Building a Pittsburgh for All

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!

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.

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,

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|0 Comments

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

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