Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Pittsburgh City Council voted today on three separate bills that all related to Freedom Corner in the Hill District. Freedom Corner ownership has officially been transferred to the city from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The city also set up a trust fund for the civil rights monument that will pay for needed repairs. Councilwoman Tonya Payne, whose district is home to the monument, provided the trust fund's first $2,000. Payne says she hopes that the trust fund will prevent taxpayers from paying for repairs out of their own pockets.