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Pittsburgh’s City Planning Commission discussed Walnut Capital’s plan to rezone and redevelop parts of Oakland during its Tuesday meeting.

Planning Commission, Walnut Capital debate controversial Oakland Crossings plan

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 8, 2021
Despite Pittsburgh City Council amending and approving Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan, several City Planning Commission members had reservations about the proposed zoning changes.
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. met Wednesday over Zoom to discuss the Residential Permit Parking program, rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts.

OPDC discusses Residential Permit Parking program updates, air quality

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer November 18, 2021
The Oakland Planning and Development Corp. held a public meeting Wednesday on Zoom to discuss pending changes to the Residential Permit Parking program, as well as rental registry legislation updates and air quality monitoring efforts in and around Oakland.
The Nov. 2 general election takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will decide several municipal appointments.

Your guide to the Nov. 2 municipal election

By Katie Cassidy, Staff Writer October 26, 2021
Pittsburgh voters will be able to decide several municipal appointments — including the new mayor — when polls open for the Nov. 2 general election.
OPDC hosted a “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch Zoom community meeting Wednesday night to discuss a Walnut Capital proposal that would rezone 17 acres of Central Oakland.

‘Behind closed doors’: OPDC discusses latest on Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer October 21, 2021
Oakland community leaders encouraged attendees at Wednesday’s “Let’s Talk”/Oakwatch to contact their City Council representatives and voice their opinion on the recently amended and advanced Oakland Crossings plan.
Around 25 community members denounced Walnut Capital’s rezoning proposal for Central Oakland at a Pittsburgh City Council public hearing on Tuesday.

Community members urge City Council to hold Walnut Capital zoning proposal

By Natalie Frank, News Editor October 8, 2021
After several Oakland residents submitted a petition, Pittsburgh City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss Walnut Capital’s proposal to amend the City’s zoning code. Around 25 community members spoke at the hearing, with most denouncing the proposal.
The Cathedral of Learning alongside the Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Long-term Pitt construction plan approved by City

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief August 12, 2021
The City of Pittsburgh approved Pitt’s Institutional Master Plan late last month, giving its seal of approval to the University’s construction roadmap for the next 10 to 25 years.
Samantha Schatten, a senior political science major, is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s campaign for city council.

Pitt senior kick-starts her career in progressive politics

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer February 2, 2021
Most graduating seniors are looking for their next step. But for Samantha Schatten, she may have already found it. Schatten, a senior political science major, has already started her career in politics and is the deputy campaign manager for Bethani Cameron’s primary challenge against Anthony Coghill to represent District 4 of Pittsburgh City Council.
Pitt political science alumnus Bobby Wilson won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1.

Pitt grad Bobby Wilson prepares for City Council position

By Ashton Crawley, Staff Writer November 21, 2019
After years as a medical researcher at UPMC, Bobby Wilson is putting his Pitt political science degree to another use. Wilson, who won the Nov. 5 general election for City Council District 1, said he wants to change the way politics are done on the North Side.
Pittsburgh native and Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat as an independent in September.

Oakland resident seeks to unseat City Council president

By Natalie Frank, For The Pitt News October 22, 2019
Jacob Nixon announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat last month as an independent against Bruce Kraus.
Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent District 3 City Council campaign Wednesday.

Oakland resident announces independent City Council campaign

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor September 26, 2019
Oakland resident Jacob Nixon announced his independent campaign for City Council District 3 Wednesday.
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