He’d be a great pick, obviously.
The high cost of car-related expenses as a household budget item is a major equity blindspot for many Democratic city politicians. For some, the political imagination spans from low-income car owners to high-income car owners, and so the “equitable” policy agenda is all about lowering the costs of car ownership as a bankshot way to [...]
Maximize payment convenience and people will accept parking fee hikes with little complaint: Megan McBride, the farmers market manager, said the new meters pleased the thousands of people attending the weekly outdoor event. In a break from years past, McBride said parking complaints were nil this season. “We heard a lot less grumbling about parking [...]
Good interview from Nicole Radzievich, but Benner should head over to Easton though, where a “youthful renaissance” has been taking hold for years now. All the older city downtowns, and some boroughs like Wilson, Nazareth, and Emmaus are ripe for some infill development. We just need more developers like Dennis Benner and sons who get [...]
Bernie O’Hare says Bethlehem Mayor-elect Bob Donchez’s pick for Director of Community and Economic Development, Alicia Karner, was a primary booster of one of the most wasteful sprawl projects in recent memory when she was working as outgoing Northampton County Executive John Stoffa’s economic development head. Karner promised that this wouldn’t be *just any* Big Box interchange [...]
Part of the problem with grocery stores not moving into lower-income neighborhoods is the gap between what residents can afford to pay, and what grocery stores have to charge to maintain a profit margin. Even in downtown Pittsburgh grocery stores have had a hard time keeping the lights on, in part because there’s not been sufficient foot traffic. For [...]