HPCC September Community Meeting

This Thursday, Sept 19, is the monthly HPCC Community Meeting at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. The theme is waste – and to encourage people to reduce their waste, we will be giving HPCC tote bags to everyone that attends (limit one per household). In addition to our regular Zone 5 police update, we will hear from:

  • Highland Park resident Sabrina Culyba, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at recycling, answering questions about what can and can’t be recycled in Pittsburgh, and how you can go beyond recycling limitations. She will also provide ideas for how individuals can reduce their plastics waste and discuss efforts to help businesses reduce their use of single-use plastics. Sabrina operates Recycle This Pittsburgh and directs Humane Action Pittsburgh’s No Plastic Please campaign.
  • HPCC Board Member Justin Sandherr, who will be signing up volunteers for the Garbage Olympics on 9/21, when neighborhoods all across the city will have competing clean-ups to see who can pick up the most trash. The competition will be judged by the Clean Pittsburgh Commission. There will be prizes for most trash collected as well as strangest item found and other surprises. The closing ceremonies (food provided) at Threadbare Cider and Mead kick off at noon!
  • HPCC President Stephanie Walsh, who will provide information and ask for a vote on proposed updates to our organization’s bylaws intended to streamline processes and bring them in line with current best practices.

Proposed Amendments to the HPCC Bylaws

At the 9/19/2019 HPCC Community Meeting, attendees will be asked to vote on proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws.  The board is proposing these changes in order to streamline processes and bring the bylaws in line with current best practices.  The changes would:

  1. Add an inclusivity statement;
  2. Adds provisions enabling officers to resign or to be voted out of office by the Board;
  3. Add provisions governing finances and accounting;
  4. Correct a typo; and
  5. Adjust article and section numbering, as needed.

The proposed amendments are available here.


HPCC Night at the Movies: Popcorn & PJs – August 26th

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In conjunction with the City’s “Cinema in the Park” program, the HPCC is hosting Movie Night parties.  Come enjoy free popcorn, themed party favors, trivia, and hanging under the stars with your friends and neighbors!  Movies begin at sunset; the parties an hour before.  The location is Mount Bigelow – the highest point in the park! – on Reservoir Drive, on the back side of the reservoir, off the parking loop.

Monday August 26:  Popcorn & PJs

  • Snuggle up – it’s a pajama party!  Come in your PJs and bring your pillows.  We’ll settle you in with goodies, popcorn, and Disney trivia – Trivia winner will receive a pair of movie passes to the Waterworks Cinema!
  • Movie:  “Dumbo” (2019, PG)
  • RSVP Here
All events are free, but please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
For more information on Cinema in the Park, please visit:
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Pittsburgh Safe Driving Pledge

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The City of Pittsburgh has launched the Pittsburgh Safe Driving Pledge! Residents can promote safe driving behavior by pledging to always follow the speed limit and stop for pedestrians. This resident-based initiative will not only help keep traffic at a safe speed, but also make drivers more aware of and courteous to other road users—especially pedestrians and cyclists.
For more information please see the Safe Driving Pledge webpage