Allegheny County restaurant grading plan to get public hearing |

Allegheny County restaurant grading plan to get public hearing

Allegheny County Council will hold a public hearing in December to discuss a proposal to post letter grades outside county restaurants.

The hearing will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Gold Room of the Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown.

The proposal, opposed by the restaurant industry and supported by county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, would post A, B and C grades that reflect how restaurants score on their health and safety inspections.

The county Board of Health passed the grading proposal Sept. 3. Allegheny County Council members must approve the plan before it takes effect. The proposal is under consideration by council’s Health and Human Services Committee. Councilman John Palmiere, chair of the committee, said a final vote could wait until next year.

Council also set the 2015 property tax millage at 4.73 mills, the same as this and last year.

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