Pittsburgh Member of Council District 2
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Theresa Kail Smith
What are your top three priorities for this office?
What role do you see for your municipal government in interacting with Allegheny County Council?
How would you propose addressing the water, air quality and other infrastructure concerns of your residents?
Some college, many trainings, and certifications
Qualifications for office
I have served on City Council since 2009 and became City Council President in 2020. Prior to my service on City Council, I volunteered for local organizations throughout Pittsburgh and District 2 for more than 30 years.
2. Continuing to address quality of life issues for our residents
3. Creating safe, clean environments and continuing stabilization and development efforts in each neighborhood in D-2
I have a great relationship with my County Councilman, the County Executive, and others on Council and I fully expect to continue those relationships. It is important to focus on all levels of government because they all affect the City of Pittsburgh. In District 2, we work closely with our County Councilman on road reconstruction and social services.
During my time on Council, I held the first post-agendas and public hearings on the quality of water in the City of Pittsburgh. This directly led to the replacement of thousands of lead lines throughout the city. PWSA now claims Pittsburgh has the best quality of water in decades. While there is still work to do, I am working with PWSA and the Peduto Administration to encourage PWSA to offer payment plans to residents and small businesses who need to have infrastructure work done on their water lines or tap-in fees, which are costly. In terms of air quality, I am working to protect the tree canopy in District 2.
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