Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2017 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved City of Pittsburgh Early Childhood Education Task Force Appointees Announced http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7442 <div> <p paraeid="{a7d6ab40-d847-474c-924a-26bd11e3879c}{74}" paraid="689336564" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2017) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today&nbsp;announced the names of the Early Childhood Education&nbsp;Task Force (ECETF)&nbsp;appointees following the&nbsp;inaugural meeting that took place on Thursday, June 22, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dcfa9de5-f1e5-496e-8172-db6833f9a6c1}{88}" paraid="2088387587" xml:lang="EN-US">The ECETF&nbsp;will&nbsp;focus on the creation of a Pre-K Implementation Plan to increase access to high quality Pre-K programming in the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and is expected to meet quarterly.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{242f5acf-cd33-4b43-9b22-33c9a878afc7}{169}" paraid="412671765" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the legislation passed to create the ECETF can be found&nbsp;<a href="https://pittsburgh.legistar.com/ViewReport.ashx?M=R&amp;N=TextL5&amp;GID=115&amp;ID=21214&amp;GUID=LATEST&amp;Title=Legislation+Text" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2c7f7c67-4971-414d-8290-e33c15e92259}{218}" paraid="1340501272" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Early Childhood Education Task Force&nbsp;Appointees&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Natalia&nbsp;Rudiak,&nbsp;Councilwoman, City of Pittsburgh District 4</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Tiffini&nbsp;Gorman&nbsp;Simoneaux,&nbsp;Early Childhood Manager,&nbsp;Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Kristen Burns,&nbsp;Associate Director, Grable Foundation</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Carol Barone-Martin,&nbsp;Executive Director of Early Childhood,&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS)</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Diana Bucco,&nbsp;President, The Buhl Foundation</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Marc&nbsp;Cherna,&nbsp;Director,&nbsp;Allegheny County Department of Human Services</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Cara&nbsp;Ciminillo,&nbsp;Executive&nbsp;Director,&nbsp;Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC)</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Michelle&nbsp;Figlar,&nbsp;Vice President for Learning,&nbsp;The&nbsp;Heinz Endowments</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Wanda Franklin,&nbsp;Director, Hug Me Tight CC</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Missy Fuller,&nbsp;Director, Southwest Regional Key</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Debbie Gallagher,&nbsp;Director, COTRAIC</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Glenn Grayson,&nbsp;Member, Lower Hill Executive Management Committee &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Reverend Brenda Gregg,&nbsp;Director, Project Destiny</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Rhonda Hall,&nbsp;Family Services Specialist,&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Carey Harris,&nbsp;Executive Director, Early Learning Investment Commission</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">William&nbsp;Hileman,&nbsp;Vice President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Erin Kramer,&nbsp;Executive Director,&nbsp;OnePA</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Becky&nbsp;Mercatoris,&nbsp;Director of Early Learning Services,&nbsp;PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning</li> <li paraeid="{ebdc8318-f7df-48b9-9a48-1ab1f30657fc}{174}" paraid="1951880924" xml:lang="EN-US">Laura&nbsp;Saulle,&nbsp;Summer Youth Employment Manager, Partner4Work &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{062b92bd-ac6d-43d5-9ea9-764b8e77e93f}{197}" paraid="630736381" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{062b92bd-ac6d-43d5-9ea9-764b8e77e93f}{235}" paraid="1899813724" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Tiffini&nbsp;G.&nbsp;Simoneaux</strong>&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Early Childhood Manager,&nbsp;Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment,&nbsp;Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Tiffini.gorman@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Tiffini.gorman@pittsburghpa.gov</a>, W:&nbsp;(412)&nbsp;255-2505</p> <p paraeid="{062b92bd-ac6d-43d5-9ea9-764b8e77e93f}{235}" paraid="1899813724" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:47:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 21, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7440 <div><strong>Interview with WAMO</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;21 Yost Blvd&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Carlow University and Saturday Light Brigade</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at World Refugee Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Market Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Ralph Becker</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Kamaria Tucker</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Lang Money Hour in Studio</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 650 Smithfield St.</div> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:48:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 20, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7436 <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cleveland Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cleveland Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Returning back to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:28:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7434 <div><strong>Speaking at the Corporate Equity and&nbsp;Inclusion Roundtable</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:45 a.m</div> <div>Location: Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities Council on&nbsp;Youth, Education, and Families Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Cleveland Hilton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities&nbsp;Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Bar 22, 100 Lakeside Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National League of Cities Board of Directors Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH</div> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:42:38 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor to Visit Southwestern Veterans' Center with Stanley Cup Sunday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7433 <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{164}" paraid="738692707"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY*&nbsp;</strong></span></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{182}" paraid="1554962889">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 17, 2017) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the Pittsburgh Penguins have organized a Stanley Cup visit to the Southwestern Veterans&#39; Center on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{212}" paraid="1947674781"><strong>The&nbsp;event is&nbsp;invitation only and is not open to the public.</strong>&nbsp;This media advisory is for media&nbsp;planning&nbsp;purposes only. Please do not advertise the event to the public in&nbsp;advance. Invited guests from Southwestern Veterans&#39; Center and Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard will be in attendance.&nbsp;Hockey players are not scheduled to be&nbsp;present.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{216}" paraid="2119138146">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{222}" paraid="1618192830"><strong>Mayor Peduto and Stanley Cup Visit to Southwestern Veterans&#39; Center&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{230}" paraid="1532859693"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d492c269-b827-4b6b-aef1-51ff009569e0}{246}" paraid="1395105509"><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Southwestern&nbsp;Veterans&#39; Center,&nbsp;7060 Highland&nbsp;Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b13311bd-5485-4b25-8baf-98cc3260cbf8}{92}" paraid="1021215774" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>MEDIA&nbsp;RSVP:</strong>&nbsp;Members&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;media&nbsp;are&nbsp;invited&nbsp;for&nbsp;photo&nbsp;and&nbsp;video&nbsp;opportunities.&nbsp;Please&nbsp;RSVP&nbsp;to Katie O&#39;Malley (Communications Coordinator, Mayor&#39;s Office,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>) prior to the event.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8dba8593-f400-435b-9bff-f95999d830d0}{10}" paraid="527947945" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:27:22 -0400 Media Advisory: City to Hold Proclamation Ceremony to Honor Heroic Efforts of Civilians and Emergency Responders During Downtown Fire Response http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7430 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and City of Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich will host a proclamation ceremony today honoring the heroic efforts of three local civilians and 13 emergency response agencies during the Midtown Towers fire response.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>Midtown Towers Fire Rescue Proclamation Ceremony</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Who: </strong>Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>When: </strong>Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Where: </strong>Council Chamber, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pgh PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Proclamation Recipients:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Civilians (3): Ryan Brown, Jason Hondros, Ricco Martello&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Emergency Response Agencies (13):&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li>City of Pittsburgh: Fire, EMS, Police, Public Works&nbsp;</li> <li>Allegheny County: Allegheny County Emergency Services, Port Authority of Allegheny County&nbsp;</li> <li>Regional Agencies: Baldwin EMS, Eastern Area Prehosiptal Services, Medical Rescue Team South, Northwest EMS, Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania, Ross Westview EMS, Salvation Army&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:11:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 16, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7429 <div><strong>Meeting Paul Mastandrea</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representatives&nbsp;from Community Kitchen</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pirates African American Sports Heritage Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;PNC Park&rsquo;s Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Commissioner&nbsp;Vicites</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamations to Honor Midtown Fire Responders</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chamber</div> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:46:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 15, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7428 <div><strong>Meeting with Students from Luminari Ambassador Camp</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremonies</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jim Krenn and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">Day of Dog: An Art and Poetry Exhibit with Jimmy Cvetic</span></strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;Disability Rights PA Event&nbsp;Honoring Linda Dickerson</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location:IBEW Circuit Center Ballroom</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:36:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 14, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7427 <div><strong>Speaking at the&nbsp;National Summit on Design and Urban Mobility</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington, D.C.</div> <div><em>For more information, please visit:&nbsp;<a href="https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/" id="LPlnk605682" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/</a></em></div> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:55:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and American Architectural Foundation Release Mobility Summit Report http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7426 <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{21}" paraid="1661832711" xml:lang="EN-US">WASHINGTON, DC (June 14, 2017) &ndash; Today the City of Pittsburgh and the&nbsp;American Architectural Foundation, in conjunction with&nbsp;CityAge, released the summary recommendations of the National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{197}" paraid="2113855030" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58b9ba541b631b893cfccd28/t/59409645d2b8575c83a82513/1497406058220/NSDUM+Summary+Report.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">The report released today</a>&nbsp;outlines a number of key principles that cities and private sector mobility providers must collaborate on to achieve desired outcomes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d053bc0d-ce1f-4cee-926a-47281e6e23cc}{132}" paraid="796493662" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Mobility has two very important and intertwined meanings,&quot; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;First it refers to physical movement &ndash; the ability to move freely from place to place.&nbsp;Secondly it is the ability to change&nbsp;one&#39;s&nbsp;status in life &ndash; to move up the economic ladder.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d053bc0d-ce1f-4cee-926a-47281e6e23cc}{109}" paraid="193189675" xml:lang="EN-US">The report&nbsp;provides dozens of actionable strategies to prepare the city -- and workers and builders -- for the effects of autonomous vehicle technology and expanded shared mobility. And it highlights the need for proactive change management to ease the transition for drivers, workers, individuals and families and ensure all can thrive.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{201}" paraid="1993705717" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&ldquo;Autonomous vehicle technology is advancing at a rapid clip and will arrive much sooner than the public realizes,&rdquo; said Ronald E. Bogle, President &amp; CEO of the American Architectural Foundation. &ldquo;Cities &ndash; nimble enough to work across sectors to directly serve residents in a meaningful way &ndash; will need to lead on this front and leverage transportation to promote values of equity.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{195}" paraid="1813688941" xml:lang="EN-US">The report follows the Mobility Summit held in Pittsburgh in May, which&nbsp;brought together leading thinkers from across the country representing industry, government, design and advocacy. Their challenge was to develop actionable strategies to prepare Pittsburgh and peer cities across North America for emerging trends in urban mobility.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{33}" paraid="1927977270" xml:lang="EN-US">The need is urgent. A 2016 study from Harvard University clearly documented that mobility and access is the leading factor in households being able to escape poverty. New options in mobility &ndash; from car sharing to autonomous vehicles &ndash; are already penetrating the Pittsburgh market but their benefits are not yet equally shared.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{37}" paraid="1292115395" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;presented the charge to delegates on the opening day &ndash; to make new urban mobility produce equitable outcomes. &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s not for all, it&rsquo;s not for us.&rdquo; he challenged participants.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{47}" paraid="863193440" xml:lang="EN-US">National speakers including Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications for Zipcar; Gabe Klein, Co-Founder of&nbsp;CityFi; Karina Ricks, Director of Mobility and Infrastructure for the City of Pittsburgh; and Marilyn Taylor, FAIA, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, were engaged today in discussion by Tom&nbsp;Dallessio, President, CEO, &amp; Publisher of Next City.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1e03d47c-02b7-45b2-83d0-32c0b8e7bd88}{51}" paraid="441084535" xml:lang="EN-US">The Summit report is a roadmap for Pittsburgh and other cities to continue discussions with mobility providers and build support for the shared objectives of providing mobility and transportation that enhance prosperity, social cohesion, environmental performance and overall quality of life for all Pittsburghers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce1efff2-c799-4ba2-b678-277cc83c6e34}{136}" paraid="1475563024" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We are&nbsp;at a moment where we must choose,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;We can continue as we have over the past 100 years&nbsp;and allow transportation technologies to shape our city and our society. Or, we&nbsp;as city leaders, industrialists, advocates&nbsp;and investors can&nbsp;make a conscious and deliberate choice to harness&nbsp;and guide mobility technologies in pursuit of&nbsp;a more equitable and sustainable future.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{ce1efff2-c799-4ba2-b678-277cc83c6e34}{136}" paraid="1475563024" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the Mayor&#39;s presentation on mobility issues <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Mayor_AAF_presentation.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7a634ef-8100-449d-8956-5681d5556ea3}{88}" paraid="174073607" xml:lang="EN-US">For more information about the event, please contact Matthew&nbsp;Despard, AAF&rsquo;s Digital Media Manager, at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mdespard@archfoundation.org" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">mdespard@archfoundation.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:32:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 13, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7425 <div><strong>Meeting with Legislators</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Harrisburg, PA, State Capitol</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa and Senator Wayne Fontana</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sen. Costa&#39;s Office,&nbsp;&nbsp;Room 535, Main Capitol</div> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:35:04 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto in Washington DC for Release of National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility Report http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7424 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 14, 2017) The American Architectural Foundation and the City of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with CityAge, will announce the results of the National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility final report at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 14, 2017.</p> <p>The National Summit, convened in Pittsburgh in May of 2017, brought together 120 invited delegates for an in-depth working meeting on the future of mobility in cities, centered on autonomous vehicle technologies. The event produced policy guidelines, recommendations for investments in infrastructure and new technologies, planning models, and project timelines for cities.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Expert recommendations outlining the intersection of public policy, innovative technology, and urban design to support the future of mobility in cities.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045</p> <p><strong>DATE</strong>: Wednesday, June 14, 2017</p> <p><strong>TIME</strong>: 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 12:00 p.m. (Light refreshments at 9:30. Panel begins promptly at 10. Audience members will be invited for Q&amp;A following moderated panel.)&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>:</p> <p>&bull; The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&bull; Ron Bogle, Hon. AIA, President &amp; CEO, American Architectural Foundation</p> <p>&bull; Tom Dallessio, President, CEO, &amp; Publisher, Next City</p> <p>&bull; Justin Holmes, Director of Corporate Communications, Zipcar</p> <p>&bull; Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi</p> <p>&bull; Karina Ricks, Director of Mobility and Infrastructure, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&bull; Marilyn Taylor, FAIA, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design</p> <p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA</strong>: Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MobilitySummit</p> <p><strong>MORE INFORMATION</strong>: Visit the Summit website <a href="https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/">here</a> and the event page <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/america-the-autonomous-car-whats-next-tickets-34988760324?ref=enivtefor001&amp;invite=MTIxMjY3NDQvZXZvbmJhdHRlbkBhcmNoZm91bmRhdGlvbi5vcmcvMA%3D%3D&amp;utm_source=eb_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&amp;utm_term=eventpage">here</a>. For media inquiries, please contact Matthew Despard, AAF&rsquo;s Digital Media Manager at mdespard@archfoundation.org.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:22:03 -0400 18 Outdoor Pools, 6 Spray Parks Open for Summer Season Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7423 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2017) &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) today opened 18 outdoor swimming pools and six spray parks for the summer season.</p> <p>The Citiparks pools are located in Highland Park, Riverview Park, Schenley Park, Banksville, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Carrick, Greenfield, Hill District, Homewood, Lincoln Place, Mt. Washington, North Side, Polish Hill, Brookline, Westwood, Sheraden and South Side.</p> <p>This week also marks the end of the Pittsburgh Public Schools&rsquo; academic year where Citiparks&rsquo; 2nd Grade Swim program -- an instructional program to teach all PPS 2nd grade students how to swim -- completed its second successful year by teaching approximately 1,000 2nd graders from 16 schools across the city and provided 500 other students with free certificates for learn to swim training at any Citiparks pool this summer. By the end of the Summer 2017, Citiparks will have reached every PPS 2nd grader in the City with the opportunity to obtain a valuable, life-lasting and live-saving skill.</p> <p>Hours of operation for operating outdoor pools are weekdays 1:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday and holiday hours are from 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. City residents can purchase pool tags for year-round admission to Citiparks outdoor pools or pay a daily admission. &nbsp;</p> <p>Again this summer, any City resident 15 years or younger who is a member of a Citiparks Recreation Center will be able to use that pass at a pool for free admission. To receive free admission, a parent must register each child -- who must be 15 years or younger and a resident of the City of Pittsburgh -- at any of Citiparks&#39; 10 Recreation Centers and then bring the membership card to the pool each day for entry.</p> <p>Beginning on June 13, six Citiparks spray parks will operate from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily (weather permitting). &nbsp;Spray parks -- located in Beechview, Beltzhoover, East Hills, Hazelwood, Shadyside and Troy Hill -- are free and will remain open through early fall.</p> <p>For information about all Citiparks programs and events, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citiparks.net/" target="_blank">www.Citiparks.net</a>.</p> <p>Contact:&nbsp;Citiparks Aquatics Division - (412) 323-7928</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:37:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 12, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7416 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling to State College, PA for the Pennsylvania Municipal League Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Board of Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hyatt Place, 219 West Beaver Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Board of Directors Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hyatt Place, 219 West Beaver Avenue</div> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:08:30 -0400 City, County & Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7413 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2017 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on <strong>Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Parade Route&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The parade route will follow a similar route as previous championship parades that took place in 2009 and 2016 but will now end at Point State Park. The route will begin on Grant Street at Liberty Avenue, travel along Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto the Boulevard of the Allies, turn right onto Commonwealth Place and will end at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Commonwealth Place, at the entrance of Point State Park. A stage will be set up on the lawn (city side) of Point State Park for celebratory remarks from Pittsburgh Penguins personnel.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Public Works and event personnel will set up equipment and barriers Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Road closures and parade route barricade installation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Spectator Recommendations&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety advises all spectators planning to be in attendance for the celebration to prepare for hot and humid weather conditions. It is advised that all guests plann accordingly with attire and hydration. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Media&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>There will be two separate media platforms set up along the parade route: one (1) at &ldquo;the turn&rdquo; at Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies and one (1) near the Point State Park stage.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Press access to the parade route will be limited to still photographers and videographers inside the parade route: One (1) photographer per print media outlet, and one (1) videographer per TV media outlet.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Parade press credentials are required. Media outlets should RSVP to Jennifer Bullano (<a href="mailto:jbullano@pittsburghpenguins.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">jbullano@pittsburghpenguins.com</a>) or Jason Seidling (<a href="mailto:jseidling@pittsburghpenguins.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">jseidling@pittsburghpenguins.com</a>) by Tuesday, June 13 at Noon.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>In the interest of safety, the parade route will be restricted to designated parade participants only. Members of the media (with the exception of the single designated photographers and videographers) and members of the public will not be permitted inside the parade route.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Additional parade event details will be released later. We thank you for your patience as the parade operations plan is developed.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:31:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 11, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7410 <div><strong>Pride Parade 2017</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Fulerton St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council Pride Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Market Sqaure&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>St Anthony&#39;s Festival</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 21st and Smallman St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Humanity Day Interfaith Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4100 Bigelow Blvd</div> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:15:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 9, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7408 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto is in New York City today for day two of the Yale School of Management <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-summit" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO Summit</a> at the New York Public Library.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The theme for this year&#39;s invitation-only <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-summit" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO Summit</a> is &quot;Fortifying or Forgetting Forecasting: Can We Ever Plan Accurately?&quot; and features a unique, peer-driven interactive format designed for accomplished high-profile figures. Invitees include Mayors, Corporate CEOs, Large non-profit and NGO Executives and Government leaders. Participants in the summit include Chairmen, Presidents, CEOs and leading scholars from Yale, Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Emory. In all, approximately 70 American leaders have been invited to participate in this seminar hosted by Yale University&#39;s School of Management. The format for discussions is highly interactive and off the record and topics range from global strategies to leadership succession.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All travel expenses are covered by summit. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Yale CEO Summit (All events: New York Public Library)&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>7:00 a.m. - Breakfast</li> <li>8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Overview &ndash; Celeste Bartos Forum&nbsp;</li> <li>8:15 a.m. - Session 2 Predicting Global Stability for Your Business Investing</li> <li>10:00 a.m. - Session 3 Forecasting Financial Stability and Economic Growth&nbsp;</li> <li>Noon - Special Lunch Session 4 - Sponsored by THE STAGWELL GROUP Predicting Political Parallels:&nbsp; Watergate or Witch Trials&nbsp;</li> <li>1:30 p.m. - Session 5 Who Cares about Empathy : Predicting Compassion&nbsp;</li> <li>2:15 p.m. - Session 6 Predicting New Health Delivery&nbsp;</li> <li>3:00 p.m. - Session 7 Predicting Changing Consumer and Community Values&nbsp;</li> <li>4:00 p.m. - Session 8 Legend in Leadership Award Presentation&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>Dinner with Yale CEO Summit Representatives&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Tiime: 5:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio &nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 7:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:19:28 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: City Officials to Hold Press Conference to Discuss Operations for NHL Stanley Cup Final Game 6 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7407 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2017) -&nbsp; City of Pittsburgh officials from the Mayor&#39;s Office, Department of Public Safety and Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold a press conference at the City-County Building today to address incoming questions about Public Safety and DPW operations and preparations for Game 6 (Sunday, June 11) and a potential Game 7 (Wednesday, June 14) of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Who: &nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>Guy Costa, Chief of Operations&nbsp;</li> <li>Wendell Hissrich, Director, Department of Public Safety&nbsp;</li> <li>Scott Schubert, Chief of Police&nbsp;</li> <li>Darryl Jones, Chief of Fire&nbsp;</li> <li>Bob Farrow, Chief of EMS&nbsp;</li> <li>Mike Gable, Director, Department of Public Works&nbsp;</li> <li>Ed Trapp, Commander of Police&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Friday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where: </strong>Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room,&nbsp;City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:09:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 8, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7402 <div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCX27758795" style="direction: ltr;"> <p class="Paragraph SCX27758795" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><span class="TextRun SCX27758795" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; line-height: 19px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX27758795" style="background-color: inherit;">Mayor William </span></span><span class="TextRun SCX27758795" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; line-height: 19px;"><span class="SpellingError SCX27758795" style="background-color: inherit;">Peduto&rsquo;s</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX27758795" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; line-height: 19px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX27758795" style="background-color: inherit;"> Public Schedule June 8</span></span><span class="TextRun SCX27758795" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: bold; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; line-height: 19px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCX27758795" style="background-color: inherit;">, 2017</span></span><span class="EOP SCX27758795" style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 19px; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto is in New York City today for&nbsp;day one of the Yale School of Management Mayor&#39;s College and <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-summit" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO Summit</a> at the New York Public Library.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/mayors-college" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Yale Mayors College</a>&nbsp;is an intensive one day peer-driven roundtable, offering a highly interactive environment with case studies from participant and other leading global cities. Participants are joined by 150 global CEOs and policy figures for the linked Yale CEO Summit.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The theme for this year&#39;s invitation-only&nbsp;<a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research-centers/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-summit" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO Summit</a> is &quot;Fortifying or Forgetting Forecasting: Can We Ever Plan Accurately?&quot; and features a unique, peer-driven interactive format designed for accomplished high-profile figures. Invitees include Mayors, Corporate CEOs, Large non-profit and NGO Executives and Government leaders. Participants in the summit include Chairmen, Presidents, CEOs and leading scholars from Yale, Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Emory.&nbsp;In all, approximately 70 American leaders have been invited to participate in this seminar hosted by Yale University&#39;s School of Management. The format for discussions is highly interactive and off the record and topics range from global strategies to leadership succession.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>All travel expenses are covered by summit.</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Yale Mayor&#39;s College (All events: New York Public Library)&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>11:00 a.m. - Session 1: Greetings and Introductions&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Noon &ndash; Session 2: Forestalling Financial Fiascos&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>1:00 p.m. - Session 3: The Public Wealth of Cities: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>2:00 p.m. - Session 4: Community Engagement and Public Safety&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>3:15 p.m. - Session 5: Leveraging Technology &amp; Infrastructure for the Mayor&#39;s Mission&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>4:15 p.m. - Session 6: Economic and Cultural Renewal&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Opening Comments:</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Neil Glat, President, New York Jets&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Thomas Krens, Former Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Michael A. Leven, Chairman &amp; CEO, Georgia Aquarium&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Anthony W. Marx, President&nbsp; &amp; CEO, The New York Public Library&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">David Stern, Commissioner Emeritus, National Basketball Association&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Mayors:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Virg Bernero, Mayor, Lansing MI &nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Javier M. Gonzales, Mayor, Santa Fe NM&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Toni Nathaniel Harp, Mayor, New Haven CT&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Tony Martinez, Mayor, Brownsville TX&nbsp;</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Bill Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Welcoming Reception for Yale CEO Summit and Dinner</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Time:</strong> 6:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location: </strong>New York Yacht Club</p> <p><strong>Session 1:&nbsp; Forecasting Human Judgment and Business Decisions: Artificial Intelligence, Market Intelligence &amp; Political Intelligence </strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Time: </strong>8:00 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Location: </strong>New York Yacht Club&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About the Chief Executive Leadership Institute:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/about-celi" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Chief Executive Leadership Institute</a> (CELI) is the pioneer of CEO learning and hosts <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research/our-centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-summit" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO Summits</a> from New York to New Delhi and Shanghai to Mumbai, bringing together top business leaders and policy makers, as well as leading academics, in a unique learning environment that fosters candid, off-the-record exchanges among participants. The Yale <a href="http://som.yale.edu/faculty-research/centers-initiatives/chief-executive-leadership-institute/programs/ceo-college" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">CEO College</a>, intensive one-day seminars held in conjunction with the semi-annual CEO Summit, offers 15 to 20 senior-level executives the opportunity to explore corporate challenges by engaging leadership scholars from major universities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:51:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 6, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7397 <div><strong>Meeting with Andrew Moore</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chris Sandvig</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive and Director Ricks</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with Paige Davis</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Video with City TV</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>TriState Capital 10th Anniversary Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hotel Monaco</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:35:52 -0400 The City of Pittsburgh and Authorities Welcome Five Startup Companies for the Second Cohort of the PGH Lab Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7396 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 6, 2017) Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority (PWSA) today announced the second cohort of the PGH Lab program.</p> <p>The PGH Lab program provides a framework for startup companies to test their products in a real world environment, gain feedback and work directly with government staff for three to four months. For the second cycle of the PGH Lab program, the City and participating authorities will welcome five startup companies to test their products and services in municipal government.</p> <p>&quot;The City of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering entrepreneurship and enhancing collaboration between municipal government and the startup community,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;PGH Lab startups will have the opportunity to test new ideas in a real-world environment and learn how their products can make people&rsquo;s lives easier,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p>This year the PGH Lab program received 30 applications from highly qualified professionals from diverse backgrounds in engineering, business, education, and serial entrepreneurs, among others. Companies invited to participate in the second cohort will be provided access to coworking spaces, mentorship, and guidance from City affiliates, and free membership to 1776 global incubator online platform. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Partnering with the Housing Authority and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority created additional opportunities for local startups to pilot their innovative products and services,&quot; said Lee Haller, director of Innovation &amp; Performance, City of Pittsburgh. &ldquo;We hope to engage more partners in this program in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>The five startups selected this round have been matched with city &ldquo;Champions&rdquo;, government staff that will be mentoring and guiding them throughout the pilot project.</p> <p>&quot;PGH Lab creates a platform that encourages open lines of communication between the startups and government,&rdquo; said Thomas Link, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the URA. &ldquo;We encourage the participants to use the pilot project to validate their products and work with government staff to gain as much feedback as possible.&quot;</p> <p>Congratulations to the companies of the second PGH Lab cohort:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cleanrobotics.com/">CleanRobotics</a> makes TrashBot, a robotics waste bin that automatically separates landfill waste from recyclables.</li> <li><a href="https://www.cognowear.com/">Cognowear</a> aims to create intelligent attire that optimizes the wearer&#39;s comfort. Its first product has adaptive sensing technology that interprets the wearer&rsquo;s environmental and body signals and translates them to ensure the most comfortable temperature for the wearer.</li> <li><a href="https://www.goflywheelgo.com/home/">Flywheel</a> helps organizations understand and improve the way they work. It designs processes that enable human beings to work better together, supporting productive, engaging work environments.</li> <li><a href="http://www.kaarta.com/">Kaarta</a> easily and accurately transforms the real world into actionable 3D digital models. Kaarta&rsquo;s hardware and software enables generating models while moving to scan a site while walking, driving, or flying and displays the information in real time. This has extensive application in projects such as remodeling, construction, asset management, civil planning, security, and forensics.</li> <li><a href="https://www.cattfish.com/">MellonHead Labs</a> designs, manufactures, and distributes advanced sensors used in the measurement of water quality. CATTfish is a loT product that provides large data sets for the home or office. FlaminGO is a sensor node system for use in rivers, streams, or ponds.</li> </ul> <p>Visit PGH Lab&rsquo;s website at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">pghlab.pittsburghpa.gov</a> to learn more about the program and updates.</p> <p>Follow PGH Lab on Twitter at @PghIP #PGHLab</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Annia Aleman &ndash; PGH Lab Program Manager, <a href="mailto:annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov">annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:03:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 5, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7394 <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Interview with Kevin Gavin</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>EMS Promotion Ceremony</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Location: Council Chamber</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Ricks, Dave Hillman, Stan Caldwell, Ken Zapinski, and&nbsp;Kannu Sahni</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Meeting with Brian Schreiber</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Meeting with Stephanie Turman</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><strong>Interview with Aaron Aupperlee</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office</span></p> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:31:55 -0400 Street Closure in Duquesne Heights Set for Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7393 <div>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that Shaler Street, from Well Street to Minnotte Square, will be closed on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for cleanup and cutting weeds.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Those with questions may contact the DPW 5th Division at 412-287-0812. &nbsp;</div> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:40:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Committing City to Paris Climate Accords http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7384 <div> <p paraeid="{c0aefbf0-3169-463d-8810-4ae7338ad1ed}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 2, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today issued an Executive Order to further promote climate control initiatives, in the wake of President Trump&#39;s disastrous decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accords of 2015.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b966c97-c2c0-4db1-b54f-09567a90f66f}{148}" paraid="1774451140" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order describes the long history of the City&#39;s commitment to climate change initiatives, and lays out more work Pittsburgh will be doing through 2030.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{06cfdfb0-0606-42c3-902a-6365b53fe431}{215}" paraid="902363624" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;For decades Pittsburgh has been rebuilding its economy based on hopes for our people and our future, not on outdated fantasies about our past. The City and its many partners will continue to do the same, despite the President&#39;s imprudent announcements yesterday,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{636d5e8d-900e-45e2-81fb-2ad1a8b8630e}{80}" paraid="273671204" xml:lang="EN-US">Among many initiatives, the Order commits the City to:&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="{f29ca97f-406a-4118-b8b8-0414ab59f564}{225}" paraid="613042060" xml:lang="EN-US">Working with the National Climate Action Agenda and 81 other cities to&nbsp;undertake additional actions to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{c377ce14-6949-4abc-9f19-3e14e6933e9e}{66}" paraid="929783078" xml:lang="EN-US">Continue working on 2030 climate objectives, including achieving 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Consumption for Municipal Operations; a citywide&nbsp;Zero Waste Initiative to divert 100&nbsp;percent of&nbsp;materials from&nbsp;landfills; fifty percent energy consumption reduction city wide;&nbsp;Development of a&nbsp;fossil&nbsp;fuel&nbsp;free&nbsp;fleet.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{f5ebe838-19ab-4c74-9a4f-a41ae655dc2c}{158}" paraid="1034816043" xml:lang="EN-US">The continued&nbsp;commitment to quantifying the impact of the City&rsquo;s work in reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and building a more sustainable City, through the&nbsp;completion of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 3.0&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{f5ebe838-19ab-4c74-9a4f-a41ae655dc2c}{187}" paraid="1233791971" xml:lang="EN-US">Advancing&nbsp;Carbon Neutrality objectives within the City; adopting energy efficiency standards for buildings;&nbsp;electrifying&nbsp;transportation system with renewable energy sources;&nbsp;supporting&nbsp;weatherization and maintenance of Pittsburgh housing stock to help&nbsp;elderly and vulnerable populations;&nbsp;&nbsp;and protecting&nbsp;and regenerating&nbsp;of our natural environment through land conservation, park preservation and urban agriculture.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{528081bc-73a1-411c-9fa2-a0e8e1f70d0f}{123}" paraid="1701900256" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order follows&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7381" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">the Mayor&#39;s denunciation Thursday</a>&nbsp;of President Trump&#39;s decision to pull the United States out of the 195-nation climate agreement reached in Paris in 2015, which Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;attended and supported.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{35b530f4-cafb-4905-96da-e30d335c5b9d}{138}" paraid="211371306" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the Executive Order <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Climate_exec_order_06.02.17_(1).pdf">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:08:35 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Paris Climate Accords http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7381 <div> <p paraeid="{224ab667-81fe-4a29-979f-e6aebb4c6091}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) Statement below from&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;on President Trump&#39;s announcement on the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7c98555d-b7b1-49a6-8af5-81811d749b32}{157}" paraid="1312113374" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;President Trump&#39;s&nbsp;decision is disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh,&nbsp;to the commitments&nbsp;the United States&nbsp;made to the rest of the world, and to our responsibility to save the globe for future generations.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6fd02f85-2e30-48d3-8647-fbf74d6c08aa}{163}" paraid="1173368372" xml:lang="EN-US">The President has made America weaker, and the world less safe.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c8403e33-9464-426a-bc12-e20b7e7b0f6c}{175}" paraid="2029990616" xml:lang="EN-US">I&#39;m appalled that the President used my city to justify his unacceptable decision, as most other Pittsburghers are. I was one of the nation&#39;s mayors who went to Paris to fight for the accords, and my city, which has finally bounced back from decades of industrial carnage, will do all it can to promote its own environmental standards.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{717ea42a-5eaa-4f50-918e-c29ff4d55161}{166}" paraid="419330615" xml:lang="EN-US">I know cities around the nation and the world will do the same. This is not over.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b3edf079-4551-46e5-95b0-5a8148664f84}{161}" paraid="542676641" xml:lang="EN-US">In Pittsburgh, we&#39;ve rebuilt our economy on the future&nbsp;and our&nbsp;people, not on the past.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2ebea918-181e-42ec-8632-10ee46ebc92f}{252}" paraid="341525209" xml:lang="EN-US">We are improving the&nbsp;efficiency&nbsp;of buildings; using&nbsp;smart infrastructure to reduce emissions;&nbsp;supporting new mobility solutions like bike share, bus rapid transit, and shared rides to reduce our reliance on personal automobiles; and has&nbsp;world class innovation happening&nbsp;by the likes of the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University&nbsp;and many industry partners.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6fd02f85-2e30-48d3-8647-fbf74d6c08aa}{12}" paraid="306903350" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh is the example of why the Paris agreement is good for economic development: such work is good for business too.&nbsp;Thirteen thousand&nbsp;Pittsburghers are employed in the renewable energy industry, and sixty-six thousand across&nbsp;Pennsylvania, and renewable jobs&nbsp;are the largest employer in the energy industry.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1fa60169-1a28-4e3c-8e8f-8f5752f17df4}{108}" paraid="1930286275" xml:lang="EN-US">Further, Pittsburgh and other cities know that fighting climate change will not only save our planet, but save lives.&nbsp;Pittsburgh has been engaged in resilience planning since 2015 and climate change and extreme weather were&nbsp;identified as the number one&nbsp;shock facing us.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a76e6f8-53b6-46cc-bd6e-ef8e0ec1e5fe}{147}" paraid="962900920" xml:lang="EN-US">Fighting for the Paris accords is my duty, and that of mayors across the United States, who are standing together in defiance of President Trump&#39;s reckless decision.&nbsp;If you are a mayor and not addressing shifts in changing weather patterns or preparing for the impacts of climate change you aren&#39;t doing your job. What&nbsp;is&nbsp;our job is preparing our cities for the future, and&nbsp;building&nbsp;opportunities&nbsp;and productive and safe lives for those we serve.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:24:22 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: MAYOR PEDUTO TO SPEAK TO LOCAL PITTSBURGH PRESS AT 5:30PM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7380 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2017) - Mayor Peduto will do a media availability for local Pittsburgh coverage at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the breaking news relating to President Trump&#39;s announcement regarding the Paris Climate Agreement.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 17:12:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 1, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7379 <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fire Bureau Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with the Commission on Human Relations</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Bobby Zappala</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:15 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with Our Water Campaign</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Highland Park Reservoir</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Universal&nbsp;Healthcare Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:50:33 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor to Join Commission on Human Relations for Press Conference on Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7377 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 31, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto will join the City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations (PghCHR) for a press conference on Thursday, June 1, 2017&nbsp;to stand in unity with human rights organizations across the nation against recent federal policies that have shaken the lived of immigrants, refugees, and other visitors to Pittsburgh. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>As the official civil rights agency for the City, the PghCHR is tasked with addressing intergroup tensions and discrimination. In light of the immigration actions taken by the Trump Administration in the first 100 days, members of the Pittsburgh community have faced fear and ethnic intimidation because of their race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry. The issuance of recent Executive Orders by the new administration in Washington, D.C., are a threat to our most basic civil rights and may have a rippling effect on perpetuating unfair treatment in employment, housing and places of public accommodation.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;Part of our city&rsquo;s rich history includes becoming home for people from many different backgrounds, races and religions,&quot; said Carlos Torres, Executive Director of PghCHR. &quot;The PghCHR will always work to safeguard the civil rights of everyone who lives or visits our city, and to dispel fear.&quot; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>On June 30, 2017, the Commission will host a public hearing in City Council Chambers to continue the work of eliminating discrimination and addressing intergroup tensions through open dialog, addressing complaints of discrimination, and educating the public on resources.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations Press Conference&nbsp;</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Who:&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Mayor William Peduto</li> <li>Carlos Torres, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations&nbsp;</li> <li>Winford Craig, Commissioner, Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations &nbsp;</li> <li>Wasiullah Mohammed, Commissioner, Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations&nbsp;</li> <li>Bibhuti Aryal, Commissioner, Governor&rsquo;s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs&nbsp;</li> <li>Lyle Wood, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>When: </strong>Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Noon&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where: </strong>City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>CONTACT:&nbsp; </strong>Carlos Torres, MPA &ndash; Executive Director, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations; W: (412) 255-2600; Email:&nbsp;<a href="mailto:carlos.torres@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">carlos.torres@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 May 2017 19:50:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 31, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7375 <div><strong>Call with Floretta Irvin</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lorill Southers</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Penguins Rally</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Market Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Marimba Milliones and the Hill CDC</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 Laurie Klatscher</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 Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Civic Leadership Academy Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> Wed, 31 May 2017 11:32:05 -0400 Portions of Washington Boulevard to close Thursday-Friday for Tree Pruning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7374 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 31, 2016) Please see the following announcement from City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;Department of Public Works, Forestry Division:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Due to tree work on Thursday, &nbsp;June 1st, the outbound (north) lane on Washington Boulevard between Allegheny River Boulevard and Negley Run will require periodic lane&nbsp;closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Due to further tree work the next day, on Friday, June 2nd, the inbound (south) lane on Washington Boulevard between Negley Run and Allegheny River Boulevard will be periodically closed, also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. &nbsp;</div> Wed, 31 May 2017 11:13:17 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Catfish Hurling http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7371 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2017) Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement regarding the catfish hurling incident during last night&#39;s Stanley Cup Final debut between the Penguins and the Nashville Predators:</p> <p>&quot;This has turned into a whale of a story. From my perch,&nbsp;I agree with Mayor Barry that we shouldn&#39;t be baited into interfering with this fish tale,&nbsp;but if the charges eventually make their way to a judge&nbsp;I hope the predatory&nbsp;catfish hurler who got the hook last night is simply sentenced to community service, perhaps cleaning fish&nbsp;at Wholey&#39;s.&quot;</p> Tue, 30 May 2017 16:51:16 -0400 Media Advisory: City, County To Host Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7369 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Penguins and iHeartMedia, will host a Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the Penguins before they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final series at PPG Paints Arena Wednesday night.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Festivities will begin in Market Square around 11:30 a.m. Paul Steigerwald will emcee the rally and Penguins alumni Colby Armstrong and Tyler Kennedy will be in attendance. The Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew and Iceburgh will be interacting with fans and a limited amount of gold playoff t-Shirts and rally towels will be available to lucky fans in attendance. Jonny Hartwell from 3WS will be the guest DJ. The rally is free and open to the public. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>What:</strong> Penguins Playoff Rally&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, May 31, 2017 &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. Rally will take place at Noon.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> Tue, 30 May 2017 11:53:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 26, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7364 <div><strong>Meeting with Barbara Levitt</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>Meeting with Shatara Murphy</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><span style="font-size: 12px;">Call with Rich Costanzo</span></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Stalczinsky</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>Meeting with Mark Grande</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Time: 3:30 p.m.</span></p> <div>Location; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 26 May 2017 14:18:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule: May 27-29, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7363 <div> <p><u><strong>Saturday, May 27</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Strider Cup Race&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Location: S. 27th Street&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tunch and Wolf&#39;s Walk for the Homeless&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 12:15 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Location: Heinz Field Great Lawn&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Sunday, May 28</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p>No public events scheduled&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p>Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Location: 39th and Butler&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Event at Greenfield Soldiers and Sailors&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Location: 4059 Boulevard Drive&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 May 2017 12:30:18 -0400 City Offices and Facilities Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7359 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 25, 2017) - All City of Pittsburgh offices and most Citiparks facilities will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Citiparks&#39; 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed, as will the Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool and the East Liberty Farmers Market. However, the Mellon Park Tennis Center will be open for regular operating hours.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>There will not be any City refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection Monday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows:&nbsp; If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, May 29, you will be serviced on Tuesday, May 30. If your collection day is Tuesday, May 30, you will be serviced on Wednesday, May 31. If your collection day is Wednesday, May 31, you will serviced on Thursday, June 1. If your collection day is Thursday, June 1, you will be serviced on Friday, June 2. If you collection day is Friday, June 2, you will be serviced on Saturday, June 3, 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Refuse collection questions should be directed to Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:33:52 -0400 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Increasing State Oversight of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7358 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 25, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today following an announcement from Pennsylvania Representatives Mike Turzai and Harry Readshaw recommending legislation to place the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission (PUC):&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are not opposed to additional state cooperation to improve our water and sewer authority for residents of our city, and we have been working hard with the state Department of Environmental Protection to complete a full restructuring of PWSA. We welcome further conversations about this proposed PUC legislation, and are already inviting additional oversight and financial support from Harrisburg to help us rebuild our water system. The legislation would need to assure residents of Pittsburgh that the water system remains a public asset, and that PUC oversight would not be used as a mechanism to force privatization.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 25, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7357 <div><strong>Meeting with Mayor Berke</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>YWCA&nbsp;35th Annual Tribute to Women</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m</div> <div>Location: The Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Deborah McBroom and Chief Costa</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> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:57:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 24, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7354 <div><strong>Participating in Panel Discussion for the PCRG Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Steven Guy</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Consul of Mexico</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 Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Wed, 24 May 2017 09:08:48 -0400 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Bombing Attack in Manchester, England http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7352 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 23, 2017) - &quot;On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, I offer my most sincere condolences to the victims of yesterday&#39;s bombing attack in Manchester, England. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been touched by this unthinkable tragedy and we stand with you as you grieve the loss of so many precious lives. May you find hope and peace in healing.&quot; - Mayor William Peduto</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:29 -0400 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Supreme Court Ruling on Police Residency http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7347 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement in response to today&#39;s Supreme Court decision permitting police officers to live outside of city limits:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;The people of Pittsburgh expressed overwhelming support for the residency requirement and we want our police officers to continue to live in the neighborhoods and communities that they serve.&nbsp;We defended the will of the residents of Pittsburgh, all the way to the Supreme Court, believing that the law that allowed Pittsburgh to become a Home Rule Charter city should have taken precedence.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 17:15:29 -0400 Peduto Administration Thanks Medics During EMS Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7345 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2016) Mayor William Peduto&#39;s administration is thanking all City medics -- and lauding their historic years of service -- during national EMS Week, which started today.&nbsp;</p> <p>Beginning in the late 1960s as the Freedom House Ambulence Service, what became the Pittsburgh&#39;s Emergency Medical Services bureau was staffed with the first paramedics program in the state of Pennsylvania. It became the first &nbsp;recognized service to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) to the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;The EMS Bureau has grown exponentially since its inception in 1975 and continues to be recognized as a leader in Advanced Life Support. We are grateful for the founders of Freedom House Ambulance Service who provided the foundation for what Pittsburgh EMS is based upon today. As we continue to progress into the future and advance our techniques, we remain&nbsp;grateful for all&nbsp;Pittsburgh paramedics who selflessly serve the City of Pittsburgh,&quot; said Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 15:20:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 22, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7343 <div><strong>Meeting with Chuck &nbsp;Powell&nbsp;</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 Rich Lord and Mark Belko</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 the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reading Proclamation&nbsp;for Hill CDC 30th Anniversary Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1435 Bedford Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Experience America Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Andy Warhol Museum</div> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:53:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Welcomes Foreign Ambassadors to Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7342 <div> <p paraeid="{f8fa5b56-5200-4728-9e52-6a8cf3dd4995}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will formally welcome ambassadors from across the globe at an event this evening at the Andy Warhol Museum.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{130e50b5-f428-4a8a-bea6-9cc047a0cb05}{166}" paraid="183967026" xml:lang="EN-US">More than 30 ambassadors have been in Pittsburgh since Sunday for the U.S. State Department&#39;s &quot;Experience America&quot; trip. Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will greet them at a community reception tonight.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6006c7a1-fdde-4fa8-9c6d-9803d35c0993}{71}" paraid="841317446" xml:lang="EN-US">The visit from foreign dignitaries follows visits from the ambassadors from Egypt and Taiwan last year, and by the German Foreign Minister last week.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9e6e0042-e46e-4d64-83b4-92787ea3b2bc}{124}" paraid="658315907" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh &ndash; and its story of rebirth &ndash; has taken its place on the world stage,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;I want to thank all of our visitors to the city, and look forward to telling our story to more dignitaries in the future.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{44e44787-d733-472c-a287-e45f34edee4c}{40}" paraid="1762116359" xml:lang="EN-US">The Office of the Chief of&nbsp;Protocol is&nbsp;leading the State Department&#39;s&nbsp;latest Experience America trip to&nbsp;the city, which started Sunday and continues through tomorrow.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a590bfa-cd5f-447f-8dd0-0474276cb0b6}{134}" paraid="597493202" xml:lang="EN-US">More than 30 foreign ambassadors&nbsp;are in Pittsburgh meeting with business and community leaders, and learning about the city.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{680e7482-7027-4ce5-9e2b-510a2edc3505}{251}" paraid="711827445" xml:lang="EN-US">The following events are open to the media, but RSVPs are required:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5bf161a7-b19b-482d-9c49-a508a28074ad}{244}" paraid="37551224" xml:lang="EN-US">Monday, May 22nd &ndash; 2:45 p.m. &ndash; 4:30 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Tour of Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh &ndash; The ambassadors will visit the laboratories that host state-of-the-art research instruments and testing facilities and will meet with founding director Dr. Rory Cooper.&nbsp; The laboratories seek to improve the mobility issues for people with disabilities.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Monday, May 22nd -&nbsp; 6:30 p.m. &ndash; 8:30 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Community Reception at the Andy Warhol Museum &ndash; The event will be the ambassadors&rsquo; formal introduction to Pittsburgh. Luminaries from industry, government and the social scene will be present.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Tuesday, May 23rd&nbsp; &ndash; 8:30 a.m. &ndash; 10:00 a.m.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Visit to National Robotics Engineering Center &ndash; This event will showcase the innovation of Pittsburgh by exposing the diplomatic corps to the world&rsquo;s largest robotics research and development organization. They will observe how theoretical concepts and laboratory technologies are converted into functional, reliable and cost-effective robotics systems in mining, agriculture and other industries.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For more information and to RSVP for any open press event, please contact Jordan&nbsp;Hird&nbsp;at (202) 647-4073 or (202) 531-2548 or hirdja@state.gov.&nbsp;&nbsp;Only media who have RSVPed will be permitted access to each site.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:53:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 20-21, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7339 <p><em>No public events scheduled&nbsp;</em></p> Sat, 20 May 2017 16:25:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7334 <div><strong>Allegheny Landing Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny Landing Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Fernando Fernandez-Monge</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 19 May 2017 08:46:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule- May 18, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7331 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with the Richard King Mellon Foundation</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Almono Site</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue</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>Dinner&nbsp;with Visit Pittsburgh and the PA State Tourism and Recreational Development Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Monterey Fish Grotto</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Event Honoring David Hickton</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> Thu, 18 May 2017 11:02:33 -0400 Media Advisory: City, Welcoming Pittsburgh to Host Four Community Discussions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7329 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 17, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative will host four community discussions focused on the continual advancement of making Pittsburgh a more inclusive and welcoming city for all.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh has engaged local immigrant service providers, community leaders, Councilmembers and representatives from the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to participate in the community discussions. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The forums will begin with a brief presentation about the goals of Welcoming Pittsburgh for the coming year that are focused on building trust between local law enforcement and our immigrant and refugee communities and also the communication and language access services that the City of Pittsburgh can provide to residents. Each session will include a community forum where attendees will be asked to voice concerns and issues relating to the Welcoming Pittsburgh goals. Each forum will conclude with a brief survey to assess the effectiveness of the forum as well as answer any questions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Host partners for these community forums are: City of Asylum, Carnegie Library Beechview, The Alloy Studios and YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussions </strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p>Wednesday, May&nbsp;17, 6-8:00 p.m.&nbsp; - City of Asylum, 40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh,&nbsp;PA 15212&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Thursday, May 18,&nbsp;6-8:00 p.m. - CLP&nbsp;Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave,&nbsp;Pittsburgh,&nbsp;PA 15216&nbsp;</p> <p>Tuesday, May 23, 6-8:00 p.m. - The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Thursday, May 25, 6-8:00 p.m. - YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh&rsquo;s mission is to make the communities of Pittsburgh more resilient to demographic change by bridging divides and overcome fears and tension. The goals for these forums are to engage all members of the local community, including immigrant and refugee populations, listen to community concerns and further enhance the community-driven efforts of the Welcoming Pittsburgh plan.&nbsp;</p> <div> <p class="Paragraph SCX252162182" lang="EN-US" style="font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: windowtext; text-align: left; margin-left: 1px; margin-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; text-indent: 0px;"><strong>RSVP/Questions: </strong>Alexis Vargas - alexis.vargas@pittsburghpa.gov</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 May 2017 15:48:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Administration Seeks to Hire PAEYC to Assist in City Childhood Plans http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7328 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 17, 2017) Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Administration is proposing to contract with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) to help the City implement universal Pre-Kindergarten and other programs to support Pittsburgh&#39;s children.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Through the contract PAEYC would:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>&nbsp;Assist in strategy development for targeted implementation of a universal Pre-Kindergarten program that maximizes public dollars. This includes providing backend support to the group via data and research.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Assist in strategy development for maximizing public funds to strengthen the ability of child care providers to offer wrap-around services that ensure continuity of high-quality care.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Facilitate and participate in city department-provider meetings with the goal of identifying City services that can support childcare providers&rsquo; ability to provide high-quality early childhood experiences.&nbsp;</li> <li>Optimize small business resources to support the business and management aspects of early childhood programs.&nbsp;</li> <li>Support the City&rsquo;s communications strategy for elevating and engage families and the general public and early childhood initiatives.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div>&quot;Our administration believes in supporting our youngest residents with the support and experiences that they need to lead to healthy and successful lives,&quot; said the City&#39;s Early Childhood Manager Tiffini G. Simoneaux. &quot;PAEYC works tirelessly in the community to support child care providers, young children and families. The proposed contract will assist the City in developing plans and initiatives to expand access to high quality early learning opportunities citywide.&quot;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The $40,000 contract goes before Pittsburgh City Council today for a preliminary vote.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PAEYC has worked with the City on many issues, including:&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li>Serving as a member of the Mayor&rsquo;s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education&nbsp;</li> <li>Supporting the creation of the Office of Early Childhood within the Mayor&rsquo;s Office&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Attending meetings on an ongoing basis to speak on behalf of Early Childhood providers and best practice.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Working with the City on Month of the Young Child Activities&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Partnering with City on Public Safety Child Care Provider Training Day&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Joining City Team for the National League of Cities Early Learning Nation Cohort&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Informing the City of the unique needs of child care center based as well as home based providers.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;Providing key data on the landscape of early childhood in Pittsburgh on an ongoing basis.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:03:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 17, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7327 <div><strong>Signing Day with Pittsburgh Promise and Pittsburgh Public Schools</strong></div> <div>Time:11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 600 Forbes Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Hatch Chester Client Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>The Atlantic Renewal Series</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 100 S. Commons Suite 102</div> Wed, 17 May 2017 11:08:48 -0400 Portion of E. Sycamore Street in Mt. Washington Closed Tuesday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7326 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 15, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that East Sycamore Street --&nbsp;from Wyoming Street to Arlington Avenue&nbsp;in Mt. Washington -- will be closed on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Crews will be patching, cutting and cleaning the street surface during the closure.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 16:52:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 15, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7325 <div><strong>Remake Learning Days Kickoff</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: PNC Park</div> Mon, 15 May 2017 15:14:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 13-14, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7318 <div><strong>May 13</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Elliott West End Athletic Association Opening Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Open House Tavern</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Carnegie Public Library Allegheny Celebration of Reading</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1230 Federal St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><strong>May 14</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>No public events scheduled</em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 May 2017 15:01:34 -0400 City Distributes 3,200 Free Water Filter Pitchers in First Week of Safe Water Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7313 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7253" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Safe Water Program</a> this week provided 3,200 water pitcher filters to residents throughout the city, with the first deployment targeting households with expectant mothers and families with&nbsp;children under six&nbsp;years old.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The next phase of the water filter distribution will continue next week as a second shipment of ZeroWater filter pitchers will be delivered directly to priority facilities (early childhood and daycare centers, OBGYN offices, health clinics, etc.) that serve at-risk residents prioritized in the first phase. Once these orders are fulfilled, additional filters will be available at fire stations for the residents who have submitted a request through 311 or the Safe Water Program website.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents who have registered for a free water filter pitcher but have not yet received one will receive a letter from the city providing an update on the status of the program. A copy of the letter issued to registered residents can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Safe_Water_Program_Update_Letter_May_12.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The City is also making available ZeroWater coupons that can be used for significant discounts on pitchers and replacement filters on the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Safe Water Program website</a>. Residents are encouraged to check the website or call 311 for additional information on the program.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>To date, nearly 9,000 residents have signed up to receive a free water filter pitcher through the Safe Water Program. All City of Pittsburgh residents and Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority (PWSA) customers are eligible to register for a free water filter pitcher. Those interested can register via the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank"> Safe Water Program website</a> or by contacting the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">311 Response Center</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 15:03:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 11, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7306 <div><strong>Pittsburgh Promise UPMC Check Presentation</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: CAPA High School</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with the New York Times</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Schools That Can Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: University Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ricardo Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Urban Mobility Summit Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Il Tetto, 942 Penn Avenue</div> Thu, 11 May 2017 10:22:00 -0400 Media Advisory: Safe Water Program Water Filter Distribution Photo/Video Opportunity http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7305 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 10, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Safe Water Program water filter distribution begins today,&nbsp;with the first set of filters being given to expectant mothers and families with children less than six years old. Members of the media are invited to Engine 30 in Elliot to capture photographs and video of residents picking up free ZeroWater filter pitchers. City of Pittsburgh personnel including Mayor&#39;s Office staff and Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire officials will be in attendance.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>City of Pittsburgh Safe Water Program Water Filter Distribution&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Who:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sam Ashbaugh, CFO, Office of Management and Budget</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Officials</p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - Noon&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Where: </strong>Fire Station 30 (Elliot), 916 Steuben Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 May 2017 10:18:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 10, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7304 <div><strong>PML Legislative Committee Call</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Video for Learn and Earn</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 Chief Schubert and Commander Ragland</strong></div> <div>Time:11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">Interview with Cecilia Kang</span></strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">Meeting with Chief Schubert and Director Hissrich</span></strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at Urban&nbsp;Mobility Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: August Wilson Center</div> Wed, 10 May 2017 09:20:01 -0400 Portion of Negley Run Boulevard in East Liberty/Larimer Closed Wednesday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7303 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 9, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the outbound lane of Negley Run Boulevard -- from East Liberty Boulevard down to Washington Boulevard --&nbsp;will be closed on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Vehicle traffic will be detoured via East Liberty Boulevard to Penn Avenue to Washington Boulevard. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will still have access to Negley Run Boulevard.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Crews will be clearing weeds and vegetation along the roadway during the closure. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 17:40:26 -0400 URA Board to Advance Proposals on Land Bank, Affordable Housing, and Small Businesses http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7301 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 9, 2017) - The Board of Directors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is set to vote at their regular meeting on Thursday on a full agenda that includes five key initiatives of Mayor Peduto&#39;s administration.</p> <p>&quot;These items continue our work to advance affordable housing, opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses, and facilitate the recycling of vacant and abandoned properties for community development&quot; said Kevin Acklin, Chairman of the URA Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>2017 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Application Program&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The URA is also set to open the 2017 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Pre-Application process for those developments seeking an award of nine percent (9%) LIHTCs from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Given the limited number of 9% LIHTCs allocated to Pennsylvania, this process ensures all potential projects in Pittsburgh have equal opportunity to seek support from the URA and City of Pittsburgh. Potential applicants can find the Pre-Application on the URA <a href="http://www.ura.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">website</a> or by following this&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/ura-files/2017_LIHTC_Pre-Application_FINAL_05092017fillable.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">link</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Land Bank&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The URA Board will vote to authorize a cooperation agreement among the URA, City of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) for the coordination and transfer of properties and shared administrative services.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Through the agreement, the Authority will continue to work in partnership with the Pittsburgh Land Bank and the City of Pittsburgh on the recycling of distressed properties to more effectively achieve their shared goals and facilitating community-driven development. Once adopted, Authority staff will establish guidelines and continue to work with CDCs, the PLB, and City to optimize community driven redevelopment of vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent parcels.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>East Liberty Detective Building&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The Board will vote on final actions related to the redevelopment of the former city Detective Building in East Liberty to facilitate the attraction and expansion of Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Company to Pittsburgh. At the October 2016 meeting, the Board approved the sale of the former Detective Building, located at 206 North Euclid Avenue, to Detective Building LLC. Today the Board will consider final action to approve full renovation of the building and the addition of approximately 35,000 square feet of creative office and light manufacturing, and authorization of a $300,000 enterprise zone loan. Schoolhouse has grown from a small lighting manufacturer into a robust design, manufacturing and supply company of American-made light fixtures and accessories for homes and businesses, with over 120 employees. By expanding its operations to Pittsburgh, Schoolhouse expects to gain operational and logistics efficiencies for its mid-Atlantic and east coast markets. Total projects costs are $8,223,455.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Squirrel Hill Affordable Housing&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The URA Board will also review the request for authorization of a Rental Housing Development and Improvement Program (RHDIP) Loan to Squirrel Hill Gateway Lofts LP in an amount up to $500,000 for the Squirrel Hill Gateway development. Located at the site of the former Poli&rsquo;s restaurant, the development includes construction of a new, six-story building with the four upper floors consisting of 33 affordable rental units; half of the units are for people with intellectual and/or mental health disabilities. The first two floors, comprising 11,700 square feet, will be developed for Jewish Residential Services, Inc. (JRS) for an expanded Howard Levin Club House and administrative offices as a separate condominium unit.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>This project was awarded a 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). Total development costs are $16,637,175.&nbsp; The developer, ACTION-Housing Inc., has secured an equity commitment from the National Equity Fund in the amount of $12,063,830 from the sale of the low-income housing tax credits and will reinvest up to $267,597 of its development fee.&nbsp; Additionally, JRS will purchase its commercial condominium unit for $3,805,748. The requested RHDIP loan will complete the project financing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Of the 33 units in Squirrel Hill Gateway Lofts, 29 will be one-bedroom apartments, four at 20% area median income (AMI), 13 at 50% AMI, and 12 at 60% AMI. The remaining four units will be two-bedroom apartments, renting to households at or below 60% AMI. Additionally, a 23-space parking deck will be built across the street on a triangular lot.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Downtown Small Business Retail&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The URA Board will consider repurposing city owned retail space on Smithfield Street for small businesses adjacent to Mellon Square garage, with an emphasis on placing small, local, minority and women owned businesses. The Board will vote to authorize a license agreement with the City of Pittsburgh and/or Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh and advertising of bids for selective interior demolition, cleaning and refurbishment of the vacant retail space. Undertaking the work outlined in these resolutions will allow the Authority to renovate the retail space and provide opportunities for small businesses in a high visibility downtown location.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 14:41:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 8, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7295 <div><strong>Speaking at the ACTION Housing 60th Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting Ron Blatman</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: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 08 May 2017 13:09:06 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto Regarding an Incident on the South Side http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7294 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 8, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding an incident that took place on the South Side early Sunday morning:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;I have been made aware of an incident&nbsp;that took place early Sunday morning outside of an establishment on the South Side that involved two police officers. I have been in communication with Public Safety Director Hissrich and Police Chief Schubert and have asked the Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) to conduct a thorough investigation of the entire exchange. We are aware that a bystander captured a portion of the incident on video and that will be taken into account. We also expect to review security footage from the site of the incident and&nbsp;surrounding establishments that might be available as well as any documentation and witness accounts of the incident.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 11:36:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 6-7, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7291 <div><strong>May 6</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Cinco de Mayo Festival</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1616 Broadway Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>May 7</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Marathon</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location:&nbsp;Various stops along the route</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 06 May 2017 10:13:08 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: MAYOR PEDUTO, POLICY AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS IMPACT OF U.S. ENERGY SHIFT ON PITTSBURGH'S RESILIENCE EFFORTS TUESDAY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7290 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 5, 2017) - In an interactive session hosted by Harvard Business Review in partnership with Siemens and 100 Resilient Cities &ndash; Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, business, policy, city, and utility leaders will discuss the opportunities in the new distributed energy ecosystem, the challenges in creating an integrated approach to energy distribution, and the policy and emerging regulatory frameworks. The event will conclude with an interview with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto about the region&#39;s energy and resilience plan for the future, including Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Resilience Strategy: ONEPGH.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>A rapidly evolving set of technologies for the generation, storage, monitoring, and control of energy is remaking the U.S. energy landscape. Coupled with trends toward natural gas and ever-increasing extreme weather impacts, this new paradigm of &ldquo;district&rdquo; energy offers opportunities for consumers, corporations, and cities not just to reduce costs but to lower risks and ensure they are prepared to meet the challenges of the future.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>WHO:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Mayor William Peduto</li> <li>Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li>Benjamin Morris, Senior Manager, Planning &amp; Operational Analytics, Duquesne Light &nbsp;</li> <li>Gregory Unruh, Arison Professor of Values Leadership, George Mason University&nbsp;</li> <li>Katrina Kelly, PhD Candidate, Engineering and Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li>Matthew Walters, Director, Siemens Distributed Energy Systems</li> </ul> <p><strong>WHEN: </strong>Tuesday, May 9, 2017</p> <ul> <li>8:00 AM ET Press Check-In, availability for pre-event interviews&nbsp;</li> <li>9:00 AM ET Event Begins &nbsp;</li> <li>10:30 AM ET Event Concludes&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p><strong>WHERE: </strong>Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AND VISUALS: </strong>Media will have opportunity to interview event participants prior to the program and after the completion. The event will also be live streamed for those interested remotely. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>MEDIA REGISTRATION &amp; LOGISTICS: </strong>Media planning to attend in-person or remotely must RSVP to Annie Satow at <a href="mailto:annie.seiple@siemens.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">annie.seiple@siemens.com</a> or (202) 316-0219.</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Siemens Corporation </strong>is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world&rsquo;s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 351,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $88.1 billion in fiscal 2016. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.4 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC)</strong> helps cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic, and physical challenges that are a growing part of the 21stcentury. 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" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.100ResilientCities.org</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<strong>CONTACTS:</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;Siemens: Annie Satow | (202) 316-0219 | <a href="mailto:annie.seiple@siemens.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">annie.seiple@siemens.com</a></p> </div> <div> <p>100 Resilient Cities: Andrew Brenner | (646) 612-7236 | <a href="mailto:abrenner@100rc.org" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">abrenner@100rc.org</a></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 05 May 2017 16:33:17 -0400 Reminder: Spring Yard Waste Curbside Collection Guidelines http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7289 <div><span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>*REMINDER*</strong></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 19, 2017) The 1st of the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s special biannual curbside yard waste collection is coming up on Saturday, May 20, 2017. &nbsp;Your participation in this program helps the environment by diverting valuable resources from the landfill.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard waste includes: leaves, branches (4-inch diameter or less), brush, grass.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Place at the curb in your normal recycling/refuse pick up spot before 6:00 am the morning of May 20, 2017 in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds, bundled with fiber twine or natural rope in branch lengths of 5 feet or less.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard Waste should NOT contain any of the following&nbsp;prohibited&nbsp;materials: &nbsp;Plastic Bags, Metal or Wire, Rocks, Blocks, Bricks, Soil, Dirt, Gravel, Glass, Metal or Plastic.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard Waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Questions? &nbsp;Please Call the Bureau of Environmental Services</div> <div>412-255-2773/412-255-2631</div> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:22:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 5, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7288 <div><strong>Race Weekend Kick-Off Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Guest Reader Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 328 Lincoln Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mulch Madness with City Personnel Department</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Eliza Furnace Trail</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Jamie Bittner</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting&nbsp;for Beechview</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1538 Beechview Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Labor Council Banquet Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at Talk Minority Action Group</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center</div> Fri, 05 May 2017 09:19:51 -0400 City to Host National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility May 10-12 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7286 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 4, 2017) &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh will host the <a href="https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/">National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility</a> in Pittsburgh from May 10-12, 2017. The Summit, organized by the American Architectural Foundation and the City of Pittsburgh, will convene thought leaders in public policy, urban design, and technology for a wide-ranging conversation at the nexus of connected technologies, design, and policy.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of transportation innovation and autonomous research and we&rsquo;re proud to welcome everyone from the National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility to our beautiful city,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;We are pleased to continue the conversation with local and national experts to learn best practices and develop safe, inclusive, and innovative solutions to complex challenges in urban mobility and design.&rdquo;</p> <p>The three-day working meeting will broaden the current discussion to include policy and urban design considerations while providing actionable steps to create better solutions for cities and their citizens. The three day Summit will place an emphasis on ensuring equity and economic and environmental sustainability.</p> <p>&ldquo;The National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility is not merely a conference but a collaborative effort that will yield concrete guidelines for policy development and urban design, with a national summit report to be distributed in June. This report will&nbsp;guide forward-thinking civic leaders and designers for many years to come,&rdquo; said Ronald E. Bogle, President &amp; CEO of the American Architectural Foundation. &ldquo;As we begin to introduce transformative new mobility technologies in our cities we want to make sure&nbsp;that streets are safer, that we create sustainable solutions, offer equitable access for all citizens, and decrease traffic congestion. By focusing the nexus of urban design, public policy, and technology we believe the Summit will be a dynamic and timely event.&rdquo;</p> <p>Over 120 delegates will take part in three separate working sessions that will produce policy guidelines, recommendations for investments in infrastructure and new technologies, planning models, infrastructure design concepts, and scenarios and project timelines for cities. Key speakers from the various fields include Robin Chase (founder, Zipcar), Gabe Klein (Founder, CitiFI), Andrew Salzberg (Head of Transportation, Uber), Toni Griffin (Professor, Harvard School of Design), and many others.</p> <p>The first session will examine how today&rsquo;s decisions will guide the trajectory of mobility and vehicle usage for the next five to 20 years and will produce guidelines, recommendations, and model language for city- and state-level policies that support their implementation.</p> <p>The second working session will focus on accessibility&rsquo;s role in urban planning and design, especially as it relates to land-use and transportation.</p> <p>The third session will review strategies for navigating a city-level, community-wide change process to ensure success, including what relevant parties to involve, how, and when.</p> <p>Partners for the Summit include FedEx, Ford Mobility, K&amp;L Gates, Uber, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Heinz Endowments, the Hillman Foundation, the Knight Foundation, AIA New York, Carnegie Mellon University, and CityFi.</p> <p>More information on the National Summit on Design &amp; Urban Mobility can be found here: <a href="https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/">https://urbanmobilitysummit.org/</a></p> <p><strong>Media Contact:</strong></p> <p>Wednesday and Friday sessions are open to media. For media inquiries or for press credentials, please contact Matthew Despard, Digital Media Manager at the American Architectural Foundation, at 202.787.1007 or <a href="mailto:mdespard@archfoundation.org">mdespard@archfoundation.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 16:03:59 -0400 City Pension Fund At Highest Funding Ratio in Seven Years http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7285 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 4, 2017) The executive director of Pittsburgh&#39;s Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund reported today that the fund is currently at a 60% funded ratio, which is the same as the highpoint of funding after the state nearly took the fund over at the end of 2010.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The fund&#39;s executive director and City Finance Director Paul Leger explained that the ratio during the first quarter of this year has improved due to the increase in the fund&#39;s stock portfolio.The funded ratio at the last pension board meeting in February was 55%.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We still need to be cautious for the future because any decline in the stock market would probably pull down that funded ratio. The ratio reflects a fund&#39;s value, not the money in it,&quot; Leger said.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>A funded ratio judges whether a pension fund can fully cover its liabilites -- or payouts to retiring employees -- and is a tool for judging the health of such funds.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 May 2017 14:08:39 -0400 Distribution of Free Water Filters to Begin Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7278 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 3, 2017) The William Peduto administration is set to begin distributing free water filters next week, with the first set of filters being given to expectant mothers and families with children less than six years old.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Approximately 6,000 people have requested the filters so far, and among that group 1,600 have identified themselves as expectant mothers or with young children. They will be notified soon of locations to pick up the free filters, which will be distributed at fire stations throughout the city.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Additionally, City staff have conducted outreach to federally funded health clinics, early childhood centers, day care centers and other facilities with clientele who are part of the target population for prioritized distribution of the filters. The City will work with ZeroWater (the supplier for the pitchers/filters) to deliver the products directly to those facilities for distribution to the clientele over the next few weeks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Others requesting the filters will be able to pick them up at a later date, once more are delivered to the City by ZeroWater. Those interested can visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/</a> or call the 311 customer service line.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>One shipment of filters has already been delivered and more are expected by the end of this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>By the end of this week, coupons for discounted ZeroWater products will be available for download from the Safe Water Program website, and copies will be available at fire stations and other city facilities. These coupons can be used by all City residents who do not receive a free pitcher/filter through the prioritized distribution process to purchase pitchers at a discounted rate, as well as to purchase additional filters.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The $1 million free filter plan is being financed with a $500,000 donation by Peoples Gas and $250,000 each from both the City and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Though the filters will ultimately be available to all City residents, two groups are being initially prioritized to receive them: expectant mothers and families with children under six years old, and those residents in neighborhoods receiving lead service line replacements.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>There are approximately 7,000 households in the City of Pittsburgh with a child under six&nbsp; in the home.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>City residents who will be receiving partial lead service line replacements will have filters given to them. There is no need for residents receiving partial lead service line replacements to request filters through the Safe Water website, as the filters will be automatically provided to them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The filters, which purify drinking water, will be in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Like many older cities, the City of Pittsburgh has a significant number of lead service lines. If you believe your home may have lead, here are further steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead in your water:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li>Run your water to flush out lead&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>If you haven&rsquo;t used your water for several hours, run your cold tap for one minute before using for cooking or drinking.&nbsp; Homes with longer lead water service lines may require flushing for a longer period of time. Using toilets, washing clothes, showering, or doing dishes before you drink from your tap are all ways that you can flush your service line without wasting water.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Use cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Lead dissolves more easily in hot water. Do not drink, cook with, or make baby formula using hot water. &nbsp;</li> <li>Do not boil water to remove lead; it will not reduce lead levels.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p>For additional information about the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&#39;s Lead remediation efforts, please visit <a href="http://www.pgh2o.com/lead-facts" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.pgh2o.com/lead-facts</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 10:36:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 3, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7276 <div><strong>Healthy Active Living Volunteer Gala</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo and Proclamation with BNY Mellon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the&nbsp;North Side/North Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Priory Hotel, 614 Pressley St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</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> Wed, 03 May 2017 09:15:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 2, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7275 <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for Therese Rocco</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 Mr. Perry</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 PJ Lavelle</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 Mike Dawida and Councilwoman Rudiak</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 McDonald Roberts, &nbsp;Director Ricks, Director Gastil, Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 02 May 2017 11:21:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - May 1, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7272 <div><strong>Speaking at the National Main Street Now Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Hall</div> Mon, 01 May 2017 15:53:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 29-30, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7271 <div><strong>April 29</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Brookline Little League Opening Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 630 Brookline Blvd.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>August Wilson Birthday Block Party</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1727 Bedford Avenue</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Brookline Children&#39;s Art Show</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:45 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 1399 Oakridge St.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Taste of Brookline&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 1:15 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 520 Brookline Blvd.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Day 100 Party with Sprout Fund</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 5423 Penn Avenue</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Speaking at Tamburitzans 80th Anniversary&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Marriott City Center Ballroom&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>April 30</strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>No public events scheduled</em></div> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:03:05 -0400 Statement on Peduto Administration's Continued Support of Homeless Residents http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7268 <div> <p paraeid="{b1ab64ff-702a-4bf8-9401-6ff5af823a99}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Administration is continuing to address&nbsp;the plight&nbsp;of the City&#39;s homeless population, despite the shameful and politically motivated attacks on the homeless by City Councilwoman Darlene Harris.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{200005d8-daf1-409f-96eb-aabb0e37272b}{143}" paraid="1809967130" xml:lang="EN-US">For&nbsp;the last three&nbsp;years &ndash; working with the nationally recognized homeless advocates at Operation Safety Net &ndash; the City has cared&nbsp;for and aided the City&#39;s homeless residents, most of whom were forced&nbsp;onto the streets&nbsp;after losing their jobs or suffering other life-changing&nbsp;catastrophes.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d243abb2-af27-42e4-9e5d-a97c1bf4b51b}{53}" paraid="1649493968" xml:lang="EN-US">As part of those efforts advocates&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;working together with neighborhood and community leaders, and with the kind help of officers at police&nbsp;Zone 1 --&nbsp;have&nbsp;lately supported the establishment of transitional homeless camp spaces. The spaces allow for homeless individuals and families to move away from highly public spaces by&nbsp;parks, schools and businesses to more secluded sites, such as that on Howard Street in the North Side. The transitional sites allow Operation Safety Net and others to help supply medical and other care for homeless residents in one place, rather than in scattered sites, and to work to help them&nbsp;find new&nbsp;homes.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b4caece-bda7-4493-8e68-616a1e382ba3}{177}" paraid="1302746884" xml:lang="EN-US">Lately Councilwoman Harris has been exploiting such&nbsp;homeless communities&nbsp;for the absolutely lowest of political reasons, in an attempt to&nbsp;drive a wedge between City residents with homes and those&nbsp;living on the street.&nbsp;The Councilwoman has gone so far as to bizarrely&nbsp;accuse Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;of paying homeless people to move into her district for political purposes. And she has supported&nbsp;putting up tents near Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;own home,&nbsp;which is not only a cheap political move, but&nbsp;also a cruel mockery of the living conditions of real homeless people.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{11b230b8-36f7-40be-bf9a-f67610ce0070}{231}" paraid="288742008" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Is the law only for some people, or is it for everyone?&nbsp;If [Mayor&nbsp;Peduto]&nbsp;cares that much he needs to find some&nbsp;place around his house,&quot;&nbsp;the Councilwoman said Thursday night, shortly before the sham homeless site was erected by the Mayor&#39;s home in Point Breeze.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{11b230b8-36f7-40be-bf9a-f67610ce0070}{202}" paraid="1718326133" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Councilwoman Harris is exploiting some of our most vulnerable neighbors,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said today. &quot;In Pittsburgh we proudly take care of each other and&nbsp;help our neighbors in need.&nbsp;These are human beings, not political pawns.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9cee06e9-9abe-4a1c-9434-302e8b21ca28}{155}" paraid="1339453992" xml:lang="EN-US">Many of the City&#39;s homeless the past few years were military veterans who lost their homes after serving our nation. Working with Operation Safety Net, Allegheny County, the Veterans Leadership Program and others, in the last three years the City has helped drive the number of homeless veterans from an estimated 400 down to less than 40 citywide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{721b31ca-f7d8-4de5-9454-45e8b11017de}{59}" paraid="1496426082" xml:lang="EN-US">The City and other advocates will not stop their efforts to care for homeless neighbors, even as Councilwoman Harris&nbsp;degrades&nbsp;them&nbsp;for shameful political purposes.&nbsp;Once her political stunts are over, the City can only hope she&nbsp;takes the plight of homeless people as seriously as she does one of the circus animals she rode recently.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e3eab9b5-33e7-4181-becd-13bde261eeba}{197}" paraid="591582226" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Those animals are taken care of better than some people take care of people,&quot; she said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:05:00 -0400 PWSA Board Takes Actions to Bolster Management of Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7267 <div> <p paraeid="{98c3bd7a-b3ec-4af2-8d48-e35d00e0a013}{72}" paraid="1916456953" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2017) The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&rsquo;s Board of Directors is taking&nbsp;several actions today to bolster executive management and corporate governance and improve the Authority while it prepares for a potential restructuring.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea61aff4-41a7-4b87-bd8c-d509977956b6}{41}" paraid="1507793706" xml:lang="EN-US">These actions complement Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7242" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">nomination last week</a>&nbsp;of three new members to the PWSA Board. The nominees are expected to appear before&nbsp;Pittsburgh City Council next week for interviews and once confirmed are set to begin serving on the PWSA Board for its next meeting in May.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cf0bc49-b2de-421e-90ce-cd31fe0c2447}{22}" paraid="1382048463" xml:lang="EN-US">Until a full Board of Directors can be convened, the existing Board is&nbsp;finalizing&nbsp;the selection of an&nbsp;executive management team for the authority,&nbsp;and voting&nbsp;to approve an agreement with the City of Pittsburgh on the selection of Infrastructure&nbsp;Management Group (IMG) to lead a proposed restructuring of PWSA.</p> <p paraeid="{5cf0bc49-b2de-421e-90ce-cd31fe0c2447}{22}" paraid="1382048463" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration and&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7118" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts</a>&nbsp;chose IMG last week to&nbsp;initially study the&nbsp;PWSA&#39;s&nbsp;finances and operations, hold public meetings, and&nbsp;issue recommendations to the City later this year. The City and the&nbsp;Authority will share IMG contracting costs, with both paying up to $275,000 for the first phase of IMG&#39;s work. The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration is forwarding legislation for the City&#39;s share of the payment to City Council for its consideration next week.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca830c-accd-4ff5-ad68-a9795556f690}{178}" paraid="1850307097" xml:lang="EN-US">Also today, the Board is considering&nbsp;a professional services agreement with Colonel Bernard Lindstrom. This agreement will allow PWSA to continue to benefit from Colonel Lindstrom&rsquo;s expertise and guidance on the executive team until the full Board of Directors can approve the hiring of a permanent Executive Director for PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cf0bc49-b2de-421e-90ce-cd31fe0c2447}{30}" paraid="1541432116" xml:lang="EN-US">In the interim, the Board today is ratifying&nbsp;the prior appointment last month of Robert A. Weimar to the role of Interim Executive Director, on a temporary basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{78ca1d09-e401-4cf6-b95c-8b586b3b9fca}{181}" paraid="1354784365" xml:lang="EN-US">Weimar was the Acting Director of Construction and Engineering and has been with PWSA since August 2014. Weimar and&nbsp;Lindstrom will serve on the executive team along with&nbsp;Alex&nbsp;Sciulli, whose professional consulting services contract was approved by the Board last month.&nbsp;Sciulli&nbsp;is a professional engineer registered in the State of Pennsylvania, and his&nbsp;previous experience as the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Water Department Director and Engineering &amp; Construction Department Director uniquely positions him to provide advisory services to the PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:17:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 27, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7265 <div><strong>Pittsburgh Public Schools Strategic Launch</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Field, UPMC Club Lounge</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Take Our Kids to Work Day Event</strong></div> <div>Time:10:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Scheduling</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dan Jenkins</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>State of Downtown Release</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 437 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Youth Town Hall</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayoral Debate with B-PEP, Urban League, and League of Women Voters</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: First Unitarian Church</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400 Public Works to Expand Smart Litter Can Sensor Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7262 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 26, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) presented plans to expand the litter can monitoring program before City Council today.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>DPW has been studying litter can fill level monitoring sensors for the past several years to ensure that the City can benefit from this new technology.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;The litter can monitoring system is a great example of how we can use technology and innovative solutions to deliver services to our residents more efficiently and effectively,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;By monitoring the real-time fill status of receptacles, DPW can more regularly empty cans in our neighborhoods and free up labor hours for other high-priority tasks, thereby improving the level of service provided to residents.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In 2015, the City started a pilot implementation of 95 litter can sensors in the 5th Division. As a result of the pilot implementation, efficiency gains were identified and experienced from deploying collection resources only to cans that were in need of service based on the sensor data. Most notably, man-hours saved on litter collection activities can be repurposed to address other high priority tasks.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Based on the success of the pilot, the City of Pittsburgh issued a request for proposals (RFP) for Litter Can Services to streamline the process for servicing street litter cans located across the City. Victor Stanley, Inc., was selected as the winning vendor as a result of the RFP. A 4-year agreement with Victor Stanley, Inc., totaling&nbsp;$274,062&nbsp;is subject to approval by City Council.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are reducing the time it takes to service litter cans currently by about 30%-50% which would amount to at least 15,000 hours of staff time that could be redeployed to other work within the department,&quot; said DPW Director Mike Gable. &quot;Given that the average hourly wage and benefits for employees currently performing this work is valued at approximately $30, the City would initially save nearly $450,000 worth of staff time. As the program expands, we expect these values to increase to our benefit.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The litter can monitoring program is made up of hardware and software components. Approximately 1,281 litter cans with fill sensors will be deployed city-wide over the next year. Each sensor costs $4.90 per month for the monitoring fee and the subscription to the web based management software. Based on the current number of litter cans in DPW&#39;s inventory, the annual monitoring fees will be $75,322.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In addition to improvements in operational efficiency and service, the monitoring software allows DPW to collect data to measure the performance of receptacles throughout the city. The data collected will lead to location optimization, consistent collections and inventory improvements.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:16:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 26, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7261 <div><strong>Interview with PublicSource</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 4314 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Rotary Ask the Candidates Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</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>Speaking with Syrian Families</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Phone Interview with Kris Maher</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:49:21 -0400 City and Blue Ribbon Panel Choose Advisory Firm for Restructuring of PWSA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7260 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 25, 2017) - The William Peduto administration and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7118" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts</a> have chosen the Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) to manage a possible restructuring of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>IMG was one of four finalists that made presentations to the panel and Mayor Peduto in a public meeting in City Council Chambers March 31. A copy of IMG&#39;s proposal <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7198" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">is available here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;After decades of disinvestment and neglect the PWSA is in need of billions of dollars of long-term infrastructure improvements. It can&#39;t borrow its way out of the problem, or implement giant rate increases by residents,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;IMG will help us study the best way to keep the city&#39;s water asset public, while addressing the improvements that have been ignored for the better part of a century.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The PWSA board is expected to vote Friday on a joint financing agreement with the City to cover half the contract costs with IMG, and the Peduto administration expects to advance legislation to City Council next week. The final contract, and projected costs, have not yet been finalized.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The first phase of IMG&#39;s work will be an evaluation of the PWSA&#39;s operations and needs. That work is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2017, and will contain a series of public meetings to consider full community input on the future of PWSA.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;I believe we have identified a consultant who will bring all of the necessary resources and expertise to this project in order to fully assess the PWSA, from a financial, legal, operational and infrastructure perspective,&quot;&nbsp;said Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, executive director of Women for a Healthy Environment and a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel. &quot;IMG is aware that the goal is not to privatize the authority and they are committed to fully engaging the community, and it is crucial that ratepayer voices are represented and heard throughout this process.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In addition to the work by the Blue Ribbon Panel and IMG, the City and PWSA will soon be receiving advisory help from the nonprofit Mayors Innovation Project, a national network that provides mayors with best practices in public policy. The Innovation Project plans to further serve as a third-party neutral advisor on work by IMG and the Blue Ribbon Panel on the long-term, systematic changes needed at the water authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The Project plans to send Howard Neukrug, the retired CEO of Philadelphia Water and a national expert in drinking water and utility management to study Pittsburgh&#39;s water system challenges, as well as Mel Meder, an expert in water management and resilience projects.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>With tentative funding from the Heinz Endowments the Mayors Innovation Project plans to coordinate with IMG and conduct site visits to meet with City and PWSA officials, as well as community stakeholders, to study the water system, and will further study best practices that can be adopted by the authority, as well as insight on its governance structure, and financing options.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Once completed, their collective findings will be publicly released and presented to the Blue Ribbon Panel, the City and PWSA.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:07:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 25, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7258 <div><strong>Interview with PCN</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Two Gateway Center, 603 Stanwix Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lenora Nemetz</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 LaTrenda Sherrill and Majestic Lane</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 County Executive, Kevin McMahon, and Melia Tourangeau</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Governor Rendell</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>2030 Progress Report Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:18:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 24, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7256 <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor&nbsp;Sanchez-Ridge&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office,&nbsp;414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office,&nbsp;414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office,&nbsp;414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:18:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and PWSA Announce Safe Water Lead Filter Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7253 <div> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{20}" paraid="2024890801" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;(April 24, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;administration&nbsp;and the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer&nbsp;Authority today&nbsp;announced its&nbsp;additional&nbsp;plans for distributing lead&nbsp;filters to interested City residents, through the&nbsp;Safe Water Program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e90baeb-e97c-4ce0-91f7-66ab1f86f434}{233}" paraid="1244669705" xml:lang="EN-US">The plans are detailed at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/">pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o</a>. Those interested in obtaining filters can either visit the website or call the City&#39;s 311 Customer Service office.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e90baeb-e97c-4ce0-91f7-66ab1f86f434}{252}" paraid="2094862991" xml:lang="EN-US">Initially, priority will be&nbsp;given to those with small children&nbsp;and those with homes&nbsp;affected by partial lead&nbsp;line replacements, but&nbsp;all City residents&nbsp;are eligible to receive them.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d6ca8aa0-f004-4511-a811-e83250cb0d34}{103}" paraid="777820427" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;After decades of disinvestment, my&nbsp;administration&nbsp;and the PWSA&nbsp;are&nbsp;committed to solving&nbsp;lead&nbsp;issues once&nbsp;and for&nbsp;all. Filters&nbsp;are only&nbsp;a&nbsp;first step of many to come, but be sure we will solve this problem&nbsp;and give residents the&nbsp;safe&nbsp;and reliable water system they deserve,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{222}" paraid="1349496422" xml:lang="EN-US">Residents of Millvale, which is serviced by PWSA, will&nbsp;also be eligible for the filters.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c2a76d8e-4787-4da3-8be0-4c0145704dfe}{157}" paraid="1128783564" xml:lang="EN-US">The distribution plan for the filters is in three parts:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{150}" paraid="1325606512" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>For Residents With Partial Lead&nbsp;Service Line Replacements&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-listid="2" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{154}" paraid="142586305" xml:lang="EN-US">Residents in the City who will be receiving partial lead&nbsp;service line replacements will have filters&nbsp;given&nbsp;to them. There is no need for residents receiving partial lead&nbsp;service line replacements to request filters through this website,&nbsp;as the filters will be&nbsp;automatically provided to them.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{158}" paraid="1160825018" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>For Households with Expectant Mothers&nbsp;and Children Under 6&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="3" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{162}" paraid="1338847916" xml:lang="EN-US">There are approximately 7,000 households in the City of Pittsburgh with a child under 6 in the home. The Safe Water Program has identified over 300 family health centers, pediatricians, assistance offices, and childcare providers, and will be distributing filters directly to those providers to make sure that they can get into the hands of the most vulnerable as quickly as possible.&nbsp;Organizations who work with expectant mothers and children and are willing to distribute filters should call 311.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{2b7b83b9-d7bc-4ef9-8346-9da4126ade4a}{124}" paraid="76369709" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>For Members of the General Public&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul role="list"> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="4" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{5c96b4f9-7832-46c2-a3e8-9b9af0a86e6f}{170}" paraid="1438398271" xml:lang="EN-US">All residents of the City of Pittsburgh and Millvale who are interested in testing their water may request a test kit, in additon to the filters being made available to the general public. In order to request&nbsp;a filter and/or a test kit,&nbsp;residents are asked to either visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/safepgh2o/">the Safe Water website</a>, or call 311.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{21c0f4bf-c254-4345-818b-3b4964ce0acf}{131}" paraid="423971660" xml:lang="EN-US">All calls to 311&nbsp;are&nbsp;answered by&nbsp;a&nbsp;live operator from 7:00&nbsp;a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 311. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2de566d7-2819-4dcf-89e4-bd57f6fea0f2}{202}" paraid="955920650" xml:lang="EN-US">The $1 million filter program was funded by $500,000 from Peoples Gas and $250,000 from both the City and the PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a977de5c-8694-468e-a452-3185b32b044e}{244}" paraid="2106107415" xml:lang="EN-US">The filters, which purify drinking water,&nbsp;will be in&nbsp;the form of&nbsp;scientifically&nbsp;certified&nbsp;half-gallon pitchers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{22}" paraid="1393255011" xml:lang="EN-US">Like many older cities, the City of Pittsburgh has&nbsp;a&nbsp;significant number of lead&nbsp;service lines. If you believe your home may have lead, here&nbsp;are further steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead&nbsp;in your water:&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="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{24}" paraid="1422341226" xml:lang="EN-US">Run your water to flush out lead&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="2" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{37}" paraid="212427365" xml:lang="EN-US">If you haven&rsquo;t used your water for several hours, run your cold tap for one minute before using for cooking or drinking.&nbsp; Homes with longer lead&nbsp;water service lines may require flushing for&nbsp;a&nbsp;longer period of time. Using toilets, washing clothes, showering, or doing dishes before you drink from your tap&nbsp;are&nbsp;all ways that you can flush your service line without wasting water.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{41}" paraid="1064429714" xml:lang="EN-US">Use cold water for cooking&nbsp;and preparing baby formula&nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{45}" paraid="1950525961" xml:lang="EN-US">Lead&nbsp;dissolves more easily in hot water. Do not drink, cook with, or make baby formula&nbsp;using hot water.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="2" data-aria-posinset="4" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{45}" paraid="1950525961" xml:lang="EN-US">Do not boil water to remove lead; it will not reduce lead&nbsp;levels.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{ae00080f-6c68-46ad-95c7-d69f02b3fc4c}{65}" paraid="433214327" xml:lang="EN-US">For&nbsp;additional information&nbsp;about the Pittsburgh Water&nbsp;and Sewer&nbsp;Authority&#39;s Lead&nbsp;remediation efforts, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pgh2o.com/lead-facts" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.pgh2o.com/lead-facts</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:28:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 22-23, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7247 <div><strong>April 22</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Breakfast for Earth Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2005 Beechwood Blvd</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>All City Arts Show Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: August Wilson Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>April 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Reading Proclamation&nbsp;for Beth Shalom Centennial Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5915 Beacon St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:01:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Tree Protection http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7245 <div> <p paraeid="{360fbb2b-1088-46bb-9c5d-3d8b8b527915}{214}" paraid="1763857270" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH,&nbsp;PA (April 21, 2017) In honor of Earth Day,&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued an Executive Order today calling for new ways to protect City trees, which cover 40% of Pittsburgh&#39;s land area and are vital to the City&#39;s parks, green spaces and quality of life.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{919d48c7-626a-494c-affd-c8bf74bbbd31}{223}" paraid="448988887" xml:lang="EN-US">The City&#39;s Department of Public Works Forestry Division and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission (PSTC)&nbsp;do great work protecting the City&#39;s trees, though at times contractors and developers do not comply with City standards for tree protection. The Executive Order will create a Task Force on Tree Protection that will work to centralize all City tree policies, and make such policies clear for Pittsburgh departments, agencies and contractors alike.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a3061b50-c59e-45c4-808d-3db3237faeb9}{41}" paraid="249193546" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order calls for an updated inventory of the City&#39;s street trees and urban forest; a 10-year maintenance and implementation schedule; and a streamlined process to allow the PSTC to make expenditures from their dedicated funds, as approved by the Director of Public Works.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{049c063f-3565-4722-ac88-cf7bfffea9a9}{27}" paraid="1436208158" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh&#39;s urban forest, from our beautiful parks to the street trees currently blooming, is one of our city&#39;s greatest natural resources. This order will help us protect it even more so than we are doing now,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a47d44cb-b0e7-4cc6-9cd1-7224231d8934}{108}" paraid="856274007" xml:lang="EN-US">The Task Force will be chaired by the Mayor&#39;s Chief of Operations and the Chair of the PSTC. Members will include officials from the Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance;&nbsp;the&nbsp;Department of Public Works; the City Forester (DPW Forestry Division); Department of City Planning; Department of Permits, Licensing, and Inspections; City Law Department; the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission; Sports and Exhibition Authority; Stadium Authority; Parking Authority; Housing Authority; and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce26292b-c57d-45af-9d98-c3d59ae53174}{94}" paraid="948036566" xml:lang="EN-US">The Task Force is being asked to develop a manual of tree policies, compel City departments and authorities to comply with tree protection standards, and hold quarterly meetings for up to three years, or when the goals of the Task Force are reached.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3cbf4a13-2c43-4cfe-9853-dbe87531485d}{246}" paraid="2028734536" xml:lang="EN-US">Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a47d44cb-b0e7-4cc6-9cd1-7224231d8934}{101}" paraid="609937176" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the Executive Order <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Executive_Order_Shade_Tree.pdf">is available here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:09:25 -0400 Swinburne Street in South Oakland Closed for Maintenance Saturday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7243 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that Swinburne Street -- between Greenfield Ave. and Childs/Edgehill Streets in South Oakland - -will be closed for street maintenance from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The closure will be for vehicle and bicycle traffic. Pedestrians will have access during the closure.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The work is being performed by DPW expected to be completed by 10 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:26:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Nominates Three New Members of PWSA Board http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7242 <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{137}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (April&nbsp;21, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is&nbsp;nominating three experienced officials to the board of the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{160}" paraid="1551673650">They are&nbsp;Debbie&nbsp;Lestitian,&nbsp;Chaton&nbsp;Turner&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jim Turner.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{169}" paraid="872719445">&quot;I want&nbsp;to extend my gratitude to these nominees, who are coming on during a time of&nbsp;long-term, systematic challenges facing the PWSA. There is a great amount of work ahead, and they will help us accomplish all we need to do,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{183}" paraid="1991392206">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/executive-team/debbie-lestitian" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">appointed Lestitian as his Chief Administration Officer</a>&nbsp;in 2014, and this year added to her&nbsp;responsibilities the role of&nbsp;Personnel Director. She has&nbsp;more than&nbsp;20 years of experience in law, finance, and public service, and holds both accounting and legal degrees.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{189}" paraid="332892667"><a href="http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/chaton-t-turner" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Chaton Turner is Assistant Counsel</a>&nbsp;for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She provides support to the Center for Fertility at the UPMC Physician Services Division,&nbsp;and is an expert in patient safety and regulatory compliance.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{200}" paraid="763380409"><a href="http://www.gspia.pitt.edu/About-GSPIA/Faculty-Directory-Archive/Faculty-Directory-Details/ArticleID/920/James-W-Turner" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Jim Turner has wide experience</a>&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Pittsburgh region&#39;s governance and economy. He spent 10 years with the&nbsp;Pennsylvania Economy League&nbsp;and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and previously served as the City&#39;s budget director, finance director and Chief Administrative Officer. He is now an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh&nbsp;Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{207}" paraid="97247690">The nominations come&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7165" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">after three board members</a>&nbsp;left the body, after their terms expired at the end of 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{211}" paraid="1715816895">All three new nominees will be subject to approval by Pittsburgh City Council.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2f494b1b-bb85-423b-8040-cf18a997f5d6}{215}" paraid="840380182">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:54:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 21, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7241 <div><strong>Memorial Service for Henry Hillman</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 315 Shady Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Luncheon for Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Matt Barron, Rebecca Flora, Director Rubinstein, and Grant Oliphant</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 Mayor Levar Stoney</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Attendees to the National LifeSmarts Championship</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Westin Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Grand Opening of Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room</strong><br /> Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:48:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 20, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7240 <div><strong>Interview with CNN</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Heinz&nbsp;Buildings Redevelopment - Site Tour</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1072 River Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Raise the Wage Rally</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Waiting Child Series with KDKA</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 Andrew Dash, Justin Miller, and Derek Dauphin</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visitation for Henry Hillman</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4900 Centre Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>CONNECT Eight Annual Congress of Neighboring Communities</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5 Hot Metal St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Abraham Lincoln Exhibition at the Photo Antiquities</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 531 E. Ohio St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:41:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 19, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7238 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Roger Cooley</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</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.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Brian Lutes</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>League of Women Voters Candidates Debate with WTAE</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 400 Ardmore Blvd.</div> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:13:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Adopts "Rooney Rule" For City Hiring http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7236 <div> <p paraeid="{a0cdc6a2-6233-42a4-b3ab-36bc9612288e}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 19, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today issued an Executive Order adopting measures to promote diversity in City hiring, similar to an initiative backed&nbsp;by late&nbsp;Steelers&nbsp;Chairman Dan Rooney within the National Football League.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2a97fad5-2272-4e16-8ee4-ca4b6a1cfa84}{218}" paraid="1746297054" xml:lang="EN-US">The Executive Order names a Diversity and Inclusion Officer within the City&#39;s Department of Personnel to oversee diversity measures; calls on Personnel to develop policies to recruit diverse candidates for any supervisory position within the government (such as directors and managers); orders the Office of Management and Budget to adopt similar policies for contracting; and for Personnel and OMB to study disparities among wages earned and hours worked by minority City workers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{64813509-fee1-484c-aa56-ea5e31749553}{47}" paraid="1367201322" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order also calls for a task force of City officials to develop recommendations to City Council on diverse hiring measures, and create advisory committees to oversee a settlement agreement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union in 2015 to strengthen diverse hiring measures in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and other public safety bureaus.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2aba1e2f-6a75-4e7f-8e8e-d7151bbceff1}{107}" paraid="1802843062" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order is similar to the &quot;Rooney Rule&quot; backed in 2003&nbsp;by Mr. Rooney, who at the time was chairman of the NFL&#39;s diversity committee. It requires teams to interview minority candidates for all openings in head coaching and other major supervisory positions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{645f93ce-20ab-42eb-9cf0-59c651df5b75}{29}" paraid="531740304" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;I am honored to follow Mr. Rooney&#39;s example, and implement similar diversity measures in his beloved city,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{94956576-8065-4e77-b4b9-d9f0e218ef5c}{119}" paraid="222673394" xml:lang="EN-US">The Order calls for all city-related agencies to adopt similar policies, and for City officials to issue regular reports to the Mayor and City Council.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{24c62a83-9a4f-4c67-ae68-62676b55fb83}{74}" paraid="872330747" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the Order is available <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/4.19.17_-_Advancing_Diversity_in_City_Recruitment_and_Hiring.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:31:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 18, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7234 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Funeral for&nbsp;Dan Rooney</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 108 N. Dithridge</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for Wendell August</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Mark Nootbaar</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4314 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Remarks for Delegation from City of Richmond, VA</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: PNC Park</div> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:52:35 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Henry Hillman http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7232 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 14, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement tonight&nbsp;on the death of&nbsp;Henry Hillman:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&quot;Pittsburgh has lost another Patriarch, Henry Hillman.&nbsp;Mr.&nbsp;Hillman led the efforts of&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s&nbsp;first renaissance. Along with his beloved wife, Elsie, he helped to create numerous non-profit organizations that have led directly to Pittsburgh&#39;s rebirth.</p> <p>Far beyond their own family Foundation, Henry &amp; Elsie have proven that civic leadership in Pittsburgh can save a city, rebuild a city and transform a city. &nbsp;</p> <div> <p paraeid="{b6b4dbb0-d6fa-46d1-a72c-f10d116f3c9c}{81}" paraid="2074905258" xml:lang="EN-US">Henry Hillman will always be remembered as a leader who changed an industrial city into a 21st Century city. The City of Pittsburgh mourns his loss and we send our condolences to the entire&nbsp;Hillman family.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b6b4dbb0-d6fa-46d1-a72c-f10d116f3c9c}{85}" paraid="374084026" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:44:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 14 -16, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7231 <div><strong>April 14</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>DVE Morning Show with Randy Baumann</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Prayer for Peace&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 7240 Frankstown Ave</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 6 p.m.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>April 15</strong></div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee Black Caucus Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>District 2 Easter Egg Hunt</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Westwood School</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;TED X Talk</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 1:15 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: August Wilson Center</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Creative Balance Wellness Fair</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 7140 Bennett St.&nbsp;</div> <div> <p><strong>April 16</strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:19:52 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Passing of Dan Rooney http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7228 <div> <p paraeid="{8d762906-ad05-47c5-b202-c827fe15a669}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today on the death of Steelers Chairman and former U.S Ambassador to Ireland&nbsp;Dan Rooney:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{886caea0-0ae4-4df4-9c54-9e147d3cbe1c}{216}" paraid="1579671526" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh, and our nation, owes&nbsp;immeasurable&nbsp;gratitude&nbsp;to Ambassador Rooney.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a8054204-8320-4fa1-b9e0-61badd432d4d}{5}" paraid="1731125414" xml:lang="EN-US">Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for your devotion to your family and the Steeler&nbsp;nation. Thank you for all you have done for&nbsp;Pittsburgh.&quot;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:50:48 -0400 Urban Redevelopment Authority Board Set to Vote on Lead Service Line Replacement, Land Bank and Affordable Housing Initiatives Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7227 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) - The Board of Directors of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is set to vote on four key initiatives today.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Replace Old Lead Lines Program&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Today, the Board will vote on expanding its previously approved loan program for replacing lead service lines to make it even more affordable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>At the March 9, 2017 meeting, the URA Board approved program guidelines for a new initiative &ndash; the Replace Old Lead Lines (ROLL) program, designed to help borrowers finance the costs of replacing private lead water service lines from the curb to the house. Today the board will vote to revise the initial program guidelines and provide a maximum borrower income limit of 150% area median income (AMI), an increase from the initial income limit proposal of 120% AMI.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The work is intended to be coordinated with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&rsquo;s efforts to replace lead water lines that run from the service main under the street to the curb. Through coordination with the PWSA, the cost of the private work for homeowners and property owners would be reduced as PWSA would be responsible for the necessary digging and repairing of streets and sidewalks.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The income limits by family size for 150% AMI are as follows:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">One person&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $74,800</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Two persons&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $85,500&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Three persons&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $96,150&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Four persons&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $106,800&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Five persons&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $115,400&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Waivers of maximum borrower income could be considered under extenuating circumstances.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Oakland Affordable Living Development&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Also today the URA Board will review the request for authorization and issuance of a Rental Housing Development and Improvement Program Loan to Quippa LP in the amount of up to $1,360,310 for the development of the Oakland Affordable Living (OAL) affordable housing development. The OAL development includes the preservation and rehabilitation of 24 existing rental units and the new construction of 25 rental units. The requested Authority loan funds will be used to cover a portion of the preservation and rehabilitation development work to the OAL development, currently known as Allequippa Place.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Quippa LP was approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (&ldquo;PHFA&rdquo;) for an allocation of 2016 Low Income Housing Tax Credits (&ldquo;LIHTC&rdquo;).&nbsp; PNC Multifamily Capital will provide the tax credit equity and the balance of the construction financing will be provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh through its Affordable Housing Program and a seller note being provided by Allequippa Place Associates. The developer has also applied to PHFA for 2017 PA Housing Affordability &amp; Rehabilitation Enhancement/Realty Transfer Tax (&ldquo;PHARE/RTT&rdquo;) funds. The URA financing is contingent upon the developer receiving these funds and/or achieving cost reductions to the development.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The OAL units will be affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI.) Five (5) of the units will be targeted to households with incomes at or below 20% of AMI, 20 units will be reserved for households with incomes at or below 50% of AMI and 24 units will be reserved for households with incomes at or below 60% of AMI.&nbsp; Six (6) units in the Wadsworth Street apartment building will be handicapped accessible.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Today the URA board will review a proposal to enter into a contract with Asakura Robinson Company, LLC to provide consulting services for the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan, for an amount not to exceed $150,000.00.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan will serve as the basis for future planning activities, neighborhood design, and a framework for investment within the Homewood neighborhoods. It is intended that the plan will be formally adopted by the City Planning Commission and incorporated into the City&rsquo;s Comprehensive Plan. The scope for the comprehensive plan will include planning gap analysis, an inventory of community assets, the development of community goals and objectives, and an implementation plan and metric evaluation system.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The planning process for the Comprehensive Community Plan will be managed by the Department of City Planning (DCP) and led in partnership with the Homewood Community Development Collaborative (HCDC).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>The Pittsburgh Land Bank&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>The board will consider three separate resolutions today regarding the fiscal management and administrative services of the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB.)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">1) The transfer of $60,662.44 to the Pittsburgh Land Bank from Leased Land funds and the 2016 Heinz Endowments Grant&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">At its November 12, 2015, meeting, this Board authorized entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pittsburgh Land Bank (the &ldquo;PLB&rdquo;) for a limited scope of administrative duties, including serving as fiscal agent for all contracting (Res. 319 of 2015). As fiscal agent, the URA has been holding and managing financial resources for the PLB since February 2016. As the PLB moves closer to independent day-to-day operations, the PLB has requested that the URA transfer the remaining monies that the URA has been holding on behalf of the PLB out of URA accounts and into PLB accounts. This transfer will enable the PLB to continue moving towards independent fiscal management.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">2) Amending Resolution No. 319 (2015) authorizing the URA to execute administrative duties of the PLB by replacing the term &ldquo;Memorandum of Understanding&rdquo; with the term &ldquo;Memorandum of Agreement.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">3) A resolution amending the Memorandum of Agreement with the Pittsburgh Land Bank, dated February 12, 2016, to renew the term for one year, and to be further renewable for one year terms at the discretion of the Authority&rsquo;s Executive Director.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:58:44 -0400 City, County and Education Partners Launch Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! Campaign http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7226 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) &ndash; County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and representatives of the expanded learning community today introduced the <em><strong>Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do! </strong></em>youth campaign for summer activities. The announcement was made at a Market Square <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> fair where parents and students could learn about the fun and interesting programs available this summer.</p> <p>This is the second year for a collaborative approach to summer youth programming. The <em><strong>Summer 16</strong></em> program exceeded its goal of 16,000 participants by attracting 21,000 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County K-12 youth in fun and educational activities.&nbsp; The goal for <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> is to engage 27,000 youth throughout the city and county in meaningful summer learning opportunities.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Summer is a time for our Allegheny County students to have fun with friends, share new experiences, and create memories that last a lifetime,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Whether you&rsquo;re looking for a summer job, or are interested in biking, cultural activities, a camp, or experiences in nature,<em><strong> Summer 17</strong></em> has something for everyone.&rdquo;</p> <p>The <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> <a href="http://pghsummer17.com/">website</a> offers the same resources as last year including a checklist for parents, an activities calendar, and a centralized repository of summer programs. New this year is a blog for parents that will showcase new, free, and unique programming.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We have tremendous organizations offering a great range of interesting, educational, and fun activities for local students during their summers,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;The summer learning environment is different from the regular school year because more outside activities are possible and our local youth have more flexibility to visit the great attractions throughout the city.&rdquo;</p> <p>The United Way of Southwestern PA, a <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> partner, collaborates with many of the <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> program providers. Allegheny Partners for Out of School Time (APOST) is an initiative of the United Way that promotes the importance of afterschool and summer programs. &ldquo;These programs foster positive relationships between adults and children to inspire learning, keep kids safe, and help working parents,&rdquo; stated Bob Nelkin, President and CEO of United Way of SWPA. Nelkin also noted the importance of these programs stating that research shows that participation in summer activities can improve classroom behavior, school attendance, academic aspirations, and reduce the summer learning slide.</p> <p>In addition to Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and United Way of SWPA, <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> partners include: Allies for Children, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Citiparks, Kidsburgh, Learn &amp; Earn, The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Partner 4 Work, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Remake Learning Network, The Sprout Fund, and the Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy.</p> <p><strong>About Summer 17: Dream! Explore! Do!:</strong></p> <p><em><strong>Summer 17 Dream! Explore! Do!</strong></em> is a youth-centered campaign for summer programs. <em><strong>Summer 17</strong></em> will provide thousands of local children, grades K-12, with fun, educational learning activities. The goal is to connect 27,000 children and youth in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with summer learning opportunities. Children and parents can search for summer programs that fit their interests and needs by visiting the website pghsummer17.com and by searching #PGHsummer17 on social media.</p> <p><strong>About United Way of Southwestern PA:</strong></p> <p>United Way of&nbsp;Southwestern Pennsylvania, serving Allegheny, Westmoreland, Fayette and Southern Armstrong counties, leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives.&nbsp;United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community.</p> <p>Allegheny Partners for Out of School Time (APOST), an initiative of the United Way of SWPA, is a partnership of funders, intermediaries and providers dedicated to building a quality out-of-school time System that will contribute to the healthy successful development of young people as they progress through their school years, graduate from high school and enter into adulthood.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:44:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Police Chief Scott Schubert Announce New Community Policing Initiative in 18 Neighborhoods Citywide http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7225 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2017) Mayor William Peduto&#39;s administration and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are implementing a new community policing program that will get its start in 18 neighborhoods citywide.</p> <p>Commanders in each of the city&#39;s six police zones will create a &quot;Neighborhood/Area Specific Team&quot; of officers and supervisors who will be dedicated to using best practices in Community Policing to reduce crime and create partnerships with residents. The program will debut in three neighborhoods in each of the six zones, for a total of 18 neighborhoods.</p> <p>Officers working in the 18 neighborhoods will complement existing Police already patrolling each neighborhood, and provide opportunities for residents to get to know officers personally, and work with Police to address neighborhood issues.</p> <p>Zone commanders will set specific missions and goals for the community policing teams and hold quarterly meetings with them to review their results.</p> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh is already a national model for community policing initiatives, and we owe it to our residents citywide to keep innovating on the ways we address crime, and make Pittsburgh a safe place for all,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The Police Bureau will assess the success of the initiative in the first 18 neighborhoods, with hopes of expanding it elsewhere in the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is just another step that builds upon our community-oriented philosophy. Policing is about law enforcement, and having trusting and constructive relationships with the community is vital to enforcing the law and serving others,&rdquo; said Chief Scott Schubert.</p> <p>The selected neighborhoods are:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 1: Brightwood, East Allegheny, Troy Hill</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 2: Downtown, Middle Hill and Uptown</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 3: Allentown, Carrick, Knoxville</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 4: Hazelwood, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 5: East Hills, Homewood, Lincoln-Lemington</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Zone 6: Beechview, Elliott, Sheraden</p> <p>The announcement comes as Mayor Peduto this morning is swearing-in nearly 30 new police recruits. Counting recruits, police staffing is currently 912 officers, which makes for the largest Pittsburgh Police force in 15 years.</p> <p>Further background from Chief Schubert on the Neighborhood/Area Specific Team initiative is below:</p> <p>To activate each Neighborhood Specific Team the Zone Commander will solicit, interview and select one officer to staff each of his or her 3 Community Impact Designated Neighborhoods.&nbsp; The candidate officers will be assessed for their community engagement experience, problem solving initiative and reputation as community builders through their style of policing.&nbsp; Communication skills will be prioritized in the selection process. Once selected, these officers will work as a member of a team consisting of Zone Community Resource Officers, Plainclothes Detectives, and Community Response Units.</p> <p>Additionally, the Zone Commander will assign a sergeant to directly supervise the officers and facilitate an introduction to the specific neighborhood community residents and&nbsp; assessment of the specific neighborhood challenges. The Zone Commander will set a neighborhood specific mission and tangible goals for the assigned officer and team. The team will report back to the Commander and lessons will be collected in furtherance of&nbsp; continuous learning and improvement.</p> <p>Each Zone Commander will invest in each selected neighborhood officer with training, contacts, and resources to set the officer up for success in each neighborhood.&nbsp; Each officer will join with PBP Crime Analysis&nbsp; and Intelligence units to use data and information in planning specific crime reduction strategies and plans. Each Officer will also work closely with the DPS Public Information Officers to promote the efforts within the neighborhood and to&nbsp; develop a positive vision for&nbsp; growth of the neighborhood.</p> <p>The neighborhood officer will be available,&nbsp; join, and participate with existing community groups, special events, human resource opportunities, faith- and school based engagement as well as merchant and business activities. A team approach will be presented and encouraged to all stakeholders. The neighborhood officer will facilitate mediation of conflicts and&nbsp; correct misinformation among community members. The officer will be available to flex his or her shift hours to meet reasonable community demands in the course of the assignment.</p> <p>The officer will account for his or her community hours toward goal achievement and tangible results will be reviewed quarterly with the Zone Commander with the team. The Zone Commander will make adjustments to the assignment and ensure resources are sufficient and effective toward specific problem solving for the neighborhood.</p> <p>As no neighborhood is an island, the success of this program is foundationally dependent upon the support of the entire PBP organization. Internal support through reliable communication and inclusiveness in the problem solving strategies will be the key to success.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:35:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 13, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7224 <div><strong>Basic Recruit Graduation from the Police Training Academy</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Summer 17 Kickoff Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Market Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking with the NLC Task Force on Housing</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Chris Potter</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Sexual Assault Awareness Event for &quot;Its On Us&quot; Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: William Pitt Union Side Lawn</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Bob Mayo</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Thornburgh Distinguished Lecture Series</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: University Club</div> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:33:09 -0400 Media Advisory: City, Allegheny County & Education Partners to Host Summer 17 Kickoff Event Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7222 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 12, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, in collaboration with several community partners, will host a press conference on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. during the kick-off fair for <strong>Summer 17</strong>, a summer learning and activity campaign.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The goal for <strong>Summer 17</strong> is to engage 27,000 youth in meaningful summer learning opportunities to ensure that all kids have a safe, healthy and productive summer. Whether it is a summer job, a summer camp, or just a visit to the park, every young Pittsburgher registered for<strong> Summer 17</strong> will be linked to an extended learning opportunity. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend the <strong>Summer 17</strong> fair on Thursday to learn about summer activities offered this year, have questions answered and register participants for 2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Summer 17</strong> is a collaboration between Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and the following community partners: Pittsburgh Public Schools, Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time an initiative of United Way of Southwestern PA, Allies for Children, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Remake Learning Network, Kidsburgh, The Mentoring Partnership, Partner4Work and The Sprout Fund.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Summer 17 Fair and Kick-off Press Conference</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Date:</strong> Thursday, April 13, 2017&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Press Conference: </strong>11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. (Summer 17 Fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Location:</strong> Market Square, Downtown Pittsburgh&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Participants:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li>County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</li> <li>Mayor William Peduto&nbsp;</li> <li>Kathryn Vargas, Director, APOST&nbsp;</li> <li>Bob Nelkin, President, United Way of Southwestern PA&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>James Doyle, Coordinator of Out-of-School Time, Pittsburgh Public Schools&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:25:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 12, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7221 <div><strong>PML Legislative Committee Call</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Molly Nichols</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the&nbsp;Advanced Robotics Manufacturing&nbsp;Institute Kickoff Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location 10 40th Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Butterfly Project Launch</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:15 &nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5450 Second Avenue</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;&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Paul Vojtek</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:28:11 -0400 City Offices Closed This Friday, but Refuse Collection to Proceed http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7219 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 11, 2017) City of Pittsburgh offices and facilities will be closed for Good Friday, April 14, though regular refuse collection will go ahead as scheduled.</p> <p>All City facilities -- including Citiparks recreation and senior centers -- will be closed, with the exception of the Mellon Park Tennis Bubble.</p> <p>However there will be regular&nbsp;refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection. Any questions concerning collection may be lodged with Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:39:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 11, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7218 <div><strong>Interview with Kevin Gavin</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 John Valentine</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Proclamation for the Caileigh Lynn McDowell Foundation</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 Veterans Homelessness Working Group</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 My Brother&#39;s Keeper Working Group</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:40:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 10, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7217 <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><b>Meeting with Laura Karet and Jeff Broadhurst</b></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><b>Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald</b></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><b>Meeting with Esther Bush</b></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><b>Meeting with Students from Carnegie Mellon University</b></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><b>Meeting with Grant Ervin</b></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</span></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><b style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Weekly Scheduling Meeting</b></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, EmojiFont, &quot;Apple Color Emoji&quot;, &quot;Segoe UI Emoji&quot;, NotoColorEmoji, &quot;Segoe UI Symbol&quot;, &quot;Android Emoji&quot;, EmojiSymbols;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</span></p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:50:58 -0400 Mayor Supports Lead Filters and Testing for All City Residents http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7211 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 5, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today clarifying the citywide nature of the Safe Water Program:&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The City is committed to ensuring clean and safe drinking water to all our residents, regardless of who owns and operates&nbsp;their system. This includes not only PWSA customers, but residents of Pittsburgh who receive water from&nbsp;Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water, Westview Water Authority, and Pennsylvania American Water.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The<a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2017/04/05/PWSA-water-line-lead-tests-Pittsburgh-water-filters/stories/201704050093" target="_blank">&nbsp;Post-Gazette</a>&nbsp;article this morning&nbsp;was based on information over a week old and does not reflect a number of successive conversations about implementing my Safe Drinking Water Program.&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7111" target="_blank">&nbsp;As discussed at the time of the program introduction</a>, all residents of the City of Pittsburgh will be eligible to receive water filters and lead testing kits through the Safe Water program.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I am inviting Pennsylvania&nbsp;American Water and the other water authorities within the City to follow the lead of PWSA and provide free water filers and testing kits for all customers in the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;We have met with and&nbsp;discussed our program with Penn-American, and are prioritizing filters and testing kits to be delivered the most vulnerable&nbsp;populations, including expectant mothers and small children.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The City will be receiving bids this week to select a&nbsp;provider of filters, and we have finalized a distribution strategy that maximizes the delivery of filters to residents. We are grateful for the support of People&#39;s Natural Gas, City Council and PWSA for contributing $1 million toward this program, and we encourage other charities and corporations&nbsp;to come forward in helping to support this initiative.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This filter and testing program is a critical first step to addressing our residents&#39; immediate concerns, gathering additional information about the location of lead issues throughout the City, and eliminating all lead from our system, once and for all.&quot;</div> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:13:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 4, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7205 <div><strong>DVE Morning Show with Randy Baumann</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presentation of Furniture Donation to Senior Center</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 900 Delmont Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Student Body at the Neighborhood Academy</strong></div> <div>Time:11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 709 N. Aiken Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pizza Party for Attack Theater Auction Winners</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2128 Murray Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reading Proclamation&nbsp;for Mayor&#39;s Day of Recognition&nbsp;for Americorps</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>412 Food Rescue Delivery for Innovation Week&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 903 Watson St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Fight for 15</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Freedom Corner</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Awards at ARTWORKS Award Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Lobby</div> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:25:20 -0400 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7203 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding ongoing relations between the City of Pittsburgh and Uber referenced in an article published in the Wall Street Journal today, titled <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-self-driving-program-hits-another-pothole-1491211802?mod=e2tw" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Uber Self-Driving Program Hits Another Pothole</a>:&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>&quot;One hundred years ago, Pittsburgh was the original economic disruptor. We created air dangerous to breathe, water poisonous to drink and the greatest disparity between the haves and have nots in American history.&nbsp;</p> <p>It took over fifty years for us to reverse our environmental degradation and create the middle class. Now we find ourselves at the center of the next economic disruption. Pittsburgh is a global center for robotics, autonomous manufacturing and artificial intelligence. But, in Pittsburgh, we know that economic disrupters have a moral obligation to provide societal benefits.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is committed to our p4 principles - people, planet, place and performance. We understand that not all economic growth benefits society. We have lived it. We stand on the shoulders of our parents and grandparents who sacrificed to guarantee workers the chance at the American dream. We are committed to build from that base so that our new economy benefits our workers, our environment and the city we love.</p> <p>In Pittsburgh we have a saying - if it&#39;s not for all, it&#39;s not for us. That&#39;s in our DNA, that&#39;s who we are. We look forward to working with all companies in building the new economy, sharing our talent and our work ethic. However, we expect our partners to respect our past, just as we do, as we continue to build our future.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:07:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - April 3, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7202 <div><strong>Presenting &nbsp;Award&nbsp;at the Art Rooney Award Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:51:21 -0400 Reminder: City Street Sweeping Begins Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7200 <p>The Department of Public Works would like to remind everyone who parks on-street that street sweeping operations will begin Monday, April 3, 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Be sure to check the signs on your block for the posted days and times that street sweeping will occur.&nbsp; Please remember to move your vehicle during the designated day and time to avoid a parking ticket, but most importantly, to do your part in helping to keep the City clean.&nbsp; Any damaged, faded, defaced, or otherwise unreadable signs should be reported to 311.</p> <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:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:47:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Delivers Presentation on Systematic Issues Facing PWSA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7198 <div> <p paraeid="{4b86821e-e111-41f1-af15-4b1f9f577463}{133}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 31, 2017) &nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;today publicly addressed an expert water panel on the long-term, systematic challenges facing the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, including its long-term infrastructure needs, crippling debt, and water quality issues.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2804cabe-7bdd-4fe4-840c-c3204381860b}{76}" paraid="2139657175" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the slides he presented &ndash; in a public forum held this morning in City Council Chambers --<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Mayor_Presentation_3.31.17.pdf">&nbsp;is available here</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3f51c086-a053-435d-a393-3bfbf1c95a25}{186}" paraid="1946539807" xml:lang="EN-US">Four firms seeking to assist in&nbsp;strategic&nbsp;studies of possible changes to PWSA operations also delivered their initial plans today to the advisory panel. After studying each bid, the panel&nbsp;will make a recommendation to Mayor&nbsp;Peduto, and the choice will then be sent to Pittsburgh City Council and the PWSA board for approval.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{51ab67ee-6597-40f1-9b16-aef2ed0dbc3a}{137}" paraid="1270109614" xml:lang="EN-US">The presentations by each bidder are below:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8244bad3-b787-4c21-84e1-c392e1a03cda}{27}" paraid="190320271" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ECT_presentation.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Environmental Consulting and Technology Inc.</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{57b9f136-98bc-4245-9eda-9fbc7f1f1b09}{21}" paraid="1163803093" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/IMG_presentation.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Infrastructure Management Group</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{57b9f136-98bc-4245-9eda-9fbc7f1f1b09}{129}" paraid="1524305490" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/HJA_presentation.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">HJA Strategies</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{57b9f136-98bc-4245-9eda-9fbc7f1f1b09}{232}" paraid="472839453" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PFM_presentation.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">PFM Financial Advisors</a></p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:37:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule: March 31, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7197 <div> <p paraeid="{296077ea-fbb7-4c35-90ae-512a28b64099}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Speaking at PWSA Blue Ribbon Panel&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{49}" paraid="908945293" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{51}" paraid="1450408858" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: City Council Chamber</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{53}" paraid="198326645" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Meeting with Nicolas&nbsp;Matoney, Sally Wiggin, and Baylor Long&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{57}" paraid="260382578" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{59}" paraid="1445878533" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{61}" paraid="1070428076" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Meeting with Ellen Ochs&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{65}" paraid="1750112906" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 12:45 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{67}" paraid="1994884174" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{69}" paraid="1854470761" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Labor Community&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{73}" paraid="874104664" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{75}" paraid="937234885" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: IBEW Local 5</p> <p paraeid="{dd4bd7e4-d444-4658-9336-5d3077d3f9fc}{75}" paraid="937234885" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:36:56 -0400 City, Early Childhood Partners Celebrate Month of the Young Child in April http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7195 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 31, 2017) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (<a href="http://www.paeyc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">PAEYC</a>) have once again joined forces to celebrate the importance of early childhood development through the annual <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/get-involved/month-of-the-young-child" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Month of the Young Child</a> this April.</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;It&#39;s an honor to partner with PAEYC to celebrate early childhood professionals and educators and focus on the importance of high-quality care and education for young Pittsburghers during the Month of the Young Child,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;High-quality childcare and early education resources are essential for helping children and families grow, learn, explore and thrive.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>First established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (<a href="https://www.naeyc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">NAEYC</a>) in April 1971 as Week of the Young Child, PAEYC and its partners from across Pennsylvania decided to designate the entire month of April as the <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/get-involved/month-of-the-young-child" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Month of the Young Child</a> several years ago.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;During this month, PAEYC takes time to reflect on how we &ndash; as citizens of this community, state, and nation &ndash; will better meet the needs of all young children and their families,&rdquo; said Cara Ciminillo, PAEYC Executive Director. &ldquo;In doing so, we also celebrate those who work daily to do what&rsquo;s best for children.&rdquo;</p> </div> <div> <p>Throughout the month, early childhood partners throughout the city will host collaborative events that recognize the importance of high-quality early childhood experiences for all young children. A complete schedule of events is below.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Mayor Peduto&#39;s Office of Early Childhood Education, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, PAEYC and the Southwest Regional Key will co-host &ldquo;Emergency Planning Professional Development Day&rdquo; on April 6 to train early care and education professionals on CPR, first-aid, fire safety, and emergency planning.&nbsp;&ldquo;Emergency Planning Professional Development Day&quot; was developed in accordance with the findings from the <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/files/news/attachments/Pittsburgh%20City%20Council%20Needs%20Assessment_Final.compressed.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Child Care Needs Assessment</a> conducted by the Women&rsquo;s Caucus of City Council. Registration is closed for April 6 but several other sessions will be scheduled throughout the year for interested early care providers.</p> <p>From FREE programs for children and families, to a Celebration Dinner for professionals, the <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/get-involved/month-of-the-young-child" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Month of the Young Child</a> provides an opportunity for everyone to be involved. For more information visit: <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.paeyc.org</a>. For details on NAEYC&rsquo;s Week of the Young Child April 24 - 28, visit: <a href="http://www.naeyc.org/woyc" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">www.naeyc.org/woyc</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"><u><strong>2017 MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD EVENTS</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Digital Lunch and PLAY</strong></u></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location: </strong>Urban Innovation 21, Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, STE 135 B, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p><strong>Details:</strong> Come to lunch to reconnect, play with connected products and conductive materials, and offer feedback. This&nbsp;will be a station-style meal! Each station has a connected product or conductive material to play with while you&nbsp;build your lunch.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Register:</strong> Eventbrite - <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-lunch-and-play-tickets-32242771999" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-lunch-and-play-tickets-32242771999</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><u><strong>Raising Readers</strong></u> (2 locations)<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Location 1: </strong>Willie T&#39;s Barbershop, 7205 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Thursday, April 6 &amp; 13 from 5:45 - 7:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Location 2:</strong> Homewood Early Learning Hub, 7219 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> <p><strong>Details: </strong>Parents and children are invited to join the Homewood Early Learning Hub team for Raising Readers, a FREE family-program that includes: story time, discussion, dinner, activities, and more weekly through April 13 (except for Wednesday, April 12).</p> <p>For questions, contact Cynthia or Will at 412-421-3889</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Annual PAEYC Celebration Dinner</strong></u></p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4:30 - 8 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location:</strong> Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15213</p> <p><strong>Details: </strong>PAEYC honors child care providers and the important work they do daily. Great fun, dinner (kosher meals available), drinks, and dessert provided. For details, please contact Sharon at: <a href="mailto:sseitam@paeyc.org" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">sseitam@paeyc.org</a>. This year&rsquo;s keynote speaker will be <a href="https://dignityandrespect.org/about-us/candi-castleberry-singleton/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Candi Castleberry Singleton</a>, Founder &amp; Chair of the Power of &amp;.</p> <p>To register, please visit <a href="http://celebrationdinner2017.eventbrite.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">celebrationdinner2017.eventbrite.com</a> through Friday, April 7.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>Homewood Early Learning HUB Block Party</strong></u></p> <p><strong>When:</strong><strong> </strong>Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location: </strong>7219 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> <p><strong>Details:</strong> The Homewood Early Learning HUB Block Party will take place 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the block at 7219 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208. Children&rsquo;s activities, food trucks, and resources plus a special performance by <a href="http://anqwenique.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Anqwenique Wingfield</a> will be offered at this annual family favorite.</p> <p>The event is FREE and open to the public, no registration is required.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u><strong>5th Annual Ultimate Play Day</strong></u></p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Sunday, April 30, 2017 from&nbsp;1 - 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Location: </strong>Allegheny Commons East Park, Pittsburgh PA 15212</p> <p><strong>Details:</strong> The <a href="http://www.playfulpittsburgh.org/ultimate-play-day/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Ultimate Play Day</a> is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages. Hosted by the <a href="http://www.playfulpittsburgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Playful Pittsburgh </a><a href="http://www.playfulpittsburgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Collaborative</a>, the event is an opportunity for people from throughout the Pittsburgh region to play together and raise awareness of the benefits of play for everyone, from birth to 199 yrs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>This year, the<em> 5th Annual Ultimate Play Day</em> will be held at Allegheny Commons East Park on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.&nbsp; Member organizations of the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and community partners will come together to provide a holistic model of innovative and creative play.&nbsp; Playful activities will spark conversations about topics including play and learning, risk in play, the benefits of play, and how we can incorporate play into our lives and the lives of our children every day. Featured activities are carefully selected as ones that can be replicated at home, in classrooms, and at neighborhood parks.</p> <p>The event is FREE and open to the public, no registration is required.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT PAEYC&nbsp;</strong><br /> The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) works to support high-quality care and education for young children from birth until age nine across 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. PAEYC provides professional development, community resources and advocacy for the needs and rights of children, their families and the individuals who interact with them.</p> <p><strong>CONTACT:</strong> Maria Pisano, 412-657-8544, <a href="mailto:contact@mariapisano.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">contact@mariapisano.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:37:01 -0400 STATEMENT BY PEDUTO CHIEF OF STAFF ON POLITICIZATION OF PITTSBURGH WATER SYSTEM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7194 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin issued the following statement this afternoon in response to comments made by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner about the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA):</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are pressing full speed ahead with the Mayor&#39;s plans to evaluate a potential restructuring of PWSA and provide safe and reliable water to residents of our city, and we will not be distracted by cheap political sideshows.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> As is the case with politics unfortunately, there are several lies and mistruths being spun by politicians on the sidelines seeking to take advantage of a situation. The Mayor is directing a full, open and transparent process at PWSA to address financial, billing, and operations issues, and safeguarding the quality of our city&#39;s water system. While full privatization is not an option, we are evaluating all other available options to solve current problems put PWSA on the best footing for future generations.</p> </div> <div> <p>There are presently legal restrictions under state law prohibiting PWSA from removing private water lines, which have been confirmed by Judge Wettick of the Court of Common Pleas. The Mayor believes there should be no legal bar whatsoever against PWSA removing services line containing lead, regardless of who owns them. We are partnering with Senator Fontana to change state law to allow PWSA to eliminate lead, once and for all, from our system, and to provide state funding sources so that the cost burden does not fall solely on the residents of Pittsburgh.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Leadership is about hard work and solving problems, not about cheap political posturing. We welcome Ms. Wagner to roll up her sleeves and work with us to solve the PWSA structural problems that have been ignored for several decades. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>We will continue to run an open, transparent and inclusive process to determine the future of PWSA, and we look forward to rebuilding a water system that the residents of Pittsburgh deserve.&quot;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:41:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Call to Action on Tenant Protections and Affordable Housing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7192 <div> <p paraeid="{b200c914-4418-4b88-a493-b7dcced0f51c}{182}" paraid="262743912" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30, 2017) All remaining tenants at&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park Apartments in East Liberty are set to have new apartments by tomorrow, through an agreement brokered by Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the community&#39;s tenant council and the private developers of the site.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{74e590e4-0537-4ff9-85f6-4c9665c15a46}{138}" paraid="936632446" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This is not a day for&nbsp;celebration,&nbsp;but an example of why we need better protections for low income tenants in our city,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7a11b14a-964b-4179-92be-279dfc131874}{101}" paraid="1409178578" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;There was a lot of pain and uncertainty faced by longtime residents, and&nbsp;the City held the private owners of the site accountable so that&nbsp;instead of mass evictions,&nbsp;we&nbsp;were&nbsp;able to ensure everyone received a new home.&nbsp;We met with tenants and their advocates throughout the last year and a half, have kept lines of communication open, and we will continue to get through the rough times together as we work toward a more equitable development strategy for our city.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{67d0e662-b140-42d0-8e43-1c2ae74e5d2a}{186}" paraid="1025905291" xml:lang="EN-US">Developers announced without notice in the summer of 2015 that they were evicting some 200 residents from two buildings at&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park to make way for demolition and re-purposing of the site. The Mayor&#39;s Office worked with all stakeholders to reach&nbsp;a compromise: 100 residents in one building would be found new homes by the end of March 2016, and another 100 would be found new homes by March 31, 2017, with financial support from the Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;and the developers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{bafd7794-363e-4785-b63d-327a04bb2ccf}{62}" paraid="1976510067" xml:lang="EN-US">The matter is just one part of the work the Mayor has been doing to protect residents faced with losing their homes citywide.&nbsp;Last month the Mayor issued&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7019" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">a series of Executive Orders</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;develop a comprehensive affordable housing strategy for the&nbsp;city,&nbsp;which includes changes in City and state rules&nbsp;to&nbsp;require&nbsp;landlords to treat tenants more equitably.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5058fc8e-dec2-4fe2-8214-d6325d3abc8b}{107}" paraid="1741464040" xml:lang="EN-US">At&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park specifically, the URA&nbsp;paid $300,000 for relocation services performed by Neighborhood Allies, and the private developers&nbsp;paid&nbsp;for moving costs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ace7a546-b48d-4153-959f-6aa2b4252c1a}{37}" paraid="732622679" xml:lang="EN-US">At the Mayor&#39;s request&nbsp;several other private developers active in the East Liberty area&nbsp;contributed almost&nbsp;$50,000 to help&nbsp;rehabilitate&nbsp;apartment units owned by East Liberty Development Incorporated (ELDI) at Mellon&#39;s&nbsp;Orchard to&nbsp;house&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park tenants.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7beb3666-cb1f-48e0-90a4-2e3dcd3ad415}{12}" paraid="1266435512" xml:lang="EN-US">As of today there were seven&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park tenants still in their homes, but all have replacement housing secured,&nbsp;as well as moving assistance provided by Neighborhood Allies and volunteers. All are expected to be moved by tomorrow&#39;s deadline.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3e3c9100-8480-42b0-9aac-8ee6c8662cac}{109}" paraid="504951582" xml:lang="EN-US">In the meantime the City has continued to challenge&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park South&#39;s development of the site&nbsp;on multiple fronts.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6267fb19-5e8b-4e95-a6b7-4fad3bd02d6c}{58}" paraid="1837148687" xml:lang="EN-US">In January the City&#39;s Planning Commission rejected the redevelopment plans in part due to a lack of engagement with the East Liberty community.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{dfc1217c-58b0-4ff1-bf2d-6197eb6296fb}{120}" paraid="1764780831" xml:lang="EN-US">Last month the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration filed suit to hold the&nbsp;Pennley&nbsp;Park South developers accountable for promises it made to the City in a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2015 regarding commitments&nbsp;made to the residents there.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7ecf3a3c-9a1e-4181-b575-d9d39326bf7a}{243}" paraid="337825488" xml:lang="EN-US">Finally, the Mayor&#39;s Call to Action includes calls for state officials to work with the City to provide new protections to tenants in any site constructed with the assistance of state funding. Those protections, at a minimum, would include requirements for just cause evictions, relocation support, and advance notification of upcoming evictions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:25:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule: March 30, 2017 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=7191 <div><strong>Meeting with Reverend Burgess, Councilman Lavelle, and Black Elected Official&nbsp;Coalition</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at SHARE 2017</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Casino</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visit to Career Capture Event at Holy Family Academy</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;8235 Ohio River Blvd</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;3 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:08:26 -0400 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 foun