By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh is working more with state officials to address the recent issues on the South Side.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
City and state leaders met on Thursday to begin the work on those problems.
State Liquor Control Enforcement is planning to crack down on alcohol offenses, making sure businesses with liquor licenses are complying with state laws.READ MORE: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
There is also a strong possibility that Pennsylvania State Police troopers will be seen on the South Side.
“The state police have indicated that they’re going to have a greater presence there for us over the course of the next several weeks and maybe months to keep an eye on some of the other activities that are taking place outside of the establishments or immediately adjacent to the establishments,” said State Senator Jay Costa.MORE NEWS: FBI: Dayton Mass Shooter Connor Betts Fantasized About Killing For Years Before 2019 Attack
Pittsburgh Police have already boosted their weekend patrols on East Carson Street and have also re-routed some traffic to ensure that emergency vehicles can respond quickly.