In the words of Thomas Jefferson (as imagined by Lin-Manuel Miranda): You don't have the votes. That was Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith's message to her fellow members Tuesday at a post-agenda meeting on funding an affordable housing trust fund by raising the realty transfer tax. The idea is supported by community members and the mayor's office, but the people who really matter in this case — council members — aren't all on board.
For the first time in roughly a year, lead levels in Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority water samples didn't exceed an EPA threshold, TribLive reported. This is good news, but as PublicSource detailed, officials aren't celebrating yet. "We’re seeing a downward trend ... but we’re not accepting that as our 'mission accomplished,'" PWSA executive director Robert Weimar told the site. "We won’t be satisfied until all of of the lead is out of the system."
Want to learn more about self-driving cars and all things automated? Mark your calendar for Sept. 18, when Pittsburgh City Council will have a post-agenda meeting on the topic. And the meeting isn't just about cars, it's about potential policy changes and what automation means for the workforce.
Relax after work with Harris Grill's "Frosé All Day (or at least for Happy Hour)" event. This "Winey Wednesday" evening at the bar's Downtown location will feature rosé freeze pops, rosé cocktails and straight rosé, plus complimentary samples and rosé specials.
Where: Harris Grill at 245 4th Ave. (Downtown)
When: July 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Le'Veon Bell was reportedly offered more than $12 million per year by the Steelers leading up to this week's contract deadline which would have given him more than $30 million in the first two years. Instead, Bell will play 2017 under the franchise tag for $12.1 million. That's more than $8 more than the next highest-paid running back, but it's still $5 million less than Antonio Brown makes. Over the last three seasons, Brown has 391 touches on offense. Bell has 846, in 13 fewer games. The Steelers don't make longterm guarantees, but we looked at Bell's value to the to figure out ... is he worth it?
Instead of opening Snapchat or sending a text, try penning handwritten tales of your latest Pittsburgh adventures. Stop by a new writing station at Kimpton Hotel Monaco to write a postcard designed by a Pittsburgh artist and mail it near or far. Located in the boutique hotel’s living room just up the stairs from the lobby, the hotel's writing nook is filled with postcards and pens. Plus, hotel staff will add postage and deliver cards to the post office.