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)
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.
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
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.
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.
Chicago developer McCaffery Interests and the City's Urban Redevelopment Authority have inked an agreement to redevelop the Strip District's historic produce terminal, starting with a public market. The market place will feature local and regional businesses that will include food, crafts and the arts.
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.
PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has issued a Level 2 Snow Alert Alert effective Noon on Monday, March 13, 2017. The City of Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker will be active throughout the anticipated snow event. Current forecasts for the Pittsburgh area are fluctuating but the most recent estimates are calling for snow accumulations of 2" – 5" within a 36 hour period with snowfall expected to begin around 10:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, and last until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Updates will be provided by DPW if snow event forecasts and details change.
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%.
Beginning this month, our re-election campaign staff is working in full swing out of our newly opened campaign office at 4314 Penn Avenue. Our team reflects and deeply believes in a city that is diverse and inclusive -- a Pittsburgh that works for everyone. They also love the City and are working together to help keep Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh.
If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2017 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by June 2, 2017. The starting pay rate is $9.09 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Citiparks Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.
BMe Community is an "award-winning network of community-builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and enlisting incredible black men who inspire us to be Better Together." Each year, BMe presents their leadership awards to everyday, adult Black men -- fathers, coaches, students, businessmen, etc. -- who have shown that they are deeply committed to the well-being of others. Then, they help them in their efforts by giving them funding, networking opportunities, and by sharing their stories with others.
Still looking for something special to do with your special someone today? Citiparks and UPMC Health Plan present Valentines on Ice this evening at the Schenley Park Skating Rink.
One Northside, Northside Narratives, Pittsburgh Perry High School, BMe Community, and Ya Momz House, Inc. are holding a free community event tonight at Alloy 26 in Nova Place. The Northside Narratives program will feature 40 youth-founded project proposals about business ideas that they wish to see or create in Northside Pittsburgh. It's a science fair-style event with students on hand to discuss why they chose their projects. Projects will receive up to $1,000 to complete their project in their community.
PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has issued the following release announcing that the precautionary flush and boil water advisory affecting portions of Pittsburgh has been lifted.
City Announces Four Additional Water Distribution Centers During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory
PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 1, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh has announced that four (4) additional water distribution centers will be open as of 2:00 PM today for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers in the City of Pittsburgh. At these additional four (4) locations, bottled water will be available at Engine 13 in Hazelwood by 12:00 Noon, and water buffaloes are expected to be in place at these locations and fully operational by 2:00 PM.
PITTSBURGH, PA (February 1, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have announced the following operations plan for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers in the City of Pittsburgh. A copy of the PWSA Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory can be found here.