Media Advisory – Roundtable Discussion Will Focus on Neighborhood Revitalization, Blight

HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Wagner (R – York County), Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee, will host a roundtable discussion on blight and neighborhood revitalization in Monongahela on August 11. The discussion will take place after members of the Committee, along with local officials, go on a bus tour of blighted properties in Donora.

In April of this year, Senator Wagner held a public hearing in Washington County on blight and revitalization, after which the Senator proposed a bus tour of blighted property in the area. Wagner said, “This bus tour will be a great opportunity for members of the Committee and local officials to see with their own eyes the blight problem in our Commonwealth.”

The roundtable discussion will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Carroll Township Municipal Building at 130 Baird Street. Local elected officials, housing and redevelopment officials, and statewide housing organizations have been invited to participate.

The conversation will focus on state and local efforts to prevent blight and to remediate properties that have fallen into a state of disrepair. The roundtable discussion is a public event, and community residents are invited and encouraged to attend.

CONTACT: Robert Ribic (717) 787-3817