Where is the cooperation from the city of Pittsburgh regarding calls made to it concerning anything that needs to be worked on such as street cleaning or even painting yellow curbs in our neighborhood?
First, the city is extremely slow responding to telephone calls. The city personnel tell you they need a petition of citizens requesting certain things that need to be done. It's frustrating to deal with city of Pittsburgh personnel; they seem to have rules and regulations that were just recently enacted with the new mayor! All I would like to see is better cooperation and action to correct situations that need attention.
Second, they seemed to be oblivious to the facts given to them. It appears that they really could not care about what you might request them to do. My experience with the mayor's office is that they do not want to be of any help when you call them. I tried to get the city to clean parts of Forbes Avenue near Braddock Avenue for at least three weeks following a heavy rain storm that left a lot of debris, i.e., stones, tree branches and sand that flowed down Forbes Avenue from Squirrel Hill. This stuff was deposited in our block and is very unsightly and should be swept from the street.
Why do we need a petition from those living nearby to send to the city for action to remove this debris? In the past, under at least three other mayors, when we called the city for action concerning anything we thought was needed, we always got results.
I would like to see results, not excuses. Don't just sit there, do something!