Bill Robinson http://wesa.fm en County Councilman Asks For $15 Million For August Wilson Center http://wesa.fm/post/county-councilman-asks-15-million-august-wilson-center <p>Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson (D-Hill District) is asking for $10 million to $15 million in capital funds from the city and county to bail out the <a href="http://wesa.fm/post/fate-august-wilson-center-open-question">financially strapped August Wilson Center for African American Culture</a>.</p><p>About $7 million would be used to pay off the center’s unpaid bills, including its mortgage, and keep the facility, which is facing liquidation. The legislation was introduced in County Council by Robinson who did not respond to a request for comment for this story.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:29:23 +0000 Michael Lynch 24775 at http://wesa.fm County Councilmember Calls On Fitzgerald To Release Fracking Proposals http://wesa.fm/post/county-councilmember-calls-fitzgerald-release-fracking-proposals <p>Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and County Councilman Bill Robinson (D-Hill District) are butting heads over access to proposals from energy companies to drill underneath Deer Lakes Park.</p><p>Robinson sent a letter to Fitzgerald asking that he make proposals submitted to the county last week public. Fitzgerald believes negotiations need to be conducted privately, and opening the discussion to the 15-member council could muddle the project’s success.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:15:17 +0000 Michael Lynch 19131 at http://wesa.fm