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February 26, 2008

EVENTS

February 26, 2008

Public Hearing on the Campaign Finance Reform (Bill No. 2008-0026)
WHAT:
Pittsburgh City Council Public Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform Bill
WHEN: TODAY! Tuesday, February 26th, 2008, 2:00 PM
WHERE: Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Corner of Grant & Forbes, 5th Floor)

On Tuesday at 2:00 PM, City Council will be holding a Public Hearing to discuss the recently introduced Campaign Finance Reform bill. Pennsylvania is one of the only states in the country without campaign finance reform regulations. In the other states, cities have enacted their own rules to promote fair and transparent elections. Even Philadelphia has passed campaign finance reform legislation. Tell City Hall it is time for Pittsburgh to join the modern era by clicking here. To learn more, click here.

Drinking Liberally Pittsburgh Returns!
WHAT:
Drinking Liberally Pittsburgh
WHEN: TODAY! Tuesday, February 26th, 2008, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Buffalo Blues, 216 S Highland Ave in Shadyside, Pittsburgh PA

Starting next Tuesday, February 26th, 2008, Drinking Liberally Pittsburgh returns. Join us at Buffalo Blues, 216 S Highland Ave in Shadyside at 7:00PM for an evening of progressive converation and liberal, but responsible!, drinking. The manager has given us the upper floor area for our gathering so we won't have to talk over the music and other festivities. Look for the Drinking Liberally arrow near the stairs and come on up! For more information on the location and meeting dates, please visit the Drinking Liberally chapters page: http://drinkingliberally.org/locations.html and scroll down to Pittsburgh's entry. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop an email at pittsburgh@drinkingliberally.org


February 27, 2008

Post Agenda on New Mega-electronic Billboard
WHAT:
Pittsburgh City Council Post Agenda on Downtown LED Billboard and the Department of City Planning
WHEN: Wednesday, February 27th, 2008, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Corner of Grant & Forbes, 5th Floor)

On Wednesday at 1:30 PM, City Council will hold a special meeting to investigate the apparent lack of due process in granting a permit to build an electronic billboard at Grant and Liberty. The City Code requires approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment (to increase a non-conforming use), approval from the Planning Commission (for exterior improvements greater than $50,000 downtown) and approval from City Council (to grant a Conditional Use application). All three approvals require a Public Hearing to hear from the people. Additionally, because the garage is owned by the public, any contract would have to be advertised and open to bids. The permit was issued without any approvals, any public hearings and the contract was awarded without any other vendors being permitted to bid. Let City Council know how you feel by clicking here. To learn more, click here.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Only a Democrat can find a way to prohibit free speech and then tell you it is fair and open. LOL LOL And fair elections, in the minds of the left, means changing the rules till they win. Sort of like what they did with Torricelli in NJ and what Sen. Clinton is now attempting to do within her own party. But remember it is all the fault of Karl Rove. You left wingers are just funny to watch.