There are a number of activities unfolding in our neck of the woods. This newsletter was passed to fellow coaches at a meeting hosted at Bethel Park about computer issues in competitive swimming.
TYPO below: The meeting is on November 13, 2019, as stated everywhere else.
The other site, Guard.4Rs.org, is where the lifeguard news is going to be placed.
Pittsburgh City Council members Deb Gross, Anthony Coghill, Theresa Kail-Smith, and Darlene Harris have all come out against the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s ballot referendum that, if successful, would increase city property taxes to create a fund that would help maintain Pittsburgh parks, while giving Conservancy officials “some say in the spending” of that public revenue, the PG’s Rich Lord reports. In a joint press release, Coghill and Kail-Smith leaned on the issue of affordability for homeowners who may “struggle to pay their mortgage, food, and medical bills,” while Gross wrote that her concerns center on accountability, pointing out that the Conservancy “has spent nearly a million dollars for your vote on a referendum with no term limit.”
Pennsylvania has few ballot questions. And when it does, it can go sideways and not matter
Super cool concept from our friends at Trying Together and the Pittsburgh Play Collaborative. This is a new event, never done before locally.
The flyer below has two pages. Click the button at the bottom to see more details from the other page.SWAP-MEET-FLYER-10.23.19-2.pub_
A special guest speaker is coming to Pittsburgh in early November 2019 to talk about some of these issues.
Update: The final game that included Ellis vs. Shady Side Academy was on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School field. Shady Side won, 1-0.
Hail to Pitt!
Are you going to be ready?
Let’s volunteer too.
Of course reporting can have a big impact on a community. This effort is something to watch, long-term.