Local Matters

Public Comment on Police Review Board

Diane Spicher, President of Veterans and Patriots United has been a vocal opponent of the proposed Police Review Board. She received the following information for those interested in being involved. 

Dear Diane:

You have recently reached out to the office of Allegheny County Council to voice your position on the potential creation of a police review board.  Due to your interest on this subject, I have attached an advertisement announcing two (2) upcoming public discussions that are being held on this topic.  Please feel free to attend either or both of them.  If you wish to speak during Public Comment, please sign up at County Council’s homepage athttp://www.alleghenycounty.us/county-council/index.aspx

Thank you for your interest.

**Sent on behalf of all Members of Allegheny County Council**

Ken Varhola, Chief of Staff

Allegheny County Council

119 Courthouse

436 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

(412) 350-6490 Office


AUGUST 29 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 PM


The Council of Allegheny County will conduct public meetings, pursuant to Bill No 10714-18, on Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30, 2018, with each session to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Meeting locations are as follow:

Wednesday, August 29: 

Elsie Hillman Kauffman Auditorium at the Hill House

1825 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Thursday, August 30: 

Millvale Community Center

416 Lincoln Avenue

Millvale, PA  15209

The primary purpose of these meetings is to gather information to be used in evaluating the potential for drafting an ordinance relating to the creation of a County citizen’s police review board.

Individuals wishing to speak must register in advance at least 24 hours before the scheduled beginning of the meeting, and in accordance with all applicable rules governing public comment at Council meetings which can be found on the County Council webpage https://www.alleghenycounty.us/county-council/index.aspx, or by calling the Office of County Council at 412-350-6490, or in person at Room 119, County Courthouse, 436 Grant St.  Please note:  due to facility rental agreements, meetings must end promptly at 7:00, and time slots for offering comments are therefore limited.

Written testimony will also be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2018, without the need to sign up in advance.  Written comments should be sent to:

Jared E. Barker, Chief Clerk

Allegheny County Council

436 Grant Street, Room 119

Pittsburgh, PA 15219