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August 29, 2007

EVENTS

August 29, 2007 - TODAY!

One Hill CBA Coalition Press Briefing
WHAT:
One Hill CBA Coalition Press Briefing
WHEN: Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Freedom Unlimited, Alma Speed Fox Building, 2201 Wylie Avenue (Corner of Wylie and Kirkpatrick)

"As negotiations approach for the Community Benefit Agreement around arena and Hill development, the One Hill CBA Coalition will conduct a press briefing Today at 10 a.m. The purpose of the briefing will be to share the process by which One Hill reached credibility as the representative for the Hill District in CBA negotiations as well as the process used to come to community consensus regarding community demands."

YDAC Monthly Meeting
WHAT: Young Dems of Allegheny County Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Allegheny Democratic Headquarters (810 River Ave, PGH, PA 15212)

"Join us for our monthly meeting. Candidates and Elected Officials are encouraged to attend. If you would like to speak at an upcoming meeting or would like to place a discussion item on our agenda, please fill out and submit this form from our website. We will be voting on changes to our by-laws to allow for the election next month." Visit the Young Democrats of Allegheny County on the Web: http://www.youngdemsallegheny.com

August 29, 2007

Public Hearing on State Act 55
WHAT: Public Hearing on State Act 55 for Non-profits and Tax Exemptions
WHEN: Thursday, August 30, 2007, 9:00 AM - Noon
WHERE: Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Corner of Grant & Forbes, 5th Floor)

"This coming Thursday, August 30, the Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing to "review" Act 55 of 1997, the Purely Public Charities Act...Act 55 is the law that allows hospitals, health insurers, and universities to avoid property taxation and other civic responsibilities." (More info at The Comet here.)

September 3, 2007

Register Voters on Labor Day
WHAT: Young Dems of Allegheny County (& Other Dems) registering voters
WHEN: Monday, September 3, 2007, 7:30 AM
WHERE: Center Ave and Mario Lemieux Place, Downtown Pittsburgh

"We will be joining other Democrats to help register as many new voters as possible at the Labor Day parade. We will meet at the location of the start of the parade...We will then march the course of the parade and encourge the spectators to make a difference on election day. Sign up here by clicking here!"

September 4 - 6, & 11 - 12, 2007

Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Town-hall Meetings
WHAT: Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Town-hall Meetings
WHEN: September 4 - 6, & 11 - 12, 2007
WHERE: North Side, Squirrel Hill, Greenfield, Downtown, Brookline (Meetings already took place in South Side, Mt. Washington & East End)

From ReformPittsburghNow: "The Pittsburgh Climate Protection Initiative is taking the show on the road. On Tuesday, September 4th, they will be at the Allegheny Unitarian Church and on Wednesday, September 5th, they will be at Wightman School in Squirrel Hill. More meetings are being planned and the details can be found at their website. The goal of these meetings is to hear from you on ways Pittsburgh can be proactive in lessening our emissions." Meeting details can be found here.

September 10, 2007

Pittsburgh City Council Post-Agenda Hearing on Police & Domestic Violence
WHAT: Post-Agenda Hearing on Police & Domestic Violence
WHEN: Monday, September 10, 2007, 1:30 PM (NOTE: meeting was originally set for 1:00 PM)
WHERE: Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Corner of Grant & Forbes, 5th Floor)

Follow-up meeting to the Public Hearing concerning the Pittsburgh Police Department's policy regarding officers with histories of domestic violence. Please note that the time has changed from 1:00 Pm to 1:30 PM.

September 14 - 16, 2007

Camp Wellstone at Pittsburgh
WHAT:
Camp Wellstone
WHEN: Friday - Sunday, September 14 - 16, 2007
WHERE: Pittsburgh, PA

"Camp Wellstone is for anyone who wants to improve their skills to organize and build political power, but is specifically geared towards people running or considering running for office, working on electoral campaigns, or organizing on issues in their communities. To learn more about Camp Wellstone, click here. If you can think of individuals, organizations, or campaigns that could benefit, please encourage them to attend. To register, sign up online here or visit www.wellstone.org ."

September 15, 2007

Forum on Open Government & Pennsylvania Open Records Law Workshop
WHAT: Open Government & Pennsylvania Open Records Law Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2007, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
WHERE: William Pitt Student Union on Pitt's Oakland campus, Pittsburgh PA

"Team 4 Investigative Reporter Jim Parsons and I [Bob Mayo] have been working on a special event and you're invited to join us. We think you'll find it interesting, whether you work in the news media or you're someone who wants to learn more about your rights as a Pennsylvania citizen to access pubic records...The event is co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition." More info at Mayo's blog and you can RSVP at event's website here.
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