Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey’s Office Pressed on Violence, Damage in Mellon Square Park

Pittsburgh Democratic Mayor Ed Gainey’s record on crime and city-property oversight are receiving heightened scrutiny in light of conditions at Mellon Square Park. 

In an email shared via Twitter by KDKA radio host Marty Griffin and Allegheny Councilman Sam DeMarco (R-At-Large) on Wednesday, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Chief Executive Officer Catherine Qureshi urged city officials to address violence and damage at the park. Located in Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle business district, the modernist plaza that sits atop a parking garage has existed since the mid-20th century and regional leaders have deemed it a major feature of their open-space preservation efforts. It reopened for the season about two weeks ago, Qureshi noted, and already problems abound. 

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