Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Pittsburgh City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed merger with Allegheny County. The date for the hearing has yet to be determined, but City Council President Doug Shields says the meeting will happen soon. He is not happy that members of City Council have not thus far been included in the debate on the proposed merger. Shields says the merger as now proposed would eliminate City Council. He says he is all for shared services, or a merger that would keep the city as a separate entity.