2013-01-17


Fitzgerald Submits Legislation, Appointments to Council

Executive Presenting “State of the County” at January 22 Council Meeting

PITTSBURGH – County Executive Rich Fitzgerald submitted three items of legislation to County Council for consideration at its upcoming meeting:

  • Legislation to move forward the process for shale gas development on county-owned properties at the Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Ordinance authorizing the razing of the Fourth Avenue Parking Garage
  • Ordinances (four separate) authorizing the use of property in 1) North Park for the design, construction and management of a Treetop Adventure Course and Zipline Course; 2) South Park for the use of property by the South Park Area Radio Kontrol Society (SPARKS); 3) South Park for the use of property by the South Park Youth Football Organization; and, 4) South Park for the use of property by the South Park Theater, Inc.

Additionally, the Executive submitted the following appointments to County Council for consideration:

  • Kathleen Testoni, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Advisory Board
    Deanna Brown, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Advisory Board
    Lynda Marnoni, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Advisory Board
    Barbara Wolvovitz, Mental Health & Intellectual Disability Advisory Board (reappointment)
  • Eric Hulsey, Drug & Alcohol Planning Council (reappointment)
    Abbie Scanio, Drug & Alcohol Planning Council (reappointment)
    Mario Browne, Drug & Alcohol Planning Council
  • Claire Walker, Jail Oversight Board
  • Toni Silva, MBE Advisory Committee (reappointment)
    Marc Little, MBE Advisory Committee (reappointment)
    Victor Diaz, MBE Advisory Committee (reappointment)
    Austin Davis, MBE Advisory Committee (reappointment)

County Executive Fitzgerald also announced that Joe Gavlik has been named the Chief Information Officer of the County in the Division of Computer Services.  A 43-year veteran of the county, Gavlik had been serving in an acting capacity.  Joe has served in many capacities in the Division of Computer Services during his tenure and has been an instrumental part of the division’s growth and success.

At County Council’s upcoming January 22 meeting, the County Executive will be presenting his State of the County address.  In addition to speaking about the accomplishments of the past year, the Executive is expected to talk about the release of his Vision Teams reports, drilling at the airport, legislative priorities for the coming year, the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Courthouse and 225th Anniversary of Allegheny County, and his forthcoming plan to confirm the accuracy of tax exemptions and challenge those non-profits that are ineligible for the exemption.

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