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Mayor William Peduto Announces Departure of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay

In two years McLay rebuilt police-community relations, internal police accountability systems, and data-driven policing measures PITTSBURGH, PA (November 4, 2016) Mayor William Peduto announced today that after two years of rebuilding police-community relationships and instilling long-lasting accountability measures to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Chief Cameron S. McLay is leaving the Bureau to pursue other professional opportunities.

Fall Yard Waste Curbside Collection Guidelines – Saturday, November 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2016) -The Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Free Jon Bon Jovi GOTV Concert for Hillary Clinton This Thursday!

It's now or never time, folks! Pennsylvania is a make-it-or-break-it state for Democrats in presidential elections and it always comes down to how strong the vote is in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. As part of Hillary for America's Get Out The Vote (GOTV) "Love Trumps Hate" performance series, Jon Bon Jovi will perform at a free concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on Thursday, October 27th.

By | October 24th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|90 Comments

Join the Global Debate on Inclusive Cities

What is an inclusive city? How do we achieve "the City that does not exclude"? You're invited to join online in a global debate on the concept of the "inclusive city." The ideas and recommendations garnered from this discussion will feed a Citizen Call for Action to be presented during the Cities for Life Global Summit for Inclusive, Smart and Resilient Cities. The summit will take place on November 21st and 22nd at Paris City Hall. It's being hosted by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the Mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutierrez.

Mayor Celebrates Public Park Recycling Program Expansion

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 20, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) and Councilman Dan Gilman today celebrated a successful deployment of a pilot recycling program that deployed 35 new recycling containers in eight public parks throughout the city.

See Designs for East Liberty’s Western Gateway by CMU Students

East Liberty has seen much in the way of revitalization efforts in the last decade plus. From retail outlets like Home Depot, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Target to the hot, new Ace Hotel, East Liberty has undergone a major transformation. However, it's western gateway -- the area between its historic core and the neighborhoods to the west and north -- has remained largely parking lots to this day.

Update: Tickets Still Available For Sidney Crosby Autographed Jersey Charity Raffle

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) - Mayor Peduto is pleased to announce that the deadline for the special online raffle of an authentic Sidney Crosby autographed jersey has been extended.

By | October 14th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|5 Comments

City To Celebrate Penguins Home Opener: Stanley Cup Display, Charity Jersey Raffle, Black & Gold Day

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that an NHL trophy display, featuring the Stanley Cup, Prince of Wales, Conn Smythe and General Manager of Year trophies, will be on display for public view on the City-County Building Portico (414 Grant Street, Pgh PA 15219) from Noon-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, prior to the Penguins home opener at PPG Paints Arena Thursday evening.

By | October 12th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|27 Comments

Discuss the Future of Homewood’s Business District

On Thursday, October 6th, you're invited to attend a presentation by Homewood Children’s Village, Carnegie Mellon University, and UDream on Homewood Revitalization. The goal of this community restoration is to re-establish a thriving business district in Homewood.

Attend Chief McLay’s Zone 1 Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Back in August, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief of Police Cameron McLay started holding a series of town hall meetings in each of the city’s six police zones. At these events, attendees have the opportunity to meet their Public Safety Zone Council Leadership and have the chance to ask their most pressing questions in a Q&A session.

Uptoberfest Block Party: Share Your Thoughts on the Future of Uptown/West Oakland

Uptown and West Oakland have long suffered from a history of disinvestment, despite the fact that this area is strategically located between two of the three largest “city centers” in Pennsylvania — Downtown and Oakland. But, the tide is turning with new investments in housing and start-up businesses being made in and around Uptown. The Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District combines the goals of both an EcoDistrict (a resilient and sustainable bottom-up development area) and an Innovation District (an area where leading-edge anchor institutions/companies cluster in close proximity to transit-accessible, mixed-use housing, office, and retail for maximum job growth and economic opportunity).

Find Out How to Fight Blight In Your Community at Blight Bootcamp 2016

Last year's first-ever Blight Bootcamp saw over 120 residents and organizations come together from across the City and County to learn ways that they can improve their neighborhoods by remediating blight. Blighted properties cost everyone. The surrounding homes lose their property value, the city loses its tax revenues, and these properties eat up city services through needed code enforcement and maintenance, such as boarding up buildings or demolishing them.

Explore 39 Iconic Buildings this Weekend with Doors Open Pittsburgh

Have you ever walked by one of Pittsburgh's iconic buildings and wondered what's behind those closed doors? This weekend, you'll have a chance to take a peak inside 39 of them -- including the Office of the Mayor in the City-County Building -- via Doors Open Pittsburgh. The concept of "Doors Open Days," or simply "open days," originated in Europe 25 years ago and has spread around the world.

By | September 28th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Technology and Design|165 Comments

Ridin’ With Dee’z Wheelz Bicycle Festival for Special Olympics

Biking, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from allenran 917's photostream On Sunday, October 2nd, you're invited to bring your bike out to the Highland Park Bike Track and enjoy an afternoon benefiting the athletes [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|6 Comments

Take the “Brooklyn’s Healing Heart Challenge”

It's been said that while you can't avoid adversity, you can decide how you will choose to react to it. It is the rare few, however, who take the most heartbreaking of circumstances and not only meet the challenge, but soar above it. The Williams Family has chosen to react to a dire personal situation by challenging us all to be our best selves.

By | September 21st, 2016|Bill Peduto, Neighborhoods and Community|4 Comments

Wanted: Developers to Partner with the Community in the Rebirth of the Historic Hill District

Called "the crossroads of the world" by Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay, Pittsburgh's Hill District has a rich legacy as the cultural center of African-American life in our city, and the New Grenada Theater is an icon in that neighborhood. It's famous second floor New Savoy Ballroom hosted the likes of Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. The Art-Deco building was built in 1928 under one of America’s early African American architects, Louis Bellinger. It will be the centerpiece of a redevelopment effort -- New Granada Square -- designed to help spur the revitalization of Centre Avenue surrounding the Theater and remaining business district.

Become a Member of The Mayor’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council of Pittsburgh

The Mayor's LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council members will be tasked with acting as a conduit to meet the needs of Pittsburgh's LGBTQIA+ constituents. The Council will be made up of a diverse group of community members who either currently reside, work, or own a business in the City of Pittsburgh. The goal of the Council will be to increase inclusivity and progress within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Reminder: City To Host Memorial Ceremony For Former Mayor Bob O’Connor

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto and the O'Connor family will hold a Tribute to Mayor Bob O'Connor ceremony outside the City-County Building on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from Noon-1:00 p.m.

By | August 31st, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Press Release|18 Comments

Come Out to the One Northside Block Party Today!

One Northside is hosting their fourth annual block party today, August 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Buhl Community Park. The block party highlights Allegheny City Central -- a vibrant and historic neighborhood in the city's North Side. Also known as Central Northside, it's the home of numerous attractions, including the Mexican War Streets, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center Buhl Planetarium, Mattress Factory, New Hazlett Theater, Randyland, National Aviary, and many more!

Join the Pittsburgh Police & Chief McLay for a Town Hall Meeting in Your Zone

Starting this week, you will have the opportunity to join the Pittsburgh Police and Chief of Police Cameron McLay at a series of town hall meetings in each of the city's six police zones. At these events, you can meet your Public Safety Zone Council Leadership and have the chance to ask your most pressing questions in a Q&A session.