Councilman William Peduto is serving his third term as a member of Pittsburgh City Council. Bill represents Pittsburgh's East End, including the neighborhoods of Bloomfield, Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, East Liberty, and Point Breeze.
A self described “Reform Democrat”, Bill Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government reform legislation in Pittsburgh’s history. He strengthened the Ethics Code, created the city’s first Campaign Finance Limits, established Lobbyist Disclosure and Lobbyist Registration and ended No-Bid Contracts.
Councilman Peduto has also been directly involved in over $2 billion in transformative redevelopment of the city’s East End. Through his 17 years of work representing and working in Council District 8, Bill has had more experience in transforming Pittsburgh’s economy into a Med/Ed New Economy than any other politician. By establishing “community-based” development plans and encouraging the investment into niche industries, Bill has had more than a decade of hands-on experience in building a New Pittsburgh.
From co-creator and co-chair of the City’s Comprehensive Climate Action Plan to writing the legislation to protect Pittsburgh’s unique green hillsides, Bill has been the champion of protecting and enhancing Pittsburgh’s new reputation as a leader in green initiatives. As co-creator of iBurgh, the nation’s first mobile app for local government, he has led the discussion on e-democracy locally and nationally and has worked with local companies to help them in creating a new industry.
In his “free time” Bill runs his own charity fund-raising video YouTube project — Pedutube, teaches outdoor history lessons with Venture Outdoors through a program called Pedal, Paddle, Peduto, Executive Produced a documentary about the Allegheny Observatory, and is the only politician who laces his skates as a member of Pittsburgh’s Celebrity Hockey Team.