Bi- Annual Legislative Reception
Join your state and federal legislators, Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh leaders and fellow local officials as we celebrate the spirit of intergovernmental cooperation! Thursday, January 19 2017 at the Sheraton in Station Square.
In recent months, ALOM municipalities have made strides through our county associations to focus on key legislative priorities in our region. The ALOM Bi-Annual Legislative Reception serves as a springboard for those efforts by providing municipal officials with an opportunity to build a dialogue with their representatives in order to advance those legislative priorities, to guard against unfunded mandates and to share critical information about initiatives taking place within our communities.
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Fall 2016 Newsletter
ALOM recently published it’s Fall 2016 Newsletter! Articles include content about the Banner Community Program, 2017 Legislative Reception and content about each our of our associations: ACBA, ACATO, and AC&WPATC. Please read it here!
State Senate Approved Legislation to Allow Local Police to Use Radar
Tuesday, the Senate approved legislation that would allow local police departments to use radar to monitor speed. The bill would require municipalities to pass ordinances allowing the use of radar and post signs indicating that it is being used. The measure now heads to the House.
Why is this Important?
- Allegheny County Municipalities have long-advocated for the use of radar by municipal police for responsible speed timing technology.
- PA is the only state in the country whose local police cannot use this technology.
- Latest statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that PA has the worst record in the U.S. for speed-related fatalities.
The legislature has just three more voting days before its two-year session ends. Any bill that does not get passed and signed into law will have to be reintroduced in the next legislative session, which begins in January. ALOM members are encouraged to contact their State House members in an effort to encourage support for this long awaited legislation.