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.
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.
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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.
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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.
In the second installment of the "Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto" weekly podcast, Mayor Peduto discusses the impact President Trump's newly proposed budget will have on our City and his meeting with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the National League of Cities' education committee. Find out what will become of critical programs like the Summer of Earn and Learn by clicking here to listen to this six minute podcast.
Breaking records, Team Peduto submitted 3, 939 signatures to qualifying the Mayor to appear on ballot. That number is nearly 16 times the minimum number required to qualify! Importantly, it includes signatures of supporters from every neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh. This also exceeds the number of petitions submitted by the Mayor's 2013 campaign by nearly 1,500 signatures.
The Mayor's support continues to grow across the City. This Sunday, Democratic Party leaders from all across the city voted to endorse Mayor Peduto for re-election. This victory -- 60% of the vote total -- included supporters from neighborhoods all across the City.
We have some initial polling numbers in, and we wanted to be sure to share some of them with you. Voters in Pittsburgh generally feel the city is heading in the right direction (68% vs. 22% who disagree). Voters have a strong, positive assessment of Mayor Peduto (74% vs. 15% negative) and he has a job approval rating of 63%.