Independent Mayoral Candidate Kevin Acklin has unveiled a plan to reinvest in Pittsburgh neighborhoods if elected. Called The Acklin Plan, it has many bullet points that include restructuring the Bureau of Building Inspection and creating a one-stop program for potential small business owners who want to build in the city. He also has initiatives to bring at least one community development project to every neighborhood in Pittsburgh within a four-year span. Acklin says investing in BBI would improve many aspects of the city.
“We have vacant properties. We have absentee landlords, and BBI is the agency that’s supposed to be the enforcing these code violations. The mayor has proposed a 10 percent cut in his budget to BBI,” he says.
He says that by reinvesting in city neighborhoods, it would grow the city over time.