Group promoting cooperation between Pittsburgh, neighboring towns wants to keep Aspinwall in loop
The Congress of Neighboring Communities wants to make sure Aspinwall is well represented in discussions of local issues.
Jim Price, policy and project manager with the organization, known as CONNECT, updated officials on the group's work. The organization works to promote cooperation between Pittsburgh and neighboring communities.
“We like to make sure you guys have a strong voice in anything that deals with a lot of the issues that are going to be common with the urban core,” Price said.
Among the issues the group is working on is transportation and communicating with new leadership at the Port Authority of Allegheny County.
“We want to make sure that as they're deciding what programs to go forward with, we want to make sure Aspinwall has a voice,” Price said.
Price said the group also has focused on efforts to clean up rivers and reduce blight.
The group also plans to look at ways to help its member communities with parking.
“We're looking at developing parking ordinances that will be more beneficial to residents but also allow for people to park for commuting if the municipality wants that to happen,” Price said.
Price said the group wants to continue working with borough officials to help them any way it can. Council President Joe Noro said the borough's membership has been beneficial.
“It's very good for our community,” Noro said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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