Archive for June, 2009

The Stimulus Oversight and Reinvestment in New Growth Commission

Monday, June 29th, 2009

On Wednesday, City Council will vote on Councilman Peduto’s legislation to create a new Stimulus Oversight and Reinvestment in New Growth (SOARING) Commission that will provide oversight and guidance on the use of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Commission will prevent the waste, fraud, and abuse of Stimulus Funds, while supporting the investment of federal dollars into the existing aging infrastructure, as well as the modernization and greening of Pittsburgh.

According to the federal guidelines for the program, “funding available under the Recovery Act has clear purposes – to stimulate the economy through measures that modernize the Nation’s infrastructure, improve energy efficiency, and expand educational opportunities and access to health care.”

The goals of the Commission will include:

·      Provide Accountability and Oversight of the City’s Stimulus Tracker Website

·      Adopt a Priority List of All City Projects

·      Provide Transparency and Details on the Value of Projects on Infrastructure, Energy, and Sustainable Employment For Pittsburgh’s Economy

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We’re Back!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

We took a month off from website updates after the May Primary election, but starting this week, we will be back to a regular schedule of new posts on this site.  Continue to stop by for regular updates!

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