Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2015 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 29 -30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5039 <div>August 29<br /> &nbsp;</div> <blockquote> <div><strong>South Side Market House Centennial Celebration</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Bedford Square, 12th and Bingham</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greenfield Baseball Trophy Day</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Hammer Field</div> </blockquote> <div><br /> August 30<br /> &nbsp;</div> <blockquote><em>No public events</em></blockquote> Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:25:15 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5036 <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Work</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Ewing Street under the Bloomfield Bridge, formerly Dean Field</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Public Schools&#39; &quot;Back to School&quot; Event with Superintendent Linda Lane</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh King PreK-8, Montgomery Place, Pittsburgh, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Michael Bartley, WQED</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;WQED Multimedia, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Work</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:48:28 -0400 Media Advisory: City, Pittsburgh Penguins To Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park In Bloomfield http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5033 <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 27, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will host a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park and dek hockey rink in Bloomfield Friday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto will be joined by city officials from City Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police; representatives from the Pittsburgh Penguins and members of the Sciullo family.</p> <p><strong>What:</strong> Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Ewing Street (under the Bloomfield Bridge) Pittsburgh PA 15224, site formerly know as Dean Field</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:01:43 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5029 <p><strong>Call with Kasey Hudak</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 10:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Marty Griffin Show</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 11 a.m.<br /> <br /> Location: 651 Holiday Drive, Foster Plaza Building 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15220<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Filming PCTV&rsquo;s Political Jungle</strong><br /> <br /> Time 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: &nbsp;PCTV, 1300 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233</p> <div> <div aria-label="Hide expanded content" data-tooltip="Hide expanded content" id=":1xr" role="button" tabindex="0"><img src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" /></div> </div> <div><br /> <strong>Meeting with Travis Williams, County Executive Fitzgerald, and the&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) of Copenhagen</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 2 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: &nbsp;Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Brad Palmisiano</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 3 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 4 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</div> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:45:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5024 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today formally requested that Auditor General Eugene DePasquale audit the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority following the ICA&rsquo;s refusal to fully document its management of taxpayer money.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh filed a Right to Know request July 15, 2015 for ICA documents on its use of $20 million in gaming funds owed the City, its approvals of City financial plans and related matters.</p> <p dir="ltr">In a response August 21 the ICA fully or partly denied all but one of the City&rsquo;s 27 requested sets of information, including public documents on its spending, receipts, contracts and communications with other government agencies.</p> <p>&ldquo;These documents should be readily available on the ICA website, to ensure transparency and accountability for an agency funded by the taxpayers, and their refusal to comply suggests they believe they are accountable to nobody. The ICA has long operated under a veil of secrecy and we are asking for your assistance to help us hold them accountable to the City of Pittsburgh and its taxpayers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto wrote.</p> <p>The Mayor also asked the Auditor General to rule on Section 204 of Act 11 of 2004, which calls for the termination of the ICA after seven years after a certification by the Secretary of Community and Economic Development. Under those terms the ICA should have been terminated in 2011.</p> <p>The Right to Know request followed a lawsuit the City filed July 2 to force payment of $11.4 million in gaming funds owed to the City, which were contained in 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by the ICA. The funding due will rise to $20 million by the end of this year.</p> <p>The gaming funds are due quarterly to the City, but the ICA has never once forwarded 2014 or 2015 gaming funding to the City since Mayor William Peduto took office last year. Since the filing of the suit the amount currently due the City has risen to $12.8 million.</p> <p>A hearing on the suit has been set for 10 a.m., Sept. 23, before Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine A. Ward.</p> <p>The City plans to appeal the ICA&rsquo;s denials of its Right to Know requests to the Office of Open Records in Harrisburg.</p> <p>A copy of the Mayor&#39;s letter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/150826_AG_Letter_ICA.pdf">is attached here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:39:09 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5021 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman, Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge, Chief McLay, and Chief Costa</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director Sample </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Toni Griffin, Director, J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: &nbsp;Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Jim Good, Director of PWSA, and &nbsp;Alex Thomson, Chairman of the PWSA Board</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Kevin Joyce</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:38:34 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 25, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5017 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Jason Tigano and Greg Jones from Economic Development South</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Introduction at Carrick Stakeholder Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: &nbsp;Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Jeff Zell and Sam Sutton</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: &nbsp;Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Filming the &ldquo;Firetruck Expedition to Save Nepal&rdquo; with Michael Kobold</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Carnegie Mellon University Innovators Forum</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Rashid Auditorium, 4401 Gates and Hillman Centers</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>An Evening for Nepal with Sir Ranulph Fiennes</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Hype Your Hustle with Darieth Chisolm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:33:54 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5014 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Passion</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Conference Call with Matt Golas</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Bob Lewis</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Soft Opening &amp; EPA Check Presentation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 7202 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Secretary Quigley, Department of Environmental Protection</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Pittsburgh 200th Anniversary Steering Committee Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Albus Brooks and the Denver Delegation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">TIme: 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:05:51 -0400 Mayor Peduto Launches Resilience Americorps with Cities of Service, Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Rockefeller Foundation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4996 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; Mayor William Peduto joins <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/">Cities of Service</a>, <a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/">the Corporation for National and Community Service</a>, which administers AmeriCorps, and <a href="http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/">the Rockefeller Foundation</a> in announcing today the 10 cities which together form the first Resilience AmeriCorps cities in the United States. The cities of Anchorage, Ala., Boulder, Colo., &nbsp;Chicago, Ill., El Paso, Texas, Minot, N.D., New Orleans, La., Norfolk, Va., Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Ariz., and Tulsa, Okla. were selected for local vulnerability to climate-related risk, demonstrated commitment or efforts to improve environmental resilience, and city government capacity to host and implement Resilience AmeriCorps in their cities.</p> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh is pleased to be part of the country&rsquo;s first Resilience AmeriCorps, which will build on existing efforts within the city to fortify our communities against environmental threat and other challenges,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;We are excited to have these new resources to contend with increasingly global issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Cities of Service and its partners are working to ensure that impact volunteering programs help communities at greatest risk of climate-change, and that they ready themselves before crises strike,&rdquo; said Myung J. Lee, Executive Director of Cities of Service. &ldquo;Resilience AmeriCorps builds on Cities of Services&rsquo; approach to helping mayors engage citizens to solve big challenges.&rdquo;</p> <p>Resiliency efforts study the threats that cities face -- including climate changes and economic challenges -- and seek ways to develop strategies to&nbsp;enable cities to survive, adapt and grow.&nbsp;Pittsburgh joined the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3819">in December</a>, and in June the city&#39;s sustainability manager Grant Ervin <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4583">was named the city&#39;s Chief Resilience Officer</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div>&quot;We are really excited to be selected by the Resilience AmeriCorps program. Selection helps the city build on its efforts with the Rockefeller Foundation&#39;s 100 Resilient Cities Program to create a stronger, more resilient city,&quot; Ervin said.&nbsp;&quot;The fellows program will help to supply staff capacity and support resilience education and outreach by connecting city services with neighborhood volunteer led efforts. The program will help build resilience from the ground up.&nbsp;The program also offers a great opportunity to bring young people into public service and make a positive contribution to the city and our neighborhoods.&quot;</div> <p>The Obama Administration announced the Resilience AmeriCorps initiative on July 9 in response to recommendations from the White House&rsquo;s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Each Resilience AmeriCorps city will receive $25,000 and dedicated AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) members with which to implement programs that engage residents, community and nonprofit leaders in impact volunteering and other efforts to improve climate-related risk awareness, planning and resilience in low-income communities. The first-year pilot leverages Rockefeller Foundation support, Cities of Service&rsquo;s expertise and VISTA members from the Corporation for National and Community Service to build and lead impact volunteering initiatives in concert with each city&rsquo;s mayor&rsquo;s office, spearheading citizen engagement efforts that include education, facilitation and program implementation and using service as a strategy to achieve greater civic resilience.</p> <p>The U.S. Department of Energy (<a href="http://www.energy.gov/">DOE</a>), Environmental Protection Agency (<a href="http://www.epa.gov/">EPA</a>) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (<a href="http://www.noaa.gov/">NOAA</a>) will extend subject-matter expertise and specialized support to the Resilience AmeriCorps initiative, including strengthening local program leaders&rsquo; understanding of climate-related risks and helping them to create a comprehensive suite of responses to address them.</p> <p>&quot;This is another clear signal from the federal government that now is the time to get serious about building resilience,&rdquo; said Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. &ldquo;Through the Resilience AmeriCorps program, VISTA members will gain real-life skills through their work in building resilience, and deepen their knowledge of the importance of these efforts. We will in turn create a generation of experts ready to address the challenges facing communities across the country in the 21st Century.&rdquo;</p> <p>Selected Cities</p> <p>Resilience AmeriCorps cities were selected by committee comprised of senior staff and experts from Cities of Service and the Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with the Corporation for National and Community Service and its federal partners. The cities are:</p> <p><strong>Anchorage, Alaska</strong></p> <p>Mayor Ethan Berkowitz</p> </div> <div> <p>Population 301,010</p> <p><strong>Boulder, Colorado</strong></p> <p>Mayor Matthew Appelbaum</p> <p>City Manager Jane S. Brautigam</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Greg Guibert</p> <p>Population 103,166</p> <p><strong>Chicago</strong></p> <p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel</p> <p>Population 2,718,782</p> <p><strong>El Paso, Texas</strong></p> <p>Mayor Oscar Leeser</p> <p>City Manager Tommy Gonzalez</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Nicole Ferrini</p> <p>Population 674,433</p> <p><strong>Minot, North Dakota</strong></p> <p>Mayor Chuck Barney</p> <p>City Manager Lee Staab</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Donna Bye</p> <p>Population 46,321</p> <p><strong>New Orleans</strong></p> <p>Mayor Mitch Landrieu</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Jeff Hebert</p> <p>Population 378,715</p> <p><strong>Norfolk, Virginia</strong></p> <p>Mayor Paul D. Fraim</p> <p>City Manager Marcus D. Jones</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Christine Morris</p> <p>Population 245,428</p> <p><strong>Phoenix</strong></p> <p>Mayor Greg Stanton</p> <p>Population 1,513,367</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin</p> <p>Population 305,841</p> <p><strong>Tulsa, Oklahoma</strong></p> <p>Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.</p> <p>Population 398,121</p> </div> <p>The initiative builds on an existing partnership between Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Earlier this year, Cities of Service launched <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/content/cities-service-activates-cities-across-us-engage-residents-%E2%80%9Clove-your-block%E2%80%9D-neighborhood">neighborhood revitalization initiatives</a> with AmeriCorps VISTA members in seven cities across the country. Resilience AmeriCorps applies the same model of embedding VISTA members in City Halls, where city chief executives benefit from increased capacity and support with which to design and deliver sustained community programs that meaningfully address specific local challenges.</p> <p>The Rockefeller Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars in building resilience around the world over the past decade, from early involvement providing support to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, to its 100 Resilient Cities global effort, to its continuing partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to innovate in how federal disaster recovery dollars are spent &ndash; first with&nbsp;Rebuild By Design, a competition to drive resilient recovery in Hurricane Sandy-affected communities in the Northeast, and currently through the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). Resilience AmeriCorps opens a new chapter in the Foundation&rsquo;s commitment to building resilience across the United States, one that reflects its long history of supporting the next generation of innovators and leaders. &nbsp;</p> <p>Cities of Service is a national nonprofit that supports a nonpartisan coalition of mayors and city executives to design and implement high-impact volunteering initiatives addressing multiple issues from supporting youth and education, to disaster preparedness and neighborhood revitalization. It provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities. Founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009, Cities of Service is comprised of more than 200 cities in the U.S. and UK whose mayors are committed to engaging citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. Cities of Service helps coalition cities share solutions, best practices, and lessons learned, as well as spreads awareness about meaningful work happening in cities. Learn more at citiesofservice.org, and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/citiesofservice" target="_blank">@citiesofservice</a>&nbsp;on <a href="http://twitter.com/citiesofservice">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/citiesofservice/">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/CitiesofService">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President&#39;s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/">NationalService.gov</a>.</p> <p>For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation&rsquo;s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas &ndash; advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities &ndash; to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot &ndash; or will not. To learn more, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/" target="_blank">www.rockefellerfoundation.org</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:09:35 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 22 -23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4992 <div> <div> <div><strong>August 22</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <blockquote> <div> <div><strong>Recording Podcast with Kit Mueller</strong></div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;744 E Warrington Ave</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fontana Fest</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Highmark Stadium</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remarks at Bloomfield Festival</strong></div> </div> </div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> </div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Bloomfield&nbsp;</div> </div> </blockquote> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>August 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <blockquote>No public events scheduled</blockquote> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:41:56 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 19 - 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4991 <div><strong>August 19 - 21</strong></div> <div><em>Vacation</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:31:15 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4986 <p><strong>Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald</strong><br /> <br /> Time: 1:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in Office</strong></p> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:40:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 15-16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4980 <p><strong>Saturday, August 15, 2015:</strong></p> <p>No public events scheduled</p> <p><strong>Sunday, August 16, 2015:</strong></p> <p>No public events scheduled</p> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:18:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4978 <div><strong>Westinghouse Memorial Restoration Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Schenley Park, Schenley Drive at W. Circuit Road</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Jeff Risom, Gehl Institute</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with DEP Secretary John Quigley</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:45 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh/WESA-FM interview</strong></div> <div>Time: Noon</div> <div>Location: WESA Studios, South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City of Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Task Force on Disabilities meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 200 Ross St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Todd Siegel</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mike Dunleavy</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Dixon, Debra Lam and Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Gwen Camp and Derek Miller of Sen. Casey&#39;s Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lynda Wrenn, Kevin Carter, and Moira Kaleida</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>PCNC Night Talk</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: WPXI-TV studios</div> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:34:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4967 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Office Work</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>USWNT World Cup Championship Proclamation Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: Noon</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Market Square</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lunch w Chris Sandvig</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Office Work</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:39:25 -0400 Portion of Arcata Street in Overbrook Closed Indefinitely http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4963 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 13, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that a portion of Arcata Street, located in the Overbrook neighborhood, will be closed indefinitely to vehicular traffic as of Thursday August 13, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Erosion has necessitated that approximately one hundred (100) feet of roadway from the dead end be closed to vehicular traffic. This closure will not affect any through traffic patterns in the area.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:25:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Aug. 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4960 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin and Gregg Puschnigg</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Oxford Development Company Announcement for 3 Crossings</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Strip District, Corner of 26th and Railroad Street (Phase II of 3 Crossings)</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Chief Guy Costa and Director Mike Gable</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Firefighters Promotion Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Chief Debra Lam</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with LaTrenda Sherrill</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30 p.m.</p> <p>Meeting to Discuss Carrick with City and Community Partners</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Homewood Renaissance Center Ribbon Cutting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 7240 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:16:14 -0400 Media Advisory: City, County to Honor U.S. Women's World Cup Championship Team Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4955 <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will honor the U.S. Women&rsquo;s National Soccer Team in a celebration in Market Square on Friday, August 14.</p> <p dir="ltr">A proclamation ceremony will take place in Market Square at Noon on Friday. Mayor William Peduto will present the proclamation on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to Team USA defender and Pittsburgh area native (Pine-Richland High School) Meghan Klingenberg.</p> <p dir="ltr">Representatives from U.S. Soccer will have the World Cup Trophy on display in Market Square from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday. A photo booth will be available for fans to take pictures.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto and Meghan Klingenberg will be available to the media following the Noon ceremony.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who: </strong>William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh; Meghan Klingenberg, U.S. Women&rsquo;s National Soccer Team</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>USWNT World Cup Championship Proclamation Ceremony</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Friday, August 14, 2015 at Noon</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where: </strong>Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:11:28 -0400 Weekend Traffic Restrictions Upcoming for Grant Street at Sixth Avenue Downtown http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4954 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 12, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the intersection of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue will be restricted beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2015, and will continue until late Sunday evening, August 16, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Reconstruction work of the brick roadway surface will be performed throughout the weekend. &nbsp;This work is weather permitting. &nbsp;A detour will be posted for both vehicles and pedestrians.</p> <p dir="ltr">Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected area.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:07:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on New Management and Budget Reforms http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4952 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 12, 2015) Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will bring new efficiency and transparency to the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s spending and budgeting procedures.</p> <p>The order outlines nine provisions for strengthening the City&rsquo;s budget controls covering changes to oversight of department spending; external grants; procurement practices; the cost impacts (aka, scoring) of proposed ordinances; and the implementation of operating and capital budgets.</p> <p>Many of the changes were spurred by consultants at the National Institute of Government Purchasing, who were engaged by the city&rsquo;s Office of Management and Budget this spring to study city procurement policies and procedures. Their report, issued in July, included 45 recommendations for making the city&rsquo;s spending on goods and services more efficient, easier to understand for taxpayers and businesses, and easier for vendors to do business with the city. (A summary of the NIGP report <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/NIGP_Report_Summary.pdf">is available here</a>.)</p> <p>The Executive Order comes in advance of the issuance of the City&rsquo;s 2016 operating budget this fall, and follows the truth-in-budgeting model the Peduto Administration adopted <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3547">for the 2015 operating budget</a>. Where previous city budgets relied on dampened spending estimates and inflated revenue projections to stay in balance, this model requires honest portrayals of city finances.</p> <p>Through today&#39;s order, OMB will enforce financial and budgetary policies across every city department, including policies on hiring and personnel costs, and implement controls on high-priced technology, workforce and travel costs.</p> <p>The order will better equip the City to root out duplicative work and waste, while providing economies of scale and more streamlined spending processes.</p> <p>&ldquo;These policies will free up department resources citywide to do what matters most -- focusing on operations and providing services to city taxpayers -- while giving our budget office even more ability to hold down spending,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>The order gives OMB until September 1 to issue its first policy changes on legislative scoring, and goes on to list other deadlines on procurement, operating and capital budget policy changes expected through the end of this calendar year.</p> <p>A copy of the full Executive Order <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ExecutiveOrder_FinancialReform_Final.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:12:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Aug. 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4950 <div><strong>PML Legislative Committee Call</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Governing Magazine Pennsylvania Advisory Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mary Isenhour, Chief of Staff to Gov. Tom Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>60 Day Health Challenge - Walk with Hill District Residents and UPMC</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Central Baptist Church, 2200 Wylie Avenue</div> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:28:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Aug. 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4943 <div><strong>Officer Kurt Kim Swearing-In Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Barbara Luderowski, Mattress Factory</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Korean War Veterans of Western PA luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rob Pfaffmann</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jim Kenney</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming video for Carnegie Museums</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Linda Dickerson</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling to Harrisburg</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:33:46 -0400 Statement by City of Pittsburgh on Erroneous Narcan Orders to Public Safety Personnel http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4935 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 7, 2015) The use of Narcan is still permitted to&nbsp;be carried and used by trained City of Pittsburgh medic and fire&nbsp;personnel, despite erroneous announcements by Public Safety officials today.<br /> <br /> Narcan, which is an effective drug for reversing overdoses from heroin&nbsp;and other opiates, was placed on Bureau of Fire vehicles for the first&nbsp;time this morning. The Peduto administration was contacted by the&nbsp;leadership of the paramedics union about the placement soon after, and administration officials asked for background details from the Public Safety Director. Administration officials also asked the Law&nbsp;Department to review the use of Narcan in relation to labor agreements&nbsp;and state law.<br /> <br /> At no time did administration officials call for Narcan to be removed&nbsp;from fire vehicles; approved and trained fire personnel are still&nbsp;allowed to use the drug to combat overdoses, and it will be carried on&nbsp;Bureau of Fire trucks.<br /> <br /> Erroneous messages were issued to Bureau of Fire personnel today&nbsp;mischaracterizing the administration&#39;s orders.</p> <p><br /> At 10:54 a.m. today Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin issued an email to&nbsp;Mayor William Peduto, Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar and others&nbsp;saying he had been contacted by the paramedics union, which was asking&nbsp;about the use of Narcan on fire vehicles.<br /> <br /> In a series of replies Director Bucar responded that its usage was&nbsp;allowed by state law, and Mr. Acklin asked for legal reviews of labor&nbsp;agreements and state law. Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge assigned the&nbsp;matter to a deputy for review.<br /> <br /> At 12:59 p.m. the Public Safety Director issued this email to the Fire&nbsp;Chief&#39;s office:<br /> <br /> <em>Chief Jones,<br /> In light of Mr. Acklin&#39;s concerns, I want to suspend issuing the&nbsp;Narcan to any of our firefighter crews pending the Law Department&#39;s&nbsp;opinion.&nbsp; Confirm receipt.</em><br /> <br /> Soon after the following order was issued to the full Fire Bureau from<br /> an acting chief:<br /> <br /> <em>Effective immediately, per the Mayor&#39;s orders, the Battalion Chiefs&nbsp;are to collect all the Narcan units in the field and return them to&nbsp;Fire headquarters.</em><br /> <br /> The Peduto administration learned of the incorrect orders late in the&nbsp;day and reversed them. The Narcan units are permitted for usage by&nbsp;fire and other Public Safety personnel who are trained in their use.<br /> <br /> The legal review of the related contract and state law matters is ongoing. Administration officials will also continue talks with fire and paramedic union leaders on the issue.<br /> <br /> ###</p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:19:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Aug. 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4931 <p><strong>Welcoming Remarks to 100th Anniversary Fraternal Order of Police Convention</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Betty Cruz</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting Japanese students visiting Pittsburgh with the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.<br clear="all" /> <div>Location: City County Building portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Ashbaugh and Betty Cruz</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Roundtable discussion with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Summer Interns Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Community Affairs Meeting with staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Students from Pittsburgh Works Beltzhoover</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;St. Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:20:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 8-9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4930 <p><strong>Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015:</strong><br /> <br /> No public events scheduled<br /> <br /> <strong>Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Sheraden Community Council Picnic</strong><br /> Time: 12:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Sheraden Park<br /> <br /> <strong>Annual SEAD Picnic</strong><br /> Time: 1:30 p.m.<br /> Location: South Park<br /> <br /> <strong>Manchester House and Garden Tour</strong><br /> Time: 2:45 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 1300 Page Street</p> <div><br /> <strong>Feast of St. Rocco Procession</strong><br /> Time: 4 p.m.<br /> Location: St. Raphael Church, 1118 Chislett Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:41:53 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4925 <p><strong>Interview with WJAS</strong></p> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office work</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Andrew Masich, President of Heinz History Center</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:30:30 -0400 Traffic Restrictions Upcoming for Grant Street at Sixth Avenue Downtown http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4924 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2015) &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh advises that the intersection of Grant Street and Sixth Avenue will be restricted this weekend beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2015, and will continue until late Sunday evening, August 9, 2015, for reconstruction of the brick roadway surface. &nbsp;This work will be completed over two separate weekends, weather permitting. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A detour will be posted for both vehicles and pedestrians.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The City has contracted with Frank J. Zottola Construction, Inc. to compete the reconstruction of the brick and granite roadway surface at this intersection.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected area.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:36:50 -0400 Shaler Street in Duquesne Heights to Close Friday for Cleaning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4922 <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Shaler Street in Mt. Washington from Well Street to Minnotte Square will be closed on&nbsp;Friday, August 7, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.&nbsp; Crews will be cutting weeds and doing general clean up.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:16:21 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4921 <p dir="ltr"><strong>East Ohio St. Ribbon Cutting with Northside Leadership Conference</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 431 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Oxford Development and County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Unveiling of the Milken Institute&rsquo;s Study of the Entertainment Industry with the Pittsburgh Film Office</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Schell Games, 220 W Station Square Dr Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Taping Our Region&#39;s Business</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Trek Development</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at the Community Empowerment Association&rsquo;s Learn &amp; Earn Reception</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15208</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 07:52:41 -0400 Pittsburgh Named Global Leader in Preservation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4919 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 5, 2015) Pittsburgh has been named one of the 11 best and most livable cities in the world because of historic preservation according to Metropolis, a national magazine, which deals with &quot;architecture and design at all scales.&quot;</p> <p>The magazine, <a href="http://www.metropolismag.com/July-August-2015/The-Worlds-Most-Livable-Cities/index.php?cparticle=3&amp;siarticle=2#artanc">which featured Pittsburgh in its July/August 2015 issue</a>, selected Pittsburgh among a group of other cities including Toronto, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Singapore, among others, which were selected for distinction in other areas ranging from walkability to culture, transportation planning, and landscapes.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;This is a great recognition for our city, which is showing the world that through adaptive reuse of our historic buildings, historic preservation is an underlying basis for social, human, and economic renewal,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p>Citing the decades-long efforts of preservationists, neighborhood activists, and specifically the work of the Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks Foundation in battling the failed policies of urban renewal, the magazine noted that, &ldquo;Pittsburgh, like so many other Rust Belt cities, faced huge hurdles with the decline of its steel industry. But it is overcoming many of these challenges thanks, in great part, to its preservation movements, neighborhood renewal projects, and active communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;To have our City compared to others around the globe and be listed because of what we have achieved in preservation is an incredible distinction and honors the work of many citizens and organizations,&rdquo; PHLF President Arthur Ziegler, said. &ldquo;Our organization is especially honored to receive this recognition as we celebrate 50 years of our work in neighborhoods and communities across the region.&rdquo;</p> <p>The magazine featured PHLF&#39;s Market at Fifth development in Downtown Pittsburgh, which combined quality retail and market-rate apartments in a LEED-Gold development, to highlight the ways in which the preservation community prevented &quot;the demolition of 64 historic buildings in the core Downtown business area.&quot;</p> <p>In May, Mayor Peduto announced the completion of the restoration of 11 facades on 10 significant historic buildings in Downtown as part of the City&rsquo;s ongoing revitalization of its core business district through historic preservation principles.</p> <p>The buildings&rsquo; facades were restored by PHLF through a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania awarded to the City through its Urban Redevelopment Authority.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:38:32 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4918 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Roundtable</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Smallman Place Groundbreaking</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 2419 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Gerald Meub, CEO of Scope International</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Executive Committee Conference Call for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s 200th Anniversary</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Photo Shoot for Pittsburgh Magazine</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Thurner Photography, 33 Terminal Way, Ste 441W Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:43:52 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Elsie Hillman http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4914 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist Elsie Hillman:</p> <p>&ldquo;I am greatly saddened at the death of my friend and advisor Elsie Hillman. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband Henry and the whole Hillman family.</p> <p>Elsie was a pioneer who spent a lifetime changing things for the better. She was also gracious and down-to-earth, and did all she could to make Pittsburgh a better place for all.</p> <p>Thousands in our city and far beyond were touched forever by her goodness. We will miss her but never forget her.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:38:04 -0400 Mossfield Street in Garfield To Close Wednesday Morning for Hillside Work http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4912 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 4, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Mossfield Street from N. Mathilda to Schenley Avenue, which will also affect Sullivan Street Aisbett Way, will be closed on&nbsp;Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Crews will be cutting the hillside on Mossfield Street.</p> <p>A detour will be available via Schenley Avenue.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:47:30 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4907 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Press Conference with Police Chief McLay on Violent Crime</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Office work </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>National Night Out</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Various events around the city</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Pirates Game with Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Roundtable Participants</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: PNC Park, 115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:28:58 -0400 Spring Hill's National Night Out Cancels, But the Healthy Together Marching Band Will March On http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4904 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 3, 2015) Spring Hill&rsquo;s National Night Out event has been canceled but the Healthy Together Marching Band will continue its planned march through the neighborhood on Tuesday, August 4 as part of the <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/">March Pittsburgh</a> campaign. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s legendary brass bands, Slide Worldwide and River City Brass, will lead youth and parents in a second line through this Northside neighborhood starting at 4:15 p.m. The march will begin at Damas Street and Rockledge Street, run 30 minutes, and end at Asylum Street. March Pittsburgh seeks to drum up awareness to get youth enrolled in healthcare.</p> <p>&ldquo;Anyone can join the band. We ask all city residents to play with us,&rdquo; says River City Brass Artistic Director James Gourlay. &ldquo;We are &lsquo;second line parading,&rsquo; an effort popularized by the brass bands in New Orleans. City residents can join behind the the band as it passes. So dust off those old horns and come join the parade!&rdquo;</p> <p>Residents outside of Spring Hill are encouraged to participate as well. Free transportation is available for parents and children. A bus leaves Obama Academy in Highland Park at 3:30 p.m. at 515 N. Highland Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15206.</p> <p>&ldquo;Everyone is welcome -- everyone. Whether you are a beginner or professional, we encourage you to bring any instrument to play along. Even if you don&rsquo;t have an instrument, we have kazoos for you to hum along or bring a paint bucket and drum along. We want all kids, parents, grandparents, and neighbors to join us,&rdquo; says Hill Jordan of Hill Jordan &amp; Slide Worldwide.</p> <p>March Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first few events took place in the neighborhoods of Northview Heights, Homewood, and Beechview with community members joining the second line and learning about their healthcare options -- seven more March Pittsburgh events remain.</p> <p>Brass band ensembles, campaign mascot Enroll-O-Bot, and enrollment specialists will be at:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Tues, Aug 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Spring Hill (Rockledge Street and Asylum Street)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sat, Aug 8 at 11 a.m. in Brookline at Breezefest, Brookline Blvd (from Flatbush to Glenarm)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sun, Aug 9 at 11 a.m. in Oakland at the Black Family Reunion at the Schenley Park Oval</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sat, Aug 15 at Noon in Chartiers at Community Back to School Festival (Chartiers Playground)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sat, Aug 22 at 11 a.m. at Stanton Heights Community Festival (Sunnyside Elementary School)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Fri, Sept 11 and Sat, Sept 12 at Noon, Hill District Wellness Weekend (Kennard Playground)</p> <p>March Pittsburgh is a campaign to promote Healthy Together, a Live Well Pittsburgh program, committed to getting all PIttsburgh youth 19 and under enrolled in affordable, quality healthcare. Healthy Together is made up of a collection of nonprofit organizations including Allies for Children, Consumer Health Coalition, Enroll America, and the Office of Mayor William Peduto, advocating for healthcare enrollment options for children. March Pittsburgh is made possible through the generous support of UPMC Health Plan.</p> <p>To set up a healthcare enrollment appointment visit <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com">www.getenrolledpgh.com</a> or dial 2-1-1 today. Latest photos and video of March Pittsburgh are on the Healthy Together Facebook page at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/healthytogetherpgh">www.facebook.com/healthytogetherpgh</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:19:51 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Files Amended Complaint Seeking Gaming Funds Owed By ICA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4903 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 3, 2015) With the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority still refusing to forward $12.8 million in gaming funds owed City taxpayers from 2014 to the present, the City of Pittsburgh today filed an amended complaint asking the Court of Common Pleas to force the ICA to issue the funding, as required by state law.</p> <p>State law directs $10 million per year to the City for hosting a casino, to be paid quarterly. The City&rsquo;s 2014 and 2015 operating budgets both rely on that funding, and both budgets were approved by the ICA. Yet the ICA has never once forwarded the City 2014 or 2015 gaming funds owed since Mayor William Peduto took office last year.</p> <p>The city <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=4715">filed suit July 2</a> to force the ICA to issue the City $11.4 million in outstanding gaming funds, and followed that July 15 <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4790">with related discovery and Right To Know requests</a>. The state has since certified additional gaming funds for the 2nd quarter of 2015, so the ICA now owes the City $12.8 million from the past two years. That figure will rise to $20 million by the end of December.</p> <p>&ldquo;If this taxpayer-financed body is not going to do its job and support the financial condition of Pittsburgh, I have no choice but to do it for them,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s far past time to shine sunlight on how the ICA works in the shadows to hoard and spend City money that should be going to road construction, police protection and other desperately needed services.&rdquo;</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s complaint expands on the City&rsquo;s previous filings, noting that the ICA&rsquo;s withholding of the gaming funds violates its statutory obligations under the law that created the ICA (Act 11 of 2004) and the law regulating Pennsylvania casinos (Act 71 of 2004).</p> <p>The City has submitted repeated requests to the ICA for the release of outstanding funds through 2014 and 2015, and submitted its latest such request this morning at an ICA board meeting (a copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_2Q_ICA_Payment_Request_Letter.pdf">today&rsquo;s request is here</a>). The board&rsquo;s lead agenda item today was the hiring of the Philadelphia law firm Conrad O&rsquo;Brien as special counsel.</p> <p>The complaint filed by the City today says the ICA board and its executive director &ldquo;have ignored and refused to release or direct the use of such funds to the financial detriment of the City and its taxpayers. The ICA has not accounted for the funds withheld throughout 2014 and 2015, while the City has been deprived of substantial funds relied upon in the budgets.</p> <p>The ICA&rsquo;s withholding of funds is without a reasonable or statutory basis.&rdquo;</p> <p>The suit has been assigned to Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine A. Ward. No public hearing dates have yet been scheduled.</p> <p>A copy of today&rsquo;s amended complaint <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Amended_Complaint_City_v._ICA_08.03.15.pdf">is available here.</a></p> <p>###</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:41:26 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4901 <p dir="ltr"><strong>WJAS Monthly Interview </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Working from home</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2015 Steel City 412 Cooperstown Team Send Off Party</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Point Brugge Cafe, 401 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Presenting Proclamation at Opening Ceremonies for the 2015 PDGA Pro World Championships&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Carrick Block Watch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Concord Elementary, 2350 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:12:03 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 31 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4886 <p>Working from home</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:02:35 -0400 Department of Public Works Instituting Lane Changes on West Ohio Street Bridge http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4878 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 30, 2015) The West Ohio Street Bridge in the city&rsquo;s Allegheny West neighborhood will be temporarily closed Friday, July 31, as crews from the Department of Public Works create new lane patterns across the short span.</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is requiring partial closure of the bridge, which crosses a Norfolk &amp; Southern railroad line, due to continued deterioration of the bridge trusses. The bridge is on West Ohio Street between Ridge Avenue and Merchant Street.</p> <p>All West Ohio Street traffic between Ridge and Merchant will be shifted on to the northern side of the structure. The new configuration will remain in place indefinitely.</p> <p>Friday morning the Public Works Traffic Division will shut down the intersections of West Ohio &amp; Brighton Road; Ridge Avenue &amp; Brighton Road; and West Ohio and Merchant Street in order to restripe the area and institute lane changes on the bridge.</p> <p>The current eastbound lanes on the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic but will allow pedestrians and bicyclists.</p> <p>The westbound lanes of the bridge will be converted to two-way traffic.</p> <p>The bridge is expected to reopen by mid-day Friday.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:18:31 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4876 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Robert Grah, CEO of Grah Lighting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interview with WTAE 4 the 412</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>On Live with Mike Pintek, KDKA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd #1020, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Welcoming Remarks for Affordable Housing Task Force</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: CitiStats Conference Room, 646, 6th floor City-County Building</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interview with Genevieve Barbee from AP Collection</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 &nbsp;p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Event at the Carnegie with Councilman Gilman</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:42:18 -0400 Local My Brother's Keeper Effort Joins BMe Community and Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA to Increase the Number of Mentors for Youth of Color in Region http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4870 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 29, 2015) - As part of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">President Barack Obama&rsquo;s &ldquo;My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper&rdquo; initiative</a>, the Office of Mayor William Peduto today joins <a href="http://www.bmecommunity.org/286">BMe Pittsburgh</a> and the <a href="http://www.mentoringpittsburgh.org/">Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA</a> in an effort to ensure that all youth, including youth of color, have access to quality mentors through a series of events titled Pittsburgh Keepers of the Community Meetups.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Keepers of the Community Meetups will convene organizations and everyday mentors to focus on: reducing the amount of youth on waiting lists for local mentoring programs, creating collaborative spaces for organizations to share resources, and eliminating barriers that prevent youth in the region from having access to a quality mentor.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Through the Pittsburgh Keepers of the Community effort, we hope to tell the story of our everyday mentors,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;From the teachers that help our students in the classroom to the crossing guards that help them at the bus stop - mentors increase opportunities for all of our youth and we need more of our residents to take the pledge to mentor our kids.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Statistics demonstrate that 1 in 3 youth do not have access to a mentor. Currently, Pittsburgh has 27,000 youth being mentored and nearly 1,000 on the waiting list. According to the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA, those with the greatest need for mentors are young men of color that are 13 years of age.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Mentoring is a key component in helping our region&#39;s youth get exposure to thinking in new ways and seeing their world in a broader view,&rdquo; said Harry Johnson, BMe Community Manager. &ldquo;It is our goal to help build stronger collaboration and highlight the thousands of everyday black men that help young people lead more prosperous lives through mentoring and empowerment in our region.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">Colleen Fedor from the Mentoring Partnership added, &ldquo;Young people in our region are eager to learn and connect with well prepared caring adults who can help them navigate through challenges and opportunities. At The Mentoring Partnership, it is our vision that every young person will have the mentor they need. We are excited to join BMe and the My Brothers Keeper initiative to raise awareness of the need and celebrate the work of many mentors in our community!&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">The following organizations have committed to the effort: 100 Black Men of Southwest PA, Amachi Pittsburgh, The Door Campaign, Turning Corners Mentoring, Reaching Back Rites of Passage Program, and Black Male Leadership Development Institute. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Meetups are designed to: highlight mentors (both formal mentors and everyday mentors); share resources that support a specific need (educational, physical, social, emotional, etc.); and create opportunities for dialogue and encouragement of high-quality mentoring experiences. &nbsp;The first event will take place on <strong>Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center in the Hill District from 6-7:30 p.m. &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>More information about the Pittsburgh Keepers of the Community Meetups can be found <a href="http://www.bmecommunity.org/bmeburgh/pghkeepersmeetup">here</a> and will be discussed in the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper plan to be released early this fall.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:28:35 -0400 Statement on Inspection of East Allegheny Public Art Installation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4868 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 29, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh released the following statement in regard to a public art installation placed on Madison Avenue in the East Deutschtown/East Allegheny neighborhood:</p> <p>On July 22, 2015, a complaint was lodged with the City&rsquo;s 311 Response Center about an art installation at 826 Madison Avenue, and officials from the Department of Permits, Licences and Inspections were dispatched to the site. As City code requires that all permanent structures on properties be listed on occupancy permits, the property owners were issued a citation requiring them to update their permit within 30 days.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh has a long and proven record of supporting public art but special treatment in the law cannot be granted to any individuals or groups.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have always been a strong believer in the power of art to transform and enliven neighborhoods, but the rules are the rules,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Officials from the Department of Planning have been in communication with the organizers of the East Deutschtown public art effort, and officials from PLI are committed to working with the organizers as well to address additional zoning or building code matters. City officials will review the possibility of adjusting code language in the future to allow artists and community groups more leeway in placing their artworks.</p> <p>Information on the 311 complaint about the installation and the City&rsquo;s response was repeatedly given to a local newspaper that wrote about the matter, but it was not published.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:50:34 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4866 <p dir="ltr"><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Tribune Review Editorial Board</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 503 Martindale Street, Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Remarks at the Northside Chamber Luncheon</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at Workforce Fair Hosted by PNC Bank </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City County Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Jacqueline Graham and Chief McLay</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30 &nbsp;p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, &nbsp;414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tour of East Side Transit Oriented Development </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: East Side III</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:44:15 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4862 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Presenting Proclamation at National Night Out Kick Off Event </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Morgan O&rsquo;Brien, CEO of Peoples Natural Gas</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak, Carrick Block Watch, Father&nbsp;Kresak,&nbsp;and Chief McLay</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Bill Steigerwald</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Chancellor Gallagher</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:59:27 -0400 Department of Public Works Adding 18 Projects to 2015 Paving Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4854 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 27, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced 18 projects added to this year&#39;s paving program.</p> <p dir="ltr">The additional projects are in neighborhoods throughout the city, including Arlington, Beechview, Brookline, Downtown, East Hills, Elliott, Greenfield, Highland Park, Homewood, Mount Washington, Shadyside, Spring Hill, Stanton Heights, and Summer Hill.</p> <p>The nearly three miles of new projects, worth approximately $700,000, will be completed within the originally allocated paving budget for 2015. Paving costs for projects completed to date are lower than budgeted costs for these projects, freeing up funding that can be used for new projects. No additional funding is required. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The total budget allocated for the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4317">2015 Paving Program</a> is $12,250,000. The budget breakdown includes $12,000,000 in City Capital Budget funding and $250,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the 2015 Paving Program the Department of Public Works has focused on increasing coordination with local utilities. To date, cooperation with Peoples Natural Gas on over 25 projects around the city has ensured that paving projects are coordinated with planned utility infrastructure work, resulting in curb-to-curb restoration of impacted streets. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Weekly paving schedules and a map of completed, active, and planned 2015 projects can be found here: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/StreetPavingSchedule">http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/StreetPavingSchedule</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:36:40 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4853 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Mayor Murphy and Jess Trybus</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary Celebration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Charmaine Bailey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Betty Cruz, Manager of Special Initiatives, and Valerie McDonald Roberts, Chief of Urban Affairs</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Police Promotion Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Accepting the Health Policy Promotion Award from the Advisory Committee on Public Policy (ACPP) &nbsp;at the 2015 Annual Conference</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Suite 400, Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Filming Interview for the 100th Episode of &lsquo;Burgh Vivant</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Throwing the First Pitch at the Citiparks BIG League Championships</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:15 p.m</p> <p>Location: PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:35:46 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative Takes Naturalization Ceremony to the Streets at Final OpenStreetsPGH Event of the Summer http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4850 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2015) &ndash; Today&rsquo;s final installation of <a href="http://openstreetspgh.org/">OpenStreetsPGH</a> included a new event: celebrating citizenship in a public space with a pop-up naturalization ceremony. Surrounded by family, friends, and open streets enthusiasts in Market Square, nine individuals took the oath to become new Americans today. The ceremony included a performance of the National Anthem by opera singer and City of Pittsburgh employee Amanda Neatrour, the Pledge of Allegiance and welcoming remarks from City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.</p> <p dir="ltr">The idea was conceptualized through a partnership between Welcoming Pittsburgh, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Pittsburgh Field Office, BikePGH, and OpenStreetsPGH, furthering the Mayor&rsquo;s vision of connecting Pittsburghers of all backgrounds through healthy, fun, and engaging activities across the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Becoming a citizen, the pursuit of the American dream, it is such an individual process, but also one that we all must celebrate because it strengthens opportunities for the individual, his or her family, and the community at large,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an honor to join Mayor Peduto today as we roll out the welcome mat for these nine residents of our region,&rdquo; said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to congratulate our newest citizens and thank each of them for choosing to live, work and play in the city and county.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Welcoming Pittsburgh, as announced in its <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/WelcomingPittsburgh_RoadMap_FullReport_FINAL2.pdf">plan</a> released last month, will host a total of five naturalization ceremonies in 2015 to elevate the value of citizenship. The first ceremony was held in City Council Chambers, an historic occasion as the first-ever naturalization ceremony in the space. The city will continue to open its space and take the ceremonies to the public.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Transportation and health are important to the immigrant community &ndash; OpenStreetsPGH was a natural fit,&rdquo; said Acting Field Office Director, Michael Horvath, USCIS, Pittsburgh Field Office. Horvath, an avid cyclist who biked to the ceremony affirmed, &ldquo;We would not have things like yoga or salsa dancing without immigration.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The new citizens at today&rsquo;s ceremony hailed from Argentina, Bulgaria, Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Slovenia, Thailand, United Kingdom, and Yemen.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/welcoming-pittsburgh/">http://pittsburghpa.gov/welcoming-pittsburgh/</a>, follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or&nbsp; <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a>&nbsp;on Facebook, or contact Betty Cruz at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:39:04 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 25 - 26 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4845 <p dir="ltr"><strong>July 25</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Day off</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>July 26</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>OpenStreetsPGH and Naturalization Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15222</p> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 09:26:09 -0400 Armstrong Tunnel In Uptown To Be Closed Overnight Monday, Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4840 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises the following overnight closures for the Armstrong Tunnel in Uptown:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Inbound Lanes Closed (toward Forbes Avenue from Second Avenue)</strong></p> <p>10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27 to 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015</p> <p><strong>Outbound Lanes Closed (from Forbes Avenue to Second Avenue)</strong></p> <p>10:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015</p> <p>Crews will performing cleaning and maintenance work during the closures.</p> <p>###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:41:15 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO JOINS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF 104 MAYORS, CALLS ON CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP TO PASS MULTI-YEAR TRANSPORTATION BILL THAT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES FUNDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4838 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today joined a bipartisan group of 104 U.S. mayors from across the nation in a letter to Senate and House leaders calling for the swift passage of legislation that will significantly increase transit, highway and safety program commitments to cities, and provide six years of funding certainty in the transportation reauthorization that is set to expire on July 31.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This is not a partisan issue. Deficient bridges exist in red and blue districts all across this country. Many city and state leaders, Democrats and Republicans, are already stepping up and committing more local funds. &nbsp;However, without a strong federal partner, the twin demands of maintaining existing infrastructure and preparing for the future are beyond the means of any city,&rdquo; the mayors stated in the letter.</p> <p dir="ltr">The group of mayors, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, noted that current federal commitments are insufficient to maintain, much less enhance, our nation&rsquo;s transportation network. Public transit maintenance needs exceed $86 billion and the highway and bridge repair backlog is an estimated $808 billion. Since 2009, federal surface transportation commitments have remained stagnant. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Shorter term transportation authorizations and patches create uncertainty and increase risk, further increasing project costs. We simply cannot afford continued extensions of the status quo,&rdquo; the mayors continued.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The full text of the mayors&rsquo; letter is below:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Reid, Speaker Boehner, and Minority Leader Pelosi:</p> <p dir="ltr">As mayors from all corners of the nation, we urge you to significantly increase transit, highway and safety program commitments to cities and their regions, and provide six years of funding certainty in the MAP-21 surface transportation reauthorization. &nbsp;America&rsquo;s economic strength depends upon our cities, towns, and suburbs having the transportation networks they need to attract and retain businesses and provide opportunities for residents to prosper. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayors know firsthand the benefits of a well-functioning transportation network and the danger of underinvestment. &nbsp;Crumbling roads and failing transit systems translate to gridlock and constrained growth. &nbsp;Businesses face declines in productivity, seniors cannot make doctor&rsquo;s appointments and commuters are late to work. Worse, some jobs are left unfilled as workers are left without adequate transportation options to access employment.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is not a partisan issue. Deficient bridges exist in red and blue districts all across this country. &nbsp;Many city and state leaders, Democrats and Republicans, are already stepping up and committing more local funds. &nbsp;However, without a strong federal partner, the twin demands of maintaining existing infrastructure and preparing for the future are beyond the means of any city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Current federal commitments are insufficient to maintain, much less enhance, our transportation network. Throughout our nation, public transit maintenance needs exceed $86 billion and the highway and bridge repair backlog is an estimated $808 billion. &nbsp;Yet, since 2009, federal surface transportation commitments have remained stagnant. &nbsp;In addition, short term transportation authorizations and patches create uncertainty and increase risk, further increasing project costs. &nbsp;We simply cannot afford continued extensions of the status quo.</p> <p dir="ltr">Our nation&rsquo;s cities need a six year transportation authorization renewal that significantly increases investment in our system and directs more resources to cities and metropolitan regions. &nbsp;We commend Chairman Inhofe, Ranking Member Boxer, and the full Senate Environment and Public Works committee for unanimously passing a bipartisan six year transportation bill with increased funding out of the committee last month. &nbsp;Just last week the Senate Commerce Committee also took action. &nbsp;We urge you to make significant progress on this effort in a timely manner. &nbsp;Without it, we risk reducing national productivity and competitiveness relative to our global competitors. &nbsp;Congestion costs the U.S. economy over $120 billion each year. &nbsp;Since the last long-term surface transportation bill was enacted in 2005, the economic competitiveness of U.S. transportation infrastructure has fallen from first in the world to 12th. &nbsp;If the status quo continues, deficient transportation infrastructure will cost American businesses $430 billion by 2020. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Our nation&rsquo;s urban areas house more than 80 percent of our nation&rsquo;s residents, and if we are to thrive, Congress must step up and make investments in our cities, towns, and suburbs. &nbsp;We appreciate your action as we work together to meet the long-term transportation infrastructure needs.</p> <p dir="ltr">Sincerely,</p> <p>Steven Adler, Mayor of Austin, TX</p> <p>Thomas Armstrong, Mayor of Grimes, IA</p> <p>Gregory Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis, IN</p> <p>Dewey Bartlett, Mayor of Tulsa, OK</p> <p>Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, UT</p> <p>William Bell, Mayor of Birmingham, AL</p> <p>Shane Bemis, Mayor of Gresham, OR</p> <p>Stephen Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, SC</p> <p>Virgil Bernero, Mayor of Lansing, MI</p> <p>Richard Berry, Mayor of Albuquerque, NM</p> <p>David H. Bieter, Mayor of Boise, ID</p> <p>Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington D.C.</p> <p>James Brainard, Mayor of Carmel, IN</p> <p>Michael Brennan, Mayor of Portland, ME</p> <p>Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL</p> <p>Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento, CA</p> <p>William Carpenter, Mayor of Brockton, MA</p> <p>Daniel Clodfelter, Mayor of Charlotte, NC</p> <p>Michael Coleman, Mayor of Columbus, OH</p> <p>JP Conkling, Mayor of Altoona, IA</p> <p>Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, OK</p> <p>Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, NY</p> <p>Hardie Davis Jr. Mayor of Augusta, GA</p> <p>John Dickert, Mayor of Racine, WI</p> <p>James Diossa, Mayor of Central Falls, RI</p> <p>Robert Donchez, Mayor of Bethlehem, PA</p> <p>Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton, OR</p> <p>Kevin Dumas, Mayor of Attleboro, MA</p> <p>Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando, FL</p> <p>Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, IL</p> <p>William Euille, Mayor of Alexandria, VA</p> <p>Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of San Diego, CA</p> <p>Andrew Fellows, Mayor of College Park, MD</p> <p>Bill Finch, Mayor of Bridgeport, CT</p> <p>Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY</p> <p>Patrick Furey, Mayor of Torrance, CA</p> <p>Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, CA</p> <p>Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, CA</p> <p>John Giles, Mayor of Mesa, AZ</p> <p>Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, NV</p> <p>Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington, KY</p> <p>Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, OR</p> <p>Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO</p> <p>Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis, MN</p> <p>Shawn Hogan, Mayor of Hornell, NY</p> <p>Frank Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, OH</p> <p>Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, MO</p> <p>Dwight Jones, Mayor of Richmond, VA</p> <p>Emmet V. Jordan, Mayor of Greenbelt, MD</p> <p>Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor of Burnsville, MN</p> <p>Mark Kleinschmidt, Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC</p> <p>Christopher Koos, Mayor of Normal, IL</p> <p>Sara Kurovski, Mayor of Pleasant Hill, IA</p> <p>Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, LA</p> <p>Edwin Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, CA</p> <p>Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose, CA</p> <p>Jeff Longwell, Mayor of Wichita, KS</p> <p>Nelda Martinez, Mayor of Corpus Christi, TX</p> <p>Geno Martini, Mayor of Sparks, NV</p> <p>Nancy McFarlane, Mayor of Raleigh, NC</p> <p>Andy McKenzie, Mayor of Wheeling, TN</p> <p>Stephanie Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY</p> <p>Jonathan Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford, CT</p> <p>Kenneth Miyagishima, Mayor of Las Cruces, NM</p> <p>Edward Murray, Mayor of Seattle, WA</p> <p>W. Howard Myers, Mayor of Petersburg, VA</p> <p>Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca, NY</p> <p>Jerry Nabours, Mayor of Flagstaff, AZ</p> <p>Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, PA</p> <p>Frank Ortis, Mayor of Pembroke Pines, FL</p> <p>Robert Palmieri, Mayor of Utica, NY</p> <p>Salvatore Panto Jr., Mayor of Easton, PA</p> <p>Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, TX</p> <p>Ed Pawlowski, Mayor of Allentown, PA</p> <p>William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p>Kitty Piercy, Mayor of Eugene, OR</p> <p>Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, TX</p> <p>Laurel Prussing, Mayor of Urbana, IL</p> <p>Miguel Pulido, Mayor of Santa Ana, CA</p> <p>Mike Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas, TX</p> <p>Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, MD</p> <p>Tom&aacute;s Regalado, Mayor of Miami, FL</p> <p>Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, AZ</p> <p>Domenic Sarno, Mayor of Springfield, IL</p> <p>James Schmitt, Mayor of Green Bay, WI</p> <p>Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara, CA</p> <p>Pedro E. Segarra, Mayor of Hartford, CT</p> <p>Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison, WI</p> <p>Mike Spano, Mayor of Yonkers, NY</p> <p>Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, AZ</p> <p>Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock, AL</p> <p>John Suthers, Mayor of Colorado Springs, CO</p> <p>Joyce Sutton Cameron, Mayor of Trotwood, OH</p> <p>Thomas Tait, Mayor of Anaheim, CA</p> <p>Ivy Taylor, Mayor of San Antonio, TX</p> <p>Brian Wahler, Mayor of Piscataway, NJ</p> <p>Dayne Walling, Mayor of Flint, MI</p> <p>Martin Walsh, Mayor of Boston, MA</p> <p>Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, MA</p> <p>Shelly Welsch, Mayor of University City, MO</p> <p>Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH</p> <p>A C Wharton Jr, Mayor of Memphis, TN</p> <p>Diana Willits, Mayor of Windsor Heights, IA</p> <p>Dawn Zimmer, Mayor of Hoboken, NJ</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:49:57 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4834 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Day Two of Hosting the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education, and Families Summer Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 a.m. to 12 &nbsp;p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto has been appointed the co-chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) for 2015. The Council guides and oversees the work of NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute). Mayor Peduto will be hosting the members of the YEF Council in Pittsburgh on July 23rd and July24th for their summer meeting</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Breakfast</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Debrief on city tour and site visit</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Presentation and discussion on NLC&rsquo;s REAL initiative (Race, Equity and Leadership)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Further discussion of education playbook</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:15 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Update on YEF Institute and upcoming NLC events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Closing remarks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:45 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Adjourn</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:16:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Hosts National Meeting On Youth, Education & Families http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4831 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh are hosting education and government leaders from around the country the next two days, to discuss Pittsburgh&rsquo;s education initiatives and study nationwide best practices to support youth.</p> <p>The summer meeting of the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families is being held today and tomorrow at the Omni William Penn hotel Downtown, and includes a presentation on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Remake Learning Network and a visit to the Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh on the North Side.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">was named co-chair</a> of the YEF Council in January. Issues covered by the council include early childhood development and education, health and wellness, afterschool programming, youth violence prevention and family economic success.</p> <p>The National League of Cities <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">is holding its national convention in Pittsburgh in November 2016</a>, which will draw an estimated 3,500 municipal officials to the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud as usual to show off Pittsburgh, but especially proud that our city&rsquo;s education experts will get another chance to show off Pittsburgh&rsquo;s innovative and equitable efforts to bring quality education to all,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>At this week&rsquo;s session council members will discuss a new &ldquo;education playbook&rdquo; for city leaders nationwide and will hear in-depth presentations at the Children&rsquo;s Museum regarding Pittsburgh&rsquo;s innovative learning initiatives. &nbsp;</p> <p>On Friday, the council will have a presentation and discussion on <a href="http://www.nlc.org/media-center/news-search/new-initiative-focused-on-race-equity-and-city-leadership-launches-with-%E2%80%98real%E2%80%99-talk-town-hall">NLC&rsquo;s REAL Initiative</a> (Race, Equity and Leadership).</p> <p>An agenda for today&rsquo;s session <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4828">is here</a>. Highlights of Friday&rsquo;s agenda include a 9 a.m. discussion of the REAL Initiative and a 10:15 a.m. discussion of the education playbook.</p> <p>Attendees at the YEF meetings include:</p> <p>Charlottesville, Va., Councilmember Kristin Szakos, co-chair</p> <p dir="ltr">Trotwood, Ohio, Mayor Joyce Sutton Cameron, vice-chair</p> <p dir="ltr">Burleson, Tex., Mayor Ken Shetter, vice-chair</p> <p dir="ltr">Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Lovely Warren</p> <p dir="ltr">Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley</p> <p dir="ltr">Winchester, Ken., Mayor Pro Tem Shannon J. Cox</p> <p dir="ltr">Tualatin, Ore., Mayor Lou Ogden</p> <p dir="ltr">Madison, Wis., Mayor Paul Soglin</p> <p dir="ltr">Tempe, Ariz., Councilmember Robin Arredondo-Savage</p> <p dir="ltr">Jackson, Miss., Councilmember Margaret Barrett-Simon</p> <p dir="ltr">Jackson, Tenn., Councilmember Ernest Brooks, II</p> <p dir="ltr">Wichita, Kan., youth representative Alexis Garcia-Villatoro</p> <p dir="ltr">Jackson, Miss., Councilmember Tyrone Hendrix</p> <p dir="ltr">East Point, Ga., Councilmember Deana Holiday Ingraham</p> <p dir="ltr">St. Petersburg, Fla., Councilmember Steve Kornell</p> <p dir="ltr">Longmont, Colo., Councilmember Sarah Levison</p> <p dir="ltr">Little Rock, Ark., youth representative Benjamin Paladino</p> <p dir="ltr">Athens, Ga., Councilmember Dick Pelley</p> <p dir="ltr">Richmond, Va., Councilmember Ellen Robertson</p> <p dir="ltr">Tukwila, Wash., Councilmember Verna Seal</p> <p dir="ltr">Garland, Tex., youth representative Elizabeth Sinclair</p> <p dir="ltr">Nashville, Tenn., Councilmember Ronnie Steine</p> <p dir="ltr">Little Rock, Ark., Alderman Maurice Taylor</p> <p dir="ltr">San Francisco youth representative Jillian Wu</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane</p> <p dir="ltr">Fred Rogers Company CEO William Isler</p> <p dir="ltr">Jackson State University Professor Albert J. Simon</p> <p dir="ltr">Allies for Children Executive Director Patrick Dowd</p> <p dir="ltr">Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh Executive Director Jane Werner</p> <p dir="ltr">Sprout Fund Executive Director Cathy Lewis Long</p> <p dir="ltr">Grable Foundation Executive Director Gregg S. Behr</p> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh Chief Urban Affairs Officer Valerie McDonald‐Roberts</p> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh Operations and Administration Deputy Chief LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Executive Director Clifford M. Johnson</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC REAL Director Leon T. Andrews, Jr.</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Education and Expanding Learning Director Audrey M. Hutchinson</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Youth and Young Adult Connections Director Andrew O. Moore</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Justice Reform and Youth Engagement Program Manager Laura Furr</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Communications Principal Associate Emily Pickren</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Education Senior Associate Miles Sandler</p> <p dir="ltr">NLC YEF Senior Meeting and Event Planner Sharie Wood</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:07:28 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4828 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Hosting the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education, and Families Summer Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto has been appointed the co-chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) for 2015. The Council guides and oversees the work of NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute). Mayor Peduto will be hosting the members of the YEF Council in Pittsburgh on July 23rd and July24th for their summer meeting.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Day One</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Coffee and Networking</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Welcome and Introductions with Councilmember Kristin Szakos, Charlottesville, Virginia; Mayor Joyce Sutton Cameron, Trotwood, Ohio; and Mayor Ken Shetter, Burleson, Texas</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Overview of NLC&rsquo;s Education Work</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Brainstorming Exercise on Top 10 Steps to Support Learning</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Peer sharing: &nbsp;Highlights from Back Home</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:15 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Keynote Speaker: &nbsp;Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Remake Learning Network, Gregg S. Behr, Executive Director, The Grable Foundation </strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:45 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Leading Bus tour of Downtown Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Site Visit Highlighting Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Learning Initiatives, Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cuban Mission Trip Discussion and Reunion</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Industry Public House, 4305 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Pirates Game with Members of the Council on Youth, Education, and Families </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <p>Location: PNC Park, 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, United States</p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:07:59 -0400 Pilot Program Assisting Urban Small Businesses With Web Presence Wraps Up in East Liberty http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4825 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2015) A unique program launched by the City of Pittsburgh, Google and other partners to help neighborhood small business owners manage their online presence wraps up tomorrow night in East Liberty after a 12-week pilot.</p> <p>The program, called <a href="http://www.cuepgh.org/">Connecting Urban Entrepreneurs (CUE)</a>, brought together 11 small business owners from Larimer, East Liberty, Garfield, and Homewood to teach everything from creating and maintaining websites to the benefits of social media in reaching potential customers.</p> <p>The pilot was a collaboration among the City&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, Google, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Urban Innovation21, The Center for Women&#39;s Entrepreneurship, Davis Consulting Solutions, CEED, Kiva Zip, Bridgeway Capital, and The Kingsley Center.</p> <p>The initiative was launched after the group met at Google Pittsburgh last fall to discuss ways to support Pittsburgh&rsquo;s urban entrepreneurs. Once the pilot program is evaluated, plans are to establish similar programs in other Carnegie Library branches around the city and eventually build a model program that can be replicated in other cities around the country.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is making a name for itself as an urban lab bringing together the most inclusive methods of innovation, and CUE is an exciting new example of that. I couldn&rsquo;t be happier about the project and the collaboration with our many great partners that got us here,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University is thrilled that we have been able to help innovate a series of workshops for urban entrepreneurs to provide them with valuable digital skills they need to move ahead with their businesses,&rdquo; said the center&rsquo;s director Rebecca U. Harris. &ldquo;Furthermore, a number of exemplary community partners have joined together to ensure the successful outcome of this program, making this a model example of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ability to combine many diverse communities together to rally for a mutually beneficial common goal.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Urban Innovation21 is excited to support the Mayor&#39;s inclusive innovation strategy by helping entrepreneurs maximize their use of technology to create strong businesses. This pilot was a big success and if scaled will play a big part in closing Pittsburgh&#39;s digital divide,&quot; said Bill Generett of Urban Innovation21. &nbsp;</p> <p>Members of the media are invited to the final workshop session tomorrow night at the Carnegie Library&rsquo;s East Liberty branch, and meet entrepreneurs who participated in the program. Welcoming remarks are set to begin at 6:45 p.m.</p> <p>&quot;I really enjoyed this program,&rdquo; said Wahad Ansar of Three Generations Barber Shop. &ldquo;Not only did it help me create a website for my business and take it to the next level, it also gave me the confidence to work on the site at home even though I am not that computer savvy. I also met other entrepreneurs who were in the same position as me. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun.&rdquo;</p> <p>&quot;I couldn&#39;t have stumbled into CUE at a better time. I was helping some friends in their beginning stages of web presence and had been invited to the class as assistance. At the time, I had also been actively trying to figure out the direction of my own online store as well and had heard nothing but good things about Squarespace. I was reluctant to dive in because I thought that it was going to be too difficult and time consuming to learn. While being a &lsquo;visitor&rsquo; and helping my friends I had learned so much in just one sitting that I then asked to join the group. CUE then welcomed me with open arms. The connections and mentors are so driven to help you succeed in any way possible,&rdquo; said Tonisha Fawcett of Have Knotz.</p> <p>&quot;CUE provided a great opportunity for our business, In A Reel. We were able to create a professional website, network with other businesses and mentors and secure new clients. The mentors provided an excellent experience well worth our time,&rdquo; said Stephanie and Walter Lewis of In A Reel.</p> <p>More information is available <a href="http://www.cuepgh.org/">at the CUE website</a>.</p> <p>The final workshop session is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch, 130 S. Whitfield Street.</p> <p>Contacts:</p> <p>Bill Generett, President and CEO, Urban Innovation21, wgenerett@urbaninnovation21.org</p> <p>Debra Lam, Chief and Director of Innovation and Performance, debra.lam@pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:17:04 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4824 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Hillary Clinton and Supporters</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Home of Cindy Shapira</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Council President Kraus, Councilwoman Rudiak, and Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:35:40 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4819 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Arrival of President Obama and Visit to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh City of Learning Event &quot;Digital Badges Forum for Pittsburgh Employers&quot; </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15222</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Shawn Fox from Oxford Development</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:20:11 -0400 Mayor Peduto Drums Up Awareness for City's Healthy Together Enrollment Campaign with March Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4816 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 20, 2015) &ndash; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/">Healthy Together</a>, the City of Pittsburgh-led outreach effort to enroll children and youth in low to no cost healthcare, is literally getting the band together and taking its act on the road to 10 community events across the city over the next eight weeks to build awareness among residents with March Pittsburgh. <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/">March Pittsburgh</a> seeks to continue raising awareness and driving enrollment among the estimated 2,000 youth under 19 years of age in Pittsburgh who qualify for Medicaid or the Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but are not currently enrolled in public health insurance programs. Visit <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/">March Pittsburgh</a> to learn more about the campaign, find an event near you, and to practice the Healthy Together song as March Pittsburgh arrives in a neighborhood near you. To schedule an enrollment appointment or learn more dial 2-1-1 or visit <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com">www.getenrolledpgh.com</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The campaign has already reached hundreds of families, getting them vital health enrollment information to build a culture of healthcare enrollment in Pittsburgh. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to become the city that assures that every child has access to healthcare &ndash; that&rsquo;s our goal and we&rsquo;re going to hit it,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto while addressing the Northview Heights community.</p> <p dir="ltr">March Pittsburgh kicked off on Thursday, July 16 at the Northview Heights Playground, featuring the River City Brass Band and campaign mascot, Enroll-O-Bot. City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, UPMC Health Plan Chief Financial Officer and UPMC Insurance Services Division Senior Vice President Scott Lammie, City Councilperson Darlene Harris, and Northview Heights Citizens Council President Valerie Lauw, led a throng of neighborhood children and families in a joyous, if not always tuneful, &ldquo;second line parade&rdquo; boasting kazoos.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s really an exciting time for us to be able to recognize the fact we have all the resources and the means to connect all of these young folks to access to health care. So it&rsquo;s incumbent upon each and every one of us to go out and talk to our friends, neighbors, the parents of any of these children,&rdquo; stressed UPMC&nbsp;Health Plan Chief Financial Officer and&nbsp;UPMC&nbsp;Insurance Services Division Senior Vice President Scott Lammie. Adding, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re 2,000 children away from being a city, maybe the first city in the country, to be able to proclaim that we have access and coverage for every child in our region. We can do it, I know we can.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">March Pittsburgh took to the street again on Saturday, July 18 at the Harambee Ujima Black Arts and Culture Festival, as the community of Homewood joined in the parade and marched to the Healthy Together song composed by River City Brass Band. Artistic Director James Gourlay encouraged attendees to join March Pittsburgh throughout the summer noting, &ldquo;You can just come, strum a drum, or toot away to your hearts content.&rdquo; Kazoos are being provided to participants. Pots, pans, and other homemade instruments are welcome.</p> <p dir="ltr">The River City Brass Band ensembles, Enroll-O-Bot, and enrollment specialists will be appearing:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Beechview&#39;s 110th Birthday Celebration (Broadway and Beechview parking lot)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Tuesday, August 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Spring Hill at National Night Out (Rockledge Street and Asylum Street)</p> <p>&bull; Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. in Brookline at Breezefest on Brookline Boulevard (from Flatbush to Glenarm)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sunday, August 9 at 11 a.m. in Oakland at the Black Family Reunion at the Schenley Park Oval</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 15 at Noon in Chartiers at Community Back to School Festival (Chartiers Playground)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at the Stanton Heights Community Festival (Sunnyside Elementary School)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at Noon at the Hill District&rsquo;s Health and Wellness Weekend (Kennard Playground)</p> <p dir="ltr">To schedule an enrollment appointment, community members can dial three easy numbers 2-1-1 or visit <a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com">www.getenrolledpgh.com</a>. Latest photos and video of March Pittsburgh are on the Healthy Together Facebook page at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/healthytogetherpgh">www.facebook.com/healthytogetherpgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">March Pittsburgh is supported by UPMC Health Plan. Healthy Together is funded by a grant from the National League of Cities and is led by a partnership comprising the City of Pittsburgh, Allies for Children, Consumer Health Coalition, Allegheny County Health Department, and Enroll America.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information contact Special Initiatives Manager, Mayor&rsquo;s Office, Betty Cruz, at 412-255-2439 or <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:57:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4814 <p><strong>Welcoming remarks to VFW 116th National Convention</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30-9 a.m.</p> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;SBA Pittsburgh District Director Kelly Hunt</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11-11:30</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visit with students from Hesilbeim Summit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: Noon</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Christine Mondor and Planning Director Ray Gastil</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2-3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>CONNECT COG reception</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6-7:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Rock Bottom Restaurant &amp; Brewery, 171 East Bridge Street.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">###</span></div> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:46:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 18-19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4806 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Saturday, July 18</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Ed Gainey and East Liberty Community</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;E. Liberty Lutheran Church,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5707 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, July 19</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>National Ice Cream Day at Klavons</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Klavon&#39;s Authentic 1920&#39;s Ice Cream Parlor, 2801 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:06:43 -0400 U.S. Department of Energy and City of Pittsburgh Sign Memorandum of Understanding on 21st Century Energy Infrastructure http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4805 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 17,2015) Mayor William Peduto today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Energy Technology Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy on joint efforts to design 21st Century energy infrastructure for Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto and NETL Director Grace Bochenek signed the memorandum at an event with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>&quot;This agreement establishes a new working relationship to upgrade Pittsburgh&#39;s aging electrical grid with 21st century technologies and solutions. This link between NETL and the city will position Pittsburgh to lead the nation in next-generation energy strategies and to build one of the largest integrated district energy ecosystems in North America. Today at the Energy Innovation Center we saw the possibilities for Pittsburgh to be a leader in new energy technologies, and this agreement will only help accelerate their development,&quot; Secretary Moniz said.</p> <p>&ldquo;You don&rsquo;t have to look very far to see that much of our nation&rsquo;s infrastructure is old and in poor repair. That&rsquo;s true for our energy infrastructure as well &ndash; in fact, many of our power lines and gas pipes are literally antiques! What&rsquo;s more, while these energy systems have served us well for decades, they&rsquo;re terribly inefficient, and that means we&rsquo;re producing more pollution and greenhouse gas emissions than we need to,&rdquo; said Congressman Doyle.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve made a lot of technological advances since those systems were originally designed and installed, and I think it&rsquo;s essential for our nation to develop and adopt innovative new models for meeting our energy needs in a more efficient, economical, and environmentally sustainable way.</p> <p>&ldquo;With our aging infrastructure and our many local leaders in advanced technology, Pittsburgh is a logical place to develop and test potential improvements over the current model for energy production and distribution. This Memorandum of Understanding is an exciting first step in what could be a major paradigm shift in the way we make and use energy &ndash; and it could make Pittsburgh a leader in this important emerging field,&rdquo; the Congressman continued.</p> <p>The partnership arose from a meeting Mayor Peduto called in May of this year with representatives from the Department of Energy, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&rsquo;s office, NRG Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the Heinz Endowments, R.K. Mellon Foundation and others to pursue ways to make long-term improvements to the City&rsquo;s energy infrastructure systems.</p> <p>The MOU text says it &ldquo;will serve to position Pittsburgh as a demonstrated national and global leader in new technology development and demonstration and application of strategic models. The outcomes of this MOU will help modernize delivery of utility services through new business models and markets, grow technology research and development opportunities and product manufacturing, reduce environmental impacts, enhance resilience and security through integrated district-based microgrid solutions, address affordability for consumers, and encourage workforce development.&rdquo;</p> <p>Municipalities across the United States are facing issues with their aging electric and gas lines and other energy infrastructure, and studies show that 60 percent of the energy moved along such lines is lost during transmission. To address that cities such as Pittsburgh are looking to develop energy infrastructure on a smaller district scale that optimizes delivery, creates resiliency in the grid system and minimizes disruption. District scale energy also delivers cleaner and more efficient energy to customers and benefits economic development.</p> <p>The MOU will assist local universities in researching and developing energy solutions; support energy-related businesses in Pittsburgh and those seeking to relocate to the city; and will create the foundation to integrate 21st Century energy technology and infrastructure into large-scale developments in Hazelwood, the Lower Hill District and Uptown. And it gives the City the opportunity to build on existing systems like Duquesne University&#39;s Combined Heat and Power facility, and modernize others such as Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) and others in Oakland and the North Side.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s agreement with NETL and DOE builds upon <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4751">the U.S. Department of Commerce designation of Pittsburgh last week</a> as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership region. Like the IMCP designation, today&rsquo;s action will help leverage local research and development work, manufacturing resources, job training and other assets to deploy the latest in energy innovation.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is gaining a global reputation as an urban lab with the resources and know-how to pursue innovation that helps us all, from workers seeking job training to families seeking clean water to businesses offering cutting-edge products and services. We could never have accomplished that without great partners, and I&rsquo;m happy that NETL and DOE are the latest to join with us,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The MOU lays out the following goals:</p> <p>1) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Crafting a strategic plan that does the following: a) assists in the identification, decision support, and adoption of district energy strategies, including the development, demonstration, and deployment of next generation energy solutions and electric power delivery technologies; and b) supplies near-, mid-, and long-term guidance for public and private audiences on the development of district scale clean energy and grid design strategies, with a focus on combined heat and power and distributed energy resources;</p> <p>2) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Identifying the appropriate financial mechanism to provide a catalyst and underwrite investment in the design and construction for district energy systems, adoption of monitoring and automation technologies, advanced intelligent infrastructure, and renewable energy deployment.</p> <p>3) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Designing a policy plan that supports the development of municipal, utility and regulatory needs for district energy applications and infrastructure modernization;</p> <p>4) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Conducting economic analysis that presents cost/benefits of district energy solutions with micro-grid integration and building performance policies;</p> <p>5) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Accelerating the growth of and access to energy jobs;</p> <p>6) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Forming a technical team to explore Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts; and</p> <p>7) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Preparing a technology research and development roadmap for rapid demonstration and deployment.</p> <p>A power point presentation on Pittsburgh district energy resources and opportunities <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/District_Energy_in_Pittsburgh_DOE_Power_Point_AL.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:28:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4804 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Department of Energy Breakfast and MOU Signing Ceremony</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Animal Rescue League Groundbreaking</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;6900 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>My Brother&#39;s Keeper Day at the Lab Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 501 Wallace Rd, Clairton, PA 15025&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting withJeff Boucek</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:23:44 -0400 Ramp To Outbound Bigelow Boulevard To Close Saturday Night http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4802 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the ramp to outbound Bigelow Boulevard - at the intersection of Washington Place and the foot of Bedford Avenue - will be closed from 10:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 to 10:00 a.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bigelow Boulevard will remain accessible from the I-579 Crosstown Boulevard entrance.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews will be performing gutter maintenance and tree pruning during the overnight closure.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Alternate routes: </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Bedford Avenue to Herron Avenue, left on Herron Avenue, right on Bigelow Boulevard</p> <p dir="ltr">Veterans Bridge to Chestnut Street, right towards 16th Street Bridge, left on Liberty Avenue, right on Herron Avenue to Bigelow Boulevard</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:12:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4796 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Arts for Autism &#39;Person of the Year&#39; Award</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Winchester Thurston Upper School, 545 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>LED Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Healthy Together&#39;s &#39;March Pittsburgh&#39; Kickoff Event</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Northview Heights Playground, 525 Mt Pleasant Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Rich Stanizzo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Beechview Grand Reopening Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;1910 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:42:42 -0400 Drumming Up Awareness for Children's Healthcare, Mayor Peduto's Healthy Together Campaign Launches March Pittsburgh in Partnership with UPMC Health Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4792 <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 16, 2015) - Starting today&nbsp;<a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/">March Pittsburgh</a>&nbsp;will deploy marching bands across city neighborhoods, encouraging New Orleans style second line parading to build awareness among residents around low to no cost healthcare enrollment options for youth. Families are encouraged to march with the band -- kazoos and additional giveaways will be provided. March Pittsburgh is made possible thanks to a $40,000 sponsorship from UPMC Health Plan.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO: </strong>Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto; Scott Lammie, UPMC Health Plan Chief Financial Officer and UPMC Insurance Services Division Senior Vice President; Darlene Harris, City Councilwoman; James Gourlay, &nbsp;River City Brass Band Music Artistic Director; and Enroll-O-Bot, the campaign mascot. &nbsp;Join them as they kick off the latest Healthy Together outreach program aimed at getting all Pittsburgh youth enrolled in healthcare.&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">Healthy Together</a>, the one-year-old City of Pittsburgh-led outreach effort to enroll children and youth in quality, affordable health plans, is, literally, getting the band together and taking it on the road to 10 city neighborhoods during the next eight weeks.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><em>Speakers:</em></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Scott Lammie, UPMC Health Plan CFO and UPMC Insurance Services Division Senior VP</p> <p dir="ltr">Councilwoman Darlene Harris, City of Pittsburgh District 1</p> <p dir="ltr">James Gourlay, Music Artistic Director, River City Brass Band</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/">March Pittsburgh</a>&nbsp;features River City Brass Band, Enroll-O-Bot, Mayor Peduto, Mr. Lammie, and Councilwoman Harris leading neighborhood children and families in a joyous, if not always tuneful, &ldquo;second line parade&rdquo; boasting kazoos, pots and pans, and other homemade instruments. More information: getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE: </strong>Northview Heights Playground &ndash; directly behind the Northview Heights Highrise (533 Mt. Pleasant Road, Pittsburgh, 15214)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN:</strong> Thursday, July 16, 2:00 p.m. &ndash; 2:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Today&rsquo;s kickoff of March Pittsburgh events seeks to continue raising awareness and driving enrollment among the estimated 2,000 children and youth under 19 years of age in Pittsburgh who qualify for Medicaid or the Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but who are not currently enrolled in public health insurance programs.</p> <p dir="ltr">Healthy Together is funded by a grant from the National League of Cities and is led by a partnership comprising the City of Pittsburgh, Allies for Children, Consumer Health Coalition, Allegheny County Health Department, and Enroll America. March Pittsburgh is supported by UPMC Health Plan.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We continue to work hard to get our kids covered, and to get it done sometimes you need to get out, make some noise, and literally beat the drum to get our family&rsquo;s engaged and informed,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;We encourage all residents to come and join the march to keep our kids healthy.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Second line parading is a popular New Orleans tradition in which residents walk slowly behind bands as they pass, playing their own instruments, homemade or otherwise. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">James Gourlay, River City Brass Band&rsquo;s Artistic Director, wrote an original score called the Healthy Together March. Parents and kids can download the music and practice it at home.</p> <p dir="ltr">The River City Brass Band ensembles, Enroll-O-Bot, and enrollment specialists will be appearing:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. in Homewood at Harambee Ujima Black Arts &amp; Culture Festival (Kelly Street between N. Homewood and N. Lang avenues)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Beechview&#39;s 110th Birthday Celebration (Broadway and Beechview parking lot)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Tuesday, August 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Spring Hill at National Night Out (Rockledge Street and Asylum Street)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. in Brookline at Breezefest on Brookline Boulevard (from Flatbush to Glenarm)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Sunday, August 9 at 11 a.m. in Oakland at the Black Family Reunion at the Schenley Park Oval</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 15 at noon in Chartiers at Community Back to School Festival (Chartiers Playground)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at the Stanton Heights Community Festival (Sunnyside Elementary School)</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at noon at the Hill District&rsquo;s Health and Wellness Weekend (Kennard Playground)</p> <p dir="ltr">Enrollment information is available by calling 2-1-1 or visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://www.getenrolledpgh.com">www.getenrolledpgh.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"># # #</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:52:45 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Seeks Answers On Taxpayer Money Owed by the ICA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4790 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh today asked the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority to produce documents on its use of gaming funds owed the City, its approvals of City financial plans and other matters.</p> <p dir="ltr">A discovery request and a related Right To Know request follow the suit the City <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4715">filed July 2</a> to force payment of $11.4 million in gaming funds currently owed to the City, which were contained in 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by the ICA. The funding due will rise to $20 million by the end of this year.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s time that the ICA had a watchdog over the gaming funds it owes our taxpayers. We need to know not only when it will hand over the money it currently owes us, but how the ICA has used millions of dollars in other gaming funds through the years,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">The ICA&rsquo;s enabling legislation -- <a href="http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2004&amp;sessInd=0&amp;act=11">state Act 11 of 2004</a> -- gives it powers to approve the City&rsquo;s budget and financial plans, and to withhold state funding only if the City does not comply with the financial plans. The ICA approved 2014 and 2015 operating budgets and five-year financial plans -- both of which contained $10 million in state slot machine revenue -- and the City has complied with them.</p> <p dir="ltr">Today&rsquo;s discovery request, which was sent to attorneys for the ICA, contains 26 requests of documents from the body.</p> <p dir="ltr">They include documents on the receipt, spending, interest earnings, transfers and audits of gaming funds; approvals or disapprovals of City budgets and financial plans; justifications for withholding gaming funds; and communications going back to 2012 on development of a new payroll system for the City.</p> <p dir="ltr">A Right To Know request from City Finance Director Paul Leger seeks 27 sets of related information on the ICA&rsquo;s expenditure of funds, communications with legislators, contracting, and political contributions by past and current members of the board.</p> <p dir="ltr">A copy of today&rsquo;s discovery request <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Request_for_Production_of_Documents_07.15.15.pdf">is available here</a>, and the Right To Know request by Director Leger <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/RTK_Request_ICA_07.15.15.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:12:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4787 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Director Rubinstein</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alex Sciulli</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alliance for Police Accountability Youth Program</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Uniform Committee</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Police Headquarters,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">1203 Western Ave,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15233</span></div> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:04:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4784 <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 10am-11am</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Learn and Earn Site Visit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Student Service Center, CCAC, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Dennis Yablonsky and Jenn Beer</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Matt Smith</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:16:04 -0400 Mayor To Visit Summer Youth Employment Site At CCAC http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4780 <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto tomorrow will visit a 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment worksite. Presentation and remarks begin at 11:00 a.m. with a tour to follow.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will be accompanied by Learn and Earn program partners and stakeholders from AT&amp;T, City of Pittsburgh, Community College of Allegheny County, Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board.</p> <p><strong>Who:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Quintin Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County</p> <p dir="ltr">Stefani Pashman, CEO, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board</p> <p dir="ltr">James Penna, Director of External Affairs, AT&amp;T</p> <p dir="ltr">Shannah Tharpe-Gilliam, Interim President and CEO, Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village</p> <p><strong>When:</strong> Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Student Service Center, Community College of Allegheny County, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4777 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Filming Veterans PSA</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 5738 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Malley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Council on Youth, Education and Families Leadership Conference Call</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dawn Keezer and &nbsp;Russ Streiner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:45:23 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto On Closure of Downtown Macy's http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4775 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on the announcement by Macy&rsquo;s Inc. that it is closing its Downtown store:</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a sad day for Pittsburgh, and for those who have spent their lives working, shopping and making memories here. Whether known as Macy&rsquo;s or Kaufmann&rsquo;s this store has been part of the fabric of our city for more than a century and losing it hurts, even as we remain hopeful about the site&rsquo;s future.</p> <p>While I wish we would have had the opportunity to save the store, I care most about the employees who have dedicated themselves to this store over many decades, and have made it their life&#39;s work. I am grateful that Macy&rsquo;s is offering new job possibilities to its longtime employees, and we are working with Macy&#39;s and the new developer to preserve the store icons Pittsburgh holds dear, from the Kaufmann&rsquo;s clock to the Tic Toc diner, for future generations of Pittsburghers.</p> <p>We have already begun working with CORE, the new owners of this historic location, to ensure the site&rsquo;s rebirth as part of the evolving Smithfield Street corridor, and the ongoing residential, hotel and commercial growth of all of Downtown. We look forward to their proposed investments in this site, to retain the historic nature of the building, and to create new family sustaining jobs. As sad as today is I am optimistic and excited for the future of this corridor. In the spirit of the Kaufmann family and all they have left us -- from the Irene Kaufmann Settlement to Fallingwater -- we in Pittsburgh know how to preserve what is great about our past and build upon it for the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:54:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 11-12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4772 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, July 11</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, July 12</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:30:55 -0400 Portion of Panther Hollow Road To Close Saturday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4762 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 10, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Panther Hollow Road - from the Boulevard of the Allies Ramp to Schenley Drive, along the neighborhood border of Squirrel Hill South and South Oakland - will be closed Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Forestry Department will be cutting and pruning trees during the closure.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:22:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4760 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Heinz Endowments</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Towers Watson and Director Siegel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin and Chief of Staff Acklin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Life Solutions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:52:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4757 <p><strong>WDVE Morning Show</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:45am</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Greenfield Bridge Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Greenfield Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15207</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Clean Pittsburgh Litter &amp; Illegal Dumping Roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Presenting Chizmo Proclamation and&nbsp;Chizmo Charles &#39;Second Line&#39; Parade to County Courtyard</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with John Valentine</strong><br clear="all" /> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chuck Powell</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Silk Screen Gala</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">A.J. Palumbo Hall of Science and Technology Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:21:47 -0400 Pittsburgh Selected for National Early Learning Network http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4752 <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1cd9338e-6f68-4836-cee7-359c0ae9f47c"><span style="font-size: 14.6666666666667px; font-family: Calibri; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"><img height="145px;" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VjpxYVK2o5wzwkhRKdve1RX_W0caU1Fy2AZ8-20EeOK8iz4dVvACdpEQdhCXtDanPGQmANKkHxUMokQn4nR9cu7vshJcocbvlnHq5kDMSeUD2Uoc4s7UY5Wr3wUxi1JeEiKvb6osMOALeW8s" style="border: none; transform: rotate(0.00rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad);" width="794px;" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2015) &ndash; The <a href="http://www.nlc.org/">National League of Cities (NLC)</a> has selected Pittsburgh to be part of a new national initiative, City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation, to improve outcomes during the first five years of life for children in communities across the nation. As part of this initiative, NLC has selected a total of seven cities to participate in an early learning network.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh was selected for this network because of its strong commitment to ensuring young children&rsquo;s healthy development. NLC will use examples from Pittsburgh to create best practices for early childhood development that communities across the nation can draw from. These practices will be published in an upcoming playbook. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;A strong early learning system contributes to an educated populace and a strong local workforce, both of which influence growth, economic development and the overall vibrancy of a city,&rdquo; said NLC President Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah. &ldquo;This initiative gives local leaders the opportunity to make meaningful connections with early education providers and community partners to ensure children are prepared to succeed not just in the early grades but in high school, college and beyond.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Pittsburgh is a city that is small enough to take the gifts we give to a small group of children and grow them into opportunities that the entire nation can learn from and be proud of,&rdquo; said William Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s an honor to be working with the National League of Cities to develop early education programs in Pittsburgh and across the nation to give our youngest residents the ladders of opportunity to grow and succeed.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">City Leadership for Building an Early Learning Nation is intended to catalyze a shift in the way local communities approach early childhood care and education and bring together communities and organizations with shared goals and priorities. This initiative is made possible through generous support from the Bezos Family Foundation.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are thrilled to partner with the National League of Cities to lift up the best examples of what our nation&rsquo;s communities are doing for their youngest citizens,&rdquo; said Jackie Bezos, President and Co-founder of the Bezos Family Foundation. &ldquo;This work builds on robust research that demonstrates the potential young children have during the first five years of life. Through this effort, we will take the science out of the lab and into the community, where organizations, systems and local leaders can make a collective investment in children and their families.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the NLC</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:46:17 -0400 U.S. Department of Commerce Awards Pittsburgh Manufacturing Community Designation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4751 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2015) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today awarded the Pittsburgh region a designation under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership, making it one of 12 cities this year to receive unique federal support for long-term economic development growth in regional manufacturing.</p> <p>&ldquo;An IMCP designation is an important signal to potential investors that these communities are a good place to spend their money, and this is smart government at work,&quot; <a href="http://www.eda.gov/news/press-releases/2015/07/08/imcp.htm">Secretary Pritzker announced today</a>. &ldquo;By breaking down silos and encouraging communities to take a more thoughtful, comprehensive approach to their strategic plans, we are ensuring that precious federal dollars are used on the most high impact projects and in a way that maximizes return on investment.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community -- a partnership of government, university, industry, workforce and economic development organizations -- submitted its application for the competitive designation earlier this year. The lead organization was Catalyst Connection in Oakland.</p> <p>&ldquo;In Pittsburgh, manufacturing is both part of our history and our future. Our strong history as a center of metals continues today with exceptional supplier networks, world class research facilities, rich and abundant energy resources, a robust system of river, rail and road infrastructure, and demonstrated success in public-private partnerships,&rdquo; said Catalyst president and CEO Petra Mitchell. &ldquo;With IMCP support, we will remind the world that Greater Pittsburgh makes metals, and metals make American manufacturing.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I pushed for this designation with top officials at the Commerce Department because it is a key element for the city of Pittsburgh and the region in taking the next step in its resurgence,&rdquo; Senator Bob Casey said. &ldquo;Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania has always been a place that creates its own future. This collaborative effort will bring together federal resources and the region&rsquo;s innovators to create more economic growth.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very pleased that Pittsburgh was designated as a Manufacturing Community, but I&rsquo;m not very surprised,&rdquo;&nbsp;Congressman Mike Doyle said. &ldquo;Metals production and advanced manufacturing continue to make up a major part of southwestern Pennsylvania&rsquo;s economy, and we&rsquo;re well on our way to becoming a world leader in this field. Moreover, we&rsquo;ve had a lot of experience in putting together effective public-private partnerships, and we know how to do it right. This designation recognizes both the region&rsquo;s accomplishments and our potential, and it provides new federal support for our continued growth in this important sector. That&rsquo;s why I strongly supported our application.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We are extremely excited to have the Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community announced as one of 12 in the nation to receive support for the development of long-term economic development strategies,&rdquo; said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;This region has long been a hub for manufacturing, and its resurgence is an important part of our community&rsquo;s vitality because it brings new, family-sustaining jobs and continues to fuel our economy.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our story as a world-recognized hub of innovation keeps getting better. Far and wide, people know Pittsburgh is poised to become an international leader in sustainable, equitable and smart 21st Century manufacturing,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>The first 12 IMCP communities were selected last year. According to the Department of Commerce, the 12 communities added today were selected by an interagency panel, based on the strength of their economic development plans, the potential for impact in their communities, and the depths of their partnerships across the public and private sectors to carry out their plans. Applicant groups had to work together to identify a manufacturing sector that had an advantage over others, and draft a strategic plan to support it.</p> <p>The Pittsburgh metals manufacturing application contained strategies for regional workforce development and training; supplier networks; research and innovation; infrastructure and site development; trade and international investment; and operational improvement and capital access. <a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Pittsburgh.pdf">Details are available here.</a></p> <p>There were 15 co-applicants and more than 75 supportive partners on the Pittsburgh region&rsquo;s bid. In addition to lead organizers at Catalyst, they included: the City of Pittsburgh; Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; Bridgeway Capital; Allegheny Conference on Community Development; Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission; Innovation Works; Johnstown Area Regional Industries; Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Pittsburgh; West Virginia University; DMI Companies; and JWF Industries.</p> <p>The other winners were:</p> <p><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Alamo.pdf">The Alamo Manufacturing Partnership</a>, led by the University of Texas at San Antonio in the San Antonio, TX metro area.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Louisiana.pdf">The Louisiana Chemical Corridor</a> led by Louisiana State University, stretching from New Orleans, LA to Baton Rouge, LA.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Madison.pdf">The Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP)</a> in the Madison, WI region.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Memphis.pdf">The Made in the Mid-South Manufacturing Alliance</a> led by the Greater Memphis Chamber spanning five counties in surrounding Memphis, TN.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Peoria.pdf">The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council</a> leading a five county region in central Illinois.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Minnesota.pdf">The Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership</a> led by GREATER MSP in Minneapolis, MN.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-South-Central-Idaho.pdf">The South Central Idaho Region</a> led by the Region IV Development Association in Twin Falls, ID.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Utah.pdf">The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative</a> led by the University of Utah in the Wasatch Front region.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Pacific-Northwest.pdf">The Pacific Northwest Partnership Region</a>, led by Business Oregon in Oregon and Southwest Washington.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-Connecticut.pdf">The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Communities Region</a>, an eight county area centered on Hartford, Connecticut, is led by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/files/2nd-round/IMCP-2-Pager-Handout-California.pdf">The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium</a> led by California State University in Fresno.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 12 designated Manufacturing Communities will receive coordinated support for their strategies from the following eleven federal agencies with more than $1 billion available in federal economic development assistance:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Appalachian Regional Commission</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Delta Regional Authority</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Environmental Protection Agency</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">National Science Foundation</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Small Business Administration</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Agriculture</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Commerce</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Defense</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Labor</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Department of Transportation</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The communities will receive a dedicated federal liaison at each of these agencies who will help them navigate available federal resources. They will also be recognized on a government website, accessible to prospective private foreign and domestic investors, looking for information on communities&rsquo; competitive attributes.</p> <p dir="ltr">More information on IMCP <a href="http://www.eda.gov/challenges/imcp/">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:34:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4744 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">KQV Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Presentation at Intern Networking Workshop and Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Visit with New Orleans Police Dpt.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:45pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Press Conference re: Urban Agriculture</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with PA Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Joe Meade</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming Veterans PSA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">5738 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Dinner with Chancellor Gallagher</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:02:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4738 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with SPC Delegation&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Deb Acklin&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Carnegie Science Center&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:15pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Iftar Dinner at Turkish Cultural Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;1459 Crane Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</div> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:31:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4728 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Jim Krenn Q92 Morning Show&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with Wizard World Comic Con&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Joe Blattner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PCNC Nighttalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:20:05 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Files Suit For Taxpayer Money Owed by the ICA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4715 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh today filed a legal action to force payment of $11.4 million in gaming funds currently owed to the City, which were contained in 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The funding due will rise to $20 million by the end of this year.</p> <p>The gaming funds are due quarterly to the City, but the ICA has never once forwarded 2014 or 2015 funding since Mayor William Peduto took office last year. That is despite the ICA approving budgets for both years that rely on $10 million in gaming fund revenue, and despite the Peduto Administration&rsquo;s efforts to work cooperatively with the ICA over the past 18 months.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is money that belongs to the taxpayers of the City of Pittsburgh, to pay for their services and to support the still-fragile financial recovery of our City. The ICA is not only playing political games but has crossed the line into violating state law. Their actions are hurting the City, and I won&rsquo;t stand for it any more,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The ICA&rsquo;s enabling legislation -- <a href="http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2004&amp;sessInd=0&amp;act=11">state Act 11 of 2004</a> -- gives it powers to approve the City&rsquo;s budget and financial plans, and to withhold state funding only if the City does not comply with the financial plan. The ICA approved 2014 and 2015 operating budgets and five-year financial plans -- both of which contained state slot machine revenue -- and the City has complied with the approved financial plans.</p> <p>The ICA has refused releasing any 2014 or 2015 gaming funds owed to the City despite lacking the authority to do so, citing demands that it install a flawed payroll system project the ICA first required in 2012. The project was incomplete and five times over budget when Mayor Peduto took office in January 2014, so his administration halted work and ordered an overhaul of the system that that is now on budget and on schedule to be completed by the end of this year.</p> <p>A third-party fact-finding report commissioned by the Mayor on the flawed project <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4260">was released in March</a> showing that the previous administration never entered a formal contract with the firm chosen to implement the payroll system, and that its taxpayer-financed costs had ballooned to $1.25 million, which was five times its original budget.</p> <p>At the ICA&rsquo;s last quarterly board meeting June 25, the City again demanded the release of all gaming funds owed -- following previous requests in May 2014, December 2014, January 2015, and May 2015 -- and gave the ICA board <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4684">a July 1 deadline to forward them</a>. With that deadline passed the City filed its legal complaint today.</p> <p>The complaint notes the ICA&rsquo;s withholding of the funds &ldquo;is contrary to and in violation of their statutory obligations&rdquo; and will &ldquo;cause irreparable financial harm by preventing the City from operating within and in accordance with the approved budget and recovery plan.&rdquo;</p> <p>The City is seeking an injunction from the Court of Common Pleas ordering the ICA to immediately issue the City all its outstanding gaming funds, plus interest; and to order the ICA to issue other 2015 gaming funds when available later this year.</p> <p>A copy of the complaint <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_Complaint_07-02-15.pdf">is here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 3-5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4714 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><em>Friday, July 3</em></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Day off</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><em>Saturday, July 4</em></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Day off</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><em>Sunday, July 5</em></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Day off</div> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:46:19 -0400 City To Host USWNT World Cup Watch Party In Oakland Sunday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4713 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will host a World Cup Watch Party at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Sunday, July 5, to cheer on the United States Women&rsquo;s National Team (USWNT) as they take on Japan in the 2015 Fifa Women&rsquo;s World Cup Final.</p> <p dir="ltr">Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with a musical performance from&nbsp;L&#39;lamint&nbsp;on the Citiparks Show Mobile. Pre-game coverage begins as 6:30 p.m. prior to a 7:00 p.m. kickoff between the United States and Japan.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Watch Party is presented in part by the Pittsburgh Dynamo Youth Soccer Association.</p> <p dir="ltr">The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Team USA. Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted. Rain or shine.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Availability: Thursday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">Jim Griffin, Director of Parks and Recreation, will be available to the media at the City-County Building at 2:00 p.m. today to discuss the event in detail. Media should report to the Parks and Recreation Office located on the 4th Floor of the City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:36:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4711 <p>Day off</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:42:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4708 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Art Rooney</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Heinz Field,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:29:10 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Task Force Report on Municipal Pensions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4707 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 30, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today following the release of recommendations by Gov. Tom Wolf&rsquo;s Task Force on Municipal Pensions, chaired by Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale:</p> <p>&ldquo;While these recommendations do not contain every pension change I wanted to see -- including a move from a defined benefit to a hybrid model, and reform of state funding for communities with distressed plans -- they are an important start to talks on this gravely important matter to Pennsylvania&rsquo;s cities.</p> <p>Most importantly they bring all parties to the table, from the Governor&rsquo;s Office to the Auditor General, Republicans and Democrats, business groups and labor.</p> <p>I am pleased that many of the policies it recommends have already been adopted in Pittsburgh, such as not only paying our full Minimum Municipal Obligation, but paying in millions more in addition to our base MMO. I am pleased too to see language on anti-spiking provisions and taking pensions out of collective bargaining talks. However I would oppose any efforts to solve our shared pension problems through further privatization of city assets or issuing pension bonds.</p> <p>We still have a lot to do. Pittsburgh stands ready to work with every other stakeholder across the Commonwealth to solve our broken municipal pension system once and for all.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:18:00 -0400 Reminder: City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection on Schedule for Friday July 3 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4705 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 30, 2015) - In observance of Independence Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Regularly scheduled City of Pittsburgh refuse, bulk waste and recycling collections <u><strong>will take place</strong></u> on Friday, July 3, 2015.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:33:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4701 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Pgh 200 Executive Committee Conference Call</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Leo Trich</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with District 2 Pastors&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Jerusalem Baptist Church, 123 Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Brady McCollough</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Floretta Irvin&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:05:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4700 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Interview with Sheldon Ingram</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Dan Paul</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Don and Marika Stettner</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">SPC Corporation Board of Directors Meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place</span><span style="line-height: 19.5px; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">SPC Meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">&nbsp;Location: Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:39:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 27-28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4693 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, June 27&nbsp;</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, June 28</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:36:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4691 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Time Capsule Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with TIME Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Recker</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Duquesne Light</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Tom Joyce</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Director Leger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:39:32 -0400 City, Community Partners Provide Transportation, Swimming Hours at YMCA for Hill District Youth http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4687 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2015) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks), in partnership with McCauley Ministries, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the Thelma Lovette YMCA, is providing Hill District youth transportation to operating city pools and open swimming hours at the Thelma Lovette YMCA pool.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Bus transportation to and from Ammon Recreation Center </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Weekly (M-F) bus transportation services are available for children attending a Summer Camp at Ammon Recreation Center and youth registered at the Recreation Center with a Citiparks Transportation Waiver. Citiparks will operate two busses, Blue Bus and Red Bus, for service from Ammon Recreation Center to nearby Citiparks pools through August 14, 2015.</p> <p>The Red Bus will operate Monday through Friday and is for Ammon Recreation Center Summer Camp participants only. The Red Bus will depart from Ammon Recreation Center at 12:30 p.m. for the daily designated pool each day and will depart the daily designated pool and return to Ammon Recreation Center at 3:00 p.m. each day.</p> <p>The Blue Bus will operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday &ndash; departing from Ammon Recreation &nbsp;Center at 1:30 p.m. for West Penn Pool. The Blue Bus is for waivered individuals, as well as &nbsp;children participating in Ammon Recreation Center Summer Camps. &nbsp;Blue Bus will depart West Penn Pool for Ammon Recreation Center at 3:50 p.m. and arrive at &nbsp;Ammon Recreation Center at approximately 4:00 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All individuals looking to utilize the Blue Bus must submit a signed waiver &ndash; one per season, per child &ndash; at the Ammon Recreation Center. &nbsp;Registration forms and waivers are available at Ammon Recreation Center. A bus monitor will be available during bus transportation.</p> <p>The transportation service is underwritten by McCauley Ministries in partnership with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.</p> <p><strong>Thelma Lovette YMCA Swimming Hours</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In partnership with the Thelma Lovette YMCA, youth registered with a Citiparks swim pass will have access to the Thelma Lovette YMCA indoor pool during the following designated hours:</p> <p>Starting Thursday, June 25: Tuesday&rsquo;s &amp; Thursday&rsquo;s from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.</p> <p>Starting Saturday, July 11: Saturday&rsquo;s from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday&rsquo;s from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks Aquatics Division - (412) 323-7928</p> <p dir="ltr">Ammon Recreation Center - 2217 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219, (412) 255-2501</p> <p dir="ltr">Thelma Lovette YMCA - 2114 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, &nbsp;(412) 315-0990</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:10:21 -0400 Peduto Administration Demands ICA Release $20 Million In Gaming Funds http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4684 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration demanded today that the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority immediately release $11.38 million in gaming funds owed to the City under state law, which will rise to $20 million by the end of the year.</p> <p>The ICA is withholding the money illegally and inappropriately, and damaging the City&rsquo;s financial recovery, its taxpayers and its workers. After more than a year of good faith efforts by the Administration to work with the ICA have been ignored, it is demanding that the funding owed the City be issued no later than July 1, 2015.</p> <p>The unelected ICA board has been holding gaming funds owed the City ever since Mayor Peduto took office in the first quarter of 2014, inaccurately claiming a lack of progress in implementing a new payroll system it required. The flawed payroll system project ordered by the ICA goes back to 2012, and was incomplete and over-budget before the Mayor suspended it and chose a new firm to implement the system.</p> <p>A third-party fact-finding report commissioned by the Mayor on the flawed project <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4260">was released in March</a> showing that the previous administration never entered a formal contract with the firm chosen to implement the payroll system, and that its taxpayer-financed costs had ballooned to $1.25 million, which was five times its original budget.</p> <p>Last year the Peduto Administration ordered an overhaul of the project that is now on budget and on schedule to be completed by the end of this year.</p> <p>The ICA&rsquo;s enabling legislation -- <a href="http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2004&amp;sessInd=0&amp;act=11">state Act 11 of 2004</a> -- gives it powers to approve the City&rsquo;s budget and financial plan and to withhold state funding only if the City does not comply with the financial plan. In December the ICA approved the City&rsquo;s 2015 operating budget, which relies on $10 million in state gaming funds.</p> <p>Still, the ICA has illegally and inappropriately continued to refuse to release the gaming funds, including at its last quarterly board meeting in March of this year. The two years of gaming funds will total $20 million by the end of 2015.</p> <p>In a letter today, City Finance Director Paul Leger demanded that the ICA board vote at its board meeting today to issue the overdue gaming funds owed to the City since 2014, and deliver them to the Finance Department by July 1, 2015.</p> <p>&ldquo;Continued refusal to release these funds will further damage the City and has resulted in a revenue shortfall of $11.3 Million to date. It will result in a shortfall of $20 Million by the end of 2015, should you continue this illegal course of conduct. This action is illegal, is causing actual damages and irreparable harm to the City, its residents and its taxpayers, and further threatens the City&rsquo;s continued financial recovery, which is directly adverse to the ICA&rsquo;s mission,&rdquo; Director Leger wrote.</p> <p>A full copy of Director Leger&rsquo;s letter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_Letter_June_25_2015.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:16:48 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Commonwealth Court Ruling Act 192 Unconstitutional http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4683 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today after the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania declared unconstitutional state Act 192, which gave the National Rifle Association legal standing to challenge municipal firearms laws. The City of Pittsburgh last year joined the cities of Philadelphia and Lancaster and several legislators in filing the legal challenge of the Act:</p> <p>&quot;This law was clearly unconstitutional from the outset, and designed to threaten Pittsburgh and other cities trying to protect their neighborhoods from illegal guns. I&#39;m overjoyed that the court system is joining us in standing up for citizens and public safety instead of special rights for the gun lobby.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:18:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 25, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4682 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Annual Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Renaissance Hotel, 2 North 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_final(1).pdf" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.pamunicipalleague.<wbr />org/vertical/Sites/%<wbr />7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-<wbr />1434C6304092%7D/uploads/<wbr />Agenda_final(1).pdf</a></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Breakfast and General Session</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-9:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Keynote Session</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:11:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4679 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Annual Convention</strong><br /> Location:&nbsp;</span>Renaissance Hotel, 2 North 7th Street, &nbsp;Allentown, PA 18101</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_final(1).pdf" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.pamunicipalleague.<wbr />org/vertical/Sites/%<wbr />7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-<wbr />1434C6304092%7D/uploads/<wbr />Agenda_final(1).pdf</a>&nbsp;<br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcome Breakfast</strong></div> <div>Time: 8am-9am</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Economic Development Tour of Allentown with Mayor Ed Pawlowski and City Officials</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayor&#39;s Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Legislative Update Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:45pm-3pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Economic Development is a Community Issue Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Executive Committee Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:53:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4671 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Annual Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Flight to Allentown, PA</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PML Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Renaissance Allentown Hotel, 2 North 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PML Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;540 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109</div> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:41:12 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor's Office to Unveil Shared Border, Shared Dreams Exhibit in City-County Lobby http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4668 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 22, 2015) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto, in partnership with La Roche College&#39;s Design Division, will officially open the Shared Border, Shared Dreams exhibit with remarks from Bishop David A. Zubik, La Roche President Sister Candace Introcaso, and a local Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. The interactive exhibit invites the public to experience the journey of an undocumented immigrant and will be hosted in the lobby of the City-County building through July 24, 2015. For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.designatlaroche.com/?portfolio_item=shared-border-shared-dreams-installed-in-pittsburghs-city-council-building">La Roche Design website</a> or read <a href="http://www.laroche.edu/Templates/NewsDetail.aspx?id=5798">La Roche&#39;s press release</a> on the exhibit.<img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/LJ_WOzdh-ymvz7rWrFueCQ8m9tdu4OWhhi4nq6hST-sW70bTxI269jk7cZNPcGryLC3Bj6tuW9r29jBhdUYZCGtXvalWAaAlvHhV8-CmKao95T7u_ViU7uLhRBI6C6JSNiHARVU" /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>Shared Border, Shared Dreams Exhibit Opening</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> Valerie McDonald Roberts, Chief of Urban Affairs in the Office of Mayor William Peduto; Betty Cruz, Special Initiatives Manager in the Office of Mayor William Peduto; Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh; Sister Candace Introcaso, President of La Roche College; Neha Agarwal &amp; Elizabeth Shirrell, La Roche College Design Division; Daisy Mu&ntilde;oz, DACA recipient.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>&nbsp;Tuesday, June 23, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where: &nbsp;</strong>City-County Building Lobby, 414 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:02:24 -0400 Mayor Peduto Releases Comprehensive Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4667 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 22, 2015) - Mayor Peduto today released the complete Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan, a community-driven roadmap to build a more welcoming experience for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s immigrant community and a more livable city for all residents.</p> <p dir="ltr">The plan expands on content from the snapshot <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4553">released by Mayor Peduto on June 1, 2015</a> &nbsp;and is <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/welcoming-pittsburgh/welcoming-pittsburgh-plan">now available online</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;To be competitive, we need to fill the gaps in our labor force and cultivate the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs that will create jobs for new and native Pittsburghers alike,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto in his opening letter of the plan. &nbsp;&ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to need a diverse population to do it. When we connect people of all cultures, we set the foundation for a cosmopolitan, prosperous city where residents learn from, welcome, and celebrate their neighbors. The Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan is at the heart of that &ndash; it&rsquo;s our roadmap to foster the potential already in our neighborhoods and to allow Pittsburghers of all backgrounds to come together to build the next chapter in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s history.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The complete plan enumerates 37 actionable strategies, specifies a 5-year timeline for implementation, identifies preliminary partners, and cites key points of collaboration with the White House Task Force on New Americans and the Pittsburgh My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Initiative. Recommendations are grouped into three categories &ndash; Welcome, Neighbor!, Bridge to the City, and Prospering Together &ndash; and draw on data from the initiative&rsquo;s community outreach, including a citywide survey that engaged nearly 2,000 participants, and from secondary data sources provided by university, government, and nonprofit partners. Data was used to generate a profile for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s immigrant landscape, commonalities between foreign and native residents, and to shape strategies that best suit our city.</p> <p dir="ltr">The advisory and community outreach process that shaped the Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan was made possible thanks to a grant from the Hillman Family Foundations.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh, visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/welcoming-pittsburgh/">http://pittsburghpa.gov/welcoming-pittsburgh/</a>, follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a> on Facebook, or contact Betty Cruz at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or 412-255-2439.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:33:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4664 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Third Annual Corporate Equity &amp; Inclusion Roundtable</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pennsylvania Environmental Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Sidney Kaikai</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lawrenceville Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mayors from Italy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Urbanic</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Lidia&#39;s Pittsburgh, 1400 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PCNC NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: WPXI,&nbsp;4145 Evergreen Road - Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:45:19 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Public Schedule June 20-21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4659 <p dir="ltr"><em>Saturday, June 20</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dedication Ceremony for PA Historical Marker for St. Nicholas RC Croatian Church</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11-12 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Site of former St. Nicholas Site of former St Nicholas Church, North Side, Pgh PA</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>United Way &quot;Day of Action&quot;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Stargell Field, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pgh PA</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>State of the Hill District Luncheon</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:30</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Sunday, June 21</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Giving Remarks at Sierra Club Pittsburgh350 Event</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny Commons Park, Pittsburgh PA 15212</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Humanity Day Annual Interfaith Event</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Islamic Center, 4100 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:43:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4657 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Vice Premier of the People&#39;s Republic of China Yandong Liu</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Father&#39;s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, &nbsp;436 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Pittsburgh&#39;s World Refugee Day Event</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:45 &nbsp;p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Taping Video Message for Welcoming Economies Global Network</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>National Resource Network Intake Call</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /> <strong>Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party (Host Committee Member)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:07:02 -0400 Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu Yandong to Meet with City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4652 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 19, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today will meet with the Vice Premier of the People&#39;s Republic of China, Liu Yandong.</p> <p dir="ltr">Vice Premier Liu and Mayor Peduto will engage in a broad-ranging discussion on a variety of issues. The Mayor will discuss Pittsburgh&rsquo;s industrial heritage and its environmental impact; the region&rsquo;s transformation and emergence as a sustainability, healthcare, educational and tech hub. Other topics of discussion include <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3846">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s sister-city relationship with Wuhan, China; Mayor Peduto&#39;s upcoming visit in September 2015</a>; and the collaborative educational relationships between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and some of their Chinese counterparts.</p> <p dir="ltr">The public portion of Vice Premier Liu and the Chinese Delegation&rsquo;s visit to the City-County Building will include a tour of the City Council Chambers, given by Mayor William Peduto. Following the tour, a gift exchange and closed door discussion will take place.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is the first stop of Vice Premier Liu&rsquo;s visit to three cities in the United States. The City-County Building is the only City Hall visit Vice Premier Liu is participating in to meet with local government officials. Later this month, Vice Premier Liu Yandong will visit Washington, D.C. to co-host the sixth China-US High Level <a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/06/243835.htm">Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE)</a> with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The CPE provides a high-level annual forum for government and private-sector representatives to discuss cooperation on exchanges in a broad, strategic manner.</p> <p dir="ltr">In 2010, then State Councilor Liu Yandong and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed the <a href="http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2010/05/20100525132821ptellivremos0.9987757.html#axzz3dGG9zdFv">Memorandum of Understanding Establishing High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange</a>, marking the formal establishment of the CPE. Since 2010, CPE has grown rapidly and expanded from the federal level to the local level. By July 2014, when the fifth round of the CPE was held, 104 agreements had been reached covering six areas of China-US cooperation, namely: education, science, technology, culture, sports and the empowerment of women &amp; youth. Today, people-to-people exchange, strategic cooperation and business ties have become the three pillars of the new model of the major-country relationship between China and the United States.</p> <p dir="ltr">The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have been engaged in extensive collaboration with their Chinese counterparts in the realms of faculty and student exchanges and scientific research. In 2007, University of Pittsburgh and Wuhan University jointly launched the <a href="http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/cipitt/">Confucius Institute</a>. Seven Confucius Classrooms and a Satellite Center were later established at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011, the <a href="http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/">University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine</a> and <a href="http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/meden/index.html">Tsinghua University School of Medicine</a> in Beijing entered into a first-of-its-kind <a href="http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2011/Pages/pitt-tsinghua-university-program.aspx">collaborative education and research agreement</a> to bring Chinese medical and graduate students to Pittsburgh for training in biomedical research. In 2014, the University of Pittsburgh and Sichuan University broke ground on the <a href="http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/groundbreaking-held-sichuan-university-pittsburgh-institute">Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute</a>, which offers undergraduate degrees in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering. Additionally, in November 2012, Carnegie Mellon University and Sun Yet-Sun University established the <a href="http://jie.cmu.edu/">SYSU-CMU Joint Institute of Engineering (JIE)</a>, offering graduate and doctoral education to students majoring in electrical and computer engineering. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Vice Premier Liu will also visit Houston, Texas during her visit to the United States.</p> <p dir="ltr">A list of the primary members of Vice Premier Liu&rsquo;s Chinese delegation is available <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/VicePremierandChineseDelegationBios.pdf">here</a>.</p> <div>Mayor William Peduto will be accompanied by the following city officials and guests during today&rsquo;s visit:</div> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Kevin Acklin, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh</li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Esther Bush, President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">James Cook, &nbsp;Assistant Director of the Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Laura Ellsworth, Partner, Jones Day</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Jimmy Hsia, Vice Provost for International Programs, Carnegie Mellon University</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Bruce Kraus, President, City Council, City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Debra Lam, Chief, Department of Innovation and Performance, City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Audrey Russo, President/CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University</p> </li> </ul> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:40:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4651 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Jay Sukernek</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Participant in Panel Discussion at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland&rsquo;s 2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital and Inequality &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time 11:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Lunch with City Council President Bruce Kraus</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Press Event with PA Secretary of Labor &amp; Industry, Kathy Manderino and Three Rivers WIB on Statewide Summer Youth Employment Program</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, 650 Smithfield Street, Suite 2500, Pittsburgh PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Discussion with Allegheny County Executive &amp; Mayor</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Pitt Board of Trustees Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom, 4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15260</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at Conservation Voters of PA Fundraiser</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: The Livermore, 124 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206, United States</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:34:02 -0400 Media Advisory: Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu Yandong to Meet with City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4649 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 18, 2015) - The Vice Premier of the People&#39;s Republic of China, Liu Yandong, is visiting Pittsburgh and will meet with City of Pittsburgh Mayor, William Peduto, tomorrow morning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Vice Premier Liu and Mayor Peduto will engage in a broad-ranging discussion on a variety of issues. The Mayor will discuss Pittsburgh&rsquo;s industrial heritage and its environmental impact; the region&rsquo;s transformation and emergence and a sustainability, healthcare, educational and tech hub; <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3846">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s sister-city relationship with Wuhan, China; Mayor Peduto&#39;s upcoming visit in September 2015</a>; and the collaborative educational relationships between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.</p> <p dir="ltr">The public portion of Vice Premier Liu and the Chinese Delegation&rsquo;s visit to the City-County Building will include a tour of the City Council Chambers, given by Mayor William Peduto. Following the tour, a private gift exchange and closed door discussion will take place.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People&#39;s Republic of China; William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where: </strong>City of Pittsburgh Office of the Mayor, City-County Building , 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>**Note:</strong> <strong>Media must arrive to the 5th Floor of the City-County building by 9:00 a.m. to acquire security clearance necessary to cover the event in Council Chambers.**</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">All press personnel planning to attend must RSVP to <a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a> to receive a press credential to cover the event.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:41:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4643 <p dir="ltr"><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Kevin Acklin and URA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cultural Competency Training - Vice Premier Visit Prep</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh Radio Show</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: WESA Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program Kickoff</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Envision Downtown Advisory Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Point Park University</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:45:09 -0400 Swinburne Street in Greenfield To Be Closed Wednesday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4638 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Swinburne Street - between Greenfield Avenue and Parkview Avenue - will be closed on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. for slope remediation work to be performed.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:32:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4636 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Marnie Schneider</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting Re: LED RFP Project</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Morgan O&#39;Brien</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:00 a.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Ambassador! Campers</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with. Suresh Ramanathan</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00 p.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Walter Anderson</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:00 p.m</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reception honoring Renny Clark, Randy Juhl, and Jerry Richey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:39:28 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Selects Consultant Team to Assist with Uptown Ecoinnovation District Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4631 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has selected a team led by Interface Studio LLC to provide consulting services for the Uptown EcoInnovation District plan.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Uptown has great assets to build from - empowerment, innovation, involvement, culture, and connections - these things are already woven into the fabric of the community,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;With this plan and a broad group of stakeholders to support it, the long-term vision to make Uptown as a sustainable and equitable place is within reach.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The winning consulting team was chosen after a publicly advertised Request for Qualifications that resulted in 30 responses, submitted by groups representing more than 130 planning, architecture, engineering, energy, and community engagement firms from around the world. After evaluation by a core team representing the City of Pittsburgh, Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh, Oakland Planning &amp; Development Corp., the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, and Sustainable Pittsburgh, the five highest rated teams were invited to submit detailed written proposals and to interview with the core team. Following extensive deliberations, the core team submitted its recommendation to the Department of City Planning, who will be managing the project.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jeanne McNutt, Executive Director of Uptown Partners said, &ldquo;The EcoInnovation District initiative will have a profound impact on Uptown&#39;s revitalization. We are fortunate that the City has embraced this unique opportunity and is propelling it forward in partnership with the entire community. Accessible communication and robust engagement with all stakeholders throughout the process will be key to successful community planning, which is a great strength of the Interface team.&rdquo; Preliminary engagement is underway, as Uptown stakeholders have been meeting since late 2014 to provide input on the scope of work for the project. This early engagement process culminated in a governance workshop in May 2015 that was facilitated by staff from <a href="http://ecodistricts.org">EcoDistricts</a> of Portland, OR.</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://interface-studio.com">Interface Studio LLC</a> is a planning and urban design practice based in Philadelphia, PA. Their ability to blend research and analytical thinking with design and engaging graphic communication has been recognized with five APA National Planning Awards as well as an ASLA National Landscape Honor Award. To realize the full potential of the Uptown EcoInnovation District Plan, Interface Studio has teamed with <a href="http://www.stoss.net">Stoss Landscape Urbanism</a>, <a href="http://www.samschwartz.com">Sam Schwartz Engineering</a>, <a href="http://www.mondreenergy.com">Mondre Energy</a>, <a href="http://www.scitekanswers.com">Sci-Tek Consultants</a>, <a href="http://www.ninigretpartners.com">Ninigret Partners</a>, and <a href="http://www.dmgs.com">Duane Morris Government Strategies</a>. Interface Studio Founder and Principal Scott Page said, &ldquo;Our team is thrilled to begin work with the City and their partners in developing a strategy for the Uptown EcoInnovation District.&nbsp;This is a unique opportunity&nbsp;to create an attractive place for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive that is both&nbsp;inclusive and environmentally sustainable.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">This team brings significant experience in sustainability, economic development, transportation, innovation, urban ecology, and energy to this project, and backs that experience with expertise in the financial modeling required to bring projects to implementation. With a transparent and fun public engagement process, the team intends to build trust among local stakeholders and create opportunities for the community to have real authorship and ownership of this plan. &ldquo;We are excited to be working with a team that is truly innovative in its approach to engaging the community in a robust, deliberative dialogue to shape Uptown&rsquo;s future,&rdquo; Planning Director Ray Gastil said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Court Gould, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh said, &ldquo;Pittsburgh&#39;s strategic investment in the future of Uptown is a watershed moment in lifting up the principles of sustainable development for lasting prosperity for the benefit of all neighborhoods.&nbsp; The choice of Interface Studio backs this commitment by deploying a world-class team to address social, economic, and environmental imperatives in this pilot effort to demonstrate the community sustaining impact of the new EcoInnovation District framework.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Uptown EcoInnovation District work is being coordinated with the ongoing transit improvement study taking place along the Fifth and Forbes Avenue corridor. &nbsp;Breen Masciotra, Communications Coordinator for the Port Authority of Allegheny County said, &quot;Port Authority is pleased to collaborate with the City of Pittsburgh on the Uptown EcoInnovation District, which will lead to a vibrant and mobile neighborhood that also will reap the benefits of our proposed transit improvement project.&quot;</p> <p>The EcoInnovation District plan will be developed over the next two years, and will be an environmentally and economically innovative and equitable land use, mobility, energy, and infrastructure plan that will embody sustainability in all aspects of development; both people and place. The plan will launch with a public kick-off event later this summer.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit the project webpage: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ecoinnovation">http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ecoinnovation</a>. Meeting announcements and other project updates will also be publicized via Twitter (<a href="https://twitter.com/planpgh">@PLANPGH</a>) and Facebook (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/PghDCP">https://www.facebook.com/PghDCP</a>).</p> <p>Project contact: Justin Miller, Senior Planner (Dept. of City Planning) &ndash; <a href="mailto:justin.miller@pittsburghpa.gov">justin.miller@pittsburghpa.gov</a> // (412) 255-2517</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:29:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4625 <p dir="ltr"><strong>EMS Promotion Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with women&#39;s International Conference for AA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a. m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Saleem Ghubril</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Filming with Homewood Children&#39;s Village for State of the Village event</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:15 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Sustainable Cities group</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Meg Cheever</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Speaking to Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:51:11 -0400 Mayor Celebrates National Week of Making http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4615 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today celebrates the first day of the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/04/09/announcing-week-making-june-12-18-0">National Week of Making</a>, drawing attention to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s vibrant ecosystem of makers, and announcing new considerations in response to <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/nation-of-makers">President Obama&rsquo;s call-to-action</a> to support a generation of Americans who are &ldquo;makers of things not just consumers of things.&rdquo;</p> <p>Throughout the region, new tools &ndash; things like 3D printers, laser cutters, and advanced software design programs &ndash; are increasingly giving everyday citizens the ability to make just about anything. This renaissance in American manufacturing may have profound benefits for entrepreneurs, students, and citizens of all ages and backgrounds.</p> <p>In Pittsburgh&rsquo;s TechShop, for example, citizens have access to a remarkable array of next-generation tools and techniques. For the price of a gym membership, these innovators are making all sorts of things &ndash; from steel guitars to 3D printers to underwater robots. Some of these makers are growing their innovations, starting companies, and putting people to work. The Maker Movement also benefits those hoping to re-enter the workforce. <a href="https://www.maderighthere.me/">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s MAKERSHiP Project</a> retrains laid off industrial workers, equipping them with the skills needed to find positions with advanced manufacturers and start-ups. That&rsquo;s why <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/06/18/president-speaks-manufacturing-and-innovation-techshop-pittsburgh">President Obama came to TechShop last summer</a> to taut the promise of this movement, and celebrate 2014&rsquo;s National Day of Making.</p> <p>The Maker Movement also holds remarkable potential for students, and Pittsburgh is home to a thriving community of maker educators and learners. Over 200 regional organizations have focused these efforts through the <a href="http://remakelearning.org/">Remake Learning Network</a>, enabling educators to infuse making into <a href="http://centerforcreativity.net/">classrooms</a>, <a href="http://assemblepgh.org/">after school programs</a>, <a href="http://www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/events/programs/thelabs/">libraries</a>, <a href="http://makeshoppgh.com/">museums</a>, and <a href="http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/hilltop-ymca/ymca-creator-space/">community centers</a>. Remake Learning Network members are building and sharing world-class maker learning practices that combining physical and digital skills&mdash;from science and engineering, technology and media, crafting, and the arts&mdash;so that all children and youth can learn, be creative, and work together and reshape their world.</p> <p>Last year, on June 18, President Obama hosted the first-ever <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/18/fact-sheet-president-obama-host-first-ever-white-house-maker-faire">White House Maker Faire</a> and issued a call to action that &ldquo;every company, every college, every community, every citizen joins us as we lift up makers and builders and doers across the country.&rdquo; Also last year&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/maker-movement_round_table-discussion" target="_blank">Mayor Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh hosted the first innovation roundtable on making</a>. This year, the White House is celebrating a <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/11/national-week-making-2015">National Week of Making</a>.</p> <p>In response to the President&rsquo;s call to action, Mayor Peduto is proud to draw attention to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s vibrant community of makers and announce new considerations and commitments from local stakeholders to expand this work:</p> <ul> <li><strong>The Mayor&rsquo;s Office will explore possibilities to provide better support to the larger maker community</strong>. &nbsp;Considerations include: <ul> <li>Connect makers to city resources;</li> <li>Work on the continued development and integration of city programs engaging the maker community, including the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/pittsburghpartnership/psyep" target="_blank">Learn and Earn summer youth employment program</a>;</li> <li>Explore the possibilities of enhancing technical resources at city recreation centers and facilities;</li> <li>Incorporate Pittsburgh&rsquo;s maker community into the forthcoming Innovation Roadmap; and</li> <li>Work with Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Maker community to support the development of a long-term regional vision.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Event organizers will publicly release a call for makers to participate in the first-ever Maker Faire Pittsburgh</strong>, a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness to be held October 10th and 11th on the Northside. Individuals, groups, schools, and organizations are invited to apply to demonstrate what they make and share what they have learned. For more information, see <a href="http://www.makerfairepittsburgh.com/">www.makerfairepittsburgh.com</a>.</li> <li><strong>The Sprout Fund will premiere the Remake Learning Playbook</strong>, an ambitious project to document Pittsburgh&rsquo;s vibrant learning innovation ecosystem that has produced powerful new learning programs for youth, with a central focus on maker learning. A tangible product, the <a href="http://remakelearning.org/playbook/">Remake Learning Playbook</a> will document in rich detail how Pittsburgh has become a national leader in learning innovation and share strategies, lessons learned, and case study examples of how Pittsburgh is remaking learning.</li> <li><strong>The Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh will announce the ten schools chosen to participate in the pilot stage of the project, &quot;Kickstarting Making in Schools.&quot;</strong> This first-of-its-kind effort seeks to connect educators around the region, and eventually around the nation, with the financial, curricular, and training support they need to embed making into their schools. These schools will participate in ongoing professional development facilitated and coordinated by the museum and raise funds for their projects using Kickstarter, an online funding platform and an educational partner on the project.</li> <li><strong>The Remake Learning Council will convene local maker stakeholders to advance the collective agenda for &ldquo;Pittsburgh Makes.&rdquo;</strong> These discussions will work with regional stakeholders and the Mayor&rsquo;s office to develop a cross-sector, &ldquo;all hands on deck&rdquo; effort to increase the number of children with access to the space, tools, mentors, and projects they need to design, create, and make.</li> <li><strong>Maker leaders from the region will join colleagues from other major cities to form the American Maker Cities (AMC) North</strong>. This emerging partnership will include site visits and events multiple cities, and will include documenting best practices for contribution into an open sharing platform. This unique partnership will enable collaboration, cross-pollination, resource and idea sharing, stakeholder buy-in, and maker community building.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:48:26 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Expands Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program for Kids and Teens http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4614 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(June 12, 2015) &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its free summer breakfast, lunch, and snack program for kids and teens to more than 125 locations across the city and will begin serving meals on Monday, June 15. GrubUp will continue year-round, adding out-of-school time meals to all 10 Citiparks sites this fall.</p> <p>The ambitious new program, called GrubUp, aims to serve healthy meals to at least 7,640 young people daily through August 14, a 10% increase over last year&rsquo;s average daily attendance of 6,946. GrubUp will offer meals at 20 additional sites -- a 30% increase from 2014 -- and also feature the GrupUp Food Truck that will visit 28 different parks, pools and playgrounds from June 23 to August 7, Tuesdays through Fridays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.</p> <p>According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, more than 45,000 children in Allegheny County are considered to be food insecure; 73,500 children are eligible for free or reduced-rate school lunches or breakfasts.</p> <p>&ldquo;In Pittsburgh, there&rsquo;s always a place at the table. Our hearts &ndash; and our kitchens &ndash; are open,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;These latest efforts to combat childhood hunger are part of our larger commitment to the city&rsquo;s young people, including our work to improve access to health care and early childhood education.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to its expanded operational footprint and enrollment outreach, GrubUp seeks to advocate and promote healthy relationships with food through innovative programming and activities.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many students solely rely on free or discounted meals during the school year as their only source of nutrition and we have an obligation to meet their needs over the summer,&rdquo; says Director, Department of Parks and Recreation, Jim Griffin. Adding, &ldquo;We&rsquo;re confident that this year&rsquo;s expanded program will help more of our most vulnerable, youngest citizens.&rdquo;</p> <p>GrubUp&nbsp;is part of Live Well Pittsburgh and is made possible thanks to grants provided by the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) funded by the Walmart Foundation. The NLC granted the City of Pittsburgh $50,000 for an awareness building campaign, GrubUp, to increase participation at meals programs across the city. NRPA awarded $30,000 in funds for nutritional education and $10,000 in educational in kind materials.</p> <p>The new GrubUp program is administered by the Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks). Annual funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Pennsylvania Department of Education and with the on-going participation of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest.</p> <p>&quot;Like school meals, the Summer Food Program for Children is an essential part of our nation&rsquo;s anti-hunger safety net,&quot; Ken Regal, executive director of Just Harvest, said. &quot;Locally, Just Harvest has been proud to work for more than 20 years to promote and advocate for this important community resource. Today, it is a pleasure to stand with Mayor Peduto and others to launch GrubUp Pittsburgh. GrubUp is truly a &#39;next generation approach&#39; to enabling the next generation of Pittsburghers to grow up without hunger.&quot;</p> <p>In addition to Just Harvest, the City is working closely with multiple nonprofits in the food security space and seeks to expand its partners to ensure no child goes hungry and introduce engaging food-oriented youth programming.</p> <ul> <li>Throughout the summer and into the fall, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host multiple Kids Cook classes at Citiparks centers. Kids Cook is a program that brings kids into the kitchen. In a series of three lessons, kids learn what a healthy plate looks like, why good nutrition is important and how to make three healthy and tasty snacks or&nbsp;meals.&nbsp;</li> <li>Grow Pittsburgh will lead a curriculum training on its Edible Schoolyard program to Citiparks site directors. In addition to the training, the program provides free online access to gardening lesson and site plans, as well as healthy recipes that are pleasing to children and youth.</li> <li>The City will also work with partners to host a youth day at Citiparks Farmers Markets.</li> </ul> <p>GrubUp serves all children up to 18 years old as well as individuals with mental disabilities up to 21 years of age. Full program details, including a comprehensive list of locations and activities, are available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grubuppgh.com/" target="_blank">www.grubuppgh.com</a>&nbsp;or by calling 412.244.3911. It can be followed on Twitter at #getyourgrubon</p> <p># # #</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:28:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4612 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Grub Up Press Event</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Ammon Community Recreation Center, 2217 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>CEOs for Cities Closing Remarks</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Slovenian Consul General Jure Zmauc</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>WQED Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Wemco Garbage Man Appreciation Day Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 7325 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:47:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4606 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CEOs for Cities Morning Keynote</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:15am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Allegheny Conference Membership Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:15am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Kent Bey</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with PADEP Secretary Quigley and EPA Region III Administrator Garvin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:45am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Park Ranger Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Schenley Park Caf&eacute; and Visitor Center, 101 Panther Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming WPXI July 4th Greeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Justin Strong</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Heaven Returns to Pittsburgh Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:57:42 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto and Citiparks To Kick-Off GrubUp Campaign to Expand Summer Meal Programs Across the City http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4604 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2015) &ndash; &nbsp;The Office of Mayor William Peduto, in partnership with Citiparks, Just Harvest, the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, and Grow Pittsburgh will launch the GrubUp campaign today at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">GrubUp is part of Live Well Pittsburgh and is made possible thanks to grants provided by the National League of Cities and National Recreation and Park Association funded by the Walmart Foundation.</p> <p dir="ltr">The program announcement will be immediately followed by a community partner convening with special guests from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. GrubUp aims to increase youth participation in year-round out-of-school programs that serve healthy meals at more than 70 sites throughout the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:</strong> Press event for citywide launch of GrubUp campaign, immediately followed by a convening with community partners. The media is welcome to attend both.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN:</strong> Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:00AM</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE:</strong> Ammon Recreational Center, 2217 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO:</strong> Mayor William Peduto; Director of the Allegheny County Health Department, Dr. Karen Hacker; Director of Citiparks, Jim Griffin; District 5 Councilman and Chairperson of the Committee on Urban Recreation, Corey O&rsquo;Connor</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:45:23 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4602 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 10, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto is in New York City today for the <a href="http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/mayorsforum/">World Cities Summit (WCS) Mayors Forum</a>. New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio is hosting the three-day symposium at the Grand Hyatt New York.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 2015 Mayors Forum is focused on &ldquo;Innovative Cities of Opportunity,&rdquo; to foster discussion on best practices in urban policy innovation and encourage collaboration among city leaders.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto was invited to participate in the 2015 WCS Mayors Forum at the request of Mr. Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, Singapore and Chair of the WCS Mayors Forum. The Mayor is accompanied by City of Pittsburgh Chief Innovation and Performance Officer, Debra Lam. Lam is serving as a WCS Young Leader at the symposium.</p> <p dir="ltr">WCS is an esteemed, invitation-only roundtable that brings mayors from around the world together to share best practices in urban leadership. It is organized by Singapore&rsquo;s Centre for Liveable Cities, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and a flagship event of the biennial WCS, which is held in Singapore (the next WCS is from 10 &ndash; 14 July 2016).</p> <p dir="ltr">The majority of expenses for the trip are covered by the forum with the exception of air travel. The Mayor returns to Pittsburgh later today.</p> <p dir="ltr">As a reminder, the <a href="http://ceosforcitiesworkshop.org/">2015 CEOs for Cities Cluster Workshop</a> is taking place in <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4259">Pittsburgh June 10-12</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>June 10, 2015 Public Schedule <em>(all locations at Grand Hyatt New York unless otherwise noted)</em>:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">8:15 &ndash; 8:45 a.m. Breakfast Reception</p> <p dir="ltr">9:05 a.m. Special Presentation on Singapore Peter Ho, Chairman, Urban Redevelopment Authority</p> <p dir="ltr">9:20 a.m. Special Presentation by John Batten, Global Cities Director &amp; Chief Resiliency Officer, Arcadis</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayors Forum Session 3: Sustainability and Resiliency A changing climate, population shifts, strained infrastructure, and the evolving global economy pose challenges to every city&rsquo;s success. The future of many cities will largely depend on how their leaders and citizens respond to these challenges by developing initiatives that conserve energy, reduce waste, increase the resiliency of the built environment and of the community, and promote economic sustainability.</p> <p dir="ltr">9:35 a.m. &nbsp;Keynote: Margareta Wahlstr&ouml;m, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations</p> <p dir="ltr">9:50 a.m. Keynote Case Studies: Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General, Dubai, UAE Anibal Gaviria Correa, Mayor of Medellin, Colombia Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia</p> <p dir="ltr">10:20 a.m. Discussant: Dr Roland Busch, Managing Board Member, Siemens</p> <p dir="ltr">10:25 a.m. &nbsp;Interactive Roundtable Discussion by all leaders Wrap-up by Greg Clark, Moderator</p> <p dir="ltr">11:00 a.m. &nbsp;Networking Break</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayors Forum Session 4: Education and Competitiveness A key piece in combating income inequality within cities is to address the growing skills gap that prevents large portions of the urban population from accessing careers with opportunities for advancement. Identifying the skills employers need today and predicting future workforce demands helps city leaders develop real-time strategies to strengthen the city&rsquo;s workforce and foster the growth of promising sectors.</p> <p dir="ltr">11:30 a.m. Keynote: Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat</p> <p dir="ltr">11:45 a.m. Keynote Case Studies: Len Brown, Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand Meenaxiben Dashrathbhai Patel, Honourable Mayor of Ahmedabad, India Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, USA</p> <p><strong>12:00 p.m. Phone Interview with WESA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">12:15 p.m. Discussant: Prof Chan Heng Chee, Chairman of Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design</p> <p dir="ltr">12:20 p.m. Interactive Roundtable Discussion by all leaders Wrap-up by Greg Clark, Moderator</p> <p dir="ltr">1:00 p.m. WCS Mayors Forum Declaration led by Chairman and Host</p> <p dir="ltr">1:10 p.m. WCS Mayors Forum Summary by Greg Clark, Moderator</p> <p dir="ltr">1:15 p.m. Closing Address by Forum Chairman Mr Desmond Lee, Minister of State for National Development, Singapore</p> <p dir="ltr">1:25 p.m. Close of World Cities Summit Mayors Forum</p> <p dir="ltr">1:30 &ndash; 2:30 p.m. Closing Lunch Reception</p> <p dir="ltr">2:15 p.m. Flight to Pittsburgh</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:41:23 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Public Schedule, June 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4596 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto is in New York City early this week for the <a href="http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/mayorsforum/">World Cities Summit (WCS) Mayors Forum</a>. New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio is hosting the three-day symposium at the Grand Hyatt New York.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 2015 Mayors Forum is focused on &ldquo;Innovative Cities of Opportunity,&rdquo; to foster discussion on best practices in urban policy innovation and encourage collaboration among city leaders.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto was invited to participate in the 2015 WCS Mayors Forum at the request of Mr. Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State, Singapore and Chair of the WCS Mayors Forum. The Mayor is accompanied by City of Pittsburgh Chief Innovation and Performance Officer, Debra Lam. Lam is serving as a WCS Young Leader at the symposium.</p> <p dir="ltr">WCS is an esteemed, invitation-only roundtable that brings mayors from around the world together to share best practices in urban leadership. It is organized by Singapore&rsquo;s Centre for Livable Cities, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and a flagship event of the biennial WCS, which is held in Singapore (the next WCS is from 10 &ndash; 14 July 2016).</p> <p dir="ltr">The majority of expenses for the trip are covered by the forum with the exception of air travel. The Mayor returns tomorrow.</p> <p><em>Public Schedule (all locations at Grand Hyatt New York unless otherwise noted):</em></p> <p>1:40 p.m. Networking Luncheon for World Cities Summit Mayors Forum Participants</p> <p dir="ltr">1:45 p.m. Welcome Address by Forum Host The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City</p> <p dir="ltr">1:55 p.m. Opening Address by Forum Chairman Mr Desmond Lee, Minister of State for National Development, Singapore</p> <p dir="ltr">2:15 p.m. Special Address by Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General, United Nations</p> <p dir="ltr">2:30 p.m. Introduction of Mayors at the Roundtable</p> <p dir="ltr">2:50 p.m. Introduction of 2015 key themes and format Greg Clark, Moderator Mayors Forum Session 1: Housing and Economic Development In the context of livable cities, access to housing is deeply connected to inclusive economic development. Livable cities need to employ a diverse set of tools to support the integration of affordable housing, revitalize neighborhoods, improve quality of life and diversify local economies in the context of globalization. Promoting entrepreneurship and improving access to opportunity&mdash;employment and housing alike&mdash;can empower previously disadvantaged segments of the population to build shared prosperity.</p> <p dir="ltr">3:00 p.m. Keynote: Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, New York City</p> <p dir="ltr">3:15 p.m. Keynote Case Studies: Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO of Housing &amp; Development Board, Singapore;&nbsp;Sheng Lei, Vice Mayor of Suzhou, China; Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Mayor of Accra, Ghana</p> <p dir="ltr">3:45 p.m. Discussant: Nicholas You, Chairman, Urban Strategy and Innovation Council, GDF Suez</p> <p dir="ltr">3:50 p.m. Interactive Roundtable Discussion by all leaders Wrap-up by Greg Clark, Moderator</p> <p dir="ltr">4:30 p.m. Mayors Forum Session 2: Transportation and Mobility A strong transportation network is the lifeblood of any city, with the power to be the largest impediment to its growth or principal expeditor of its success. Consequently, innovation in transit can address inequality by providing better access to centers of commerce, connecting cities to wider urban and economic regions and positioning untapped neighborhoods for local development and employment.</p> <p dir="ltr">5:00 p.m. Keynote: Jay Walder, CEO of Motivate and former Chairman and CEO of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>5:15 p.m. Keynote Case Studies: Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, USA;&nbsp;Ignazio Marino, Mayor of Rome, Italy; Roberto Claudio, Mayor of Fortaleza, Brazil</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">5:45 p.m. Discussant: Jacinta McCann, Executive Vice President, Global Leader, Design + Planning and Economics, AECOM</p> <p dir="ltr">5:50 p.m. Interactive Roundtable Discussion by all leaders Wrap-up by Greg Clark, Moderator</p> <p dir="ltr">8:15 &ndash; 11:30 p.m. Formal Dinner @ The Liberty Warehouse, Red Hook, Brooklyn</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:24:23 -0400 Mayor Issues Executive Order Enacting Strategic Investment and Maintenance Plan for Public Safety, Public Works, and Parks facilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4595 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today enacting a long-term, strategic investment and maintenance plan for city owned facilities, as part of the City&rsquo;s comprehensive fixed asset management system. The Mayor&rsquo;s plan is to address critical maintenance, bring all public safety, public works, and parks facilities to complete repair within ten years, and develop a recurring capital maintenance program for the next 40 years.</p> <p>The order is consistent with recommendations of the Mayor&rsquo;s transition team and the Act 47 amended recovery plan.&nbsp; Under the Mayor&rsquo;s order, the city will invest an additional $1.6 million in unspent capital funds into critical facility improvements this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburghers deserve clean, safe and functional public facilities, as do our employees who work in these buildings day in and day out,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;We are serious about investing in our neighborhoods, and we invite others to invest alongside us, whether they be families looking for a new home or developers looking for the next project.&rdquo;</p> <p>The plan identifies three phases of work. In Phase I, the Office and Management and Budget, after a year of consolidating and supplementing existing inspection data, identified a targeted list of critical infrastructure needs in city facilities that will be repaired this summer. Phase II, already underway, will continue and include an evaluation of the use and purpose of existing facilities, guided by community input, resulting in a plan to expand or repurpose the city&rsquo;s current facility network to better fit it&rsquo;s needs, including exploring partnerships with community organizations to better utilize our assets. Phase III will commence immediately and will include the creation of a 40 year maintenance schedule, using a fixed asset management system, to ensure that the City never falls behind on its facility maintenance needs again.</p> <p>This work will be community driven and will prioritize energy efficiency, savings, and preserving important neighborhood assets. The City will seek technology upgrades at city facilities where feasible, and will redraw its internal processes to ensure that work is completed in a timely fashion and maintenance needs are not deferred for years.</p> <p>Additionally, the Office of Management and Budget will craft legislation establishing a trust fund to hold the proceeds of any sale of City facilities that occurs as part of the plan.&nbsp; Funds will be dedicated to the further preservation of existing City facilities.&nbsp;</p> <p>The additional $1.6 million allocation is in addition to more than $3.5 million previously budgeted for facility improvements, bringing the facilities improvement total to $5.1 million for 2015. Increased investments in these facilities will ramp up in coming years to meet public demand for these facilities. This year&rsquo;s facilities maintenance budget will be one of the largest in the last decade, and will lead to long term savings by addressing critical needs before they worsen.</p> <p>Facility work to be conducted this summer includes repairs at fire, police, and EMS stations across the city, and accessibility upgrades for senior and community centers. Some city facilities to receive critical repairs this summer are partially unusable because of other chronic maintenance problems. A <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/CityFacilitiesMapJune2015.pdf">map</a> and <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Facility_List_for_2015.pdf">list of facilities with critical maintenance issues</a> that will be addressed this summer are included.</p> <p>Buildings are but one part of the fixed asset management system. The investment in public safety, public works, and parks facilities is only one piece of a larger plan for city property improvements. The Mayor has charged OMB and other city departments with developing similar plans for city streets and sidewalks; for the city&rsquo;s vehicle fleet; for city owned walls, steps and fences; for urban forests and hillsides; and for public spaces and monuments, among other assets.</p> <p>&ldquo;When we started this process last year we found that the city lacked a single reliable list of properties that we own,&rdquo; said Kevin Acklin, Chief of Staff to the Mayor. &ldquo;Our residents and employees deserve a comprehensive plan for addressing long overdue city facility improvements. What you see today is the result of several months of research, inspection of city buildings, and planning--and we are just getting started.&rdquo;</p> <p>A copy of the Executive Order can be found <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PedutoExecutiveOrder-Facilities-June2015.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:31:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4589 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with 100 Resilient Cities Executive Team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2015 Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><a href="http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/mayorsforum/programme-outline" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.worldcitiessummit.<wbr />com.sg/mayorsforum/programme-<wbr />outline</a></div> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:04:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 6-7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4586 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, June 6</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Allegheny West Wine Tour</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Gridiron Gold Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, June 7</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:32:36 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO AND 100 RESILIENT CITIES - PIONEERED BY THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION HOST "KICKOFF" WORKSHOP MARKING BEGINNING OF CITY'S PARTICIPATION IN INNOVATIVE GLOBAL URBAN RESILIENCE INITIATIVE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4583 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2015)&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh, joined by 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), is kicking off the process of developing a comprehensive resilience strategy that will enable the city to better survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks it experiences.</p> <p>The city-led initiative began today with a &ldquo;Resilience Agenda Workshop&rdquo; that brings stakeholders across city government and from the private sector, non-profits, NGO&rsquo;s and civic groups into the planning process.</p> <p>It will also start to uncover some of the key threats the city is facing, and some of the resilience building tools and plans it has available to address those threats. In the months following the workshop, the city, led by a new Chief Resilience Officer, will continue to engage those stakeholders, resilience experts, and 100RC staff in drafting the plan. &nbsp;Grant Ervin, the city&rsquo;s sustainability manager, is being named as Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Chief Resilience Officer.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is a city that builds on its strengths and learns from its weaknesses. By engaging in honest looks at our resiliency, what we&rsquo;re really doing is planning ways to build a strong and enduring city,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re not only building a sustainable city that has with systems that last, but one that demonstrates a resiliencet one that to adapts its strengths over time.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pittsburgh is being supported in their resilience-building efforts by 100RC. The organization is dedicated to helping cities, in which an ever-growing percentage of people live, become more resilient to the shocks (i.e. hurricanes, fires, floods, etc.) and stresses (chronic water shortages, homelessness, unemployment, etc.) they are increasingly facing in the 21st century.&nbsp; 100RC provides this assistance to member cities through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a resilience strategy; access to private sector, public sector, and NGO-created resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In October the Mayor will attend the 100RC City Leaders Summit with leaders from all 67 cities worldwide participating in the Resilient Cities initiative. The event will take place at the Rockefeller Foundation&rsquo;s center in Bellagio, Italy, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4, 2015. The meeting will be a seminal event in building a global practice of resilience, and will seek to marshal the collective power and intellectual heft of the leaders of some of the world&rsquo;s greatest cities to advance the practice of resilience.</p> <p>Pittsburgh was selected in November as one of 67 members of what will ultimately be a 100-city global network, and will receive technical support and resources to develop and implement a resilience strategy.</p> <p>More details about 100 Resilient Cities 100RC and the Challenge can be found below and at <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org">www.100resilientcities.org</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;City governments are on the front line of dealing with acute shocks and chronic stress. Pittsburgh is part of a group of cities leading the way on resilience to better prepare for, withstand, and recover more effectively when disruption hits,&rdquo; said The Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin.&nbsp;&quot;Through this type of inclusive resilience planning, cities can be better prepared for the unexpected. They can also realize the resilience dividend, the economic and competitive advantages that come from taking a resilience mindset.&nbsp;Your commitment to resilience thinking, planning and action will set a global example.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is helping fuel global momentum around building urban resilience, and leading by example,&rdquo; said 100RC President Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities. &ldquo;The agenda workshop will clarify the city&rsquo;s needs, surface innovative thinking, and give us a blueprint for engaging partners from across sectors to bring Pittsburgh the tools and resources needed to become more resilient.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The workshop is designed to bring together a range of constituencies including city officials, local businesses, civic groups and academia, to begin developing the city&rsquo;s resilience plan. The plan will encompass a variety of factors, among them partnerships and alliances, financing mechanisms, and will pay particular attention to meeting the needs of poor and vulnerable populations. The workshop began the process of identifying priorities, actions and metrics as part of a resilience strategy for Pittsburgh.&nbsp; The plan will be drafted over the next 6 to -12 months.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About 100 Resilient Cities RC - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, &nbsp;- and the 100RC &nbsp;Resilient Cities Challenge </strong></p> <p>100 Resilient Cities (100RC) - Pioneered by Tthe Rockefeller Foundation &ndash; (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.&nbsp;&nbsp;100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks sudden, one-time occurrences &ndash; earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. &ndash; but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.&nbsp; Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages.&nbsp; By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways: 1) Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer, who will lead the city&rsquo;s resilience efforts; 2) expert support for development of a robust resilience strategy; 3) Connecting member cities to solutions, service providers, and other partners who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and 4) Membership in a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other. Through these actions, 100RC aims not only help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge was launched in 2013 as a $150 million commitment to build urban resilience.&nbsp; Officials or leaders or major institutions from over 700 cities have applied to the Challenge. Information is available here: <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/challenge">www.100resilientcities.org/challenge</a>.</p> <p>100RC is financially supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed as a sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides governance and operational infrastructure to its sponsored projects.</p> <p>Learn more about 100RC at www.100resilientcities.org and RPA at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rockpa.org/" target="_blank">www.rockpa.org</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>Press contact: Maxwell Young - (<a href="mailto:Myoung@100RC.org">Myoung@100RC.org</a> // (917) 910-0553)</p> <p><strong>About The Rockefeller Foundation</strong></p> <p>The Rockefeller Foundation aims to achieve equitable growth by expanding opportunity for more people in more places worldwide, and to build resilience by helping them prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. Throughout its 100 year history, The Rockefeller Foundation has enhanced the impact of innovative thinkers and actors working to change the world by providing the resources, networks, convening power, and technologies to move them from idea to impact. In today&#39;s dynamic and interconnected world, The Rockefeller Foundation has a unique ability to address the emerging challenges facing humankind through innovation, intervention and influence in order to shape agendas and inform decision making. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/" target="_blank">www.rockefellerfoundation.org</a></p> <p>###</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:33:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4579 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Celebrate Downtown Greening with Laurel Foundation</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone interview with Cristina Rouvalis&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge, Director Kennedy, and Director Leger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Rockefeller Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span class="im" style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking at Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop</span></strong><br /> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Will Dzombak</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Homewood Community Development Collaborative Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Barry Ford and Frank Kass&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Hosting Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-10pm</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:30:18 -0400 Media Advisory: Announcement Friday of Homewood Community Development Collaborative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4578 <div><em>Media Advisory</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto, Representative Ed Gainey, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, and other community leaders tomorrow will announce the formation of the Homewood Community Development Collaborative.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Collaborative is comprised of seven indigenous Homewood organizations and East Liberty Development Inc., which will serve as the fiduciary and technical assistance partner. This is the first step in creating sustainable transformation in the neighborhood of Homewood.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: In front the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Avenue.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHEN</strong>: 3 p.m., Friday, June 5.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:56:47 -0400 Statement from Parks and Recreation Director On Ammon Pool Summer 2015 Closure http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4577 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation Director Jim Griffin released the following statement today to announce that Ammon Pool, in the city&rsquo;s Hill District, will not open for the Summer 2015 season. The pool was rendered inoperable when a critical piece of equipment -- the water filtration tank that continuously cleans the pool&#39;s water -- was mistakenly shipped overseas by the manufacturer. A custom built replacement cannot be delivered until after summer.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;The loss of Ammon pool for the 2015 Summer season is saddening, especially given the implementation of Citiparks&#39; new free swimming program for city kids. Despite the setback, Ammon will remain an important resource for Hill District residents with our summer camp, baseball academy and meals program Grub Up starting soon. Fortunately, Citiparks also operates four pools where kids can swim for free within two miles of Ammon Recreation Center. We hope that residents and families will utilize the Bloomfield, Sue Murray (North Side), Ormsby (South Side) and West Penn (Polish Hill) pools this summer.</p> <p dir="ltr">Early this spring, the Department of Public Works and Citiparks worked to remove the 80-year-old filtration tanks from the pool in preparation for new, custom-built tanks. After a considerable delay, the new tanks were shipped last month but were mistakenly sent to the Middle East on a container ship that will not return to the United States until late summer. In the interim, the manufacturer is busy constructing new tanks, but it&#39;s unlikely that production, shipping and installation can occur before August 1.</p> <p dir="ltr">A small chance remains that the tanks could be delivered to Pittsburgh earlier, but as of today, it seems unlikely that we&#39;ll have swimming at Ammon this summer.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:02:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4574 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Riverlife Annoucnment</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Allegheny Riverwalk, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>125th Anniversary of Children&#39;s Hospital</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Judge in final round of Entrepreneuring Youth&#39;s George W. Tippins Business Plan Competition</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Craig Davis</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Hosting Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-10pm</div> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:05:31 -0400 REMINDER: Mayor William Peduto and 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, To Hold Press Conference On Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4571 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and officials from 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC), will hold a press conference <b>TODAY</b>&nbsp;to discuss the day-long Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.</p> <p>The workshop will kick off the process of developing a comprehensive resilience roadmap that will enable the city to better survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks it experiences.</p> <p>The workshop brings stakeholders across city government and from the private sector, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations and civic groups into the planning process. It will also start to uncover some of the key threats the city is facing, and some of the resilience building tools and plans it has available to address those threats. In the months following the workshop, the City, led by a new Chief Resilience Officer, will continue to engage those stakeholders, resilience experts, and 100RC staff in drafting the plan. &nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3819">was named a member of the Resilient Cities Network</a> in December.</p> <p>In addition to the press conference, interested media representatives may attend other portions of the day-long workshop, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inquiries may be lodged with Tamara Turoff Keough, Director of Development, RAND Corporation, at tkeough@rand.org.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Press conference on Pittsburgh Resilience Workshop</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto; Katya Sienkiewicz, Associate Director of City Relationships, 100 Resilient Cities; Grant Ervin, Sustainability Manager, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Room 306, David L. Lawrence Convention Center</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: Noon, Friday, June 5, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:50:32 -0400 National and International Urban Design Experts Converging on Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4569 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 3, 2015) Hundreds of national and international urban design and transportation experts are in Pittsburgh this week and next, following outreach by Mayor William Peduto and collaborations with partners such as Carnegie Mellon University.</p> <p>The Intelligent Transportation Society of America&rsquo;s Annual Meeting and Exposition is wrapping up today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, drawing experts and firms with a global reach on transportation issues. Pittsburgh, working in with partnership with CMU&rsquo;s <a href="http://traffic21.heinz.cmu.edu/">Traffic 21</a> institute, has become <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3024">a world leader</a> in such systems.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh was a natural choice to host ITS America&#39;s Annual Meeting,&rdquo; said Regina Hopper, President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. &ldquo;Our members are developing technologies to increase road capacity, reduce congestion and improve safety. The city&#39;s commitment to using intelligent transportation to solve its transportation challenges, combined with the unique collaboration between Mayor Peduto and Carnegie Mellon University made the city a perfect venue.&rdquo;</p> <p>Today marks the beginning of the three-day Mayor&rsquo;s Institute on City Design, in which seven mayors from across the country, and eight national design experts, will gather at CMU to discuss urban design challenges. The Institute is holding the meeting in Pittsburgh after Mayor Peduto traveled <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3147">last year to Louisville, Ky.</a>, for MICD meetings where he received advice on the best methods for redeveloping the Strip District.</p> <p>The MICD is a program by the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Architectural Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors that helps transform communities through design.</p> <p>&ldquo;We were wowed by Mayor Peduto and his team when we came to research Pittsburgh, and when we saw him again in Louisville. Pittsburgh was an obvious choice to host our next Institute, and we look forward to showing off the city to leaders from around the nation,&rdquo; said MICD Director Trinity Simons.</p> <p>Additionally, more than 200 leaders from more than 30 cities are expected next week for the Innovative + Inclusive City workshop hosted by CEOs for Cities. At the two day workshop mayors, university presidents, and foundation, business and nonprofit leaders will discuss ways community leaders can use inclusive economic strategies and cross-sector partnerships to tackle important urban issues in concrete and practical ways.</p> <p>&ldquo;We chose to have our national workshop in Pittsburgh because Mayor Peduto took the leadership to form a cross-sector team of leaders to join the CEOs for Cities network. From June 10-12, over 200 leaders from over 30 cities will share the smartest ideas for city success and we&rsquo;ll showcase the innovative work being done in Pittsburgh under Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s outstanding leadership&rdquo; said Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities.</p> <p>The estimated direct business sales from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America annual meeting and the CEOs for Cities workshop total more than $2 million for the city&rsquo;s economy, according to VisitPITTSBURGH figures. The ITSA is generating $1,896,518 and CEOs for Cities $176,823.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:48:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4568 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Larry Ceisler</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with ALCOSAN</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Hosting Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div>Time: 4pm-9pm</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:01:51 -0400 CITY TO OPEN 18 OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 9, AND EXPAND SWIMMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH THIS SUMMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4560 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2015) &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh will open its 18 outdoor swimming pools on Tuesday, June 9, and launch an initiative to encourage children 15 years and younger to learn to swim and enjoy Citiparks aquatic facilities throughout the summer thanks to an innovative approach by Citiparks in response to Council&#39;s efforts to promote free swimming for low and moderate income families with children.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto today joined with Jim Griffin, director of the City&rsquo;s Department of Parks and Recreation, at Ream Pool in Mt. Washington to announce details. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh Aquatic Division offers many programs for people of all ages and swimming abilities, and today we&rsquo;re excited to talk about expanding aquatic opportunities for our youth in particular,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;This summer, any City resident 15 years or younger who is member of a Citiparks Recreation Center will be able to use that pass at a pool for free admission.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Only children presenting valid Recreation Center membership cards will receive free entry to the Citiparks pools; all others will need to pay daily admission or purchase a yearly pool tag. &nbsp;To receive the free admission, a parent must register each child &ndash; who must be 15 years or younger and a resident of the City of Pittsburgh &ndash; at any of the Citiparks&rsquo; 10 Recreation Centers and then bring the membership card to the pool each day for entry. &nbsp;<em>PLEASE NOTE: &nbsp;Proof of residency records include a valid driver&rsquo;s license, utility bill, lease agreement or other official document showing a City of Pittsburgh address.</em></p> <p dir="ltr">In addition, in 2015 the City will expand the opportunity for children ages 6 to 15 years old to receive free swimming instruction at all pools.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Learning to swim is important for many reasons, and mastering this skill at a young age proves beneficial throughout life,&rdquo; said Director Griffin. &nbsp;&ldquo;This summer Citiparks will offer free learn-to-swim classes at every pool location during a two-week period from June 22 &ndash; July 3 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. each weekday. &nbsp;Spots are limited, so advance registration for this popular program is necessary.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration for free learn-to-swim classes will take place at each pool location. &nbsp;Advance sale of pool tags and registration for classes will take place on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, from 1 &ndash; 6 p.m. and on Monday, June 8, from 4 &ndash; 8 p.m.</p> <p>For a list of Citiparks pools and recreation centers, visit <a href="http://www.citiparks.net">www.Citiparks.net</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>CITIPARKS POOLS</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks pools are located in Highland Park, Riverview Park, Schenley Park, Banksville, Bloomfield, Brookline, Brighton Heights, Carrick, Greenfield, Hill District, Homewood, Lincoln Place, Mt. Washington, North Side, Polish Hill, Sheraden, South Side and Westwood.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hours of operation for the outdoor pools are weekdays 1 - 7:45 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 1 - 5:45 p.m.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Individuals can purchase pool tags for year-round admission to Citiparks outdoor pools and the Oliver Bath House, which operates in the off season. &nbsp;Cost of pool tags for City residents: &nbsp;$60 for family of four; $10 for each additional family member; $30 for adult (16 years and older); $20 for seniors (60 years and older); $15 for youth (3 - 15 years old); free for child (2 years and younger). Family passes for active duty military and disabled veteran residents are at no cost. &nbsp;For non-City residents the cost is $45 for adult or youth. &nbsp;Those interested in purchasing daily admission can do so at any pool beginning on June 9. &nbsp;Cost is $3 for children ages 3 - 15 and $5 for individuals 16 and older.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">For more information contact the City of Pittsburgh Aquatic Division at 412-323-7928.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:13:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4559 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Pgh 200 Committee Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Franco Harris</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pool Announcement</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Ream Pool, 321 Merrimac Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Fire Promotion Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Craig Schweiger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Sidney Kaikai</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Rubenstein&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>City Paper cover photo shoot</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm</div> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:23:55 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor, Parks and Recreation Director To Announce New Pools Program Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4555 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto and City of Pittsburgh Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Griffin will hold a brief press conference Tuesday in Mount Washington to unveil plans for the new Citiparks Summer 2015 Pools program.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>Citiparks Summer 2015 Pools Announcement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Date:</strong> Tuesday, June 2</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Time: </strong>1:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Location: </strong>Ream Pool</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Address: </strong>321 Merrimac Street, Mt. Washington 15211</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> Mayor William Peduto and Jim Griffin, Director, Parks and Recreation</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:36:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Kicks Off Immigrant Heritage Month with Historic Ceremony and Launch of Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4553 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today hosted the first-ever naturalization ceremony in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, in partnership with City Council President Bruce Kraus and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Le&oacute;n Rodr&iacute;guez, followed by the release of the Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan, a community-driven roadmap to build a more welcoming experience for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s immigrant community and a more livable city for all residents. A snapshot of the plan is available at <a href="http://www.welcomingpittsburgh.com/">www.welcomingpittsburgh.com</a>. The complete plan will be available online on June 15th.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our best attraction strategy is how we treat, empower, and connect with our current residents, which is why I am calling today for all Pittsburghers to join me in making Pittsburgh a model city for immigrant integration. A city others will look to and see thriving diverse neighborhoods where, whether you are a second generation Italian-American, African-American, Bhutanese refugee, or Latino, you welcome your neighbor because you understand that their success is your success,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto.</p> <p>Shaped with the guidance of a diverse 40-member advisory council and engaging more than 3,000 community members through multiple community meetings, focus groups, individual interviews, and public surveys, the plan is grouped into three focus areas. &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Welcome, Neighbor!</strong>: Building vibrant neighborhoods through the creation of civic engagement, educational advancement, and cultural exchange opportunities.</li> <li><strong>Bridge to the City</strong>: Improving access to government and services to be inclusive, and ensuring our City spaces are more welcoming by taking into account distinct cultural and language needs.</li> <li><strong>Prospering Together</strong>: Creating a ladder of opportunity for our neighbors to thrive and chart their own path in Pittsburgh &ndash; building on the strengths immigrants have historically brought to our city and continue to bring.</li> </ul> <p>The release of the Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan was coordinated in conjunction with a special visit from USCIS Director Rodr&iacute;guez, who co-chaired President Barack Obama&rsquo;s White House Task Force on New Americans and was in attendance for the first naturalization ceremony hosted by the City. Nearly 30 community members were joined by families and friends as they became citizens.</p> <p>&quot;It is great to be back in Pittsburgh to welcome these new Americans and mark the release of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s immigrant integration plan,&rdquo; said USCIS Director Rodr&iacute;guez. &ldquo;It is exciting to see communities across the country taking a leadership role to be at the forefront of immigrant integration efforts.&quot;</p> <p>The Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan enumerates actionable strategies, specifies a timeline for implementation, and identifies preliminary partners. The City seeks to work with vital community institutions and neighborhood assets, such as the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and many others, as well as the community at large, on implementation. Short term items in the plan include piloting Welcoming Hubs at target Citiparks community centers to foster a sense of place and offer community-driven, culturally diverse programming; partnering with business and civic leaders to match executives with rising stars from our immigrant and minority communities; and launching a Municipal ID program to increase the accessibility of public services, cultural amenities, and local resources for all Pittsburghers.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan is a living document that will allow Mayor Peduto to be responsive to continuous community feedback,&rdquo; said Kheir Mugwaneza, director of refugee resettlement at Northern Area Multi Service Center (NAMS), who served on the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council and will support the efforts as an appointee on one of the Mayor&rsquo;s Action Teams for the initiative.</p> <p>The Welcoming Pittsburgh planning process included a range of opportunities for all who live, work, or play in the city to provide feedback. Multiple channels of direct community input engaged thousands of participants, including use of a public MindMixer website, five public meetings that attracted over 300 attendees, outreach at 14 community events, and two immigrant community listening sessions. The survey will remain open throughout the year, serving as a feedback loop for the Mayor&rsquo;s Office. The survey is available in five languages on <a href="http://www.welcomingpittsburgh.com/">www.welcomingpittsburgh.com</a>.</p> <p>In addition to the new Americans, Mayor Peduto, Director Rodr&iacute;guez, and City Council President Bruce Kraus, attendees at today&rsquo;s ceremony included: Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Commonwealth Melissa Frey, City Council Members, and Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council. Additional ceremonies will be scheduled in City Council Chamber throughout the year.</p> <p>The advisory and community outreach process that shaped the Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan was made possible thanks to a grant from The Hillman Foundation.</p> <p>For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh, visit <a href="http://www.welcomingpittsburgh.com/">www.welcomingpittsburgh.com</a>, follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a> on Facebook, or contact Betty Cruz at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:09:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4550 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Welcoming Remarks at ITS America Annual Meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">WJAS Radio Interview</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Naturalization Ceremony</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Welcoming PGH Roadmap Announcement</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Presenting Proclamation for the 20th Anniversary of the Mentoring Partnership</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Chief Lam</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Gregg Behr</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:08:21 -0400 Media Advisory: City To Hold Post-Event Operations Briefing Sunday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4539 <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 29, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will hold a brief media availability on Sunday, May 31, to give a post-event update following the Saturday evening concert at Heinz Field.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who: </strong>Guy Costa, Chief of Operations and other city officials</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <div dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Ft. Duquesne Pedestrian Bridge Steps (North Shore)</div> <div dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;Intersection of North Shore Drive at Tony Dorsett Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</div> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:53:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 30-31, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4538 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Saturday, May 30</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking and Walking at Pittsburgh Walk to Cure Arthritis</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Allegheny Commons Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Addressing the 48th Annual Black Caucus of the Amalgamated Transit Union&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>40th Anniversary Party of the Citiparks Homewood Senior Healthy Active Living Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Homewood Senior Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, May 31</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Officiate wedding of Mitchell Leib and Michael Ferraro</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:00:02 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Partners with Just Harvest to Expand Food Stamp Incentive Program at Farmers Markets http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4537 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 29, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is joining with Just Harvest to promote a healthy new incentive for food stamps at 14 area farmers markets this summer.</p> <p>For the first time, for every $5 shoppers spend using their food stamps at participating farmers markets, they will receive an additional $2 coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables. The coupons are called Food Bucks and are available at 13 Fresh Access farmers markets in Allegheny County and one in Washington County.</p> <p>The incentive is an expansion of the Fresh Access program launched at two Pittsburgh farmers markets in 2013 by Just Harvest, the local non-profit working to eliminate hunger and poverty. Through Fresh Access shoppers can use food stamps, credit and debit cards to get tokens for purchasing farmers market products.</p> <p>&quot;The City of Pittsburgh is thrilled that all seven Citiparks farmers markets are among the 14 local markets participating in Just Harvest&#39;s Fresh Access program and their new Food Bucks initiative,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;City residents who rely on food stamps now have more options for accessing affordable and nutritious fresh produce. Fresh Access and Food Bucks are a win-win-win for low-income shoppers who get better food choices, for local farmers who get more sales, and for our neighborhoods that get more thriving, diverse, and livable communities.&quot;</p> <p>A list of the 14 markets participating in the new food stamp incentive program <a href="http://www.justharvest.org/get-help/snap-food-stamps/local-farmers-markets-and-farm-stands-accepting-food-stamps/">is available here.</a></p> <p>According to <a href="http://www.justharvest.org/jh_publication/a-menu-for-food-justice-strategies-for-improving-access-to-healthy-foods-in-allegheny-county/">Just Harvest&rsquo;s 2013 report</a> &ldquo;A Menu for Food Justice: Strategies for Improving Access to Healthy Foods in Allegheny County,&rdquo; nearly one in two Pittsburgh residents live in a community defined as a &ldquo;food-desert&rdquo; and do not have adequate access to fresh, healthy food. In some communities, farmers markets are one of the only sources of produce.</p> <p>Fresh Access was launched to tackle that problem. It enables shoppers to use their food stamps, credit and debit cards at the markets, simply by stopping by tents hosted by Just Harvest or market managers.</p> <p>At the tents, food stamp recipients can swipe their ACCESS electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards and receive tokens that can be used to purchase a variety of fresh produce, baked goods, meat and dairy products. Those who use the token kiosk for credit and debit card purchases are asked to contribute $1 per transaction to defray costs of the program. Tokens are accepted by dozens of vendors and the list is always growing.</p> <p>Funding for the Food Bucks program comes from the USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program in partnership with the Food Trust in Philadelphia.</p> <p>CONTACT: Emily Schmidlapp, Fresh Access Coordinator, at 412-431-8960 x102 or emilys@justharvest.org</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 29 May 2015 13:42:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4536 <p><strong>Meeting with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley </strong></p> <p>Time: 7:00am</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;33 E 5th Street, Dayton, OH 45402</p> <p><strong>Sustainable Manufacturing Panel with Dayton Business Leaders&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 8am-9:30am</p> <p><strong><a href="http://cyclingsummit.com/">Miami Valley Cycling Summit</a> Keynote Address</strong></p> <div>Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Piqua, OH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Economic Development / Neighborhood Revitalization Tour of Dayton with Mike Ervin of Downtown Dayton Partnership</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Returning to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 pm</div> Fri, 29 May 2015 09:54:33 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor to Announce Welcoming Pittsburgh Roadmap after First-Ever City Hosted Naturalization Ceremony http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4531 <p dir="ltr"><strong>REMINDER:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will host its first-ever naturalization ceremony in City Council Chambers on Monday, June 1 with a special visit from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Le&oacute;n Rodr&iacute;guez. Immediately following the ceremony, Mayor William Peduto will host a press event to announce the Welcoming Pittsburgh roadmap, shaped through a community-led process that included multiple community meetings and a city-wide survey that has engaged more than 3,000 community members.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What:</strong> Naturalization Ceremony followed by Welcoming Pittsburgh Roadmap Announcement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Le&oacute;n Rodr&iacute;guez, Mayor William Peduto and City of Pittsburgh Council President Bruce Kraus</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Naturalization Ceremony - Monday, June 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Press Event - Monday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Naturalization Ceremony - City Council Chambers, City-County Building, 5th Floor</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Press Event - Mayor&rsquo;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building, 5th Floor</p> <p><strong>Address: </strong>414 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 16:16:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4529 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">DVE Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Verizon&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 &nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Cellone Bakery Ribbon Cutting Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 663 Napor Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Pintek Show</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: KDKA,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Bob Lewis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 09:34:43 -0400 City To Host Two 2016 Capital Budget Forums http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4527 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 28, 2015) - The City is hosting two Deliberative Forums on the Capital Budget to provide a more robust way for residents to share ideas on 2016 budget priorities. Modeled after the highly successful Police Chief public meetings, these new forums will give neighbors a chance to learn about the budget and add community voices to the budgeting process. Forums are open to every resident of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Wednesday, June 3, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Greenfield </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Healthy Active Living Center 745 Greenfield Ave, 15217</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Monday, June 22, 6:00-8:30 p.m. South Side</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">South Side Market House, 1 Bedford Square, 15203</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Each session will include:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">● a brief overview of the budgeting process,</p> <p dir="ltr">● small &shy;group discussions of budget priorities and residents&#39; needs</p> <p dir="ltr">● an opportunity for residents to ask questions of an expert panel</p> <p dir="ltr">Catering is provided, but participants are asked to register ahead of time by calling 412&shy;-255-&shy;4773 or by visiting <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/capitalbudget">http://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/capitalbudget</a>. (Walk-&shy;in registration will be available on the day of the forum.)</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:11:52 -0400 The City of Pittsburgh Marks One Year Anniversary of Successful Partnership with Nextdoor http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4525 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2015) - Today, Mayor Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh mark the one-year anniversary of its partnership with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nextdoor.com">Nextdoor</a>, the free and private social network for neighborhoods. The partnership was established to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.</p> <p dir="ltr">Since the partnership launched a year ago last May, adoption of Nextdoor in Pittsburgh has risen dramatically. Over the past year, membership has nearly doubled and 82 Pittsburgh neighborhoods are now connected on Nextdoor.</p> <p dir="ltr">To date, eight City of Pittsburgh departments have adopted Nextdoor, making it one of the most comprehensive Nextdoor partnerships to date. Participating departments include: Office of the Mayor, Department of Innovation and Performance including 311, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Safety, Community Affairs, Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, and newly added CitiParks and Personnel and Civil Service Commission.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our city is stronger when we have informed and active residents,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Their input is vital to not only helping our local government respond to community needs, but helping each other. Nextdoor has become a connecting fabric empowering residents to engage with their own neighborhoods &ndash; the more residents know and get involved, the more every single resident of this city will benefit.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">In the last year, the City and Pittsburgh residents have worked together to build stronger, safer communities on Nextdoor. The City of Pittsburgh has proactively shared nearly 300 posts with members on either a city-wide or a neighborhood level.</p> <p dir="ltr">In addition, Pittsburgh residents have been using Nextdoor to connect with each other about neighborhood public safety issues, share resources amongst families, lend a helping hand to each other, plan events and activities and even help return lost pets to their owners. For example:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Neighbors in Lawrenceville came together to offer regular rides to an elderly neighbor who did not own a car.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">During a rash of five break-ins in the Fineview area, neighbors banded together and shared information on Nextdoor that led to the criminal&rsquo;s arrest.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Neighbors in East Liberty used Nextdoor to help raise funds for the Free Little Library community garden, giving neighborhood children easy access to books and an opportunity to learn more about gardening.</p> </li> </ul> <p>&ldquo;The residents and City of Pittsburgh&#39;s successful integration and effective use of Nextdoor over the past year should be commended,&rdquo; said Sarah Leary, Co-Founder of Nextdoor. &ldquo;Residents and entire communities feel a stronger connection to each other and the City, and we are honored that Nextdoor has played a role in that.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Nextdoor is free for residents. Each Pittsburgh neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the City cannot access residents&rsquo; websites, contact information or content. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those interested in joining their neighborhood&rsquo;s Nextdoor website can visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nextdoor.com/pittsburgh">nextdoor.com/pittsburgh</a> and enter their address.</p> <p dir="ltr">If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://help.nextdoor.com/">help.nextdoor.com</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Joins City Leaders In Detailing Preparations for Saturday Concert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4524 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2015) The city&rsquo;s Public Works and Public Safety departments have been working for weeks with representatives from Heinz Field, the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority, Allegheny County, the U.S. Coast Guard, Alco Parking and private parking operators in hopes of hosting a fun, safe and clean event at Heinz Field on Saturday, May 30, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The city of Pittsburgh stands ready to welcome the more than 55,000 fans coming here to enjoy a good time on the North Shore Saturday, as we welcome Kenny Chesney and Eric Church back to Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;As with every event, we have been working diligently to have a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parking Lots:</strong></p> <p>Parking lots are scheduled to open at 1:00 p.m. - three hours before gates to Heinz Field open at 4:00 p.m. Parking in Heinz Field lots was pre-sold to those purchasing concert tickets. All vehicles entering the lots must also have concert tickets.</p> <p>Police will enforce the posted parking lot Code of Conduct throughout the area. All vehicles in designated lots will be provided trash and recycling bags. Heinz Field and Alco are providing 200 additional port-a-johns in the Heinz Field lots and on General Robinson Street.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once the concert begins, Police will begin to check all North Shore parking lots. At that time, non-ticketed guests will be asked to leave the premises. Tailgating during the concert is not permitted. All parking lot guests for the concert must vacate the lots by 7:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Trash:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Parking lot operators will do trash pickup during the concert starting at 7:00 p.m., and another pickup following the event. All lots will be cleaned overnight by Pittsburgh Public Works crews. The Steelers, SEA and DPW crews will do North Shore Park cleanup.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please note - advertisements and promotional materials (banners, posters, flyers, inflatable signs) are not permitted on public property (bridges, walkways, fencing, railings) without a permit.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works will have a litter control inspector on site throughout the day on Saturday.</p> <p dir="ltr">If necessary, inspectors from the city&rsquo;s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections will visit North Shore lots Sunday and possibly cite lot owners for excess litter.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Police:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Both the City of Pittsburgh and Heinz Field will be providing a sufficient number of officers necessary to meet the security needs of the event. Heinz Field is also increasing their in-house security forces, and 27 EMS personnel (from city and suburban bureaus) will be inside the stadium.</p> <p dir="ltr">Law enforcement personnel from the City of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement will be working Saturday&rsquo;s event. The Allegheny County Police Mounted Unit will be patrolling on horses.</p> <p><strong>Boat Docking:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Boaters are encouraged to practice safe, responsible activity on both the water and on shore. Due to safety concerns, authorities recommend that boaters do not &ldquo;raft&rdquo; or tie boats together on the rivers.</p> <p><strong>Streets:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works crews will empty North Shore trash cans Saturday afternoon and will return after the concert, working overnight starting at 10:00 p.m. to empty receptacles and also flush and sweep streets.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Street Closures:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">To prevent traffic congestion along the North Shore, street closures will begin at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.</p> <p><em><strong>From 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. the following streets will be closed:</strong></em></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Allegheny Avenue from Ridge Avenue to North Shore Drive</li> <li>Casino Drive from Sproat Way to Allegheny Avenue</li> <li>General Robinson Street from Federal Street to Art Rooney Avenue</li> <li>Martindale Street from Merchant Street to Reedsdale Street</li> <li>Mazeroski Way from Reedsdale Ave to North Shore Drive</li> <li>Merchant Street from West Ohio Street to Martindale Street</li> <li>North Shore Drive from Allegheny Avenue to Mazeroski Way</li> <li>Tony Dorsett Way from North Shore Drive to Reedsdale Avenue</li> </ul> <p><em><strong>The following streets will remain closed throughout the day:</strong></em></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Art Rooney Avenue from Reedsdale Street to North Shore Drive</li> <li>W. General Robinson Street from Art Rooney Avenue to Tony Dorsett Way</li> </ul> <p>Similar safeguards will be implemented for other major concert events on the North Shore this summer, including tour stops by Taylor Swift and the Rolling Stones.</p> <p dir="ltr">Contact: Katie O&rsquo;Malley, Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-925-1990</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 27 May 2015 10:46:23 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4523 <p>In Cuba <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4518">for trade mission</a></p> <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 May 2015 09:51:24 -0400 County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Peduto Welcome Back "OpenStreetsPGH" This Weekend http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4522 <p>PITTSBURGH (May 26, 2015) Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto are proud to support <a href="http://www.openstreetspgh.org/">OpenStreetsPGH,</a> a free public event series starting again this Sunday encouraging healthy, outdoor activity in a unique city setting.</p> <p>On the last Sundays in May, June and July, people of all ages are being invited to play, shop, exercise and re-think ways to use their city spaces. Three-and-a-half miles of streets will be closed to cars each Sunday morning from Market Square in Downtown to Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville along Penn Avenue and Butler Street.</p> <p>The May 31st morning event from 8 a.m. to noon includes the debut of &ldquo;<a href="http://healthyridepgh.com/">Healthy Ride</a>,&rdquo; the bike share system of of 50 stations and 500 bikes around Pittsburgh. Secure pre-registration for the system is available via Healthy Ride&rsquo;s website <a href="http://www.healthyridepgh.com/">www.healthyridepgh.com</a> or the <a href="http://healthyridepgh.com/how-it-works/">nextbike app</a>. Once the system is live on Sunday, people may also register at any Healthy Ride station kiosk.</p> <p>This marks the second year for OpenStreetsPGH, which last year took place on a smaller route Downtown, and was attended by 4,000 people. As part of a movement called Ciclovia more than 100 cities offer similar events worldwide, with visitors taking over streets on bikes and skateboards, or on foot, to enjoy live performances, exercise, and activities while also having the opportunity to shop and eat at local businesses.</p> <p>Overall, the events urge participants to enjoy urban spaces in a unique and healthy way.</p> <p>&ldquo;OpenStreetsPGH is about exploration. You may have traveled Penn and Butler countless times in your lifetime, as I have, but you will still step out of OpenStreetsPGH with new discoveries about the streets, the neighborhoods and the city afterwards,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>OpenStreetsPGH also helps to tout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County&rsquo;s reputation as being a leader in healthy lifestyles and the environment.</p> <p>The County launched Live Well Allegheny in January 2014 as a comprehensive, innovative strategy on wellness that embraces a broad concept of living well to include physical health, mental wellness, personal and community safety, prevention and preparedness, and much more. The City became the first municipality designated as Live Well community in April of last year.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our downtown is becoming such a vibrant place in our region that it brings visitors and residents alike to the City to experience that energy and vitality,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &ldquo;That is most certainly the case when it comes to OpenStreetsPGH; thousands of people embraced last year&rsquo;s offering, and made their visit to Downtown an event. I look forward to seeing its return and the attendance and participation grow each time this is put on.&rdquo;</p> <p>Maps of Sunday&rsquo;s route, event listings and further background is available at <a href="http://www.openstreetspgh.org/">www.openstreetspgh.org</a>.</p> <p>OpenStreetsPGH is organized by a committee of volunteers, businesses, nonprofits and foundations, and managed by Bike Pittsburgh. Officials from the group have been meeting with and distributing flyers, door-hangers and other materials to community groups, businesses, churches and other neighbors along the route to let them know about the event and how to prepare for it. There will be more than a dozen open &quot;traffic crossings&quot; at cross streets along the way, which should minimize traffic congestion or disruption of regular activities as well.</p> <p>Streets will begin closing Sunday at 7 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market Street from Market Square to Liberty Ave.</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6th Street from Liberty to Penn Ave.</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave from 6th Street to 34th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Butler Street from 34th Street to Plummer Street</p> <p>Traffic crossing intersections:</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market Street at Fifth Ave.</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Market Street at Liberty Ave.</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 7th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 10th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 11th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 16th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 21st Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 26th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 31st Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Penn Ave at 34th Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 40th Street at Butler Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 44th Street at Butler Street</p> <p>●&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Butler Street at Plummer Street</p> <p>Additionally on Sunday, the <a href="http://www.steelcityshowdown.com/about-the-race/">Steel City Showdown</a> bike race will close the 6th and 7th street bridges between Downtown and the North Shore, as well as portions of General Robinson Street and Fort Duquesne Boulevard, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p>For more detailed information on OpenStreetsPGH please contact Ngani Ndimbie at ngani@bikepgh.org or 412-325-4334, or Karen Lightell of Red House Communications at klightell@redhousecom.com or 412-481-7275.</p> <p>For more detailed information on the Healthy Ride bike share system please contact Erin Potts at erin@pghbikeshare.org or 412-621-0464.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 13:37:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4519 <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4518">In Cuba&nbsp;</a></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:40:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Leading Manufacturing Trade Mission to Cuba http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4518 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is joining Pittsburgh-area manufacturing leaders in Cuba this week to forge long-term economic bonds with the country.</p> <p>The mission was organized by Catalyst Connection, the South Oakland manufacturing consulting firm. The Mayor&rsquo;s participation was key to securing meetings with Cuban personnel, and underscores Pittsburgh&rsquo;s commitment and interest in working with the country.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our objectives are to establish relationships, and learn how to do business for the day when the embargo is lifted. The Mayor&rsquo;s presence lends credibility to how important this market is to our region, and to make a positive impression of how government and businesses can work together for the benefit of a region and a country,&rdquo; said Petra Mitchell, Catalyst&rsquo;s President and CEO.</p> <p>&ldquo;Manufacturers in the greater Pittsburgh region have the right mix of innovative products and services that are needed by the Cubans to rebuild their infrastructure and to prepare for a more open economy.&rdquo;</p> <p>The trade mission began Sunday and ends tomorrow. Organizers are paying the Mayor&rsquo;s costs.</p> <p>President Obama ordered the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba in December, though a trade embargo remains that must be lifted by Congress.</p> <p>In advance of the embargo being lifted Pittsburgh firms are seeking to show how the region&rsquo;s leadership in advanced manufacturing is a perfect fit for Cuba as it seeks to rebuild, sustainably and affordably.</p> <p>Gordon Craig of Epiphany Solar Water Systems, a manufacturer of water purification and desalination systems, is representing the Lawrenceville firm on the trip. &ldquo;Epiphany Solar Water Systems is excited about the opportunity to better understand the Cuban water market and the potential uses of our products within it. This trip presents a unique opportunity for Epiphany to get a first-hand look at how to do business in Cuba, as the country begins to normalize trade relations with the United States,&rdquo; Craig said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Personally, I have always had an affinity for Cuba &ndash; its people, rich culture, and deep history,&rdquo; said Jeff Zell of Zell Consultants, a multi-disciplined engineering and consulting firm with local offices in the Strip District and Coraopolis. &ldquo;My firm welcomes the opportunity to participate in the design and construction to rebuild Cuba&rsquo;s infrastructure. We have the capability to provide efficient road building techniques as well as technical training and support for those individuals who wish to learn the trade of an engineering technician or a construction inspector.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is becoming an international model for sustainable development and manufacturing,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud to join the manufacturing community as we represent the City, and its rebirth, as we build new ties with Cuba.&rdquo;</p> <p>The first steps toward the trade mission came in September 2014, in a meeting at the Catalyst offices between a Cuban envoy and Pittsburgh-area business and community leaders. Planning began then for a trade mission that was originally set for March before being pushed back to this week. Pittsburgh community and business leaders were also hosted at a reception at the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. on Dec. 8, 2014.</p> <p>Pittsburgh has had sister ties to Matanzas, Cuba, since 1998.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:07:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 25, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4510 <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4518">In Cuba</a></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:39:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 23-24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4509 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, May 23</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Humane Society Ribbon Cutting for Patriot Pups Program and Veterans Leadership Program</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, May 24</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:35:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4507 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Korean War Memorial Plaque Dedication at Chartiers Valley High School</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Chartiers Valley High School, 50 Thoms Run Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>National Initiative Research Team Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mr. Sam, Vietnam&#39;s Director of Foreign Affairs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 22 May 2015 09:45:28 -0400 Holiday Reminder: City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed In Observance of Memorial Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4506 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2015) - In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will not take place on Monday, May 25, 2015.</p> <p>The refuse collection schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled collection day is Monday, May 25 you will be serviced on Tuesday, May 26. If your collection day is Tuesday, May 26, you will be serviced on Wednesday May 27, and so on through Saturday. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 May 2015 16:02:42 -0400 City To Open New Spray Park In Hazelwood Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4504 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will open its newest aquatic facility, Burgwin Spray Park in Hazelwood, on Saturday, May 23.</p> <p dir="ltr">City leaders and employees will join the public in a ribbon cutting ceremony at Noon on Saturday. &nbsp;Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor and Parks and Recreation Director Jim Griffin are scheduled to be in attendance.</p> <p dir="ltr">The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Johnston Avenue and Mansion Street, when the free aquatic facility will open for weekend operation until schools recess in early June. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Hazelwood is experiencing many positive changes and this recreation facility will be Citiparks&rsquo; contribution to the community&rsquo;s continued success,&rdquo; said Jim Griffin, Director of the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation. &quot;This beautiful facility will host an exciting world of water features and offer an extended operating season from spring to fall.&quot; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The site of the former Burgwin Swimming Pool has been transformed into a 10,000-square-foot spray park featuring water buckets,&nbsp;spray ways, water wickets&nbsp;and various in-ground water features operated via manual or sensor-activated control systems. The facility also features a newly restored pool house and future improvements to the adjacent field and playground. &nbsp;This work, provided by the Department of Public Works, will continue through the summer.</p> <p dir="ltr">According to local community leader, Reverend Michael Murray, Sr., &ldquo;The City&rsquo;s work to improve Burgwin Park is a great step forward by the City of Pittsburgh to improve the quality of life for Hazelwood kids and their families.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Burgwin Spray Park is the sixth facility constructed by the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Since 2009, Spray Parks have opened in Beechview, Beltzhoover, East Hills, Shadyside, and Troy Hill. Additional spray parks are planned for Arlington Heights and Lincoln-Lemington.</p> <p dir="ltr">Following the May 23 ribbon cutting at Noon, Burgwin Spray Park and all City of Pittsburgh Spray Parks will operate weekends (Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through&nbsp;June 8, when Pittsburgh Public schools recess for the summer.</p> <p dir="ltr">From June 9 thru mid-September, all City of Pittsburgh Spray Parks will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2015 CITIPARKS SPRAY PARK OPERATING SCHEDULE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">(All dates and times are weather permitting.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Saturday, May 23: Noon - 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Sunday, May &nbsp;24: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Saturday and Sunday, May 30 &amp; 31: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tuesday, June 9, through mid September: Daily 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. &nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 21 May 2015 14:44:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4501 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Breezie CEO Jeh Kazimi&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Faros Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Allegheny Center Mall, Pittsburgh, PA 15212&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>33rd Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Senior Games Award Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Riverview Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Food Trust</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with General Ke Kimyan, Deputy Prime Minister of Cambodia</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Huntington Bank&#39;s Guest Bartender for Cancer Research</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Easy Street, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>NAACP Human Rights Dinner and Centennial Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 21 May 2015 10:03:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4500 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working from home </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-11am</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Grand Opening of East Liberty Place South</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Penn Avenue, East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Flight to DC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Congressman Doyle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:28:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4499 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Patty DeMarco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch Meeting with Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 5 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh United Quarterly Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>LED Streetlight Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Emmitt Miles</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 19 May 2015 15:21:11 -0400 Shaler Street in Mt. Washington To Be Closed Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4497 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Shaler Street - from Minnotte Street to Well Street - in Mt. Washington will be closed for maintenance work from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 18 May 2015 14:23:10 -0400 Community Meeting Thursday On National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4496 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2015) The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is holding a community convening Thursday in East Liberty to discuss its national project on police-community relations. The event is open to the public.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The <a href="http://trustandjustice.org/">National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</a> is a three-year, $4.75 million project funded by the Department of Justice and announced by former Attorney General Eric Holder. Its goal is to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system, as well as to advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-announces-first-six-pilot-sites-national-initiative-building-0">Pittsburgh was one of six &ldquo;pilot sites&rdquo;</a> selected for the National Initiative in March. At this convening, National Initiative officials will introduce the goals and methods of the project. They will also explain how members of the public can participate more directly in this historic initiative, and how through research and community collaboration we can begin to rebuild trust.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The public event is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Kingsley Association (6435 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206).</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A 14-page briefing packet on the project <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/National_Initiative_Briefing_Packet_(1).pdf">is available here</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 18 May 2015 11:53:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4495 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Roberts &amp; Skinny Building Press Conference&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Wood Street and Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Luncheon Meeting with the Gates Foundation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-1:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PA Bio Member Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></div> Mon, 18 May 2015 10:10:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 16 and 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4482 <p><em>Saturday, May 16</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> <p><em>Sunday, May 17</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> Fri, 15 May 2015 16:48:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Director Maura Kennedy Detail Customer Service, Technology and Staffing Upgrades to the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4481 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 15, 2015) New changes are underway at the Department of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections to make it more customer-friendly and efficient for Pittsburgh residents and businesses, Mayor William Peduto announced today.</p> <p>The changes spearheaded by PLI Director Maura Kennedy include upgrades to the department&rsquo;s technology and its staffing. PLI currently has more code and senior inspectors than it was had in years, without increasing its budget: Director Kennedy has been shifting staff away from time-consuming clerical positions to hands-on duties through the increased use of technology.</p> <p>All this is happening during a boom in work for the office: the number of permits issued through April (1,151) is 30% higher than the same period last year, and the $287.3 million value of those permits is 128% higher in that period. From 2012 to 2014 the total permits almost doubled from $391 million to $769 million.</p> <p>&ldquo;With commercial and neighborhood development booming in Pittsburgh, our building inspectors are finally getting the tools they need,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;PLI is harnessing technology to make its work more efficient and transparent for residents and developers alike.&rdquo;</p> <p>At a press conference today the Mayor and Director laid out the improvements coming from the department in customer service, technology and staffing.</p> <p><strong>Customer service</strong></p> <p>Starting in the summer, PLI will begin taking credit card payments for permits and licenses. While applicants are currently required to pay with checks or money orders, the department will soon allow for credit card transactions.</p> <p>Later in the summer the department is scheduled to move to a modern and transparent inspection process that allows residents and businesses to publicly track building violation data online. Building owners -- as well as residents and neighborhood groups -- will be able to track violations online in real time, creating a predictable and transparent inspection process. Permit application tracking data is expected to go online next year.</p> <p>The system will make inspection matters clearer for any business or city citizen, and allow for interaction with the city&rsquo;s 311 Service Center. The changes will allow those interested in a property to easily and transparently check on its inspection status.</p> <p><strong>Staffing</strong></p> <p>PLI currently has more inspectors than it was had in years. The department currently has 36 code inspectors and senior inspectors, up from 34 in 2012 and 2013. The additions have been made without impacting the department&rsquo;s budget by shifting staff from clerical work through the increased use of technology.</p> <p>Inspectors are also being cross-trained in Pennsylvania Construction Code Academy and Building Fire Code Academy certifications that will allow them to handle different duties. By late this fall the training will allow one inspector to handle multiple duties at a building -- from HVAC to accessibility and fire permits -- rather than require visits from multiple inspectors.</p> <p><strong>Technology</strong></p> <p>In addition to the customer service upgrades coming this summer PLI is in the midst of back-office changes to finally bring the department into the 21st century.</p> <p>Many behind-the-scenes efficiency upgrades to the former Bureau of Building Inspection are still needed, but underway.</p> <p>The department uses 13 completely separate digital databases, and a giant file room with paper records on building code violations and property maintenance issues. To research issues with any one property PLI officials have to search through several different paper and digital databases. Additionally, staffers write out inspections by hand, and hand type each and every violation notice. They write the results of each permit inspection on the back of each permit, and hand type any notices related to permits.</p> <p>Under Director Kennedy&rsquo;s supervision the department only last year issued inspectors computers and email addresses for the first time, and they started doing their first real-time data entry. Over the next two years, by relaunching the Accela system, the department will begin merging its several separate digital and paper databases into one modern system.</p> <p>PLI&rsquo;s offices are almost through a physical upgrade that is wiring its two floors of offices in the Robin Civic Building for the Internet for the first time.</p> <p><strong>2012-2015 Permit Data</strong></p> <p>2012 Total Permits Issued: 2,510. Total Cost: $390,796,376</p> <p>2012 Jan-April Total Permits Issued: 662. Total Cost: $72,203,336</p> <p>2013 Total Permits Issued: 3,116. Total Cost: $603,252,742</p> <p>2013 Jan-April Total Permits Issued: 704. Total Cost: $92,893,428.</p> <p>2014 Total Permits Issued: 3,695. Total Cost: $768,541,775</p> <p>2014 Jan-April Total Permits Issued: 900. Total Cost: $115,784,874</p> <p>2015 Jan-April Total Permits Issued: 1,151. Total Cost: $287,317,080</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 15 May 2015 14:23:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4474 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Damon Rhodes</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ellis Cannon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Griffin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PLI Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Liz Berlin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with Chief Williams,&nbsp;&nbsp;Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development &amp; Administrator of the Economic Development Administration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s &nbsp;office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Opening night of Mid Summer play</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Fri, 15 May 2015 09:58:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4469 <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30am-3:30pm</p> <p><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm-6pm</p> Thu, 14 May 2015 11:18:13 -0400 Reminder: Spring 2015 Yard Debris Special Collection On Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4468 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 14, 2015) - The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 16, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Leaves</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Branches (4 inch diameter or less)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brush</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Grass</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Residents should place yard debris at curbside locations and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6am on May 16.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please Note: Crews will not collect plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass or plastic. Yard waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling">website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 14 May 2015 11:10:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4461 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Houston today for the Rose Center for Public Leadership retreat and Urban Land Institute spring meeting.</p> <p>The Mayor <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3761">was selected in November</a> as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=4156">visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations</a> for the use of the Almono site.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is leading the Pittsburgh team of fellows, which also includes City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Karen Abrams, manager of community and diversity affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; and Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies.</p> <p>Today, the Mayor will speak to the meeting on how cities are using technology innovations in the context of urban development. He will join other mayors at the presentation from Kansas City, Omaha and Seattle. <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4427">Last week the Mayor spoke at the White House</a> with Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer Debra Lam and officials from Carnegie Mellon University on city-university collaborations on technology. There, he was joined by Chicago, South Bend and New York City government officials.</p> <p>ULI oversees the Rose Center fellowships in conjunction with the National League of Cities. The Daniel Rose Center Fellowship program is the flagship program of the Rose Center, established in 2008 with a grant from ULI Foundation Governor Daniel Rose to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by local governments.</p> <p>The Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources. The Fellowship&rsquo;s program of work includes a study tour of another U.S. or foreign city, a working retreat, and study visits to each of the four fellowship cities.</p> <p>ULI is covering expenses for the trip. The Mayor returns tomorrow.</p> <p>Public Schedule (all locations at Hilton Americas Houston unless otherwise noted):</p> <p><strong>Healthy Corridors Forum with Rose Fellows Karen Abrams and Ray Gastil</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Houston Tours</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Creating Memorable Urban Destinations: Mixed-Use Development in Uptown and the River Oaks District</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Mixed-Use Projects: A Tale of Two Cities</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Diversity &amp; Opportunity: ULI Award-Winning Affordable Housing</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Urban Neighborhood Revival: Defining Urban Milestones</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; The Astrodome: Reviving the Eighth Wonder of the World</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Port of Houston: The Engine that Drives Houston&rsquo;s Global Trade</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Town Centers on the Edge: Bringing Urban-Style Commercial Development to the Burbs</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Life on the Prairie: Cross Creek Ranch</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Something Big Is Up Downtown</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; The Hines Heritage: A Legacy of Quality in the Houston Built Environment</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Opening General Session: Richard Kinder on Business Resilience</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Richard Kinder, chairman and chief executive officer of energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan, will share his thoughts on business resilience, the state of today&rsquo;s energy environment, and the importance of giving back.</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayors&rsquo; Forum on Innovation and Cities</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities and former mayor of South Bay, FL</p> <p dir="ltr">Panelists:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hon. Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hon. Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hon. William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hon. Jean Stothert, Mayor of Omaha</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:45-4:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>General Session: Global Capital and Its Influence on U.S. Real Estate</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Brian Ward, president, capital markets and investment services, Americas, Colliers International</p> <p dir="ltr">Discussion Leaders:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Glenn L. Lowenstein, principal, Lionstone Investments</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Gayle Starr, senior vice president, capital markets, Prologis</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:45-6:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Council Dinners and Receptions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 13 May 2015 09:23:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4459 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 12, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Houston today for the Rose Center for Public Leadership retreat and Urban Land Institute spring meeting.</p> <p>The Mayor <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3761">was selected in November</a> as a 2015 Rose Center Fellow, which affords Pittsburgh guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts. In February a team of Rose Center officials <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=4156">visited Hazelwood and forwarded recommendations</a> for the use of the Almono site.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is leading the Pittsburgh team of fellows, which also includes City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Karen Abrams, manager of community and diversity affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; and Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies.</p> <p>Today, each city&rsquo;s fellowship team will present a summary of their panel&rsquo;s findings and recommendations at site visits, and report on progress on their work to date. The Pittsburgh team&rsquo;s presentation is on the the 178 acres for development at Hazelwood&rsquo;s Almono site, after which they will hear feedback and advice from Rose Center faculty, advisory board members, and other fellows on the Hazelwood plans.</p> <p>Fellows will also be presenting from Boston, Omaha and Seattle. ULI is covering all expenses for the trip.</p> <p>ULI oversees the Rose Center fellowships in conjunction with the National League of Cities. The Daniel Rose Center Fellowship program is the flagship program of the Rose Center, established in 2008 with a grant from ULI Foundation Governor Daniel Rose to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by local governments.</p> <p>The Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources. The Fellowship&rsquo;s program of work includes a study tour of another U.S. or foreign city, a working retreat, and study visits to each of the four fellowship cities.</p> <p>Public Schedule (all locations at Hilton Americas Houston unless otherwise noted):</p> <p><strong>Welcome and Introductions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30-10:45 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Developer perspectives on risk and collaboration with the public sector</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:45-11:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Omaha Fellows presentation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30-11:45 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Questions and discussion moderated by Laura Aldrete and Mike Higbee</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:45a-12:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:15-12:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Fellows presentation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:45-1:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Questions and discussion moderated by Andre Brumfield and Bert Mathews</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:00-1:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>The politics of land use decisions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mid-afternoon break</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:15-2:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Seattle Fellows presentation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30-2:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Questions and discussion moderated by Antonio Fiol-Silva and Nadine Fogarty</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:45-3:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Boston Fellows presentation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:15-3:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Questions and discussion moderated by Peter Cavaluzzi and Calvin Gladney</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30-4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Fellowship programming and participation discussion</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Fellows meet their faculty &nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Rose Fellowship Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Irma&rsquo;s Southwest Grill</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 12 May 2015 09:51:46 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Early Childhood Action Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4458 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 12, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today on Early Childhood Action Day, in which <a href="http://www.pennaeyc.com/Pages/ActionDay.aspx">pre-K and childcare advocates, providers and stakeholders are traveling to the State Capitol</a> to urge lawmakers to invest more in high-quality pre-Kindergarten education.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to join my friends at Early Learning PA, Pre-K for PA, and founding organizations such as the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), in supporting today&rsquo;s call for stronger funding for pre-K in Pennsylvania. The futures of our children and our communities depend on it.</p> <p>Access to high quality pre-K significantly improves childhood literacy, math and social skills and provides essential building blocks for opportunities later in life. It not only strengthens our kids -- it strengthens our schools and our communities too.</p> <p>Unfortunately when it comes to offering high-quality pre-K, Pennsylvania still isn&rsquo;t making progress. <a href="http://nieer.org/yearbook">A new report out this week</a> from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) <a href="http://nieer.org/sites/nieer/files/Pennsylvania_2014_0.pdf">details where we stand</a> among states offering publicly funded pre-K programs:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pennsylvania has dropped to 15th in the nation (down from 14th last year) in pre-K access for 3-year-olds. Five years ago, we ranked 11th nationally.</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pennsylvania remains stuck at 30th in the nation in pre-K access for 4-year-olds &ndash; the same ranking we held last year. Five years ago, we ranked 24th nationally.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Thankfully, Governor Wolf has proposed increasing state funding for high-quality pre-K by $120 million in the coming fiscal year. The Governor&#39;s budget increases Pennsylvania&#39;s pre-K counts by $100 million, nearly doubling the Commonwealth&rsquo;s current investment, and adds $20 million in increased funding for the Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program.</p> <p dir="ltr">This increased investment would mean approximately 14,000 more Pennsylvania 3 and 4 year olds would benefit from this once in a lifetime learning opportunity. This investment would increase access to publicly funded, high-quality pre-K from about 1 in 6 of our 3 and 4 year olds to about 1 in 4.</p> <p>There is so much more that our state government, backed by Pennsylvania&rsquo;s network of childhood and education advocates, can do together. I urge Pittsburgh residents to join others from all over the state to demand in one voice that we provide more high-quality pre-K opportunities to our children, and help turn them into the high-functioning citizens of tomorrow.&rdquo;</p> <p>Those interested in following Early Childhood Action Day can watch the Twitter feeds of PAEYC (<a href="https://twitter.com/PittsburghAEYC">@PittsburghAEYC</a>) or Early Learning PA (<a href="https://twitter.com/ELPAtweets">@ELPATweets</a>), and the hastags #PGHearlyed and #IamPreK.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 12 May 2015 08:50:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4452 <p><strong>Work from home</strong></p> <p>9am-5pm</p> <p><strong>Flight to Houston</strong></p> <p>6pm</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 10:09:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 9-10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4447 <p><em>Saturday, May 9</em></p> <p><b>Day off</b></p> <p><em>Sunday, May 10</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> Fri, 08 May 2015 15:57:17 -0400 Welcoming Pittsburgh and Citiparks Launch Spark! Film Series http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4442 <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Spark!_logo.png" style="width: 101px; height: 106px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 8, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative is partnering with Citiparks to present the Spark! Film Series at this summer&rsquo;s Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park. Spark! includes a vibrant lineup of films that feature stories from diverse cultures. The series seeks to bring together Pittsburghers of all backgrounds and spark an engaging cultural dialogue.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Building bridges of understanding between cultures is at the heart of Welcoming Pittsburgh,&rdquo; says Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;By creating opportunities to come together as neighbors and learn about one another, the Pittsburgh of my grandfather and the Pittsburgh of tomorrow will grow together.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Spark! will showcase: Million Dollar Arm, The Refugees of Shangri-La, Cesar Chavez, Selma, McFarland USA, and Cantinflas. The first film in the Spark! series will debut on June 10. Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park runs June 7 through August 30 ​at seven park locations throughout the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our Citiparks team is committed to connecting with our residents in a way that resonates and brings our community together,&rdquo; says Citiparks Director Jim Griffin. &ldquo;Presenting the Spark! Film Series with Welcoming Pittsburgh reflects the growing landscape of our city,&rdquo; Griffin noted.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Spark! series captures stories rooted in the Mexican, Indian, black American, and Bhutanese experience, creating an opportunity for communities to learn from their unique, oftentimes challenging struggle to integrate. Others are filled with humor and personal triumph such as Cantinflas, recognized as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.</p> <p dir="ltr">Welcoming Pittsburgh is an immigrant integration strategy launched May 2014 to celebrate and elevate the economic benefit of our growing immigrant community and create a more immigrant-friendly experience: resulting in a more welcoming city for all.</p> <p dir="ltr">​Cinema in the Park is presented by Dollar Bank and sponsored by NewsRadio 1020 KDKA. The Summer 2015 lineup includes nearly 100 opportunities to enjoy movies under the stars.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2015 DOLLAR BANK CINEMA IN THE PARK SCHEDULE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>SCHENLEY PARK,&nbsp;Flagstaff Hill</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sundays and Wednesdays, June 7 &ndash; August 30, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-schenley">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-schenley</a></p> <p><strong>HIGHLAND PARK,&nbsp;Reservoir Drive</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, June 22, July 20 and August 17, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-highlandpk">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-highlandpk</a></p> <p><strong>WEST END/ELLIOTT OVERLOOK, Elliott</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Tuesdays, June 9 &ndash; August 25, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-overlook">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-overlook</a></p> <p><strong>BROOKLINE MEMORIAL PARK</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Oakridge Street, Brookline Thursdays, June 11 &ndash; August 27, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-memorialpk">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-memorialpk</a></p> <p><strong>ARSENAL PARK,&nbsp;39th and Butler streets, Lawrenceville</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Fridays, June 12 &ndash; August 28, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-arsenal">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-arsenal</a></p> <p><strong>GRANDVIEW PARK,&nbsp;Bailey Avenue, Mt. Washington</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturdays, June 13 &ndash; August 29, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-grandview">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-grandview</a></p> <p><strong>RIVERVIEW PARK, Observatory Hill</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturdays, June 13 &ndash; August 29, Dusk</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp; Schedule:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-riverview">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-riverview</a></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information on Citiparks visit <a href="http://www.citiparks.net">www.Citiparks.net</a>, follow @CitiparksEvents on Twitter or call 412-255-2493.</p> <p>For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.welcomingpittsburgh.com/">www.welcomingpittsburgh.com</a>, follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a> on Facebook, or call Betty Cruz at 412-255-2439.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 08 May 2015 10:36:28 -0400 CityFit Mulch Madness Event Reaches Five Year Milestone http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4441 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 8, 2015) &ndash; &nbsp;City of Pittsburgh employees today are participating in the fifth annual Mulch Madness event, a CityFit Wellness at Work endeavor that encourages employees to join together to beautify the Eliza Furnace Trail. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto has approved additional lunchtime hours for employee to clean-up trash, remove invasive plants, mulch existing trees and plant additional trees and flowers between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Over 30 employees are expected to participate.</p> <p dir="ltr">This CityFit Wellness at Work event promotes physical activity while providing a service to a well-deserved thoroughfare that is traversed by thousands of people every year.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation and Department of Public Works have worked diligently over the past five years to provide mulch and services to make this event possible. &nbsp;This year trees and flowers will be provided by the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race as part of the race&rsquo;s green initiatives.</p> <p dir="ltr">Additional partners for the event include Tree Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.</p> <p dir="ltr">For additional information, please visit the CityFit Wellness <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/cityfit/">website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 May 2015 09:59:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4440 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Mulch Madness Event</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Eliza Furnace Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Reading to students at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">5685 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Senior Gala hosted by Pittsburgh City Parks Department</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:45pm<br /> Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 08 May 2015 09:38:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4438 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Visiting Environmental Charter School</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;ECS Upper School, 829 Milton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>ACLU Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>African American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon and Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Anthony Duncan&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Cristina Rouvalis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>District Energy Meeting with the Department of Energy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 07 May 2015 09:46:56 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Act 47 and Next Phase of Arbitration Hearings with the Fraternal Order of Police http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4436 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 7, 2015) Mayor William Peduto made the following statement today in regard to the latest arbitration hearings with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;After more than a decade, Pittsburgh is finally walking a path toward financial health. It has taken the work of recovery plans, taxpayer sacrifices and deep cuts to our workforce, and overall it has required practicing fiscal discipline.</p> <p>If we hold to that discipline the recovery plan the City signed last year gives us the ability to work our way, together, out of Act 47 distress. That work is unfinished and the lessons we learned from our financial implosion need to stay with us for years to come.</p> <p>Our police officers are a major part of this work and this City. We appreciate the important services they provide us while knowing they must live by the Act 47 plan like every other City employee, union and non-union. The firefighters union signed a contract agreement that follows the allocations developed by the city&rsquo;s Act 47 coordinators, and other unions will be required to follow the plan too. Non-union employees are already in the midst of a pay freeze it required.</p> <p>Unfortunately we saw in the contract arbitration hearings last month that the Fraternal Order of Police never intended to work within the parameters of the recovery plan. They have been working on challenging it for two years.</p> <p>The FOP has spent its time before the arbitration panel attacking the Act 47 plan -- and even me. The city&rsquo;s financially distressed status and my support of the plan are not on trial here, and none of these baseless attacks will change that.</p> <p>The only impact that these proceedings have relative to the City&rsquo;s financial success is whether it assists the City in regaining its financial health, or whether it attempts to push the City back to the same place it was in 2004. It is that simple, and important.</p> <p>The FOP wants to push the City back in time, when wage increases and benefit enhancements outpaced cost-of-living and the City&rsquo;s ability to pay, and we had yet to confront years of pushed-off legacy costs. It would be as if all the sacrifices of the last decade were for nothing.</p> <p>The City cannot tax its way to financial sustainability, sell more assets, further reduce services that are already cut to the bone, or keep ignoring investments in our infrastructure. If we did, the City we share would die.</p> <p>The Act 47 plan gave us the lifeline we need to survive. By following it together we are learning the discipline to manage our growth and reverse the old practices that led us to financial ruin a decade ago. It should be embraced -- not forsaken.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 07 May 2015 09:42:54 -0400 City of Pittsburgh and American Civil Liberties Union Reach Agreement on Police Hiring Procedures http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4435 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 7, 2015) Seeking to increase diversity within the ranks of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, the City of Pittsburgh signed a legal agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union today to secure cutting-edge improvements to police hiring methods.</p> <p>Through the agreement city officials and the ACLU will work with two police hiring experts over the next three years to further implement long-term changes to police hiring procedures to support qualified minority hiring, and to eliminate practices that could unfairly impact minority applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;We need a police force that looks like Pittsburgh does, and today the City and its civil rights community are coming together to find the best and most equitable ways to build that,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It has required a hard look in the mirror, and will take time and patience to achieve, but in the end we will have a qualified, competent and diverse police force that our neighborhoods and officers are even more proud of.&rdquo;</p> <p>The settlement agreement stems from a federal class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU in August 2012 on behalf of minority applicants who scored high in Pittsburgh Police testing but were passed over for job offers. The suit alleged the city&rsquo;s hiring processes for police candidates regularly and adversely impacted African-American applicants.</p> <p>In today&rsquo;s settlement the City denies the lawsuit&rsquo;s allegations of discriminatory hiring practices but recognizes that the hiring practices need to be updated and improved.</p> <p>While mediating the lawsuit through 2013 and 2014, the City and the ACLU jointly retained a &nbsp;police hiring expert, industrial psychologist Dr. Leaetta Hough, to review Pittsburgh Bureau of Police hiring procedures and recommend possible improvements. Dr. Hough recommended several changes to the police selection process, including changes to official job requirements and application materials, and more objective methods of oral interviews and final job decisions by police leaders. Overall Dr. Hough recommended that every step of the hiring process, and the ongoing changes to it, be regularly scrutinized for adverse impacts on African-American candidates.</p> <p>Under today&rsquo;s agreement the Mayor will issue an Executive Order to appoint a special committee of officials from the city Police, Personnel, Law, Office of Municipal Investigations departments, as well as the ACLU, to study and implement the expert recommendations by prescribed deadlines of three to 24 months.</p> <p>An advisory committee of members with police and community backgrounds will also be named, and led by the city&rsquo;s Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge.</p> <p>In the settlement the City agreed to pay $985,000 total to eligible African-American police applicants who were not issued job offers from 2008-2014, as determined by the Court. The city is also paying a maximum of $600,000 in attorney&rsquo;s fees.</p> <p>In the settlement, both parties -- the City and the ACLU -- write they &ldquo;entered into this agreement in an effort to accomplish several important goals, including increasing diversity in the police department, enhancing relationships within Pittsburgh&rsquo;s diverse population, and dedicating financial resources to innovation and implementation of state of the art selection devices and processes while avoiding costly and protracted litigation.&rdquo;</p> <p>A draft copy of the settlement <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015-05-04FOSTERSETTLEMENTAGREEMENT-.docx.pdf">is here.</a></p> <p>Currently the police bureau is 85% White, 13% African-American, 1% Asian and 1% Hispanic. According to the 2010 U.S. Census the City was 66% White, 26% African-American, 4.4% Asian and 2.3% Hispanic.</p> <p>The next application deadline for police recruits is May 11, 2015, and the City has been working for months to implement changes to increase diversity in the upcoming applicant pool. They included establishing the website <a href="http://www.joinpghpolice.com/">http://www.joinpghpolice.com/</a>; creating the candidate/police officer mentor program; use of social media; emailing updates to applicants; hosting recruitment events and information sessions within City neighborhoods; partnering with various internal and external groups to increase recruitment outreach; and offering free testing preparation through the Community College of Allegheny County.</p> <p>The City put $250,000 into its budget this year for hiring experts and revamping the police hiring process.</p> <p>The settlement agreement is subject to Pittsburgh City Council and federal Court approval.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 07 May 2015 11:41:11 -0400 Media Advisory: City of Pittsburgh and ACLU To Detail Settlement of Lawsuit on Police Hiring Practices http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4434 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 7, 2015) Officials from the City of Pittsburgh and the American Civil Liberties Union will hold a press conference this morning to detail the settlement of a 2012 lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh Police hiring practices.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Witold Walczak, Legal Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ACLU cooperating attorneys from Feinstein, Doyle, Payne &amp; Kravec, LLC</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN</strong>: Thursday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p dir="ltr"><br /> ###</p> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:48:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4427 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 6, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington, D.C., today where he has been invited to present at the White House on collaborations between the City and Carnegie Mellon University.</span> <div style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: small;">The Mayor and CMU officials will speak on ongoing research and development work between the City and the university to create urban labs on Pittsburgh streets and other public assets. There will also be presentations on city-university partnerships from Chicago, South Bend and New York City officials.</div> <div style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: small;">This marks the second time Mayor Peduto has presented at the White House, following remarks <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3839">at a summit on early childhood education in December</a>.</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Presenting at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">White House Smart Cities Partnerships Workshop</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20502</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jerry Abramson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: West Wing,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Travel to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</div> Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05:52 -0400 Yard Debris Special Collection - Spring 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4425 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 5, 2015) - The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 16, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Leaves</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Branches (4 inch diameter or less)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brush</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Grass</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Residents should place yard debris at curbside location and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6am on May 16.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please Note: Crews will not collect plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass or plastic. Yard waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling">website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631</p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 May 2015 15:58:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4419 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">In Harrisburg&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Senator Costa and Dennis Yablonsky</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:15am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">535 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">217 Irvis Office Building,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Senator Matt Smith</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 366 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Dave Reed</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 110 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Speaker Mike Turzai</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 139 Main Capitol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> Tue, 05 May 2015 09:59:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Appoints Members of Land Bank Board and Affordable Housing Task Force http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4416 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 4, 2015) Moving to address interrelated housing and vacant and abandoned property issues facing neighborhoods citywide, Mayor William Peduto today named the full membership of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Land Bank Board and its Affordable Housing Task Force.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Land Bank and the Affordable Housing Task Force are both building blocks essential to the comprehensive planning for our city, and will work on parallel tracks to help strengthen all Pittsburgh communities,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Some of our neighbors are struggling to secure housing, while others are seeing their communities lag behind due to unsafe nuisance properties. These groups will work in tandem to address the interlocking issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Affordable Housing Task Force was adopted in February to evaluate programs and initiatives to produce affordable units and preserve existing ones; make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council to create new programs and initiatives to promote mixed-income development in neighborhoods across the city; and ensure a vibrant mix of housing options for people of all income levels.</p> <p>It will be co-chaired by Planning Director Ray Gastil and by City Councilman Daniel Lavelle. Other members include: City Councilman Dan Gilman; Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin; Chief Urban Affairs Officer Valerie McDonald Roberts; Planning Commission member Fred Brown; Tom Cummings, Urban Redevelopment Authority; David Weber, Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh; Bob Hurley, Allegheny County Economic Development; State Rep. Ed Gainey; State Sen. Jay Costa; Carla Falkenstein, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle; Linda Metropulos, ACTION-Housing; Bill Gatti, TREK Development; Sam Williamson, SEIU 32BJ; Bill Brooks, Laborers Local 373; Richard Butler, West End Alliance; Mark Masterson, North Side Development Fund; Tamara Dudukovich, Dollar Bank; Barney Oursler, Pittsburgh United; Bethany Davidson, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group; and Liz Hersh, Housing Alliance of Pa.</p> <p>Once it begins meeting the task force will ultimately develop a suite of affordable housing policies and initiatives for city agencies, community organizations, developers and others to consider in neighborhoods around the city, according to their specific needs.</p> <p>The task force will also consider appointments to a community advisory committee to assure that the work of the task force is aligned with neighborhood efforts underway relating to housing affordability.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Land Bank board will do separate but related work to address vacant and abandoned properties also impacting city neighborhoods, and as such share some members with the task force. The Land Bank will work to acquire and clear title to abandoned and encumbered properties; redevelop some properties into market-rate and affordable units; turn others into greenspace; and work with the URA and other agencies to hold onto properties for future uses.</p> <p>An ordinance creating the Pittsburgh Land Bank was adopted last April to address city property abandonment and tax delinquency problems, and act as a single entity to acquire, hold, and dispose of vacant properties. Six of the land bank&rsquo;s nine members were approved last November and an additional three were announced by Mayor Peduto today.</p> <p>In November the following six board members were named: City Councilman Ricky Burgess; City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith; City Councilman Daniel Lavelle; State Sen. Wayne Fontana; Finance Director Paul Leger; and Karen Abrams of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Today the Mayor named the three final members: Bill Gatti of TREK Development; Mark Masterson of the North Side Development Fund; and Steve Mazza of the Regional Council of Carpenters.</p> <p>An interim Land Bank board has been meeting, and the body&rsquo;s incorporation has been approved by the state. Now that final appointments have been made the board will work to secure start-up funding, develop a budget and write a multi-year plan for acquiring and maintaining surplus properties.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:18:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4415 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Travel to Harrisburg</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PA Legislative Reception Seminar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Keystone Building Atrium, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Keystone Building Atrium, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:41:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 2-3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4414 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, May 2</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, May 3</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Cheering on Marathon Runners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> Mon, 04 May 2015 09:33:36 -0400 Pittsburgh Joins Cities United Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4408 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 1, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that the City of Pittsburgh has joined the Cities United initiative, a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh officials joined thirteen U.S. mayors and more than 300 city leaders at the 2nd annual convening of Cities United conference in Philadelphia this week. During the three day conference, 57 municipalities are working to develop concrete action plans to reduce the violence plaguing African-American men and boys in communities across the nation. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;There is still a need to eliminate the racial inequities and cultural isolation that exists in our own communities,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This work is essential in eliminating the legacy of injustice that has impacted communities in our home city of Pittsburgh and across the U.S. for generations.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Cities United provides mayors and their teams with technical assistance and capacity building strategies for the planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive violence prevention. The coalition also provides reduction strategies around improving life outcomes for African American men and boys. Cities United works directly with city leaders to cultivate peer-to-peer learning focused on a range of issues: funder engagement, juvenile justice reform, youth organizing and building healthy relationships between law enforcement and communities. Cities United also works with mayors and their teams to develop practices and strategies to align the coalition&rsquo;s efforts with other important initiatives being developed locally, specifically aligning Pittsburgh&rsquo;s involvement with <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3670">My Brother&#39;s Keeper</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Relevant Work</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Community policing development work designed to build trust between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and our communities of color is already under way. Last year the Department of Justice <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3604">awarded Pittsburgh a community oriented policing grant</a> &nbsp;to hire 15 new community oriented police officers starting in 2015. In March of this year, U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced that Pittsburgh was selected by the Department of Justice as 1 of 6 cities to serve as a pilot site for the <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-announces-first-six-pilot-sites-national-initiative-building-0">National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">These efforts are designed build system-wide changes that will be transformative, not just in local government but also in the communities the city serves and protects. The hope is to further develop current efforts and propose a comprehensive strategy to improve opportunities for young men of color through <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3670">My Brother&#39;s Keeper</a> and to continue building bridges of understanding across cultures as part of <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4208">Welcoming Pittsburgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact :&nbsp;</strong>LaTrenda L. Sherrill Deputy Chief, Operations and Administration -&nbsp;<a href="mailto:latrenda.leonard@pittsburghpa.gov">latrenda.leonard@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp; (412) 807-1760</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About Cities United</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Cities United was launched in 2011 by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Casey Family Programs President and CEO William C. Bell to forge a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. Today this movement has grown to 76 U.S. mayors committed to working with community leaders, families, youth, philanthropic organizations and other stakeholders to reduce the epidemic of homicides and violence plaguing African American men and boys.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:51:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4407 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Introductory Meeting with Sister City Mayors from Israel</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:45am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Marathon Race Weekend Kick-off Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222,</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Jeff Fraser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Gilman and winner of Quantum Theater&#39;s auction &quot;Lunch with the Mayor&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming welcome video for Association of Government Contact Center Professionals Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 09:39:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4406 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Reverend Burgess and Representative Gainey</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Major Bode, Salvation Army</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa, Chief Lestitian, Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Mayor Pawlowski</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Paul Smyke and Kelly Payton, World Economics Forum</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:32:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4402 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Fourth Economy</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with David Bernabo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Candlelight Vigil for Nepal</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>NLC Presidential Elections Task Force Conference Call</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>SEIU 32BJ Bargaining Session</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Senator Costa, Senator Fontana, and Representative Dermody</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh 2030 Districts Progress Report</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: PPG, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Month of Young Children Event &quot;Celebration of Early Childhood Teachers, Caregivers, and Community Members&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:52:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4396 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Flats on Fifth Groundbreaking</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">1655 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust CEO</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Moorhead Tower Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 375 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with People for Bikes</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Mingrone</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:23:25 -0400 City Calls For Public Input on Community and Transit Improvements in Uptown and Oakland http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4394 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is seeking public input on an action plan for transit improvements and community development in the corridor between Downtown and neighborhoods east.</p> <p>Two public meetings are set for next week. They are:</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, May 5, 2015</strong> Uptown/Downtown, Noon &ndash; 2:00 p.m., Duquesne University, Power Center Ballroom 1015 Forbes Avenue</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, May 6, 2015</strong> Oakland, 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m., William Pitt Student Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue</p> <p>At these upcoming public meetings, the City of Pittsburgh will provide an overview of coordinated planning efforts in the corridor along Fifth and Forbes avenues, including Downtown, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End neighborhoods. This will involve a review of ongoing planning for transit improvements, including bus rapid transit (BRT), and upcoming planning for an EcoInnovation District in the Uptown neighborhood.</p> <p>Per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which govern transit planning, the environmental scoping process will include the opportunity for the public and agencies to provide comment on the purpose and need for transit improvements, as well as environmental issues that should be considered. Participants will also be able to provide preliminary input on possible station locations in Downtown, Uptown and Oakland for proposed BRT alignments.</p> <p>The goal of the Uptown EcoInnovation District is a revitalized Uptown community, which is both environmentally and financially sustainable while promoting equity, and public and private sector innovation.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh has undertaken an effort to coordinate multiple complementary planning projects in this corridor. The purpose is to capitalize on the community and economic development potential of the neighborhoods in this corridor while better connecting them, to each other and the region, through improved mobility. The City will knit together neighborhood-based planning projects, which will influence planning for improved transit service and infrastructure underway by Port Authority of Allegheny County.</p> <p>For more information, contact Patrick Roberts, Department of City Planning, Principal Transportation Planner at 412.255.2224 or patrick.roberts@pittsburghpa.gov.</p> <p>The meeting locations are accessible to persons with mobility disabilities, a sign language interpreter will be available and the meeting document will be available to attendees in Spanish and Braille.</p> <p>Both meetings are accessible via Port Authority service. For more transit schedule information, go to <a href="http://portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx">PortAuthority.org</a> or call 412.442.2000.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:46:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4386 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Basic Education Funding Commission Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">SPC Corporation Board of Directors and Commission Executive Committee Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Les Neri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alex Thomson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KDKA Radio Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:35pm</div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:13:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 25-26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4378 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, April 25</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, April 26</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:58:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4375 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Interview on Lynn Cullen Show</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">650 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tree Pittsburgh Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: West Penn Park, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at YWCA Stand Against Racism Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Taylor Abbett</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ron Deutsch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Judge Hanley and Judge King</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Comcast Community Partner Recognition Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Opening Night of Othello</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:35:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4371 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Remarks for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Christine Mondor and Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Dan Pituch and Rick Celko</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Greg Crowley and Rich Ekstrom</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with StarKist CEO Andrew Choe</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Ribbon cutting for new exhibit at Phipps&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Kontos Mengine Law Group Firm Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The Clemente Museum, 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Unity Concert at the Altar Bar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Altar Bar, 1620 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:46 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins White House Effort To Expand "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4365 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) During &ldquo;Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day&rdquo; tomorrow the City of Pittsburgh will join in an effort by President Barack Obama to include young people typically unable to participate in the work activities of parents.</p> <p>On March 27 <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/take-our-daughters-and-sons-work-day">the President announced</a> that the White House and federal agencies would celebrate the annual day of inviting children to work by involving youth who are often overlooked, such as those with unemployed parents or those in foster homes.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh -- in conjunction with the the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg">White House Council on Women and Girls</a> and the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Initiative</a> -- is joining the effort, and Thursday will host 16 children from the Imani Christian Academy in East Hills. Together with children of City government employees they will learn about activities in the workplace, and how their schoolwork can lay the foundation for future careers.</p> <p>A video address from the President on the initiative&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/c8-IP7dCLDE">is here</a>.</p> <p>The City&rsquo;s &ldquo;Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day&rdquo; activities begin with welcoming remarks from Mayor William Peduto and others at 9 a.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:30:57 -0400 City To Close Portion Of McArdle Roadway Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4364 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the entrance of the Liberty Tunnels - will be closed on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.</p> <p>Tree maintenance work will be performed during the closure.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:47:49 -0400 Mayor Lauds City-Wide Earth Day Celebration http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4363 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh and Office of Mayor William Peduto proudly support the 2015 Earth Day celebrations taking place throughout the city today.</p> <p dir="ltr">Event organizers from <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/">Pittsburgh Earth Day</a> and the <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/">Everpower Earth Day Festival</a> have collaborated to bring the largest Earth Day celebration in the city&rsquo;s history to Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;My goal has continually been to make Pittsburgh a most livable city for all people,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This celebration is a true demonstration of the entire community&rsquo;s commitment to transformative growth through sustainable, innovative and green initiatives.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">A complete list of activities for the <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/">Everpower Earth Day Festival</a> in Market Square can be found <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/#!full-schedule-of-events/c1rtw">here</a>. A complete schedule of events from <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/">Pittsburgh Earth Day</a> can be found <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/events/">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Feature events will be held throughout the day in Market Square, Mellon Square and Schenley Plaza. Supporting events hosted by sponsors and partners will take place at hotels, restaurants, businesses and other public spaces around the city. The days events will feature education about best practices at home or at work, hands on activities for kids and adults, live music, recognition of environmental leaders, remarks from public officials and corporate entities, local green businesses and non-profits, healthy activities, and complimentary classes and workshops.</p> <p dir="ltr">Seedlings from the annual City of Pittsburgh and <a href="http://treepittsburgh.org/">Tree Pittsburgh</a> tree seedling giveaway will be available in Market Square.</p> <p>Festivities today are free, all ages and open to the public. Rain or shine.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow @greenpowerpgh and @pghearthday on Twitter for highlights of today&rsquo;s events. Official hashtags for today&rsquo;s events are: #PghEarthDay #EarthDay2015 #GreenUpPgh</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:35:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4362 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Everpower Earth Day Festival</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mercy Behavioral Health</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lofts of Mt. Washington Grand Opening Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">200 Cowan St, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:43:06 -0400 City To Close Crane Avenue In Beechview Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4357 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Crane Avenue - between Dagmar Ave. and Route 51 in Beechview - will be closed on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.</p> <p>Crews will be removing a fallen tree.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:34:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Warns Against "Fast Track" Approval of International Trade Deal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4356 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2015) Mayor William Peduto stands behind local and national calls to block &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; approval of an international trade deal, and supports a Will of Council on the subject being introduced today by City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak.</p> <p>The U.S. is racing toward approval of a free trade deal with Asian nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership that many worry could hurt local manufacturing jobs, workplace and environmental regulations, and other important economic matters. The White House wants the &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; ability to take the deal to Congress without letting legislators alter it in any way.</p> <p>The Mayor issued a statement to the AFL-CIO earlier this month warning against the move.</p> <p>Too often trade deals such as the TPP &ldquo;give multinational corporations sweeping new powers to offshore jobs and profits, and they would limit the ability of sovereign governments to regulate environmental quality, land use, food safety, and telecommunications. These trade agreements would also deal a blow to local efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs and the family-sustaining wages that come with them,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote April 10.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is the duty of government to protect the interests of our citizens, and I am not convinced that these deals would be in the best interests of the citizens of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>More on today&rsquo;s Will of Council from Councilwoman Rudiak <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district4/article.htm?id=4354">is available here</a>.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s full statement on the matter is below:</p> <p><em>April 10, 2015</em></p> <p><em>&quot;While international trade is a vital part of our national and world economy, too often these trade deals favor the interests of multinational corporations over the interests of workers, the environment, and the citizens of the nations which are a party to them. For example, they would override &lsquo;buy local&rsquo; and &lsquo;sweatshop free&rsquo; ordinances like those passed by our democratically-elected City Council, they would give multinational corporations sweeping new powers to offshore jobs and profits, and they would limit the ability of sovereign governments to regulate environmental quality, land use, food safety, and telecommunications. These trade agreements would also deal a blow to local efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs and the family-sustaining wages that come with them.</em></p> <p><em>It is the duty of government to protect the interests of our citizens, and I am not convinced that these deals would be in the best interests of the citizens of Pittsburgh. I urge Congress, the State Department, and the President to stop their efforts to &lsquo;fast track&rsquo; these deals and instead to let them be fully vetted and publicly debated in the clear light of day.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>William Peduto</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Mayor</em></p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:16:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4355 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with CEO&#39;s from&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 9am-10am</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Welcoming STEM workshop at Carnegie Science Center</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Boys &amp; Girls Club&#39;s State Youth of the Year Competition</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Waterfront Town Square, 149 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Meeting with Helomics CEO Neil Campbell</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Meeting with Brandi Fisher, Alliance for Police Accountability&nbsp;</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Summer Youth Employment Business Event</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 4:30pm-6pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:28:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4352 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour of office with Coro Fellows</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alberto&nbsp;Benzaquen&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Arbor Day Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Tony Dutzik, Frontier Group</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with URA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:46:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 18-19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4351 <p><em>Saturday, April 18</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> <p><em>Sunday, April 19</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:06:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4350 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em><strong>p4 Conference Day 2</strong></em>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.p4pittsburgh.org/day-2.html" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.p4pittsburgh.<wbr />org/day-2.html</a></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em;">Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp; 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Welcome</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Keynote</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour Overview by Site Leaders</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Site Visits</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Breakout sessions</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Recommendations</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Allegheny County Labor Council Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Sheraton Station Square, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:24:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4347 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em><strong>p4 Conference</strong></em>-&nbsp;</span><a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/day-1.html" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" target="_blank">http://<wbr />p4pittsburgh.org/day-1.html</a></p> <p>Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp; 15219</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Networking Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Welcoming Remarks</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Planet</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>People</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:45am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:20pm-1:20pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Place</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Performance</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>p4 Dinner at Google</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7:15pm</div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:30:16 -0400 City, Penguins to Host Playoff Watch Parties for Round 1 Home Games http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4346 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host watch parties for all Penguins home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.</p> <p dir="ltr">In partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins, First Niagara, iHeartMedia, Market Square Merchants Association and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Penguins Playoff Big Screen will be in <strong>Market Square on Monday, April 20 and in PPG Place on Wednesday, April 22</strong> for Games 3 and 4 of the first round of the playoffs.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This is one of my favorite springtime traditions,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Penguins fans have shown up to the big screen by the thousands in years past. Working with the organization to continue the tradition for Round 1 this year was a no-brainer.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We appreciate Mayor Peduto and the city stepping forward to create this opportunity for the Penguins and our fans,&quot; said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Penguins. &quot;It&#39;s a great way to continue the tradition of the big screen and Penguins playoff hockey.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Puck drop for both games is 7:00 p.m. Fans are welcome to arrive starting at 5:00 p.m. each day. Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS and Katie O&rsquo;Malley from the Mayor&rsquo;s Office will emcee the events.</p> <p dir="ltr">The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted and open container laws will be enforced. Rain or shine.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and City Officials Debut Mobile Asphalt Machine http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4344 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2015) Mayor William Peduto joined other city officials today to unveil a new, mobile asphalt machine that can produce hot asphalt around the clock, and give the city a powerful new weapon to combat potholes.</p> <p>Starting today, the city&rsquo;s Equipment Leasing Authority began a four-month lease of the RoadMixer unit, which produces hot asphalt on site to allow for street repairs even when private asphalt plants are closed nights, weekends and in cold-weather months. Unlike other mobile units used elsewhere in North America, the computerized system on the truck uses all new materials to generate its asphalt mix.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is leading the way in combining the best in technology and the hard work of our employees to make our roadways better and safer for all,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Last week, for the first time, the city <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4317">released its yearly street paving lis</a>t along with a <a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index.xhtml?token=Pittsburgh">searchable Street Paving Program website</a> that lists all 44 miles planned for resurfacing in 2015. <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3958">In January</a> the Peduto administration unveiled the city&rsquo;s first<a href="http://city.temeda.com/#"> online snow plow tracker</a>.</p> <p>The Mayor was joined at the unveiling of the mobile asphalt unit by City Council President Bruce Kraus and Operations Chief Guy Costa, both of whom are members of the Equipment Leasing Authority board. The board agreed early this year to a $15,000 monthly lease of the RoadMixer unit for four months. At the end of the test period the ELA has an option to buy the unit for $375,000 with the $60,000 in total lease payments going toward the sale.</p> <p>The unit can produce six to nine tons of asphalt per hour. More information is available at <a href="http://roadmixer.com/">http://roadmixer.com.</a></p> <p>###</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:21:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4342 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">KQV Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Voices of America</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Graham Richard</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">WESA, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pothole Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Corner of Sandusky and General Robinson Streets, North Shore</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Market Street Grocery Grand Opening</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">435 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>p4 VIP reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:44:02 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Debut New Pothole Patching Equipment http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4341 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2015) This afternoon Mayor William Peduto and other City officials will debut a new, mobile asphalt machine that produces its own hot-patch asphalt for treating potholes.</p> <p>The &quot;RoadMixer&quot; machine is being leased for four months on a trial basis by the city&#39;s Equipment Leasing Authority, and company officials will be on site to show how the unit works.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto, City Council President Bruce Kraus, Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa, officials from &nbsp;RoadMixer USA</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Corner of Sandusky and General Robinson Streets, North Shore</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:11:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4337 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working from home&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Robert Gallis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working from home</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:52:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 11-12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4329 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Saturday, April 11</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Pittsburgh Sports Hall of Fame Dinner</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Sheraton Station Square, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>The Dirty Ball hosted by Attack Theatre</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 415 Bingham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Sunday, April 12</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Day off</strong></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:25:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4328 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Filming video for Light of Life Tunch and Wolf Walk for Homeless</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Meeting with Ambassador Verbeke of Belgium</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11:30am-12pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Controllers Office - Mayors Office Audit</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Knight Foundation&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:22:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces William Demchak of PNC Financial Services Group To Chair Envision Downtown Advisory Committee http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4326 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is pleased to announce that William Demchak, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the PNC Financial Services Group, has agreed to serve as chairman of the newly formed Envision Downtown Advisory Committee. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto and Mr. Demchak have asked 24 civic and community leaders to help develop and guide to implementation projects which will improve mobility, accessibility, and livability in Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto announced the creation of Envision Downtown at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership&rsquo;s annual meeting last month. The program is intended to develop and implement a number of short-term, strategic projects to advance efforts to make Downtown Pittsburgh a 21st century destination for living, working and visiting.</p> <p>&ldquo;Downtown Pittsburgh has been evolving for 200 years. To meet the changing needs of our robust corporate workforce, local and global visitors, and growing residential population, we must continue to adapt and utilize smart and sustainable tactics. We also are fortunate to have a cadre of smart, passionate Pittsburghers willing to dedicate their talents and creativity to this initiative.&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I am grateful to Bill Demchak and the committee members for dedicating their time and for agreeing to share their visions for a world-class Downtown.&rdquo;</p> <p>The list of committee members represents the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole and the broad groups of stakeholders who live, work, and visit Downtown Pittsburgh. The Advisory Committee will operate closely with a coalition of more than 120 stakeholder organizations to be established later this spring. Together, these groups will work to improve pedestrian safety, reduce congestion at key intersections, study structured parking needs, and develop amenities for transit riders.</p> <p>Committee members include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erika Arbogast (Vice-Chair), Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bill Benter, Acusis</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Allen Biehler (Vice-Chair), Carnegie Mellon University: Traffic 21 Institute</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Scott Bricker, Bike Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Candi Castleberry Singleton, UPMC</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rory Cooper, University of Pittsburgh: Human Engineering Research Laboratories</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William Demchak (Chair), The PNC Financial Services Group</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Carolyn Duronio (Vice-Chair), Reed Smith</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrick Gallagher, University of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Daniel Lavelle, Pittsburgh City Council</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Clare Meehan, AlphaGraphics</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erin Molchany, Governor Wolf&rsquo;s Southwest Regional Office</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Molly Nichols, Pittsburghers for Public Transit</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul O&rsquo;Hanlon, Allegheny County/City of Pittsburgh Task Force on Disabilities</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul Hennigan, Point Park University</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grant Oliphant, The Heinz Endowments</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mavis Rainey (Vice-Chair), Oakland Transportation Management Association</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fred Redmond, United Steelworkers</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dave Roger, Hillman Family Foundations</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Walter Smith, Allegheny County Department of Human Services</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jeremy Waldrup, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ken Zapinski, Allegheny Conference on Community Development</p> <p>About Envision Downtown</p> <p>Envision Downtown is a privately funded, independent public/private partnership created by City of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to craft a 21st Century vision for the sustainable and efficient development of a Downtown for all. Learn more at<a href="http://www.envisiondowntown.com/"> www.EnvisionDowntown.com</a></p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Sean C. Luther - Executive Director, Envision Downtown, at <a href="mailto:sluther@downtownpittsburgh.com">sluther@downtownpittsburgh.com</a> or 412.906.9403.</p> <p>Timothy McNulty &ndash; Communications Manager, City of Pittsburgh, at <a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov">timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or 412-660-1999.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:54:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4324 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Legislative delegation to discuss City priorities</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Government Executive Magazine&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>58th Annual Meeting and Luncheon Action Housing Inc</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with NEXTpittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming welcome video for PA College Democrats Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Learn and Earn Summer Job Fair</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Regional Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:26:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order On Complete Streets Policy for Pittsburgh Rights of Way http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4323 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 10, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today announced the City&rsquo;s commitment to adopt a complete streets policy for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s public rights of way.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor issued an Executive Order calling on the City Planning Director to work with all city departments, authorities and agencies to develop a complete streets policy and framework to guide the design, construction, maintenance, and use of the city&rsquo;s public rights of way.</p> <p>The policy will impact streets, sidewalks and other critical pieces of infrastructure used every day in the city by those of all ages and incomes, and those with disabilities, whether by driving, walking, bicycling, using public transportation, or providing emergency services.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Investing in smart, multimodal transportation infrastructure is among the greatest needs facing Pittsburgh, and will not only support economic growth, but the health and safety of everyone in the city. Through complete streets policies and programs we will commit to the quality design and maintenance of rights of way, and further mark Pittsburgh as a leader in 21st Century planning,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.<br /> <br /> The Executive Order issued today signaled the city&rsquo;s commitment to guide investments in transportation infrastructure in ways that benefit all residents, businesses and visitors sustainably and intelligently.</p> <p>&quot;As Pittsburghers, we use our streets more than any other public asset of the city,&rdquo; said Planning Director Ray Gastil. &ldquo;The complete streets approach is about working together to make this shared property work better for the people who use our streets and rights of way every day.&quot;</p> <p>The policies are meant to assist all those using streets, sidewalks and other rights of way -- of every age, need, or type of travel -- and are supported by a wide range of advocates.</p> <p>&quot;AARP believes that an essential element of creating livable communities is ensuring that everyone, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to travel safely,&rdquo; said AARP Pennsylvania State President Jim Palmquist. &ldquo;We applaud Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to embracing a complete streets approach to planning that will help city residents, especially older citizens, retain their independence and stay engaged in the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>&quot;The Mayor&#39;s complete streets vision acknowledges that Pittsburghers get around in many different ways,&quot; said Scott Bricker, Executive Director of BikePGH. &quot;This order is a great step to help make sure all Pittsburghers, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how they get around, will have the choice to travel safely and conveniently.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">The policy could include changes to city code to ensure the complete streets policy is codified in law; the formation of a Complete Streets Advisory Group to serve as an independent resource to assist with reviewing and guiding elements of this work; a review of existing design guidance and criteria and recommendations for necessary changes to ensure context-sensitive, multimodal outcomes; and a strategy for integrating a complete streets approach in major transit investments.<br /> <br /> A copy of the Executive Order is below:<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, public rights of way including roads, sidewalks, bridges, steps, and trails, publicly accessible land, and the connections in between are critical infrastructure that facilitate nearly every activity that occurs in a city; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the design, maintenance, and use of these public rights of way can enhance or impede public health and safety, economic growth, and quality of life for everyone who lives, works, and visits our city; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way considers the needs of people of all ages and abilities, including those walking, bicycling, taking public transportation, driving motor vehicles, delivering goods, responding to emergencies, or providing necessary utilities; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way will ensure that their potential is maximized for all users and all modes and that key investments are made based on a nationally-recognized, context-sensitive, interdisciplinary framework; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, this complete streets approach has been proven to increase public health and safety, spur new economic growth, enhance quality of life, reduce traffic congestion and traffic-related injuries and fatalities, and fill transportation gaps and improve connections between neighborhoods and people; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, in order to harness the growth and development occurring all across our city and ensure that it continues in a manner that benefits all Pittsburghers, this Executive Order instructs all relevant city departments to adopt a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way and to develop the necessary policies, procedures, and ordinances to codify this approach in law.<br /> <br /> NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby order as follows:<br /> <br /> 1. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Director of the Department of City Planning shall work collaboratively with all relevant city departments, authorities, municipalities, agencies, and boards and commissions to develop a complete streets policy and framework to guide the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way.<br /> <br /> 2. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The complete streets policy and framework shall include, at a minimum:<br /> <br /> a. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An overall vision for the design, construction, maintenance, and use of public rights of way;<br /> <br /> b. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Processes for review and compliance with the policy and framework;<br /> <br /> c. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Processes for waivers or exclusions from the policy and framework where legally appropriate;<br /> <br /> d. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A comprehensive design guide;<br /> <br /> e. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A long-term planning strategy to be incorporated into the City of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Plan elements;<br /> <br /> f. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Key performance indicators and metrics to track and analyze measurable outcomes;<br /> <br /> g. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An overall implementation strategy and timeline.<br /> <br /> 3. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The implementation strategy shall outline the following key elements:<br /> <br /> a. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Changes to city code to ensure the complete streets policy is codified in law;<br /> <br /> b. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Formation of a Complete Streets Advisory Group to serve as an independent resource to assist with reviewing and guiding elements of this work;<br /> <br /> c. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A review of existing design guidance and criteria and recommendations for necessary changes to ensure context-sensitive, multimodal outcomes;<br /> <br /> d. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A recommended strategy for integrating a Complete Streets approach in major transit investments;<br /> <br /> e. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Updates to capital and maintenance programming, including project selection and scoping practices;<br /> <br /> f. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A review of related development policies and codes and recommendations for necessary changes;<br /> <br /> g. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportation Demand Management practices, where appropriate, to support complete streets goals;<br /> <br /> h. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A recommended list of updated performance measures, including but not limited to safety, mode share, improved access to transit, trip reliability, public health, and equity.<br /> <br /> 4. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The complete streets policy and framework shall incorporate relevant elements of the U.S. Department of Transportation Mayor&rsquo;s Challenge including a focus on safety and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities, a strategy and implementation plan for robust data collection and analysis, context-appropriate design guidelines, and a plan for ongoing education and enhanced enforcement measures to achieve the vision of zero traffic fatalities.<br /> <br /> 5. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;All relevant departments, authorities, and boards and commissions shall incorporate the complete streets policy and framework into their planning, design, construction, and maintenance responsibilities and all review and compliance responsibilities for public rights of way.<br /> <br /> ###</p> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:15:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4322 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">National Robotics Week Celebration</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">AlphaLab Gear, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief of Staff Acklin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Rich Lord</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Secretary Randy Albright</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Hotel Monaco Grand Opening Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:36:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Joins Bipartisan Coalition Calling On Congress to Approve Transportation Bill http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4321 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto joined a bipartisan and cross-sector chorus of voices today calling for increased funding for public transportation nationwide. More than 50 mayors and 300 organizations in 150 cities across the United States joined in the plea, called Stand Up For Transportation Day, that Congress renew federal transportation funding due to expire May 31.</p> <p>Increased funding is necessary to address Pittsburgh&rsquo;s crumbling transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges and sidewalks, as well as its needs for better public transit and investments in new transportation options.</p> <p>&ldquo;The federal government needs to do more to invest in smart, multi-modal transportation needs that support economic growth, and the health and safety of residents nationwide. Investments like these support everyone who lives, works and visits Pittsburgh and other cities,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>In addition to mayors, a broad coalition of transportation providers, businesses, transportation system users, state partners and others are calling on Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill that increases investments in our transportation infrastructure.</p> <p>On the national level, a new analysis from American Public Transportation Association shows that more than $227 billion in economic productivity is at risk over the next six years without long-term federal investment in transit. &nbsp;</p> <p>A local coalition of transportation advocates including the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Bike Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are holding a Stand Up For Transportation Day event at 10 a.m. this morning in the Wood Street T Station Lobby at 601 Wood St., Downtown.</p> <p>The nation faces a $160 billion backlog just to bring public transit and road systems into a state of good repair. The lack of a long-term federal funding bill creates local funding uncertainty, which jeopardizes transportation project planning and discourages private sector investment. With a lack of a commitment on the federal level, that stifles local business investment and job creation in our city and nationwide. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>A long-term, fully funded transportation bill must include robust investment for all modes of transportation. Transit ridership surged to 10.8 billion trips last year, Amtrak ridership continues to hit record highs, bicycle commuting has increased 60 percent since 2005, and national freight tonnage is projected to increase by 25 percent in the next decade.</p> <p dir="ltr">Federal investment has not kept pace with this demand, resulting in an outdated, overburdened surface transportation system that is ill-equipped to handle current, let alone future, needs. Across the United States public transit maintenance needs exceed $77 billion, and the nation&rsquo;s bridge backlog alone is an estimated $121 billion. The HTF, which funds most highway and transit spending, is almost depleted and the federal government is struggling to maintain the status quo, much less make new investments.</p> <p>To learn more about Stand Up for Transportation Day please visit <a href="http://www.standup4trasnportation.org">www.standup4trasnportation.org</a> or follow the Day of Action on Twitter at #SU4T.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:48:40 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins Day of Action as H-1B Cap Reached in Under a Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4320 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 9, 2015) - &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh, as part of the Welcoming Economies Global Network, joins with cities and economic development agencies from various Great Lakes states in a Day of Action today &ndash; highlighting the cost local economies face under the current H-1B visa cap imposed by the federal government.</p> <p dir="ltr">With the current visa allotment already reached in less than a week, Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council will host a social media discussion today to bring awareness to the value of extending H-1B visas in re-emerging cities like Pittsburgh. H-1B is the temporary employment visa for highly educated foreign professionals &ndash; restricted to 65,000 per year with 20,000 additional visas for graduate degree holders from U.S. universities.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are exporting talent that could launch the next generation of economic drivers&mdash;start-ups and small businesses that fill gaps in our labor force&mdash;and create jobs for all Pittsburghers to take advantage of,&rdquo; says Mayor William Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;Every year international students arrive in Pittsburgh to study at our universities where they begin to put down roots. They become our neighbors and part of our community &ndash; many want to call Pittsburgh home but can&rsquo;t. We want to keep this talent in Pittsburgh, and increasing the number of H-1B sponsorships will help us attain that.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">A 2014 study by the Brookings Institution ranked Pittsburgh 15th on a list of cities attracting international students on F-1 Visas, with over 13,000 international students arriving in Pittsburgh during the 2008 &ndash; 2012 period. The Day of Action underscores the importance of retaining this talent as a valuable asset to the city&rsquo;s economy.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We have a diversified economy with more people working in the 10-county Pittsburgh region than ever before, but meeting our workforce needs in coming years will require even more, skilled people,&rdquo; said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He adds, &ldquo;Some of the people we will need are already here but meeting our demographic challenges means we&rsquo;ll need to attract new people as well. One part of the solution is to employ more high-skilled immigrants through the H-1B visa program.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Every year since 2003, demand for H-1B visas has exceeded the cap. In 2014, the federal government received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 65,000 slots within four days of opening the application window. Once again, the cap was reached within days (April 7) from when the process opened. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will move to process the 20,000 visas for applicants with advanced degrees, followed by a lottery that randomly selects recipients of H-1B visas from the applicant pool.</p> <p dir="ltr">It will take more than an expanded H-1B cap to retain and attract international talent to Pittsburgh. The Mayor&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative will work in partnership to educate local companies on the value of engaging foreign-born talent and on the H-1B sponsorship process, while advocating for expansion of the cap. Welcoming Pittsburgh is part of the Mayor&rsquo;s vision to grow Pittsburgh&rsquo;s population by 20,000 new residents over the next 10 years, and to do right by those currently living in the city. The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council have been&nbsp;working to draft a plan, for release in May 2015, that will help make Pittsburgh more welcoming and to build a more livable city for all residents.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The limited availability of H-1B visas results in lost opportunities for local, regional and nation-wide economic growth,&rdquo; says Ana Maria Mieles, Immigration Attorney and Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council Member. She adds,&nbsp;&ldquo;Although we educate some of the most talented international students in U.S. colleges and universities, most are forced to leave and take their skills and potential to competitors outside of the U.S. As demand for H-1B visas continues to exceed the cap, U.S. companies are strained by their inability to compete,&nbsp;on a global level, for a high skilled workforce.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The WE (Welcoming Economies) Global Network, which includes the City of Pittsburgh, is an alliance of regional economic development initiatives working to tap into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. The Network coordinated today&rsquo;s events, from Detroit to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Cleveland, to highlight immigration reform as a critical component of a prosperous economic future, and to call on national elected officials to act.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow the campaign online using #BurghH1B to add your voice to the call and follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a> on Facebook. For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh, please contact Manager, Special Initiatives, Betty Cruz, at 412-255-2439 or by email at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:19:50 -0400 Reminder: Department of Parks & Recreation Seeks Proposals for Cleaning and Custodial Services for Citiparks Facilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4319 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (CITIPARKS) is now accepting proposals for a contract to perform custodial and cleaning services at the city&rsquo;s twenty-two (22) Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Submissions to this Citiparks <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/omb/RFP_Cleaning_Service_PR_-_FINAL_FINAL.pdf">Request for Proposals</a> should provide an hourly rate for reimbursement for providing regular, efficient and effective custodial and cleaning services for as few as four (4) specific facilities and as many as all twenty two (22) facilities.</p> <div>The <strong>deadline</strong> for sealed proposals (three hard copies and one digital copy) is<strong> Noon on May 8, 2015</strong>. Postmarks are not sufficient. Proposals by fax or email are not acceptable.</div> <p dir="ltr">Any questions related to the proposal must be received in writing by April 17, 2015. All questions will be documented. Both questions and answers will be available to the public online on the <a href="http://codeforamerica.github.io/cleaning-pgh/">Citiparks cleaning services RFP website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks has partnered with the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/home">Department of Innovation &amp; Performance</a>&nbsp;and the city&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America Fellows</a>&nbsp;to develop the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">Citiparks cleaning services RFP website</a>&nbsp;where interested vendors can sign up to receive updates, responses to questions, submission details and deadline information regarding the Request for Proposals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact person for all inquiries and for submission of proposals:</strong></p> <address dir="ltr"> Ms. Louann Horan, Manager of Operations and Administration</address> <address dir="ltr"> Department of Parks &amp; Recreation</address> <address dir="ltr"> City of Pittsburgh</address> <address dir="ltr"> Fifth Floor, City-County Building, Room 459</address> <address dir="ltr"> 414 Grant Street</address> <address dir="ltr"> Pittsburgh, PA 15219</address> <address dir="ltr"> 412 255-2362</address> <address dir="ltr"> <a href="mailto:Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov">Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov</a></address> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About Citiparks</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is the department within the City of Pittsburgh that provides parks programming for children, adults and seniors. In addition to recreational instruction, Citiparks&rsquo; provides wellness, fitness, cultural, art and educational enrichment for city residents as well as conducting a wide variety of special events for families and communities throughout the city. &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:13:04 -0400 City Releases 2015 Paving Plans with New Interactive Paving Website and Map http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4317 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has released its 2015 street paving list.</p> <p dir="ltr">For the first time in city history, the projected plan for the entire paving season - approximately 44 miles - is available to the public via the new <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/street-paving-program">Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website</a>. The site includes <a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index.xhtml?token=Pittsburgh">an interactive map</a> that details the City&rsquo;s paving plan so residents can see exactly what street segments will be paved. The City&rsquo;s paving plan does undergo minor revisions throughout the summer as needs change. These revisions will be reflected on the website and map as they are made.</p> <p dir="ltr">The program has several components: milling and paving of primary, secondary, and tertiary streets throughout the city; maintenance activities such as pothole patching and crack sealing to extend the life of city streets; the construction of handicap ramps in conjunction with paving projects; and thermoplastic line striping of crosswalks in high-traffic pedestrian areas.</p> <p dir="ltr">The total budget allocated for the 2015 program is $12,250,000. The budget breakdown includes $12,000,000 in City Capital Budget funding and $250,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.</p> <p dir="ltr">Every year, the Department of Public Works uses street condition data from the City&rsquo;s Pavement Management System, citizen requests through 311, and condition reports from Public Works Street Maintenance Division staff to develop a paving program for the coming year. &nbsp;Preliminary paving projects are shared with local utility companies to 1) ensure they do not conflict with planned projects and 2) identify opportunities to work together to share costs for street restoration.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works coordinates closely with a paving contractor to develop a project schedule for the paving season. Work is scheduled to minimize the impact on residents and businesses. In most cases, milling and paving occurs during daylight hours. In high traffic areas such as the Central Business District and Oakland, work may be scheduled overnight.</p> <p dir="ltr">The schedule accounts for planned events such as the Pittsburgh Marathon while also considering the substantial work that local utilities conduct in city streets during the summer construction season.</p> <p dir="ltr">The project schedule is subject to change throughout the season due to changes in the timing of utility projects, inclement weather, special events, and unforeseen emergencies.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:31:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4316 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Healthy Ride Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour and Press Conference with Governor Wolf at TechShop</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">TechShop, 192 Bakery Square Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Allegheny Conference on Community Development Regional Investors Council Quarterly Luncheon Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>200th Anniversary Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Governor&rsquo;s Southwest Regional Office, 301 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>RAND Board of Trustees Meeting and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0400 Mayor Peduto Recognizes the Power of Impact Volunteering and AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Participants in Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4313 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 7, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today recognizes the valuable service of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers in Pittsburgh as part of the third annual Mayor&rsquo;s Day of Recognition for National Service. Along with Mayor Peduto, more than 2,000 mayors across the country are highlighting the impact of national service in tackling city problems.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city has demonstrated support for impact volunteering in the past. Pittsburgh is a founding member of Cities of Service, the national coalition of cities whose mayors have committed to impact volunteering to engage residents as co-producers of solutions that make a difference on issues from blight to supporting youth and education.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;People who serve through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps carry on a long tradition in this city of helping our neighbors,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;They give back to their communities every day without expecting anything in return. Today I thank them for their service and dedication to Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of his recognition of national service, Mayor Peduto has issued a proclamation to AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants declaring April 7, 2015 National Service Recognition Day. The proclamation highlights the nearly 600 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers that have served 360,000 hours in their communities last year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Along with a proclamation, the Mayor&rsquo;s Office has also released a report on the impact of AmeriCorps members in Pittsburgh, which can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AmeriCorps_2014_Impact_Report.pdf">here</a>. The report found that AmeriCorps members contributed more than $3 million dollars in economic benefit to the city and supported nearly 120 nonprofit organizations in 2014. Currently, six AmeriCorps VISTA members are also supporting initiatives within city government through servePGH and the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, and Cities of Service.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I am proud to be working with Mayor Peduto as we continue to strengthen communities through national service,&rdquo; said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. &ldquo;Mayors are leaders who get things done. They know first hand the value of national service in tackling city problems. I commend Mayor Peduto for working with us to improve lives and strengthen communities through national service.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">As the federal agency for service and volunteering, CNCS annually engages more than five million citizens in service at more than 60,000 locations in 8,500 cities across the country through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs. National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and nation, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to preserving the environment and helping communities recover from natural disasters. For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and a list of participating mayors, visit <a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice">www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CNCS</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President&rsquo;s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment and servePGH is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently more than 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Cities of Service is a national nonprofit that supports mayors and city executives to design and implement high-impact volunteering initiatives that can apply to multiple issues from supporting youth and education to sustainability. It provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities. Founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009, Cities of Service is a nonpartisan coalition which currently supports more than 200 cities in the U.S. and UK whose mayors are committed to engaging citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. &nbsp;Visit citiesofservice.org to get involved, and follow @citiesofservice on Twitter.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:38:16 -0400 Media Advisory: City of Pittsburgh partners with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network to announce new community initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4312 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; Mayor William Peduto will join representatives from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network to announce details of a new community initiative that will help local residents and visitors take advantage of a healthier way to get around the city.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Highmark<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 120 Fifth Avenue<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fifth Avenue Place Building (Stanwix Street Lobby)</p> <div><strong>When: </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Why: &nbsp; </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Pittsburgh will join the ranks of more than 500 cities worldwide that have implemented a similar community initiative. It will also strengthen Pittsburgh&rsquo;s standing as one of our nation&rsquo;s most livable cities.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact: </strong> Katie O&rsquo;Malley, City of Pittsburgh: 412-925-1990, <a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:51:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4311 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Congressman Shuster Transportation Event</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Greenfield Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with NRG President Tom Gros</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Jim Williams and African American Contractors</strong><br clear="all" /> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dave Roger</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>1st Envision Downtown Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Reed Smith LLP, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ARTWorks Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15pm</div> <div>Location: City County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:33:56 -0400 City Begins 2015 Street Resurfacing Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4309 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 6, 2015) - The Department of Public Works will begin the 2015 Street Resurfacing Program the week of April 6, 2015. The following streets will be milled and paved, weather permitting:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Penn Avenue (Centre to S.Euclid) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 7, 10</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">N. Euclid Street (Station to Stanton) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 8</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Baum Square (S. Euclid to S. Highland) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. Highland Avenue (Centre to Penn) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Eva Street (S. Euclid to S. Beatty) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. Whitfield (Baum Blvd to Penn) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 18th Street (Wharton to Mary) - Milled: April 8; Paved: TBD</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 18th Street (Mission St Bridge to St. Patrick) - Milled: April 8; Paved: TBD</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 21st Street (E. Carson to Josephine) - Milled: April 9; Paved: TBD</p> <p>The work will be performed in the evening/overnight between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:20:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4308 <p><strong>Final Four Shoot Out City vs County</strong></p> <p>Time: 11am-11:30am</p> <p>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in Office</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Interview with Cici Yue</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30pm-3pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with National Baby Miss America and USA National Miss Pennsylvania 2015</strong></p> <p>Time: 3pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm-4:30pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Steve Alschuler</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Guns for Jobs Event</strong></p> <p>Time: 5:30pm-6pm</p> <p>Location: 717 Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:35:32 -0400 Mayor Welcomes Media to Attend FOP Bargaining Sessions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4304 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) &nbsp;- Mayor Peduto and the FOP jointly welcome the media to be present at police labor contract arbitration sessions, which begin next week.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We welcome and encourage the media to attend all police union bargaining sessions, and we look forward to open and honest discussions for the betterment of our police officers and our entire city,&quot; said Mayor Peduto. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Greater public visibility regarding Act 111 bargaining has been a legislative reform effort that Mayor Peduto, together with mayors from across Pennsylvania, have been seeking in Harrisburg.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th Floor of the City-County Building.</p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:34:29 -0400 City to Host First Boilermakers "Guns for Opportunity" Event Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4303 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Boilermakers Local 154 and Homewood Brushton Community Ministries to host the first Boilermakers &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; event in the city. The collection will take place on Monday, April 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Bible Center Church, 717 North Homewood Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Boilermakers&rsquo; &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; program allows individuals to surrender guns in return for the opportunity to receive training in the union&rsquo;s MOST Common Arc welding program. &nbsp;In addition to waiving any up-front costs related to the training program, the union is offering additional accommodations to make the opportunities available to individuals even more accessible. The current requirement that applicants have a high school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED) will be waived for participants in the &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; program. Additionally, participants will have six months to complete the training program and will also be given time to get treatment for drug or alcohol addictions through the union&rsquo;s MOST Substance Abuse Program.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will partner with the Boilermakers to accept, without question, and properly dispose of any surrendered guns. This effort is being led by Assistant Chief of Operations Scott Schubert with assistance from the Firearms Tracking squad.</p> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh would like to thank Homewood Brushton Community Ministries, including the pastor of Bible Center Church, Dr. John Wallace, for hosting the event in the community of Homewood. The city also thanks State Representative Ed Gainey and his staff for their ongoing commitment and support of the program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Event Schedule:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">3:30pm: Benediction</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">3:30-5:30pm: Gun collection</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">5:30pm: Media invited in for final remarks</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">5:30-6pm: Announcement of final count of surrendered guns and brief remarks</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The event will be closed to the media until 5:30 p.m. at which point the final count of guns collected will be announced and brief remarks will be delivered by Mayor William Peduto and event organizers.</p> <p dir="ltr">The primary contact for the Boilermakers is Bernie Duffy (412-973-7050).</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:48:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4302 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking to current class of Leadership Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:15am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ralph Sicuro</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Nancy Noszka</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>CONNECT Congress Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:35:16 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto On Historic Brashear Factory Time Capsule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4300 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;We are very pleased that the judge agreed to issue an emergency order today requiring that the historic Brashear time capsule be held in custody by the Heinz History Center. &nbsp;The capsule is now safely in the hands of trained professionals, which was our ultimate goal. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We remain hopeful that we can work out an amicable solution with our demolition contractor to ensure that the contents of the capsule can be enjoyed by generations of Pittsburghers, as a celebration of John Brashear&#39;s vast contribution to our city and to modern astronomy.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:13:04 -0400 Department of Parks & Recreation Seeks Proposals for Cleaning and Custodial Services for Citiparks Facilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4299 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks) will be accepting proposals for a contract to perform custodial and cleaning services at the city&rsquo;s twenty-two (22) Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers beginning April 8, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">This <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">Request for Proposals</a> specifically addresses the need to provide regular, efficient and effective custodial and cleaning services to the 22 Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is seeking proposals that provide an hourly rate for reimbursement for providing the services above for as few as four (4) specific facilities and as many as all twenty two (22) facilities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks has partnered with the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/home">Department of Innovation &amp; Performance</a> and the city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America Fellows</a> to develop the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">RFP website</a> where interested vendors can sign up to receive updates, responses to questions, submission details and deadline information regarding the Request for Proposals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>For questions please contact:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Ms. Louann Horan, Manager of Operations and Administration, Department of Parks &amp; Recreation</p> <p dir="ltr">(412) 255-2362, Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov</p> <div><strong>About Citiparks</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is the department within the City of Pittsburgh that provides parks programming for children, adults and seniors. In addition to recreational instruction, Citiparks&rsquo; provides wellness, fitness, cultural, art and educational enrichment for city residents as well as conducting a wide variety of special events for families and communities throughout the city. &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:17:30 -0400 City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection On Schedule Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4298 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh government offices, and Citiparks senior and recreation centers, will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of the Good Friday holiday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Regularly scheduled refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will take place Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions concerning refuse and recycling collection should be directed to Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.</p> <p>A complete list of weekend closures for Citiparks facilities can be found <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/release?id=4276">here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4295 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mark Schneider</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Stephanie Turman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Merging Media</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 313 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:37:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 31, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4290 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">p4 Conference Press Briefing</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;The Heinz Endowments, 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Oliphant</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:41:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4282 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Trek Development&nbsp;</font></span></strong> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 10am-11am</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Mount Washington Community Development Corporation &nbsp;</font></strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 11am-12pm</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Allegheny Commons Partnership Announcement</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</font></span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Allegheny Commons Park, Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</font></span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-weight: inherit; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Meeting&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <h1 class="cards-entity-title cards-strong cards-text-truncate-and-wrap" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; vertical-align: top; list-style: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); max-width: 100%; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 3pm-6pm</span></h1> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Nighttalk</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:04 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on New ALDI Store on Penn Avenue http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4277 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 27, 2015) Mayor William Peduto, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and the citizens and business owners in the Penn Avenue corridor are excited at the news from the ALDI grocery&nbsp;stores&nbsp;chain&nbsp;that it will be opening a new store at 5200 Penn Avenue. The decision was announced this morning by Brent Laubaugh, a vice-president at ALDI&#39;s&nbsp;regional headquarters in Saxonburg, Butler County.</p> <p>Formerly a Bottom Dollar food store, the site has been the focus of much community activity in recent months to bring another high-quality food retailer to the city&#39;s East End. The Mayor and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald met in February with ALDI officials and urged them to give the Penn Avenue location serious consideration for a possible third store in the city. ALDI currently operates stores in Pittsburgh on Baum Boulevard and E. Carson Street.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&quot;The ALDI&nbsp;business model will&nbsp;be a great asset to the residents&nbsp;of&nbsp;Garfield and a number of the neighborhoods surrounding it,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;For folks who&nbsp;want&nbsp;to stretch their grocery dollar, ALDI can be a great place to shop.&quot;</p> <div>In 1987, Penn Avenue saw a Giant Eagle grocery store close, forcing neighborhood residents to travel miles to purchase groceries. For residents without cars and elderly residents, this proved to be a hardship, especially in the winter months.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;ALDI said they would work to achieve a positive outcome for the community with this site, no matter what would happen, and they were true to their word,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;Today&#39;s announcement is another great example of what happens when Pittsburgh business, neighborhood and our government leaders -- including Executive Fitzgerald and City Councilwoman Deb Gross -- come together to work for the common good.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4275 <div>Global Venturing Israel: MedTech and Inclusive Innovation Conference&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9-9:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: University Club, University of Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with McAbee Smith McAbee</div> <div>Time: 10-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Pat Hassett</div> <div>Tiime: 10:30-11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Interview with Fast Company Magazine</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Greeting StevenBe for the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Meat &amp; Potatoes, Downtown</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Lunch with &quot;Day with the Mayor&quot; auction winners</div> <div>Time: 12-1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with staff&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2:30-3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Bike Lane staff and coordinators</div> <div>Time: 3-4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Call with David Foster</div> <div>Time: 4-4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Heinz</div> <div>Time: 4:30-5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:49:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4268 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">VisitPITTSBURGH&#39;s Annual Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with President Suresh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Erin O&#39;Neill, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>National Aviary Bird Show Open House</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Annual Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Aids Task Force 29th Annual Benefit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Jay Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:38:34 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto On Merger of Heinz and Kraft http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4262 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2014) Mayor William Peduto made the following statement today on the announcement that the H.J. Heinz Co. will merge with Kraft Foods Group Inc.</p> <p>&quot;I am very pleased that the announced merger between Heinz and Kraft expressly includes a continued commitment to Pittsburgh, both in terms of job creation with the retention of the headquarters of the Heinz division in our city, as well as their continued civic commitment to our neighborhoods. Heinz has been part of the fabric of our city for over a century, and we look forward to building upon that legacy for decades to come.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:12:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4261 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">KQV Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming video for Pittsburgh Penguins</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Yaron Sideman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Consul General of Israel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: KDKA, 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design Site Visit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Civic Leadership Academy Opening Session</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Keynote speaker for Get Involved!, Inc. Pittsburgh Service Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">St. Agnes Center, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:45:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Releases Fact-Finding Results on City Payroll Project http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4260 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration released an independent fact-finding report today on a city payroll project that was $1 million over budget before the Mayor suspended it last year.</p> <p>The forensic report by the firm DeForest, Koscelnik Yokitis &amp; Berardinelli backs up Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s concerns with the project, which began in 2012 and was supposed to be operational by January 2013.</p> <p>The report found:</p> <ul> <li>The city never entered a formal contract with Denovo, the firm implementing the payroll system, or presented a contract agreement to City Council or the Law Department for review.</li> <li>Denovo was hired in 2012 to implement the City payroll project by January 1, 2013, at a cost of $263,940. As of March 2014 Denovo had filed eight change orders, increasing their payments to $1,252,584 -- five times the original cost.</li> <li>Seven of the change orders were signed by former city Innovation &amp; Performance Manager Chuck Half. The report found no documentation giving the performance manager authority to agree to the change orders, or any documentation indicating he was directly supervised in regard to the payroll project by more senior city officials.</li> </ul> <p>&ldquo;I refused to stand by while taxpayer dollars were being wasted on a poorly-managed system that could have put paychecks for city workers at risk, and this report shows why. A new payroll system will soon be in place that includes extra oversight from top officials in my administration,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>After suspending the payroll project last year the City contracted with another independent firm called Independent Catalyst to do a technical evaluation of the payroll system. That evaluation is complete and the City is about to enter a phase two contract with the firm to implement its recommended technological fixes. (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Workforce_Management_System_Recommendations_by_Independent_Catalyst.pdf">A report on those recommendations is here</a>.) The new payroll system should be implemented this fall.</p> <p>A new executive steering committee comprised of the Chief Administration Officer, the Office of Management and Budget Director, and the Personnel Director will oversee the system&rsquo;s implementation.</p> <p>Additionally, OMB now requires all software contracts to be signed off by the Innovation &amp; Performance Director, which provides an additional check and balance to help the City oversee its software inventory and its consistency with city policies.</p> <p>The report and 49 supporting document sets are below.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Denovo_Report_Final.pdf">ERP Fact Finding Report</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/1.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/1.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/3.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/3.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/4.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/4.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/5.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/5.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/6.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/6.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/7.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/7.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/8.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/8.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/10.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/10.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/11.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/11.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/12.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/12.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/13.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/13.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/14.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/14.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/15.PDF">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/15.PDF</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/16.PDF">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/16.PDF</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/17.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/17.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/18.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/18.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/19.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/19.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/20.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/20.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/21.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/21.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/22.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/22.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/23.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/23.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/24.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/24.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/25.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/25.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/26.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/26.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/27.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/27.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/28.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/28.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/29.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/29.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/30.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/30.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/31.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/31.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/32.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/32.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/33.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/33.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/34.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/34.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/35.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/35.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/36.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/36.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/37.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/37.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/38.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/38.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/39.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/39.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/40.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/40.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/41.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/41.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/42.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/42.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/43.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/43.pdf</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/44.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/44.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/45.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/45.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/46.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/46.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/47.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/47.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/48.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/48.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/49.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/49.pdf</a></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:11:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Host National Innovative + Inclusive City Workshop http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4259 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh cluster of CEOs for Cities will hold a workshop June 10-12 for mayors, university presidents, and foundation, business and nonprofit leaders from around the nation.</p> <p>The Innovative + Inclusive City workshop will discuss ways community leaders can use inclusive economic strategies and cross-sector partnerships to tackle important urban issues in concrete and practical ways.</p> <p>Some 200 leaders from 25 cities are expected at the June 10-12 event at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the federal government in gridlock, Pittsburgh and other cities have emerged as the urban labs for testing and promoting progressive and successful policies to spur social and economic growth,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait to tell our city&rsquo;s story to other leaders around the nation, and more importantly, to learn theirs.&rdquo;</p> <p>CEOs for Cities, founded in 2001, is the only nonprofit organization in the country with an ongoing national network of cross-sector, cross-generation urban leaders that is focused on making cities better.</p> <p>&ldquo;We chose to have our national workshop in Pittsburgh because of the outstanding leadership of Mayor Peduto and the tremendous reputation that Pittsburgh has earned as one of the most&nbsp; innovative cities in the nation,&rdquo; said Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities.</p> <p>CEOs for Cities is organized as a national network of &nbsp;&ldquo;City Clusters,&rdquo; which are groups of cross-sector leaders in each city who join the CEOs for Cities network together as a team. Through the June workshop in Pittsburgh, CEOs for Cities will provide a national platform for City Clusters to connect with each other to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned, and the latest cutting-edge ideas and practices for city success.</p> <p>All Pittsburgh residents are eligible for a special discounted registration fee of $100 that allows them to participate in any or all of the workshop. Registration <a href="http://www.ceosforcities.org/events/2015-city-cluster-workshop">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:27:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4258 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Filming video for Children&#39;s Hospital&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming video for INFORMS Competition at Heinz College</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Governor Schweiker</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Arthur Ziegler</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dennis Yablonsky and Jen Beer</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Fast Company Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgyh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at UpPrize networking event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:45pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;AlphaLab Gear, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:41:28 -0400 City, Green Building Alliance's Pittsburgh 2030 District Flip the Switch on Earth Hour 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4254 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 23, 2015)&nbsp; &ndash; Lights out, Pittsburghers. On Saturday, March 28, more than 50 buildings and monuments in Downtown and Oakland will celebrate Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Led by Green Building Alliance&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners, the City of Pittsburgh, and other key partners (listed below), dozens of buildings in Downtown and Oakland will turn off their non-essential lighting. The result will be a dramatic shift in the city&rsquo;s skyline and an increased awareness of environmental issues.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>While the City has participated in Earth Hour before, this year&rsquo;s celebration also serves as the kick-off for &ldquo;De-Light Pittsburgh&rdquo; &ndash; a year-long initiative designed to inspire a city-wide focus on energy efficiency while encouraging energy consciousness and ecological conservation to citizens. To celebrate both initiatives, Pittsburghers are asked to turn off their non-essential lighting and keep an eye on the skyline during Earth Hour. A &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; will also be hosted by GBA&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District and the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Carnegie Science Center.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Earth Hour is celebrated annually during late March (March 28 this year) because the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in both hemispheres overlap, allowing for near coincidental sunset times and therefore the greatest visual impact for a global event such as this. The lights-out event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where: </strong>Earth Hour is celebrated around the world, in more than 7,000 cities. In Pittsburgh, building owners in Downtown and Oakland will be turning off their lights.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Why:</strong> Earth Hour aims to draw awareness to climate change and encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Each participant has his or her own reason for joining Earth Hour. For example, Phyllis Barber, who manages environmental sustainability for Highmark, explains why Highmark is participating:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;At Highmark, we value environmental stewardship because a healthier environment helps create stronger communities of healthier people. Our participation in Earth Hour symbolizes our commitment to the environment and to the individuals and communities we serve.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> This year&rsquo;s Earth Hour celebration and De-Light Pittsburgh kick-off are led by Green Building Alliance&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners and the City of Pittsburgh. Participants in Downtown and Oakland who have committed to this effort include DCNR (the fountain at Point State Park), the city of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County buildings - as well as all three sports complexes, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and more than 80 other buildings in the surrounding areas including the Northside.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The following property owners are participating:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="ltr">Alcoa</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Bellefield Presbyterian Church</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">BNY Mellon</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Carlow University</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Highmark</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Highwoods</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Oxford Development</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Pirates</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">PNC Bank</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">SEA</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">UPMC</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Key Partners for Earth Hour 2015 include:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh 2030 District</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Office of Mayor William Peduto</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Green Building Alliance</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carnegie Mellon University</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Green Workplace Challenge</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We&#39;re delighted with the amount of participation in this year&rsquo;s Earth Hour,&rdquo; says Anna Siefken, director of GBA&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great way to demonstrate the importance of both individual and collective efforts in reducing environmental impact, and it will further position Pittsburgh as a leader as a sustainable, innovative city.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">How: If YOU want to get involved, turn off your lights! Members of the press are also invited to attend the Earth Hour &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; hosted at Carnegie Science Center. There, you can hear comments from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City Councilman Dan Gilman, enjoy food and drinks, and most importantly, see (and document) the dramatic effect of Earth Hour on the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Learn more about Pittsburgh&rsquo;s involvement in Earth Hour at <a href="http://www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour-2015">www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour-2015</a>. If you would like to attend the &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; on March 28, please email Leslie Montgomery (<a href="mailto:lesliem@gbapgh.org">lesliem@gbapgh.org</a>).</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the Pittsburgh 2030 District&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a <a href="http://www.go-gba.org/">Green Building Alliance</a> strategic innovation &ndash; presented by The Efficiency Network and supported by the EcoCommercial Building Network powered by Bayer&ndash; is a collaborative, nationally recognized, but local community of high performance buildings in Pittsburgh&#39;s Downtown and Oakland neighborhoods that aims to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption, reduce transportation emissions, and improve indoor air quality while increasing business competitiveness and owners&#39; returns on investment.&nbsp; Launched in August 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is convened and facilitated by Green Building Alliance.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.2030district.org/pittsburgh">www.2030district.org/pittsburgh</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Green Building Alliance</strong></p> <p>Green Building Alliance (GBA) is a nonprofit organization that inspires the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone.&nbsp; Founded in 1993 as one of the first U.S. Green Building Council affiliate organizations, and now a USGBC chapter, GBA is headquartered in Pittsburgh and serves the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania.&nbsp; GBA&#39;s main initiatives include the Pittsburgh 2030 District, the Green &amp; Healthy Schools Academy, DASH, and the Knowledge Network.&nbsp; Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="about:blank">www.go-gba.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Leslie Montgomery, Green Building Alliance,&nbsp;412-773-6006 or&nbsp;lesliem@gbapgh.org</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:32:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4253 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Dr. Baker, President and CEO of Pittsburgh Zoo</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">US Global Leadership Coalition event</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_669750949" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</span></span></div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_669750949" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;</span></span></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Groundbreaking for Lower Hill Roadway Project</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Councilwoman Kail Smith</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Call with Matt Kline</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:10:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Speak On Pittsburgh's Place On World Economic Stage http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4252 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto will speak at a panel discussion today called &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Role in the World: Smart Power in the 21st Century,&rdquo; hosted by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.</p> <p>He will be joined by Ambassador W. Robert Pearson, former president of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, and former Gov. Mark S. Schweiker, Honorary Co-Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.</p> <p>The panel will be introduced by Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Board Chair of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The event is private and for World Affairs Council members only and special guests.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.usglc.org/">U.S. Global Leadership Coalition</a> is a broad-based network of over 400 businesses, NGOs, and military, faith-based and community leaders united in support of U.S. global engagement. The coalition includes AIPAC, Boeing, Caterpillar, Catholic Relief Services, Coca-Cola, GE, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Save the Children, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. USGLC works in Washington and across the country to educate the American public and policymakers on the importance of investing in diplomacy and development alongside defense in building a strategic, modern foreign policy.</p> <p>Established in 1931, the <a href="http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/">World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh</a> is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key global issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in order to increase the region&rsquo;s global competence so that it can better compete, collaborate, and make informed decisions in the 21st century global environment.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 21-22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4249 <p>Saturday, March 21, 2015:</p> <p>Day off</p> <p>Sunday, March 22, 2015:</p> <p>Day off</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:13:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Makes Nominations to City Boards, Commissions and Authorities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4247 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 20, 2015) Mayor William Peduto sent 36 nominations for seats on City boards, commissions and authorities to Pittsburgh City Council today.</p> <p>The nominations will be officially introduced at the regular meeting of council Tuesday. Some, but not all, will be subject to council interviews and votes.</p> <p>The list follows <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120">a February 20 call</a> by Mayor Peduto for volunteers, who were asked to submit applications through the City&rsquo;s website.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to extend my thanks to everyone who reached out and pledged their time to volunteer. That includes those for whom we unfortunately could not find seats,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The list of nominees, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2852">like those the Mayor forwarded for similar positions last year</a>, reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p>The list below also includes nominations the Mayor advanced today for appointments to external boards.</p> <p>The nominations include:</p> <p>Art Commission: Kathryn Heidemann, Andrew Doran Moss, Paradise Gray</p> <p>Personnel Board of Appeals: Cathy Qureshi</p> <p>Clean Pittsburgh Commission: Dana Adiepetro, Diane Swan, Aftyn Giles, Kyle Winkler</p> <p>Cable Communications Advisory Commission: Todd Underwood</p> <p>Commision on City Archives: Perry Blatz, Ruth Pompey, Katie O&#39;Malley, Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, Justin Salinetro, Todd Siegel, Sarah Quinn, Debra Lam, Sonya Toler</p> <p>Commision on Human Relations: Gwendolyn Young, Winford Craig, Lee Fogarty</p> <p>Equal Opportunity Review Commission: Karen Hall</p> <p>Historic Review Commission: Matthew Falcone, Carol Peterson</p> <p>Shade Tree Commission: Jamil Bey, Joshua Lippert</p> <p>Allegheny League of Municipalities: Grant Ervin</p> <p>Oakland Business Improvement District: Henry Pyatt</p> <p>Steel Valley Authority: &nbsp;Rob Witherell, Dr. Christina Gabriel</p> <p>Steel Valley Enterprise Zone: Kyle Chintalapalli</p> <p>Sustainability Commission: Matthew Barron, Andrew Dash, Timothy West, Calli Baker</p> <p>Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board: LaTrenda Leonard</p> <p>Next week, the Mayor plans to submit a list of reappointments to city seats on the following boards:</p> <p>ALCOSAN: Greg Jones</p> <p dir="ltr">Disability Task Force: Gabe McMorland</p> <p dir="ltr">Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh: Peter Robert Kaplan, Enid Miller</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority: Councilwoman Deb Gross</p> <p dir="ltr">Stadium Authority: Stan Lederman</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:22:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4245 <div><strong>Speaking at PowerBreakfast Meeting</strong></div> <div>Location: Rivers Club, 301 Grant St</div> <div>Time: 8-9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>Time: 10-11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Joseph DiFiore</strong></div> <div>Time: 11-11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times</strong></div> <div>Location: Holy Angels Parish, Hays</div> <div>Time: 12-1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>SEIU 2015 Member Leader Conference</strong></div> <div>Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel &amp; Suites</div> <div>Time: 2-3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>Time: 3-5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:52:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4239 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working from home</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>&quot;Lunch with the Mayor&quot; winners from Achieva fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Janette Sadik-Khan</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Clayco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking to Carnegie Mellon Student Senate</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:49:39 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Releases Data on Latest Pothole Blitz http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4238 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015) Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Works and the city&rsquo;s 311 Response Center show the city responded to nearly 1,700 pothole patching requests last week and is currently responding to more than 2,000 others.</p> <p>While the city&rsquo;s official pothole blitz was delayed until Wednesday, March 11, due to inclement weather pothole patching actually began with overnight crews Sunday, March 8, and included a 24-hour patching shift the following day. In all Public Works crews worked approximately 100 hours last week on potholes citywide, with more work set for this week.</p> <p>The city announced the blitz March 6 and it was completed a week later on Friday, March 13. In that time the 311 office issued 3,694 pothole requests to DPW, and as of Monday, March 16, there were still 800 requests yet to be processed by staff. (Many requests listed multiple potholes so 311 staff has been working overtime the past week to organize them.)</p> <p>In two Public Works divisions 89% of pothole requests were completed, three others completed between 49-59%, and one completed 18% of requests. The latter division, in the city&rsquo;s East End, was issued 33% more pothole requests than any of the five other DPW divisions -- and that concentration of pothole requests <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/march2015potholesDPW.pdf">is also reflected in this map</a> produced by the City Planning Department.</p> <p>&ldquo;The city is using better technology -- and the sweat of hard-working DPW crews citywide -- to swiftly and transparently respond to as many potholes as we can. These numbers are getting better every day,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Please note that the numbers in today&rsquo;s full report, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/311StatsforMarch2015.pdf">available here</a>, are preliminary and changing. Public Works has already responded to many of the pothole requests listed as outstanding in the report, and is sending additional crews to the hard-hit 2nd and 3rd divisions tomorrow and Thursday. (Rain is expected Friday.)</p> <p>It is responding to the requests as quickly as possible, while also getting shelters and ballfields ready for spring, picking up garbage that had been buried under February&rsquo;s snows, and attending to other work, such as cleanup after Saturday&rsquo;s St. Patrick&rsquo;s Parade activities in Downtown and the South Side.</p> <p>Pothole repairs will become even more effective once hot asphalt is available for patching in early April.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have the right amount of resources to address potholes, while managing the other tasks we have to do. Hope is on the horizon -- and the horizon is nearly here,&rdquo; Public Works Director Mike Gable said.</p> <p>To fully keep its 900-mile street infrastructure sound, the city should be paving 80 to 90 miles of streets per year. (The life cycle of paving jobs is roughly 8-10 years.) Due to budget constraints the city only paved 40 miles last year, but was able to bump that up to plans for 50 miles this year.</p> <p>Last week&rsquo;s pothole blitz came on the heels of two snow events the week earlier. The attached numbers also detail those requests citywide.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:05:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Creates Pittsburgh 200th Anniversary Committee http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4235 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015) Today, on Pittsburgh city government&rsquo;s 199th birthday, Mayor William Peduto named a committee of more than 25 civic leaders to help him plan events around the 200th anniversary of the City&rsquo;s incorporation.</p> <p>The 200th Anniversary committee will be charged with planning celebrations around the anniversary throughout next year. A signature event will feature descendants of Ebenezer Denny, the city&rsquo;s first Mayor, and as many relations as can be located every Mayor since.</p> <p>Pittsburgh city government was incorporated on March 18, 1816.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have much to celebrate next year, from the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh, to the 100th anniversary of the City-County Building to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ongoing growth and transformation into a cutting-edge 21st Century city,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I am excited by the possibilities and want to thank all members of the anniversary committee for joining me in this effort.&rdquo;</p> <p>Committee members include:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Samantha Balbier, Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership</li> <li>Esther Bush, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh</li> <li>Karina Chavez, Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education</li> <li>Meg Cheever, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy</li> <li>Mary Frances Cooper, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</li> <li>Nathan Darity, Amizade</li> <li>Craig Davis, VisitPittsburgh</li> <li>Rev. Richard L. Freeman, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network</li> <li>Presley Gillespie, Neighborhood Allies</li> <li>Magdeline Jensen, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh</li> <li>Chris Koch, Design Center</li> <li>Andy Masich, Heinz History Center</li> <li>Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust</li> <li>Bob Nelkin, United Way of Allegheny County</li> <li>Barney Oursler, Pittsburgh United</li> <li>Lee Anne Pontis, New Pittsburgh Collaborative</li> <li>Audrey Russo, Pittsburgh Technology​ Council</li> <li>Harish Saluja, Silk Screen Film Festival</li> <li>Jack Shea, Allegheny County Labor Council</li> <li>Mitch Swain, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</li> <li>Barbara Sieck Taylor, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania</li> <li>Jeremy Waldrup, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</li> <li>Doris Carson Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Dennis Yablonsky, Allegheny Conference on Community Development</li> <li>Lynn Zelevansky, Carnegie Museum of Art</li> <li>Arthur Ziegler, Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks</li> </ul> <p>The committee&rsquo;s first meeting is expected to be held early next month. For more information please contact Gloria Forouzan, Office Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, at <a href="mailto:gloria.forouzan@pittsburghpa.gov">gloria.forouzan@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or 412.255.2632.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:09:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4234 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Reading to kids at Pittsburgh Montessori&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">201 S Graham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Kyle Holbrook</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dave Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Oxford Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Welcoming PGH Community Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:40:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Launches Citywide Summer Internship Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4230 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 17, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today unveiled plans for the new City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program that will be orchestrated by the Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commision.</p> <p>&ldquo;Education and work experience are the perfect tandem for developing the future leaders of our city and our nation,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Our goals are to provide students with meaningful projects to enhance their skills in their field of study and give these young minds an opportunity to learn about city government.&rdquo;</p> <p>The program will feature paid and unpaid internships in varying departments throughout the city, starting on June 8th, 2015. The summer program is scheduled to end in mid-August 2015. Paid positions average about $10.00/hour but vary by department. Mayor Peduto has encouraged each department to commit to taking as many interns as possible for a minimum of 20 hours per week.</p> <p>The Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission has created a centralized application process for both paid and unpaid internships with the City of Pittsburgh. Current students interested in applying for an internship can create an online profile in the <a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/">Employment Center System</a>. Available internships will be listed on the <a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/JobListings.aspx">Current Job Openings</a> page.</p> <p>The deadline for Summer 2015 applications is April 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:54:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4228 <div><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Meeting with Environmental Charter School Students&nbsp;</span></span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><b>Meeting with Pittsburgh Donnybrook Boxing Team</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Citywide Internship Program Press Conference&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth, Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with Resident Tenant Council Leadreship</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with John Valentine</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with State Representatives</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland Joan Burton</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Council District 2 Vacant Schools Re-purposing Community Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Location: Westwood School, 508 Shadyhill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205</span></div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:04:21 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Announce Citywide Summer Internship Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4227 <div> <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 17, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto will hold a press conference this morning on the University of Pittsburgh campus to unveil plans for the new City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>Citywide Internship Program Announcement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> William Pitt Student Union - Lower Lounge</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Address:</strong> 4200 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> Mayor William Peduto and Todd Siegel - Director, Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:55:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Delivers Remarks On Municipal Pension Reform http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4220 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 16, 2015) Mayor William Peduto this morning addressed the House Urban Affairs Committee, which is in Pittsburgh to hold an informational meeting on municipal pensions. The Mayor supports bipartisan efforts to address the mounting pension costs that are straining city budgets across Pennsylvania.</p> <p>His remarks as prepared for delivery are in full below:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Testimony to House Urban Affairs Committee on Municipal Pension Reform</strong></p> <p>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>March 16, 2015</p> <p>Good Morning. Thank you Chairman Petri and all Members for coming to Pittsburgh to hold this important hearing today.</p> <p>There are two overarching issues that must be addressed to secure our municipal pension plans and ensure that we make good on the promises we have made to our workers for decades to come. The first issue is chronic underfunding of many of the thousands of municipal pension plans across Pennsylvania. The second issue is the byzantine and unwieldy system of administration for these thousands of plans. If we can address these two underlying issues and the symptoms that grow out of them not only will we secure the future we promised for our retirees but we will restore municipalities all across the Commonwealth to stable fiscal footing and begin to remove the looming danger of runaway pension costs once and for all.</p> <p><strong>Issue 1: Chronic underfunding of municipal pension plans</strong></p> <p>Symptoms of the problem:</p> <p dir="ltr">Municipal pension plans in Pennsylvania are currently carrying over $7.5 billion in total debt, a staggering figure that is a constant drain on the ability of local elected officials and city workers to maintain infrastructure, carry out public safety responsibilities, and modernize government. The City of Pittsburgh spends about one fifth of our budget every year just on our pension obligations and despite the radical reforms we have put in place through Act 47 and other initiatives our pension fund is still constantly hovering between 50 and 60% funded. We are expending tens of millions and making sweeping reforms just to keep our heads above water.</p> <p>And we&rsquo;re not alone. Local governments across the Commonwealth are dealing with exactly the same problems, as municipal workforces shrink and the number of municipal retirees grows. We&rsquo;re still operating under a 1970s style pension system while trying to build 21st century governments and it&rsquo;s long past time that we make some basic common-sense changes to reflect our current needs and priorities. That&rsquo;s why I stand with elected officials like Governor Wolf and Auditor General DePasquale and groups like the Pennsylvania Municipal League and the Coalition for Sustainable Communities in calling for real municipal pension reform that protects retirees, ensures a good pension for current workers, and sets up a framework that will allow us to meet the needs of future employees.</p> <p>There are some clear steps the General Assembly could take to address these problems now and you will have my full support and, I expect, the support of hundreds of local elected officials across the Commonwealth dealing with this same challenge. It is our responsibility to stop kicking the can down the road and to address this challenge head on, now, before it grows beyond our ability to do something about it.</p> <p><strong>Solutions to the problem:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Eliminate the practice of &lsquo;spiking&rsquo; overtime used in order to artificially inflate pension benefits;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Bring retirement age and service requirements for full pension eligibility into line with updated life expectancies;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Shift to a more cost-contained pension system for new hires;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Establish consistent member contribution provisions;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Amend the current formula of state aid distribution under Act 205 to provide for additional state aid to distressed municipalities on the condition that they meet certain requirements such as funding plans in accordance with Act 205 standards, capping benefit increases, putting in place a new benefit structure for new hires, and ensuring that both the employee and the employer are already contributing to the fund.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Additionally, Act 205 pension aid payments should be based on the number of retirees, not the number of current employees.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Limit the percentage of aid that can be provided by the Commonwealth and require that all municipalities contribute a baseline percentage of their total plan liabilities;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Create a new acceptable standard range for rate of return assumptions that is more in line with current economic conditions;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Require public reporting of pension costs, broken down by plan;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Mandate reductions in administrative and overhead expenses.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Issue 2: Administration challenges of municipal pension plans</strong></p> <p>Symptoms of the problem:</p> <p dir="ltr">Pennsylvania is home to over 3,000 individual municipal pension plans, more than 25% of all of the municipal pension plans in the entire country. This extreme decentralization has led to extreme inefficiencies, high costs of administration, and the loss of economies of scale. Many municipalities simply don&rsquo;t have the capacity to manage their plans and make successful investments, to comply with statutory rules and guidelines, and to do the long term actuarial analyses necessary to budget appropriately. Even for the larger municipalities that have the staff to perform these functions there are significant annual costs for outside consultants and analysts to assist. These inefficiencies and duplication of efforts are draining municipal coffers and diverting scarce resources away from the basic services that we should be providing to our citizens.</p> <p><strong>Solutions to the problem:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Work with DCED or another state agency to develop an oversight, standards, and training regime to assist local governments in complying with statutory rules regarding plan funding and administration.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Begin to develop a plan to consolidate the thousands of municipal pension plans in the Commonwealth into several jointly administered plans based on employee class;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Modernize plans by including portability options that would allow municipal employees to change jobs without fear of losing their accrued benefits and service times;</p> </li> </ul> <p>Thank you.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:33:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4217 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with PA House Urban Affairs Committee</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Richard Piacentini</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Millcraft</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Office of Management and Budget</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Department of Public Works</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:22:25 -0400 City Leaders Extend Thanks For Successful St. Patrick's Parade Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4216 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 15, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and City Council President Bruce Kraus issued the following statements Sunday morning after a successful St. Patrick&#39;s Parade day, in which thousands celebrated in Downtown and the South Side, with only 10 arrests:</p> <p>&quot;I want to thank all police and public safety personnel for their tireless efforts through the day and night, and the public works crews who went straight from around the clock pothole patching into working overnight so our streets were clean by the time people went to church Sunday morning,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;Thanks are due too to Gov. Wolf for providing State Police and Liquor Control officers, and County Executive Fitzgerald for supplying mounted police. I wish everyone a blessed St. Patrick&#39;s Day on Tuesday.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;This was a great team effort from all levels of government, public safety and public works, and responsible parade-goers and businesses,&quot; Council President Kraus said. &quot;Advance planning and cooperation paid off.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:10:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 14-15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4215 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, March 14</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Salvation Army Canteen Dedication</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Wyndham Grand Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 16.1200008392334px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, March 15</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:14:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4212 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Recognition Ceremony for Animal Control staff</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with John Staley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Press conference with Dave Hickton, US Attorney re:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Department of Justice Building Community Trust and Justice Grant</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Oasis Project Homewood Redevelopment</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Shooting video for p4 Conference with Heinz Endowments</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Department of Public Works</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:22:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4209 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Barry Ford and Frank Kass</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at CONNECT Utilities Summit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>DLR German Space Agency event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:15pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:19 -0400 Welcoming Pittsburgh Launches Community Outreach Phase http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4208 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) Welcoming Pittsburgh, an initiative of Mayor William Peduto, yesterday kicked off its community outreach phase at the Hill House with the first of five community events. To increase its reach, Welcoming Pittsburgh also launched a citywide survey to hear from all who live, work, and play in Pittsburgh and to learn what is needed to build a more welcoming experience for our growing immigrant community. Visit <a href="https://welcoming-pittsburgh.squarespace.com">welcomingpittsburgh.com</a> for more information and to take the survey.</p> <p dir="ltr">The survey has two tracks, one for community members born outside of United States and one for those born in the States. It will be made available in multiple languages beginning with English (available now), Spanish, and Nepali. The survey is designed to gather input from a wide range of immigrants and the&nbsp;general public.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Welcoming Pittsburgh is an opportunity to engage all of our city&rsquo;s human capital to further our growth and economic competitiveness,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;To be successful in our roadmap for Welcoming Pittsburgh, it is critical to hear from as many people as possible, so that we can shape our future together.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of the Mayor&rsquo;s vision to grow Pittsburgh&rsquo;s population by 20,000 new residents over the next 10 years, and to do right by those currently living in the city, the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8hpfQAjQ-x4UXJXRzU1MWZpRnM/view">Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council</a>&nbsp;has been&nbsp;working to draft a plan that will help make Pittsburgh more welcoming and to build a more livable city for all of its residents. The information collected from the survey will help to prioritize and shape the final roadmap, a strategic plan that is set to be released May 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">In addition to the meeting held at the Hill House, more community meetings are being held at the University of Pittsburgh, Kingsley Association, Children&rsquo;s Museum, and Brashear High School.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on the community outreach phase or Welcoming Pittsburgh as a whole, please contact Manager, Special Initiatives, Betty Cruz, at 412-255-2439 or by email at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <div>###</div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:12:02 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO ANNOUNCES 15 NEW 'LOVE YOUR BLOCK' GRANT RECIPIENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4206 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced the 15 organizations that will receive funding for the eighth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">servePGH</a> initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot, Peoples Gas and PNC, the City awards $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets. Additionally, a special $2,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 25 to June 30, 2015.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is with great pleasure that I announce the new Love Your Block season bringing together neighbors, community members, and volunteers to enhance our city by turning blighted, vacant lots into beautiful community assets,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;These projects exhibit the best of what the City of Pittsburgh has to offer, an unmatched sense of pride with a passionate spirit of volunteerism. Through Love Your Block, we in city government have an opportunity to walk hand in hand with Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens to execute these solutions.&rdquo;</p> <p>Love Your Block is made possible thanks to Peoples Natural Gas, the PNC Foundation and The Home Depot. &nbsp;Peoples Natural Gas donated $15,000 and the PNC Foundation added an additional $10,000, while The Home Depot is providing $9,100 worth of supplies. &nbsp;It is also supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program and it based on the <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/resources?field_resource_type_value%5B%5D=Blueprint">Cities of Service Blueprint</a> of the same name. &nbsp;</p> <p>While all the projects this past fall were impressive, Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council was selected to win the &ldquo;Best Block Revitalization Project&rdquo; and will receive an additional $2,000 for future block enhancements. This group engaged community members to revitalize a vacant lot next to a community center in the heart of their neighborhood, which has now become a focal point. &nbsp;They refreshed the garden, built scaffolding for raspberry vines, added a new neighborhood sign and planted a spruce tree that they plan to decorate for the holidays every year. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We were able to beautify our community by adding true value to these two spaces that had been neglected over the years,&rdquo; said Quincy Jones of the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council. &nbsp;&ldquo;The good thing about our location is that it is on the bus line, so when residents ride the bus or come through this main artery of this community they can see the work that we&rsquo;ve done.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a> email <a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or call 412-255-2280.</p> <p>SPRING 2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS</p> <p>1. Bloomfield Development Corporation</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a traffic island adding decorative native plants to enhance the gateway sign at the entrance of the neighborhood. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">2. St Paul AME Church</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will revitalize an existing community garden adding shrub and perennials, refreshing vegetable gardens and installing birdhouse designed by local youth.</p> <p dir="ltr">3. Mt Washington Community Development Corporation</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will clean up and beautify the lot containing the Shaler Street steps in preparation for a rebuild of the stairs.</p> <p dir="ltr">4.White Lily Baptist Church</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a local park by landscaping adding plants and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">5. Hill House Association</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create beautiful entrance gardens in three high traffic areas.</p> <p dir="ltr">6. Polish Hill Civic Association</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will improve a parklet at a busy intersection by adding annuals, perennials and pollinators to create a traffic calming space.</p> <p dir="ltr">7. Hazelwood Initiative</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will build a temporary socialization/seating area in an established outdoor market place.</p> <p dir="ltr">8. South Side Community Council of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will complete the landscape plan around an industrial art sculpture in Riverfront Park, following the initial design plan. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">9. Beechview Business District Revitalization Project</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will beautify a highly visible Pittsburgh Parking Authority lot, by landscaping adding new native perennials and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">10. Penn State Extension Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will improve an existing teaching garden adding new stairs, trellis and hard cloth to keep out pests</p> <p dir="ltr">11. Monticello Street Hospitality House</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will turn an overgrown vacant lot adding a flower and herb garden.</p> <p dir="ltr">12. Soldiers &amp; Sailors Museum</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a veterans monument, sprucing up pathways, clearing overgrowth and planting flowers and shrubs.</p> <p dir="ltr">13. Larimer Green Team</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create a new green space, by clearing overgrowth and planting shrubs, trees and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">14. Spring Hill Civic League</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create a garden on a vacant lot in Spring Hill.</p> <p dir="ltr">15. Perry Hilltop Citizens Council</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a community garden by clearing weeds and debris, mulching the beds and planting native flowers and perennials.</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 9,000 volunteers have committed nearly 60,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. &nbsp;Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a></p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/">citiesofservice.org </a>or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Love Your Block Program is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:04:47 -0400 City Celebrates March 11 '3-1-1 Day' http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4205 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today celebrated March 11 as &lsquo;3-1-1 Day&rsquo; in the City of Pittsburgh in honor of the continued success and development of the 311 Response Center.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The success of the 311 Response Center is a city-wide effort,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;I am very proud of the commitment our employees continue to demonstrate to this invaluable service.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The 311 Response Center is a part of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance. Since the creation of the Department in February 2014, several upgrades and improvements have been made to the 311 process, demonstrating the Peduto administration&rsquo;s continued commitment to providing services in an efficient, effective and equitable manner.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The goals of the 311 Response Center are to provide excellent customer service and easy access to government,&rdquo; said 311 Manager Wendy Urbanic. &ldquo;The 311 Response Center is proud to serve the citizens, visitors, employees and commuters of the City of Pittsburgh. We are very excited about implementing changes to make those services even better.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Statistics</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">From February 2014 - February 2015, 311 received the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of service requests: &nbsp;&nbsp;60,311 (61% increase from 36,935 requests in 2013)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of service requests completed: &nbsp;51,682 (86% completion rate)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of calls: &nbsp;89,095 &nbsp;(75% increase from 66,448 calls in 2013)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of emails: &nbsp;10,427</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Despite the increase in service request volume, the abandoned call rate was was 4.2%, down from 9.1% in 2013.</p> <p>Top issues reported: &nbsp;Potholes (15,074), Weeds/Debris (4,724), Snow &amp; Ice Control (3,381)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Enhancements</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In 2014, 311 phone hours were expanded to 7am-4:30pm M-F to accommodate more traditional users. Phone hours will be expanded to 7am-7pm M-F later this month. In addition to extended hours, the 311 Response Center will be getting new software that will take service requests straight from your phone or computer and transmit it to city workers in the field, drastically cutting response times. A mobile application will be introduced that will transform two-way communication with the city and provide the transparency residents deserve.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>311 Response Center Highlights of 2014/2015:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Introduced @Pgh311 on Twitter, there are now over 3, 700 followers. &nbsp;The average engagement rate is 4.3% for the past 28 days, with over 1400 request taken via Twitter.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Installed new Automatic Call Distributor to manage phone queues and allow cross-training opportunities with the City&rsquo;s Help Desk. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Installed Call Recording software so that every call is now monitored and recorded for improved customer service.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Extended operator hours to 7am-4:30pm on Oct 6, 2014.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Operating hours will be extended to 7am-7pm 12-hour coverage on March 30, 2015.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Provided outreach at various city and community/neighborhood events: Civic Leadership Academy, Citywide Public Safety Meeting and Love Your Block.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Issued RFP to purchase new Customer Relationship Management software to be implemented in Summer, 2015</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Working with CMU on using 311 data for predictive analytics to support city operations</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Planning for the Association of Government Contact Center Professionals annual national conference (AGCCP.org) to be hosted in Pittsburgh in May, 2015. Over one hundred 311 Center representatives from across the country will come to Pittsburgh to discuss best practices and experiences.</p> </li> </ul> <p><br /> ###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:07:24 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Details Plans For St. Patrick's Day Parade March 14 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4204 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) City of Pittsburgh officials announced plans today to ensure a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for tens of thousands of visitors expected in the city Saturday for St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day parade festivities.</p> <p>Motorists should expect delays and street closures Downtown after 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning from the parade staging area on Liberty Avenue from 11th Street east to 26th Street in the Strip District. The parade starts Downtown at 10 a.m. at Liberty Avenue and Grant Street, goes to the Boulevard of the Allies and finishes at a grandstand at Stanwix Street.</p> <p>Streets should begin reopening by 1 p.m., but those attending other Downtown events -- including the 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins game at Consol Energy Center and the Home &amp; Garden Show starting at 10 a.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center -- should plan for delays or consider taking public transit.</p> <p>Uniformed and bike patrol officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be enforcing the city&rsquo;s prohibition against open containers of alcohol throughout the day.</p> <p>No alcohol will be permitted within the public plaza at Market Square for a family event hosted by the St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade Committee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but open containers will be allowed in a confined section of the plaza for those ages 21 and over from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the &ldquo;Irish Fair in the Square&rdquo; entertainment will be provided by the Market Square Merchants Association, before the square shuts down at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>More than 40 Port Authority bus routes will temporarily be detoured during the parade but should resume regular routing by mid-afternoon. Detour information will be posted online at PortAuthority.org and available by calling Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number 412-231-7007.</p> <p>As the parade ends the Department of Public Works will begin picking up barriers and trash and sweeping Downtown streets.</p> <p>With the conclusion of the parade public safety personnel including city police and mounted Allegheny County police will shift their focus to the South Side. State Liquor Control Board officers will monitor the area for underage drinking. Pennsylvania State Police will be posted at entrances to the East Carson Street corridor at 10th Street and the Birmingham Bridge. An extra medic unit will be on scene through 3 a.m.</p> <p>Those visiting the South Side are urged against parking in the neighborhood&rsquo;s dense residential streets.</p> <p>Alternate parking plans have been developed by the City, the South Side Chamber of Commerce, the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association and the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan. Those alternatives include three valet parking at lots at 21st Street and E. Carson; 18th Street and E. Carson; and the First National Bank lot on E. Carson between 11th and 12th Streets. Public parking is also available at garages at South Side Works and Station Square.</p> <p>Port Authority buses will continue their normal routes through the South Side all day, though during the parade riders using the 48 and 51 bus routes will be required to transfer to the T at Station Square.</p> <p>A taxi stand will be available from noon to 3 a.m. on E. Carson between 17th and 18th Streets, and pedicabs from 2 p.m. to midnight at a stand on E. Caron at 18th Street.</p> <p>Thirty portable toilets will be in the E. Carson business district between 12th and 25th Streets, as well as 45 large cardboard trash cans.</p> <p>Police will begin clearing the South Side at 2 a.m.</p> <p>At that time Public Works will also begin collecting barricades, picking up trash and street sweeping. Crews will use backpack blowers to blow sidewalk trash into the paths of street sweepers.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:29:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4203 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Senator Toomey&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Returning from Washington DC National League of Cities Conference</span></strong></div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:39:37 -0400 Media Advisory: City To Detail Planning For St. Patrick's Day Parade Activities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4201 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 10, 2015) Tomorrow morning&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh officials will detail plans to ensure a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for tens of thousands of visitors expected in the city Saturday for St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day parade festivities.</p> <div><strong>WHO</strong>: Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, Operations Chief Guy Costa, Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar, City Council President Bruce Kraus</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHAT</strong>: Detailing city planning for Saturday, March 14, parade activities in Downtown and the South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015</div> <p>###</p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:26:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4199 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today where he &nbsp;will chair the Council on Youth, Education, and Families meeting at the <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">National League of Cities Congressional City Congress</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4193">Yesterday</a> the Mayor met with President Obama and attended a meeting of the NLC&rsquo;s Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force, a diverse group of mayors who are committed to making a difference for children and families in their cities through innovative, progressive, and focused work on education.</p> <p>In January the Mayor <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">was named co-chair</a> of the NLC&rsquo;s Council on Youth, Education, and Families. At the YEF Council, Mayor Peduto plays a key role in informing NLC&rsquo;s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America&rsquo;s cities and towns before Congress, with the Obama Administration and at home.</p> <p>Issues covered by the council include early childhood development and education, health and wellness, afterschool programming, youth violence prevention and family economic success. The council is scheduled to meet in Pittsburgh in July.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Youth, Education, and Families Council Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with US Global Leadership Coalition</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jerry Abramson</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting at DNC with Mayors Nan Whaley (Dayton) &amp; Betsy Hodges (Minneapolis)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Casey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, D.C.</p> <p>###<img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/5YzBs1JLFppGseGOpy5tpYfUD5BHPKW5VGDDuhtozo04g2ssKHTrI_B64tWZb5mh7v9VSt9WhP04PObBHpNhA50bLLQnV63Vb7OBH6pGwwIqENFfYhPnJ7ODwyW-v4gKy0OP4Ks" /></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:01:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Named to Bipartisan National League of Cities Presidential Task Force http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4194 <p dir="ltr">WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is one of 17 municipal officials nationwide who has been named to a bipartisan 2016 Presidential Election Task Force by the National League of Cities.</p> <p>The task force will seek to raise the visibility of city issues during the upcoming presidential election cycle, and develop an actionable plan that includes tools and resources for NLC members to engage candidates on city issues.</p> <p>&ldquo;More than 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and it is imperative that the issues cities face be at the forefront in the 2016 presidential election,&rdquo; said National League of Cities President and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, who named the task force. &ldquo;Our goal is to ensure that future Administrations understand the needs of America&rsquo;s cities and support the policies and partnerships that enable cities, and the nation, grow and prosper.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh and other cities have proven themselves as strong partners with the federal government, and the White House, in implementing policy changes that help all Americans,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored to be part of this important effort to keep that city-driven momentum going.&rdquo;</p> <p>At the initial planning meeting tomorrow during NLC&rsquo;s <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">Congressional City Conference</a> in Washington, D.C., the task force will begin developing a plan of action for the organization and its members by considering policy issues for a city platform and engagement strategies. The task force will then lead NLC&rsquo;s participation at both national political conventions, and in the transition to the next administration.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2016 Presidential Election Task Force Members:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind., Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Betsy Price, mayor, Fort Worth, Texas, Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pedro Segarra, mayor, Hartford, Conn., Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dan Gilmartin, executive director, Michigan Municipal League</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Alan Kemp, executive director, Iowa League of Cities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Kevin Kramer, councilmember, Louisville, Ky.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dot LaMarche, vice mayor, Farragut, Tenn.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cindy Lerner, mayor, Pinecrest, Fla.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sam Mamet, director, Colorado Municipal League</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Paul Meyer, executive director, North Carolina League of Municipalities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;William Peduto, mayor, Pittsburgh, Pa.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;David Sander, vice mayor, Rancho Cordova, Calif.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Judy Silva, executive director, New Hampshire Municipal Association</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mike Sittig, executive director, Florida League of Cities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Randal Wallace, councilmember, Myrtle Beach, S.C.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Nan Whaley, mayor, Dayton, Ohio</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>NLC Media Contact:</strong></p> <p>Tom Martin</p> <p>Senior Associate, Strategic Communications</p> <p>National League of Cities (NLC)</p> <p>202-626-3186 |&nbsp;<a href="mailto:martin@nlc.org" target="_blank">martin@nlc.org</a></p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:37:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4193 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. this morning, where he will meet with President Barack Obama while attending the <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">National League of Cities Congressional City Congress</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In the afternoon the Mayor will attend a meeting of the NLC&rsquo;s Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force, a diverse group of mayors who are committed to making a difference for children and families in their cities through innovative, progressive, and focused work on education. In January <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">the Mayor was named co-chair</a> of the NLC&rsquo;s Council on Youth, Education, and Families.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Mayor is attending the conference through Wednesday afternoon.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Public schedule:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with President Barack Obama</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:45-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/announcement/">Address by President Obama</a></strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Will Marshall, President of Progressive Policy Institute</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Advisory Board Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30-9 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lebanese Taverna, Washington, D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:49:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4188 <p>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, March 6, 2015:</p> <p>Working in office</p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.</p> <p>NOTE: Flights <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4184">announced yesterday </a>to an engagement in Washington D.C. were canceled due to weather.</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:26:47 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Reaches Contract Agreement With Firefighters Union http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4187 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration is pleased to announce that it has reached a final contract agreement with International Association of Firefighters Local No. 1.</p> <p>The agreement is for four years and adheres to the limits set by the city&rsquo;s 2014 Act 47 Amended Recovery Plan. It includes the Act 47 required first year wage freeze for 2015 followed by raises of 1%, 2% and 2% in each of the three successive years. &nbsp;In addition, the union agreed to dismiss a previously filed lawsuit against the city and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding the city&#39;s Act 47 status. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The agreement was approved in votes this week by the union&rsquo;s membership, and was previously approved by the city&#39;s Act 47 team.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank the firefighters for the work they do every day to keep our city and residents safe, and to their union leadership and the Act 47 team for working with us on a contract that is good both for our workers and for city taxpayers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This agreement creates a pathway to building a positive working relationship with the Mayor and his administration, which is a win for our residents and our firefighters,&rdquo; said Ralph Sicuro, president of IAFF Local No. 1. &ldquo;This agreement maintains safety for the residents and the firefighters and falls within the financial parameters of Act 47.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The city is also close to reaching a tentative contract agreement with the Fraternal Order of Professional Paramedics Local 1.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city&rsquo;s contracts with the firefighters and the paramedics expired at the end of 2014, as did contracts with five other bargaining units: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1; American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME Local 2719 and 2037), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 192-B and 688). Negotiations are ongoing while the previous contract terms stay in place.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:25:57 -0500 Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4186 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will conduct an around-the-clock pothole blitz next week for three straight days beginning Tuesday night.</p> <p dir="ltr">Weather permitting, Department of Public Works crews will begin filling potholes citywide starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, and finish at 6 p.m., Friday, March 13. Crews will work during night and day shifts for 72 hours, while also attending to rubbish and riverfront cleanup from storms and flooding this week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are encouraged to submit pothole repair requests to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center. The &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; efforts will be based on 311 submissions, as well as problem areas identified by Public Works supervisors.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please note that to effectively dispatch repairs 311 needs as many details as possible on pothole locations, such as addresses, intersections, block numbers, or landmarks.</p> <p dir="ltr">All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. Voice or text messages can be submitted by dialing or texting 412-573-9736. Online submissions can be sent at any time via Twitter to @Pgh311 or the online form on the city website:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:02:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4184 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 5, 2015) Mayor William Peduto travels to Washington D.C. this afternoon to address <a href="http://focus2015.franceintheus.org">FOCUS 2015</a>, a forum on sustainable cities and climate change hosted by the French Ambassador to the United States.</p> <p dir="ltr">The forum, presented in conjunction with the National League of Cities, is a gathering of French and American government leaders and climate change experts in advance of the <a href="http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en">United Nations Paris Climate Conference</a> being held in December 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor&rsquo;s flight and hotel accommodations are being covered by the French Embassy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.-Noon</p> <p dir="ltr"><strike><strong>Flight to Washington D.C.</strong></strike></p> <p dir="ltr"><strike>Time: 1 p.m.</strike></p> <p dir="ltr">NOTE: The Mayor&#39;s flights were canceled due to weather.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:02:46 -0500 UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4183 <p>UPDATE: 11: 30 a.m.</p> <p>The Department of Public Works advises that it has adequate amounts of road salt on hand to treat city streets today, but that as temperatures drop this afternoon neither salt nor&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Liquid Calcium Chloride will be effective so crews will transition to plowing only.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The department still has 100 vehicles out, which is the City&#39;s maximum storm deployment level, and progress&nbsp;</span>can be monitored via the city&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/snow-plow-tracker">Snow Plow Tracker</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Those vehicles are concentrating on getting down as much road salt as possible in the intervening time until temperatures plunge below 15 degrees, which is when road treatments are rendered ineffective. At that point crews will transition to plowing only, continuing through overnight when temperatures are expected to go below freezing. As temperatures rise tomorrow salting will start again.</span></p> <p>Crews are also responding to flooded roadways and riverfronts. As of 11:30 a.m. today, both the 10th Street Bypass and the South Side Riverfront Park were closed, and water was rising onto riverfront walkways along the North Shore and Point State Park.</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 5, 2015)&nbsp;Due to Thursday&#39;s weather conditions the Department of Public Works is suspending refuse service for the day.&nbsp;On Friday&nbsp;crews will attend to the&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;locations in addition to regular Friday pickups.</p> <p>If they are unable to get everything&nbsp;on Friday, Environmental Services will work overtime&nbsp;on Saturday&nbsp;to finish the routes.</p> <p>As for snow removal, the Department has deployed 100 vehicles this morning to salt and plow.&nbsp;Park divisions will provide all available resources to the aligned street divisions while they also address the salting of park sidewalks.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&nbsp;started snowing about&nbsp;7 p.m.&nbsp;Wednesday night and crews with 45 vehicles worked through the night salting and/or plowing.</p> <p>Public Works will determine later today how many resources to extend until&nbsp;6 p.m. when the regular&nbsp;night turn crews -- which usually begin work at 10 p.m. -- are brought in early.&nbsp;</p> <div>###</div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:51:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Calls for Statewide Municipal Pension Reform http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4181 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today endorsed bipartisan efforts by mayors, legislators and business leaders statewide to approve legislation to address Pennsylvania&rsquo;s growing municipal pension crisis.</p> <p>The crisis is reflected in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s own pension fund, which was the subject of <a href="http://www.paauditor.gov/press-releases/auditor-general-depasquale-says-despite-recent-city-actions-pittsburgh-municipal-pension-fund-continues-to-show-stress">an audit released today</a> by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. Despite efforts to shore up the fund, increase funding for it out of the city&rsquo;s operating budget, and an improving stock market, Pittsburgh&rsquo;s overall funding ratio still dropped from 62 percent in 2011 to 58 percent in 2013.</p> <p>Operating budget support for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s fund had to rise from 11.3 percent of the city&rsquo;s total spending in 2014 to 12.9 percent in 2015, which points to an unsustainable rate of long-term spending growth. Municipalities across the state are facing similar pension difficulties, and in his budget speech Tuesday Gov. Tom Wolf too mentioned the need to strengthen municipal pensions.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have done everything possible to fix our pension woes but they continue to mount. The system is simply broken,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;This is a fiscal crisis that may end in bankruptcies for some of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s cities, and I join mayors all across the state desperate for a real solution.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto joined efforts by the Pennsylvania Municipal League and others to push for municipal pension reform, starting with discussions on upcoming House Bill 316. The bill contemplates:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">All current employees being held harmless and retaining existing rights and benefits at current levels</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">For new hires only, adoption of a cash balance hybrid plan that includes aspects of &nbsp;both a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Authorizing an optional 457 plan as an additional employee retirement tool</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Requiring pensions to be calculated on base pay and a small percent of overtime, curbing pension &ldquo;spiking&rdquo;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Removing pension benefits from the collective bargaining process &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Establishing pension plan portability options for new hires</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Improving job and pension security for uniformed unions</p> </li> </ul> <p>In addition Mayor Peduto is also pushing a solution that resets state distribution formulas for pension aid.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are at the beginning of long but vitally important discussions on municipal pension reform,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Whatever form this legislation ultimately takes it must be a comprehensive solution to this statewide problem that keeps our financial promises not only to our workers, but our taxpayers too. We have no other choice.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:53:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4178 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CEO Breakfast on Ending Gender Violence</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Doyle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;10 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Municipal Pension Audit Report</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Bill Thomas</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Howard Russel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:42:05 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4174 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Fred Branovan</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with PA Student Equality Coalition&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Deutschtown Music Festival&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Promotions&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Beechview Merchants Association Board of Directors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 2129 Braodway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216&nbsp;</span></div> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:39:17 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Still Seeking Volunteer Help for Boards, Authorities & Commissions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4171 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 2, 2015) Roles are still open for volunteers interested in neighborhood issues such as building codes, disruptive properties and water bills, and for preservationists who can help oversee the City&rsquo;s archives.</p> <p dir="ltr">Last month the Peduto administration <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120">announced</a> openings for several volunteer roles in City boards, authorities and commissions. Interest has been high in the positions, but the City is still seeking more applicants for the following:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/4x6LOK/Building-Code-Board-Of-Appeals.html">Building Code Board of Appeals</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/bCl4Kv/Commission-On-City-Archives.html">Commission on City Archives</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vngbur/Disruptive-Property-Appeals-Board.html">Disruptive Property Appeals Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/X1NSQ0/Water-Exoneration-Hearing-Board.html">Water Exoneration Hearing Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr">They are among the openings on nine bodies, <a href="http://apply.pittsburghpa.gov/">all of which are listed here on the City website</a>. Links for each group describe the volunteer roles and whether city residency or professional certificates are required for the positions.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City is seeking well-qualified applicants for the roles who reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those interested may upload their information and resume to the website, as well as a brief personal statement. The Mayor&rsquo;s Office will review the applications and choose appointees for each open seat available. Appointees must be confirmed by City Council.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:34:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4168 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with WJAS&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Governor Mark Schweiker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:39:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 28-March 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4163 <p><em>Saturday February 28</em></p> <p><strong>10th Annual Bricolage Urban Scrawl Event</strong></p> <p>Time: 8pm-10pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday March 1</em></p> <p><strong>Day off&nbsp;</strong></p> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:11:13 -0500 Statement on OMI Investigation of February 25 Pittsburgh Police Chase and Arrest Downtown http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4161 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 27, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh released the following statement after the arrest Wednesday of Devon Davis. Davis, with three passengers including a 20-month-old child, fled Pittsburgh Police in his SUV before crashing into another vehicle carrying a toddler and two other passengers Downtown, and was apprehended after a foot chase by police. He was wanted on two bench warrants involving illegal gun possession and drug delivery charges:</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;The Office of Municipal Investigations is the city&#39;s lead investigative agency and is doing an independent review of this matter. As with all use of force cases where impropriety is alleged, OMI will seek an outside review by a third party expert as part of its investigation.</p> <p>To avoid jeopardizing this ongoing OMI investigation, the City will have no further comment.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4160 <div><strong>Meeting with Rob Bowman of Charter Homes and Development</strong></div> <div>Time: 10-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayor Marty O&#39;Malley Funeral Mass</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: St. Maurice Church, 2001 Ardmore Boulevard, Forest Hills</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greeting Girl Scouts</strong></div> <div>Time:12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: U.S. Steel Tower, 600 Grant Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>Time: 1-3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Allegheny Land Trust</strong></div> <div>Time: 3-4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rev. Burgess</strong></div> <div>Time: 4-5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Celebration for Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, University of Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:49:02 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4158 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">ULI Rose Fellowship Site Visit Presentation</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Marty Griffin Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., </span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>ACTION-Housing Uptown Lofts Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 2000 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Leo Gerard</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Attack Theater 20th Anniversary Celebration and Opening Night of &quot;Between&quot;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Zone 5 Ride Along</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10pm-1pm</div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:58:25 -0500 Rose Center Delivers Report on Almono Site in Hazelwood http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4156 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 26, 2015) A panel of national design experts from the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), delivered its report today on redevelopment plans for the 178-acre Almono site in Hazelwood.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The report was the result of site visits and meetings with local stakeholders this week, and contains recommendations on promoting revitalization plans for both the development site and the adjacent Hazelwood neighborhood; transportation; and sustainability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The full <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PittPPTcompweb.pdf">80-page report is available here</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:39:14 -0500 Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis Joins Pittsburgh Region Leaders To Back New Summer Jobs Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4151 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 25, 2015) Top government, community, business and faith-based leaders joined Steelers legend Jerome Bettis today to launch a groundbreaking effort to provide life-changing jobs for youths around the Pittsburgh region.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Summer of Learn and Earn&rdquo; seeks to raise enough funds to match 1,300 youths ages 14 to 21 from the city and 700 more from Allegheny County with summer jobs that position them for later careers, assisting both their personal development and the long-term growth of Pittsburgh-area employers.</p> <p>The city, county, <a href="http://www.trwib.org/">Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board</a> and the Jerome Bettis &ldquo;Bus Stops Here&rdquo; Foundation are joining together to push for an estimated $4.5 million public and private investment in the region&rsquo;s young people through the program. Bettis joined the Summer of Learn and Earn effort through the White House&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper</a>&rdquo; initiative, which seeks to provide opportunities to young people nationwide.</p> <p>&quot;Summer Youth Employment meant alot of to me as a teenager and I want to help other youth have that same opportunity. It provides them with confidence and truly connects them to opportunities.&quot;</p> <p>More than 1,300 young people applied for jobs in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Youth Employment program in 2014, though there were only 500 positions available. Mayor Peduto named a task force last year to study ways to provide jobs to all eligible applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;There are thousands upon thousands of economically disadvantaged youths in Pittsburgh who want jobs but don&rsquo;t have the connections or resources to get them. We can provide that opportunity to them and their families, while building a job-training pipeline to the city&rsquo;s growing network of 21st Century employers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Summer jobs are not only an important way to provide spending money to youth, but can also provide money-management skills, work skills, problem-solving skills, develop their critical thinking and offer life-skills training,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &ldquo;With the help and commitment of our many partners in this region, we&rsquo;ll be able to offer our youth jobs as well as networking opportunities that can provide them with positive relationships with a mentor that can serve them for years to come. We are proud to help play a part in this investment in our young people.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that in our region, one in five young people won&rsquo;t finish high school; one in eight are neither working nor in school,&rdquo; said Stefani Pashman, 3RWIB CEO. &ldquo;The Learn and Earn Summer Employment Initiative is a major step forward in addressing this disconnect. By connecting young people to the job opportunities available in this region, we are showing the relationship between education and economic success and setting them on the path to a bright future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Workforce trends show the Pittsburgh region needs to prepare more youth to enter the local workforce and replace the region&rsquo;s aging talent. Over the last decade the share of workers over age 55 grew by more than 80,000 in the region while the share of younger workers ages 25 to 44 fell by more than 100,000 workers.&nbsp; During the same period, the number of jobs for youth declined by 50 percent.</p> <p>Focusing on training youth now will create a pipeline to fill jobs left by this aging workforce. Once established, an annual Summer of Learn and Earn for area youth will create a regular flow of trained workers, and benefit both young people and employers for years to come. Employers will be attracted to the region because they know it has a well prepared, diverse, growing and fully mobilized workforce.</p> <p>For youth who go on to postsecondary education, summer jobs provide the experience they need to decide on their majors and careers faster, helping them to more quickly contribute to the workforce.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Public Schools report 30 percent of youth do not graduate. Often this is because they have little opportunity to envision their place in the workforce once school is over. With the experience of summer jobs, students can see outside of their current circumstances and strive to complete their educations.</p> <p>Furthermore, crime rates for youth are four times higher in summer months. The Summer of Learn and Earn will help youth be productive during their summer months and keep them off of the streets. The program will also seek to provide youth with mentors to support them in their career goals and match employers with like-minded students.</p> <p>To establish the Summer of Learn and Earn organizers are seeking corporations to sponsor and hire a youth at $2,000 dollars for 25 hours a week for six weeks. A three-tiered program design will help match experience levels with the appropriate caliber of work, ensuring that the students at each corporation are matched with jobs that will enable them to complete their work effectively.</p> <p>This three-tiered system, geared to different ages and experience-levels, will train the students to grow into the work over their high school careers. This is beneficial to employers because following graduation and postsecondary education or job training, the students will be qualified to immediately join the workforce.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:42:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 25, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4148 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">DVE Morning Show Interview</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Salvation Army &amp; Star 100.7 Homelessness Awareness Event, &quot;Man in A Box&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">PPG Place, 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with O&#39;Brien-Staley Partners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Call with Youth, Education, and Families Council; NLC</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Launch of the 2015 Summer of Learn and Earn</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Guest speaker at Financial Industries Network meeting </span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:15pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Out in the streets with Dr. Jim Withers</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 7:30pm-9pm</span></font></div> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:35:42 -0500 Jerome Bettis "Bus Stops Here" Foundation Joining Pittsburgh Regional Partners Wednesday To Back New Summer Jobs Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4144 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 24, 2015) Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis will join Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and others Wednesday to officially launch the Summer of Learn and Earn employment program.</p> <p>Summer youth employment is vital to helping the Greater Pittsburgh region&rsquo;s low-income youth develop the skills and connections they need to be college and career ready. On Wednesday, leaders will invite corporate, foundation and nonprofit community partners to commit to supporting an investment in the 2015 Learn and Earn program. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Summer of Learn and Earn is a collaborative approach to employing local youth led by government leaders, the business and philanthropic community, and the region&rsquo;s workforce system. It will offer meaningful job experiences for youth and a more effective talent pipeline for businesses and the region as a whole.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Launch of the 2015 Summer of Learn and Earn</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Centre City Tower LP, Suite 2600, 650 Smithfield Street, Downtown.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015</p> <p><strong>PLEASE RSVP</strong> to Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board Communications Manager Jennifer Pajewski at 412-552-7098 or JPajewski@trwib.org.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:00:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4143 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Award Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff re: Learn and Earn</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Student Government Council Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:51:27 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 21-22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4135 <p><em>Saturday, February 21</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> <p><em>Sunday, February 22</em></p> <p><strong>Day off&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:29:17 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4133 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Variety &quot;My Bike&quot; Program Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Pioneer Education Center, 775 Dunster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with John Hamilton, General VFW&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Address the University of Pittsburgh Government Affairs Committee</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Achieving Greatness Inc</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dan Law, Thrill Mill&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>ULI Rose Fellowship Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:57:37 -0500 Public Works Director To Address Media Saturday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4127 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Director, Mike Gable, will do a brief media availability on Saturday morning to discuss procedures for the forecasted weather event. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Mike Gable, Director, Department of Public Works</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Department of Public Works Office, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 3rd Floor</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:29:34 -0500 Mayor Joins Pittsburgh Public Schools, Variety to Help Local Kids with Disabilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4124 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto will join Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Linda Lane, and Variety the Children&rsquo;s Charity to identify eligible children with disabilities for Variety&rsquo;s &ldquo;My Bike&rdquo; Program on Monday, February 23.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;More than 250 adaptive bikes are currently available through Variety&rsquo;s &#39;My Bike&#39; Program &ndash; all that we need to do, as a community, is identify kids who are eligible. It is my hope that Pittsburgh will mobilize behind these children and make sure that no eligible child misses out on experiencing freedom, joy, and fun that comes with riding a bike of their own,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">During Monday&rsquo;s presentation, five children from Allegheny County will receive a bike of their very own. Students from both Pioneer and Pittsburgh South Brook Middle School will join event attendees to cheer on the kids receiving their bikes as they ride for the first time in a parade around the school.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> William Peduto, Mayor; Dr. Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent &amp; Variety</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Pioneer Education Center 775 Dunster Street Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (Multi-Purpose Room)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About &quot;My Bike&quot; Program:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Variety began its &ldquo;My Bike&rdquo; Program in November 2012. More than 700 adaptive bikes have been presented to eligible kids throughout Variety&rsquo;s 26-county service area in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The cost to sponsor one adaptive bike is $1,800.&nbsp;More info can be found <a href="http://www.varietypittsburgh.org/BikeApplication.asp">here</a>.</p> <div> <p><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Charles LaVallee, Variety the Children&rsquo;s Charity: (814) 431-9030 charlie@varietypittsburgh.org</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><strong>About Pioneer Education Center:</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Located in Brookline, Pioneer&rsquo;s mission is to enable each student to discover, recognize and develop cognitively, physically, socially, and communicatively, in order to reach his or her greatest possible level of independence.</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:28:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Seeks Applicants For Board, Authority and Commission Openings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is pleased to announce the opening of several volunteer roles for those interested in serving on a city board, authority or commission.</p> <p>Openings are available <a href="http://apply.pittsburghpa.gov/">here on the City website</a> for roles on nine different bodies.</p> <p>They are:</p> <p><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vdgo58/Art-Commission.html">Art Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/4x6LOK/Building-Code-Board-Of-Appeals.html">Building Code Board of Appeals</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/h0sbcU/Cable-Communications-Advisory-Committee.html">Cable Communications Advisory Committee</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/yCWDGs/Clean-Pittsburgh-Commission.html">Clean Pittsburgh Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/bCl4Kv/Commission-On-City-Archives.html">Commission on City Archives</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vngbur/Disruptive-Property-Appeals-Board.html">Disruptive Property Appeals Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/HYhSS4/Historic-Review-Commission.html">Historic Review Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/ApH0zD/Shade-Tree-Commission.html">Shade Tree Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/X1NSQ0/Water-Exoneration-Hearing-Board.html">Water Exoneration Hearing Board</a></p> <p>Links for each group describe the volunteer roles and whether city residency or professional certificates are required for the positions.</p> <p>The City is seeking well-qualified applicants for the roles who reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p>Those interested may upload their information and resume to the website, as well as a brief personal statement. The Mayor&rsquo;s Office will review the applications and choose appointees for each open seat available. Appointees must be confirmed by City Council.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:30:35 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4119 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Towers Watson</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Pittsburgh Voices Radio Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Innovation &amp; Performance State of the Department Address</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>GSPIA Magazine photo shoot</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mosites Company</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Community Empowerment Meeting with Rep. Ed Gainey&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 7120 Kelly Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CMU&#39;s The Wiz&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:52:49 -0500 City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4116 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh has opened four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.</p> <p dir="ltr">The centers are:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Greenfield Senior Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Homewood Senior Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">South Side Market House Senior Center, 12th St. &amp; Bingham St.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The four centers are open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, February 20.</p> <p>All Pittsburgh police and other emergency personnel will be asked to check on homeless individuals, advise them of the extreme cold, and if necessary transport them to shelters or warming centers. Animal Control will also enforce city law prohibiting pets from being left outside during the extreme weather.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:16:31 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Releases Education Task Force Report http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4115 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) After a year of work, Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Education Task Force released a wide-ranging set of policy recommendations today to foster further collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and support children and families in the city.</p> <p>The 17-page report includes 18 recommendations for increasing cooperation between the City and its schools, in five categories: public safety; out of school time programming; community schools; school funding; and marketing the city&rsquo;s excellent public school options.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City and the school district have separate governments but are united in multiple ways, most importantly in our shared commitment to providing opportunity and equity to our youngest residents,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;This report provides a roadmap to make our work as effective as it can be.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2-10-15_Mayors_Education_Task_Force_Report_FINAL.pdf">A copy of the report is here</a>. The Mayor released it today at a press conference with Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith and other task force members.</p> <p>The task force -- created by Pittsburgh City Council legislation in 2013, and implemented by Mayor Peduto almost exactly a year ago on Feb. 21, 2014 -- is the first of its kind in Pittsburgh in decades. It brought together elected officials from the City and the Pittsburgh Board of Education, as well as teachers, parents, students, advocates, residents and members of the faith-based community to find strategic and valuable methods to support the City&rsquo;s public education resources. It held six meetings and pinpointed five categories for intergovernmental cooperation going forward.</p> <p>Officials will work next to begin implementing the task force&rsquo;s recommendations using the help of staff in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office and continued oversight from task force members.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto has made early childhood education and health, public education, summer youth employment and community needs focal points of his administration.</p> <p>He was the only mayor in the nation asked to speak about Pre-K education efforts at a White House summit in December, and is <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">co-chair of the National League of City&rsquo;s Youth, Education &amp; Families subcommittee</a>, which focuses on the best practices of cities nationwide on education efforts.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s address to the White House followed work by a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education that he named this fall. Last summer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of a competitive grants competition for early education funding during a visit to the Hug Me Tight Child Life Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>The administration also supports the City&#39;s &quot;My Brother&#39;s Keeper (MBK) initiative, a community action on behalf of securing a positive future for African American male youth in the City of Pittsburgh. The City and was an an early adopter of President Obama&#39;s &quot;MBK Playbook&quot; for cities across the nation, and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4113">its oversight committee was named this week</a>.</p> <p>The City won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583">a $50,000 grant from the National League of Cities</a> in October to create programs offering children after-school and summer lunches.</p> <p>In July it won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities</a> to enroll all eligible children and youth in affordable health care plans through the city&rsquo;s Healthy Together initiative.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:35:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4114 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with PWSA Director Good</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Education Task Force Press Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Market Square Public Art Ribbon Cutting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with BIG Architects</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PBS Documentary on August Wilson Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Uber Pittsburgh&#39;s One Year Anniversary Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Six Penn Kitchen, 146 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:30:47 -0500 Pittsburgh Regional "My Brother's Keeper" Committee Named http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4113 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 18, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Allegheny County has named the committee to oversee local implementation of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">President Barack Obama&rsquo;s &ldquo;My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper&rdquo; initiative</a>, which is seeking ways to provide more opportunities to boys and young men of color.</p> <p>The committee&rsquo;s first goal is to write a Greater Pittsburgh Region MBK Playbook. This document will outline effective strategies that are working to support the success of young men of color, and ways to implement these strategies locally.</p> <p>The playbook will reference existing programs, common vocabulary and methodology used in the programs and also seek areas of improvement for the region. It will also establish target goals for the city in order to improve livability for all.</p> <p>It will include recommendations for increasing capacity for organizations working in this space, and how the region can develop a comprehensive plan to improve outcomes for young men of color in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>In September 2014 the President issued a challenge to cities, counties, towns and tribes nationwide to become &ldquo;MBK Communities,&rdquo; wherein elected officials work with local partners to forge long-term and strategic programs to help the job and life development of at-risk young people.</p> <p>The six goals of My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper are:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd grade</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth graduate from high school</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth out of school are employed</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime</p> </li> </ul> <p>In late September the city began surveying key members of the community to identify the top goals for the local My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper drive. The surveys indicated the top three needs for young men of color in the greater Pittsburgh community are workforce development, education, and police interaction.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Pittsburgh MBK committee is a strong group that will produce tangible results that can be used by the community to empower residents and organizations to truly affect the MBK cause. The committee will be an active, engaged body and full participation will be key in order to achieve any its outcomes,&rdquo; said LaTrenda S. Leonard, Deputy Chief of Operations and Administration for Mayor William Peduto, who is overseeing MBK initiatives for the City.</p> <p>In addition to the Greater Pittsburgh MBK Playbook the committee plans to work on two other initiatives. They are:</p> <p><strong>A Livability index/community tracker for Pittsburgh</strong>. This will be a tool that uses data to track the progress of specific indicators of livability in Pittsburgh including kindergarten readiness, early grade reading, high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, postsecondary completion, and career placement and retention.</p> <p><strong>A Youth Narrative</strong>. This is a document that speaks to the experience of youth of color in the City of Pittsburgh and provides recommendations of how the city should approach this issue from their perspective.</p> <p>The committee is currently scheduling its next meetings.</p> <p>The members of the committee are:</p> <p><strong>Aerion Abney</strong>, Program Officer, POISE &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Karen Abrams</strong>, Manager, Community and Diversity Affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>James Brown</strong>, Program Director, YMCA Lighthouse Project</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Rev. Dr. Darryl T. Canady</strong>, &nbsp;Pastor, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kevin Carter</strong>, &nbsp;Founder and Executive Director, Adonai Center for Black Males</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Erin Dalton</strong>, Deputy Director of the Office of Data, Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Dept of Human Services</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>State Rep. Ed Gainey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Commander &nbsp;Eric &nbsp;Holmes</strong>, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Rev. Cornell Jones</strong>, Freedom Indeed, LLC, Iron Cross Community Ministries</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Walter Lewis</strong>, Manager, Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Michael Quigley</strong>, Assistant Professor, RMU, Director, The Black Male Leadership Development Institute</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Jason Rivers</strong>, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Walter Smith</strong>, &nbsp;Deputy Director, Office of Children, Youth and Families, &nbsp;Allegheny County Dept of Human Services</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Wendy Etheridge Smith</strong>, Executive Director, Higher Achievement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Talli Thompson</strong>, Director of Operations, Youth Opportunities Development</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mary Young</strong>, Teacher, Concord Elementary School</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:37:07 -0500 LOCATION CHANGE: Media Advisory: Education Task Force Report To Be Issued At Press Conference Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4112 <p>PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO THURSDAY SCHOOLS CLOSURE</p> <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) A report by Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Education Task Force will be issued Thursday morning at a press conference at the City-County Building.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor Peduto, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith, and other task force members</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Release of report by Pittsburgh&#39;s Education Task Force</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: 5th Floor Lobby, City-County Building, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:26:16 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4109 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Director Griffin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Jaime Matyas</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Ondek</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Jason Lardo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with visiting Russian journalist</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Opening remarks at Hotel Monaco Grand Opening</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:11:21 -0500 City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4105 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is opening four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.</p> <p dir="ltr">The centers are:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Greenfield Senior Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.</li> <li>Homewood Senior Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave.</li> <li>Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Ave.</li> <li>South Side Market House Senior Center, 12th St. &amp; Bingham St.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The four centers will be open from 1-9 p.m. today. All senior centers will be open tomorrow as scheduled.</p> <p dir="ltr">Temperatures may reach a low of 10 degrees below freezing over the next 24 hours and the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through 10 a.m. Monday. Those going outside for extended periods of time without adequate protection run the risk of suffering frostbite and hypothermia.</p> <p dir="ltr">All Pittsburgh police and other emergency personnel will be asked to check on homeless individuals, advise them of the extreme cold, and if necessary transport them to shelters or warming centers. Animal Control will also enforce city law prohibiting pets from being left outside during the extreme weather.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This is the kind of time when Pittsburghers come together to protect those who are less fortunate. Please lend a hand to those who don&rsquo;t have shelter, and check on elderly or infirm neighbors to make sure they are OK,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not only the right thing to do, but it could be a matter of life and death.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works has 32 crews out around the clock treating streets. Most streets have been treated at least once, but with the cold temperatures not all of them are opening up. Further sunlight this afternoon should hasten snow and ice melting.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:15:23 -0500 Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4104 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e9d86c8-8a36-6a00-792d-6e664c406f94">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during today&#39;s winter weather event. A forecast for 2&quot; to 4&quot; is in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 15.</p> <p dir="ltr">The <a href="http://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a> was activated at 6:00 a.m. today and a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels">Level 2</a> Snow Alert has been issued.</p> <p dir="ltr">From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today 32 trucks were dispatched to treat roads throughout the city. The 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. overnight shift will also have 32 vehicles dispatched. Crews will continue to work 12 hour shifts throughout the weather event. All rock salt loads are treated with calcium chloride due to low temperatures.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are reminded to visit the City of Pittsburgh Snow Resource Center www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow for all weather related information.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:37:49 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 14-17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4101 <p><strong><em>Saturday, &nbsp;February 14</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Sunday, February 15</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Monday, February 16</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Tuesday, February 17</em></strong></p> <p>Day off&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:20:45 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4098 <p><strong>Working from home</strong></p> <p>Time: 9am-1pm</p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:20:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4093 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Guns for Jobs Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Boilermakers Local 154, 1221 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Code for America Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with the Point of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with Governor Mark Schweiker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with TransSystems</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>YPAC Kick-off event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:19:56 -0500 Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4092 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 12, 2015) The Code for America Fellowship has officially launched in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The Fellowship pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technology experts for one year. The governments and fellows explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results. Over the past four years, the Fellowship program has produced more than 55 web apps with 30 municipal governments and 103 Fellows.</p> <p>The applications are tangible results of a process that builds much more than a piece of technology. By working in an iterative, user-centered, data-driven way, the program strengthens key capabilities within local government and communities that ultimately shift how cities think about, and use, technology to deliver public services.</p> <p>In Pittsburgh, the Fellowship will explore city procurement: the complicated process by which the government buys everything from office supplies to fire trucks, and organizes public bids and requests for proposals from interested vendors.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are working to bring technological expertise into every aspect of Pittsburgh government to make it more efficient, effective and equitable for all, and we are thrilled Code for America is here to help us,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Procurement is something that affects all we do in the city, and the fellows will be at the forefront of sustainable changes that can benefit the city and its taxpayers for years to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>The fellows are underwritten with generous support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.</p> <p>Eight government partners, from a diverse pool of more than 40, were selected for the 2015 Fellowship. In addition to Pittsburgh, they include: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Indianapolis, Indiana; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Somerville, Massachusetts; Vallejo, California; West Sacramento, California; and RVA Community Partners in Richmond, Virginia.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome three talented technologists for the year. They include:</p> <p>Patrick Hammons, is a cartographer and civic hacker passionate about making data more accessible both visually and through online applications. As a GIS analyst for the City of Philadelphia&#39;s Office of Innovation and Technology, Patrick prepared maps, visualizations, and data releases. Patrick also co-founded MaptimePHL and is an active member of Code for Philly.</p> <p>Shelly Ni is an interaction designer &mdash; someone who works with organizations to address the needs of those they serve. As a co-founder of Propel, she designed a food stamp application that works on any smartphone. For her MFA thesis, she created guides to apply for social security cards and state IDs. She holds design degrees from the School of Visual Arts and Stanford.</p> <p>Ben Smithgall is a developer originally from Pine Township. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Public Policy, Ben worked on the digital and data teams for the re-election campaign for Obama for America in 2012. Following that, Ben joined Spotify and worked on both analytics and data projects.</p> <p>Hammons, Ni and Smithgall are part of a cohort of 24 Fellows taking leave from jobs at large and small tech companies, their own businesses and government to use their skills for good during a year of public service.</p> <p>Over the course of February, the fellows will dive head into research on procurement, meeting with government officials, vendors and others involved in city procurement, and begin designing their projects thereafter. The city is paying $100,000 to cover their work and the R.K. Mellon Foundation $330,000.</p> <p>Contact: Timothy McNulty, City of Pittsburgh, timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p>Contact: Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Code for America, <a href="mailto:ja@codeforamerica.org">ja@codeforamerica.org</a></p> <p>Code for America is a national non-profit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. In collaboration with communities, companies, and government, we build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. More at <a href="http://www.codeforamerica.org/">www.codeforamerica.org</a>.</p> <p>Code for America receives generous support from Omidyar Network, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Google.org, the James Irvine Foundation, and many other foundations, corporations, and individual <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/donors">donors</a> that support our national and local programs.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:12:23 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Introduce City's Code for America Fellows http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4090 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 11, 2015) On Thursday morning Mayor William Peduto will formally introduce the three Code for America fellows advising the City this year on its purchasing practices.</p> <p>The Code for America Fellowship program pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technology experts for one year. The governments and fellows explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results. Over the past four years, the Fellowship program has produced more than 55 web apps with 30 municipal governments and 103 Fellows.</p> <p>Pittsburgh was one of eight cities nationwide chosen for the Fellowship program this year. The fellows have been in Pittsburgh since last week studying the City&#39;s procurement processes for buying materials, and organizing public bids, contracting and requests for proposals from interested vendors.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Mayor Peduto introduces Pittsburgh&#39;s Code for America Fellows</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015</p> <p class="Normal1" style="margin-right: 6pt;"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="Normal1" style="margin-right: 6pt;"><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:59:31 -0500 Application Deadline Extended for Spring Love Your Block Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4087 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (February 11, 2015) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto announced today that the application deadline for the spring 2015 Love Your Block grant award program has been extended until Friday, February 20, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">This round of the Love Your Block program will grant 15 organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from April 25 to June 30, 2015. Applications are available online <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapp">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants for the spring 2015 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent. The impacted area must be within City limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on February 20, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 2015. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in early April 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Love Your Block is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot, East Liberty Branch. In addition, this program is supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and is based on the Cities of Service Blueprint of the same name.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a>&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize city blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 9,000 volunteers have committed nearly 60,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. &nbsp;Additional information is available at <a href="about:blank">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Love Your Block Program is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:11:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4084 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh United quarterly meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Human Relations Commission</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:30:46 -0500 City Facility Rental Date Reset http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4081 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 10, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">For the first time in city history, residents and business owners will be able to purchase park shelter permits online. The city will no longer host an annual Permit Day for in person registration, as in past years. In person reservations will still be accepted at the Public Works Permit Office starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Online Facility Reservations site can be found <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/">here</a>. There is also a direct link found on the right side of city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov">homepage</a>. Prior to February 17, residents can visit the new registration site, create an online account and view available facilities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Shelters are available for rent up to 365 days in advance on a rolling basis. All shelter rentals are available on a first come first serve basis. Online shelter rentals must be completed 72 hours before the desired date; during the 72 hour window prior to the desired date, residents must contact the Public Works Permit Office to see if it is still possible to get a permit for the shelter.</p> <p dir="ltr">For assistance or questions, contact the Public Works Permit Office at (412) 255-2370 or visit the Permit Office at 611 Second Avenue during the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">The original date for online and in person park shelter permit registration was Wednesday, February 11, 2015.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:40:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4078 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Rose Semplice</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Steve Alschuler</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Carol Lippert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chmabers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>2015 Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:21:25 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4074 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting regarding Downtown Pittsburgh Transportation Initiative</font></span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 10am-11am</font></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with ALCOSAN </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 11am-12pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Police Promotions </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 2pm-3pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Maya Kamath </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 4pm-4:15pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:54:08 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 7-8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4069 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday February 7</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday February 8</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:44:26 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4066 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">p4 Steering Committee Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>New Legislator and Legislative Leadership Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:45am-12:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Heth&#39;s Run Stakeholders Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:40:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4065 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">City-County Meeting with Foundations</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Millcraft</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Comprehensive&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Municipal Pension Trust Fund Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment Meeting with Founders</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:18:51 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4059 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Open Gov Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Leger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Fast Company</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at YPO/WPO event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Director Gable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with KDKA</strong><br /> Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross and Pat Hassett</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Retirement party for Bill Cagney</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Rock Bottom Restaurant &amp; Brewery, 171 Bridge St., Homestead, PA 15120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at City of Pittsburgh Black History Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:50:05 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Launches Financial Transparency Platform "Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4058 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 4, 2015) &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh today announced the launch of Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh, a new financial data platform powered by <a href="http://www.opengov.com/">OpenGov.com</a> that provides the public, City officials and the media unprecedented access to city budget data. The powerful visualization software transforms volumes of raw data into an intuitive, digital format that improves access, understanding and analysis of the budget. The platform may be <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/controller/fiscal-focus-pgh">accessed here</a> and followed <a href="https://twitter.com/fiscalfocuspgh">on Twitter</a>.</p> <p>The OpenGov platform displays three years of government spending and revenue detail, including the 2015 budget, in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of budget data, including by fund, department, expense or revenue type. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as &ldquo;What does the city receive from charging fees?&rdquo; or &ldquo;How much does the City spend on salaries across all departments?&rdquo;</p> <p>The launch of the OpenGov platform demonstrates the City&rsquo;s commitment to make finances more accessible and understandable.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is just the latest way Pittsburgh is letting the sun shine in. Residents deserve to know how every penny of their tax money is being spent, and this new data tool will allow that in an easy-to-use manner,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh gives Pittsburgh taxpayers a detailed view of how their tax dollars are being spent,&rdquo; said Controller Michael Lamb. &ldquo;This platform takes the online monthly expenditure and revenue reports the Controller&rsquo;s office has been making available to the public for the last several years, and makes the information more user-friendly and available for the public&rsquo;s use.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&#39;s Council&#39;s job to make sure that the City is budgeting and spending responsibly.&rdquo; said Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak. &ldquo;That&#39;s why I sponsored the legislation to bring a platform like OpenGov to Pittsburgh. This tool will not only hold ourselves and our departments accountable to the taxpayer, but help the taxpayers better understand their government.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh is setting the standard for financial transparency and access,&rdquo; said Zac Bookman, OpenGov Co-Founder and CEO. &ldquo;By transforming their budget data into an intuitive, digital format, the City is demonstrating its commitment to efficient, transparent and accountable government.&rdquo;</p> <p>City officials will also benefit from the new OpenGov platform, with new opportunities to collaborate, visualize and share financial data across departments to make City budgets effective and efficient.</p> <p>Pittsburgh joins a growing number of cities leveraging the OpenGov platform. More than 250 cities, counties, state agencies, school systems, and special districts across the country leverage the OpenGov platform to access, analyze, and visualize financial data.</p> <p>Contacts:</p> <p>Douglas&nbsp;Anderson, Deputy Controller, 412.255.2055,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:douglas.anderson@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">douglas.<wbr />anderson@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Ashleigh Deemer, Chief of Staff Councilmember Rudiak, 412.255.2131,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ashleigh.deemer@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">ashleigh.deemer@<wbr />pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Timothy McNulty, Mayor&rsquo;s Office Communications Manager, 412.660.1999,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">timothy.mcnulty@<wbr />pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Ceci De La Montanya, OpenGov, 650-265-7205,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ceci@opengov.com" target="_blank">ceci@opengov.com</a><wbr />.</p> <p>-###-</p> <p>About <a href="https://www.opengov.com/">OpenGov Inc</a>.</p> <p>OpenGov is a cloud-based financial data platform that advances the way state and local governments do business. By transforming the way budget data is accessed, visualized, and analyzed, OpenGov enables government administrators to make smarter, data-driven decisions and empowers the public with meaningful information about their government&rsquo;s finances. The OpenGov platform provides instant online access to the budget, and interactively displays current and historic revenue and expenses down to the department and object level. The expanding OpenGov network includes more than 250 leading governments across 36 states.</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:44:35 -0500 Mayor Supports Property Tax Payment Deadline Extension http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4052 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 3, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto expressed strong support today for a resolution that will extend the 2% Real Estate Tax discount deadline from February 10 to February 28, 2015. &nbsp;The resolution was offered by Councilman Dan Gilman.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Real Estate Tax is often a large payment for homeowners and I support giving them more time to plan for and pay those taxes under our discount program,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">The February 10 deadline was the discount deadline issued in the original City Council Ordinance for Real Estate Taxes in 2015. A delay with tax calculations related to tax abatements resulted in bills being issued later than anticipated on January 28. Because of the delay in issuing the bills, this deadline will also be extended. Extending the 2% discount deadline is not anticipated to have a negative impact on tax collections.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City Finance Department collects taxes for both the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh School District.</p> <p>Pittsburgh taxpayers can also take advantage of an option to pay city and school taxes over three payments. With this payment option, the 2% discount will apply only to the first installment if it is paid by February 28, 2015.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:10:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4049 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Safer Together Community Partnership Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ralph Falbo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff re: Learn and Earn</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Code for America fellows</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Lawrence Smith</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with FAROS Properties&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:21:42 -0500 Statement on Discussions Today on 5200 Penn Avenue http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4045 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2015) This morning Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Allegheny County Economic Development met with Aggie Brose, Rick Flanagan, and Rick Swartz of the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation (BGC), as well as Brent Laubaugh and Christina Morascyzk of ALDI to discuss the future of 5200 Penn Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">All parties participated in a productive discussion about how they can work together to best serve the needs of Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship residents, as well as those of ALDI.</p> <p>ALDI currently is working with Delhaize to complete the transaction of 66 real estate sites, including 5200 Penn Avenue, which is expected to close by the end of March. Once the real estate transaction is completed, ALDI will have the opportunity to fully evaluate each location and communicate its intentions for specific sites.</p> <p>ALDI also indicated its intent to work closely with County Executive Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Economic Development on other sites throughout the county.</p> <p>ALDI has committed to working with residents and BGC regarding the property at 5200 Penn Avenue regardless of whether the property is used as an ALDI moving forward.</p> <div>###</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:01:39 -0500 Media Advisory: Press Conference Tuesday on "Safer Together Community Partnership" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4044 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2015) -- Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, and members of council, the community and the city Public Safety Department will hold a press conference regarding legislation to be introduced Tuesday morning.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Press conference on &quot;Safer Together Community Partnership&quot;</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: 5th Floor Foyer, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:03:35 -0500 West Ohio Street Bridge Weight Restriction http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4042 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 2, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Department of Public Works Bureau of Transportation and Engineering advises that, as a result of the recent inspection of the West Ohio Street Bridge in Allegheny Commons Park - West Commons, the load limit for the bridge is being reduced from twelve (12) tons to three (3) tons and the south sidewalk is permanently closed.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The West Ohio Street Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2016.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:06:51 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4038 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">WJAS Monthly Interview&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming promo with City Cable Channel&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with ALDI</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Native Voice Film team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with SEA staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Pittsburgh&#39;s Point Breeze Book Launch Event</strong></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Location: Point Brugge Cafe, 401 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:07:29 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule January 31- February 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4037 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday January 31</span></em></p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Day off</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday February 1</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with The Raja Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:36:13 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Hold Press Conference on Snow Preparations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4034 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 31, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will hold a brief press conference at 2:00 p.m. today to discuss preparations for the snowfall scheduled to begin Sunday, February 1.</p> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Guy Costa, Chief Operations Officer and Mike Gable, Director of Public Works</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor Lobby</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4027 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Southside Works City Apartments Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">517 S. 27th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Personnel, Finance, and OMB staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Veteran&#39;s Day event holders</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at PA Young Elected Officials Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:07:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4021 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Rep. Gainey</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting regarding Pittsburgh Hotel Project&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KDKA Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking at JLL Conference</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Wedding ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Premiere of Rachel Carson Film&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:51:59 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4017 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Chief Lam</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with David Caliguiri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Burgess&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Personnel, Finance, and OMB staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Pirates, Steelers and Continental&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>RIDC Annual Meeting and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:58:31 -0500 Public Meeting Feb. 3 On Replacement Of Greenfield Bridge http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4011 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 27, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Department of Public Works Bureau of Transportation and Engineering, in conjunction with HDR, Inc., is holding a public meeting to review the final plans for the replacement of the Greenfield Avenue Bridge. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at St. Rosalia Catholic Church, 411 Greenfield Avenue, Wuerl Hall.&nbsp;</p> <p>Replacement of the 94-year-old bridge begins with its closure in the fall of 2015 with demolition of the existing bridge to be completed the last week of December, between Christmas and New Year&#39;s Day. The City recognizes the inconvenience and impacts of the bridge&rsquo;s closure to the surrounding community and commuters who rely on it on a day-to-day basis. Consequently, the City is committed to monitoring impacts and pursuing remedies for minimizing them. &nbsp;</p> <p>The new bridge is a state-of-the-art steel open-spandrel arch that according to Patrick Hassett, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Engineering, &quot;incorporates elements of the existing bridge&rsquo;s original grandeur by salvaging and incorporating the decorative urns and pylons built in 1921. The new bridge combines a graceful design with improved accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.&rdquo;</p> <p>Connecting the community of Greenfield to Schenley Park and beyond, a 10-foot pedestrian sidewalk and dedicated bike lane will make the bridge safer for drivers, walkers and bicyclists while expanding the City&rsquo;s efforts to make Pittsburgh more walkable and bike-friendly. Landscaping of adjacent greenspace and its incorporation as part of Schenley Park will complement the attractiveness of the bridge upon entering and leaving Greenfield.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the public meeting, there will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to learn about the bridge&rsquo;s design including detours, construction plans and roadway plans for drivers and bicyclists. Anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the public meeting, please contact Lisa Olszak Zumstein at <a href="mailto:lolszak@olszak.com">lolszak@olszak.com</a> or 724-679-9261.</p> <p>The City is working with the Oakland Transportation Management Association to set up an interactive project website.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:42:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4010 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-famil