Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2017 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved Statement by Mayor Peduto Applauding Senator Fontana for Increasing State Support for PWSA Water and Sewer Infrastructure http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7190 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today in response to Senator Wayne Fontana&#39;s announcement of legislation designed to help municipal governments utilize government funding to assist citizens with water and sewer line repairs:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;On behalf of the residents of Pittsburgh, we thank Senator Fontana for his leadership in proposing the necessary changes in state law to allow municipalities and authorities like PWSA to repair and rehabilitate privately owned water service lines and sewer laterals. Without these changes, PWSA is presently only permitted to work on publicly owned lines, which previously left homeowners and small businesses on their own to remove private lead service lines and fix broken sewer laterals. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> These changes in state law will create valuable tools to assist PWSA&#39;s efforts to eliminate public and private lead service lines from Pittsburgh&#39;s water system and continue to address our crumbling sewer infrastructure. Senator Fontana has also proposed legislative changes through the state PENNVEST program to assist PWSA with paying for such improvements to infrastructure, so that the cost won&#39;t fully be borne by Pittsburgh taxpayers.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We have been working with Senator Fontana and the Wolf Administration on these state legislative solutions to address water and sewer problems at PWSA, and we are hopeful that the Legislature will take swift action toward final passage.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:47:36 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor to Host Public Meeting with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Advisory Panel Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7187 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2017) - The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel appointed by Mayor William Peduto will hold a public meeting at the City-County Building on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.</p> </div> <div> <p>The meeting will commence with a presentation by Mayor William Peduto in the City Council Chamber; thereafter the Advisory Panel will interview RFP finalists and public comments will be heard.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>At the Mayor&#39;s request, the meeting and finalist presentations will be televised live on City Channel Pittsburgh to maximize public transparency. City Channel Pittsburgh is cablecast on Comcast Channels 13 and 14 and Verizon Channels 44 and 45.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>PWSA Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel Meeting and RFP Finalist Interviews&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">City Council Chamber, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:14:27 -0400 Pittsburgh Mayor, Council Members and Residents Gear Up for the 412 Food Rescue Challenge http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7186 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh is teaming up with <a href="http://412foodrescue.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">412 Food Rescue</a> for a city-wide <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017-412-Food-Rescue.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">volunteer challenge</a> to deliver 15,000 pounds of healthy food during <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Inclusive Innovation Week</a>, March 31 &ndash; April 7th.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><a href="http://412foodrescue.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"> 412 Food Rescue</a> is a social innovation nonprofit whose mission is to prevent perfectly good food from entering the waste stream and redirect to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure. Powered by a growing movement of over 1,000 City and County residents who volunteer to transport the food between retailers and nonprofits, 412 Food Rescue has recovered over 1.2 million pounds of food since it was founded in 2015.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;412 Food Rescue&rsquo;s innovative use of technology and the dual impact of its mission on hunger and environmental sustainability embodies the goals of the City&rsquo;s Resilience Strategy,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;The City is looking forward to participating in the 412 Food Rescue Challenge and we invite all Pittsburghers to join us during Inclusive Innovation Week and beyond.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Cofounder &amp; CEO, Leah Lizarondo says the Food Rescue Challenge, &ldquo;is an exciting opportunity to put a spotlight on the people who make 412 Food Rescue happen&mdash;the residents in the Pittsburgh region who have stepped up to prevent fresh food from going to landfills to providing healthy meals to residents that are food insecure. For us, the core of Inclusive Innovation is enabling all residents to take part in something that benefits us all.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>According to Michelle Sandidge, Chief Community Affairs Officer of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, a 412 Food Rescue partner agency, the organization has made a significant impact on hunger for its residents. &ldquo;Despite major cuts to the federal SNAP program, HACP&rsquo;s relatively recent collaboration with 412 Food Rescue has managed to effectively end hunger in our public housing communities. Historically, our communities have averaged 5 to 7 emergency referrals for families without food each month. Over the course of the last six months, however, HACP has received zero referrals for families without food. We attribute this dramatic success to the ongoing efforts of 412 Food Rescue.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Mayor Peduto is scheduled to participate in a food rescue on April 4th, picking up food at Bruegger&#39;s Bagels (531 Grant St) and delivering it to Operation Safety Net (903 Watson St, 15219.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Several City Councilmembers including&nbsp; Dan Gilman, Deborah Gross, Darlene Harris, Bruce Kraus, Daniel Lavelle, Natalia Rudiak and staff members from Corey O&rsquo;Connor&#39;s office, as well as EMS &amp; DPW staff will be doing food rescues. Local celebrities will also be participating throughout the week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In addition to the goal of rescuing 15,000 pounds of food, city officials hope to generate awareness, encourage more residents to download 412 Food Rescue&rsquo;s mobile app--available for iPhones or Android--and participate in the 412 Food Rescue Challenge.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The rescues will be published and shared on social media. Please follow <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeInnovatePgh?src=hash" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">#WeInnovatePgh</a>, the official hashtag for Inclusive Innovation Week, for coverage of food rescues and other events.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>To download the mobile app and learn about other 70+, free events happening during Inclusive Innovation Week, please visit the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Inclusive Innovation Week</a> and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017-412-Food-Rescue.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">412 Food Rescue Challenge</a> websites.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Contacts:</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>412 Food Rescue: </strong>(412) 407-5287, <a href="http://412foodrescue.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://412foodrescue.org/</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Inclusive Innovation Week:</strong> Christine Marty, christine.marty@pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:19:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 29, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7185 <div><strong>Meeting with Mike Huwar</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Film Video for LGBT Campaign</strong><br /> Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich and Chief Schubert</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Police Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Young Immigrants and Refugees</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Downtown Experience Awards Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wyndham</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:05:23 -0400 Statement by Peduto Administration on Allegations by County Controller http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7184 <div> <p paraeid="{a8d73ef3-30f9-4ee7-b0b0-e989cd57bce6}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 28, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to comments by the County Controller on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd73d44c-af8d-4cd0-93c7-09dd6cc818ad}{186}" paraid="1109320296" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;The City is in the midst of an open, transparent and public process to evaluate the future of the PWSA, which includes looks at lead service line issues, and the authority&#39;s crippling $1 billion in debt.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{137601d3-3e39-4aa7-9e40-9923e8c4ae52}{197}" paraid="550461814" xml:lang="EN-US">It appears the County Controller instead wants to preserve the status quo at the authority and&nbsp;push&nbsp;massive tax increases on City residents, all while taking cheap political shots at those actually working to address&nbsp;the authority&#39;s issues.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd9da851-175d-4c8d-a254-8d1879fa16ac}{130}" paraid="754270317" xml:lang="EN-US">As&nbsp;most&nbsp;lawyers know, Pittsburgh, unlike Philadelphia, is barred by the state Municipal Authorities Act from replacing residential lead service lines.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f352f992-7889-414d-bd86-587134892edd}{40}" paraid="1901650371" xml:lang="EN-US">Contrary to what the Controller stated,&nbsp;the PWSA is under orders by the state Department of Environmental Protection to replace 7% of its lead service lines each year.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{651697cc-a2c2-42c2-ad3b-2c266456b014}{173}" paraid="1845807466" xml:lang="EN-US">In the meantime the Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;has been making legitimate strides to protect residents of the city who &ndash; like those in more than 5,300 municipalities nationwide &ndash; have unacceptable levels of lead in their water system.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22e1069-e555-4b2c-9403-d8200f4d3fbc}{83}" paraid="1233673473" xml:lang="EN-US">At a meeting with water experts yesterday regarding Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;$1 million Safe Water Plan, the group agreed to prioritize issuing free water filters to residents in neighborhoods where the PWSA is replacing its lead service lines.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f352f992-7889-414d-bd86-587134892edd}{251}" paraid="1449194031" xml:lang="EN-US">Additionally, early this month the Urban Redevelopment Authority created a low-interest&nbsp;loan program to help low-income residents pay for their lead service line replacements.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9f5c1501-8df1-4e2b-b7e8-4165cdad11b9}{173}" paraid="971109312" xml:lang="EN-US">And this coming&nbsp;Friday morning, a blue-ribbon panel of water&nbsp;experts will do public interviews of proposed professional advisory teams to manage a possible restructuring of the PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ebd9b71d-d87b-4945-9046-fdc47c837100}{90}" paraid="1016065776" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor&nbsp;does agree with the County Controller on one point. As he has repeatedly said, he&nbsp;does not favor privatizing the PWSA.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{776f8335-bcad-4086-935e-046b4344faac}{222}" paraid="1178777510" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:30:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 28, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7182 <div><strong>Riverfront East at 3 Crossings Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 48 26th Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with KQV</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Sturla</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with LaTrenda Sherrill, Melanie Ondek, and Jamie Beechey</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&nbsp;office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo for Pittsburgh Wildlife Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&nbsp;office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:21:25 -0400 Pittsburgh Recognized as Certified Sustainable Municipality http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7180 <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Certified_Sustainable_Municipality_Logo_-_Platinum.png" style="width: 200px; height: 226px; float: left;" />PITTSBURGH, PA (March 27, 2017) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced that the City of Pittsburgh is among a select group of high performing municipalities and has been recognized as a Platinum Certified Sustainable Municipality by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program.&nbsp; The Platinum certification is the highest level of achievement and is issued to municipalities that meet the program&#39;s rigorous performance criteria which tracks 131 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.</p> <p>Now a national leader in sustainability, the City of Pittsburgh excelled on the performance program&rsquo;s certification criteria in policy and practice. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s dedication to sustainability has never been stronger and is reflected in the following Peduto administration initiatives and programs including the <a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/">p4 initiative</a>, an innovative and sustainable model for land development, and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html">ONEPGH</a>, a strategic plan which envisions authentic neighborhoods that are close to employment and service hubs and offer accessible choices in housing and transportation. These initiatives focus on many aspects of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s resilience including working to combat gaps in education, income and wealth by race and ethnicity, and addressing environmental pollution, climate change, and the public health.</p> <p>The Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, administered by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities. Originally deployed in Southwestern Pennsylvania by Sustainable Pittsburgh, the certification has gone state-wide recognizing small, medium, and large municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh applaud municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and sustainability performance.</p> <p>In earning the Platinum certification, the City of Pittsburgh is acknowledged for its progress in addressing such areas as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and wellness, mitigating blight, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction, fiscal controls, and internal management and operations. Details regarding how Pittsburgh is addressing these areas can be found on the certification program&rsquo;s website:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org">www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org</a>.</p> <p>&quot;The City of Pittsburgh is proud to be recognized as a Platinum Certified Community by the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification program,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;In Pittsburgh we&rsquo;ve worked to apply best practices in municipal government and community development to make Pittsburgh a city for all. We are pleased to be recognized and be part of the regional community of good government.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;We are delighted to see Pittsburgh distinguished among local governments that are leading the way in applying sustainability to both their operations and management as well as within the community,&quot; said Anne McCollum, Director of Training and Development, Pennsylvania Municipal League.</p> <p>Achieving certification in the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification is intended to bring recognition to municipalities that are applying the policy and practice of sustainability as their way of advancing community prosperity. It also serves as a mechanism for sharing best practices for creating a more sustainable Pennsylvania.</p> <p>&quot;Municipalities that earn the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification are standouts in demonstrating adherence to best practices that elevate them as communities of choice to live, work, and play. Commitment to continuous improvement is at the heart of sustainability and the certification program is a means to accelerate municipal performance,&quot; said Court Gould, Executive Director, Sustainable Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Details about City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s certification performance can be found here: <a href="http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org">www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org">www.sustainablepacommunitycertification.org</a> or contact Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, <a href="mailto:grant.ervin@pittsburghpa.gov">grant.ervin@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p><strong>About the Pennsylvania Municipal League</strong></p> <p>The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania&rsquo;s 3rd class cities. The PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League&rsquo;s municipal policy interests.&nbsp;PML provides a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy (on both the state and federal levels), publications designed to educate and inform, education and training certification programs, membership research and inquiries, consulting-based programs, group insurance trusts, and the statewide Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification. Specific to Southwestern Pennsylvania, PML is partnered with Sustainable Pittsburgh for outreach.</p> <p><strong>About Sustainable Pittsburgh</strong><br /> Sustainable Pittsburgh (SP) affects decision-making in the Pittsburgh region to integrate economic prosperity, social equity, and environmental quality as the enduring accountability bringing sustainable solutions for communities and businesses.&nbsp;Over the past 19 years, SP has proven adept at building coalitions for the policy and practice of sustainable development for southwestern Pennsylvania.&nbsp;SP educates and engages decision-makers and in turn elevates expectations for integration of the 3Es (environmental conservation, social equity, and economic prosperity) among government, businesses, nonprofits and academia.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:13:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 27, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7179 <div><strong>Ford Smart City Opportunities Conference Call</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Minette Seate</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pastor Ken Love</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with PCTV21</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1300 Western Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Betty Cruz,&nbsp;Monica Ruiz, Guillermo Perez, Brenda Solkez, Sister Janice, and&nbsp;Antonia Dominguez</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Global Switchboard</div> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:43:34 -0400 Peduto Administration Introducing Legislation to Protect Summer Jobs from Proposed Cuts by President Trump http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7178 <div> <p paraeid="{72d39611-bb80-4c20-9125-0033ede87b9c}{137}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 27, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is introducing&nbsp;legislation tomorrow to protect&nbsp;funding for summer youth employment, which is in danger of being eliminated by President Donald Trump&#39;s budget proposals.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72d39611-bb80-4c20-9125-0033ede87b9c}{158}" paraid="173529722">President Trump&#39;s proposed budget would eliminate&nbsp;Community Development Block Grant funding, which the City uses to help pay for summer jobs for approximately 2,000 youths&nbsp;in the City and Allegheny County&nbsp;each year,&nbsp;through&nbsp;the Learn and Earn program.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72d39611-bb80-4c20-9125-0033ede87b9c}{167}" paraid="691825585">To protect these critical jobs the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration will be asking Pittsburgh City Council to reallocate $700,000 in&nbsp;the 2017&nbsp;operating budget&nbsp;to pay for&nbsp;Learn and Earn,&nbsp;in order to ensure continuity of the program in the face of uncertainty prompted by the President&#39;s proposed cuts.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72d39611-bb80-4c20-9125-0033ede87b9c}{177}" paraid="1275067583">&quot;Enough is&nbsp;enough. We won&#39;t allow the President&#39;s reckless decisions hurt kids who depend upon&nbsp;these jobs. Learn and Earn is a pathway to careers for many of our youth, and we can&#39;t let those opportunities go to waste,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72d39611-bb80-4c20-9125-0033ede87b9c}{183}" paraid="2031408387">Should Congress reject the President&#39;s proposed cuts and keep CDBG, the City would typically receive those funds in the fall, at which point the City would revist the funding proposal being introduced tomorrow.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:54:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 25-26, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7176 <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div><strong>March 25</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>No public events scheduled</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>March 26</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Reading Proclamation at Mike&nbsp;Feinberg&#39;s Closing Event</strong></div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1736 Penn Avenue</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Champagne Brunch for Tree Pittsburgh</strong></div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11 a.m.</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 705 Brighton Rd.</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:02:23 -0400 Traffic Signal Replacement Project to Begin in Homewood South Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7174 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 24, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that a traffic signal replacement project at the intersection of Braddock Avenue and Hamilton Avenue (Homewood South) will begin on Monday, March 27, 2017 and is expected to last approximately three months.</p> <p>Lane closures and short term detours will occur in the project site between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily. Work schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.&nbsp;Drivers in the area are advised to use caution, stay alert and be aware of changing traffic patterns. Traffic signal improvements will include: updated traffic signals with count down pedestrian signals, audible pedestrian signals, reflective back plates, enhanced lighting, new hi-viz pavement markings and updated handicap ramps.</p> <p>This project is part of a $300,000 investment into the infrastructure at the intersection. The project is partially funded by a federal grant and is part of the community&rsquo;s Safe Routes to School initiative. The City of Pittsburgh collaborated with Operation Better Block, Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village, and Faison Elementary School during the grant application process and all three have expressed strong support of the infrastructure improvements.</p> <p>The work will be performed by Power Contracting through a contract with the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:14:23 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 24, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7169 <div><strong>Interview with the Allegheny County Labor Council</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 5 Hot Metal St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Rob Rossi</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Costa, County Executive, and Patrick Earley&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Shabbat1000</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Weiland Gym, Cohon University Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2nd Annual Labor Radio Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 841 California Avenue</div> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:44:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 23, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7166 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Affordable Care Act Press Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Children&#39;s Hospital, 4401 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo for Good Deeds Day with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rick Hunziker</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Eric Taper</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Open House Hosted by Seth Payne, Keith Cochran, and Joan Kimmel</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1204 Loraine St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to the Pittsburgh Student Government Council</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: University of Pittsburgh, Dinning Room B, William Pitt Union</div> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:16:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Restructuring of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Board http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7165 <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{137}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 22, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today that the board of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&nbsp;will&nbsp;bring&nbsp;on three new members to assist ongoing efforts to modernize the authority and address its systematic deficiencies.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0490d40d-abef-4476-8fd3-61ef8c45296e}{118}" paraid="2127009796" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor has extended invitations to proposed new board members, and expects announcements this week.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{170}" paraid="599354909">Three departing members of the board &ndash; Alex Thomson, Caren&nbsp;Glotfelty&nbsp;and Andrea&nbsp;Geraghty&nbsp;&ndash; will still be&nbsp;relied&nbsp;upon by the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration and the PWSA for their insight and expertise while studies are underway to restructure the authority.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a5df70b0-5d1d-48f3-8271-a4540c466947}{170}" paraid="1511088794" xml:lang="EN-US">The terms of all three&nbsp;expired on Dec. 31, 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{181}" paraid="271485784">&quot;I want to thank&nbsp;members of the board for their service to&nbsp;the&nbsp;PWSA and to&nbsp;Pittsburgh residents. The PWSA is in the midst of great challenges, but with that comes the&nbsp;opportunity to make changes for the betterment of all,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{203}" paraid="1783345458">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;this month&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7118" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">named a blue-ribbon panel</a>&nbsp;to assist&nbsp;the Administration and the&nbsp;PWSA&nbsp;board with the&nbsp;selection of a professional advisory team to manage a possible restructuring of the authority. The panel&nbsp;will&nbsp;hold a public meeting&nbsp;in City Council Chambers&nbsp;on Friday, March 31,&nbsp;to interview finalists for the advisory contract.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{223}" paraid="1183886896">Today, the&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;also&nbsp;invited&nbsp;other community leaders and utility experts to help&nbsp;guide&nbsp;the advisory panel in its work. Those leaders include City Councilwoman (and PWSA board member) Deb Gross; City Controller Michael Lamb;&nbsp;Alcosan&nbsp;board chair Sylvia Wilson;&nbsp;former PWSA Chair Alex Thomson;&nbsp;Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT) founder David Miller; and former city Water Department Director Alex&nbsp;Sciulli.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a5df70b0-5d1d-48f3-8271-a4540c466947}{198}" paraid="120546220" xml:lang="EN-US">A letter to the six leaders&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PWSA_Advisory_Panel_Letter.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is attached here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53689742-395c-454a-b01d-e5fc5b0e225e}{235}" paraid="1262491324">The upcoming appointments of the three new&nbsp;PWSA&nbsp;board members follows the announcement last week that Acting PWSA Director Col. Bernard Lindstrom&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7148" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">will stay on for up to two more years</a>&nbsp;to allow for&nbsp;continuity of leadership in&nbsp;authority operations during the studies of its possible reorganization.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:36:15 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor, City Officials to Host Public Safety Community Meeting in Homewood Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7162 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 21, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto, Police Chief Scott Schubert, Assistant Chief of Police Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Police Zone 5 Commander Jason Lando and other city officials will hold a Community Public Safety Meeting in Homewood on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. During the meeting, city officials will address community concerns about recent violence in the Homewood community.</p> </div> <div> <p>The meeting is free and open to the public.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Community Public Safety Meeting</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Who:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Mayor William Peduto&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Scott Schubert, Chief of Police&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Assistant Chief of Police&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Jason Lando, Police Zone 5 Commander&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Other city officials&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, March 22, 2017&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 80px;"><strong>Doors:</strong> 7:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 80px;"><strong>Meeting Begins: </strong>7:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Where: </strong>Westinghouse High School (Auditorium): 1101 N. Murtland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:48:07 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Immigration Policies http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7161 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 21, 2017) &ndash; <em>Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding Pittsburgh&rsquo;s status as a welcoming and inclusive city: </em></p> <p>With what appears to be an increasing emphasis on immigration efforts by the new presidential administration and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency, now seems an appropriate and necessary time to reaffirm our City&#39;s values. From Deutschtown to Polish Hill, from Manchester to Squirrel Hill, from Beechview to the historic Hill District, Pittsburgh has been, is, and always will be, a welcoming and diverse city where we prioritize smart policing while respecting the safety and security of our individual citizens.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh is a city of immigrants, founded and built on diverse and accepting cultures, the home of the labor movement and the steel industry, where we embrace the melting pot of people, ideas, and cultures that have set the standard for what a most livable city should look like in America today.&nbsp;</p> <p>Respect for our people and for how they have infused their cultures into our city means that while we respect the laws and policies of the federal government, we do not inflict unjust policies and undue fear or injury upon our citizens and visitors.&nbsp; The increased and enhanced immigration enforcement policies we are now seeing across the country appear to be neither about public safety nor about smart policing, and violate Constitutional rights to equal protection for all, and protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.</p> <p>If the latest enforcement policies were indeed about preserving public safety, we would be using our precious resources to pursue criminals who are a threat to our community, not pursuing parents with young children, sowing distrust and discord.</p> <p>We already do this in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police adopted an &quot;Unbiased Policing&quot; policy in 2014 that commits the bureau to work with all federal agencies, including ICE, to arrest all those with legitimate criminal warrants. At the same time the policy bars police from asking our residents about their immigration status, in an effort to build trust within our communities.</p> <p>Some of our immigrant families are afraid to send their children to school, often are fearful to even attend jobs that they need, and fearful of aggressive and abrupt apprehension, making them worried about the futures of their US-born citizen children. The efforts to criminalize communities and deport millions of people could affect everyone from undocumented immigrants to local police to U.S. soldiers and their families. This is not the environment that reflects or defines Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Our administration is committed to helping ensure our community members are safe and our values persist through these challenging times. Pittsburgh police will continue to serve the entire community without regard to an individual&rsquo;s immigration status. We have one of the most highly-trained police bureaus in the country and we are fortunate to live in a city with a relatively low crime rate, in no small part due to the respectful and cooperative relationship between our citizens and our law enforcement personnel.</p> <p>Our local police officers do not and will not act as federal immigration agents, or as members of a nationalized deportation army.</p> <p>A main purpose for adopting welcoming-type policies is to comply with constitutional requirements and to protect public safety.<strong> Immigrants and refugees are welcome here and we will do everything within our power to protect them and all our residents.</strong></p> <p>My office is working with Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and Chief of Police Scott Schubert to enhance our efforts on community policing strategies to ensure that law enforcement officials know their communities and that every member of their community feels safe to request Public Safety services.</p> <p>&ldquo;Whether you need police, fire or emergency medical services, we want all individuals to feel safe and not hesitate when calling 9-1-1 for assistance,&rdquo; Director Hissrich has said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Police Bureau values its relationship with the multicultural community. We will continue to enhance our partnerships with community members to alleviate fears and anxiety. Whether you are a victim or witness of a crime, Pittsburgh police are here to help you if you need assistance. We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect,&rdquo; says Chief Schubert.</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh is a welcoming community. Some of us are life-long or long-time residents while others arrived to our community more recently and in different ways. But we are all neighbors now with the responsibility to respect and support one another.&nbsp; Pittsburgh will continue to embrace long-time residents and newcomers alike.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:54:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 21, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7158 <div><strong>Coffee with Charles Powell</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Art Silverman</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman, Director Ricks, Director Hassett, Director Gastil, and Director Gable</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Pittsburgh Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Griffin</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:32:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 20, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7155 <div><strong>Meeting with Delegation from Northern Ireland</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 11 Stanwix St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil and Yesica Guerra</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Jason Cavnar</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Merrill Stabile</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></p> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:15:13 -0400 Media Advisory: Pittsburgh to Join Cities' Immigration Day of Action on Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7154 <div><em>Media Advisory</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 20, 2017) Tomorrow, Pittsburgh will join cities across the country in proclaiming the Cities&#39; Immigration Day of Action declaring solidarity with our immigrant families and asserting our welcoming values. The nationwide action is being organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh&nbsp;fosters welcoming and safe communities for all its residents, regardless of who they are or from where they come. Immigrants and citizens live and work together in the same communities and neighborhoods, and the City wants to protect an atmosphere in which every child will be born in a healthy environment, all young people will have access to a quality education, and all residents continue to be able to contribute to the City&#39;s economy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>What:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Press conference by Mayor William Peduto, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and immigrant&nbsp;community leaders.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Why:&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The City of Pittsburgh will join&nbsp;other cities across the country in proclaiming the&nbsp;Cities&#39; Immigration Day of Action declaring solidarity with our immigrant and refugee community, and asserting&nbsp;its welcoming values. Cities&nbsp;across America have called on the federal government to enact comprehensive immigration reform and enforce the nation&rsquo;s immigration laws in a humane manner that does not separate families; and, in the absence of substantive and humane federal immigration reform, cities seek strategies to protect and secure all their residents while ensuring that local law enforcement is focused on community policing.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Who:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mayor Peduto, Exectutive Fitzgerald and other community leaders,&nbsp;including UPMC, Thar Technologies,&nbsp;Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Cuzamil Restaurant&nbsp;and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>When:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>3 p.m., Tuesday, March, 21, on the City-County Building Portico.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Additonally, interested reporters may wish to listen to a noon conference call tomorrow led by four mayors from around the nation.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>U.S.&nbsp;Conference&nbsp;of Mayors leaders Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will host a&nbsp;bipartisan press&nbsp;conference&nbsp;call with reporters at&nbsp;12 noon EDT&nbsp;to kick off the Day of Action.&nbsp;&nbsp;On this day, mayors will come together with residents and stakeholders for a variety of activities, including community meetings and press events, to demonstrate their cities&#39; support for immigrants and to underscore their value to both the national and local economies.</div> </div> <p>To join, please dial Conference&nbsp;Call Number:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="tel:(888)%20609-5701" target="_blank">888-609-5701</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;|&nbsp;&nbsp;Pas<wbr />scode:&nbsp;&nbsp;2940526. Reporters may RSVP to&nbsp;Elena Temple-Webb:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:etemple@usmayors.org" target="_blank">etemple@usmayors.org</a></p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:09:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 18-19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7150 <div><strong>March 18</strong></div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Vigil for Raghib Dolphin&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Brighton Rd. and Kleber St.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Bingo with the GLCC</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Rodef Shalom,&nbsp;4905 5th Avenue&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Vigil in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 6424 Forward Ave</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>March 19</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Serving Soup for Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Rodef Shalom, 4905 5th Avenue&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:59:03 -0400 Col. Bernard Lindstrom To Continue as PWSA Acting Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7148 <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{142}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 17, 2017) The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration&nbsp;is pleased to announce that Col. Bernard Lindstrom has extended his engagement as Acting Executive Director of the&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{159}" paraid="155705605">Col. Lindstrom&#39;s job extension allows for&nbsp;continuity&nbsp;of leadership at the PWSA while&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7118" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a blue-ribbon advisory panel</a>&nbsp;appointed by Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto is studying&nbsp;next steps for authority operations. The panel&#39;s first task is to evaluate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to hire an outside&nbsp;advisory team of professionals&nbsp;to help the City and PSWA&nbsp;solve&nbsp;systematic problems challenging&nbsp;the authority, from lead levels in water to its crumbling infrastructure.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{163}" paraid="42012978">To ensure transparency, final interviews by the panel of the RFP finalists will be held in public in coming weeks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{168}" paraid="1172908633">Col. Lindstrom&nbsp;began his tenure at PWSA in September&nbsp;after a distinguished military career, and retiring&nbsp;as&nbsp;the former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{176}" paraid="1428973859">&quot;On&nbsp;behalf of the residents of the City, we thank Col. Lindstrom for his continued service&nbsp;and for&nbsp;allowing the PWSA to keep benefiting from his expertise&nbsp;in this time of transition at the authority,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{184}" paraid="1678206254">The continuation of Col. Lindstrom&#39;s stewardship at the PWSA promotes&nbsp;stability at the authority while a search follows to permanently hire a new Executive Director and Deputy Director. That search will also be aided by the Advisory Panel with assistance from the consultancy firm to be selected soon. The jobs will soon be publicly posted.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ff7892cc-4640-4299-8146-582cfd5179b9}{190}" paraid="1232354278">Col. Lindstrom will be paid up to $225,000 annually, and is contracted through March 13, 2019. Should a new director be chosen before then the contract with Col. Lindstrom can be terminated with 30&nbsp;days notice.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:13:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 17, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7147 <div><strong>African American Chamber of Commerce Power&nbsp;Breakfast Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian, Chief Costa, and Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Stephanie Turman</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Alana Koll</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Ashley Gold</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:59:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 16, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7144 <div><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;Career Assembly</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 7430 Tioga St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presentation of Sons of Italy Award with Giouse Bochicchio&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visit Pittsburgh Annual Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>University of Pittsburgh&#39;s&nbsp;Bio Shelter Opening in Homewood</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 7280 Fleury Way</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Closing Remarks at Waterfronts That Work Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Science Center</div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:22:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 15, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7142 <p><em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">No public events scheduled&nbsp;</span></em></p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:14:48 -0400 Public Works Crews Prepare for Overnight Winter Weather Forecast http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7126 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has issued a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Level 2 Snow Alert Alert</a> effective Noon on Monday, March 13, 2017.</p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker will be active throughout the anticipated snow event. Current forecasts for the Pittsburgh area are fluctuating but the most recent estimates are calling for snow accumulations of 2&quot; &ndash; 5&quot; within a 36 hour period with snowfall expected to begin around 10:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, and last until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Updates will be provided by DPW if snow event forecasts and details change.</p> </div> <div> <p>Up to 60 vehicles will be deployed overnight throughout the city for the 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. night turn shift. The Tuesday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. daylight shift will have a minimum of 80 vehicles deployed from all <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/Public%20Works%20Divisions" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">six street maintenance divisions</a>. Crews will work 12 hour shifts until the snow event concludes. All trucks are equipped with plows and chains and salt loads are treated with a liquid Calcium Chloride to make the salt more effective.</p> </div> <div> <p>Crews from the DPW Heavy Equipment Division are scheduled to work 12 hour shifts to address any equipment that requires repairs overnight.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>During a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"> Level 2</a> snow event, DPW has a 32 hour window after the snow event ends to treat all streets before individual constituent calls for service will be addressed. Due to fluctuating forecasts, a specific end time has not been determined.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents should contact the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a> if a street is not treated within the designated timeframe following a storm. The 311 response center is open for non-emergency calls, such as reports of downed trees or water main breaks. &nbsp;</p> <div> <p>Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Tuesday morning. If weather conditions prevent certain routes from being collected on Tuesday, remaining routes will be completed on Wednesday morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>The Department of Public Safety will have two additional city-wide medic units working overnight Monday into Tuesday during the snow event. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Storm Levels &amp; 311 Response Center&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Winter Storm Levels</a>. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined response times.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Depending on the severity or level of the weather event it can take up to 48 hours to treat the streets with salt and/or calcium chloride after a snow/ice event.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 1 Event (1 - 3&quot;): Crews have 24 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 2 Event (3 - 6&quot;): Crews have 32 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 3 Event (6 - 10&quot;): Crews have 48 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 4 Event (&gt; than 10&quot;): Calls will not be taken until weather event drops to a Level 3 (6-10&quot;).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Weather Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> is a resource available to monitor the travel history for all vehicles dedicated to snow and ice control throughout the time frame of a snow event. Information and updates will be shared on Twitter via @pghdpw, @pgh311 and @citypgh. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:34:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 13, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7125 <div><strong>State Municipal League Legislative Briefing Breakfast</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Opening General Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at NLC Panel &quot;Immigration Reform: Rising Above the Rhetoric&quot;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch for Mayors&#39; Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayors&#39; Education Task Force</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Afternoon General Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Flight Back to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m.&nbsp;</div> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:50:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces 2017 Love Your [Resilient] Block Grant Award Recipients http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7124 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that 31 organizations will receive funding for the 2017 season of the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Love Your [Resilient] Block</a> grant program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Through the Love Your [Resilient] Block revitalization program, the City of Pittsburgh, People&rsquo;s Gas, and Cities of Service award $1,500 grants to applicants that submitted a block improvement project plan. The award money is used to purchase supplies and tools necessary to implement the projects, as awardees mobilize community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets and increase resilience within their neighborhoods. An additional award of $3,000 will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, per identified criteria. Project implementation runs from March 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017.</p> <p>To date, the program (formerly known as Love Your Block) has impacted over 400 blocks by collecting over 35,000 pounds of litter, engaging over 9,000 volunteers, who committed nearly 60,000 hours of service, and leveraging nearly $500,000 in donations since its inception in 2011. This season is the first to pair the program with <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"> Resilient Pittsburgh</a> as a part of the newly launched Resilience Strategy, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">ONEPGH</a>.</p> <p>Love Your [Resilient] Block is made possible thanks to generous donations of $25,000 each by Peoples Natural Gas and Cities of Service. The program is guided by the Cities of Service Love Your Block Blueprint and the goals of Resilient Pittsburgh.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a> or contact Ernest Rajakone at: <a href="mailto:ernest.rajakone@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">ernest.rajakone@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Spring 2017 Love Your [Resilient] Block Grant Recipients</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council: </strong>Volunteers will enhance existing community space by adding shrubs and mulch, restructuring rotten flower beds, and adding a rain barrel.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Bloomfield Development Corporation:</strong> Volunteers will create an attractive, welcoming, and simple green space by planting a small community garden to be maintained by residents.</p> <p><strong>Brighton Heights Citizens Federation:</strong> Volunteers will host an event in an existing community space to enhance landscaping, light a historically important tree, and raise awareness about energy efficiency.</p> <p><strong>Cobden Street Block Watch: </strong>Volunteers will enhance an existing community space by installing a garden, picnic table, and a grill for block parties and potlucks.</p> <p><strong>Enright Park Neighborhood Association:&nbsp; </strong>Volunteers will enhance an existing community garden by emphasizing cooperative plantings, repairing garden infrastructure, installing a notice board, and programming ongoing volunteer sessions.</p> <p><strong>Free Ride Pittsburgh:</strong> Volunteers will host free classes that focus on key bike mechanic concepts and skills to help participants increase their confidence as bicyclists and increase the diversity of Pittsburgh&#39;s bike community.</p> <p><strong>Hill House Association: </strong>Volunteers will clean up litter, plant shrubs and trees that absorb rainwater, plant flowers that attract bees and butterflies, and paint the railings at the Chauncey Street steps to encourage a healthy and safe space.</p> <p><strong>HOPE for Tomorrow Inc: </strong>Volunteers will engage students from the West End to hand paint pots for flowers, fruits, and vegetables and connect them with seniors from the Healthy Active Living Center in Sheraden.</p> <p><strong>Lawrenceville United: </strong>Volunteers will paint a mural on the surface of former basketball court and educate elementary students on environmental concepts during a one day event and celebration.</p> <p><strong>Liberal Catholic Church Garden: </strong>Volunteers will replace a retaining wall, repair a fence, clean up, and enhance a garden at a former church site.</p> <p><strong>Manchester Citizens Corporation: </strong>Volunteers will enhance an existing community space by landscaping and beautifying the MCC location&#39;s exterior so that it falls in line with the vision they promote for the neighborhood overall.</p> <p><strong>Manchester Historic Society: </strong>Volunteers will beautify the landscape surrounding the historic Anderson Manor to provide a safe and beautiful destination within Manchester.</p> <p><strong>Mellon Street Neighbors: </strong>Volunteers will complete a new phase of greening work at an existing community space in East Liberty by creating more visible sidewalk plantings in front of a parklet to draw attention to a gateway.</p> <p><strong>National Aviary: </strong>Volunteers will create an enticing space on the exterior of the Aviary&#39;s Condor Court by designing and installing educational signage on the fence facing the park.</p> <p><strong>Neighbors on the Mount:</strong> Volunteers will replace trees in three locations throughout Mt. Washington and plant flowers in an existing community parklet.</p> <p><strong>Oakland Business Improvement District: </strong>Volunteers will beautify a busy, congested stretch of Forbes avenue in Oakland by planting flowers, shrubs and cleaning up trash and litter.</p> <p><strong>Overbrook Community Council: </strong>Volunteers will take part in a lighting event that will focus on energy efficiency. There will also be a beautification event in their local garden.</p> <p><strong>Perry Hilltop Citizens Council:</strong> Volunteers will assist in a landscaping project with local designer Richard Liberto to create a green space surrounding a mosaic mural.</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Project: </strong>Volunteers will create an attractive and welcoming&nbsp; space to prepare for the &quot;Corner of Hope&quot; project which will feature representatives of the Pittsburgh Opera.</p> <p><strong>Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative:</strong> Volunteers will work together to beautify a Hazelwood site for the whole community to enjoy by clearing litter, and planting flowers and shrubs.</p> <p><strong>Schenley Heights Collaborative: </strong>Volunteers will work with the Collaborative to revitalize the landscape and build relationships with community members in the neighborhood.</p> <p><strong>Schenley Heights Community Development Program:</strong> Volunteers will work together to improve the sidewalk on Centre Ave across from the VA hospital by placing planters and flowers along the grassy areas.</p> <p><strong>Soldiers and Sailors: </strong>Volunteer will work together to clean up, seed and mulch the front lawn by planting flowers, pruning shrubs and hedges and clearing out overgrowth from the past year.</p> <p><strong>South Side Community Council:</strong> Volunteers will work together to address blight, and&nbsp; improve the gardens and lot of the Ormsby Recreation Center.</p> <p><strong>Southwest Pittsburgh CDC: </strong>Volunteers will have access to introductory courses in home gardening &quot;, both in the classroom and a &quot;hands on&quot; demonstration in the garden.</p> <p><strong>Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition:</strong> Volunteers will work together to remove litter and debris to better the public health and safety of Squirrel Hill. The coalition is also sponsoring a film campaign to raise awareness of the important of a litter-free neighborhood.</p> <p><strong>Summer Hill Citizens Committee: </strong>Volunteers will work together to improve a&nbsp; green space with a stormwater management approach that will capture rain run-off while beautifying a barren spot.</p> <p><strong>Towdah:</strong> Volunteers will work together on an exercise and eating program to promote a healthy lifestyle.</p> <p><strong>Troy Hill Citizens Inc: </strong>Volunteers will work together to plant perennials and landscape the greenery around a new welcome sign for Troy Hill.</p> <p><strong>Uptown Partners: </strong>Volunteers will work together to beautify a unique public amenity by creating a colorful parklet with birdbaths, feeders, a chess table and bench.</p> <p><strong>Westwood, Ridgemont, &amp; Crafton Heights Community Council:</strong> Volunteers will work together to make site improvements at the entrance to the Trolley Trail in Westwood.</p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>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 @CitiesofService on Twitter.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Resilient Pittsburgh:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>In 2015, the City of Pittsburgh joined 100 Resilient Cities &ndash; pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. This brought a new focus on resilience to the city that aims to build the capacity of communities to adapt and overcome challenges they may face from a changing environment and transforming city.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For more information on the efforts of Resilient Pittsburgh, please visit: <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/</a> and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:03:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule: March 11-12, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7121 <p><strong>March 11</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade</strong><br /> Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Traveling to Washington, D.C. for the NLC Congressional City Conference</strong><br /> Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p><strong>March 12</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>NLC Board of Directors Meeting</strong><br /> Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.<br /> Locatio: Marriott Wardman Park</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>NLC Board and Advisory Council Luncheon</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.<br /> Location: Marriott Wardman Park</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Federal Advocacy Committee Meetings</strong><br /> Time: 1:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Marriott Wardman Park</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Dinner with the Pennsylvania Municipal League</strong><br /> Time: 6 p.m.<br /> Location: 2606 Connecticut Avenue NW</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>NLC President Matt Zone&#39;s Private Reception</strong><br /> Time: 8 p.m.<br /> Location: Marriott Wardman Park</p> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:28:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Assembles Blue Ribbon Panel to Advise Potential Restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7118 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 10, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto assembled a meeting today of a Blue Ribbon Panel to assist with the selection of a professional advisory team to manage a possible restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA). Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin chaired the meeting, and encouraged the Panel to utilize their expertise to help guide the PWSA Board of Directors and the Peduto Administration toward improving and optimizing the publicly owned water and sewer asset. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <div> <p>A request for proposals was <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6973" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">issued</a> by the city on February 3, 2017, to procure the services an advisory team to manage evaluations of a possible restructuring the PWSA to enhance water and sewer service delivery. The eight person Blue Ribbon Panel will review and evaluate the RFP submissions and attend interview sessions of the finalists.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Members of the Panel are below:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Kevin Acklin </strong>&ndash; Chief of Staff to Mayor William Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Kenya Boswell </strong>&ndash; President, BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Fred Brown </strong>&ndash; President/CEO, Homewood Children&#39;s Village&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis</strong> - Executive Director, Women for a Healthy Environment</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Jared Cohon</strong> &ndash; Director of Scott Institute for Energy Innovation; University Professor; President (1997-2013), Carnegie Mellon University&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Jen Presutti</strong> &ndash; Director, Office of Management and Budget, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lourdes Sanchez Ridge </strong>&ndash; Solicitor/Chief Legal Officer, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Sharene Shealey</strong> &ndash;&nbsp; Environmental Manager, NRG Energy&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Mark Stulga</strong> &ndash; Vice President, WesBanco&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:00:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule: March 10, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7117 <div><strong>Time Off</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Citizens for Social Change Training with Public Allies</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.<br /> Location:&nbsp;26 South 27th Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Secretary Davin,&nbsp;County Executive, Rep. Wheatley, &nbsp;and Senator Fontana</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Ridge</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:57:15 -0500 Second Annual "Inclusive Innovation Week" Set for March 31-April 7, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7116 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2017) &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), along with over 80 Pittsburgh organizations and businesses, have announced that Inclusive Innovation Week 2017 will take place March 31 &ndash; April 7, 2017.</p> <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017.html">Inclusive Innovation Week</a> is a project of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a>, a city-wide strategy to provide equal access to products and services through new ideas, technologies, personnel and inventions. The City of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with innovative organizations and businesses to celebrate ongoing inclusively innovative events and invite new events and collaborations to emerge.</p> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh is committed to being a welcoming city where innovative opportunities are for everyone,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Inclusive Innovation Week is a time to connect, collaborate, and learn while putting equity in innovation at the forefront of the conversation.&rdquo;</p> <p>This year, over 60 events will take place across 20 of Pittsburgh&#39;s neighborhoods. Throughout the week, 100% of the programming will have free or donation-based admission. Programming will range from classes and panels to community conversations, open office hours, and open houses. Through Inclusive Innovation Week, the City of Pittsburgh hopes to expand the view of innovation and make new connections across the city for event hosts and attendees. &ldquo;The business case for inclusion is strong: we need to keep diversifying in order to innovate,&rdquo; said Anu Jain from <a href="https://inclusant.com/">Inclusant</a>, and Inclusive Innovation Week event host.</p> <p>Events and activities for the week include but are not limited to:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>March 31</strong> - Kick-off Inclusive Innovation Week at <a href="https://creativemornings.com/talks/tara-sherry-torres">Creative Mornings</a> with kick-off remarks from Councilman Dan Gilman and an exciting conversation with <a href="http://www.cafeconlechepgh.com/">Caf&eacute; con Leche&#39;s</a> Tara Sherry-Torres.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>April 5</strong> - Join <a href="https://cmpstudio.wufoo.com/forms/qaijb450zp4i3w/">Innovation Studio at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh</a> for a lunchtime conversation at the Andy Warhol Museum with the team behind digital accessibility initiatives for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>April 6</strong> &ndash; Participate in <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-a-muslim-ally-training-tickets-32412484614">&ldquo;How to be a Muslim Ally Training&rdquo;</a> hosted by <a href="https://www.helloneighbor.io/" target="_blank">Hello Neighbor</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.icp-pgh.org/" target="_blank">The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gspia.pitt.edu/" target="_blank">The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at The University of Pittsburgh</a>. Head down the street, for a live broadcast at <a href="http://wqed.org/think">WQED</a> exploring equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>April 7</strong> &ndash; <a href="https://www.showclix.com/event/NextFest">Close out the week</a> at the Ace Hotel where winners of <a href="http://www.steelcitycodefest.com/">Steel City Codefest</a> will be announced along with remarks from Mayor Peduto, Kate Dewey of <a href="https://forbesfunds.org/">The Forbes Funds</a>, <a href="http://412foodrescue.org/">412 Food Rescue&#39;s</a> Leah Lizarondo and more. Finish out the evening exploring Penn Avenue at the monthly <a href="http://www.pennavenue.org/event-type/unblurred">Unblurred,</a> First Friday celebration and stop by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1137044493072913/">Futuremakers Mixtape</a> at Alloy Studios.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh, URA, and Inclusive Innovation Week partners invite all residents and visitors to attend events throughout the week. Follow the conversation on Social Media by using and searching #WeInnovatePGH.</p> <p>Complete details and a full calendar of events can be found here: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017.html">http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/inclusive-innovation-week-2017.html</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:55:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 9, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7115 <div><strong>City and County Foundation Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 26th Floor of Centre City Tower</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Media Briefing for BRT</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: CountyStats Conference Room, Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Immigrant Community Stakeholders, Chief Schubert, and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Taping of Our Region&#39;s Business</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4145 Evergreen Road</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Noah Kulwin from VICE</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Video Conference with Middlebury College Panel</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>YWCA Equity and Empowerment Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lemont Restaurant</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Carnegie Mellon University Democrats</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Margaret Morrison</div> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:26:23 -0500 City Welcomes Women Owned Business Event at Chatham University http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7112 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 8, 2017) In conjunction with International Women&#39;s Day, Mayor William Peduto&#39;s administration is pleased to welcome an event for women-owned businesses tomorrow at Chatham University.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC) and Chatham University&#39;s Center for Women&#39;s Entrepreneurship and Chatham&#39;s Women&#39;s Business Center invites women business owners to attend its second annual Women Business Enterprise (WBE) event, the&nbsp;<em>City of Pittsburgh Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Contract Roadmap</em>. Through small-group networking and candid dialogue, the partners intend to expand participation from all certified women-owned businesses seeking contract opportunities with the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The free event will take place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Chatham University&#39;s Shadyside campus, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.</p> <p>Please register online at chatham.edu/cwbc</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:43:36 -0500 Peduto Administration Raises $1 Million for Safe Water Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7111 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 8, 2017) Mayor William Peduto announced that the City has partnered with Peoples Gas and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority to invest $1 million to provide filters to every PWSA customer to reduce high lead levels in their drinking water.</p> <p>The City plans to offer the free filters to all homeowners in the City of Pittsburgh. Priority in issuing the filters will be given to residents whose lines test at or above 10 parts per billion for lead, those in areas where the PWSA will be doing its own lead service line replacements starting this spring, and to low-income residents.</p> <p>The City will offer to install the filters in schools and community and senior centers.</p> <p>The initial estimated cost of the program is $1 million. The funding would come from $500,000 provided by Peoples Gas and matched with $250,000 from each the City and PWSA.</p> <p>&quot;Peoples Gas is once again proving itself as one of Pittsburgh&#39;s greatest corporate citizens,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;While we are working on much-needed long-term PWSA infrastructure upgrades, as well as systematic changes to the authority&#39;s operational and financial inadequacies, this short term solution will help keep residents safe from unsafe lead levels in their water.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;PWSA customers are also Peoples Gas customers, and Peoples is proud to partner with the City and PWSA to address the most immediate and pressing need to assure safe drinking water,&quot; said Peoples president and CEO Morgan O&#39;Brien.</p> <p>Currently Peoples offers grants to customers in need of assistance in replacing appliances within their homes. The company sees this as a natural expansion of this program.&nbsp;</p> <p>Homeowners will be presented with &quot;point of use&quot; filters to be installed at the tap.</p> <p>The filters to be installed in schools and public facilities are expected to be &quot;point of entry&quot; filters, meaning they are attached to inflow water pipes, and will filter all water coming into the buildings.</p> <p>The announcement comes in the wake of calls by Councilwoman Deb Gross, a PWSA board member, to provide filters to water users facing high rates of lead in their water.</p> <p>In related news, the Urban Redevelopment Authority board is set to vote tomorrow on a loan program to help low-income homeowners replace their lead lines. Maximum loan amounts would be $10,000, with an interest rate of 3% and a term of up to 10 years depending on the amount borrowed. The program would be eligible for borrowers with incomes below 120% of the area median income.</p> <p>Also, PWSA is currently barred under the state&#39;s Municipal Authorities Act from replacing homeowner lead service lines themselves. To rectify that, Mayor Peduto will be meeting with state legislators to work on amending the Act to allow the PWSA to do so, similar to the authority given to Philadelphia.</p> <p>More announcements on possible state legislation and other water-related issues are expected soon.</p> <p>Details of the application process and distribution of filters will be announced in coming weeks.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:44:35 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Unveils ONEPGH: City's First Comprehensive Resilience Strategy to Address 21st Century Challenges http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7110 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 8, 2017) Today, Pittsburgh Mayor William &nbsp;Peduto and <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/">100 Resilient Cities &ndash; Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC)</a> unveiled <a>ONEPGH,&nbsp;</a>Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first-ever comprehensive Resilience Strategy. This new roadmap addresses Pittsburgh&rsquo;s most pressing and interconnected challenges that weaken the fabric of the city on a day-to-day and long-term basis, including inequity, public health, aging infrastructure, flash floods and other severe weather events.</p> <p>Drawing on the strength of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s unique communities and geographies, as well as existing city-wide resilience initiatives, ONEPGH focuses on the bold vision of engaging neighbors to make Pittsburgh livable for all its residents. The basis of the framework builds on the City&rsquo;s adopted &ldquo;p4&rdquo; values &ndash; a holistic, community-centered approach that emphasizes People, Place, Planet and Performance.</p> <p>The full ONEPGH strategy is available <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html">here.</a></p> <p>Through these tactics, Pittsburgh will look to:</p> <ol> <li>Empower all residents to contribute to a thriving and supportive community by ensuring that basic needs are met; and be an inclusive city of innovation that celebrates diversity, in which all residents will have equal access to resources with the ability to leverage opportunity</li> <li>Use land systematically to benefit all residents, to increase social cohesion, connectivity, public and ecological health, and to protect against current and future risks; and to design, scale, and maintain infrastructure for current and future needs equitably and sustainably, providing benefits and services to the region during times of calm and crisis</li> <li>Achieve long-term environmental sustainability through wise stewardship, improved resource management, and a reduced carbon footprint</li> <li>Work collaboratively with government and nongovernmental partners in the region for planning and decision-making</li> </ol> <p>&ldquo;The Resilience Strategy puts into practice a basic principle &ndash; our city can only move forward if we move forward as one Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Through implementation of ONEPGH, we have an opportunity to not only show the strength of our resilient past, but help illustrate to other cities how to navigate their own 21st century challenges.&rdquo;</p> <p>Grant Ervin, Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Chief Resilience Officer said, &ldquo;Pittsburghers are passionate about their city and their neighborhoods. This connection, which goes beyond a physical space, will be one of the city&rsquo;s greatest strengths as we coordinate, amplify and accelerate our existing resilience work as a member of the 100RC global network.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to the innovative approaches led by the City, 100RC has challenged Pittsburgh&rsquo;s philanthropic and private sectors to contribute to implementing actions within the strategy.</p> <p>&ldquo;ONEPGH highlights Pittsburgh&rsquo;s role as a resilience leader both in this region and across the world,&rdquo; said Andrew Salkin, Senior Vice President, 100RC. &ldquo;We look forward to continuing to work with Pittsburgh as it tackles dynamic 21st century challenges with a committed public sector and an active and engaged citizenry.&rdquo;</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s Resilience Strategy was developed in partnership with the public, private, and nonprofit sector, along with Pittsburgh community leaders, residents and regional partners. It comes with commitments for implementation and partnerships with home-grown organizations part of 100RC&rsquo;s platform partnership such as Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Fourth Economy Consulting, Intermedix/ University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and other local and national philanthropic organizations. The City will also have continuing access to a $200 million-plus pool of tools and services from the 100RC Network and platform partnership.</p> <p>In December 2014, Pittsburgh was selected as part of the second cohort to join the 100RC network, which includes a diverse group of global cities from Los Angeles to Chicago, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Bangkok, and Accra. More than 1,000 cities have applied to join 100RC since its inception.</p> <p>The full ONEPGH strategy is available <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/onepgh/index.html">here.</a></p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Pittsburgh: Grant Ervin, <a href="mailto:Grant.Ervin@pittsburghpa.gov">Grant.Ervin@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or (412) 255-2255</p> <p>100 Resilient Cities: Andrew Brenner,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ABrenner@100RC.org">ABrenner@100RC.org</a> (646) 612-7236</p> <p><strong>About 100 Resilient Cities</strong></p> <p>100 Resilient Cities -Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps</p> <p>cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each of our cities who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges. For more information, visit: <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/">www.100ResilientCities.org</a></p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 11:00:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 8, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7109 <div><strong>Regional Transportation Alliance Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Nova Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>100 Resilient Cities Announcement</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Tower Two Sixty, 260 Forbes Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Resiliency Strategy Launch&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Bidwell Training Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Celebrity Bartender for Planned Parenthood Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Scratch, 1720 Lowrie St.</div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:00:51 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Join 100 Resilient Cities for Release of Pittsburgh's First Resilience Strategy & Day-Long Release Events http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7108 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 7, 2017) Pittsburgh &ndash; Mayor William Peduto will join Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Grant Ervin, leaders from <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/">100 Resilient Cities &ndash; Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation</a> (100RC), along with community development, environmental, public health, and economic experts throughout the city on Wednesday, March 8, to unveil Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first ever Resilience Strategy. The announcement will be followed by a resilience tour throughout Pittsburgh, available to press on an RSVP basis.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto and city officials will host a series of events Wednesday to showcase resilience building with an emphasis on tackling systemic, interdependent challenges and threats, including aging infrastructure, socioeconomic inequity, public health and severe weather events. &ldquo;ONEPGH&rdquo; is the result of a year-long planning process and series of workshops previously hosted by the City and 100RC that brought together diverse sets of local stakeholders from across government, business, and the community to identify Pittsburgh&rsquo;s toughest challenges and address its industrial legacy, meet air quality and water quality needs and spur green job creation.</p> <p>Media are invited to hear Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s remarks as well as an overview of <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/#/-_/">100RC</a>&rsquo;s support of Pittsburgh. Immediately following the press conference, the City will showcase resilience in action with a tour to three partner locations. The day will conclude with an evening celebration event that includes a panel with Mayor Peduto; Diana Bucco, President of the Buhl Foundation; Anita Chandra, Director RAND Justice, Infrastructure and Environment and Ray Gastil, City Planning Director.</p> <p>Tomorrow&#39;s events include:</p> <p><strong>Mayoral &amp; 100RC Press Conference (11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm)</strong></p> <p>What: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Launch of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Citywide Resilience Strategy</p> <p>When: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, March 8</p> <p>Where: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Pittsburgh City-Council Building, 5th floor, Mayor&rsquo;s Conference Room</p> <p>&nbsp;Who: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Andrew Salkin, Senior Vice President, City Solutions, 100RC</p> <p>Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Bill Strickland, President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation</p> <p>Rich Overmoyer, President and CEO, Fourth Economy</p> <p>Don Burke, University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Resilience Tour (12:30pm &ndash; 3:15pm &ndash; RSVP Only)</strong></p> <p>RSVP To: Rebecca Kiernan <a href="mailto:rebecca.kiernan@pittsburghpa.gov">rebecca.kiernan@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp; (space is limited)</p> <p>What:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Resilience in Action&rdquo; Citywide Tour</p> <p>When: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, March 8</p> <p>Where: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Visits to:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Energy Innovation Center (Topic: Grid Reliability &amp; Efficiency)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Little Negley Run (Topic: Stormwater Management)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village (Topic: Youth Development)</p> <p>Who: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Andrew Salkin, Senior Vice President, City Solutions, 100RC</p> <p>Numerous Pittsburgh and 100RC Partners and Experts</p> <p><strong>Resilience Community Celebration (5:00pm &ndash; 7:30pm)</strong></p> <p>What:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Resilience Strategy Community Celebration</p> <p>When: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, March 8</p> <p>5:00pm &ndash; 7:30 pm</p> <p>Where: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Manchester Bidwell Training Center</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1815 Metropolitan St., Pittsburgh, PA 15233</p> <p>Who: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Andrew Salkin, Senior Vice President, City Solutions, 100RC</p> <p>Bill Strickland, President and CEO, Manchester Bidwell Corporation</p> <p>Katya Sienkiewicz, Associate Director, City Practice &amp; Mgmt, 100RC</p> <p>Diana Bucco, President, Buhl Foundation</p> <p>Anita Chandra, Director RAND Justice, Infrastructure &amp; Environment Ray Gastil, City Planning Director</p> <p>Bill Strickland/Kevin Jenkins, Manchester Bidwell Corporation- pending</p> <p><strong>Please visit <a href="file:///C:/Users/kiernar/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/04UOBNSF/onepgh.pittsburghpa.gov">onepgh.pittsburghpa.gov</a> for more information.</strong></p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>100 Resilient Cities: Andrew Brenner,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ABrenner@100RC.org">ABrenner@100RC.org</a> (646) 612-7236&nbsp;</p> <p>City of Pittsburgh: Grant Ervin, grant.ervin@pittsburghpa.gov (412) 255-2255</p> <p>###</p> <p>About 100 Resilient Cities</p> <p><a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/#/-_/">100 Resilient Cities</a>&nbsp;(100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each city who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a Resilience Strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:34:46 -0500 Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections Furthers Digitization Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7107 <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{146}" paraid="354451201">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 7, 2017) For the first time, all building inspection reports are being compiled on computers instead of paper, the city&#39;s Department of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections announced.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{160}" paraid="2001657466">Previous to the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration and the hiring of Director Maura Kennedy, such inspections were written on paper and stored in filing cabinets, which made access by residents and businesses difficult. Moving to computerization will not only be more efficient, but provide better customer service.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{164}" paraid="1794529022">&quot;This change provides efficiency and record-keeping integrity, while keeping us more accountable and transparent to those we serve,&quot; Director Kennedy said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{172}" paraid="1299101595">The move follows PLI&#39;s creation of&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">buildingeye</a>, a website mapping tool designed to make building permit, license and code enforcement actions within the City of Pittsburgh more accessible; the creation of a publicly searchable property website; and other modernization efforts, including wiring PLI with the Internet, and giving inspectors computers and email addresses&nbsp;for the first time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{176}" paraid="1256945264">Partially due to the technical upgrades the department has been able lately to bring more efficiency to the application process for zoning approvals or building permits without the need to stop first in PLI&#39;s file room.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{180}" paraid="1311373800">Customers with a zoning voucher that have any occupancy permit request, question or needs information on property violations will be assisted by one of the application techs at the permit counter.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{187}" paraid="452111938">If a customer is not pulling a permit but instead needs copies of an occupancy permit, they will be required to complete a request form. The form will be available at the counter and can be submitted in person, by mail or via email at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:plirecords@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">plirecords@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cd1cc6e-7f96-4c39-9280-00b45303a5ce}{193}" paraid="499035873">PLI staff will complete occupancy permit requests within&nbsp;5 business days, with the exception of emergency requests that can be completed more quickly.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:13:40 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 7, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7106 <div><strong>Press Conference for Three Rivers Marathon</strong></div> <div>Time:11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Quebec Delegate&nbsp;General Jean-Claude Lauzon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Mark Stugla</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Debbie Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interfaith Service for Peace and Non-Violence</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Ebeneezer Baptist Church</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Public Meeting of Allentown CDC</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 631 East Warrington Ave</div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:17:08 -0500 Downtown Street Closures Announced for Saturday's St. Patrick's Day Parade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7104 <div> <p paraeid="{26c26dc4-9a08-41fe-8693-c571e4969237}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2017) Several main thoroughfares throughout Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed Saturday morning for the City&#39;s St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{482c88c7-1bd3-42ee-a074-8e1ab0765423}{126}" paraid="1882219653" xml:lang="EN-US">Street closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11, along the parade route, which includes Liberty Avenue, Grant Street, the Boulevard of the Allies and the parade&#39;s end at&nbsp;Stanwix&nbsp;Street.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e2133ff1-dee8-4375-aead-12184a5f9d8d}{55}" paraid="1105048640" xml:lang="EN-US">Streets will be opened up again at approximately 1 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{de567d8b-5a56-4022-98ec-0ec068cea017}{11}" paraid="568138306" xml:lang="EN-US">The parade will form on Liberty Avenue from 11th&nbsp;to 26th&nbsp;streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b06bba3-1ee3-4419-8d1f-4faf0586a14d}{251}" paraid="1122434440" xml:lang="EN-US">Port Authority buses will have access to the busway at 26th&nbsp;Street.&nbsp;More&nbsp;than 50&nbsp;buses&nbsp;will be detoured during the parade, but&nbsp;service will still be maintained. Two-car light rail&nbsp;trains&nbsp;will be running on the red and blue lines throughout the day from 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.&nbsp;Please visit PortAuthority.org for more detailed detour information.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d0a97936-7155-4bf5-bfc4-e53e0b0da515}{173}" paraid="240919788" xml:lang="EN-US">During the parade, the St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade Committee will once again host a family friendly event in Market Square from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{d0a97936-7155-4bf5-bfc4-e53e0b0da515}{173}" paraid="240919788" xml:lang="EN-US">After the parade the&nbsp;Market Square Merchants Association will hold the &quot;Irish Fair in the Square&quot; event in Market Square, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Participating restaurants and&nbsp;bars can serve alcohol at their sidewalk cafes,&nbsp;and open containers will be allowed in the plaza space of Market Square starting&nbsp;at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.&nbsp;Market Square will be cleared of patrons by 6:00 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b06bba3-1ee3-4419-8d1f-4faf0586a14d}{225}" paraid="375472615" xml:lang="EN-US">Roads leading into Market Square will be closed to through traffic. There will be access to the parking garage at the Hilton Garden Inn via Forbes Avenue. Access to the residential parking garage on McMasters will be granted via Fifth Avenue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e2abeb5e-b861-4a30-bee8-20a553091cd3}{137}" paraid="1793980802" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh Public Safety personnel will be aided by fellow law enforcement personnel from the county and state, to provide a safe and entertaining atmosphere for everyone. Should anyone become unruly or violent during and after the parade they will be subject to arrest.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1fec42b0-67b6-49ce-a5a9-7d3c4fb0ad98}{31}" paraid="1934719650" xml:lang="EN-US">Additionally, extra patrols and roving DUI enforcement will be in effect throughout the city.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:32:49 -0500 Public-private partners train local workforce for tech sector; urge business community to mentor, hire participants http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7103 <p>PITTSBURGH (March 6, 2017) &ndash; As TechHire Pittsburgh nears the midpoint of its training programs, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Partner4Work, urge the local business community to meet, mentor and commit to hire from the program.</p> <p>TechHire Pittsburgh, which connects to a national initiative to bridge the digital skills divide, aims to build a local, diverse pipeline to help meet employer demand for IT talent across sectors. The initiative includes two business-led IT training boot camps &ndash; one 12 weeks and the other 16 weeks &ndash; to quickly upskill motivated job seekers for entry-level positions in computer coding and quality assurance.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are building a whole new economy in this town. It&rsquo;s happening. And happening quickly,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto told a group of trainees during a site visit on Wednesday, March 1. &ldquo;You&rsquo;re the bridge to that new economy. You are the ones who will fill the jobs available today, encourage our businesses to expand in the future, and prove that there is room for everyone to succeed.&rdquo;</p> <p>The regional workforce demand for tech talent is expected to grow 2.6 times faster than Pittsburgh&rsquo;s market overall. The expectation for growth &ndash; and the opportunity it represents for employment &ndash; inspired the partners to collaborate on TechHire.</p> <p>&ldquo;We know from our <a href="http://www.alleghenyconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/InflectionPoint.pdf">Inflection Point</a> report that technology jobs are among our fastest growing in this region, across all industry sectors. Many of these jobs do not require four-year degrees but do require post-secondary training such as with TechHire,&rdquo; said Allegheny Conference CEO Dennis Yablonsky. &ldquo;If we are to remain globally competitive, we need to upskill everyone here, including those who are un- and under-employed, to provide them with on-ramps to these fast-growing occupations, which pay above living wage.&rdquo;</p> <p>Technology firms Rivers Agile Solutions and Mined Minds developed and deliver the training. Both firms believe that a tech background is not necessary to acquire the skills necessary to be marketable for employment and successful on the job.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&#39;s impossible for employers to find the talent right now,&quot; said Mined Minds co-founder Amanda Laucher. &quot;There&rsquo;s a disconnect. When people think about tech careers, they often think Silicon Valley or New York. Most don&rsquo;t realize career opportunities tied to tech &ndash; across all sectors &ndash; are plentiful in our region, nor do they know that they can get the skills to be employable right here.&rdquo;</p> <p>A mobile video game, the Booeys: A Ghost&rsquo;s Code, developed in partnership with Pittsburgh-based Simcoach Games, helps to identify those who would be well-suited for TechHire, based on their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.</p> <p>Following this type of screening and interviews with the training providers, 36 diverse men and women, varying in age, race, education, and work experience, were selected to participate in the boot camps. Some of these participants have connected with mentors from IBM and Ectobox. Soon, trainees from both boot camps will be available to refine their skills by working on real community projects.</p> <p>Coding boot camp trainee John Verbosky of Bethel Park is eager to put his new skills to use. He equates the training to an apprenticeship.</p> <p>&ldquo;As businesses turn more to web-based commerce, they will need (TechHire trainees),&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re training to be the brick layers for businesses with web-based commerce. We will be the ones who build the foundation needed for these businesses to succeed. Without a strong base, the plumbing, the wiring, none of it really matters.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;TechHire is an example of what we&rsquo;re doing to make connections that make sense&rdquo; said Stefani Pashman, Partner4Work CEO. &ldquo;In a few weeks, job seekers will be armed with the skills needed to get a job &ndash; a well-paying job &ndash; with the potential to grow. At the same time, we&rsquo;re giving businesses what they need to grow, including access to a diverse and skilled talent pool ready to get to work.&rdquo;</p> <p>Learn more about TechHire Pittsburgh <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/techhirepgh/index.html">here</a>.</p> <p><u><strong>Contacts:</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Phil Cynar</strong>, Allegheny Conference, Phone:&nbsp; 412-281-4783, ext. 4573, E-mail: <a href="mailto:pcynar@alleghenyconference.rog">pcynar@alleghenyconference.rog</a>, Web:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.alleghenyconference.org">www.AlleghenyConference.org </a></p> <p><strong>Jen Pajewski</strong>, Partner4Work, Phone: 412-552-7098, E-mail: jpajewski@partner4work.org, Web: <a href="http://www.partner4work.org">Partner4work.org</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:08:32 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule: March 6, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7102 <div><strong>Press Conference with Comcast</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Kevin Gavin</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with with Voice of America</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Ralph Watson</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 100 Western Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Henry Pyatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club</div> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:37:29 -0500 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Missing Duquesne University Student http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7100 <div> <p paraeid="{f8c1125b-485f-419c-a4b4-39267f85e244}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today after authorities identified the body of Dakota James, the&nbsp;Duquesne University student who had been missing since January 25.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d6ea6249-9458-4c6a-ae7d-f0e249da03d9}{83}" paraid="797817313" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;My heart goes out to the family of Mr. James and the entire Duquesne&nbsp;University&nbsp;community. I cannot&nbsp;&nbsp;begin to imagine what it is like to lose a young loved one like Dakota.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{88f6c84a-e43d-4dd6-ad60-e59e660ceb47}{208}" paraid="776235988" xml:lang="EN-US">While this is not the outcome we had hoped for, I want to thank the tireless work of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police,&nbsp;and other law enforcement agencies, to follow every lead and every piece of evidence in their attempts to find him.&quot;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:08:27 -0500 Pothole Blitz Scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday This Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7099 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will perform a two-day &quot;Pothole Blitz&quot; this week on Wednesday, March 8, and Thursday, March 9. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>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. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 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: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Based on the volume of requests, crews from the Department of Public Works will work extended shifts each day to address as many potholes throughout the city as possible. In the instance of inclement weather, work schedules may fluctuate. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:16:14 -0500 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Dr. Thomas Starzl http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7096 <div> <p paraeid="{40373e46-b614-4912-b46e-74fbddf7aac1}{10}" paraid="804576666" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 5, 2017) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to&nbsp;the death of Dr. Thomas&nbsp;Starzl:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e7ecd102-0225-461b-aa15-74dd4fcb19d0}{237}" paraid="1591559345" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh lost one of our finest innovators in Dr. Thomas&nbsp;Starzl.&nbsp;Not only did he save countless lives with his pioneer advancements in organ transplant surgery, Dr.&nbsp;Starzl&nbsp;personally trained and mentored generations of doctors who went on to cure patients all over the world.&nbsp;Dr.&nbsp;Starzl&nbsp;laid the foundation for the University of Pittsburgh&#39;s continued leadership in biomedical research and transplant surgery, and we are forever grateful for his legacy.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{40373e46-b614-4912-b46e-74fbddf7aac1}{21}" paraid="2096415002" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:25:34 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Scedule - March 4-5, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7093 <p><strong>March 4</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>Jewish Community Center&#39;s Big Night Big Prom</strong><br /> Time: 8 p.m.<br /> Location: JCC<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>March 5</strong><br /> <br /> <em>No public events scheduled&nbsp;</em></p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:34:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 3, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7087 <div><strong>Funeral for Chief Deborah Walker</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:10:31 -0500 Fire Bureau Staffing at Highest Level in More Than a Decade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7086 <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{144}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 3, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today that the number of&nbsp;Pittsburgh firefighters is at its highest level since&nbsp;2004, the year the City entered into Act 47 budget oversight.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{168}" paraid="213175003">The City currently has 663&nbsp;uniformed&nbsp;Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire personnel, continuing upgrades to Public Safety staffing by the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration. Concurrently,&nbsp;Emergency Medical Services has its highest staffing level since 2003, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has the highest number of personnel since 2002.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{176}" paraid="1493094257">Having more fire personnel working should also help lower premium pay&nbsp;costs, as fewer firefighters should be required&nbsp;to work&nbsp;overtime to meet minimum staffing requirements.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{187}" paraid="1043338383">&quot;The City of&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;is not only safer due to our&nbsp;investments&nbsp;in Fire and other Public Safety personnel, but remains guided by the strong financial principals that are part of every decision we make,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{197}" paraid="1991431589">Since entering office in 2014 &ndash; when those leaving the Fire Bureau outpaced recruits into the bureau -- the&nbsp;City has as had double the number of&nbsp;recruits&nbsp;to those retiring. This year, for the first time in more than a decade, the City is&nbsp;putting more Fire personnel on the streets than the numbers set in operating budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{207}" paraid="145312732">Charts on hiring trends and recruits are available&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Fire_Promotion_Graph_04-17.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Fire_Recruits_vs_Attrition.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{216}" paraid="1761130849">&quot;We&#39;d like to express gratitude to the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration for giving&nbsp;the Fire Bureau the staffing level needed to provide the&nbsp;citizens of Pittsburgh the high caliber of fire services they deserve,&quot; said Fire Chief Darryl Jones.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{233}" paraid="339418421">At 2 p.m. today in Council Chambers, the City is promoting&nbsp;Edward&nbsp;Dursi&nbsp;Jr.,and&nbsp;Gregory&nbsp;Schanck&nbsp;to Fire Captain, and&nbsp;Steven&nbsp;Dumblosky, Richard Shay, and Lawrence&nbsp;Yakich&nbsp;to Fire Lieutenant.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{239}" paraid="2105419350">In the last year, the Bureau has responded to a&nbsp;total of 49,258 calls for service. They are&nbsp;broken down as follows:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{245}" paraid="1828364904">&nbsp;1,057 Fire Calls including 449 Structure Fires&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{250}" paraid="991425968">42 Calls classified as overpressure/rupture calls related to boilers and hot water tanks&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5dd16a84-d86b-4069-a935-f5e01ceacdc4}{255}" paraid="363175811">27,009 Emergency Medical Calls&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{5}" paraid="63122239">2,341 Hazardous Materials Calls&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{10}" paraid="873436044">2,881 Service calls including 527 smoke detector activations that did not involve a fire&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{18}" paraid="521194671">11,143 Good intent calls. This includes calls where firefighters&nbsp;dispatched and cancelled&nbsp;enroute&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{23}" paraid="1173977902">4,619 False Alarms&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{28}" paraid="210098092">25 Weather emergencies&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{eebc7976-e158-49e4-a90f-d56f261b5fb6}{33}" paraid="976756143">141 Classified as other, which includes citizen complaints, and inspections.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:41:51 -0500 McArdle Roadway in Mount Washington Closed for Repairs Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7085 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 2, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge &ndash; is closed until approximately Noon today, Thursday, March 2, 2017, so crews can address and clear debris on the hillside. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The closure is in effect for vehicular traffic. Pedestrian traffic will have access to sidewalks.</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:24:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 2, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7084 <div><strong>Read Across America Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 201 S. Graham St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Lindstrom</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview for the American Cheese Society</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 :45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Professor Barbara Burstin&#39;s Class</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cathedral of Learning</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Secretary Richards</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming &nbsp;Video for Clean Pittsburgh Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visitation for Chief Deb Walker</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 247 Lincoln Ave</div> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:12:41 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - March 1, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7078 <div><strong>Speaking with Tech Hire</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 6435 Frankstown Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rating Agency</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Jim Wholey</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1711 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:15 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Steve Dawson</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Act 47 Team</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nate Bishop and Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:15:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 28, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7073 <div><strong>Meeting with Bill Demchak, Ellen McLean, County Executive, Director Gastil, Chief Costa, Sean Luther, Director Ricks, Director Hassett, &nbsp;Jeremy Waldrup,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Amanda Purcell</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Video for Duquesne University&#39;s #YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rating Agency</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with David Hillman and David O&#39;Loughlin</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Ellen Hayden Deckard and Anita Drummond</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with &nbsp;Michelle Chavez</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dan Beaven</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Local Food Networking Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 242 Sterrett St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:47:05 -0500 Portion of East Lacock Street in North Shore Closed for Repairs Until March 10 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7072 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 27, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that East Lacock Street - from Federal Street to Sandusky Street - will be closed to allow a contractor to perform repair work to a sinkhole beginning Monday, February 27, 2017. The work is scheduled to be completed by March 10, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The work is being performed by Frank J. Zottola Construction, Inc.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A marked detour is as follows:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>East bound on Lacock Street: </strong>Right turn onto Federal Street, left turn onto General Robinson Street, left turn onto Sandusky Street.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>West bound on Lacock Street:</strong> Left turn onto Sandusky Street, right turn onto Isabella Street, right turn onto Federal Street.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Access to parking lot <strong>BLUE 7F</strong> will enter/exit from the Sandusky Street entrance. Access to parking lot <strong>BLUE 10</strong> will enter/exit from Federal Street.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Any Port Authority bus routes affected will follow the posted detour.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Frank Zottola at 412-480-8463.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:35:26 -0500 County, City and Partner4Work Seek Employment Providers for 2017 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7071 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 27, 2017) - Partner4Work, formerly the Three Workforce Investment Board, has released two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Learn and Earn 2017, a $4.5 million summer youth employment program delivered in collaboration with Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Now in its third year, the Learn and Earn program annually connects nearly 2,000 Allegheny County and Pittsburgh residents ages 14 through 21 with 6-week summer jobs in high-demand sectors including health care, education, STEM, and others. In 2016, 30 Learn and Earn providers connected young people with jobs at 350 businesses in the Pittsburgh area.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Learn and Earn program has been successful because of the many partnerships that we have in this community, and because of the leadership from Mayor Peduto and Partner4Work,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Building on that success, I hope that even more organizations join us in providing summer employment and helping the youth in our community get the experience and life skills they need as they move into our workforce.&rdquo;</p> <p>Through two RFPs, Partner4Work is seeking proposals for prospective Learn and Earn providers and application support sites. Successful bidders will have the staff, technology and connections needed to help young people and their families successfully apply for Learn and Earn.</p> <p>&quot;For the third year in a row we are partnering with Allegheny County, Partner4Work, and so many others to provide meaningful job experiences for our young adults,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;We are asking our business and nonprofit community to work with us, open their doors and put our kids to work this summer.&quot;</p> <p>Providers can range from community-based organizations, educational institutions, and other organizations that have the drive, expertise, and capacity to deliver a full-service summer work experience for a group of young people, including intake, training, worksite placement, and supportive services.</p> <p>Neighborhood-based Application Support Centers are needed for program applicants and their families to utilize for assistance with any portion of the application process. Ideal candidates are community organizations that can provide outreach, technology, and staff support to help young people complete the online application for Learn and Earn 2017.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are casting a wide net for partners in an effort to engage the whole community, to meet young people and their families where they are to ensure we are delivering summer work experience to our young people who need it most,&rdquo; said Stefani Pashman, Partner4Work CEO. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re helping our youth learn to work by working.&rdquo;</p> <p>Complete descriptions of both RFPs can be found at <a href="http://partner4work.org/documents/procurement/">partner4work.org/documents/procurement/</a>.</p> <p>The deadline for <strong>Application Support Sites is 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017.</strong></p> <p>The deadline for <strong>Program Providers is 5 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017.</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:07:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 27, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7070 <div><strong>No Public Events Scheduled</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny Conference Dinner with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club</div> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:15:57 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 25-26, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7066 <div><strong>February 25</strong></div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Reception for Penguins Vs. Flyers Game</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Heinz Field&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Bob O&#39;Connor Foundation&#39;s St. Patrick&#39;s Day Reception</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 2912 E. Carson</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Q-Ball</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Union Trust Building</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Mindhunter Season Wrap Party</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 9 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Ace Hotel</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>February 26</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>No public events scheduled</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:48:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 24, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7062 <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert, Director Hissrich, Councilman Gilman, Wendy Urbanic,&nbsp;and Alexis Vargas</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nick Smyth</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Miller Guest Reader Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2055 Bedford St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception with NHL and Penguins Officials</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:45:08 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Administration Hiring Most Emergency Medical Services Personnel In More Than a Decade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7060 <div> <p paraeid="{f063a212-ee66-475b-b8cf-a47d8a9533cd}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 23, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today &ndash; in conjunction with a Emergency Medical Services&nbsp;promotion ceremony &nbsp;--&nbsp;that the City is hiring the most EMS personnel since 2003.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4c163ecd-5d51-4773-a6df-f562e8a7afb9}{196}" paraid="1700618887" xml:lang="EN-US">The 197 paramedics and emergency medical&nbsp;technicians&nbsp;in the 2017 budget shows the Mayor&#39;s commitment to Public Safety and the workers who put their lives on the line every day to protect Pittsburgh residents. This year the City will have the highest number of police officers since 2002, and the City is seeing growth in workers in the Fire Bureau as well.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{516e3bfa-b33c-4ff5-8c6f-273645c47810}{40}" paraid="1034954585" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Nothing is more important for the City and its residents than well-staffed Public Safety bureaus. I thank the police, fire and EMS workers &ndash; and their families &ndash; for the work they do to help keep us safe,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{841b783a-699c-4af8-9df6-2d729fb3a3ae}{1}" paraid="813838999" xml:lang="EN-US">A chart on EMS staffing levels&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/EMS_Budgeted_Headcount_FY_02-17.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is available here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:38:16 -0500 Peduto Administration Announces New Mobility and Infrastructure Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7059 <div> <p paraeid="{347107ca-dd2b-4539-8bf6-e43325e8483e}{136}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 23, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has hired transportation expert Karina Ricks as the City&#39;s first director of the new Mobility and Infrastructure Department. The department will lead efforts to provide residents with&nbsp;safe, accessible,&nbsp;sustainable and efficient&nbsp;transportation options.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{347107ca-dd2b-4539-8bf6-e43325e8483e}{153}" paraid="1428668435">Ms. Ricks is the former Associate Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. She left to join&nbsp;innovative transportation consultancy Nelson/Nygaard&nbsp;Associates, where she established their&nbsp;Mid-Atlantic presence and worked with cities and communities nationwide and internationally. Ms. Ricks led the firm&#39;s&nbsp;multimodal&nbsp;practice, in which she developed integrated, implementable mobility solutions that serve local values and aspirations.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{06f529e3-bd11-4b3c-b8c0-16591c3baa3f}{53}" paraid="415916823" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Transportation is&nbsp;changing at top speed, from ride-sharing services to&nbsp;autonomous&nbsp;vehicles, and Pittsburgh is becoming a world leader in such initiatives. Karina will help guide us as we embrace our city&#39;s emerging transportation opportunities, and make them accessible to all city residents,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ac4dd17-5e96-4e4b-807a-1e05950caf8f}{246}" paraid="1469795127" xml:lang="EN-US">Ms. Ricks said she is looking forward to joining Pittsburgh city government and establishing the new&nbsp;Mobility and Infrastructure Department.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ff8cdf4-f243-45e0-9ac2-59edf7fe401b}{129}" paraid="1663146508" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh has established itself at the forefront of transportation innovation. I look forward to working with city residents and stakeholders to continue this progress and ensure it serves the needs of all people,&quot; she said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ac4dd17-5e96-4e4b-807a-1e05950caf8f}{252}" paraid="2058053191" xml:lang="EN-US">Ms. Ricks starts tomorrow. Her main objective this year is to establish the City&#39;s new&nbsp;Mobility and Infrastructure Department, which was approved in the City&#39;s 2017 Operating Budget, in which she and a small staff will work with Public Works, Planning and other departments on transportation initiatives.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{347107ca-dd2b-4539-8bf6-e43325e8483e}{170}" paraid="1501819073">The department will work with&nbsp;residents and&nbsp;external stakeholders (such as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and&nbsp;the Port Authority of Allegheny County) on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for &quot;shared mobility&quot; options (such as bike share and ride-sharing services).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{347107ca-dd2b-4539-8bf6-e43325e8483e}{178}" paraid="366607365">The formation of the&nbsp;Mobility and Infrastructure Department&nbsp;was recommended by a report the City commissioned in conjunction with the National Association of City Transportation Officials, and contained interviews with people across the City and the nation about Pittsburgh&#39;s transportation needs and the best practices of other cities in such initiatives. A copy of the report&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Rethinking_Transportation_in_Pittsburgh_-_Sam_Salkin_-Spring_2016_(1).pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is available here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{347107ca-dd2b-4539-8bf6-e43325e8483e}{184}" paraid="1806028479">Ms. Ricks&#39; salary is $103,936. A copy of her resume&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Karina_Ricks_CV.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:03:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 23, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7058 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Katie Burke</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for &quot;Students Be Our Vote&quot;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>EMS Swearing In Ceremony</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Northview Heights Community Leaders</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>2017 Black History Month Community Leadership Awards</strong></p> <p>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <div>Location: Savoy, 2623 Penn Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for Julie Butcher Pezzino and Andrew Butcher</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 242 51st St.</div> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:50:10 -0500 Mayor Calls on East Liberty Developers to Voluntarily House Penn Plaza Residents http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7055 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 22, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following letter today to housing developers with properties in East Liberty seeking voluntary commitments to secure affordable housing for remaining residents of Penn Plaza. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A copy of the letter can be found <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/EastLiberty.letter.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:14:07 -0500 Mayor Applauds Zoning Board of Adjustment for Declaring Mt. Washington Sign Illegal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7054 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 22, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding the Zoning Board of Adjustment&#39;s (ZBA) rejection of&nbsp;Lamar Advertising&#39;s&nbsp;sign on Mt. Washington.</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We have been previously trying to work in good faith with Lamar regarding the future of the Mt. Washington, and instead they installed this unsightly vinyl Sprint sign that was placed illegally last year.&nbsp; Lamar and Sprint have wasted taxpayer dollars by forcing us to defend the integrity of our city&#39;s scenic hillsides in court, and they have been in clear and blatant violation of our zoning and building code laws.&nbsp; It&#39;s beyond time for Lamar and Sprint to step up and do the right thing, remove this illegal sign, and come back to the table to propose a permanent reuse of the historic Mt. Washington sign. They must remove what has become an embarrassing eyesore.&quot; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A copy of the ZBA opinion can be found <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ZBA-s_opinion_-302_Grandview_Ave.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:04:02 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor, Councilwoman Rudiak, Educational Stakeholders to Hold Press Conference on Pre-K Education Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7053 <div> <p><strong>MEDIA ADVISORY</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 22, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the state of Pre-K education in Pittsburgh. The Mayor and Councilwoman will be joined by representatives from the following educational stakeholders: Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, and One Pennsylvania.</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Who:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Mayor William Peduto&nbsp;</li> <li>Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak</li> <li>Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director,&nbsp; Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC)</li> <li>Carol Barone-Martin - Executive Director Early Childhood Education, Pittsburgh Public Schools</li> <li>Cynthia Jackson - Early Childhood Organizer, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</li> <li>Parent or Educator Voice/One Pennsylvania (name TBA)</li> <li>Erin Kramer - Executive Director of One Pennsylvania</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>When: </strong>Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where: </strong>Lobby of City Council Chamber, City-County Building, 5th Floor, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:13:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 22, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7051 <div><strong>Time Off</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Shira Goodman and Jeff Dempsey</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with WSEE TV</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:25:50 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 21, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7046 <div> <div role="document"> <div autoid="_rp_x" id="Item.MessagePartBody"> <div id="Item.MessageUniqueBody" tabindex="0"> <div dir="ltr" id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Casey</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Emergency Operations Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Event with Senator Casey Regarding Public Safety</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Emergency Operations Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation&nbsp;to Ralph Watson&nbsp;for the 2017 Business Vanguard Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant st.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Event with the New American Economy and Mayor Fetterman</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;1215 Braddock Avenue</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:59:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 20, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7041 <div><strong>Interfaith Gathering &quot;Becoming One, Standing Together&quot;&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1500 Centre Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lou Ruscitto</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Retired African American Postal Workers Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;3951 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Joe Bendel</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Trib Live Radio with Mike Wysocki</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Repair the World Social Justice Weekend Closing Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater</div> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:48:35 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 18-19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7035 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 17, 2019)&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Orlando, Fla., today for a Pragmatic Leaders Retreat, hosted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.progressivepolicy.org/" target="_blank">Progressive Policy Institute</a>, a center focusing on&nbsp;policy innovation and political reform.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>All the Mayor&#39;s&nbsp;costs are&nbsp;being covered by the Institute.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Others attending the retreat include:&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Loranne&nbsp;Ausley&nbsp;Florida House of Representatives 9th District; Mayor Steve Benjamin Columbia, South Carolina; Former Governor Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;of Kentucky;&nbsp;Mayor Bob Buckhorn Tampa, Florida; Former State Rep. Leslie Combs Kentucky House of Representatives 94th District; Former U.S. Representative Jim Davis of Florida&rsquo;s 11th Congressional District; U.S. Representative John Delaney of Maryland&#39;s 6th Congressional District; Governor John Bel Edwards of&nbsp;Louisiana;&nbsp;Former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham of Florida&rsquo;s 2nd Congressional District;&nbsp;Mayor Michael Hancock Denver, Colorado;&nbsp;Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado; U.S. Representative Jim Himes of Connecticut&rsquo;s 4th Congressional District; State Rep. Scott Holcomb Georgia House of Representatives 81st District; U.S. Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin&rsquo;s 3rd Congressional&nbsp;District;&nbsp;&nbsp;Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana; Former Governor Jack Markell of Delaware; U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy of Florida&rsquo;s 7th Congressional District;&nbsp;U.S. Representative Scott Peters of California&#39;s 52nd Congressional District;&nbsp;State Treasurer Tobias Read of Oregon; U.S. Representative Terri Sewell of Alabama&#39;s 7th Congressional District; and&nbsp;U.S. Representative Darren Soto of Florida&#39;s 9th Congressional District.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>All events at the one-day retreat will be held at&nbsp;Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Mayor&nbsp;William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash;&nbsp;Feburary&nbsp;18, 2017&nbsp;</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Winning with Ideas: The New Democrat Precedent&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Contesting GOP Dominance in the States and Congress Who are the voters we&rsquo;re not reaching, and why? Tackling the geographic challenge. Competing in rural America. Recruiting mainstream candidates. Uniting around a common vision.&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9&nbsp;a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Beyond Opposition: Building Winning Coalitions Around a Positive Governing Vision&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 10:30&nbsp;&nbsp;a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Lunch and Conversation&nbsp;with&nbsp;Governors&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time:&nbsp;12:30 - 1:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Organizing for Victory: Next Steps&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time:&nbsp;2:00 - 3:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><em>Mayor&nbsp;William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash;&nbsp;Feburary&nbsp;19, 2017&nbsp;</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Flight back to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee Brunch, IBEW Hall, South Side&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:12:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 17, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7034 <div><strong>Veteran Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Police Headquarters</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Salvation Army&#39;s Man in a Box Homelessness Awareness Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Market Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leaving for Orlando, Florida for the Progressive Policy Institute</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcome Reception&nbsp;with Governor Markell, Delaware; Rep. Himes, Connecticut; and Mayor Benjamin, Columbia, SC</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:33:51 -0500 Pittsburgh Police Bureau Officer Numbers at Greatest Level in 15 years http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7031 <div> <p paraeid="{43e307ff-6b9c-42aa-96d3-9dd123fab9d9}{157}" paraid="1853821586">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 17, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today noted that the Pittsburgh Police Bureau, now under the leadership of Chief Scott Schubert, is poised to place&nbsp;nearly 900 officers on the streets for the first time since 2002.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{43e307ff-6b9c-42aa-96d3-9dd123fab9d9}{173}" paraid="821595975">&quot;Getting more police into our neighborhoods has been a top priority of my administration, and I&#39;m happy to say we&#39;re delivering on&nbsp;my promises,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;With the leadership of Chief Schubert, and his commitment to community policing measures, this is a very proud moment for the Pittsburgh Police Bureau.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{43e307ff-6b9c-42aa-96d3-9dd123fab9d9}{176}" paraid="224465985">With the swearing-in of new officers today at Police Headquarters, the City has 891 sworn officers. Another 30 recruits are in training, which will bring the number of officers up to 921, which is the greatest amount of officers since 2002. (A headcount chart going back to 2002<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Police_headcount_02.17.17.pdf"> is available here</a>.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{43e307ff-6b9c-42aa-96d3-9dd123fab9d9}{181}" paraid="495942820">The City was forced to lay off some police after the Act 47 recovery plan was adopted in 2004, and in ensuing years relatively few recruits were hired. From 2014-2016 the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration brought on 52, 76, and 58 recruits respectively, which is the greatest number of recruits for the past 15 years.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{43e307ff-6b9c-42aa-96d3-9dd123fab9d9}{186}" paraid="705862638">Additionally, during the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;administration the hiring of new officers has outpaced the number of officers leaving the Bureau to retire or seek other employment.&nbsp;From 2014-2016 the City hired&nbsp;279 recruits but only lost&nbsp;177 officers.&nbsp;In three of the previous four years, more police left than were hired.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{38f3ebf0-9299-4119-a672-566fb39db736}{194}" paraid="22621484" xml:lang="EN-US">(A chart on recruitment&nbsp;versus attrition from 2010-2016<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Recruitment_v._Attrition.pdf"> is available here</a>.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:59:16 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 16, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7027 <div><strong>Meeting with James Williams&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Steve Esack</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tour of Riverfront Trail with Mike Kutzer</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1251 Waterfront Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin, Nate Bishop, and Jennifer Moore</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Will Allen and Chief McDonald-Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Frank Polito</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Swearing In Ceremony for&nbsp;Police, Fire &amp; EMS Senior Command Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Participating in Panel Regarding the Energy-Water&nbsp;Nexus&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cohon University Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Ascender Grand Opening</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6401 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Young Democrats of Allegheny County Talent Show</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1517 Woodruff St.</div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:34:05 -0500 City Fines Pennley Park Developers for Unauthorized Tree Removal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7023 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh today announced that the Department of Public Works Forestry Division has cited Pennley Park South, Inc., $42,000 for the unauthorized removal of 10 trees within the city&#39;s right of way adjacent to 5600 Penn Avenue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The citation notes a violation of <a href="https://www.municode.com/library/pa/pittsburgh/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITFOURPUPLPR_ARTXIIITR_CH481JU" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Article XIII TREES, Chapter 481</a> of the City of Pittsburgh Municipal Code. This notice follows a cease-and-desist letter that the city issued to the same developers on February 6, 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A copy of the citation issued to Pennely Park South Inc., can be found <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Pennley_park_south.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:42:54 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor to Hold Swearing-In Ceremony for Chief of Police and Other Public Safety Personnel http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7022 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 15, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto tomorrow will swear-in Scott Schubert as the Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and announce several promotions and new hires within the Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services bureaus in the Department of Public Safety.</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Chief of Police Swearing-In &amp; Public Safety Personnel Promotion Ceremony</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Mayor <strong>William Peduto</strong>; <strong>Bruce Kraus</strong>, City Council President; <strong>Wendell Hissrich</strong>, Director of Public Safety; <strong>Scott Schubert</strong>, Acting Chief of Police</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>When: </strong>Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where:</strong> City-Council Chamber, City-County Building, 5th Floor, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:02:26 -0500 Mayor Peduto Issues New Executive Orders on Affordable Housing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7019 <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{149}" paraid="1082755196">PITTSBURGH, PA (February&nbsp;15, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today issued three new&nbsp;executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City&#39;s&nbsp;Affordable&nbsp;Housing Task Force, covering ways to&nbsp;encourage building of affordable&nbsp;housing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{181}" paraid="460903516">&quot;My administration is committed to creating a livable city for all,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said in a letter attached to the orders.&quot;These executive orders are the first step in a long process to solve not only the challenges of today but to lay the foundation for an equitable Pittsburgh in the future. To do that, we will need the support of the whole City- residents, advocates, developers, financiers, nonprofits, and others must join together to implement local changes and speak with a unified voice in Harrisburg and Washington.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{190}" paraid="1290724984">The Mayor&#39;s Office received more than forty recommendations from the task force last May, following months of hard work by task force members and hundreds of suggestions from community members at five public meetings. Overall the task force hewed to three&nbsp;overarching&nbsp;goals:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{197}" paraid="1928355405">Respect and stabilize existing communities&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{204}" paraid="412535287">Create quality affordable housing opportunities&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{211}" paraid="1705180161">Maximize the impact of resources by ensuring lasting affordability&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{231}" paraid="2070562537">In the intervening time since the task force recommendations last year, there has been a community driven process around defining equitable&nbsp;development&nbsp;in Pittsburgh, led by Neighborhood Allies,&nbsp;Urban&nbsp;Innovation21, and the&nbsp;UrbanKind&nbsp;Institute, along with the national expertise of the team at&nbsp;PolicyLink. Additionally&nbsp;work by the Heinz Foundation and community stakeholders has been integrated into the p4 program, which seeks to put people&nbsp;and&nbsp;place at the center of the new wave of development in Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{237}" paraid="1531678109">Such&nbsp;efforts underscore the recommendations put forth by the Affordable Housing Task Force.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a8747e8e-656c-4eea-8ab3-d80f4a5b3f49}{245}" paraid="982274323">The Mayor&#39;s Office released&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7012" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">two executive orders yesterday</a>&nbsp;related to protecting those needing affordable housing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2dc01bdf-d113-40e9-af0a-3b7b35f2aa06}{5}" paraid="610715056">The Mayor&#39;s&nbsp;three remaining&nbsp;executive orders expand upon the&nbsp;three&nbsp;goals&nbsp;of the task force, and seek ways to reach them.&nbsp;They are:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{2dc01bdf-d113-40e9-af0a-3b7b35f2aa06}{9}" paraid="1340161860">Order #03: To increase mixed-income and affordable housing opportunities across Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{2dc01bdf-d113-40e9-af0a-3b7b35f2aa06}{13}" paraid="444013230">Order #04: To preserve and protect the public interest in existing mixed-income and affordable housing across Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{2dc01bdf-d113-40e9-af0a-3b7b35f2aa06}{17}" paraid="1314400044">Order #05: To improve real estate tax incentives, abatements, and assessments to advance the public interest&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2dc01bdf-d113-40e9-af0a-3b7b35f2aa06}{27}" paraid="815898358">Copies of the Mayor&#39;s submittal letter and the orders are available&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AffordableHousingSigningStatement_02.14.17.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AffordableHousingEO_02.15.17.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:01:33 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 15, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7016 <div><strong>Meeting with Floretta Irvin</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Adrienne Young and Chief Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Karlyn Voss and Mary Frances Copper</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>VA Pittsburgh National Salute to Veteran Patients Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;1010 Delafield Rd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Leigh Halverson and James Weinberg</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:19:12 -0500 Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Orders on Affordable Housing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7012 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{19}" paraid="498439131" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (February&nbsp;14, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today issued two&nbsp;executive orders to begin implementing recommendations by the City&#39;s&nbsp;Affordable&nbsp;Housing Task Force, covering ways to protect people from losing their housing.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{28}" paraid="1784044972" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;My administration is committed to creating a livable city for all,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said in a letter attached to the orders.&quot;These executive orders are the first step in a long process to solve not only the challenges of today but to lay the foundation for an equitable Pittsburgh in the future. To do that, we will need the support of the whole City- residents, advocates, developers, financiers, nonprofits, and others must join together to implement local changes and speak with a unified voice in Harrisburg and Washington.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{30}" paraid="1508175284" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor&#39;s Office received more than forty recommendations from the task force last May, following months of hard work by task force members and hundreds of suggestions from community members at five public meetings. Overall the task force hewed to three&nbsp;overarching&nbsp;goals:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{32}" paraid="1583825143" xml:lang="EN-US">Respect and stabilize existing communities&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{45}" paraid="154713711" xml:lang="EN-US">Create quality affordable housing opportunities&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{49}" paraid="1179451025" xml:lang="EN-US">Maximize the impact of resources by ensuring lasting affordability&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{53}" paraid="220678886" xml:lang="EN-US">In the intervening time since the task force recommendations last year, there has been a community driven process around defining equitable&nbsp;development&nbsp;in Pittsburgh, led by Neighborhood Allies,&nbsp;Urban&nbsp;Innovation21, and the&nbsp;UrbanKind&nbsp;Institute, along with the national expertise of the team at&nbsp;PolicyLink. Additionally&nbsp;work by the Heinz Foundation and community stakeholders has been integrated into the p4 program, which seeks to put people&nbsp;and&nbsp;place at the center of the new wave of development in Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{55}" paraid="608248679" xml:lang="EN-US">Such&nbsp;efforts underscore the recommendations put forth by the Affordable Housing Task Force.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{57}" paraid="42981974" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor&#39;s Executive Orders expand upon the&nbsp;three&nbsp;goals&nbsp;of the task force, and seek ways to reach them.&nbsp;They are:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{4399a0d1-ffa9-4fe2-b73d-7186bd5db896}{83}" paraid="1692407802" xml:lang="EN-US">Order #01: To provide and expand resources, policies, and programs to increase housing security for existing City residents&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{71}" paraid="445506414" xml:lang="EN-US">Order #02: To increase and improve the opportunities for public housing residents&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{4399a0d1-ffa9-4fe2-b73d-7186bd5db896}{136}" paraid="1022697640" xml:lang="EN-US">Order 1&nbsp;asks the Finance Department to work with Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Public Schools to protect longtime homeowners by reviewing proposals to implement an anti-gentrification measures, increase pro bono legal resources for homeowners, provide financial literacy programs, and adopt tenant protection programs. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4399a0d1-ffa9-4fe2-b73d-7186bd5db896}{164}" paraid="340636719" xml:lang="EN-US">Order&nbsp;2&nbsp;asks the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to adopt similar goals to those of the City and Task Force.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{91}" paraid="1376440333" xml:lang="EN-US">More orders will be forthcoming tomorrow.</p> <p paraeid="{ecf8a1fe-fdba-45f9-aeb5-36b4eb5a0c8a}{91}" paraid="1376440333" xml:lang="EN-US">Copies of the Mayor&#39;s submittal letter and the orders are available at <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AffordableHousingSigningStatement_02.14.17.pdf">here</a> and <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AffordableHousingEO_02.14.17.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:05:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto To Swear-In Scott Schubert as New Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7011 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 16, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today will swear-in <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6941">Scott Schubert as the Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police</a> today at 3 p.m..</p> <p>He also announced promotions and new hires within the Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services bureaus.</p> <p>Assistant Chief Thomas Stangrecki will be promoted to Deputy Chief. Stangrecki has served as Assistant Chief since 2014 and as also served as Commander and Assistant Chief of Administration; Commander of Major Crimes; Commander of Narcotics and Vice; Lieutenant in Major Crimes; Lieutenant in Zone 5; Sergeant in Narcotics and Vice; and Sergeant in Zone 1. He&nbsp;has more than 28 years of experience with the bureau,&nbsp; joining it 1988.</p> <p>Two new Assistant Chiefs &ndash; Lavonnie Bickerstaff and Anna Kudrav &ndash;&nbsp;are also being promoted.</p> <p>Bickerstaff has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience, serving as Commander of Major Crimes; Commander of the Zone 1 station; Sergeant in the Homicide Squad; Sergeant in the Robbery Squad; Sergeant in Zone 5; Sergeant in the Witness Protection Program; Sergeant in the Office of Municipal Investigations; and Sergeant as Community Liaison for former Chief Robert McNeilly. She joined the force in 1990.</p> <p>Kudrav has 33 years of experience with the Police Bureau, having joined in 1984. She has served as Commander of Zone 2; Lieutenant in Zone 2, overseeing night shift operations; Lieutenant overseeing former Research and Planning Unit in Administration Branch; Lieutenant in Zone 1; and Sergeant in Zone 6.</p> <p>Narcotics Commander Linda Rosato-Barone &ndash; who has 37 years of experience in the bureau, after joining it in 1979 &ndash; is being promoted to Assistant Chief, and will be assigned to the Public Safety Department to assist Director Wendell Hissrich. Her additional title will be Deputy Public Safety Director, replacing&nbsp;Mike Huss, who recently left city government to take a role with Highmark. Among other positions Rosato-Barone was previously Commander of Zone 5; Police Chief of Staff; Commander of Zone 2; Watch Commander; Detective Sergeant in the Sexual Assault/Family Crisis Unit; and a Detective in Major Crimes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Eric Holmes is being named Executive Officer, and Larry Scirotto will still be an Assistant Chief.</p> <p>Norman Auvil, who also has 37 years of experience in various Public Safety roles, is being hired as Assistant Fire Chief. He has served as Division Chief for Allegheny County Emergency Services; Bureau Director of Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency; District Chief for Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Crew Chief for EMS; and joined EMS as a paramedic in 1979. He has several National Board on Fire Service qualifications, and has been a board member of the Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of Fire Service Instructors.</p> <p>Amera Gilchrist is being named Assistant Chief of EMS after 17 years with the bureau. Currently District Chief of EMS, where she supervises daily field operations, she joined EMS in 1999 and rose&nbsp;to Crew Chief, a capacity in which she served until 2013. Gilchrist has a bachelor&#39;s degree in Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University.</p> <p>Finally, Mark Larkin has been promoted to District Chief of EMS, where he is responsible for managing staffing, call volume, unit responses, supplies replacement, daily reports, responds to calls, responsible for Incident Command, and liaison among Fire, Police, County 911, hospitals and outside agencies.He has been with the EMS bureau since 1983.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Command Staff:</p> <ul> <li>Chief of Police - Scott Schubert</li> <li>Deputy Chief of Police -&nbsp; Thomas Stangrecki</li> <li>3 Assistant Chiefs of Police - Linda Rosato-Barone, Lavonnie Bickerstaff, Anna Kudrav, Larry Scirotto</li> <li>Executive Officer PBP - Eric Holmes</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>SCOTT SCHUBERT &nbsp;</strong> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>THOMAS STANGRECKI</strong></div> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Schubert_hed.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/STANGRECKI.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LAVONNIE BICKERSTAFF &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>ANNA KUDRAV</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/BICKERSTAFF.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/KUDRAV.jpg" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LINDA ROSATO-BARONE</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Rosoto-Barrone.png" style="height: 150px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LARRY SCIROTTO &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <strong>ERIC HOLMES</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/SCIROTTO_LARRY763.JPG" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/HOLMES_ERIC345.JPG" style="height: 300px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NORM AUVIL</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Auvil.png" style="height: 150px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>AMERA GILCHRIST</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Gilchrist.png" style="height: 187px; width: 200px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>MARK LARKIN </strong>(Photo unavailable)</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:02:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 14, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7008 <div><strong>Press Conference with Buhl Foundation, Faros Properties, Comcast, and Urban Innovation21</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Nova Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Johnathan Garlow</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with City TV</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lynn Desmone</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:51:42 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 13, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7005 <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh from Harrisburg</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with MAYA</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Heinz Hall Task Force Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Hall</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Matt Yarnell</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dan Beaven</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:08:37 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 11-12, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7003 <p><strong>February 11</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>The Shop&#39;s Community Valentine&#39;s Day Crafting Party for Refugees and Immigrants</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: 621 N. Dallas Ave</p> <p><strong>Comedy Show with John McIntire</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Oaks Theatre, 310 Allegheny River Blvd</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>February 12</strong></p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Traveling to Harrisburg for the&nbsp;Pennsylvania Municipal&nbsp;League (PML)&nbsp;Board Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.</p> <p><strong>PML Subcommittee Luncheon Meetings</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Harrisburg Hilton</p> <p><strong>PML Board of Directors Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Harrisburg Hilton</p> <p><strong>PML Board of Directors Reception and Dinner</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Harrisburg Hilton</p> </blockquote> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 07:59:34 -0500 PWSA Advisory on Water Pressure Issues http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7002 <div> <p paraeid="{66f5068d-fa7d-49e5-852b-9f164c493d75}{225}" paraid="136692426" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 11, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) advises&nbsp;that customers in Eastern neighborhoods of the city&nbsp;have been&nbsp;experiencing&nbsp;low to no water pressure issues&nbsp;overnight&nbsp;due to a temporary failure of a water pump.</p> <p paraeid="{66f5068d-fa7d-49e5-852b-9f164c493d75}{225}" paraid="136692426" xml:lang="EN-US">Water&nbsp;pressure&nbsp;issues&nbsp;have&nbsp;been&nbsp;reported&nbsp;from&nbsp;the&nbsp;following&nbsp;neighborhoods:&nbsp;Bloomfield,&nbsp;Friendship,&nbsp;Garfield,&nbsp;Morningside,&nbsp;Oakland,&nbsp;Shadyside, and&nbsp;Swisshelm&nbsp;Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div> <p paraeid="{0a617123-031e-47f8-b39e-6095a03b7962}{126}" paraid="2049010146" xml:lang="EN-US">According to PWSA, the affected&nbsp;pump has been repaired and water&nbsp;pressure&nbsp;is expected to be restored&nbsp;to normal levels&nbsp;by&nbsp;approximately&nbsp;1:30&nbsp;a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e0c9a627-e473-4be7-b9c1-756d5c9708ce}{220}" paraid="528295586" xml:lang="EN-US">Customers experiencing water emergencies should contact PWSA at 412-255-2423 and press #1.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a617123-031e-47f8-b39e-6095a03b7962}{95}" paraid="79951033" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:50:35 -0500 City Seeking Public Input on Improvements to City Data Online Application http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7001 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 10, 2017) - The Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&#39;s (I&amp;P) Analytics &amp; Strategy team is taking its <a href="https://pittsburghpa.shinyapps.io/BurghsEyeView/?_inputs_&amp;dept_select=null&amp;filter_select=%22%22&amp;hier=null&amp;map_bounds=%7B%22north%22%3A40.5012694584165%2C%22east%22%3A-79.7590255737305%2C%22south%22%3A40.3635499363572%2C%22west%22%3A-80.1926422119141%7D&amp;map_zoom=12&amp;offense_select=null&amp;origin_select=null&amp;report_select=%22311%20Requests%22&amp;req.type=null&amp;result_select=null&amp;search=%22%22&amp;toggle311=true&amp;toggleArrests=true&amp;toggleBlotter=true&amp;toggleCitations=true&amp;toggleFacilities=true&amp;toggleViolations=true&amp;usage_select=null&amp;violation_select=null" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View</a> application, an interactive map that displays city data, on tour in the coming months. The team has already visited with seven neighborhood groups - to present, answer questions, and gather feedback - and has plans to visit an additional 10 community meetings in the coming weeks.</p> </div> <div> <p>While Burgh&#39;s Eye View currently contains a wide range of city data, including public safety information and 311 service requests, the team is particularly interested in what additional information residents want to easily access.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents are encouraged to engage with the Burgh&#39;s Eye View team during these upcoming community meetings:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Tuesday, February 14, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li>5:30 p.m. - South Side Planning Forum - Brashear Association, 2005 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</li> <li>6:30 p.m. - Hazelwood Initiative - Hazelwood Healthy Active Living Center, 5344 Second Ave. 15207</li> <li>7:00 p.m. - East Allegheny Community Council - Arnold&#39;s Tea, 502 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</li> <li>7:30 p.m. - Allegheny West Civic Council - Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 (Beech Ave. Entrance)&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>Wednesday, February 15, 2017</strong></p> <ul> <li>12-1:30 p.m. - Oakwatch (Oakland) - St. Regis Parish Social Hall, 3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</li> <li>7:00 p.m. - Observatory Hill Community Meeting - Byzantine Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>Tuesday, February 21, 2017&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>6:00 p.m. - Baum-Centre Community Meeting - First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tuesday, February 28, 2017</strong></p> <ul> <li>7:00 p.m. - Overbrook Community Council -&nbsp; Accamando Center, 2410 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15234&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 8, 2017&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>7:00 p.m. - Troy Hill Citizens Council - Most Holy Name School Hall, 1520 Claim St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Tinsbury Street Entrance)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Wednesday, March 15, 2017&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>6:30 p.m. - Stanton Heights Community Meeting -&nbsp; Sunnyside Elementary School, 4801 Stanton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p>For questions, feedback on Burgh&#39;s Eye View, or to have the team present and gather feedback at your neighborhood meeting, please contact I&amp;P at <a href="mailto:analytics@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">analytics@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Burgh&#39;s Eye View can be accessed any time at <a href="http://data.pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">data.pittsburghpa.gov</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:54:08 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 10, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6999 <div><strong>Call with Senator Elizabeth Dole</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>K.Leroy Irvis Champions of Education</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hillman Library</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Secretary Jay Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Grant Oliphant</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Opening of West End Boxing Academy with Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Langley School</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Exhibition of&nbsp;Harish Saluja&#39;s Paintings</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;600 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Gregg Valley</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:57:09 -0500 Public Works Update on Current Snow Event Operations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6997 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 9, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has provided the following update regarding the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Level 2 Snow Alert Alert</a> that was <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6993" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">issued</a>&nbsp;at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Approximately 80 vehicles were deployed for today&#39;s extended daylight shift (6am-6pm) to treat and plow streets. Progress can be tracked via the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> throughout the snow event until 6:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Evening and overnight shifts (6pm-6am) will have an average of 60 vehicles salting and plowing streets throughout the city Thursday evening and Friday morning. Salt loads are treated with liquid calcium chloride. Trucks are equipped with plows, salt spreaders and tire chains. Smaller vehicles will be utilized for narrow streets.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>During a Level Two snow event, DPW has a 32 hour window after the snow event ends to clear the streets before individual constituent calls for service will be addressed. With snow activity lasting until approximately&nbsp;Noon today, crews will have until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 to treat all streets. DPW will is following the primary, secondary and tertiary plowing routes exclusively throughout the snow event.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents should contact the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a> if a street is not treated within the designated timeframe following a storm. The 311 response center is open for non-emergency calls, such as reports of downed trees or water main breaks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Friday morning. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Storm Levels &amp; 311 Response Center&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Winter Storm Levels</a>. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined response times.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Depending on the severity or level of the weather event it can take up to 48 hours to treat the streets with salt and/or calcium chloride after a snow/ice event.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 1 Event (1 - 3&quot;): Crews have 24 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 2 Event (3 - 6&quot;): Crews have 32 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 3 Event (6 - 10&quot;): Crews have 48 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 4 Event (&gt; than 10&quot;): Calls will not be taken until weather event drops to a Level 3 (6-10&quot;).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Weather Resources&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> is a resource available to monitor the travel history for all vehicles dedicated to snow and ice control throughout the time frame of a snow event.</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:02:43 -0500 Citiparks Announces Partnership with the Kingsley Association for Swimming http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6996 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 9, 2017) Mayor William Peduto, Citiparks and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced today that Citiparks Pool Pass holders and any City resident 15 years or younger who is a member of a Citiparks Recreation Center will be able to use their pass to access the indoor pool at&nbsp;<a href="http://kingsleyassociation.org/" target="_blank">The Kingsley Association</a>&nbsp;in Larimer (6435 Frankstown Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206) beginning February 13, 2017. &nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;d like to thank the Kingsley Association for opening their doors to our residents and Citiparks swimmers,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;We are very fortunate to have Kingsley operating in the city and I am pleased that more and more residents will benefit from their beautiful facility.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Kingsley Association is a settlement house organization that has provided programming for children, families and seniors for more than a hundred years in the city. Kingsley opened their current Larimer location in 2004 at Frankstown Avenue and East Liberty Boulevard and it has greatly improved the well-being of members and the neighboring communities. With access to Kingsley Association pool, Citiparks swimmers will have a second indoor pool (in addition to the Oliver Bath House on the South Side) to utilize. &nbsp;</p> <p>Hours of operation for The Kingsley Association are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. &ndash; 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. &ndash; 4:00 p.m.. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Kingsley Association Classes and Aquatic Programs&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Adult Learn to Swim</strong></p> <ul> <li>4 Lessons for Ages 18 &amp; Over, following the American Red Cross Curriculum</li> <li>Time: Thursdays 12:00 PM &ndash; 12:45 PM and 6:30 PM &ndash; 7:15 PM (Beginning March 2, 2017)</li> <li>Cost:&nbsp; Members $25, Non-Members $40&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Youth Learn to Swim&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lessons for Infants- 17 years (British Swim School)</li> <li>Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 PM &ndash; 7:00 PM; Saturdays 9:00 AM &ndash; 12:00 PM</li> <li>Cost: Discounts available for Kingsley Members.&nbsp; Contact British Swim School for more information.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Water Aerobics</strong></p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;A fun shallow-water exercise class that aims to increase movement and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training.</li> <li>Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 AM &ndash; 12:00 PM</li> <li>Cost: Free with Kingsley Membership.&nbsp; Non-Members- $5.00 per session</li> </ul> <p><strong>Water Toning</strong></p> <ul> <li>Non- impact water work-out provides a great option for obtaining maximum calorie burn without pressure on your feet, knees, hips and joints.</li> <li>Time: Saturdays 11:00 AM &ndash; 12:00 PM</li> <li>Cost: Free with Kingsley Membership.&nbsp; Non-Members- $5.00 per session</li> </ul> <p>Citiparks Pool Passes can be purchased at the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/oliver-bath-house" target="_blank">Oliver Bath House</a>, 38 S. 10th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. To receive a Citiparks Recreation Center membership card a parent must register each child -- who must be 15 years or younger and a resident of the City of Pittsburgh -- at any of&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/community-recreation-centers" target="_blank">Citiparks&#39; 10 Recreation Centers</a>&nbsp;and then present the membership card at the pool each day for entry.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:13:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 9, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6995 <div><strong>Meeting with Fraternal Order of Police</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County SPC Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with WESA</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Alexis Vargas</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Williamson and Gabe Morgan</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Grant Building</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Kennedy, Marimba Milliones, and Councilman Lavelle</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Citiparks&#39; Black History Month Celebration, &quot;A Salute to First Responders&quot;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:City County Lobby&nbsp;</div> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:17:39 -0500 Public Works Crews Prepare for Level 2 Snow Alert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6993 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 8, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has issued a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Level 2 Snow Alert Alert</a> effective 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> will be active throughout the current snow event starting at 9:00 p.m. tonight. Current forecasts estimate snow accumulations of 2&quot; to 4&quot;&nbsp; over a 21 our period with snowfall lasting until approximately Noon on Thursday, Feb. 9. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Starting at 10:00 p.m., a range of 50-65 vehicles will be deployed throughout the city overnight for the night turn shift. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing, salt loads will be treated with liquid calcium chloride to make the salt more effective in lower temperatures. Vehicles will be equipped with plows and tire chains. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>During a Level Two snow event, DPW has a 32 hour window after the snow event ends to clear the streets before individual constituent calls for service will be addressed. With the current snow event&nbsp; expected to last until Noon, Thursday, Feb. 9., crews will have until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 to treat all streets. DPW will be following the primary, secondary and tertiary plowing routes exclusively throughout the snow event.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents should contact the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a> if a street is not treated within the designated timeframe following a storm.&nbsp;The 311 response center is open for non-emergency calls, such as reports of downed trees or water main breaks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Thursday morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Storm Levels &amp; 311 Response Center&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Winter Storm Levels</a>. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined response times.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Depending on the severity or level of the weather event it can take up to 48 hours to treat the streets with salt and/or calcium chloride after a snow/ice event.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 1 Event (1 - 3&quot;): Crews have 24 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 2 Event (3 - 6&quot;): Crews have 32 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 3 Event (6 - 10&quot;): Crews have 48 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Level 4 Event (&gt; than 10&quot;): Calls will not be taken until weather event drops to a Level 3 (6-10&quot;).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Weather Resources&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> is a resource available to monitor the travel history for all vehicles dedicated to snow and ice control throughout the time frame of a snow event.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:54:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 8, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6992 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 8, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto is in San Francisco, California today for day three of the <a href="https://forum.newco.co/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Shift Forum: An Executive Conference on Capitalism at a Crossroads</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Mayor Peduto will participate in a panel discussion titled &quot;The Future of Governing - In Practice&quot; with the City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at Noon 12 p.m. PST today. </strong>(Details below.)</p> </div> <div> <p>Organizers of Shift Forum have assembled 400 of the best minds in business, technology, and policy for two days of discussion, networking, and dialog. Throughout the conference attendees will be encouraged to look outside of their own industries and explore a diversity of business and social issues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>As the Shift Forum <a href="https://forum.newco.co/thesis/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Editorial Thesis</a> states:<em> &quot;Business as we know it is at a crossroads. Buffeted by a digital revolution that&rsquo;s already spanned a generation, the largest companies in the world have realized they must rethink not only their approach to markets and consumers, but their essential purpose as well. And the next generation of great companies, heralded as &ldquo;unicorns&rdquo; and &ldquo;disruptors,&rdquo; face their own historic phase shift: They are transitioning from cultures of &ldquo;move fast and break things&rdquo; to cultures of longevity, corporate citizenship, and cooperation.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p>Shift Forum is hosted by <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/#john-battelle" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">John Battelle</a>, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Signal, Foursquare, CM Summit, and the Web 2.0 Summit forums. Forum speakers are drawn from the top echelons of the world&rsquo;s most admired companies along with the world&rsquo;s most challenging and controversial academics, journalists, and authors.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A complete list of speakers can be found here: <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://forum.newco.co/speakers/</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Mayor Peduto is one of only two U.S. Mayors invited to present at Shift Forum. Leaders from government and policy makers are in attendance to discuss how the next generation of great companies will intersect with the next generation of great, thriving cities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All travel expenses are covered by the conference.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Shift Forum Conference - Wednesday, February 8, 2017&nbsp;</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><em>&nbsp;(All times listed are Pacific Standard Time)&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>A Conversation with Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley &amp; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8:30 a.m. PST</p> <ul> <li>Hacked Election Part 1: John Podesta, Chair, Hillary Clinton for America</li> <li>Hacked Election Part 2: Marc Elias, Perkins Coie, Shawn Henry, President, CrowdStrike Service, and&nbsp;John Podesta, Chair Hillary Clinton for America&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>A Conversation with&nbsp;Nathan Blecharczyk Co-Founder &amp; CSO, Airbnb&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 9:15 a.m. PST</p> <ul> <li>High Order Bit: The Future of Education with&nbsp;Max&nbsp;Ventilla, CEO, Alt School</li> <li>Discussion: AI and the Economy with&nbsp;Francesca Rossi Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre;&nbsp;Vivek Wadhwa Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s College of Engineering; and&nbsp;Shivon Zilis Partner, Founding Member, Bloomberg Beta&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>Meet the Platform Workforce with&nbsp;Peter Bergen, Uber; and&nbsp;Bill Aboudi President, Oakland Maratime Support Services &nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 10:15 a.m. PST</p> <ul> <li>The Future of Labor - The Big Ideas with Stephen DeWitt CEO, Work Market; and&nbsp;Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D. Founder, President &amp; CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Break by Perkins Coie,&nbsp;Supporting Gender Equality in Business Leadership</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m. PST</p> <ul> <li>A Conversation with Aaron Levie,&nbsp;Co-Founder, Chairman &amp; CEO, Box&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <ul> <li>Capital Pillar:&nbsp;Reinventing&nbsp;Debt with Louis Beryl, Co-Founder &amp; CEO Earnest; and Julie Hanna, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and Executive Chairman, Kiva&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Innovation in Corporation with Deborah Hopkins, CEO Double Chase Advisors; and Alison Lewis, CMO Johnson &amp;&nbsp;Johnson</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">Participating in &quot;The Future of Governing - In Practice&quot; Panel Discussion&nbsp;with Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland </span></strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m. PST</p> <ul> <li>Discussion will be on Facebook Live via @NewCo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/newcofestivals/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/newcofestivals/</a> and highlighted on Twitter via @NewCo and #ShiftForum</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>Return to Pittsburgh</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:33:21 -0500 Mayor Peduto Statement on Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6990 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 7, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today in response to the 2017-18 budget proposal that Governor Wolf <a href="https://www.governor.pa.gov/different-approach-for-pennsylvania-governor-wolfs-budget-cuts-costs-protects-education-and-seniors/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">issued</a> earlier today.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;While facing a deficit, Governor Wolf has chosen to lead by spending responsibly, making critical and historic investments in our children, schools, senior citizens and most vulnerable residents.</p> <p>The residents of Pittsburgh have a partner in Governor Wolf, who shares our city&#39;s priorities: high-quality pre-K education for our children, accessible health and human services, addressing the opioid epidemic and investing in additional resources for working, middle class families.</p> <p>I commend Governor Wolf for honoring his commitments with this year&#39;s state budget and working to improve the quality of life of all Pennsylvanians.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:17:35 -0500 Fitch Raises Pittsburgh Bond Rating http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6989 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{93387e7d-0827-427e-818b-d88df2f1f988}{121}" paraid="1778076962" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 7, 2017) Fitch Ratings today announced it has raised the City&#39;s bond rating from &quot;A&quot; to &quot;AA-,&quot; reflecting the City&#39;s strong&nbsp;budget&nbsp;controls and its path to exiting Act 47 fiscal oversight.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{891c6d4e-3c9a-4d1d-ace6-a60fa53f5291}{125}" paraid="128389188" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;The &#39;AA-&#39; rating reflects the city&#39;s very strong operating performance including solid reserve safety margins and significant independent ability to increase revenues. The rating also reflects the city&#39;s currently satisfactory expenditure flexibility under PA Act 47, which provides management significant expenditure controls; however, carrying costs for debt service, annually required pension contributions and other-post employment benefit costs (OPEB) are high. The overall long-term liability burden is moderate compared to the city&#39;s economic resource base,&quot;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fitchratings.com/site/pr/1018687" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a release from Fitch Ratings</a>&nbsp;announced today.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4010ee40-60d5-4181-91c6-db187208fc0f}{76}" paraid="996621931" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;The city has maintained strong general fund reserves since 2009 through adherence to its multi-year financial plans, which include balanced general fund operations with minimal use of reserves for cash funded capital projects. The positive financial performance has been aided by ongoing state oversight. Management has a strong track record of conservative budgeting and recently improved its revenue forecasting process for greater accuracy,&quot; the release continues.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4010ee40-60d5-4181-91c6-db187208fc0f}{207}" paraid="418570007" xml:lang="EN-US">Budgets from Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;administration have ensured that the City stays true&nbsp;its long-term financial responsibilities, while investing in core services such as Public Safety, street resurfacing, and&nbsp;maintenance and investment in city facilities, as well as in longer-term capital infrastructure needs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ec5ae66f-de52-4eb2-8de8-983cbbb66e16}{200}" paraid="1791757225" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Today&#39;s announcement from Fitch continues the progress we&#39;ve made toward putting the City on a path to long-term financial stability,&quot;&nbsp;said Sam&nbsp;Ashbaugh, the City&#39;s Chief Financial Officer.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{15a2f91f-d7d4-4f30-8b1a-5b502b0240ee}{223}" paraid="849701551" xml:lang="EN-US">The City expects to issue $60&nbsp;million in bonds later this year. It will be the City&#39;s first bond issue &ndash; which largely goes to long-term infrastructure needs &ndash; in two years.</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:52:08 -0500 Media Advisory: Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh To Vote on Housing Affordability Measures http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6987 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;">Note: The URA board will be voting today at 2 p.m. on affordable housing measures helping neighborhoods across the city. Below is a press release on the initiatives from Tuesday.</span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 7, 2017) The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Mayor William Peduto&#39;s administration, is set to vote Thursday on several efforts to provide more affordable housing around the City.</p> <p>The board is set to vote on five agenda items regarding housing in Morningside, Downtown, Larimer, East Liberty and the North Side, which will support hundreds of affordable housing units across the city and a neighborhood park proximate to an affordable housing development site.</p> <p>&quot;The need for affordable housing is one of the biggest issues facing not only Pittsburgh but cities across the world. I&#39;m happy to be working with the URA and stakeholders across our city to provide more such housing, and adopt policies to ensure more affordable housing initiatives in the future,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>On Thursday the URA board is set to convey the former Morningside School on Jancey Street to developers to build a 46-unit mixed income apartment building for seniors with 39 affordable units restricted to those earning 20%, 50% and 60% of area medium income (AMI).</p> <p>Ten units will be in the renovated schoolhouse and 39 in a new addition that will also house the Morningside Senior Center.</p> <p>In Downtown, the URA is set to approve additional financing for Wood Street Commons on Third Avenue, which provides 258 affordable Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units for low-income adults, including 32 emergency shelter units and 15 bridge housing units for the mentally ill. The site also includes space for job training services and non-profit groups.</p> <p>Some $310,000 in repairs is needed to the building, so the URA board is set to vote on a $180,000 grant in support of the needed improvements, to be combined with $125,000 in recently approved financing from the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>As part of the Larimer/East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods plan, the URA board is set Thursday to vote on a $3.27 million financing plan to provide a portion of the financing for demolition and site preparation work at the former East Liberty Gardens property, making way for the construction of 150 Phase 2 mixed-income housing units. A ground lease between the Housing Authority and the developers will require long-term housing affordability terms for future tenants.</p> <p>Also in East Liberty, the URA is set to apply to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County for $250,000 and $500,000 grants for the construction of a new park at Larimer Avenue and Station Street as part of the Larimer/East Liberty Choice Neighborhoods. The three-acre park site is adjacent to the recently completed Phase I 85-unit mixed income development, as well as the Phase 2 site mentioned above.</p> <p>Finally, in the North Side neighborhoods of California Kirkbride and the Central Northside, the URA board is set to authorize its intent to issue up to $15 million in tax-exempt debt to support the redevelopment of 75 affordable housing units across the two neighborhoods. The financing includes four percent (4%) Low Income Housing Credits and Historic Tax Credits.&nbsp; These 75 units are part of a 324-unit affordable portfolio which is intended to be developed in phases.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:59:50 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 7, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6986 <div> <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 7, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto is in San Francisco, California today for day two of the <a href="https://forum.newco.co/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Shift Forum: An Executive Conference on Capitalism at a Crossroads</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>Organizers of Shift Forum have assembled 400 of the best minds in business, technology, and policy for two days of discussion, networking, and dialog. Throughout the conference attendees will be encouraged to look outside of their own industries and explore a diversity of business and social issues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>As the Shift Forum <a href="https://forum.newco.co/thesis/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Editorial Thesis</a> states<em>: &quot;Business as we know it is at a crossroads. Buffeted by a digital revolution that&rsquo;s already spanned a generation, the largest companies in the world have realized they must rethink not only their approach to markets and consumers, but their essential purpose as well. And the next generation of great companies, heralded as &ldquo;unicorns&rdquo; and &ldquo;disruptors,&rdquo; face their own historic phase shift: They are transitioning from cultures of &ldquo;move fast and break things&rdquo; to cultures of longevity, corporate citizenship, and cooperation.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p>Shift Forum is hosted by <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/#john-battelle" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">John Battelle</a>, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Signal, Foursquare, CM Summit, and the Web 2.0 Summit forums. Forum speakers are drawn from the top echelons of the world&rsquo;s most admired companies along with the world&rsquo;s most challenging and controversial academics, journalists, and authors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A complete list of speakers can be found here: <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://forum.newco.co/speakers/</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Mayor Peduto is one of only two U.S. Mayors invited to present at Shift Forum. Leaders from government and policy makers are in attendance to discuss how the next generation of great companies will intersect with the next generation of great, thriving cities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All travel expenses are covered by the conference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <u><strong>Shift Forum Conference - Tuesday, February 7, 2017&nbsp;</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Opening Remarks with John Battelle, EIC &amp; CEO, NewCo&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Policy Pillar:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>A Conversation with Brad Smith, President &amp; Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft&nbsp;</li> <li>National Interests with John Heilemann, Executive Producer &amp; Host, The Circus&nbsp;</li> <li>Tech Under Trump with Rachel Whetstone, Communications &amp; Policy, Uber and DJ Patil, Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist, White House&nbsp;</li> <li>Media in Transition: Verizon, with Diego Scotti, CM, Verizon</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Health Pillar:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Early Detection&nbsp;= Early Action with Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer, Color Genomics</li> <li>A Better Way to Cure Cancer with Jeff Huber, CEO, Grail&nbsp;</li> <li>Writing DNA for Health and Sustainability, Emily Leproust, CEO, Twist Bioscience&nbsp;</li> <li>A Conversation with Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services&nbsp;</li> <li>The Trump Economy with Robert Wolf, Co-Founder &amp; Chairman, Measure, Drone as a Service (R), CEO 31 Advisers&nbsp;and Michael Boskin, Stanford University</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Lunch - Moderated Table Conversations&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>Media in Transition: Comcast with Chris Satchell, Chief Product Officer, Comcast NBC Universal&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Business Experience Pillar:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Unconscious Bias with Robin Hause, Director and Producer, Unleashed Production, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Direct to Fan Experience with Tyler Florence, TV Personality, Chef, Entrepreneur, Authro, Tyle Florence International, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Innovating at Schwab with Neesha Hathi, EVP, Investor Services Strategy, Segments and Platforms, Charles Schwab</li> </ul> <p><strong>Business Transformation Pillar:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>A New Approach to Fast Food, David Friedberg, CEO, The Production Board&nbsp;</li> <li>Building A Healthy Brand with Kara Goldin, Founder &amp; CEO, hint, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>The Shift in Consumption, Tina Sharkey, CEO, Brandless</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>High Order Bit: A Conversation with Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Point Guard&nbsp;and Co-Founder, Slyce, NBA Golden State Warriors, Slyce&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Speakers Dinner at Wayfare Tavern</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:07:35 -0500 Peduto Administration Calls for Targeted Investigation Into Water Issues http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6985 <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{139}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (February&nbsp;7, 2017)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has&nbsp;directed&nbsp;the Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI)&nbsp;to&nbsp;begin&nbsp;an&nbsp;investigation&nbsp;at&nbsp;the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority&nbsp;(PWSA)&nbsp;to&nbsp;discover why the&nbsp;authority was&nbsp;forced&nbsp;to issue a flush and boil water advisory&nbsp;last&nbsp;week, causing upheaval for some 100,000 city residents.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{188}" paraid="2116247739">With&nbsp;the approval and cooperation of the PWSA Board,&nbsp;OMI&nbsp;has been&nbsp;tasked with a&nbsp;targeted&nbsp;investigation to inform the causes of the&nbsp;irregularities&nbsp;in chlorine readings that led to the order, and inform City and PWSA officials on decisions regarding water testing in the future.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{193}" paraid="2107534877">&quot;This is not a fishing expedition. We simply want to discover what went wrong, and how to keep these events from happening again,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{45462167-7cbc-42c8-ad6d-538f23d429d4}{17}" paraid="135973676" xml:lang="EN-US">The Administration is also coordinating with state Auditor General Eugene&nbsp;DePasquale&nbsp;on an outside audit of the authority, which Pittsburgh City Council requested last week.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{204}" paraid="511534650">OMI will&nbsp;conduct&nbsp;interviews with PWSA employees to evaluate&nbsp;the operations and staffing of&nbsp;its water systems and testing,&nbsp;as well as the equipment the authority uses to filter and test its water. That may include looks into a possible system failure at the Highland Park reservoir; a failure by an authority&nbsp;chlorometer; and whether there were operator errors.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{214}" paraid="266202162">The investigation&nbsp;has already started.&nbsp;Separately the PWSA board, with the support of the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration, will&nbsp;today be&nbsp;inviting the&nbsp;Auditor General&nbsp;to&nbsp;conduct&nbsp;its&nbsp;own performance investigations of authority operations.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{226}" paraid="141235884">&quot;OMI&#39;s role as an independent fact finder will provide a definitive factual report that can assist the Mayor, the&nbsp;PWSA Board&nbsp;and the Auditor General on&nbsp;critical next step decisions&nbsp;for the authority,&quot; said Kevin&nbsp;Acklin, the Mayor&#39;s Chief of Staff.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{03fefdf3-0b9f-44ce-8087-976288c10349}{236}" paraid="532785818">Additionally, the&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;is&nbsp;calling&nbsp;for an audit&nbsp;of lead testing kits&nbsp;and results&nbsp;sent to authority customers.&nbsp;From January through December 2016 6,625 testing kits were ordered from the PWSA but less than half (3,100) were returned for review.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:47:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Announces Staffing Changes for 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6983 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 6, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto today announced several staffing changes in the following city departments: Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment (BNE), Innovation &amp; Performance (I&amp;P), Office of Management &amp; Budget (OMB), Office of the Mayor, Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI), and Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission (Personnel). All positions and salaries are reflected in the <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/omb/2017_Operating_Budget_for_online.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">City of Pittsburgh 2017 Operating Budget</a>.</p> <p><u><strong>Office of the Mayor</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Timothy McNulty </strong>has been named Communications Director in the Office of Mayor William Peduto. McNulty joined the Peduto administration in March 2014 and previously served as Communications Manager. Prior to joining the city McNulty was an 18-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he largely reported on local, state and federal government and politics. The annual salary for Mayor&#39;s Office Communications Director is $89,122.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>BNE</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Alexis Vargas</strong> has joined the City of Pittsburgh as the new Manager of Special Initiatives in the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment. Originally from Bolivia, Vargas is fluent in English, Spanish and basic Portuguese. She has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh GSPIA, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Military Engineering School of Bolivia. Her previous experience includes working for Global Links, project development and management in the public and nonprofit sectors, community engagement, and education and public health in disadvantaged international communities. The annual salary for the Manager of Special Initiatives (BNE) is $67,220.</p> <p><u><strong>OMB</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Sam Ashbaugh</strong> has been named Chief Financial Officer in the Office of Management &amp; Budget. Prior to being named CFO Ashbaugh has 20 years of experience in government finance and management and most recently served as the City of Pittsburgh Budget Director from May 2014-Dec. 2016. In his capacity as CFO, he will oversee OMB, the Department of Finance, and I&amp;P. He will be responsible for overseeing the City&rsquo;s finances, spearheading major citywide management initiatives, strengthening the delivery of information technology services, and driving performance improvement strategies to ensure that city government is operating in the most efficient and effective manner. The annual salary for CFO is $104,594.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Jen Presutti </strong>has been nominated for the position of Budget Director, Office of Management &amp; Budget. This nomination is subject to City Council approval. Presutti previously served as Assistant Director - Capital and Asset Management in OMB and has worked for the city in OMB since 2010. The annual salary for OMB Director is $99,322.</p> <p><u><strong>I&amp;P</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Lee Haller </strong>has been nominated for the position of Director of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance. This nomination is subject to City Council approval. Haller joined the Peduto Administration in July 2014 as the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works where he worked to fulfill Mayor William Peduto&#39;s vision of efficient, data driven, and innovative city services. In DPW Haller led substantial department-wide change management initiatives including the implementation of a new work order an asset management system that allows DPW to manage day-to-day operations more efficiently, the rollout of the snow plow tracker application,&nbsp; and the introduction of the city&rsquo;s first online permitting system for park shelter permits. The annual salary for I&amp;P Director is $104,594.</p> <p><strong>Laura Meixell </strong>has been named Assistant Director of Performance Improvement in the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance. Meixell joined the Peduto Administration in January 2014 as Analytics and Strategy Manager in I&amp;P. Her previous works includes&nbsp;co-founding the <a href="http://wprdc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>&nbsp;with partners from Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh, developing a wide array of data-tools including&nbsp;<a href="http://data.pittsburghpa.gov/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Burgh&#39;s Eye View</a> and working to understand the City&#39;s software systems. Most recently Meixell served as a core-team member for the Smart City Challenge work, contributing especially to development of the &quot;data utility&quot; concept and information infrastructure. Along with counterparts from New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,&nbsp;Laura co-founded the Harvard Kennedy School&nbsp;<a href="http://datasmart.ash.harvard.edu/civic-analytics-network" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Civic Analytics Network</a>&nbsp;in which she works closely with government technology leaders from across the country to stay ahead of technology and share best practices.&nbsp;The annual salary for Assistant Director of Performance Improvement is $89,122.</p> <p><u><strong>OMI</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Erin Bruni</strong> is now the Manager in the Office of Municipal Investigations. Bruni joined the City of Pittsburgh in 2000 and worked in OMI as a investigator for 16 years. In January 2016 Bruni was elevated to the role of OMI Operations Manager in which her primary responsibility was to coordinate public safety background investigations. The annual salary for Manager of OMI is $87,100.</p> <p><u><strong>Personnel</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Debbie Lestitian </strong>has been nominated and approved by City Council to serve as Chief and Director of Human Resources &amp; Administration in the Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission. In January 2014 Lestitian joined the Peduto Administration as Chief Administration Officer, overseeing all administrative functions of city government. Her experience includes responsibilities over Personnel &amp; Civil Service, Finance, the Citizen Police Review Board, and the Office of Municipal Investigations, as well as Mayoral appointments to all Boards, Authorities and Commissions.</p> <p><strong>Deborah Walker</strong> will now serve as the Deputy Chief of Human Resources in the Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission. Since February of 2014 Walker served the City of Pittsburgh as the Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations. Walker has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, 10 years as a higher education administrator and a respected professional in the area of university, police, and community relations. The annual salary for Deputy Chief of Human Resources is $89,122.</p> <p><strong>Janet Manuel </strong>will now serve as the Deputy Director of Human Resources in the Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission. Manuel has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, and held positions in the private sector as Regional, Manager of Human Resources, Director of Human Resources and her most recent position as Vice President, Human Resources before joining the City of Pittsburgh. The annual salary for Deputy Director of Human Resources is $94,433.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:51:00 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 6, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6982 <div> <div> <p>Mayor William Peduto is in San Francisco, California today for day one of the <a href="https://forum.newco.co/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Shift Forum: An Executive Conference on Capitalism at a Crossroads</a>. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Organizers of Shift Forum have assembled 400 of the best minds in business, technology, and policy for two days of discussion, networking, and dialog. Throughout the conference attendees will be encouraged to look outside of their own industries and explore a diversity of business and social issues. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>As the Shift Forum <a href="https://forum.newco.co/thesis/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Editorial Thesis</a> states: &quot;Business as we know it is at a crossroads. Buffeted by a digital revolution that&rsquo;s already spanned a generation, the largest companies in the world have realized they must rethink not only their approach to markets and consumers, but their essential purpose as well. And the next generation of great companies, heralded as &ldquo;unicorns&rdquo; and &ldquo;disruptors,&rdquo; face their own historic phase shift: They are transitioning from cultures of &ldquo;move fast and break things&rdquo; to cultures of longevity, corporate citizenship, and cooperation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Shift Forum is hosted by <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/#john-battelle" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">John Battelle</a>, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Signal, Foursquare, CM Summit, and the Web 2.0 Summit forums. Forum speakers are drawn from the top echelons of the world&rsquo;s most admired companies along with the world&rsquo;s most challenging and controversial academics, journalists, and authors.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A complete list of speakers can be found here: <a href="https://forum.newco.co/speakers/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://forum.newco.co/speakers/</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Mayor Peduto is one of only two U.S. Mayors invited to present at Shift Forum. Leaders from government and policy makers are in attendance to discuss how the next generation of great companies will intersect with the next generation of great, thriving cities. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All travel expenses are covered by the conference.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Opening Remarks with John Battelle, EIC&amp;CEO, NewCo </strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li>A Conversation with Anne M. Finucane, Vice&nbsp;Chairman of Bank of America&nbsp;</li> <li>Discussion: Health Pillar, The Future of Care with Adrian Aoun, CEO, Forward and Seth Sternberg, CEO, Honor&nbsp;</li> <li>High Order Bit: From NewCo to BigCo with Michael Dubin, CEO, Dollar Shave Club&nbsp;</li> <li>A Conversation with Adena Friedman, President &amp; CEO, Nasdaq</li> <li>A Conversation with Jane Napolitano, President, University of California&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>&nbsp;<br /> Conference Reception </strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Dinner and the First Annual NewCo Honors&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>A Dinner Conversation with Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> ###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:49:44 -0500 Application Period Begins for Second "PGH Lab" Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6981 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 6, 2017) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority today announced the opening application period for the second cycle of the PGH Lab program.</p> <p>PGH Lab is a program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make local government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. The program gives the companies an opportunity to beta test their products and gain valuable feedback. During the pilot period startups will be connected with a &ldquo;city champion&rdquo; that will guide them through the 3- 4-month pilot period. &nbsp;</p> <p>The program successfully completed its 2016 cohort last December where three companies &ndash; <a href="https://hibersense.com/">HiberSense</a>, <a href="http://transit-source.co/about-us">TransitSource</a>, and <a href="http://www.waterhorseenergy.com/renerge-inc/">Renerge</a>&nbsp;- were selected from a pool of highly qualified companies through a competitive selection process. This year, the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority welcome the Housing Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority to the program. Startups interested in participating in the program can apply to become part the PGH Lab 2017 cohort and pilot their products/services at the City of Pittsburgh or any of the participating organizations for 3-4 months.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am pleased to welcome the Housing Authority and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority to the program. The expansion of PGH Lab will open up more opportunities for local entrepreneurs to work and innovate within municipal government,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is excited to partner with the City of Pittsburgh to ensure local startup companies have an opportunity to showcase innovation, skill and their ability to enhance our future,&rdquo; said Caster Binion, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Starting Feb. 6, 2017 startups can propose solutions to complex challenges in the following areas:</p> <ul> <li>City Operations: Further improve City operations to make internal processes more efficient and effective;</li> <li>Citizen Engagement: Enhance the lines of communication between government and citizens by expanding digital public engagement and increase opportunities for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents to access information and resources;</li> <li>Climate Change &amp; the Environment: &nbsp;Help Pittsburgh meet its 2030 Climate Action Goals to reduce energy usage by 50 percent by 2030; and</li> <li>Other: Suggest a project that does not fall under any of the previous categories but will benefit and make a great impact in the city.</li> </ul> <p>Selected startups will be offered coworking space, access to the City&rsquo;s network, mentoring and guidance from city affiliates, and free membership to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1776.vc/about/">1776</a> global incubator.</p> <p>Participating companies will be selected through a competitive process. The PGH Lab review committee, constituted by various department leaders, will identify startup companies with innovative products and services that best match the City&rsquo;s priorities and resources. Program eligibility, application form, and legal requirements can be found in this website: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">pghlab.pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>The application deadline for the PGH Lab 2017 cohort will be March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.</p> <p>Help us spread the word and let your startup friends know about this great opportunity! &nbsp;</p> <p>Follow PGH Lab on Twitter at @PghIP #PGHLab</p> <p>Contact: Annia Aleman &ndash; PGH Lab Program Manager at <a href="mailto:annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov">annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:33:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 5, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6980 <p><em>No public events scheduled</em></p> Sun, 05 Feb 2017 14:52:21 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 4, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6978 <div><strong>Meeting and Event with Bishop McConnell</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 10:45:33 -0500 Statement from Mayor William Peduto Regarding Pennley Park Filing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6977 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today in response to a complaint filed today by Jonathan Kamin, legal counsel for Pennley Park.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;The city disagrees with Mr. Kamin&rsquo;s allegations. The Planning Commission explicitly denied Pennley Park&rsquo;s application and development plan within the legal time period of the official submission. We will fight these legal tricks before the Common Pleas court.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:24:18 -0500 Peduto Administration Seeking Outside Advisory Team on Restructuring the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6973 <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{139}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 3, 2017)&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Administration today released a call for a&nbsp;financial and legal advisory team to&nbsp;assist&nbsp;the City with the&nbsp;critical&nbsp;need&nbsp;to improve the&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, consider long-term plans for the authority&#39;s operations, and improve customer services to Pittsburgh residents.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{169}" paraid="65244406">&quot;The City of Pittsburgh owns the water and sewer system that was leased to the PWSA decades ago. It&#39;s time to reevaluate this structure,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;After&nbsp;systemic&nbsp;problems with&nbsp;inadequate billing,&nbsp;lead in our service lines, and&nbsp;this week&#39;s&nbsp;flush and&nbsp;boil water&nbsp;advisory, the City has the duty to find new ways to&nbsp;improve&nbsp;our water services, and create&nbsp;the&nbsp;safe, effective and sustainable water authority our residents deserve.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{179}" paraid="1176336536">A request for proposals was issued today to identify an advisory team&nbsp;to manage evaluations of a possible restructuring the PWSA to enhance water and sewer service delivery. This&nbsp;team, once chosen, will help kickstart a process of addressing the agency&#39;s repeated structural failures. This could include plans to implement&nbsp;alternate ways to provide water&nbsp;services, possibly through a public-private partnership to&nbsp;jointly manage&nbsp;some authority operations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8566ae09-db71-4f8f-ab0a-efd1be379356}{250}" paraid="1702321430" xml:lang="EN-US">The PWSA board has&nbsp;been advised of the request for proposals, and supports it.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{207}" paraid="1235723112">The Administration is next considering&nbsp;plans to&nbsp;gauge&nbsp;interest from&nbsp;organizations to partner with the city in the operation of the water and sewer asset, including a capital improvement plan to invest in critical&nbsp;infrastructure&nbsp;needs. The&nbsp;advisory team&nbsp;will help with that endeavor by studying the&nbsp;financial condition&nbsp;of the city&#39;s water and sewer lines;&nbsp;engaging&nbsp;with residents and other water consumers for their input;&nbsp;recommending&nbsp;ways for the City to&nbsp;maximize public control in any partnership;&nbsp;and other matters.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{217}" paraid="172900706">&quot;While we are not presently considering a full&nbsp;privatization, nor a third-party arrangement similar to the previous engagement with Veolia,&nbsp;we are&nbsp;seeking a full financial and operations partner.&nbsp;With&nbsp;disintegrating water infrastructure, massive debt problems, and repeated failures in customer service and billing issues, deep changes to the PWSA are obviously necessary. We will work diligently with City Council, and the public, to identify the best solutions&nbsp;for our residents,&quot;&nbsp;said the Mayor&#39;s Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3d639558-7a0e-4f38-8eb8-6d36cee7e8cb}{221}" paraid="972563768">Responses to the RFP will be evaluated in coming weeks, with hopes of hiring an advisory team by the end of February.&nbsp;A copy <a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/opportunities/227">of&nbsp;the&nbsp;RFP is available here</a>&nbsp;on the city&#39;s procurement website.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:53:35 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 3, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6969 <div><strong>Office Hours&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Alexis Vargas</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Marcus Charleston and Kevin Gavin</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Meatless Monday Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;5230 Centre Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Ridge and Linda King</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:07:07 -0500 PWSA Lifts Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Affected Areas of Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6964 <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{77}" paraid="1080382915" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer&nbsp;Authority&nbsp;(PWSA) has issued the following release announcing that the precautionary flush and boil water advisory&nbsp;affecting&nbsp;portions of Pittsburgh has been lifted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{12509633-a770-41b3-ba9e-5c3c76e04ebd}{178}" paraid="1166895257" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>An online version of the release can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pgh2o.com/release?id=6963" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{216}" paraid="1350912034" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh, PA &ndash; Effective immediately, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) lifted the flush and boil water advisory impacting approximately 100,000 residents in the City of Pittsburgh. Customers no longer are required to boil tap water before consumption.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{231}" paraid="314675078" xml:lang="EN-US">Officials from PWSA, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) met this morning to discuss water quality data related to the flush and boil water advisory. Officials from DEP confirmed that all drinking water requirements are currently being achieved, and there is no longer a potential risk to the drinking water supply.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{233}" paraid="997789355" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;PWSA sincerely appreciates the public&rsquo;s patience and apologizes for the massive inconvenience that resulted from the precautionary flush and boil water advisory,&rdquo; said PWSA Interim Executive Director Bernard R. Lindstrom. &ldquo;We realize this incident created hardships for residents of the city, but know that our main goal at PWSA is, and will continue to be, providing safe drinking water to our customers.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{235}" paraid="393337638" xml:lang="EN-US">Late Wednesday night, PWSA provided the DEP with the required documentation and data to prove that the Authority achieved compliance, and its drinking water was safe for public consumption.&nbsp; This data showed that there was sufficient chlorine within the water system, the potential &ldquo;water of concern&rdquo; had been eliminated, and that the water met and exceeded all DEP water quality standards.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{237}" paraid="1931063057" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;PWSA has the highest level of respect for DEP. Their rules and regulations are crafted to protect the public. In collaboration with DEP and the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, the Authority will conduct a full investigation and review of this incident,&rdquo; said Lindstrom.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{239}" paraid="984858015" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;I want to thank Mayor&nbsp;Peduto, Chief of Staff&nbsp;Acklin, County Executive Fitzgerald, all of the public safety officials and the rest of the City of Pittsburgh staff for all their support and assistance,&rdquo; said Lindstrom.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c9c5ff9e-586e-4bbf-978a-ccd00aba3945}{227}" paraid="1876906101" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:15:23 -0500 Media Advisory: City, PWSA Officials to Hold Press Conference at Noon http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6962 <div> <p paraeid="{f772480f-8500-42e8-9e0d-775675304bcf}{98}" paraid="1879269089" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Media Advisory</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh officials and Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials will hold a press conference at 12:00 Noon today, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center (400 N. Lexington St. in N. Point Breeze) to provide an update on the current Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory.</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{220}" paraid="628069496" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Press Conference&nbsp;on&nbsp;Precautionary PWSA Flush and Boil Advisory&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:</strong>&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> <div> <p paraeid="{193d57b3-6a96-471b-8c2e-a278441c19bd}{168}" paraid="1670774119" xml:lang="EN-US">Kevin&nbsp;Acklin, Chief of Staff, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d0180da4-9f48-4a03-babe-159a315a7863}{139}" paraid="759653545" xml:lang="EN-US">Bernard Lindstrom, PWSA Executive Director&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{461029ac-b87f-4f51-8079-a9e71e41f959}{43}" paraid="1059152964" xml:lang="EN-US">Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director&nbsp;</p> </div> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Noon</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center, 400 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh PA 15208, Media Conference Room, 2nd Floor</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:47:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - February 2, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6960 <p><strong>Call with DEP Secretary&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Roberto Clemente Jr. and Dale Stephens</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Call with Gregg Valley</strong></p> <p>Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Councilman O&#39;Connor</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Interview with Sandra Tolliver</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Reception for the County Executive</strong></p> <p>Time: 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</p> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 10:15:11 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor, Allegheny County Executive, City & PWSA Officials to Hold Press Conference at 6pm http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6959 <div> <p paraeid="{6115e337-fa10-4e5e-9f54-107f88c8981a}{133}" paraid="724497416">PITTBURGH, PA (Feb. 1 2017) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;City&nbsp;of Pittsburgh Public Safety officials&nbsp;and Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials will hold a press conference at 6:00 p.m today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center (400 N. Lexington St. in N. Point Breeze) to provide an evening update on the status of the Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{159}" paraid="1888149021" xml:lang="EN-US">There continues to be no&nbsp;evidence of any&nbsp;contamination in the city&#39;s water system, and the efforts being undertaken by PWSA and DEP&nbsp;are out of an abundance of caution in the interests of public safety. &nbsp;PWSA is in the process of submitting additional testing results to the Department of Environmental Protection which it believes shows conforming chlorine levels in the affected neighborhoods.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{196}" paraid="1398198544" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>&nbsp;Important Notes:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{210}" paraid="331032714" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;311 Response Center will be taking&nbsp;calls&nbsp;until 7:00&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;tonight.&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{212}" paraid="1713280912" xml:lang="EN-US">DPW, Fire and Public Safety personnel&nbsp;will be making deliveries of bottled water until 10:00&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;tonight.&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{218}" paraid="1008584317" xml:lang="EN-US">The 15 water distribution centers will remain open 24 hours until the&nbsp;end of the order.&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{d85044f8-a30f-482c-9ebc-39cb4c28605f}{193}" paraid="1523062759" xml:lang="EN-US">A list of water&nbsp;distribution centers can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6954" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{2f0761c2-fbed-42e4-a7e8-43420a888d47}{120}" paraid="241222405" xml:lang="EN-US">The 311 Response Center and&nbsp;water delivery crews will commence at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, and remain on the same schedule until the end of the order.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{220}" paraid="628069496" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Press Conference&nbsp;on&nbsp;Precautionary PWSA Flush and Boil Advisory&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d85044f8-a30f-482c-9ebc-39cb4c28605f}{216}" paraid="614584258" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aebc0020-1791-4d85-a060-2a238412377d}{204}" paraid="38592256" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{193d57b3-6a96-471b-8c2e-a278441c19bd}{168}" paraid="1670774119" xml:lang="EN-US">Kevin&nbsp;Acklin, Chief of Staff, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d0180da4-9f48-4a03-babe-159a315a7863}{139}" paraid="759653545" xml:lang="EN-US">Bernard Lindstrom, PWSA Executive Director&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{461029ac-b87f-4f51-8079-a9e71e41f959}{43}" paraid="1059152964" xml:lang="EN-US">Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich, Pittsburgh Public Safety Director&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{461029ac-b87f-4f51-8079-a9e71e41f959}{224}" paraid="655406029" xml:lang="EN-US">Darryl Jones, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e94e9ac-eb81-4474-a3c4-0826b2a6b58f}{130}" paraid="1598302626" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{111}" paraid="1699251135" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center, 400 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh PA 15208, Media Conference Room, 2nd Floor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{933d58fb-694a-4b5d-96f7-d90840f83626}{74}" paraid="1635905168" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:47:13 -0500 Reminder - Media Advisory: City, PWSA Officials To Hold Press Conference At Noon http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6955 <div> <p paraeid="{f772480f-8500-42e8-9e0d-775675304bcf}{98}" paraid="1879269089" xml:lang="EN-US"><em><strong>Media Advisory</strong></em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 1, 2017) - City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority (PWSA) officials will hold a press conference at 12:00 Noon today, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center (400 N. Lexington St. in Point Breeze) to provide an update on the&nbsp;Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory.</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who: </strong>City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Officials</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Noon</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center, 400 N. Lexington St. Pittsburgh PA 15208, Media Conference Room, 2nd Floor</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:26:44 -0500 City Announces Four Additional Water Distribution Centers During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6954 <div> <p paraeid="{2b0a4cf2-cd9d-4696-a6a5-4dba4007e2d7}{36}" paraid="1346243251" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 1, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh has announced that four (4) additional water distribution centers will be open as of&nbsp;2:00 PM&nbsp;today for the deployment&nbsp;of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers&nbsp;in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; At these additional four (4) locations, bottled water will be available at Engine 13 in Hazelwood by&nbsp;12:00 Noon, and water buffaloes are expected to be in place at these locations&nbsp;and fully operational by 2:00 PM. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ac8d06f8-da59-44df-8e45-c1bdd35e6bb9}{233}" paraid="1560974665" xml:lang="EN-US">These locations are in addition to the eleven (11) locations&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6951" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">announced earlier this morning</a>, which locations will&nbsp;be fully operational&nbsp;by 12:00 Noon. &nbsp;Buffaloes are currently in transit to these locations with the coordination of state police and surrounding jurisdictions. &nbsp;All fifteen (15)&nbsp;water distribution centers and addresses are&nbsp;listed below. &nbsp;A copy of the&nbsp;PWSA Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Highland_update_PR.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Current&nbsp;Locations&nbsp;(fully operational&nbsp;with water buffaloes&nbsp;by&nbsp;12:00&nbsp;Noon) </strong></p> <ul> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh Engine Co. No. 7,&nbsp;4603 Stanton Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15201&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 6, 3958 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15224&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 8, 149 N. Euclid Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15206&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 10, 2501&nbsp;Allequippa&nbsp;St.&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15213&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 12, 4156&nbsp;Winterburn&nbsp;Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15207&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 14, 259 McKee Place&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15213&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 15, 7024&nbsp;Lemington&nbsp;Ave.&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15206&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 17, 7601 Hamilton Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15208&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 18, 5858 Northumberland St.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15217&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 19, 159 Homestead St.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA&nbsp;15218&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{699499ab-30c5-410b-8682-7281781f34b3}{231}" paraid="837680223" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Training Academy, 1402 Washington Blvd.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15206&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b16a457e-7a1c-450c-b020-09d6e74692df}{10}" paraid="318708888" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Additional Locations&nbsp;(fully operational with water buffaloes by 2:00 PM)&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b43ef319-047f-4395-8222-f69fec674e28}{32}" paraid="2014734817" xml:lang="EN-US">Shop&nbsp;&#39;n Save,&nbsp;1850 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15219 (Hill District)&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{b16a457e-7a1c-450c-b020-09d6e74692df}{45}" paraid="1370951369" xml:lang="EN-US">Giant Eagle,&nbsp;6320 Shakespeare St.&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA 15206&nbsp;(Shadyside)&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{b16a457e-7a1c-450c-b020-09d6e74692df}{49}" paraid="601507606" xml:lang="EN-US">Morewood&nbsp;Gardens Apartments Parking Lot&nbsp;-&nbsp;Corner of Forbes Ave. &amp;&nbsp;Morewood&nbsp;St. Pittsburgh PA 15213 (Oakland)&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{b16a457e-7a1c-450c-b020-09d6e74692df}{53}" paraid="1514581361" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station&nbsp;13, Hazelwood&nbsp;-&nbsp;200 Flowers Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{1d166adb-35d8-4875-b802-3740acc3d90f}{206}" paraid="1078360054" xml:lang="EN-US">The City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;has stockpiled a large supply of bottled water, and has been&nbsp;accepting&nbsp;donations&nbsp;of new sealed&nbsp;water&nbsp;bottles from interested providers. Donations can be dropped&nbsp;off at&nbsp;the city&#39;s&nbsp;Fire&nbsp;Department&nbsp;Warehouse,&nbsp;2945 Railroad Street,&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA 15201.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4ca69403-5186-41df-9e9b-2811dde96367}{218}" paraid="684875642" xml:lang="EN-US">City personnel will&nbsp;also&nbsp;be coordinating this morning&nbsp;the delivering bottled water to schools, community centers&nbsp;and&nbsp;residents in need on a priority basis.&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh residents that are unable to access water distribution centers should contact the 311 Response Center for assistance.&nbsp;All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1.&nbsp; Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4ca69403-5186-41df-9e9b-2811dde96367}{196}" paraid="741909263" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:13:58 -0500 City Deploys Water Distribution Plan During Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6951 <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{227}" paraid="56829366" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (February&nbsp;1, 2017) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have announced the following operations plan for the deployment of potable water resources during the current precautionary flush and boil advisory issued to select neighborhoods and PWSA customers in the City of Pittsburgh. A copy of the&nbsp;PWSA Precautionary Flush and Boil Advisory can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Highland_update_PR.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Eleven&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Safety&nbsp;facilities will serve as water distribution centers for&nbsp;and will be&nbsp;equipped with&nbsp;2,500 gallon water buffalo tanks. &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh Engine Co. No. 7,&nbsp;4603 Stanton Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15201</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 6, 3958 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15224</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 8, 149 N. Euclid Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15206</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 10, 2501&nbsp;Allequippa&nbsp;St.&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15213</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 12, 4156&nbsp;Winterburn&nbsp;Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15207</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 14, 259 McKee Place&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15213 &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 15, 7024&nbsp;Lemington&nbsp;Ave.&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15206</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 17, 7601 Hamilton Ave.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15208</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 18, 5858 Northumberland St.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA 15217</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Station 19, 159 Homestead St.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;PA&nbsp;15218</li> <li paraeid="{fd5f8f7b-3420-4cb6-9c16-72d3ff5facd1}{215}" paraid="1326169452" xml:lang="EN-US">Fire Training Academy, 1402 Washington Blvd.,&nbsp;Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15206&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{947731d9-840e-4236-836b-8854de898fb1}{115}" paraid="1185725562" xml:lang="EN-US">Water buffalo tanks are expected to be accessible to the public at the above locations by 12:00 Noon&nbsp;on Wednesday,&nbsp;Feb. 1, 2017. Water distribution centers are&nbsp;available for the exclusive use of residents and business affected by the water advisory. &nbsp;Containers will not be&nbsp;provided. Residents should bring sanitized, portable containers to transport potable water from the distribution center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ed88adf-d7ea-465f-bbec-5915a74abdf9}{170}" paraid="1554604301" xml:lang="EN-US">City personnel will&nbsp;also&nbsp;be coordinating this morning&nbsp;the delivering bottled water to schools, community centers, senior centers and by home delivery to residents in need on a priority basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh residents that are unable to access water distribution centers should contact the 311 Response Center for assistance.&nbsp;&nbsp;All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;dial 3-1-1.&nbsp; Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{240bb26b-07bb-45cb-9489-21adf697fbe7}{42}" paraid="224130940" xml:lang="EN-US">Schools, restaurants and businesses in the affected city neighborhoods should continue to comply with the term of the advisory, and only provide pre-boiled PWSA water or bottled water. &nbsp;The Allegheny County Health Department has&nbsp;provided&nbsp;the following&nbsp;<a href="http://www.achd.net/food/pubs/pdf/030315_safe_alt_during_interruption_of_water_service.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">guidelines</a>&nbsp;for food preparation safety during a water supply interruption.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{61369006-dc90-4055-8083-84fb2266d801}{113}" paraid="812800146" xml:lang="EN-US">PWSA will be performing test readings every 4 hours until the advisory is lifted.&nbsp;Updates and results will be provided by PWSA as information becomes&nbsp;available. &nbsp;Crews have been working through the night to address the chlorine levels that led to the issuance of the advisory. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{92fd5929-e547-4b87-993d-e476ca1034e6}{66}" paraid="1788784702" xml:lang="EN-US">The PWSA Customer Service call center will be operating on extended hours from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p aria-level="4" paraeid="{92fd5929-e547-4b87-993d-e476ca1034e6}{64}" paraid="955879440" role="heading" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>PWSA Customer Service</strong>: 412 255-2423;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Info@pgh2o.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Info@pgh2o.com</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f772480f-8500-42e8-9e0d-775675304bcf}{98}" paraid="1879269089" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f772480f-8500-42e8-9e0d-775675304bcf}{98}" paraid="1879269089" xml:lang="EN-US"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>**Media Advisory**&nbsp;</strong></span></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" xml:lang="EN-US">City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and PWSA officials will hold a press conference at 12:00 Noon&nbsp;on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center (400 N. Lexington St. in Point Breeze) to provide an update.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1ae90de6-d3a7-4931-9a0d-393e26ca9142}{135}" paraid="1278883136" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:56:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 31, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6948 <div><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;Duquesne Light&#39;s Employee&nbsp;Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; soffice, 414 Gran tSt.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6th Floor Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh, Director Presutti, Chief Lestitian, Solicitor Ridge, and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:21:36 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 30, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6946 <div><strong>Interview with Brentin Mock</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mayor Landrieu</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Justin Kintz</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the Larimer Consensus Group</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Southwestern PA Commission Corporation Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Two Chatham &nbsp;Center, 112 Washington Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:52:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 28-29, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6943 <div><strong>January 28</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lexy&#39;s Tea Party with Bike Bald</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee Black Caucus Panel</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 2001 Wylie Ave</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lawrenceville United Night at the Races</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Teamster&#39;s Temple</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>January 29</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Resistance Inaugural Ball Hosted by the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Committee</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1947 Shady Ave</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Political Leadership Retreat with Bob Cranmer and Bishop Zubik</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:50:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Appoints Scott Schubert as New Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6941 <div> <p paraeid="{3cd7ce6f-aacf-4bcb-b73c-1995436f7da1}{18}" paraid="1612995557" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 27, 2017)&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today appointed Acting Police Chief&nbsp;Scott Schubert as&nbsp;the Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3cd7ce6f-aacf-4bcb-b73c-1995436f7da1}{26}" paraid="1356821445" xml:lang="EN-US">Schubert&nbsp;, of Brookline,&nbsp;has been a Pittsburgh police officer for 24 years. He has served as Assistant Chief for the Operations Branch;&nbsp;Commander of Zone 6, Lieutenant in the Chief&#39;s Office (overseeing Emergency Preparedness); Acting Commander of Zone 4; Lieutenant in Major Crimes; Lieutenant in Zone 6; and Sergeant in the Mobile Crime Unit.&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Schubert_hed.jpg" style="width: 290px; height: 435px; float: right;" /></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a3b1b6c0-88c5-4600-ac62-0689b6ba2ca2}{37}" paraid="528239479" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Chief Schubert is not only respected within the Police Bureau, but across our neighborhoods as well. He is just the right person to steer the bureau as it grows to more than 900 officers this year, and to keep implementing the City&#39;s commitment&nbsp;to community policing measures,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3cd7ce6f-aacf-4bcb-b73c-1995436f7da1}{28}" paraid="521079804" xml:lang="EN-US">Schubert&nbsp;began his police career for two years as a&nbsp;Coraopolis&nbsp;police officer, and joined the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in 1993. He is an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security at Point Park University, and has a bachelor&#39;s degree in Law Enforcement and a master&#39;s in Justice Administration from Point Park as well.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0bedf90c-efbd-4f9a-a6b5-faf8c3c435d6}{97}" paraid="1125007763" xml:lang="EN-US">Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;said&nbsp;&ldquo;Chief&nbsp;Schubert exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in policing and has a demonstrated commitment to the community. I look forward to building on our daily working relationship and promoting the safe and effective delivery of policing services.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0bedf90c-efbd-4f9a-a6b5-faf8c3c435d6}{99}" paraid="2129360233" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;I am thankful for the faith that Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Director&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;have placed in me,&quot; Schubert said.&nbsp;&quot;My dream has always been to be a Pittsburgh Police Officer, and it is humbling to be considered for the position of chief. I look forward to continuing to serve the officers, the residents, and the visitors of Pittsburgh.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3cd7ce6f-aacf-4bcb-b73c-1995436f7da1}{10}" paraid="1660616159" xml:lang="EN-US">Schubert&nbsp;was named Acting Chief in November after the departure of former&nbsp;Chief&nbsp;Cameron&nbsp;McLay.&nbsp;His&nbsp;nomination will be subject to approval by Pittsburgh City Council, and his&nbsp;resume&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Scott_Schubert_Resume_2017_Pittsburgh_Police.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is attached here</a>.&nbsp;The nomination will be introduced to Council on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:00:47 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 27, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6938 <div><strong>WDVE Morning Show with Randy Baumann</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;Supercomputing&nbsp;Center for the&nbsp;Launch of &quot;Bridges&quot;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 300 S. Craig St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Congressman Doyle and Workhard Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;753 E. Warrington Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Odell Richardson</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s&nbsp;office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Kent Bey</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:13:02 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 26, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6937 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lucas Piatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mark Dowd</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sean Luther</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remarks at the Grand Opening of the Everyday Cafe&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 532 Homewood Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Community Conversations with Chief Schubert and the Black Political Empowerment Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2200 California Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:11:07 -0500 Statement from Mayor William Peduto in Response to President Trump's Executive Orders Regarding Immigration http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6933 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{b5828f18-029e-43db-bdfc-85b922852c5e}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2017) - &quot;The residents of Pittsburgh stand tonight with cities all across our nation.&nbsp; Pittsburgh was built by immigrants, who came to our city to find work in our steel mills and who forged a better life for their families.&nbsp; Like my grandparents, they came to America for opportunity, and they built America.&nbsp;We stand on their shoulders, and we owe it to them to preserve opportunities for current and future generations.&nbsp;Just as our past was built by immigrants, so too will be our future. &nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{b5828f18-029e-43db-bdfc-85b922852c5e}{133}" paraid="738692707">Let&#39;s be clear: the President&#39;s executive order will not make us safer.&nbsp;It will not advance the principles upon which our nation and our cities were founded.&nbsp;It will further divide us as a city and&nbsp;as a nation.&nbsp;Pittsburgh joins tonight with other cities across the country and we stand ready to fight this unprecedented and this unconstitutional act.&nbsp;We will resist, with all powers at our disposal, any attempt to commandeer our local law enforcement officers into a national deportation army. &nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{b5828f18-029e-43db-bdfc-85b922852c5e}{133}" paraid="738692707">Pittsburgh is, has been, and always will be a welcoming city and a diverse city.&nbsp;It&#39;s in our nature.&nbsp; We are a tough city, a blue collar city and a city with a big heart.&nbsp;We will continue to show everyone the respect and compassion they deserve - regardless of who they are, where they&#39;re from, who they love or how they found their&nbsp;way to our beloved city.&quot; - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</p> </div> <div> <p aria-level="1" paraeid="{3178ba14-084f-4f89-ba32-783ec394415c}{141}" paraid="251377654" role="heading" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>&ldquo;The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.&rdquo; </em>-&nbsp;Mister Rogers (Pittsburgh, PA)</p> <p aria-level="1" paraeid="{3178ba14-084f-4f89-ba32-783ec394415c}{141}" paraid="251377654" role="heading" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:37:43 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 25, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6927 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with James Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jane Werner</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to the Rotary Club</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Acting Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:11:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 24, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6924 <div><strong>Memorial for Jim Abraham</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Neighborhood Academy&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Point Park Center for Media and Innovation</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Point Park Univeristy</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with James Fogarty, LaTrenda Sherrill, and Majestic Lane</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ed Markoff, Robert Vukic, and Patricia French</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div><br /> <strong>Meeting with Col. Sawyer</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Andrew McElwaine, Rebecca Flora, and Matt Barron</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:27:24 -0500 Warm Weather Allows For Successful Weekend Pothole Blitz http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6920 <div> <p paraeid="{6850e0ae-7be1-4a43-8c2e-27573f7e918f}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2017) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced the results of a successful weekend &quot;Pothole Blitz&quot;&nbsp;that took place on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f3e3eeeb-c4f2-4a5f-8d44-f3508943b75a}{25}" paraid="1165030165" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;In anticipation of the unseasonably warm weekend weather forecast, we enhanced weekend staffing levels in all street maintenance divisions to execute a successful blitz,&quot; said Public Works Director Mike Gable. &quot;The weather conditions and minimal weekend&nbsp;traffic&nbsp;provided the perfect scenario for addressing potholes and street failures&nbsp;throughout&nbsp;the city. While each division works to address 311 pothole service&nbsp;requests as we receive them,&nbsp;we were happy to make a significant reduction&nbsp;of our list of outstanding pothole requests.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7a38858b-c246-4b1a-af6f-fceb55c2cc93}{10}" paraid="187154343" xml:lang="EN-US">A total of 47 crews worked over the weekend &ndash; 27 on Saturday, 20 on Sunday. Crews were deployed with existing&nbsp;311 service request information for their&nbsp;respective&nbsp;division. Of the 364 open 311 pothole requests, 155 (approximately 43%) were addressed during the weekend blitz.&nbsp;Approximately&nbsp;112 tons of material (cold patch and hot asphalt) were used to fill potholes throughout the city. In addition to addressing known requests, crews proactively addressed other visible street failures and potholes to prevent further deterioration.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e0829581-1008-498c-aea0-cbf4d70e9696}{22}" paraid="43098360" xml:lang="EN-US">DPW would like to thank everyone for the cooperation and patience during the weekend blitz&nbsp;and reminds residents&nbsp;to submit&nbsp;pothole repair requests&nbsp;to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center.&nbsp;All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00&nbsp;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" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:08:29 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 23, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6918 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jason Tigano and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Animal Rescue League Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6620 Hamilton</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Point Park University Student Government</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 201 Wood St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Tim Schooley</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at LGBTQIA Advisory Council First Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:25:19 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 21-22, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6916 <div><strong>January 21</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>SEAD 30th Anniversary Dinner</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Royal Place, 2600 Library Road</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>January 22</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>One Day to Remember Fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 126 Highland Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:21:20 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 20, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6915 <p><strong>Interview with WESA</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Brandi Fisher</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with the Building Trades Union</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: 1517 Woodruff St.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></p> <p>Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St</p> <p><strong>Interview with Tim Schooley</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Nina Esposito-Visgitis</strong></p> <p>Time:&nbsp;2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St</p> <p><strong>Interview with Adam Smeltz</strong></p> <p>Time: 3:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St</p> <p><strong>Speaking at Masters Builders&#39; Association</strong></p> <p>Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Duquesne Club</p> <p><strong>Steelers Rally</strong></p> <p>Time: 6:15 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Stage AE</p> <p><strong>East Liberty for All</strong></p> <p>Time: 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:14:51 -0500 TRAFFIC LANE RESTRICTIONS ON GRANT STREET SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY MORNING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6914 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that there will be temporary lane closures of Grant Street from 4th Avenue to Forbes Avenue for the removal of the wreaths from the City-County Building (CCB) Portico on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The two inbound lanes (closest to the City-County Building) will be closed and the two outbound lanes will carry a single lane of traffic in each direction. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Pedestrians will have access to the City-County Building from Grant Street but are encouraged to use the Ross Street entrance. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Off-duty police officers and traffic control personnel with flags will be directing traffic during working hours.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact DPW at 412-255-2597.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:54:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6913 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2017) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in&nbsp;Washington, D.C., today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://usmayors.org/85thWinterMeeting/" target="_blank">United States Conference of Mayors&nbsp;(USCM)&nbsp;85th Winter Meeting</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Under the leadership of&nbsp;USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and hosted by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, more than&nbsp;300 of the nation&rsquo;s mayors will convene in the nation&#39;s capital during presidential inaugural week from Jan. 17-19. Topics of discussion throughout the week will include&nbsp;priorities for the new Presidential Administration,&nbsp;overcoming&nbsp;challenges faced in urban areas and ensuring the&nbsp;economic health of cities&nbsp;throughout&nbsp;the country.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Plenary Breakfast: Honoring Leadership in Arts with Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans; Leandre Johns, Uber; Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive&nbsp;Director&nbsp;of USCM; Robert Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>USCM Women&#39;s Leadership Alliance with&nbsp;First Lady Michelle Obama</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Plenary Session with Jeff Spec, City Planner and Author of&nbsp;Walkable City</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Captial Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh from Washington, D.C.</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny League of Municipalities Bi-Annual Legislative Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Hotel, 7 W. Station Sq. Drive</div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:12:00 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 18, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6905 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 18, 2017) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in&nbsp;Washington, D.C., today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://usmayors.org/85thWinterMeeting/" target="_blank">United States Conference of Mayors&nbsp;(USCM)&nbsp;85th Winter Meeting</a>.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Under the leadership of&nbsp;USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and hosted by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, more than&nbsp;300 of the nation&rsquo;s mayors will convene in the nation&#39;s capital during presidential inaugural week from Jan. 17-19. Topics of discussion throughout the week will include&nbsp;priorities for the new Presidential Administration,&nbsp;overcoming&nbsp;challenges faced in urban areas and ensuring the&nbsp;economic health of cities&nbsp;throughout&nbsp;the country.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Plenary Breakfast: Mayors and Business Leaders with Isaac Reyes, Director of Governmental Affairs Target Corporation; Kim Winston, Director, State Government Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company; and the Honorable Senator&nbsp;John Cornyn.</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch of&nbsp;Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital&nbsp;Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Plenary Session with Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital&nbsp;Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Transportation and Communications Standing Committee with&nbsp;Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta, GA;&nbsp;Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston, TX;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus, OH;&nbsp;Michael Martin, CEO RapidSOS; and&nbsp;Mayor Steve Benjamin, Colombia, SC</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:45 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <p><strong>Compact of Mayors Photo Opportunity to Raise Awareness&nbsp;for Global Covenant of Mayors</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:45 p.m.</p> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital&nbsp;Hilton Hotel</div> <p><strong>Best Practice Forum: Getting to Superfast Internet - A Playbook &nbsp;for Cities with Amol Naik, Senior Counsel, Google Fiber; Nancy McFarlane, &nbsp;Mayor of Raleigh; Stephen Adler, Mayor of Austin; and Joanne Hovis, President CTC Technology &amp; Energy</strong></p> <div>Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with Mayor Bill&nbsp;de Blasio and Cities Thrive Regarding Defending the Affordable Care Act</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Conference of Democratic Mayors with Mayor Sly James</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital&nbsp;Hilton&nbsp;Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayors Against Illegal Guns Dinner</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 750 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tribute to Mayors&nbsp;Inaugural&nbsp;Unity Dinner</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Mayors Hosted by the&nbsp;Colombian&nbsp;Ambassador to the U.S. Juan Carlos Pinzon</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 1520 20th St. NW, Washington D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Late Night Event with the American Heart Association</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: St. Regis Hotel</div> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:51:11 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 17, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6904 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 17, 2017) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is traveling to&nbsp;Washington, D.C., today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://usmayors.org/85thWinterMeeting/" target="_blank">United States Conference of Mayors&nbsp;(USCM)&nbsp;85th Winter Meeting</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Under the leadership of&nbsp;USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and hosted by District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, more than&nbsp;300 of the nation&rsquo;s mayors will convene in the nation&#39;s capital during presidential inaugural week from Jan. 17-19. Topics of discussion throughout the week will include&nbsp;priorities for the new Presidential Administration,&nbsp;overcoming&nbsp;challenges faced in urban areas and ensuring the&nbsp;economic health of cities&nbsp;throughout&nbsp;the country.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling to Washington, D.C. for U.S. Conference of Mayors&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Opening Plenary Luncheon with Mayor Muriel Bowser; Dan Bartlett, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs Walmart; and Vice President Elect Mike Pence&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Capital Hilton Hotel&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Advanced Manufacturing Task Force with Mayor&nbsp;Bernero, Lansing, MI&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital Hilton Hotel&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Call with&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Safety&nbsp;Director&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Speaking at Innovation Challenge Meeting with the Mayor&#39;s Innovation Project&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;SEIU Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Opening Reception with Uber&nbsp;Technologies&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Capital Hilton Hotel&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>100 Resilient Cities Dinner&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: World Bank Headquarters, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:29:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 14-15, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6897 <div><strong>January 14</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Welcoming Remarks at the &quot;Let Freedom Sing Concert&quot; in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>January 15</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:35:10 -0500 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MISSION STREET-WEST BRIDGE TO BEGIN MONDAY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6894 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that the Mission Street Bridge at South 18th Street (South Side Slopes) will be closed to vehicular traffic, and partially closed to pedestrian traffic, starting on Monday January 16, 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The closure is necessary to for crews to perform the first phase of minor repairs to the bridge. The repairs are scheduled to be completed by January 31, 2017. &nbsp;A 1.5 mile detour utilizing Mission St., Barry St., Josephine St., S. 26th St., Jane St., and S. 18th St. will be posted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be prohibited at various times from Tuesday, January 17, 2017, through Friday, January 20, 2017. Efforts will be made to minimize interruptions to pedestrian traffic but closures will be necessary to ensure safety of the public.&nbsp;It is anticipated, but not guaranteed, that the pedestrian closures will be limited to being between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The second phase of the project, if needed, will occur in Spring 2017 and will not require a bridge closure. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Joseph DeSimone of Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc. at 412-515-5944.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:05:52 -0500 City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6893 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 13, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Refuse&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will not take place on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Department of Public Works (DPW) has released the following schedule for the week:</p> <p>If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, January 16, you will be serviced on Tuesday, January 17.</p> <ul> <li>If your collection day is Tuesday, January 17, you will be serviced on Wednesday, January 18.</li> <li>If your collection day is Wednesday, January 18, you will be serviced on Thursday, January 19.</li> <li>If your collection day is Thursday, January 19, you will be serviced on Friday, January 20.</li> <li>If your collection day is Friday, January 20, you will be serviced on Saturday, January 21, 2017.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p>Questions regarding refuse collection should be directed to DPW Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Citiparks&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Several Citiparks facilities will adjust operating schedules on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Closed Facilities:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool&nbsp;</li> <li>14 Healthy Active Living senior centers &nbsp;</li> <li>10 Community Recreation Centers</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Open Facilities:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Schenley Park Skating Rink: Afternoon session from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and the standard Monday session from 4 - 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Mellon Park Tennis Center &nbsp;</li> <li>Information concerning all programs and facilities is available at <a href="http://www.citiparks.net/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.Citiparks.net</a>.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:37:48 -0500 Media Advisory: City to Host Swearing-In Ceremony for LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6879 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2017) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto will host a swearing-in ceremony for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <a href="http://lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council</a> on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the City-County Building.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The Advisory Council is charged with taking a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of the entire LGBTQIA+ community. The 16 member Advisory Council includes one representative from the Commission on Human Relations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The following individuals appointed to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <a href="http://lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council</a> by Mayor William Peduto will be sworn in during Friday&#39;s ceremony:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Julian Arney&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Keyva Clark&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Tricia Dougherty&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>John Easter&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Cori Frazer&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Megan Good&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Reverend Shanea Leonard&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Satvika Neti&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Richard Parsakian&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Skylar Rella&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Marcus Robinson&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Sarah Rosso&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Ciora Thomas&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Kevin Urda&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Andrea Aliquo-Varela&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Eric Horwith (Commission on Human Relations Representative)&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council Swearing-In Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Where: 414 Grant Street,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219,&nbsp;5th Floor &ndash; City Council Chamber&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>When: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For more information on the&nbsp;LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Website: <a href="http://lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/</a></p> </div> <div> <p>Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/lgbtqiapgh" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/lgbtqiapgh</a></p> </div> <div> <p>Contact: Corey Buckner, Community Affairs Liaison, Office of Community Affairs, 412-255-2694, <a href="mailto:corey.buckner@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">corey.buckner@pittsburghpa.gov</a>, or <a href="mailto:lgbtqia@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">lgbtqia@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:28:07 -0500 Deputy Director of Public Safety To Leave City To Pursue New Career Opportunity http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6877 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 12, 2017) After nearly 12 years of service with the City of Pittsburgh spanning four administrations, Public Safety Deputy Director Mike Huss announced today that his service with the City will come to an end on January 22, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;I am honored to have served the city and its residents,&quot; Huss&nbsp;said. &quot;I will miss my colleagues in Public Safety and the great work they do every day. I had a front row seat to some of the most heroic and selfless life-saving acts over the years. I am humbled and grateful for the experiences I&#39;ve had during my tenure with the City of Pittsburgh.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Huss began his service with the City as Fire Chief in March 2005 under Mayor Tom Murphy, and remained Fire Chief under Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor. In September 2007, Huss was elevated to Public Safety Director by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and served as Director until June 2014. Since June 2014, Huss has served as Deputy Director of Public Safety under Mayor William Peduto.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div> <p>&quot;Mike Huss&#39; departure will be a true loss for the City of Pittsburgh,&quot; said Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. &quot;Mike has been an invaluable asset to me over the last year and he expertly led the Public Safety Department for more than a decade. I appreciate his service and dedication to the city and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.&quot;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>Huss has accepted a position with Highmark where his title will be Director of Corporate Security and Employee Safety. His final day of employment with the City of Pittsburgh will be January 22, 2017. &nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:30:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 12, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6874 <div><strong>Speaking at Delta Foundation Press Conference for Pride</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 817 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin and Rebecca Kiernan</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Will Marshall</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Wiam Younes and Alexis Vargas</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>The&nbsp;Forever Home with Humane Society&nbsp;and Animal Rescue League</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.</p> <div>Location: 6926 Hamilton Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Help or High Water Volunteer Fair</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 242 51st St.</div> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:28:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 11, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6867 <div><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Legislative Committee Call</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lauren Bairnsfather</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Richard Cupka</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>100th Birthday&nbsp;Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Homewood Senior Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 &nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice Representatives</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Freddie Croce and Jessica Bellas</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mike Huss</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Roberto Clemente Jr.</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>14th Ward Democratic Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sixth Presbyterian Church</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:33:26 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 10, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6862 <div><strong>Meeting with Michael Cherock</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 41 Isabella St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Matt McGuire and Bobby Lewis</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leadership Pittsburgh Annual Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:50 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Fairmont</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Deb Gross and Community Leaders</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive and the Pittsburgh Foundation</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the NAACP Pittsburgh Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2201 Wylie Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:59:27 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 9, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6858 <div><strong>Call with Whit Kennedy</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Marcus Charleston</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Police Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>White Cane Awareness Presentation with the&nbsp;Blind &amp; Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Robert and Ricardo Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Brother Victor Muhammad</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting at&nbsp;Pittsburgh Magazine&#39;s Pittsburgher&nbsp;of the Year</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Casino</div> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:45:59 -0500 Portion Of Sixth Avenue Downtown Closed For Emergency Water Line Repairs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6852 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 5, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that Sixth Avenue -&nbsp;from Grant Street to Smithfield Street in Downtown - will be closed to vehicle traffic beginning Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. due to emergency repair work to a Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)&nbsp;water line. The street will remain closed until the water line has been repaired.</p> </div> <div> <p>Pedestrians will have access to all buildings and businesses along the street closure.</p> </div> <div> <p>A detour will be posted for vehicular traffic and garage access to the Mellon Square parking garage.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Port Authority bus routes will follow the posted detour and new bus stop locations will be marked. Riders can check for detour updates at: <a href="http://www.portauthority.org/paac/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.portauthority.org/paac/</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p>The work is being performed by PWSA contractor Frank J. Zotolla.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Questions regarding the closure should be directed to PWSA at 412-255-8800, or DPW at 412-255-2597.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:05:51 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6849 <div><strong>Builders Guild Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1517 Woodruff St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ralph Falbo and Michael Polite</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Stephen Hung&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive and Chancellor Gallagher</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Andrew Choe, Director Griffin, and Assistant Director Beechey</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jack Wagner and Alexis Vargas</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Leger</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with Table Magazine</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:04:30 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 4, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6848 <p><em>Day off</em></p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:13:41 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - January 3, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6842 <p><em>Day off</em></p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:25:14 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6832 <p><em>Day off</em></p> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:26:37 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6831 <div><em>Office Hours</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:38:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6827 <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Meeting with Jim Kunz</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Meeting with Lenora Nemetz</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Interview with Rich Lord</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong>Lighting of the City Menorah&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location: City County Building Portico</div> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:06:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 23-26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6822 <div><em>Time off with family</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:30:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6817 <div tabindex="0"> <div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview for Banjo Club Documentary</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo Opportunity for&nbsp;Pancreatic Cancer&nbsp;Awareness</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Beth Daponte</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Deputy Chief&nbsp;Majestic Lane</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting Paul Ionadi</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:07:12 -0500 City Receives $10 Million from Rivers Casino http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6816 <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{145}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (December&nbsp;21, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;administration and Rivers Casino officials have reached agreement on paying the city $10 million in 2017 to replace casino revenues rejected&nbsp;by the state Supreme Court&nbsp;this&nbsp;year.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{162}" paraid="1694763311">The parties reached agreement&nbsp;this&nbsp;week, and the agreement was tentatively approved by City Council&nbsp;today. A final Council vote is set for December 29.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{169}" paraid="891656815">&quot;I want to thank Rivers Casino for their commitment&nbsp;to the city,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;The next step is working with legislators in Harrisburg to find a long term solution to this funding gap, which is impacting cities and counties throughout the Commonwealth.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{172}" paraid="1891686794">The state Supreme Court in September rejected&nbsp;local share taxes that host municipalities have been collecting from casinos, saying the taxes violated uniformity clauses in the state Constitution. The city has been negotiating with Rivers Casino since October on replacing the tax revenue, which was set at $10 million annually.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{257952bb-e15e-4ef2-9ca4-29bb5dba733f}{176}" paraid="845044180" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve worked collaboratively with City officials to ensure that $10 million in annual local share payments from Rivers Casino to Pittsburgh will continue uninterrupted through 2017,&rdquo; said Craig Clark, Rivers Casino general manager. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re proud to support our hometown.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{178}" paraid="1177278810">Without the $10 million in funding the city would have faced cutting:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{183}" paraid="2593270">The 2 Police and 1 Firefighter recruit classes planned for 2017&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{188}" paraid="2029736204">20 Emergency Medical Technician&nbsp;hires&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{193}" paraid="1975912464">40 positions in Parks &amp; Recreation&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{199}" paraid="628465153">25% of the Department of Public Works&nbsp;Operations staff&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{38ba114f-ae96-48ef-85fc-2903f64b57f0}{204}" paraid="1486164391">Last week the&nbsp;Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority held off on finally approving the city&#39;s 2017 budget, due to the lack of gaming funds. The ICA is expected to hold a special meeting to approve the budget once the funding is secured.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:48:03 -0500 City Offices and Citiparks Facilities Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed For Christmas and New Year's Day Holidays http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6815 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 21, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year&#39;s Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>City of Pittsburgh offices will also be closed on both days.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The <strong>Christmas Collection</strong> schedule will proceed as follows:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, Dec. 26, you will be serviced on Tuesday, Dec. 27. If your collection day is Tuesday, Dec. 27, you will be serviced on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and so on through Saturday, Dec. 31.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The <strong>New Year&#39;s</strong> schedule will proceed as follows: &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, Jan. 2, you will be serviced on Tuesday, Jan. 3. If your collection day is Tuesday, Jan. 3, you will be serviced on Wednesday, Jan. 4, and so on through Saturday, Jan. 7.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Citiparks&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The following Citiparks facilities&nbsp;will adjust operating hours in&nbsp;observance of&nbsp;the Christmas holiday by closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and remaining closed on Christmas&nbsp;Day, Sunday, Dec. 25:</p> <ul> <li>Mellon Park Tennis Center</li> <li>Schenley Park Skating Rink</li> <li>Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool</li> </ul> <p>Citiparks&#39; 10 community recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living senior centers will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26. Recreation Centers will operate under a holiday schedule of 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. from Dec. 27 - 30.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For information concerning Citiparks programs and services, visit <a href="http://www.Citiparks.net" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.Citiparks.net</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>SCHENLEY SKATING RINK HOLIDAY SCHEDULE&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Schenley Park Skating Rink will offer additional skating sessions Dec. 26 - 30.&nbsp;A complete holiday schedule can be found here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/Christmas_--_Schenley_Rink.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/Christmas_--_Schenley_Rink.pdf</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:25:49 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6810 <div><strong>Presentation of City Flag to Langley Student</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2940 Sheraden Blvd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Victoria Bradley</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>County Executive&#39;s Holiday Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Paul Guggenheimer</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:01:04 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6806 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Will Dzombak and Jenny D&#39;Alessandro</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director Jen Presutti</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Phone Interview with Alan Greenblatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Phone Interview with Peter High</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Walking Tour of Point Breeze with Larry Grissom</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 09:32:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 17 -18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6804 <div><strong>December 17</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Biker Community Holiday Toy Drive</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:15 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: &nbsp;721 Brushton Avenue</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Visiting Homewood Holiday Market</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Frankstown Avenue and Oakwood Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p><strong>December 18</strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 13:54:49 -0500 Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Snow, Freezing Rain http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6802 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 16, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Level 1</a> Alert effective 12:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a> will be activated by midnight tonight. The current forecast is for 1&quot;-2&quot; of snow starting anytime after 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Precipitation is expected to turn from snow to freezing rain overnight.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Overnight crews will being working 12-hour shifts starting at 10:00 p.m. Approximately 50-60 vehicles will be deployed throughout the city to monitor conditions and treat streets overnight. All trucks will be equipped with tire chains and a rock salt and liquid calcium chloride mixture. Emergency routes and primary roads will receive immediate attention and treatment.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Due to the hazardous conditions that result from freezing rain, city officials encourage all residents to stay indoors and off of the roads, if possible. If it&#39;s absolutely necessary to commute during or immediately following the weather event, residents should exercise extreme caution while walking and driving. Public Safety officials urge commuters to drive slowly, maintain and extra distance between vehicles on the road and allow for extra time when traveling to your destination. Snow and ice should be removed from vehicles to ensure clear visibility while driving.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Refuse Collection </strong></p> <p>Regular Saturday morning Environmental Services refuse collection&nbsp;has been postponed until Sunday morning. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Winter Storm Levels &amp; 311 Response Center&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Winter Storm Levels</a>. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined response times.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Depending on the severity or level of the weather event it can take up to 48 hours to treat the streets with salt and/or calcium chloride after a snow/ice event.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li><strong>Level 1 Event </strong>(1 - 3&quot;): Crews have 24 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li><strong>Level 2 Event</strong> (3 - 6&quot;): Crews have 32 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li><strong>Level 3 Event</strong> (6 - 10&quot;): Crews have 48 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li><strong>Level 4 Event </strong>(&gt; than 10&quot;): Calls will not be taken until weather event drops to a Level 3 (6-10&quot;).&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p>Residents should contact the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a> if a street is not treated within the designated timeframe following a storm. The 311 response center is open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. M-F for non-emergency concerns or inquiries, such as reports of downed trees or water main breaks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents are reminded to visit the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Resource Center</a> for all weather related information.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:39:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6798 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Celeste Smith and Jasiri X</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Marco Cardamone</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bicentennial Commission Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6th Floor, City County Building</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Valerie Dixon</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2016 December Public Officials Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bishop Zubik&#39;s Pre-Christmas Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2900 Noblestown Rd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Rep. Gainey&#39;s Holiday Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Coliseum</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:36:23 -0500 Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6795 <div> <p paraeid="{21703c67-5f10-446b-80a2-027821d3d1ff}{64}" paraid="172386345" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 13, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW)&nbsp;has issued a&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Level 1 Snow Alert</a>&nbsp;effective Noon on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5435441a-863d-4b1a-a0c2-efa222f93866}{57}" paraid="270715753" xml:lang="EN-US">The City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a>&nbsp;was activated at Noon today. Afternoon&nbsp;crews (2 p.m. -&nbsp;10 p.m. shift)&nbsp;have been deployed to pre-treat roads in&nbsp;all six street maintenance&nbsp;divisions. Overnight crews will be called in early and&nbsp;work a 12-hour shift from 6 p.m. Tuesday&nbsp;until&nbsp;6 a.m. Wednesday. Approximately 54 vehicles will be treating streets until 10 p.m. Tuesday, then 45 vehicles will work the overnight&nbsp;shift.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5435441a-863d-4b1a-a0c2-efa222f93866}{82}" paraid="164520407" xml:lang="EN-US">The weather event&nbsp;is expected to last from Noon&nbsp;Tuesday until approximately&nbsp;Midnight&nbsp;on Wednesday morning. The current forecast is calling for&nbsp;1&quot;-2&quot;&nbsp;of wet snow. Temperatures&nbsp;are expected to range from&nbsp;28-32&nbsp;&deg;F.&nbsp;Streets will be treated with a rock salt&nbsp;and liquid calcium chloride&nbsp;mixture.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dc2fbabf-59f4-44a7-af7d-3ea6cb175e17}{60}" paraid="1943839728" xml:lang="EN-US">Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Wednesday morning.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{199}" paraid="1952525061" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Winter Storm Levels &amp; 311 Response Center</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{201}" paraid="784085330" xml:lang="EN-US">The Department of Public Works classifies storm conditions into&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Winter Storm Levels</a>. Levels determine the required response timeframe for a given snowstorm. Based on the Storm Levels, it will be expected that all streets will be serviced with clearly defined response times.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{203}" paraid="417611569" xml:lang="EN-US">Depending on the severity or level of the weather event it can take up to 48 hours to treat the streets with salt and/or calcium chloride after a snow/ice event.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{205}" paraid="1294928" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Level 1 Event&nbsp;</strong>(1 - 3&quot;): Crews have 24 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{207}" paraid="1246665405" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Level 2 Event&nbsp;</strong>(3 - 6&quot;): Crews have 32 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{209}" paraid="1015958682" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Level 3 Event&nbsp;</strong>(6 - 10&quot;): Crews have 48 hours after the storm has ended to treat streets.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3834bc05-abc6-48df-ad4d-a4c92038e839}{211}" paraid="1389950536" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Level 4 Event</strong>&nbsp;(&gt; than 10&quot;): Calls will not be taken until weather event drops to a Level 3 (6-10&quot;).</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dcde2e09-916e-4e91-ba07-63af753695fc}{4}" paraid="1300344069" xml:lang="EN-US">Residents should contact the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a>&nbsp;if a street is not treated within the designated timeframe following a storm. The 311 response center is open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. M-F&nbsp;for non-emergency concerns or inquiries, such as reports of downed trees or water main breaks.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27123830-b5e9-4e7b-9dad-ab15f48b928b}{143}" paraid="2037238785" xml:lang="EN-US">Residents are reminded to visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Resource Center</a>&nbsp;for all weather related information.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dcde2e09-916e-4e91-ba07-63af753695fc}{201}" paraid="204638853" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:30:57 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6792 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Marcus Charleston</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Baron Batch</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with PghSpot.com</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:06:45 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6788 <p><em>PA Society Events in NYC&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Peduto&#39;s PA Society Reception with Special Guest Mayor de Blasio</strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 325 Park Avenue, New York, New York</div> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:19:27 -0500 Minority Recruitment Efforts for Pittsburgh Police Continue to Succeed http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6785 <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{134}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (December&nbsp;8, 2016) The latest Pittsburgh Bureau of Police recruitment class is composed of nearly 30% minorities, which continues successful&nbsp;recruitment efforts&nbsp;implemented&nbsp;by Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Administration.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{149}" paraid="1025291125">Of 28 total recruits who entered the police academy on Monday, eight (or 29%) are minorities. (The class includes one Asian Male; one Black Female;&nbsp;five&nbsp;Black Males; one&nbsp;Hispanic Male; four White females; and 16 White males.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{156}" paraid="2066889619">The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration has made recruitment of qualified minority police recruits a priority, with the intention of building a Pittsburgh Police Bureau that more closely mirrors the makeup of the City as a whole. While there is still work to be done, the&nbsp;historical&nbsp;numbers back up the Administration&#39;s successes: while the recruit&nbsp;classes in 2007 were only 3% minority, in 2015-2016 the&nbsp;classes were 18% minority.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{169}" paraid="775979253">Over the past two years the city&#39;s Personnel Department&nbsp;has worked with police leadership on several new strategies to attract qualified minority applicants for police jobs. They include a&nbsp;<a href="http://joinpghpolice.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a recruitment website</a>, creating a&nbsp;candidate/police officer mentor program, use of social media, emailed updates to applicants, hosting recruitment events and info sessions within City neighborhoods, offering child care and transportation options to recruitment or testing events, and partnering with various internal and external groups to increase recruitment outreach.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f6f18053-3643-4fc7-afdf-89e23146de5a}{127}" paraid="1745575295" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We have worked very hard with the Personnel Department, particularly&nbsp;Acting Assistant Director of Employment &amp; Training&nbsp;Paula Kellerman, to devise a hiring process that best identifies the characteristics of an ideal police officer,&quot; said&nbsp;Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge. &quot;We have de-identified the process so that the selection of a candidate is based only on merit, therefore&nbsp;providing the City with the best qualified police officers that will serve and protect us.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{175}" paraid="1005061265">The efforts coincide with Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;pledge &ndash; which is&nbsp;will be&nbsp;complete&nbsp;in 2017&nbsp;&ndash; to bring the overall strength of the Police Bureau to more than 900 officers, which is its greatest staffing level since 2002.&nbsp;As of this month there are 875 sworn officers and 58 recruits in training.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{209c9f89-121c-4ce0-a963-c00c4e18b217}{179}" paraid="2091880307">Additionally&nbsp;the Administration has invested in a new Police training facility in the North Side, which allows for training more recruits as well as providing better training facilities for current officers. The facility opened this fall.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:45 -0500 Updated: Weekend Parkway East Closure To Begin Early Saturday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6783 <div> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><em><strong>Update: </strong>A previous version of this release reflected a different start time. The weekend Parkway East closure will <strong>begin at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10 </strong>and end no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12.</em></span></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 8, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that I-376 East (Parkway East) inbound and outbound lanes will be closed to all traffic starting <strong>Saturday, December 10, at 3:00 a.m. until Monday, December 12, at 6:00 a.m.</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>This weekend will mark the final full closure of the Parkway East for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge project.&nbsp;Mosites made significant progress during the last closure.&nbsp;This closure is needed to finish tightening all the connections of the steel and complete the installation of metal decking on the new superstructure.</p> </div> <div> <div> <div> <p>Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists. Maps of the official detours are available here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_EB_Detour_Dec9th_wknd_FINAL_12-9-16.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Eastbound Detour Map</a> ; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Pkwy_East_WB_Detour_Dec_9th_wknd_Final_12-9-16.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Westbound Detour Map</a>.</p> </div> </div> <p>Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association&rsquo;s (OTMA) community outreach website (<a href="http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/</a>).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to <a href="mailto:Apickering@mbakerintl.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Apickering@mbakerintl.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:06:14 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 3-4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6774 <div><strong>December 3</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off with family</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>December 4</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off with family</em></div> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:46:46 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6772 <p><em>Day off with family</em></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:10:36 -0500 City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Release Draft City-Wide Green First Plan for Public Comment http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6771 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 2, 2016) -- Today, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. The plan outlines how Pittsburgh intends to use innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Implementing the plan will mitigate local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms. The stormwater management practices outlined in the plan will help the City and the region comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined sewer overflow mandates and improve the quality of local waterways.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh is largely served by a combined sewer system, where domestic and industrial sewage, and rainwater share the same conveyance pipes. During dry weather, flow from these pipes is sent to the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) where it is treated and returned to the Ohio River. During storm events, the combined sewer system is often overwhelmed, causing combined sewage and stormwater to overflow into our waterways and cause local flooding. These overflow events are water quality violations, and both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and EPA have mandated that municipalities in the region take action to reduce their volume and frequency.</p> <p>At the direction of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, PWSA is developing a &ldquo;Green First&rdquo; approach that would locally manage stormwater at the surface level and keep it out of the combined sewer system during rain events. Green infrastructure practices such as rain gardens, tree plantings, water detention basins, stream restorations, and pervious pavement mimic natural processes to slow and capture rainwater. This approach reduces the frequency and volume of combined sewer overflows and reduces the likelihood of neighborhood flooding and backups. In addition, green infrastructure provides additional environmental, economic and social benefits that would not be provided with traditional sewer engineering projects.</p> <p>&ldquo;The draft Green First Plan provides evidence that green infrastructure solutions can provide water quality benefits comparable to more disruptive and costly gray construction projects,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Going &lsquo;Green First&rsquo; means we can meet our regulatory requirements while also reducing local flooding, decreasing basement backups, improving the resiliency of our communities to disaster during extreme weather events, and enhance economic development in the City.&rdquo;</p> <p>The draft City-Wide Green First Plan examines the existing stormwater conditions that will guide where green infrastructure will be installed to achieve the most cost-effective and beneficial results to the residents of Pittsburgh. Creating the plan required extensive sewershed and hydrology analysis, community and stakeholder outreach, and consideration of future development projects within the City. The draft plan analyzed 13,700 acres in the City and proposes to manage runoff from 1,835 acres with green infrastructure over the next twenty years.</p> <p>&ldquo;PWSA is thrilled to release this extensive assessment for comment by our municipal and regional stakeholders, as well as the general public. The City and the region have the opportunity to manage stormwater by implementing a variety of engineering practices enhancing the quality of life in Pittsburgh. We anticipate the draft plan will be incorporated as an integrated solution to the water quality challenges facing the region,&rdquo; said PWSA Interim Executive Director Bernard Lindstrom.</p> <p>The City and PWSA are providing the draft plan to federal and state regulators as part of a cooperative approach to modifying the region&#39;s wet weather plan. The City, Allegheny County, PWSA and Alcosan are working jointly to expand the opportunity for&nbsp;green infrastructure and to&nbsp;reduce the cost-burden on residents.</p> <p>The draft plan released today includes concept-level details on six priority sewersheds where green infrastructure would provide significant benefits. The green infrastructure methods to be used in each sewershed were selected based on criteria that considered factors such as cost, and community impact. The public comment period for the draft plan will be open for 60 days. The entire document can be found at <a href="http://pgh2o.com/City-Wide-Green-Plan">http://pgh2o.com/City-Wide-Green-Plan</a> and comments can be sent to <a href="mailto:GIplan@pgh2o.com">greeninfrastructure@pgh2o.com</a>. Hard copies of the report can be made available at PWSA offices upon request.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:30:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - December 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6766 <p><em>Day off with family</em></p> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:07:57 -0500 Mayor Unveils City-Wide Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6754 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks) today announced <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/snowangels/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Snow Angels</a>, a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months.</p> <p>&quot;The Pittsburgh Snow Angels program represents so much of what being a Pittsburgher is all about &ndash; extending kindness, compassion and assistance to neighbors in need,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;I am very pleased that we are again able to offer such a valuable resource and connect our residents to snow removal volunteers.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Previously operated by <a href="http://fswp.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Family Services of Western Pennsylvania</a>, Pittsburgh Snow Angels will operate out of the Citiparks <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/healthy-active-living" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Healthy Active Living</a> (HAL) program. Residents of the City of Pittsburgh 60 years of age and older and those with disabilities are eligible to register for Pittsburgh Snow Angels if they are not able to provide snow removal on their own. The city will do its best to match angels and participants in need, adding another layer of information and support services ensuring that all residents 60 years old and older live active and healthy lives.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;This program wouldn&#39;t be possible without the volunteers that come forward to provide a helping hand throughout the winter,&quot; said Director of Parks &amp; Recreation Jim Griffin. &quot;Our goal is to match 100% of the need this winter but we need generous volunteers to come forward in order to meet our goal.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Citiparks and the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance are in the process of developing several enhancements to the volunteer snow removal program, including an interactive map that provides volunteers with information on unfulfilled requests and a text message alert system that notifies Snow Angel volunteers of upcoming weather events. Citiparks HAL personnel will also connect inquiring elderly residents with additional information and resources available through the Healthy Active Living programs and facilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;This program isn&#39;t just about shoveling sidewalks and driveways,&quot; said Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith. &quot;I would like to thank the Peduto administration for restarting the Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program, allowing our most vulnerable residents to stay in their homes and be safer and healthier during the winter.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Residents in need of snow removal assistance should call Citiparks HAL staff to register: (412) 475-2459. &nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Interested volunteers can sign up to be a Snow Angel via the Pittsburgh Snow Angels website: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/snowangels/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/snowangels/index.html</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Snow Angels was originally launched in 2011 by the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">servePGH</a>&nbsp; initiative, which successfully matched hundreds of volunteers to shovel over 50,000 square feet of city sidewalks. In 2013, the program was adopted by the United Way&rsquo;s Open Your Heart to a Senior program, giving volunteers the opportunity to make an even larger, county-wide impact. For the past two years, Snow Angels was operated in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania and North Hills Community Outreach.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:02:45 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6753 <p><em>Day off with family</em></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:58:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Names LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6752 <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 28, 2016) In August, Mayor William Peduto announced the launch of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is charged with taking a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of the entire LGBTQIA+ community.</p> <p>The Advisory Council, whose members are being announced today, is a 15 member body with a diverse makeup of members from within the community.</p> <p>In addition to the 15 members, the Advisory Council will have one representative serving from the Commission on Human Relations. Advisory Council members will meet monthly and provide quarterly status updates to the Mayor, striving towards a goal of inclusivity and progress within the LGBTQIA+ community.</p> <p>Throughout their time on the Council, members will also serve on at least one of the following sub-committees.</p> <ul> <li>Advocacy &amp; Outreach</li> <li>Faith Based &amp; Cultural Awareness</li> <li>Health &amp; Wellness</li> <li>Homelessness</li> <li>Public Accommodations &amp; Housing</li> <li>Workforce Development</li> <li>Youth &amp; Young Adults</li> </ul> <p>The Advisory Council will report to the Mayor and City Council, as well as give recommendations for internal and legislative policy. Annual progress reports will be made public on the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/lgbtqia/index.html">Advisory Council&rsquo;s website</a>. It is the goal of the council to provide an outlet for the community to add input towards the council&rsquo;s recommendations. This will be accomplished by facilitating public forums and by welcoming suggestions to the sub-committees.</p> <p>The members named to the council by Mayor Peduto are:</p> <ul> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julian Arney</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Keyva Clark</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tricia Dougherty</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Easter</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cori Frazer</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Megan Good</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Reverend Shanea Leonard</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Satvika Neti</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ricahrd Parsakian</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Skylar Rella</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marcus Robinson</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sarah Rosso</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ciora Thomas</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin Urda</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Andrea Aliquo-Varela</li> <li>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eric Horwith (Commission on Human Relations Representative)</li> </ul> <p>In order to maintain fairness, the Mayor&rsquo;s Office appointed three professionals to assist in the selection process of Advisory Council members. The Mayor&rsquo;s Office received 79 applications from individuals with a wide array of backgrounds. Over the course of a week, all 79 applicants were reviewed by the selection group. The group narrowed the list to 38 by taking into account their work experience, contributions to the LGBTQIA+ community, and by their answers on the questionnaire.</p> <p>During the second week, the selection group once again reviewed the 38 applicants and narrowed their focus in on the answers given on the questionnaire. The goal of the group was to narrow a list of 38 applicants to 25 and provide that list to Mayor Peduto. From the final 25 applicants, the selection group recommended who the 15 members should be.</p> <p>During the final stage, Mayor Peduto met with staff and made his selections.</p> <p>The council is expected to meet in January of 2017.</p> <p><strong>Website</strong>: <a href="http://lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/" target="_blank">lgbtqia.pittsburghpa.gov/</a></p> <p><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="file:///C:/Users/mcnultt.PGH_DM0/Downloads/www.facebook.com/lgbtqiapgh">www.facebook.com/lgbtqiapgh</a></p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>: Corey Buckner, Community Affairs Liaison, Office of Community Affairs, 412-255-2694, <a href="mailto:corey.buckner@pittsburghpa.gov">corey.buckner@pittsburghpa.gov</a>, or lgbtqia@pittsburghpa.gov.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:05:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6750 <div><strong>Meeting with Abby Goldstein</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview&nbsp;with Bob Bauder</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Gittlen and PJ Lavelle</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Robin Chase</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Director Leger</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Pat Nardelli</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lucas Piatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:25:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 24-27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6748 <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div><strong>November 24</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Serving Thanksgiving Meal at Light of Life</strong></div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 1 p.m.</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 10 E. North Avenue</div> </div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>November 25</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>November 26</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>November 27</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:34:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6742 <p><strong>Interview with Adam Shuck and Dave Bernabo</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Filming Video for World AIDS Day</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Interview with Shannon Perrine</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Homewood and Race</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Lee Haller</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:31:33 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Offices Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6741 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 22, 2016) - City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Thursday, Nov. 24.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The refuse schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled day of collection is Thursday, Nov. 24, you will be serviced on Friday, Nov. 25. If your scheduled collection day is Friday, Nov. 25 you will be serviced on Saturday, Nov. 26.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Citiparks has announced the following Thanksgiving schedule for recreation facilities:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV. 24</strong></p> <ul> <li>Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool</li> <li>Mellon Park Tennis Center</li> <li>Schenley Park Skating Rink</li> </ul> <p><strong>CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV. 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 27 </strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li>Citiparks Recreation Centers</li> <li>Citiparks Healthy Active Living senior centers&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:34:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 22, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6740 <div><strong>200th Anniversary Tree Planting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Point State Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with President Finegold</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert, Director Hissrich, and Command Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:04:40 -0500 Love Your [Resilient] Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications for 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6739 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - (November 22, 2016) Mayor William Peduto announced today that applications are available for the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s 2017 Love Your [Resilient] Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations up to $1,500 in funds for a neighborhood resilience-building project that mobilizes community volunteers. In addition, the group with the project identified to have the most positive impact will be awarded an additional $3,000 to further their efforts. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Projects will be implemented from <strong>March 1 to August 31, 2017</strong>. Applications are available online at: <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapp" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapp</a>.</p> <p>Applicants for the 2017 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization (or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent) and the impacted area must be within city limits. <strong>Applications must be received no later than January 6, 2017.</strong> Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status on January 27, 2017. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in February 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>There will be four information sessions during which applicants can ask questions about their proposals:</p> <ul> <li>Monday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m.; City County Building, Room 646, 414 Grant Street</li> <li>Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m.; CLP &ndash; Homewood, 7101 Hamilton Avenue</li> <li>Monday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.; CLP &ndash; Knoxville, 400 Brownsville Road</li> <li>Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.; CLP &ndash; Woods Run, 1201 Woods Run Avenue&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p>To date, the program (formerly known as Love Your Block) has impacted over 400 blocks by collecting over 35,000 pounds of litter, engaging over 5,000 volunteers and leveraging nearly $500,000 in donations since its inception in 2011.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In 2015, the City of Pittsburgh joined 100 Resilient Cities &ndash; pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. This brought a new focus on resilience to the city that aims to build the capacity of communities to adapt and overcome challenges they may face from a changing environment and transforming city. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For more information on the efforts of Resilient Pittsburgh, please visit: <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/resilience/</a>. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Love Your [Resilient] Block is supported by Cities of Service and Peoples Gas, and is guided by the Cities of Service Love Your Block Blueprint and the goals of Resilient Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Cities of Service&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>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&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citiesofservice.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">citiesofservice.org</a>&nbsp;or on Twitter @CitiesofService.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:51:07 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Hold Bicentennial Tree Planting Ceremony Tuesday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6738 <div> <p paraeid="{9faaaa4b-28a6-47ae-abd2-f1aee7512865}{135}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 21, 2016) - The&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and&nbsp;Allegheny County&nbsp;will commemorate the city&#39;s&nbsp;Bicentennial&nbsp;anniversary&nbsp;with a tree planting ceremony&nbsp;on Tuesday,&nbsp;November 22,&nbsp;at 9:00&nbsp;a.m.&nbsp;in Point State Park.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bf31092-370e-4e92-b59e-097f9db39932}{122}" paraid="1670845407" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Tree Planting Ceremony&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3baae126-4a06-4c42-a44f-19272076acf3}{241}" paraid="1623635809" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:&nbsp;</strong>Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, Pennsylvania&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of&nbsp;Conservation&nbsp;and Natural&nbsp;Resources, City of Pittsburgh Department of&nbsp;Public Works, Forestry Division, Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission, Tree Pittsburgh, Western PA Conservancy&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3baae126-4a06-4c42-a44f-19272076acf3}{22}" paraid="846951620" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.</p> <p paraeid="{3baae126-4a06-4c42-a44f-19272076acf3}{22}" paraid="846951620" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Point State Park&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{056546de-3078-40d9-8444-b7d77bb3ded6}{162}" paraid="304114739" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp;Lisa&nbsp;Ceoffe, City Forester (412) 665-3626&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{056546de-3078-40d9-8444-b7d77bb3ded6}{162}" paraid="304114739" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>About Point State Park&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3baae126-4a06-4c42-a44f-19272076acf3}{250}" paraid="154453534" xml:lang="EN-US">Point State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the confluence of three rivers at the tip of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s &ldquo;Golden Triangle.&rdquo; The Park, owned and operated by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) was designed to preserve the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3baae126-4a06-4c42-a44f-19272076acf3}{248}" paraid="1095956690" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:02:42 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6735 <p><strong>Call with&nbsp;Janet Froetscher</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Presentation of the American Humane Certification to the Pittsburgh Zoo &amp; PPG Aquarium</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p><strong>Filming&nbsp;Video for Produce Terminal</strong></p> <p>Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p><strong>Participating in Video for CMOA</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Lee Terbosic</strong></p> <p>Time: 3:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Todd Chalfant</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p><strong>Phone Interview with&nbsp;Max de Haldevang</strong></p> <p>Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Senator Fontana&#39;s Light Up Night Event</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 2350 Railroad St.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:13:21 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6732 <div><strong>Travel to Harrisburg</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leadership Meetings in Harrisburg</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Return to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>NLC Board of Directors Outgoing President&#39;s&nbsp;Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Closing Event for NLC</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to&nbsp;Slim Forsythe</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Elks Lodge</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Rusted Root</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Stage AE</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:39:08 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Police and Other Personnel for Light Up Night Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6731 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 19, 2016) Mayor William Peduto today thanked all City, Allegheny County and State personnel for their work during Light Up Night, which made for a safe and family-friendly atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh got to show itself off on a beautiful night Friday, thanks in great part to the work of Public Safety personnel and many others. I want to thank in particular Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers, all other law enforcement officers, medics, and the many Public Works and Citiparks personnel who worked tirelessly on all our Light Up Night activities,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/article.htm?id=6712">Public Safety Department coordinated patrols</a> Friday with agencies including&nbsp;Port Authority Police and Operations; Adult and Juvenile Probations;&nbsp;Allegheny County Police; Allegheny County Sheriffs; Pennsylvania State Police; and&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools Police.</p> <p>There were no arrests during Light Up Night activities. During the evening there were:</p> <ul> <li>29 medical calls</li> <li>8 medical transports</li> <li>2 citations for public intoxication</li> </ul> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:31:14 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Opens Ethics Hearing Board Office http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6725 <div> <p paraeid="{4802d78c-dc50-47f8-aea7-f11527c7c91d}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 18, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh this week opened its first Ethics Hearing Board office, which will hear complaints about alleged ethics violations and educate City employees&nbsp;on ethical conduct.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{13e7aa4d-2432-415d-85bf-7633d79f83b4}{182}" paraid="1274018730" xml:lang="EN-US">The office opening follows&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6669" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">the first public meeting in several years</a>&nbsp;by a revamped, nine-member&nbsp;Ethics Hearing Board&nbsp;comprised of members nominated by legal and civic organizations citywide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5ca49ce6-6244-48d9-b6ee-c921851b7556}{10}" paraid="1767893261" xml:lang="EN-US">The new home for the Ethics Hearing Board is in room 328 of the City-County Building within the offices of the City Law Department. It is staffed by Executive Manager Linda A. King, a 1987 graduate of the&nbsp;Duquesne University School of Law who was in private practice as a&nbsp;general litigator&nbsp;for&nbsp;29 years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d4009a37-6e8c-44f4-9771-3410b1c29f05}{62}" paraid="1688049345" xml:lang="EN-US">The reestablishment of the Board follows revamped ethics legislation approved by Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;in October 2015, and drafted by&nbsp;&nbsp;Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge.&nbsp;The new&nbsp;board was recommended by Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Law &amp; Ethics Transition Team.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5ca49ce6-6244-48d9-b6ee-c921851b7556}{22}" paraid="1950228038" xml:lang="EN-US">The revamped Ethics Code promotes public confidence in the proper operation of&nbsp;local government, and mandates the independent, impartial and responsible conduct of public officials and City employees.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ad266a2-2b14-4fcc-a459-0ce93892f804}{62}" paraid="519097920" xml:lang="EN-US">By requiring compliance, the provisions of the Code prevent conflicts of interest that interfere with a public servant&rsquo;s duties and the use of public office for financial gain.&nbsp;The Board will receive complaints regarding violations of the Ethics Code; investigate such complaints; adjudicate and issue orders in accordance with the Code; and give advice on the application of the provisions of the Code.&nbsp;The Board will also conduct educational programs to promote ethical conduct of Pittsburgh&nbsp;public officials and employees.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5ca49ce6-6244-48d9-b6ee-c921851b7556}{45}" paraid="2103791026" xml:lang="EN-US">Anyone who suspects&nbsp;that an employee, former employee, vendor or anyone seeking to do business with the City has violated the City&rsquo;s Ethics Code &ndash; or wishes to&nbsp;obtain advice about ethical conduct &ndash; can&nbsp;contact the Ethics Hearing Board in the following ways:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{31259a5f-eb34-4306-8d7a-5b4a3565e454}{198}" paraid="1991064656" xml:lang="EN-US">Calling Executive Manager Linda A. King at&nbsp;412-255-8882&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5ca49ce6-6244-48d9-b6ee-c921851b7556}{54}" paraid="1195454970" xml:lang="EN-US">Sending an&nbsp;email to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:linda.king@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">linda.king@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{fecf9e4d-7e26-4c24-b8e5-37775ceccdbe}{45}" paraid="167916674" xml:lang="EN-US">Visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/group?id=28" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">the Board&#39;s website here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:35:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6724 <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Breakfast</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Participating in Panel&nbsp;at National League of Cities&nbsp;General Session&nbsp;on Autonomous Vehicles</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Police Headquarters</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse Courtyard</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayors&#39; Education Task Force</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Santa Spectacular</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Point State Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Covestro Bridge Lighting Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal&nbsp;League Delegation Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Nine on Nine</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>56th Comcast Light Up Night Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Pennsylvanian, 1100 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation&nbsp;to Daya on Pittsburgh Downtown&nbsp;Partnership&#39;s Light Up Night Performance Stage</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Ft. Duquesne and 6th Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Incoming National League of Cities&nbsp;President&#39;s Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence&nbsp;Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:51:19 -0500 Weekend Parkway East Closure Postponed Until December 9 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6722 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 17, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that I-376 East (Parkway East) will remain open this weekend, Nov. 19-21.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div> <p>The planned closure of the Parkway East has been postponed due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday into Sunday. A forecast of rain possibly changing to snow along with strong winds preclude the high steel work planned for the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge replacement project.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>The closure has been <strong>rescheduled for Friday, December 9, from 10:00 p.m. until Monday, December 12, at 6:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <div> <p>Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.&nbsp; Maps of the official detours are available here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_EB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL_Revised.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Eastbound Detour Map</a> ; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_WB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Westbound Detour Map</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association&rsquo;s (OTMA) community outreach website: <a href="http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/</a>.</p> <p>During this closure, Mosites and their team will finish tightening all the connections of the steel, install the deck pans over the highway and perform miscellaneous activities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to <a href="mailto:Apickering@mbakerintl.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Apickering@mbakerintl.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:06:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6720 <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;8 a.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>State Municipal League Executive Directors Lunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks for the National League of Cities Opening Session</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chairing Manufacturing Initiative Committeee&nbsp;with Mayor Bernero&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Receiving Etsy City Designation Award</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny&nbsp;League of&nbsp;Municipalities&nbsp;Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Offering Remarks at&nbsp;Democratic&nbsp;Municipal&nbsp;Officials Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Oyster House</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bridge Lighting Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:50 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 2nd Floor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner with Pennsylvania Municipal League</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:44:04 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Kick Off Bicentennial Holiday Season Friday With Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6719 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 16, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto will officially kick off the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s holiday festivities on Friday, November 18, 2016 from Noon-1:00 p.m. on the City-County Building Portico, just hours before Pittsburgh&rsquo;s skyscrapers illuminate the skyline during Light Up Night.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Music will fill the air on the Portico of the City-County Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with the lighting of the City&rsquo;s official Christmas tree, a 53-foot blue spruce donated by a resident of the City&#39;s Oakwood neighborhood.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>As the crowd gathers at 11:30 a.m., the Salvation Army Ensemble will perform on the Portico. Throughout the celebration, individuals can drop monetary contributions into the Salvation Army red kettle.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The festivities will include an opportunity to meet and greet Santa Claus and numerous mascots including Iceburgh and Barkley.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Beginning at Noon, Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will take the stage to lead the countdown to illuminate the city&#39;s Christmas tree.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Following the city&#39;s tree lighting ceremony on the Grant Street Portico of the City-County Building, the holiday music will continue until 1:00 p.m. with entertainment by the St. Rosalia Academy Choir.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Guests attending the gathering will enjoy cookies provided by the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and coffee compliments of Starbucks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The theme of this year&#39;s tree is PITTSBURGH&#39;S BICENTENNIAL:&nbsp;OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, and the 450 decorations adorning the tree include custom Wendell August ornaments.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The title sponsor of the Bicentennial Christmas Tree is KeyBank. The official ornament sponsor is Wendell August.&nbsp;Additional support of the tree and festivities was provided by Dollar Bank and HackPGH.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>Ceremony participants include: Todd Moules, Market President of KeyBank Western Pennsylvania Region; Christian Werner, President, Wendell August; HackPittsburgh representative (neighborhood ornaments); Linda Barnicott (presenting painting of City-County Building currently in Grand Lobby); Jasmine Cho (presenting City-County Building gingerbread house.)</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>For more information regarding the city&rsquo;s tree light ceremony, call Citiparks at 412-255-2493. &nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:25:10 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6718 <div><strong>Press Conference for Pitt Institute of Politics Task Force Report on Incarceration</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Teplitz Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh Law School</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania League of Municipalities Executive Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Marriott Pittsburgh City Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors - Legislative Action Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 411</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Frank Polito, Lee Haller, and&nbsp;Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sienna Mercato</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman and Tech Council Ventures</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;The Commoner</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania League of Municipalities Private Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1150 Smallman Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Field, Champions Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Route Fifty Navigator Awards&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;8:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:17:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6714 <div><strong>Press Event with Governor Wolf &nbsp;and the Environmental Defense Fund Regarding&nbsp;Google Methane Mapping Project Launch</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jason Davidek, Grant Gittlen, and Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Resilience Steering Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Maya Offices,&nbsp;444 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Participating on&nbsp;Panel for&nbsp;the&nbsp;National Summer Learning Project Professional Learning Community Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hotel Monaco</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Peduto Reelection Campaign Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Habitat Restaurant, 510&nbsp;Market St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania League of Municipalities Executive Committee Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Meat and Potatoes, 649 Penn Ave</div> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:54:15 -0500 Statement By Mayor William Peduto On Pittsburgh As A City For All http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6713 <div> <p paraeid="{4f55eb1b-1e37-4b55-91b0-65f5167ed8bf}{172}" paraid="1454532991" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 15, 2016) &quot;Over the past week, I have been repeatedly asked my reactions to the Presidential race and its affect on Pittsburgh. I want to reassure everyone with a stake in our wonderful city that Pittsburgh remains a city for all, both welcoming to outsiders and supportive of those here for generations who built the city we love.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f55eb1b-1e37-4b55-91b0-65f5167ed8bf}{176}" paraid="1377987757" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh is a city built by immigrants and that will not change. All rights of demonstrators &ndash; no matter where they stand on the political spectrum &ndash; will be protected. Our defense of the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, women, LGBTQ residents and others fearful about the future will not waver.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f55eb1b-1e37-4b55-91b0-65f5167ed8bf}{178}" paraid="2097643432" xml:lang="EN-US">Our dedication to being a global center of innovation will not waver either.&nbsp;We will continue our&nbsp;work&nbsp;on 21st Century transportation, infrastructure improvements, advanced manufacturing, sustainable energy production and job creation. We have many&nbsp;partners &ndash; from business, foundations, nonprofits and government &ndash; already working with us, and we welcome the new&nbsp;Presidential administration to join us&nbsp;in ensuring all workers have a place in the new economy.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f55eb1b-1e37-4b55-91b0-65f5167ed8bf}{180}" paraid="803189474" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh is a city for all, and I stand ready to prove it.&quot;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:37:31 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Submits 2017 Operating & Capital Budgets To City Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6705 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{177}" paraid="1333939204">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 14, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;presented a $539.3 million 2017 Operating Budget to Pittsburgh City Council today that keeps the City on its long term path to fiscal responsibility, while enhancing core services and making investments in infrastructure needs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{184}" paraid="1667690220">The budget funding for more public safety personnel, more street paving, and changes to City departments to make them more efficient and accountable to Pittsburgh residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{188}" paraid="945814262">&quot;With this budget, the light is on the horizon. The continued patience and hard work of city residents and workers is paying off, and Pittsburgh remains on a responsible path that looks to take us out of fiscal oversight in two years,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{192}" paraid="117671926">The 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets are similar to those submitted to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority in September, and which received conditional approval from the ICA last month. City Council will hold hearings on the budget and by law must approve it by the end of December.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{201}" paraid="272947341">Public safety staffing is a core part of the 2017 annual spending plan. It will&nbsp;allow us to achieve fully authorized strength (not counting recruits still in training),&nbsp;&nbsp;the highest staffing level since 2002; allow for one Firefighter and two Police recruit classes; and bring on 20 Emergency Medical Technicians to help reduce paramedic overtime and increase response times.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{204}" paraid="213672837">Capital improvements featured in the 2017 budget include:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{209}" paraid="759889903">$15.1 million for street resurfacing and $12.6 million for facility improvements including critical public safety facilities&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{214}" paraid="548067910">Efforts to increase operation efficiency, including continued rollout of DPW&#39;s use of trash can sensors for plotting trash pickup routes;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{219}" paraid="631188247">$2.2 million for the installation of a computerized station alerting system for Fire and EMS stations that will reduce the impacts of the stress of listening to radio traffic and increase performance by making the dispatch process more efficient through automation;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{224}" paraid="315872897">Activation buttons for lighting at&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;sports court facilities (hockey, basketball, tennis), promoting electricity conservation and improved quality of life in residential areas near facilities;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{229}" paraid="30651385">Allocation of $100,000 to add inclusive and accessible playground equipment to various locations;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{234}" paraid="1809484979">A $100,000 grant for the development of a comprehensive strategy and the prioritization of city step maintenance.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{237}" paraid="2141874367">The Operating Budget includes the creation of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to improve the planning, financing and implementation of transportation projects citywide, to strengthen the coordination of all mobility initiatives, and to develop and execute a long-term vision for smart transportation in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{241}" paraid="314313516">Like the budgets submitted to the ICA in September, the plans delivered to City Council today follow six key elements:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{246}" paraid="1645452998">Reinforce the city&rsquo;s commitment to achieving the primary objectives of the Act 47 Recovery Plan&nbsp;through efforts including:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{aa558c8a-a66b-4cc7-afa4-a2e87969a0dd}{251}" paraid="1050921427">Eliminating the operating deficits in the baseline multi-year financial projection while preserving core municipal services;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{1}" paraid="1807797880">Gradually reducing the city&rsquo;s debt burden to provide more resources to support daily operations;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{7}" paraid="1036860354">Keeping the city&rsquo;s fund balance at an appropriate level to avoid the need for cash flow borrowings and provide an adequate buffer against unanticipated revenue shortfalls or expenditure increases;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{12}" paraid="173466632">Gradually increasing the city&rsquo;s pension fund contributions to the levels recommended by its actuary.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{17}" paraid="1423887363">Provide a fiscally responsible path to address legacy costs and position the city for long-term financial stability&nbsp;through:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{30}" paraid="655999729">Continued efforts to reorganize city government and improve the delivery&nbsp;of core services with only 3,131&nbsp;General Fund positions, which is 31&nbsp;fewer positions than the&nbsp;2014 Budget&nbsp;submitted prior to the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;administration taking office;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{35}" paraid="1070819601">Allocating an additional $203 million to the pension fund over five years beyond the state mandated minimum municipal obligation (MMO);&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{40}" paraid="1813225216">Reducing the city&rsquo;s debt burden from 18% of general fund expenditures in 2014 to 9.7% in 2021;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{45}" paraid="1282653930">Continuing to add $2.5 million in annual contributions to the other post-employment benefits (OPEB) trust fund;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{50}" paraid="971606173">Maintaining a minimum unassigned fund balance of 10% of general fund expenditures;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{55}" paraid="1286035178">Continuing the city&rsquo;s efforts to reduce overall worker&rsquo;s compensation costs, which have decreased for five consecutive years.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{60}" paraid="1195990100">Transform the organization of city government to position the City to meet the current and future needs of our residents, businesses, neighborhoods, employees, and other stakeholders&nbsp;by:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{65}" paraid="426858971">Establishing a new Department of Mobility &amp; Infrastructure;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{70}" paraid="137125486">Transforming the Department of Personnel into a modern human resources department focused on recruiting, training, developing, managing, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{75}" paraid="519189531">Enhancing the capacity of the Department of City Planning toward sustainability and resiliency initiatives;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{80}" paraid="2044472197">Establishing the role of Chief Financial Officer to position the city on a path towards long-term financial sustainability, strengthen citywide financial management, optimize the organization and delivery of information technology services, and increase the focus on service delivery efficiency and effectiveness.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{87}" paraid="1165734974">Emphasize the Mayor&rsquo;s priorities for enhancing the delivery of core municipal services&nbsp;by:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="11" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{93}" paraid="1899805363">Increasing funding for street resurfacing to $15.1 million, more than double the $7.1 million&nbsp;allocated in 2014;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="12" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{98}" paraid="253645659">Maintaining the 2016 commitment to increase funding for police vehicles to $1.6 million a year to improve the overall condition of the fleet;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="13" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{103}" paraid="1698601086">Continuing to invest in Police Bureau training, equipment, and technology and enhance the Bureau&rsquo;s ability to conduct data-driven community policing;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="14" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{109}" paraid="1447761406">Allocating funding for additional inspectors in the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to handle the increased permit workload; maintain the city&rsquo;s increased investment&nbsp;in Learn &amp; Earn Program through a $1M allocation for summer youth employment leveraging CDBG funds.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{116}" paraid="1903661554">Implement the Mayor&rsquo;s vision for modernizing city government and implementing leading practices to provide taxpayers with an efficient, effective, transparent, and more accountable government&nbsp;by:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="15" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{121}" paraid="101017698">Pursuing efforts to modernize the city&rsquo;s licensing and inspection system; initiating a multi-year effort to overhaul the city&rsquo;s self-assessed tax collection system;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="16" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{126}" paraid="265018675">Continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the city&rsquo;s procurement function through improvements in policies, processes, and technology;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{132}" paraid="142963865">Standardizing and streamlining&nbsp;capital project management processes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{138}" paraid="944984168">Allocate $74.2&nbsp;million in 2017 funding for capital projects and continue the Mayor&rsquo;s commitment to developing a long-term maintenance and investment plan for the city&rsquo;s assets,&nbsp;including:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{143}" paraid="1450080978">$15.1 million for street resurfacing, providing for approximately 60 miles to be completed;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{149}" paraid="1491666241">$12.4&nbsp;million for facility improvements, including critical public safety facilities, park reconstruction, play area improvements, swimming pool rehabilitation, and improvements to recreation and senior centers throughout our neighborhoods;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{154}" paraid="1994443711">Funding to address critical needs identified by the facility optimization plan required in the Mayor&rsquo;s Executive Order related to strategic investment and maintenance of facilities;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{160}" paraid="442422281">$5 million for capital equipment acquisition to improve the condition and operation of the City&rsquo;s fleet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{163}" paraid="292594747">Relevant numbers on the 2017 Operating Budget include:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{168}" paraid="1408750025">Total projected revenues: $545,427,808&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{175}" paraid="1085950363">% increase in revenues 2016-2017: 3.9%&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="8" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{180}" paraid="333762372">Total projected expenditures: $539,282,845&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="9" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{185}" paraid="1522778131">% increase in expenditures 2016-2017: 3.9%&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="10" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{190}" paraid="135643024">Projected operating result: $6,144,964&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="11" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{195}" paraid="1287995410">Fund balance as % of general fund expenditures: 13.1%&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="12" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{200}" paraid="433319391">Debt service as % of general fund expenditures: 16.2%&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{203}" paraid="295456984">City Council is scheduled to begin its budget discussions and hearings November 21, take its first line item vote December 12 and take a final vote December 20, but those dates are subject to change.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{21228e2a-6050-4112-a861-86a3b104e36e}{213}" paraid="2133065622">A copy of the 2017 Operating Budget&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2017_Operating_Budget.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is here</a>&nbsp;and the 2017 Capital Budget&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2017_Capital_Budget.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <p>A copy of Mayor Peduto&#39;s 2017 budget address presentation <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2017_Mayor_Budget_Address_Final.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:00:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6704 <div><strong>Mayor Peduto&#39;s 2017 Budget Address</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Steamfitters Local 449 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Training Center with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 230 Wise Road, Harmony, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:40:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6702 <div tabindex="0"> <div><strong>Press Conference &nbsp;with&nbsp;Habitat for Humanity for the&nbsp;Veterans Homeownership&nbsp;Initiative</strong></div> </div> <div aria-label="Conversation" autoid="_rp_2" role="list" tabindex="-1"> <div tabindex="-1"> <div aria-label="Message Contents" aria-selected="true" autoid="_rp_3" role="presentation" tabindex="0"> <div aria-label="Expanded Message Contents" tabindex="-1"> <div autoid="_rp_u" tabindex="-1"> <div> <div role="document"> <div autoid="_rp_x" id="Item.MessagePartBody"> <div id="Item.MessageUniqueBody" tabindex="0"> <div dir="ltr"> <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Liberty Ave. and 10th St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Veterans Day Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Liberty Ave. and 10th St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Travel to West Virginia&nbsp;University</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leading Panel Discussion at West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Erickson Alumni Center, West Virginia University</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Founders&#39; Circle Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 06:24:50 -0500 City of Pittsburgh and the American Architectural Foundation to Convene a National Summit on Urban Mobility http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6699 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 10, 2016) &ndash; In May of 2017, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF), in association with Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh, will convene a National Summit on Urban Mobility focusing on the nexus of public policy, urban planning, and innovative technology.</p> <p>Pittsburgh, the city with the first self-driving ride-sharing program on public streets, is a national leader for connected and autonomous vehicles and research. AAF, which leads national discussions on critical urban design and planning issues, has chosen Pittsburgh as the site for its National Summit on Urban Mobility. The mission of this summit is to bring together the perspectives of leaders in public policy, urban design, and contemporary mobility to understand how this new technology can lead to a smarter and more equitable city, and will be included in a comprehensive national report.</p> <p>&quot;Access to quality transportation is the key to growth and equitable opportunities for cities and their residents,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of efforts to use technology to expand these resources and we&rsquo;re thrilled to host the Urban Mobility Summit.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a great opportunity for us to think about how introducing autonomous transportation will change the way we design cities,&rdquo; said AAF President and CEO Ronald E. Bogle. &ldquo;For example, we can widen sidewalks, repurpose street lanes, increase the number of bike lanes, and greatly expand development opportunities. At this National Summit on Urban Mobility we will bring together urban planners, architects, transportation specialists, city officials, technology experts, and others to develop strategies, recommendations, and solutions to help cities prepare for this rapidly advancing mobility transformation.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pittsburgh&rsquo;s relationship with innovation, transportation, infrastructure, and technology has been featured on the national stage. The city hosted the White House Frontiers conference that explored the future of innovation for Pittsburgh and the world and has received $10.9 million from the Department of Transportation - through the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program. The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Robotics Institute have put Pittsburgh at the forefront of research and robotics.</p> <p>AAF is dedicated to the vibrant social, economic, and environmental future of cities. For the past 15 years, AAF has provided technical design assistance to local leaders; over the past two years it has engaged with mayors, city managers, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and transportation experts to assess the opportunities and challenges presented by the introduction of transportation innovations - including autonomous transportation.</p> <p>It is now time to elevate the conversation about this rapidly evolving technology and its impact on cities by bringing together the perspectives of public policy, and urban design leaders with those at the forefront of this technology revolution.</p> <p>&ldquo;To us, connected and autonomous vehicles are a part of a complete streets vision of how we can make our streets work for people.&rdquo; said Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning for the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The Summit is planned as a three-day event with over 120 invited nationally recognized delegates, including: current and former mayors, public policy and urban mobility experts, influential governmental officials at the local, state, and federal level; design professionals with urban design, transportation, engineering, and planning expertise; representatives from companies developing autonomous transportation technologies and urban transportation systems.</p> <p>The Summit will inform a comprehensive national report composed by AAF on strategies, recommendations, and further actions for city leaders.</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p>Nicholas Chubb, Research and Communications Specialist, City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning: 412-393-0160, <a href="mailto:nicholas.chubb@pittsburghpa.gov">nicholas.chubb@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Matthew Despard, Digital Media Manager, American Architectural Foundation: 202-787-1007, <a href="mailto:mdespard@archfoundation.org" target="_blank">mdespard@archfoundation.org</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:57:42 -0500 McArdle Roadway Closures Scheduled For Tuesday, Wednesday Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6698 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 10, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge - will be closed&nbsp;on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on both days for routine maintenance. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The closures will be in effect for vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:23:29 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Offices Closed Friday, Garbage Pickup on Schedule, Street Closures In Effect for Veterans Day Parade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6697 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 10, 2016) - City of Pittsburgh offices, recreation centers, and Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of Veterans Day.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>However refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will continue on their regular schedules. Those with questions concerning collection may contact the Environmental Services office at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>While most Citiparks facilities will be closed the Mellon Park Tennis Center in Shadyside will be open Friday for regular operating hours.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Veterans Day Parade&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Street closures go into effect at 7 a.m. this Friday, November 11, in advance of that morning&rsquo;s Veterans Day Parade.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The parade forms on Liberty Avenue from 10th to 26th streets and kicks off at 10:30 a.m. from Liberty and 10th. The route proceeds inbound on Liberty Avenue toward Commonwealth Place, crossing Stanwix Street, and ends at Liberty and Commonwealth by Point State Park.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>There will be no parking after 7:00 a.m. today through Friday on:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>Commonwealth Place between Fort Pitt Boulevard and Fort Duquesne Boulevard&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>There will be no parking after 7:00 a.m. on Friday on:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>Liberty Avenue between Grant Street and Commonwealth Place&nbsp;</p> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>Boulevard of the Allies between Grant and Stanwix&nbsp;</p> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>Stanwix between Forbes Avenue and Fort Pitt Boulevard&nbsp;</p> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>Smithfield between 7th Avenue &amp; Liberty&nbsp;</p> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p>All numbered streets in the Strip District from 10th to 26th Streets between Penn and Liberty&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>&ldquo;No Parking&rdquo; signs will be posted starting today. Streets will reopen following parade completion.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:12:02 -0500 REMINDER: Mayor William Peduto to Deliver 2017 Budget Speech Monday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6695 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 14, 2016) Mayor William Peduto will deliver his annual address on the City of Pittsburgh budget this morning at 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto and members of Pittsburgh City Council</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Address on 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2016</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:41:11 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6694 <div tabindex="0"> <div><strong>U.S. Conference of Mayors Small Business Advocate Award Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div aria-label="Conversation" autoid="_rp_2" role="list" tabindex="-1"> <div tabindex="-1"> <div aria-label="Message Contents" aria-selected="true" autoid="_rp_3" role="presentation" tabindex="0"> <div aria-label="Expanded Message Contents" tabindex="-1"> <div autoid="_rp_u" tabindex="-1"> <div> <div role="document"> <div autoid="_rp_x" id="Item.MessagePartBody"> <div id="Item.MessageUniqueBody" tabindex="0"> <div dir="ltr"> <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bonvue St. Groundbreaking with the Northside Leadership Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 115 Bonvue St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Oakwood-Batavia Green Infrastructure Ribbon Cutting with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 710 Oakwood St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Inclusive Innovation Live with Chief Lam&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 414 Wood St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting&nbsp;with Aaron Stauber</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Promise Presents &quot;A Night of A Million Possibilities&quot;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wyndham Grand&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:04:21 -0500 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Peduto, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh To Launch Veterans Homeownership Initiative Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6693 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 9, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and&nbsp;Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (HFHGP) have collaborated to offer a first time Veterans Homeownership Initiative (VHI).&nbsp; The VHI will offer mortgages to veterans who want to become homeowners, including homeless and disabled veterans in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp; The URA will sell properties to HFHGP at a discounted acquisition purchase price, who will in-turn rehabilitate the property for sale to qualifying veterans.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Veterans Homeownership Initiative Press Conference&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">Location:&nbsp; Veterans Day Parade Starting Line, intersection of Liberty Avenue &amp; 10th Street</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are&nbsp;making a concerted&nbsp;effort to provide opportunities and have a positive impact on the lives of City of Pittsburgh veterans and their families,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;Homeownership should not be elusive for veterans and the City of Pittsburgh is pleased to partner with&nbsp;Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh to offer unique housing options for veterans who are in&nbsp;need of a quality, safe and affordable place to live.&quot; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>According to HFHGP, nearly 68% of all homeless veterans&nbsp;live in cities, not suburbs, and roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African-American or Hispanic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Too many veterans are at risk of remaining homeless due to a lack of strong support networks, poor living conditions and an abundance of overcrowded and substandard housing, said Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., President &amp; CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and a veteran himself. &quot;This inimitable and first-time collaborative will provide veterans a greater opportunity to succeed, gain wealth through the equity in their home, provide a safe place for their families to live and will help their assimilation back into society, having achieved the American Dream.&rdquo; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Through the initiative, HFHGP will work directly with Shepherd&rsquo;s Heart Veterans Home and other veteran affiliated organizations to inform their members about the opportunity for veterans to become homeowners.</p> <p>&quot;For the past 23 years, we have helped homeless veterans find dignity and honor and we are grateful Habitat for Humanity&nbsp;of Greater Pittsburgh does such amazing work to provide homes for vulnerable families, including veterans,&quot; said Rev. Michael D. Wurschmidt, Executive Director of Shepherd&rsquo;s Heart Veteran&rsquo;s Home. &quot;We are thrilled to partner in this&nbsp;initiative and inform veterans, who have sacrificed so much for their Country about the VHI. Dr. Slaughter and I are both veterans and we understand what this initiative will mean to veterans who are without a place to call home.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All veterans purchasing a home will receive a mortgage with a ZERO percent interest rate for 30 years, no Private Mortgage Insurance, Pre and Post Financial Literacy and Budgeting education, only $950.00 as a down-payment, flexible credit underwriting and a commitment to maintain the mortgage in Pittsburgh for the life of the loan, guaranteeing the loan will not be sold to investors on the secondary market.&nbsp; This will afford veteran participants an opportunity, should any challenges arise, to work with HFHGP on a suitable resolution. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;On this Veterans Day,&nbsp;I am reflecting over the past 50 years,&quot; said Rocky Bleier, a Vietnam Veteran and former halfback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. &quot;During that time, I have seen the difficulty that some of our veterans have in making the transition from military life to civilian life.&nbsp;I believe that home ownership is one of the foundations for that transition and veterans are a proud group of people who at times find it difficult to ask for help.&nbsp;I am humbled to be a part of this collaborative between the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Shepherd&rsquo;s Heart and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.&nbsp;Together we can bring this unique homeownership initiative to veterans, which will give our veterans the dignity they deserve.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Contact:</strong>&nbsp; Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh 412.527.3982,&nbsp;hslaughter@Pittsburghhabitat.org&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh&rsquo;s mission is to put God&rsquo;s love into action by bringing people together to build and rehabilitate homes, communities and hope.&nbsp; We are an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. We serve income-eligible families who would otherwise have a limited opportunity for homeownership or home repair. Our work is made possible by thousands of volunteers, staff, Board of Directors, Corporate support and philanthropic funding. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s economic development agency. Our goals are to create jobs, increase the city&#39;s tax base, and improve the vitality of businesses, neighborhoods, and the City&#39;s livability as a whole. The URA was one of the first redevelopment authorities in Pennsylvania. The URA&rsquo;s first privately financed downtown redevelopment was Gateway Center. Since then, the URA has constructed and rehabilitated tens of thousands of homes, reclaimed thousands of acres of contaminated brownfield and riverfront sites, and assisted hundreds of businesses in neighborhoods throughout the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Shepherd&rsquo;s Heart Veteran&rsquo;s Home&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Shepherd&#39;s Heart Veteran&#39;s Home (SHVH) is a transitional housing for homeless Veterans. The Veteran&#39;s Home is collaboration between Pittsburgh Veterans Affair&#39;s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), Comprehensive Homeless Center (CHC) and Shepherd&#39;s Heart Fellowship, a parish of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. The collaboration aims to achieve a continuum of care for homeless Veterans. The program aims to service male veterans who are homeless and may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse problems, mental illness, dual diagnosis, and those who are disabled.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Rocky Bleier, Inc.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Rocky Bleier&#39;s story - a gripping tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battle fields of Vietnam - has held audiences in rapt attention for years. Yet, the motivational message behind it, detailing how ordinary people can become extraordinary achievers, defines success in the new American century. With the same optimism, sense of humor and steadfast determination that were his trademarks as a Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Rocky Bleier takes audiences from his early years through his professional career and talks about the lessons he learned along the way...lessons from which we can all benefit.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:53:02 -0500 City To Host Inclusive Innovation Event Tomorrow http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6692 <p>Pittsburgh, PA (November 9, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host for Inclusive Innovation Live tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3-5:00 p.m.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Pittsburgh is working with partners to be a city of inclusive innovation. Welcoming startup companies to test products and services within the City of Pittsburgh brings new ideas and technology to the City of Pittsburgh and offers a platform for local startups to test and scale,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p>The event will celebrate the partners of the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation and guests will learn more about the companies partnering with the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to innovate and activate Pittsburgh through PGH Lab and BetaBurgh.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are thrilled to highlight innovative efforts in Downtown and to have the opportunity to bring school-aged innovators, avant-garde entrepreneurs and high tech developers to the streets and public spaces has been incredible&rdquo; said Jeremy Waldrup President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. &ldquo;Using Downtown as a test bed is a perfect way to connect the community to the entrepreneurial spirit that is critical to the growth and continued development of our region.&rdquo;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Inclusive Innovation Live</strong></p> <p align="center">A demonstration of inclusive innovation through Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation updates featuring PGH Lab and BetaBurgh company presentations</p> <p align="center">Thursday, November 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.</p> <p align="center">Point Park University, 414 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA</p> <ul> <li>Remarks from Mayor William Peduto, Chief Innovation Officer Debra Lam, and Jeremy Waldrup, CEO and President of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership &nbsp;</li> <li>Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation partner presentations including Rec2Tech and TechShop</li> <li>Presentations from PGH Lab companies showcasing opportunities to harness electricity from turbulent water, effectively track and manage heating and cooling in a building and use data to understand a cyclist&rsquo;s experience on a busy street. &nbsp;</li> <li>Presentations from Beta Burgh&rsquo;s projects demonstrating revolutionary ideas of aquaponics systems, human and digital device interaction, virtual STEM education, and hands-on development of STEAM programming. Beta Burgh was made possible by the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern PA</li> </ul> <p><br /> Guests are encouraged to RSVP for Inclusive Innovation Live <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-innovation-live-tickets-22228585297">here.</a></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Annia Aleman, Innovation &amp; Performance Fellow, City of Pittsburgh: annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:15:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6688 <div><strong>Meeting with Ron Bogle</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Dr. Chris Howard&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting Director Hissrich and Acting Chief Schubert</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Mayor of Sor-Trodelag, Norway</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with David Roger, Sean Luther, and County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chairman&#39;s Reception for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Museum of Art</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny Conference on Community&nbsp;Development&#39;s&nbsp;2016 Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Music Hall</div> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:29:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6687 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Phone&nbsp;Interview with Peter High,&nbsp;Forbes Technovation</strong></p> <p>Time: 2p.m.</p> <p><strong>IBEW Election Night Watch Party</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 5 Hot Metal Street</p> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:03:14 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6685 <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for the&nbsp;Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;2934 Smallman Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Secretary Clinton&#39;s Visit to the University of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cathedral of Learning</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Paul Guggenheimer</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Acting Chief Schubert, Chief McLay, and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Chief McLay Farewell Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Kingsley Association&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation for Dr. Jim Withers</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>West End Rally</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2863 Chartiers Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:51:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 5-6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6684 <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>November 5</b></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 40px;"><b>Leave Steelworkers Headquarters</b></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px; border-style: none;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Election 2016 Steel Blitz, &nbsp;Washington, PA</b></div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location:&nbsp;1505 Jefferson Ave</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Election 2016 Steel Blitz, West Mifflin</b></div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location:&nbsp;1301 Phillip Murray Rd</div> </div> </div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>November 6</b></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 0px 40px; padding: 0px; border-style: none;"> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><b>Rally with the Pitt and CMU College Democrats</b></div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Location: Schenley Plaza</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2016 12:41:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Departure of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6679 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{147}" paraid="343498393">PITTSBURGH, PA (November&nbsp;4, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today that after two years of rebuilding police-community relationships and instilling long-lasting accountability measures to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Chief Cameron S.&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;is leaving the Bureau&nbsp;to&nbsp;pursue other professional opportunities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{177}" paraid="1897832337">Since Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;selected&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;in September 2014, the Bureau has reestablished relationships with communities and leaders citywide; rebuilt&nbsp;its&nbsp;internal protocols, controls, and ethics training; been one of six police departments nationwide chosen for the Department of Justice National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice; and had its staffing levels rise to more than 900 officers, which is its greatest level since 2002.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{184}" paraid="1954109529">His last day in office is November 8.&nbsp;Assistant Chief Scott Schubert will&nbsp;then&nbsp;be named Acting Chief, and the Mayor will&nbsp;name a full-time&nbsp;Chief&nbsp;within 90 days.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{204}" paraid="1711319886">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will&nbsp;soon&nbsp;hold a meeting&nbsp;with community leaders&nbsp;to discuss how&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;legacy of building&nbsp;community-police&nbsp;relationships,&nbsp;strengthening internal police controls&nbsp;and adopting data-driven crime-fighting initiatives&nbsp;will be&nbsp;preserved.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{216}" paraid="1923339987">&quot;When I entered office I knew what the&nbsp;Police Bureau&nbsp;needed was a reformer. With the indictment and conviction of the former Chief, with community-police relations at risk, and morale among&nbsp;the&nbsp;rank-and-file at an&nbsp;all-time low, it required someone from the outside to get us to the point where we are today. Cam&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;was exactly the person we needed,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{222}" paraid="1322071164">&quot;On his first day here, I asked Cam how long he would stay, and he said the average term for a police chief was three years. We knew we only had him for a short time, but in that time he was able to mend relations with the community, rebuild professionalism within the Bureau, and overhaul a command staff&nbsp;that is&nbsp;now promoted on merit rather than politics.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{230}" paraid="1897323034">The City is in debt to Cam for&nbsp;his contributions to the community, taking all the shots and criticisms that come with making changes, and putting the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on a successful pathway that is&nbsp;a&nbsp;model for law enforcement agencies across the United States.&nbsp;We will continue on that pathway for years to come.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{235}" paraid="1509949957">McLay&nbsp;was the first Chief chosen from outside the Bureau in more than 150 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{939ecca3-68fd-416b-9ac3-ee2a0eadf7d4}{247}" paraid="1423142598">&quot;Two years ago&nbsp;I came to Pittsburgh&nbsp;inspired by the resilience of this City, its people,&nbsp;and its Police Bureau. I came here because I saw an opportunity to make a difference. I&nbsp;was, and I remain, fully confident that I knew what it would take to create the&nbsp;transformational change required to restore the integrity of the leadership systems of&nbsp;the Bureau of Police,&quot; Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{5}" paraid="1289480894">&quot;I accepted these challenges knowing that I had the Mayor&rsquo;s support and assurance that&nbsp;I had authority to take the requisite actions required to create transformational change.&nbsp;When I arrived, I found there was much to be done. However, I was pleased to also&nbsp;discover I inherited a far better Police Bureau&nbsp;than its critics realized.&nbsp;And now, thanks to the hard work of its&nbsp;men and women,&nbsp;and&nbsp;outstanding support from this community, much has been accomplished.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{12}" paraid="647299848">At this point, I earnestly believe&nbsp;that&nbsp;I have accomplished all that I am able&nbsp;to do. Accordingly, I have decided to step aside to pursue other options.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{18}" paraid="801740788">A former Captain of Police with the Madison, Wis., Police Department,&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;was a consultant with the International&nbsp;Association of&nbsp;Chiefs of Police before coming out of retirement to lead the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in 2014. He was tasked with three main goals: to implement data-driven, community-oriented policing; to restore public trust through creating sound accountability systems; and to improve morale by restoring the integrity of police leadership systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{29}" paraid="135029740">Since&nbsp;2013&nbsp;complaints against the police are down 42% and lawsuits down 51%, while most crime continues to decline. In efforts to improve trust between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the communities it serves, the Bureau&nbsp;under&nbsp;Chief&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;leadership&nbsp;has:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{35}" paraid="111601332">Been chosen to participate in the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a three-year effort funded by the Department of Justice providing national expertise in community policing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{43}" paraid="386207685">Begun training all Bureau members on procedural justice and implicit bias.&nbsp;A team of instructors from the Bureau attended training on teaching these topics and then created a specialized curriculum, which will also be made available to community members. Numerous local and national organizations have reached out to the Bureau for this training,&nbsp;making the Pittsburgh police a&nbsp;leader on the topic.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{49}" paraid="1793445378">Developed partnerships with community leaders throughout the city, facilitating high-level collaboration in both routine and crisis situations. The Chief has formed a youth advisory council; he and his commanders meet regularly with the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) to discuss issues of concern to the local faith community; and the Bureau&rsquo;s chief of staff serves as liaison to the LGBT community.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{55}" paraid="146086535">Adopted data transparency measures to provide the public with real-time information on crimes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{61}" paraid="18149836">Released a five-year use-of-force analysis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{70}" paraid="261303233">Furthermore, in the&nbsp;last two years the Pittsburgh&nbsp;Bureau&nbsp;of Police&nbsp;has:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{76}" paraid="822708450">Adopted a revised Code of Ethics&nbsp;(<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Pittsburgh_Police_Code_of_Ethics_-_Final.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">available here</a>)&nbsp;to ensure long-term trust and legitimacy in the Bureau. The code helps residents recognize the Bureau as a source of pride, and builds a foundation within the Bureau of quality people who are committed to ethical standards, core values, professional improvement, and public service.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{82}" paraid="787783145">Adopted an Office of Professional Standards to ensure Bureau policies reflect best practices of modern policing; proper staff training and accreditation; and an auditing process to check that Bureau actions are consistently in conformity with policies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{90}" paraid="1161044279">Worked to increase diversity within&nbsp;the Bureau, partially by focusing on recruits from&nbsp;military and postsecondary institutions with large minority populations, and by moving to continuous recruitment cycles to shorten the time frame between recruitment and hiring.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{96}" paraid="1295782885">Hired a training consultant to assess, review, and revise all training programs to ensure alignment with the best practices of 21st-century policing, and to create a Pittsburgh police leadership training program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="5" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{102}" paraid="703797488">Refined promotion processes for all command-level promotion decisions to ensure that candidates receive honest and unfiltered feedback on their leadership competencies from supervisors, peers, and subordinates. In addition, candidates for promotion are given feedback and coaching to help them enhance their leadership competencies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="6" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{109}" paraid="1274662665">Created a Crime Analysis Unit&nbsp;that included civilian crime analysts for the first time in the Bureau&rsquo;s history. It has developed enhanced crime mapping and analysis products and made them available to zone commanders for resource deployment and problem analysis.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="7" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{116}" paraid="998888657">Restructured the Violent Crimes Unit to enhance collaboration, communication, and information sharing and to better align the Bureau&rsquo;s investigative processes with research-based best practices. Next year the unit will expand its work in focused deterrence, which uses technology and intelligence techniques to focus on the most violent offenders.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{3ae6c311-315e-48ac-8359-0a39afb13949}{65}" paraid="1080443010" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/strategic-plan-2016-2017_(1).pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Attached here</a>&nbsp;is a copy of the 2016-2017 Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Strategic Plan,&nbsp;including&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Police_Strategic_Plan_Executive_Summary.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">an executive summary</a>. The purpose of this document is to provide context and perspective to the many changes that have taken place in the Police Bureau, and to chart a&nbsp;course for&nbsp;future improvement. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5af08348-f628-46b3-8926-dd9c54e45e2a}{136}" paraid="1469537571">Investments in&nbsp;Bureau operations have increased&nbsp;under the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration, leading to&nbsp;a current police force of 908 officers (873 sworn officers and 35 recruits), the most since&nbsp;2002;&nbsp;the opening of a new training facility in the North Side; and&nbsp;an&nbsp;increase in funding for police vehicles&nbsp;of&nbsp;$1.6 million in both 2016 and 2017.</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:53:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6678 <div> <div><strong>Press Conference Regarding Pittsburgh Police</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Secretary Clinton&#39;s Visit to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Field</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Steel Blitz&nbsp;Rally for Secretary Clinton&nbsp;with the&nbsp;Steelworkers</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 60 Boulevard of the Allies</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:19:49 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto To Host Press Conference Regarding Pittsburgh Police http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6677 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 4, 2016) Mayor William Peduto will hold a press conference this morning regarding the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron S. McLay</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2016.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:57:14 -0400 CITY CHRISTMAS TREE INSTALLATION TO CAUSE TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES SATURDAY MORNING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6674 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 3, 2016) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced the following street closures and traffic restrictions necessary to secure, transport, and install the City of Pittsburgh Christmas Tree at the City-County Building on Saturday, November 5, 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Drivers may expect temporary lane closures beginning at the 2000 block of Noblestown Road in Greentree, proceeding down to and along Mansfield Avenue to Poplar Street 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Drivers may also expect temporary delays along the eastbound lanes of I-376 West to Route 51 North and West Carson Street.</p> <p>Parking is prohibited on Smithfield Street from Fort Pitt Boulevard to the Boulevard of the Allies from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 5. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Traffic on Grant Street (at City-County Building) will be reduced to one lane from Fourth Avenue to Forbes Avenue from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:46:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6673 <div><strong>Call with David Kennedy</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for&nbsp;Light Up Night&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Lobby of Fifth Avenue Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Teena Maddox from TechRepublic</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch of Mayor&#39;s &quot;The&nbsp;All American&quot; Burger&nbsp;at Bill&#39;s Bar and Burger</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1001 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with Katie McGinty</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Courthouse Gallery</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>School Supplies Giveaway for PPS Teachers</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;281 Corliss Street&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Residents at Oak Hill</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 111&nbsp;Hyman Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:41:39 -0400 New City Ethics Hearing Board Holds First Meeting Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6669 <div> <p paraeid="{6d998960-7ec3-4a4d-8d8a-5e3cddb2aa3d}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 2, 2016) Pittsburgh&#39;s new&nbsp;Ethics Hearing Board &ndash; comprised of members nominated by legal and civic organizations citywide &ndash; will have its first meeting tomorrow, with broad powers to investigate ethics complaints and implement ethics training programs for City employees.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{25cc9d91-221e-40fc-b8e3-9a7e09c3280c}{48}" paraid="1629338967" xml:lang="EN-US">The meeting is the Board&#39;s first in several years, and is the result of ethics legislation approved by Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and sponsored by City Councilman Dan Gilman in October 2015. The public meeting is at 4&nbsp;p.m. Thursday, November 3, on the 6th&nbsp;Floor of the City-County Building.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{84780fa1-68cc-48f8-bfbe-f4b2655f94f3}{239}" paraid="1295409483" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Ethics reform was a priority of mine when I was on City Council&nbsp;and it continued into the first days of my administration, when I issued orders cutting take-home cars and free parking passes to employees, and banning elected officials&#39; names from being placed on public property. This new&nbsp;board will ensure all ethics rules are investigated and followed independently, rapidly and transparently,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ffe53d2d-b679-4b0c-a79b-01a2b52743ff}{109}" paraid="1774209752" xml:lang="EN-US">The new&nbsp;board was recommended by Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Law &amp; Ethics Transition Team, chaired by Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge. She guided the drafting of the ordinance.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{050c8eac-38c8-413f-8da6-f2bc06b254e0}{66}" paraid="1465047805" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;I am happy to say that the City&rsquo;s Ethics Hearing Board and its processes are&nbsp;a combination of best practices of ethics boards across the country. Having most board members nominated by community organizations and not by the Mayor or City Council ensures that their decisions will not be politically influenced,&quot; she said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e4dd8904-9a29-4df7-8d42-7730653d95a0}{128}" paraid="1520281077" xml:lang="EN-US">The newly constituted&nbsp;nine-member board has powers to investigate ethics complaints with the assistance of a new executive manager; to compel testimony through&nbsp;subpoenas; to&nbsp;review and take action on financial disclosure reports;&nbsp;to act on complaints within designated time frames; and recommend suspensions, terminations and&nbsp;fines for employees.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e4dd8904-9a29-4df7-8d42-7730653d95a0}{130}" paraid="1140570577" xml:lang="EN-US">The legislation revamping the Board&nbsp;additionally&nbsp;includes new whistleblower protections for those filing complaints.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{84780fa1-68cc-48f8-bfbe-f4b2655f94f3}{10}" paraid="755359443" xml:lang="EN-US">The new executive manager is&nbsp;Linda&nbsp;A. King. She graduated from Duquesne University, with a degree in Political Science, before earning her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1987. King was formerly a partner at King&nbsp; &amp; King and has been in private practice as a general litigator&nbsp;for&nbsp;29 years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e0ed2e04-174a-48ff-ba8e-687b915a5b56}{140}" paraid="455592074" xml:lang="EN-US">The new ethics law says&nbsp;Board&nbsp;members shall be recommended to the Mayor by a nominating panel.&nbsp;The nominating panel&nbsp;consists of the following members, with each organization nominating one member of the board:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{40}" paraid="1927634675" xml:lang="EN-US">Allegheny County Bar&nbsp;Association&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{42}" paraid="662440773" xml:lang="EN-US">Dean of the Law School (Pitt and Duquesne to alternate on a rotating basis)&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{44}" paraid="1864908309" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh&nbsp;Chamber of Commerce&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{46}" paraid="2126736024" xml:lang="EN-US">Allegheny County&nbsp;Labor Council&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{48}" paraid="1489761942" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh&nbsp;Council on Higher Education&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{50}" paraid="1338397438" xml:lang="EN-US">Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{52}" paraid="345147105" xml:lang="EN-US">Greater&nbsp;Pittsburgh&nbsp;Nonprofit Partnership&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{54}" paraid="1727407007" xml:lang="EN-US">The President of City Council&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{56}" paraid="1227252120" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{198ad61b-6815-4091-9062-628a310fddf3}{60}" paraid="544169344" xml:lang="EN-US">The law says each of those&nbsp;nominated should be an individual with an ethics background or experience in a field relevant to the&nbsp;Board&#39;s work. &nbsp;The Mayor&nbsp;appoints the individuals, subject to confirmation by&nbsp;City Council.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ad9ac3fb-29d7-4771-9d22-94bd2e621407}{164}" paraid="763468735" xml:lang="EN-US">More information on the board members&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/group?id=28" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:43:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6667 <div><strong>Meeting with the Sports and Exhibition Authority</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich and Chief McLay</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5208 Northumberland St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee Kennedy Lawrence Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: IBEW Local 5</div> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:41:36 -0400 City To Host Inclusive Innovation Event On Thursday, Nov. 10 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6666 <div> <p>Pittsburgh, PA (November 2, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-innovation-live-tickets-22228585297" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Inclusive Innovation Live</a> - a special event celebrating all of the local partners working towards making Pittsburgh a hub for technology and inclusive innovation -&nbsp;on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3:00- 5:00 pm at Point Park University. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Inclusive Innovation Live will feature presentations from <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">PGH Lab</a> and <a href="http://www.betaburgh.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">BetaBurgh</a> companies and partners of the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a>. The City of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Urban Redevelopment Authority, will also launch the year one update to the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Over the past year Pittsburgh has experienced over 60 inclusive innovation events, has been featured in a variety of news sources spotlighting Pittsburgh as a city of inclusive innovation and has either completed or begun more than 60 actions to make Pittsburgh a city of inclusive innovation. The Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation has inspired the development of new applications, implementation of new technology to advance city services, and increased collaboration across the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Inclusive Innovation Live will feature the following: &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">The Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a>, launched in September 2015, supports, convenes and promotes inclusive innovation defined as, equal access to products and services with new technologies, ideas, personnel and inventions to meet complex challenges and higher standards.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">PGH Lab</a> is a program where local startup companies can pilot their products and services and help the City meet complex challenges. The program&rsquo;s mission is to collaborate with startups companies to explore new ways to use technologies to make the City of Pittsburgh more efficient, transparent, sustainable, and inclusive. Three companies were selected to become part of the first PGH Lab cohort and matched with a City champion that serves as guide through three-month pilot process. PGH Lab empowers local entrepreneurs by allowing them to test their products and services in the City to obtain real world feedback. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><a href="http://www.betaburgh.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">BetaBurgh</a>, launched by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership in March of 2016 invests in innovative ideas and products to activate Downtown Pittsburgh public spaces. Financially supported by the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, BetaBurgh has awarded four grants to local companies and organizations to test new products and ideas within the dense population of Downtown Pittsburgh. BetaBurgh is a catalyst for innovation and product development that directly connects the Downtown community with local start-ups and entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Guests in attendance for Inclusive Innovation Live will have the opportunity to connect with partners making progress to provide equal access to products and services through new technology, ideas, personnel and inventions. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Inclusive Innovation Live&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3-5:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">Point Park University Center, 414 Wood Street, Pgh, PA, GRW Theater&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">RSVP: <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-innovation-live-tickets-22228585297" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Eventbrite Link</a></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Annia Aleman, Innovation &amp; Performance Fellow, City of Pittsburgh: <a href="mailto:annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:06:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - November 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6662 <div><strong>Arconic and&nbsp;ALCOA Launch Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:50 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 201 Isabella Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Volker Hartkopf</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with UK Government Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Molly Nichols and Pittsburghers For Public Transit</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny Conference Dinner with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:14:57 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Supreme Court Hearing on Police Residency http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6661 <div> <p paraeid="{6cae0e16-bd64-4a25-b369-99a3a2566615}{134}" paraid="1477008150"><em>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;released the following statement today in advance of legal arguments before the&nbsp;Supreme Court of Pennsylvania&nbsp;on whether Pittsburgh Police officers have to live in the City&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6cae0e16-bd64-4a25-b369-99a3a2566615}{145}" paraid="182287149">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 1, 2016) &quot;For more than a century lawmakers, and the public, have&nbsp;reaffirmed a basic requirement for being a City of Pittsburgh employee &ndash; that they all have to be residents of the great city where they work.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6cae0e16-bd64-4a25-b369-99a3a2566615}{153}" paraid="467333831">That requirement was among the first laws the newly empowered city approved in 1902. It was re-enacted in 1979 after the adoption of&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s&nbsp;Home Rule Charter and, in 1990, the General Assembly confirmed the residency requirement for police officers. Perhaps most importantly, 80% of Pittsburgh residents overwhelmingly&nbsp;reaffirmed the residency requirement in a referendum in 2013.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6cae0e16-bd64-4a25-b369-99a3a2566615}{167}" paraid="1353585567">The residency requirement ensures that all employees --&nbsp;from refuse&nbsp;workers to park rangers to road engineers --&nbsp;are&nbsp;vested directly in the health of the city, and have a stake in its future.&nbsp;But in America today&nbsp;it is especially important that police are a part of the fabric of the&nbsp;community. Pittsburgh has been blessed to strengthen its&nbsp;ties between&nbsp;our neighborhoods and&nbsp;police force, but those ties remain fragile,&nbsp;and we must do all we can to preserve them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6cae0e16-bd64-4a25-b369-99a3a2566615}{181}" paraid="1109910756">I have great respect for&nbsp;the collective bargaining process, and the life-saving work police officers do,&nbsp;but it is&nbsp;imperative&nbsp;that city residents have their voice at the bargaining table. Unilaterally removing the residency requirement for this unique&nbsp;class of employees would be a step back, and counter to the overwhelming wishes of fellow residents who want to keep police officers not only as their neighbors, but their fellow coaches,&nbsp;congregants in places of worship, and&nbsp;parents at school. In short, they want to keep them as Pittsburghers.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:17:07 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Launches Burgh's Eye View http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6658 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 31, 2016) - Furthering its commitment to transparency and open data, the City of Pittsburgh today unveiled <a href="http://analytics.pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View</a>, a new mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to important&nbsp;neighborhood data.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>This mobile web application will allow citizens, for the first time, to gain visual insight into a wide range of data including incidents of crime and other public safety data, building permits and code violations, and &ldquo;311&rdquo; service requests.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Transparency and openness are essential to ensuring a responsive City government and thriving neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View brings that transparency directly to the citizens of Pittsburgh, and more importantly transforms the experience of open government - by making it truly accessible to everyone.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Built by the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&rsquo;s Analytics and Strategy team, Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is designed to become a &ldquo;one stop shop&rdquo; for residents and community groups to access and view city data. With a simple search bar, a map that responds and updates as you choose the data you want to see, and a mobile layout for use on smartphones, the application is designed to reduce technological barriers to accessing and making sense of city and neighborhood data.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is proof of City&rsquo;s commitment to open data,&quot; said Chief of Innovation and Performance Debra Lam. &quot;We hope that making this information available and widely accessible not only increases government accountability but enables residents and community groups to contribute to effecting change at the neighborhood level. This is another testament to Pittsburgh&#39;s inclusive innovation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>To assist residents in engaging with their neighborhoods, the following data sets are currently available on the Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View map. To ensure residents&rsquo; privacy, certain types of data - such as the locations of arrests - have been generalized to the block or neighborhood level:</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Public Safety&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Incidents of crime</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Arrests</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Non-traffic citations</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>311 Requests: </strong>All requests by type, including:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Broken sidewalks</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Excessive noise</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Graffiti</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Potholes</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Snow/ice removal</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Building Information&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Permits</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Violations</li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>City Assets&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <div> <p>The application is populated with data the City supplies nightly to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wprdc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>&nbsp;(WPRDC)&nbsp;and relevant data sets can be exported directly from the application as well as the WPRDC website.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is built on City&rsquo;s solid open data foundation,&rdquo; said Analytics &amp; Strategy Manager Laura Meixell. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of our team&rsquo;s ongoing work with residents and community groups to gauge how publicly available information can be of best use, and respond to neighborhood needs. We&rsquo;re looking forward to increasing the number of data sets available and continuing to thoughtfully build tools for residents and City departments.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Updates to Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View are planned as the City continues to increase the amount and variety of data it publishes. The Analytics &amp; Strategy team is currently working with the City&rsquo;s Finance Department to create an internal version of the application for its own use, and to consider which data it might make public to best serve residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The application was built internally by the Analytics &amp; Strategy team and has no cost.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The Analytics and Strategy team will also &ldquo;open source&rdquo; the application in the coming weeks, ensuring that the code used to build Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View can be used and modified by other cities looking to provide a similar tool for their residents. This positions Pittsburgh as a leader in inclusive approaches to the use of open data.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is part of a larger suite of maps built for City departments (Police, Fire, Public Works, PLI) and City Council, which have been in use for nearly a year. This and other projects continue to deepen the City&rsquo;s commitment to transparency and accountability through the thoughtful use of the data that increasingly powers City services.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div> <p>The debut of the new application builds upon work by the <a href="http://www.wprdc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>, and follows such other efforts to make City operations more accessible and transparent to residents as: the <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a>;&nbsp; building inspection information via <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Buildingeye</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">mobile 311 application</a> MyBurgh; public input into the City&#39;s new homepage at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Alpha</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/public-portal" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Transparency Portal</a>; <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Citiparks</a> online facility reservations; online business opportunities via <a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Beacon</a>; and the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Police Data Initiative</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 31, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6655 <div><strong>Call with Maryellen Hayden Deckard</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Press Conference Call - Mayors from across America discuss Presidential Election</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Burgh I View Launch</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gable and Public Works&nbsp;Division Supervisors</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Public Works Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking with Students in Gender, Race, Class, and Crime Class&nbsp;at the&nbsp;University of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1500 Posvar</div> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:46:18 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Launch Neighborhood Data Application http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6654 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 31, 2016) Mayor William Peduto and the City Department of Innovation &amp; Performance will launch a new mobile web application this afternoon giving residents instant visual access to neighborhood data, including that covering police and public safety information, building permits and 311 service calls.</p> <p>The debut of the new application builds upon work by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wprdc.org/">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>, and follows such other efforts to make City operations more accessible and transparent to residents as: the <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a>; &nbsp;building inspection information via <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">Buildingeye</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">mobile 311 application</a> MyBurgh; public input into the City&#39;s new homepage at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html">Pittsburgh Alpha</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/public-portal">Transparency Portal</a>; online <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/">facility reservations</a>; online business opportunities via <a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/">Beacon</a>; and the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585">Police Data Initiative</a>.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Press conference on new neighborhood data tool</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto and Department of Innovation &amp; Performance officials</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2016</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:39:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 29-30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6652 <div><strong>October 29</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Breakfast with County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Marty&nbsp;Walsh of Boston</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: &nbsp;9:15 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Ritter&#39;s Diner, 5221 Baum Blvd.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Working Families Rally with Laborers&#39; District Council of Western, PA</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 12 Eighth St.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal Paddle Peduto with Venture Outdoors</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Oakland</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Dinner with Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 30</strong></div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lunch&nbsp;with Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Event with the Hillary Clinton Campaign and Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></p> </div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Campaign&nbsp;Event with National Association of Letter Carriers</strong></div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location:&nbsp;841 California Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:10:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6643 <div><strong>Police Recruit&nbsp;Class Graduation</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 4227 5th Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Donatelli and Greg Cerminara&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Councilman Lavelle&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Shab&#39;s Grill</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Public Safety Distinguished Service Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Tiffini Gorman, Mara Kelosky, and Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:47:21 -0400 Fall Yard Waste Curbside Collection Guidelines - Saturday, November 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6641 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2016) -The Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 12, 2016.</p> </div> <div> <p>The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection: &nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li>Leaves&nbsp;</li> <li>Branches (4 inch diameter or less)&nbsp;</li> <li>Brush&nbsp;</li> <li>Grass&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents should place yard debris at curbside locations and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6:00 a.m. on November 12.</p> <p>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.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:22:20 -0400 City Seeks Public Engagement in Planning for Upgraded Digital Presence http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6639 <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{135}" paraid="136782206">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2016)&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&nbsp;are&nbsp;pleased to&nbsp;launch&nbsp;the public&nbsp;engagement&nbsp;phase&nbsp;of the&nbsp;City&#39;s upgraded&nbsp;digital presence, through a new site called&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alpha.pittsburghpa.gov</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{176}" paraid="417596100">Alpha.pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;is the first step towards creating a brand new <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/">pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;website.&nbsp;Its goal&nbsp;is to create an open dialog between the&nbsp;I&amp;P web development team and City of Pittsburgh residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{188}" paraid="108785838">Alpha&nbsp;will feature articles and videos&nbsp;detailing the design and development of the next generation of&nbsp;the City homepage.&nbsp;Additionally, Alpha will feature opportunities for&nbsp;residents to comment on development decisions, track overall progress and learn about other ways they can be involved.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{195}" paraid="1523153439">&quot;Alpha will bring City residents directly and transparently&nbsp;into planning for our new homepage, and ensure the final product mirrors what residents want and need,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{207}" paraid="413393689">The launch of Alpha follows one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/city-to-citizen.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">action items</a>&nbsp;calling for better web City services&nbsp;in the I&amp;P&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Inclusive Innovation Roadmap</a>. It says &quot;Websites should be a clear and navigable means to find important information about City services and events. Improving the digital face of the City will enable better government interaction.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{225}" paraid="813604906">Chief of Innovation and Performance&nbsp;Debra Lam&nbsp;saId,&nbsp;&quot;We want to ensure the website better promotes and highlights&nbsp;both&nbsp;the City of&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s work and identity.&nbsp;Whether you are connecting to 311 on a service, viewing our City Cable Channel programming, liking our latest tweets,&nbsp;or seeking out the pool schedule, the website serves as&nbsp;our integrated digital platform for all users wherever they are in Pittsburgh and beyond.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{240}" paraid="481266064">Alpha.pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;is a part of a larger effort to include a diverse group of community voices in the design and development of&nbsp;City web services. &ldquo;Alpha on the Road&rdquo; will feature team members talking with&nbsp;City residents in their communities regarding how pittsburghpa.gov can better serve them.&nbsp;The first tour stop&nbsp;will be on November 10th&nbsp;as part of Inclusive Innovation Live.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{2}" paraid="1323991781">&quot;We need&nbsp;everyone&rsquo;s voices&nbsp;involved to&nbsp;create&nbsp;an accessible, usable website that&nbsp;serves us as neighbors, entrepreneurs and citizens,&quot; said Richard&nbsp;Marmura,&nbsp;Digital Engagement Content Supervisor.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{9}" paraid="1121043693">Find out more about the project, model homepages from other cities, the importance of mobile-friendly design, and related matters at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/blog-hub.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alphablog</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{18}" paraid="1729711265">After the completion of the Alpha process, the new&nbsp;City&nbsp;of Pittsburgh&nbsp;homepage is expected to launch in mid-2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{30}" paraid="21372831">Follow the progress at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alpha.pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;and on Twitter at @PghIP&nbsp;and&nbsp;#AlphaPGH.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{38}" paraid="88393786">For more information please contact Richard&nbsp;Marmura&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:richard.marmura@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">richard.marmura@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:05:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6638 <div><strong>Speaking at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Event at the Almono&nbsp;Site</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Almono Site</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bravo Brashear Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lemont Restaurant</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visitation for Milt Washington</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 315 Shady Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus,&nbsp;Ricardo Williams, and Corey Buckner</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive, Rick Simmons, and Benno Bernt</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Receiving Award at Community Allies Awards Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lemont Restaurant</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bloomfield Citizens Council Halloween Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Winebiddle and Liberty</div> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:27:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6632 <div><strong>Meeting with Infrastructure Strategy Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 11 Stanwix St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive and the Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony&nbsp;Orchestra</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at Standing FIRM Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:50 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Alpha Lab Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: New Hazlett Theatre</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at CONNECT Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wigle Whiskey</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mascaro Construction Wine Tasting Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2945 Smallman St.</div> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:13:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6627 <div><strong>Radio Interview with Marketplace Tech</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 67 Bedford Sq.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking with Vice President Joe Biden</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Chatham University</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Carnegie Science Center Groundbreaking Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Carnegie Science Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Wells and Henry Pyatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh United</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5913 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at PHLF Video Premiere&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Byham Theater&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Just Harvest Celebration Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:11:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6626 <div><strong>Call with Maryellen Hayden Deckard</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the Shade Tree Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chris Hays</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Swearing In Ceremony for Civil Service Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fair Chance&nbsp;Initiative&nbsp;Joint Press Conference with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the Corporate Equity Inclusion Roundtable&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Amizade Students from Peru and Bolivia</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:12:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 22- 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6622 <div><strong>October 22</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Rally with Secretary Clinton and Senator Kaine</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Taylor Alderdice High School</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em><strong>Day off</strong></em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:38:17 -0400 Reminder: Temporary Closures of Parkway East Scheduled This Weekend http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6621 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 2, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced the following updates regarding the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge replacement project.</p> </div> <div> <p>I-376 East (Parkway East) inbound and outbound lanes will be closed to all traffic on the following dates:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Friday November 4, at 10:00 p.m. until Monday, November 7, at 6:00 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li> <p>Placement of the steel arches and decking over the Parkway East. If the weekend is successful, both steel arches will be in place by Monday, November 7.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Saturday, November 19, at Midnight (early morning hours of Saturday, following Light Up Night celebrations downtown Friday) until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 21&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Placement of the remaining steel elements&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>Following the second weekend closure, crews from Mosites Construction Company will finish tightening all steel connections and perform miscellaneous activities on site. This work will not affect Parkway East traffic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.&nbsp; Maps of the official detours are available here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_EB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL_Revised.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Eastbound Detour Map</a> ; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_WB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Westbound Detour Map</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association&rsquo;s (OTMA) community outreach website (<a href="http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/</a>).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In preparation for the steel erection phase of construction, a crane with a 200 foot boom was delivered on 37 semi-trucks and assembled on site last week. Structural steel elements, including arches delivered in three sections, were also delivered to the work site.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Crews from Mosites will begin assembling the southern sections of the steel arches over the next two weeks. This work will not impede traffic flow on the Parkway East.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to <a href="mailto:Apickering@mbakerintl.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Apickering@mbakerintl.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:13 -0400 Mayor's William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6619 <div><strong>NPR StoryCorps</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross and Dan McCaffery</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greeting Students from Urban Pathways</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>16th Annual Amen Corner Luncheon</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Hotel at Station Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chuck Kolling, Meghan Fisher, Jennifer Miller,&nbsp;Mariann Geyer, and Peg Smith</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>Ribbon Cutting at the Boys and Girls Club</strong></p> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 1 Heinz St.</div> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:54:40 -0400 Mayor Celebrates Public Park Recycling Program Expansion http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6617 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 20, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) and Councilman Dan Gilman today celebrated a successful deployment of a pilot recycling program that deployed 35 new recycling containers in eight public parks throughout the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are very fortunate to have beautiful public parks and open spaces throughout Pittsburgh,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;I&#39;d like to thank Public Works and Citiparks personnel for their efforts to preserve our public spaces and reduce our impact on local landfills.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In May 2016, new recycling receptacles were placed in the following Eastern Parks Division locations: 6 in Mellon Park (Upper and Lower), 5 in Frick Park, 1 in Swisshelm Park, 1 in Davis Park, 1 in East Hills Park, 1 in Wightman Park and 1 in Baxter Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;I have strongly advocated for expanded recycling options in the City of Pittsburgh and this grant helps to do just that. The 35 new recycling containers are a welcome addition to my district and all eight of the City parks that received them,&rdquo; said Councilman Dan Gilman. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to thank the Department of Public Works team for their work in securing the grant to encourage recycling and help ensure that our world-class parks remain green, clean, and beautiful.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In August 2016, DPW was awarded a Park Recycling Bin Grant, made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful, that enabled the expansion of the recycling bin program to Schenley Park. In September 2016, 18 new recycling bins were installed at various locations in Schenley Park, including the Oval, Junction Hollow Field and at every park shelter permitted for rental.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We have been monitoring usage of the recycling receptacles in our parks and I&#39;m happy to report that they&#39;ve been getting a lot of use,&quot; said Public Works Director Mike Gable. &quot;Our hope is to continue to expand the parks recycling program and have recycling infrastructure available in all public parks and facilities.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Now in its fourth year, the Dr Pepper Snapple/Keep American Beautiful public park recycling grant program has awarded more than 3,400 recycling bins to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, local governments and other community organizations across 28 states to expand the availability of recycling. This investment in recycling infrastructure has improved recycling accessibility and convenience in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Keep America Beautiful&nbsp;</strong><br /> At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America&rsquo;s communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit <a href="http://www.kab.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">kab.org</a>. Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kabtweet" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://www.instagram.com/keepamericabeautiful" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, like us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, or view us on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/kabnetwork" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">YouTube</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Dr Pepper Snapple Group&nbsp;</strong><br /> Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have six of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&amp;W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott&#39;s, Mr &amp; Mrs T mixers, Pe&ntilde;afiel, Rose&#39;s, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple</a> or <a href="http://www.twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple</a>. For more information on DPS&#39;s philanthropic efforts and sustainability goals, visit <a href="http://www.dpsgsustainability.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.dpsgsustainability.com</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6615 <div><strong>Foundations Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>South Side Giant Eagle Re-Opening with Council President Kraus</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2021 Wharton St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Gretchen Love, Assistant Chief Scirotto, Director Hissrich, and Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks for Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:20 p.m.</div> <div>Location: PNC Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City Fit Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with James Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Representative Dan Frankel</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Residences at the Fairmont</div> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:41:38 -0400 Overbeck Street In Spring Hill Closed For Maintenance Work http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6614 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 19, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Overbeck Street in Spring Hill is closed to vehicular traffic, effective Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The closure will remain in place for&nbsp;approximately 2-3 weeks&nbsp;until a contractor finishes the construction of a retaining wall to support the street. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The following detours are posted:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p>From the intersection of Overbeck Street and Solar Street: West on Solar to Brahm Street, then North on Brahm Street to the intersection of Brahm and Overbeck Streets.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>From the intersection of Overbeck Street and Brahm Street: South on Brahm Street to the intersection of Brahm and Solar Street, East on Solar Street to the intersection of Solar and Overbeck Streets. &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>The retaining wall work is being performed by Folino Construction. When travelling through the work area, motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Chuck McClain, Project Manager for Bridges and Structures, at (412) 255-2034.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:06:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6610 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 18, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and the Heinz Endowments today are&nbsp;hosting&nbsp;the 2nd&nbsp;annual&nbsp;<a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/" target="_blank">p4 conference &ndash; Pittsburgh for People, Planet, Place and Performance</a>, at the David L.&nbsp;Lawrence Convention Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The two-day summit has expanded from the inaugural event held last year and is expected to attract approximately 500 delegates&nbsp;on October 18 and 19, 2016. The p4 initiative is a partnership between Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments designed to help create a new framework for excellence and sustainability in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s future economic and community development.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>This year&rsquo;s conference will include special focus on the &ldquo;People&rdquo; and &ldquo;Place&rdquo; elements of p4, addressing issues of racial and economic equity, inclusion and social justice. The conference will also unveil a new blueprint detailing recommended standards for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s future development, and additional speakers will comprise national and international experts at the forefront of sustainable urban design.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;p4&nbsp;initiative builds upon Pittsburgh&rsquo;s global relationships with cities, advocates for equity and inclusion, clean technology innovators, universities, and globally renowned architects and planners to create a new sustainable and inclusive approach to urban development, design, building, and employment. Its goal is a world-class city that benefits all its citizens, because if it&#39;s not for all, it&#39;s not for us.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Following today&#39;s p4 morning events, Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House State Dinner in honor of His Excellency, Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy and Mrs. Agnese&nbsp;Landini.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 18, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at p4&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>People - Advancing the Just and Sustainable City - Angela Glover Blackwell, Majestic Lane, and John Wallace&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Leaving for Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>White House State Dinner in&nbsp;Honor of His Excellency, Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy and Mrs. Agnese&nbsp;Landini&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: White House&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><em>Return to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:01:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule – October 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6603 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{146}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 17, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh are hosting the first on-the-ground meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors &quot;Council on Metro Economies and the New American City: Working Group on Innovation Districts.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{165}" paraid="1187993741">Mayors from six&nbsp;U.S. cities are attending the meeting, in addition to other top officials from cities nationwide, to study&nbsp;successful&nbsp;innovation and employment initiatives in Pittsburgh. Working with the USCM, the Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces the working group plans to spend a year studying urban innovation plans and writing a guide on best practices for Mayors and economic development officials nationwide. The Pittsburgh visit&nbsp;is the first site visit for the Innovation District initiative.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{174}" paraid="198726090">Innovation Districts, according to the USCM, &quot;facilitate the creation and commercialization of new ideas and support metropolitan economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic attributes. These districts build on and revalue the intrinsic qualities of cities: proximity, density, authenticity, and vibrant places. And because of the proximity of many districts to low-income neighborhoods and the large number of sub-baccalaureate jobs many provide, their intentional development can be a tool to help connect disadvantaged populations to employment and educational opportunities.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{181}" paraid="130955815">The working group will seek&nbsp;to:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{193}" paraid="72201223">Understand the phenomenon, identifying unique city innovative assets and unleashing new governance models&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{197}" paraid="795835591">Crack the code on how the innovative economy can work for all segments of the community&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{201}" paraid="1218956580">Connect placemaking efforts to the new wave of inner city economic development&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{212}" paraid="814291650">In addition to Mayor&nbsp;Peduto, other Mayors in the working group visiting Pittsburgh&nbsp;include: Andy&nbsp;Berke&nbsp;of Chattanooga; Jorge&nbsp;Elorza&nbsp;of Providence; Greg Fischer of Louisville;&nbsp;John Hamilton of Bloomington; Jon Mitchell of New Bedford; and William Wilk of Westland.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{214}" paraid="2060539280">The session builds on Pittsburgh&#39;s reputation as a center for civic innovation. It&nbsp;comes in the wake of&nbsp;Pittsburgh hosting the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">White House Frontiers Conference</a>&nbsp;on innovation last week; the&nbsp;<a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/">p4 Summit</a>&nbsp;on inclusive innovation this week; and the national convention of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nlc.org/">National League of Cities</a>&nbsp;next month.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{230}" paraid="1149837508">Mayor Peduto&#39;s schedule today includes:&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{235}" paraid="2027426656">WDVE Interview&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{92}" paraid="767859505" xml:lang="EN-US">Time:&nbsp;8:45&nbsp;am&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{245}" paraid="2076111894">Carnegie Mellon University Newell Simon Hall visit&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{249}" paraid="1640524035">Time:&nbsp;10:00&nbsp;am&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{143}" paraid="1874029968" xml:lang="EN-US">Meeting with Consul General of Peru&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{203}" paraid="785491840" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10:15 am&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{252}" paraid="571196405">University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Resource Lab (HERL) tour&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{2}" paraid="1646153330">Time:&nbsp;11:15 &ndash; 12:00 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{14}" paraid="1638066535">Working Lunch at Google Pittsburgh Topic: Discussion with Pittsburgh innovative business leaders on the advantages and challenges of operating in a mid-sized market. Moderator: Tom Link, Pittsburgh URA Speakers: Luis von&nbsp;Ahn,&nbsp;Duolingo;&nbsp;Kamal Nigam, Google Site Lead;&nbsp;Aaron Morris,&nbsp;AutoDesk;&nbsp;Don Charlton, Jazz&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{18}" paraid="1341750870">Time:&nbsp;12:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{21}" paraid="1879876195">Welcome &amp; Introductions Mayor Greg Fischer&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{25}" paraid="490122319">Time:&nbsp;1:00pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{28}" paraid="803600242">Overview Presentation and Paradigm Setting. Bruce Katz, Brookings Centennial Scholar&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{32}" paraid="1028205773">Time:&nbsp;1:10 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{42}" paraid="832585354">Module 1: Leveraging Innovative Assets. Moderator: Scott Andes, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;Greg King, GA Institute of Technology;&nbsp;&nbsp;Rebecca Bagley, University of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Rick&nbsp;Siger, Carnegie Mellon University&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{47}" paraid="1760393206">Time:&nbsp;1:20&nbsp;pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{58}" paraid="1222214911">Module 2: Equity and Inclusion Moderator: Jennifer Vey, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;Matt&nbsp;Bergheiser, University City District Philadelphia;&nbsp;&nbsp;Paul T. Harper, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Majestic Lane, Office of Pittsburgh Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{62}" paraid="1782089182">Time:&nbsp;2:15 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{72}" paraid="1722911368">Module 3: Placemaking and Innovation. Moderator: Julie Wagner, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;&nbsp;Ray&nbsp;Gastil, Planning Director, City of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Nathan&nbsp;Storring, Project for Public Space&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{76}" paraid="1635253961">Time:&nbsp;3:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{79}" paraid="1743270319">Next Steps &amp; Conclusion Mayor Greg Fischer and Bruce Katz&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{83}" paraid="640741562">Time:&nbsp;4:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:12:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 15-16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6599 <p><strong>October 15</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal, Paddle, Peduto with Venture Outdoors</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Allegheny Landing Park</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>International Student Welcome Event</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: William Pitt Union</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 16</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Meet and Greet at Hotel Monaco with U.S. Conference of Mayors&#39; Innovation Districts&nbsp;Delegation</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Hotel Monaco</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Dinner Hosted by Heinz&nbsp;and Hillman Foundation with the U.S. Conference of Mayors&#39; Innovation Districts Delegation</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Altius, 1230 Grandview Ave</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:34:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6593 <div><strong>Police Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Re-Dedication of Repaired Civil War Soldiers Monument</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: West Commons (near Lake Elizabeth)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Providing Welcoming Remarks for Equity Summit with Gwen Girls</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: William Pitt Union</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for Arsenal Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 3939 Butler St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Garden Railroad Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Phipps Conservancy</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with JoAnne Harrop</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dutch MacDonald, Nate Bishop, Grant Ervin, and RAND</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation at&nbsp;International Women&#39;s Forum</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:21:35 -0400 Update: Tickets Still Available For Sidney Crosby Autographed Jersey Charity Raffle http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6591 <div> <p paraeid="{c6488f1c-ed48-46d0-8f9e-78097c3e7d83}{54}" paraid="1368773541" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is pleased to announce&nbsp;that the deadline for the&nbsp;special&nbsp;online raffle&nbsp;of an authentic Sidney Crosby autographed jersey has been extended.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{58b5dae1-0fad-40d3-98cb-2ab0bf477974}{147}" paraid="879233443" xml:lang="EN-US">As of 3:00 p.m. today, 2,500 tickets have not yet been sold. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7af01da-9e77-4782-85a0-69c05d67829a}{13}" paraid="274621397" xml:lang="EN-US">The winning ticket will be announced once 2,500 chances have been sold.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{b7af01da-9e77-4782-85a0-69c05d67829a}{13}" paraid="274621397" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a4707742-79a5-4097-af65-c4bdca23d624}{192}" paraid="1775766108" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Background Info</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a4707742-79a5-4097-af65-c4bdca23d624}{19}" paraid="1414886747" xml:lang="EN-US">During the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;made a friendly wager with San Jos&eacute; Mayor Sam&nbsp;Liccardo&nbsp;ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. The bet: The losing Mayor would make a donation to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice and take a photo (to be posted on social media) wearing the captain jersey of the Stanley Cup Championship team the day following the final game of the series. Following the series, the jersey was to be raffled off with proceeds going to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ba76d5a3-1a06-40d8-b1c1-84d87582524a}{29}" paraid="78016461" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is thrilled to kick off the 2016-17 season by partnering with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to raffle off this one of a kind Sidney Crosby autographed jersey. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillhouse.org/">Hill House Association</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vlpwpa.org/">Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{09f533e9-34d9-4794-b80a-399895db5ca8}{196}" paraid="1887762038" xml:lang="EN-US">Raffle&nbsp;tickets are $20.00 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold.&nbsp;Fans can register for the raffle&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>&nbsp;starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{077c2b5f-51de-4b8a-bab8-6c5bbf6ebcc6}{169}" paraid="1285527981" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:11:21 -0400 Grant Street at Forbes Avenue to Close Over Weekend For Paving Repairs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6587 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the intersection of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue Downtown will be closed this weekend starting Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., though Monday, Oct. 17, at 5 a.m.</p> <p>The closure will allow for repairs to the brick and granite paving at the intersection.</p> <p>The intersection will be closed to all vehicular traffic. If work is completed earlier, the intersection will be re-opened to traffic.</p> <p>An eastbound detour will be provided from Grant Street to Fourth Avenue to Ross Street to Fifth Avenue. For Grant Street westbound, the detour will be left onto Fifth Avenue to Ross Street to Third Avenue. Pedestrians will have access to all adjacent buildings and businesses.</p> <p>The work is being performed by A. Merante Contracting Inc. as part of the Renovations of Brick Roadway and Crosswalks in the Central Business District project.</p> <p>When traveling through the work area, please use caution and expect delays.</p> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Merante Contracting, Anthony Merante at 412-812-3205, or David Plyler at 412-944-0751.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:09:08 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins White House-Driven Police Data Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585 <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{94}" paraid="428083111" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) - In conjunction with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">White House Frontiers Conference</a>&nbsp;in Pittsburgh today, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced that the City of Pittsburgh is joining the White House-led&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/22/fact-sheet-white-house-police-data-initiative-highlights-new-commitments">Police Data Initiative</a>&nbsp;(PDI).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{112}" paraid="1757626107" xml:lang="EN-US">The PDI supports efforts of local law enforcement agencies to leverage data to increase transparency and accountability and build trust with the communities they serve.&nbsp;The White House highlighted the PDI as a critical local innovation in today&#39;s conference.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{117}" paraid="1956021707" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We are proud to partner with the White House on this innovative and community focused law enforcement initiative dedicated to reducing crime and increasing community trust,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto.&nbsp;&quot;I am proud of the community policing work that Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and&nbsp;our&nbsp;officers do in our neighborhoods each day. This is an excellent step toward increased transparency and community trust.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{119}" paraid="1961637076" xml:lang="EN-US">As part of its participation in the PDI, the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Bureau of Police, in partnership with its Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and representatives from both Allegheny County Human Services and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC), have developed a website dedicated to increasing the transparency and accessibility of the City and County&#39;s law enforcement data. The WPRDC&#39;s &quot;Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County&quot; can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://wprdc.org/crime/">http://wprdc.org/crime/</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9d325b87-24e5-47f5-945a-c082474101c2}{13}" paraid="1450575696" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;In order to&nbsp;rebuild&nbsp;police/community trust, transparency is a vital first step,&quot; said Pittsburgh&nbsp;Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay. &quot;In a free democracy, the public has a right to understand the workings of government, and the actions of law enforcement touch the lives of our citizenry in powerful ways.&nbsp;I am proud and excited of the unprecedented degree of data transparency we have provided this community to date, and am committed to continuing to improve the way we share what we do, and how we do it.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27636754-9d02-4987-ba36-527cb65c77b7}{222}" paraid="468617685" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to the crime and law enforcement data previously available on the WPRDC portal, these additional data sets have been added, and are conveniently linked on the &quot;Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections&quot; page:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{130}" paraid="1764057014" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Incidents of Crime</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2005-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{132}" paraid="104793906" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Arrests</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{134}" paraid="1664331898" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Non-Traffic Citations</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{136}" paraid="980567524" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Community Outreach Events&nbsp;in which the Bureau of Police Participated</strong> &ndash; Updates monthly with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{138}" paraid="704746019" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Police Training</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates quarterly, with data from 2006-present.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{140}" paraid="399527421" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Civil Rights Lawsuits&nbsp;currently filed against the Bureau of Police</strong> &ndash; Updates quarterly, with data from 2016-present.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{142}" paraid="1417288263" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;<a href="http://wprdc.org/crime/">WPRDC Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County</a>&nbsp;page also features a variety of tools &ndash; charts, maps, interactive visualizations, reports &ndash;&nbsp;and additional criminal justice related data provided by Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9ba8ebad-9ed0-41ba-bd3e-88e1817a98bf}{11}" paraid="659785067" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This important work continues to build upon our broader efforts around open data,&quot;&nbsp;said Chief of Innovation and Performance Debra Lam. &quot;We hope that providing such data not only increases government accountability but empowers the community and strengthens partnerships. This is another testament to Pittsburgh&#39;s inclusive innovation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27636754-9d02-4987-ba36-527cb65c77b7}{250}" paraid="447218463" xml:lang="EN-US">To date, 129 jurisdictions nationwide are participating in&nbsp;the PDI. The&nbsp;White House&nbsp;published the following&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/13/growing-number-communities-are-using-data-improve-policing-and-criminal-justice">blog post</a>&nbsp;today about the&nbsp;expansion since April 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{148}" paraid="1493674065" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{150}" paraid="799325246" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>About the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{152}" paraid="1858797315" xml:lang="EN-US">President Barack Obama is in Pittsburgh, PA to host the White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to explore the future of local, national, and global innovation.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{154}" paraid="2135960144" xml:lang="EN-US">The conference will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue shape the 21st century and beyond. Programming will feature five &ldquo;Frontiers&rdquo; of innovation:&nbsp;<strong>Personal frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in health care innovation and precision medicine;&nbsp;<strong>Local frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in building smart, inclusive communities, including through investments in open data and the Internet of things;&nbsp;<strong>National frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics to engage and benefit all Americans;&nbsp;<strong>Global frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in accelerating the clean energy revolution and developing advanced climate information, tools, services, and collaborations; and, <strong>Interplanetary frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in space exploration, including our journey to Mars.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{156}" paraid="1008539694" xml:lang="EN-US">More information on the conference is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">www.frontiersconference.org</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ac484f4-26be-4365-8257-bf76c8f7eaa3}{10}" paraid="1864319263" xml:lang="EN-US">The afternoon plenary&nbsp;session&nbsp;of the Frontiers Conference&nbsp;will be live-streamed at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/live">http://www.whitehouse.gov/live</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{da76c8ad-2ad4-4a97-ab3c-03ae48931491}{88}" paraid="1769637307" xml:lang="EN-US">Join the discussion and follow along on social media buy searching&nbsp;#WHFrontiers&nbsp;and following: @POTUS&nbsp;@WhiteHouse&nbsp;@WhitehouseOSTP&nbsp;@DJ44&nbsp;on Twitter.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ae44265a-1136-4942-8f24-6432bc764351}{143}" paraid="467147848" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:03:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6584 <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) -&nbsp;President Barack Obama is in Pittsburgh, PA today&nbsp;to&nbsp;host the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/" target="_blank">White House Frontiers Conference</a>, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to explore the future of innovation here and around the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will participate in several Frontiers Conference events today, including&nbsp;a welcoming remarks speech, an Urban&nbsp;Transportation&nbsp;panel&nbsp;with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and an afternoon session with President Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The Frontiers Conference will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue shape the 21st century and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Programming will feature five &ldquo;Frontiers&rdquo; of innovation:&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Personal frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in health care innovation and precision medicine</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Local frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in building smart, inclusive communities, including through investments in open data and the Internet of things&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>National frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics to engage and benefit all Americans</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Global frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in accelerating the clean energy revolution and developing advanced climate information, tools, services, and collaborations&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Interplanetary frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in space exploration, including our journey to Mars.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>More information on the conference is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/" target="_blank">www.frontiersconference.org</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 13, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Registration and Breakfast for the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Speaking on Panel with Secretary Foxx Regarding&nbsp;Ubran&nbsp;Transportaiton&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8:45 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for Larimer/East Liberty Choice&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 185 Larimer Ave&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Greeting President Obama at Pittsburgh Airport&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh International Airport&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Afternoon Plenary Session with President Obama&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:58:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Statement on Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Lawsuit Against Veolia http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6581 <div> <p paraeid="{fc286ac1-278b-4cce-9e8c-1fda8871bd2e}{226}" paraid="816727363" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to the&nbsp;lawsuit filed by&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)&nbsp;against Veolia Water North America-Northeast, LLC.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1b1a615c-da88-4c94-b83f-fffb13989669}{10}" paraid="2015133125" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the release from PWSA&nbsp;announcing&nbsp;the suit is&nbsp;<a href="http://pgh2o.com/release?id=6578">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2568c28d-0732-4477-baa9-3f99d9f1d32f}{65}" paraid="399854497" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Veolia was obligated to carry out all its duties in the best interest of PWSA. Based on a comprehensive review of their performance, it&nbsp;is&nbsp;clear&nbsp;Veolia&nbsp;cared more about their bottom line than providing residents with the high quality water and customer service they deserve. We&nbsp;believe&nbsp;Veolia&nbsp;pushed through costly initiatives to improve&nbsp;their profits, while&nbsp;not making necessary investments in PWSA infrastructure, taking actions without proper notice to state regulators,&nbsp;and causing&nbsp;significant customer billing failures that are plaguing city residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e57bf2c-c9c8-4c1c-a29b-04e370b1b26a}{40}" paraid="144334034" xml:lang="EN-US">The PWSA Board&nbsp;authorized&nbsp;this legal&nbsp;action to hold Veolia accountable.&nbsp;&nbsp;PWSA and the&nbsp;City are&nbsp;working&nbsp;together with our county, state and federal partners to solve&nbsp;water quality and&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;issues in Pittsburgh.&nbsp; We are not alone, as recent national reports estimate that over&nbsp;5,300 water systems around the country are operating in&nbsp;violation&nbsp;of the U.S.&nbsp;Environmental&nbsp;Protection&nbsp;Agency&#39;s (EPA)&nbsp;<a href="https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule">Lead and Copper Rule</a>.&quot;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f1e3d2bc-0b69-4997-a417-c190a58b1e61}{152}" paraid="1713209269" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:42:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6580 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director&nbsp;Lee Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Deborah Partsch and Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant st.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Adam Smeltz</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Robert Lewis</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak, Councilwoman Kail-Smith, and Councilwoman Gross</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Preparing for White House Frontiers Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Google Reception for White House Frontiers Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;6425 Living Place</div> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:31:02 -0400 City To Celebrate Penguins Home Opener With Stanley Cup Trophy Display, Charity Jersey Raffle, Black & Gold Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6579 <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{150}" paraid="885194041">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that an&nbsp;NHL trophy display,&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;the&nbsp;Stanley Cup,&nbsp;Prince of Wales, Conn&nbsp;Smythe&nbsp;and General Manager of Year trophies, will be on display for public view&nbsp;on the City-County Building Portico&nbsp;(414 Grant Street,&nbsp;Pgh&nbsp;PA 15219)&nbsp;from Noon-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, prior to the Penguins home opener at PPG Paints Arena Thursday evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{155}" paraid="151613536">Fans will have the opportunity to line up to&nbsp;take their own photo with the Stanley&nbsp;Cup and other trophies. Lines can begin to form at 9:00 a.m. A photographer will not be provided.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{160}" paraid="943267799">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has&nbsp;also announced that a special&nbsp;online raffle&nbsp;of an authentic Sidney Crosby autographed jersey will take place Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{170}" paraid="1184179688">&quot;It is an honor to&nbsp;host this remarkable championship trophy display at the City-County Building for Penguins fans&nbsp;to enjoy,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;This is the perfect way to cap off the &#39;Summer with Stanley&#39; and celebrate&nbsp;the&nbsp;Penguins&nbsp;as they begin the 2016-17 NHL season.&nbsp;It&#39;s a Great Black &amp; Gold Day for Hockey!&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{685e6487-9652-4bb7-89ad-eb2d73f59281}{181}" paraid="1823094855" xml:lang="EN-US">Fans are encouraged to celebrate &quot;A Great&nbsp;Black &amp; Gold Day for Hockey&quot; on Thursday by wearing Penguins or black and gold apparel.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e996b6c8-31fd-44b9-91af-6b6c002c5f41}{224}" paraid="795885443" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Thursday will be a very special day for the Penguins and our fans as we open the season,&quot; said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. &quot;We want to thank Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and his staff for giving fans the chance to see the Stanley Cup at the City-County Building during the afternoon.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{180}" paraid="6164899">During the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;made a friendly wager with San Jos&eacute; Mayor Sam&nbsp;Liccardo&nbsp;ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. The bet:&nbsp;The losing Mayor would&nbsp;make a donation to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice and take a photo (to be posted on social media) wearing the captain jersey of the Stanley Cup Championship team the day following the final game of the series. Following the series, the jersey was to be raffled off with proceeds going to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{194}" paraid="789288240">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is thrilled to kick off the 2016-17 season by partnering with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to raffle off this one of a kind Sidney Crosby autographed jersey. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillhouse.org/">Hill House Association</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vlpwpa.org/">Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{200}" paraid="1821239159">Raffle tickets are $20.00 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold.&nbsp;One ticket per customer. Fans can register for the raffle&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>&nbsp;starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13.&nbsp;The winning raffle ticket will be drawn by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October, 13, 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e996b6c8-31fd-44b9-91af-6b6c002c5f41}{172}" paraid="528643748" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:02:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6577 <div><strong>Meeting with Fraternal Order of Police</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for p4</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Endowments,&nbsp;625 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with BJ Leber and Terry O&#39;Riley</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Schneider</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Kim Lyons</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location&quot; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Hispanic Heritage Month Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:06:38 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Launches New Building And Zoning Information Website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6574 <div> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{151}" paraid="1405258024">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 10, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Departments of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) and City Planning (DCP) today announced&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">buildingeye</a>,&nbsp;a new public website mapping tool designed to make building permit, license and code enforcement actions within the City of Pittsburgh more accessible.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">In&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319">July 2016</a>, City Council approved a bill enabling the city to enter into a&nbsp;software and support services contract with &quot;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>,&quot; a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&quot;We have been&nbsp;committed to&nbsp;improving&nbsp;the way the public interacts with local government and&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;is the latest example of this innovative work,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;This tool&nbsp;will provide residents better transparency on city permits and neighborhood development.&quot;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The free website, created in collaboration with&nbsp;buildingeye, Inc., is updated nightly. Data displayed on the site is public information pertaining to building permits issued by PLI, active location based licenses, planning applications and code enforcement actions. Residents, businesses, developers and others will be able to view and search a detailed map that shows all building and zoning data happening in every neighborhood citywide.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&ldquo;This website is an important tool for citizens of Pittsburgh to engage with their&nbsp;neighborhoods,&rdquo; said PLI Director Maura Kennedy. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s another step towards making Permits, Licenses, and Inspections a more transparent, accountable, and predictable department.&rdquo;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The software has been customized to meet the needs of Pittsburgh residents and to answer common questions relating to PLI issues. A user can easily narrow down a search through detailed filters or browse data within a specific area of interest. Residents can register for an account and receive notifications when an action &ndash; pertaining to a permit, license, or code enforcement &ndash; is submitted to the PLI databases. The Pittsburgh&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;site can also be utilized to verify violation reporting. Residents that witness a possible violation can search the&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;site for appropriate permit or notice of violation documentation. If a permit or notice is not documented, residents are encouraged to contact the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">311 Response Center</a>&nbsp;to report an issue for enforcement.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&ldquo;This is a great step forward for everyone who cares about Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said City Planning Director Ray&nbsp;Gastil. &ldquo;buildingeye&nbsp;provides residents with up to date information on where and what is happening in the planning process for the built environment and is a tremendous asset to the future of the city.&rdquo;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The deployment of buildingeye is one of the many recent changes underway within the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections designed to make the department more customer-friendly and efficient for residents and businesses. In November 2015 PLI launched a public&nbsp;property violations&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=5391">website</a>.&nbsp;In May 2016 Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Director Kennedy announced several&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=4481">improvements and upgrades</a>&nbsp;to PLI customer service,&nbsp;technology&nbsp;and staffing&nbsp;operations.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The initial cost is $66,000 for a one year subscription, $15,000 allocated from Planning&#39;s budget and $51,000 from PLI&#39;s budget. Subscription renewals cost $15,000/quarter for up to one additional year.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">For more information, visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye</a>. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{10}" paraid="1171717747">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{10}" paraid="1171717747"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Julianne&nbsp;Reiland,&nbsp;Government and Public Relations Liaison,&nbsp;PLI; 412-255-2811,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:julianne.reiland@pittsburghpa.gov">julianne.reiland@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{18}" paraid="1632954438"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{22}" paraid="241848305"><strong>About&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{31}" paraid="30678082">buildingeye, Inc. has developed a market leading cloud based product for local government agencies who wish to present planning, building, code enforcement and engineering records held in back office systems through its easy to use, search and find solution,&nbsp;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{40}" paraid="64317225">To date, the company has secured multi-year local government agency contracts in California, Oregon, Montana, Colorado and Michigan. Publicly available on any connected device for citizens and officials,&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;is a simple to use, intuitive product that allows users to quickly and accurately find the information they are looking for in 2 clicks. You can find out more information at&nbsp;<a href="http://buildingeye.com/">http://buildingeye.com</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{43}" paraid="1909522400" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:45:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6572 <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{174}" paraid="1788644165" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - October 10, 2016&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{10}" paraid="1897385693" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{10}" paraid="1897385693" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Interview with WJAS&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{28}" paraid="1860398615" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{28}" paraid="1860398615" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{30}" paraid="1797967107" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Call with Mayor&nbsp;Bernero&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{34}" paraid="1003260318" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{36}" paraid="1113764606" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{38}" paraid="1509760218" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Press Conference for PLI Module Launch&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{40}" paraid="981158389" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{42}" paraid="1218930039" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{44}" paraid="205735307" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{44}" paraid="205735307" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Interview with Paul&nbsp;Guggenheimer&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{48}" paraid="1229631880" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 12 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{50}" paraid="1497107225" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{52}" paraid="116729837" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{52}" paraid="116729837" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Director&nbsp;Ashbaugh&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{56}" paraid="848691825" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{58}" paraid="1260444592" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{62}" paraid="141345781" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Luke&nbsp;Skurman&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{64}" paraid="588638976" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{66}" paraid="561957832" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{70}" paraid="1094683569" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Event with Patti Smith&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{72}" paraid="529520072" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{74}" paraid="1633998058" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: 4400 Forbes Ave.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{234}" paraid="1024671396" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{241}" paraid="89392672" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:19:32 -0400 Media Advisory: City To Unveil New Building and Permitting Tool For Residents http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6571 <div> <p paraeid="{cfa741f7-4c8a-4353-b4a0-8086637c98fb}{164}" paraid="260791089" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 10, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh today&nbsp;will unveil&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319">buildingeye</a>,&nbsp;a new online&nbsp;tool&nbsp;designed to make&nbsp;building permit, license, violation and zoning information transparent and easily trackable for residents and businesses, in a press conference this morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<strong>Who: &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</p> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Councilman Dan Gilman</p> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Maura Kennedy, Director, Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{92394db0-779e-4e9c-8991-e5b24f3a8e78}{17}" paraid="1017831975" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f4ac3ce1-712c-47b0-8d27-f9d30385d1f1}{153}" paraid="231013647" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th&nbsp;Floor, 414 Grant Street,&nbsp;Pgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f3b6106f-9d54-4349-b4d8-a11bc6861769}{18}" paraid="2005360747" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:13:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 8-9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6568 <div><strong>October 8</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Columbus Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Bloomfield</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October &nbsp;9</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Congressman Doyle&#39;s 2016 Family Picnic</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Westinghouse Lodge</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:42:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6567 <div><strong>Meeting with Jay Williams&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lower Hill Infrastructure Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Fullerton and Wylie</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Jonathan Vlasic</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 804 E. Warrington Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview&nbsp;with Evan Pattak&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich and Chief McLay</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:36:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6565 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 6, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today with the&nbsp;Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2016 Stanley Cup&nbsp;Championship&nbsp;visit to the White House with President Barack Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup&nbsp;Championship&nbsp;Visit to the White House with President&nbsp;Obama&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: White House, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>City Wide Interfaith Service on Violence&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 6300 East Liberty Blvd.&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:35:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6563 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Lancaster, PA today for day two of&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/index.asp?SEC=%7BD049DA25-66B4-4939-A925-D9C9DA62ED21%7D" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Municipal League&#39;s 117th Annual Summit</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, towns, boroughs and home rule municipalities that all share the League&rsquo;s municipal policy interests. Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has been an active member of PML for over a decade and currently serves as First Vice President on the PML Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Thursday, October 6, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will be nominated to become&nbsp;President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A complete agenda for the 2016 Annual Summit can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_Pages.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - October 5, 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcome Breakfast&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Exhibitor Visits&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Leadership Session - Reinvention Made Easy - Change Your Results&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 :30 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Chairing the Resolutions Committee&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Board of Directors Luncheon&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12 p.m&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Belvedere Inn, 402 N. Queen St., Lancaster PA&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling to&nbsp;Washington, D.C</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time:&nbsp;8&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:16:21 -0400 Walz Street In Spring Hill Closed For Repairs Through Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6562 <div> <p paraeid="{e301d410-1f90-42af-8777-40f4b9baafa5}{21}" paraid="1495440032" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2016) - The Department of Public Works advises that&nbsp;Walz&nbsp;Street &ndash;&nbsp;between Rhine Street and Homer Street in Spring Hill &ndash; will&nbsp;be closed starting today, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f6466b9a-5c04-4d72-aef3-8e6ca07dca9b}{38}" paraid="81549892" xml:lang="EN-US">Repair work to a wall and sidewalk will be performed during the closure.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f6466b9a-5c04-4d72-aef3-8e6ca07dca9b}{38}" paraid="81549892" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:32:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6559 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 4, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Lancaster, PA today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/index.asp?SEC=%7BD049DA25-66B4-4939-A925-D9C9DA62ED21%7D" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Municipal League&#39;s 117th Annual Summit</a>. &nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;Pennsylvania Municipal League&nbsp;(PML)&nbsp;represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, towns, boroughs&nbsp;and home rule municipalities that all share the League&rsquo;s municipal policy interests.&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has been an active member of PML for over a decade and&nbsp;currently serves as First Vice President on the PML Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>A complete agenda for the 2016 Annual Summit can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_Pages.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 4, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Volunteer Park Build at Holly Pointe Park&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;300 Holly Lane,&nbsp;Lanacaster, PA, 17602&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>PML Board of Directors Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Marriott&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>PML Meet and Greet&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Marriott&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:00:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6558 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Bost</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with City Clerk Doheny and Nicholas Hartley</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leaving for Lancaster for the Pennsylvania League of&nbsp;Municipalities&nbsp;Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:48:44 -0400 City Officials Release Final Maintenance Report On Washington Boulevard Flood Gates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6555 <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{143}" paraid="1779037732">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 30, 2016) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and&nbsp;Department of Public Works&nbsp;released a&nbsp;report today&nbsp;profiling the operational and equipment status and repair&nbsp;recommendations for&nbsp;the Washington Boulevard Flood Warning System.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{147}" paraid="509107215">A copy of the report and assessment can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/093016_Washington_Blvd_Gate_System_Report.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{159}" paraid="342827696">The report was&nbsp;prepared by&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services and is the summary of an extensive inspection performed on the&nbsp;flood warning system equipment. The report includes a condition assessment of all system equipment, repair&nbsp;recommendations and&nbsp;initial material and labor&nbsp;cost estimates.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{177}" paraid="1474665870">The 12 unit Washington Boulevard Flood Warning System is comprised of Advanced Warning&nbsp;System (AWS)&nbsp;units, sensors and gates. The inspection revealed that 10 of the 12 units are operational:&nbsp;four of five AWS systems are working, two&nbsp;master controller sensor sites are fully functional, three gates are operational and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Zone 5 push button is operational.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{188}" paraid="1547467589">Of the 2 non-operational units, one AWS requires major repairs and one gate requires minor repairs. One AWS unit (SR 8 NB AWS) was damaged heavily by a vehicle&nbsp;collision&nbsp;and requires major&nbsp;repairs. The&nbsp;Negley&nbsp;Run/Washington Boulevard Gate arm is operational but repairs need to be made to the warning lights that are&nbsp;designed&nbsp;to illuminate when the arm is engaged.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{197}" paraid="1054977086">Repair work to get the system fully operational&nbsp;has begun immediately and will continue as replacement parts become available. The projected lead time on replacement part orders is 6-8 weeks.&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services has provided equipment and labor cost estimates. Total costs for parts, repairs, labor and inspections&nbsp;are not expected to exceed $50,000.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{200}" paraid="840055248" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:22:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6551 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director Lee Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Walker and Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Vineet Jain</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Grealish</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:38:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6548 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Erin Wilson, Deputy State Director for Clinton Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Bakery Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mark Dowd, Department of Transportation</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ricardo Williams and Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Adam Smeltz</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Francois Alancon</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Julie Nagle</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nino San Doval&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WQED Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4802 Fifth Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:54:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6546 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 28, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today for day two of the&nbsp;<a href="http://program.smartcitiesweek.com/conference" target="_blank">Smart Cities Week Conference</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To kick off Smart Cities Week, the White House announced an expansion of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/14/fact-sheet-administration-announces-new-smart-cities-initiative-help" target="_blank">Smart Cities Initiative</a>, including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/26/fact-sheet-announcing-over-80-million-new-federal-investment-and" target="_blank">over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of participating cities, exceeding 70 in total.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - September 28, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Obama Administration Leaders Discuss Federal Support&nbsp; for Smart Cities with Tom&nbsp;Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Developing Citizen Awareness for Smart City Initiatives&nbsp; with Ted Smith, Chief Innovation Officer City of Louisville; Brenna Berman CIO City of Chicago, IL;&nbsp; and Jeff&nbsp;Merrit, Director of Innovation City of New York, NY&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Speaking at Washington Post&#39;s&nbsp;The Switch Live: Connected Cities&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Panelist for Smart Cities Week Session - Building Support for Smart City Investments&nbsp; with Mayor Pascal Bonin of Granby, Quebec, and Jim&nbsp;Geringer, Former Wyoming Governor&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Making Sense: Building Capabilities and Infrastructure to Leverage Sensor Data for Change with Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation City of New York, and Ted Lehr,&nbsp; IT Data Architect, Business Application Services Communications and Technology Manager&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh in the Evening&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About Smart Cities Council&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>The Smart Cities Council is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. The Council was formed to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and citizen engagement. The Council&rsquo;s goal is to advance urban livability, workability and sustainability by supporting and educating cities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The Council is the sector&#39;s leading industry coalition. Collectively, our members and advisors employ more than 1.4 million people, generate more than $2.5 trillion in annual revenues and have worked on more than 5,000 smart city projects of one kind or another past and present. We are comprised of the world&#39;s foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:17:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6543 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 27, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://program.smartcitiesweek.com/conference" target="_blank">Smart Cities Week Conference</a>&nbsp;and to participate in the launch of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1776.vc/" target="_blank">1776</a>&#39;s&nbsp;Council on Urban Innovation. 1776 is&nbsp;a&nbsp;global incubator and seed fund that helps engineer the success of the world&rsquo;s most promising startups tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy &amp; sustainability, and transportation&nbsp;&amp; smart cities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>To kick off Smart Cities Week, the White House announced an expansion of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/14/fact-sheet-administration-announces-new-smart-cities-initiative-help" target="_blank">Smart Cities Initiative</a>, including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/26/fact-sheet-announcing-over-80-million-new-federal-investment-and" target="_blank">over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of participating cities, exceeding 70 in total.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - September 27, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Participating in 1776&#39;s Council on Urban Innovation Launch at 1776 Headquarters (1133 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.)&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Arrivals and Networking&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Welcome and Introductions&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Providing Remarks at Member Spotlight&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges in Urban Innovation&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Dialogue and Discussion&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Fireside Chat with White House Daniel Correa, Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy, The White House Office of Science and Technology&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4:40 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Cocktails and Dinner&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Maketto, 1351 H St. NE,&nbsp;Washington&nbsp;D.C.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About 1776&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>1776 is a public benefit corporation that scouts and funds high-growth startups around the world focused on solving society&rsquo;s most fundamental challenges in sectors like education, energy, transportation and financial services. Launched by co-CEOs Donna Harris and Evan&nbsp;Burfield&nbsp;and headquartered in Washington, D.C., with additional campuses in Dubai, New York City and San Francisco, 1776 serves hundreds of startups and institutions worldwide through its innovation curriculum, mentorship, investment and programming. It hosts more than 500 international events per year that attract heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs, influential investors and global press. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1776.vc/" target="_blank">www.1776.vc</a>&nbsp;and follow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/1776" target="_blank">@1776</a>&nbsp;on Twitter and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/1776vc/" target="_blank">@1776vc</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About Smart Cities Council&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;<a href="http://smartcitiescouncil.com/" target="_blank">Smart Cities Council</a>&nbsp;is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. The Council was formed to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and citizen engagement. The Council&rsquo;s goal is to advance urban livability, workability and sustainability by supporting and educating cities.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Council is the sector&#39;s leading industry coalition. Collectively, our members and advisors employ more than 1.4 million people, generate more than $2.5 trillion in annual revenues and have worked on more than 5,000 smart city projects of one kind or another past and present. We are comprised of the world&#39;s foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:34:38 -0400 Mayor Presents Preliminary Stormwater Management Plan To City Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6542 <div> <p paraeid="{b33fc1b2-1175-4327-91fb-f15d6c3956ae}{17}" paraid="1945348415" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 26, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;members of the administration and representatives of&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) today presented to City Council&nbsp;a preliminary&nbsp;plan&nbsp;to address&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;and water quality issues throughout&nbsp;the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the stormwater management plan can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.26.16_Stormwater_Post-Agenda_Presentation.pdf">here</a>. Five initial primary sewer sheds in the city are identified in the preliminary report:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">East End;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Saw Mill Run; and</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Streets Run/Hays.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{398377b9-56ea-45c9-8322-b14b7cedb0d5}{207}" paraid="1509045192" xml:lang="EN-US">The city has worked in partnership with PWSA over the past year&nbsp;on the development of a&nbsp;scalable and adaptive green infrastructure plan to address wet weather&nbsp;sewage&nbsp;overflows, basement back ups and&nbsp;localized&nbsp;flooding. The proposed plan includes&nbsp;opportunities to&nbsp;create&nbsp;jobs and create additional economic development opportunities in city neighborhoods.</p> <p paraeid="{398377b9-56ea-45c9-8322-b14b7cedb0d5}{207}" paraid="1509045192" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and&nbsp;his&nbsp;Chief of Staff&nbsp;Kevin&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;were accompanied by the following individuals during today&#39;s presentation to City Council:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{ae8ad965-a178-41f9-a1f2-3a1df39167a1}{77}" paraid="949760628" xml:lang="EN-US">Bernard Lindstrom, Interim Executive Director, PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{f53ab5cd-b023-4c40-91a0-8e1196142357}{5}" paraid="72138070" xml:lang="EN-US">Robert Weimar, Director of Engineering,&nbsp;PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{f53ab5cd-b023-4c40-91a0-8e1196142357}{215}" paraid="1809775108" xml:lang="EN-US">James&nbsp;J.&nbsp;Stitt,&nbsp;Manager of Sustainability, PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{713dcf7d-12ed-4756-9490-9b459c644aa1}{153}" paraid="1223950393" xml:lang="EN-US">Mike Gable, Director of Public Works, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{32148458-9479-47c6-8141-5e37a3100c82}{94}" paraid="1085613333" xml:lang="EN-US">Heather Sage, Director of Community Projects, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{4f04b916-a1ca-4149-bb45-aa0b5d216168}{127}" paraid="1240260705" xml:lang="EN-US">Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich, Director of Public Safety, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{2ed15606-2c3f-4981-adaa-821fe68d003e}{107}" paraid="385901439" xml:lang="EN-US">Arletta Scott-Williams, Executive Director, ALCOSAN&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{12130001-713a-44ac-bc8d-904c7ea03a8e}{179}" paraid="1523752113" xml:lang="EN-US">Preliminary scale and&nbsp;cost assessments have been proposed&nbsp;by PWSA&nbsp;for Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run and Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow, as follows:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0c502642-2629-456d-aee5-bb2a4936b676}{51}" paraid="1916353845" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{19842eb3-617b-4047-8858-598bcfb82af1}{145}" paraid="1908864443" xml:lang="EN-US">Moderate&nbsp;Control:&nbsp;&nbsp;234&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$76 - $100 million&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{19842eb3-617b-4047-8858-598bcfb82af1}{190}" paraid="452707092" xml:lang="EN-US">High&nbsp;Control:&nbsp;614&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$200 - $260 million&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{33}" paraid="177067988" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{160}" paraid="1866476761" xml:lang="EN-US">Moderate Control:&nbsp;78&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$25 - $34 million&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{164}" paraid="706907294" xml:lang="EN-US">High Control:&nbsp;218&nbsp;impervious&nbsp;acres&nbsp;managed, $70- $90 million&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{6e73923c-f875-45cf-966b-661a24f7387d}{112}" paraid="1404924068" xml:lang="EN-US">A&nbsp;final&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management plan is expected to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of the year, in coordination with ALCOSAN&#39;s efforts to finalize&nbsp;an amended consent decree with the federal government&nbsp;to address sewage overflows into the city&#39;s three rivers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{6e73923c-f875-45cf-966b-661a24f7387d}{112}" paraid="1404924068" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6541 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with France 2 TV</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at City Council Hearing with Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leaving for Washington, D.C. for Smart Cities Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:56:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 24-25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6536 <div><strong>September 24</strong></div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>National Day of Prayer for Our Youth</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Centre Ave. and Crawford St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>September 25</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Speaking at the Great Race Awards Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Point State Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:47:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Submits 2017 Operating, Capital Budgets & Five-Year Financial Plan to ICA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6533 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{183}" paraid="1926271400">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 23, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;submitted today&nbsp;to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority&nbsp;the&nbsp;$539.4&nbsp;million 2017 Operating Budget&nbsp;of the City of Pittsburgh, as well as its 2017 Capital Budget and 2017-2022 Five-Year Financial Plan.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{190}" paraid="1365715740">The&nbsp;$539.4&nbsp;million operating budget contains no tax increases.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{206}" paraid="1323235611">The 2017 budgets and five year financial plan&nbsp;increase Public Safety Bureau forces.&nbsp;Police&nbsp;staffing&nbsp;is&nbsp;projected to reach 900 full-time officers (the highest staffing level since 2002);&nbsp;one Firefighter and two Police recruit classes&nbsp;are funded; and EMS has funding&nbsp;to hire 20 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The new budgets also&nbsp;maintain the 2016 commitment to increase funding for police vehicles to $1.6 million a year; invest $7.1 million into neighborhood and community development projects and dedicate $2.5 million in demolition funds to enhance quality of life and public safety measures in neighborhoods throughout the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{209}" paraid="1749103709">&quot;I am proud to introduce another Pittsburgh budget that is again fiscally responsible and in alignment with the&nbsp;city&#39;s long-term recovery. While there is still work to be done, it keeps us on the path to finally climb out of fiscal oversight in 2019, with a five-year forecast that takes us to full recovery that year and beyond.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Capital improvements featured in the 2017 budget include: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">$15.1 million&nbsp;for street resurfacing and $12.6&nbsp;million for facility improvements including critical public safety facilities</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Efforts to increase operation efficiency, including continued rollout of DPW&#39;s use of trash can sensors for plotting trash pickup routes</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">$2.2 million&nbsp;for the installation of&nbsp;a computerized station alerting system for Fire and EMS stations that will reduce the impacts of the stress of listening to radio traffic and increase performance by making the dispatch process more efficient through automation</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Activation buttons for lighting at&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;sports court facilities (hockey, basketball, tennis), promoting electricity conservation and improved quality of life in residential areas near facilities</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Allocation of $100,000 to add inclusive and accessible playground equipment to various locations</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">A $100,000 grant for the development of a comprehensive strategy and the prioritization of city step maintenance</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{13}" paraid="1046999399">As part of&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;continued efforts to deliver core municipal services, the Operating Budget reflects a departmental reorganization, including the creation of the Department&nbsp;of Mobility and Infrastructure&nbsp;to improve&nbsp;the&nbsp;planning,&nbsp;financing&nbsp;and&nbsp;implementation of transportation projects&nbsp;citywide,&nbsp;to strengthen the coordination of&nbsp;all mobility initiatives, and to develop and execute a long-term vision for smart transportation in&nbsp;the city.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243">An overview of the 2017&nbsp;Operating and Capital Budgets by Office of Management and Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2017_City_of_Pittsburgh_Budget_Highlights_ICA_Submission.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;The 2017 operating and capital&nbsp;budgets and five year plan&nbsp;submitted today to ICA follow&nbsp;six key elements:</p> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Reinforce the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s commitment to achieving the primary objectives of the Act 47 Recovery Plan</strong>&nbsp;through efforts including: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">eliminating the operating deficits in the baseline multi-year financial projection while preserving core municipal services</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">gradually reducing the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s debt burden to provide more resources to support daily operations</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">keeping the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s fund balance at an appropriate level to avoid the need for cash flow borrowings and provide an adequate buffer against unanticipated revenue shortfalls or expenditure increases</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">gradually increasing the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s pension fund contributions to the levels recommended by its actuary</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Provide a fiscally responsible path to address legacy costs and position the&nbsp;city for long-term financial stability</strong>&nbsp;through:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continued efforts to reorganize city government and improve the delivery of core services with only&nbsp;3,129&nbsp;General Fund positions, which is&nbsp;33&nbsp;fewer positions than the November 2014 Budget &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">allocating&nbsp;an additional&nbsp;$203 million&nbsp;to the pension fund over five years beyond the state mandated minimum municipal obligation (MMO)</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">reducing&nbsp;the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s debt burden from&nbsp;18% of general fund expenditures in 2014&nbsp;to&nbsp;9.7% in 2021</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continuing&nbsp;to add $2.5&nbsp;million&nbsp;in annual&nbsp;contributions to the other post-employment benefits (OPEB) trust fund</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">maintaining&nbsp;a minimum unassigned fund balance of 10% of general fund expenditures</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continuing&nbsp;the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s efforts to reduce overall worker&rsquo;s compensation costs, which have decreased for five consecutive years</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Transform the organization of city government to position the City to meet the current and future needs of our residents, businesses, neighborhoods, employees, and other stakeholders</strong>&nbsp;by: &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">establishing a new Department of Mobility &amp; Infrastructure</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">transforming&nbsp;the&nbsp;Department of Personnel&nbsp;into&nbsp;a&nbsp;modern human resources department focused on recruiting,&nbsp;training,&nbsp;developing, managing, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">enhancing the capacity of the Department of City Planning toward sustainability and resiliency initiatives</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">establishing&nbsp;the role of Chief Financial Officer to position the&nbsp;city on a path towards long-term financial sustainability, strengthen citywide financial management, optimize the organization and delivery of information technology services, and increase the focus on service delivery efficiency and effectiveness</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Emphasize the Mayor&rsquo;s priorities for enhancing the delivery of core municipal services</strong>&nbsp;by:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">increasing&nbsp;funding for street resurfacing to $15.1 million, more than double the $7.1 million &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">maintaining the 2016 commitment to increase funding for police vehicles to $1.6 million a year to improve the overall condition of the fleet</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">continuing to invest in Police Bureau training, equipment, and technology and enhance the Bureau&rsquo;s ability to conduct data-driven community policing</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">allocating funding for additional inspectors in the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to handle the increased permit workload; maintain the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s increased investment in Learn &amp; Earn Program through a $1M allocation for summer youth employment leveraging CDBG funds. &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US">I<strong>mplement the Mayor&rsquo;s vision for modernizing city government and implementing leading practices to provide taxpayers with an efficient, effective, transparent, and more accountable government&nbsp;</strong>by:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">pursuing efforts to modernize the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s licensing and inspection system; initiating a multi-year effort to overhaul the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s self-assessed tax collection system</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s procurement function through improvements in policies, processes, and technology</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">standardize and streamline capital project management processes</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Allocate&nbsp;$75.9&nbsp;million in 2017 funding for capital projects and continue the Mayor&rsquo;s commitment to developing a long-term maintenance and investment plan for the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s assets</strong>,&nbsp;including: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">$15.1 million for street resurfacing, providing for approximately 60 miles to be completed; &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">$12.6&nbsp;million for facility&nbsp;improvements, including critical public safety facilities, park reconstruction, play area improvements, swimming pool rehabilitation, and improvements to recreation and senior centers throughout our neighborhoods</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Funding to address critical needs identified by the facility optimization plan required in the Mayor&rsquo;s Executive Order related to strategic investment and maintenance of facilities; $5 million for capital equipment acquisition</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{91}" paraid="732628922">A copy of the 2017 Operating Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_2017_Operating_Budget.pdf">here</a>&nbsp;and the 2017 Capital Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_2017_Capital_Budget.pdf">here</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{93}" paraid="1152181570" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:30:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6532 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. &nbsp;to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with David Roger, Councilman Gilman, and Scott Bricker</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Cable Open House</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 9th Floor, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Ballet Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2900 Liberty Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Heather Smith from Grist</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with German Leadership Mission</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:30:06 -0400 Chief Innovation and Performance Officer To Leave City of Pittsburgh In December http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6525 <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{22}" paraid="15630518" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s first ever Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer Debra Lam has announced that her service with the city will come to an end in December 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{24}" paraid="595913318" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Debra Lam has been an instrumental member of our executive leadership team working across departments and&nbsp;with&nbsp;agencies and throughout the&nbsp;city,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;Debra leaves the City of Pittsburgh with a strong foundation that we will continue to build upon in the years to come.&nbsp;I would like to&nbsp;thank Debra for her service and steadfast commitment to modernizing city government through innovation, sustainability and technology. Debra has had the unique ability to execute our vision, build an effective team, forge strong partnerships and enhance Pittsburgh&#39;s reputation as a leader in inclusive innovation.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a3f4d68-3647-491d-88dc-ab32be3e9ae5}{105}" paraid="102583757" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam is a Pittsburgh area native and returned to her hometown to work for the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration in January 2014 to serve in the role of Chief of Innovation &amp; Performance.&nbsp;Lam and her family will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she expects to continue a career in urban innovation, strategy&nbsp;and management.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{28}" paraid="1421959076" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;I am honored and humbled to have served Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and my hometown, the City of Pittsburgh,&quot; said Debra Lam. &quot;It has been an incredible experience and I am grateful to Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;for his&nbsp;leadership. We have built an incredible team together and our work around performance management, user-centric design and technology, data-driven decision making, technical infrastructure and urban resilience is unparalleled,&quot; said Debra Lam.&nbsp;&quot;I&#39;d also like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated professionals that make up the&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of&nbsp;Innovation &amp; Performance.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a54722fd-b9fe-4d8d-a04e-c5f581ba4b41}{142}" paraid="2040874514" xml:lang="EN-US">Guided by Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;vision, Debra&nbsp;Lam lead the creation and establishment of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, whose&nbsp;core mission is to solidify Pittsburgh&#39;s presence as a world class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability and performance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{32}" paraid="932006611" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam&nbsp;left her mark on a series of major initiatives and programs including:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{41}" paraid="1139778926" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5098">Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive&nbsp;Innovation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{67}" paraid="1615634147" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5995">PGH Lab</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{74}" paraid="1332979608" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3876">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>&nbsp;(An Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh and University&nbsp;of Pittsburgh partnership)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{82}" paraid="1884222748" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh&#39;s enrollment&nbsp;in the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3819">Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{95}" paraid="1304875890" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5891">Inclusive Innovation Week</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{103}" paraid="1210071291" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6486">Rec2Tech</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{107}" paraid="1810133059" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4825">Connecting Urban Entrepreneurs (CUE)</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{111}" paraid="440469813" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America</a>&nbsp;Partnership&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{115}" paraid="621598230" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5803">MyBurgh Mobile Application &amp; 311 Response Center CRM Upgrades</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{115}" paraid="621598230" xml:lang="EN-US">As well as overseeing technological upgrades to several city departments and&nbsp;resources&nbsp;including:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-YfIv9wvBjGT3LMxo9hLoQ">City Cable Channel</a>,&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/">website</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/">Engage Pittsburgh</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/">Beacon</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{123}" paraid="1864622335" xml:lang="EN-US">In total, I&amp;P has secured over $2&nbsp;million in grants and technical assistance under Lam&#39;s leadership, including partnerships with the Rockefeller Foundation, Tech Hire, Envision America&nbsp;and Code for America.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{125}" paraid="2030379150" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam has expanded free public&nbsp;Wi-Fi&nbsp;across the city, supported digital literacy and maker education&nbsp;and instituted more responsive government programs such as the Small Business Resource Fairs. She has been instrumental in forging stronger university partnerships, signing MOUs with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She was one of the founding leaders of the&nbsp;MetroLab&nbsp;Network and sits on their executive steering committee. She has also led some of the international portfolio for the city, spearheading the Chinese Vice Premier&rsquo;s trip to City Hall, and working with Pittsburgh sister-city, Wuhan, China.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{127}" paraid="75380151" xml:lang="EN-US">Debra is a World Cities Summit Young Leader and a Leadership Pittsburgh alumni.&nbsp;She has been profiled and has spoken nationally and internationally on inclusive innovation, performance management, data-driven decision-making, and cultural change.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a3f4d68-3647-491d-88dc-ab32be3e9ae5}{8}" paraid="1826744728" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:31:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 22, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6524 <div><strong>Radio Interview with Salem Radio Chicago</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with CeaseFire</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Jeron X. Grayson Community Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Coffee&nbsp;with Mark Stugla</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Luncheon for San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Ken Gormley&#39;s Inauguration at Duquesne University</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Palumbo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ohio Mayors&#39; Bus Tour for Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 117 Legion Drive, Mingo Junction, Ohio</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:14:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6518 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Quarterly RIDC Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: K&amp;L Gates Conference Center, 28th Floor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at International &nbsp;Day of Peace Service</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:42:58 -0400 Peduto Administration Welcomes Opportunity To Contribute To Federal Automated Vehicle Policy Development Process http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6516 <div> <p paraeid="{b345ebbf-468b-4d83-99f6-5417df8bd374}{10}" paraid="566358281" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 20, 2016) - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-dot-issues-federal-policy-safe-testing-and-deployment-automated-vehicles">federal policy for safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles</a>,&nbsp;a national framework for&nbsp;lawmakers, developers,&nbsp;manufacturers and organizations associated with autonomous and self-driving&nbsp;vehicles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b345ebbf-468b-4d83-99f6-5417df8bd374}{198}" paraid="740533485" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;For decades, Pittsburgh has driven advancements in automated vehicle technology, and we applaud the Obama Administration for carefully considering the balance between encouraging innovation and protecting public safety,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;We believe the new model policy included in the AV Guidance is an important step toward establishing responsibilities between the states and the U.S.&nbsp;Department of Transportation. We look forward to working with the Administration over the coming months as they solicit feedback and evolve the policy to keep pace with this rapidly emerging technology.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8291520a-d8ab-4322-bbef-db8fd785ce68}{118}" paraid="1182893190" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Last week, the world was watching as Uber made history in Pittsburgh with the deployment of the&nbsp;<a href="https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/">first self-driving Uber pilot program</a>,&quot; said&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;The future of urban mobility is&nbsp;in Pittsburgh thanks to Carnegie Mellon University and Uber Technologies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d96ca105-1422-4ef4-8b2c-0aa841b8bb90}{246}" paraid="131717118" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Smart regulation is critical to guiding innovation and protecting the public. We welcome the opportunity to work with the U.S. DOT,&nbsp;National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,&nbsp;PennDOT, Uber, CMU and all other parties involved in&nbsp;autonomous vehicle guidance and development.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{17827dfc-81d6-4a38-a844-c67ff75e88a1}{85}" paraid="935800114" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:53:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6512 <div><strong>Call with Constance Parker</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Edward Haywood</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sala Udin</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Video for Blight Bootcamp</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dr. Grace&nbsp;Bochenek</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly&nbsp;Scheduling&nbsp;Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Look, Listen, and Learn with Pittsburgh Public Schools</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Greenway Conference Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 200 Sarah St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:40:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6509 <p><strong>Office Hours&nbsp;</strong></p> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Lindstrom and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Rohan Patel, White House Office&nbsp;of Intergovernmental Affairs</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and Richard Marmura</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with &nbsp;Caitlin Harpster,&nbsp;Barbara Luderowski,&nbsp;Michael Olijnyk, and&nbsp;Scott Lammie</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with C-SPAN</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Dutch MacDonald and Nate Bishop</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Josh Shapiro</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:13:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 17-18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6502 <p><strong>September 17</strong></p> <div> <blockquote> <p><strong>Speaking at the Junior Great Race</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Commonwealth Place</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>September 18</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Day off</p> </blockquote> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:39:52 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Announce Pittsburgh's Participation in National Sustainable Cities Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6500 <p><em><strong>MEDIA ADVISORY</strong></em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 16, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto will be at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Noon today for a special announcement about Pittsburgh&rsquo;s participation in a national sustainable cities initiative.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHEN: &nbsp;</strong>Friday, September 16, at Noon</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHO: &nbsp;</strong>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">Richard Piacentini, Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">Dr. Timothy Beatley, an internationally recognized sustainable city researcher and author and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHERE: </strong>&nbsp;Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Directions: Frew Street ext. From Schenley Drive in Oakland, make a right onto Frew Street Ext. just after the Schenley Park bridge and before Phipps Conservatory. You will see a statue of Christopher Columbus. Go to the bottom of the hill and park in any available parking space.</em></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Connie George, Director of Marketing and Communications, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 412-638-6008, <a href="mailto:cgeorge@phipps.conservatory.org">cgeorge@phipps.conservatory.org</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:21:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6498 <div><strong>Call with Philadelphia Inquirer</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Superintendent Hamlet and Business Community</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa, Director Gable, and Pat Hassett</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live on Fox Business News</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:50 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Introductory Call for New American Economy Members</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Manager Magazin</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Center on Race and Social Problems</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Education Leaders for&nbsp;Rec2Tech</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Library South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Silk Screen Red Carpet Gala</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:49:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6497 <div><strong>Riding in Uber&#39;s Driverless&nbsp;Vehicle</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 4th and Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with&nbsp;CNBC</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with&nbsp;BBC World Service Radio</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant. St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Aljazeera</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Inverse</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jim Deluca</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Civic Leadership Academy</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 20th Anniversary Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:45:45 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto To Ride In Self-Driving Uber Vehicle At 9am Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6496 <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{142}" paraid="1266195650"><em><strong>Media Advisory&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{155}" paraid="1323633467">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 14, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will&nbsp;ride&nbsp;in an Uber&nbsp;self-driving&nbsp;vehicle on the streets of downtown Pittsburgh&nbsp;at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;this morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{164}" paraid="1283281415">Members of the local media are invited to the corner of Grant Street and Fourth Avenue downtown to capture photo and video coverage of Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;getting picked up and dropped off by the self-driving Uber vehicle.&nbsp;The car is scheduled to arrive at the corner of Grant St.&nbsp;and Fourth Ave.&nbsp;9:00 a.m. The ride will take place between 9-9:15 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{174}" paraid="2051095830"><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;Photo/Video Opportunity:&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Self-Driving Uber Ride&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{179}" paraid="730081511"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{184}" paraid="1423955189"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Grant Street and Forth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{195}" paraid="1630926147">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will be&nbsp;available&nbsp;to answer questions about his self-driving Uber experience immediately following the ride.&nbsp;Cameras,&nbsp;microphones and/or reporters are not permitted in the vehicle with&nbsp;during the ride.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ae7b84ab-4084-41ed-b796-ef3e69f87ea9}{63}" paraid="812413832" xml:lang="EN-US">Uber&nbsp;launched&nbsp;self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh today:&nbsp;<a href="https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/">https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{203}" paraid="2123289546"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Katie O&#39;Malley, Assistant Communications Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>; c: 412-925-1990&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{209}" paraid="485041125" style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:28:31 -0400 Statement From Mayor William Peduto On Shooting In Downtown Pittsburgh Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6495 <div> <p paraeid="{77ec8e78-d76f-47b3-87d1-c81c12cb4a46}{15}" paraid="1392070778" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 13, 2016) - &quot;Details around&nbsp;the&nbsp;incident downtown&nbsp;this afternoon&nbsp;are still being determined.&nbsp;As&nbsp;with the 4th of July shooting and the fights during the Regatta,&nbsp;today&#39;s&nbsp;shooting involved teenagers. A 16-year-old male has been arrested&nbsp;and&nbsp;law enforcement officials are&nbsp;gathering&nbsp;information&nbsp;to see if there is a&nbsp;correlation&nbsp;between these three incidents.&nbsp;In the meantime, we will be increasing both uniformed and plain clothes officer patrols in critical areas downtown during after school hours. In addition, we are working with&nbsp;Port Authority and Pittsburgh Public Schools police to assist us in protecting everyone downtown and lessen the chance of retaliatory action.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{07bc9a49-c8e8-481b-b76e-416042aedad4}{23}" paraid="1660765080" xml:lang="EN-US">I&nbsp;commend the Pittsburgh Police, Port Authority Police and all other law enforcement officials who responded to today&#39;s incident and subsequent&nbsp;investigation&nbsp;in a timely and effective manner.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{259665b4-05a8-45c1-aa98-c51455e6be27}{220}" paraid="824357636" xml:lang="EN-US">Nationwide, we are witnessing an escalation of violent crime within younger populations. The best way to deter these actions is to offer young, disenfranchised youth opportunity before they ever find themselves in these type of situations.&nbsp;Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;has already scheduled meetings with our&nbsp;community partners &ndash; including&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools,&nbsp;Port Authority, law enforcement partners and the U.S.&nbsp;Attorney&#39;s office&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;to ensure a collaborative approach to the youth disorder and related violence issues facing the young people of our region.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7cda1a83-1bab-4f4c-abde-c3dd97af75a7}{207}" paraid="857574077" xml:lang="EN-US">Anyone with information related to any of these incidents is&nbsp;encouraged&nbsp;to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{259665b4-05a8-45c1-aa98-c51455e6be27}{232}" paraid="432649542" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:57:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6490 <div><strong>Interview with NPR</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s&nbsp;office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with President Swartzwelder and Commander Ragland</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for Community Blueprint</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Salem Halal Market, 2923 Penn Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation&nbsp;for Rocking Residents Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6th Floor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Associated Press</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Grand Opening of Bosch&#39;s Research and Technical Center</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;2555 Smallman St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Living Expo</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation&nbsp;for African Methodist Episcopal Churches Annual Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2720 Webster Ave</div> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:25:00 -0400 Rec2Tech Pittsburgh Addresses Digital Divide with After-School Programs in City Recreation Centers http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6486 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016) &ndash; Today Mayor William Peduto announced that five of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s city-owned recreation centers will be transformed into technology-enhanced learning centers during the week of September 12-16 to demonstrate how free after-school programs can help youth in city neighborhoods get a leg up in STEM learning as part of a new initiative called <a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">Rec2Tech Pittsburgh</a>.</p> <p>Each afternoon during the week, educators from local nonprofit program providers will host hands-on learning activities for youth ages 7 to 12 years old. Sessions will incorporate lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and task participants to complete projects that help solve a community challenge. Each session will also include physical activity, a healthy snack and dinner. An estimated 200 city youth will participate in demonstration week activities.</p> <p>The initiative -- a partnership of the Office of Mayor William Peduto, the Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks), the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and The Sprout Fund -- demonstrates how municipal assets can be leveraged to address the &ldquo;digital divide.&rdquo; The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported 62% of American use the Internet as an integral part of their job. However, according to the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a> published by the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, more than 23% of households in Pittsburgh lack access to the internet or computer.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We need to help our city&rsquo;s young people prepare for the high-tech jobs of the future,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Rec2Tech will demonstrate how we can use existing city resources to increase access to technology for and provide young people with the 21st century learning opportunities they will need to succeed in the innovation economy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Citiparks maintains 10 community recreation centers year-round offering resources and activities to support healthy living and community enrichment.</p> <p>&ldquo;A lot of our city&rsquo;s rec centers are based in communities that are on the wrong side of the digital divide,&rdquo; said Jim Griffin, Director of Citiparks. &ldquo;Ultimately, Rec2Tech will help bridge that divide and provide access to opportunities for people in their own neighborhood.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lead support for Rec2Tech Pittsburgh is provided by Comcast, with additional support provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.</p> <p>&ldquo;Access to digital learning and affordable Internet service is essential,&rdquo; said Lisa Birmingham, Vice President of External &amp; Government Affairs for Comcast&rsquo;s Keystone Region, which has connected thousands of low-income City of Pittsburgh families to the Internet through its five-year-old Internet Essentials program and earlier this year provided connections at all city recreation and healthy living centers. &ldquo;Comcast is proud to support initiatives like Rec2Tech and Internet Essentials as part of our commitment to bringing technology and innovation to all Pittsburghers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Educational programming for Rec2Tech is provided by members of the Remake Learning Network, a network of more than 250 organizations working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region. The Sprout Fund, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, stewards the Remake Learning Network and is coordinating Rec2Tech programming.</p> <p>&ldquo;Young people spend seven hours each week in after-school programs at places like our community recreation centers. These are important places of learning, especially for young people living in under-resourced communities,&rdquo; said Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund. &ldquo;Rec2Tech will not only help young people develop critical skills in digital literacy, but also give them opportunities to practice using technology to express their creativity, solve real-world problems, and build job-ready skills.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rec2Tech Pittsburgh will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16 at Magee Rec Center in Greenfield, Ormsby Rec Center in the South Side, Paulson Rec Center in Lincoln-Lemington, Phillips Park Rec Center in Carrick, and Warrington Rec Center in Beltzhoover. Program activities at each site include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sistersesteam.com/">Sisters e S.T.E.A.M.</a> and <a href="http://www.thecitizensciencelab.org/">Citizen Science Lab</a> will transform Magee Rec Center in Greenfield into a scientific laboratory where youth can explore the world of biology through hands-on experiments.</li> <li><a href="http://assemblepgh.org/">Assemble</a> and the <a href="http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/homewood-brushton-ymca-old/ymca-lighthouse-program/">YMCA</a> will turn Ormsby Rec Center on the South Side into a creative technology studio where youth will combine traditional art making techniques with digital media production and computer programming to produce an interactive exhibit.</li> <li><a href="http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids-teens/the-labs-clp/">Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</a> will transform Paulson Rec Center in Lincoln-Lemington into a video game design studio where youth will work in collaborative teams to create playable video games.</li> <li><a href="http://techshoppgh.com/">TechShop Pittsburgh</a> will create a research and design hub at Phillips Park Rec Center in Carrick where youth will learn to use engineering techniques to design sustainable solutions for gardening in urban spaces.</li> <li><a href="http://remakelearning.org/projects/digital-corps">Digital Corps</a> will turn Warrington Rec Center in Beltzhoover into a technology hacker space where youth will capture 360&deg; images of their neighborhood and use them to build a virtual reality experience for their own cardboard smartphone VR viewers.</li> </ul> <p>Rec2Tech Pittsburgh will culminate with a free public Demo Party on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. The Rec2Tech Demo Party will feature a showcase of work by young people who have participated in Rec2Tech, as well as a resource fair of youth and family-serving agencies and a back-pack giveaway for the first 300 youth in attendance.</p> <p>Complete details and updates are available online at <a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">http://rec2techpgh.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About The Sprout Fund</strong></p> <p>The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout has worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities. Learn more at <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/">http://www.sproutfund.org/</a></p> <p><strong>About Comcast Corporation:</strong></p> <p>Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation&#39;s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit <a href="http://www.comcastcorporation.com/">www.comcastcorporation.com</a> for more information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACT: </strong>Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund; <a href="mailto:ryan@sproutfund.org">ryan@sproutfund.org</a>; (412) 325-0646 // (412) 867-5837</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:20:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6485 <div><strong>Interview with Paul Guggenheimer</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch of&nbsp;Rec2Tech&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Phillips Park Rec Center, 201 Parkfield Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Justin Kintz</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with NBC News</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with the Economist</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with WIRED Magazine</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:49:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6475 <div><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Torres</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Providing Remarks at&nbsp;Eugene Freedom Blackwell&#39;s Funeral</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;The House of Manna, 7240 Frankstown Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>President Clinton&#39;s Visit to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with State Budget Secretary Randy Albright</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Direct Gastil, Andrew Dash, and Justin Miller</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:25 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Peduto to Launch Rec2Tech Initiative at Citiparks Recreation Centers Monday, Sept. 12 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6473 <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{42}" paraid="309408213" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will host a press event today, Monday, September 12, 2016, to announce the launch of&nbsp;<a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">Rec2Tech Pittsburgh</a>, an initiative that will transform five of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s city-owned recreation centers into technology-enhanced learning centers to demonstrate how these municipal assets can address the &ldquo;digital divide&rdquo; by increasing internet access and digital learning opportunities for youth in city neighborhoods.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{44}" paraid="872113347" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;event will feature remarks from Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and other city officials,&nbsp;as well as Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund, the nonprofit organization coordinating the Rec2Tech demonstration, and Lisa Birmingham, VP of External and Government Affairs at Comcast, the lead corporate supporter of Rec2Tech Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{46}" paraid="1799825733" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHAT:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Launch of Rec2Tech Pittsburgh initiative&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6e8483e7-ce8f-4ec1-a064-2e01f93395b0}{75}" paraid="145236425" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHO:&nbsp; </strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{50}" paraid="796863640" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Debra Lam, Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer, Office of the Mayor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{52}" paraid="537044817" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Jim Griffin, Director, City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{54}" paraid="1239879887" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Lisa Birmingham, VP of External &amp; Governmental Affairs, Comcast&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{56}" paraid="77541482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director, The Sprout Fund&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{58}" paraid="2135066456" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHEN:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday, September 12, 11:00am to 12:00pm</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{60}" paraid="1415207434" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHERE:&nbsp;</strong> Phillips Park Rec Center, 201&nbsp;Parkfield&nbsp;Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{62}" paraid="803347305" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>Photo and Interview Opportunities Available&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{247}" paraid="25873589" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Contacts:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f4c20-1198-4831-989b-32fff5001aa9}{154}" paraid="75609039" xml:lang="EN-US">Reporters interested in attending the Rec2Tech Pittsburgh press event at the Phillips Park Rec Center on September 12, 2016 should contact&nbsp;<strong>Katie O&rsquo;Malley</strong>, Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto at &nbsp;<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;or (412) 925-1990.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f4c20-1198-4831-989b-32fff5001aa9}{141}" paraid="948659680" xml:lang="EN-US">More information about Rec2Tech Pittsburgh is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">http://rec2techpgh.org</a>&nbsp;or by contacting Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ryan@sproutfund.org">ryan@sproutfund.org</a>, 412-867-5837.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{72}" paraid="96245969" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:58:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6472 <div><strong>Meeting with Congressman Doyle</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;239 Cannon HOB</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling Back to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University&#39;s National Robotics Center Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Robotics Engineering Center, 10 40th St.</div> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:50:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6468 <div><strong>Traveling to Washington D.C.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Casey</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Russell Senate Office Building, Room 393</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce&nbsp;Elected Officials Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Bullfeathers, 410 1st St. SE, Washington, DC</div> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:58:42 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor, Allegheny County Executive to Present 'Roberto Clemente Day' Proclamation to Clemente Family Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6467 <div> <p paraeid="{0f853f9c-0bde-4459-b449-27e3b42c4862}{193}" paraid="1517572791" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 6, 2016) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will present a &quot;Roberto Clemente Day&quot; proclamation to members of the Clemente family this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the City-County Building.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b485b03d-367e-4ec9-a89a-053766ab0ce1}{229}" paraid="756494645" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Roberto Clemente Day Proclamation Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{67}" paraid="2051553798" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:</strong> Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{173}" paraid="1506422758" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When: </strong>Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{253}" paraid="1468479505" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:</strong> Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building&nbsp;5th&nbsp;Floor, 414 Grant Street&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b485b03d-367e-4ec9-a89a-053766ab0ce1}{219}" paraid="1813757815" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:08:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6466 <div><strong>Labor Day Parade with Vice&nbsp;President Joe Biden and Senator Tim Kaine</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with CNN</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:20 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with SEIU President Mary Kay Henry</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with New York Times</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:34:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 3-4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6463 <div><strong>September 3</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Day off</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>September 4</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Day off</div> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 16:34:30 -0400 Office of Municipal Investigations Rules Police Chief Appearance at DNC Did Not Violate City Code http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6459 <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{143}" paraid="1011188578">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations has concluded that Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not violate City Code or internal police&nbsp;policies when he spoke about community-police relations at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{158}" paraid="1420332399">Investigators conducted interviews, reviewed emails and text messages, and studied the City Code and the Pittsburgh Police Bureau Manual of Procedural Orders in making their ruling. Their final report &ndash; delivered late last week to Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;&ndash; concluded that allegations Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;violated prohibitions against campaigning while in uniform to be officially &quot;unfounded.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{163}" paraid="1275759888">&quot;From the very beginning Chief&nbsp;McLay&rsquo;s&nbsp;appearance to discuss&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s community policing initiatives before a television audience of millions of people&nbsp;was conditioned on being apolitical and not mentioning any candidate,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;OMI conducted a completely independent investigation of the matter, and now that they have ruled the allegations against the Chief to be unfounded, he will face no discipline.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{173}" paraid="355530325">Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and anonymous complainants requested that OMI conduct the investigation after the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 alleged the Chief violated language in the City Code stating &quot;No officer or employee of the Department of Police shall campaign for a candidate for any office or for a ballot issue while on duty, while wearing a uniform or while on City property. Nor may he/she identify himself/herself as an employee of the Department of Police.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{192}" paraid="700273573">The internal Bureau Manual of Procedural Orders also forbid police from wearing their uniform while &quot;championing the cause of or campaigning for any political party or candidate.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{197}" paraid="1748847359">To avoid confusion in the future&nbsp;regarding these matters the Mayor has asked&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Safety Director&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;to&nbsp;consider&nbsp;regulations&nbsp;to clarify adherence to the&nbsp;rules.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{201}" paraid="348285898">OMI investigators interviewed Chief&nbsp;McLay, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;and a staffer for the state Democratic Party who invited the Chief to speak at the convention. They also reviewed written communications regarding the speech. The investigation found that:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{201}" paraid="348285898">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;and&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;all insisted from the beginning that the Chief&#39;s remarks only be on community policing and not be political in any form.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{212}" paraid="1605012701">Campaign staffers for Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton repeatedly asked&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;to mention Clinton in his remarks, to which&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;responded by telling them he would be forced to withdraw from speaking. At one point&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;refused to enter a vehicle taking him to the convention floor until the issue was resolved.&nbsp;Hours before the speech&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;texted Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Acklin&nbsp;that he may have to withdraw from speaking, and the Mayor and&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;responded that they understood.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{218}" paraid="1216768685">Campaign speech writers drafted a speech for&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;mentioning the candidate which the Chief refused to deliver, and instead insisted on drafting his own remarks, focusing on the nationally-recognized work Pittsburgh is doing on community-police relations.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{224}" paraid="748382247">McLay&nbsp;notified assistant chiefs at a meeting before the convention that he was speaking, and that his objective was non-political and to &quot;aim the ball right down the middle&quot; on the need for communities and police to come together.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{230}" paraid="499434192">McLay&nbsp;wore his uniform in his role of representing&nbsp;Pittsburgh Police&nbsp;to the nation.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{236}" paraid="123329086">City employees &ndash; in the police bureau and other departments &ndash; often have their travel expenses covered by event sponsors, just as the Democratic National Committee paid for&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;travel to Philadelphia.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{242}" paraid="1932612593">To address concerns about conflicts of interest in internal investigations, upon taking office in 2014 Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;moved OMI out from the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety and placed it under the purview of the Law Department. He named former federal prosecutor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge to lead the Law Department, and named Deborah Walker &ndash; a former University of Pittsburgh Police officer and Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board&nbsp;board&nbsp;chair&nbsp;&ndash; to head OMI.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{247}" paraid="1440409078">A draft opinion on the&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;allegations circulated by the CPRB&#39;s executive director last month stated that, in her opinion,&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;appearance alone at the Democratic National Convention was political and therefore violated the Code&#39;s anti-campaigning prohibitions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{252}" paraid="1128487879">The investigation performed by Walker and a professional OMI investigator found Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not engage in campaigning and did not violate the Code. In the final report dated August 25, 2016, they concluded:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{2}" paraid="202081312"><em>&quot;Without a doubt, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;delivered a televised, public speech at the Democratic National Convention, while in uniform and at the expense of the DNC Committee. . . The relevant Bureau policy prohibits the wearing of a police uniform when &#39;championing the cause of or campaigning for any political party or candidate.&#39; Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;was adamant to the host Committee and their agents that not only could he not campaign for any candidate but that he would not even mention any candidate by name. When under pressure, Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;threatened to withdraw from the event. Chief&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;statement regarding these events is reasonable and articulate. There is also a time stamped text message to evidence his intention to withdraw if necessary.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{7}" paraid="1197922288"><em>Based on the facts and circumstances outlined above, it is the finding of this office that Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not violate any provision of the Manual of Procedural Orders and therefore did not violate the related provision of the City Code. Therefore, this office shall close this investigation as UNFOUNDED.&quot;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{12}" paraid="1695165250">OMI findings on City personnel matters are released only in instances of unusual public interest. A full copy of the report on this matter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/McLay_OMI_report_09.02.16.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:06:34 -0400 City Offices Closed and Garbage Collection Suspended in Observance of Labor Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6458 <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{24}" paraid="1929110602" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;In observance of Labor Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 5, but six regional city pools will be open.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6165545c-c738-4484-9972-47e4a64f8e31}{131}" paraid="1966638446" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Citiparks&nbsp;Facilities&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{167}" paraid="659808903" xml:lang="EN-US">Weather permitting, all&nbsp;six&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;spray parks&nbsp;will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and&nbsp;six&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;swimming pools&nbsp;will be open from 1&nbsp;- 5:45 p.m.&nbsp;Labor Day is the final day of&nbsp;operation&nbsp;for the following&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;pools:&nbsp;Highland Park, Jack Stack (Brighton Heights), Moore (Brookline),&nbsp;Ormsby&nbsp;(South Side), Ream (Mt. Washington) and Sue Murray (North Side).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{150}" paraid="2144094466" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to city offices,&nbsp;Citiparks&rsquo; 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. The Farmers Market in East Liberty is also closed on Monday.&nbsp;All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6165545c-c738-4484-9972-47e4a64f8e31}{163}" paraid="1164714736" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Refuse Collection&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{33}" paraid="824788355" xml:lang="EN-US">There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later for the entire week.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{35}" paraid="331790486" xml:lang="EN-US">The schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, Sept. 5 you will be serviced on Tuesday, Sept.6. If your collection day is Tuesday, Sept. 6 you will be serviced on Wednesday, and so on through Saturday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{37}" paraid="150534961" xml:lang="EN-US">If you should have any questions concerning your refuse collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{39}" paraid="1837473016" xml:lang="EN-US">More information on&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;facilities, schedules and programs can be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citiparks.net/">www.Citiparks.net</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{48}" paraid="416795923" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:58:56 -0400 Summer 16 Campaign Exceeds Goal of Connecting More Than 16,000 Children and Youth to Out-of-School Time Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6456 <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{23}" paraid="252008377" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;Today, the Summer 16 collaboration announced that it exceeded its goal of connecting more than 16,000 children and youth across Allegheny County to expanded learning opportunities this summer. Summer 16 Dream! Explore! Do!, a youth centered campaign created by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, United Way&rsquo;s Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), Allies for Children and various community partners, aimed to provide local children, grades K-12, with fun, educational activities during their break from school.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{23}" paraid="252008377" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Summer 16 was the first formal collaboration to support summer learning in the Pittsburgh region, and it won&rsquo;t be the last effort to increase access and demonstrate the importance of expanded learning opportunities,&rdquo; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &ldquo;The campaign proved that quality summer programs for children are in demand and must be prioritized by government and community leaders, something we first identified in our 2015 Education Taskforce Report.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{27}" paraid="1935647130" xml:lang="EN-US">In all, 16,444 children and youth regularly participated in summer programs, including Learn and Earn, the City&rsquo;s summer youth employment program;&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;Camps; the Summer Dreamers Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools&rsquo; summer enrichment program; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Reading Program and Remake Learning Network events. In addition, the City of Pittsburgh served more than 37,000 meals through&nbsp;GrubUp, a meal service program that provides healthy meals at no cost to children up to 18-years-old. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{35}" paraid="1773373554" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;In Allegheny County, we have countless expanded learning opportunities for children of all ages, but it wasn&rsquo;t always easy to find information,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Thanks to the Summer 16 campaign, we were able to provide a central location, which was easy to access, to give families an easy way to find out what was available in their area and how to have their children participate. Because of this partnership, even more children have had a fun, meaningful summer.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{39}" paraid="1786602145" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;PNC is proud to be part of a joint public-private partnership, which positively impacts children and youth in our neighborhoods,&rdquo; PNC Vice President of Community Development Banking Laura Swiss. &ldquo;Summer 16 provides young people with the opportunities they need to have a safe and fun summer.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{149}" paraid="1729682431" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, United Way&rsquo;s Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) and Allies for Children, Summer 16 partners include: A+ Schools, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;Citiparks, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Remake Learning Network, The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Saturday Light Brigade, The Sprout Fund, The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and other organizations that provide programming to youth. Summer 16 was generously funded by PNC.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{156}" paraid="1323143147" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:28:09 -0400 Media Advisory: City of Pittsburgh to Host Wellness Month Press Conference Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6455 <div> <p paraeid="{1607ea97-2d29-4353-9a71-a9b503fed8cd}{22}" paraid="1476152975" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;the Department of Personnel and Civil Service&nbsp;Commission and representatives from the CityFit wellness&nbsp;initiative&nbsp;will host a press conference to kick off Wellness Month in the City of Pittsburgh today at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9f39424a-f11b-422e-8f2b-f97888ead62f}{202}" paraid="1386652596" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:&nbsp;</strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and&nbsp;Department of Personnel and Civil Service&nbsp;Commission&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{9}" paraid="748410514" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{90}" paraid="163966219" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th&nbsp;Floor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{242}" paraid="15277073" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Topic:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>The&nbsp;expansion of&nbsp;CityFit&nbsp;Wellness efforts.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c202c339-0fc1-427d-be78-4d6374317404}{159}" paraid="1438158087" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:18:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6454 <div><strong>Call with Doug Palmer</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with ESPN</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Adrienne Young</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nina Esposito-Visgitis</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for&nbsp;CityFit Wellness Month</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with&nbsp;Xinhua News Agency Washington Bureau</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6451 <div><strong>WDVE Morning Show</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Builders Guild&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1459 Woodruff St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tribute to Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Grant St.,&nbsp;City County Building &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mario Lemieux BBQ Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Clemente Museum Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 3339 Penn Ave</div> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:31:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Forms Task Force to Study PWSA Management Functions and Water Safety http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6450 <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{136}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 1, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today the formation of&nbsp;a task force to study the operations, financial condition and&nbsp;organizational structure of the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, and&nbsp;to recommend solutions to improve&nbsp;its&nbsp;oversight&nbsp;of&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management, lead levels,&nbsp;and other critical issues.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{163}" paraid="2105288184">The work will be aided by the incoming interim director of the authority, Bernard Lindstrom, who is&nbsp;retiring this month from the U.S. Army. Mr. Lindstrom&nbsp;has served as&nbsp;CEO/Commander and District Engineer for the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 2013.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{169}" paraid="1955852100">Mr. Lindstrom replaces acting director David&nbsp;Donahoe, whose six-month appointment&nbsp;ended&nbsp;August 31. (A press release regarding Mr. Lindstrom&#39;s hiring <a href="http://pgh2o.com/release?id=6452">is available here</a>.)</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{176}" paraid="1463853442">With the appointment of the interim director by the PWSA board, Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is launching a task force to&nbsp;investigate&nbsp;the authority&#39;s&nbsp;structure and&nbsp;operations, with a special emphasis on&nbsp;customer service,&nbsp;infrastructure management&nbsp;and water safety. The task force will evaluate options for restructuring and modernizing the authority;&nbsp;study ongoing issues including the PWSA&#39;s handling of lead levels, billing and customer service; identify immediate solutions&nbsp;for&nbsp;flood control and critical infrastructure;&nbsp;and initiate a strategic plan for the future of the City&#39;s water and sewer assets. Such assets are owned by the City and leased to the PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{194}" paraid="1570559766">The&nbsp;formation of the task force&nbsp;comes as the City, PWSA,&nbsp;Allegheny County and ALCOSAN are drawing closer to a final&nbsp;amended&nbsp;consent decree agreement with the&nbsp;U.S.&nbsp;Environmental Protection Agency&nbsp;and Department of Justice&nbsp;on&nbsp;plans to address wet weather sewer discharges into the region&#39;s rivers and streams. The agreement&nbsp;is expected to&nbsp;include both green and gray options for building out the region&#39;s sewer infrastructure, and engineers contracted by the PWSA are close to finishing a&nbsp;citywide assessment of&nbsp;opportunities to address&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management through green infrastructure and other engineered solutions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{217}" paraid="1766103009">&quot;We are at an important turning point for the&nbsp;Pittsburgh region and for its water, which is both a great resource and a tremendous challenge. We need to make sure the City&#39;s water and sewer authority is organized and structured in the best way possible to address these issues,&nbsp;which will impact water quality and&nbsp;public safety&nbsp;for decades,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{230}" paraid="1270316047">The task force will be chaired by the Mayor&#39;s Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin. Other members&nbsp;will include PWSA Board Chairman Alex Thomson, city Finance Director Paul Leger, and&nbsp;independent experts&nbsp;to be named&nbsp;in&nbsp;finance,&nbsp;law,&nbsp;business and engineering&nbsp;professions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{61cc1251-4b8f-4abb-9505-f05afaed331d}{3}" paraid="1131791844" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Similar to some City water lines that&nbsp;date back to the&nbsp;late 1800s,&nbsp;the&nbsp;structure&nbsp;and operations&nbsp;of the PWSA&nbsp;need&nbsp;to be evaluated and modernized.&nbsp;Now more than ever Pittsburgh needs to adopt&nbsp;best practices in water and sewer services, and the Mayor has charged&nbsp;this task force&nbsp;to&nbsp;help us get there,&quot;&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a821fcea-5a22-49f7-8b42-6c34e9ca2353}{1}" paraid="51836493">The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration is also requesting that City Controller Michael Lamb&nbsp;complete&nbsp;a performance and financial audit of the authority to aid&nbsp;the task force in its work.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:58:22 -0400 Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities to Grow and Improve Financial Inclusion Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6447 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) - The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that Pittsburgh is one of six cities to receive grant funding in the amount of $26,000 to improve the financial health of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents as a part of the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.</p> <p>The FISCL funding will support the coordination of service providers around a shared financial inclusion agenda for the City of Pittsburgh which will include: the identification of shared goals and priorities for financial empowerment programs and services and a development process for measuring gains in financial capability beyond individual programmatic outcomes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We strive to improve the quality of life for all residents in the city,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This grant will allow us to work with everyday practitioners to understand the financial challenges residents face and also find a way to measure our growth in true asset building. I&#39;d like to thank the NLC and Neighborhood Allies for being great partners in our quest to provide the resources necessary for improving the financial health to all residents.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.neighborhoodallies.org/">Neighborhood Allies</a>, a local community development support organization, will be playing a lead role with the Peduto administration. Neighborhood Allies manages the Asset Building Network, a group made up of service providers, funders and bankers, who have begun working together to identify practical ways to improve the financial health of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents.</p> <p>&quot;To make Pittsburgh a great city where all can prosper, we need to think bigger, reach higher and actively seek new partnerships,&quot; said Presley Gillespie, President of Neighborhood Allies. &quot;We are pleased to be a partner with the City and with National League of Cities to improve the connections between services, knowledge, and residents so that struggling families can get ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p>In January 2016, the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5654">NLC selected Pittsburgh as a participant in the FISCL project.</a> In April 2016, Mayor Peduto joined mayors from five of the&nbsp;other selected cities for the NLC&#39;s Mayors&rsquo; Institute on Financial Inclusion. The Mayors&rsquo; Institute provided the opportunity for mayors and their advisors to engage with national experts and peers to develop practical solutions to local challenges and take advantage of new and existing opportunities available to help residents gain a solid financial foothold.</p> <p>Funded by MetLife Foundation, the NLC&rsquo;s FISCL initiative will support Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts to improve the financial stability of families through ongoing technical assistance, additional opportunities to apply for grant funds to support local financial inclusion efforts and numerous opportunities for peer learning and exchange. Local strategies developed in Pittsburgh will be showcased at the NLC&rsquo;s National Summit on Financial Inclusion, a convening of cities across the country, in early 2017.</p> <p>This project is a continuation of the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ongoing relationship with the National League of Cities. The city has secured $270,000 in <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">grants</a> <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2828">to help enroll children in Medicaid and CHIP</a>, and to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583">create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.</a>&nbsp;In 2014, the city was selected to receive an in-kind services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2824">grant</a> to facilitate a community conversation on early childhood education, and in 2015 to be a part of a seven-city <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4752">cohort focused on early learning</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the National League of Cities </strong></p> <p>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> <p>The NLC will hold its <a href="http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/annual-conferences/future-conference-dates">nationwide City Summit in Pittsburgh in November.</a></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p><strong>LaTrenda L. Sherrill</strong> &ndash; Deputy Chief, Education; Office of Mayor William Peduto; 412-807-1760</p> <p><strong>Presley Gillespie</strong> &ndash; President, Neighborhood Allies; 412-471-3727</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:32:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6442 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at White House LGBT Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 123 University Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sylvia Fields</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Reverend Burgess and Robert&nbsp;Agbede</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with ALCOA</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Katie McGinty</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club</div> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:01:11 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Addressing Flood Gates on Washington Boulevard http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6438 <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{134}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 29, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh is working with a contractor to determine why the flood gates at the entrances to Washington Boulevard are not working, and to implement upgrades once the corrective issues are identified.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{145}" paraid="1415776479">Earlier this summer a gate at the intersection of&nbsp;Negley&nbsp;Run and Washington boulevards was broken when the gate unexpectedly dropped and a motorist drove through it. During a heavy storm yesterday gates at other intersections also malfunctioned, and would not deploy either automatically or manually.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{150}" paraid="1943926380">There are 11 separate units in the flood gate system, including signals, gates and sensors, and a computer system overseeing communications among the units. Fixes could be as simple as replacing backup batteries at the units or removing trees interfering with telecommunications, or be more critical, requiring replacement of some units. The City is working with its electrical contractor Allegheny City Electric to subcontract with&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services &ndash; which fabricated and installed the gates in 2011 &ndash; to study the system.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{156}" paraid="338961653">Contractors met with City Public Safety and Public Works officials for a site visit at the gates in July, but the system has not been fully inspected since it was erected five years ago.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{161}" paraid="1491306364">&quot;Obviously there have been repeated&nbsp;failures with this system, but we have a plan to address them, and to make this system whole,&quot; said Public Works Director Mike Gable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{165}" paraid="241477856">Last week DPW fixed the gate that was smashed by a motorist this summer.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{167}" paraid="993211065">In the meantime, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers in the Zone 5 station &ndash; which sits in the Washington Boulevard flood plain -- have been blocking intersections with their squad cars during heavy rain events.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{172}" paraid="574676295">Public Works personnel have stationed barricades at the intersections for police use, and regularly clean catch basins along the boulevard to ease flow of water into the sewer system. (Crews proactively cleaned the basins Sunday afternoon in advance of the storm.) DPW also regularly cleans tree branches and other debris from the hillside on the eastern side of the boulevard where much of the flooding occurs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{177}" paraid="763337853">Public Safety personnel saved occupants of two vehicles submerged on the boulevard Sunday night, and police, fire, paramedics and DPW personnel responded to storm-related emergency calls in other neighborhoods as well, largely in neighborhoods in the east and south. Flooding was reported at Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill and along Baldwin Road in Hays, and flowing debris caused a temporary closure of Second Avenue in South Oakland.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{182}" paraid="535356704">&quot;Storm events like this are nothing new to Pittsburgh. I can&#39;t emphasize enough that motorists should never drive through standing or flowing water, and if they do become stuck should remain in their vehicles until help arrives,&quot; said Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:52:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6437 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Cecilia Kang</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin and Representatives from RAND</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Fred Bulls</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:40:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 27-28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6434 <div><strong>August 27</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>August Wilson&#39;s &quot;Seven Guitars&quot;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location:&nbsp;1727 Bedford Ave</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>August 28</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal, Paddle, Peduto: Schenley Park&nbsp;Walkabout</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Schenley Park</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:13:23 -0400 Reminder: City To Host Memorial Ceremony For Former Mayor Bob O'Connor http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6430 <div> <p paraeid="{ca54cf50-fcd6-4e59-a9ee-0c736fe8a107}{30}" paraid="1258231567" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;William&nbsp;Peduto and the O&#39;Connor family will hold&nbsp;a<em>&nbsp;Tribute to Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor</em>&nbsp;ceremony&nbsp;outside&nbsp;the City-County Building&nbsp;on Thursday, September 1, 2016&nbsp;from Noon-1:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3e112a98-bbf8-4a8e-87d7-036bd157724d}{100}" paraid="894403587" xml:lang="EN-US">The ceremony will begin at Noon and take place on Grant Street in front of the steps of the City-County Building at&nbsp;414 Grant Street.&nbsp;Grant Street &ndash; from Fourth Avenue to Forbes Avenue &ndash;&nbsp;will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8ee9c647-382e-4e32-b904-991d843c850c}{163}" paraid="619588938" xml:lang="EN-US">The ceremony is free and open to the public. The O&#39;Connor family requests to have as many&nbsp;former colleagues, staff members, constituents and friends of Bob O&#39;Connor as possible in attendance for the tribute. Remarks will be given by O&#39;Connor family members and&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto. Larry&nbsp;Richert&nbsp;will emcee.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e537c5c6-58d3-4ecf-bb86-ce98dbcaae13}{152}" paraid="1918909859" xml:lang="EN-US">Bob O&#39;Connor was the 58th&nbsp;Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and served as Mayor from January 3, 2006 until September 1, 2006. Prior to serving as Mayor, Bob O&#39;Connor served as a member of City Council from 1992-2003.&nbsp;The&nbsp;tribute ceremony&nbsp;is being held on the 10th&nbsp;anniversary of Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor&#39;s&nbsp;passing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{33b11678-9399-43d2-84db-99be55dfbf43}{249}" paraid="117410787" xml:lang="EN-US">A special thank you&nbsp;to Coffee Tree Roasters,&nbsp;Eat&#39;n&nbsp;Park, Councilman Corey O&#39;Connor,&nbsp;the O&#39;Connor family&nbsp;and the following City of Pittsburgh Departments: Citiparks,&nbsp;City&nbsp;Council&nbsp;District 5 staff,&nbsp;Innovation &amp; Performance,&nbsp;Public Works,&nbsp;Public Safety,&nbsp;Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;Special Events and the&nbsp;Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes &amp; Drums.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:45:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6426 <div><strong>Veteran Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1395 Washington Blvd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:33:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6423 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:06:38 -0400 Department of Public Works Adding 41 Streets To 2016 Paving Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6422 <div> <p paraeid="{a488baa9-f931-4ec1-b473-ca3e5f5655a8}{51}" paraid="1838399001" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that 41 streets have been&nbsp;added to this year&#39;s paving program.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a488baa9-f931-4ec1-b473-ca3e5f5655a8}{26}" paraid="480814854" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;41 new streets,&nbsp;totaling approximately 3.7 additional miles of paving, are in neighborhoods throughout the city,&nbsp;including:&nbsp;Beechview,&nbsp;Bloomfield,&nbsp;Brighton Heights,&nbsp;Crafton Heights,&nbsp;Crawford Roberts,&nbsp;East Hills,&nbsp;Homewood North,&nbsp;Lincoln Place,&nbsp;Lower Lawrenceville,&nbsp;Manchester,&nbsp;Mt. Washington,&nbsp;Overbrook,&nbsp;Point Breeze North,&nbsp;Point Breeze,&nbsp;Shadyside,&nbsp;Sheraden,&nbsp;Southside Flats,&nbsp;Southside Slopes,&nbsp;Spring Hill,&nbsp;Squirrel Hill North,&nbsp;Squirrel Hill South,&nbsp;Stanton Heights,&nbsp;Summer Hill,&nbsp;Swisshelm&nbsp;Park,&nbsp;Upper Hill,&nbsp;Upper Lawrenceville,&nbsp;Uptown,&nbsp;West End and Westwood.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">The additional projects are&nbsp;available to the public via the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/street-paving-program">Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website</a>.&nbsp;The site includes an&nbsp;<a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index/Pittsburgh">interactive map</a>&nbsp;that details the city&rsquo;s current&nbsp;paving plan.&nbsp;All additional streets will be scheduled for completion with DPW&#39;s paving contractor prior to the end of the 2016 season.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">There are no additional costs associated with the additional projects.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">Two&nbsp;major&nbsp;projects originally planned for 2016 have been rescheduled for 2017, in coordination&nbsp;with upcoming utility projects&nbsp;which&nbsp;freed up approximately $300,000 in the 2016 paving budget.&nbsp;Centre Avenue will now be repaved in 2017 in coordination with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&nbsp;and N.&nbsp;Neville St. will be paved&nbsp;following&nbsp;planned work scheduled by&nbsp;Peoples Natural Gas. All of the other funding for additional 2016 projects&nbsp;is coming from&nbsp;lower than expected costs for previously completed 2016 projects and savings related to&nbsp;cooperation with utilities on joint projects.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">The total budget allocated for the 2016 program is $14,887,943 (increased from $12,250,000 in 2015) and includes $240,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b1599d2-67bf-4597-ae47-e8fdf1eed366}{41}" paraid="875210366" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:35:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6421 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ritchie Tabachnick</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Elaine Bellin</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:45:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6415 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Peter Gordon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with Bloomberg</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd</div> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:46:12 -0400 City and Paramedics Union Agree on Changes to Expand Recruitment & Reduce Forced Overtime http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6413 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{154}" paraid="667606016">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;(August&nbsp;22, 2016)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics have reached agreements to&nbsp;increase&nbsp;hiring of new paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and&nbsp;reduce&nbsp;mounting costs of forced overtime for Emergency Medical Services personnel. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{160}" paraid="834014677">Demand for Pittsburgh&#39;s EMS medical call and transport services has been increasing,&nbsp;while staffing levels have remained flat due to challenges in recruiting new medics and EMTs. That has required increases in forced overtime shifts, with 61% of EMS employees being forced to work four or more days of overtime in the second quarter of this year, and 5% forced to work more than 10 days. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{167}" paraid="558294877">At the same time 40% of the EMS workforce&nbsp;is more than 50 years old, and 35% have been working for the City for more than 26 years, making the increased workload more difficult, and leading to injuries and lost time at work. EMS employees have the highest rates of overall injuries and lost-time injuries&nbsp;in the City workforce. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{178}" paraid="883452032">To address those trends,&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;administration and&nbsp;EMS union&nbsp;officials this week agreed to three&nbsp;new sidebar agreements to the union&#39;s contract. They include: &nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{187}" paraid="1911952952">Restructuring&nbsp;the payment tiers for new&nbsp;paramedics to boost recruitment efforts&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{194}" paraid="499006582">Raising&nbsp;wages for new EMTs to $15 per hour, in accordance with Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;2015 Executive Order&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{201}" paraid="754498242">Allowing EMTs to staff two new basic life support units during morning and afternoon shifts to bolster EMS services, and lessen the need for paramedics to take forced overtime shifts&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{203}" paraid="1204019422">&quot;These&nbsp;improvements&nbsp;will mean better public safety services for residents, relief for over-worked EMS personnel, and&nbsp;decreased City overtime spending,&quot; said Mayor Peduto. &quot;I want to thank the paramedics union leadership for collaborating with us to make changes that are beneficial for all.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{211}" paraid="1609434594">Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;said &quot;increasing the manpower of EMS was&nbsp;a top Mayoral directive&nbsp;as Public Safety Director when I was hired seven months ago. By working collaboratively, we have devised a way to maintain the high level of service expected of Pittsburgh EMS while decreasing job-related stress and filling job vacancies.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{227}" paraid="1815356033">Forced overtime shifts of up to three days of extra work increased by 87% in the first quarter of 2016, and the forced shifts continued to mount in the second quarter. As a result the City&nbsp;paid out $2.3 million in overtime to EMS workers&nbsp;in the first six months of the year. Furthermore&nbsp;due to the strains of the hazardous job,&nbsp;workers&#39; compensation costs have also mounted, with the City paying out $5.1 million in worker&#39;s comp costs from 2011-2015.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{229}" paraid="1348178885">Under the first sidebar agreement new paramedic hires will be paid $17.93 per hour (increased from $15.05), which should help the City attract candidates for six open paramedic vacancies.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{234}" paraid="1066735046">Under the second agreement &ndash; which will help the City hire some 20 new EMTs &ndash; first-year EMTs will be paid $15 per hour in 2016;&nbsp;second-year EMTs $15.13 per hour in 2017; and third-year EMTs $15.61 in 2018.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{240}" paraid="979862442">Less than 50% of all EMS calls&nbsp;require the advanced life support (ALS) services certified paramedics provide, so hiring more EMTs to provide basic life support (BLS) services will allow paramedics to work fewer forced overtime shifts.&nbsp;The&nbsp;third sidebar agreement allows creation of new BLS transport units, and requires that no less than 12 ALS transport units will work the daylight and afternoon shifts, and 10 ALS transport units will&nbsp;work the overnight shift.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{249}" paraid="758291936">The cost of the new initiatives is estimated to be $1.2 million annually, which will be paid for through reductions in overtime and&nbsp;worker&#39;s&nbsp;compensation&nbsp;costs, and from extra&nbsp;revenue from increased transports.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8e47ba0c-12dc-422c-b566-b17ae52e61b7}{4}" paraid="28836849">&nbsp;A copy of the sidebar agreements can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/08.22.16_-_EMS_Side_Agreements.pdf">2016 EMS Sidebar Agreements</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea4c06a6-1680-4fc2-af1c-d487734f6bb8}{241}" paraid="1049011789" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:00:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule - August 20-21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6411 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Weekend&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule - August&nbsp;20-21, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Days off</em></div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:57:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6404 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule, Friday, August 19, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off</em></div> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:42:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6399 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Thursday, August 18, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Office Hours</div> <div>Time: 12-4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Bocce Game with County Executive for Little Italy Days</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pleasure Bar, 4729 Liberty Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:56:49 -0400 Outbound Traffic Restrictions on Bigelow Boulevard Scheduled For Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6398 <div> <p paraeid="{a359105f-7c95-4808-aa63-175def969ad4}{10}" paraid="281386007" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 17, 2016) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that outbound (eastbound) traffic on Bigelow Boulevard will be reduced to one lane on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5d2c1784-9b9c-4ab2-8ece-f05458dda522}{154}" paraid="1894601565" xml:lang="EN-US">The right outbound lane will be closed while crews perform seasonal maintenance&nbsp;to the overhanging vegetation on&nbsp;hillside along the roadway and the gutter line.&nbsp;The left outbound lane will be open to vehicular traffic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3279b4e3-210f-4e51-a28e-8aa4aa9221ab}{236}" paraid="1434101645" xml:lang="EN-US">Motorists are urged to use caution through the work zone and should expect delays while commuting through the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4fa7bb41-63e1-4162-a236-96cab66d2189}{14}" paraid="1128960117" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a359105f-7c95-4808-aa63-175def969ad4}{17}" paraid="1829035715" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:56:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6394 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Wednesday, August 17, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="Signature"> <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div>Office Hours</div> <div>Time: 12:30-5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>O&#39;Connor Family Cookie Cruise</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:22:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6391 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Tuesday, August 16, 2016:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:41:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6390 <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule -&nbsp;August 15, 2016:&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Working from home&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Meeting with Foundation Leaders</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12-2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Office Hours&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2-5 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:22:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 13-14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6385 <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, August 13-14, 2016:</strong></p> <p>Days off</p> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:58:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6380 <div> <p paraeid="{f1278b83-7144-4107-9788-28d8f97d74ee}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Office&nbsp;Hours&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{179746a3-9ea9-4d81-9185-5fe18da14af5}{64}" paraid="1667008327" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 8-10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{179746a3-9ea9-4d81-9185-5fe18da14af5}{46}" paraid="739267031" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with PSO President Melia&nbsp;Tourangeau&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{140}" paraid="1856585117" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{178}" paraid="1695619522" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{209}" paraid="2115731679" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Gov. Wolf&#39;s Chief of Staff&nbsp;Mary&nbsp;Isenhour&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{71}" paraid="1560160443" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{96}" paraid="1478679243" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{126}" paraid="1941830411" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Member Lynda&nbsp;Wrenn&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{210}" paraid="46461613" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{230}" paraid="1278371214" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{10}" paraid="1941157127" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Natalia&nbsp;Rudiak&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{69}" paraid="859226270" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{88}" paraid="1849101076" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{119}" paraid="2015505984" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Chief Valerie McDonald Roberts&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{182}" paraid="143254178" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{201}" paraid="1865034550" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{249}" paraid="764128989" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>1Hood Event&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6b90a48a-3c9a-4918-9ae0-a867fbb02a32}{13}" paraid="1380207698" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6b90a48a-3c9a-4918-9ae0-a867fbb02a32}{35}" paraid="1166653159" xml:lang="EN-US">Location:&nbsp;Anthony Rivers Park, 200 Penn Circle W.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:02:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6377 <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{136}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Meeting with Brandi Fisher&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{144}" paraid="100127866">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{147}" paraid="1381580088">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{150}" paraid="935461831"><strong>Interview for Hill House Documentary&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{153}" paraid="727299539">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{156}" paraid="1257029096">Location: Hill House Kaufmann Center&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{158}" paraid="472425324"><strong>Phone call with&nbsp;Julie Butcher&nbsp;Pezzino, Grow Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{184}" paraid="385039172">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{186}" paraid="1702116069"><strong>Meeting with Director&nbsp;Hissrich, Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and Police Command Staff&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{196}" paraid="4151127">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{199}" paraid="697350699">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{201}" paraid="926269125"><strong>Summer of&nbsp;Learn and Earn Event&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{208}" paraid="1545608942">Time: 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{212}" paraid="1571527461">Location:&nbsp;WARM Center, Bible Center Church, 717 N. Homewood Ave&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:11:44 -0400 City of Pittsburgh and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Reach Tentative Settlement on Gaming Funds http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6376 <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{134}" paraid="1895939011">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 10, 2016) Attorneys for the&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority have reached a tentative settlement on the release of $18.19 million in outstanding gaming funds to the City, accompanied by the City dropping its lawsuit against the Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{147}" paraid="830652298">If approved by the ICA board, the settlement calls for the Authority to distribute the funds to the City in two payments. One payment of $7.03 million will be issued to the City for a supplemental payment above the Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) due to the City&#39;s pension fund. Another payment of $11.16 million will be distributed directly&nbsp;to the pension fund above the amounts contributed by&nbsp;the City in its 2016 budget.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{157}" paraid="1593707968">Under a 2004 state law, the ICA distributes $10 million in gaming funds&nbsp;annually to the City&nbsp;after it submits&nbsp;approved&nbsp;annual and five-year spending plans. The outstanding $18.19&nbsp;million covers gaming funds from 2014&nbsp;and 2015;&nbsp;the Authority already distributed $2.9 million of the funds in January 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{170}" paraid="1284904296">The board has announced the scheduling of special meeting next week on the proposed settlement, to be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, in City Council Chambers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{175}" paraid="1252194844">The City filed a lawsuit against the ICA in July 2015 seeking the release of the outstanding gaming funds.&nbsp;The draft settlement requires the City to withdraw the suit within three days after receiving the outstanding $18.19&nbsp;million.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{184}" paraid="923502434">The settlement follows legislation signed into law&nbsp;July 20&nbsp;by Gov. Tom Wolf bringing&nbsp;reforms and transparency to ICA&nbsp;practices.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{194}" paraid="115713545">&quot;Now that this legal matter is&nbsp;nearly&nbsp;over, the City and its partners in the ICA and the Capitol can get back to work on something we all agree on &ndash; the importance of finally bringing Pittsburgh back to financial health. We&#39;re not there yet, but working together the next few years we can get there,&quot; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{204}" paraid="2071572275">The bipartisan legislation signed by Gov. Wolf calls for the ICA to be terminated when the state mandates the&nbsp;City is&nbsp;no longer financially distressed under Act 47, or by June 30, 2019, whichever comes later.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{211}" paraid="1067660121">The bill also requires the ICA to post audits, contracts and other documents on its website. The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration intends to ask the ICA board to post all public documents in its possession&nbsp;going back to the authority&#39;s creation in 2004. The City would post all its own public documents as well.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:15:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, August 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6374 <div><strong>KQV Radio Call-in&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dennis Noonan&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Awarding Wood Street Commons Affordable Housing Grant with Congressman Doyle&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;304 Wood St&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Fontana and Councilwoman&nbsp;Rudiak&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dennis&nbsp;Yablonsky&nbsp;and&nbsp;Nicholas&nbsp;DeIuliis</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Candidates&#39; Comedy Night&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh&nbsp;Improv,&nbsp;166 E. Bridge Street,&nbsp;Homestead</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:50:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6371 <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{138}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Anthony Hamlet&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{146}" paraid="416464239">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{149}" paraid="2142737242">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{151}" paraid="1611729625"><strong>Commendations to Lifeguards at Magee Pool&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{72}" paraid="253424466" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{97}" paraid="1113230023" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{13}" paraid="1848468819" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>PWSA Green Report Presentation&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{168}" paraid="651995784">Time: 1 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{171}" paraid="564705352">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{173}" paraid="1841635005"><strong>Ballet Theater Tour&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{179}" paraid="1368011560">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{182}" paraid="1045044472">Location: 2900 Liberty Ave.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{184}" paraid="1595442106"><strong>Photo with Pittsburgh Promise Students&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{190}" paraid="2013452129">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{193}" paraid="607417043">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{195}" paraid="1710642461"><strong>Brighton Heights Public Safety Walk&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{201}" paraid="2047506242">Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{208}" paraid="1476294271">Location:&nbsp;Brighton Heights Citizens Federation,&nbsp;3629 California Ave&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:13:27 -0400 City Launches School Supply Drive http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6368 <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{134}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 5, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Councilwoman Theresa&nbsp;Kail-Smith have launched a school supply drive for Pittsburgh students.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{154}" paraid="1363222784">Boxes are placed in the lobby of the City-County Building for donations. Suggested supplies include&nbsp;looseleaf&nbsp;paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, erasers, markers and&nbsp;crayons.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{159}" paraid="1727113790">&quot;I&#39;m happy the Mayor and I are finding a way to show kids across Pittsburgh that the City cares about them, and wants them to be successful in the coming school year,&quot; Councilwoman&nbsp;Kail-Smith said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{163}" paraid="2017233674">The two-week drive will accept donations through Thursday, August 18.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:47:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 5-8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6366 <p>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule - Friday, August 5 through Monday, August 8, 2016:</p> <p><em>Days off</em></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:28:45 -0400 Teamsters Approve New Contract with City http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6365 <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{134}" paraid="946472285">PITTSBURGH, PA (August&nbsp;4, 2016) The union for the City&#39;s refuse and animal control workers --&nbsp;Local 249 of the&nbsp;International Brotherhood of Teamsters &ndash; has&nbsp;ratified a new 5-year contract that will provide hourly wages of $15 for most workers and give them&nbsp;accelerated&nbsp;schedules for promotion.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{150}" paraid="453799142">The pact is within the spending guidelines set by the City&#39;s Act 47 Recovery Plan, which places controls on all union contracts and on salaries and benefits for non-union workers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{157}" paraid="31098077">Last fall Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued an Executive Order mandating that all full-time City workers receive wages of $15 per hour, to be phased in over five years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{176}" paraid="1745274614">In the contract the Teamsters&nbsp;agreed to&nbsp;move to a union-sponsored health care plan that freed up more funding for salary increases for refuse workers, who are among the lowest-paid employees in the&nbsp;City. First year refuse employees who formerly made $12.28&nbsp;per hour in the first year of their contract will now be paid $14.75, which grows&nbsp;to $15.20&nbsp;per hour in 2018 and $15.81 in&nbsp;2020.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{182}" paraid="1125338387">The five-year pact covers the years 2016-2020. It is the final contract left with a City bargaining unit since Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;took office in January 2014. Local 249&#39;s previous contract ended&nbsp;December 31, 2015.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{188}" paraid="429867273">&quot;I want to thank the Teamsters for helping&nbsp;us to provide some of the hardest-working employees in this City a good wage, while working creatively with us to stay within the bounds of the state&#39;s Act 47 law,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{191}" paraid="711418852">Local 249 represents approximately 170 refuse workers and 14 Animal Care &amp; Control employees.&nbsp;Its membership approved the pact Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{207}" paraid="1987904361">Collecting garbage&nbsp;is an&nbsp;arduous&nbsp;and dirty job, making recruitment difficult,&nbsp;but the&nbsp;new pact should help the Department of Public Works&nbsp;Environmental Services&nbsp;Bureau&nbsp;attract and retain new workers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{213}" paraid="1505073419">Under the union&#39;s previous contract it took eight years for new workers to build up the service time to reach the highest levels of pay. Under the new contract that is cut to four years. It also provides for better health and safety for workers by more quickly offering them enhanced disability pay: where workers previously had to wait 21 days for such pay,&nbsp;that wait is now cut to 8 days. Foremen will also be provided with increased occupational safety&nbsp;training to better serve their workers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{220}" paraid="528802843">In other parts of the contract the City&nbsp;agreed to reimburse garbage truck drivers&nbsp;the cost of having their Commercial Driver&#39;s Licenses reapproved, and to provide Animal Control personnel with radios to enhance their safety.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:12:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6363 <div><strong>Meeting with Andrea Geraghty, Ricardo Williams, and Chief McDonald-Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Danielle Crumrine</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Director Donahoe</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Quantum Theatre in Mellon Park</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mellon Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:32:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6360 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ground Breaking for Provident Charter School</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1400 Troy Hill Road</div> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:39:03 -0400 Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association named 2016 Best Block Award Winner http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6357 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August 2, 2016) Congratulations to Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, the 2016 Best Block Award winner!</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto announced that Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association is the winner of the Best Block Award for the most&nbsp;transformative&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">Love Your Block</a>&nbsp;project&nbsp;for 2016, and will receive an additional $2,000 in funds.</p> <p>This year, the Stanton Heights group created a rain garden in a location along Stanton Avenue strategically chosen to mitigate stormwater runoff. They also repainted the railing of a set of City steps close to the garden site and removed more than 600 pounds of litter from the area. Finally, the group planted vines to grow along a nearby retaining wall, further contributing to stormwater mitigation and improving the appearance of the wall. The Best Block Award will be used to expand this very exciting project for the Stanton Heights neighborhood.</p> <p>&quot;I am extremely happy to hear that the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association has been awarded the &#39;Best Block transformation&#39; award. The project along Stanton Avenue not only brings beauty to the neighborhood, but promotes responsible storm water management. It serves as a shining example of what neighbors can do when they come together,&quot; said Councilwoman Deborah Gross.</p> <p>&quot;Congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association on the 2016 Best Block Award!&nbsp;Your hard work and dedication to the&nbsp;beautification of your neighborhood is essential to its success. This award is well deserved,&quot; said Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.</p> <p>The Peduto Administration extends congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, and thanks all neighborhood groups for their hard work. It also thanks Peoples Gas for their generous sponsorship of the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">Love Your Block program</a>.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:05:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6356 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Almono Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive, Jim Sloss, Grant Ervin, and Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>West End National Night Out&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Wabash Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Sheridan National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1223 Twee Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greenfield National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hammer Playground</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Homewood North National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 7300 block of Monticello St.</div> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:39:51 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Announces PGH Lab 2016 Cohort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6352 <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{143}" paraid="1943456490">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 2, 2016) &nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh today announced the first <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">PGH Lab&nbsp;2016&nbsp;Cohort</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{156}" paraid="905016282">PGH Lab is a new pilot program&nbsp;under I&amp;P&#39;s strategic&nbsp;plan, the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Inclusive Innovation Roadmap.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;It is&nbsp;designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh.&quot;Previously, there was no formal mechanism for the City to engage with the startup community.&nbsp;PGH&nbsp;Lab not only serves as the matchmaker, but helps further drive innovative solutions and processes within the City and&nbsp;throughout the&nbsp;start-up community. We are excited to see this relationship deepen through active&nbsp;prototyping&quot;, said Debra Lam, Chief Innovation &amp; Performance&nbsp;Officer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{183}" paraid="1804692145">&nbsp;&quot;PGH Lab empowers our local entrepreneurs. The program aligns with our vision at the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to foster and promote Pittsburgh&rsquo;s innovation economy. PGH Lab is an opportunity for us at the URA to partner with local startups and together work towards solving civic issues. We are happy to welcome one startup company&nbsp;which will be working closely with our team. We look forward to testing new technologies that places Pittsburgh at the forefront of innovation&quot;, said Tom Link, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the&nbsp;Urban&nbsp;Redevelopment&nbsp;Authority.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{194}" paraid="1208108406">Through PGH Lab, local startup companies will be connected with various City departments&nbsp;and the Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;to test new technologies and services for a period of three months starting at the end of July&nbsp;until&nbsp;early October.&nbsp;Over 25 successful qualified startup companies applied to the program, all&nbsp;presented solutions to&nbsp;pressing issues&nbsp;in the areas of Climate Change &amp; the Environment, City Operations,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Citizen Engagement.&nbsp;The&nbsp;proposed solutions&nbsp;included&nbsp;high tech products, hardware&nbsp;and&nbsp;software services.&nbsp;They&nbsp;showed a diverse professional&nbsp;background&nbsp;having worked as serial entrepreneurs, engineers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;developers&nbsp;in their own ventures. Their professional background&nbsp;included&nbsp;work for major&nbsp;technology companies&nbsp;like Google and Microsoft, others like&nbsp;NASA, and&nbsp;international&nbsp;consulting firms.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{240}" paraid="1041644610">The City of Pittsburgh PGH Lab Review Committee&nbsp;and the URA&nbsp;chose&nbsp;three companies for this year&#39;s&nbsp;cohort.&nbsp;&nbsp;The&nbsp;committee&nbsp;selected these companies&nbsp;based on&nbsp;City needs, capacity, and the company&#39;s innovative solution&nbsp;to address&nbsp;civic issues.&nbsp;The&nbsp;selected&nbsp;startup companies&nbsp;are&nbsp;leaders&nbsp;in developing and providing&nbsp;innovative&nbsp;products&nbsp;in their industries.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{22}" paraid="2067721818">Congratulations&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;winning&nbsp;companies of the&nbsp;2016&nbsp;PGH&nbsp;Lab&nbsp;cohort:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{40}" paraid="409132684"><a href="https://hibersense.com/">HiberSense</a>&nbsp;provides facility managers and property owners with micro-zone climate control. Through a distributed network of sensors and smart vents.&nbsp;HiberSense&nbsp;can precisely condition spaces so they are comfortable for everyone while saving energy and protecting expensive heating and cooling equipment.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{57}" paraid="1522925290"><a href="http://transit-source.co/sentinel-box">TransitSource</a>&nbsp;develops products that increase urban connectivity and democratize travel options to meet diverse transit needs. Our creative technology solutions that address unique transit problems - the first time around, saving both time and money. Our proactive technology can protect people before accidents happen, provide data for governments to make informed decisions on infrastructure improvements, and increase the quality of people-powered transit in our cities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{69}" paraid="1322005583"><a href="http://www.waterhorseenergy.com/renerge-inc/">Renerg&eacute;, Inc.</a>-&nbsp;The Water Horse by&nbsp;Renerg&eacute;, Inc. is an entirely new, cost effective energy solution for off-grid applications.&nbsp; The Water Horse is an open flow hydro-energy system that, unlike traditional turbines,&nbsp;is readily deployable and minimally disruptive to river resources.&nbsp; The Water Horse modular systems can be assembled into arrays to meet power requirements ranging from 10 to 100&#39;s of kW, and function in flows previously described as &quot;technically unrecoverable,&quot; thereby tapping an entirely new renewable energy resource.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{69}" paraid="1322005583">Follow PGH Lab activity at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">pghlab.pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;and on Twitter at @PghIP&nbsp;#PGHLab&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{87}" paraid="1949064407"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;Annia&nbsp;Aleman - Innovation and Performance Fellow, City of Pittsburgh at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:pghlab@pittsburghpa.gov">pghlab@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:10:30 -0400 Police Chief McLay Requests Investigations of Democratic National Convention Remarks http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6351 <div> <p paraeid="{824c4451-0ae5-496e-b50e-a2d421b041aa}{133}" paraid="1235958606">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 1, 2016) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S.&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;has asked the Office of Municipal Investigations and the Citizen Police Review Board to each investigate his remarks at the Democratic National Convention last week, and allegations&nbsp;that his appearance violated City Code.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{02e2a58e-ae5f-4ebe-bc80-f029e5dc0655}{242}" paraid="1069575487" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;While I interpret&nbsp;the code differently, I strongly believe I must be accountable to all relevant laws and City policies. In order to ensure the integrity of my accountability systems are not compromised by member perceptions that the rules are not being evenly&nbsp; applied, I gladly offer&nbsp;my willingness to have OMI and CPRB&nbsp;conduct&nbsp;investigations into my conduct relative to the Democratic National Convention,&quot; Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2a8bd002-8d55-43d2-8429-0d3f217f7c94}{153}" paraid="1473208437" xml:lang="EN-US">OMI is assigning an investigator this week to review the matter and the CPRB has already opened an inquiry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{426f261f-eeea-4ece-a9b2-6e7f2581b430}{255}" paraid="1448565826" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;pertinent code section&nbsp;<a href="https://www.municode.com/library/pa/pittsburgh/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITONEAD_ARTXIPE_CH195POPUOF_S195.02PRPOOFCACECI">is 195.02</a>, which relates to political activity by police.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:58:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6347 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WJAS Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Oath of Office for&nbsp;Hon. David L. Spurgeon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 7th Floor, City County Building, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>150th Anniversary of UPMC Shadyside</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5230 Centre Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Meatless Monday Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 3&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming&nbsp;Video to Promote&nbsp;Girls Rock Science Exploration of STEM&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Participants of&nbsp;Millennial&nbsp;Trains Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:55:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 30 - 31, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6342 <div><strong>July 30</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Rally with Secretary Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation at&nbsp;Mike Ditka Gala</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Heinz Field</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 31</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:10:16 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto On New PWSA Executive Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6339 <div> <p paraeid="{4e187ef8-496b-458d-aff9-c86e62745c0b}{110}" paraid="1720237887" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to inquiries about the employment background of the new Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer&nbsp;Authority&nbsp;(PWSA),&nbsp;Dr. K. Charles Griffin.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f16fb5da-79bf-490d-b75e-74517644bf59}{230}" paraid="940149971" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;I demand full accountability from the Board in regards to the vetting and hiring process used to select Dr. K. Charles Griffin as the new Executive Director of PWSA. &nbsp;If there are any errors or inconsistencies, the public deserves immediate and full disclosure from the Board and Dr. Griffin, including a complete and detailed explanation of the circumstances regarding any possible error or omission.&quot; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{edd78b97-4a74-4eb8-ba7c-c4b4694fc165}{1}" paraid="523934609" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:57:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6338 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials&nbsp;Leadership and Advisory Board Brunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Morton&#39;s The Steakhouse, 1411 Walnut St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Conference of Democratic Mayors - City Solutions to Income Inequality</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust, St. Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Addressing the Pennsylvania Democratic Party at Delegation Lunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Chelsea Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception with Google and Center for American Progress</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 801 Market Street, Philadelphia</div> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:49:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6332 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at POLITICO&#39;s Economy Caucus</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and&nbsp;Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)</em></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2001 Market St., 2 Commerce Square, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Americans for Democratic Action with Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Keith Ellison</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: African American Museum, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>&quot;A Conversation with Uber&quot; including&nbsp;David Plouffe and Rachel Holt</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Parke Towne Place, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Pre-Party with with Google</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location&nbsp;Victory Beer Garden, 1100 Pattison Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>QVC Women in Retail Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Democratic Party Celebration with Senator Casey, Governor Wolf, and Governor Ed Rendell</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Museum of Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East</div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:02:49 -0400 Mossfield Street in Garfield To Be Closed For Maintenance Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6326 <div> <p paraeid="{d6fd3d54-b6d2-4378-9cd7-8b66caa88bc8}{25}" paraid="1821793540" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that Mossfield Street -- from N. Mathilda Street to&nbsp;Schenley&nbsp;Avenue in Garfield --&nbsp;will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 7:00 a.m.&nbsp;to 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;for routine seasonal maintenance along the&nbsp;roadway and sidewalks.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{d6fd3d54-b6d2-4378-9cd7-8b66caa88bc8}{25}" paraid="1821793540" xml:lang="EN-US">Motorists are encouraged to&nbsp;use&nbsp;Schenley&nbsp;Avenue and N. Mathilda Street&nbsp;as a detour during the closure.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53c49ea2-6844-4f0e-bba7-42cbe4c2be61}{77}" paraid="457144654" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:42:26 -0400 Media Advisory: Pittsburgh Police Chief Expected to Address Democratic National Convention http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6325 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay is expected to address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight.</p> <p>Chief McLay is tentatively scheduled to address the DNC sometime between 8-9 p.m., and speak on Pittsburgh&#39;s efforts to adopt the best practices community policing. In March 2015 Pittsburgh was chosen as one of six cities nationwide to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice&#39;s <a href="http://trustandjustice.org/" target="_blank">National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</a>. The initiative&#39;s goal&nbsp;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.</p> <p>More information will be released on the address if it becomes available.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto is attending the DNC as an elected delegate for the 14th Congressional District. His schedule today&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6323">is available here.</a></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:55:40 -0400 Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission Announces Collaboration with Covestro, Environmental Artist Andrea Polli and WindStax http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6324 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) - The Pittsburgh Bicentennial Steering Commission announced today that an innovative project that was envisioned as part of the city&rsquo;s celebrations is moving forward. With financial support from Covestro, LLC and logistical support from Duquesne Light Company and Allegheny County, the Rachel Carson Bridge will become the site of a unique environmental art installation to be revealed during the 2016 Light Up Night celebration.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am thrilled to see this historic project come to light,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Thanks to a great partnership between members of the Bridge Lighting Committee of the Bicentennial Commission, Allegheny County, Covestro, Duquesne Light, and the selected artist and implementation team, we will have a beautiful installation showcasing our rich history and promising future in design, energy, innovation and the arts.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Bridge Lighting Committee of the Bicentennial Commission went through a rigorous Request for Qualification and vetting process that has also resulted in the selection of a team to move the project forward. Andrea Polli, an environmental artist, and Ron Gdovic of WindStax, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of wind turbines and alternative energy solutions, will be responsible for creating Energy Flow. The project will combine light and wind to create a temporary light display on the Rachel Carson Bridge.</p> <p>&ldquo;Covestro is proud to be part of the Bicentennial year events and to celebrate with the city we have called home for more than 60 years,&rdquo; said Jerry MacCleary, President of Covestro LLC. &ldquo;Energy Flow combines art and technology with one of our region&rsquo;s most signature features &ndash; a bridge. This was a natural fit for Covestro, not only because the bridge symbolizes our own journey in developing a new brand identity, but also because our raw materials help protect and beautify many of the bridges right here in Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Covestro&rsquo;s support of the Energy Flow project demonstrates the company&rsquo;s commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its vision for creating a cleaner, brighter future through innovative technologies.</p> <p>Duquesne Light Company is providing the additional electrical infrastructure needed to bring the Energy Flow installation to life. As part of Allegheny County&rsquo;s long-term efforts to rehabilitate the Three Sister Bridges and the city&rsquo;s Bicentennial celebrations, Duquesne Light will be working over the next few months to design and install necessary equipment on the Rachel Carson Bridge. The installation of a number of vertical wind turbines, and Duquesne Light&rsquo;s work, will serve as a connection point for the temporary installation to the electric grid, providing an alternate source of power to the display.</p> <p>&ldquo;Duquesne Light is honored to be a part of such an important milestone in our city&rsquo;s history,&rdquo; said Rich Riazzi, President and CEO of Duquesne Light. &ldquo;We have been delivering power to Pittsburgh for more than 135 years, and couldn&rsquo;t be more excited to lend our expertise to this innovative lighting installation that will serve as a focal point of this year&rsquo;s Light Up Night celebration.&rdquo;</p> <p>Last month, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council passed legislation authorizing the use of the Rachel Carson Bridge for the purpose of the light display. In its legislative action, Council indicated that the use of the bridge for the display will bring enjoyment and benefit to the residents of the county, and will also promote our region nationally and internationally.</p> <p>&ldquo;For a long time, the Sister Bridges have been a symbol to people far and wide of our city, county and region,&rdquo; said Fitzgerald. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to support the Pittsburgh 200 celebration by making the Rachel Carson Bridge available for this effort and look forward to seeing the final results of this unique collaboration.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Bridge Committee was co-chaired by Jay Sukernek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverlife, and Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. The committee spent months planning and working towards the ultimate goal of a bridge lighting for the Bicentennial Celebration.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was a privilege to have been part of this selection process,&rdquo; said Sukernek. &ldquo;By selecting a team made up of Ms. Polli, known for her environmental art installations featuring air and light, and WindStax, a local manufacturer and leader in alternative energy generation, we are honoring the legacy of environmentalist Rachel Carson for whom the bridge is named.&rdquo;</p> <p>As part of the project, wind turbines will be used to generate electricity to be used in Energy Flow. Additional information and information related to the project will be provided as the planning and efforts by the selected team continue to move forward, with the unveiling of the project schedule for Light Up Night 2016.</p> <p>&ldquo;The holidays are such a special time in Downtown Pittsburgh and we are thrilled to see this new lighting project unveiled on Light Up Night,&rdquo; said Waldrup. &ldquo;The bridge is certain to serve as another anchor destination in Downtown throughout the season.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACT: </strong>Jay Sukernek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Riverlife; Cell: 412-334-0975;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jay@riverlifepgh.org">jay@riverlifepgh.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE BICENTENNIAL STEERING COMMISSION</strong></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission was organized and is chaired by Mayor William Peduto and co-chaired by Dr. Andy Masich, President and CEO of the John H. Heinz History Center. Nearly 30 business and community leaders are part of the Steering Commission, including community and non-profit organizations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH BICENTENNIAL</strong></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Pittsburgh, giving citizens opportunity for self-governance. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. Mayor William Peduto formed the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission to recognize and celebrate the anniversary with unique and collaborative partnerships. Over 200 organizations, companies, nonprofits and individuals are participating in the yearlong celebration. For more information visit <a href="http://www.pgh200.com/">www.pgh200.com</a>, follow @PGHbicentennial on Twitter for follow the hashtag #PGH200.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT COVESTRO LLC</strong></p> <p>Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,800 people at the end of 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT DUQUESNE LIGHT</strong></p> <p>Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers&rsquo; lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company&rsquo;s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT ANDREA POLLI</strong></p> <p>Andrea Polli is a writer and environmental artist adept at using the mercurial qualities of air and light to create original artworks. She has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Artport and the Field Museum of Natural History. Polli holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her doctorate in computing, communications and electronics from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT WINDSTAX</strong></p> <p>WindStax&reg; Wind Power Systems is a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, microgrid, and supplemental stationary power requirements. WindStax Wind Power Systems incorporates many industry firsts &ndash; including high-performance energy management in a self-contained and reliable green energy system that is easy to own and operate.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:29:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6323 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Local Progress Reception: Progressive Leaders Pushing for Change</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at National League of Cities Panel: &quot;Building a 21st Century America: Infrastructure Leadership from America&#39;s Communities.&quot;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Former Governor Ed Rendell; Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York City; Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta; and Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa.</em></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia City hall</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Reception Honoring Local Officials</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: McCormick and Schmick&#39;s, 1 S. Broad St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking on Panel&nbsp;for&nbsp;&quot;Transportation &amp; Infrastructure:&nbsp;Leading America&rsquo;s Economy Through Innovation, Investment, and a Skilled Workforce.&quot;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia;&nbsp;Jane F. Garvey, Chairman Meridiam North America; Representative&nbsp;Rick Larsen, Washington; Representative&nbsp;David E. Price, North Carolina;&nbsp;Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin, Texas;&nbsp;Mr. Paul Rinaldi, President of NATCA; and&nbsp;Mr. Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway.</em></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Convention Village at Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Hub</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Lauren Manning, Ryan Moore, and President Bill Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Planned Parenthood Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m</div> <div>Location: Union Transfer, 1026 Garden St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegate Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia</div> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:28:39 -0400 Arbitration Panel Issues Final Police Contract Award http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6320 <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{144}" paraid="50658077">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2016)&nbsp;Following more than a year of hearings and internal discussions, an arbitration panel&nbsp;has&nbsp;issued its final contract terms between the City of Pittsburgh and its police union, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{150}" paraid="556913131">The contract award follows parameters set by the City&#39;s Act 47 Recovery Plan, which have guided every City contract awarded since Pittsburgh entered financially distressed status in 2003.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{153}" paraid="740396594">&quot;This is a fair &ndash; and legally required &ndash; contract in which neither side got everything it wanted. It is a balanced award that is consistent with the mandates of state law and the contracts signed by every bargaining unit in the city,&quot; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{158}" paraid="749769454">The award contains several agreements benefiting the workplace environment for rank-and-file police officers, while&nbsp;staying within Act 47 legal constraints.&nbsp;They include:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{162}" paraid="2113161587">A pilot program requested by the FOP to study a switch to a four-day, 10-hour schedule. Allowing for 3 days off could help address officer fatigue and stress, and give them more time with their families.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{167}" paraid="429420007">Another change requested by the FOP allowing all officers the&nbsp;ability to annually pick their duty locations and shifts, where previously only the top 25% most senior officers were allowed to do so. Officers may pick duty locations closer to their homes, or choose to serve new neighborhoods with differing levels of crime, which could help address officer burnout.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{171}" paraid="1636029918">A change barring the non-emergency cancellation of off-days without first offering shifts to other officers on a voluntary basis. This gives officers more protection when needing to take time off for personal reasons.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{179}" paraid="375882803">The creation of a new trust fund to help pay for post-retirement health care benefits for officers hired from 2005 through 2015&nbsp;and&nbsp;ineligible for such post-retirement coverage.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{183}" paraid="670634083">The contract award also includes the Act 47 requirements restricting salary increases for all City employees, and the recovery plan&#39;s mandates that all employees &ndash; both union and non-union -- pay more for health care coverage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{196}" paraid="777703463">&ldquo;I can assure all our officers that the Mayor hears their concerns about this contract.&nbsp;Now that&nbsp;arbitration is&nbsp;over, we are proceeding to tackle&nbsp;other open&nbsp;issues&nbsp;that&nbsp;I know officers care about,&nbsp;relating&nbsp;to secondary employment and overtime,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;S.&nbsp;McLay.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{199}" paraid="85489126">The previous contract expired at the end of 2014 and the new four-year contract term is from January 2015 through December 2018. The Bureau of Police comprises the single-biggest segment of City employees, with roughly 850 officers out of some 3,300 total employees citywide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{208}" paraid="519245802">&quot;While this contract is finally done, it alone is not&nbsp;enough to fix the City&#39;s long-term financial problems, including long-term pension and other legacy costs,&rdquo; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&ldquo;There is still a tough road ahead, and all City employees are bearing a burden.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{211}" paraid="1207609815">In compliance with the City&#39;s Act 47 plan &ndash; and consistent with contract controls set for all City employees &ndash; the contract includes base wage salary increases of 0% in 2015; 1 % in 2016; 2% in 2017; and 2% in 2018. Currently, police officers pay roughly half what municipal employees pay for health care: starting in 2017, officers will have to contribute 15% of their health care premiums, which is an increase from their current 8.8%.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{214}" paraid="1745584404">The contract will take effect immediately. There is a 30-day period in which either side can appeal.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:57:44 -0400 City Building and Zoning Information to Become More Accessible to the Public http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319 <div> <p paraeid="{38b62126-5aff-4c8c-ad81-2a204fd88ad5}{11}" paraid="675567056" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2016)&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;administration is implementing&nbsp;a new mapping tool to make building permit and zoning information easy to search and view.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b22476e4-f13e-4d81-a02f-49c2ee2f0b05}{144}" paraid="961223664" xml:lang="EN-US">Legislation is being introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on&nbsp;Tuesday to purchase&nbsp;software and support services from &quot;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>,&quot; a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{593e372c-c2a7-4e91-8cc3-1a532e8bc5f7}{19}" paraid="1584166322" xml:lang="EN-US">Through the data visualization tool, residents, businesses, developers and others&nbsp;will be able to view and search&nbsp;a detailed map that shows all building and zoning data happening in every neighborhood citywide. The tool&nbsp;is currently used by city and county governments in San Francisco, Colorado, Oregon and elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US"><img alt="buildingeye photo" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Buildingeye_photo.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 267px; float: left;" /></p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">Visitors to the site will be able to sign up for alerts that notify them whenever permits, location-based licenses or violations occur in their neighborhood, City Council district, or block. Visitors will also be able to report alleged violations through an interface with the City&#39;s 311 office.&nbsp;The new site is expected to launch this fall.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e358c3b-bda5-406f-b479-0d59b4b44b81}{87}" paraid="1687451547" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;With this tool, residents will no longer be forced to call their Council member or visit the City&rsquo;s downtown offices to obtain basic public information,&rdquo; said Councilman Dan Gilman. &ldquo;Residents will now be able to track what&rsquo;s happening in their neighborhoods in real time with a click of a button.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b48c30e-a3f1-4f66-8d8d-2736cafa8a45}{45}" paraid="1555127543" xml:lang="EN-US">The project is a joint effort by the&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections and the Department of City Planning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{831d0119-33ea-433e-b21d-867b4df22120}{5}" paraid="548161344" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This will allow everyone the ability to access building&nbsp;permit and violation information online, and in a visually understandable way,&quot; PLI Director Maura Kennedy said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b3d40c62-2777-4514-b769-aa83971996d5}{38}" paraid="138264947" xml:lang="EN-US">Currently those seeking such information have to search through online spreadsheets, or PLI&#39;s violation database, or visit the PLI and zoning offices downtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{30e1e524-79c0-4f5b-aae8-e840a6511a0a}{162}" paraid="1970748132" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This technology is not only easy to use, but will bring&nbsp;further transparency and efficiency to our services,&quot; said Planning Director Ray&nbsp;Gastil.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{75af790f-1dff-4fdb-bad5-61c8e84b9edb}{114}" paraid="31838243" xml:lang="EN-US">The cost of the contract is $154,000. (<span style="color:#b22222;">Note: A previous version of this release stated the cost was $126,000.)</span></p> <p paraeid="{75af790f-1dff-4fdb-bad5-61c8e84b9edb}{114}" paraid="31838243" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>Photo: buildingeye map of Palo Alto, Calif. Source: buildingeye</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:48:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 25,2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6318 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Featured Guest at Bloomberg&#39;s Climate Change&nbsp;Roundtable&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Guests</strong>:&nbsp;<em>Hillary Clinton Campaign representatives, EPA,&nbsp;Bloomberg&nbsp;Philanthropies, Sierra Club, and League of&nbsp;Conservation Voters.</em></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Le Meridien, 1421 Arch St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking on the Progressive Policy Institute&#39;s&nbsp;&quot;Going Local: A Conversation with Progressive Mayors&quot; Panel</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:&nbsp;</strong><em>Mayor Whaley, Dayton;&nbsp;Mayor Buckhorn, Tampa; Mayor Kriseman, St. Petersburg;&nbsp;Mayor Benjamin, Columbia;&nbsp;Mayor Roberts, &nbsp;Charlotte;&nbsp;Mayor Buttiegieg, South Bend;&nbsp;Mayor Ortis, Pembrok Pines; and&nbsp;Mayor Stodola, Little Rock.</em></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia City Hall</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayoral Welcome Reception with Mayor Kenney</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Independence Beer Garden, 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>POLITICO&#39;s Reception with Alicia Keys</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2001 Market St., 2 Commerce Square, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception with Leader Nancy Pelosi and&nbsp;Mayor Bill de Blasio Honoring Italian Americans</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Fratelli&#39;s Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chairman of the&nbsp;Pennsylvania&nbsp;Democratic&nbsp;Party&#39;s&nbsp;Reception with Uber</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Double Tree - Center City</div> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:46:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 23-24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6314 <div><strong>July 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lunch with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 24</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Traveling to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Welcome to Pennsylvania Reception</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Progress Policy Institute and National League of Cities Welcome Reception</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:22:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 22,2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6313 <p><strong>Phone Interview with Aarian Marshall</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <div><strong>Meeting with Dr.&nbsp;David Finegold</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Check Presentation for Summer 16</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tour of Northside&nbsp;with Buhl Foundation</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Dinner with Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: LeMont</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:00:57 -0400 Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6309 <div> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{238}" paraid="1262458538" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) - The following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{241}" paraid="716264151" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<strong>July 23-24, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Northside HAL Center -&nbsp;5 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15212&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Homewood HAL Center -&nbsp;7321&nbsp;Frankstown&nbsp;Ave, Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15208&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Brookline Recreation Center -&nbsp;1400 Oakridge St, Pittsburgh PA 15226&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{30}" paraid="1623472193" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>&nbsp;July 23-24, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{38}" paraid="1957359551" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Ammon Recreation Center -&nbsp;2217 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{41457066-3f83-40f7-9bea-53411bf99cfa}{90}" paraid="752178014" xml:lang="EN-US">Outdoor swimming pools will be open for normal weekend&nbsp;hours of operation from&nbsp;1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. A list of outdoor pools can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-pools-outdoor">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{74ece496-93f6-4b9c-a21c-498a908ce37c}{161}" paraid="1184046996" xml:lang="EN-US">Spray Parks are open daily from 11:00&nbsp;a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Weather permitting. A list of Spray Park facilities can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/spray-parks">here</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{74ece496-93f6-4b9c-a21c-498a908ce37c}{99}" paraid="1087362475" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:38:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6305 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Officials from Bradenton, Florida</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo Shoot for Library Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Luncheon with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership&#39;s Young Leaders Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Donna Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Donahoe</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:58:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6304 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bureau of Fire Swearing In Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Summer 16&nbsp;Video&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Northside Chamber Awards Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Casino</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Citiparks Senior Awards Picnic</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Riverview Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Rivers Club Reinvention Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club, 301 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner with Trustees of Hiram College</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>NCSY&nbsp;Garden Sizzler</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:36:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6302 <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and David Zipper</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Daniel Wellbelove</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Tom Joseph, Michael Broeker, Juel Lawson, Dr. Arrington, Crystal Aiadara, and Richard Voelker</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Josh Franzos</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh United</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Recording Video for Shyne Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:34:03 -0400 The Sprout Fund Joins City and County to Advance "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6301 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will be joined by The Sprout Fund in the next phase of the ongoing &ldquo;My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper&rdquo; initiative (MBK) to close the opportunity gap for young people of color in the Pittsburgh region. With the support of a $200,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, Sprout will work in partnership with the City and County to identify and employ a project manager, engage a planning consultant, and make grants totaling $100,000 to seed implementation projects that enhance access to learning experiences that connect young people of color to career opportunities in technology.</p> <p>&ldquo;There is tremendous opportunity in the Pittsburgh region today, but many members of our community lack equitable access to the educational experiences needed for jobs in rewarding fields,&rdquo; said Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund. &ldquo;We have a responsibility to do everything we can to make sure young people of color acquire the technological and academic skills they need to thrive.&rdquo;</p> <p>The project builds on efforts by the City, County, and a committee representing academia, the clergy, community groups, and school partners that led to the release of the <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/MBK_Playbook_%28Web_View_Pittsburgh-Allegheny_County_2015%29.pdf">local MBK Playbook</a> in October 2015, which recommended several strategies to achieve social and economic equity.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a community, it&rsquo;s important that we focus on providing youth and young men of color opportunities to share in the growth in our region,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;The MBK Playbook provides a game plan that can have a significant impact provided that we remain focused on the goals set forth in it. Having this support from The Sprout Fund and Heinz Endowments is going to help us ensure that we keep this effort on track.&rdquo;</p> <p>A planning consultant and project manager will work cooperatively to advance the initial work of the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper committee. The planning consultant will host community conversations in fall 2016 that will result in recommendations for providing high-quality technology learning experiences to more young people of color. The project manager will work with My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper committee members and partner organizations to create measurable objectives, create an evaluation plan, and issue an annual report to the community.</p> <p>Sprout will then make grants totaling $100,000 to fund pilot implementation projects that advance community recommendations to provide high-quality learning experiences in technology, digital literacy, and workforce readiness for young people of color during the first six months of 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t ensure equity without opportunity. This partnership with The Sprout Fund will help advance a two-year effort and will give local organizations, that have been doing this work already in our communities, the opportunity to have a say in a more inclusive digital ecosystem for all of our children,&rdquo; said City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p>To build the team that will support this work over the next year, The Sprout Fund issued two Requests for Proposals:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://downloads.sproutfund.org/mbk/MBK-Sprout-Community_Stakeholder_Planning_Consultant.pdf">Community &amp; Stakeholder Planning Consultant</a> to design and lead community stakeholder planning process and to prepare the initial recommendations that result from these discussions.</li> <li><a href="http://downloads.sproutfund.org/mbk/MBK-Sprout-Project_Manager.pdf">Project Manager</a> to provide the ongoing project management for the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper initiative and act as a liaison between and coordinator of participating organizations, including the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.</li> </ul> <p>Interested parties are encouraged to visit <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/mybrotherskeeper">www.sproutfund.org/mybrotherskeeper</a> to see full details on these opportunities. Proposals are due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016.</p> <p>Community members interested in participating in or staying informed about progress on My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper in Pittsburgh are encouraged to sign up to receive updates by <a href="http://eepurl.com/b9ISbn">completing this form</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Pittsburgh is a local version of <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">President Obama&rsquo;s My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper initiative</a> committed to ensuring that young people of color achieve academic proficiency in skills related to local economic opportunities so that all residents of the Pittsburgh region, especially young men of color, are able to benefit from the region&rsquo;s growth. Learn more at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/mbk/index.html">http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/mbk/index.html</a></p> <p><strong>About The Sprout Fund</strong></p> <p>The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout has worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities. Learn more at <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/">http://www.sproutfund.org/</a></p> <p><strong>About The Heinz Endowments</strong></p> <p>The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping our region prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to the work of the Heinz Endowments is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls southwestern Pennsylvania home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive.</p> <p><strong>CONTACT:</strong> Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund:&nbsp;ryan@sproutfund.org; (412) 325-0646 // (412) 867-5837</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:07:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6300 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pastor Darryl Canady</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Penn Mathilda Apartment Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4816 Penn Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Frank Polito and Kathy Zechem</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Secretary Redding&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Delegate Dinner with the Allegheny County Democratic Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Village Tavern</div> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:15:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6295 <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at&nbsp;Vintage Grand Prix</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Schenley Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Peace and Healing Vigil</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Freedom Corner</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <dl> <dd class="location" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Gotham A&quot;, &quot;Gotham B&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px;"> &nbsp;</dd> </dl> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:14:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6292 <div><strong>African American Heritage Day Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Center Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Zone 2 Police and Youth Basketball Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Thelma Lovette YMCA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July&nbsp;Sustainability Salon</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:30:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6287 <p>Day Off</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:46:40 -0400 Launch of [ ] We Move Series to Support Engagement and Visibility of Diverse Pittsburgh Communities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6285 <p>Pittsburgh, PA (July 14, 2016) -- Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative announces [ &nbsp;] We Move, a pilot series of 10 community-led cultural celebrations. [ &nbsp;] We Move is made possible through an existing grant awarded by the National League of Cities to strengthen community outreach efforts to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s immigrant, Latino, and African American residents. The 10 groups invited to participate in the series will showcase their celebrations on Friday, July 15 at The Global Switchboard (305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>&ldquo;We Move presents an opportunity to elevate and engage with our communities of color and immigrants,&rdquo; says Mayor Peduto. Adding, &ldquo;The process has provided us with greater understanding of the barriers and opportunities each community faces and, for the community, the We Move series will give them a chance to connect more deeply within and across cultures.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 10 community groups selected for the [ &nbsp;] We Move series are: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, BMe Pittsburgh, COESA: Brazilian Association, Japan-American Society, Latino Family Center, Romanian Community of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, Ujamaa Collective, Union of African Communities, and Union of Somali-Bantu.</p> <p>Over the next four months, each group will host their own event, celebrating their cultures and engaging their communities. The groups convened over the last five weeks and worked with The Global Switchboard and Shift Collaborative to give them the tools needed to host engaging and inclusive outreach events. The concept of [ &nbsp;] We Move was sparked by janera solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, as a way to lift up Pittsburgh&rsquo;s diverse communities in a fun community-driven way.</p> <p>For more information visit<a href="http://www.theglobalswitchboard.org/wemove"> www.theglobalswitchboard.org/wemove</a> or by calling 412-471-7852.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:15:52 -0400 Four City Affordable Housing Developments Awarded Housing Tax Credits http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6284 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{b5d7896d-2f51-4c68-b42c-25cb9c64218c}{57}" paraid="1528842426" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 14, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;proudly announced today that&nbsp;the Wolf Administration&nbsp;has awarded low income housing tax credits to four&nbsp;multifamily affordable housing developments in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{34ec4dd3-03a5-47f5-bda1-24d6a4659c21}{40}" paraid="904713348" xml:lang="EN-US">Low Income Housing Tax Credits provide&nbsp;a dollar-for-dollar federal tax reduction to developers&nbsp;in exchange for the creation or preservation of affordable housing to low income individuals and families.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cf2ff82-36a7-4a0a-bca0-19255ccfc819}{86}" paraid="1412301817" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;These four&nbsp;investments&nbsp;are the result of our&nbsp;strong commitment&nbsp;to building more affordable neighborhoods throughout our city, so that all residents may share in our growing&nbsp;prosperity,&quot; said Mayor&nbsp;Peduto.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p paraeid="{8eb8e267-d2f7-4bf0-902d-f9628e90146c}{133}" paraid="1464785494">The four developments that were awarded low income housing tax credits are:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Morningside Crossing&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">1802&nbsp;Jancey&nbsp;Street &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15206</li> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units: 46</li> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$1,195,048</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">a.m. Rodriguez Associates, Inc., is converting and rehabilitating the former Morningside School into an 85% affordable&nbsp;(46 units)&nbsp;senior development that will include a first floor senior center to&nbsp;be operated by the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;Morningside Crossing was selected by a&nbsp;jury of affordable housing professionals for a funding award under the &ldquo;Innovation in Design&rdquo; category.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{34ec4dd3-03a5-47f5-bda1-24d6a4659c21}{72}" paraid="432526055" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Miller Street Apartments&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">318 Miller Street &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units: 36</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$999,866&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1c9a0090-82d8-47cc-b6b5-24dc0b236ec7}{196}" paraid="240120770" xml:lang="EN-US">Bridging the Gap Development LLC&nbsp;is developing a&nbsp;new 36-unit five story apartment building on Miller Street in the Crawford-Roberts neighborhood of the city. &nbsp;This facility will include&nbsp;a program designed to provide job&nbsp;training to residents in partnership with the nearby&nbsp;Energy Innovation Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1c9a0090-82d8-47cc-b6b5-24dc0b236ec7}{196}" paraid="240120770" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{11f48504-efbf-4212-86a1-2f7efdb02fcf}{123}" paraid="1254295682" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Oakland Affordable Living&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448