Issue Date: 
July 21, 2008


Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg (foreground, right) and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (left) toured Oakland July 15, looking for building code violations and inspecting recently renovated properties during the third-annual Central Oakland “sweep.” They were accompanied by building inspectors, Oakland community activists, and members of the news media. The code sweeps began in the spring of 2006 to encourage Oakland landlords to keep their properties safe and clean for the approximately 20,000 university students residing in the neighborhood.