I know the motivote team through the StartingBloc fellowship program. I participated in the StartingBloc fellowship and have helped to organize a few StartingBloc related events around Pittsburgh. If you are interested in social innovation, entrepreneurship and making the world a better place, please consider applying to StartingBloc.
Please share this information with anyone who lives in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional district. The founders of motivote, a NYC startup which focused on voter engagement, will be in Western Pa this weekend and want to talk with voters. They have planned several meetups in Greensburg and Carnegie at some great local businesses.… Read the rest
Today, March 1st is the last day to submit your Act 50 Application to Allegheny County to be able to receive a deduction on the assessed value for your property tax in Allegheny County.
How much can I save on annual property taxes in Allegheny County? $85.14
If the property is your primary residence, you can apply and see a reduction of $18,000 from the assessed value of your property.
Here is the example from the Allegheny County Real Estate website:
Example 1 (Without Exclusion):
A property is assessed at $100,000. The property tax would be $473.00 year:
Assessed Value… Read the rest
Are you a big sustainability nerd? Or are you looking for ways to improve transportation in your area? Well, then you’re going want to check out the Rail~Volution conference coming to Pittsburgh this fall. What’s Rail~Volution you might ask? It’s a non-profit organization that seeks to build more livable communities with transit. You know, like what’s happening in forward-thinking cities like Pittsburgh.
The annual three-day conference, previously held in places like Denver, Portland, Dallas, Boston, and San Fran, features 80 sessions related to transit and livability. The event is for “people involved in urban planning, people who are involved in… Read the rest
[tl;dr: $10 gets you some soup from awesome Pittsburgh chefs and the $ goes to local artists.]
Soup N’At is back! Great to see this event continue. Soup N’at is the Pittsburgh version of the Sunday Soup crowdfunding. Check out some of our past posts on Soup N’at here.
How does Soup N’at work?
Each guest donates $10 in cash at the door
Guests eat soup donated by Pittsburgh restaurants, usually accompanied by delicious bread
Local artists present their projects
Each guest casts a vote for their favorite project.
The winning project takes home all of the $ that was… Read the rest
On one of the first warm days after what has been never-ending and cold winter, we got to go outside and take our dog to the dog park (in our case the Highland Park Dog Run). And thank goodness we got to go out; our little dog has been chomping at the bit after being limited to short walks. The dog park was super muddy, which made it even more fun!
Our adventure was your pretty standard with a long classic game fetch; i.e., we throw a ball and our dog, kind of, brings it back.
After forty minutes of… Read the rest