Senate & House Urban Affairs Committees to Hold Hearing on Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – The Senate and House Urban Affairs Committees are teaming up for the first of three statewide public hearings to review the future of Pennsylvania’s cities in Pittsburgh next week.

Senator David G. Argall (R-29), who serves as Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, said the committees’ goals are to review issues facing cities of all sizes.

“We have a simple goal: To hear from different officials and organizations about issues our cities are facing and to work on ways to revitalize and assist in any way we can.”

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 29 starting at 10 a.m. at the Allegheny County Courthouse (436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh) in the Gold Room.

“I thank Senator Argall for holding this important hearing in Pittsburgh about the ‘Future of Pennsylvania’s Cities, Large and Small’,” Senator Jim Brewster (D-45), who serves as Minority Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, said. “We have an excellent array of testifiers to hear from and I look forward to learning about the positive things occurring in our communities as well as their concerns.”

Argall and Brewster believe the hearings will be beneficial to the legislature as they look to tackle important issues with distressed cities through the Act 47 Task Force.

The public is invited to attend.

Written comments will be accepted by the committee at

More information on the hearing can be found at

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