PITTSBURGH, PA (July 15, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto and top aides will take questions together from the community Thursday night in the city’s first “Mayor’s Night On(line).”
Those wishing to ask questions or follow the proceedings may go to: http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/. The Mayor will take questions during the “Ask Me Anything” session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and direct them to individual Chiefs and department directors for follow-up answers.
While the Mayor did his own AMA more than a year ago while running for office, this event is unique.
The Mayor and top administrators will take the questions together in a Department of Innovation & Performance computer training room on the 6th Floor of the City-County Building. According to Reddit, this local government AMA with representatives from each major department participating is a first for the 9-year-old social networking and news site.
Thursday’s online forum follows four public ones by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held two “Mayor’s Night Out” forums in Beltzhoover and Perry North, and two “Mayor’s Night In” events in his City-County Building office.
The Reddit AMA is the administration’s latest move to ensure transparency in city government, following changes such as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.
Members of the media are welcome to attend the Thursday event.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
City of Pittsburgh
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