City of Pittsburgh
Mayor William Peduto has only been in office for 100 days but his team has already delivered on many of the important initiatives, issues, and reforms that residents across Pittsburgh want to see. 
City Seeks 3 AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Mayor William Peduto announced that the City is seeking three qualified year-round AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members to support the City’s servePGH program. The application can be found here.

Penn Circle Street Name Changes

As part of the ongoing revitalization of East Liberty, the City is removing the Penn Circle name from streets in the neighborhood and reverting to historic street names. The new street names and addresses are in effect immediately. Click below for important details about the project.


As a pilot program, a selected group of Pittsburgh Public School students were invited & encouraged to help in the fight against litter with the City of Pittsburgh, and to have creative and educational fun, by participating in a pilot awareness campaign, “Litter…Just CAN It!” trash can decorating initiative.


Services & Resources

In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s “Project Power Play” program, Mayor William Peduto announced plans today for a new outdoor dek hockey rink to be built in Bloomfield Park.

The dek location will be adjacent to Officer Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Field. 

posted 4/17/14 @ 4:18 pm
Pittsburgh city government offices, and Citiparks senior and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, April 18, for the Good Friday holiday.
There will however be refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection as regularly scheduled.
If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.
posted 4/17/14 @ 9:56 am

Two years after adoption of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0, Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) and Mayor William Peduto are pleased to announce that 23 of the 35 Community chapter recommendations have been completed or are in progress. More than thirty local organizations are currently involved in implementing these recommendations. All of the recommendations in the plan relate directly to actions or policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pittsburgh.

posted 4/16/14 @ 4:16 pm
City of Pittsburgh to Become First Live Well Allegheny Community

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto will be joined by Dr. Karen Hacker, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department and Valerie McDonald Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Office in announcing Wednesday that the City of Pittsburgh has been designated as the first Live Well Allegheny Community. 

The community celebration launch of “Live Well Pittsburgh” will be held at the Thelma Lovette YMCA and will also include an Imagination Playground, light appetizers by Bar Marco using local ingredients that are healthy, and Citiparks bicycle-powered fruit smoothie stationary bikes. A number of community partners and wellness organizations will also be on hand to lend their support to the effort. 

If you are interested in partnering with Live Well Pittsburgh, contact Betty Cruz at 412-255-2439 or

posted 4/16/14 @ 8:47 am

Mayor describes progress in neighborhood reinvestment, government reform & innovation

posted 4/15/14 @ 10:58 am

A Rewarding Career with schedule Flexibility and the Opportunity to Make An Awesome Living for You and Your Family. The City of Pittsburgh Firefighter Recruit position is now posted until April 21st.

posted 4/14/14 @ 3:42 pm

Pittsburgh has been rated the 5th best city in the world for long-term real estate investment in a new study by Grosvenor Research.

The “Resilient Cities” report from the international property development company ranks the world’s top 50 cities on climate, environment, resources, infrastructure, and community affairs.

Pittsburgh is rated the 5th most resilient city in the world, following Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago. Grosvenor -- a 300-year-old development firm based in London -- uses the report to study the long-term stability and prosperity of cities in guiding long-term property investment.

posted 4/14/14 @ 12:13 pm

Both rail lines are currently operable and the access roads to the tracks are clear of debris.

posted 4/09/14 @ 11:51 am

Mayor William Peduto announced that the City is seeking three qualified year-round AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members to support the City’s servePGH program.

posted 4/07/14 @ 6:02 pm

There will be road restrictions near PNC Park Tuesday, April 8 while a homeland security exercise takes place.

posted 4/07/14 @ 9:45 am

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is participating with the Allegheny County District Attorney on a Medication Collection and Disposal Program.  The program provides a safe location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications.  The program reduces the accidental or intentional misuse of medication and provides an environmentally safe way to dispose of medication.  Read more...

posted 4/07/14 @ 9:00 am

Police task force will again work with Graffiti Busters to investigate & remove graffiti

posted 4/04/14 @ 2:13 pm

This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about City government issues.

During the “Mayor’s Night Out” any resident who wants to talk can meet one-on-one with Mayor Peduto at a City recreation center in Beltzhoover, and he will direct them to the appropriate administrator for follow-up. Later in the month he will hold a “Mayor’s Night In” where people from around the city can come to his offices for similar consultations.

posted 4/03/14 @ 4:02 pm

Mayor William Peduto announced today the hiring of Ray Gastil as Director of the Department of City Planning.

Gastil, 55, was formerly Planning Director for Seattle and Director of the Manhattan office of the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as an educator and consultant. He is the latest hire by the Mayor through the City's partnership with Talent City, the initiative  created by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Institute of Politics to bring transparency and rigorous talent searching to City hiring practices.

posted 4/03/14 @ 8:49 am

The City of Pittsburgh needs to invest in long-term and systematic changes to its roads and other infrastructure, Mayor William Peduto said Wednesday in Brookline, partially through initiatives in the City’s final Act 47 recovery plan.

In the meantime City crews will do what they can with minimal funding for road upgrades and work to respond to all pothole repair requests within three business days.

posted 4/02/14 @ 2:20 pm

Mayor Peduto joined more than 1,000 mayors across the country for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.

posted 4/01/14 @ 4:55 pm

Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto on Tuesday lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.

“This project is about more than East Liberty -- it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.

posted 4/01/14 @ 1:56 pm

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a $476,031 Recycling Performance Grant after City and private haulers together recycled more than 59,528 tons of residential and commercial material. 

posted 4/01/14 @ 7:51 am

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County governments will join other building owners downtown in turning off non-essential lighting Saturday night as part of Earth Hour 2014.

posted 3/28/14 @ 3:20 pm

Excerpts of Mayor's address to Green Workplace Challenge conference

posted 3/27/14 @ 12:39 pm

Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday

posted 3/27/14 @ 12:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man caught in surveillance video taken near a robbery of the Boulevard Motor Mart, 2230 Saw Mill Run Blvd., on Feb. 15, 2014.

posted 3/24/14 @ 2:32 pm

Mayor William Peduto appointed 45 individuals to serve on 11 boards, authorities and commissions in the City of Pittsburgh today. The appointments represent the most diverse class of board, authority, and commission appointments in the history of the City of Pittsburgh. Fifty-five percent of the appointees are women and approximately one quarter of the appointees are African-American.

posted 3/17/14 @ 2:47 pm

Mayor William Peduto’s Severance Incentive Program, or SIP, concluded Friday with 65 city employees taking advantage of the severance benefit. This represents a 51% participation rate by salary, almost exactly the 50% rate predicted by the Peduto administration when the program was announced in January.

“We have an incredible opportunity to bring changes to this government as a result of this program,” Mayor Peduto said. “These employees have been dedicated, hard working members of our team who will definitely be missed; but we must take this opportunity to diversify our workforce and to bring in new ways of thinking about the challenges this city faces.”

posted 3/17/14 @ 1:51 pm

Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald and Public Safety Director Michael Huss report no major incidents during St. Patrick's Day celebration.

posted 3/16/14 @ 10:00 am

St. Patrick's Day celebration will be safe & family friendly. Public Safety Director Huss outlines plans for street closures and law enforcement.

posted 3/15/14 @ 6:11 am

This Sunday, March 16, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will participate in the 10-year memorial service in remembrance of a tragic five-alarm fire in which two fire fighters lost their lives and 29 others were injured in the Hill District.

posted 3/14/14 @ 6:52 pm

Mayor Peduto applauds Gov. Tom Corbett's call for a new long-term financial plan for the city through the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act , which will enable the Mayor to craft a final five-year financial strategy that gets Pittsburgh out of budget trouble once and for all.

posted 3/13/14 @ 3:19 pm

PITTSBURGH, PA - (March 13, 2014) "I pause with sadness today to remember the fatal Hill District fire 10 years ago that took two Pittsburgh firefighters from us, injured 29 others, and destroyed a more than century-old church on Wylie Avenue. I remember vividly that day seeing smoke rising in the blue sky, only to find out later the terrible news.

As the Gospel read at the Funeral Mass for Charles Brace and Richard Stefanakis in March 2004 said, ‘There is no greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friend.’ As we celebrate again the rebirth of Ebenezer Church after a horrible day 10 years ago, it is a time for our whole city to reflect upon the emergency responders who are acting as heroes every day."

posted 3/13/14 @ 1:00 pm

In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children's Access to Health Care.

posted 3/11/14 @ 8:37 am

PeopleForBikes to help Pittsburgh and five other U.S. cities build protected bike lanes

posted 3/10/14 @ 11:30 am

Pittsburgh to Hold Community Conversation, Strategize on How to Improve Schools, Close the Achievement Gap

posted 3/10/14 @ 10:15 am

Legislation to boost government transparency and quality of interaction with residents

posted 3/05/14 @ 1:10 pm

Mayor returning from Washington D.C. to address media Tuesday afternoon

posted 3/04/14 @ 9:01 am

Exerpts of Mayor's remarks to international bicycling advocates in Washington D.C.

posted 3/04/14 @ 8:15 am
Morning weather update, Monday, March 3

The Department of Public Works deployed 45 trucks overnight to plow primary and secondary streets and will put out 65 trucks and tractors starting with the 6 a.m. shift today. Road treatment materials are being reserved for bridges, curves, hills and intersections.

As of 6 a.m. Pittsburgh Public Schools were running on time.

Public Works plans to plow more secondary and side streets today, and conditions should improve with daylight. However, the National Weather Service predicts temperatures will drop to minus-1 degrees overnight Monday into Tuesday, so that may lead to refreezing of some streets. Sunlight Tuesday morning should help conditions greatly.

posted 3/03/14 @ 6:15 am

PITTSBURGH, PA - "Pittsburgh, and the world, lost a broadcasting legend today. Starting in the late 1940s at the station that later became WAMO, Porky give many R&B performers their first airplay and notice, and went on to become a visionary champion of rock and roll. I just saw Porky last weekend, and whatever we called him -- Daddio of the Raddio, Bossman, Your Platter Pushin' Poppa --  I am honored to have called him a friend."

posted 3/02/14 @ 5:15 pm
Afternoon snow storm update, Sunday, March 2

After a relatively intense period of snowfall late this morning and afternoon, accumulation has reached approximately 3 inches as of 3 p.m. Snowfall will continue on and off until 3 a.m. tomorrow morning and the city could receive an additional 3 inches in that time. Lighter snowfall could continue after that point into the late morning or early afternoon.

The Department of Public Works currently has 45 vehicles plowing and treating roads. At this point all primaries have been plowed once and Public Works is going back to plow some of them again. After this, Public Works will turn its attention to secondary roads. However, primaries and emergency routes remain the city's top priority and if heavy snowfall returns, vehicles will be diverted back to primaries.

Temperatures Tuesday are forecast to be just above freezing and to rise every day for the remainder of the week. This will help immensely to melt the snow and ensure that roads are drivable early in the week.

Trash collection will occur as normally scheduled tomorrow, so residents with a Monday pickup should place their trash at the curb as they normally do. If for some reason the weather does not permit Environmental Services to pick up all of the trash tomorrow, they will add the remaining trash collection routes to their Tuesday schedule.

posted 3/02/14 @ 3:15 pm
Morning snow storm update, Sunday, March 2

The weather forecast has changed considerably over the last 48 hours and the city is looking at a snow event that is starting now, builds up momentum this afternoon and ends early Monday afternoon, with accumulations of 4 to 6 inches total over that time. Still, the forecast and the storm can change quickly and the Department of Public Works remains at the ready for a much larger snow event should the city receive one.

Public Works crews are pre-treating bridges, primary hills and curves and will soon begin plowing. There were 24 vehicles in service this morning with others poised to join the response when necessary.

Road conditions will become difficult this afternoon and travelers are asked to use extreme caution as they drive city streets. Roads will remain slippery throughout today's snow event and into Monday. Should accumulations exceed forecasted amounts, travelers are asked to stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary.

The city's 311 call center will be closed today but open at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Residents are advised that it could take 24-48 hours after the snow has stopped falling to clear city streets and the city will wait to respond to individual requests for snow plowing service until that time. 

posted 3/02/14 @ 9:45 am

Mayor William Peduto announced Friday that the Urban Redevelopment Authority has reached an agreement with the Buncher Co. that will provide an opportunity to evaluate alternative development strategies to save and re-use the historic produce terminal building in the Strip District.

posted 2/28/14 @ 3:00 pm

The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.

As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.

This is currently rated a Level 3 storm, meaning an emphasis on addressing emergency and primary routes, followed by secondary routes.

posted 2/28/14 @ 10:55 am

Neighborhood groups now have until March 7 to apply for $2,000 grants, with chance for extra $3,000

posted 2/27/14 @ 5:00 pm

High schoolers, don't miss the chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do!

posted 2/25/14 @ 10:50 am

Keeping with his promise to run an accountable and transparent government, Mayor William Peduto is cutting city-issued parking passes by nearly 90%

posted 2/25/14 @ 8:00 am

In a historic move, Mayor William Peduto today named a 21-member task force charged with examining public education in the City of Pittsburgh, and issuing recommendations to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities.

posted 2/21/14 @ 10:49 am

Mayor William Peduto today announced the hiring of five new employees in the Mayor's Office, overseeing nonprofit and faith-based initiatives, sustainability, communications, and public safety information.

posted 2/20/14 @ 9:22 am

Mayor William Peduto announced today his selection of four new directors to lead key City of Pittsburgh departments. These selections were made after applicants applied through Talent City and passed rigorous screenings, interviews and evaluations. Final selections were made by the Mayor as he continues to build his leadership team.

posted 2/19/14 @ 4:24 pm

Mayor William Peduto encourages support of fund to benefit the K-9 Unit of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

posted 2/07/14 @ 5:46 pm

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posted 2/04/14 @ 3:50 pm


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