Press Releases

  • February 24, 2017Mayor George commends the Wilkes-Barre City Police Department on their recent joint effort with Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania State Police Troop “P” Wyoming, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.On February 23, 2017, Wilkes-Barre City Police issued drug search warrants at multiple locations in the Rolling Mill Hill section of the City at […]

  • February 13, 2017NOTICE TO RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE CITY OF WILKES-BARREThe City of Wilkes-Barre hereby reminds rental property owners of the following:It is the duty of the owner of regulated rental units to comply with all applicable Codes and to keep the property in good and safe condition.Before entering into any rental agreement or permitting […]

  • February 8, 2017Mayor George met today with senior staff members to discuss the impending winter storm and its potential impact on Wilkes-Barre.The Wilkes-Barre City Department of Public Works will be prepared to fully staff the storm,  including having someone available to answer phone calls from the beginning and until all city streets have been cleared […]

  • January 27, 2017Mayor Tony George expressed his disappointment of Council’s tabling of the debt restructuring plan presented by PFM Financial Advisors LLC.Mayor George’s two main priorities for 2017 are to ensure funding for the Solomon Creek Flood Protection Project and to restructure debt. The tabling of the long-term debt refinancing plan will impede both of […]

  • January 26, 2017Mayor Tony George on behalf of the City of Wilkes-Barre congratulates Senator John T. Yudichak, Senator Lisa Baker, Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Representative Gerald Mullery, Representative Tarah Toohil, Representative Aaron Kaufer, Luzerne County Manager Dave Pedri, District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, their respective staffs, members of the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association and their […]