The Allegheny Conference is focusing on those state laws that have substantial impact on local governments' costs and supporting binding arbitration and public pension reform. The Conference continues its efforts to bolster the effectiveness of Act 47 and is staffing the Sewer Regionalization Study Review Panel at the request of ALCOSAN to facilitate a broadly supported regionalization approach, including an emphasis on source reduction and green infrastructure to better manage and reduce the cost of needed infrastructure improvements.
The panel released its findings in March 2013 after evaluating the wastewater and stormwater infrastructure within the 83 community ALCOSAN service area. To learn more, read the news release, executive summary and full report.
The Pittsburgh Impact Initiative, which targets the small group of regional companies that are creating a disproportionate percentage of new jobs, continues. A special emphasis is being placed on supporting minority and women-owned businesses as well as connecting smaller, entrepreneurial companies with the established corporate community.
A critical focus remains the support of sustainable reforms to ensure the survival of Port Authority Transit and development of the Oakland-Downtown Bus Rapid Transit system. Use this link for more information on our related transportation and infrastructure efforts.
The Allegheny Conference is also working to promote housing policies that support economic vitality and is planning a leadership-benchmarking visit in the near future.
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