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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|0 Comments

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on President Trump Ending DACA Immigration Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation: "President Trump's decision today is pathologically cruel and a tragic repudiation of fundamental American values...

By | September 5th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Social Justice|0 Comments

A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace

Pittsburghers of all backgrounds are invited to join Mayor Peduto, elected officials, faith leaders, and community partners for a celebration of unity. In these trying times, Pittsburghers will respond the same way our community always has, by coming together to show respect and tolerance for each other.

By | August 17th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Social Justice|Comments Off on A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace

Planned Bike Lane Installation in North Oakland To Begin Tuesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 11, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Public Works advise that the installation of bike lanes on portions of Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard in North Oakland will begin on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

By | August 12th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Press Release, Public Safety, Transportation|Comments Off on Planned Bike Lane Installation in North Oakland To Begin Tuesday

City of Pittsburgh Launches Parcel Map in Burgh’s Eye View Application

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2017) - Furthering the Peduto Administration's commitment to transparency and open data, the City of Pittsburgh today unveiled Burgh's Eye View Parcels, a new feature of the mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to property data. For the first time, residents can access parcel-level information online and gain visual insight into a wide range of data including city-owned properties, tax delinquent properties and parcels in a property tax abatement program. Burgh’s Eye View Parcels is a centralized and easy to view location for parcel information that was previously scattered and difficult to access, ultimately assisting residents and community groups in fighting blight and planning brighter futures for Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

By | July 27th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Government Reform and Innovation, Press Release, Technology and Design|Comments Off on City of Pittsburgh Launches Parcel Map in Burgh’s Eye View Application

A+ Schools Report to the Community

A+ Schools is "Pittsburgh’s Community Alliance for Public Education." They advocate for educational equity and excellence in the public school system through educating the public, increasing awareness, and engaging the community in efforts to advance change. The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation mission is "to improve the quality of life for all in Garfield and surrounding neighborhoods through active community engagement." Together, they will host a meeting on Tuesday, July 25th where A+ will present their "Report to the Community."

By | July 24th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|Comments Off on A+ Schools Report to the Community

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Latest PWSA Lead Compliance Results

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 18, 2017) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the release of new test results showing Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority water is not in exceedance of federal lead regulations...

By | July 18th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Press Release, Public Safety|Comments Off on Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Latest PWSA Lead Compliance Results

Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2017) Mayor William Peduto remains in Lyons, France, for an international conference on urban leadership, where he is a featured speaker.

By | July 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability, Government Reform and Innovation, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

Peduto Administration Debuts Online Database of For-Sale City Properties

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 5, 2017) Continuing its efforts to make government services more efficient and user-friendly for residents and businesses, the City of Pittsburgh has launched an online database of City properties that are available for sale.

By | July 6th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Government Reform and Innovation, Neighborhoods and Community, Press Release, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Peduto Administration Debuts Online Database of For-Sale City Properties

City Continues Efforts to Modernize Permitting

Residents, businesses can now secure more permits online and with credit cards
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 28, 2017) Today, Mayor William Peduto and City Councilman Dan Gilman announced additional improvements and technology upgrades that the City is implementing for people seeking government permits.

By | June 29th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Government Reform and Innovation, Press Release, Technology and Design|Comments Off on City Continues Efforts to Modernize Permitting

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) June Layout Workshops: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

Port Authority of Allegheny County has announced five Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Layout Workshops in June. They'll be held for the neighborhoods of Oakland (2 dates), Uptown, Greenfield/Squirrel Hill, and Downtown starting today. The stated purpose of these meetings is to give updates on the status of BRT planning, answer questions about the planning process, and collect input on station placement and street design.

By | June 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Neighborhoods and Community, Transportation|Comments Off on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) June Layout Workshops: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

City, County and Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

By | June 12th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release, Public Safety|Comments Off on City, County and Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday

Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Two months before President Trump claimed to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris" when he rejected the Paris Climate Accords, Mayor Bill Peduto gave a talk at TEDxYouth@Shadyside which the President would have found highly instructive...

By | June 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Environment and Sustainability, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...

By | June 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order to further promote climate control initiatives, in the wake of President Trump's disastrous decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015.

By | June 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Press Release, Public Safety|Comments Off on Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) Statement below from Mayor William Peduto on President Trump's announcement on the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement: "President Trump's decision is disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh, to the commitments the United States made to the rest of the world, and to our responsibility to save the globe for future generations...

By | June 1st, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Press Release, Public Safety, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords

City, County To Host Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Penguins and iHeartMedia, will host a Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the Penguins before they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final series at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.

By | May 30th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release|Comments Off on City, County To Host Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday

Roberto Clemente Museum Open House on Saturday Featuring Family Memorabilia

The Clemente Museum will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 27th from Noon until 4:00 p.m. The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements, his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts. The Open House will have a special exhibit of Clemente Family memorabilia. As seen in the Post-Gazette, the Clemente Family is set to auction off their collection of memorabilia this July at the All-Star FanFest during Major League Baseball’s All-Star week in Miami.

By | May 26th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|Comments Off on Roberto Clemente Museum Open House on Saturday Featuring Family Memorabilia

Here’s What Happened on Tuesday

Matt Merriman-Preston of People for Peduto explains in graphic form how the campaign was able to build and expand on the Mayor’s electoral strength from the previous election for an historic win.

By | May 23rd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh|Comments Off on Here’s What Happened on Tuesday

Thank You, People of Pittsburgh!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for believing in me and supporting me for the past three years and giving me the opportunity to serve another four. The People of Pittsburgh have shown that they have faith in the direction of our city. We have challenges ahead of us, but we are prepared to work through them together...

By | May 22nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh|Comments Off on Thank You, People of Pittsburgh!