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File #: 2011-1844    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 6/28/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/28/2011
Enactment date: 6/28/2011 Enactment #: 446
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Title: Now, therefore be it resoloved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby recognize and honor Lawrenceville United's noble efforts of community engagement, organizing, advocacy, planning and development to improve the neighborhood of Lawrenceville for a the last ten years; and Be it further resolved, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby declares Wednesday. June 16, 2011 Lawrenceville United Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Patrick Dowd, All Members
Attachments: 1. 2011-1844.doc

Whereas, ten years ago, a group of determined residents from Lawrenceville got together with the support of their local officials to give a voice to residents on all things planning and quality of life by creating Lawrenceville United (LU); and,
Whereas, since then the organization has grown to represent 700 members; and,
Whereas, LU represents the more than 11,000 residents of Lawrenceville on development projects, planning efforts, and in advocating for resources and programs; and mobilized hundreds of residents around absentee landlords, nuisance bars, and graffiti artists that hinder the progress that so many are working towards; and,
Whereas, the events that LU sponsors, such as National Night Out and Community Clean-Up Days, not only bring the community together, but also demonstrate valuable community skills, like block watch assembly and communication, how to talk to the police, and other useful tools for residents; and,
Whereas, LU has purchased more than 20 of the worst blighted, abandoned, dilapidated structures and lots and has worked over the past 10 years to repurpose these, adding community gardens and greenspace to the community, providing sideyards for responsible property owners, and more; and
Whereas, hundreds of Lawrenceville youth have participated in LU's youth camps and programs, including Summer Celebration Day Camp and the Unity Art Program, the annual Children's Halloween event, and Light Up Lawrenceville events; and
Whereas, LU has been a driving force behind the annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration and serves as the fiduciary agent to support many grassroots residential causes and projects including the Dog Park, and the Lawrenceville Organic Community Garden; and,
Whereas, LU continues to steward development in Lawrenceville with the best interests of residents in mind and in working to create a clean, safe, and green community.
Now, therefore be it resoloved that the Council of the City of P...

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