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Attend the First-ever Democratic Volunteer Summit

On Sunday, April 23rd, a first-of-its-kind event will be held in Allegheny County: The 2017 Democratic Volunteer Summit! This will be your chance to meet with local organizing groups, speak with your endorsed Democratic candidates, and learn how to get involved in Democratic politics.

By | April 20th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Home Page Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Attend the First-ever Democratic Volunteer Summit

Mayor William Peduto Adopts “Rooney Rule” For City Hiring

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 19, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order adopting measures to promote diversity in City hiring, similar to an initiative backed by late Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney within the National Football League.

By | April 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Mayor William Peduto Adopts “Rooney Rule” For City Hiring

Televised Mayoral Primary Debate & April Candidate Forums

On Wednesday, April 19th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., WTAE Channel 4 will air a live debate between candidates in the Democratic primary race for mayor of Pittsburgh. WTAE has partnered with the League of Women Voters to present this commercial-free program. Participating candidates will be Mayor Bill Peduto, City Councilwoman Darlene Harris, and Rev. John Welch.

By | April 18th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Home Page Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Televised Mayoral Primary Debate & April Candidate Forums

Mayor’s New Ad Is Up (Monday Memo)

The Mayor's first TV ad "Great City" is due to air tomorrow. You can be an insider and check it out here right now before it airs and see the many ways that Pittsburgh has defined greatness! Plus, this week's podcast, more endorsements, today's the last day to register to vote, and sign up to volunteer.

By | April 17th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh|Comments Off on Mayor’s New Ad Is Up (Monday Memo)

Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto Episode 5

On this week’s Talking with Mayor Peduto we discuss two major innovations in technology that occurred in Pittsburgh. The first was the establishment of Pittsburgh’s first Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (known as ARM), with [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Audio|Comments Off on Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto Episode 5

Behind the Scenes: Making of His Re-election TV Commercials

Watch this high energy "behind--the-scenes" video of the making of Mayor Bill Peduto's 2017 Reelection TV commercials. See 8400 photos in a dynamic time-lapse-like technique called FastPhoto Movies, condensing a 12-hour day into less than [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Videos|Comments Off on Behind the Scenes: Making of His Re-election TV Commercials

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Passing of Dan Rooney

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today on the death of Steelers Chairman and former U.S Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney...

By | April 13th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release|Comments Off on Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Passing of Dan Rooney

Enjoy Dinner with Representative Ed Gainey and the Mayor

Come break bread with Pennsylvania State Representative Ed Gainey (PA-24) and Mayor Bill Peduto. These are delicious, free spaghetti diners, open to community members and residents. You'll have the chance to meet and speak with your elected officials. Find out what's in store for Pittsburgh as you dine with your neighbors.

By | April 10th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Home Page Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Enjoy Dinner with Representative Ed Gainey and the Mayor

Monday Memo 4/10/17

In this week's Monday Memo: New “Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto” Podcast and More | All About Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) | Thank You, SEIU 32BJ! | O Captain! My Captain! (Become a Neighborhood Captain)

By | April 10th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Memo 4/10/17

The Land Bank

Mayor Peduto discusses the land bank and what it means for Pittsburgh's future.

By | April 9th, 2017|Videos|Comments Off on The Land Bank

Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto Episode 4

On this episode of Talking Pittsburgh with Mayor Peduto, we’re covering three topics related to development and innovation in Pittsburgh. The first topic discusses the Land Bank initiative started by the Peduto administration. The second [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Audio|Comments Off on Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto Episode 4

Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding ongoing relations between the City of Pittsburgh and Uber referenced in an article published in the Wall Street Journal today, titled Uber Self-Driving Program Hits Another Pothole.

By | April 4th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release, Social Justice, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

Monday Memo: Special announcement from the Mayor regarding water, updated poll numbers, and more

In this week's Monday Memo: "Confronting Our Water Challenges Head On" Podcast | April Polling | Yard Signs -- You Know You Want One! | Allegheny County Labor Council Endorses the Mayor

By | April 3rd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh|Comments Off on Monday Memo: Special announcement from the Mayor regarding water, updated poll numbers, and more

Confronting Our Water Challenges Head On

Mayor Peduto speaks to the water challenges facing Pittsburgh, PA. The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel appointed by Mayor William Peduto held a public meeting at the City-County Building on Friday, March 31, 2017 to discuss [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Videos|Comments Off on Confronting Our Water Challenges Head On

Your Input Needed on Bus Rapid Transit!

In a March editorial, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette declared it was time to bring on Bus Rapid Transit -- a system that combines the efficiency of rail rapid transit with the low cost and flexibility of buses. Now, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard where in Oakland the proposed BRT line will operate and where the BRT should go.

By | April 1st, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Neighborhoods and Community, Transportation|Comments Off on Your Input Needed on Bus Rapid Transit!

Pittsburgh Mayor, Council Members and Residents Gear Up for the 412 Food Rescue Challenge

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh is teaming up with 412 Food Rescue for a city-wide volunteer challenge to deliver 15,000 pounds of healthy food during Inclusive Innovation Week, March 31 – April 7th.

By | March 29th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Neighborhoods and Community, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Pittsburgh Mayor, Council Members and Residents Gear Up for the 412 Food Rescue Challenge

Monday Memo 3/27/17

In episode three of "Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto," the Mayor talks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how Congress needs to take it slow when it comes to trying to reform the healthcare act. He also discusses current issues with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and what that means for the safety of Pittsburgh’s drinking water, including the City's partnership with Peoples Gas and PWSA to provide free point-of-entry filtration systems to reduce lead levels in our drinking water. Listen in by clicking here for this 11 minute podcast.

By | March 27th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Monday Memo 3/27/17