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City Planning Seeks Public Input on Riverfront Zoning

Pittsburgh, PA (January 19, 2018) Beginning this weekend Saturday, January 20, 2018, those who own property along Pittsburgh’s 35 miles of riverfront are encouraged to review the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning’s proposed changes to the existing riverfront zoning code and participate in a 30-day public comment period. City Planning will send letters next week to property owners in and adjacent to the riverfront districts notifying them of the opportunity to comment on the zoning updates.

Snow Levels Elevated to Level 2

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2018) Snow Levels Elevated to Level 2 (3" to 6" forecasted snow/ or ice).  Our weather service (SKYWATCH) has issued a warning for 2” to 4” of wet, widespread snow from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday January 12 to 6:00 am to 9:00 am Saturday January 13 BUT it also includes a period of rain changing over to freezing rain and sleet between 5 pm to 7 pm today.

By | January 12th, 2018|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety|0 Comments

Mayor William Peduto Urges Action On DREAM Act

Pittsburgh, PA (January 8, 2018) More than ever, the City of Pittsburgh is recommitting itself to supporting and advocating for our residents affected by the president’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since the announcement we have signed on to a formal submission, drafted by the City of Montreal and the global city network Metropolis, which aimed to point out the vital role that local municipalities play in migration, and should therefore have a voice at the table. Also we partnered with the DC Immigration Hub signing on for the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to pass the Dream Act this year.

On the Grace of the Season and the Hope of a New Year

As some two billion Christians around the world tomorrow celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and his teachings of brotherhood, peace, and the hope of a new beginning, a poem by Maya Angelou comes to mind. On the Pulse of Morning closes with an exhortation to set aside fear in order to make room for hope...

Inauguration Ceremony and Celebration

The honor of your presence is requested to attend the Inauguration of William Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, the third of January, two thousand eighteen, at noon at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By | December 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Home Page Upcoming Event, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Inauguration Ceremony and Celebration

You Are Cordially Invited to the Inauguration of Mayor William Peduto

The honor of your presence is requested to attend the Inauguration of William Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, the third of January, two thousand eighteen, at noon at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By | December 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All|Comments Off on You Are Cordially Invited to the Inauguration of Mayor William Peduto

Public Works Crews Prepare For Extended Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Level 2 Snow Alert effective 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017. At 3:00 p.m. today, the Snow Plow Tracker was activated for the Level 2 snow event that is expected to begin between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. today. Current forecasts predict that this Level 2 snow event is expected to be a quick moving storm dropping 2” to 4” of snow over a 15 hour period. The Snow Plow Tracker was active until 2:00 p.m. today with coverage information from the previous Level 1 Snow event that began on December 12 and was scheduled to last until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14. As of 3:00 p.m. today, the Snow Plow Tracker will display coverage for the new Level 2 Snow Alert...

By | December 13th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety|Comments Off on Public Works Crews Prepare For Extended Winter Weather Forecast

Apply Now for the Ascender 2018 Incubator Cycle

Ascender is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit whose mission is to help early stage entrepreneurs of any industry (including nonprofits) by offering dedicated workspace, financial support, mentorship, and connectivity. This entrepreneurial hub is located in East Liberty to take advantage of proximity both to our city's major universities, as well as to many established startups. They have launched their 2018 Incubator Application Cycle to help Pittsburgh entrepreneurs start and build companies.

By | December 5th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Apply Now for the Ascender 2018 Incubator Cycle

Creating More Economic Opportunity with Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh

The Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh gives local nonprofits the opportunity to make our neighborhoods better by creating economic opportunity in the Pittsburgh area. Four winners will each receive $50,000 grants, plus training from Google to jump-start their projects. Then, the public will vote on a grand winner which will receive an additional $50,000!

By | November 18th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Social Justice|Comments Off on Creating More Economic Opportunity with Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh

Thank you, Pittsburgh!

I want to give a heartfelt Thank You to all of you who have given me the opportunity to serve this City we love for another four years. I could not have done this without your support, your energy, and your faith in the path we have started.

Election Night Party!

You are cordially invited to the Election Night Party! Come on out and dance, eat, and drink on Election Night. Join Mayor Peduto and the Allegheny Democratic Party on Tuesday, November 7th at 8:00 p.m. (after the polls close) for a great evening of celebration.

By | November 6th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Home Page Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Election Night Party!

Tomorrow: First We Vote, Then We Party!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November, 7th is Election Day. It's the day that you can help to ensure that we continue on the path to Building the Next Pittsburgh. Here's the information you need to make your plan to vote and where to celebrate after the polls close,

By | November 6th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh|Comments Off on Tomorrow: First We Vote, Then We Party!

Apply Now for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

If your a high school senior, or the parent or guardian of one, you likely already know that while college tuition keeps going up, financial aid is not keeping pace. Moreover, budget proposals by the President and Congress for 2018 propose slashing billions off of the Pell grant's "rainy day" reserve fund. What's a student to do? Enter the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

By | October 28th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth, Social Justice|Comments Off on Apply Now for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Pittsburgh Showcases Region’s Strengths Through Amazon HQ2 Proposal

All Pittsburgh Fans Asked to Join Effort and Share Why #OURPGHQ2
PITTSBURGH – October 19, 2017 – The regional partnership formed to pursue the Amazon HQ2 opportunity (PGHQ2) today submitted the region’s proposal for Pittsburgh to host Amazon’s second headquarters. The proposal was submitted jointly by City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman.

By | October 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Press Release|Comments Off on Pittsburgh Showcases Region’s Strengths Through Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Get Inspired at the Pitt Innovation Showcase!

The Pitt Innovation Showcase is your chance to see the latest University of Pittsburgh-generated innovations in health care, materials, Internet of things, information technology, analytics, energy, and more! These are projects by Pitt faculty, students and staff who are moving their entrepreneurial dreams toward commercialization, including local, early-stage spin-off companies.

By | October 14th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Get Inspired at the Pitt Innovation Showcase!

Ready for the Next Level? Apply for a Lift Grant!

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council -- via a generous grant from the Hillman Foundation -- has a new grant program for artists and organizations to create unique projects meant to "help propel artistic careers to the next level." The Council will award $5,000 to $20,000 Lift Grants twice annually to artists, organizations, nonprofits, and artistic collaborations within Southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties).

By | October 7th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|Comments Off on Ready for the Next Level? Apply for a Lift Grant!

The Clemente Museum is Helping Pittsburghers Help Puerto Ricans

Hurricane Maria has dealt a catastrophic blow to the island of Puerto Rico, taking out its electrical grid, telecommunications, transportation system, main industries -- all gone. Over three million of our fellow U.S. citizens are in dire need of clean water, food, medicine, personal hygiene products, gasoline, cash, virtually everything! As Pittsburghers, we know that Roberto Clemente gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico.

By | September 29th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Social Justice|Comments Off on The Clemente Museum is Helping Pittsburghers Help Puerto Ricans

Mayor Peduto Submits 2018 Budget and Five-Year Plan to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2017) Mayor William Peduto and the Office of Management and Budget today submitted a $555 million 2018 budget to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, as well as the City's updated five-year spending plan.

By | September 22nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Press Release|Comments Off on Mayor Peduto Submits 2018 Budget and Five-Year Plan to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority

City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 11, 2017) The City of Pittsburgh is launching a Multicultural Liaison Unit to help build trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Department of Public Safety workers and members of the city's immigrant and refugee communities. The unit will translate police, fire and medic materials into several foreign languages, hold educational events for immigrant communities, and provide multicultural training for Public Safety recruits.

By | September 11th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities