Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Motznik Wants $2 Million to Pave Streets

Pittsburgh Councilman Jim Motznik wants to make sure the city finishes its plan to resurface 50 miles of city streets. He's introduced a measure to add more money to the paving budget. Motznik says the money for the program ran out with about six miles left to be paved, and all six miles are in his district. The funds ran out as the price of oil, and thus the price of asphalt, increased. Motznik says he has spoken to the mayor about re-allocating $2 million in unused capital funds. He says the money is not being taken from other unfinished projects.

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