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City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt October 20, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council amended and advanced Shadyside developer Walnut Capital’s Oakland Crossings plan last Wednesday, moving it to the City Planning Commission.
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.
Pittsburgh City Council’s Committee on Public Works held a meeting Wednesday to discuss several subjects, including a proposed ordinance to establish traffic regulations for the Spin scooters.

Pittsburgh City Council takes step toward stricter scooter regulations

By Natalie Frank, News Editor September 17, 2021
Pittsburgh City Council preliminarily passed an ordinance regulating Spin scooters on Wednesday. The ordinance requires scooter users to abide by certain traffic laws, such as a registered speed limit and specific parking rules.
Pitt officials presented the Universitys Institutional Master Plan to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon.

Pitt officials present Institutional Master Plan to City Council

By Natalie Frank, News Editor July 16, 2021
Pitt officials presented an application for Pitt’s new Institutional Master Plan to members of Pittsburgh City Council at a public hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Incumbent Bruce Kraus beat independent Jacob Nixon in Tuesday’s election for the District 3 City Council seat.

Democratic incumbent Bruce Kraus retains District 3 City Council seat

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2019
Incumbent Bruce Kraus beat independent Jacob Nixon in Tuesday’s election for the District 3 City Council seat, which covers several neighborhoods, including Central Oakland, South Oakland, South Side Flats and South Side Slopes.
Leon Ford (left) speaks with East Liberty community members at his campaign’s “A Seat at the Table” event Wednesday evening. Ford plans to run for the Pittsburgh city council’s ninth district seat on platform centered around community engagement.

Leon Ford makes ‘A Seat at the Table’ for community

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News December 6, 2018
Rather than speaking to a crowd from a pulpit, Leon Ford prefers to engage with his community by sitting among them to hear what they have to say.
The Pittsburgh City Council’s recently passed Registered Community Organizations ordinance is intended to allow community groups to have input in city planning and development.

Editorial | Pittsburgh ordinance stifles community voices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 5, 2018
Community voices in Pittsburgh lobbied for a seat at the table in city planning and development. The process to earn that seat is shutting them out.
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