South Watch:  The South Side Flats and Slopes Code Enforcement Project Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2017

Mission:  South Watch:  The South Side Flats and Slopes Code Enforcement Project works to improve the quality of life on the South Side by bringing people and institutions together to identify code violations, advocate for their remediation and monitor the outcomes.  (This is also the mission of Oakwatch.)

  1. Introductions (5 minutes)


  1. Presentation – Public Safety Director, Wendell Hissrich (15 minutes)


  • South Side Property Progress Report, Q & A (10 minutes)
    1. Bill Klimovich, Assistant Director, Department of Environmental Services
    2. Roberta Jamison, Administrator II, Department of Environmental Services
    3. Shawn Wigle, Program Supervisor, Department of Public Works
    4. Julie Reiland, Government and Public Relations Liaison, Permits, Licenses, and Inspections


  1. South Side Crime Report – Trends in crime for the month, Q & A (15 minutes)
    1. Pittsburgh Police, Zone 3
      1. Commander Karen Dixon
      2. Officer Nathan Auvril, Community Resource Officer
  • Sgt. Thomas Gaul, Saturation Detail


  1. Pittsburgh Parking Authority, Q & A (5 minutes)
    1. John Fournier, Director of Meter Enforcement and Residential Permit Parking


  1. News from Duquesne University Q& A (5 minutes)
    1. Tim Lewis, Director of the Office of Commuter Affairs
    2. Alexandra Kozak, Manager, Government and Community Relations


  • News from the Mayor’s Office, Q & A (5 minutes)
    1. Ernest Rajakone, Community Affairs Liaison


  • News from City Council, Q & A (5 minutes)
    1. Council President Bruce Kraus
    2. Neil Manganaro, Chief of Staff
    3. Brosha Thacheva, Community Relations Manager


  1. News from State Offices, Q & A (5 minutes)
  2. Robert Burns, Legislative Assistant, State Representative Jake Wheatley
  3. Teri Cataldo Fazio, Legislative Assistant, State Senator Jay Costa


  1. Community Announcements & Events
  2. District Attorney Press Conference – Thursday, September 14 – 10 AM @ Cupka’s 2
  3. 15203 Neighborhood Block Party – Saturday, September 16 from 3 PM – 8 PM at Ormsby Park – S. 22nd Street.
  4. South 21st Street Streetscape and Green Improvement Mtg – Tuesday, September 19th at Brashear Association from 6 – 8 PM.
  5. Step Trek, Saturday – October 7th at 11 AM
  6. Planning Forum – Tuesday, October 10th – Brashear Association at 5:30 PM


  1. Meeting adjournment


Next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11th at 6 PM at Brashear Association.