Pittsburgh’s new mayor cuts free parking passes

  • February 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s newly elected mayor cut the number of free parking passes issued to employees of the city and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.

The executive policy issued by Mayor Bill Peduto Monday eliminated all but 29 of the 271 passes previously issued under the former mayor, Luke Ravenstahl.

Peduto said the passes cost the city as much as $1 million in lost parking revenue annually, money that’s earmarked to bolster the city’s pension fund.

Eighteen passes will be issued to department heads who can let employees sign them out on an as-needed basis. The other 11 will go to the nine city council members, the city controller, and a law department attorney.

The mayor’s office, which formerly had nine passes, now has none.

Similar passes for on-duty fire and police officials are being reviewed.


blog comments powered by Disqus

County adopts ordinance to protect dogs from extreme weather

Ohio man convicted in sex abuse of girls gets life in prison

Ohioan accused of stealing $940K in benefits over 23 years

Lawmaker seeks support in House for Kane impeachment memo

New state Senator sworn in

Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing

Republicans eye veto override in budget fight

Judge weighing juvenile court for teen in mass stabbing

Trooper shot in shoulder following traffic stop

Judge rules in favor of ski resort in road closure suit