A resident new to the area says that the borough's pool rates are too high.
Thursday, February 28
My wife and I are fairly new to Pittsburgh, having moved here from Ohio early last year. We bought our house in Forest Hills last April. The 2013 admission price schedule for the Forest Hills pool was published in the latest Tree City Times, and I was surprised because the daily admission prices and the season pass rates seemed considerably higher than anywhere else I've lived. Today I spent a little too much time poking around online, and confirmed my initial impression. I called Recreation Director Cindy Simm, and she insisted that the pricing at Forest Hills Pool is lower than four or five nearby pools, but the only one she named was the Edgewood Club, which is private. Comparing Forest Hills Pool's rates to every other publicly owned …
Forest Hills resident questions benefit to district's children if administration building is sold and offices moved to Braddock.
Thursday, January 24
Open Letter to Woodland Hills School Board: As a Forest Hills resident, district taxpayer, and parent, I urge caution to the Woodland Hills School Board with regard to the TREK proposals to relocate district administrative offices and sell district property. TREK’s proposal offers no strong financial argument and no clear benefit to the district. Leasing space (regardless of in which community) would create a new cost that will ultimately lead to higher taxes for all district residents without providing any direct benefit to most. I look to the school board to find ways to reduce district costs and thus my taxes, not to raise them. And where is the benefit to students? None of what I’ve heard about this proposal addresses how students …