Question on the November Ballot
Shall the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter be amended to establish a dedicated Parks Trust Fund beginning in 2020 to: improve, maintain, create and operate public parks; improve park safety; equitably fund parks in underserved neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh; be funded with an additional 0.5 mill levy ($50 on each $100,000 of assessed real estate value); secure matching funds and services from a charitable city parks conservancy; and assure citizen participation and full public disclosure of spending?
Phase Two of the Listening Tour will detail the plan for improved park safety, increased fair funding and access, and upgraded maintenance and facilities for all existing city parks to leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. This parks plan is being developed with community input.
There will be a series of community meetings where you and your neighbors can hear directly from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh about the positive changes coming to your parks.
Community meetings will be held throughout the city. These community conversations will emphasize the improvements planned for parks in the area of the city where the meeting is being held. However, Parks Conservancy and City of Pittsburgh leadership can address questions and issues related to all parks.