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Pittsburgh would pay consultant another $100K to calm rowdy revelers

Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review
Patrons of Jack's Bar on East Carson Street look out the window at Senior Building Inspector Patrick Brown on Friday, January 18, 2013. The Jan. 18-20, 2013, weekend marked the beginning of the South Side enforcement blitz with included building inspections by code enforcement officers and firefighters, police patrols through alleys targeting disorderly conduct, roving DUI patrols and an increase in towing enforcement.

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Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced legislation to pay a California-based consultant an additional $100,000 for the second part of a plan to reduce rowdy nighttime behavior in three neighborhoods.

The city last year paid Responsible Hospitality Institute $100,000 to study the South Side, Downtown and Lawrenceville and recommend ways to improve public safety and the quality of nightlife there. Recommendations included developing specialized police teams trained to deal with drunken revelers and transportation improvements to safely move people in and out of the South Side.

The institute would coordinate implementation of the suggestions under the extended contract, according to Councilman Bruce Kraus.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in January announced increased weekend police patrols and building inspections on the South Side after five police officers fired shots at a driver involved in a chase along Carson Street while the street was crowded with bar patrons.

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