On Wednesday, February 3, OPDC is convening a community-wide meeting at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center for residents to discuss the many proposed developments in Oakland with City of Pittsburgh representatives. The agenda will include the Oakland Gateway Venture Project at Bates and the Blvd of the Allies, the potential redevelopment of the Jewish Federation’s property on McKee Place, and the expanded Campus Advantage Project on Forbes Avenue. Please share the flyer with friends and neighbors. It is located here: http://www.opdc.org/plan-partner/development-in-oakland-a-community-wide-meeting-on-february-3/
- Citiparks' 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors
- Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool
- Mellon Park Tennis Center (regular operating hours)
- Schenley Park Skating Rink (Sessions: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4 – 6:30 p.m.)
Council President Kraus’ Oakland satellite office is now open by appointment only at People’s Oakland, 3433 Bates St. You can get in touch with Donna and Arlene at 412-689-1130 to make an appointment.
The March 31 open enrollment deadline under the Affordable Care Act is almost here. That’s why I’m co-sponsoring an event this week that can help you and your family, friends and neighbors get covered.
You’re invited to come to the Hill District YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave., this Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to ask experts your questions and sign up for coverage before the deadline.
Four key things to know:
1. Financial assistance is available for many Allegheny County residents.
2. There is NO charge for the in-person assistance Wednesday.
3. All plans will cover essential health benefits.
4. It doesn’t matter if you have a pre-existing condition.
For more information, please call my office at 412-471-7760.
New hours and grand opening of our District 3 satellite office in Oakland! Donna Wielock and Arlene Trost will be staffing the office, located at People’s Oakland, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10 to 2, beginning with a grand opening open house on Thursday November 14th from noon to 2 PM.
Several Judgeships, Mayor, Council District 6 (currently Dan Lavelle) and School Director District 5.
You can get more information from the League Of Women Voters
Check back for any reschedule.
Peoples Oakland, 3433 Bates St
This forum will focus on relationships between neighborhood residents, businesses and institutions, issues with difficult landlords and the best practices that help to solve problems and progress that has been made in this regard.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Community Human Services.
Sponsored by Central Oakland Community Organization (COCO), Peoples Oakland, Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID), Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC)
Mayoral and council candidates will be in attendance.
Contact Sandra Phillips at Peoples Oakland at 412-683-7150 for more information.
posted 4/18/13 @ 12:14 pm
With your help and input, we have compiled a detailed list of streets within our district that we would like to be paved this Spring. The following list was sent to the Department of Public Works for their consideration in regard to which streets are most in need of repair.
- Ward Street (between Cato & Frazier)
- 200-400 block of McKee Place
- Parkview (Oakland Square)
- Lawn Street (at Niagra)
- Zulema Street (between Ward & Bates)
- Pier Street
- Bouquet at Joncair
- Atwood (Parkview to Forbes)
- Mackey Street
- Swineburne at Parkview
- Oakland Way at Jet Way
After each decennial census, City Council is required to make changes to council districts to reflect the new population distribution throughout the City. Districts are required to be as equal in population as practicable, compact, contiguous, and in compliance with the federal voting rights act.
The 2010 Federal Census established the population of the City of Pittsburgh at 305,704–a decrease from 334,563 from the 2000 Census–putting the “ideal” district size at 33,967. Due to the population changes over the last ten years, current districts range in population from 28,695 to 39,259.
Check the website for maps and info.