Friday, April 17, 2009

Pittsburgh City Council Postpones Curfew Center Vote

Council President Doug Shields does not support the one-year, $500,000 contract to Three Rivers Youth requested by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Shields says it would cost thousands of dollars for each of about 40 or 50 children a year, and data do not show that such centers reduce crime.

He says it would be a better investment for the city and its youth to put the $500,000 a year into re-opening pools and recreational programs that were cut during the city's tough times.

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