Tag: City Council



Public supports city police residency requirement, council approves bill

JUST ENOUGH FOR THE CITY—Old, young, neighbors, strangers, activist and daughters of police officers came together to support a referendum question on requiring police to live in the city. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Because she lives in the city, in the Black community, and because she knew the women who staged a sit-in on Centre Avenue after the George Zimmerman verdict, Pittsburgh Zone 1 commander Rashall Brackney was able to defuse a situation that otherwise would have ended in multiple arrests.



Lavelle introduces vacant property registry bill

R. DANIEL LAVELLE With the battle over how best to deal with blighted properties continuing in Pittsburgh’s East End communities, city Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle has introduced legislation aimed at preventing more abandoned and foreclosed properties from adding to the problem.