Pittsburgh City Council District 2

Pittsburgh City Council District 2 City Council District 2 page! Neighborhoods: Banksville, Beechview, Chartiers City, Crafton Heights, Duquesne Heights, East Carnegie, Elliott, Esplen, Fairywood, Oakwood, Mount Washington, Ridgemont, Sheraden, West End, Westwood, Windgap & Southshore!

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Message from Madam Clerk Pree:It is with great pride that we announce and celebrate the Department of Records Management...
05/29/2021
The Pittsburgh Municipal Record

Message from Madam Clerk Pree:

It is with great pride that we announce and celebrate the Department of Records Management and their latest accomplishments. In the mist of the pandemic our archivist and staff pressed forward and have digitized over 125 years of legislative records.

The public can now search and view legislation dating back to the 1800s. I have provided the link below and I hope when you get a second you would take a look at our page.

https://pittsburghpa.gov/clerk/instructions?fbclid=IwAR322J8h4yEeui8bl1-SC_M91pBNevPjYjtO0X3BGS-LJHxLtNcms8U9KM4

First published in 1868, the Pittsburgh Municipal Record is an annual compilation of the proceedings of Pittsburgh City Council, including meeting minutes and legislation. The Municipal Record contains agreements, correspondence, ordinances, resolutions, petitions and remarks from Council members, m...

05/28/2021

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 26, 2021) City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and refuse collection will be suspended on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.

Food distribution by the Department of Parks and Recreation will be suspended as well, though extra meals are being issued to seniors Friday in advance of the holiday.

There will be no refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and collection will be pushed back one day for the rest of the week. If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, you will be serviced Tuesday, June 1; those usually serviced Tuesday will be serviced Wednesday; and so on through the week.

The following is the holiday schedule for Parks and Recreation facilities:

HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING CENTERS (Senior Centers)

CLOSED

The Grab ‘n Go Meal Schedule will accommodate seniors with extra meals on Friday, May 28, 2021 and the regular schedule will resume on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

RECREATION CENTERS

CLOSED

Grab ‘n Go meal distribution at Citiparks locations and our sponsored sites will resume on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

MELLON PARK TENNIS CENTER

CLOSED

SPRAY PARKS

Spray Parks open Saturday, May 29, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

SCHENLEY PARK SKATING RINK

Closed for the season

OLIVER BATH HOUSE

Remains closed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2021 Route 837 West Carson Street Improvements Continue in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA – Penn...
05/28/2021
511 PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 28, 2021



Route 837 West Carson Street Improvements Continue in Pittsburgh



Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Friday, May 28 weather permitting.



Single-lane restrictions on Route 837 will occur in both directions between the Smithfield Street Bridge and the West End Circle as crews conduct milling and paving, concrete patching, ITS upgrades, and drainage improvements. Lane restrictions will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-June. Weekend work will occur as needed.



The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project. Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor.



Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.



511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

The 511PA website provides traveler information for those living in and visiting Pennsylvania.

Photos from Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire's post
05/28/2021

Photos from Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire's post

05/27/2021

Below are the numbers of people using our District 2 pools:

Ream -- 7,790
Westwood -- 3,733
Sheraden -- 3,482
Banksville -- 3,715

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City Announces Plans to Open Swimming Pools, Calls for More Lifeguards

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh is making preparations to open eight of its public pools next month, but is still seeking to find enough lifeguards to staff them. If it can attract more lifeguards, it can work towards opening more pools throughout the summer.

The Department of Parks and Recreation needs approximately 80 guards to staff eight pools.

Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents, at least 16 years old by June 30, 2021, and willing to work in any part of the City. Application information is available here. The City provides applicants free lifeguard certifications.

With pools and other outdoor activities coming online this summer after closures in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been challenging for employers in the public and private sectors to find lifeguards and other staff — for instance, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced this week that several pools at state parks throughout Pennsylvania may remain closed due to staffing issues.

Other City summertime jobs such as staffing the Roving Art Cart, Farmer’s Markets, and Spray Parks are also open, and having trouble attracting applicants. More information is available online at the City Careers page.

The City has received approximately 70 lifeguard applications so far, in advance of the scheduled opening of pools on Monday, June 14, the week after Pittsburgh Public Schools let out for the summer.

The bare minimum of 80 lifeguards is needed to open one pool per City Council District, not counting District 8, which does not have a public pool.

If fully staffed, the following pools are scheduled to open:

Ammon - (D6)

Highland - (D7)

Homewood - (D9)

Ormsby - (D3)

Phillips - (D4)

Sue Murray - (D1)

Ream - (D2)

Schenley - (D5)

The City hopes to open more pools should staffing levels rise. More announcements are expected in coming weeks.

05/25/2021

McArdle Roadway in Mount Washington To Close for Two Weeks For Bridge Maintenance
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 25, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be closing McArdle Roadway in the Mount Washington neighborhood from the Liberty Bridge to Grandview Avenue to perform routine maintenance on the McArdle Roadway bridge over Sycamore Street.

The section of McArdle Roadway will close Monday, June 7, 2021, and is projected to reopen June 20, 2021.

The work will be focused on the deck joints at either end of the bridge. Proper maintenance of these joints is essential to preserve the condition of the bridge’s beams and foundation. When the work is completed, the steel plate that has been on the roadway since the bridge expansion joint was damaged will finally be removed. This project has a budgeted cost of $192,500.

Signage for detours will be posted and will utilize the Liberty Tunnel, Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Woodruff Street, and Merrimac Street.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time and we hope there will be only minor inconveniences. If you are interested in further information regarding this project and others, please call 311 or 412-255-2621.

03/15/2021
Photos from Pittsburgh City Council District 2's post
03/14/2021

Photos from Pittsburgh City Council District 2's post

03/06/2021

9 out of 10 grocery shoppers admit to making off-list purchases.

Learn how to stick to your list at the Good For You Groceries Virtual Parent Workshop!

Only 3 day’s left! Register here: https://buff.ly/3sm0ulK

Pittsburgh Overdose Dashboard
03/05/2021
Pittsburgh Overdose Dashboard

Pittsburgh Overdose Dashboard

The Opioid Overdose Dashboard uses de-identified (HIPAA compliant) data from the Bureau of EMS to provide information regarding opioid overdose calls for service in the City of Pittsburgh on a monthly basis. The dashboard also includes neighborhood-level mapping, demographic information, and other s...

02/26/2021

Citiparks is gearing up for Summer...and we NEED lifeguards! Think about joining our team--Our Link to apply on line is coming soon...until then, you can call or e-mail the Aquatics Office to get your questions answered about job requirements.
412-323-7928
[email protected]

02/26/2021

If you need food, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and 412 Food Rescue, has built an interactive map of free food distribution sites: bit.ly/FoodMapSWPA.

Please note that these locations, eligibility requirements, times, and other information are subject to change. Please check back frequently and contact PA 2-1-1 Southwest by visiting pa211sw.org or https://swpa211.app for additional resources.

Route 837 West Carson Street Improvements Continue in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing road...
02/26/2021
511PA

Route 837 West Carson Street Improvements Continue in Pittsburgh



Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing roadway improvement work on Route 837 (West Carson Street) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will continue Monday, March 1 weather permitting.



Single-lane restrictions on Route 837 will occur in both directions between the Smithfield Street Bridge and the West End Circle as crews conduct milling and paving, concrete patching, ITS upgrades, and drainage improvements. Lane restrictions will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-March. Weekend work will occur as needed.



The work is part of the $6.06 million improvement project. Gulisek Construction, LLC is the prime contractor.



Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.



511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

02/22/2021

Save the Date!

District 2 Annual Easter Egg Hunt Sponsored by Theresa Kail Smith (me 💕🐰🥚) and the City of Pittsburgh, District 2!

Saturday, April 3

Due to COVID, we will do things a little differently. Families must register in advance by emailing me below. We will wear masks and maintain safe social distances. It will likely be a drive or walk through event at Westwood Field.

Details coming soon!

[email protected]

02/21/2021

REMINDER: Grab 'n Go Meals continue for Seniors the week of February 22, 2021...

02/21/2021

REMINDER: Grab 'n Go Meals continue for Children the week of February 22, 2021...

Route 51 West Carson Street Lane Restrictions Next Week in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing...
02/19/2021
511PA

Route 51 West Carson Street Lane Restrictions Next Week in Pittsburgh



Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing utility work on West Carson Street (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Thursday, February 22-25 weather permitting.



A single-lane restriction will occur on West Carson Street in each direction between Earl Street and Telford Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day as crews from Duquesne Light will conduct cable installation work.



PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For additional information contact Kyle Tessmer at 412-393-7813.



Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.



511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 14, 2021 PennDOT and PA Turnpike Implement Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Weat...
02/15/2021
511PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 14, 2021



PennDOT and PA Turnpike Implement Vehicle Restrictions in Response to Winter Weather

Motorists Urged to Avoid Travel if Possible



Harrisburg, PA – In response to winter weather and the potential for icy conditions through much of the state tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) plan to implement restrictions on trucks and other vehicles on certain roadways around the state. These restrictions will begin at 6:00 PM tomorrow and remain in place until conditions warrant their removal. Additional speed and vehicle restrictions on these and other interstates could be added depending on changing conditions.



Effective at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 15, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following roadways at Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan:

· Interstate 70 from the West Virginia border to the PA Turnpike;

· Interstate 76 (PA Turnpike mainline) in both directions from the Breezewood interchange (Exit 161) to the Ohio border;

· The entire length of Interstate 79;

· Interstate 80 from Interstate 99 to the Ohio border;

· The entire length of Interstate 86;

· The entire length of Interstate 90;

· The entire length of Interstate 279;

· The entire length of Interstate 376; and

· The entire length of Interstate 579.



Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:

· Tractors without trailers;

· Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;

· Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;

· Enclosed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;

· Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;

· Recreational vehicles/motorhomes;

· School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATD’s); and

· Motorcycles.



Restrictions will be communicated via variable message boards, the 511PA traveler information website at www.511pa.com and smartphone apps. Motorists can also sign up for alerts on www.511pa.com by clicking on “Personal Alerts” in the left-hand menu.



PennDOT urges motorists to avoid travel during the storm if possible. But if travel is necessary, use caution, reduce speeds and be aware of changing weather conditions. Freezing temperatures are expected during this event, so motorists should be aware of blowing and drifting snow, which can cause icy areas on roadways, including overpasses and bridges. With freezing temperatures, roads that only look wet may actually be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning.



To help make decisions regarding winter travel, motorists are encouraged to "Know Before You Go" by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the "Check My Route" tool.



511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.



For more information on safe winter travel, an emergency kit checklist and information on PennDOT’s winter operations including a video, visit www.PennDOT.gov/winter. Additional winter driving and other highway safety information is available at www.PennDOT.gov/safety.



Follow the conversation by using #PAWinter on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and visit the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.

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02/14/2021
02/13/2021

SCAM ALERT:

It has come to the attention of the Pittsburgh Police that numerous residents have been receiving phone calls from a 412 area code where the caller claims to be a member of the Pittsburgh Police.

The individual asks for personal information such as SSN #’s and threatens the call recipients with a warrant if they do not comply.

THIS IS A SCAM.

Pittsburgh Police will never call and ask for your personal information over the phone.

02/11/2021

💌 Have you checked out our Grab & Go Activity Kits for Teen Time @ Home? Last week's theme was "connection" and included stickers, markers, and postcards! Interested in getting a kit to-go? Call your local library branch to find out about this week's kit!

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