Wilkinsburg mayor backs merger with Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Annexations


Fig. 1. Photograph by author, November 25, 2020.

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Paul Van Osdol, “Wilkinsburg mayor backs merger with Pittsburgh,” WTAE, June 18, 2021, https://www.wtae.com/article/wilkinsburg-merger-with-pittsburgh-proposed/36768006

Charlie Wolfson, “An effort to merge Wilkinsburg with Pittsburgh is brewing,” Public Source, June 25, 2021, https://www.publicsource.org/wilkinsburg-annexation-pittsburgh-garrett-kail-smith-property-tax/

Jon Delano, “Wilkinsburg Moves Closer To A Vote On Merging With The City Of Pittsburgh,” KDKA-TV, June 28, 2021, https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/06/28/wilkinsburg-potential-merging-with-pittsburgh/

Sheldon Ingram, “A lot needs to happen for Wilkinsburg to merge with Pittsburgh,” WTAE, June 29, 2021, https://www.wtae.com/article/a-lot-needs-to-happen-for-wilkinsburg-to-merge-with-pittsburgh/36880087

Joe Arena, “Wilkinsburg, Pittsburgh consider merger,” WPXI, July 7, 2021, https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/wilkinsburg-pittsburgh-consider-merger/L4V5FRSEMREM5INDCLWYU7A7GE/

Ryan Deto, “Controller Lamb wants potential Wilkinsburg-Pittsburgh merger to spur more talks about municipal consolidation,” Pittsburgh City Paper, July 8, 2021, https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/controller-lamb-wants-potential-wilkinsburg-pittsburgh-merger-to-spur-more-talks-about-municipal-consolidation/Content?oid=19786764

WTAE, “Wilkinsburg pumps brakes on merger with city of Pittsburgh,” July 12, 2021, https://www.wtae.com/article/wilkinsburg-pumps-brakes-on-merger-with-city-of-pittsburgh/37002738

WPXI, “Group pushing again for Wilkinsburg to join with City of Pittsburgh,” October 4, 2021, https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/group-pushing-again-wilkinsburg-join-with-city-pittsburgh/IHMGF2AJTJAGHNFOICZZ3UGCLQ/

Pittsburgh History Pie, “Wilkinsburg was part of Pittsburgh in 1874, until it wasn't,” Twitter, November 10, 2021, https://twitter.com/BorosNorth/status/1458613222630735872

Charlie Wolfson, “If Wilkinsburg is annexed into Pittsburgh, what would happen to its residents’ taxes?” Public Source, November 16, 2021, https://www.publicsource.org/wilkinsburg-pittsburgh-annexation-merger-property-taxes-school-pennsylvania/

Christine D’Antonio, “Hearing to be held on proposed annexation of Wilkinsburg by Pittsburgh,” WPXI, December 4, 2021, https://www.wpxi.com/news/local/hearing-be-held-proposed-annexation-wilkinsburg-by-pittsburgh/LWPJOELLAFCALIFV77GQW5IIUE/

Charlie Wolfson, “Pittsburgh City Council hears public comment on divisive Wilkinsburg annexation issue,” Public Source, December 4, 2021, https://www.publicsource.org/civic-briefs-wilkinsburg-pittsburgh-annexation-council-hearing/

Megan Guza, “Pittsburgh council members hear comments on possible Wilkinsburg annexation,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 5, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-council-members-hear-comments-on-possible-wilkinsburg-annexation/

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh, Wilkinsburg leaders split on potential annexation,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 10, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-wilkinsburg-leaders-split-on-potential-annexation/

Julia Felton, “Wilkinsburg community group files annexation petition to court, seeking to be added to Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 11, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/wilkinsburg-community-group-submits-annexation-petition-to-court-seeking-to-be-added-to-pittsburgh/

Megan Guza, “Pittsburgh City Council must vote whether Wilkinsburg annexation will appear on borough’s ballot,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 5, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-city-council-must-vote-whether-wilkinsburg-annexation-will-appear-on-boroughs-ballot/

Jordana Rosenfeld, “In a contentious rally, regional leaders advocate for Wilkinsburg-Pittsburgh merger,” Pittsburgh City Paper, January 5, 2022, https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/in-a-contentious-rally-regional-leaders-advocate-for-wilkinsburg-pittsburgh-merger/Content?oid=20874525

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh City Council poised to dismiss Wilkinsburg annexation proposal,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 18, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-city-council-poised-to-dismiss-wilkinsburg-annexation-proposal/

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh City Council considers measure to explore annexing, merging with other municipalities,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 25, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-city-council-considers-measure-to-explore-annexing-merging-with-other-municipalities/

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh City Council delays vote on Wilkinsburg annexation,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 26, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-city-council-delays-vote-on-wilkinsburg-annexation/

Julia Felton, “As Pittsburgh considers studying mergers, neighboring communities say they’re not interested,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 2, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/as-pittsburgh-considers-studying-mergers-neighboring-communities-say-theyre-not-interested/

Julia Felton, “Pittsburgh City Council votes down Wilkinsburg annexation, for now,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 8, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-city-council-votes-down-wilkinsburg-annexation-for-now/

Julian Routh, “Pittsburgh City Council hears from stakeholders at 1st public hearing on Wilkinsburg annexation,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 1, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2022/03/31/wilkinsburg-annexation-pittsburgh-city-council-public-hearing-west-end-vote-annex/stories/202203310154

Ryan Deto, “Wilkinsburg group restarts Pittsburgh annexation process,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 30, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/wilkinsburg-group-restarts-pittsburgh-annexation-process/

Ryan Deto, “Wilkinsburg ballot question could lead to home-rule charter in face of annexation push,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 11, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/wilkinsburg-ballot-question-could-lead-to-home-rule-charter-in-face-of-annexation-push/

Megan Guza, “Wilkinsburg annexation process halted after judge rules current avenue invalid,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2022, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2022/10/31/wilkinsburg-merger-petition-judge-ruling-procedure-annexation-with-pittsburgh-1903-law-ballot-initiative/stories/202210310062