Late November after a contentious election cycle isn’t usually all that active in terms of political news, especially for a borough our size. However, this past week has offered Bellevue residents two exciting developments:
1) Bellevue Councilwoman, Kathy Coder was named chair of the Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT)! Not only is Liberty in Bellevue thrilled to have Bellevue represented in CONNECT, we are overjoyed to learn one of our own representatives has been appointed to lead the organization. For those who are unaware CONNECT is a network which brings together leaders from Pittsburgh and surrounding communities to address common issues such as transportation. Congratulations Kathy!!
2) Pastor, Air Force veteran, and Liberty in Bellevue founder/president Tom Fodi announced his candidacy for State Representative. Running on a Liberty, Equality, Accountability, and Prosperity platform, Fodi will seek to represent the newly established 20th Legislative District which includes Bellevue, Avalon, West View, portions of Ross Township, and the City of Pittsburgh. The seat is currently held by Adam Ravenstahl, the younger brother of Pittsburgh’s Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Rumors are flying throughout the region that Ravenstahl will have at least two, potentially three primary challengers this election cycle, leading many to view this as an exciting race already garnering attention throughout the region and in Harrisburg.
In other news –
Free holiday parking throughout the borough begins Friday, November 29 through Wednesday, January 1. Please be advised, however, that the free parking does not commence until 10am each day in order to prevent the borough from becoming a de facto “Park and Ride” throughout the holiday season.
The annual North Suburban Chamber of Commerce Light up Night is scheduled for Friday, December 6th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m and other seasonal fun will be had throughout the evening!