NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT & JOBS
Bill Peduto is responsible for leading billions of dollars of development in his district and creating hundreds of jobs over the past decade. But we know that not every neighborhood has been fortunate enough to see this kind of growth and change. It is time to take this model of community-based development citywide. Bill will work with you and your neighbors, with your community groups, and with good developers to make sure that every neighborhood in Pittsburgh grows. Bill will create the kinds of job training programs that we need to give everyone the opportunity to work in the industries that are the future of Pittsburgh and make a living wage to support themselves and their families. Click Here to read our neighborhood redevelopment & jobs news.
GOVERNMENT REFORM AND INNOVATION
Pittsburgh is a 21st century city but our local government is stuck in the 1970s. Bill Peduto has worked for over 10 years to modernize city government and clean up the corruption in City Hall that has held our city back. Bill will run the most open, transparent, and efficient government this city has ever seen. You will never have to wonder where your Mayor is or what he is doing when Bill takes office. We have all the tools and resources we need to build a city government that you can be proud of and Bill has the track record and experience to make it happen. Click Here to read government reform and innovation news.
EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY
Bill Peduto is the best candidate for Pittsburgh’s parents, teachers, and students. He will be a strong advocate for public education and for your children’s future. Bill will create new programs to provide wrap-around services like early childhood education, after school opportunities, and job training that will prepare our children to be Pittsburgh’s future leaders. Bill will work every day to make sure that our schools are the best they can be. Click Here to read education and technology news.
A CLEAN & SAFE CITY
Our public safety professionals and neighborhood block watches are the eyes and ears on our streets and work every day to make sure our neighborhoods are clean and safe. Bill Peduto has a plan to reform our police department to give your neighborhood police commanders the tools they need to address the real challenges you face. We know that not every neighborhood faces the same issues but for too long we’ve had a top-down, one-size-fits-all police strategy. Bill will work with the police to make sure that we meet the needs of every community in Pittsburgh. Every neighborhood in Pittsburgh deserves to be clean, green, and safe. Click Here to read clean and safe city news.
Neighborhood Redevelopment & Jobs News
Pittsburgh, PA (January 8, 2018) More than ever, the City of Pittsburgh is recommitting itself to supporting and advocating for our residents affected by the president’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since the announcement we have signed on to a formal submission, drafted by the City of Montreal and the global city network Metropolis, which aimed to point out the vital role that local municipalities play in migration, and should therefore have a voice at the table. Also we partnered with the DC Immigration Hub signing on for the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to pass the Dream Act this year.
As some two billion Christians around the world tomorrow celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and his teachings of brotherhood, peace, and the hope of a new beginning, a poem by Maya Angelou comes to mind. On the Pulse of Morning closes with an exhortation to set aside fear in order to make room for hope...
Ascender is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit whose mission is to help early stage entrepreneurs of any industry (including nonprofits) by offering dedicated workspace, financial support, mentorship, and connectivity. This entrepreneurial hub is located in East Liberty to take advantage of proximity both to our city's major universities, as well as to many established startups. They have launched their 2018 Incubator Application Cycle to help Pittsburgh entrepreneurs start and build companies.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council -- via a generous grant from the Hillman Foundation -- has a new grant program for artists and organizations to create unique projects meant to "help propel artistic careers to the next level." The Council will award $5,000 to $20,000 Lift Grants twice annually to artists, organizations, nonprofits, and artistic collaborations within Southwestern Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties).
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.
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.
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
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...
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order to further promote climate control initiatives, in the wake of President Trump's disastrous decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015.
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) Statement below from Mayor William Peduto on President Trump's announcement on the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement: "President Trump's decision is disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh, to the commitments the United States made to the rest of the world, and to our responsibility to save the globe for future generations...
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Penguins and iHeartMedia, will host a Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the Penguins before they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final series at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.
The Clemente Museum will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 27th from Noon until 4:00 p.m. The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements, his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts. The Open House will have a special exhibit of Clemente Family memorabilia. As seen in the Post-Gazette, the Clemente Family is set to auction off their collection of memorabilia this July at the All-Star FanFest during Major League Baseball’s All-Star week in Miami.
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2017) Mayor William Peduto's Administration is continuing to address the plight of the City's homeless population, despite the shameful and politically motivated attacks on the homeless by City Councilwoman Darlene Harris.