Sunday, September 22, 2013
A Taste of Grow Pittsburgh
The event will feature an assortment of tastings from Grow Pittsburgh's restaurant partners who purchase locally grown produce and host fundraising dinners for us. Guests will be invited to indulge in organic foods, sip local beer and wine, listen to great music, bid on wonderful silent auction packages and enjoy the galleries, patio and lawn surrounding Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
A Joint resolution proposed to amend the Pennsylvania constitution by giving the General Assembly authority to define who is or is not an "Institution of Purely Public Charity," has drawn criticism from the Peduto administration. Senate bill-4 would transfer power from local officials to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in determining what criteria must be satisfied to qualify for real estate tax exemption. Kevin Acklin, Chief of Staff to Mayor Peduto, says the bill disrupts the "status quo" and eliminates the city's ability to negotiate with its nonprofits in exchange for services.
Do you think Governor Corbett's appointment during his last week in office should be allowed to remain head of the State Office of Open Records?