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Member of County Council At-Large

Initiates and adopts ordinances, makes appropriations, adopts annual balanced budget, adopts an administrative code, approves Executive appointments, conducts investigations of County Departments, accepts grants,gifts or donations on behalf of County, may modify or eliminate departments,agencies or functions that no longer serve citizens.

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    Bethany Hallam

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Last Name Hallam
First Name Bethany
Middle Name Ann
Age 30
Campaign Phone (412) 652-5743
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Education North Hills High School - 2008 B.A. Duquesne University - 2012
Qualifications for office I’m serving my first term as a Democratic state committeewoman for Pennsylvania’s 38th Senatorial district and second term as a local committeewoman in Ross Township. As an advocate and activist, I have experience fighting and succeeding to #MakeProgressHappen. I am endorsed by Rep. Summer Lee, Rep. Sara Innamorato, Rep. Ed Gainey, Mayor Marita Garrett, the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action, the Young Democrats of Allegheny County, Our Revolution, Women for the Future of Pittsburgh, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats, Sharpsburg Council President Brittany Reno, and O’Hara Auditor Darwin Leuba.
District At-Large
Transparency, Green Jobs, and Criminal Justice Reform. I will fight for public meetings and transparent operations. The Clairton Coke Works fire and air pollution control failures demonstrates racial and climate injustice. We must invest in green jobs so that the children of the Mon Valley can play outside without developing asthma. We must also eliminate the preventable human rights violations in our County Jail.
Decades of redlining and now gentrification are making it harder and harder for people to find affordable housing, and the original bus rapid transit service cut proposal would have devastated regular transit riders in favor of “choice riders” who already have access to a car. On County Council, I will fight for stronger affordable housing requirements in new developments and for transit access for all (including the fair fares campaign). I will also legislate changes to stop the warden's abhorrent policies that house transgender women with men.
We must make sure our citizen police review board has real power. The lives of Allegheny residents, particularly the lives of young men of color, are at risk. I am concerned because our county government failed to implement proper oversight of our small police departments. We must establish a public countywide database of officers and violations so that dangerous officers cannot move from one police force to another, and we must support use of force reform proposals.