|Posted by Elwin Green on July 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM|
Homewood's Councilman, the Rev. Ricky V. Burgess, is proposing legislation that will allow voters to decide whether Pittsburgh employees will be required to live in the City.
The legislation would NOT require City employees to live in the City, it would place a referendum on the ballot for November's election so that voters can decide whether or not to make that a requirement.
In the wake of the Henderson-Stewart incident, which was just the most recent in a string of high-profile cases of questionable police conduct, requiring Pittsburgh police officers to live in the City could go a long way in healing police-community relations.
I believe that requiring Pittsburgh employees to live in the City is a good idea, and I want to say that with my vote in November.
City Council is holding public hearing on the proposed legislation AT 1 PM TODAY. I won't make it. But I expressed my suport for the bill by filling out this form on the City's website. It took less than three minutes.
If you believe that voters should decide whether or not to require City employees to live in the City, please take three minutes or less right now to complete this form. If you don't know what to write, you can just say, like I did, "I support Bill No. 2013-1685."
Speak your mind, now, when it can make a difference.
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