting. The Councilman will place you in &ldquo;talk mode&rdquo; when he is ready to take your question.</li> <li>Scroll over the Councilman&rsquo;s image and select the Floating option to increase video size.</li> </ol> <p>To view the flyer for this event, please <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Flyer_4-9.pdf"><strong>click here</strong></a>. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:19:15 -0400 The Black Middle Class Experience in Pittsburgh: A Public Dialogue http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2151 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>In March I participated in a public forum on the Black Middle Class in Pittsburgh hosted by radio station 90.5 WESA. The forum addressed the history and current experiences of the Black middle class in Pittsburgh. I believe that this is a critical conversation to move our city forward and I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in this forum. I encourage all of my constituents to have this conversation in their communities and keep it ongoing.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To listen to the broadcast, please <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/black-middle-class-experience-pittsburgh-public-dialogue"><strong>click here</strong></a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:52:20 -0400 APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH THE HEAT AND FROST INSULATORS AND ASBESTOS WORKERS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2149 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>The Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #2 are announcing their apprenticeship program for 2013. Applicants must meet the following requirements:</div> <ul> <li>Applicant must pick up the application in person and have photo identification. <strong>A non-refundable $25.00 fee is due upon the receipt of the application</strong>. Payment must be by money order or certified check, made payable to the: &ldquo;Joint Apprenticeship Program, AWL #2&rdquo;.</li> <li>Applicant must send the completed application to the office of the committee, post marked <strong>on or before May 17, 2013</strong>.</li> <li>Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age, as of the date of application.</li> <li>Applicant must be physically able to perform the work of trade.</li> <li>Applicant must be a high school graduate by June, 30, 2013, or have a G.E.D.</li> <li>Applicant must have a dependable form of transportation.</li> <li>Applicant must be a Western Pennsylvania resident for a minimum of one year immediately prior to the application date.</li> <li>Applicant will be required to take a written examination.</li> <li>Applicant must submit to a certified drug test, at the program&rsquo;s expense, before final acceptance into the program.</li> </ul> <div>If interested in this apprenticeship program, <strong>applications are available at the AWL#2 Apprentice Training Center, 1057 Clinton Road, Clinton PA 15026.</strong> Applications can be picked up from <strong>12:30 pm to 3:30 pm from Monday, April 29th to Saturday, May 4th</strong> and again from <strong>Monday, May 6th to Thursday, May 9th.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information, please contact the Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local #2 at 724-695-0415.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:57:01 -0400 DISTRICT 6 ONLINE TOWN HALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2146 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The District 6 Office will be hositng an online town hall on Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm.</strong> Please log on to <strong><a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/web/home">www.concert-oh.com</a></strong> to join in on the conversation with me as it is an opportunity for all&nbsp;constituents of District 6 to ask questions and interact with me via webcam.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:19:36 -0400 DISTRICT 6 SPRING 2013 NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2133 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The District 6 office has prepared a Spring Update newsletter to better inform you of what is happening throughout the district.&nbsp;<strong>The Spring Update provides dates and times for the Remote Site visits for the remainder of 2013, legislative progress, neighborhood updates, and information on our &#39;Job Start&#39; Job Fair and the Spring basketball tournament.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Please&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/district6-spring-newsletter_final-draft.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;</strong>to review our Spring Update newsletter. Please contact our office at 412-255-2134 if you have any questions about any upcoming District 6 events.</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Regards,</p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:20:47 -0400 The Finishing Trades Institute of Western Pennsylvania Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2124 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Finishing Trades Institute of Western Pennsylvania District Council #57 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program will be accepting applications for apprenticeship in the Painters/Glazers/Drywall Finishers program for the year 2013.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Applications can be obtained on the following:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Place</strong>: District Council #57 Office, 101 Ewing Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15106&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.</div> <div><strong>Date</strong>: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 and Thursday, April 25, 2013. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The requirements are:</div> <ul> <li>Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.</li> <li>Prior to final acceptance, a doctor&rsquo;s certificate of examination may be required.</li> <li>A certified drug test will be required starting the program, at the program&rsquo;s expense.</li> <li>Applicant must be a citizen of the United States or a legal US resident.</li> <li>Applicant must submit a non-refundable processing fee with the application (money order or certified check in the amount of $20.00).</li> <li>Applicant must have a High School Diploma or GED (submitted with application).</li> <li>Applicant must have a valid driver&rsquo;s license for the state of residency and have dependable transportation (submitted with application).</li> </ul> <div>The selection process will be intent to hire. <strong>Selection will be made according to the needs within the 32 counties of Western Pennsylvania covered by the Training Program</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information, please call the District Council #57 office at 412-276-6061.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:41:44 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE STANDS IN SUPPORT OF LEGAL CHALLENGE TO UPMC NON-PROFIT STATUS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2121 <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/upmc_shot_1.jpg" /></p> <p><br /> Greetings-</p> <p>Today, I stood with leaders in the City, County, and the community in support of the Mayor&rsquo;s announcement to legally challenge UPMC&rsquo;s status as a non-profit public charity. As concern over UPMC&rsquo;s business practices grows, the legal challenge is intended to ensure that UPMC is not taking advantage of tax exemptions given to charities that make Pittsburgh stronger and healthier.</p> <p>Despite nearly one billion in profits over two years, UPMC pays many of its employees so little that they are forced to depend on public assistance to pay for basics like food and rent. And when UPMC workers speak out about improving their jobs, UPMC management tries to silence them. That&rsquo;s not good for UPMC workers, and it&rsquo;s not good for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s middle class.</p> <p>As a City Councilman, my number one concern is to make sure that people who work hard all day earn enough to feed their families. We need our City&rsquo;s largest employer to do its part. Right now, UPMC is third in our state after WalMart and McDonald&rsquo;s in terms of the number of full time employees who need public assistance for their own healthcare. If UPMC wants to get the benefits of being a charity then they should support workers&rsquo; efforts to adequately provide for their families and strengthen Pittsburgh&rsquo;s economy. Until then, the City is right to make sure UPMC isn&rsquo;t gaming the system while working families foot the bill.</p> <p>Currently, UPMC is foregoing $20 million in property and payroll tax exemptions given to them as a result of their non-profit status. In standing together with the Mayor and County Controller Chelsa Wagner, City Controller Michael Lamb, State Senator Jim Ferlo, Council President Darlene Harris, Councilwoman Smith and Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor, our message to UPMC to change their business practices to reflect more charitable ends was made clear. As it stands, their actions are not deserving of a true non-profit, and consequently, as an institution, UPMC is not deserving of the exemptions given to charitable organizations.</p> <p>Sincerely,<br /> <br /> R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:02:26 -0400 CEMENT MASONS PRE-APPRENTICE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2105 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Western Pennsylvania is proud to announce the 2013 Pre-Apprenticeship Selection Program.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Applications can be obtained on the following:&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Place</strong>: A.J Furlan Building, 2606 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 8:30 am to 11:00 am.</div> <div><strong>Date</strong>: Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th and Monday, April 15th through Friday April 19th. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The requirements are:</div> <ul> <li>Must show a valid Pennsylvania driver&rsquo;s license and an owner&rsquo;s card to prove that he/she owns and operates an automobile.</li> <li>Applicants are required to appear in person to register and complete and application.</li> <li>Must be of legal working age.</li> <li>Must be a high school graduate or have an equivalent G.E.D.</li> <li>Applicants must be physically fit- a doctor&rsquo;s physical will be required before final acceptance into the program (in which the program will pay for).</li> <li>A certified drug test will be required before final acceptance into the program.</li> <li>All applicants may be required to take an aptitude test.</li> <li>Qualified Applicants will be accepted through job related questioning, interviewing and final evaluation.</li> <li>A $10.00 non-refundable application fee (cash or money order only).</li> </ul> <div>Please bring the following items to complete the application:</div> <ul> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license.&nbsp;</li> <li>Owner&rsquo;s card or car registration.&nbsp;</li> <li>Social Security Card.</li> <li>High school transcripts of GED diploma.</li> <li>$10.00 (cash or money order).</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information, call 412-761-6310.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:53:04 -0400 URA BOARD ACTIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2104 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>As the City Council representative for District 6, one of the many hats that I wear is that of board member of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. I am happy to report on various initiatives and actions taken by the URA at our monthly board meeting from Thursday, March 14, that are certain to spur economic development in District 6.</p> <p>Authorization has been given for the URA to apply for a $4 million RACP grant to support the development of the Gardens at Market Square. The project consists of office and retail space, a 198 room hotel, and a parking garage with 340 spaces. It is expected to generate in excess of $2.1 million in one time additional tax revenue, as well as in excess of $4.3 million in additional annual tax revenue to state and local taxing authorities. Add in the 569 jobs expected to be generated during construction plus the 749 full-time permanent jobs upon project completion, and you have an exciting development that is sure to give an economic boost to the district and Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p>One of the more successful recent developments in the Northside is that of the Federal Hill housing project. Authorization was granted to enter into an agreement for Pittsburgh Development Fund dollars and Department of Community and Economic Development grant dollars to support the third and final phase of the 48 unit Federal Hill project. The six single family homes to be developed are to be sold to owner occupants, and will build off the strength of the first two phases that lined two blocks of Federal St.</p> <p>Also in the Northside, authorization was given to enter into a $1.5 million grant agreement with North Side Associates to fund a multi-year capital improvement program of the 324 unit, scattered site affordable housing portfolio of North Side Properties. Units are located in Central Northside, California Kirkbride, Charles Street Valley and Perry Hilltop.</p> <p>These are all exciting developments that are certain to bring economic benefits to District 6 and the City of Pittsburgh as a whole. Please feel free to reach out to my office at 412-255-2134 for any further information regarding these initiatives.</p> <p>Sincerely,&nbsp;</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:08:37 -0400 "MEET THE MASTER BUILDERS" EVENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2099 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>The Master Builders&#39; Association of Western Peensylvania will be hosting a&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&lsquo;Meet the Master Builders&rsquo; event. <strong>This event is aimed at connecting established general contractors with small and emerging companies, especially minority, women and veteran-owned firms.</strong> For two hours, many local general contractors have tables setup and are ready to discuss upcoming business opportunities. Additionally, local organizations that can help young companies in today&rsquo;s business world have tables and will be prepared to discuss the resources needed to improve one&rsquo;s business. <strong>This FREE event presents an excellent chance for small and emerging companies to form lasting relationships with established construction companies.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The &#39;Meet the Master Builders&quot; event will take place on <strong>Wednesday, March 27th at the Cambria Suites at the CONSOL Arena (</strong></span><strong>1320 Centre Avenue<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">). The event will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am. Free parking will be available behind the hotel. To register, please <a href="https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=heqnz6cab&amp;oeidk=a07e73t021gd260e497&amp;oseq">click here</a>&nbsp;and to view the l</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">ist of all the companies and organizations that will have a table setup</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mbawpa.org/documents/2013MeettheMasterBuildersMarch2713.pdf">click here</a>.</span></strong></p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:44:45 -0400 Councilman Lavelle Introduces Will of Council in Support of "adultBasic" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2098 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>I have been an advocate of low-moderate income communities, supporting education, employment and health care initiatives that open up a path towards self-sustainabililty. In that spirit, and in light of the Commonwealth Court&#39;s recent majority decision ordering the Corbett administration to spend tobacco settlement proceeds on health care programs for the working poor, <strong>I</strong><strong>&nbsp;introduced on March 12 a Will of Council urging the Governor to respect the Court&#39;s decision by refunding the adultBasic program or other similar health care program. <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/will_of_council_adultbasic_program.doc">Click here</a>&nbsp;</strong>to view the document.</p> <p>Health care costs are on the rise, with medical bankruptcies one of the principal causes of bankruptcy in the US. Now is not the time to be cutting these services to our populations in need. &nbsp;<strong>The intent of the Will of Council is to serve as a strong signal to the Corbett administration</strong> to respect the Court&#39;s decision and to reinstate a health program that provides affordable healtch care to Pennsylvanians that do not receive insurance from their employers, earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, or are too young to receive Medicare.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:05:01 -0400 March Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2096 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;Since being elected, our office has taken a proactive approach towards helping our constituency find employment opportunities. &nbsp;<strong>Please&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletterDraft_March13.pdf">click here</a>&nbsp;for a few employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh</strong>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>The District 6 office will hosting the &quot;Pittsburgh JobStart Employment and Resource Fair&quot; in the Spring. Be on the look out as more information will be relesed in the next few weeks.</strong>&nbsp; If you would like to volunteer or participate to be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:27:16 -0400 REMINDER: ONLINE DISTRICT 6 TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2093 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>On Tuesday, March 12th starting at 7pm, I will be hosting an online town hall meeting.</strong>&nbsp;It is an&nbsp;opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6&nbsp;to ask questions and interact with me via webcam. Please refer to the following instruction to participate in the meeting:</p> <ol> <li>Go to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a></strong>&nbsp;and select the meeting</li> <li>Join by clicking the red JOIN button</li> <li>Select the START A CALL (for PC) option. A passcode/PIN will be provided on the screen when this option is clicked. For those using the DIAL IN (phone) option, a passcode/PIN will also be provided on-screen.</li> <li>Click on the Raise Hand icon to participate in the meeting. The Councilman will place you in &ldquo;talk mode&rdquo; when he is ready to take your question.</li> <li>Scroll over the Councilman&rsquo;s image and select the Floating option to increase video size.</li> </ol> <p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:39:26 -0400 DISTRICT 6 ONLINE TOWN HALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2086 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>On Tuesday, March 12th starting at 7pm, I will be hosting&nbsp;the second of a series of&nbsp;online town hall meetings</strong>. It is an&nbsp;opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6&nbsp;to ask questions and interact with me online, whether through webcam, phone or via instant messaging. Please refer to the following instruction to participate in the meeting:</p> <ol> <li>Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a>&nbsp;and select the meeting</li> <li>Join by clicking the red JOIN button</li> <li>Select the START A CALL (for PC) option. A passcode/PIN will be provided on the screen when this option is clicked. For those using the DIAL IN (phone) option, a passcode/PIN will also be provided on-screen.</li> <li>Click on the &quot;Raise Hand&quot; icon to participate in the meeting. The Councilman will place you in &ldquo;talk mode&rdquo; when he is ready to take your question.</li> <li>Scroll over the Councilman&rsquo;s image and select the Floating option to increase video size.</li> </ol> <p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:01:27 -0500 DISTRICT 6 ONLINE TOWN HALL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2077 <p>Greetings,&nbsp;</p> <div>Given the success of the first online town hall back in early February, <strong>I will be hosting another Distrct 6 online town hall on Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm.</strong> It is an opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6 to ask questions and interact with me via webcam. <strong>Please log on to <a href="http://www.concert-oh.com">www.concert-oh.com</a> to join the conversation. &nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:22:14 -0500 2013 MAINSTREETS PITTSBURGH APPLICATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2074 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>I would like to announce that the 2013 Mainstreets Pittsburgh application for Keystone Communities Main Street funding is now available.</strong> The Mainstreets Pittsburgh program is a comprehensive, holistic approach to business district revitalization. It is based on the National Trust for Historic Preservation&rsquo;s Four Point Main Street Approach which are economic restructuring, promotion, design, and sustainable organization. The Keystone Communities Mainstreets grant is funded primarily through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development&rsquo;s Main Street program.</p> <p>Any business district group in the City can apply. However, please note that, in each application, the applicant has to show evidence of a one to one dollar match for their project. This match has to be already in place before the application will be considered.</p> <p>There are three categories in which to apply:</p> <p>1. Keystone Main Street Planning</p> <p>2. Keystone Main Street Development</p> <p>3. Keystone Communities Designation</p> <p>The first two are funding programs, and the third is an opportunity to be awarded designation as either a Keystone Main Street or Keystone Community neighborhood.</p> <p><strong>To view the application, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/2013_MS_APP.doc">click here</a>. The application is due via email to <a href="mailto:jfitzgibbons@ura.org" target="_blank">jfitzgibbons@ura.org</a> on Wednesday, March 4, 2013 no later than 5pm.</strong></p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:21:44 -0500 SPRING REDDUP TRAINING AND SUPPLIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2035 <p>Greetings-<br /> <br /> Allegheny CleanWays, an affiliate of the nonprofit Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, is providing equipment and training for this year&rsquo;s Spring Redd Up/Great American Cleanup of PA.<br /> <br /> The Great American Cleanup of PA is a statewide initiative that encourages people throughout the Commonwealth to help eliminate unsightly debris along our roads, sidewalks, and streams. Sponsored by The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, Inc., the event, known locally as the Spring Redd Up, spans several weeks with most communities focusing on the Earth Day weekend of April 19th-21st.<br /> <br /> Allegheny CleanWays will again serve as a distributor of gloves, bags and safety vests for PennDOT, and will provide two training workshops in partnership with the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) on how to coordinate a community cleanup. The two-hour program covers topics such as: assessing the target area and obtaining the equipment to clean it, engaging and supporting volunteers, developing a project coordination team, managing communications and the actual cleanup event. Refreshments and time for planning will be provided.<br /> <br /> For a schedule of the workshops and to register, access the following <a href="http://www.alleghenycleanways.org/civicrm/event/ical?page=1&amp;html=1">link</a>, or call Allegheny CleanWays at 412.381.1301.<br /> <br /> For more information about the Great PA Cleanup, go to <a href="http://www.greatpacleanup.org">www.greatpacleanup.org.</a><br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:48:06 -0500 February Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2034 <div>Greetings,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;Since being elected, our office has taken a proactive approach towards helping our constituency find employment opportunities. &nbsp;Please <strong><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletterDraft_February.pdf">click here</a></strong> for a few employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp; If you would like to volunteer or participate be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:33:13 -0500 VIRTUAL ONLINE TOWN HALL MEETING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=2008 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>On Tuesday, February 5th starting at 7pm, I will be hosting a virtual online town hall meeting.</strong> It is an&nbsp;opportunity for all of the constituents of District 6&nbsp;to ask questions and interact with me via webcam. Please refer to the following instruction to participate in the meeting:</p> <ol> <li>Go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a>&nbsp;and select the meeting</li> <li>Join by clicking the red JOIN button</li> <li>Select the START A CALL (for PC) option. A passcode/PIN will be provided on the screen when this option is clicked. For those using the DIAL IN (phone) option, a passcode/PIN will also be provided on-screen.</li> <li>Click on the Raise Hand icon to participate in the meeting. The Councilman will place you in &ldquo;talk mode&rdquo; when he is ready to take your question.</li> <li>Scroll over the Councilman&rsquo;s image and select the Floating option to increase video size.</li> </ol> <p>If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Thank you,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:55:24 -0500 VIRTUAL ONLINE TOWN HALL MEETING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1997 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>While I encourage all of District 6&rsquo;s residents to come out for my remote mobile office meetings every month, I understand that may not be feasible for everyone. For this reason, I have partnered with Concert-Oh, a videoconferencing site, in an attempt to reach out to more of my constituents. By utilizing such developments in technology it is my hope to better keep in contact with the issues and concerns of the constituency and to have a continual conversation on how to make District 6 a better district to live and play.</p> <p><strong>This is why I am happy to announce that I will be hosting a &ldquo;virtual&rdquo; town hall meeting on&nbsp;Tuesday, February 5, 2013.</strong> <strong>To take part in the conversation, please log on to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concert-oh.com/" target="_blank">www.concert-oh.com</a>&nbsp;on February 5th&nbsp;at 7pm.</strong> There will be a link on the page that will connect you to the videoconference, and you will be able to communicate with me via text or by video as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>I hope to see and hear from you all on Tuesday!<br /> <br /> <br /> Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:33:13 -0500 2012 YEAR-END NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1972 <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">I hope this&nbsp;message finds you well after the new year. It is my honor to be able to serve you as Councilman to District 6 in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Our office has made many positive strides on your behalf to help improve the quality of life, and safety of communities in District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Our office has prepared a 2012 Year-end newsletter to better inform you of what the office has done in 2012. It is a record of our achievements and what still needs to be done in 2013. &nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Please </span><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/2012-newsletter.pdf"><b>click here&nbsp;</b></a><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">to review our 2012 newsletter, and contact the District 6 office at 412-255-2134 if you have any questions about any upcoming District 6 inititives and events.</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:24:14 -0500 January Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1963 <p>Greetings,</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;Since being elected, our office has taken a proactive approach towards helping our constituency find employment opportunities. &nbsp;Please <strong><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletterDraft_January.pdf">click here</a></strong> for a few employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp; If you would like to volunteer or participate be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Regards,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:58:21 -0500 JOINT APPRENTICESHIP JOURNEYMEN TRAINING PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1940 <p>Greetings,<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>The Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local #37 Joint Apprenticeship Committee is accepting applications and testing individuals wishing consideration for the Apprenticeship program.</p> <p>Applications are taken at the JAC Training Center at 230 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Applications should be filed before March 22, 2013 to assure consideration for the June 2013 Apprentice class. There will be a non-refundable processing fee of $15.00 that is required at the time when the application is completed and turned in.</p> <p>The minimum requirements to be considered for the program are:</p> <ul> <li>Being of legal age.</li> <li>Physically able to perform the manual work of the trade.</li> <li>Provide proof of High School Graduate or equivalent G.E.D. Certificate.</li> <li>Possess a valid PA Drivers License and reliable transportation.</li> <li>Be of good moral character.</li> <li>Must reside within the geographical jurisdiction of Local #37.</li> <li>Must take a General Aptitude Test.</li> <li>Must attend Joint Apprenticeship Committee oral interview.</li> </ul> <p>Final applicants are required to pass a physical examination, and may be subjected to a drug test prior to final acceptance into the program.</p> <p>For any further questions or information, please contact Apprenticeship Coordinator John Cummings at 412-732-9720.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:53:21 -0500 PHASE 1- SNOW WARNING ALERT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1924 <p>Greetings-&nbsp;</p> <p>Please be advised that the Department of Public Works has notified our office of a snow alert that is set to go in effect this evening into tomorrow morning:</p> <p><strong>P<wbr />HASE 1 - SNOW WARNING ALERT</strong></p> <p>2&quot; - 4&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;forecasted snow</p> <ul> <li>Full compliment of crews will be working 12-hour shifts around the clock. (AS NEEDED)</li> <li>All DPW vehicles and equipment put into salt/plow mode.</li> <li>Large equipment concentrating on primary routes.</li> <li>Small equipment assigned to secondary routes.</li> </ul> <p><strong>STORM WARNING INFORMATION:</strong></p> <p>Probability of Occurrence - 90%</p> <p>Storm Timing</p> <ul> <li>Beginning - 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. -&nbsp;Tomorrow</li> <li>Ending - 12:00 p.m. &nbsp;- 3:00 p.m.&nbsp; - Saturday</li> </ul> <p>Snowfall Accumulation</p> <ul> <li>2-4 inches</li> </ul> <p>Temperatures</p> <ul> <li>Early - 34</li> <li>Middle - 26</li> <li>Late - 32</li> </ul> <p>Expected Road Conditions</p> <ul> <li>Road problems to begin between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Friday</li> <li>Main roads snow covered</li> <li>Secondary roads snow covered</li> <li>Ramps and bridges freezing</li> </ul> <p>Remarks:&nbsp; Occasional light snow develops near daybreak and continues into Saturday.&nbsp; The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday afternoon into early Saturday morning.</p> <p><strong>Please be advised that our 311 Service Center, will not be accepting calls for streets to be cleared DURING a snow event.&nbsp; Our goal is to have streets treated within 24 hours once the snow has quit falling.&nbsp; Please contact 311 if your street has not been cleared 12 to 24 Hours AFTER the snow has stopped falling.</strong></p> <p><strong>In the event of a Medical, Police or Fire Emergency Dial 911.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Simply a Reminder of Ordinance 419.03</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;419.03&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; REMOVAL OF SNOW AND ICE.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Every tenant, occupant or owner having the care or charge of any land or building fronting on any street in the city, where there is a sidewalk paved with concrete, brick, stone or other material shall, within 24 hours after the fall of any snow or sleet, or the accumulation of ice caused by freezing rainfall, cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk.</p> <p><strong>WHEN CLEARING SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS, IT IS ILLEGAL TO THROW SNOW INTO THE STREET!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:40:43 -0500 RETAIL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1921 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>&ldquo;Neighbors in the Strip&rdquo; is recruiting for the second round in their retail training program at the Pittsburgh Public Market. Neighbors in the Strip, in conjunction with&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public&nbsp;Market,&nbsp;is pleased to announce that the Richard King Mellon Foundation has provided a grant to fund a one-year pilot program to provide retail specific training for individuals who receive or are eligible to receive unemployment and/or public assistance (TANF).&nbsp; Training and real-world, practical experience would be handled at&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Market.</p> <p>For more information about the program, along with an application for consideration for the program, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/retail-workforce-training-overview-application[1].pdf">click here</a>.&nbsp;Selected participants would receive a stipend of $1,500, spread over the three month training period, with the bulk of the stipend payable upon completion of the program.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:17:06 -0500 December Employment Opportunities Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1911 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>The bedrock of a sustainable community is an economically stable community. &nbsp;Since being elected, our office has taken a proactive approach towards helping our constituency find employment opportunities. &nbsp;<strong>Please&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/JobsNewsletterDraft_December.pdf">click here</a>&nbsp;for a few employment opportunities that are currently available throughout the City of Pittsburgh</strong>. &nbsp; If you would like to volunteer or participate be a featured sponsor at our upcoming employment/resource fair, please give our office a call at 412-255-2134.</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:36:23 -0500 District 6 Community Events- December http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1900 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>There are exciting things happening throughout District 6 this month!&nbsp; </strong>Following are events and community meetings I will be participating in. I encourage you to attend, so you can become more engaged with our office.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, December 11<sup>th</sup></strong>- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing office at 1821 Brighton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Please come out to attend as it is an opportunity to meet with me and address you concerns, questions, issues, or ideas directly to him. The meeting will begin at 5:00 PM.</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, December 12<sup>th</sup></strong>- There will be a District 6 remote office visit held at the Community Human Services Corporation at 374 Lawn St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Please come out to attend as it is an opportunity to meet with me and address you concerns, questions, issues, or ideas directly to him. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, December 18<sup>th</sup></strong>- For all Oak Hill residents interested, there will be community meeting at the Wadsworth Community Center at 480 Oak Hill Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm. Please attend to learn more about what is happening in your local community.</p> <p>Regards,&nbsp;</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:51:04 -0500 COUNCIL PASSES BILL AIMED AT INCREASING MWBE PARTICIPATION IN CITY CONTRACTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1894 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Greetings-</p> <p>I am pleased to announce that Council approved today two pieces of legislation today aimed at improving minority and women owned business participation in authority and city awarded contracts. Bills <a href="http://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1142814&amp;GUID=34927EDA-67DA-4E76-9A8F-4FF29AE7E7C8&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=0530">2012-0530</a> and <a href="http://pittsburgh.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1142964&amp;GUID=0372A52A-55F2-4B9F-A9E2-B9CD19575E8D&amp;Options=ID|Text|&amp;Search=0533">2012-0533</a>, sponsored by myself and Councilman Burgess&rsquo; office, strengthens the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC) and authorizes the city to update the 2001 disparity study.</p> <p>An audit by the City Controller earlier this year confirmed that the EORC had not been able to track its goals of 18% minority participation and 7% female participation in city contracts. Some key components of Bill 2012-0530 are that it now allows the EORC to track MWBE participation in all authority and city contracts. It elevates the commission to department level, and creates a director&rsquo;s position that would report would report directly to the Mayor and Council. The bill also requires the city to buy software for the commission to track and verify how much work minority and female businesses receive, and issue quarterly and yearly reports to Council and the Mayor. In addition the bill creates a proposal review process, post-award participation and payment confirmation process and a compliance review process. Lastly, the bill gives the City power to both rescind contacts and impose sanctions upon contractors and subcontractors found to be in non-compliance.</p> <p>The companion piece, bill 2012-0533, authorizes the City to enter into an agreement or contract for the purpose of updating the City&#39;s disparity study from 2001 and provides the funding to do so. The City was required to update the study in 2008 and 2012, but the 2008 update never took place. It is an essential component of providing fair access and equal opportunities to disadvantaged businesses, and together with the EORC bill, will provide a powerful tool to ensure MWBEs receive equitable consideration in the Authority&rsquo;s and City&rsquo;s contracting process.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:16:22 -0500 PUBLIC HEARING ON REAPPORTIONMENT MAP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1873 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Greetings,</p> <p>As you may already be aware, City Council is in the process of reapportioning the City&rsquo;s Council District lines. Every 10 years, when the US census is released, Council is tasked with redrawing district lines to meet the &ldquo;1 person, 1 vote&rdquo; criteria, whereby district populations are as equal in number as possible.</p> <p>To this end, City Council established a Reapportionment Committee to draft a preliminary map for Council review. The preliminary map will be presented to the public in a public hearing to be held today, <strong>November 20, 2012 at 1:00pm in the Council Chambers.</strong> Please join us to relay your thoughts, ideas and concerns on the proposal.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Respectfully,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:21:12 -0500 YOUTH PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE GRANT COMPETITION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1860 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>I am writing to inform you of an excellent opportunity for high school students living in zip-codes 15219 or 15213.&nbsp; The Poise Foundation, along with School 2 Career and McAuley Ministries, is offering the Youth Philanthropy Initiative Grant Competition to students grades 9-12 that are interested in starting their own business or continuing one they have started.&nbsp; There are four $500 grants and one $1000 grant available. &nbsp;Applications will be accepted from students ages 13-18 until Monday, November 19.&nbsp; The application is available <a href="https://my.poisefoundation.org">here</a>.&nbsp; Students will also need to present their business idea on December 8, 2012 in order to compete for the grants.&nbsp; Please contact Dynae Shaw at 412-682-1144 or <a href="mailto:dshaw@s2c.opdc.org">dshaw@s2c.opdc.org</a> to receive their Request for Proposals.</p> <p>Best of luck,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:27:50 -0500 HILL GROCERY STORE AND RESIDENCES AT NEW GRANADA ANNOUCNEMENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1852 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>I am happy to report to you some exciting news on our continued redevelopment efforts in the Hill District. After decades without a grocery store and after years of hard work to make the dream a reality, the funding gap that existed in the development plans of the Shop &lsquo;n Save grocery store and retail center have been closed. Vertical construction is set to begin later this month. In addition, plans have also been revealed for the development of the Residences at the New Granada Square, a project that will bring mixed income housing and retail space to the Hill District business corridor of Centre Ave.</p> <p>At 1pm on Thursday there was a press conference held at The Hill House to announce the closing of the funding gap for the Hill District grocery store. &nbsp;Then at 2pm, the URA Board, of which I am a member, voted to execute an amended and restated Disposition Contract, thus allowing construction to commence.</p> <p>The 11.5 million dollar project will provide a 30,000 square-foot full-service Shop &rsquo;n Save, 6,800 square feet of retail space, and over 100 jobs. The opening of the Shop &lsquo;n Save marks the first full-service grocery store in the Hill District in over 30 years. It is estimated that the project will be complete and ready for opening in mid 2013.</p> <p>As for the Residences at the New Granada Square, development plans were unveiled at Thursday&rsquo;s Urban Redevelopment Authority board meeting. The presentation stressed the importance of the Residencies at New Granada Square in accelerating the redevelopment of the commercial district along Centre Avenue. The development of the Residences will push towards the ultimate goal of revitalizing the commercial corridor of Centre Avenue and the Greater Hill District. It will also serve to support neighborhood goals of quality mixed income housing and culturally relevant development and programming.</p> <p>These are exciting times for the Hill District and the City of Pittsburgh at large. The announcements of the Grocery Store and New Granada Residences are strong indicators of an economic resurgence in the Hill District, and I am looking forward to continued successes in the future.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:55:59 -0500 District 6 Community Events- November http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1848 <p><span style="color: #000000">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>There are many exciting things happening throughout District 6 this month!</strong>&nbsp; Following are numerous events and community meetings I will be participating in. I encourage you to attend, so you can become more engaged with our office.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Thursday, November 8th</strong>- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Manchester Citizens Corporation at 1319 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Wednesday, November 14th</strong>- There will be a District 6 remote site office visit at the Community Human Services Corporation at 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 at 6:00pm. Please attend, as this is an opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.&nbsp; The monthly Oakcliffe Housing Club meeting will take place immediately after at 7:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Thursday, November 15th</strong>- Pittsburgh Public Schools will be hosting a &ldquo;State of the District&rdquo; public community meeting. For those interested, the event will take place at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) at 111 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 starting at 5:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Thursday, November 15th</strong>- The Hill District Community Development Center will be having a meeting on upcoming plans for the New Granada block at 6:00 pm at the Hill House on 1835 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. To RSVP, contact the Hill Community Development Corporation at 412-765-1820</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Thursday, November 15th</strong>- The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host a release party for the release of a multimedia booklet of interviews with thirty-six African American men during interview sessions held in Homewood (YMCA Lighthouse Project), Hazelwood (Center of Life) and the Hill District (University Prep at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12). To attend, guests must RSVP by November 12 at </span><a href="http://tinyurl.com/crossingfences"><span style="color: #000000">http://tinyurl.com/crossingfences</span></a><span style="color: #000000"> or call 412-586-6300 ext 1. The event will start at 6:00 pm at the August Wilson Center, located at 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Tuesday, November 20th</strong>- For those in the community and interested in improving the West Oakland neighborhood, there will be an Oak Hill community meeting taking place at 6:00 pm at the Wadsworth Community Center at 480 Oak Hill Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Monday, November 26th</strong>- For all Perry Hilltop residents, a community meeting will be taking place at Angel&rsquo;s Place, located at 2615 Norwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214. The community meeting is set to begin at 7:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>Monday, November 26th</strong>- There will be a District 6 remote site office visit will at the Hill Carnegie Library from 5:00 pm &ndash; 6:30 pm. The library is located at 2177 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;Please attend to speak with me and ask questions, address concerns or state ideas to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Regards,&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:48:26 -0500 Assistance for LIHEAP Applications http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1829 <p>Greetings-</p> <p>&nbsp;The time to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has begun. LIHEAP is a program that helps low-income families pay their heating bills through a grant that offers assistance in the form of cash, sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.</p> <p>&nbsp;On November 8, 2012, the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing will be hosting an event to assist families in completing the LIHEAP applications. The event will take place at the Letter Carriers Hall, located at 82 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM.</p> <p>&nbsp;Please bring the following items:</p> <ul> <li>Names, birthdates and social security numbers for all household members.</li> <li>Copy of your gas or electric bill.</li> <li>Proof of income for all household members: <ul> <li>Wages&mdash;You must provide 30 days of paystubs from the previous month</li> <li>Award letter from unemployment, workers comp, social security or SSI.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3" style="width: 564px"> <p align="center"><strong>2012-2013 Income Guidelines</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p style="text-align: center"><strong>Household Size</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>Monthly Income</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>Yearly Income</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p align="center"><strong>1</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$1,396</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$16,755</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p align="center"><strong>2</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$1,891</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$22,695</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p align="center"><strong>3</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$2,386</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$28,635</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p align="center"><strong>4</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$2,881</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$34,575</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p align="center"><strong>5</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$3,376</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$40,515</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 192px"> <p style="text-align: center"><strong>Each additional person</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 198px"> <p align="center"><strong>$495</strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 174px"> <p align="center"><strong>$5,940</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Sincerely,</p> <p>&nbsp;R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:18:32 -0500 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1774 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>There are many exciting things happening throughout District 6 this week!</strong>&nbsp; I have listed many events and community meetings below, so you can become more engaged with our office as well as the many events and meetings that are happening in your community.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 8th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be an Oakland Community Council meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at People&#39;s Oakland, located at 3433 Bates Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;This meeting is for all Oakland residents, business owners and stakeholders with questions and concerns about your neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 9th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, located at 1821 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, October 10th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 remote office visit at Community Human Services Building in South Oakland, located at 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;The Oakcliffe Housing Club will meet immediately after at the same location from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at Manchester Citizen&#39;s Corporation, located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong>&nbsp;- There will be a Hill District Consensus Group meeting at 5:30 pm at the Kauffman Auditorium, located at 1835 Centre Avenue in the Hill District. &nbsp;All Hill District residents, business owners and stakeholders should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Sunday, October 14th</strong>&nbsp;- Our office in partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., Thelma Lovette Y, UPMC, Highmark, Pittsburgh Penguins, RS Supply, LLC., and the Pennsylvania State Police will host a Citywide Health Expo at the Thelma Lovette Y, located at 2114 Centre Avenue, from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. &nbsp;There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, prizes, and various activities for youth and adults. &nbsp;All are encouraged to attend.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:31:04 -0400 PITTSBURGH HISPANIC HERITAGE WEEK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1763 <p><span style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; display: inline !important; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; float: none; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Greetings,</span></p> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <p>Every year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.This observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period that begins on September 15 and ends on October 15.&nbsp;September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for many Latin American countries. Also, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 nd September 18, respectively.</p> </div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Pittsburgh is hosting several events during our Hispanic Heritage Week:</div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><br /> <b>Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm-</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>City Council Post Agenda on Latino Community Relations in Pittsburgh<br /> <br /> <b>Wednesday, October 3, 2012 6:30-8:30 pm-</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Hispanic Community: A Focus on Healthcare<br /> <br /> <b>Wednesday, October 3, 2012-</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Latino America Cultural Union in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series: &ldquo;La Guagua Aerea&rdquo; (Luis Molina Casanova, 1993, Puerto Rico)<br /> <br /> <b>Friday, October 5, 2012 12-8 pm-</b><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Fair in Market Square. Come celebrate our City&rsquo;s Hispanic culture by enjoying performances from local artists and visiting vendors in Market Square.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <b>Saturday, October 6, 2012-<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></b>Latino America Cultural Union in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series:&ldquo;Nueba Yol&rdquo; (Angel Mu&ntilde;iz, 1995, Dominican Republic)<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><br /> Sincerely,</div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">&nbsp;</div> <div style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: rgb(255,255,255); text-indent: 0px; font: 13px arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">R. Daniel Lavelle</div> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:57:33 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS - OCTOBER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1760 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>There are many exciting things happening throughout District 6 this month!</strong>&nbsp; I have listed many events and community meetings below, so you can become more engaged with our office as well as the many events and meetings that are happening in your community.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 2nd</strong> - Our office is hosting a City Council Post-Agenda Hearing on Latino Relations in the City of Pittsburgh at 2:00 pm in City Council Chambers. &nbsp;All interested in Latino Relations in the City of Pittsburgh are encouraged to attend. &nbsp;City Council Chambers are located at 510 City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 2nd</strong> - There will be a public neighborhood meeting for all residents of West Oakland and Oak Hill communities from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at The Corner, located at 200 Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;There will be various discussion regarding construction traffic in West Oakland and upcoming events in the neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong> - There will be a public meeting regarding Bus Rapid Transit in the Uptown community, this meeting will be at UPMC Mercy, located at 1400 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, Building D, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong> - Our office is hosting a public meeting for Downtown residents at Gateway Towers from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, located at 320 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 4th</strong> - There will be a Northside Public Safety Council meeting starting at 5:30 pm at 4 Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. &nbsp;All Northside residents concerned with public safety in their neighborhood should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Friday, October 5th</strong> - Our office in partnership with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is hosting a <em>&#39;Fair in Market Square&#39; </em>in honor of Hispanic Heritage Week in the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;This fair will host various Latino/Hispanic bands, vendors, and exhibitions in Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Saturday, October 6th</strong> - Our office in partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., North Shore Community Alliance, Urban Innovation 21, Point Park University, Black Political Empowerment Project, and the National Coalition for Urban Justice and Peace will hold an employment &amp; resource fair from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. &nbsp;This fair will take place at Point Park University&#39;s Student Activities Center, 330 Blvd. of the Allies, 5th Floor Gymnasium, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. &nbsp;All are encouraged to attend.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 8th</strong> - There will be an Oakland Community Council meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at People&#39;s Oakland, located at 3433 Bates Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;This meeting is for all Oakland residents, business owners and stakeholders with questions and concerns about your neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 8th</strong> - There will be a Central Northside Neighborhood Council meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Allegheny Traditional Academy, located at 810 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. &nbsp;All Central Northside residents, business owners and stakeholders should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, October 9th</strong> - There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, located at 1821 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, October 10th</strong> - There will be a District 6 remote office visit at Community Human Services Building in South Oakland, located at 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;The Oakcliffe Housing Club will meet immediately after at the same location from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong> - There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at Manchester Citizen&#39;s Corporation, located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 11th</strong> - There will be a Hill District Consensus Group meeting at 5:30 pm at the Kauffman Auditorium, located at 1835 Centre Avenue in the Hill District. &nbsp;All Hill District residents, business owners and stakeholders should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Sunday, October 14th</strong> - Our office in partnership with State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., Thelma Lovette Y, UPMC, Highmark, Pittsburgh Penguins, RS Supply, LLC., and the Pennsylvania State Police will host a Citywide Health Expo at the Thelma Lovette Y from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. &nbsp;There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, prizes, and various activities for youth and adults. &nbsp;All are encouraged to attend.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 22nd</strong> - Our office in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh will host a community meeting regarding Allegheny Dwellings at 6:30 pm. &nbsp;The location is TBD, please give us a call at 412-255-2134 for more information as it becomes available.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, October 22nd </strong>- There will be a membership meeting for the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, the location is TBD, please give us a call at 412-255-2134 for more information as it becomes available. &nbsp;All concerned residents, business owners, and stakeholders of the Perry Hilltop community should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, October 25th </strong>- The Zone 2 Public Safety Council will hold a membership meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Hill House, Conference Room A, located at 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. &nbsp;All who reside in the Zone 2 Police Zone (Downtown, Hill District, Uptown, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville) and interested in public safety in their neighborhood should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:37:22 -0400 DISTRICT 6 COMMUNITY EVENTS - SEPTEMBER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1695 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>There are many exciting things happening throughout District 6 this month!</strong>&nbsp; I have listed many events and community meetings below, so you can become more engaged with our office as well as the many events and meetings that are happening in your community.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, September 4th</strong> - There will be a community meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm regarding the vision plan for Schenley Heights at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. &nbsp;All community members interested in finding out more information about new housing in the Upper Hill District should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, September 5th</strong> - There will be a community meeting regarding the Hill District&#39;s Centre Avenue RFP Process from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Kauffman Auditorium, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. &nbsp;Come out and learn about next steps as well as see the presentations for proposed development along Centre Avenue.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, September 6th</strong> - There will be a Northside Public Safety Meeting starting at 5:30 pm at 4 Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. &nbsp;All Northside residents concerned with public safety in their neighborhoods should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Friday, September 7th </strong>- The Zone 2 Public Safety Council will hold it&#39;s first &quot;Family Movie Night&quot; at the Bedford Hope Center from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, located at 2305 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The Zone 2 Council oversees public safety initiatives for Downtown, Hill District, Uptown, Polish Hill and Lawrenceville neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Saturday, September 8th</strong> - Our office is supporting State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr&#39;s Community Appreciation Day in Kennard Park from 10 am - 8pm. &nbsp;There will be food, games, vendors, and activities for the entire family. &nbsp;Kennard Park is located between Kirkpatrick and Reed Streets in the Hill District.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Saturday, September 8th</strong> - Our office is supporting Northside Coalition for Fair Housing&#39;s Women&#39;s Walk for Peace in West Park on the Northside from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;There will be food, games, vendors, and activities for the entire family. &nbsp;There will also be a live performance by two-time Grammy award winning musicians &quot;Arrested Development&quot;.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Saturday, September 10th</strong> - There will be an Oakland Community Council meeting at People&#39;s Oakland, located at 3433 Bates Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. &nbsp;This meeting is for all Oakland residents, business owners and stakeholders with quesitons and concerns about your neighborhood.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Tuesday, September 11th</strong> - There will be a District 6 remote office visit at the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, located at 1821 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15212 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, September 12th</strong> - There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at Community Human Services Building in South Oakland, located at 374 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6. &nbsp;The Oakclife Housing Club will meet immediately after at the same location from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, September 12th</strong> - There will be a Downtown Neighbor&#39;s Association meeting for all residents of Downtown Pittsburgh, the location is TBA. &nbsp;This is an open meeting to discuss various happenings and Downtown Pittsburgh resident concerns.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, September 13th</strong> - There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at Manchester Citizens Corporation, located at 1319 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Wednesday, September 19th</strong> - There will be an &#39;OakWatch&#39; meeting for all residents, business owners, and stakeholders of the Oakland community from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, location is TBA. &nbsp;This is an open meeting to discuss all questions and concerns regarding the Oakland community.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, September 20th</strong> - There will be a public meeting regarding the historic district designation expansion of the Mexican War Streets. &nbsp;This meeting will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Northside Institutional Church, located at 302 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, September 24th</strong> - There will be a District 6 mobile office visit at the Carnegie Library - Hill District Branch, located at 2177 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. &nbsp;This is an open opportunity for you to speak to me directly regarding any questions, concerns, or ideas that you may have to help improve District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Monday, September 25th</strong> - There will be a membership meeting for the Perry Hilltop Citizens Council from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Angel&#39;s Place, located at 2615 Norwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214. &nbsp;All concerned residents, and business owners of the Perry Hilltop community should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thursday, September 27th</strong> - The Zone 2 Public Safety Council will hold a membership meeting at the Bedford Hope Center, located at 2305 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. &nbsp;All who reside in the Zone 2 Police Zone (Downtown, Hill District, Uptown, Polish Hill, Lawrenceville) and interested in public safety in their neighborhoods should be in attendance.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:21:04 -0400 2012 District 6 Summer Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1556 <p><span style="color: #000000">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Please </span><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/Summer_Newsletter.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000cd">click here</span></a><span style="color: #000000"> for&nbsp;our 2012 District 6 Summer Newsletter.&nbsp;In it you can find information on various different District 6 happenings, from development updates&nbsp;on the Hill District Shop N&#39; Save grocery store, a legislative update on the responsible banking bill, the former Civic Arena parking tax, and community happenings throughout District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:35:04 -0400 Pittsburgh's First 'JobStart' Employment/Resource Fair http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1531 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">As you may be aware, the unemployment number for the City of Pittsburgh continues to hover around 7%. &nbsp;What&#39;s worse, when looking at the minority population in our City, the unemployment rate more than doubles. &nbsp;As an elected official and avid champion of quality of life issues, social advancement, and believer that all should have access to good family sustaining jobs, it pains me to not see more of our constituency working and being productive citizens within their communities. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">With this being said, my office has partnered with the Office of State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr., who shares the same views towards providing solution oriented results for the underserved in our constituencies. &nbsp;We are working to organize a full service City-wide resource and employment fair for individuals who are both underemployed and unemployed. &nbsp;<strong>The fair will take place 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Point Park University, Student Activities Center, 5th Floor, located at 300 Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 13, 2012</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">In order to best serve our constituencies, we have partnered with the University of Pittsburgh&#39;s Center for Social and Urban Research to help us find out what the employment barriers of the community are that should be addressed at the fair on October 13th. &nbsp;<strong>Please help us in our efforts by taking our survey by </strong></span><strong><a href="http://dblnk.com/ebs" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">clicking here</span></a></strong><span style="color:#000000;">.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Thank you,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:52:47 -0400 8th Annual Jazz on the Hillside http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1505 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>The office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle is proud to announce that the 8<sup>th</sup> annual Jazz on the Hillside fundraising concert will take place on the lawn of the Schenley Heights Community Development Program multi-purpose center at 3171 Ewart Drive. The celebration will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5pm to 9pm.</strong> <strong>This event will honor and highlight Pittsburgh&rsquo;s renowned and rich jazz legacy.</strong> <strong>In the chance of rain, the concert will be held at Milliones University Prep located at 3117 Centre Avenue. There is a suggested donation of $35 for food and entertainment.</strong></p> <p>The Jazz on the Hillside celebrates the mission of the SHCDP and Pittsburgh&rsquo;s&nbsp;Musical legacy with an evening of entertainment that will feature music from artists such as Jeff Montgomery, Howie Alexander, Tubby Daniels, Southern Comfort, and several other local jazz artists. Last but not least, the Pittsburgh Jazz Society founder Tony Mowod will be acting as the event&rsquo;s emcee.</p> <p>The SHCDP is a non-profit community organization that was established in 1995 to provide an alternative to crime and other socially destructive activities that often plague inner-city, low-income communities. There they have a suite of programs catered to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s urban youth that promote academic and life success, as well as behavioral and physical wellness.</p> <p>Please join us for this 8<sup>th</sup> annual Jazz on the Hillside fundraising concert. The proceeds from Jazz on the Hillside will go towards the support of SHCDP programs that include the After School Tutorial Enrichment Program, the Summer Enrichment Program, the NADIA Track and Field Program, Project LEARNS at Weil Elementary School, parent support groups, and early childhood classrooms. Again, we would love to see you at the event. <strong>For tickets and any other information, please contact the SHCDP at (412) 621-3341</strong>.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:37:56 -0400 City Accepting Fall Applications for 'Love Your Block' Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1421 <p>The office of Mayor Ravenstahl recently announced the expansion of&nbsp;the successful Love Your Block revitalization program.&nbsp;The program is one of seven service initiatives that are a part of the servePGH plan, which coordinates volunteers to help address the City&rsquo;s greatest challenges. Last fall, 10 Love Your Block grantees impacted 47 blocks with the help of City departments and 675 volunteers. The program created 17 community gardens, removed 5,480 pounds of litter and leveraged $8,500 in other donations.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Love Your Block program will receive $130,000 from The Home Depot Foundation, enabling the City to increase the number of Love Your Block (LYB) revitalization projects from 20 to 50 per year and doubling the grant amount to $1,000 per project. One Love Your Block project per round has the chance to be voted &ldquo;best&rdquo; by ServePGH staff members and receive $2,000 additional to help with future block projects.</p> <p>Love Your Block provides local organizations with a Home Depot gift card to purchase the supplies and equipment necessary to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Applications for the next round of 25 projects, which will take place this fall, have launched&nbsp;and can be accessed at this <a href="http://www.servepgh.pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock/grantapplication">link</a>. <strong>All applications must be submitted by June 5<sup>th</sup>. </strong>&nbsp;For more information, email <a href="http://cims.pittsburghpa.gov/cims/mod/newsfeeds2/newsletter/articles/servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov%20">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or call 412-255-2280. You may also contact the office of Councilman&nbsp;Lavelle at 412-255-2134 for more information.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 17:08:22 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE'S PARKING TAX RESOLUTION APPROVED TODAY IN PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1387 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>On April 3, 2012, I introduced resolution 2012-0244. &nbsp;I am pleased to inform you that this resolution was approved by Pittsburgh City Council today. &nbsp;The resolution was approved with a 6 to 3 vote.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>The resolution authorizes a cooperation agreement between the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), and the Sports and Exhibition Authority (SEA) to allocate a total of $2,000,000 in new parking tax revenue generated by the new interim parking spaces at the former Civic Arena site until 2016, towards the redevelopment of the Greater Hill District.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The cooperation agreement directs 50% of the entire new parking tax revenue to the URA for deposit in a Community Development Investment Fund (CDIF). &nbsp;The CDIF stipulates that all monies will go solely to development projects within the Greater Hill District. &nbsp;The revenue will be used for development projects defined by the Greater Hill District Master Plan.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The other 50% of the new parking tax revenue will be allocated to the SEA to support infrastructure improvements on the Lower Hill District site. &nbsp;It will be used specifically for costs related to the design and construction of roads and infrastructure, preparing the site for the future mixed use development.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">With the development schedule in place, I view temporary parking to be relatively short term as stakeholders look to build on the site. &nbsp;The sooner infrastructure funding and development is secured, the more temporary the parking will become. &nbsp;In the meantime, it makes sense to leverage the spaces to create additional economic development benefits for the Greater Hill District and City of Pittsburgh at large.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Thank you to all of you who voiced support for this pivotal legislation. &nbsp;I am also thankful for those council members who stepped up and understood a vote to improve the lives of residents of the Hill District is a vote in support of the future of the City.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:52:52 -0400 Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Approvals http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1380 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>It is a pleasure to inform you that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors have recently approved tax credits for a number of City projects, including the Addison development project in the Hill District neighborhood of District 6</strong>. &nbsp;The upcoming development project for the former Addison public housing area will be a great improvement to the Greater Hill District community, and hopefully increase the quality of life for all who live in the neighborhood. &nbsp;Minority-owned company KBK Enterprises has been chosen as the lead developer to help revitalizate this area.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">A special thanks to Governor Corbett&#39;s administration, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, PHFA staff and Board, as well as the staff and Board at the Urban Redevelopment Authority for the efforts put forward to make this approval process go through smoothly. &nbsp;Please contact my office at 412-255-2134 should you have any further questions about the upcoming Addison development project.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:36:29 -0400 Municipal, State and Federal Income Taxes http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1371 <p><span style="color: #000000">Every April brings the inevitable &ndash; tax season. <strong>This email provides a comprehensive overview regarding deadlines, forms, and tax preparation assistance for the 2011 PGH-40 Individual Income Tax Return</strong>. As you receive this information, take a moment to share the message with others so that no one misses out on filing their tax return.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>For the 2011 tax season, all income tax forms are due on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. </strong>If you need an extension for the paperwork, you must submit Federal Form 4868 by Sunday, April 15, 2012. Contact Jordan Tax Services at 412-345-7966 for information regarding this process.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">This year, Jordan Tax Service, Inc. (JTS) was selected to by Allegheny County to collect the Earned Income Tax for the Allegheny County Central Tax Collection District. <strong>The 2011 PGH-40 form was sent in the mail along with a PIN number, but it is also available on the Jordan Tax Service website </strong></span><span style="color: #0000ff"><strong><a href="http://www.jordantax.com/Forms/JTS%20PGH-40.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></strong></span><span style="color: #000000">. The website also provides instructions on filling out the forms, which can be found </span><strong><a href="http://jordantax.com/Forms/PGH40%20General%20Instructions.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff">here</span></a></strong><span style="color: #000000">. Jordan Tax Service has an office across from the Allegheny County Courthouse where you can ask questions, file, or drop off your 2011 PGH-40 tax return, so call 412-345-7966 for more information.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">If you need assistance in filling out your PGH-40 Income Tax Return by April 17<sup>th</sup>, you may qualify for free services. <strong>The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (V.I.T.A.) is a free IRS program for the elderly, disabled, and those with low to moderate income (under $50,000 according to the IRS website but each site has different qualifications). Below is a list of local sites that offer V.I.T.A. free tax preparation services.</strong> For information about hours, scheduling appointments, and appropriate documentation, call the number associated with each location. For additional support, contact United Way Pittsburgh at 2-1-1 or 412-255-1155.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Downtown</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000">Allegheny County Department of Human Services (2-1-1)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">City-County Building (412-255-2582 or 412-255-8822)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000">Hill District</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000">Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Hill District Branch (412-281-3753)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">Central Hill &ndash; First Source Center, AUBA Mini-Mall (412-281-8484)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">Family Resources First Source Center (412-363-1702)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">HACP Bedford Hope Center (412-395-3950 x1064)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">Oak Hill &ndash; Wadsworth Community Center (412-363-1701x3)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000">Northside</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000">Goodwill Northside Common Ministries (412-632-1732)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000">Oakland</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000">Community Human Services (412-246-1684)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>If you do not qualify for V.I.T.A., you may still receive free tax assistance at these sites:</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Downtown</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000">Chamber of Commerce Building (412-565-7540)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">Federal Building (412-395-5667)</span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000">Jordan Tax Service, Inc. (412-345-7966)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000">If you have additional questions or concerns about the Earned Income Tax return process, contact the Office of Councilman Lavelle at 412-255-2134.</span></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:01:58 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE INTRODUCES CIVIC ARENA PARKING TAX RESOLUTION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1364 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Yesterday in City Council I introduced Resolution 2012-0244. &nbsp;The resolution authorizes a cooperation agreement between the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority to allocate the future parking tax revenue generated by the interim parking spaces planned for the footprint of the Civic Arena, for Hill District development.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The cooperation agreement directs 50% of the new parking tax revenue to the URA for deposit in a Community Development Investment Fund (CDIF) to support development in the Greater Hill District. &nbsp;The other 50% of parking tax revenue will be allocated to the SEA for the infrastructure improvements on the Lower Hill District site, to help spur development on the site.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Upon completion of the demolition of the Civic Arena and pending the construction of the street grid, there will be approximately 800 interim parking spaces created. &nbsp;Each space will generate new City Parking Tax revenues, estimated at a total of approximately $500,000 annually. &nbsp;These numbers will decrease as development on the site occurs. &nbsp;The cooperation agreement will remain in place as long as there are interim parking spaces at the site.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">With the current development schedule in place, I strongly believe that it makes sense to leverage new parking tax revenue to help ensure the Greater Hill District receives the economic benefit it was promised 50 years ago when the Lower Hill District was destroyed.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">The bill is currently scheduled for a preliminary vote by City Council on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:23:17 -0400 MOVEPGH COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #1 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1355 <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>MOVEPGH Community Workshop #1<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong>is focused on transportation issues related to the Northside, Allegheny Riverfront, and West End Valley. The workshop is open to the public &ndash; even if you do not live in these areas. Join the MOVEPGH team for an open and interactive discussion about walkability, highways, transit, bicycling, and more.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center; line-height: 18px; widows: 2; text-transform: none; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; text-indent: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>Workshop #1 Schedule:</strong></h3> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>Workshop #1 Kick-off Event:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong>Describing the week&#39;s activities &amp; preliminary findings</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">WHEN:&nbsp; Monday, March 26&nbsp; 6:00-7:30PM</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">WHERE:&nbsp; Allegheny Middle School - Allegheny Center</p> <ul style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <li style="margin-left: 40px">810 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</li> </ul> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">------------------------------<wbr />------------------------------<wbr />------------------------------<wbr />---------</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>Workshop #1 Open House</strong>: See the MOVEPGH team at work &amp; provide input</p> <p>WHEN:&nbsp; Three open sessions--drop in any time</p> <ul style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <li style="margin-left: 40px">Tuesday, March 27&nbsp; 10:00AM - 5:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px">Wednesday, March 28&nbsp; 10:00AM - 5:00PM</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px">Thursday, March 29&nbsp; 10:00AM - 3:00PM</li> </ul> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">WHERE:&nbsp; Sen. John Heinz History Center - Strip District</p> <ul style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <li style="margin-left: 40px">1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</li> </ul> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">------------------------------<wbr />------------------------------<wbr />------------------------------<wbr />---------</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>Workshop #1 Wrap-Up Event:<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></strong>A MOVEPGH team progress report for the week</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">WHEN:&nbsp; Thursday, March 29&nbsp; 6:00-7:30PM</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">WHERE:&nbsp; Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School - Allegheny Center</p> <ul style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); margin-left: 40px; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <li style="margin-left: 15px">50 Montgomery Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</li> </ul> <hr style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="line-height: 18px; widows: 2; text-transform: none; font-variant: normal; font-style: normal; text-indent: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>About the MOVEPGH Design Workshops:</strong></h3> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">MOVEPGH Workshop #1 is the first of four (4) week-long MOVEPGH public designworkshops to be held around the City over the next six months. Each workshop will highlight different portions of the City of Pittsburgh. These &ldquo;design studio&rdquo; workshops will be multi-disciplinary, working design sessions where stakeholders, designers, technical experts, and the public will work together to develop, design and plan solutions.&nbsp; TheMOVEPGH team will work all week long in a different location for each of the four Workshops to develop and test various design and planning ideas related to:</p> <ul style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"> <li style="margin-left: 15px">transportation solutions for areas of change and redevelopment;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">expanding multi-modal choice;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">developing street designs and complete streets;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">creating interlinked bike, pedestrian, transit, and street networks;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">protecting areas of no change;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">expanding connectivity;</li> <li style="margin-left: 15px">selectively expanding vehicle capacity</li> </ul> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><strong>Workshop Format:</strong></p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Each of the four workshops will follow a similar schedule:</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Day 1 &ndash; Evening Kick-off meeting</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Day 2, 3, &amp; 4 &ndash; Daytime Open House work sessions</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Day 4 &ndash; Evening Wrap-up event</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Evening Kick-off Meeting: sets the stage for the coming week, and provides a progress report on work to-date.</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Daytime Open Houses: provide great opportunities for community groups, residents, the business community and others to interact with the planning team by expressing their ideas, plans, and concerns. Drop in any time!</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/18px Arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(85,85,85); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Evening Wrap-up Meetings: will summarize all of the input received during the previous four days and offer another opportunity for an interactive discussion with other stakeholders and the MOVEPGH Team.&nbsp;MOVEPGH Project info can be found at<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://goo.gl/Xmeji" style="color: rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank">www.planpgh.com/movepgh</a>.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:14:45 -0400 Do you want a new career? http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1313 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>I am pleased to inform you that there will be free career training at the Hill House Association, Kaufman Center Auditorium located at 1835 Centre Avenue on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; and on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and again from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm</strong>. &nbsp;Please attend one of these free information sessions to learn more about career and education opportunities in various in-demand fields such as Health Information Technology, Medical Coding, Social Work Technician, Renewable Energy, Welding, Plumbing and Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry!</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">These free career training opportunities have been provided by SPUR, which is a two-year, federally funded initiative driven by local partners who are committed to connecting residents from targeted communities with local energy and health care jobs and opportunities. &nbsp;To reserve your place at one of the above sessions, please contact 412-392-6467 or email SPUR@ccac.edu. &nbsp;For more information, please </span><a href="http://www.spurinitiative.org" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">click here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;">.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:39:39 -0500 Love Your Block Grant Award Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1301 <p><strong>Applications are currently available for the City&rsquo;s spring 2012&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/" target="_blank">Love Your Block</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;grant award program. Local nonprofit organizations have until February 29, 2012 to apply. The block revitalization program gives up to 10 organizations $500 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Project implementation will take place from May 1 to June 30, 2012</strong>.<br /> <br /> Last fall&rsquo;s pilot round of Love Your Block included a popup caf&eacute;, community gardens, a rain garden, memorial restoration, athletic complex renovation and vacant lot remediation.&nbsp; Grantees impacted 47 blocks by collecting 5,860 pounds of litter, creating 16 green spaces, leveraging over $8,800 of donations and recruiting over 680 volunteers.<br /> <br /> Applicants for the Spring 2012 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within City limits<strong>. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on February 29, 2012</strong>; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by late March 2012. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place on April 16, 2012, location and time will be announced to grantees at a later date.<br /> <br /> The City will give special consideration to projects that demonstrate a creative solution to an ongoing neighborhood issue, address one or more vacant lots, engage local and/or veteran volunteers, and leverage other partnerships or additional donations. City leaders will meet with the awardees and deploy City services such as trash collection and graffiti removal to support the projects, as feasible. A full list of available City services can be found in the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/" target="_blank">Love Your Block applications</a>.<br /> <br /> Love Your Block is made possible, in large part, thanks to the Home Depot Foundation donation of $10,000 in the form of $500 Home Depot gift cards. The selected projects each receive one gift card. Love Your Block is also supported in part by Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA program.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:40:24 -0500 Reassessment Appeal Assistance Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1298 <p>City Council and the Mayor&rsquo;s Office have been working together to schedule a series of assessment appeal assistance dates for residents in the City of Pittsburgh. <strong>Property owners who wish to appeal their 2012 property assessments and are seeking assistance in the process are encouraged to call the 311 Response Line today.</strong></p> <p>Customer service representatives are scheduling residents with one-on-one appeal assistance such as help filling out appeal and tax relief forms, low-cost appraisals and legal support&nbsp;as residents prepare for their appeal hearing.&nbsp;The deadline to file a formal appeal is&nbsp;April 2. The Court ordered this year&rsquo;s reassessment values to be used for next year&rsquo;s tax bills, but those values must be appealed this year.</p> <p>City employees will be deployed to neighborhood senior centers to meet one-on-one with residents. The Duquesne Law Clinic will be assisting the Controller&rsquo;s Office in providing legal help.<br /> <br /> <strong>To qualify for assistance, the residents&rsquo; property must be located within the City of Pittsburgh and must be a primary, owner-occupied, single-family residential property. &nbsp;In addition, the old assessment value for the property must be under $150,000. &nbsp;City residents aged 65 and older are not subject to the $150,000 requirement.</strong> <strong>The appraisal rate for those eligible is $125.</strong></p> <p>Councilman Lavelle has schedule appeal assistance dates in the following District 6 locations. Walk-ins will not be taken, so residents are reminded to call 311 to schedule a date and time for any of the available assistance sessions:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<strong>Manchester Citizens Corporation<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;1319 Allegheny Ave<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Wednesday, February 29: 8:00am-10:30am</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<strong>Hill</strong><strong> House Senior Center</strong><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>&nbsp;2038 Bedford Ave<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Thursday, March 1: 8:00am-10:30am and 6:00pm-8:30pm</strong></p> <p>A series of sessions have also been scheduled for the Northside:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *<strong>Northside Community Center<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5 Allegheny Square<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14 </strong></p> <p>If you have any questions about the program, scheduling, or would like more information on the other locations scheduled throughout the City, please <strong>contact our office at 412-255-2134</strong>.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:20:22 -0500 RIVERS CASINO OPEN INTERVIEW SESSION TOMORROW! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1296 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>This notice is to inform you that the Rivers Casino will be holding an open interview session for food and beverage servers tomorrow, Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm</strong>. &nbsp;The open interview session will be held in the Employment Center at the Rivers Casino, located at 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">If you are interested in attending this interview session, please apply online </span><a href="http://www.theriverscasino.com" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000000;">here</span></a><span style="color:#000000;"> before attending. &nbsp;If you have any questions, please contact the Rivers Casino Employment Center at 412-566-4390.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:07:03 -0500 District 6 Community Outreach http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1255 <p><span style="color: #000000">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Since being elected, my office has taken a hands-on proactive approach to District 6 constituent services and community outreach. &nbsp;<strong>Please mark your calendars for the month of February; we&nbsp;will be hosting&nbsp;a District 6 &#39;Remote Office Visit&#39;&nbsp;tomorrow Wednesday, February&nbsp;8, 2012 in South Oakland&nbsp;at the Community Human Services Building and on Thursday, February 9, 2012 in&nbsp;Manchester at Manchester Citizens Corporation&nbsp;as you can see below.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>DISTRICT 6 REMOTE OFFICE VISITS:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color: #000000"><strong>(SOUTH OAKLAND) Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Community Human Services Building at 374 Lawn Street from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm <em>(one hour prior to Oakcliffe Housing Club monthly meetings</em>). &nbsp;This will be held every second Wednesday on a monthly basis for 2012.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000"><strong>(MANCHESTER) Thursday, February 9, 2012 - Manchester Citizens Corporation at 1319 Allegheny Avenue from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. &nbsp;This will be held every second Thursday on a monthly basis for 2012.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000"><strong>(CENTRAL NORTHSIDE) Monday, February 13, 2012 - Carnegie Library, Northside Branch at 1230 Federal Street from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. &nbsp;This will be held every second Monday on a monthly basis for 2012.</strong></span></li> <li><span style="color: #000000"><strong>(HILL DISTRICT) Monday, February 27, 2012 - Carnegie Library, Hill District Branch at 2177 Centre Avenue from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. &nbsp;This will be held every fourth Monday on a monthly basis for 2012.</strong></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="color: #000000">Also, please do not forget to join our Facebook page by </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/LavelleDistrict6" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000">clicking here</span></a><span style="color: #000000"> as well as our Twitter page by </span><a href="http://www.twitter.com/RDLavelle" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000">clicking here</span></a><span style="color: #000000">, and stay informed by checking out our District 6 website by </span><a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/District6" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000">clicking here</span></a><span style="color: #000000">. &nbsp;I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you at an upcoming District 6 community outreach visit.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:50:03 -0500 Councilman Lavelle leads the charge to protect minority communities! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1232 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, I sponsored Bill #2012-0014, which requires financial institutions seeking to become City depositories to make a commitment to community reinvestment in low to moderate income neighborhoods. &nbsp;The bill also instructs the City Controller to evaluate banks with which the City does business as to their success or failure in meeting this commitment. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">This legislation was prematurely passed by Council last year but vetoed by the Mayor last year because of the lack of community input from low to moderate income neighborhoods. &nbsp;Also because as written the bill would have likely had the adverse effect on the communities it purports to serve. &nbsp;Changes in the Responsible Banking Bill were the result of an inclusive community process where I met with and discussed amendments with community leaders and organizations from low-moderate income communities.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); "><strong>City Council approved the Responsible Banking Bill today, April 17, 2012, which includes amendments introduced by me last week that incentivize financial institutions to make loans in low-moderate income neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh</strong>. &nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">This legislation now has stronger language that is aimed at ensuring banks are committed to investing in low to moderate income communities. &nbsp;A few of the important changes that my office has made to this legislation include the following:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>Provision requiring financial institutions to meet a minimum of a satisfactory Federal CRA rating (Community Reinvestment Act) in order to be deemed eligible as a city depository. &nbsp;Institutions that do not meet this minimum criteria will not be evaluated further for consideration.</strong></span></li> <li><font color="#000000"><b>Language pertaining to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI). &nbsp;Prospective depositories are now asked to provide a plan to engage with CDFI&#39;s, and prospective depositories are to be rated based on their grants and loans to CDFI&#39;s. &nbsp;Examples of CDFI&#39;s include Bridgeway Capital and the Northside Loan Fund.</b></font></li> <li><b style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Additional language asking Financial Institutions to provide lending information on a census-tract-block level, if information is complied by the institution at that level. &nbsp;Normally, lending information is compiled at the census-tract-level, a much broader range where upper and low income communities can be found in same census-tract.</b></li> <li><b style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Provision creating a Reinvestment Review Committee (RRC), which includes members from low-moderate income communities, and which assists the Controller in the evaluation of prospective depositories. &nbsp;The Controller rates the financial institution on the evaluation criteria, and the RRC provides a set of recommendations to the City&#39;s Finance Director for review.</b></li> </ul> <p><span style="color:#000000;">It is my hope that this legislation will better assist low to moderate income communities economically grow and thrive within the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;I am determined to stimulate investment in communities of need. &nbsp;The amended Responsible Banking Bill is not a solution in itself, but one of many tools to be used towards this goal. &nbsp;Going forward, I will continue to look into creative and innovative ways to leverage resources and legislative tools to support policy initiatives aimed at revitalizing our low-moderate income communities.</span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">I am very thankful the community partners that assisted my office in crafting this important legislation for the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;Community stakeholders that assisted in the process include Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Hill Community Development Corporation, Operation Better Block, Manchester Citizens Corporation, Northshore Community Alliance, and the Hill House Economic Development Corporation.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:50:36 -0500 ALLEGHENY COUNTY PROPERTY REASSESSMENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1230 <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: white; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/14.4pt arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt">Greetings,</span></p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: white; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/14.4pt arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt">Allegheny</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>County</span><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>is undergoing a judicially mandated county-wide property reassessment. &nbsp;This includes properties within the City of Pittsburgh, and all properties will be reassessed. &nbsp;The assessment of each property will aim to reflect its market value for 2012. &nbsp;The value is supposed to be determined by what is on the Property Report Card, an assessor&#39;s valuation of the property from the outside, the condition of the neighborhood, recent sales of the property, and recent sales of comparable properties.</span></p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: white; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/14.4pt arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px"><span style="background-color: white; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial">Mayor Ravenstahl&#39;s office has scheduled a series of education outreach&nbsp;sessions to educate the public on the reassessment process.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><b>A <strong><span style="font-family: Arial">session has been scheduled for tomorrow, January 10, 2012 at 10:00 am and at 6:00 pm., and will take place at the Kaufman Center Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue, next door to the Hill House. &nbsp;</span></strong></b><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; font-weight: normal">It</span></strong><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>is highly recommended that all residents with questions about the reassessment process and how to appeal your assessment attend the outreach session. &nbsp;For information on the other outreach dates, please contact our office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p style="widows: 2; text-transform: none; background-color: white; text-indent: 0px; font: 13px/14.4pt arial, sans-serif; white-space: normal; orphans: 2; letter-spacing: normal; color: rgb(34,34,34); word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial"><strong><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(85,85,85); font-size: 10.5pt">Please note that property owners in the City of Pittsburgh have until January 13, 2012, to request an informal review by calling 412-350-4600. &nbsp;Property owners, along with the school and municipality, also have the right to file a 2012 formal appeal with the Board of Property Assessment Appeals &amp; Review until February 10, 2012. &nbsp;You may file a 2012 formal appeal by February 10, 2012. &nbsp;You may acquire an appeal form by calling 412-350-4600 or by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/opa/appeals.aspx" style="color: rgb(17,85,204)" target="_blank"><span style="color: rgb(17,85,204)">clicking here</span></a>.</span></strong></p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:37:17 -0500 ALLEGHENY COUNTY PROPERTY REASSESSMENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1216 <p>Greetings,</p> <p>Allegheny County is currently undergoing a judicially mandated county-wide property reassessment. &nbsp;This includes properties within the City of Pittsburgh, and all properties will be reassessed. &nbsp;The assessment of each property will aim to reflect its market value for 2012. &nbsp;The value is supposed to be determined by what is on the Property Report Card, an assessor&#39;s valuation of the property from the outside, the condition of the neighborhood, recent sales of the property, and recent sales of comparable properties.</p> <p>Mayor Ravenstahl&#39;s office has scheduled a series of five education program outreach dates to educate the public on the reassessment process. &nbsp;<strong>The last sessions have been scheduled for January 10, 2012 at 10:00 am and at 6:00 pm, and will take place at the Kaufmann Center Auditorium, 1825 Centre Avenue, next door to the Hill House Association</strong>. &nbsp;It is highly recommended that all residents with questions about the reassessment process and how to appeal your assessment attend the outreach session. &nbsp;For more information on this outreach session, please &nbsp;contact our office at 412-255-2134.</p> <p><strong>Please note that property owners in the City of Pittsburgh have until January 13, 2012, to request an informal review by calling 412-350-4600. &nbsp;Property owners, along with the school and municipality, also have the right to file a 2012 formal appeal with the Board of Property Assessment Appeals &amp; Review until February 10, 2012. &nbsp;You may acquire an appeal form by calling 312-350-4600 or by <a href="http://www.alleghenycounty.us/opa/aforms.aspx" target="_blank">clicking here</a></strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Respectfully,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:41:44 -0500 2011 District 6 Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1211 <p>Greetings,</p> <p><strong>I would like to thank everyone who supported our first ever &#39;Winter Holiday Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament&#39; at Pittsburgh Milliones in the Hill District this past Saturday, December 17, 2011!</strong>&nbsp; The event was a huge success, with our office drawing over 180 young people from across District 6 for a positive outing of fun and friendly camaraderie. &nbsp;Our office has progressively sought opportunities throughout District 6 to help grow our newly instituted &#39;Fit in Six&#39; &nbsp;initiative. &nbsp;&#39;Fit in Six&#39; is a new District 6 initiative that is solely focused on helping the constituency of District 6 become active citizens, live healthier lives and make healthier decisions towards positive personal growth. &nbsp;</p> <p>I would like to personally acknowledge and thank the sponsors of our first tournament which include <strong>Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, Hill Community Development Corporation, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, A for the People Insurance Agency, Corporate Diversity Associates, and YouthPlaces, Inc</strong>. &nbsp;Our office would not have been successful in this effort without the help of our valued sponsors and community partners.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our office will soon be planning our Spring/Summer tournament for 2012, if you know anyone that may be interested in participating or being a corporate sponsor, please contact Harry Johnson at 412-255-2134 for more information!</p> <p>Please <a href="http://goo.gl/LtwFT" target="_blank">click here</a> to view the pictures from the event. &nbsp;Enjoy!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Regards,</p> <p>R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 12:48:46 -0500 Union Apprenticeships Available Now! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1202 <p><span style="color:#000000;">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">I am pleased to inform you that the Steamfitters Local Union #449 Journeymen and Apprenticeship Training Committee are <strong>currently accepting applications for the 5-year Building Trades and Mechanical Equipment Service Apprenticeship Programs</strong>. &nbsp;All applicants must appear in person at the Steamfitters Technology Center, 1459 Woodruff Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 to obtain and fill out an application. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">All applications will be accepted on Monday, December 12, 2011 through Saturday, December 17, 2011. &nbsp;Weekday hours are between the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday hours are between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM; application dress code is casual.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>The qualifications for applicants to the Apprenticeship Training Programs are as follows</strong>:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;">An applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the two week application period.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Applicants must have a valid PA driver&#39;s license and dependable transportation.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. diploma at the time of the application, and bring transcript(s) when applying.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must be of good moral character and be physically able to do the work of the trade.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant will be required to submit a test for substance abuse and complete a 40-hour orientation class if accepted.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Applicant must have $25.00 application fee payable by cash or money order, made payable to Steamfitters J.A.T.C. at the time of completing the application.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">I am also pleased to inform you that the <strong>Greater Pennsylvania Heavy Highway and Railroad Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program are currently accepting applications for Carpenter Apprentices in their 2012 Apprenticeship Program</strong>. &nbsp;Applications will be available every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM from December 7, 2011 through March 28, 2012 at the Carpenters Training Center, 652 Ridge Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">All applications will be electronically completed at the Pittsburgh Training Center; applicants will then schedule a date to return for testing. &nbsp;Please contact 412-262-1830 ext. 5 to schedule an appointment.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;"><strong>The qualifications for applicants to the Heavy Highway and Railroad Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program are as follows:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must be not less than 17 years of age.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">Must be physically capable of performing the work of the Heavy Highway and Railroad Carpenter.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must be a citizen of the United States or a Legal Alien.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must have a high school diploma or GED, and furnish a transcript of high school courses and grades.</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $25.00 (money order, check, debit card or charge card).</span></li> <li><span style="color:#000000;">The applicant must have a valid driver&#39;s license and have dependable transportation. &nbsp;They must be willing to travel from one job to another, regardless of the distance involved with the 33 county area.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color:#000000;">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:04:18 -0500 DISTRICT 6 FALL UPDATE NEWSLETTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1196 <p><span style="color: #000000">Greetings,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">I hope this&nbsp;message finds you well during this Fall season, it is my honor to be able to serve you as Councilman to District 6 in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Our office has made many positive strides on your behalf to help improve the quality of life, and safety of communities in District 6.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Our office has prepared a Fall Update newsletter to better inform you of upcoming appearances I will be making throughout the district.&nbsp; <strong>The Fall Update provides dates and times for the remainder of 2011, in which I will be hosting a series of Meet &amp; Greet events, Remote Site Visits, and Senior Site Visits.&nbsp; </strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000"><strong>My office is also pleased to announce our</strong> <strong>first Youth Basketball Tournament on next Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Pittsburgh Milliones in the Greater Hill District</strong>, which is part of&nbsp;our &#39;FIT IN SIX&#39; initiative that is aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Please </span><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/2011_12_06_11_25_21.pdf" target="_parent"><span style="color: #000000"><strong>click here</strong> </span></a><span style="color: #000000">to review our Fall Update newsletter, and contact Harry Johnson at 412-255-2134 if you have any questions about any upcoming District 6 events.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">Regards,</span></p> <p><span style="color: #000000">R. Daniel Lavelle</span></p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:27:35 -0500 M/W/DBE Contractor Networking Event http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1166 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I am pleased to announce that <strong>PNC Bank will be holding an informal networking session for M/W/DBE (Minority, Women, and&nbsp;Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) contractors for jobs at the new Tower at PNC Plaza that will be built in downtown Pittsburgh.&nbsp; This event will be held at the August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Avenue, on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm</strong>.&nbsp; The goal of this event is to provide a networking opportunity for PNC Bank and PJ Dick, Inc.&nbsp;to personally meet M/W/DBE firms that are interested in working on the&nbsp;construction of the Tower at PNC Plaza.</p> <p> The construction budget is estimated $400 million dollars, with&nbsp;women and minority owned businesses making up approximately $40&nbsp;million dollars.&nbsp; All individual attendees are required to register for the event, a maximum of two attendees per company may attend.</p> <p> <strong>For more information on the event and how to register, please <a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/pnc-construction-contractor-diversity-networking-event/event-summary-60abb63d356546a7baa6dd3b393a6781.aspx" target="_blank">click here</a>.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Sun, 06 Nov 2011 14:08:11 -0500 DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH 'DISTRICT 6' MEET & GREET W/ COUNCILMAN LAVELLE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1153 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> It is my honor to serve you as City Councilman to District 6 in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Through my&nbsp;term as your Councilman, I have&nbsp;worked to help assist my constituents with securing employment opportunities, economic development opportunities, and helping provide resources for a safer city.&nbsp; Our office has an open door policy, and we always welcome your input and suggestions towards better serving our constituents and stakeholders.</p> <p> Therefore, in partnership with the <strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</strong> and the <strong>Downtown Neighbor&#39;s Association</strong>,&nbsp;it is my hope that you will join us at&nbsp;the next&nbsp;<strong>&#39;District 6&#39; Meet &amp; Greet at NOLA in Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh, on this Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 5pm - 7pm</strong>.&nbsp; This event will be an informal opportunity for you to engage with me about your various questions and concerns regarding city initiatives, and my agenda towards improving District 6, specifically Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:38:53 -0400 Public meeting on Pittsburgh's 2012 Budget! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1150 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> <strong>Pittsburgh&#39;s Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (ICA) will hold a public meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:15 am.&nbsp; This meeting will be held at the Koppers Building, 9th Floor Conference Center, Grant Room, 436 Seventh Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh</strong>.</p> <p> This is a special meeting of the ICA for the purpose of addressing the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s proposed 2012 operating and capital budget presented to the ICA on September 23, 2011.&nbsp; The ICA&#39;s oversight role, mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is to support the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s efforts to reach sustainable financial stability.&nbsp; Your attendance and participation are highly encouraged.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:59:31 -0400 Are you interested in joining Pittsburgh's Bureau of Police? http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1133 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> The Bloomfield Garfield Corporation in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh will be holding an informal session this evening about employment opportunities with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&nbsp; <strong>This recruitment session will be held today, Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Bloomfield Garfield Community Activity Center, located at 113 North Pacific Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224</strong>.</p> <p> Embrace the opportunity to create a positive impact on your community and your city.&nbsp; You are the solution!</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:35:39 -0400 "FIT IN SIX" Health & Wellness Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1100 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I am pleased to announce that my office will be hosting the <strong>&quot;FIT IN SIX&quot; Health &amp; Wellness Day in Market Square (Downtown Pittsburgh) this Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.&nbsp; </strong>This event is aimed at raising awareness about health issues and providing healthier living options.&nbsp; There will be free entertainment, free health screenings, information on health and wellness initiatives,&nbsp;and free health screenings.</p> <p> This event will be open to all citizens of the City of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;please invite your friends and neighbors to this wonderful event.</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:48:01 -0400 Free training for nurse aid positions! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=1070 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), UPMC and Vibrant Pittsburgh will host information sessions about a new partnership to provide free training for nurse aid positions.&nbsp; The first information session will be from&nbsp;9:00am&nbsp;to noon on Friday, August 19, 2011 at CCAC - Allegheny Campus, Student Services Center, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh.&nbsp; The second information session will be from 12:30pm - 4:00pm on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at The Hill House - Kauffman Center, 2nd Floor, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh.</p> <p> <strong>CCAC and UPMC have jointly developed the curriculum to prepare individuals ages 18 to 24 for nurse aid positions in UPMC long-term and acute care facilities</strong>.&nbsp; At the core is CCAC&#39;s proven Nurse Aide Training program, which is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and which prepares program completers to take the state certification exam.&nbsp; The full CCAC-UPMC program is 28 days.</p> <p> Please inform your neighbors about this wonderful opportunity.&nbsp; For more information please contact Gregory Collier at 412.788.7500 or <a href="mailto:YAEP@ccac.edu">YAEP@ccac.edu</a>.</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:34:34 -0400 A TIME TO TEAR DOWN, A TIME TO BUILD UP http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=996 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> It has been a long journey leading up to this moment in Pittsburgh history,&nbsp;as Council prepares to cast its vote on the fate of the Civic Arena.&nbsp; The final vote is scheduled to happen tomorrow, June 28, 2011.&nbsp; Therefore, I wanted to provide you with my perspective on the issue, why I believe removal of the arena will lead to the economic rejuvenation of a historical neighborhood, and to clarify the factors that Council must consider in making our historical decision.</p> <p> Please find my view of the issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.urbanmediatoday.com/Opinion-A-Time-to-Tear-Down-and-a-Time-to-Build-Up/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Respectfully,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:16:18 -0400 HIGHMARK OPEN HOUSE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=958 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> As Councilman to Pittsburgh&#39;s District 6, I am fully aware of the need for quality jobs and careers to further advance the lives our city&nbsp;and regional&nbsp;workforce.&nbsp; I have taken a personal interest in helping locate and drive employment opportunities&nbsp;throughout our city&nbsp;to those that are most in need of&nbsp;family sustaining opportunities to help strengthen my very&nbsp;diverse constituent base.</p> <p> <strong>Highmark will host a recruitment open house this Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Fifth Avenue Place located at 120 Fifth Avenue,&nbsp;in Downtown Pittsburgh</strong>.&nbsp; Candidates will network in the lobby area and then will be directed to the assessment center on the 19th Floor of Fifth Avenue Place.&nbsp; Interested candidates should be prepared to be on-site for a minimum of three hours during which they will participate in an on-line assessment process and be eligible for interviews with hiring managers.&nbsp; Pre-registration for the Pittsburgh open house is available through Highmark&#39;s career site <a href="http://www.highmark.candidatecare.com" target="_blank">here</a>, <strong>interested candidates should apply to job opening 62527</strong>.&nbsp; Please help share this valuable information to your neighbors and friends.</p> <p> <strong>Sessions are as follows:</strong></p> <p> <strong>Session One: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm</strong></p> <p> <strong>Session Two: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:15:19 -0400 Keep America Beautiful Announces 2011 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=952 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> Keep America Beautiful, Inc. has announced the availability of its 2011 Graffiti Hurts&reg; Grant Program, to help communities step up local graffiti prevention activities.&nbsp; Keep America Beautiful is pleased to be able to offer an expanded grants program for 2011, with eight unique awards.&nbsp; Communities will be able to apply for one of four grants of $2,500; one of three $2,500 certificates for Sherwin-Williams graffiti-resistant paint; or one &#39;Flashcam&#39; from Q-star valued at $6,100.&nbsp;</p> <p> Our office would like for you to&nbsp;help&nbsp;spread the word&nbsp;of this&nbsp;opportunity&nbsp;to any community groups, youth groups, crime prevention associations, neighbors and friends that you know could benefit from this program.&nbsp; Proposed projects can address graffiti prevention and education, eradication, or enforcement of local anti-graffiti laws.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>The deadline for the application is&nbsp;June 13, 2011.&nbsp; All interested communities and organizations should complete an&nbsp;online application available&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kab.org/grants" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 13:16:17 -0400 COUNCILMAN LAVELLE INVITES YOU TO AN IMPERATIVE PUBLIC HEARING! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=906 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I urge you to attend and voice your opinion at an upcoming Public Hearing on <em>City Council Bill 2011-1611</em>, a resolution providing for the designation as a Historic Structure for the Civic Arena.</p> <p> <strong>The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 23, 2011 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Social Hall&nbsp;of Epiphany Catholic Church at 184 Washington Place</strong>.</p> <p> Since I have&nbsp;been involved in the Arena deliberations, I have continually stated that my principal decision making factor is to do what has the optimal economic and social benefit for the residents of the Pittsburgh, particularly those of the Hill District.&nbsp; I believe that by demolishing the arena, we have the opportunity to ensure that thousands of family sustaining jobs and millions in future tax revenue would be created through the redevelopment of the Lower&nbsp;Hill site.&nbsp; Not&nbsp;to mention our ability to rebuild the amputated half of our community, reconnect it to&nbsp;its upper half, and&nbsp;resuscitate the entire Hill District.&nbsp; However, City Council now needs to hear&nbsp;from you!</p> <p> <strong>If you are interested in providing public comment, please contact the City Clerk at 412-255-2138 by 2:00 pm on&nbsp;Monday, May 23, 2011</strong>.&nbsp; You must register to receive 3 minutes to speak.&nbsp; If&nbsp; you&nbsp;do not register you can still still speak, but you will only&nbsp;be allotted 1 minute.&nbsp; Please&nbsp;share this information with you friends and neighbors.</p> <p> Respectfully,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 12:08:39 -0400 Councilman Lavelle invites you to a community "PLAY DAY" on Saturday, April 16th! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=864 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I am honored to invite you to our <strong>&quot;Play Day&quot; at Robert E. Williams Park in the Hill District on Saturday, April 16, 2011</strong>.&nbsp; This community day will be filled with exciting games for kids, free food, a D.J., as well as basketball skills contests and 3-on-3 tournament.&nbsp; I am looking forward to working with CitiParks and the Junior League of Pittsburgh, who are partnering on this community event to encourage children, and families to go back outside and have &quot;old fashioned&quot; playtime.&nbsp; In particular, the Junior League of Pittsburgh will be cleaning, mulching, and rejuvenating Robert E. Williams Park as part of their partnership with my office and CitiParks.</p> <p> <strong>If you know of any youth in the City of Pittsburgh between the ages of 10-20 years old that would be interested in the &quot;Basketball Shoot Out&quot;, please <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/files/LavelleBball.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a> to find out how they can further participate in our community event</strong>.&nbsp; This day is poised to rejuvenate Robert E. Williams Park on the corner of Adelaide and Milwaukee Streets in the Upper Hill District, and you can find out more on the entire day by <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/files/JLPGHFlyer.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.&nbsp; I thank you for your time and attention, and I look forward to seeing you on <strong>Saturday, April 16, 2011</strong> in the Hill District.</p> <p> Thank you,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:10:37 -0400 New Employment Opportunities at TARGET http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=856 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I encourage you to attend an informational employment meeting at the<strong> East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 116 Highland Avenue in Pittsburgh.&nbsp; This meeting will be on Thursday, April 14th, and you should arrive between 10 am - 12 pm or 6 pm - 8 pm</strong>.&nbsp; The new TARGET that is being built in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh is looking to hire over 200 applicants for various job positions at their new location.&nbsp; Anyone that is over the age of 18 can apply, and parking is free for this informational meeting.</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:13:59 -0400 District 6 Employment Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=819 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> I am excited to provide you with our newest District 6 opportunities for employment newsletter.&nbsp; Please review our jobs newsletter <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/11-District6-jobsNL14.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>, the aim of this newsletter is to help provide sustainable and diverse employment opportunities that will&nbsp;enhance the&nbsp;quality of life of my constituents.&nbsp; If you know anyone that would like to join&nbsp;our District 6 mailing list, please have them contact my office today.</p> <p> Thank you,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:10:34 -0400 Zone 2 Public Safety Council Meeting Tonight http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=817 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> There will be a key Zone 2 Public Safety Council meeting tonight at the Hill House at 1835 Centre Avenue, located in the Hill District.&nbsp; The Zone 2 Public Safety Council is&nbsp;a public safety advocacy organization and community liaison for residents that reside within the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Police Zone 2.&nbsp; If you are not aware, <strong>Police Zone 2 covers the Hill District, Uptown, Central Business District, Strip District and Lawrenceville neighborhoods.</strong></p> <p> <strong>The Zone 2 Public Safety Council has invited Wendy Urbanic of the Mayor&#39;s 311 Line to attend the meeting tonight as a guest speaker.&nbsp; The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in Conference Room A at the Hill House.</strong>&nbsp; Please make yourself available to attend this important meeting where you can voice your public safety, and neighborhood concerns openly and honestly.</p> <p> Thank you,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:51:51 -0400 Pothole Repairs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=741 <p> <img align="right" src="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/images/pothole.jpg" style="margin: 10px 0px 5px 10px" /></p> <p> Residents of District 6-<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s been an especially cold winter so far this year, and a perennial problem associated with such harsh weather are crumbling streets and potholes. In a proactive approach to address this issue the Public Works Department is launching a City wide effort to fix streets in disrepair.<br /> <br /> We need your help in locating potholes that need to be repaired. Residents can report areas of concern at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpothole.com/">www.pittsburghpothole.com</a>, via the <strong>311 line</strong>, or by contacting the District 6 Council Office directly at <strong>412-255-2134</strong>. Non-residents can contact <strong>412-255-CITY</strong>. Complaints should be as detailed as possible, with street addresses, intersections and landmarks used to ensure workers get to the right places. Once received, the City will attempt to address complaints within five days, with many being responded to within three days. Public Works crews on two eight hour shifts will be filling potholes as long as the weather cooperates.<br /> <br /> With the help and information provided by residents such as you, City government services will be able to most efficiently fix the potholes that currently cause problems in our City streets. We hope that you will join us in this joint effort.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle<br /> Councilman, District 6</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:01:29 -0500 District 6 Annual Newsletter http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=667 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> As we enter into the new year, our office thought it would be beneficial for you to see how we have been working for you in our first year of office.&nbsp; Please take a look at our end of year newsletter, as we continue to to work to better your lives through constituent service, neighborhood safety, and economic development.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/files/Annual_Newsletter_28_Dec_2010_rev_g.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Regards,</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:45:50 -0500 Happy New Year! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=665 <p> The close of 2010 gives me the opportunity to look back and reflect on my first year in office. A lot of that time was spent learning the inner workings of City government, figuring out how to maneuver through the legislative process and utilize the tools at my disposal to better serve the residents of my district.</p> <p> Major policy decisions marked my freshman term, from the prevailing wage ordinance requiring fair wages to workers providing services to the city, to legislation regulating storm water disposal for City funded contract work, to the discussion on how to fund the ailing pension fund. Equally important was the response to the day to day requests and needs of my constituency. Whether it was addressing proper snow removal, pothole repairs, or clearing overgrown weeds in vacant lots, these were and will continue to be the pressing needs to which we in my office often act as first responders.</p> <p> From reflection of 2010 I look forward to the year ahead. We will continue to ensure the prompt response and provision to requests for service to the residents of our district. On the policy front, I will make most of the maturation gained from my first year as your representative on City Council to build upon my vision of strengthening the fabric of our communities and addressing everyday quality of life issues via proposed legislation.</p> <p> Using my acquired knowledge and looking toward my vision of empowering communities, I have already begun to outline and look into prospective legislation to tackle the current economic climate and to respond to quality of life issues brought to our attention by the residents of District 6. I was intrigued by recent legislation passed in San Francisco which requires a certain percentage of local workers to be hired for government funded contract work. I have been looking into the possibility of drafting a similar bill for Pittsburgh. This would help to guarantee that development which occurs in our neighborhoods not only helps to foster a thriving business community, but that the residents who live in those neighborhoods also receive their just reward. It can help in the stabilization of ailing communities by reducing unemployment and keeping valuable dollars within neighborhoods.</p> <p> My office is also looking into legislation to address noise complaints from residents Downtown. Because it is not a residentially zoned district, the current noise ordinances that apply to residential neighborhoods are not applicable within the Golden Triangle. The rapidly growing residential population has increasingly expressed concerns over such quality of life issues. We must ensure the vibrancy that they provide to the area, and are therefore looking at the possibility of an ordinance which would control noise levels around residential buildings during the late evening and early morning hours. This is an example of how my office can work in conjunction with communities to improve conditions within their neighborhoods.</p> <p> 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year for District 6. It will lead to the halfway point of my first term in office, and it will be the year in which I will explore legislative opportunities to strengthen the communities that make up the fabric of Pittsburgh. To empower communities, to stabilize neighborhoods, to foster development and business opportunities: These are the elements that will continue to form the strategy for 2011 and beyond.</p> <p> R. Daniel Lavelle<br /> Councilman, District 6<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 16:59:14 -0500 District 6 Employment Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=663 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> Please take time and read our employment opportunities newsletter for the month of January.&nbsp; The aim of this newsletter is to&nbsp;provide diverse and sustainable employment opportunities for my very diverse constituent base.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/11-District6-NL11.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HERE!</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thank you,<br /> R. Daniel Lavelle</p> Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:13:26 -0500 District 6 Employment Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=654 <p> Greetings,</p> <p> Please take time and read our employment opportunities newsletter for the month of December.&nbsp; The aim of this newsletter is to create diverse and sustainable employment opportunities for my very diverse constituent base.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/10_District6-NL10r2.pdf" target="_blank">CLICK HE</a><a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/10_District6-NL10r2.pdf" target="_blank">RE!</a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/10_District6-NL10r2.pdf" target="_blank"><br /> </a></p> <p> Thank you,<br /> R. Daniel Lavelle<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:30:38 -0500 First Source Center Job Fair http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=575 <p> The Office of Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle would like to invite you to the First Source Center Job Fair happening &nbsp;this week in the Hill District.&nbsp; The all-new Cambria Suites will be opening on December 23rd, 2010.&nbsp; Many employment positions will be filled from the various&nbsp;applicants of this upcoming job fair. The job fair will take place at the <strong>First Source Center in One Hope Square&nbsp;on Friday, November 5th from 7am-11am &amp; 4pm-7pm.&nbsp; It will conclude on Saturday, November 6th from 9am-12pm.</strong>&nbsp; For more information, please contact Ken Nesbitt at 412.281.8484.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/jobfair_flyer-01.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information</a></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:04:25 -0400 Citywide Parking Public Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/district6/article?id=559 <p> Please come voice your opinions about the future of our city&#39;s parking assets!</p> <p> Click on the link below for details.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/district6/assets/10-07-10_parking_d6.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a></p> Thu, 07 Oct 2010 12:30:06 -0400