Pittsburgh City Council President Doug Shields presented a proposal for public hearing on the location of the Zone 3 Police Station. Councilman Bruce Kraus, who represents the neighborhoods served by that police station, says he also favors a hearing. Kraus says he wants to hear his constituents' concerns about the station directly. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced last week that the station would move from its current location on the corner of 17th St. and Mary St. on the South Side to a former youth hostel in Allentown.
Councilman Bill Peduto presented a tentative price for the Pittsburgh Municipal Court Building which is set to be sold to the state. He says the state will pay about $9 million. Few city employees remain in the building since Pittsburgh's magistrate courts were combined with the state court system in 2003.