Why build into a building that isn't accessible?
Council wants say on Allentown police station Council wants say on Allentown police stationDowd is right. Ravenstahl is wrong, again.
Friday, October 24, 2008
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A proposed police station move in Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods faces delays and procedural questions as some on City Council demand a vote on the $1.7 million project.
Announced by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in July, the shift of the Zone 3 station from South Side Flats to Allentown was to occur by Jan. 1 but now seems unlikely to happen before late March, because of the need to get waivers on accessibility rules.
The administration's decision to run the transformation of a former youth hostel into a police station through the Urban Redevelopment Authority, rather than city government, also may complicate matters.
Councilman Patrick Dowd wrote to Mr. Ravenstahl saying the project 'clearly falls well outside of the scope of the URA's mission' and demanding that he 'immediately bring this question before City Council.'
Promises were made that can't be kept, as usual.