Archive for The Issues

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:19AM

Supporting Growth Through Community Planning

District 8 was the only Council district to grow in population over the past 10 years, and we grew by nearly 10%. The reason for this incredible population growth is our desirable residential neighborhoods, thriving business districts, and proximity to some of the City’s most important institutions. In addition to…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:16AM

Matching Police Resources with District 8 Needs

District 8 is unique. We have more walkable business districts and denser residential neighborhoods than any other Council district, we have incredible diversity thanks to our universities and tech-sector businesses, and we have more students than any other area of the City. Our public safety strategy should fit these realities….

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:15AM

Using Technology for City Service

Not only does the City need to create a supportive environment for new businesses in the tech sector, we need to start using the technology that this region is inventing and spreading throughout the world. We live in the 21st century yet our City government operates with 1980s technology. The…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:15AM

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For all of the incredible technological resources Pittsburgh has to offer – from our hospitals and universities to small start-ups throughout District 8 – City government is doing next to nothing to help young entrepreneurs get their ideas, and their businesses, off the ground. The City should become a one-stop…