PITTSBURGH, PA (July 16, 2018) Mayor William Peduto is introducing plans to City Council for more than $4 million much-needed infrastructure projects citywide this year, using unspent money from old capital budget plans.
The proposed projects include street paving, landslide remediation, neighborhood sports facilities, master planning in the Hill District and Sheraden, business grants for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and a new community center in Troy Hill.
"These bills will deliver core city services to neighborhoods all across Pittsburgh and streamline our budget procedures at the same time," Mayor Peduto said.
Several pieces of legislation being introduced to Council tomorrow would close out more than $4 million in unused city capital funding for old projects dating back to 2003 – as well as some new Community Development Block Grant money from 2018 – and repurpose it for needed projects this year. The new projects include:
Funding for the projects comes from unused funding for past projects from 2003-2018.
In related legislation also being introduced Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget is proposing to budget an additional $1.9 million in CDBG funds for 2018.