Allegheny County Board of Health

The Allegheny County Board of Health met for a pre-scheduled meeting on Wednesday, a day after Allegheny County Council voted down a proposed food facility grading system.

The system would have posted letter grades outside of restaurants. Council voted against it 12-1. County Councilman John Palmiere, who represents District 6, was in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting. He was the only person on Council who voted in favor of the grading system.

The Allegheny County Board of Health voted to move forward on crafting a new restaurant grading system that would give eating establishments a letter grade from "A" to "C."

The Allegheny County Health Department is celebrating a legislative victory that will allow them to more effectively monitor air and water pollution.

In December, County Council passed a law that requires companies performing hydraulic fracturing within the county to notify the Health Department as each phase of the process begins.