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City Property Tax Rate To Decline To Keep City From Illegal Windfall

As required by state law after a county reassessment, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has proposed a reduction in the city’s property tax rate to keep the city from reaping a windfall from a 48 percent increase in property values under the county’s new assessment system.

01/14/2013

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City Council Gives Approval To Turn Parking Meters Off At 6 P.M.

You can still park for free in the evening at city meters, for now. After a lengthy debate, Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to turn off parking meters at 6 p.m.

12/18/2012

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Peduto Pledges New Approach If Elected Mayor

Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto’s announced his third run for mayor last Thursday, but he believes this time will be the charm.

12/17/2012

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Bill Peduto To Run For Mayor In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto is running for mayor and made the announcement at a packed party in the Strip District Thursday night

12/13/2012

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Council To Wait A Week On Parking Meter Decision

After an hour and a half of heated debate, Pittsburgh City Council voted to delay a preliminary vote on rolling back parking meter enforcement from 10 p.m. back to 6 p.m.

12/12/2012

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Peduto Introduces Bill To Keep Nighttime Parking Free

Free parking is the norm at most suburban shopping malls, but those who shop in Downtown Pittsburgh or the city’s seven neighborhood business districts have to pull out the quarters to park their cars at metered spots, at least during the daytime. Evening parking has been free, but that changes in 2013 unless City Council acts.

12/04/2012

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Advertising Company Calls New Legislation Illegal

A legal battle could be brewing over billboards. Pittsburgh City Council wants to tax billboards, but opponents call the tax illegal.

11/27/2012

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“Small Business Saturday” Key To Local Shops

With all the focus on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s easy to forget Small Business Saturday, a day important to mom-and-pop shopkeepers all over the country.

11/20/2012

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Police Investigating Burglary At City Councilman’s Home

Police are looking into a burglary at the home of Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd.

11/20/2012

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City Councilman Helps South Side Woman With Parking Meter Problem

What a difference a day makes, and a politician. Dorothy Bayerlein told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti Wednesday that something had to be done about parking in front of her home on Carson Street.

10/25/2012

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Lamar Advertising Targets 2 Council Members In Billboards

Lamar Advertising is not happy about a tax on billboards that two Pittsburgh City Council members have proposed. So, the company has found a different way to express its opposition.

10/18/2012

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City Councilman Introduces Bill To Allow Limited Marcellus Shale Drilling

Pittsburgh City Council will soon look at new legislation aimed at regulating gas drilling in the city, and once again, the political debate will be intense.

09/20/2012

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Hefty Price Tag Expected For Allegheny Co. Water, Sewer System Overhaul

It’s called the “big fix.” One of the largest Public Works projects in the region’s history; it’s the mandated overhaul of water and sewer systems throughout Allegheny County. This week we are getting the first look at a partial price tag.

07/19/2012

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Final Hearing Held Before Jordan Miles’ Civil Case Goes To Trial

The judge who will hear the federal lawsuit filed by Jordan Miles against three Pittsburgh Police officers made some rulings about what the jury will be told. Some of the judge’s decisions favored the plaintiff and others favored the defendant officers.

07/09/2012

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Rev. Ricky Burgess Clears Up Lawn Care Training Program

The Pittsburgh Housing Authority is creating a $1.6 million program to train residents to care for their lawns at the rate of $10 an hour.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/29/2012

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