Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2016 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved 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/BurghsEyeView/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View</a>, a new mobile web application giving residents instant visual access to important&nbsp;neighborhood data.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>This mobile web application will allow citizens, for the first time, to gain visual insight into a wide range of data including incidents of crime and other public safety data, building permits and code violations, and &ldquo;311&rdquo; service requests.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Transparency and openness are essential to ensuring a responsive City government and thriving neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View brings that transparency directly to the citizens of Pittsburgh, and more importantly transforms the experience of open government - by making it truly accessible to everyone.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Built by the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&rsquo;s Analytics and Strategy team, Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is designed to become a &ldquo;one stop shop&rdquo; for residents and community groups to access and view city data. With a simple search bar, a map that responds and updates as you choose the data you want to see, and a mobile layout for use on smartphones, the application is designed to reduce technological barriers to accessing and making sense of city and neighborhood data.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is proof of City&rsquo;s commitment to open data,&quot; said Chief of Innovation and Performance Debra Lam. &quot;We hope that making this information available and widely accessible not only increases government accountability but enables residents and community groups to contribute to effecting change at the neighborhood level. This is another testament to Pittsburgh&#39;s inclusive innovation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>To assist residents in engaging with their neighborhoods, the following data sets are currently available on the Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View map. To ensure residents&rsquo; privacy, certain types of data - such as the locations of arrests - have been generalized to the block or neighborhood level:</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Public Safety&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Incidents of crime</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Arrests</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Non-traffic citations</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>311 Requests: </strong>All requests by type, including:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Broken sidewalks</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Excessive noise</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Graffiti</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Potholes</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Snow/ice removal</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Building Information&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Permits</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Violations</li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>City Assets&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <div> <p>The application is populated with data the City supplies nightly to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wprdc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>&nbsp;(WPRDC)&nbsp;and relevant data sets can be exported directly from the application as well as the WPRDC website.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is built on City&rsquo;s solid open data foundation,&rdquo; said Analytics &amp; Strategy Manager Laura Meixell. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of our team&rsquo;s ongoing work with residents and community groups to gauge how publicly available information can be of best use, and respond to neighborhood needs. We&rsquo;re looking forward to increasing the number of data sets available and continuing to thoughtfully build tools for residents and City departments.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Updates to Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View are planned as the City continues to increase the amount and variety of data it publishes. The Analytics &amp; Strategy team is currently working with the City&rsquo;s Finance Department to create an internal version of the application for its own use, and to consider which data it might make public to best serve residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The application was built internally by the Analytics &amp; Strategy team and has no cost.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The Analytics and Strategy team will also &ldquo;open source&rdquo; the application in the coming weeks, ensuring that the code used to build Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View can be used and modified by other cities looking to provide a similar tool for their residents. This positions Pittsburgh as a leader in inclusive approaches to the use of open data.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Burgh&rsquo;s Eye View is part of a larger suite of maps built for City departments (Police, Fire, Public Works, PLI) and City Council, which have been in use for nearly a year. This and other projects continue to deepen the City&rsquo;s commitment to transparency and accountability through the thoughtful use of the data that increasingly powers City services.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div> <p>The debut of the new application builds upon work by the <a href="http://www.wprdc.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>, and follows such other efforts to make City operations more accessible and transparent to residents as: the <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Snow Plow Tracker</a>;&nbsp; building inspection information via <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Buildingeye</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">mobile 311 application</a> MyBurgh; public input into the City&#39;s new homepage at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Pittsburgh Alpha</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/public-portal" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Transparency Portal</a>; <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Citiparks</a> online facility reservations; online business opportunities via <a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Beacon</a>; and the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Police Data Initiative</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 13:29:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 31, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6655 <div><strong>Call with Maryellen Hayden Deckard</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Press Conference Call - Mayors from across America discuss Presidential Election</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Burgh I View Launch</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gable and Public Works&nbsp;Division Supervisors</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Public Works Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking with Students in Gender, Race, Class, and Crime Class&nbsp;at the&nbsp;University of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1500 Posvar</div> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:46:18 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Launch Neighborhood Data Application http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6654 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 31, 2016) Mayor William Peduto and the City Department of Innovation &amp; Performance will launch a new mobile web application this afternoon giving residents instant visual access to neighborhood data, including that covering police and public safety information, building permits and 311 service calls.</p> <p>The debut of the new application builds upon work by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wprdc.org/">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>, and follows such other efforts to make City operations more accessible and transparent to residents as: the <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a>; &nbsp;building inspection information via <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">Buildingeye</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">mobile 311 application</a> MyBurgh; public input into the City&#39;s new homepage at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html">Pittsburgh Alpha</a>; the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/public-portal">Transparency Portal</a>; online <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/">facility reservations</a>; online business opportunities via <a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/">Beacon</a>; and the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585">Police Data Initiative</a>.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Press conference on new neighborhood data tool</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto and Department of Innovation &amp; Performance officials</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2016</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:39:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 29-30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6652 <div><strong>October 29</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Breakfast with County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Marty&nbsp;Walsh of Boston</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: &nbsp;9:15 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Ritter&#39;s Diner, 5221 Baum Blvd.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Working Families Rally with Laborers&#39; District Council of Western, PA</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: 12 Eighth St.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal Paddle Peduto with Venture Outdoors</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Oakland</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Dinner with Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 7 p.m.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 30</strong></div> <div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lunch&nbsp;with Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Event with the Hillary Clinton Campaign and Mayor Bill de Blasio</strong></p> </div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Campaign&nbsp;Event with National Association of Letter Carriers</strong></div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location:&nbsp;841 California Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:10:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6643 <div><strong>Police Recruit&nbsp;Class Graduation</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 4227 5th Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Donatelli and Greg Cerminara&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Councilman Lavelle&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Shab&#39;s Grill</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Public Safety Distinguished Service Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Tiffini Gorman, Mara Kelosky, and Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:47:21 -0400 Fall Yard Waste Curbside Collection Guidelines - Saturday, November 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6641 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2016) -The Department of Public Works (DPW) Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 12, 2016.</p> </div> <div> <p>The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection: &nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li>Leaves&nbsp;</li> <li>Branches (4 inch diameter or less)&nbsp;</li> <li>Brush&nbsp;</li> <li>Grass&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p>Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Residents should place yard debris at curbside locations and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6:00 a.m. on November 12.</p> <p>Please Note: Crews will not collect plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass or plastic. Yard waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">website</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:22:20 -0400 City Seeks Public Engagement in Planning for Upgraded Digital Presence http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6639 <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{135}" paraid="136782206">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2016)&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance&nbsp;are&nbsp;pleased to&nbsp;launch&nbsp;the public&nbsp;engagement&nbsp;phase&nbsp;of the&nbsp;City&#39;s upgraded&nbsp;digital presence, through a new site called&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alpha.pittsburghpa.gov</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{176}" paraid="417596100">Alpha.pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;is the first step towards creating a brand new <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/">pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;website.&nbsp;Its goal&nbsp;is to create an open dialog between the&nbsp;I&amp;P web development team and City of Pittsburgh residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{188}" paraid="108785838">Alpha&nbsp;will feature articles and videos&nbsp;detailing the design and development of the next generation of&nbsp;the City homepage.&nbsp;Additionally, Alpha will feature opportunities for&nbsp;residents to comment on development decisions, track overall progress and learn about other ways they can be involved.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{195}" paraid="1523153439">&quot;Alpha will bring City residents directly and transparently&nbsp;into planning for our new homepage, and ensure the final product mirrors what residents want and need,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{207}" paraid="413393689">The launch of Alpha follows one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/city-to-citizen.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">action items</a>&nbsp;calling for better web City services&nbsp;in the I&amp;P&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Inclusive Innovation Roadmap</a>. It says &quot;Websites should be a clear and navigable means to find important information about City services and events. Improving the digital face of the City will enable better government interaction.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{225}" paraid="813604906">Chief of Innovation and Performance&nbsp;Debra Lam&nbsp;saId,&nbsp;&quot;We want to ensure the website better promotes and highlights&nbsp;both&nbsp;the City of&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s work and identity.&nbsp;Whether you are connecting to 311 on a service, viewing our City Cable Channel programming, liking our latest tweets,&nbsp;or seeking out the pool schedule, the website serves as&nbsp;our integrated digital platform for all users wherever they are in Pittsburgh and beyond.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5cb2dbe6-ec71-40e7-8bb6-89c9b9be81bb}{240}" paraid="481266064">Alpha.pittsburghpa.gov&nbsp;is a part of a larger effort to include a diverse group of community voices in the design and development of&nbsp;City web services. &ldquo;Alpha on the Road&rdquo; will feature team members talking with&nbsp;City residents in their communities regarding how pittsburghpa.gov can better serve them.&nbsp;The first tour stop&nbsp;will be on November 10th&nbsp;as part of Inclusive Innovation Live.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{2}" paraid="1323991781">&quot;We need&nbsp;everyone&rsquo;s voices&nbsp;involved to&nbsp;create&nbsp;an accessible, usable website that&nbsp;serves us as neighbors, entrepreneurs and citizens,&quot; said Richard&nbsp;Marmura,&nbsp;Digital Engagement Content Supervisor.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{9}" paraid="1121043693">Find out more about the project, model homepages from other cities, the importance of mobile-friendly design, and related matters at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/blog-hub.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alphablog</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{18}" paraid="1729711265">After the completion of the Alpha process, the new&nbsp;City&nbsp;of Pittsburgh&nbsp;homepage is expected to launch in mid-2017.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{30}" paraid="21372831">Follow the progress at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/alphablog/index.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">alpha.pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;and on Twitter at @PghIP&nbsp;and&nbsp;#AlphaPGH.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7877739-68fd-4fbd-8666-46a3620894c6}{38}" paraid="88393786">For more information please contact Richard&nbsp;Marmura&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:richard.marmura@pittsburghpa.gov" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">richard.marmura@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:05:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6638 <div><strong>Speaking at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Event at the Almono&nbsp;Site</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Almono Site</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bravo Brashear Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lemont Restaurant</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visitation for Milt Washington</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 315 Shady Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus,&nbsp;Ricardo Williams, and Corey Buckner</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive, Rick Simmons, and Benno Bernt</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Receiving Award at Community Allies Awards Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lemont Restaurant</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bloomfield Citizens Council Halloween Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Winebiddle and Liberty</div> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:27:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6632 <div><strong>Meeting with Infrastructure Strategy Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 11 Stanwix St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the County Executive and the Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony&nbsp;Orchestra</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at Standing FIRM Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:50 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Alpha Lab Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: New Hazlett Theatre</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at CONNECT Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wigle Whiskey</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mascaro Construction Wine Tasting Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2945 Smallman St.</div> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:13:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6627 <div><strong>Radio Interview with Marketplace Tech</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 67 Bedford Sq.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking with Vice President Joe Biden</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Chatham University</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Carnegie Science Center Groundbreaking Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Carnegie Science Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Wells and Henry Pyatt</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh United</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5913 Penn Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at PHLF Video Premiere&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Byham Theater&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Just Harvest Celebration Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:11:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6626 <div><strong>Call with Maryellen Hayden Deckard</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with the Shade Tree Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chris Hays</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Swearing In Ceremony for Civil Service Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fair Chance&nbsp;Initiative&nbsp;Joint Press Conference with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the Corporate Equity Inclusion Roundtable&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to Amizade Students from Peru and Bolivia</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:12:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 22- 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6622 <div><strong>October 22</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Rally with Secretary Clinton and Senator Kaine</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Taylor Alderdice High School</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em><strong>Day off</strong></em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:38:17 -0400 Reminder: Temporary Closures of Parkway East Scheduled This Weekend http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6621 <div> <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 2, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced the following updates regarding the Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge replacement project.</p> </div> <div> <p>I-376 East (Parkway East) inbound and outbound lanes will be closed to all traffic on the following dates:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Friday November 4, at 10:00 p.m. until Monday, November 7, at 6:00 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li> <p>Placement of the steel arches and decking over the Parkway East. If the weekend is successful, both steel arches will be in place by Monday, November 7.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Saturday, November 19, at Midnight (early morning hours of Saturday, following Light Up Night celebrations downtown Friday) until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 21&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Placement of the remaining steel elements&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>Following the second weekend closure, crews from Mosites Construction Company will finish tightening all steel connections and perform miscellaneous activities on site. This work will not affect Parkway East traffic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Posted detours will follow the same routes and patterns as previous Parkway East closures that took place during the bridge implosion in December 2015. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.&nbsp; Maps of the official detours are available here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_EB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL_Revised.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Eastbound Detour Map</a> ; <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Greenfield_Bridge_Parkway_East_WB_Detour_Nov_4th_wknd_FINAL.pdf" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Westbound Detour Map</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Off duty police officers will be directing traffic at key intersections to assist motorists along the detour routes and help minimize travel times.</p> </div> </div> <div> <p>Additional information can be found on the Oakland Transportation Management Association&rsquo;s (OTMA) community outreach website (<a href="http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org/</a>).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In preparation for the steel erection phase of construction, a crane with a 200 foot boom was delivered on 37 semi-trucks and assembled on site last week. Structural steel elements, including arches delivered in three sections, were also delivered to the work site.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Crews from Mosites will begin assembling the southern sections of the steel arches over the next two weeks. This work will not impede traffic flow on the Parkway East.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at 412-269-6423, or via email to <a href="mailto:Apickering@mbakerintl.com" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Apickering@mbakerintl.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:13 -0400 Mayor's William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6619 <div><strong>NPR StoryCorps</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross and Dan McCaffery</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greeting Students from Urban Pathways</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>16th Annual Amen Corner Luncheon</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Hotel at Station Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chuck Kolling, Meghan Fisher, Jennifer Miller,&nbsp;Mariann Geyer, and Peg Smith</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <p><strong>Ribbon Cutting at the Boys and Girls Club</strong></p> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 1 Heinz St.</div> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:54:40 -0400 Mayor Celebrates Public Park Recycling Program Expansion http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6617 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 20, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) and Councilman Dan Gilman today celebrated a successful deployment of a pilot recycling program that deployed 35 new recycling containers in eight public parks throughout the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We are very fortunate to have beautiful public parks and open spaces throughout Pittsburgh,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;I&#39;d like to thank Public Works and Citiparks personnel for their efforts to preserve our public spaces and reduce our impact on local landfills.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In May 2016, new recycling receptacles were placed in the following Eastern Parks Division locations: 6 in Mellon Park (Upper and Lower), 5 in Frick Park, 1 in Swisshelm Park, 1 in Davis Park, 1 in East Hills Park, 1 in Wightman Park and 1 in Baxter Park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&ldquo;I have strongly advocated for expanded recycling options in the City of Pittsburgh and this grant helps to do just that. The 35 new recycling containers are a welcome addition to my district and all eight of the City parks that received them,&rdquo; said Councilman Dan Gilman. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to thank the Department of Public Works team for their work in securing the grant to encourage recycling and help ensure that our world-class parks remain green, clean, and beautiful.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>In August 2016, DPW was awarded a Park Recycling Bin Grant, made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful, that enabled the expansion of the recycling bin program to Schenley Park. In September 2016, 18 new recycling bins were installed at various locations in Schenley Park, including the Oval, Junction Hollow Field and at every park shelter permitted for rental.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&quot;We have been monitoring usage of the recycling receptacles in our parks and I&#39;m happy to report that they&#39;ve been getting a lot of use,&quot; said Public Works Director Mike Gable. &quot;Our hope is to continue to expand the parks recycling program and have recycling infrastructure available in all public parks and facilities.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>Now in its fourth year, the Dr Pepper Snapple/Keep American Beautiful public park recycling grant program has awarded more than 3,400 recycling bins to Keep America Beautiful affiliates, local governments and other community organizations across 28 states to expand the availability of recycling. This investment in recycling infrastructure has improved recycling accessibility and convenience in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Keep America Beautiful&nbsp;</strong><br /> At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America&rsquo;s communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit <a href="http://www.kab.org/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">kab.org</a>. Follow us on <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kabtweet" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://www.instagram.com/keepamericabeautiful" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, like us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, or view us on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/kabnetwork" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">YouTube</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><strong>About Dr Pepper Snapple Group&nbsp;</strong><br /> Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have six of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&amp;W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott&#39;s, Mr &amp; Mrs T mixers, Pe&ntilde;afiel, Rose&#39;s, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple</a> or <a href="http://www.twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple</a>. For more information on DPS&#39;s philanthropic efforts and sustainability goals, visit <a href="http://www.dpsgsustainability.com/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">http://www.dpsgsustainability.com</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6615 <div><strong>Foundations Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>South Side Giant Eagle Re-Opening with Council President Kraus</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2021 Wharton St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Gretchen Love, Assistant Chief Scirotto, Director Hissrich, and Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks for Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:20 p.m.</div> <div>Location: PNC Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City Fit Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with James Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Representative Dan Frankel</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Residences at the Fairmont</div> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:41:38 -0400 Overbeck Street In Spring Hill Closed For Maintenance Work http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6614 <div> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 19, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Overbeck Street in Spring Hill is closed to vehicular traffic, effective Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The closure will remain in place for&nbsp;approximately 2-3 weeks&nbsp;until a contractor finishes the construction of a retaining wall to support the street. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>The following detours are posted:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p>From the intersection of Overbeck Street and Solar Street: West on Solar to Brahm Street, then North on Brahm Street to the intersection of Brahm and Overbeck Streets.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>From the intersection of Overbeck Street and Brahm Street: South on Brahm Street to the intersection of Brahm and Solar Street, East on Solar Street to the intersection of Solar and Overbeck Streets. &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p>The retaining wall work is being performed by Folino Construction. When travelling through the work area, motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Chuck McClain, Project Manager for Bridges and Structures, at (412) 255-2034.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:06:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6610 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 18, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and the Heinz Endowments today are&nbsp;hosting&nbsp;the 2nd&nbsp;annual&nbsp;<a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/" target="_blank">p4 conference &ndash; Pittsburgh for People, Planet, Place and Performance</a>, at the David L.&nbsp;Lawrence Convention Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The two-day summit has expanded from the inaugural event held last year and is expected to attract approximately 500 delegates&nbsp;on October 18 and 19, 2016. The p4 initiative is a partnership between Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh and The Heinz Endowments designed to help create a new framework for excellence and sustainability in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s future economic and community development.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>This year&rsquo;s conference will include special focus on the &ldquo;People&rdquo; and &ldquo;Place&rdquo; elements of p4, addressing issues of racial and economic equity, inclusion and social justice. The conference will also unveil a new blueprint detailing recommended standards for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s future development, and additional speakers will comprise national and international experts at the forefront of sustainable urban design.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;p4&nbsp;initiative builds upon Pittsburgh&rsquo;s global relationships with cities, advocates for equity and inclusion, clean technology innovators, universities, and globally renowned architects and planners to create a new sustainable and inclusive approach to urban development, design, building, and employment. Its goal is a world-class city that benefits all its citizens, because if it&#39;s not for all, it&#39;s not for us.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Following today&#39;s p4 morning events, Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House State Dinner in honor of His Excellency, Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy and Mrs. Agnese&nbsp;Landini.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 18, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at p4&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>People - Advancing the Just and Sustainable City - Angela Glover Blackwell, Majestic Lane, and John Wallace&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Leaving for Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>White House State Dinner in&nbsp;Honor of His Excellency, Matteo Renzi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy and Mrs. Agnese&nbsp;Landini&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: White House&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><em>Return to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</em></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:01:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule – October 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6603 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{146}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 17, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the City of Pittsburgh are hosting the first on-the-ground meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors &quot;Council on Metro Economies and the New American City: Working Group on Innovation Districts.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{165}" paraid="1187993741">Mayors from six&nbsp;U.S. cities are attending the meeting, in addition to other top officials from cities nationwide, to study&nbsp;successful&nbsp;innovation and employment initiatives in Pittsburgh. Working with the USCM, the Brookings Institution and the Project for Public Spaces the working group plans to spend a year studying urban innovation plans and writing a guide on best practices for Mayors and economic development officials nationwide. The Pittsburgh visit&nbsp;is the first site visit for the Innovation District initiative.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{174}" paraid="198726090">Innovation Districts, according to the USCM, &quot;facilitate the creation and commercialization of new ideas and support metropolitan economies by growing jobs in ways that leverage their distinct economic attributes. These districts build on and revalue the intrinsic qualities of cities: proximity, density, authenticity, and vibrant places. And because of the proximity of many districts to low-income neighborhoods and the large number of sub-baccalaureate jobs many provide, their intentional development can be a tool to help connect disadvantaged populations to employment and educational opportunities.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{181}" paraid="130955815">The working group will seek&nbsp;to:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{193}" paraid="72201223">Understand the phenomenon, identifying unique city innovative assets and unleashing new governance models&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{197}" paraid="795835591">Crack the code on how the innovative economy can work for all segments of the community&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{201}" paraid="1218956580">Connect placemaking efforts to the new wave of inner city economic development&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{212}" paraid="814291650">In addition to Mayor&nbsp;Peduto, other Mayors in the working group visiting Pittsburgh&nbsp;include: Andy&nbsp;Berke&nbsp;of Chattanooga; Jorge&nbsp;Elorza&nbsp;of Providence; Greg Fischer of Louisville;&nbsp;John Hamilton of Bloomington; Jon Mitchell of New Bedford; and William Wilk of Westland.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{214}" paraid="2060539280">The session builds on Pittsburgh&#39;s reputation as a center for civic innovation. It&nbsp;comes in the wake of&nbsp;Pittsburgh hosting the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">White House Frontiers Conference</a>&nbsp;on innovation last week; the&nbsp;<a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/">p4 Summit</a>&nbsp;on inclusive innovation this week; and the national convention of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nlc.org/">National League of Cities</a>&nbsp;next month.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{230}" paraid="1149837508">Mayor Peduto&#39;s schedule today includes:&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{235}" paraid="2027426656">WDVE Interview&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{92}" paraid="767859505" xml:lang="EN-US">Time:&nbsp;8:45&nbsp;am&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{245}" paraid="2076111894">Carnegie Mellon University Newell Simon Hall visit&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{249}" paraid="1640524035">Time:&nbsp;10:00&nbsp;am&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{143}" paraid="1874029968" xml:lang="EN-US">Meeting with Consul General of Peru&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{69fb7fc2-3908-4152-bfe0-54dfb76152ac}{203}" paraid="785491840" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10:15 am&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{31c1f396-3ec9-44b5-9db2-c184e169ddaf}{252}" paraid="571196405">University of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Resource Lab (HERL) tour&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{2}" paraid="1646153330">Time:&nbsp;11:15 &ndash; 12:00 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{14}" paraid="1638066535">Working Lunch at Google Pittsburgh Topic: Discussion with Pittsburgh innovative business leaders on the advantages and challenges of operating in a mid-sized market. Moderator: Tom Link, Pittsburgh URA Speakers: Luis von&nbsp;Ahn,&nbsp;Duolingo;&nbsp;Kamal Nigam, Google Site Lead;&nbsp;Aaron Morris,&nbsp;AutoDesk;&nbsp;Don Charlton, Jazz&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{18}" paraid="1341750870">Time:&nbsp;12:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{21}" paraid="1879876195">Welcome &amp; Introductions Mayor Greg Fischer&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{25}" paraid="490122319">Time:&nbsp;1:00pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{28}" paraid="803600242">Overview Presentation and Paradigm Setting. Bruce Katz, Brookings Centennial Scholar&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{32}" paraid="1028205773">Time:&nbsp;1:10 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{42}" paraid="832585354">Module 1: Leveraging Innovative Assets. Moderator: Scott Andes, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;Greg King, GA Institute of Technology;&nbsp;&nbsp;Rebecca Bagley, University of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Rick&nbsp;Siger, Carnegie Mellon University&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{47}" paraid="1760393206">Time:&nbsp;1:20&nbsp;pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{58}" paraid="1222214911">Module 2: Equity and Inclusion Moderator: Jennifer Vey, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;Matt&nbsp;Bergheiser, University City District Philadelphia;&nbsp;&nbsp;Paul T. Harper, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Majestic Lane, Office of Pittsburgh Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{62}" paraid="1782089182">Time:&nbsp;2:15 pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{72}" paraid="1722911368">Module 3: Placemaking and Innovation. Moderator: Julie Wagner, Brookings Discussion Leaders:&nbsp;&nbsp;Ray&nbsp;Gastil, Planning Director, City of Pittsburgh;&nbsp;Nathan&nbsp;Storring, Project for Public Space&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{76}" paraid="1635253961">Time:&nbsp;3:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{79}" paraid="1743270319">Next Steps &amp; Conclusion Mayor Greg Fischer and Bruce Katz&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{acd78a4d-d944-4b1a-9f4b-d77786caad2b}{83}" paraid="640741562">Time:&nbsp;4:15 pm&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:12:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 15-16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6599 <p><strong>October 15</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal, Paddle, Peduto with Venture Outdoors</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Allegheny Landing Park</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>International Student Welcome Event</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: William Pitt Union</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October 16</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Meet and Greet at Hotel Monaco with U.S. Conference of Mayors&#39; Innovation Districts&nbsp;Delegation</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Hotel Monaco</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Dinner Hosted by Heinz&nbsp;and Hillman Foundation with the U.S. Conference of Mayors&#39; Innovation Districts Delegation</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Altius, 1230 Grandview Ave</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:34:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6593 <div><strong>Police Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Re-Dedication of Repaired Civil War Soldiers Monument</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: West Commons (near Lake Elizabeth)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Providing Welcoming Remarks for Equity Summit with Gwen Girls</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: William Pitt Union</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for Arsenal Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 3939 Butler St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Garden Railroad Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Phipps Conservancy</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with JoAnne Harrop</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dutch MacDonald, Nate Bishop, Grant Ervin, and RAND</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation at&nbsp;International Women&#39;s Forum</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:21:35 -0400 Update: Tickets Still Available For Sidney Crosby Autographed Jersey Charity Raffle http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6591 <div> <p paraeid="{c6488f1c-ed48-46d0-8f9e-78097c3e7d83}{54}" paraid="1368773541" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is pleased to announce&nbsp;that the deadline for the&nbsp;special&nbsp;online raffle&nbsp;of an authentic Sidney Crosby autographed jersey has been extended.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{58b5dae1-0fad-40d3-98cb-2ab0bf477974}{147}" paraid="879233443" xml:lang="EN-US">As of 3:00 p.m. today, 2,500 tickets have not yet been sold. Tickets can be purchased for $20 at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7af01da-9e77-4782-85a0-69c05d67829a}{13}" paraid="274621397" xml:lang="EN-US">The winning ticket will be announced once 2,500 chances have been sold.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{b7af01da-9e77-4782-85a0-69c05d67829a}{13}" paraid="274621397" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a4707742-79a5-4097-af65-c4bdca23d624}{192}" paraid="1775766108" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Background Info</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a4707742-79a5-4097-af65-c4bdca23d624}{19}" paraid="1414886747" xml:lang="EN-US">During the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;made a friendly wager with San Jos&eacute; Mayor Sam&nbsp;Liccardo&nbsp;ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. The bet: The losing Mayor would make a donation to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice and take a photo (to be posted on social media) wearing the captain jersey of the Stanley Cup Championship team the day following the final game of the series. Following the series, the jersey was to be raffled off with proceeds going to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ba76d5a3-1a06-40d8-b1c1-84d87582524a}{29}" paraid="78016461" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is thrilled to kick off the 2016-17 season by partnering with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to raffle off this one of a kind Sidney Crosby autographed jersey. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillhouse.org/">Hill House Association</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vlpwpa.org/">Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{09f533e9-34d9-4794-b80a-399895db5ca8}{196}" paraid="1887762038" xml:lang="EN-US">Raffle&nbsp;tickets are $20.00 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold.&nbsp;Fans can register for the raffle&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>&nbsp;starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{077c2b5f-51de-4b8a-bab8-6c5bbf6ebcc6}{169}" paraid="1285527981" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:11:21 -0400 Grant Street at Forbes Avenue to Close Over Weekend For Paving Repairs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6587 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the intersection of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue Downtown will be closed this weekend starting Friday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., though Monday, Oct. 17, at 5 a.m.</p> <p>The closure will allow for repairs to the brick and granite paving at the intersection.</p> <p>The intersection will be closed to all vehicular traffic. If work is completed earlier, the intersection will be re-opened to traffic.</p> <p>An eastbound detour will be provided from Grant Street to Fourth Avenue to Ross Street to Fifth Avenue. For Grant Street westbound, the detour will be left onto Fifth Avenue to Ross Street to Third Avenue. Pedestrians will have access to all adjacent buildings and businesses.</p> <p>The work is being performed by A. Merante Contracting Inc. as part of the Renovations of Brick Roadway and Crosswalks in the Central Business District project.</p> <p>When traveling through the work area, please use caution and expect delays.</p> <p>If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Merante Contracting, Anthony Merante at 412-812-3205, or David Plyler at 412-944-0751.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:09:08 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins White House-Driven Police Data Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6585 <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{94}" paraid="428083111" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) - In conjunction with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">White House Frontiers Conference</a>&nbsp;in Pittsburgh today, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced that the City of Pittsburgh is joining the White House-led&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/22/fact-sheet-white-house-police-data-initiative-highlights-new-commitments">Police Data Initiative</a>&nbsp;(PDI).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{112}" paraid="1757626107" xml:lang="EN-US">The PDI supports efforts of local law enforcement agencies to leverage data to increase transparency and accountability and build trust with the communities they serve.&nbsp;The White House highlighted the PDI as a critical local innovation in today&#39;s conference.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{117}" paraid="1956021707" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We are proud to partner with the White House on this innovative and community focused law enforcement initiative dedicated to reducing crime and increasing community trust,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto.&nbsp;&quot;I am proud of the community policing work that Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and&nbsp;our&nbsp;officers do in our neighborhoods each day. This is an excellent step toward increased transparency and community trust.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{119}" paraid="1961637076" xml:lang="EN-US">As part of its participation in the PDI, the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Bureau of Police, in partnership with its Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and representatives from both Allegheny County Human Services and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC), have developed a website dedicated to increasing the transparency and accessibility of the City and County&#39;s law enforcement data. The WPRDC&#39;s &quot;Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County&quot; can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://wprdc.org/crime/">http://wprdc.org/crime/</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9d325b87-24e5-47f5-945a-c082474101c2}{13}" paraid="1450575696" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;In order to&nbsp;rebuild&nbsp;police/community trust, transparency is a vital first step,&quot; said Pittsburgh&nbsp;Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay. &quot;In a free democracy, the public has a right to understand the workings of government, and the actions of law enforcement touch the lives of our citizenry in powerful ways.&nbsp;I am proud and excited of the unprecedented degree of data transparency we have provided this community to date, and am committed to continuing to improve the way we share what we do, and how we do it.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27636754-9d02-4987-ba36-527cb65c77b7}{222}" paraid="468617685" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to the crime and law enforcement data previously available on the WPRDC portal, these additional data sets have been added, and are conveniently linked on the &quot;Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections&quot; page:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{130}" paraid="1764057014" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Incidents of Crime</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2005-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{132}" paraid="104793906" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Arrests</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{134}" paraid="1664331898" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Non-Traffic Citations</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates nightly, with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{136}" paraid="980567524" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Community Outreach Events&nbsp;in which the Bureau of Police Participated</strong> &ndash; Updates monthly with data from 2016-present&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{138}" paraid="704746019" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Police Training</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; Updates quarterly, with data from 2006-present.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{140}" paraid="399527421" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Civil Rights Lawsuits&nbsp;currently filed against the Bureau of Police</strong> &ndash; Updates quarterly, with data from 2016-present.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{142}" paraid="1417288263" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;<a href="http://wprdc.org/crime/">WPRDC Guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County</a>&nbsp;page also features a variety of tools &ndash; charts, maps, interactive visualizations, reports &ndash;&nbsp;and additional criminal justice related data provided by Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9ba8ebad-9ed0-41ba-bd3e-88e1817a98bf}{11}" paraid="659785067" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This important work continues to build upon our broader efforts around open data,&quot;&nbsp;said Chief of Innovation and Performance Debra Lam. &quot;We hope that providing such data not only increases government accountability but empowers the community and strengthens partnerships. This is another testament to Pittsburgh&#39;s inclusive innovation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27636754-9d02-4987-ba36-527cb65c77b7}{250}" paraid="447218463" xml:lang="EN-US">To date, 129 jurisdictions nationwide are participating in&nbsp;the PDI. The&nbsp;White House&nbsp;published the following&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/13/growing-number-communities-are-using-data-improve-policing-and-criminal-justice">blog post</a>&nbsp;today about the&nbsp;expansion since April 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{148}" paraid="1493674065" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{150}" paraid="799325246" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>About the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{152}" paraid="1858797315" xml:lang="EN-US">President Barack Obama is in Pittsburgh, PA to host the White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to explore the future of local, national, and global innovation.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{154}" paraid="2135960144" xml:lang="EN-US">The conference will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue shape the 21st century and beyond. Programming will feature five &ldquo;Frontiers&rdquo; of innovation:&nbsp;<strong>Personal frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in health care innovation and precision medicine;&nbsp;<strong>Local frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in building smart, inclusive communities, including through investments in open data and the Internet of things;&nbsp;<strong>National frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics to engage and benefit all Americans;&nbsp;<strong>Global frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in accelerating the clean energy revolution and developing advanced climate information, tools, services, and collaborations; and, <strong>Interplanetary frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in space exploration, including our journey to Mars.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7bdbfd3b-844f-4cfd-8958-75068fc8510c}{156}" paraid="1008539694" xml:lang="EN-US">More information on the conference is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/">www.frontiersconference.org</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1ac484f4-26be-4365-8257-bf76c8f7eaa3}{10}" paraid="1864319263" xml:lang="EN-US">The afternoon plenary&nbsp;session&nbsp;of the Frontiers Conference&nbsp;will be live-streamed at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/live">http://www.whitehouse.gov/live</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{da76c8ad-2ad4-4a97-ab3c-03ae48931491}{88}" paraid="1769637307" xml:lang="EN-US">Join the discussion and follow along on social media buy searching&nbsp;#WHFrontiers&nbsp;and following: @POTUS&nbsp;@WhiteHouse&nbsp;@WhitehouseOSTP&nbsp;@DJ44&nbsp;on Twitter.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ae44265a-1136-4942-8f24-6432bc764351}{143}" paraid="467147848" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:03:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6584 <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 13, 2016) -&nbsp;President Barack Obama is in Pittsburgh, PA today&nbsp;to&nbsp;host the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/" target="_blank">White House Frontiers Conference</a>, a national convening co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to explore the future of innovation here and around the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will participate in several Frontiers Conference events today, including&nbsp;a welcoming remarks speech, an Urban&nbsp;Transportation&nbsp;panel&nbsp;with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and an afternoon session with President Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The Frontiers Conference will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation, and the new technologies, challenges and goals that will continue shape the 21st century and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Programming will feature five &ldquo;Frontiers&rdquo; of innovation:&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Personal frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in health care innovation and precision medicine</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Local frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in building smart, inclusive communities, including through investments in open data and the Internet of things&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>National frontiers&nbsp;</strong>in harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics to engage and benefit all Americans</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Global frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in accelerating the clean energy revolution and developing advanced climate information, tools, services, and collaborations&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Interplanetary frontiers</strong>&nbsp;in space exploration, including our journey to Mars.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>More information on the conference is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.frontiersconference.org/" target="_blank">www.frontiersconference.org</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 13, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Registration and Breakfast for the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at the White House Frontiers Conference&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Speaking on Panel with Secretary Foxx Regarding&nbsp;Ubran&nbsp;Transportaiton&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8:45 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for Larimer/East Liberty Choice&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 185 Larimer Ave&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Greeting President Obama at Pittsburgh Airport&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh International Airport&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Afternoon Plenary Session with President Obama&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location Jared&nbsp;Cohon&nbsp;University Center&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:58:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Statement on Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Lawsuit Against Veolia http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6581 <div> <p paraeid="{fc286ac1-278b-4cce-9e8c-1fda8871bd2e}{226}" paraid="816727363" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to the&nbsp;lawsuit filed by&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)&nbsp;against Veolia Water North America-Northeast, LLC.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1b1a615c-da88-4c94-b83f-fffb13989669}{10}" paraid="2015133125" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the release from PWSA&nbsp;announcing&nbsp;the suit is&nbsp;<a href="http://pgh2o.com/release?id=6578">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2568c28d-0732-4477-baa9-3f99d9f1d32f}{65}" paraid="399854497" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Veolia was obligated to carry out all its duties in the best interest of PWSA. Based on a comprehensive review of their performance, it&nbsp;is&nbsp;clear&nbsp;Veolia&nbsp;cared more about their bottom line than providing residents with the high quality water and customer service they deserve. We&nbsp;believe&nbsp;Veolia&nbsp;pushed through costly initiatives to improve&nbsp;their profits, while&nbsp;not making necessary investments in PWSA infrastructure, taking actions without proper notice to state regulators,&nbsp;and causing&nbsp;significant customer billing failures that are plaguing city residents.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e57bf2c-c9c8-4c1c-a29b-04e370b1b26a}{40}" paraid="144334034" xml:lang="EN-US">The PWSA Board&nbsp;authorized&nbsp;this legal&nbsp;action to hold Veolia accountable.&nbsp;&nbsp;PWSA and the&nbsp;City are&nbsp;working&nbsp;together with our county, state and federal partners to solve&nbsp;water quality and&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;issues in Pittsburgh.&nbsp; We are not alone, as recent national reports estimate that over&nbsp;5,300 water systems around the country are operating in&nbsp;violation&nbsp;of the U.S.&nbsp;Environmental&nbsp;Protection&nbsp;Agency&#39;s (EPA)&nbsp;<a href="https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule">Lead and Copper Rule</a>.&quot;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f1e3d2bc-0b69-4997-a417-c190a58b1e61}{152}" paraid="1713209269" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:42:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6580 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director&nbsp;Lee Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Deborah Partsch and Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant st.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Adam Smeltz</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Robert Lewis</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak, Councilwoman Kail-Smith, and Councilwoman Gross</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Preparing for White House Frontiers Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Google Reception for White House Frontiers Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;6425 Living Place</div> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:31:02 -0400 City To Celebrate Penguins Home Opener With Stanley Cup Trophy Display, Charity Jersey Raffle, Black & Gold Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6579 <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{150}" paraid="885194041">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that an&nbsp;NHL trophy display,&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;the&nbsp;Stanley Cup,&nbsp;Prince of Wales, Conn&nbsp;Smythe&nbsp;and General Manager of Year trophies, will be on display for public view&nbsp;on the City-County Building Portico&nbsp;(414 Grant Street,&nbsp;Pgh&nbsp;PA 15219)&nbsp;from Noon-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, prior to the Penguins home opener at PPG Paints Arena Thursday evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{155}" paraid="151613536">Fans will have the opportunity to line up to&nbsp;take their own photo with the Stanley&nbsp;Cup and other trophies. Lines can begin to form at 9:00 a.m. A photographer will not be provided.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{160}" paraid="943267799">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has&nbsp;also announced that a special&nbsp;online raffle&nbsp;of an authentic Sidney Crosby autographed jersey will take place Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{170}" paraid="1184179688">&quot;It is an honor to&nbsp;host this remarkable championship trophy display at the City-County Building for Penguins fans&nbsp;to enjoy,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;This is the perfect way to cap off the &#39;Summer with Stanley&#39; and celebrate&nbsp;the&nbsp;Penguins&nbsp;as they begin the 2016-17 NHL season.&nbsp;It&#39;s a Great Black &amp; Gold Day for Hockey!&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{685e6487-9652-4bb7-89ad-eb2d73f59281}{181}" paraid="1823094855" xml:lang="EN-US">Fans are encouraged to celebrate &quot;A Great&nbsp;Black &amp; Gold Day for Hockey&quot; on Thursday by wearing Penguins or black and gold apparel.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e996b6c8-31fd-44b9-91af-6b6c002c5f41}{224}" paraid="795885443" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Thursday will be a very special day for the Penguins and our fans as we open the season,&quot; said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Penguins. &quot;We want to thank Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and his staff for giving fans the chance to see the Stanley Cup at the City-County Building during the afternoon.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{180}" paraid="6164899">During the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;made a friendly wager with San Jos&eacute; Mayor Sam&nbsp;Liccardo&nbsp;ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. The bet:&nbsp;The losing Mayor would&nbsp;make a donation to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice and take a photo (to be posted on social media) wearing the captain jersey of the Stanley Cup Championship team the day following the final game of the series. Following the series, the jersey was to be raffled off with proceeds going to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{194}" paraid="789288240">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is thrilled to kick off the 2016-17 season by partnering with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to raffle off this one of a kind Sidney Crosby autographed jersey. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hillhouse.org/">Hill House Association</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vlpwpa.org/">Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c3ca5743-6a27-4034-880b-22a9744e1449}{200}" paraid="1821239159">Raffle tickets are $20.00 each and only 2,500 tickets will be sold.&nbsp;One ticket per customer. Fans can register for the raffle&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://bidpal.net/peduto">bidpal.net/peduto</a>&nbsp;starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 13.&nbsp;The winning raffle ticket will be drawn by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October, 13, 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e996b6c8-31fd-44b9-91af-6b6c002c5f41}{172}" paraid="528643748" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:02:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6577 <div><strong>Meeting with Fraternal Order of Police</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for p4</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Endowments,&nbsp;625 Liberty Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with BJ Leber and Terry O&#39;Riley</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mark Schneider</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Kim Lyons</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location&quot; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Hispanic Heritage Month Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:06:38 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Launches New Building And Zoning Information Website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6574 <div> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{151}" paraid="1405258024">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 10, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Departments of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) and City Planning (DCP) today announced&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">buildingeye</a>,&nbsp;a new public website mapping tool designed to make building permit, license and code enforcement actions within the City of Pittsburgh more accessible.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">In&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319">July 2016</a>, City Council approved a bill enabling the city to enter into a&nbsp;software and support services contract with &quot;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>,&quot; a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&quot;We have been&nbsp;committed to&nbsp;improving&nbsp;the way the public interacts with local government and&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;is the latest example of this innovative work,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;This tool&nbsp;will provide residents better transparency on city permits and neighborhood development.&quot;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The free website, created in collaboration with&nbsp;buildingeye, Inc., is updated nightly. Data displayed on the site is public information pertaining to building permits issued by PLI, active location based licenses, planning applications and code enforcement actions. Residents, businesses, developers and others will be able to view and search a detailed map that shows all building and zoning data happening in every neighborhood citywide.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&ldquo;This website is an important tool for citizens of Pittsburgh to engage with their&nbsp;neighborhoods,&rdquo; said PLI Director Maura Kennedy. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s another step towards making Permits, Licenses, and Inspections a more transparent, accountable, and predictable department.&rdquo;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The software has been customized to meet the needs of Pittsburgh residents and to answer common questions relating to PLI issues. A user can easily narrow down a search through detailed filters or browse data within a specific area of interest. Residents can register for an account and receive notifications when an action &ndash; pertaining to a permit, license, or code enforcement &ndash; is submitted to the PLI databases. The Pittsburgh&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;site can also be utilized to verify violation reporting. Residents that witness a possible violation can search the&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;site for appropriate permit or notice of violation documentation. If a permit or notice is not documented, residents are encouraged to contact the City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">311 Response Center</a>&nbsp;to report an issue for enforcement.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">&ldquo;This is a great step forward for everyone who cares about Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said City Planning Director Ray&nbsp;Gastil. &ldquo;buildingeye&nbsp;provides residents with up to date information on where and what is happening in the planning process for the built environment and is a tremendous asset to the future of the city.&rdquo;</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The deployment of buildingeye is one of the many recent changes underway within the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections designed to make the department more customer-friendly and efficient for residents and businesses. In November 2015 PLI launched a public&nbsp;property violations&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=5391">website</a>.&nbsp;In May 2016 Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Director Kennedy announced several&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release.htm?id=4481">improvements and upgrades</a>&nbsp;to PLI customer service,&nbsp;technology&nbsp;and staffing&nbsp;operations.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">The initial cost is $66,000 for a one year subscription, $15,000 allocated from Planning&#39;s budget and $51,000 from PLI&#39;s budget. Subscription renewals cost $15,000/quarter for up to one additional year.</p> <p paraeid="{46c6006f-5e33-47a6-bfc2-229d287625a2}{161}" paraid="1992989388">For more information, visit:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye">http://pittsburghpa.gov/pli/buildingeye</a>. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{10}" paraid="1171717747">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{10}" paraid="1171717747"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Julianne&nbsp;Reiland,&nbsp;Government and Public Relations Liaison,&nbsp;PLI; 412-255-2811,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:julianne.reiland@pittsburghpa.gov">julianne.reiland@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{18}" paraid="1632954438"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{22}" paraid="241848305"><strong>About&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{31}" paraid="30678082">buildingeye, Inc. has developed a market leading cloud based product for local government agencies who wish to present planning, building, code enforcement and engineering records held in back office systems through its easy to use, search and find solution,&nbsp;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{40}" paraid="64317225">To date, the company has secured multi-year local government agency contracts in California, Oregon, Montana, Colorado and Michigan. Publicly available on any connected device for citizens and officials,&nbsp;buildingeye&nbsp;is a simple to use, intuitive product that allows users to quickly and accurately find the information they are looking for in 2 clicks. You can find out more information at&nbsp;<a href="http://buildingeye.com/">http://buildingeye.com</a>.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{657f671e-4bc5-4f0c-82f1-c841982d2153}{43}" paraid="1909522400" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:45:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6572 <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{174}" paraid="1788644165" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - October 10, 2016&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{10}" paraid="1897385693" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{10}" paraid="1897385693" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Interview with WJAS&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{28}" paraid="1860398615" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{28}" paraid="1860398615" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{30}" paraid="1797967107" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Call with Mayor&nbsp;Bernero&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{34}" paraid="1003260318" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{36}" paraid="1113764606" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{38}" paraid="1509760218" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Press Conference for PLI Module Launch&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{40}" paraid="981158389" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{42}" paraid="1218930039" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{44}" paraid="205735307" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{44}" paraid="205735307" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Interview with Paul&nbsp;Guggenheimer&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{48}" paraid="1229631880" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 12 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{50}" paraid="1497107225" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{52}" paraid="116729837" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{52}" paraid="116729837" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Director&nbsp;Ashbaugh&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{56}" paraid="848691825" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{58}" paraid="1260444592" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{62}" paraid="141345781" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Luke&nbsp;Skurman&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{64}" paraid="588638976" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{66}" paraid="561957832" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{70}" paraid="1094683569" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Event with Patti Smith&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{72}" paraid="529520072" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{74}" paraid="1633998058" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: 4400 Forbes Ave.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{234}" paraid="1024671396" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1be9b34f-a206-45f5-b345-06a426cabea8}{241}" paraid="89392672" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:19:32 -0400 Media Advisory: City To Unveil New Building and Permitting Tool For Residents http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6571 <div> <p paraeid="{cfa741f7-4c8a-4353-b4a0-8086637c98fb}{164}" paraid="260791089" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 10, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh today&nbsp;will unveil&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319">buildingeye</a>,&nbsp;a new online&nbsp;tool&nbsp;designed to make&nbsp;building permit, license, violation and zoning information transparent and easily trackable for residents and businesses, in a press conference this morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<strong>Who: &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</p> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Councilman Dan Gilman</p> <p paraeid="{2190587e-fa0c-40d6-8efa-242b84e1495e}{254}" paraid="336849482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Maura Kennedy, Director, Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{92394db0-779e-4e9c-8991-e5b24f3a8e78}{17}" paraid="1017831975" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f4ac3ce1-712c-47b0-8d27-f9d30385d1f1}{153}" paraid="231013647" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th&nbsp;Floor, 414 Grant Street,&nbsp;Pgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f3b6106f-9d54-4349-b4d8-a11bc6861769}{18}" paraid="2005360747" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:13:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 8-9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6568 <div><strong>October 8</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Columbus Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Bloomfield</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>October &nbsp;9</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Congressman Doyle&#39;s 2016 Family Picnic</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Westinghouse Lodge</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:42:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6567 <div><strong>Meeting with Jay Williams&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lower Hill Infrastructure Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Fullerton and Wylie</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Jonathan Vlasic</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 804 E. Warrington Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview&nbsp;with Evan Pattak&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich and Chief McLay</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:36:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6565 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 6, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today with the&nbsp;Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2016 Stanley Cup&nbsp;Championship&nbsp;visit to the White House with President Barack Obama.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup&nbsp;Championship&nbsp;Visit to the White House with President&nbsp;Obama&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 10:45 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: White House, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>City Wide Interfaith Service on Violence&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 6300 East Liberty Blvd.&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:35:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6563 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Lancaster, PA today for day two of&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/index.asp?SEC=%7BD049DA25-66B4-4939-A925-D9C9DA62ED21%7D" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Municipal League&#39;s 117th Annual Summit</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, towns, boroughs and home rule municipalities that all share the League&rsquo;s municipal policy interests. Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has been an active member of PML for over a decade and currently serves as First Vice President on the PML Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Thursday, October 6, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will be nominated to become&nbsp;President of the Pennsylvania Municipal League.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A complete agenda for the 2016 Annual Summit can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_Pages.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - October 5, 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Welcome Breakfast&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Exhibitor Visits&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Leadership Session - Reinvention Made Easy - Change Your Results&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9 :30 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Chairing the Resolutions Committee&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Convention Center&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Board of Directors Luncheon&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12 p.m&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Belvedere Inn, 402 N. Queen St., Lancaster PA&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling to&nbsp;Washington, D.C</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time:&nbsp;8&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:16:21 -0400 Walz Street In Spring Hill Closed For Repairs Through Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6562 <div> <p paraeid="{e301d410-1f90-42af-8777-40f4b9baafa5}{21}" paraid="1495440032" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (October 5, 2016) - The Department of Public Works advises that&nbsp;Walz&nbsp;Street &ndash;&nbsp;between Rhine Street and Homer Street in Spring Hill &ndash; will&nbsp;be closed starting today, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f6466b9a-5c04-4d72-aef3-8e6ca07dca9b}{38}" paraid="81549892" xml:lang="EN-US">Repair work to a wall and sidewalk will be performed during the closure.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f6466b9a-5c04-4d72-aef3-8e6ca07dca9b}{38}" paraid="81549892" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:32:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6559 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (October 4, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Lancaster, PA today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/index.asp?SEC=%7BD049DA25-66B4-4939-A925-D9C9DA62ED21%7D" target="_blank">Pennsylvania Municipal League&#39;s 117th Annual Summit</a>. &nbsp;</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;Pennsylvania Municipal League&nbsp;(PML)&nbsp;represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, towns, boroughs&nbsp;and home rule municipalities that all share the League&rsquo;s municipal policy interests.&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has been an active member of PML for over a decade and&nbsp;currently serves as First Vice President on the PML Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>A complete agenda for the 2016 Annual Summit can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/Sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/Agenda_Pages.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule &ndash; October 4, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Volunteer Park Build at Holly Pointe Park&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;300 Holly Lane,&nbsp;Lanacaster, PA, 17602&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>PML Board of Directors Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Marriott&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>PML Meet and Greet&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Lancaster Marriott&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:00:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6558 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Bost</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with City Clerk Doheny and Nicholas Hartley</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leaving for Lancaster for the Pennsylvania League of&nbsp;Municipalities&nbsp;Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 09:48:44 -0400 City Officials Release Final Maintenance Report On Washington Boulevard Flood Gates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6555 <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{143}" paraid="1779037732">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 30, 2016) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;and&nbsp;Department of Public Works&nbsp;released a&nbsp;report today&nbsp;profiling the operational and equipment status and repair&nbsp;recommendations for&nbsp;the Washington Boulevard Flood Warning System.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{147}" paraid="509107215">A copy of the report and assessment can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/093016_Washington_Blvd_Gate_System_Report.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{159}" paraid="342827696">The report was&nbsp;prepared by&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services and is the summary of an extensive inspection performed on the&nbsp;flood warning system equipment. The report includes a condition assessment of all system equipment, repair&nbsp;recommendations and&nbsp;initial material and labor&nbsp;cost estimates.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{177}" paraid="1474665870">The 12 unit Washington Boulevard Flood Warning System is comprised of Advanced Warning&nbsp;System (AWS)&nbsp;units, sensors and gates. The inspection revealed that 10 of the 12 units are operational:&nbsp;four of five AWS systems are working, two&nbsp;master controller sensor sites are fully functional, three gates are operational and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Zone 5 push button is operational.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{188}" paraid="1547467589">Of the 2 non-operational units, one AWS requires major repairs and one gate requires minor repairs. One AWS unit (SR 8 NB AWS) was damaged heavily by a vehicle&nbsp;collision&nbsp;and requires major&nbsp;repairs. The&nbsp;Negley&nbsp;Run/Washington Boulevard Gate arm is operational but repairs need to be made to the warning lights that are&nbsp;designed&nbsp;to illuminate when the arm is engaged.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{197}" paraid="1054977086">Repair work to get the system fully operational&nbsp;has begun immediately and will continue as replacement parts become available. The projected lead time on replacement part orders is 6-8 weeks.&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services has provided equipment and labor cost estimates. Total costs for parts, repairs, labor and inspections&nbsp;are not expected to exceed $50,000.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e48404ba-a842-424a-8f36-99ef6e223735}{200}" paraid="840055248" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:22:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6551 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Assistant Director Lee Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Walker and Chief Lestitian</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Vineet Jain</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Thomas Grealish</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:38:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6548 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Erin Wilson, Deputy State Director for Clinton Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Bakery Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mark Dowd, Department of Transportation</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ricardo Williams and Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Adam Smeltz</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Francois Alancon</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Julie Nagle</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nino San Doval&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WQED Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4802 Fifth Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:54:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6546 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 28, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today for day two of the&nbsp;<a href="http://program.smartcitiesweek.com/conference" target="_blank">Smart Cities Week Conference</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To kick off Smart Cities Week, the White House announced an expansion of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/14/fact-sheet-administration-announces-new-smart-cities-initiative-help" target="_blank">Smart Cities Initiative</a>, including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/26/fact-sheet-announcing-over-80-million-new-federal-investment-and" target="_blank">over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of participating cities, exceeding 70 in total.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - September 28, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Obama Administration Leaders Discuss Federal Support&nbsp; for Smart Cities with Tom&nbsp;Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Jim Kurose, Assistant Director, Computer and Information Science and Engineering&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Developing Citizen Awareness for Smart City Initiatives&nbsp; with Ted Smith, Chief Innovation Officer City of Louisville; Brenna Berman CIO City of Chicago, IL;&nbsp; and Jeff&nbsp;Merrit, Director of Innovation City of New York, NY&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Speaking at Washington Post&#39;s&nbsp;The Switch Live: Connected Cities&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: 1301 K St. NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Panelist for Smart Cities Week Session - Building Support for Smart City Investments&nbsp; with Mayor Pascal Bonin of Granby, Quebec, and Jim&nbsp;Geringer, Former Wyoming Governor&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Making Sense: Building Capabilities and Infrastructure to Leverage Sensor Data for Change with Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation City of New York, and Ted Lehr,&nbsp; IT Data Architect, Business Application Services Communications and Technology Manager&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Traveling back to Pittsburgh in the Evening&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About Smart Cities Council&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>The Smart Cities Council is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. The Council was formed to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and citizen engagement. The Council&rsquo;s goal is to advance urban livability, workability and sustainability by supporting and educating cities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>The Council is the sector&#39;s leading industry coalition. Collectively, our members and advisors employ more than 1.4 million people, generate more than $2.5 trillion in annual revenues and have worked on more than 5,000 smart city projects of one kind or another past and present. We are comprised of the world&#39;s foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:17:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6543 <div> <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 27, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Washington, D.C., today for the&nbsp;<a href="http://program.smartcitiesweek.com/conference" target="_blank">Smart Cities Week Conference</a>&nbsp;and to participate in the launch of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1776.vc/" target="_blank">1776</a>&#39;s&nbsp;Council on Urban Innovation. 1776 is&nbsp;a&nbsp;global incubator and seed fund that helps engineer the success of the world&rsquo;s most promising startups tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy &amp; sustainability, and transportation&nbsp;&amp; smart cities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>To kick off Smart Cities Week, the White House announced an expansion of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/14/fact-sheet-administration-announces-new-smart-cities-initiative-help" target="_blank">Smart Cities Initiative</a>, including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/26/fact-sheet-announcing-over-80-million-new-federal-investment-and" target="_blank">over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of participating cities, exceeding 70 in total.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule - September 27, 2016&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Participating in 1776&#39;s Council on Urban Innovation Launch at 1776 Headquarters (1133 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.)&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Arrivals and Networking&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Welcome and Introductions&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Providing Remarks at Member Spotlight&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Analyzing Opportunities and Challenges in Urban Innovation&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Dialogue and Discussion&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Fireside Chat with White House Daniel Correa, Senior Advisor for Innovation Policy, The White House Office of Science and Technology&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4:40 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Cocktails and Dinner&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Maketto, 1351 H St. NE,&nbsp;Washington&nbsp;D.C.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About 1776&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>1776 is a public benefit corporation that scouts and funds high-growth startups around the world focused on solving society&rsquo;s most fundamental challenges in sectors like education, energy, transportation and financial services. Launched by co-CEOs Donna Harris and Evan&nbsp;Burfield&nbsp;and headquartered in Washington, D.C., with additional campuses in Dubai, New York City and San Francisco, 1776 serves hundreds of startups and institutions worldwide through its innovation curriculum, mentorship, investment and programming. It hosts more than 500 international events per year that attract heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs, influential investors and global press. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.1776.vc/" target="_blank">www.1776.vc</a>&nbsp;and follow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/1776" target="_blank">@1776</a>&nbsp;on Twitter and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/1776vc/" target="_blank">@1776vc</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>About Smart Cities Council&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>The&nbsp;<a href="http://smartcitiescouncil.com/" target="_blank">Smart Cities Council</a>&nbsp;is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. The Council was formed to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and citizen engagement. The Council&rsquo;s goal is to advance urban livability, workability and sustainability by supporting and educating cities.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Council is the sector&#39;s leading industry coalition. Collectively, our members and advisors employ more than 1.4 million people, generate more than $2.5 trillion in annual revenues and have worked on more than 5,000 smart city projects of one kind or another past and present. We are comprised of the world&#39;s foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:34:38 -0400 Mayor Presents Preliminary Stormwater Management Plan To City Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6542 <div> <p paraeid="{b33fc1b2-1175-4327-91fb-f15d6c3956ae}{17}" paraid="1945348415" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 26, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;members of the administration and representatives of&nbsp;Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) today presented to City Council&nbsp;a preliminary&nbsp;plan&nbsp;to address&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;and water quality issues throughout&nbsp;the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">A copy of the stormwater management plan can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.26.16_Stormwater_Post-Agenda_Presentation.pdf">here</a>. Five initial primary sewer sheds in the city are identified in the preliminary report:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">East End;</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Saw Mill Run; and</li> <li paraeid="{8b795108-bfd8-477d-9523-65c33429e3e5}{98}" paraid="1664460369" xml:lang="EN-US">Streets Run/Hays.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{398377b9-56ea-45c9-8322-b14b7cedb0d5}{207}" paraid="1509045192" xml:lang="EN-US">The city has worked in partnership with PWSA over the past year&nbsp;on the development of a&nbsp;scalable and adaptive green infrastructure plan to address wet weather&nbsp;sewage&nbsp;overflows, basement back ups and&nbsp;localized&nbsp;flooding. The proposed plan includes&nbsp;opportunities to&nbsp;create&nbsp;jobs and create additional economic development opportunities in city neighborhoods.</p> <p paraeid="{398377b9-56ea-45c9-8322-b14b7cedb0d5}{207}" paraid="1509045192" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and&nbsp;his&nbsp;Chief of Staff&nbsp;Kevin&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;were accompanied by the following individuals during today&#39;s presentation to City Council:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{ae8ad965-a178-41f9-a1f2-3a1df39167a1}{77}" paraid="949760628" xml:lang="EN-US">Bernard Lindstrom, Interim Executive Director, PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{f53ab5cd-b023-4c40-91a0-8e1196142357}{5}" paraid="72138070" xml:lang="EN-US">Robert Weimar, Director of Engineering,&nbsp;PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{f53ab5cd-b023-4c40-91a0-8e1196142357}{215}" paraid="1809775108" xml:lang="EN-US">James&nbsp;J.&nbsp;Stitt,&nbsp;Manager of Sustainability, PWSA&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{713dcf7d-12ed-4756-9490-9b459c644aa1}{153}" paraid="1223950393" xml:lang="EN-US">Mike Gable, Director of Public Works, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{32148458-9479-47c6-8141-5e37a3100c82}{94}" paraid="1085613333" xml:lang="EN-US">Heather Sage, Director of Community Projects, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{4f04b916-a1ca-4149-bb45-aa0b5d216168}{127}" paraid="1240260705" xml:lang="EN-US">Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich, Director of Public Safety, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{2ed15606-2c3f-4981-adaa-821fe68d003e}{107}" paraid="385901439" xml:lang="EN-US">Arletta Scott-Williams, Executive Director, ALCOSAN&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{12130001-713a-44ac-bc8d-904c7ea03a8e}{179}" paraid="1523752113" xml:lang="EN-US">Preliminary scale and&nbsp;cost assessments have been proposed&nbsp;by PWSA&nbsp;for Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run and Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow, as follows:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0c502642-2629-456d-aee5-bb2a4936b676}{51}" paraid="1916353845" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Washington Boulevard/Negley&nbsp;Run&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{19842eb3-617b-4047-8858-598bcfb82af1}{145}" paraid="1908864443" xml:lang="EN-US">Moderate&nbsp;Control:&nbsp;&nbsp;234&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$76 - $100 million&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{19842eb3-617b-4047-8858-598bcfb82af1}{190}" paraid="452707092" xml:lang="EN-US">High&nbsp;Control:&nbsp;614&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$200 - $260 million&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{33}" paraid="177067988" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Four Mile Run/Junction Hollow&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <ul> <li paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{160}" paraid="1866476761" xml:lang="EN-US">Moderate Control:&nbsp;78&nbsp;impervious acres managed,&nbsp;$25 - $34 million&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{9bdeccd1-c07e-4e49-902a-b7a8ce579882}{164}" paraid="706907294" xml:lang="EN-US">High Control:&nbsp;218&nbsp;impervious&nbsp;acres&nbsp;managed, $70- $90 million&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{6e73923c-f875-45cf-966b-661a24f7387d}{112}" paraid="1404924068" xml:lang="EN-US">A&nbsp;final&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management plan is expected to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of the year, in coordination with ALCOSAN&#39;s efforts to finalize&nbsp;an amended consent decree with the federal government&nbsp;to address sewage overflows into the city&#39;s three rivers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{6e73923c-f875-45cf-966b-661a24f7387d}{112}" paraid="1404924068" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6541 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with France 2 TV</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at City Council Hearing with Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Leaving for Washington, D.C. for Smart Cities Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:56:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 24-25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6536 <div><strong>September 24</strong></div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>National Day of Prayer for Our Youth</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2:45 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Centre Ave. and Crawford St.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>September 25</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Speaking at the Great Race Awards Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 10:45 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Point State Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:47:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Submits 2017 Operating, Capital Budgets & Five-Year Financial Plan to ICA http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6533 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{183}" paraid="1926271400">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 23, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;submitted today&nbsp;to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority&nbsp;the&nbsp;$539.4&nbsp;million 2017 Operating Budget&nbsp;of the City of Pittsburgh, as well as its 2017 Capital Budget and 2017-2022 Five-Year Financial Plan.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{190}" paraid="1365715740">The&nbsp;$539.4&nbsp;million operating budget contains no tax increases.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{206}" paraid="1323235611">The 2017 budgets and five year financial plan&nbsp;increase Public Safety Bureau forces.&nbsp;Police&nbsp;staffing&nbsp;is&nbsp;projected to reach 900 full-time officers (the highest staffing level since 2002);&nbsp;one Firefighter and two Police recruit classes&nbsp;are funded; and EMS has funding&nbsp;to hire 20 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The new budgets also&nbsp;maintain the 2016 commitment to increase funding for police vehicles to $1.6 million a year; invest $7.1 million into neighborhood and community development projects and dedicate $2.5 million in demolition funds to enhance quality of life and public safety measures in neighborhoods throughout the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{209}" paraid="1749103709">&quot;I am proud to introduce another Pittsburgh budget that is again fiscally responsible and in alignment with the&nbsp;city&#39;s long-term recovery. While there is still work to be done, it keeps us on the path to finally climb out of fiscal oversight in 2019, with a five-year forecast that takes us to full recovery that year and beyond.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Capital improvements featured in the 2017 budget include: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">$15.1 million&nbsp;for street resurfacing and $12.6&nbsp;million for facility improvements including critical public safety facilities</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Efforts to increase operation efficiency, including continued rollout of DPW&#39;s use of trash can sensors for plotting trash pickup routes</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">$2.2 million&nbsp;for the installation of&nbsp;a computerized station alerting system for Fire and EMS stations that will reduce the impacts of the stress of listening to radio traffic and increase performance by making the dispatch process more efficient through automation</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Activation buttons for lighting at&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;sports court facilities (hockey, basketball, tennis), promoting electricity conservation and improved quality of life in residential areas near facilities</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">Allocation of $100,000 to add inclusive and accessible playground equipment to various locations</li> <li paraeid="{b33ad9ea-0093-42e9-aa92-fdd8ebdc059f}{212}" paraid="1135712715">A $100,000 grant for the development of a comprehensive strategy and the prioritization of city step maintenance</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{13}" paraid="1046999399">As part of&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;continued efforts to deliver core municipal services, the Operating Budget reflects a departmental reorganization, including the creation of the Department&nbsp;of Mobility and Infrastructure&nbsp;to improve&nbsp;the&nbsp;planning,&nbsp;financing&nbsp;and&nbsp;implementation of transportation projects&nbsp;citywide,&nbsp;to strengthen the coordination of&nbsp;all mobility initiatives, and to develop and execute a long-term vision for smart transportation in&nbsp;the city.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243">An overview of the 2017&nbsp;Operating and Capital Budgets by Office of Management and Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2017_City_of_Pittsburgh_Budget_Highlights_ICA_Submission.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;The 2017 operating and capital&nbsp;budgets and five year plan&nbsp;submitted today to ICA follow&nbsp;six key elements:</p> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Reinforce the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s commitment to achieving the primary objectives of the Act 47 Recovery Plan</strong>&nbsp;through efforts including: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">eliminating the operating deficits in the baseline multi-year financial projection while preserving core municipal services</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">gradually reducing the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s debt burden to provide more resources to support daily operations</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">keeping the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s fund balance at an appropriate level to avoid the need for cash flow borrowings and provide an adequate buffer against unanticipated revenue shortfalls or expenditure increases</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">gradually increasing the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s pension fund contributions to the levels recommended by its actuary</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Provide a fiscally responsible path to address legacy costs and position the&nbsp;city for long-term financial stability</strong>&nbsp;through:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continued efforts to reorganize city government and improve the delivery of core services with only&nbsp;3,129&nbsp;General Fund positions, which is&nbsp;33&nbsp;fewer positions than the November 2014 Budget &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">allocating&nbsp;an additional&nbsp;$203 million&nbsp;to the pension fund over five years beyond the state mandated minimum municipal obligation (MMO)</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">reducing&nbsp;the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s debt burden from&nbsp;18% of general fund expenditures in 2014&nbsp;to&nbsp;9.7% in 2021</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continuing&nbsp;to add $2.5&nbsp;million&nbsp;in annual&nbsp;contributions to the other post-employment benefits (OPEB) trust fund</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">maintaining&nbsp;a minimum unassigned fund balance of 10% of general fund expenditures</li> <li paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243" style="margin-left: 40px;">continuing&nbsp;the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s efforts to reduce overall worker&rsquo;s compensation costs, which have decreased for five consecutive years</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{23}" paraid="705801243"><strong>Transform the organization of city government to position the City to meet the current and future needs of our residents, businesses, neighborhoods, employees, and other stakeholders</strong>&nbsp;by: &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">establishing a new Department of Mobility &amp; Infrastructure</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">transforming&nbsp;the&nbsp;Department of Personnel&nbsp;into&nbsp;a&nbsp;modern human resources department focused on recruiting,&nbsp;training,&nbsp;developing, managing, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">enhancing the capacity of the Department of City Planning toward sustainability and resiliency initiatives</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">establishing&nbsp;the role of Chief Financial Officer to position the&nbsp;city on a path towards long-term financial sustainability, strengthen citywide financial management, optimize the organization and delivery of information technology services, and increase the focus on service delivery efficiency and effectiveness</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Emphasize the Mayor&rsquo;s priorities for enhancing the delivery of core municipal services</strong>&nbsp;by:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">increasing&nbsp;funding for street resurfacing to $15.1 million, more than double the $7.1 million &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">maintaining the 2016 commitment to increase funding for police vehicles to $1.6 million a year to improve the overall condition of the fleet</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">continuing to invest in Police Bureau training, equipment, and technology and enhance the Bureau&rsquo;s ability to conduct data-driven community policing</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">allocating funding for additional inspectors in the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections to handle the increased permit workload; maintain the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s increased investment in Learn &amp; Earn Program through a $1M allocation for summer youth employment leveraging CDBG funds. &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US">I<strong>mplement the Mayor&rsquo;s vision for modernizing city government and implementing leading practices to provide taxpayers with an efficient, effective, transparent, and more accountable government&nbsp;</strong>by:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">pursuing efforts to modernize the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s licensing and inspection system; initiating a multi-year effort to overhaul the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s self-assessed tax collection system</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">continuing efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s procurement function through improvements in policies, processes, and technology</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">standardize and streamline capital project management processes</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Allocate&nbsp;$75.9&nbsp;million in 2017 funding for capital projects and continue the Mayor&rsquo;s commitment to developing a long-term maintenance and investment plan for the&nbsp;city&rsquo;s assets</strong>,&nbsp;including: &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">$15.1 million for street resurfacing, providing for approximately 60 miles to be completed; &nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">$12.6&nbsp;million for facility&nbsp;improvements, including critical public safety facilities, park reconstruction, play area improvements, swimming pool rehabilitation, and improvements to recreation and senior centers throughout our neighborhoods</li> <li paraeid="{28a749b7-73e1-4c42-bd8a-ed5715d5df76}{57}" paraid="671332428" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Funding to address critical needs identified by the facility optimization plan required in the Mayor&rsquo;s Executive Order related to strategic investment and maintenance of facilities; $5 million for capital equipment acquisition</li> </ul> </div> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{91}" paraid="732628922">A copy of the 2017 Operating Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_2017_Operating_Budget.pdf">here</a>&nbsp;and the 2017 Capital Budget is&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_2017_Capital_Budget.pdf">here</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{90990a1b-0209-483f-a506-b0fdf1f9e0ab}{93}" paraid="1152181570" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:30:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6532 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. &nbsp;to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with David Roger, Councilman Gilman, and Scott Bricker</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Cable Open House</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 9th Floor, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Ballet Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2900 Liberty Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Heather Smith from Grist</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with German Leadership Mission</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:30:06 -0400 Chief Innovation and Performance Officer To Leave City of Pittsburgh In December http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6525 <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{22}" paraid="15630518" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s first ever Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer Debra Lam has announced that her service with the city will come to an end in December 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{24}" paraid="595913318" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Debra Lam has been an instrumental member of our executive leadership team working across departments and&nbsp;with&nbsp;agencies and throughout the&nbsp;city,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;Debra leaves the City of Pittsburgh with a strong foundation that we will continue to build upon in the years to come.&nbsp;I would like to&nbsp;thank Debra for her service and steadfast commitment to modernizing city government through innovation, sustainability and technology. Debra has had the unique ability to execute our vision, build an effective team, forge strong partnerships and enhance Pittsburgh&#39;s reputation as a leader in inclusive innovation.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a3f4d68-3647-491d-88dc-ab32be3e9ae5}{105}" paraid="102583757" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam is a Pittsburgh area native and returned to her hometown to work for the&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration in January 2014 to serve in the role of Chief of Innovation &amp; Performance.&nbsp;Lam and her family will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she expects to continue a career in urban innovation, strategy&nbsp;and management.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{28}" paraid="1421959076" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;I am honored and humbled to have served Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and my hometown, the City of Pittsburgh,&quot; said Debra Lam. &quot;It has been an incredible experience and I am grateful to Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;for his&nbsp;leadership. We have built an incredible team together and our work around performance management, user-centric design and technology, data-driven decision making, technical infrastructure and urban resilience is unparalleled,&quot; said Debra Lam.&nbsp;&quot;I&#39;d also like to acknowledge and thank the dedicated professionals that make up the&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of&nbsp;Innovation &amp; Performance.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a54722fd-b9fe-4d8d-a04e-c5f581ba4b41}{142}" paraid="2040874514" xml:lang="EN-US">Guided by Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;vision, Debra&nbsp;Lam lead the creation and establishment of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, whose&nbsp;core mission is to solidify Pittsburgh&#39;s presence as a world class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability and performance.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{32}" paraid="932006611" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam&nbsp;left her mark on a series of major initiatives and programs including:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{41}" paraid="1139778926" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5098">Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive&nbsp;Innovation</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{67}" paraid="1615634147" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5995">PGH Lab</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{74}" paraid="1332979608" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3876">Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center</a>&nbsp;(An Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh and University&nbsp;of Pittsburgh partnership)&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{82}" paraid="1884222748" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh&#39;s enrollment&nbsp;in the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3819">Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{95}" paraid="1304875890" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5891">Inclusive Innovation Week</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{103}" paraid="1210071291" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6486">Rec2Tech</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{107}" paraid="1810133059" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4825">Connecting Urban Entrepreneurs (CUE)</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{111}" paraid="440469813" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America</a>&nbsp;Partnership&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{115}" paraid="621598230" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5803">MyBurgh Mobile Application &amp; 311 Response Center CRM Upgrades</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{115}" paraid="621598230" xml:lang="EN-US">As well as overseeing technological upgrades to several city departments and&nbsp;resources&nbsp;including:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-YfIv9wvBjGT3LMxo9hLoQ">City Cable Channel</a>,&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/">website</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/">Engage Pittsburgh</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://procurement.pittsburghpa.gov/beacon/">Beacon</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{123}" paraid="1864622335" xml:lang="EN-US">In total, I&amp;P has secured over $2&nbsp;million in grants and technical assistance under Lam&#39;s leadership, including partnerships with the Rockefeller Foundation, Tech Hire, Envision America&nbsp;and Code for America.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{125}" paraid="2030379150" xml:lang="EN-US">Lam has expanded free public&nbsp;Wi-Fi&nbsp;across the city, supported digital literacy and maker education&nbsp;and instituted more responsive government programs such as the Small Business Resource Fairs. She has been instrumental in forging stronger university partnerships, signing MOUs with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. She was one of the founding leaders of the&nbsp;MetroLab&nbsp;Network and sits on their executive steering committee. She has also led some of the international portfolio for the city, spearheading the Chinese Vice Premier&rsquo;s trip to City Hall, and working with Pittsburgh sister-city, Wuhan, China.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9a746aa7-d64a-4b24-8167-0078c2c12bc4}{127}" paraid="75380151" xml:lang="EN-US">Debra is a World Cities Summit Young Leader and a Leadership Pittsburgh alumni.&nbsp;She has been profiled and has spoken nationally and internationally on inclusive innovation, performance management, data-driven decision-making, and cultural change.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0a3f4d68-3647-491d-88dc-ab32be3e9ae5}{8}" paraid="1826744728" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">###</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:31:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 22, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6524 <div><strong>Radio Interview with Salem Radio Chicago</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference with CeaseFire</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Jeron X. Grayson Community Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Coffee&nbsp;with Mark Stugla</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Luncheon for San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Ken Gormley&#39;s Inauguration at Duquesne University</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Palumbo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ohio Mayors&#39; Bus Tour for Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 117 Legion Drive, Mingo Junction, Ohio</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:14:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6518 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Quarterly RIDC Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: K&amp;L Gates Conference Center, 28th Floor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at International &nbsp;Day of Peace Service</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:42:58 -0400 Peduto Administration Welcomes Opportunity To Contribute To Federal Automated Vehicle Policy Development Process http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6516 <div> <p paraeid="{b345ebbf-468b-4d83-99f6-5417df8bd374}{10}" paraid="566358281" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 20, 2016) - The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-dot-issues-federal-policy-safe-testing-and-deployment-automated-vehicles">federal policy for safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles</a>,&nbsp;a national framework for&nbsp;lawmakers, developers,&nbsp;manufacturers and organizations associated with autonomous and self-driving&nbsp;vehicles.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b345ebbf-468b-4d83-99f6-5417df8bd374}{198}" paraid="740533485" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;For decades, Pittsburgh has driven advancements in automated vehicle technology, and we applaud the Obama Administration for carefully considering the balance between encouraging innovation and protecting public safety,&quot; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;We believe the new model policy included in the AV Guidance is an important step toward establishing responsibilities between the states and the U.S.&nbsp;Department of Transportation. We look forward to working with the Administration over the coming months as they solicit feedback and evolve the policy to keep pace with this rapidly emerging technology.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8291520a-d8ab-4322-bbef-db8fd785ce68}{118}" paraid="1182893190" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Last week, the world was watching as Uber made history in Pittsburgh with the deployment of the&nbsp;<a href="https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/">first self-driving Uber pilot program</a>,&quot; said&nbsp;Peduto. &quot;The future of urban mobility is&nbsp;in Pittsburgh thanks to Carnegie Mellon University and Uber Technologies.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d96ca105-1422-4ef4-8b2c-0aa841b8bb90}{246}" paraid="131717118" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Smart regulation is critical to guiding innovation and protecting the public. We welcome the opportunity to work with the U.S. DOT,&nbsp;National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,&nbsp;PennDOT, Uber, CMU and all other parties involved in&nbsp;autonomous vehicle guidance and development.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{17827dfc-81d6-4a38-a844-c67ff75e88a1}{85}" paraid="935800114" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:53:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6512 <div><strong>Call with Constance Parker</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Edward Haywood</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sala Udin</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Video for Blight Bootcamp</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dr. Grace&nbsp;Bochenek</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly&nbsp;Scheduling&nbsp;Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Look, Listen, and Learn with Pittsburgh Public Schools</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Greenway Conference Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 200 Sarah St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:40:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6509 <p><strong>Office Hours&nbsp;</strong></p> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Lindstrom and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Rohan Patel, White House Office&nbsp;of Intergovernmental Affairs</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and Richard Marmura</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with &nbsp;Caitlin Harpster,&nbsp;Barbara Luderowski,&nbsp;Michael Olijnyk, and&nbsp;Scott Lammie</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with C-SPAN</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Dutch MacDonald and Nate Bishop</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Josh Shapiro</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:13:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 17-18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6502 <p><strong>September 17</strong></p> <div> <blockquote> <p><strong>Speaking at the Junior Great Race</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Commonwealth Place</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>September 18</strong></p> <blockquote> <p>Day off</p> </blockquote> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:39:52 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Announce Pittsburgh's Participation in National Sustainable Cities Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6500 <p><em><strong>MEDIA ADVISORY</strong></em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 16, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto will be at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Noon today for a special announcement about Pittsburgh&rsquo;s participation in a national sustainable cities initiative.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHEN: &nbsp;</strong>Friday, September 16, at Noon</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHO: &nbsp;</strong>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">Richard Piacentini, Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens</p> <p style="margin-left: 80px;">Dr. Timothy Beatley, an internationally recognized sustainable city researcher and author and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>WHERE: </strong>&nbsp;Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Directions: Frew Street ext. From Schenley Drive in Oakland, make a right onto Frew Street Ext. just after the Schenley Park bridge and before Phipps Conservatory. You will see a statue of Christopher Columbus. Go to the bottom of the hill and park in any available parking space.</em></p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Connie George, Director of Marketing and Communications, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 412-638-6008, <a href="mailto:cgeorge@phipps.conservatory.org">cgeorge@phipps.conservatory.org</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:21:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6498 <div><strong>Call with Philadelphia Inquirer</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Superintendent Hamlet and Business Community</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa, Director Gable, and Pat Hassett</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live on Fox Business News</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:50 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Introductory Call for New American Economy Members</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 pm.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Manager Magazin</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Center on Race and Social Problems</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Education Leaders for&nbsp;Rec2Tech</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Library South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Silk Screen Red Carpet Gala</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:49:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6497 <div><strong>Riding in Uber&#39;s Driverless&nbsp;Vehicle</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 4th and Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with&nbsp;CNBC</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with&nbsp;BBC World Service Radio</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant. St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Aljazeera</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Inverse</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jim Deluca</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Civic Leadership Academy</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy 20th Anniversary Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:45:45 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto To Ride In Self-Driving Uber Vehicle At 9am Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6496 <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{142}" paraid="1266195650"><em><strong>Media Advisory&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{155}" paraid="1323633467">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 14, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will&nbsp;ride&nbsp;in an Uber&nbsp;self-driving&nbsp;vehicle on the streets of downtown Pittsburgh&nbsp;at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;this morning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{164}" paraid="1283281415">Members of the local media are invited to the corner of Grant Street and Fourth Avenue downtown to capture photo and video coverage of Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;getting picked up and dropped off by the self-driving Uber vehicle.&nbsp;The car is scheduled to arrive at the corner of Grant St.&nbsp;and Fourth Ave.&nbsp;9:00 a.m. The ride will take place between 9-9:15 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{174}" paraid="2051095830"><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;Photo/Video Opportunity:&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Self-Driving Uber Ride&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{179}" paraid="730081511"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{184}" paraid="1423955189"><strong>Where:&nbsp;</strong>Grant Street and Forth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{195}" paraid="1630926147">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will be&nbsp;available&nbsp;to answer questions about his self-driving Uber experience immediately following the ride.&nbsp;Cameras,&nbsp;microphones and/or reporters are not permitted in the vehicle with&nbsp;during the ride.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ae7b84ab-4084-41ed-b796-ef3e69f87ea9}{63}" paraid="812413832" xml:lang="EN-US">Uber&nbsp;launched&nbsp;self-driving vehicle service in Pittsburgh today:&nbsp;<a href="https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/">https://newsroom.uber.com/pittsburgh-self-driving-uber/</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{203}" paraid="2123289546"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Katie O&#39;Malley, Assistant Communications Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>; c: 412-925-1990&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d5e5a4a2-1341-44cd-8042-040eeb3bb477}{209}" paraid="485041125" style="text-align: center;">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:28:31 -0400 Statement From Mayor William Peduto On Shooting In Downtown Pittsburgh Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6495 <div> <p paraeid="{77ec8e78-d76f-47b3-87d1-c81c12cb4a46}{15}" paraid="1392070778" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 13, 2016) - &quot;Details around&nbsp;the&nbsp;incident downtown&nbsp;this afternoon&nbsp;are still being determined.&nbsp;As&nbsp;with the 4th of July shooting and the fights during the Regatta,&nbsp;today&#39;s&nbsp;shooting involved teenagers. A 16-year-old male has been arrested&nbsp;and&nbsp;law enforcement officials are&nbsp;gathering&nbsp;information&nbsp;to see if there is a&nbsp;correlation&nbsp;between these three incidents.&nbsp;In the meantime, we will be increasing both uniformed and plain clothes officer patrols in critical areas downtown during after school hours. In addition, we are working with&nbsp;Port Authority and Pittsburgh Public Schools police to assist us in protecting everyone downtown and lessen the chance of retaliatory action.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{07bc9a49-c8e8-481b-b76e-416042aedad4}{23}" paraid="1660765080" xml:lang="EN-US">I&nbsp;commend the Pittsburgh Police, Port Authority Police and all other law enforcement officials who responded to today&#39;s incident and subsequent&nbsp;investigation&nbsp;in a timely and effective manner.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{259665b4-05a8-45c1-aa98-c51455e6be27}{220}" paraid="824357636" xml:lang="EN-US">Nationwide, we are witnessing an escalation of violent crime within younger populations. The best way to deter these actions is to offer young, disenfranchised youth opportunity before they ever find themselves in these type of situations.&nbsp;Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;has already scheduled meetings with our&nbsp;community partners &ndash; including&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools,&nbsp;Port Authority, law enforcement partners and the U.S.&nbsp;Attorney&#39;s office&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;to ensure a collaborative approach to the youth disorder and related violence issues facing the young people of our region.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{7cda1a83-1bab-4f4c-abde-c3dd97af75a7}{207}" paraid="857574077" xml:lang="EN-US">Anyone with information related to any of these incidents is&nbsp;encouraged&nbsp;to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{259665b4-05a8-45c1-aa98-c51455e6be27}{232}" paraid="432649542" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:57:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6490 <div><strong>Interview with NPR</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s&nbsp;office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with President Swartzwelder and Commander Ragland</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for Community Blueprint</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Salem Halal Market, 2923 Penn Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation&nbsp;for Rocking Residents Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City County Portico</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and Chief Costa</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 6th Floor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Associated Press</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Grand Opening of Bosch&#39;s Research and Technical Center</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;2555 Smallman St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the Living Expo</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation&nbsp;for African Methodist Episcopal Churches Annual Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2720 Webster Ave</div> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:25:00 -0400 Rec2Tech Pittsburgh Addresses Digital Divide with After-School Programs in City Recreation Centers http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6486 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016) &ndash; Today Mayor William Peduto announced that five of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s city-owned recreation centers will be transformed into technology-enhanced learning centers during the week of September 12-16 to demonstrate how free after-school programs can help youth in city neighborhoods get a leg up in STEM learning as part of a new initiative called <a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">Rec2Tech Pittsburgh</a>.</p> <p>Each afternoon during the week, educators from local nonprofit program providers will host hands-on learning activities for youth ages 7 to 12 years old. Sessions will incorporate lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and task participants to complete projects that help solve a community challenge. Each session will also include physical activity, a healthy snack and dinner. An estimated 200 city youth will participate in demonstration week activities.</p> <p>The initiative -- a partnership of the Office of Mayor William Peduto, the Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks), the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and The Sprout Fund -- demonstrates how municipal assets can be leveraged to address the &ldquo;digital divide.&rdquo; The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported 62% of American use the Internet as an integral part of their job. However, according to the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a> published by the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, more than 23% of households in Pittsburgh lack access to the internet or computer.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We need to help our city&rsquo;s young people prepare for the high-tech jobs of the future,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Rec2Tech will demonstrate how we can use existing city resources to increase access to technology for and provide young people with the 21st century learning opportunities they will need to succeed in the innovation economy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Citiparks maintains 10 community recreation centers year-round offering resources and activities to support healthy living and community enrichment.</p> <p>&ldquo;A lot of our city&rsquo;s rec centers are based in communities that are on the wrong side of the digital divide,&rdquo; said Jim Griffin, Director of Citiparks. &ldquo;Ultimately, Rec2Tech will help bridge that divide and provide access to opportunities for people in their own neighborhood.&rdquo;</p> <p>Lead support for Rec2Tech Pittsburgh is provided by Comcast, with additional support provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.</p> <p>&ldquo;Access to digital learning and affordable Internet service is essential,&rdquo; said Lisa Birmingham, Vice President of External &amp; Government Affairs for Comcast&rsquo;s Keystone Region, which has connected thousands of low-income City of Pittsburgh families to the Internet through its five-year-old Internet Essentials program and earlier this year provided connections at all city recreation and healthy living centers. &ldquo;Comcast is proud to support initiatives like Rec2Tech and Internet Essentials as part of our commitment to bringing technology and innovation to all Pittsburghers.&rdquo;</p> <p>Educational programming for Rec2Tech is provided by members of the Remake Learning Network, a network of more than 250 organizations working together to shape the future of teaching and learning in the greater Pittsburgh region. The Sprout Fund, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization, stewards the Remake Learning Network and is coordinating Rec2Tech programming.</p> <p>&ldquo;Young people spend seven hours each week in after-school programs at places like our community recreation centers. These are important places of learning, especially for young people living in under-resourced communities,&rdquo; said Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund. &ldquo;Rec2Tech will not only help young people develop critical skills in digital literacy, but also give them opportunities to practice using technology to express their creativity, solve real-world problems, and build job-ready skills.&rdquo;</p> <p>Rec2Tech Pittsburgh will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16 at Magee Rec Center in Greenfield, Ormsby Rec Center in the South Side, Paulson Rec Center in Lincoln-Lemington, Phillips Park Rec Center in Carrick, and Warrington Rec Center in Beltzhoover. Program activities at each site include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sistersesteam.com/">Sisters e S.T.E.A.M.</a> and <a href="http://www.thecitizensciencelab.org/">Citizen Science Lab</a> will transform Magee Rec Center in Greenfield into a scientific laboratory where youth can explore the world of biology through hands-on experiments.</li> <li><a href="http://assemblepgh.org/">Assemble</a> and the <a href="http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/locations/homewood-brushton-ymca-old/ymca-lighthouse-program/">YMCA</a> will turn Ormsby Rec Center on the South Side into a creative technology studio where youth will combine traditional art making techniques with digital media production and computer programming to produce an interactive exhibit.</li> <li><a href="http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids-teens/the-labs-clp/">Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</a> will transform Paulson Rec Center in Lincoln-Lemington into a video game design studio where youth will work in collaborative teams to create playable video games.</li> <li><a href="http://techshoppgh.com/">TechShop Pittsburgh</a> will create a research and design hub at Phillips Park Rec Center in Carrick where youth will learn to use engineering techniques to design sustainable solutions for gardening in urban spaces.</li> <li><a href="http://remakelearning.org/projects/digital-corps">Digital Corps</a> will turn Warrington Rec Center in Beltzhoover into a technology hacker space where youth will capture 360&deg; images of their neighborhood and use them to build a virtual reality experience for their own cardboard smartphone VR viewers.</li> </ul> <p>Rec2Tech Pittsburgh will culminate with a free public Demo Party on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland. The Rec2Tech Demo Party will feature a showcase of work by young people who have participated in Rec2Tech, as well as a resource fair of youth and family-serving agencies and a back-pack giveaway for the first 300 youth in attendance.</p> <p>Complete details and updates are available online at <a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">http://rec2techpgh.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About The Sprout Fund</strong></p> <p>The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout has worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities. Learn more at <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/">http://www.sproutfund.org/</a></p> <p><strong>About Comcast Corporation:</strong></p> <p>Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation&#39;s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit <a href="http://www.comcastcorporation.com/">www.comcastcorporation.com</a> for more information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACT: </strong>Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund; <a href="mailto:ryan@sproutfund.org">ryan@sproutfund.org</a>; (412) 325-0646 // (412) 867-5837</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:20:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6485 <div><strong>Interview with Paul Guggenheimer</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch of&nbsp;Rec2Tech&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Phillips Park Rec Center, 201 Parkfield Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Justin Kintz</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with NBC News</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with the Economist</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with WIRED Magazine</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:49:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6475 <div><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Torres</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Providing Remarks at&nbsp;Eugene Freedom Blackwell&#39;s Funeral</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;The House of Manna, 7240 Frankstown Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>President Clinton&#39;s Visit to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with State Budget Secretary Randy Albright</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Direct Gastil, Andrew Dash, and Justin Miller</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:00:25 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Peduto to Launch Rec2Tech Initiative at Citiparks Recreation Centers Monday, Sept. 12 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6473 <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{42}" paraid="309408213" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will host a press event today, Monday, September 12, 2016, to announce the launch of&nbsp;<a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">Rec2Tech Pittsburgh</a>, an initiative that will transform five of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s city-owned recreation centers into technology-enhanced learning centers to demonstrate how these municipal assets can address the &ldquo;digital divide&rdquo; by increasing internet access and digital learning opportunities for youth in city neighborhoods.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{44}" paraid="872113347" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;event will feature remarks from Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and other city officials,&nbsp;as well as Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund, the nonprofit organization coordinating the Rec2Tech demonstration, and Lisa Birmingham, VP of External and Government Affairs at Comcast, the lead corporate supporter of Rec2Tech Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{46}" paraid="1799825733" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHAT:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Launch of Rec2Tech Pittsburgh initiative&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6e8483e7-ce8f-4ec1-a064-2e01f93395b0}{75}" paraid="145236425" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHO:&nbsp; </strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{50}" paraid="796863640" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Debra Lam, Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer, Office of the Mayor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{52}" paraid="537044817" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Jim Griffin, Director, City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{54}" paraid="1239879887" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Lisa Birmingham, VP of External &amp; Governmental Affairs, Comcast&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{56}" paraid="77541482" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director, The Sprout Fund&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{58}" paraid="2135066456" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHEN:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday, September 12, 11:00am to 12:00pm</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{60}" paraid="1415207434" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>WHERE:&nbsp;</strong> Phillips Park Rec Center, 201&nbsp;Parkfield&nbsp;Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15210&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{62}" paraid="803347305" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>Photo and Interview Opportunities Available&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{247}" paraid="25873589" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Contacts:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f4c20-1198-4831-989b-32fff5001aa9}{154}" paraid="75609039" xml:lang="EN-US">Reporters interested in attending the Rec2Tech Pittsburgh press event at the Phillips Park Rec Center on September 12, 2016 should contact&nbsp;<strong>Katie O&rsquo;Malley</strong>, Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto at &nbsp;<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;or (412) 925-1990.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{fd5f4c20-1198-4831-989b-32fff5001aa9}{141}" paraid="948659680" xml:lang="EN-US">More information about Rec2Tech Pittsburgh is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://rec2techpgh.org/">http://rec2techpgh.org</a>&nbsp;or by contacting Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ryan@sproutfund.org">ryan@sproutfund.org</a>, 412-867-5837.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f35a4075-50e9-4418-8f43-d05bbdf5ecf1}{72}" paraid="96245969" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:58:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6472 <div><strong>Meeting with Congressman Doyle</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;239 Cannon HOB</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling Back to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University&#39;s National Robotics Center Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Robotics Engineering Center, 10 40th St.</div> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:50:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6468 <div><strong>Traveling to Washington D.C.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Casey</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Russell Senate Office Building, Room 393</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce&nbsp;Elected Officials Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Bullfeathers, 410 1st St. SE, Washington, DC</div> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:58:42 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor, Allegheny County Executive to Present 'Roberto Clemente Day' Proclamation to Clemente Family Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6467 <div> <p paraeid="{0f853f9c-0bde-4459-b449-27e3b42c4862}{193}" paraid="1517572791" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 6, 2016) - Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will present a &quot;Roberto Clemente Day&quot; proclamation to members of the Clemente family this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the City-County Building.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b485b03d-367e-4ec9-a89a-053766ab0ce1}{229}" paraid="756494645" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Roberto Clemente Day Proclamation Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{67}" paraid="2051553798" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:</strong> Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{173}" paraid="1506422758" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When: </strong>Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{718e946e-69fe-43b7-add4-44d038bee758}{253}" paraid="1468479505" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:</strong> Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building&nbsp;5th&nbsp;Floor, 414 Grant Street&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b485b03d-367e-4ec9-a89a-053766ab0ce1}{219}" paraid="1813757815" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:08:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6466 <div><strong>Labor Day Parade with Vice&nbsp;President Joe Biden and Senator Tim Kaine</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with CNN</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:20 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with SEIU President Mary Kay Henry</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo with New York Times</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:34:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 3-4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6463 <div><strong>September 3</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Day off</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>September 4</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Day off</div> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 16:34:30 -0400 Office of Municipal Investigations Rules Police Chief Appearance at DNC Did Not Violate City Code http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6459 <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{143}" paraid="1011188578">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations has concluded that Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not violate City Code or internal police&nbsp;policies when he spoke about community-police relations at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{158}" paraid="1420332399">Investigators conducted interviews, reviewed emails and text messages, and studied the City Code and the Pittsburgh Police Bureau Manual of Procedural Orders in making their ruling. Their final report &ndash; delivered late last week to Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;&ndash; concluded that allegations Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;violated prohibitions against campaigning while in uniform to be officially &quot;unfounded.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{163}" paraid="1275759888">&quot;From the very beginning Chief&nbsp;McLay&rsquo;s&nbsp;appearance to discuss&nbsp;Pittsburgh&#39;s community policing initiatives before a television audience of millions of people&nbsp;was conditioned on being apolitical and not mentioning any candidate,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said. &quot;OMI conducted a completely independent investigation of the matter, and now that they have ruled the allegations against the Chief to be unfounded, he will face no discipline.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{173}" paraid="355530325">Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and anonymous complainants requested that OMI conduct the investigation after the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #1 alleged the Chief violated language in the City Code stating &quot;No officer or employee of the Department of Police shall campaign for a candidate for any office or for a ballot issue while on duty, while wearing a uniform or while on City property. Nor may he/she identify himself/herself as an employee of the Department of Police.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{192}" paraid="700273573">The internal Bureau Manual of Procedural Orders also forbid police from wearing their uniform while &quot;championing the cause of or campaigning for any political party or candidate.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{197}" paraid="1748847359">To avoid confusion in the future&nbsp;regarding these matters the Mayor has asked&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Safety Director&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;to&nbsp;consider&nbsp;regulations&nbsp;to clarify adherence to the&nbsp;rules.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{201}" paraid="348285898">OMI investigators interviewed Chief&nbsp;McLay, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;and a staffer for the state Democratic Party who invited the Chief to speak at the convention. They also reviewed written communications regarding the speech. The investigation found that:</p> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{201}" paraid="348285898">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;and&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;all insisted from the beginning that the Chief&#39;s remarks only be on community policing and not be political in any form.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{212}" paraid="1605012701">Campaign staffers for Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton repeatedly asked&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;to mention Clinton in his remarks, to which&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;responded by telling them he would be forced to withdraw from speaking. At one point&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;refused to enter a vehicle taking him to the convention floor until the issue was resolved.&nbsp;Hours before the speech&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;texted Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Acklin&nbsp;that he may have to withdraw from speaking, and the Mayor and&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;responded that they understood.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{218}" paraid="1216768685">Campaign speech writers drafted a speech for&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;mentioning the candidate which the Chief refused to deliver, and instead insisted on drafting his own remarks, focusing on the nationally-recognized work Pittsburgh is doing on community-police relations.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{224}" paraid="748382247">McLay&nbsp;notified assistant chiefs at a meeting before the convention that he was speaking, and that his objective was non-political and to &quot;aim the ball right down the middle&quot; on the need for communities and police to come together.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{230}" paraid="499434192">McLay&nbsp;wore his uniform in his role of representing&nbsp;Pittsburgh Police&nbsp;to the nation.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{236}" paraid="123329086">City employees &ndash; in the police bureau and other departments &ndash; often have their travel expenses covered by event sponsors, just as the Democratic National Committee paid for&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;travel to Philadelphia.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{242}" paraid="1932612593">To address concerns about conflicts of interest in internal investigations, upon taking office in 2014 Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;moved OMI out from the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety and placed it under the purview of the Law Department. He named former federal prosecutor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge to lead the Law Department, and named Deborah Walker &ndash; a former University of Pittsburgh Police officer and Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board&nbsp;board&nbsp;chair&nbsp;&ndash; to head OMI.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{247}" paraid="1440409078">A draft opinion on the&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;allegations circulated by the CPRB&#39;s executive director last month stated that, in her opinion,&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;appearance alone at the Democratic National Convention was political and therefore violated the Code&#39;s anti-campaigning prohibitions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4802aec8-d205-4fc2-9156-1c921ca00bfb}{252}" paraid="1128487879">The investigation performed by Walker and a professional OMI investigator found Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not engage in campaigning and did not violate the Code. In the final report dated August 25, 2016, they concluded:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{2}" paraid="202081312"><em>&quot;Without a doubt, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;delivered a televised, public speech at the Democratic National Convention, while in uniform and at the expense of the DNC Committee. . . The relevant Bureau policy prohibits the wearing of a police uniform when &#39;championing the cause of or campaigning for any political party or candidate.&#39; Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;was adamant to the host Committee and their agents that not only could he not campaign for any candidate but that he would not even mention any candidate by name. When under pressure, Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;threatened to withdraw from the event. Chief&nbsp;McLay&#39;s&nbsp;statement regarding these events is reasonable and articulate. There is also a time stamped text message to evidence his intention to withdraw if necessary.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{7}" paraid="1197922288"><em>Based on the facts and circumstances outlined above, it is the finding of this office that Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;did not violate any provision of the Manual of Procedural Orders and therefore did not violate the related provision of the City Code. Therefore, this office shall close this investigation as UNFOUNDED.&quot;&nbsp;</em></p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce730bee-5da9-4411-a70d-61659af64b94}{12}" paraid="1695165250">OMI findings on City personnel matters are released only in instances of unusual public interest. A full copy of the report on this matter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/McLay_OMI_report_09.02.16.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:06:34 -0400 City Offices Closed and Garbage Collection Suspended in Observance of Labor Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6458 <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{24}" paraid="1929110602" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;In observance of Labor Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 5, but six regional city pools will be open.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6165545c-c738-4484-9972-47e4a64f8e31}{131}" paraid="1966638446" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Citiparks&nbsp;Facilities&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{167}" paraid="659808903" xml:lang="EN-US">Weather permitting, all&nbsp;six&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;spray parks&nbsp;will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and&nbsp;six&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;swimming pools&nbsp;will be open from 1&nbsp;- 5:45 p.m.&nbsp;Labor Day is the final day of&nbsp;operation&nbsp;for the following&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;pools:&nbsp;Highland Park, Jack Stack (Brighton Heights), Moore (Brookline),&nbsp;Ormsby&nbsp;(South Side), Ream (Mt. Washington) and Sue Murray (North Side).&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{150}" paraid="2144094466" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to city offices,&nbsp;Citiparks&rsquo; 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. The Farmers Market in East Liberty is also closed on Monday.&nbsp;All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6165545c-c738-4484-9972-47e4a64f8e31}{163}" paraid="1164714736" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Refuse Collection&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{33}" paraid="824788355" xml:lang="EN-US">There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later for the entire week.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{35}" paraid="331790486" xml:lang="EN-US">The schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, Sept. 5 you will be serviced on Tuesday, Sept.6. If your collection day is Tuesday, Sept. 6 you will be serviced on Wednesday, and so on through Saturday.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{37}" paraid="150534961" xml:lang="EN-US">If you should have any questions concerning your refuse collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{39}" paraid="1837473016" xml:lang="EN-US">More information on&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;facilities, schedules and programs can be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citiparks.net/">www.Citiparks.net</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5f671ca5-820f-445c-99e4-8d99e0a4d605}{48}" paraid="416795923" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:58:56 -0400 Summer 16 Campaign Exceeds Goal of Connecting More Than 16,000 Children and Youth to Out-of-School Time Opportunities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6456 <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{23}" paraid="252008377" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;Today, the Summer 16 collaboration announced that it exceeded its goal of connecting more than 16,000 children and youth across Allegheny County to expanded learning opportunities this summer. Summer 16 Dream! Explore! Do!, a youth centered campaign created by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, United Way&rsquo;s Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), Allies for Children and various community partners, aimed to provide local children, grades K-12, with fun, educational activities during their break from school.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{23}" paraid="252008377" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;Summer 16 was the first formal collaboration to support summer learning in the Pittsburgh region, and it won&rsquo;t be the last effort to increase access and demonstrate the importance of expanded learning opportunities,&rdquo; said Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto. &ldquo;The campaign proved that quality summer programs for children are in demand and must be prioritized by government and community leaders, something we first identified in our 2015 Education Taskforce Report.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{27}" paraid="1935647130" xml:lang="EN-US">In all, 16,444 children and youth regularly participated in summer programs, including Learn and Earn, the City&rsquo;s summer youth employment program;&nbsp;Citiparks&nbsp;Camps; the Summer Dreamers Academy, Pittsburgh Public Schools&rsquo; summer enrichment program; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Reading Program and Remake Learning Network events. In addition, the City of Pittsburgh served more than 37,000 meals through&nbsp;GrubUp, a meal service program that provides healthy meals at no cost to children up to 18-years-old. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{35}" paraid="1773373554" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;In Allegheny County, we have countless expanded learning opportunities for children of all ages, but it wasn&rsquo;t always easy to find information,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Thanks to the Summer 16 campaign, we were able to provide a central location, which was easy to access, to give families an easy way to find out what was available in their area and how to have their children participate. Because of this partnership, even more children have had a fun, meaningful summer.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{39}" paraid="1786602145" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;PNC is proud to be part of a joint public-private partnership, which positively impacts children and youth in our neighborhoods,&rdquo; PNC Vice President of Community Development Banking Laura Swiss. &ldquo;Summer 16 provides young people with the opportunities they need to have a safe and fun summer.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{149}" paraid="1729682431" xml:lang="EN-US">In addition to the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, United Way&rsquo;s Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) and Allies for Children, Summer 16 partners include: A+ Schools, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;Citiparks, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Remake Learning Network, The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Saturday Light Brigade, The Sprout Fund, The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and other organizations that provide programming to youth. Summer 16 was generously funded by PNC.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9da455b-e649-40b8-a85c-52b684e9520a}{156}" paraid="1323143147" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:28:09 -0400 Media Advisory: City of Pittsburgh to Host Wellness Month Press Conference Today http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6455 <div> <p paraeid="{1607ea97-2d29-4353-9a71-a9b503fed8cd}{22}" paraid="1476152975" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 2, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;the Department of Personnel and Civil Service&nbsp;Commission and representatives from the CityFit wellness&nbsp;initiative&nbsp;will host a press conference to kick off Wellness Month in the City of Pittsburgh today at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9f39424a-f11b-422e-8f2b-f97888ead62f}{202}" paraid="1386652596" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:&nbsp;</strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and&nbsp;Department of Personnel and Civil Service&nbsp;Commission&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{9}" paraid="748410514" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{90}" paraid="163966219" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th&nbsp;Floor&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{72f8a0b1-0e01-4d9c-a9f1-7d5f6441f702}{242}" paraid="15277073" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Topic:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>The&nbsp;expansion of&nbsp;CityFit&nbsp;Wellness efforts.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c202c339-0fc1-427d-be78-4d6374317404}{159}" paraid="1438158087" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:18:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6454 <div><strong>Call with Doug Palmer</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with ESPN</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Adrienne Young</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Nina Esposito-Visgitis</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference for&nbsp;CityFit Wellness Month</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with&nbsp;Xinhua News Agency Washington Bureau</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:29:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - September 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6451 <div><strong>WDVE Morning Show</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Builders Guild&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1459 Woodruff St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tribute to Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Grant St.,&nbsp;City County Building &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mario Lemieux BBQ Event</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Clemente Museum Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 3339 Penn Ave</div> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:31:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Forms Task Force to Study PWSA Management Functions and Water Safety http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6450 <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{136}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 1, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;announced today the formation of&nbsp;a task force to study the operations, financial condition and&nbsp;organizational structure of the Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, and&nbsp;to recommend solutions to improve&nbsp;its&nbsp;oversight&nbsp;of&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management, lead levels,&nbsp;and other critical issues.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{163}" paraid="2105288184">The work will be aided by the incoming interim director of the authority, Bernard Lindstrom, who is&nbsp;retiring this month from the U.S. Army. Mr. Lindstrom&nbsp;has served as&nbsp;CEO/Commander and District Engineer for the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since 2013.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{169}" paraid="1955852100">Mr. Lindstrom replaces acting director David&nbsp;Donahoe, whose six-month appointment&nbsp;ended&nbsp;August 31. (A press release regarding Mr. Lindstrom&#39;s hiring <a href="http://pgh2o.com/release?id=6452">is available here</a>.)</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{176}" paraid="1463853442">With the appointment of the interim director by the PWSA board, Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is launching a task force to&nbsp;investigate&nbsp;the authority&#39;s&nbsp;structure and&nbsp;operations, with a special emphasis on&nbsp;customer service,&nbsp;infrastructure management&nbsp;and water safety. The task force will evaluate options for restructuring and modernizing the authority;&nbsp;study ongoing issues including the PWSA&#39;s handling of lead levels, billing and customer service; identify immediate solutions&nbsp;for&nbsp;flood control and critical infrastructure;&nbsp;and initiate a strategic plan for the future of the City&#39;s water and sewer assets. Such assets are owned by the City and leased to the PWSA.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{194}" paraid="1570559766">The&nbsp;formation of the task force&nbsp;comes as the City, PWSA,&nbsp;Allegheny County and ALCOSAN are drawing closer to a final&nbsp;amended&nbsp;consent decree agreement with the&nbsp;U.S.&nbsp;Environmental Protection Agency&nbsp;and Department of Justice&nbsp;on&nbsp;plans to address wet weather sewer discharges into the region&#39;s rivers and streams. The agreement&nbsp;is expected to&nbsp;include both green and gray options for building out the region&#39;s sewer infrastructure, and engineers contracted by the PWSA are close to finishing a&nbsp;citywide assessment of&nbsp;opportunities to address&nbsp;stormwater&nbsp;management through green infrastructure and other engineered solutions.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{217}" paraid="1766103009">&quot;We are at an important turning point for the&nbsp;Pittsburgh region and for its water, which is both a great resource and a tremendous challenge. We need to make sure the City&#39;s water and sewer authority is organized and structured in the best way possible to address these issues,&nbsp;which will impact water quality and&nbsp;public safety&nbsp;for decades,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f501e15e-1a49-4adf-86ad-69efd5740bfd}{230}" paraid="1270316047">The task force will be chaired by the Mayor&#39;s Chief of Staff Kevin&nbsp;Acklin. Other members&nbsp;will include PWSA Board Chairman Alex Thomson, city Finance Director Paul Leger, and&nbsp;independent experts&nbsp;to be named&nbsp;in&nbsp;finance,&nbsp;law,&nbsp;business and engineering&nbsp;professions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{61cc1251-4b8f-4abb-9505-f05afaed331d}{3}" paraid="1131791844" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Similar to some City water lines that&nbsp;date back to the&nbsp;late 1800s,&nbsp;the&nbsp;structure&nbsp;and operations&nbsp;of the PWSA&nbsp;need&nbsp;to be evaluated and modernized.&nbsp;Now more than ever Pittsburgh needs to adopt&nbsp;best practices in water and sewer services, and the Mayor has charged&nbsp;this task force&nbsp;to&nbsp;help us get there,&quot;&nbsp;Acklin&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a821fcea-5a22-49f7-8b42-6c34e9ca2353}{1}" paraid="51836493">The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration is also requesting that City Controller Michael Lamb&nbsp;complete&nbsp;a performance and financial audit of the authority to aid&nbsp;the task force in its work.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:58:22 -0400 Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities to Grow and Improve Financial Inclusion Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6447 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) - The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that Pittsburgh is one of six cities to receive grant funding in the amount of $26,000 to improve the financial health of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents as a part of the Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership (FISCL) project.</p> <p>The FISCL funding will support the coordination of service providers around a shared financial inclusion agenda for the City of Pittsburgh which will include: the identification of shared goals and priorities for financial empowerment programs and services and a development process for measuring gains in financial capability beyond individual programmatic outcomes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We strive to improve the quality of life for all residents in the city,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This grant will allow us to work with everyday practitioners to understand the financial challenges residents face and also find a way to measure our growth in true asset building. I&#39;d like to thank the NLC and Neighborhood Allies for being great partners in our quest to provide the resources necessary for improving the financial health to all residents.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.neighborhoodallies.org/">Neighborhood Allies</a>, a local community development support organization, will be playing a lead role with the Peduto administration. Neighborhood Allies manages the Asset Building Network, a group made up of service providers, funders and bankers, who have begun working together to identify practical ways to improve the financial health of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents.</p> <p>&quot;To make Pittsburgh a great city where all can prosper, we need to think bigger, reach higher and actively seek new partnerships,&quot; said Presley Gillespie, President of Neighborhood Allies. &quot;We are pleased to be a partner with the City and with National League of Cities to improve the connections between services, knowledge, and residents so that struggling families can get ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p>In January 2016, the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5654">NLC selected Pittsburgh as a participant in the FISCL project.</a> In April 2016, Mayor Peduto joined mayors from five of the&nbsp;other selected cities for the NLC&#39;s Mayors&rsquo; Institute on Financial Inclusion. The Mayors&rsquo; Institute provided the opportunity for mayors and their advisors to engage with national experts and peers to develop practical solutions to local challenges and take advantage of new and existing opportunities available to help residents gain a solid financial foothold.</p> <p>Funded by MetLife Foundation, the NLC&rsquo;s FISCL initiative will support Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts to improve the financial stability of families through ongoing technical assistance, additional opportunities to apply for grant funds to support local financial inclusion efforts and numerous opportunities for peer learning and exchange. Local strategies developed in Pittsburgh will be showcased at the NLC&rsquo;s National Summit on Financial Inclusion, a convening of cities across the country, in early 2017.</p> <p>This project is a continuation of the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ongoing relationship with the National League of Cities. The city has secured $270,000 in <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">grants</a> <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2828">to help enroll children in Medicaid and CHIP</a>, and to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583">create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.</a>&nbsp;In 2014, the city was selected to receive an in-kind services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2824">grant</a> to facilitate a community conversation on early childhood education, and in 2015 to be a part of a seven-city <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4752">cohort focused on early learning</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the National League of Cities </strong></p> <p>The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>The NLC will hold its <a href="http://www.nlc.org/build-skills-and-networks/annual-conferences/future-conference-dates">nationwide City Summit in Pittsburgh in November.</a></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p><strong>LaTrenda L. Sherrill</strong> &ndash; Deputy Chief, Education; Office of Mayor William Peduto; 412-807-1760</p> <p><strong>Presley Gillespie</strong> &ndash; President, Neighborhood Allies; 412-471-3727</p> <p align="center">###</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:32:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6442 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at White House LGBT Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 123 University Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sylvia Fields</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Reverend Burgess and Robert&nbsp;Agbede</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with ALCOA</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Katie McGinty</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club</div> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:01:11 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Addressing Flood Gates on Washington Boulevard http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6438 <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{134}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 29, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh is working with a contractor to determine why the flood gates at the entrances to Washington Boulevard are not working, and to implement upgrades once the corrective issues are identified.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{145}" paraid="1415776479">Earlier this summer a gate at the intersection of&nbsp;Negley&nbsp;Run and Washington boulevards was broken when the gate unexpectedly dropped and a motorist drove through it. During a heavy storm yesterday gates at other intersections also malfunctioned, and would not deploy either automatically or manually.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{150}" paraid="1943926380">There are 11 separate units in the flood gate system, including signals, gates and sensors, and a computer system overseeing communications among the units. Fixes could be as simple as replacing backup batteries at the units or removing trees interfering with telecommunications, or be more critical, requiring replacement of some units. The City is working with its electrical contractor Allegheny City Electric to subcontract with&nbsp;Bronder&nbsp;Technical Services &ndash; which fabricated and installed the gates in 2011 &ndash; to study the system.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{156}" paraid="338961653">Contractors met with City Public Safety and Public Works officials for a site visit at the gates in July, but the system has not been fully inspected since it was erected five years ago.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{161}" paraid="1491306364">&quot;Obviously there have been repeated&nbsp;failures with this system, but we have a plan to address them, and to make this system whole,&quot; said Public Works Director Mike Gable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{165}" paraid="241477856">Last week DPW fixed the gate that was smashed by a motorist this summer.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{167}" paraid="993211065">In the meantime, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers in the Zone 5 station &ndash; which sits in the Washington Boulevard flood plain -- have been blocking intersections with their squad cars during heavy rain events.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{172}" paraid="574676295">Public Works personnel have stationed barricades at the intersections for police use, and regularly clean catch basins along the boulevard to ease flow of water into the sewer system. (Crews proactively cleaned the basins Sunday afternoon in advance of the storm.) DPW also regularly cleans tree branches and other debris from the hillside on the eastern side of the boulevard where much of the flooding occurs.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{177}" paraid="763337853">Public Safety personnel saved occupants of two vehicles submerged on the boulevard Sunday night, and police, fire, paramedics and DPW personnel responded to storm-related emergency calls in other neighborhoods as well, largely in neighborhoods in the east and south. Flooding was reported at Forbes and Murray avenues in Squirrel Hill and along Baldwin Road in Hays, and flowing debris caused a temporary closure of Second Avenue in South Oakland.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{0459474d-f8da-483c-8280-6d40b2b6086d}{182}" paraid="535356704">&quot;Storm events like this are nothing new to Pittsburgh. I can&#39;t emphasize enough that motorists should never drive through standing or flowing water, and if they do become stuck should remain in their vehicles until help arrives,&quot; said Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:52:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6437 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Cecilia Kang</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin and Representatives from RAND</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Fred Bulls</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:40:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 27-28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6434 <div><strong>August 27</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>August Wilson&#39;s &quot;Seven Guitars&quot;</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location:&nbsp;1727 Bedford Ave</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>August 28</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Pedal, Paddle, Peduto: Schenley Park&nbsp;Walkabout</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Schenley Park</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:13:23 -0400 Reminder: City To Host Memorial Ceremony For Former Mayor Bob O'Connor http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6430 <div> <p paraeid="{ca54cf50-fcd6-4e59-a9ee-0c736fe8a107}{30}" paraid="1258231567" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) -&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;William&nbsp;Peduto and the O&#39;Connor family will hold&nbsp;a<em>&nbsp;Tribute to Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor</em>&nbsp;ceremony&nbsp;outside&nbsp;the City-County Building&nbsp;on Thursday, September 1, 2016&nbsp;from Noon-1:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3e112a98-bbf8-4a8e-87d7-036bd157724d}{100}" paraid="894403587" xml:lang="EN-US">The ceremony will begin at Noon and take place on Grant Street in front of the steps of the City-County Building at&nbsp;414 Grant Street.&nbsp;Grant Street &ndash; from Fourth Avenue to Forbes Avenue &ndash;&nbsp;will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11:30 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8ee9c647-382e-4e32-b904-991d843c850c}{163}" paraid="619588938" xml:lang="EN-US">The ceremony is free and open to the public. The O&#39;Connor family requests to have as many&nbsp;former colleagues, staff members, constituents and friends of Bob O&#39;Connor as possible in attendance for the tribute. Remarks will be given by O&#39;Connor family members and&nbsp;Mayor&nbsp;Peduto. Larry&nbsp;Richert&nbsp;will emcee.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e537c5c6-58d3-4ecf-bb86-ce98dbcaae13}{152}" paraid="1918909859" xml:lang="EN-US">Bob O&#39;Connor was the 58th&nbsp;Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh and served as Mayor from January 3, 2006 until September 1, 2006. Prior to serving as Mayor, Bob O&#39;Connor served as a member of City Council from 1992-2003.&nbsp;The&nbsp;tribute ceremony&nbsp;is being held on the 10th&nbsp;anniversary of Mayor Bob O&#39;Connor&#39;s&nbsp;passing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{33b11678-9399-43d2-84db-99be55dfbf43}{249}" paraid="117410787" xml:lang="EN-US">A special thank you&nbsp;to Coffee Tree Roasters,&nbsp;Eat&#39;n&nbsp;Park, Councilman Corey O&#39;Connor,&nbsp;the O&#39;Connor family&nbsp;and the following City of Pittsburgh Departments: Citiparks,&nbsp;City&nbsp;Council&nbsp;District 5 staff,&nbsp;Innovation &amp; Performance,&nbsp;Public Works,&nbsp;Public Safety,&nbsp;Office of Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto,&nbsp;Special Events and the&nbsp;Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes &amp; Drums.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:45:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6426 <div><strong>Veteran Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1395 Washington Blvd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:33:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6423 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:06:38 -0400 Department of Public Works Adding 41 Streets To 2016 Paving Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6422 <div> <p paraeid="{a488baa9-f931-4ec1-b473-ca3e5f5655a8}{51}" paraid="1838399001" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that 41 streets have been&nbsp;added to this year&#39;s paving program.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a488baa9-f931-4ec1-b473-ca3e5f5655a8}{26}" paraid="480814854" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;41 new streets,&nbsp;totaling approximately 3.7 additional miles of paving, are in neighborhoods throughout the city,&nbsp;including:&nbsp;Beechview,&nbsp;Bloomfield,&nbsp;Brighton Heights,&nbsp;Crafton Heights,&nbsp;Crawford Roberts,&nbsp;East Hills,&nbsp;Homewood North,&nbsp;Lincoln Place,&nbsp;Lower Lawrenceville,&nbsp;Manchester,&nbsp;Mt. Washington,&nbsp;Overbrook,&nbsp;Point Breeze North,&nbsp;Point Breeze,&nbsp;Shadyside,&nbsp;Sheraden,&nbsp;Southside Flats,&nbsp;Southside Slopes,&nbsp;Spring Hill,&nbsp;Squirrel Hill North,&nbsp;Squirrel Hill South,&nbsp;Stanton Heights,&nbsp;Summer Hill,&nbsp;Swisshelm&nbsp;Park,&nbsp;Upper Hill,&nbsp;Upper Lawrenceville,&nbsp;Uptown,&nbsp;West End and Westwood.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">The additional projects are&nbsp;available to the public via the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/street-paving-program">Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website</a>.&nbsp;The site includes an&nbsp;<a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index/Pittsburgh">interactive map</a>&nbsp;that details the city&rsquo;s current&nbsp;paving plan.&nbsp;All additional streets will be scheduled for completion with DPW&#39;s paving contractor prior to the end of the 2016 season.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">There are no additional costs associated with the additional projects.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">Two&nbsp;major&nbsp;projects originally planned for 2016 have been rescheduled for 2017, in coordination&nbsp;with upcoming utility projects&nbsp;which&nbsp;freed up approximately $300,000 in the 2016 paving budget.&nbsp;Centre Avenue will now be repaved in 2017 in coordination with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority&nbsp;and N.&nbsp;Neville St. will be paved&nbsp;following&nbsp;planned work scheduled by&nbsp;Peoples Natural Gas. All of the other funding for additional 2016 projects&nbsp;is coming from&nbsp;lower than expected costs for previously completed 2016 projects and savings related to&nbsp;cooperation with utilities on joint projects.</p> <p paraeid="{f2be521b-9a3f-4b7c-a1ed-18e639bda59c}{84}" paraid="491231724" xml:lang="EN-US">The total budget allocated for the 2016 program is $14,887,943 (increased from $12,250,000 in 2015) and includes $240,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b1599d2-67bf-4597-ae47-e8fdf1eed366}{41}" paraid="875210366" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:35:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6421 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ritchie Tabachnick</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Elaine Bellin</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:45:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6415 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Peter Gordon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Live Interview with Bloomberg</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd</div> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:46:12 -0400 City and Paramedics Union Agree on Changes to Expand Recruitment & Reduce Forced Overtime http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6413 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{154}" paraid="667606016">PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;(August&nbsp;22, 2016)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics have reached agreements to&nbsp;increase&nbsp;hiring of new paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and&nbsp;reduce&nbsp;mounting costs of forced overtime for Emergency Medical Services personnel. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{160}" paraid="834014677">Demand for Pittsburgh&#39;s EMS medical call and transport services has been increasing,&nbsp;while staffing levels have remained flat due to challenges in recruiting new medics and EMTs. That has required increases in forced overtime shifts, with 61% of EMS employees being forced to work four or more days of overtime in the second quarter of this year, and 5% forced to work more than 10 days. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{167}" paraid="558294877">At the same time 40% of the EMS workforce&nbsp;is more than 50 years old, and 35% have been working for the City for more than 26 years, making the increased workload more difficult, and leading to injuries and lost time at work. EMS employees have the highest rates of overall injuries and lost-time injuries&nbsp;in the City workforce. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{178}" paraid="883452032">To address those trends,&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;administration and&nbsp;EMS union&nbsp;officials this week agreed to three&nbsp;new sidebar agreements to the union&#39;s contract. They include: &nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{187}" paraid="1911952952">Restructuring&nbsp;the payment tiers for new&nbsp;paramedics to boost recruitment efforts&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{194}" paraid="499006582">Raising&nbsp;wages for new EMTs to $15 per hour, in accordance with Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;2015 Executive Order&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{201}" paraid="754498242">Allowing EMTs to staff two new basic life support units during morning and afternoon shifts to bolster EMS services, and lessen the need for paramedics to take forced overtime shifts&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{203}" paraid="1204019422">&quot;These&nbsp;improvements&nbsp;will mean better public safety services for residents, relief for over-worked EMS personnel, and&nbsp;decreased City overtime spending,&quot; said Mayor Peduto. &quot;I want to thank the paramedics union leadership for collaborating with us to make changes that are beneficial for all.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{211}" paraid="1609434594">Public Safety Director Wendell&nbsp;Hissrich&nbsp;said &quot;increasing the manpower of EMS was&nbsp;a top Mayoral directive&nbsp;as Public Safety Director when I was hired seven months ago. By working collaboratively, we have devised a way to maintain the high level of service expected of Pittsburgh EMS while decreasing job-related stress and filling job vacancies.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{227}" paraid="1815356033">Forced overtime shifts of up to three days of extra work increased by 87% in the first quarter of 2016, and the forced shifts continued to mount in the second quarter. As a result the City&nbsp;paid out $2.3 million in overtime to EMS workers&nbsp;in the first six months of the year. Furthermore&nbsp;due to the strains of the hazardous job,&nbsp;workers&#39; compensation costs have also mounted, with the City paying out $5.1 million in worker&#39;s comp costs from 2011-2015.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{229}" paraid="1348178885">Under the first sidebar agreement new paramedic hires will be paid $17.93 per hour (increased from $15.05), which should help the City attract candidates for six open paramedic vacancies.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{234}" paraid="1066735046">Under the second agreement &ndash; which will help the City hire some 20 new EMTs &ndash; first-year EMTs will be paid $15 per hour in 2016;&nbsp;second-year EMTs $15.13 per hour in 2017; and third-year EMTs $15.61 in 2018.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{240}" paraid="979862442">Less than 50% of all EMS calls&nbsp;require the advanced life support (ALS) services certified paramedics provide, so hiring more EMTs to provide basic life support (BLS) services will allow paramedics to work fewer forced overtime shifts.&nbsp;The&nbsp;third sidebar agreement allows creation of new BLS transport units, and requires that no less than 12 ALS transport units will work the daylight and afternoon shifts, and 10 ALS transport units will&nbsp;work the overnight shift.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{d1c053a3-6854-4852-a6aa-4dd8b745db97}{249}" paraid="758291936">The cost of the new initiatives is estimated to be $1.2 million annually, which will be paid for through reductions in overtime and&nbsp;worker&#39;s&nbsp;compensation&nbsp;costs, and from extra&nbsp;revenue from increased transports.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8e47ba0c-12dc-422c-b566-b17ae52e61b7}{4}" paraid="28836849">&nbsp;A copy of the sidebar agreements can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/08.22.16_-_EMS_Side_Agreements.pdf">2016 EMS Sidebar Agreements</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea4c06a6-1680-4fc2-af1c-d487734f6bb8}{241}" paraid="1049011789" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:00:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule - August 20-21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6411 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Weekend&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule - August&nbsp;20-21, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Days off</em></div> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:57:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6404 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule, Friday, August 19, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off</em></div> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:42:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6399 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Thursday, August 18, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Office Hours</div> <div>Time: 12-4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Bocce Game with County Executive for Little Italy Days</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Pleasure Bar, 4729 Liberty Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:56:49 -0400 Outbound Traffic Restrictions on Bigelow Boulevard Scheduled For Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6398 <div> <p paraeid="{a359105f-7c95-4808-aa63-175def969ad4}{10}" paraid="281386007" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 17, 2016) -&nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that outbound (eastbound) traffic on Bigelow Boulevard will be reduced to one lane on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5d2c1784-9b9c-4ab2-8ece-f05458dda522}{154}" paraid="1894601565" xml:lang="EN-US">The right outbound lane will be closed while crews perform seasonal maintenance&nbsp;to the overhanging vegetation on&nbsp;hillside along the roadway and the gutter line.&nbsp;The left outbound lane will be open to vehicular traffic.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3279b4e3-210f-4e51-a28e-8aa4aa9221ab}{236}" paraid="1434101645" xml:lang="EN-US">Motorists are urged to use caution through the work zone and should expect delays while commuting through the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4fa7bb41-63e1-4162-a236-96cab66d2189}{14}" paraid="1128960117" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a359105f-7c95-4808-aa63-175def969ad4}{17}" paraid="1829035715" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:56:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6394 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Wednesday, August 17, 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div id="Signature"> <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper"> <div>Office Hours</div> <div>Time: 12:30-5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>O&#39;Connor Family Cookie Cruise</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Gateway Clipper Fleet, Station Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:22:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6391 <div><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, Tuesday, August 16, 2016:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:41:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6390 <div> <div><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public&nbsp;Schedule -&nbsp;August 15, 2016:&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Working from home&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Meeting with Foundation Leaders</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 12-2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Office Hours&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2-5 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:22:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 13-14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6385 <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, August 13-14, 2016:</strong></p> <p>Days off</p> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:58:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6380 <div> <p paraeid="{f1278b83-7144-4107-9788-28d8f97d74ee}{133}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Office&nbsp;Hours&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{179746a3-9ea9-4d81-9185-5fe18da14af5}{64}" paraid="1667008327" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 8-10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{179746a3-9ea9-4d81-9185-5fe18da14af5}{46}" paraid="739267031" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with PSO President Melia&nbsp;Tourangeau&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{140}" paraid="1856585117" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{178}" paraid="1695619522" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c24f79d3-a4b3-48d1-8b57-8cd73f5074d2}{209}" paraid="2115731679" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Gov. Wolf&#39;s Chief of Staff&nbsp;Mary&nbsp;Isenhour&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{71}" paraid="1560160443" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{96}" paraid="1478679243" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{126}" paraid="1941830411" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Public Schools Board Member Lynda&nbsp;Wrenn&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{210}" paraid="46461613" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{37c29d4e-a6a5-4a13-af8f-e501156c3d6e}{230}" paraid="1278371214" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{10}" paraid="1941157127" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Natalia&nbsp;Rudiak&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{69}" paraid="859226270" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{88}" paraid="1849101076" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{119}" paraid="2015505984" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Meeting with Chief Valerie McDonald Roberts&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{182}" paraid="143254178" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{201}" paraid="1865034550" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{97a4bac4-a982-40c2-a398-b328a82cefc9}{249}" paraid="764128989" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>1Hood Event&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6b90a48a-3c9a-4918-9ae0-a867fbb02a32}{13}" paraid="1380207698" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{6b90a48a-3c9a-4918-9ae0-a867fbb02a32}{35}" paraid="1166653159" xml:lang="EN-US">Location:&nbsp;Anthony Rivers Park, 200 Penn Circle W.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:02:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6377 <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{136}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Meeting with Brandi Fisher&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{144}" paraid="100127866">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{147}" paraid="1381580088">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{150}" paraid="935461831"><strong>Interview for Hill House Documentary&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{153}" paraid="727299539">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{156}" paraid="1257029096">Location: Hill House Kaufmann Center&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{158}" paraid="472425324"><strong>Phone call with&nbsp;Julie Butcher&nbsp;Pezzino, Grow Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{184}" paraid="385039172">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{186}" paraid="1702116069"><strong>Meeting with Director&nbsp;Hissrich, Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;and Police Command Staff&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{196}" paraid="4151127">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{199}" paraid="697350699">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{201}" paraid="926269125"><strong>Summer of&nbsp;Learn and Earn Event&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{208}" paraid="1545608942">Time: 6 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{27a7d318-1afc-48d7-ac04-2e9ac3df8a6a}{212}" paraid="1571527461">Location:&nbsp;WARM Center, Bible Center Church, 717 N. Homewood Ave&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:11:44 -0400 City of Pittsburgh and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Reach Tentative Settlement on Gaming Funds http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6376 <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{134}" paraid="1895939011">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 10, 2016) Attorneys for the&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority have reached a tentative settlement on the release of $18.19 million in outstanding gaming funds to the City, accompanied by the City dropping its lawsuit against the Authority.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{147}" paraid="830652298">If approved by the ICA board, the settlement calls for the Authority to distribute the funds to the City in two payments. One payment of $7.03 million will be issued to the City for a supplemental payment above the Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) due to the City&#39;s pension fund. Another payment of $11.16 million will be distributed directly&nbsp;to the pension fund above the amounts contributed by&nbsp;the City in its 2016 budget.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{157}" paraid="1593707968">Under a 2004 state law, the ICA distributes $10 million in gaming funds&nbsp;annually to the City&nbsp;after it submits&nbsp;approved&nbsp;annual and five-year spending plans. The outstanding $18.19&nbsp;million covers gaming funds from 2014&nbsp;and 2015;&nbsp;the Authority already distributed $2.9 million of the funds in January 2016.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{170}" paraid="1284904296">The board has announced the scheduling of special meeting next week on the proposed settlement, to be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, in City Council Chambers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{175}" paraid="1252194844">The City filed a lawsuit against the ICA in July 2015 seeking the release of the outstanding gaming funds.&nbsp;The draft settlement requires the City to withdraw the suit within three days after receiving the outstanding $18.19&nbsp;million.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{184}" paraid="923502434">The settlement follows legislation signed into law&nbsp;July 20&nbsp;by Gov. Tom Wolf bringing&nbsp;reforms and transparency to ICA&nbsp;practices.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{194}" paraid="115713545">&quot;Now that this legal matter is&nbsp;nearly&nbsp;over, the City and its partners in the ICA and the Capitol can get back to work on something we all agree on &ndash; the importance of finally bringing Pittsburgh back to financial health. We&#39;re not there yet, but working together the next few years we can get there,&quot; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{204}" paraid="2071572275">The bipartisan legislation signed by Gov. Wolf calls for the ICA to be terminated when the state mandates the&nbsp;City is&nbsp;no longer financially distressed under Act 47, or by June 30, 2019, whichever comes later.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ddc88462-3f14-442e-8952-8fbfd45654df}{211}" paraid="1067660121">The bill also requires the ICA to post audits, contracts and other documents on its website. The&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;Administration intends to ask the ICA board to post all public documents in its possession&nbsp;going back to the authority&#39;s creation in 2004. The City would post all its own public documents as well.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:15:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, August 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6374 <div><strong>KQV Radio Call-in&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dennis Noonan&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Awarding Wood Street Commons Affordable Housing Grant with Congressman Doyle&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;304 Wood St&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Fontana and Councilwoman&nbsp;Rudiak&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dennis&nbsp;Yablonsky&nbsp;and&nbsp;Nicholas&nbsp;DeIuliis</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div><strong>Candidates&#39; Comedy Night&nbsp;</strong></div> </div> <div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh&nbsp;Improv,&nbsp;166 E. Bridge Street,&nbsp;Homestead</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:50:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6371 <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{138}" paraid="738692707"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Anthony Hamlet&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{146}" paraid="416464239">Time: 10 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{149}" paraid="2142737242">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{151}" paraid="1611729625"><strong>Commendations to Lifeguards at Magee Pool&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{72}" paraid="253424466" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{97}" paraid="1113230023" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2b39176f-d60d-491c-ae39-04980c86f714}{13}" paraid="1848468819" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>PWSA Green Report Presentation&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{168}" paraid="651995784">Time: 1 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{171}" paraid="564705352">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{173}" paraid="1841635005"><strong>Ballet Theater Tour&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{179}" paraid="1368011560">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{182}" paraid="1045044472">Location: 2900 Liberty Ave.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{184}" paraid="1595442106"><strong>Photo with Pittsburgh Promise Students&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{190}" paraid="2013452129">Time: 4 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{193}" paraid="607417043">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{195}" paraid="1710642461"><strong>Brighton Heights Public Safety Walk&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{201}" paraid="2047506242">Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{68c7cf38-a464-4d48-a92b-488393fbe39d}{208}" paraid="1476294271">Location:&nbsp;Brighton Heights Citizens Federation,&nbsp;3629 California Ave&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:13:27 -0400 City Launches School Supply Drive http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6368 <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{134}" paraid="738692707">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 5, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and Councilwoman Theresa&nbsp;Kail-Smith have launched a school supply drive for Pittsburgh students.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{154}" paraid="1363222784">Boxes are placed in the lobby of the City-County Building for donations. Suggested supplies include&nbsp;looseleaf&nbsp;paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, backpacks, erasers, markers and&nbsp;crayons.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{159}" paraid="1727113790">&quot;I&#39;m happy the Mayor and I are finding a way to show kids across Pittsburgh that the City cares about them, and wants them to be successful in the coming school year,&quot; Councilwoman&nbsp;Kail-Smith said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{cd86d1d3-f039-452f-878a-72dd233a5f93}{163}" paraid="2017233674">The two-week drive will accept donations through Thursday, August 18.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:47:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 5-8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6366 <p>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule - Friday, August 5 through Monday, August 8, 2016:</p> <p><em>Days off</em></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:28:45 -0400 Teamsters Approve New Contract with City http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6365 <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{134}" paraid="946472285">PITTSBURGH, PA (August&nbsp;4, 2016) The union for the City&#39;s refuse and animal control workers --&nbsp;Local 249 of the&nbsp;International Brotherhood of Teamsters &ndash; has&nbsp;ratified a new 5-year contract that will provide hourly wages of $15 for most workers and give them&nbsp;accelerated&nbsp;schedules for promotion.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{150}" paraid="453799142">The pact is within the spending guidelines set by the City&#39;s Act 47 Recovery Plan, which places controls on all union contracts and on salaries and benefits for non-union workers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{157}" paraid="31098077">Last fall Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued an Executive Order mandating that all full-time City workers receive wages of $15 per hour, to be phased in over five years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{176}" paraid="1745274614">In the contract the Teamsters&nbsp;agreed to&nbsp;move to a union-sponsored health care plan that freed up more funding for salary increases for refuse workers, who are among the lowest-paid employees in the&nbsp;City. First year refuse employees who formerly made $12.28&nbsp;per hour in the first year of their contract will now be paid $14.75, which grows&nbsp;to $15.20&nbsp;per hour in 2018 and $15.81 in&nbsp;2020.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{182}" paraid="1125338387">The five-year pact covers the years 2016-2020. It is the final contract left with a City bargaining unit since Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;took office in January 2014. Local 249&#39;s previous contract ended&nbsp;December 31, 2015.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{188}" paraid="429867273">&quot;I want to thank the Teamsters for helping&nbsp;us to provide some of the hardest-working employees in this City a good wage, while working creatively with us to stay within the bounds of the state&#39;s Act 47 law,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{191}" paraid="711418852">Local 249 represents approximately 170 refuse workers and 14 Animal Care &amp; Control employees.&nbsp;Its membership approved the pact Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{207}" paraid="1987904361">Collecting garbage&nbsp;is an&nbsp;arduous&nbsp;and dirty job, making recruitment difficult,&nbsp;but the&nbsp;new pact should help the Department of Public Works&nbsp;Environmental Services&nbsp;Bureau&nbsp;attract and retain new workers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{213}" paraid="1505073419">Under the union&#39;s previous contract it took eight years for new workers to build up the service time to reach the highest levels of pay. Under the new contract that is cut to four years. It also provides for better health and safety for workers by more quickly offering them enhanced disability pay: where workers previously had to wait 21 days for such pay,&nbsp;that wait is now cut to 8 days. Foremen will also be provided with increased occupational safety&nbsp;training to better serve their workers.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{775fdd7a-358c-4b88-b0ac-988e414cf924}{220}" paraid="528802843">In other parts of the contract the City&nbsp;agreed to reimburse garbage truck drivers&nbsp;the cost of having their Commercial Driver&#39;s Licenses reapproved, and to provide Animal Control personnel with radios to enhance their safety.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:12:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6363 <div><strong>Meeting with Andrea Geraghty, Ricardo Williams, and Chief McDonald-Roberts</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Danielle Crumrine</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Director Donahoe</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Quantum Theatre in Mellon Park</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mellon Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:32:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6360 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39; s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ground Breaking for Provident Charter School</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1400 Troy Hill Road</div> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:39:03 -0400 Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association named 2016 Best Block Award Winner http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6357 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August 2, 2016) Congratulations to Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, the 2016 Best Block Award winner!</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto announced that Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association is the winner of the Best Block Award for the most&nbsp;transformative&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">Love Your Block</a>&nbsp;project&nbsp;for 2016, and will receive an additional $2,000 in funds.</p> <p>This year, the Stanton Heights group created a rain garden in a location along Stanton Avenue strategically chosen to mitigate stormwater runoff. They also repainted the railing of a set of City steps close to the garden site and removed more than 600 pounds of litter from the area. Finally, the group planted vines to grow along a nearby retaining wall, further contributing to stormwater mitigation and improving the appearance of the wall. The Best Block Award will be used to expand this very exciting project for the Stanton Heights neighborhood.</p> <p>&quot;I am extremely happy to hear that the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association has been awarded the &#39;Best Block transformation&#39; award. The project along Stanton Avenue not only brings beauty to the neighborhood, but promotes responsible storm water management. It serves as a shining example of what neighbors can do when they come together,&quot; said Councilwoman Deborah Gross.</p> <p>&quot;Congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association on the 2016 Best Block Award!&nbsp;Your hard work and dedication to the&nbsp;beautification of your neighborhood is essential to its success. This award is well deserved,&quot; said Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess.</p> <p>The Peduto Administration extends congratulations to the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association, and thanks all neighborhood groups for their hard work. It also thanks Peoples Gas for their generous sponsorship of the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">Love Your Block program</a>.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:05:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6356 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Almono Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive, Jim Sloss, Grant Ervin, and Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>West End National Night Out&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Wabash Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Sheridan National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 1223 Twee Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greenfield National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hammer Playground</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Homewood North National Night Out</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 7300 block of Monticello St.</div> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:39:51 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Announces PGH Lab 2016 Cohort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6352 <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{143}" paraid="1943456490">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 2, 2016) &nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance, and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh today announced the first <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">PGH Lab&nbsp;2016&nbsp;Cohort</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{156}" paraid="905016282">PGH Lab is a new pilot program&nbsp;under I&amp;P&#39;s strategic&nbsp;plan, the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Inclusive Innovation Roadmap.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;It is&nbsp;designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh.&quot;Previously, there was no formal mechanism for the City to engage with the startup community.&nbsp;PGH&nbsp;Lab not only serves as the matchmaker, but helps further drive innovative solutions and processes within the City and&nbsp;throughout the&nbsp;start-up community. We are excited to see this relationship deepen through active&nbsp;prototyping&quot;, said Debra Lam, Chief Innovation &amp; Performance&nbsp;Officer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{183}" paraid="1804692145">&nbsp;&quot;PGH Lab empowers our local entrepreneurs. The program aligns with our vision at the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to foster and promote Pittsburgh&rsquo;s innovation economy. PGH Lab is an opportunity for us at the URA to partner with local startups and together work towards solving civic issues. We are happy to welcome one startup company&nbsp;which will be working closely with our team. We look forward to testing new technologies that places Pittsburgh at the forefront of innovation&quot;, said Tom Link, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the&nbsp;Urban&nbsp;Redevelopment&nbsp;Authority.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{194}" paraid="1208108406">Through PGH Lab, local startup companies will be connected with various City departments&nbsp;and the Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;to test new technologies and services for a period of three months starting at the end of July&nbsp;until&nbsp;early October.&nbsp;Over 25 successful qualified startup companies applied to the program, all&nbsp;presented solutions to&nbsp;pressing issues&nbsp;in the areas of Climate Change &amp; the Environment, City Operations,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Citizen Engagement.&nbsp;The&nbsp;proposed solutions&nbsp;included&nbsp;high tech products, hardware&nbsp;and&nbsp;software services.&nbsp;They&nbsp;showed a diverse professional&nbsp;background&nbsp;having worked as serial entrepreneurs, engineers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;developers&nbsp;in their own ventures. Their professional background&nbsp;included&nbsp;work for major&nbsp;technology companies&nbsp;like Google and Microsoft, others like&nbsp;NASA, and&nbsp;international&nbsp;consulting firms.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8259d57a-15ee-47dd-a4eb-d8968a614afb}{240}" paraid="1041644610">The City of Pittsburgh PGH Lab Review Committee&nbsp;and the URA&nbsp;chose&nbsp;three companies for this year&#39;s&nbsp;cohort.&nbsp;&nbsp;The&nbsp;committee&nbsp;selected these companies&nbsp;based on&nbsp;City needs, capacity, and the company&#39;s innovative solution&nbsp;to address&nbsp;civic issues.&nbsp;The&nbsp;selected&nbsp;startup companies&nbsp;are&nbsp;leaders&nbsp;in developing and providing&nbsp;innovative&nbsp;products&nbsp;in their industries.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{22}" paraid="2067721818">Congratulations&nbsp;to&nbsp;the&nbsp;winning&nbsp;companies of the&nbsp;2016&nbsp;PGH&nbsp;Lab&nbsp;cohort:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{40}" paraid="409132684"><a href="https://hibersense.com/">HiberSense</a>&nbsp;provides facility managers and property owners with micro-zone climate control. Through a distributed network of sensors and smart vents.&nbsp;HiberSense&nbsp;can precisely condition spaces so they are comfortable for everyone while saving energy and protecting expensive heating and cooling equipment.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{57}" paraid="1522925290"><a href="http://transit-source.co/sentinel-box">TransitSource</a>&nbsp;develops products that increase urban connectivity and democratize travel options to meet diverse transit needs. Our creative technology solutions that address unique transit problems - the first time around, saving both time and money. Our proactive technology can protect people before accidents happen, provide data for governments to make informed decisions on infrastructure improvements, and increase the quality of people-powered transit in our cities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{69}" paraid="1322005583"><a href="http://www.waterhorseenergy.com/renerge-inc/">Renerg&eacute;, Inc.</a>-&nbsp;The Water Horse by&nbsp;Renerg&eacute;, Inc. is an entirely new, cost effective energy solution for off-grid applications.&nbsp; The Water Horse is an open flow hydro-energy system that, unlike traditional turbines,&nbsp;is readily deployable and minimally disruptive to river resources.&nbsp; The Water Horse modular systems can be assembled into arrays to meet power requirements ranging from 10 to 100&#39;s of kW, and function in flows previously described as &quot;technically unrecoverable,&quot; thereby tapping an entirely new renewable energy resource.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{69}" paraid="1322005583">Follow PGH Lab activity at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">pghlab.pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;and on Twitter at @PghIP&nbsp;#PGHLab&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{a2c1c0e5-5ac7-4a25-a465-f003a246193e}{87}" paraid="1949064407"><strong>Contact:&nbsp;Annia&nbsp;Aleman - Innovation and Performance Fellow, City of Pittsburgh at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:pghlab@pittsburghpa.gov">pghlab@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 10:10:30 -0400 Police Chief McLay Requests Investigations of Democratic National Convention Remarks http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6351 <div> <p paraeid="{824c4451-0ae5-496e-b50e-a2d421b041aa}{133}" paraid="1235958606">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 1, 2016) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S.&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;has asked the Office of Municipal Investigations and the Citizen Police Review Board to each investigate his remarks at the Democratic National Convention last week, and allegations&nbsp;that his appearance violated City Code.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{02e2a58e-ae5f-4ebe-bc80-f029e5dc0655}{242}" paraid="1069575487" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;While I interpret&nbsp;the code differently, I strongly believe I must be accountable to all relevant laws and City policies. In order to ensure the integrity of my accountability systems are not compromised by member perceptions that the rules are not being evenly&nbsp; applied, I gladly offer&nbsp;my willingness to have OMI and CPRB&nbsp;conduct&nbsp;investigations into my conduct relative to the Democratic National Convention,&quot; Chief&nbsp;McLay&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2a8bd002-8d55-43d2-8429-0d3f217f7c94}{153}" paraid="1473208437" xml:lang="EN-US">OMI is assigning an investigator this week to review the matter and the CPRB has already opened an inquiry.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{426f261f-eeea-4ece-a9b2-6e7f2581b430}{255}" paraid="1448565826" xml:lang="EN-US">The&nbsp;pertinent code section&nbsp;<a href="https://www.municode.com/library/pa/pittsburgh/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITONEAD_ARTXIPE_CH195POPUOF_S195.02PRPOOFCACECI">is 195.02</a>, which relates to political activity by police.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:58:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - August 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6347 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WJAS Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Oath of Office for&nbsp;Hon. David L. Spurgeon</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 7th Floor, City County Building, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>150th Anniversary of UPMC Shadyside</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 5230 Centre Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Meatless Monday Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 3&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming&nbsp;Video to Promote&nbsp;Girls Rock Science Exploration of STEM&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Participants of&nbsp;Millennial&nbsp;Trains Project</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:55:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 30 - 31, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6342 <div><strong>July 30</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Rally with Secretary Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation at&nbsp;Mike Ditka Gala</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Heinz Field</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 31</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:10:16 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto On New PWSA Executive Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6339 <div> <p paraeid="{4e187ef8-496b-458d-aff9-c86e62745c0b}{110}" paraid="1720237887" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement today in response to inquiries about the employment background of the new Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer&nbsp;Authority&nbsp;(PWSA),&nbsp;Dr. K. Charles Griffin.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f16fb5da-79bf-490d-b75e-74517644bf59}{230}" paraid="940149971" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;I demand full accountability from the Board in regards to the vetting and hiring process used to select Dr. K. Charles Griffin as the new Executive Director of PWSA. &nbsp;If there are any errors or inconsistencies, the public deserves immediate and full disclosure from the Board and Dr. Griffin, including a complete and detailed explanation of the circumstances regarding any possible error or omission.&quot; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{edd78b97-4a74-4eb8-ba7c-c4b4694fc165}{1}" paraid="523934609" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:57:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6338 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials&nbsp;Leadership and Advisory Board Brunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Morton&#39;s The Steakhouse, 1411 Walnut St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Conference of Democratic Mayors - City Solutions to Income Inequality</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust, St. Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Addressing the Pennsylvania Democratic Party at Delegation Lunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Chelsea Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception with Google and Center for American Progress</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 801 Market Street, Philadelphia</div> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:49:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6332 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at POLITICO&#39;s Economy Caucus</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and&nbsp;Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)</em></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 2001 Market St., 2 Commerce Square, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Americans for Democratic Action with Rep. John Lewis and Rep. Keith Ellison</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: African American Museum, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>&quot;A Conversation with Uber&quot; including&nbsp;David Plouffe and Rachel Holt</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Parke Towne Place, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Pre-Party with with Google</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location&nbsp;Victory Beer Garden, 1100 Pattison Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>QVC Women in Retail Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Democratic Party Celebration with Senator Casey, Governor Wolf, and Governor Ed Rendell</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: National Museum of Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East</div> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:02:49 -0400 Mossfield Street in Garfield To Be Closed For Maintenance Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6326 <div> <p paraeid="{d6fd3d54-b6d2-4378-9cd7-8b66caa88bc8}{25}" paraid="1821793540" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that Mossfield Street -- from N. Mathilda Street to&nbsp;Schenley&nbsp;Avenue in Garfield --&nbsp;will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 7:00 a.m.&nbsp;to 2:00 p.m.&nbsp;for routine seasonal maintenance along the&nbsp;roadway and sidewalks.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{d6fd3d54-b6d2-4378-9cd7-8b66caa88bc8}{25}" paraid="1821793540" xml:lang="EN-US">Motorists are encouraged to&nbsp;use&nbsp;Schenley&nbsp;Avenue and N. Mathilda Street&nbsp;as a detour during the closure.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{53c49ea2-6844-4f0e-bba7-42cbe4c2be61}{77}" paraid="457144654" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:42:26 -0400 Media Advisory: Pittsburgh Police Chief Expected to Address Democratic National Convention http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6325 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay is expected to address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight.</p> <p>Chief McLay is tentatively scheduled to address the DNC sometime between 8-9 p.m., and speak on Pittsburgh&#39;s efforts to adopt the best practices community policing. In March 2015 Pittsburgh was chosen as one of six cities nationwide to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice&#39;s <a href="http://trustandjustice.org/" target="_blank">National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</a>. The initiative&#39;s goal&nbsp;is to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system, as well as to advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships.</p> <p>More information will be released on the address if it becomes available.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto is attending the DNC as an elected delegate for the 14th Congressional District. His schedule today&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6323">is available here.</a></p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:55:40 -0400 Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission Announces Collaboration with Covestro, Environmental Artist Andrea Polli and WindStax http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6324 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 26, 2016) - The Pittsburgh Bicentennial Steering Commission announced today that an innovative project that was envisioned as part of the city&rsquo;s celebrations is moving forward. With financial support from Covestro, LLC and logistical support from Duquesne Light Company and Allegheny County, the Rachel Carson Bridge will become the site of a unique environmental art installation to be revealed during the 2016 Light Up Night celebration.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am thrilled to see this historic project come to light,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Thanks to a great partnership between members of the Bridge Lighting Committee of the Bicentennial Commission, Allegheny County, Covestro, Duquesne Light, and the selected artist and implementation team, we will have a beautiful installation showcasing our rich history and promising future in design, energy, innovation and the arts.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Bridge Lighting Committee of the Bicentennial Commission went through a rigorous Request for Qualification and vetting process that has also resulted in the selection of a team to move the project forward. Andrea Polli, an environmental artist, and Ron Gdovic of WindStax, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of wind turbines and alternative energy solutions, will be responsible for creating Energy Flow. The project will combine light and wind to create a temporary light display on the Rachel Carson Bridge.</p> <p>&ldquo;Covestro is proud to be part of the Bicentennial year events and to celebrate with the city we have called home for more than 60 years,&rdquo; said Jerry MacCleary, President of Covestro LLC. &ldquo;Energy Flow combines art and technology with one of our region&rsquo;s most signature features &ndash; a bridge. This was a natural fit for Covestro, not only because the bridge symbolizes our own journey in developing a new brand identity, but also because our raw materials help protect and beautify many of the bridges right here in Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Covestro&rsquo;s support of the Energy Flow project demonstrates the company&rsquo;s commitment to the Pittsburgh region and its vision for creating a cleaner, brighter future through innovative technologies.</p> <p>Duquesne Light Company is providing the additional electrical infrastructure needed to bring the Energy Flow installation to life. As part of Allegheny County&rsquo;s long-term efforts to rehabilitate the Three Sister Bridges and the city&rsquo;s Bicentennial celebrations, Duquesne Light will be working over the next few months to design and install necessary equipment on the Rachel Carson Bridge. The installation of a number of vertical wind turbines, and Duquesne Light&rsquo;s work, will serve as a connection point for the temporary installation to the electric grid, providing an alternate source of power to the display.</p> <p>&ldquo;Duquesne Light is honored to be a part of such an important milestone in our city&rsquo;s history,&rdquo; said Rich Riazzi, President and CEO of Duquesne Light. &ldquo;We have been delivering power to Pittsburgh for more than 135 years, and couldn&rsquo;t be more excited to lend our expertise to this innovative lighting installation that will serve as a focal point of this year&rsquo;s Light Up Night celebration.&rdquo;</p> <p>Last month, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Council passed legislation authorizing the use of the Rachel Carson Bridge for the purpose of the light display. In its legislative action, Council indicated that the use of the bridge for the display will bring enjoyment and benefit to the residents of the county, and will also promote our region nationally and internationally.</p> <p>&ldquo;For a long time, the Sister Bridges have been a symbol to people far and wide of our city, county and region,&rdquo; said Fitzgerald. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to support the Pittsburgh 200 celebration by making the Rachel Carson Bridge available for this effort and look forward to seeing the final results of this unique collaboration.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Bridge Committee was co-chaired by Jay Sukernek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverlife, and Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. The committee spent months planning and working towards the ultimate goal of a bridge lighting for the Bicentennial Celebration.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was a privilege to have been part of this selection process,&rdquo; said Sukernek. &ldquo;By selecting a team made up of Ms. Polli, known for her environmental art installations featuring air and light, and WindStax, a local manufacturer and leader in alternative energy generation, we are honoring the legacy of environmentalist Rachel Carson for whom the bridge is named.&rdquo;</p> <p>As part of the project, wind turbines will be used to generate electricity to be used in Energy Flow. Additional information and information related to the project will be provided as the planning and efforts by the selected team continue to move forward, with the unveiling of the project schedule for Light Up Night 2016.</p> <p>&ldquo;The holidays are such a special time in Downtown Pittsburgh and we are thrilled to see this new lighting project unveiled on Light Up Night,&rdquo; said Waldrup. &ldquo;The bridge is certain to serve as another anchor destination in Downtown throughout the season.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>CONTACT: </strong>Jay Sukernek, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Riverlife; Cell: 412-334-0975;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jay@riverlifepgh.org">jay@riverlifepgh.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE BICENTENNIAL STEERING COMMISSION</strong></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission was organized and is chaired by Mayor William Peduto and co-chaired by Dr. Andy Masich, President and CEO of the John H. Heinz History Center. Nearly 30 business and community leaders are part of the Steering Commission, including community and non-profit organizations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH BICENTENNIAL</strong></p> <p>The Pittsburgh Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Pittsburgh, giving citizens opportunity for self-governance. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. Mayor William Peduto formed the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission to recognize and celebrate the anniversary with unique and collaborative partnerships. Over 200 organizations, companies, nonprofits and individuals are participating in the yearlong celebration. For more information visit <a href="http://www.pgh200.com/">www.pgh200.com</a>, follow @PGHbicentennial on Twitter for follow the hashtag #PGH200.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT COVESTRO LLC</strong></p> <p>Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,800 people at the end of 2015.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT DUQUESNE LIGHT</strong></p> <p>Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers&rsquo; lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company&rsquo;s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT ANDREA POLLI</strong></p> <p>Andrea Polli is a writer and environmental artist adept at using the mercurial qualities of air and light to create original artworks. She has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Artport and the Field Museum of Natural History. Polli holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her doctorate in computing, communications and electronics from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT WINDSTAX</strong></p> <p>WindStax&reg; Wind Power Systems is a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, microgrid, and supplemental stationary power requirements. WindStax Wind Power Systems incorporates many industry firsts &ndash; including high-performance energy management in a self-contained and reliable green energy system that is easy to own and operate.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:29:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6323 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Local Progress Reception: Progressive Leaders Pushing for Change</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at National League of Cities Panel: &quot;Building a 21st Century America: Infrastructure Leadership from America&#39;s Communities.&quot;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Former Governor Ed Rendell; Mayor Bill De Blasio, New York City; Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta; and Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Tampa.</em></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia City hall</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Reception Honoring Local Officials</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: McCormick and Schmick&#39;s, 1 S. Broad St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking on Panel&nbsp;for&nbsp;&quot;Transportation &amp; Infrastructure:&nbsp;Leading America&rsquo;s Economy Through Innovation, Investment, and a Skilled Workforce.&quot;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:</strong>&nbsp;<em>Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia;&nbsp;Jane F. Garvey, Chairman Meridiam North America; Representative&nbsp;Rick Larsen, Washington; Representative&nbsp;David E. Price, North Carolina;&nbsp;Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin, Texas;&nbsp;Mr. Paul Rinaldi, President of NATCA; and&nbsp;Mr. Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway.</em></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Convention Village at Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Hub</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Convention Speakers: Lauren Manning, Ryan Moore, and President Bill Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wells Fargo Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Planned Parenthood Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m</div> <div>Location: Union Transfer, 1026 Garden St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pennsylvania Democratic Party Delegate Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia</div> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:28:39 -0400 Arbitration Panel Issues Final Police Contract Award http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6320 <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{144}" paraid="50658077">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2016)&nbsp;Following more than a year of hearings and internal discussions, an arbitration panel&nbsp;has&nbsp;issued its final contract terms between the City of Pittsburgh and its police union, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{150}" paraid="556913131">The contract award follows parameters set by the City&#39;s Act 47 Recovery Plan, which have guided every City contract awarded since Pittsburgh entered financially distressed status in 2003.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{153}" paraid="740396594">&quot;This is a fair &ndash; and legally required &ndash; contract in which neither side got everything it wanted. It is a balanced award that is consistent with the mandates of state law and the contracts signed by every bargaining unit in the city,&quot; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{158}" paraid="749769454">The award contains several agreements benefiting the workplace environment for rank-and-file police officers, while&nbsp;staying within Act 47 legal constraints.&nbsp;They include:&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{162}" paraid="2113161587">A pilot program requested by the FOP to study a switch to a four-day, 10-hour schedule. Allowing for 3 days off could help address officer fatigue and stress, and give them more time with their families.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{167}" paraid="429420007">Another change requested by the FOP allowing all officers the&nbsp;ability to annually pick their duty locations and shifts, where previously only the top 25% most senior officers were allowed to do so. Officers may pick duty locations closer to their homes, or choose to serve new neighborhoods with differing levels of crime, which could help address officer burnout.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{171}" paraid="1636029918">A change barring the non-emergency cancellation of off-days without first offering shifts to other officers on a voluntary basis. This gives officers more protection when needing to take time off for personal reasons.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{179}" paraid="375882803">The creation of a new trust fund to help pay for post-retirement health care benefits for officers hired from 2005 through 2015&nbsp;and&nbsp;ineligible for such post-retirement coverage.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{183}" paraid="670634083">The contract award also includes the Act 47 requirements restricting salary increases for all City employees, and the recovery plan&#39;s mandates that all employees &ndash; both union and non-union -- pay more for health care coverage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{196}" paraid="777703463">&ldquo;I can assure all our officers that the Mayor hears their concerns about this contract.&nbsp;Now that&nbsp;arbitration is&nbsp;over, we are proceeding to tackle&nbsp;other open&nbsp;issues&nbsp;that&nbsp;I know officers care about,&nbsp;relating&nbsp;to secondary employment and overtime,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron&nbsp;S.&nbsp;McLay.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{199}" paraid="85489126">The previous contract expired at the end of 2014 and the new four-year contract term is from January 2015 through December 2018. The Bureau of Police comprises the single-biggest segment of City employees, with roughly 850 officers out of some 3,300 total employees citywide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{208}" paraid="519245802">&quot;While this contract is finally done, it alone is not&nbsp;enough to fix the City&#39;s long-term financial problems, including long-term pension and other legacy costs,&rdquo; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;&ldquo;There is still a tough road ahead, and all City employees are bearing a burden.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{211}" paraid="1207609815">In compliance with the City&#39;s Act 47 plan &ndash; and consistent with contract controls set for all City employees &ndash; the contract includes base wage salary increases of 0% in 2015; 1 % in 2016; 2% in 2017; and 2% in 2018. Currently, police officers pay roughly half what municipal employees pay for health care: starting in 2017, officers will have to contribute 15% of their health care premiums, which is an increase from their current 8.8%.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{610bef3a-a274-4011-8acd-2a1c44c2e959}{214}" paraid="1745584404">The contract will take effect immediately. There is a 30-day period in which either side can appeal.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:57:44 -0400 City Building and Zoning Information to Become More Accessible to the Public http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6319 <div> <p paraeid="{38b62126-5aff-4c8c-ad81-2a204fd88ad5}{11}" paraid="675567056" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2016)&nbsp;Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;administration is implementing&nbsp;a new mapping tool to make building permit and zoning information easy to search and view.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b22476e4-f13e-4d81-a02f-49c2ee2f0b05}{144}" paraid="961223664" xml:lang="EN-US">Legislation is being introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on&nbsp;Tuesday to purchase&nbsp;software and support services from &quot;<a href="https://buildingeye.com/">buildingeye</a>,&quot; a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{593e372c-c2a7-4e91-8cc3-1a532e8bc5f7}{19}" paraid="1584166322" xml:lang="EN-US">Through the data visualization tool, residents, businesses, developers and others&nbsp;will be able to view and search&nbsp;a detailed map that shows all building and zoning data happening in every neighborhood citywide. The tool&nbsp;is currently used by city and county governments in San Francisco, Colorado, Oregon and elsewhere.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US"><img alt="buildingeye photo" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Buildingeye_photo.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 267px; float: left;" /></p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{4ecfcac1-5786-49a2-b30e-27cd953285c9}{19}" paraid="21242021" xml:lang="EN-US">Visitors to the site will be able to sign up for alerts that notify them whenever permits, location-based licenses or violations occur in their neighborhood, City Council district, or block. Visitors will also be able to report alleged violations through an interface with the City&#39;s 311 office.&nbsp;The new site is expected to launch this fall.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{5e358c3b-bda5-406f-b479-0d59b4b44b81}{87}" paraid="1687451547" xml:lang="EN-US">&ldquo;With this tool, residents will no longer be forced to call their Council member or visit the City&rsquo;s downtown offices to obtain basic public information,&rdquo; said Councilman Dan Gilman. &ldquo;Residents will now be able to track what&rsquo;s happening in their neighborhoods in real time with a click of a button.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{3b48c30e-a3f1-4f66-8d8d-2736cafa8a45}{45}" paraid="1555127543" xml:lang="EN-US">The project is a joint effort by the&nbsp;Department&nbsp;of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections and the Department of City Planning.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{831d0119-33ea-433e-b21d-867b4df22120}{5}" paraid="548161344" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This will allow everyone the ability to access building&nbsp;permit and violation information online, and in a visually understandable way,&quot; PLI Director Maura Kennedy said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b3d40c62-2777-4514-b769-aa83971996d5}{38}" paraid="138264947" xml:lang="EN-US">Currently those seeking such information have to search through online spreadsheets, or PLI&#39;s violation database, or visit the PLI and zoning offices downtown.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{30e1e524-79c0-4f5b-aae8-e840a6511a0a}{162}" paraid="1970748132" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;This technology is not only easy to use, but will bring&nbsp;further transparency and efficiency to our services,&quot; said Planning Director Ray&nbsp;Gastil.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{75af790f-1dff-4fdb-bad5-61c8e84b9edb}{114}" paraid="31838243" xml:lang="EN-US">The cost of the contract is $154,000. (<span style="color:#b22222;">Note: A previous version of this release stated the cost was $126,000.)</span></p> <p paraeid="{75af790f-1dff-4fdb-bad5-61c8e84b9edb}{114}" paraid="31838243" xml:lang="EN-US"><em>Photo: buildingeye map of Palo Alto, Calif. Source: buildingeye</em></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:48:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 25,2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6318 <div><strong>Breakfast with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Featured Guest at Bloomberg&#39;s Climate Change&nbsp;Roundtable&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Guests</strong>:&nbsp;<em>Hillary Clinton Campaign representatives, EPA,&nbsp;Bloomberg&nbsp;Philanthropies, Sierra Club, and League of&nbsp;Conservation Voters.</em></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Le Meridien, 1421 Arch St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking on the Progressive Policy Institute&#39;s&nbsp;&quot;Going Local: A Conversation with Progressive Mayors&quot; Panel</strong></div> <div><strong>Additional Panelists:&nbsp;</strong><em>Mayor Whaley, Dayton;&nbsp;Mayor Buckhorn, Tampa; Mayor Kriseman, St. Petersburg;&nbsp;Mayor Benjamin, Columbia;&nbsp;Mayor Roberts, &nbsp;Charlotte;&nbsp;Mayor Buttiegieg, South Bend;&nbsp;Mayor Ortis, Pembrok Pines; and&nbsp;Mayor Stodola, Little Rock.</em></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Philadelphia City Hall</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayoral Welcome Reception with Mayor Kenney</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Independence Beer Garden, 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>POLITICO&#39;s Reception with Alicia Keys</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2001 Market St., 2 Commerce Square, Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception with Leader Nancy Pelosi and&nbsp;Mayor Bill de Blasio Honoring Italian Americans</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Fratelli&#39;s Italian Bistro, 1339 Chestnut St., Philadelphia</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chairman of the&nbsp;Pennsylvania&nbsp;Democratic&nbsp;Party&#39;s&nbsp;Reception with Uber</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Double Tree - Center City</div> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:46:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 23-24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6314 <div><strong>July 23</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Lunch with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 24</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Traveling to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Welcome to Pennsylvania Reception</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Progress Policy Institute and National League of Cities Welcome Reception</strong></div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 5 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:22:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 22,2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6313 <p><strong>Phone Interview with Aarian Marshall</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <div><strong>Meeting with Dr.&nbsp;David Finegold</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Check Presentation for Summer 16</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tour of Northside&nbsp;with Buhl Foundation</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Dinner with Global Ties U.S. Board of Directors</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: LeMont</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:00:57 -0400 Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6309 <div> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{238}" paraid="1262458538" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) - The following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{241}" paraid="716264151" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;<strong>July 23-24, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Northside HAL Center -&nbsp;5 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15212&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Homewood HAL Center -&nbsp;7321&nbsp;Frankstown&nbsp;Ave, Pittsburgh PA&nbsp;15208&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Brookline Recreation Center -&nbsp;1400 Oakridge St, Pittsburgh PA 15226&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{30}" paraid="1623472193" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>&nbsp;July 23-24, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{637fa92c-df37-4d20-991a-8bd091391f2e}{38}" paraid="1957359551" style="margin-left: 40px;" xml:lang="EN-US">Ammon Recreation Center -&nbsp;2217 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15219&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{41457066-3f83-40f7-9bea-53411bf99cfa}{90}" paraid="752178014" xml:lang="EN-US">Outdoor swimming pools will be open for normal weekend&nbsp;hours of operation from&nbsp;1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. A list of outdoor pools can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-pools-outdoor">here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{74ece496-93f6-4b9c-a21c-498a908ce37c}{161}" paraid="1184046996" xml:lang="EN-US">Spray Parks are open daily from 11:00&nbsp;a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Weather permitting. A list of Spray Park facilities can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/spray-parks">here</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{74ece496-93f6-4b9c-a21c-498a908ce37c}{99}" paraid="1087362475" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:38:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6305 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Officials from Bradenton, Florida</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Photo Shoot for Library Campaign</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Luncheon with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership&#39;s Young Leaders Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Donna Williams</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Donahoe</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:58:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6304 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bureau of Fire Swearing In Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Summer 16&nbsp;Video&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Northside Chamber Awards Luncheon</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Casino</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Citiparks Senior Awards Picnic</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Riverview Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Rivers Club Reinvention Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rivers Club, 301 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner with Trustees of Hiram College</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>NCSY&nbsp;Garden Sizzler</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:36:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6302 <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam and David Zipper</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Daniel Wellbelove</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Tom Joseph, Michael Broeker, Juel Lawson, Dr. Arrington, Crystal Aiadara, and Richard Voelker</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Josh Franzos</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh United</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Recording Video for Shyne Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:34:03 -0400 The Sprout Fund Joins City and County to Advance "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6301 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will be joined by The Sprout Fund in the next phase of the ongoing &ldquo;My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper&rdquo; initiative (MBK) to close the opportunity gap for young people of color in the Pittsburgh region. With the support of a $200,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments, Sprout will work in partnership with the City and County to identify and employ a project manager, engage a planning consultant, and make grants totaling $100,000 to seed implementation projects that enhance access to learning experiences that connect young people of color to career opportunities in technology.</p> <p>&ldquo;There is tremendous opportunity in the Pittsburgh region today, but many members of our community lack equitable access to the educational experiences needed for jobs in rewarding fields,&rdquo; said Cathy Lewis Long, Executive Director of The Sprout Fund. &ldquo;We have a responsibility to do everything we can to make sure young people of color acquire the technological and academic skills they need to thrive.&rdquo;</p> <p>The project builds on efforts by the City, County, and a committee representing academia, the clergy, community groups, and school partners that led to the release of the <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/MBK_Playbook_%28Web_View_Pittsburgh-Allegheny_County_2015%29.pdf">local MBK Playbook</a> in October 2015, which recommended several strategies to achieve social and economic equity.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a community, it&rsquo;s important that we focus on providing youth and young men of color opportunities to share in the growth in our region,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;The MBK Playbook provides a game plan that can have a significant impact provided that we remain focused on the goals set forth in it. Having this support from The Sprout Fund and Heinz Endowments is going to help us ensure that we keep this effort on track.&rdquo;</p> <p>A planning consultant and project manager will work cooperatively to advance the initial work of the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper committee. The planning consultant will host community conversations in fall 2016 that will result in recommendations for providing high-quality technology learning experiences to more young people of color. The project manager will work with My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper committee members and partner organizations to create measurable objectives, create an evaluation plan, and issue an annual report to the community.</p> <p>Sprout will then make grants totaling $100,000 to fund pilot implementation projects that advance community recommendations to provide high-quality learning experiences in technology, digital literacy, and workforce readiness for young people of color during the first six months of 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t ensure equity without opportunity. This partnership with The Sprout Fund will help advance a two-year effort and will give local organizations, that have been doing this work already in our communities, the opportunity to have a say in a more inclusive digital ecosystem for all of our children,&rdquo; said City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p>To build the team that will support this work over the next year, The Sprout Fund issued two Requests for Proposals:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://downloads.sproutfund.org/mbk/MBK-Sprout-Community_Stakeholder_Planning_Consultant.pdf">Community &amp; Stakeholder Planning Consultant</a> to design and lead community stakeholder planning process and to prepare the initial recommendations that result from these discussions.</li> <li><a href="http://downloads.sproutfund.org/mbk/MBK-Sprout-Project_Manager.pdf">Project Manager</a> to provide the ongoing project management for the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper initiative and act as a liaison between and coordinator of participating organizations, including the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.</li> </ul> <p>Interested parties are encouraged to visit <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/mybrotherskeeper">www.sproutfund.org/mybrotherskeeper</a> to see full details on these opportunities. Proposals are due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2016.</p> <p>Community members interested in participating in or staying informed about progress on My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper in Pittsburgh are encouraged to sign up to receive updates by <a href="http://eepurl.com/b9ISbn">completing this form</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Pittsburgh is a local version of <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">President Obama&rsquo;s My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper initiative</a> committed to ensuring that young people of color achieve academic proficiency in skills related to local economic opportunities so that all residents of the Pittsburgh region, especially young men of color, are able to benefit from the region&rsquo;s growth. Learn more at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/mbk/index.html">http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/mbk/index.html</a></p> <p><strong>About The Sprout Fund</strong></p> <p>The Sprout Fund is Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Sprout has worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities. Learn more at <a href="http://www.sproutfund.org/">http://www.sproutfund.org/</a></p> <p><strong>About The Heinz Endowments</strong></p> <p>The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping our region prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability. Core to the work of the Heinz Endowments is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls southwestern Pennsylvania home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive.</p> <p><strong>CONTACT:</strong> Ryan Coon, Program Officer, The Sprout Fund:&nbsp;ryan@sproutfund.org; (412) 325-0646 // (412) 867-5837</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:07:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6300 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Pastor Darryl Canady</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Penn Mathilda Apartment Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 4816 Penn Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Frank Polito and Kathy Zechem</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Secretary Redding&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Delegate Dinner with the Allegheny County Democratic Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Village Tavern</div> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:15:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6295 <div><strong>Welcoming Remarks at&nbsp;Vintage Grand Prix</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Schenley Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Peace and Healing Vigil</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Freedom Corner</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <dl> <dd class="location" style="margin: 0px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: &quot;Gotham A&quot;, &quot;Gotham B&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.6px;"> &nbsp;</dd> </dl> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:14:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6292 <div><strong>African American Heritage Day Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Center Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Zone 2 Police and Youth Basketball Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>Location: Thelma Lovette YMCA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July&nbsp;Sustainability Salon</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:30:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6287 <p>Day Off</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:46:40 -0400 Launch of [ ] We Move Series to Support Engagement and Visibility of Diverse Pittsburgh Communities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6285 <p>Pittsburgh, PA (July 14, 2016) -- Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative announces [ &nbsp;] We Move, a pilot series of 10 community-led cultural celebrations. [ &nbsp;] We Move is made possible through an existing grant awarded by the National League of Cities to strengthen community outreach efforts to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s immigrant, Latino, and African American residents. The 10 groups invited to participate in the series will showcase their celebrations on Friday, July 15 at The Global Switchboard (305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>&ldquo;We Move presents an opportunity to elevate and engage with our communities of color and immigrants,&rdquo; says Mayor Peduto. Adding, &ldquo;The process has provided us with greater understanding of the barriers and opportunities each community faces and, for the community, the We Move series will give them a chance to connect more deeply within and across cultures.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 10 community groups selected for the [ &nbsp;] We Move series are: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh, BMe Pittsburgh, COESA: Brazilian Association, Japan-American Society, Latino Family Center, Romanian Community of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, Ujamaa Collective, Union of African Communities, and Union of Somali-Bantu.</p> <p>Over the next four months, each group will host their own event, celebrating their cultures and engaging their communities. The groups convened over the last five weeks and worked with The Global Switchboard and Shift Collaborative to give them the tools needed to host engaging and inclusive outreach events. The concept of [ &nbsp;] We Move was sparked by janera solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, as a way to lift up Pittsburgh&rsquo;s diverse communities in a fun community-driven way.</p> <p>For more information visit<a href="http://www.theglobalswitchboard.org/wemove"> www.theglobalswitchboard.org/wemove</a> or by calling 412-471-7852.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:15:52 -0400 Four City Affordable Housing Developments Awarded Housing Tax Credits http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6284 <div> <div> <p paraeid="{b5d7896d-2f51-4c68-b42c-25cb9c64218c}{57}" paraid="1528842426" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 14, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;proudly announced today that&nbsp;the Wolf Administration&nbsp;has awarded low income housing tax credits to four&nbsp;multifamily affordable housing developments in the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{34ec4dd3-03a5-47f5-bda1-24d6a4659c21}{40}" paraid="904713348" xml:lang="EN-US">Low Income Housing Tax Credits provide&nbsp;a dollar-for-dollar federal tax reduction to developers&nbsp;in exchange for the creation or preservation of affordable housing to low income individuals and families.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4cf2ff82-36a7-4a0a-bca0-19255ccfc819}{86}" paraid="1412301817" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;These four&nbsp;investments&nbsp;are the result of our&nbsp;strong commitment&nbsp;to building more affordable neighborhoods throughout our city, so that all residents may share in our growing&nbsp;prosperity,&quot; said Mayor&nbsp;Peduto.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p paraeid="{8eb8e267-d2f7-4bf0-902d-f9628e90146c}{133}" paraid="1464785494">The four developments that were awarded low income housing tax credits are:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Morningside Crossing&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">1802&nbsp;Jancey&nbsp;Street &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15206</li> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units: 46</li> <li paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$1,195,048</li> </ul> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">a.m. Rodriguez Associates, Inc., is converting and rehabilitating the former Morningside School into an 85% affordable&nbsp;(46 units)&nbsp;senior development that will include a first floor senior center to&nbsp;be operated by the City of Pittsburgh.&nbsp;Morningside Crossing was selected by a&nbsp;jury of affordable housing professionals for a funding award under the &ldquo;Innovation in Design&rdquo; category.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{adea1696-d7fb-47a9-b289-e38dd78a3178}{201}" paraid="1552596794" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{34ec4dd3-03a5-47f5-bda1-24d6a4659c21}{72}" paraid="432526055" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Miller Street Apartments&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">318 Miller Street &nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15219</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units: 36</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{77}" paraid="812376585" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$999,866&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{1c9a0090-82d8-47cc-b6b5-24dc0b236ec7}{196}" paraid="240120770" xml:lang="EN-US">Bridging the Gap Development LLC&nbsp;is developing a&nbsp;new 36-unit five story apartment building on Miller Street in the Crawford-Roberts neighborhood of the city. &nbsp;This facility will include&nbsp;a program designed to provide job&nbsp;training to residents in partnership with the nearby&nbsp;Energy Innovation Center.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{1c9a0090-82d8-47cc-b6b5-24dc0b236ec7}{196}" paraid="240120770" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{11f48504-efbf-4212-86a1-2f7efdb02fcf}{123}" paraid="1254295682" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Oakland Affordable Living&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{181}" paraid="1067313301" xml:lang="EN-US">2561&nbsp;Allequippa&nbsp;Street&nbsp;</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{181}" paraid="1067313301" xml:lang="EN-US">2528-2544&nbsp;Allequippa&nbsp;Street,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15213</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{181}" paraid="1067313301" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units:&nbsp;49</li> <li paraeid="{f8970585-3838-448e-b004-f3e6b2910253}{181}" paraid="1067313301" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$1,184,405&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7ad7524-7781-4e99-be37-256cca5b570b}{173}" paraid="196267525" xml:lang="EN-US">Oakland Planning and Development Corporation is developing&nbsp;the&nbsp;Oakland Affordable Living Development that includes both new construction and the&nbsp;preservation of&nbsp;Allequippa&nbsp;Place,&nbsp;one of the first LIHTC developments in Pennsylvania. This&nbsp;is a CDC owned and developed project.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{f7ad7524-7781-4e99-be37-256cca5b570b}{173}" paraid="196267525" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f7ad7524-7781-4e99-be37-256cca5b570b}{181}" paraid="933961249" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Squirrel Hill Gateway Apartments&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{e18b4a4a-cc99-453c-bb54-9998158f24a6}{58}" paraid="907622635" xml:lang="EN-US">2607 Murray Avenue,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15217</li> <li paraeid="{e18b4a4a-cc99-453c-bb54-9998158f24a6}{58}" paraid="907622635" xml:lang="EN-US">Total Units: 33</li> <li paraeid="{e18b4a4a-cc99-453c-bb54-9998158f24a6}{58}" paraid="907622635" xml:lang="EN-US">Tax Credit Amount:&nbsp;$1,117,171&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e3812c47-8cfd-4fcc-bc14-f0dd7341357b}{17}" paraid="1650061196" xml:lang="EN-US">ACTION-Housing, Inc.&#39;s development of&nbsp;Squirrel Hill Gateway&nbsp;will include 33 new affordable units, 50% of which will serve residents with intellectual and&nbsp;psychological&nbsp;disabilities,&nbsp;an office for Jewish Residential Services&nbsp;and an expanded Levin Clubhouse. Squirrel Hill Gateway will be in close proximity&nbsp;to public transit and shopping opportunities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b5d7896d-2f51-4c68-b42c-25cb9c64218c}{41}" paraid="1649977532" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:59:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6281 <div><strong>National Summer Learning Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 50 Montgomery Pl.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Kathy Kiely</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>EMS Promotional Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Mayor Ginther</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Griffin, Director Gable, and Betty Cruz</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Recording Video for Western PA Human Society</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: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:58:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6279 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Jack Hefferon</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Derrick Tillman and Rep. Gainey</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 David Morehouse, Travis Williams, and the County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Picklesburgh Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz Field</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> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:02:09 -0400 Report on Advancing the Pittsburgh Region Shows Economic Contributions of Immigrants http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6277 <p>Pittsburgh, PA (July 12, 2016)&nbsp; &ndash; Today Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald held a press conference to announce the Report on Advancing the Pittsburgh Region Shows Economic Contributions of Immigrants in partnership with PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh &ndash; Allegheny Conference. In conjunction with the event, Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) released a research brief that highlights the economic and demographic contributions of immigrants in the Pittsburgh region. The brief shows that the 10-county Pittsburgh region&rsquo;s 82,308 immigrant residents have a significant positive impact on southwestern Pennsylvania&rsquo;s economy through high rates of workforce participation in key industries, tax contributions, and spending power.</p> <p>&ldquo;This report shows that immigrants advance the economy of the Pittsburgh region,&rdquo; said John Feinblatt, Chairman of the Partnership for a New American Economy. &ldquo;Immigrants work in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s top industries like manufacturing, education, and health care; strengthen the local tax base; and start businesses that create jobs in Allegheny County and across the region.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh was built by a skilled, hardworking and thriving immigrant community. This report is a great reminder of how vital the growing immigrant and Latino community is to our region&rsquo;s future success and stability,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&ldquo;This report shows, again, what we&rsquo;ve known in our region for quite some time &ndash; that immigrants and foreign-born residents play an important part in our region&rsquo;s economy,&rdquo; said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Our region is a growing one with opportunity for everyone. Embracing those individuals who are newly-calling Allegheny County home is just one more way to recognize their role in our continued growth and development.&rdquo;</p> <p>Adnan Hilton Pehlivan, owner of Istanbul Sofra a Turkish restaurant in Pittsburgh, joined the press conference to share his perspective as an immigrant and business owner. &ldquo;We wanted to be part of the new Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Adnan said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s my job to pay back my city. My job is to build new businesses, pay taxes, and provide jobs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The report, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Advancing-the-Pittsburgh-Region.pdf">Advancing the Pittsburgh Region</a>,&rdquo; finds:</p> <ul> <li>Immigrants contributed $6.8 billion to Allegheny County&rsquo;s GDP, as well as $217 million in state and local taxes.</li> <li>Immigrants in Allegheny County held $1.8 billion in spending power, 6.3 percent of the county&rsquo;s total spending power, with Asian immigrants alone contributing $912 million and Latino immigrants contributing $108 million.</li> <li>The Pittsburgh region&rsquo;s population slightly declined by 0.1% between 2009 and 2014, decreasing from 2,571,680 to 2,569,558.5 However, during this time the foreign-born population increased by 7.9%, from 76,286 to 82,308, helping offset this decline.</li> <li>Between 2000 and 2014, the growth in the foreign-born population increased the total housing value in Allegheny County by more than $1 billion.</li> <li>Foreign-born residents are more likely to start new businesses than the U.S.-born in Allegheny County. In 2014, while only about 1 in 15 U.S.-born workers was self-employed, 1 in 10 foreign-born residents in Allegheny County was self-employed, higher than the national average of about 1 in 13.</li> <li>In Allegheny County in 2012, businesses owned by Latino residents had $248 million in sales, and 1,216 paid employees. In the City of Pittsburgh, such businesses had $109 million in sales, and 268 paid employees.</li> <li>In the fall of 2014, the City of Pittsburgh hosted 8,857 students on temporary resident visas. These students boosted city&rsquo;s economy by supporting 5,624 local jobs and contributing $338 million in spending.</li> <li>Because of the role immigrants play in the workforce helping companies keep jobs on U.S. soil, it is estimated that immigrants in Allegheny County helped create or preserve 2,893 local manufacturing jobs that would have otherwise vanished or moved elsewhere.</li> <li>In 2014, a vast majority (83.5 percent) of the foreign-born in Allegheny County had lived there for more than a year.</li> </ul> <p>This report is released in conjunction with the announcement that Pittsburgh is one of 20 communities selected in the <a href="http://gatewaysforgrowth.org/">Gateways for Growth Challenge</a>, an opportunity from PNAE and Welcoming America that invited communities across the United States to apply for support for the development and implementation of multi-sector strategic plans for welcoming and integrating new Americans. Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative, Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh &ndash; Allegheny Conference, and Allegheny County partnered together to apply for and support this opportunity. This report will allow officials to make a strong case to local employers that there is a need to grow and welcome a more diverse workforce.</p> <p>Read the full report <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/research/advancing-the-pittsburgh-region/">here</a> and check out other briefs on the demographic and economic contributions of immigrants in <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SAN-JOSE-Factsheet_Final21.pdf">San Jos&eacute; and Santa Clara County</a>, <a href="http://h/">Salt Lake County</a>, <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/research/new-americans-denver/">Denver</a>, <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/research/new-americans-cincinnati/">Cincinnati</a>, <a href="http://h/">Columbus</a>, and <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/research/new-americans-toledo/">Toledo</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Partnership for a New American Economy</strong></p> <p>The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. The Partnership&rsquo;s members include mayors of more than 35 million people nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than 4 million people across all sectors of the economy, from Agriculture to Aerospace, Hospitality to High Tech, and Media to Manufacturing. Partnership members understand that immigration is essential to maintaining the productive, diverse, and flexible workforce that America needs to ensure prosperity over the coming generations. Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/">www.RenewOurEconomy.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong></p> <p>Sarah Roy, Partnership for a New American Economy: Sarah@renewoureconomy.org</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:58:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6276 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rocky Bleier</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 the&nbsp;County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>New American Economy Press Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>SCOPE International Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 3000 Sidney St., Suite 200</div> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:07:35 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald to Announce Report on Economic Impact of Immigrants and Latinos on Our Region at Tuesday Press Conference http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6274 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 11, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will hold a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. to announce the release of a report on the economic impact immigrants and Latinos have on our region.</p> <p>&ldquo;Advancing the Pittsburgh Region: A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants&rdquo; was developed through a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh &ndash; Allegheny Conference. The report is part of the Gateways for Growth Challenge made possible thanks to Welcoming America and Partnership for a New American Economy.</p> <p>WHO: Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County</p> <p>William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Adnan Hilton Pehlivan, Istanbul Sofra, Small Business Owner</p> <p>WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:45 a.m.</p> <p>WHERE: City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:56:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6271 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking to TALENTUM Students</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: University of Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Police Promotions&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming&nbsp;Interview with Todd Drezner</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:18:21 -0400 Statement by County Executive and Mayor on Recent Violence in the Country http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6266 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2016) Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement in response to recent reports of violence in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;Today, our nation is in mourning for the deaths of so many in our community. We are hurt, angry, confused and in pain as we struggle to cope with the violence plaguing us. Our answer to the violence in our community cannot be more violence. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s strength has always been in coming together to solve issues and supporting each other in times of need. We rely on that strength and we need it now more than ever.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We have great faith that all of us &ndash; residents, communities, law enforcement, activists &ndash; have the capacity to come together to heal from our pain and anger, no matter how difficult that may be for us. We can do more to honor the lives of those who were killed by working together to stop the violence and have a more peaceful community.&rdquo;</div> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:22:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6265 <div> <p paraeid="{fddf7ceb-bb05-490b-8018-7f0ea2ba51ea}{133}" paraid="613824034">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is&nbsp;calling&nbsp;this afternoon for a community-wide peace summit to be held next week to seek ways&nbsp;to work together to address fear and violence.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9818eff5-dac7-4277-910f-a965859dc025}{95}" paraid="1573106693" xml:lang="EN-US">The Mayor &ndash; working with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald &ndash; intends to gather&nbsp;leaders from&nbsp;law enforcement, faith-based institutions, activist groups,&nbsp;foundations, labor, the corporate community and&nbsp;government to work constructively to address violence&nbsp;facing&nbsp;Pittsburgh and the entire nation, and find ways to promote racial healing.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ce1c0fc0-9059-48e9-abe0-a6db04209e35}{233}" paraid="1360290223" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;We are all affected by the violence in our communities &ndash; whether it be here in Pittsburgh, in Dallas, or&nbsp;so many other cities&nbsp;&ndash; and we all must do everything we can&nbsp;to stop it.&nbsp;Pittsburgh is a strong and resilient place, and our bonds are&nbsp;even stronger when all of us in the city&nbsp;work together,&quot; the Mayor said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9abf2bbf-6b67-401a-a317-36567eb09ef2}{87}" paraid="1456359379" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is calling&nbsp;for the summit at welcoming&nbsp;remarks this afternoon to the national convening of&nbsp;Local Progress, a national network of progressive elected officials and organizations from around the country.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{324c44ea-ac3c-4aae-9e41-3eb932d2fdfa}{84}" paraid="2053913185" xml:lang="EN-US">The date of the summit has not yet been determined.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9abf2bbf-6b67-401a-a317-36567eb09ef2}{125}" paraid="1946016168" xml:lang="EN-US">A statement released today by Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;and County Executive Fitzgerald on shootings nationwide <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6266">is available here.</a></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:29:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6263 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Jane&#39;s Walk</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Susan Radov</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Keynote Speaker at the Local Progress Convening</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: The Westin</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</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 Chief Lestitian</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 Congressman Klink</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Bicentennial Bash</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Heinz History Center</div> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:21:21 -0400 Reminder: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6261 <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{147}" paraid="1850351394">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2016)&nbsp;-&nbsp;Organizers of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pgh200.com/">Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration</a>&nbsp;are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{150}" paraid="1495002364">The day begins with an 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{155}" paraid="1364720412">The Bicentennial Parade is organized as a &quot;human timeline,&quot;&nbsp;featuring&nbsp;the first indigenous residents of the region, and proceeding through the City&#39;s history of immigration from Europe and newly arriving immigrants, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The Bicentennial year forms a bridge from Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first 200 years to the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{158}" paraid="691251577">Native Americans from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will lead the parade. They will be followed by French and Indian War and Revolutionary War re-enactors with muskets and fifes and drums.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{161}" paraid="1113377082">Four hundred descendants of Pittsburgh Mayors from 1816 to present will be in the parade. Some are coming from European countries and many will be traveling from across the United States, from Vermont to California. They are paying for their own travel and lodging expenses.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{185}" paraid="1696866107">Notable&nbsp;Pittsburghers like&nbsp;Franco Harris,&nbsp;Larry&nbsp;Richert,&nbsp;Bruno&nbsp;Sammartino, Manny&nbsp;Sanguillen&nbsp;and&nbsp;Kent Tekulve&nbsp;will appear in the parade in addition to more&nbsp;than 100 Pittsburgh organizations, including: the&nbsp;Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Rotary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{191}" paraid="629809009">Thanks to assistance from the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Hockey Hall of Fame, the&nbsp;Stanley Cup&nbsp;will also have a spot in the parade lineup.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{196}" paraid="2037531008">Marking Pittsburgh&rsquo;s contributions during the Civil War will be the 6th Regiment USCT Drum Corps and Mr.&nbsp;Wali&nbsp;Jamal portraying African American notable Martin Delany.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{203}" paraid="564461382">Cultural heritage groups, reflecting the rich Pittsburgh environment fostered by immigrants, will dot the human timeline by the dates of their immigration. Participating organizations represent Pittsburgh&rsquo;s German, Scottish, Chinese, Bhutanese, French, Brazilian, Colombian, African, Polish, Czech, Haitian, Japanese, Persian, Filipino,&nbsp;Carpatho&nbsp;Rusyn, Lithuanian, Pakistani, Welsh, Vietnamese, Italian, Lebanese and Scandinavian communities.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{206}" paraid="1229808480">Fans of old riding machines will enjoy the 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the 1930s cars of the Three River Region Model A Restorers Club, a 1945 Mack truck and the United Rays Corvette Club&rsquo;s cars dating from the 1960s to the present.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{211}" paraid="659521942">For those who prefer vehicles that float the Coast Guard and the&nbsp;Requin&nbsp;Submarine Base will fill the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{220}" paraid="909856863">And what&rsquo;s a parade without some quirky fun? Sprinkled in throughout the parade are Steel City Rollers, female Roller Derby stars; Colonel Eagleburger&#39;s&nbsp;Highstepping&nbsp;Goodtime Band; the merry group that saved Santa-Land;&nbsp;Squonk&nbsp;Opera with latest production featuring stages on bicycles; and frights provided by&nbsp;ScareHouse.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{222}" paraid="1188819838"><strong>Free Healthy Ride&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{240}" paraid="1118027762">Hello Bistro and Healthy Ride have teamed up to offer free riding all day on Saturday, July 9th in celebration of Pittsburgh&#39;s 200th Anniversary.&nbsp;There is no limit on trip duration. All riding is free from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.&nbsp;It&#39;s easy to participate! The free rate will automatically apply to all Healthy Ride&nbsp;rentals.&nbsp;All riders must have a Healthy Ride account to rent bicycles. New riders can set up an account online at&nbsp;<a href="http://healthyridepgh.com/">healthyridepgh.com</a>, on the&nbsp;nextbike&nbsp;app, or by calling Customer Service&nbsp;<a href="tel:412-535-5189">412-535-5189</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{249}" paraid="1952404077">Find the&nbsp;nearest Healthy Ride station on the&nbsp;<a href="https://healthyridepgh.com/stations/">Station Map</a>&nbsp;or the&nbsp;nextbike&nbsp;mobile app.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{249}" paraid="1952404077"><strong>Bicentennial Showcase:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{ea85edc1-f84e-43d3-9bb6-2e525e011b5b}{255}" paraid="692819539" style="margin-left: 40px;">Cultural Heritage Parade participants will each have a 5 minute performance slot&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{3}" paraid="836888031" style="margin-left: 40px;">Time: 12:30 &ndash; 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{6}" paraid="221145001" style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Market Square&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{11}" paraid="834638677"><strong>Bicentennial Concert &amp; Fireworks:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{14}" paraid="135829081" style="margin-left: 40px;">Concert: 6:00 &ndash; 9:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{17}" paraid="413815013" style="margin-left: 40px;">Fireworks: 9:30 &ndash; 10:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{20}" paraid="876663122" style="margin-left: 40px;">Location: Point State Park&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{23}" paraid="802664996" style="margin-left: 40px;">Performers:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{26}" paraid="87035276" style="margin-left: 80px;">Roger Humphries Jazz All-Stars&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{29}" paraid="1389968164" style="margin-left: 80px;">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Country All Stars featuring:&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{32}" paraid="270606601" style="margin-left: 80px;">The Beagle Brothers &amp; Slim Forsythe&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{35}" paraid="224695784" style="margin-left: 80px;">Pittsburgh Oldies and Rock &lsquo;n Roll All-Stars, featuring:&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{39}" paraid="30869628" style="margin-left: 80px;">Artistree&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{42}" paraid="1832785394" style="margin-left: 80px;">Jack Hunt (from Johnny Angel&rsquo;s group) &amp; Bubba&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{45}" paraid="1297650274" style="margin-left: 80px;">Fred Johnson &amp; Kenny Mitchell&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{49}" paraid="71594734" style="margin-left: 80px;">Stevee&nbsp;Wellons&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{54}" paraid="588774599" style="margin-left: 80px;">David&nbsp;Granati&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{59}" paraid="994829366" style="margin-left: 80px;">Norm&nbsp;Nardini&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{62}" paraid="541517238" style="margin-left: 80px;">Shari Richards&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{65}" paraid="959972900" style="margin-left: 80px;">Billy Price&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <ul> <li paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{68}" paraid="2049545823" style="margin-left: 80px;">Donnie Iris&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{70}" paraid="37769225"><strong>&nbsp;Photo/Video Opportunities (for media planning purposes)</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{76}" paraid="1060292495" style="margin-left: 40px;">11:00 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bicentennial Parade&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{85}" paraid="362381580" style="margin-left: 40px;">1:00-3:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayoral&nbsp;Descendants&nbsp;Reception,&nbsp;City-County&nbsp;Building&nbsp;Lobby&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{90}" paraid="1325510692" style="margin-left: 40px;">12:30-2:30&nbsp;p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Bicentennial Showcase, Market Square&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{94}" paraid="1896301584" style="margin-left: 40px;">6:00-9:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Bicentennial Concert &amp; Fireworks, Point State Park&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b7ce3949-cbcc-4646-84a0-2de07dde79d7}{96}" paraid="551574953" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:10:07 -0400 Donation of Hays Parkland Finalized http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6260 <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{134}" paraid="1112404127">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2016) The gift of 660 acres of parkland to the City by Pittsburgh Development Group II has been finalized, enabling the creation of the largest park in Pittsburgh.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{144}" paraid="2048709456">A month ago the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh authorized payment of&nbsp;$5 million to secure the property, which is far below the market value of the mineral rights, the value of the property, and the $15 million Pittsburgh Development Group II had invested in the site. The closing announced today completes the transaction, which came after negotiations between the development group and Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&rsquo;s&nbsp;Chief of Staff and URA board chairman Kevin&nbsp;Acklin.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{154}" paraid="1557505954">&quot;This tremendous gift &ndash; one of the largest ever to Pittsburgh or any other city -- is a perfect way to further celebrate the City&#39;s 200th&nbsp;birthday. It will preserve hundreds of acres of untouched urban forest for generations, and underscore the City&#39;s ongoing work to preserve and protect our environment,&quot; Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2442e117-fe24-47df-93a1-7d917e8e8ee9}{146}" paraid="1234059395" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;When Mr. Betters first approached us about this generous donation&nbsp;he told me he was inspired by the legacy of his daughter&nbsp;Roxsan, who died of cancer, and that reminded me of the great City parks associated with two strong women, Mary&nbsp;Schenley&nbsp;and Helen Clay Frick. To honor his generosity I plan to&nbsp;dedicate this park in her honor,&quot; the Mayor said.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{24fb8730-1ad5-4921-ada9-8f72425d3a21}{34}" paraid="632424717" xml:lang="EN-US">Charles J. Betters is the&nbsp;principal&nbsp;owner of Pittsburgh Development Group II.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{24fb8730-1ad5-4921-ada9-8f72425d3a21}{38}" paraid="575289428" xml:lang="EN-US">&quot;Pittsburgh Development Group under Chuck Betters&#39; leadership is honored to be part of&nbsp;this historic, philanthropic action on behalf of the city and its residents,&quot; said William&nbsp;Newlin,&nbsp;the largest minority owner of the&nbsp;development group whose&nbsp;minority partners were also involved in the gift.&nbsp;&quot;We are further proud to be part of Pittsburgh&#39;s national leadership in&nbsp;preserving&nbsp;our natural resources and Pittsburgh&#39;s emergence as a new renaissance city.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{199}" paraid="1806410621">Now that the sale has been&nbsp;finalized the&nbsp;Mayor will form a working group&nbsp;&ndash; including&nbsp;Citiparks, environmental groups, foundations and others &ndash;&nbsp;to plan for the park&#39;s usage and preservation, and recommend ways to honor&nbsp;Roxsan&nbsp;Betters&#39; legacy.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{201}" paraid="1469198753">It is undetermined when the parklands will be open to the public. In addition to parklands, the URA plans to work with stakeholders to study the feasibility of a future housing development on a small portion of the site in an appropriate part of the land.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{2442e117-fe24-47df-93a1-7d917e8e8ee9}{57}" paraid="1975797524" xml:lang="EN-US">The property is approximately 660 acres, with 642 acres in the City of Pittsburgh and 18 acres in Baldwin Borough. Together with the land in Baldwin, the site will be the largest contiguous park in Pittsburgh. (Frick Park is 644 acres.)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{207}" paraid="286515200">City officials are meeting with Baldwin Borough officials next week, with the expectation that the borough&#39;s portion of the site will be left as parkland.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{210}" paraid="1452793494">Studies of the site indicate 5,825 linear feet of perennial streams, 2,899 linear feet of intermittent streams and 5,780 linear feet of ephemeral streams. There are several deep valleys and a waterfall on one of the streams. The palisades on the site offer views of the river below.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{952630cc-80ad-47de-96bb-87dac9c8f4f5}{219}" paraid="1652313101">The Hays site was previously owned by J&amp;L Steel. Pittsburgh Development Group II purchased the property through a series of acquisitions in 2003. It was master planned for a mixed use development consisting of residential and commercial development. Original plans included a&nbsp;thoroughbred&nbsp;racetrack&nbsp;and casino but had an alternative plan to replace that portion of the site with additional residential development if a racetrack was not permitted.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:03:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6259 <div><strong>Meeting with Rebecca Flora</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Manchester Bridge Sculpture Unveiling</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch of&nbsp;Pulsepoint&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 400 N. Lexington&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</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 Lam</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 Patrick Stewart and Deb Partsch</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 Tom McGough and Diane Holder</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 County Executive</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:33:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6250 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting&nbsp;with Rev. Welch</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Wisniewski</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Jones</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 Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Filming Welcome Message for Homewood Expo</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:03:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 2-4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6242 <div><strong>July 2</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Wilkinsburg Community Festival</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Hunter Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Arsenal Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 3</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>July 4</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> Sun, 03 Jul 2016 10:46:52 -0400 City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed Monday In Observance of Independence Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6241 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 1, 2016) - In observance of Independence Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and refuse, bulk waste and recycling collections will be postponed on Monday, July 4, 2016.</p> <p><strong>The refuse schedule will proceed as follows:</strong></p> <p>If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, July 4, you will be serviced on Tuesday, July 5. If your collection day is Tuesday, July 5, you will be serviced on Wednesday, July 6. This will continue through the end of the week with Friday&rsquo;s normally scheduled collection being picked up on Saturday.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services&nbsp;at 412-255-2773.</p> <p>Citiparks has announced the following holiday schedule for the weekend:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>CLOSED on Monday, July 4</strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Recreation Centers (also closed on Saturday, July 2)</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Healthy Active Living centers</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">East Liberty Farmers&rsquo; Market</li> </ul> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>OPEN on Monday, July 4</strong></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Outdoor Swimming Pools: &nbsp;1 - 5:45 p.m.</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Spray Parks: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.</li> <li style="margin-left: 40px;">Mellon Park Tennis Center: Operating on regular schedule</li> </ul> <p align="center">###</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:32:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - July 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6239 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong><br /> Time: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Superintendent Swearing In Ceremony</strong><br /> Time: 9 a.m.<br /> Location: 341 S. Bellefield Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Press Conference Regarding PWSA</strong><br /> Time: 10 a.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Joe Lonsdale</strong><br /> Time: 11 a.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Staff</strong><br /> Time: 1:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview with National Energy Technology Laboratory</strong><br /> Time: 2:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:21:51 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto, PWSA Executive Director David Donahoe To Provide Updates On Billing and Water Quality Initiatives http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6238 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 30, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Interim Executive Director David Donahoe will hold a press conference tomorrow, Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the status of PWSA billing issues and provide an update on water quality initiatives.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Who: </strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; David Donahoe, Interim Executive Director, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>When:</strong> &nbsp; Friday, July 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Where:</strong> Mayor&rsquo;s Office Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:52:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6237 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to &nbsp;10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Police Recruit Swearing In Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 7th Floor,&nbsp;Alumni Hall,&nbsp;&nbsp;4227 Fifth Ave,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Director Leger</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&nbsp;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 Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon Cutting for the Dairy District</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;1529 Brownsville Road</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Jewish Residential Services&nbsp;Event Honoring Debbie Friedman</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Rodef Shalom</div> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:11:07 -0400 HUD Awards $500,000 Planning Grant for Bedford Dwellings & Middle Hill District http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6236 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2016) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $500,000 to the City of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and the Bedford Dwellings community to further stimulate affordable housing and economic development in the Hill District.</p> <p>The grant, one of 10 awards totaling $8 million funded through HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, will help local leaders to craft a comprehensive, homegrown plan to revitalize and transform this neighborhood.</p> <p>HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative promotes a comprehensive approach to transforming neighborhoods struggling to address the interconnected challenges of distressed housing, inadequate schools, poor health, high crime, and lack of capital.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;No child should be limited in life by the zip code where they were born,&rdquo; said HUD Secretary Juli&aacute;n Castro. &ldquo;Today, we&rsquo;re kick starting the revitalization in 10 distressed neighborhoods across the country. These grants will lay a firm foundation upon which we&rsquo;ll build better, more thoughtful neighborhoods that are more connected to all the opportunities their communities have to offer.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This planning grant is much needed by the Bedford Dwellings community, and furthermore underscores work we are doing to facilitate growth across the entire Hill District,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;What is great about this planning grant is it allows us to look at redevelopment&nbsp;holistically,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle. &ldquo;Not only will we focus on the physical development, but&nbsp;also the&nbsp;educational, economic and&nbsp;social development needs of our community.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant is great news for the residents of Bedford Dwellings and the Middle Hill District community,&rdquo; said HACP Executive Director Caster D. Binion. &ldquo;The award demonstrates the shared commitment of the HACP, the City of Pittsburgh, HUD and an entire network of community stakeholders toward the Bedford community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Choice Neighborhoods is HUD&rsquo;s signature place-based initiative and its vision builds on the work that has been done by the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, an interagency partnership between HUD, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, and Treasury, since 2009. Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families&#39; choices about their community.</p> <p>Through the Choice Neighborhoods planning process local governments, housing authorities, residents, nonprofits, tribal authorities, private developers, school districts, police departments, and other civic organizations create a common vision and develop effective strategies to revitalize their neighborhood. The resulting Transformation Plan and locally driven Action Activities lay the foundation for revitalizing the distressed public and/or assisted housing units, transforming the surrounding neighborhood, and promoting opportunities for families.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:24:54 -0400 Moore Pool In Brookline Scheduled To Open Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6235 <div> <p paraeid="{f9d6e48b-995b-4200-aeff-9d17bce88f0c}{145}" paraid="1031260800">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Departments of Public Works (DPW)&nbsp;and Parks and Recreation (Citiparks) announced today that Moore Pool -- 1801 Pioneer Avenue in&nbsp;Brookline --&nbsp;will open for regular summer season operating hours&nbsp;beginning on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9d6e48b-995b-4200-aeff-9d17bce88f0c}{154}" paraid="1871080196">The opening of Moore Pool was delayed&nbsp;due to a&nbsp;failed electrical service&nbsp;that must be redesigned and rebuilt. DPW performed repairs to the electrical system&nbsp;over the last two weeks. The system is now operational for the season and has passed inspection. A complete replacement of the electrical system will take&nbsp;place following the Summer 2016 season.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8795dab3-3994-45a8-aca2-64708bb4d5b0}{81}" paraid="702913902" xml:lang="EN-US">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;would like to thank everyone involved in expediting the repair process, including&nbsp;District 4 Councilwoman Natalia&nbsp;Rudiak,&nbsp;DPW and&nbsp;Citiparks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{f9d6e48b-995b-4200-aeff-9d17bce88f0c}{160}" paraid="168944596">A complete list of outdoor pools and operating ours can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-pools-outdoor">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-pools-outdoor</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8795dab3-3994-45a8-aca2-64708bb4d5b0}{42}" paraid="2050844477" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:52:31 -0400 Pittsburgh Officials Tour Interim Police Training Facility http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6234 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh is close to finalizing plans to build an interim police training facility in a vacant building at the Community College of Allegheny County, replacing the City&#39;s old training academy site on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park.</p> <p>The former facility was plagued by multiple challenges, including having only two classrooms; limited parking; limited restrooms; no space for physical fitness or defensive tactic training; and was prone to flooding.</p> <p>A new facility leased from CCAC is expected to open September 1 in advance of hosting the next class of police recruits, as well as hosting ongoing training mandated for veteran police personnel.</p> <p>The three story, 32,000-square-foot building &ndash; site of CCAC&#39;s former arts center &ndash; is larger, offers parking and ample classroom space. Police training staff will be able to place driving and firearms video simulators in the building, as well as use classrooms for exercises on emergency scenarios. The training academy&#39;s firing range will remain in Highland Park, however.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto and other City of Pittsburgh officials, including Public Safety and Bureau of Police personnel, toured the facility today. The lease is subject to approvals by the CCAC board and Pittsburgh City Council, and is set for a three-year term with options to extend the lease for three more years.</p> <p>The City expects to spend about $241,000 on the facility this year, which includes lease payments to CCAC plus capital upgrades including demolition work, and wiring the building for an IT network.</p> <p>The City expects to be in the CCAC facility until a permanent location for the Public Safety Training and Administrative Facility has been identified by the Office of Management and Budget.</p> <p>The next class of police recruits graduates tomorrow, bringing the total of on-duty police to roughly 850 officers. Another class started in March. The new facility will allow for another recruit class to begin training in September, and another to start by the end of the year.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:41:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6229 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;Yellow Cab&#39;s Launch of Z Trip</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 1101 Beaver Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and&nbsp;Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Councilwoman Rudiak&#39;s Early Childhood Education Post Agenda</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:09:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6226 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jo Ellen Parker</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at St. Joseph&rsquo;s House of Hospitality</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;1635 Bedford Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with LaTrenda Sherrill,&nbsp;Cara Ciminillo, and Carol Barone Martin</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Southwestern PA Commission</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Suite 400, Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner with Congressman Doyle and Sheet Metal Workers</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:32:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 25-26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6219 <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{163}" paraid="675221116">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 26, 2016) - Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Indianapolis, IN this weekend for the 84th&nbsp;Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{174}" paraid="866374628">A complete&nbsp;conference&nbsp;agenda can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usmayors.org/84thAnnualMeeting/media/agenda-0623.pdf">here</a>. In addition to conference events and seminars, Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;has the following appointments scheduled: &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{181}" paraid="1153676051"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule June 25, 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{183}" paraid="529539548"><strong>2016 City Livability Award Recipients Photo Op&nbsp;</strong></p> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{183}" paraid="529539548">Time: 9-9:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{192}" paraid="1052454465"><strong>Meeting with Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to POTUS </strong></p> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{192}" paraid="1052454465">Time: 10:10 a.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{200}" paraid="791780978"><strong>Opening Press Conference&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{206}" paraid="1235577428">Time: 11:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{208}" paraid="1069722566"><strong>Lunch with Bruce Weintraub&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{214}" paraid="1411737778">Time: 12:00 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{216}" paraid="778127844"><strong>Mayors Climate Protection Awards Luncheon &amp; Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{222}" paraid="881086540">Time: 12:15 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{224}" paraid="1974843420"><strong>Meeting with DHS Office of Intergovernmental Affairs&nbsp;Assistant Secretary Phil McNamara&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{232}" paraid="1907613444">Time:&nbsp;2:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{234}" paraid="2069739928"><strong>Community Development and Housing Standing Committee&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{240}" paraid="467691498">Time: 3:45 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{242}" paraid="1855260469"><strong>Cocktail Reception Hosted By Los Angeles Mayor Eric&nbsp;Garcetti&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{251}" paraid="321003483">Time:&nbsp;6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{4f152365-f944-473d-affd-cd78661353f8}{253}" paraid="488279028"><strong>Opening Event: The Palladium and Center Green, Carmel&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8da3600b-d935-40f0-a22a-fdf381897a5a}{4}" paraid="102865297">Time: 7-10:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{8da3600b-d935-40f0-a22a-fdf381897a5a}{6}" paraid="679221344">&nbsp;</p> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{167}" paraid="1529552934"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule June 26, 2016&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{176}" paraid="1698825660"><strong>Mayors and Business Leaders Plenary Breakfast&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{182}" paraid="370334681">Time: 7:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{184}" paraid="1284969250"><strong>Meeting with Virginia Mayer&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{190}" paraid="122077086">Time: 9:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{192}" paraid="13922570"><strong>Meeting with Bridget Cummings and White House&nbsp;IGA Staff&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{199}" paraid="1721383963">Time: 10:00 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{201}" paraid="737552264"><strong>Plenary&nbsp;Session:&nbsp;<em>The Global Significance of Building Compassionate Cities: Kindness Makes it Happen</em>&nbsp;featuring an address from His Holiness the 14th&nbsp;Dalai Lama&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{213}" paraid="505420800">Time: 10:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{215}" paraid="1401635775"><em>Return&nbsp;to Pittsburgh&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{221}" paraid="1512099391">&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{227}" paraid="1264017297"><strong>About U.S. Conference of Mayors&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{231}" paraid="948561965">The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,407 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{235}" paraid="1617626754">The primary roles of The U.S. Conference of Mayors are to:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <ul> <li> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{240}" paraid="199725428">Promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{245}" paraid="2065081145">Strengthen federal-city relationships;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{250}" paraid="1204413940">Ensure that federal policy meets urban needs;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{660ee740-1d49-4f26-9794-a427635373e3}{255}" paraid="1086208911">Provide mayors with leadership and management tools; and&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p paraeid="{9698d7b7-fb35-48b5-a3ad-5485657c1899}{5}" paraid="387817089">Create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <div> <p paraeid="{9698d7b7-fb35-48b5-a3ad-5485657c1899}{9}" paraid="1154031432">The Conference holds its Winter Meeting each January in Washington, D.C. and an Annual Meeting each June in a different U.S. city. Additional meetings and events are held as directed by the Conference leadership.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{9698d7b7-fb35-48b5-a3ad-5485657c1899}{13}" paraid="261821383" style="text-align: center;">### &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:52:32 -0400 Shaler Street In Duquesne Heights Closed For Maintenance Friday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6215 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) - The Department of Public Works advises that Shaler Street - between Wells Street and Minnotte Square - in Duquesne Heights, will be closed Friday, June 24, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for weed trimming and general cleanup.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:07:33 -0400 Media Advisory: City, County and National Main Street Center To Hold Press Conference Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6214 <div> <p paraeid="{3429385f-c2f5-43be-abc3-a33fc7542b35}{185}" paraid="175750944" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;Allegheny County and the National Main&nbsp;Street&nbsp;Center&nbsp;will hold a press conference on the City-County Building Portico at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{184}" paraid="2074253794" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Who:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{118d1b27-5641-4daf-90b5-de8de4f0bb2a}{251}" paraid="1192283698" xml:lang="EN-US">Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b76a3bf1-9fd9-45c0-98a8-35a16298f0cf}{58}" paraid="825447421" xml:lang="EN-US">Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e96d72f5-59fc-4011-957a-eb30637631cb}{18}" paraid="1958209756" xml:lang="EN-US">Valerie McDonald Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Officer, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{198}" paraid="1146159492" xml:lang="EN-US">Henry&nbsp;Pyatt, Small Business and Neighborhood Redevelopment Manager, City of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{200}" paraid="1282468142" xml:lang="EN-US">Patrice Frey, Executive&nbsp;Director, National Main Street&nbsp;Center&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{253}" paraid="243318815" xml:lang="EN-US">Larry Newman, Board Chair, PA Downtown Center&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{118d1b27-5641-4daf-90b5-de8de4f0bb2a}{21}" paraid="1049999129" xml:lang="EN-US">Robert Rubenstein, Acting Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{206}" paraid="417799884" xml:lang="EN-US">Arthur Zeigler, President, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{206}" paraid="417799884" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{746adce8-ae14-4558-91bb-de5096c2b497}{206}" paraid="417799884" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;Friday, June 24, 2016&nbsp;at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{e96d72f5-59fc-4011-957a-eb30637631cb}{125}" paraid="1256262115" xml:lang="EN-US">&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e96d72f5-59fc-4011-957a-eb30637631cb}{125}" paraid="1256262115" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{118d1b27-5641-4daf-90b5-de8de4f0bb2a}{63}" paraid="606465653" style="text-align: center;" xml:lang="EN-US">###&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:34:15 -0400 Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6213 <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{16}" paraid="1489962154" xml:lang="EN-US">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) Organizers of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pgh200.com/">Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration</a>&nbsp;are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{98584a57-dcef-472a-8069-8998caad17b8}{103}" paraid="631359958" xml:lang="EN-US">The day begins with a 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th&nbsp;Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{240}" paraid="579658639" xml:lang="EN-US">The Bicentennial Parade is organized as&nbsp;a &quot;human&nbsp;timeline,&quot; beginning with the first indigenous residents of the region, and proceeding through the City&#39;s&nbsp;history of immigration from Europe and newly arriving immigrants, from Latin America, Africa and Asia.&nbsp;The Bicentennial year forms a bridge from Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first 200 years to the future.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{31}" paraid="1751075955" xml:lang="EN-US">Native Americans from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will lead the parade. They will be followed by French and Indian War and Revolutionary War re-enactors with muskets and fifes and drums.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{35}" paraid="513334569" xml:lang="EN-US">Four hundred descendants of Pittsburgh Mayors from 1816 to present will be in the parade. Some are coming from&nbsp;European countries and many will be travelling from across the United States, from Vermont to California. They are paying for their own travel and lodging expenses.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{39}" paraid="654934247" xml:lang="EN-US">More than 100 Pittsburgh organizations are participating, including the&nbsp;Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Rotary.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{43}" paraid="1940111415" xml:lang="EN-US">Marking Pittsburgh&rsquo;s contributions during the Civil War will be the 6th Regiment USCT Drum Corps and Mr.&nbsp;Wali&nbsp;Jamal portraying African American notable Martin Delany.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{47}" paraid="157769214" xml:lang="EN-US">Cultural heritage groups, reflecting the rich Pittsburgh environment fostered by immigrants, will dot the human timeline by the dates of their immigration. Participating organizations represent Pittsburgh&rsquo;s German, Scottish, Chinese, Bhutanese, French, Brazilian, Colombian, African, Polish, Czech, Haitian, Japanese, Persian,&nbsp;Filipino,&nbsp;Carpatho&nbsp;Rusyn, Lithuanian, Pakistani, Welsh, Vietnamese, Italian, Lebanese and Scandinavian communities.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{51}" paraid="1249630889" xml:lang="EN-US">Fans of old riding machines will enjoy the&nbsp;1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the&nbsp;1930s cars of the Three River Region Model A Restorers Club, a 1945 Mack truck and the United Rays Corvette Club&rsquo;s cars dating from the 1960s to the present.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{55}" paraid="399374001" xml:lang="EN-US">For those who prefer vehicles that float the Coast Guard and the&nbsp;Requin&nbsp;Submarine Base will fill the bill.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{59}" paraid="763006077" xml:lang="EN-US">And what&rsquo;s a parade without some quirky fun? Sprinkled in throughout the parade are Steel City Rollers, female Roller Derby stars; Colonel Eagleburger&#39;s&nbsp;Highstepping&nbsp;Goodtime Band; the merry group that saved Santa-Land;&nbsp;Squonk&nbsp;Opera with latest production featuring stages on bicycles; and frights provided by&nbsp;ScareHouse.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{63}" paraid="804490726" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Bicentennial Showcase:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{67}" paraid="1813285632" xml:lang="EN-US">Cultural Heritage Parade participants will each have a 5 minute performance slot&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{69}" paraid="1454735874" xml:lang="EN-US">Time: 12:30 &ndash; 2:30&nbsp;p.m.</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{71}" paraid="530368172" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Market Square&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{73}" paraid="202831464" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Bicentennial Concert &amp; Fireworks:&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{77}" paraid="339794781" xml:lang="EN-US">Concert: 6:00 &ndash; 9:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{79}" paraid="1403287949" xml:lang="EN-US">Fireworks: 9:30 &ndash; 10:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{81}" paraid="1321022550" xml:lang="EN-US">Location: Point State Park&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{83}" paraid="960914996" xml:lang="EN-US">Performers:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{87}" paraid="380469810" xml:lang="EN-US">Roger Humphries Jazz All-Stars&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{89}" paraid="1042861445" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Country All Stars featuring:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{93}" paraid="2131874161" xml:lang="EN-US">The Beagle Brothers &amp; Slim Forsythe&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{95}" paraid="1835151574" xml:lang="EN-US">Pittsburgh Oldies and Rock &lsquo;n Roll All-Stars, featuring:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{99}" paraid="1796739308" xml:lang="EN-US">Artistree&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{101}" paraid="336949836" xml:lang="EN-US">Jack Hunt (from Johnny Angel&rsquo;s group) &amp; Bubba&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{103}" paraid="897860214" xml:lang="EN-US">Fred Johnson &amp; Kenny Mitchell&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{105}" paraid="792661565" xml:lang="EN-US">Steevie&nbsp;Wellons&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{107}" paraid="219000220" xml:lang="EN-US">David&nbsp;Granati&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{109}" paraid="1324263210" xml:lang="EN-US">Norm&nbsp;Nardini&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{111}" paraid="1893066057" xml:lang="EN-US">Shari Richards&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{113}" paraid="1646738205" xml:lang="EN-US">Billy Price&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c37774a2-424f-4605-ac66-b125e3a1d191}{115}" paraid="955572445" xml:lang="EN-US">Donnie Iris&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:50:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 23, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6212 <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{138}" paraid="111979040">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Montreal today&nbsp;to meet with the&nbsp;city&#39;s&nbsp;mayor and visit development sites around the Montreal area. That follows his speaking engagement Thursday before&nbsp;400 public and private sector leaders from around the world on how Pittsburgh and other cities are evolving through their use of technology.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{164}" paraid="116398958">The theme of the &quot;New Cities Summit&quot; is urban tech.&nbsp; Organizers&nbsp;describe&nbsp;the theme this way:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{167}" paraid="1161549364" style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Everywhere, entrepreneurs and innovators are tapping into the immense power of technology to solve concrete and pressing challenges in cities. This age of Urban Tech is open and nimble and ensures that the cities of our future are built to empower people, not just technology.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{170}" paraid="1057001612" style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>At a time when cities matter more than ever, Urban Tech has the potential to profoundly transform our cities and the world for the better.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{175}" paraid="1609732552">The Mayor&#39;s expenses&nbsp;are being covered by the summit&#39;s organizers. No taxpayer funds are being expended for the summit.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{182}" paraid="935814933"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule June 23, 2016&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{185}" paraid="429866075"><strong>Montreal site visits&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{188}" paraid="1209341831">Time: 9-11:30 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{190}" paraid="1626508422"><strong>Meeting with Mayor Denis&nbsp;Coderre&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{198}" paraid="118770972">Location:&nbsp;Montr&eacute;al City Hall 275 Notre-Dame East St.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{c22d96c7-5266-40a0-bca9-8681072ed74b}{201}" paraid="923461249">Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:35:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 22, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6209 <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{136}" paraid="111979040">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 22, 2016) Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;is in Montreal today to speak to 400 public and private sector leaders from around the world on how Pittsburgh and other cities are evolving through their use of technology.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{155}" paraid="116398958">The theme of the &quot;New Cities Summit&quot; is urban tech.&nbsp; Organizers&nbsp;describe&nbsp;the theme this way:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{158}" paraid="1161549364" style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Everywhere, entrepreneurs and innovators are tapping into the immense power of technology to solve concrete and pressing challenges in cities. This age of Urban Tech is open and nimble and ensures that the cities of our future are built to empower people, not just technology.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{161}" paraid="1057001612" style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>At a time when cities matter more than ever, Urban Tech has the potential to profoundly transform our cities and the world for the better.&nbsp;</em></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{172}" paraid="1901266821">Mayor&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;will speak at a panel today on &quot;Placemaking: Building the Community through Urban Tech,&quot; before&nbsp;officials&nbsp;from more than 40 countries.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{175}" paraid="1609732552">His expenses are being covered by the summit&#39;s organizers. No taxpayer funds are being expended for the summit.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{180}" paraid="935814933"><strong>Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&#39;s&nbsp;Public Schedule June 22, 2016&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{183}" paraid="1249064198">(All locations Hyatt Regency Montreal unless noted)&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{186}" paraid="1858798297"><strong>Flight to Montreal&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{189}" paraid="738865599">Time: 6 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{191}" paraid="1749092171"><strong>Breakout Panel on Sharing is Caring, Trust is Key</strong>.&nbsp;Speakers:&nbsp;Muneeb&nbsp;Mushtaq, CEO,&nbsp;AskforTask&nbsp;Inc. ;&nbsp;Ezra Suleiman, IBM Professor of International Studies and Professor of Politics, Princeton University;&nbsp;Asaolu&nbsp;Tunji&nbsp;John, Chairperson Committee on Social Affairs and Health, African Union;&nbsp;Iseult Ward, Co-Founder and CEO,&nbsp;FoodCloud&nbsp;International;&nbsp;Moderated by Neal&nbsp;Gorenflo, Co-Founder, Shareable.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{218}" paraid="1539410755">Time: 11 a.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{220}" paraid="1501123087"><strong>Breakout Panel on&nbsp;Small Business Cities</strong>. Speakers:&nbsp;Aaron Lander, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,&nbsp;Popupsters;&nbsp;Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca NY;&nbsp;Philip&nbsp;Boutellier, CEO,&nbsp;Tegel&nbsp;Projekt&nbsp;GmbH.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{239}" paraid="1091095171">Time: 2 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{747f43f6-f9c3-4493-82a1-a05a1b2da834}{241}" paraid="560846837"><strong>Plenary Panel on&nbsp;Placemaking: Building the Community through Urban Tech.</strong> Speakers: Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto;&nbsp;F&eacute;lix-Antoine&nbsp;Joli-Coeur, Executive Director, Amplify&nbsp;Montreal;Chris&nbsp;Gourlay, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,&nbsp;Spacehive;&nbsp;Mary Miss, Artist and Founder, The Mary Miss Studio &amp; Director, City as Living Laboratory;&nbsp;Tom Smith, Global Director, Property and Buildings, WSP Global;&nbsp;Moderated by Liz Stinson, Writer, WIRED Design.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b957b0db-200f-4b32-8ca5-82ffcb8a173c}{12}" paraid="856467335">Time: 4:50 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b957b0db-200f-4b32-8ca5-82ffcb8a173c}{14}" paraid="1806519329"><strong>Closing Ceremony at the&nbsp;Maison&nbsp;Symphonique&nbsp;de Montr&eacute;al&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p paraeid="{b957b0db-200f-4b32-8ca5-82ffcb8a173c}{24}" paraid="144095302">Time: 5:35 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:02:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6203 <div><strong>Meeting with Dan Onorato</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 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 Mike Lee</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Betty Cruz</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 Kim Moses</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 Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:53:54 -0400 Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar Road Closed for Flood Cleanup through Tuesday Afternoon http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6201 <p>The Department of Public Works advises that Lemington Extension from Highland Drive to Lemington Avenue will be closed beginning at 6:00 a.m. today, June 20, 2016 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p>The closure is needed for flood cleanup from the recent storm.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:16:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6200 <div><strong>Speaking at the Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Duquesne University</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presentation of&nbsp;Flag Flown Over the U.S. Capitol&nbsp;with Congressman Doyle</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Southwestern Veterans Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Walker</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Griffin</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Siegel</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</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.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gable</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:42:27 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Public Schedule, June 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6197 <div><strong>Technology Tour with Senator Reschenthaler, Representative English, and Senator Vulakovich</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.&nbsp;</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 Director Donahoe and Director Rubinstein</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 Farrow</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 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>Black Tie Honors Gala</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Square Pittsburgh Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>BMe Together Community Leader Awards</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Museum of Art</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner in Honor of Thaw Washington</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Epiphany Catholic Church, 184 Washington Place</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Urban Garden Party</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mattress Factory</div> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:05:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6189 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Let&#39;s Move Outside Launch with DOI &amp; YMCA</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny Commons</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Kennedy</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 67 Bedford Square</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chancellor Gallagher</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with PJ Lavelle and Jamie Campolongo</strong></div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&rsquo;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&rsquo;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Village Green South Side Works Grand Opening</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp; 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 2626 South Tunnel Blvd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Q Development - Open House Reveal of the Willock House</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 705 Brighton Road</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Northside Leadership Conference, 33rd Annual Leadership Conference Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Grand Hall at the Priory</div> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:55:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - June 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6181 <p><strong>Interview with WJAS</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Gehl</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Stanley Cup Victory Parade</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with janera solomon</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Bill Caye</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Call with Kim Moses</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Derrick Tilman and Rep. Gainey</strong></p> <p>Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Generation Next Celebration with the New Pittsburgh Courier, McAuley Ministries, and BMe</strong></p> <p>Time: 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Hill House</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:27:23 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto, BMe Community & McAuley Ministries to Celebrate GenerationNEXT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6180 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 14, 2016) On June 15th, Mayor William Peduto, as a part of the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper (MBK) Initiative, is partnering with BMe Community and McAuley Ministries to host a celebration to honor youth featured within Generation NEXT, individuals who are making a positive impact within our region.</p> <p>McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy&rsquo;s grant-making foundation, has embarked on an exciting initiative to help change the narrative and perception of how the Pittsburgh region views its African-American youth. In 2015, the foundation established a partnership with New Pittsburgh Courier to tell the stories of <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/PghMercy/generation-next/">Generation NEXT</a> - African-American youth who are achieving in the classroom, volunteering in their community, starting businesses as up and coming entrepreneurs, creating art, and advocating for social justice. Generation NEXT has become AN important news series highlighting the positive contributions that young African-Americans are making throughout the Pittsburgh region with the hope that they will inspire and lead their peers to do the same.&nbsp;</p> <p>Later this week, BMe will be recognizing the work of 9 African-American Male Leaders at <a href="http://www.bmecommunity.org/events/better-together-celebration-pittsburgh/">their annual awards ceremony</a>.&nbsp; The 2016 BMe Better Together Community Awards Celebration at the Carnegie Museum of Art will be an event that highlights local changemakers who lead by example throughout the Pittsburgh region. BMe will also honor local champions of BMe Pittsburgh, who share the values of BMe and help build a more caring and prosperous Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&nbsp;****</p> <p>Named in honor of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, McAuley Ministries is the grant-making foundation of Pittsburgh Mercy. Established in 2008, McAuley Ministries serves as a catalyst for change, committing resources and working collaboratively to promote healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. Grant-making priorities include health and wellness, community and economic development, education, and capacity-building initiatives for nonprofit organizations which focus on the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland, communities historically served by the Sisters of Mercy. McAuley Ministries also provides support to organizations that are sponsored by and/or affiliated with the Sisters. McAuley Ministries is one the largest philanthropic foundations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since 2008, it has awarded 468 grants and community support totaling more than $18.9 million. It awards approximately $3 million in grants annually. View a list of grants awarded by year at <a href="http://www.mcauleyministries.org/">www.mcauleyministries.org</a>.</p> <p>In 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper (MBK) initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps facing boys and young men of color and to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. MBK is built upon a call to action for cities and counties to build and execute robust plans to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve these objectives, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Peduto convened a 16 member committee to identify the strategies to achieve the goals established by the President and to release a playbook for the region.</p> <p>BMe is a national network of people committed to build caring and prosperous communities inspired by Black men. BMe is built upon black fathers, coaches, businessmen and students who lead by example to strengthen neighborhoods, mentor young people, and create businesses. Each day they help to change our futures for the better.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Generation NEXT Celebration</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto, BMe Community and McAuley Ministries</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Hill House Association, Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 United States</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2016</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:29:44 -0400 Street Closures For Stanley Cup Victory Parade Set for Tuesday through Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6178 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins are advising Downtown workers and parade-goers to plan for delays and street closures Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning in preparation for the 11:30 a.m. Wednesday victory parade.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first street closures will occur at 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Stanwix Street between Fort Pitt Boulevard and Third Avenue, and the Boulevard of the Allies between Commonwealth Place and Wood Street.</p> <p dir="ltr">Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. the City will begin closing the Boulevard of the Allies between Wood and Grant streets, and Grant Street from the Boulevard of the Allies to Liberty Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">The parade is expected to last from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a celebration at Stanwix Street and the Boulevard of the Allies.</p> <p dir="ltr">Streets will begin to reopen as early as 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Commuters should note that nearly all Port Authority bus routes will be detoured on Wednesday due to the parade.</p> <p dir="ltr">Six routes &ndash; 20 Kennedy, 21 Coraopolis, 22 McCoy, 24 West Park, 36 Banksville, 38 Green Tree -- will be on detour from the start of service Wednesday. Most other bus routes will be detoured beginning about 9 a.m. Regular stops and routing are expected to be restored around 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Port Authority encourages riders, whether attending the parade or not, to expect delays and allow for extra travel time.</p> <p dir="ltr">Riders should visit <a href="http://www.portauthority.org/">www.portauthority.org</a> for more details and information pertaining to their specific route.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other parade information, including on media credentials, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6175">is available here</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:42:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6176 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Jim Wholey</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Director Leger</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Lunch with Art Rooney</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Reception for Hillary Clinton</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh and Director Leger</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>2016 Bob Jones Award Ceremony</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:50:41 -0400 City, County & Pittsburgh Penguins to Host Stanley Cup Victory Parade Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6175 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 13, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County today announced that a victory parade for the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins will take place in downtown on <strong>Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parade Route</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The parade route will follow a similar route as previous championship parades that took place in 2009. 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 and will end at the intersection of the Boulevard of the Allies and Stanwix Street. A stage will be set up at Stanwix Street for celebratory remarks from Pittsburgh Penguins personnel.</p> <p dir="ltr">Road closures and parade route barricade installation will begin at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Media</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 Stanwix Street stage.</p> <p dir="ltr">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.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parade press credentials are required. Media outlets should RSVP to Jason Seidling (jseidling@pittsburghpenguins.com) or David Uhrmacher (duhrmacher@pittsburghpenguins.com) by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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.</p> <p dir="ltr">Additional parade event details will be released later. We thank you for your patience as the parade operations plan is developed.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:57:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6172 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Press Conference with Senator Casey</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: 310 Grant Street, 24th Floor<br /> <br /> <strong>City Intern Kickoff</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: City Council Chambers<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Karen Abrams</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Director Griffin and Deputy Chief Betty Cruz</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Alberto Benzaquen</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St</p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:51:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 11-12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6169 <p><strong>June 11</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em>Day off</em></p> <p><strong>June 12</strong></p> <blockquote><strong>Pride Parade</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Prayer Rally for Peace</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.<br /> Location: Legion Park</blockquote> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:19:42 -0400 City, Penguins to Place Second Big Screen at Market Square http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6166 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Penguins will be placing a second Big Screen in Market Square for fans to watch Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight.</p> <p dir="ltr">The original Big Screen area at CONSOL Energy Center is already filled to capacity. Additional fans who now want to watch the game outdoors are advised to go to Market Square.</p> <p dir="ltr">Game 5 between the Penguins and San Jose Sharks starts at 8 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">A special thank you to the Penguins, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and Department of Public Works, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Market Square Merchants Association and Diamond Market for their quick response to accommodating the second screen location.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:29:48 -0400 CITIPARKS OUTDOOR POOLS TO OPEN TUESDAY, JUNE 14 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6164 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2016) - On Tuesday, June 14, Citiparks will open 16 outdoor swimming pools for the summer season and six spray parks will begin daily operation.</p> <p dir="ltr">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, Sheraden and South Side. Two additional pools, located in Brookline and Westwood, currently are undergoing repairs and will open on dates to be announced.</p> <p>A new pool liner is currently being installed at Westwood Pool. If the weather cooperates, work should be completed within the week and officials hope to open Westwood Pool by Saturday, June 18.</p> <p dir="ltr">On Friday, June 3, Citiparks officials were notified by Allegheny Health Department Inspectors that Moore Pool in Brookline did not pass routine inspection. Moore Park Pool has a failed electrical service that must be redesigned and rebuilt. Repairs to the electrical system will take place during the months of June and July. Citiparks officials are hopeful that repairs will be completed by the end of July.</p> <p dir="ltr">Thanks to support from District 4 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Citiparks officials, shuttle buses will transport Brookline residents from Moore Park to Banksville Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on June 14. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a shuttle bus will depart Moore Park for Banksville Pool at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Return shuttles will depart Banksville for Moore Park at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily.</p> <p dir="ltr">Hours of operation for operating outdoor pools are weekdays 1 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 1 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 14, 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 dir="ltr">For information about all Citiparks programs and events, visit <a href="http://www.citiparks.net/">www.Citiparks.net</a>.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Citiparks Aquatics Division - (412) 323-7928</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:25:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6161 <p><b style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">U.S. Department of Transportation - Smart Cities Final Pitch</b></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Location: Washington, D.C.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><i>A live stream will be provided for the public using the following&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cvent.com/events/dot-smartcities/custom-17-bad53e3573ff4ccfb9038f113b8723c5.aspx" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">link</a></i></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>Travel to Pittsburgh</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><br clear="all" /> <div><b>Speaking at the First Niagara Big Screen&nbsp;</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Consol Energy Center</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 10:08:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh Development Group II & Urban Redevelopment Authority Finalize Creation of Largest Park in Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6160 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2016) The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority is set to vote today on accepting a gift of 660 acres of land in Hays from the Pittsburgh Development Group II, with plans to create new City parkland, trails and possibly housing.</p> <p dir="ltr">The $5 million price paid by the URA as part of the transaction is far below the market value of the mineral rights, the value of the property, and the $15 million the Pittsburgh Development Group II has invested in the site. &nbsp;All this comes after negotiations between the development group and Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s Chief of Staff and URA board chairman Kevin Acklin.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a historic day for Pittsburgh, one that allows us to make a monumental addition to our urban forests and hillsides, and one that harkens back to other great gifts of parkland in our City&rsquo;s past,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;What a thrilling present for our 200th birthday.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Charles J. Betters and his family are the principal owners of Pittsburgh Development Group, which was formed more than 12 years ago, and William R. Newlin is the largest minority owner.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The effort to accomplish this major gift has been led by Mr. Betters over the last few years. He and his partners wanted to make a significant philanthropic gift to the City of Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mr. Newlin said. &ldquo;He hoped that this will contribute to the quality of life of the City, just as Pittsburgh has redefined its new dynamic economy, and with hopes that his gift mirrors those of the early 1900&rsquo;s from its industrial past.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">URA officials are in talks with foundations, conservation and environmental groups to raise funds that would leverage the URA&rsquo;s funding and also secure a conservation easement on the site. Owning the mineral rights means the City can block proposals to drill for natural resources there.</p> <p dir="ltr">The property is approximately 660 acres, with 642 acres in the City of Pittsburgh and 18 acres in Baldwin Borough. Together with the land in Baldwin, the site will be the largest contiguous park in Pittsburgh. (Frick Park is 644 acres.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Studies of the site indicate 5,825 linear feet of perennial streams, 2,899 linear feet of intermittent streams and 5,780 linear feet of ephemeral streams. There are several deep valleys and a waterfall on one of the streams. &nbsp;The palisades on the site offer views of the river below.</p> <p dir="ltr">The URA plans to work with agencies such as the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Allegheny Land Trust on efforts to protect the site&rsquo;s environment, which currently supports bald eagles and other wildlife there.</p> <p dir="ltr">It is undetermined when the parklands will be open to the public. In addition to parklands, the URA plans to work with stakeholders to study the feasibility of a future housing development on a small portion of the site in an appropriate part of the land.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Hays site was previously owned by J&amp;L Steel. The Pittsburgh Development Group II purchased the property through a series of acquisitions in 2003. It was master planned for a mixed use development consisting of residential and commercial development. Original plans included a racetrack and casino but had an alternative plan to replace that portion of the site with additional residential development if a race track was not permitted.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:43:46 -0400 Mayor's Office, URA Announce Second Installment of "Next 3 Days" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6155 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2016) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), in partnership with NEXTPittsburgh announced today that the second installment of the <a href="http://n3dinfo.com/">NEXT 3 Days</a> (N3D) event series will take place June 17 &ndash; 19, 2016 in the city&rsquo;s Hilltop neighborhoods of Mt. Washington and Allentown.</p> <div>N3D is an initiative created by the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and NEXTPittsburgh designed to showcase emerging neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh and promote affordable housing. The program consists of 3 days to celebrate and highlight neighborhood culture, businesses, and amenities in an effort to attract new residents and consumers to the neighborhood. The inaugural N3D took place in October 2015 and spotlighted the Troy Hill neighborhood.</div> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh has 90 amazing neighborhoods with wonderful cultural amenities, strong communities, centuries of history and good housing stock,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Next 3 Days is a great way to showcase some of our lesser known local areas that are very deserving of the attention. I&rsquo;d like to thank my staff and the URA for creating a program designed to highlight all that Pittsburgh has to offer.&rdquo;</p> <p>N3D will kick off with a Hilltop Block Party from 6-9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, on Manton Way at the RE360 &ldquo;Industry on Industry&rdquo; building. The 21+ event will feature live local music, with headliner Beauty Slap, and will be emceed by Hilltop resident and famed Pittsburgh personality and musician, Phat Man Dee. Guests will enjoy craft beer and cocktails and food from local restaurants: Kavsar, Leon&rsquo;s Caribbean, Alla Famiglia, and Sweet Peaches. The event will also feature local art with Pop Craft, neighborhood photography displays via Steel City Grammers and NEXTpittsburgh, and Hilltop games via City of Play.</p> <p>Friday&rsquo;s N3D Hilltop Block Party is a ticketed, 21+ event. Advance tickets are available at <a href="https://www.showclix.com/event/n3d-hilltop-block-party">https://www.showclix.com/event/n3d-hilltop-block-party</a>. Tickets are $12.50 general admission tickets and $5 in advance for resident tickets - there is also a &ldquo;pay what you can&rdquo; option for residents at the door. Guests may also purchase tickets at the door. The $10 suggested donation or &ldquo;pay-what-you-can at the door&rdquo; for residents and $15 general admission, non-residents.</p> <p>The N3D Hilltop Festival will take place from Noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, in Grandview Park and &ldquo;Neighborhood Hotspot&rdquo; locations of Baily and Boggs in Mt. Washington and Warrington Avenue in Allentown. Hilltop businesses, organizations, residents and artists will join together to showcase the best of the neighborhood.</p> <p dir="ltr">In &nbsp;Grandview Park, guests will enjoy live local musical acts Phat Man Dee <a href="http://www.phatmandee.com">and Members of the Cultural District</a>, Christiane Delores, Palermo Stone, Bill Niels and Machete-Kisumontao while perusing local art and participating in family friendly activities. Local restaurants will be selling food and drink, including selections from the 21+ bar area from The Summit.</p> <p>Guests can also shop the pop up Farmer&rsquo;s Market from Farm to Table Pittsburgh and participate in unique Hilltop activities like naming the <a href="http://www.steelcitygrazers.com">Steel City Grazers</a> newest goat, crafting a patch in the Community Quilt headed up by Allentown business <a href="https://www.spoolfabricshop.com">Spool</a> or playing BINGO with Josh Verbanets and Gab Bonesso from The Josh &amp; Gab Show.</p> <p dir="ltr">N3D Hilltop Festival contests include a <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NEXT3DaysPgh/photos/a.1710652269173948.1073741829.1685561051683070/1710190325886809/?type=3&amp;theater">Community Bake-Off </a>with <a href="http://www.wqed.org/tv/sebak/">Rick Sebak</a> at 12:30 p.m. and the first ever Next 3 Fades: Hilltop Barbershop Throwdown, where local barbers will compete for a cash prize as well as provide free haircuts for children 10 and under.</p> <p>Green Gears Pedicabs will be providing free rides and short tours throughout select Hilltop locations. Guests will also be directed to Neighborhood Hotspots, including an Artist Takeover, with more than 20 local artisans, on Baily and Boggs in Mt. Washington, and extensive programming on Warrington Avenue in Allentown.</p> <p>Warrington Avenue programming will include open storefronts, sales and specials for the day, a story telling/recording program named &ldquo;Story Burgh&rdquo; at Work Hard PGH, and N3D Next Entrepreneurs start-up weekend activities, presented by MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh at Academy PGH from Noon-5 p.m.</p> <p>Both Friday and Saturday&rsquo;s events will be solar powered by N3D&rsquo;s official green energy partner, Zero Fossil.</p> <p>On Sunday, the Next 3 Days will conclude with the N3D Hilltop Home Buyer Workshop and Home Tour, hosted at the Lofts of Mt. Washington from Noon-3 p.m. The home tour will include available homes for sale in Hilltop and adjacent neighborhoods as well as tours of select rehabbed homes and new construction in the area.</p> <p>More information and complete details can be found at <a href="http://www.n3dinfo.com">www.N3Dinfo.com</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:56:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6154 <p><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Mark Houser</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Minister of Cuban Sports and Recreation, Anotonio Becali</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Traveling to D.C. for Smart Cities Challenge</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:27:51 -0400 Public Works To Begin Repair Work of Lake Elizabeth Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6150 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 7, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that work to repair the basin of Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park in the North Side will begin next week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Lake Elizabeth was last rehabilitated in the 1960&rsquo;s but was followed by decades of disinvestment. Due to severe cracks and structural deficiencies in the asphalt basin, Lake Elizabeth was in recent years leaking approximately 62 million gallons of water annually, leading to its closure. DPW has developed a temporary solution to re-fill the lake that is expected to last 2-3 years until a long-term renovation project is developed and executed.</p> <p dir="ltr">The phases of repair work beginning next week include: draining the remaining water in the lake, allowing the basin surface to dry out, applying an asphalt sealant to prevent continuous leaks on the bottom of the lake, and refilling Lake Elizabeth to the normal water level.</p> <p dir="ltr">The asphalt sealant installation will cost approximately $85,000.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once DPW repairs the basin and restores the lake to a functional level, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) will install a gunite border along the perimeter of Lake Elizabeth. Gunite, a durable concrete mixture, requires cooler temperatures for installation. PWSA will perform the gunite installation work in the Fall 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">DPW, PWSA, Allegheny Commons Initiative and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy are currently in the process of developing a collaborative, long-term solution for the repair and reconstruction of Lake Elizabeth.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:55:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6149 <p><b style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Office Hours</b></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><br clear="all" /> <div><b>Meeting with Chief Deb Lam</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Meeting with Councilman Gilman and Meredith Grelli</b></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><b>Meeting with Director Gastil, Georgia Petropoulos, Mavis Rainey, and Jeremy Waldrup</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Interview with Jody Rosen</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"><b>Speaking at Naturalization Ceremony</b></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">Location: PNC Park</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Reception for Esther Barazzone</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 6:15 p.m.</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Location: Duquesne Club</span></div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><b>Reception for Councilman Gilman</b></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Ace Hotel</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:09:38 -0400 Media Advisory: Changes Announced to PNC Park Naturalization Ceremony Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6148 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><em>Please note that due to Monday&#39;s rain-out against the New York Mets and the subsequent scheduling of a doubleheader today, the </em></span><em><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6140"><span style="color:#ff0000;">on-field portion of today&#39;s naturalization ceremony </span></a></em><span style="color:#ff0000;"><em>has been canceled. The off-field ceremony is still scheduled -- and open to the media -- at 5:30 p.m.</em></span></p> <p><strong>What</strong>: Naturalization Ceremony</p> <p><strong>Who</strong>: Juliet Choi, USCIS Chief of Staff</p> <p>William Peduto, Mayor</p> <p>Representative from the Pittsburgh Pirates</p> <p>Susan Curda, USCIS Acting Regional Director</p> <p>Michael Horvath, USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office Director</p> <p><strong>When</strong>:&nbsp;Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: PNC Park, 115 Federal Street&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: The entire ceremony will now take place on the 2nd floor of the&nbsp;Pirates Administration Office on the corner of Federal &amp; General Robinson Street. Due to a change in schedule, there will no longer be an on-field portion of the ceremony. Media is still welcome to cover the ceremony on the 2nd floor.</p> <div> <div aria-label="Hide expanded content" data-tooltip="Hide expanded content" id=":1ru" role="button" tabindex="0"><img src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif" />Contact: Dan Hart, Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Media Relations,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Dan.Hart@pirates.com" target="_blank">Dan.Hart@pirates.com</a><wbr />&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <p><em>Note: Media should plan to arrive early for set up and to talk with candidates before the ceremony starts</em>.</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:22:13 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto's Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative Celebrates Citizenship with First-Ever Naturalization Ceremony at PNC Park in Partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Pittsburgh Pirates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6140 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 6, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh will co-present a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, June 7th at PNC Park before the Pirates game against the New York Mets in partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Twenty new Americans from fourteen different countries will take their oath of citizenship on the field at PNC Park.</p> <p>The candidates will then take their oath of citizenship on the field with remarks from Mayor William Peduto;&nbsp;Juliet Choi, Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and Susan Curda, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.</p> <div>Beforehand, the first part of the ceremony will begin in the Pirates&rsquo; administrative offices with remarks from a Betty Cruz, Deputy Chief, Special Initiatives, Office of Mayor William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh; a representative from the Pirates; Michael Horvath, Pittsburgh Field Office Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and Juliet Choi.</div> <p>This will be the first-ever naturalization ceremony at PNC park and is part of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to &nbsp;bringing residents together to celebrate our neighbors as they make their final step on their path to citizenship.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What</strong>: Naturalization Ceremony</p> <p><strong>Who</strong>: Juliet Choi, USCIS Chief of Staff</p> <p>William Peduto, Mayor</p> <p>Betty Cruz, Deputy Chief, Special Initiatives, Office of Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>Representative from the Pittsburgh Pirates</p> <p>Susan Curda, USCIS Acting Regional Director</p> <p>Michael Horvath, USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office Director</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Tuesday, June 7, 2016</p> <p>Ceremony starts inside at 5:30 p.m. and candidates escorted onto field at 6:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: PNC Park, 115 Federal Street&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong>: Dan Hart, Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Media Relations, <a href="mailto:Dan.Hart@pirates.com" target="_blank">Dan.Hart@pirates.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Note: Media should plan to arrive early for set up and to talk with candidates before the ceremony starts.</em></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:08:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6137 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Leo Gerard</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:45 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Controller Lamb</strong></p> <p>Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Chief Guy Costa</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at the 10th Anniversary Party for the Pittsburgh Quarterly&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 655 Penn Ave</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 09:48:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6136 <p><b style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Kenny Minton Memorial Softball Game</b></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 1 p.m.</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Location:&nbsp;Fineview Field</div> Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:41:10 -0400 Schenley Park Turf Field To Be Closed for Repairs Starting Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6128 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 3, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks) will replace the Schenley Oval artificial surface field in Schenley Park this summer. The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 6 and be completed by August 12, 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">The field will be closed while the work is being performed.</p> <p dir="ltr">The current field, which is primarily used for soccer, was installed in 2005 and has reached the end of its serviceable life. The new field surface is expected to last 10 - 15 years. The installation will occur during the summer after the spring soccer season has ended for recreational and travel teams and will be completed before the fall season begins for school teams, recreational, travel and adult leagues.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citparks is working with other field providers such as Pittsburgh Public Schools and private institutions to accommodate any displaced groups.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:36:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 3-4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6126 <p><strong>June 3</strong></p> <div><em>Day Off</em><br /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>June 4</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 18:37:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6121 <p><strong>Call with Director Leger</strong></p> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Ai Weiwei Exhibition</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Museum of Art</div> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 10:10:32 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Orders Removal of Mount Washington Advertising Sign http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6119 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 1, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Law Department issued cease and desist letters today to Lamar Advertising and Sprint Corp. requiring the immediate removal of a vinyl advertisement erected Tuesday on the former Bayer Co. sign on Mount Washington.</p> <p>Neither Sprint nor Lamar filed a permit application for the sign with the City. The Department of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections (PLI) issued a notice of violation to Lamar for erecting the billboard sign without a permit.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is an unauthorized and unpermitted sign, erected without public oversight, much like the sign Lamar tried to put on the Grant Street Transportation Center years ago,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We had been in good faith negotiations with Lamar about the long term use of the billboard and had requested a hold on any static sign installation by the company.&quot;</p> <p>A copy of the Lamar cease and desist letter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/lamar_ltr.PDF">is available here</a>. The City will seek to impose fines and penalties against both Lamar and Sprint.</p> <p>PLI has cited Lamar for being in violation of section 304.2 of the international property maintenance code, which requires exterior surfaces of structures to be maintained in good condition and treated to prevent rust or corrosion.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:40:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6111 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <div>Time: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Pennsylvania Municipal League</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Afternoon Off</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.</div> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:15:49 -0400 Affordable Housing Task Force Submits Recommendations to Mayor and City Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6110 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 31, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Affordable Housing Task Force submitted its 45-page list of findings and recommendations for addressing housing issues citywide today to Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council.</p> <p>The report will be formally introduced to City Council tomorrow. The Mayor and Council will work with Task Force members and other interested parties in coming weeks to review the proposals and possibly turn them into legislation or other action.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many factors affect housing affordability, from historical policies and current market trends, but by leveraging the energy of the current market and strengthening existing partnerships and programs, we believe our solutions can effectively alleviate housing instability in our city over time,&rdquo; the report states. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is a city that can get this right.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Affordable Housing Task Force was created by Council in February 2015 and Mayor Peduto named its members that May. It is co-chaired by City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and City Planning Director Raymond Gastil.</p> <p>&ldquo;For the first time in decades, Pittsburgh is facing the challenges of managing growth instead of decline, and providing affordable housing to all is likely the most pressing challenge we have. It is one that affects the very bedrock of city life, with impacts on our families, neighborhoods, schools, and economic opportunities,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I want to thank Task Force members, and the public, for their tireless work over the past year, and look forward to working with them and City Council to implement solutions to citywide housing issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>&quot;I am grateful to everyone who participated in the process to produce this report, as a lot of hours and thoughtful discussion went into its production,&quot; said Councilman Lavelle. &quot;Now, the most important work lays before us. City Council must act to ensure that all Pittsburghers have access to quality affordable housing, and that all of our neighborhoods are stabilized and benefit from Pittsburgh&#39;s new investment and growth. One of the biggest challenges we face is dedicating the necessary financial resources to support the efforts recommended in the report.&quot;</p> <p>Housing issues differ neighborhood to neighborhood, with some Pittsburgh communities facing a shortage of affordable units and others harboring plentiful housing stock. In that light, the Task Force adopted three general goals in developing its recommendations:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Respect and stabilize existing communities</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Create quality affordable housing opportunities</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Maximize the impact of resources by ensuring lasting affordability</p> </li> </ul> <p>The findings and recommendations followed months of weekly and biweekly meetings and five community engagement meetings citywide. The recommendations include -- but are not limited to -- calls for the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Establishment of a citywide Affordable Housing Trust Fund, with an initial goal of raising $10 million annually to to build upon and expand existing housing programs and resources</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Increased Utilization of the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit, an underused tool that should be further used to expand its utilization in mixed-income projects, the preservation of existing affordable housing, and the rehabilitation of existing housing stock</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Adopting tools to increase the development of mixed-income communities, which could include: Prioritizing the inclusion of affordable housing on all developments throughout the City of 25 units or greater that receive public benefits, including but not limited to tax abatements, TIF, height and density bonuses; and creating standard criteria for Affordable Housing Opportunity Overlay zones for the strongest markets for new market-rate housing development that would require inclusion of affordable units</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Preserving existing affordable housing, including 15,000 deed- or income-restricted affordable housing as well as naturally occurring affordable housing spread across the City, noting that the costs of preserving a unit are on average significantly less than the costs of building a new one.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Protecting existing homeowners and tenants citywide through efforts including controls over reassessment spikes; the Rental Registration ordinance; just cause eviction protections and notification requirements for tenants of developments receiving direct public subsidy.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">More comprehensive studies to analyze the feasibility and implementation of the recommendations</p> </li> </ul> <p>A copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/FinalReport_5_31_16_(1).pdf">the full Affordable Housing Task Force report is available here</a>, and backup documentation will soon <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ahtf/index.html#">be available here</a> at the Task Force website.</p> <p>For more information please contact City Planning Director Raymond Gastil at 412-255-2219.</p> Tue, 31 May 2016 15:27:23 -0400 Mayor Peduto Makes Wager with Mayor of San José Ahead of NHL Stanley Cup Final Series http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6105 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 30, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today made a friendly wager with San Jos&eacute; Mayor Sam Liccardo ahead of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The wager is this:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The losing Mayor will 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; the jersey will also be donated to the winning Mayor&#39;s charity of choice to be auctioned off as a fundraiser.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s charity of choice is the <a href="http://www.hillhouse.org/">Hill House Association</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Liccardo&rsquo;s charity of choice is <a href="http://destinationhomescc.org/">Destination: Home</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The losing mayor will also send a gift basket full of local goodies to the winning mayor (i.e. Primanti Brothers sandwiches and Heinz Ketchup products from Pittsburgh; Gordon Biersch garlic fries/beer and La Victoria&rsquo;s famous orange sauce from San Jos&eacute;.)</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;As a hockey fan I have a lot of respect for any team that makes it to the Cup Final,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is very proud of the Penguins but we know they still have more work to do. When it comes to the Penguins and Sharks, sharks may control the waters but we all know that penguins dominate on the ice. Let&rsquo;s Go Pens!&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s no chance for a penguin against a shark, either in nature or on the ice,&rdquo; said Mayor Sam Liccardo. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re fired up to bring the Stanley Cup home to San Jos&eacute;, and write the next chapter in a story that&rsquo;s been 25 years in the making.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The puck drops for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final series in Pittsburgh tonight at 8:00 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.</p> <p dir="ltr">Penguins fans not attending the game tonight are reminded to watch Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on the First Niagara Big Screen inside the First Niagara Fan Zone located at the Peoples Gate of CONSOL Energy Center. The First Niagara Fan Zone opens 3 hours before game time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 30 May 2016 15:13:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6104 <p><strong>Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade</strong><br /> Time: 9:30 a.m.<br /> Location: 40th and Butler St<br /> <br /> <strong>Spring Hill Civic League Memorial Day Event</strong><br /> Time: 11 a.m.<br /> Location: 1151 S Side Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Greenfield Memorial Day Event</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.</p> Tue, 31 May 2016 08:28:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 28-29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6102 <div><strong>May 28</strong></div> <p><em>Day Off</em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>May 29</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> Sat, 28 May 2016 15:47:37 -0400 City, County Celebrate Return of OpenStreetsPgh This Weekend http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6097 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH (May 26, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald are proud to support <a href="http://www.openstreetspgh.org/">OpenStreetsPGH,</a> a free public event series starting again this Sunday encouraging healthy, outdoor activity in a unique city setting.</p> <p>On the last Sundays in May, June and July, people of all ages are invited to play, shop, exercise and re-think ways to use their city spaces. Three-and-a-half miles of streets will be closed to cars from Market Square in Downtown to Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville along Penn Avenue and Butler Street for the May and June events, followed by a brand new route in July.</p> <p><strong>#OpenStreetsPGH 2016</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dates:</strong> Sundays, May 29, June 26, July 31</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Times: </strong>9 a.m. &ndash; 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>May 29th and June 26th Route:</strong> 3.5 miles from Market Square to Allegheny Cemetery along Penn Avenue and Butler Street (Downtown, Strip District and Lawrenceville)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>July 31st Route: </strong>3 miles from Market Square to Main Street in the West End (Downtown, Northside, West End)</p> <p>Maps of Sunday&rsquo;s route, event listings and further background is available at <a href="http://www.openstreetspgh.org/">www.openstreetspgh.org</a>.</p> <p>This marks the third year of #OpenStreetsPGH. According to <a href="https://bikepgh.org/">Bike Pittsburgh</a>, an estimated 44,000 people came out to enjoy the three OpenStreetsPGH events last year. This year, Pittsburgh&rsquo;s bike share system &ldquo;<a href="http://healthyridepgh.com/">Healthy Ride</a>&rdquo; is celebrating its 1 year anniversary during the event on Sunday, May 29. Registration for &ldquo;Healthy Ride&rdquo; is available <a href="https://healthyridepgh.com/account/">online</a> and via &nbsp;the <a href="http://healthyridepgh.com/how-it-works/">nextbike app</a>. A map of the 50 bike stations and 500 bike system can be found <a href="https://healthyridepgh.com/stations/">here</a>.</p> <p>To further engage event participants, businesses along the routes have been encouraged to invite new patrons to visit their stores by listing promotions on OpenStreetsPGH.org. Over 40 businesses along the May/June event routes have submitted information to be featured on the website to draw event attendees into shops and establishments.</p> <p>#OpenStreetsPGH is organized by the bike and pedestrian advocacy organization, <a href="https://bikepgh.org/">Bike Pittsburgh</a>, and is made possible through major support from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Colcom Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Heinz Endowments, Buhl Foundation, The Benter Foundation, and AARP. OpenStreetsPGH is inspired by the Open Streets Movement &ndash; a global phenomenon promoting healthy outdoor activity and community engagement using city streets. Pittsburgh is one of hundreds of cities worldwide (over 100 in North America alone) that hold Open Streets events.</p> <p><strong>Streets will begin closing Sunday at 8 a.m. The following streets will be impacted:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Market Street from Market Square to Liberty Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">6th Street from Liberty to Penn Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn Ave from 6th Street to 34th Street</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Butler Street from 34th Street to Plummer Street</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Traffic crossing intersections:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Fifth Ave. &amp; Market St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Liberty Ave. &amp; 6th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn Ave. &amp; 7th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn Ave. &amp; 10th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 11th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 16th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 21st St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 26th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Penn &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 31st St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Butler &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 40th St.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Butler &nbsp;Ave. &amp; 44th St.</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more detailed information on OpenStreetsPGH please contact Scott Bricker (412) 726-5872 or <a href="mailto:scott@bikepgh.org">scott@bikepgh.org</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 16:29:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6096 <p><strong>Meeting with Melanie Harrington, Dr. Quinton Bullock, Sunil Wadhwani. and Fred Thieman</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Emmett Miles</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Keynote Speaker for Career Day at Chartiers Valley Middle School</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 50 Thorns Run Rd.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Arletta Scott Williams and Grant Ervin</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 Chief Deb Lam</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rep. Dom Costa</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Deb Walker</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 27 May 2016 09:38:45 -0400 City Offices and Facilities Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6095 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 26, 2016) All City of Pittsburgh offices and most Citiparks facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.</p> <p>Citiparks&#39; 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed, as will the&nbsp;Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool and the East Liberty&nbsp;Farmers Market. However, the&nbsp;Mellon Park Tennis Center will be open for regular operating hours.</p> <div>There will not be any City refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection Monday.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled day of collection is&nbsp;Monday, May 30th&nbsp;you will be serviced on&nbsp;Tuesday, May 31st.&nbsp; If your collection day is&nbsp;Tuesday, May 31st&nbsp;you will be serviced on&nbsp;Wednesday, June 1st.&nbsp; If your collection day is&nbsp;Wednesday, June 1st&nbsp;you will be serviced on&nbsp;Thursday, June 2nd.&nbsp; If your collection day is&nbsp;Thursday, June 2nd&nbsp;you will be serviced on&nbsp;Friday, June 3rd.&nbsp; If your collection day is&nbsp;Friday, June 3rd&nbsp;you will be serviced on&nbsp;Saturday, June 4, 2016.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>Refuse collection questions may be addressed to&nbsp;Environmental&nbsp;Services at 412-255-2773.</div> Thu, 26 May 2016 13:09:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6093 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Penguins Rally</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Bill Lucia, Atlantic Media</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.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: 5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Thu, 26 May 2016 08:31:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6084 <p><strong>Call with Devin Whitney</strong><br /> Time: 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Grand Opening of Noah&rsquo;s Ark at Kennywood</strong><br /> Time: 11:30 a.m.<br /> Location: Kennywood<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich&nbsp;</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Joe Kirk, Jim Weaver, Maggie Moore, and John Easoz</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Office Hours</strong><br /> Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</p> Wed, 25 May 2016 10:54:21 -0400 Pittsburgh Files Application for $50 Million Federal Transportation Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6083 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 24, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh, with the assistance of dozens of local and national public and private organizations, today filed its application for the <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/smartcity">Smart City Challenge</a>, a federal initiative that will provide the winning city $50 million to build technology-based systems to address mounting transportation and transit challenges facing cities nationwide.</p> <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation named Pittsburgh as a Smart City finalist in March, along with Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Portland and San Francisco. Officials from Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration, with the help of its partners, have been working since then on the City&rsquo;s application, which was due at 3 p.m. today.</p> <p>The application shows ways in which Pittsburgh will improve transportation safety, enhance mobility, address climate change, and enhance ladders of opportunity for residents and businesses. It includes efforts to create a resilient transportation network that connects people to opportunity and accelerates innovation in energy supply and distribution, storm water management, and data-driven decision-making.</p> <p>The Department of Transportation is providing $40 million to the winning city and Vulcan Inc. $10 million.</p> <p>The competition will continue next month with presentations by leaders from all seven cities to USDOT officials in Washington D.C. Due to the competitive nature of the process, the City of Pittsburgh will not release its application until the Smart City winner is announced late next month.</p> <p>Partners in the Pittsburgh application effort included (but were not limited to): Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Allegheny County; Port Authority of Allegheny County; Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Pittsburgh; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Heinz Endowments; Hillman Foundation; Society of Automotive Engineers International; Allegheny Conference on Community Development; Envision Downtown; Neighborhood Allies; Green Building Alliance; African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania; Uber; Duquesne Light; Rapid Flow Technologies, LLC.; Maya Design; Michael Baker International; Jackson Clark Partners; Economic Development South; Policy Link; Remake Learning; and County Task Force on Disabilities.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:39:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 23-24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6082 <p><strong>May 23</strong></p> <p><em>All day preparation of Smart City Challenge Application</em></p> <p><strong>May 24</strong></p> <p><em>All day preparation of Smart City Challenge Application</em></p> <p><strong>WDVE Morning Show with Randy Baumann</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:15 a.m.</p> Mon, 23 May 2016 10:56:56 -0400 Updated: Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6073 <p><span style="color:#ff0000;"><em>Note: An earlier version of this schedule had the incorrect time for the Police Awards Ceremony this afternoon. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the City-County Building in City Council Chambers.</em></span></p> <p><strong>Welcoming Remarks at the Opening Session of the American Society of Highway Engineers</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m.<br /> Location: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Staff</strong><br /> Time: 9 a.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Call with Aseante Hylick from National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</strong><br /> Time: 10:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at Strip District Riverfront Rollout Event</strong><br /> Time: 11 a.m.<br /> Location: 2350 Railroad St<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Stephanie Turnman and Margaret Garman</strong><br /> Time: 1:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Police Awards Ceremony</strong><br /> <strong><span style="background-color:#ffff00;">Time: 2 p.m.</span></strong><br /> Location: City Council Chambers</p> Fri, 20 May 2016 08:37:56 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on New Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6069 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2016) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today upon the Pittsburgh Public Schools announcement that Dr. Anthony Hamlet is its candidate as new Superintendent:</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited that Dr. Hamlet will be bringing his years of expertise, leadership and commitment to the lives of children to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s schools, and the greater community as well. I look forward to working with him and the PPS Board to further build upon the partnerships we have forged to support children and families throughout the city.</p> <p>On behalf of the city residents we serve together I want to thank Board members for their hard work in finding a new schools leader, and their proven commitment to reaching out to parents citywide in informing their decision.</p> <p>And I join so many others in once again thanking outgoing Superintendent Linda Lane for her many years of public service to our schoolchildren, and our City. As I&rsquo;ve said before, Dr. Lane has long been my guide and inspiration as we&rsquo;ve worked together to break down the walls between the City&rsquo;s government and its public schools, and as we&rsquo;ve learned to adopt a single focus on the ways we can make life better for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s children.</p> <p>My administration looks forward to further collaborating with the District and its new leadership. After I took office we worked with the District and Dr. Lane to come together and issue an Education Task Force report, emphasizing the importance of afterschool time, the increased need for school-city public safety coordination, and the achievement of financial savings through the sharing of municipal and school services.</p> <p>This year we increased collaboration with our Bureau of Police and the District&rsquo;s Department of Transportation as we enhance the role of our crossing guards. Internal coordination has significantly improved, with new integrated training with police recruits and mentorship training across the board. We have been working collaboratively to improve route safety for all children and youth, and are re-emphasizing mentoring and pedestrian safety work by our crossing guards.</p> <p>In addition to studying route safety the City and the District continue to explore strategies to improve how youth are spending their time after school. This summer, along with Allegheny County and dozens of other partners, we launched Summer 16, our regional effort to get 16,000 youth involved in a summer learning opportunity. We have developed one location online for parents and caregivers to learn about summer activities. By collaborating with such local partners as Allegheny Partners for Out of School Time, Allies for Children and others, more of our region&rsquo;s kids will be connected to expanded learning time in the summer. &nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, we also issued an Executive Order creating a blue ribbon panel on early childhood education. With the help of Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children, we issued 11 recommendations that supported making high quality early education available for all our city&rsquo;s children.</p> <p>The Department of Parks and Recreation is collaborating with local elementary schools to offer free swimming lessons to second graders. Since last year, the program has been piloted at nearly 20 elementary schools and is helping to increase water safety among children in their early years.</p> <p>Additionally, we are working with the District to support stronger pathways between education and careers, such as the new joint effort to develop an Emergency Response Technology Program at Westinghouse High School. Representatives from our Public Safety Bureaus -- Fire, EMS and Police -- are advising students on the appropriate pathways and skillsets needed to be successful for careers in public service. The City is using its role as an employer to ensure youth that have an interest, and by completing the program being offered through PPS, they will have employment opportunities to serve right here within the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>I look forward to further bolstering our shared commitments to quality early learning, sufficient out of school time activities, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and increased post-secondary success for all Pittsburgh youth. We have had many great opportunities to collaborate with the District, and are excited to have many more with the announcement of its new Superintendent.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 18 May 2016 15:36:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6068 <p><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview for Our Region&#39;s Business</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Launch of UberPUPPIES with the Western PA Human Society</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: City County Poritico<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Dean Falavolito</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview with David Finer</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Hillcrest Senior Residences Groundbreaking</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 2920 Brownsville Rd.</div> <div><br /> <strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Reception for Councilwoman Rudiak</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Allegheny League of Municipalities Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: The Westin Convention Center</div> Thu, 19 May 2016 09:48:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6066 <div><strong>Speaking at Covestro &quot;On the Fly&quot; Event</strong><br /> Time: 8:30 a.m.<br /> Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Presenting&nbsp;Proclamation&nbsp;for Outsiders Day</strong><br /> Time: 10:30 a.m.<br /> Location: Courthouse Courtyard</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rashad Byrdsong</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Opening for Charles Montgomery at the PCRG Community Development Summit</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <p><strong>Press Conference for Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Search</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.<br /> Location: 341 S Bellefield Ave</p> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div><br /> <strong>Meeting with Cindy Hundorfean</strong><br /> Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Wed, 18 May 2016 09:14:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6060 <p><strong>Meeting with Joe Lagana</strong></p> <p>Time:10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview with Ian Alexander</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <div><strong>Press Conference for SWPA Says No More</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Market Square<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Northside Sandwich Challenge</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Scratch Food &amp; Beverage, 1720 Lowrie St<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Deputy Chief LaTrenda Sherrill</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Malik Bankston</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:23:18 -0400 Media Advisory: U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx, Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to Host Smart City Challenge Roundtable http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6057 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <div> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 15, 2016) - On <strong>Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. EDT</strong>, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will convene a roundtable meeting with local leaders to discuss the city&rsquo;s Smart City Challenge application and innovative ideas about the future of transportation in Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is one of seven finalist cities competing for up to $40 million from USDOT to help create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.</p> <p dir="ltr">The winning city will be selected based on their ability to think big, and provide a detailed roadmap on how they will integrate innovative technologies to prototype the future of transportation in their city. In order to help them reach their ambitious goals, the Department has been working with each city to connect them with existing partnerships that support their final proposal with technical assistance. Partners that have already joined the Smart City Challenge include Paul G. Allen&rsquo;s Vulcan Inc., Mobileye, Autodesk, Alphabet&rsquo;s Sidewalk Labs, Amazon Web Services and NXP.</p> <p dir="ltr">The winning city will be announced in June 2016. To learn more about the Smart City Challenge or explore Smart City Challenge partnership opportunities, visit <a href="http://www.transportation.gov/smartcity">www.transportation.gov/smartcity</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Smart City Challenge Roundtable</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Monday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. EDT</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>RSVP:&nbsp;</strong>Credentialed media that plan to attend the event, please RSVP to <a href="mailto:andrew.estrada@dot.gov">andrew.estrada@dot.gov</a> for logistical details.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 15 May 2016 16:50:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 16, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6056 <p><strong>Meeting with Secretary Foxx</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Mayor Muriel Bowser</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Jenn Moore</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Dinner with Josh Shapiro</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> Mon, 16 May 2016 12:47:41 -0400 Mayor Peduto Makes Wager with Two Florida Mayors Ahead of NHL Eastern Conference Final Series http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6055 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 13, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today made a friendly wager with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman ahead of the NHL Eastern Conference Final series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The wager is this:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The losing Mayor or Mayors will send $1,000 to the winning Mayor&rsquo;s veterans charity of choice as well as a case of their favorite local brew. The losing Mayor or Mayors will also have to wear the jersey of the opposing team the day following the final game of the series and post a photo on social media.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s charity of choice is the <a href="http://www.vlpwpa.org/">Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</a>, the brewery is <a href="http://www.eastendbrewing.com/#freshlocalbeer">East End Brewing Company</a>.</p> <p>Mayor Buckhorn&rsquo;s and Kriseman&rsquo;s charity of choice is the <a href="http://specialops.org/">Special Operations Warrior Foundation</a>, the breweries are <a href="https://cigarcitybrewing.com/">Cigar City Brewing</a> and <a href="http://stpetebrewingcompany.com/">St. Pete Brewing Company</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;While I share a love of Tampa&#39;s picturesque skyline, bayfront institutions and year round warm weather, WE ARE Pittsburgh! Cheers to a friendly wager benefiting a good cause but you are likely to leave the black and gold city of bridges the way you came in, black and blue. Let&#39;s Go Pens!&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;In spite of my affection for Mayor Peduto and my fellow Penn Staters in Pittsburgh, I will take the Lightning over the Pens and palm trees over perogies any day of the week,&rdquo; said Mayor Buckhorn. &ldquo;It is not good to stand near a steel town when there is Lightning in the vicinity. Go Bolts!&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The sun will be shining on the Tampa Bay Lightning when they take this series from the Penguins,&rdquo; said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. &ldquo;I look forward to seeing my friend and fellow mayor Bill Peduto in a Lightning jersey. Go Bolts!&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The puck drops for Game One of the Eastern Conference Final series in Pittsburgh tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the CONSOL Energy Center.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 13 May 2016 14:19:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 14-15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6054 <div><strong>May 14</strong></div> <blockquote> <div>&nbsp;</div> <strong>NEXT Pgh Lunch with Pittsburgh Residents</strong><br /> Time: 1 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at the United States Daughters of 1812 Dedication of State Historical Marker Commemorating McClurg Iron Foundry</strong><br /> Time: 2:15 p.m.<br /> Location: Smithfield and Fifth Ave<br /> &nbsp;</blockquote> <div> <div><strong>May 15</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <blockquote><em>Day off</em></blockquote> Sat, 14 May 2016 14:29:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6052 <p><strong>Meeting with MAYA Design</strong><br /> Time: 9 a.m.<br /> Location: Four Gateway Center<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview Eleanor Chute</strong><br /> Time: 11:30 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Chief Kennedy, Director Leger, Director Ashbaugh, Chief Lestitian, and Councilman Gilman</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich and Director Ashbaugh</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview with Student from Environmental Charter School</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Staff</strong><br /> Time: 4 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Reading Proclamation for St. Bede&#39;s Block Party</strong><br /> Time: 6 p.m.<br /> Location: St Bede School, 6920 Edgerton Ave</p> Fri, 13 May 2016 09:48:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6045 <div><strong>Meeting with Arthur Ziegler and Michael Sriprasert</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 Commissioner Josh Shapiro</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</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 Chief Costa and Director Gable</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> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Planned Parenthood Power of Pink Conference</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: David Lawrence Convention Center</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chief Maurita Bryant&#39;s Retirement Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> Thu, 12 May 2016 13:51:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6041 <p><strong>Speaking at Press Conference for Donate Life PA</strong><br /> Time: 9 a.m.<br /> Location: North Side T Station, 668 W General Robinson St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League Legislative Committee Phone Call</strong><br /> Time: 10 a.m.</p> <div><strong>We Promise Senior&nbsp;Recognition&nbsp;Luncheon&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time:11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: 114 Grandview Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with David Roger, Matt Barron, Grant Ervin, and Alexander Pazuchanics</strong><br /> Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross, Chief Costa, Director Gable, &nbsp;and Grant Ervin</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br /> Location: I &amp; P Conference Room, 6th Floor<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at the Knoxville Community Council</strong><br /> Time: 6 p.m.<br /> Location: St Paul AME Church, 400 Orchard Pl</div> Wed, 11 May 2016 12:32:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6039 <p><strong>Speaking at City of Asylum Press Conference</strong><br /> Time: 9:45 a.m.<br /> Location: 40 West North Avenue<br /> <br /> <strong>Penguins Rally</strong><br /> Time: 11:30 a.m.<br /> Location: Market Square<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Councilman Rev. Burgess, Rep. Gainey, and Lara Washington</strong><br /> Time: 1 p.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Rev. Burgess and Rep. Gainey</strong><br /> Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Homewood Community Leaders and Public Safety Officials</strong><br /> Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership&#39;s State of Downtown</strong><br /> Time: 4:15 p.m.<br /> Location: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown, 250 Forbes Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Neighborhood Legal Services Spring Sports Round Up</strong><br /> Time: 6:15 p.m.<br /> Location:Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Pl</div> Tue, 10 May 2016 09:26:47 -0400 City, County To Host Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6037 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <div> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 9, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Pittsburgh Penguins and iHeartMedia, will host a Penguins Playoff Rally in Market Square Tuesday afternoon to cheer on the Penguins before they host the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night.</p> <p dir="ltr">Festivities will begin in Market Square around 11:15 a.m. The Penguins Ice Crew will host the Penguins Prize Wheel, Iceburgh will be interacting with fans and a limited amount of Penguins Gold Rush T-Shirts and Rally Towels will be available to lucky fans in attendance. Jonny Hartwell from 3WS will be the guest DJ and Val Porter from the WDVE Morning Show will emcee the rally.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>Penguins Playoff Rally</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Tuesday, May 10, 2016</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">* Festivities begin at 11:15 a.m. Rally will take place at Noon.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:53:36 -0400 Peduto Administration Introduces Bill Requiring Fiscal Impact Studies of All City Legislation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6034 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 9, 2016) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Office of Management and Budget is introducing good government legislation tomorrow that will require all bills and executive orders introduced by Pittsburgh City Council or the Mayor&rsquo;s Office to have fiscal impact studies attached that study their budgetary impacts.</p> <p dir="ltr">The proposed changes by OMB would require all City ordinances, resolutions and executive orders to contain an analysis covering the following budget matters:</p> <ol dir="ltr"> <li>Whether the initiative will have an associated one-time (current year) or recurring impact</li> <li>A five-year impact analysis, if the associated cost is recurring</li> <li>The identified funding source(s) so budget staff can verify funds will be available</li> <li>Staffing implications and costs</li> <li>Nonpersonnel operating costs</li> <li>Capital budget requirements</li> <li>The impact on City revenues</li> </ol> <p>&ldquo;This legislation will help cement our ongoing collaboration with City Council to institutionalize best practices in financial management,&rdquo; said OMB Director Sam Ashbaugh. &ldquo;This is a an Act 47 Plan initiative, which allows the City to sustain good government measures overseeing our budget, regardless of who is in office, and surviving long after the time the City ultimately leaves state oversight of our fiscal practices.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The &ldquo;Financial Management&rdquo; section of the latest Act 47 Recovery Plan for Pittsburgh calls for further work on &ldquo;transparent budget practices.&rdquo; One such practice includes efforts such as fiscal impact studies: the City, <a href="https://www.pfm.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Knowledge_Center/Whitepapers,_Articles,_Commentary/Commentary/City%20of%20Pittsburgh%20-%202014%20Amended%20Recovery%20Plan.pdf">says the Act 47 Plan</a>, should be &ldquo;Showing more detail in financial and budgetary documents where that information guides management decisions and enhances oversight of the City&rsquo;s financial condition.&rdquo;</p> <p>OMB has been working cooperatively with the City Council Budget Office in advance of introducing the fiscal impact legislation Tuesday.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 09 May 2016 13:32:23 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 9, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6032 <p><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></p> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Luncheon for Inauguration of David Esterline as President and Professor of&nbsp;</strong><strong>Cross-Cultural Theological Education</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:15 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 616 N Highland Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus, Director Gable, and Commander Dixon</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Launch Event for Remake Learning Days at Google</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;6425 Penn Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with James Siegal</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> Mon, 09 May 2016 09:37:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 7-8, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6027 <p><strong>May 7</strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Service</strong></div> <div>Time: &nbsp;12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: North Shore Drive at Art Rooney Way</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Beechview Cinco de Mayo Festival</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;1616 Broadway Ave</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>May 8</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off&nbsp;</em></div> Sat, 07 May 2016 12:13:08 -0400 Spring Yard Waste Curbside Collection On Saturday, May 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6026 <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 14, 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Leaves</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Branches (4 inch diameter or less)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brush</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Grass</p> </li> </ul> <p>Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.</p> <p>Residents should place yard debris at curbside locations and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6am on May 14.</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.</p> <p>For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling">website</a>.</p> <p>Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 06 May 2016 13:36:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6024 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Call with Patrick Doyle</strong></p> <div>Time: 10:45 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 Alex Pazuchanics</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 Pastor Cheryl Ruffin</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 Director Robert Rubinstein</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Chief Lestitian</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 Donahoe, Alex Thomson, Caren Glotfelty, Todd Owens, and Andrea Geraghty</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> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Urban Matters</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> Fri, 06 May 2016 08:52:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6020 <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Doris Carson Williams, Henry Pyatt, Corey Layman, and Chief Kennedy</strong><br /> Time: 11 a.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Citiparks Summer &#39;16 Programming Guide Roll Out Event</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.<br /> Location: City County Lobby<br /> <br /> <strong>Opioid Abuse Roundtable with Governor Wolf</strong><br /> Time: 2:30 p.m.<br /> Location: 7101 Hamilton Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong><br /> Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner</strong><br /> Time: 5:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Westin Convention Center<br /> <br /> <strong>Speaking at the Allegheny County Association of Townships Officials Dinner</strong><br /> Time: 6:45 p.m.<br /> Location: 498 Camp Horne Road</div> Thu, 05 May 2016 10:42:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6019 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <div>9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Students from &quot;All the Same&quot;</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>Lunch with Amit Grover</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</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 Taili Thompson and Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>Call with David Rogers, Allegheny-Westmoreland Labor Council</strong></p> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with BJ Leber and Renny Clark</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Senator Jay Costa</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Clemente Museum</div> Wed, 04 May 2016 09:28:54 -0400 Governor, County Executive and Mayor Ask Public Utility Commission To Reconsider Uber Fine http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6016 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 3, 2016) Governor Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto issued a letter today to members of the Public Utility Commission asking them to reconsider a $11.3 million fine against the ride-sharing firm Uber, which is investing millions in the Pittsburgh economy.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are writing today to address fairness in business regulation, and especially fairness toward one business -- Uber -- which is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is poised to invest millions more. However, all this could be lost if we send the message that Pennsylvania is not a welcoming place for 21st century businesses and other job-creators looking to make our state a home,&rdquo; the three leaders wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Uber chose Pittsburgh to be its hub for testing self-driven vehicles and its worldwide headquarters for advanced technology research.</p> <p dir="ltr">The PUC granted Uber and fellow ride-sharing company Lyft two-year operating licences in January 2015 yet fined Uber an unprecedented $11.3 million fine last month, the largest fine in its 79-year history.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Governor, County Executive and Mayor said Uber could be subject to fines, but called for fairness in their application, and for them to be in line with the PUC&rsquo;s regulation of other businesses.</p> <p dir="ltr">Without such fairness, the commission could put the state&rsquo;s commitment to supporting emerging businesses in danger, the leaders wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;While the people of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County welcomed Uber and Lyft to the region, the PUC&rsquo;s action sends just the opposite message, going further than necessary to redress the violations the PUC is seeking to address. This overreach puts the company&rsquo;s investments in the 21st century economy in real jeopardy.</p> <p dir="ltr">We intend to continue working with Uber and any company seeking to grow the economy and make our communities more livable. We trust and hope that the PUC will reconsider its decision and settle this issue once and for all in a fair manner, one that truly keeps the best interest of the Commonwealth in mind,&rdquo; they wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">A full copy of the letter issued to commissioners today <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Uber_Letter_Final.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> Tue, 03 May 2016 09:07:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6015 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>South Oakland Sign Dedication Ceremony Honoring Dan Marino, Bruno Sammartino and Andy Warhol</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Laura Guralnick, Mount Washington CDC</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Welcoming Remarks at the Annual Meeting for the African American Chamber of Commerce</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Steve Guy</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <div>Location:&nbsp;One Oxford Centre<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with SPC Delegation</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with &nbsp;Aseante Hylick</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman and Kevin Kinross</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Welcoming Remarks at CLO Cabaret Theater</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 655 Penn Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Guest Speaker at the Just Harvest Annual Membership Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: 115 Bingham Street</div> Tue, 03 May 2016 10:54:13 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto To Host South Oakland Sign Dedication Ceremony Honoring Dan Marino, Bruno Sammartino and Andy Warhol http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6014 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 2, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto and city officials will hold a sign dedication ceremony honoring three former residents of South Oakland -- former University of Pittsburgh and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino; retired professional wrestler and former Heavyweight Champion and Bruno Sammartino; and world renowned American pop artist Andy Warhol -- on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in South Oakland.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>South Oakland Sign Dedication Ceremony</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Who: &nbsp;</strong>William Peduto, Mayor</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 80px;">Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 80px;">Dan Marino - Honoree</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 80px;">Bruno Sammartino - Honoree</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 80px;">Warhola Family members - Honorees</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 80px;">Larry Richert - Emcee</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>When: </strong>Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Where:</strong> Intersection of Dawson Street and Swinburne Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:24:39 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Homefront Pittsburgh Initiative Launches Social Media Campaign for Military Appreciation Month in Collaboration with NEXTpittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6013 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 2, 2016) <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/homefront-pgh/index.html">Homefront Pittsburgh</a>, in collaboration with NEXTpittsburgh, launches a social media campaign for Military Appreciation Month, beginning today, to lift up everyday veterans and their family members around Pittsburgh who have contributed to the city by highlighting their stories. Follow the campaign on <a href="http://www.nextpittsburgh.com">NEXTpittsburgh</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HomefrontPittsburgh/info/?tab=page_info">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/HomefrontPGH">Twitter</a>. Look for the hashtag #IamPGH, running every Monday from May 2 to May 30, 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">The #IamPGH military series focuses on local veterans and military spouses with diverse stories. Narratives in the media often focus more on veteran struggles than their strengths, but this campaign shifts to both show Pittsburghers the assets that veterans bring to the community and spotlight their perseverance when faced with a range of experiences.</p> <p>&ldquo;Veterans, servicemembers, and military families are essential to our city. They are a vital part of our communities, foster a stronger workforce, and advance the growth of our city as a whole,&rdquo; says Mayor William Peduto. Adding, &ldquo;Sharing stories is a small but hopefully meaningful way we can build visibility of Pittsburghers who have proudly served our nation and continue to serve our city in some way every day.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Military Appreciation Month is an opportunity to honor the bravery and sacrifice that the nation&rsquo;s servicemembers and veterans have made. It is a reminder of how important those who have served are to this country. This campaign coincides with Military Appreciation Month to demonstrate the respect towards veterans and the significance they have on the community.</p> <p dir="ltr">The #IamPGH military series consists of photos and quotes that recognize the experiences that have impacted veterans or their family members. One example comes from Joel who shares:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;&ldquo;I served in Iraq and Afghanistan&hellip; Probably the most influential period of my life were the things I learned during that combat environment. I had a bunch of experiences that I gained from the military and I didn&rsquo;t feel like I was using them to the greatest of my ability in my work. I started looking for other outlets where I could have a greater purpose like you typically have in the military -- a second oath, in a sense.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s Homefront Pittsburgh initiative, contact Deputy Chief of Special Initiatives, Betty Cruz at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or visit Homefront Pittsburgh on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HomefrontPittsburgh/info/?tab=page_info">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/HomefrontPGH">Twitter.</a></p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:18:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, May 2, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6012 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Courthouse</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Hill District Consensus Group</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Autumn House Press Fundraiser</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:20 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club</div> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:56:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 29 - May 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6005 <p>April 30th</p> <blockquote><strong>Bloomfield Marathon Mingle with the Bloomfield Community Council</strong><br /> Time: 12 p.m.<br /> Location: &nbsp;Main Stage, 5th Third Bank<br /> <br /> <strong>Lunch with David Brooks</strong><br /> Time: 12:30 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;</blockquote> <p>May 1</p> <blockquote><strong>Pittsburgh Marathon Tour</strong><br /> Time: 9:15 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network Banquet</strong><br /> Time: 6 p.m.<br /> Location: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square</blockquote> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:46:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6001 <p><strong>Meeting with Sean Sebastian and Chief Debra Lam</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Kick Off Press Conference for Pittsburgh Marathon</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center</p> </div> <div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for Arbor Day</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.</div> <p>Location: Market Square</p> </div> <div> <div><strong>Lunch with Dennis Yablonsky and Matt Smith</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive</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 Ken Gormley</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:02:01 -0400 City's First Inclusive Innovation Week A Success http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=6000 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2016) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh would like to thank all those that planned, hosted, and attended events in the city&#39;s inaugural Inclusive Innovation Week, held from April 1 through April 9, 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This week validated, for those who are not immersed in this &#39;space&#39;, that Pittsburgh has not and is not resting on its laurels,&rdquo; said Audrey Russo of the Pittsburgh Technology Council. &quot;We are building a better place, with the intention of not leaving anyone behind.&rdquo;</p> <p>With the focus of expanding on the meaning of innovation and bringing innovators from all sectors, fields, and ages to unique spaces across the city to learn and create together, the city is happy to report the following statistics from the week:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">63 unique events were offered during Inclusive Innovation Week</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">43 events (68%) were free to attend</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">47 organizations partnered with the City of Pittsburgh for Inclusive Innovation Week and the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">74% of organizations, 34 total, were new partners</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">13 neighborhoods within the city of Pittsburgh participated in hosting events</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">15 unique media articles were written about Inclusive Innovation Week</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We had incredible attendance,&rdquo; said Anne Marie Toccket from The Philanthropy Forum at GSPIA. &ldquo;This indicates a real interest in working to create an inclusive and dynamic entrepreneurship and social innovation sector.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Department of Innovation &amp; Performance has updated the Innovation Week&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/piiiw-recap.html">website </a>and it includes a<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M0R4rYuask"> video</a> to recap Inclusive Innovation Week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please follow the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">on Twitter at @pghip</a>.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:08:25 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5998 <p><strong>Meeting with Andrea Purse</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <div><strong>Speaking at the City Annual Take Our Kids to Work Day</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9:45 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: City Council Chambers<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Councilman Lavelle</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Interview with Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square</div> <div><br /> <strong>Interview with Kevin Gavin</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:45 p.m.</div> <div> <p>Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square</p> <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Graduation Speaker for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.</p> <div> <p>Location: Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall</p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Rock N&#39; Roll Legends Awards</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.</p> <div>Location: Stage AE</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:57:34 -0400 Affordable Housing Task Force Forwards Draft Recommendations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5997 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2016) The Affordable Housing Task Force co-chaired by City Planning Director Ray Gastil and Councilman Daniel Lavelle has released draft recommendations to support housing opportunities throughout Pittsburgh. The initiatives come after months of work by the Task Force and citywide feedback sessions with residents, and will be considered by City Council and the Mayor.</p> <p>The initial initiatives include plans for a citywide housing trust fund; incentive-based inclusionary housing requirements on developments receiving public subsidy; expansion of existing low income housing tax credits; preserving deed-restricted affordable housing; and efforts to protect rental and for-sale properties for existing homeowners and tenants.</p> <p>Councilman Lavelle introduced legislation creating the Task Force in January 2015, which was signed by Mayor William Peduto in February 2015. The task force was empaneled that May.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s release of initial recommendations comes after a year of work by the Task Force and its committees, as well as five community forums in March and early April. The Task Force is poised to describe its work at a City Council Post-Agenda session on Thursday.</p> <p>Five community engagement sessions were held at the American Legion in Sheraden; the Knoxville Lifespan Resource Center in Knoxville; the National Association of Letter Carriers in California-Kirkbride; the Kingsley Association in Larimer; and the Hill House Association in the Hill District.</p> <p>A post-agenda session Thursday will provide the public an opportunity to discuss the recommendations directly with City Council, which expects to deliberate on the recommendations in May.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every resident of Pittsburgh, especially those struggling with low incomes, should have the opportunity to be part of our city&rsquo;s growth. At the same time, they shouldn&rsquo;t become victims of it,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;The Affordable Housing Task Force has listened to residents citywide, and heard loud and clear their thoughts on housing issues, which change from neighborhood to neighborhood. It is city government&rsquo;s job to protect the needs of all its residents and neighborhoods, and these recommendations will help us ensure that a basic need -- shelter -- can be protected and provided for all.&rdquo;</p> <p>The initial recommendations are focused around five areas to ensure all residents share in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s growth, and to encourage responsible development of affordable housing. It calls for establishing:</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>$10 million Housing Trust Fund.</strong> An annual $10 million Housing Trust Fund may be established through the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, including oversight by both a governing and advisory board. The fund would target raising $10 million annually and follow the similar Trust Fund the URA established for East Liberty in September 2015. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="2"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Incentive-based inclusionary housing requirements.</strong> Incentive-based inclusionary housing requirements may be established on all developments of 25 units or more receiving public subsidy. Initial recommendations would include housing for households at 50% area median income (AMI) for rental units, and 80% AMI for home ownership.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="3"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Expanded usage of the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit.</strong> An Expanded usage of the 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit could support new affordable housing construction, as well as rehabilitation of existing housing stock.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="4"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Programs to monitor deed-restricted affordable housing</strong>. Programs could be created to monitor deed-restricted affordable housing that is set to return to market, and preserve their affordability.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="5"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Programs to support existing affordable housing stock.</strong> Programs to support existing affordable housing stock -- both rental and for-sale -- could be used in all city neighborhoods, through initiatives including controls over reassessment spikes; the Rental Registration ordinance; just cause eviction protections and notification requirements for tenants of developments receiving direct public subsidy; and other tenant protection and relocation assistance initiatives.</p> </li> </ol> <p>A fuller explanation of the Task Force&rsquo;s initial recommendations<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Post-Agenda_Report.TF.4.27.16.pdf"> is available here</a>.</p> <p>A website <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/ahtf/index.html">describing the Task Force&rsquo;s work is here</a>.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:59:25 -0400 City To Close Portion Of Liberty Avenue Downtown Friday Night http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5996 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) advises that the inbound lane of Liberty Avenue -- between 11th Street and 12th Street in downtown Pittsburgh -- will be closed from 10:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 until 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Construction Division will be performing slab replacement work during the closure.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:35:03 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Launches Pilot Program for Local Startups http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5995 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh today announced a new initiative, PGH Lab.</p> <p dir="ltr">PGH Lab is a pilot program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh, to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make municipal government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. Through the program, local startup companies will be connected with various City departments to test new technologies and services for a period of three months.</p> <p dir="ltr">Starting April 27, 2016 local startups can apply to become one of the few selected companies for PGH Lab&rsquo;s 2016 pilot cohort. This program emerges as one of the initiatives undertaken under the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/index.html">Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a>, the City&rsquo;s commitment to remain a hub of innovation for social groups, companies and people, and Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s vision to incentivize and foster Pittsburgh&rsquo;s innovative, entrepreneurial community. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;PGH Lab is a win-win program: startups get real world experience and an opportunity to refine their products and services and the City has access to a leading edge service or technology designed to improve operations,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;PGH Lab opens the doors of city government to innovative solutions and will help us reach our goal of providing more efficient and effective services to our communities and residents.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Companies with Beta stage products and services designed to address civic issues and find innovative solutions to problems in the following categories are encouraged to apply:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://metro21.heinz.cmu.edu/projects/citizen-engagement/">Citizen Engagement</a> - 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;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://metro21.heinz.cmu.edu/projects/city-operations/">City Operations</a> - further improve City operations to make internal processes more efficient and effective;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://metro21.heinz.cmu.edu/projects/climate-change-and-the-environment-2/">Climate Change &amp; the Environment</a> - help Pittsburgh meet its 2030 Climate Action Goals to reduce energy usage by 50 percent by 2030; and</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">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.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;It&#39;s an honor to work collaboratively with the startup community here in Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Chief Innovation &amp; Performance Officer Debra Lam. &ldquo;This is an unprecedented opportunity uniting municipal government with the visionary innovators, engineers and technologists that are transforming the way we live, work and play in cities.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The PGH Lab pilot program initiative is spearheaded by the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and a Review Committee. The Review Committee includes representatives from the Office of the Mayor, Law Department, Department of Public Works, Office of Management and Budget, and the URA.</p> <p dir="ltr">Participating companies will be chosen for the pilot program through a competitive selection process that will identify products and services that best match City needs. Full program details, including the application, terms &amp; regulations and program timeline are available at&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/pghlab/index.html">pghlab.pittsburghpa.gov</a>. Local startups that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. <strong>The application deadline for PGH Lab&rsquo;s 2016 cohort will be May 27, 2016. </strong>The pilot project will run from June 2016 to September 2016. Selected startups will be offered working spaces, access to the municipality&#39;s network, support from mentors and coaches in the industry, and direct connection to City affiliates and professional networks.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow PGH Lab activity on Twitter at @PghIP #PGHlab.</p> <p dir="ltr">Contact: Annia Aleman - Innovation and Performance Fellow, City of Pittsburgh at pghlab@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:47:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 27, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5993 <p><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Williamson</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Diamonte Walker and Representatives from Fab 40 Under 40</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Lunch with Ben Woods</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Hissrich</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 Donahoe</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>Reading Celebration with PBS at Glen Hazel Recreation Center</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 895 Johnston Ave</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:13:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 26, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5990 <p><strong>Meeting with Jason Lardo</strong></p> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Justin Kintz</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Aradhna Oliphant</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>Lunch with Grant Oliphant and Scott Izzo</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Bob Kennedy, Diane Holder, and Kim Cepullio</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> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Carlos Torres</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lois Campbell, Rev. Herndon, and Rev. Lyde</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City ARTWorks Award Ceremony</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6 p.m</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: City County Lobby</div> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:13:55 -0400 Statement From Mayor William Peduto On Department of Environmental Protection Administrative Order http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5987 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 25, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William&nbsp;Peduto&nbsp;issued the following statement regarding the Department of Environmental Protection&rsquo;s administrative order today:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We take the safety and health of our citizens seriously and have been working in collaboration&nbsp;with DEP and PWSA to make sure that our water continues to be among the highest quality and safety.</p> <p dir="ltr">This order is being issued related to a procedural violation that was made by PWSA&rsquo;s former management&nbsp;firm,&nbsp;Veolia Inc. It has been reported to us that&nbsp;Veolia Inc. did not inform DEP of a change in corrosion control methods in 2014. In addition, the board of PWSA was not notified of the change, neither was the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">We have since removed Veolia Inc. from its management&nbsp;of PWSA, related&nbsp;to other&nbsp;issues. PWSA has also changed its corrosion control methods back to those that were originally permitted by DEP.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We will also make sure that any future changes to water treatment&nbsp;are not only&nbsp;appropriately vetted by DEP, but that&nbsp;the public is kept&nbsp;fully informed.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"># # #</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:06:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 25, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5981 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Sudanese Peace Activists</strong></p> <div>Time: 2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Phone Interview with InfrastructureUSA</strong></div> <div> <p>Time: 4:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:42:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 23-24, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5978 <p><strong>April 23</strong></p> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>April 24</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day Off</em></div> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:41:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 22, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5973 <p><strong>Speaking at the Allegheny County Anchored Re-Entry Consortium Employer Summit</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: CCAC</p> <div><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Austrian Consul General</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> <p><strong>Luncheon Honoring Linda Lane</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:15 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave<br /> <br /> <strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Staff</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Allegheny County Labor Council Banquet Dinner</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Sheraton at Station Square<br /> <br /> <strong>PULSEations 2016</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Union Project, 801 N. Negley Avenue</div> </div> <p><strong>Dinner with Congressman Mike Doyle, Congressman Tim Ryan, Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the County Executive</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30 p.m.</p> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:46:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 21, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5972 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8px;">Office Hours</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>Interview with WJAS</b><br /> Time: 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <b>Meeting with Councilman Burgess, David Roger, Max King, Sylvia Fields, and Scott Izzo</b><br /> Time:10:30 a.m.<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <b>Rally for Katie McGinty</b><br /> Time: 12:30 p.m.<br /> Location: United Steelworkers</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>Office Hours</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Time: 1:30 p..m. to 3:30 p.m.</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>CONNECT 7th Annual Congress</b><br /> Time: 4 p.m.<br /> Location: 5 Hot Metal Street<br /> <br /> <b>Pitt Tonight Show</b><br /> Time: 7:30 p.m.<br /> Location: Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave</div> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:37:42 -0400 Arbor Day Tree Giveway Coming Up Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5970 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2016) Tree Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission will partner to host a tree seedling giveaway for Arbor Day Friday, April 29 in Market Square. Tree Pittsburgh will be in Market Square at 10 a.m. and the seedling giveaway will begin at 11:30. The giveaway will end at 2 p.m.or whenever the seedlings run out &ndash; whichever comes first. Distribution of trees is on a first-come, first-served basis.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>All seedlings given away this year were grown locally at Tree Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Heritage Nursery, with seeds from Pittsburgh trees. Seedlings included in the giveaway are tulip poplar, white oak, yellow buckeye, umbrella magnolia and pawpaw. All seedlings planted will go towards Tree Pittsburgh&rsquo;s goal of planting 10,000 trees in 2016, in honor of their tenth anniversary.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pennsylvania celebrates Arbor Day on the final Friday of April. The first Arbor Day was celebrated by journalist Julius Sterling Morton in the Nebraska territory in 1872. Nebraska&rsquo;s governor proclaimed April 10, 1874 Arbor Day and it was legalized as a statewide holiday in 1885. It is celebrated in all 50 states and around the world on dates that are best for tree planting in that climate, usually in the spring.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh is celebrating its 11th year as a Tree City USA. Tree City USA, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes cities who meet four core standards for tree care: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. The Arbor Day Foundation in Nebraska is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. Tree Pittsburgh Executive Director Danielle Crumrine was recently appointed to a three-year term on the national organization&rsquo;s board of directors.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Shade Tree Commission is a non-profit organization, linked to the Mayor&#39;s Office, with the task of restoring and maintaining the city&#39;s tree population, in recognition of the value of Pittsburgh&#39;s urban trees as one of our city&#39;s greatest assets.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Tree Pittsburgh is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the City&rsquo;s vitality by restoring and protecting the urban forest through tree maintenance, planting, education, and advocacy. To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.treepittsburgh.org/">www.treepittsburgh.org</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Contact: Joe Stavish, Community Education Coordinator</div> <div>joe@treepittsburgh.org</div> <div>412-781-8733</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:30:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 20, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5969 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 20, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto is in Chicago today for a National League of Cities forum on financial inclusion, which covers ways in which cities can promote financial equity among residents, as well as financial literacy through technical assistance projects and services.</p> <p dir="ltr">The two-day forum includes presentations from officials from cities around the country, and is organized by the NLC&rsquo;s Youth, Education and Families Institute. Mayor Peduto <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">is the former co-chair of the NLC&rsquo;s YEF Council</a>, which oversees the Institute.</p> <p dir="ltr">The National League of Cities <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">is holding its national convention in Pittsburgh this November</a>, with more than 3,500 municipal officials from around the country expected to attend.</p> <p dir="ltr">The NLC is covering the Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s costs for the travel. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh was chosen through a competitive application process. Mayor Peduto is joining the Mayors from the seven selected cities for the Forum, which ends today.</p> <p dir="ltr">The financial inclusion initiative includes an opportunity to apply for two rounds of grant funding ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 following the Mayor&#39;s Institute. For participating in the initiative the City will receive technical assistance through regularly scheduled phone calls; conference calls and webinars; convenings designed to facilitate peer learning; and site visits by YEF staff on an as-needed basis.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto is joining the Mayors from the seven selected cities for the initiative. and that Pittsburgh was chosen through a competitive application process.</p> <p>The formal title of the forum is the &ldquo;Mayors&rsquo; Institute on Children and Families: Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership.&rdquo; The NLC describes &ldquo;financial inclusion&rdquo; this way:</p> <p dir="ltr">Financial inclusion strategies, such as <a href="http://joinbankon.org/about/">Bank On</a> programs, <a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/pr2010/pr_090310.shtml">financial empowerment centers</a> and <a href="https://citiesspeak.org/2015/06/11/childrens-savings-accounts-how-cities-are-helping-families-save-for-college/">children&rsquo;s savings accounts</a>, can bolster a city&rsquo;s fight against poverty and help low-to-moderate income individuals and families move toward brighter, more economically secure futures.</p> <p>NLC&rsquo;s recent report, <a href="http://www.nlc.org/financialinclusion">City Financial Inclusion Efforts: A National Overview</a>, identifies seven key findings resulting from an in-depth scan of financial inclusion programs in cities across the U.S. The report explains the importance of city-led interventions to help families build financial stability, and highlights the role local elected officials and city leaders play in shaping innovative strategies to address the economic, public safety and personal concerns that are byproducts of family financial insecurity.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Public Schedule, April 20, 2016</strong></p> <p>(All locations Chicago InterContinental Hotel unless noted otherwise.)</p> <p>Presentation and Discussion of the Lansing Case Statement by the Honorable Virg Bernero</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presentation and Discussion of the Pittsburgh Case Statement, by the Honorable William Peduto. (A copy of the Mayor&rsquo;s presentation <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Pittsburgh_presentation.pdf">is here</a>.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Final Reflections and Closing Comments</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Flight to Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:20 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:51:59 -0400 Statement on Zoning Changes to Enright Parklet and Penn Plaza http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5967 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 19, 2016) Pittsburgh City Council today, with the support of Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration, approved zoning changes for Enright Parklet and Penn Plaza that will preserve parkland and public space at the East Liberty site.</p> <p>&ldquo;Working with the community, we protected the public park. We will enhance the park, making sure it is connected back to Friendship and East Liberty and that the development will undergo a full community planning process. Going forward we will keep working with Penn Plaza tenants and their neighbors to assure our mission of community-based development is implemented, even with difficult developments like this,&rdquo; said Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our work here is far from done. We will face additional relocations in the coming year, and we are committed as ever to making sure the residents have opportunities to live in East Liberty. Our success today will not last without continued dedication to community participation.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:56:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 19, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5966 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 19, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is in Chicago today for a National League of Cities forum on financial inclusion, which covers ways in which cities can promote financial equity among residents, as well as financial literacy through technical assistance projects and services.</p> <p>The two-day forum includes presentations from officials from cities around the country, and is organized by the NLC&rsquo;s Youth, Education and Families Institute. Mayor Peduto <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">is the former co-chair of the NLC&rsquo;s YEF Council</a>, which oversees the Institute.</p> <p>The National League of Cities <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">is holding its national convention in Pittsburgh this November</a>, with more than 3.500 municipal officials from around the country expected to attend.</p> <p>The NLC is covering the Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s costs for the travel. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p>Pittsburgh was chosen to participate in the forum through a competitive application process. Mayor Peduto is joining the Mayors from the seven selected cities for the forum, which runs through Wednesday.</p> <p>The financial inclusion initiative includes an opportunity to apply for two rounds of grant funding ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 following the Mayor&#39;s Institute. For participating in the initiative the City will receive technical assistance through regularly scheduled phone calls; conference calls and webinars: convenings designed to facilitate peer learning; and site visits by YEF staff on an as-needed basis.</p> <p>The formal title of the forum is the &ldquo;Mayors&rsquo; Institute on Children and Families: Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership.&rdquo; The NLC describes &ldquo;financial inclusion&rdquo; this way:</p> <p><em>Financial inclusion strategies, such as <a href="http://joinbankon.org/about/">Bank On</a> programs, <a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/pr2010/pr_090310.shtml">financial empowerment centers</a> and <a href="https://citiesspeak.org/2015/06/11/childrens-savings-accounts-how-cities-are-helping-families-save-for-college/">children&rsquo;s savings accounts</a>, can bolster a city&rsquo;s fight against poverty and help low-to-moderate income individuals and families move toward brighter, more economically secure futures.</em></p> <p><em>NLC&rsquo;s recent report, <a href="http://www.nlc.org/financialinclusion">City Financial Inclusion Efforts: A National Overview</a>, identifies seven key findings resulting from an in-depth scan of financial inclusion programs in cities across the U.S. The report explains the importance of city-led interventions to help families build financial stability, and highlights the role local elected officials and city leaders play in shaping innovative strategies to address the economic, public safety and personal concerns that are byproducts of family financial insecurity.</em></p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Public Schedule, April 19, 2016</strong></p> <p>(All locations Chicago InterContinental Hotel unless noted otherwise.)</p> <p>Registration and Breakfast</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 a.m. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Welcome and Framing Discussion, with Clifford M. Johnson, Executive Director, YEF Institute, and A. Richardson Love, Jr., Program Director, MetLife Foundation</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presentation and Discussion of the Durham Case Statement by the Honorable William V. Bell</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p>Presentation and Discussion of the Hattiesburg Case Statement by the Honorable Johnny L. DuPree</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presentation and Discussion of the St. Petersburg Case Statement by the Honorable Rick Kriseman</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Presentation and Discussion of the Dubuque Case Statement by the Honorable Roy D. Buol</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:15 p.m.</p> <p>Reflections and Common Themes</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dinner - The Windsor, 160 E. Huron Street, with presentation on the Real Financial Lives of Americans, by Jennifer Tescher, President &amp; CEO, Center for Financial Services Innovation</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:53:38 -0400 "Summer of Learn and Earn" Program to Employ 2,000 Youths for Second Year http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5965 <p>PITTSBURGH &ndash; Pittsburgh and Allegheny County youths seeking summer jobs may begin applying today for the region&rsquo;s second &ldquo;Summer of Learn and Earn&rdquo; program. Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) have, once again, joined together to match 2,000 youths aged 14 to 21 with summer jobs that position them for later careers. The program will employ 1,300 youths ages 14 to 21 from the City of Pittsburgh and 700 more from Allegheny County, providing participants with personal development opportunities, while also assisting the long-term growth of Pittsburgh-area employers.</p> <p>The application period opens Tuesday, April 19 and ends May 9. The work period begins on June 27th and runs through August 5th, 2016. Interested youth may complete the online application at <a href="http://www.jobs4summer.org/">www.jobs4summer.org</a>, or may also visit in-person application sites listed below to apply in person.</p> <p>&ldquo;This program is an investment in our youth, and our future workforce,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;These opportunities help prepare our youth to enter the workforce with basic skills as well as the opportunity to gain experience in problem-solving, critical thinking and other life-skills training. We want all of our youth to be able to benefit from the growth and opportunities that are currently available in our region, and this program is one way to ensure that happens for those youth who most need a chance.&rdquo;</p> <p>The county and city joined with 3RWIB in 2015 to launch the program. &ldquo;Learn and Earn&rdquo; was launched after more than 1,300 young people applied for jobs in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Youth Employment program in 2014, even though there were only 500 positions available. The &ldquo;Summer of Learn and Earn&rdquo; effort has expanded the pool of job applicants, using help from area corporations and foundations to help fund jobs for area youth, and to expand their opportunities for career development.</p> <p>In 2015, the Learn and Earn program delivered paid summer work experience to nearly 2,000 teens and young adults which, in turn, provided more than $1.3 million in wages to the local economy. Participating youth worked an average of 150 hours each and received soft skills and other work-readiness training during the program.</p> <p>&ldquo;Summer jobs not only provide spending money, but introduce young people to possible careers in the Pittsburgh area&rsquo;s growing economy. The &lsquo;Summer of Learn and Earn&rsquo; is a great example of how government and our business and foundation partners are working together to give our region&rsquo;s youth opportunities to build their resumes and prepare for life after school is over,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Workforce trends show the Pittsburgh region needs to prepare more youth to enter the local workforce and replace the region&rsquo;s aging talent. Over the last decade the share of workers over age 55 grew by more than 80,000 in the region while the share of younger workers ages 25 to 44 fell by more than 100,000 workers.&nbsp; During the same period, the number of jobs for youth declined by 50 percent.</p> <p>Focusing on training youth now will create a pipeline to fill jobs left by this aging workforce. The Summer of Learn and Earn for area youth is creating a regular flow of trained workers, and will benefit both young people and employers for years to come. Employers will be attracted to the region because they know it has a well prepared, diverse, growing and fully mobilized workforce.</p> <p>&ldquo;Learn and Earn is a major step forward in building a pipeline of talent prepared to enter the workforce,&rdquo; said Stefani Pashman, CEO, 3RWIB. &ldquo;By connecting young people to the job opportunities available in this region &mdash; showing them the breadth of opportunity available right here &mdash; we establish the relationship between education and economic success and set them on the path to a bright future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Learn and Earn is a three-tiered, six-week program focused on 14 career tracks based on the growing or trending occupations in the Pittsburgh area. These tracks include health care, education, park management, recreation, finance and banking and information technology.</p> <p>Youth engaged in Tiers 1 and 2 have no or limited prior work experience. They work 25 hours per week and receive a total of 12 hours of work-readiness training over the course of the program. Tier 3 is the capstone experience of Learn and Earn. Tier 3 youth are between 16 and 21 years old, have prior work experience, and have demonstrated the ability to manage tasks individually or as a part of a team. Tier 3 interns work 20 hours per week in a corporate setting and receive a total of 24 hours of work-readiness training.</p> <p>Corporate partners are being sought to sponsor and employ Tier 3 youth in 2016. The cost is $2,000 per intern, and Learn and Earn staff prescreens all participants, arranges interviews, provides ongoing support, and processes all paperwork and payroll. Businesses who are interested in supporting this effort may contact 3RWIB directly for additional information.</p> <p>A list of in-person application sites, including hours of operation when available, follows:</p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Location/Address</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Phone</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center"><strong>Hours</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Goodwill of SWPA South Side<br /> 2400 Carson Street<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15224</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-281-6629</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center">Mon. &ndash; Fri.<br /> 10 AM to 6 PM</p> <p align="center">Sat., April 30 &amp; May 7<br /> 10 AM to 1 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Goodwill of SWPA<br /> 294 Lincoln Highway<br /> North Versailles, PA 15137</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-281-6629</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center">Tues., Thurs, &amp; Fri.<br /> 12 PM to 6 PM<br /> <br /> Sat., April 30 &amp; May 7<br /> 10 AM to 1 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Oakland Planning and Development Corp<br /> 294 Semple Street<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412- 682-1144</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center">Mon., Tues., Thurs. &amp; Fri.<br /> 9 AM to 6 PM</p> <p align="center">Wednesdays<br /> 9 AM to 7:45 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Auberle<br /> 1101 Hartman Street<br /> McKeesport, PA 15132</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-673-5856</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center">Contact for Hours</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">YouthPlaces<br /> 711 West Commons<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-434-0851</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center">Contact for Hours</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Phase 4 Learning Center<br /> Brentwood Towne Square<br /> 121 Towne Square Way<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15227</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">724-462-1241</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Mon., Tues., Thurs. &amp; Fri.<br /> 9 AM to 6 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Wednesday<br /> 9 AM to 8 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Saturday<br /> 10 AM to 2 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Phase 4 Learning Center<br /> Medical Center West<br /> 211 N. Whitfield Street, Suite 110<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15205</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">724-462-1241</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Mon., Tues., Thurs. &amp; Fri.<br /> 9 AM to 6 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Wednesday<br /> 9 AM to 8 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Saturday<br /> 10 AM to 2 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">ResCare Workforce Services<br /> 332 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-575-5877</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Contact for Hours</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Kanmas Educational Support Center<br /> 5100 Penn Avenue<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15224</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">724-493-9371</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Mon. &amp; Thurs.<br /> 12 PM to 7 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Saturday<br /> 10 AM to 2 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center<br /> 5321 Penn Avenue<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15224</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-362-8580</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Monday thru Friday<br /> 2 PM to 8 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Sat., Apr. 23, 30 &amp; May 7<br /> 12 PM to 6 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Neighborhood Learning Alliance (West End Works)<br /> 825 Lorenz Avenue<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15220</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-533-2029</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Contact for Hours</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority<br /> Bedford Hope Center<br /> 2305 Bedford Avenue<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-395-3950</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Monday thru Thursday<br /> 10 AM to 6 PM</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Friday<br /> 10 AM to 5 PM<br /> Sat., May 7<br /> 10 AM to 2 PM</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:324px;"> <p align="center">Northside Coalition for Fair Housing<br /> 1821 Brighton Road<br /> Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> </td> <td style="width:126px;"> <p align="center">412-321-5527</p> </td> <td style="width:173px;"> <p style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Monday thru Friday<br /> 10 AM to 6 PM</p> <p style="margin-left:22.5pt;">Sat., April 30 &amp; May 7<br /> 10 AM to 1 PM</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div style="clear:both;">&nbsp;</div> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:32:51 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Places Hold On 2016 Property Tax Appeals http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5962 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 18, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto announced today that a moratorium has been placed on all 2016 property tax assessment appeals initiated by the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">This freeze comes in response to evidence that property values have been increasing in certain neighborhoods, thereby potentially causing unexpected tax increases to city residents . In particular, property tax increases may disproportionately hurt elderly residents and residents on fixed incomes.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;The city is growing, but in order to remain a city for all, we need to make sure that real estate taxes are fairly applied and allow residents to not be priced out of their homes,&quot; said Mayor Peduto.</p> <p>The moratorium will remain in effect for the remainder of 2016, and a new policy will be implemented by the Administration as part of the Mayor&#39;s Affordable Housing Task Force.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:32:47 -0400 Statement By Office of Municipal Investigations Manager Following Incident Outside Trump Rally http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5961 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 18, 2016) - The Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations (OMI) for the City of Pittsburgh, Deborah Walker, has released the following statement regarding an incident that took place between a City of Pittsburgh Police Officer and a member of the local news media outside the Donald Trump event at the Convention Center on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Once the incident was brought to my attention, I called for a review of the interaction.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the preliminary investigation, the City of Pittsburgh was in contact with the alleged victim. The alleged victim has stated repeatedly that she does not wish to file an official complaint.</p> <p dir="ltr">Upon further review of the videos of the incident, our preliminary investigation did not find any wrongdoing done by the Police Officer.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:13:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 18, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5960 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Office Hours </span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">9:00 a.m. to &nbsp;5:00 p.m.</span></p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:14:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 16-17, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5958 <div><strong>April 16</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <blockquote><strong>Meeting with Rep. Gainey</strong> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Carpenter&#39;s Rally for Secretary Clinton</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> </blockquote> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>April 17</strong></div> <blockquote> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Day off</em></div> </blockquote> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:15:54 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto following the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Board Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5956 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2016) - &quot;This is a new day for Pittsburgh. We welcome an oversight board who has expressed willingness to work for the benefit of the city, not against it. We look forward to collaborating with the ICA and our leaders in Harrisburg toward the long term financial stability of Pittsburgh.&quot;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:29:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 15, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5955 <p><strong>Press Conference with Senator Casey and Chief McLay Regarding Policing&nbsp;</strong></p> <div>Time: 9:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Police Headquarters</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Participating in UPMC Shadyside Cherry Blossom Festival</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Posner Tower</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus and Councilman Burgess</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Sam Salkin</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Marc Field, Executive Director of The First Tee of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Office Hours</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:22:52 -0400 City, Community Partners Celebrate Month of the Young Child In April http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5951 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and several education partners are celebrating the importance of early childhood development throughout the month of April in honor of Month of the Young Child.</p> <p>&ldquo;Month of the Young Child is a great reminder that we all play a role in the early development of a child,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Together we can create positive, productive and educational early childhood programs and experiences for children and families at home, at child care, at school and in the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Through the efforts of many, April has grown to become the Month of the Young Child in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&quot;Children are the foundation for all thriving communities,&rdquo; said Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of PAEYC. &ldquo;Month of the Young Child highlights the importance of investing in our youngest through high-quality pre-kindergarten, play and meaningful relationships.&quot;</p> <p>This year Pittsburgh is celebrating by showcasing the artwork of little Pittsburghers throughout the city. Artwork made by students from Pittsburgh Public Schools, Winchester Thurston, and Shady Lane Academy is on display at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and the Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh. Artwork from Pittsburgh Public Schools Pre-K students will be on display at the following locations:</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>PPS Early Childhood Classrooms</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Location</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">M.L. King Pre-K</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP &ndash; Allegheny<br /> 1230 Federal Street, 15212</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Beechwood Pre-K</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP &ndash; Beechview<br /> 1910 Broadway Avenue, 15216</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Brookline Pre-K</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP &ndash; Brookline<br /> 708 Brookline Blvd., 15226</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Crescent Early Childhood Center</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP &ndash; Homewood<br /> 7101 Hamilton Avenue, 15208</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Sci-Tech Early Childhood Center</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP - Main/Oakland<br /> 4400 Forbes Avenue, 15213</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Minadeo Pre-K</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP - Squirrel Hill<br /> 5801 Forbes Avenue, 15217</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:248px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">Chartiers Early Childhood Center</p> </td> <td style="width:280px;"> <p style="text-align: center;">CLP - West End<br /> 47 Wabash Street, 15220</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&ldquo;Month of the Young Child is an important reminder of how important the early years are for the learning and development of children,&rdquo; said Carol Barone-Martin, Executive Director, Early Childhood Education from Pittsburgh Public Schools. &ldquo;As a community, we need to take action so that all young children receive the high-quality early learning experiences that they deserve.&rdquo;</p> <p>On April 27, Mayor William Peduto will visit the Glen Hazel Family Community in Hazelwood for a live reading of the book &ldquo;Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem&rdquo; to elementary school children, based on the Emmy Award-winning preschool math series from PBS KIDS and The Fred Rogers Company, Peg + Cat. Copies of &ldquo;Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem&rdquo; will also be available on location from the Reading is Fundamental storymobile.</p> <p>Additional events happening throughout the month of April can be found here: <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/get-involved/month-of-the-young-child">http://www.paeyc.org/get-involved/month-of-the-young-child</a></p> <p><strong>Contacts:</strong></p> <p><strong>Katie O&rsquo;Malley</strong>: Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto; w: 412-255-2944; <a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p><strong>Ebony R. Pugh</strong>: Public Information Officer, Pittsburgh Public Schools; c: 412-529-3616, <a href="mailto:epugh1@pghboe.net" target="_blank">epugh1@pghboe.net</a></p> <p><strong>Sarah Byrne-Houser</strong>: Mobilization &amp; Communications, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children; (412) 421-3889;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:sarah@paeyc.org" target="_blank">sarah@paeyc.org</a></p> <p><strong>Suzanne Thinnes</strong>: Manager, Communications; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; 412.578.2458; thinness@carnegielibrary.org</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the Month of the Young Child</strong></p> <p>The National Association for the Education of Young Children first established the Week of the Young Child&trade; in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children&#39;s success in school and later life. This celebration is a time to plan how we&mdash;as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation&mdash;will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> ###</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:48:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 14, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5947 <p><strong>Meeting with Chancellor Nordenberg and Fred Thieman</strong></p> <div>Time: 9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Cathedral of Learning</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at the University of Pittsburgh &#39;s Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education Press </strong></div> <div><strong>Conference</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 10:15 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Alumni Hall, Conroy Ballroom</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Donahoe</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 Betty Cruz</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak, Councilman Gilman, Commander Holmes, and Bosnian Youth Group</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 Luke Norris and Chief Lam</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Governor Martin O&#39;Malley</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:45 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Kontos Mengine Law Group&#39;s 3rd Annual Firm Party</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 8 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Andy Warhol Museum</div> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:26:16 -0400 Mayor, Citiparks and Innovation & Performance Launch FREE Wi-Fi at 22 Community Recreation & Healthy Active Living Centers http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5946 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Recreation (Citiparks) and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation &amp; Performance have announced that free Wi-Fi will be installed in 22 City of Pittsburgh Community Recreation and Healthy Active Living Centers.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Providing Wi-Fi in city facilities is another step along the journey towards inclusive innovation,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This is a great example of our commitment to narrowing the digital divide between the diverse communities of Pittsburgh and I&rsquo;d like to commend Chief Debra Lam, Director Jim Griffin and their staffs and our partners in this project for their tireless efforts to make this possible.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">At each location, Pittsburghers will now be able to connect to the free Wi-Fi via laptops, smartphones, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices while simultaneously enjoying all that Citiparks facilities have to offer.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Having free Wi-Fi access in our facilities will not only enable our Citiparks staff to be more efficient by providing more tools to manage our Community Recreation Centers and Healthy Active Living Center (Senior Center) programs, it also offers connectivity for our youth and senior populations who may otherwise have limited Internet access,&rdquo; said Department of Parks &amp; Recreation Director, Jim Griffin.</p> <p dir="ltr">With the help of a grant from the Grable Foundation ($11,500) and a partnership with Comcast and the Neighborhood Learning Alliance, Citiparks will offer classes -- Internet Essentials, Career Preparation -- &nbsp;to youth, seniors and families throughout the city to further bridge the digital divide.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are proud to partner with the City of Pittsburgh by providing broadband service that delivers Wi-Fi access to more of its residents,&quot; said Christine Whitaker, senior vice president of Comcast&rsquo;s Keystone Region. &ldquo;As Pittsburgh and the nation&#39;s leading provider of broadband and Wi-Fi, Comcast is committed to closing the digital divide at home through our Internet Essentials program, so this Citiparks&rsquo; initiative is a perfect fit. We look forward to continuing to help the City follow its Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">As a partner in the project, Comcast is offering a discount on monthly billing statements at each location.</p> <p dir="ltr">In September 2015, the City of Pittsburgh <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5098">released the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation</a>, a &nbsp;strategic plan that will support equitable access to technology, City resources, and information.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Whether you&rsquo;re chatting with friends, tweeting about a special event, or searching for employment or training opportunities - technology is changing the way we work, play and communicate in our parks and facilities,&rdquo; said Chief of Innovation &amp; Performance, Debra Lam. &ldquo;We are excited to launch the Wi-Fi project and hope to have more opportunities for inclusive, innovative resources in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>The following 22 Community Recreation and Healthy Active Living Centers will have free Wi-Fi:</p> <div dir="ltr" style="margin-left:1.5pt;"> <table style="border: none; border-collapse: collapse;"> <colgroup> <col width="160" /> <col width="229" /> <col width="100" /> <col width="100" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr style="height:26px"> <td colspan="4" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(204, 204, 204) rgb(204, 204, 204) rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTERS</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">CENTERS</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">ADDRESS</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">ZIP</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">PHONE</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ammon</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2217 Bedford Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15219</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-255-2501</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Arlington</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">2201 Salisbury St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15210</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-488-8397</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brookline</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1400 Oakridge St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15226</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-571-3222</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Jefferson</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">605 Rednap St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15212</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-323-7268</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Magee</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">745 Greenfield Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15217</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-422-6546</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ormsby</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">79 South 22nd St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15203</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-488-8306</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Paulson</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1201 Paulson Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15206</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-694-8495</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Phillips</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">201 Parkfield St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15210</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-885-7445</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Warrington</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">329 Warrington Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15210</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-488-8369</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">West Penn</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">450 30th St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15210</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-622-7353</span></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div dir="ltr" style="margin-left:0pt;"> <table style="border: none; border-collapse: collapse;"> <colgroup> <col width="162" /> <col width="229" /> <col width="100" /> <col width="100" /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr style="height:21px"> <td colspan="4" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(204, 204, 204) rgb(204, 204, 204) rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-weight: 700; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING CENTERS</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">CENTERS</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">ADDRESS</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">ZIP</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0) rgb(204, 204, 204); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">PHONE</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Brighton Heights</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">3515 McClure Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15212</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-766-4656</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Greenfield</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">745 Greenfield Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15217</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-422-6551</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Hazelwood</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">5344 Second Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15207</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-422-6549</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Homewood</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">7321 Frankstown Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15208</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-244-4190</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Lawrenceville</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">4600 Butler St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15201</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-622-6918</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Morningside</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">6944 Presidents Way</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15206</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-665-4342</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Mt. Washington</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">122 Virginia Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15211</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-488-8405</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Northside</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">5 Allegheny Square</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15212</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-323-7239</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sheraden</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">720 Sherwood Ave</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15204</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-777-5012</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">South Side Market House</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">12TH &amp; Bingham Sts</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15203</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-488-8404</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">West End</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">80 Wabash St</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15220</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-937-3068</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style="height:0px"> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Beechview**</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">1555 Broadway</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">15216</span></span></p> </td> <td style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: bottom; padding: 3px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:2pt;text-align: center;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffd03e17-1058-f3c0-4916-6897e37cd694"><span style="font-size: 13.3333px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">412-571-4224</span></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p dir="ltr">** CLOSED while undergoing renovations</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/">http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:10:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 13, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5944 <div><strong>Chelsea Clinton&#39;s Visit to the Campaign Office</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 9:45 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <strong>Press Conference to Announce Digital Improvements to Community Recreation and Healthy Active Living Centers</strong> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center, 745 Greenfield Avenue</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Chelsea Clinton</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Director Hissrich</strong></div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with City Planning Staff</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;200 Ross Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Henry Pyatt, Small Business and Redevelopment Manager</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 to Carnegie Mellon University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Jared L. Cohon University Center</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:50:47 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor, City Officials To Announce Digital Improvements To Community Recreation and Healthy Active Living Centers http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5942 <p dir="ltr"><strong><em>Media Advisory</em></strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 12, 2016) - Mayor William Peduto, city officials and representatives from Comcast will make a special announcement about digital improvements to 22 City of Pittsburgh Community Recreation and Healthy Active Living Centers at a press event Wednesday morning.</p> <p><strong>Who: &nbsp; </strong>William Peduto, Mayor</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Jim Griffin, Director, Parks &amp; Recreation</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Debra Lam, Chief, Innovation &amp; Performance</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Lisa Nolen Birmingham, Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Keystone Region, Comcast</p> <p dir="ltr" style="margin-left: 40px;">Stephen MacIsaac, Executive Director, Neighborhood Learning Alliance</p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Where: </strong>Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:21:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 12, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5940 <p><strong>Call with Jane Miller</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with 21 and Able Committee and the United Way</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with County Executive</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>Lunch with Homewood Senior Council</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Homewood House Senior Building, 7130 Frankstown Ave.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Chief Costa</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Filming Video for Riverlife</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Rich Overmoyer and Grant Ervin</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Chief McLay, Director Hissrich, and Solicitor Sanchez -Ridge&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman and Jeff Tremel</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 p.m.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:11:52 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on the Penguins Playoff Big Screen http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5938 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 11, 2016) - &nbsp;&quot;I&#39;d like to congratulate the Pittsburgh Penguins on their tenth consecutive appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.</p> <p dir="ltr">I have been in contact with the Penguins and, due to the construction site across from CONSOL Energy Center and concerns about NHL broadcast rights, the Penguins Playoff Big Screen will not be taking place in the first round series against the New York Rangers. If necessary, I am happy to discuss alternate locations for future rounds.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">I wish the Pens the best during their quest for the Cup. Let&#39;s Go Pens.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:33:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 11, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5936 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with County Executive, Art Rooney, and Jimmie Sacco</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Heinz Field<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Enright Park Neighborhood Association, Friendship Community Group, and Bloomfield Garfield Corporation</strong></p> <p>Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Jody Noble-Choder</strong></p> <p>Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p>Location Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Floyd Titus and Grant Ervin</strong></p> <p>Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></p> <p>Time: 4 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Elsie Hillman Women and Politics Lecture with Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Campbell Memorial Chapel</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></p> <p>Time: 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:36:54 -0400 Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5932 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels">Snow Level 1</a> Alert effective 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh <a href="https://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a> will be activated by 10:00 p.m. tonight. Approximately 50 vehicles will be deployed throughout the city to monitor conditions and treat streets overnight. Crews will being working 12-hour shifts starting at 10:00 p.m.</p> <p>The current forecast is for 1&quot; to 3&quot; of snow starting anytime after 12:00 a.m. Saturday morning and snowfall is expected last until early Saturday afternoon. In addition to the city&rsquo;s sufficient salt supply, temperatures, daylight and sunshine expected on Saturday should contribute to improved street conditions.</p> <p dir="ltr">Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Saturday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are reminded to visit the City of Pittsburgh Snow Resource Center <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow">www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow</a> for all weather related information.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:17:51 -0400 Citiparks Farmers Markets Begin Next Month http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5929 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8. 2016) The week of May 9 will mark the main opening of the first four of seven Citiparks Farmers Markets to begin operation this year. Three additional markets will open in June.</p> <p dir="ltr">The hours for the markets, and the charges for farmers and other vendors, will remain the same this year as they were in 2015. Additonally, three new markets will open in June.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>CITIPARKS FARMERS&#39; MARKETS OPENING IN MAY:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, May 6, from 10am-2pm.: &nbsp;Mellon Square Park (Mother&rsquo;s Day Special)</p> <p dir="ltr">Monday, May 9, from 3pm - 7pm.: &nbsp;East Liberty (Station St. &amp; N. Euclid Ave.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Tuesday, May 10, 3pm - 7pm: &nbsp;South Side (18th &amp; Carson Streets)</p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, May 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: &nbsp;Downtown Pittsburgh* (Mellon Square Park, Smithfield St. and Sixth Ave.,); and 3pm - 7pm: North Side (East Park, E. Ohio St. &amp; Cedar Ave.)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Three additional Citiparks Farmers&#39; Markets will open in June: &nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.: &nbsp;Squirrel Hill (Beacon/Bartlett parking lot near Murray Ave.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Wednesday, June 8, 3pm - 7pm, Carrick* (Carrick Dairy District, 1529 Brownsville Road)</p> <p dir="ltr">Thursday, June 9, 3pm - 7pm, Beechview (Broadway and Beechview Avenue)</p> <p dir="ltr">All markets will sell farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese and baked goods, while several locations will also sell flowers, small gifts and gardening items.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, call 412-422-6523 or <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/">visit the Citiparks website here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">* New Location</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:36:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 8-10, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5926 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>April 8&nbsp;</b></div> <p><i style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">Day Off</i></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>April 9</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><i>Day off</i></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><b>April 10</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;"><i>Day off</i></div> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:28:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 7, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5922 <p><strong>Meeting with Justin Stockdale</strong></p> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Phil Laboon</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 Director Leger</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Betsy Magley</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 Bob Lewis</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Officiating Wedding Ceremony</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4:15 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for HDCC&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Urban Garden Party Kick Off</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mattress Factory</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Reception for Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 7 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Village Tavern and Trattoria</div> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:56:15 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Grand Jury Indictment of Fired Police Sergeant http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5919 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 6, 2016) - &quot;This is a sad day for our city and police bureau, but a good one for our justice system.</p> <p>Despite video showing Sgt. Matakovich unlawfully beating a suspect, the initial charges against him were wrongfully dismissed. Yet the city still proceeded to fire the sergeant, the charges against him were refiled by the District Attorney, and now he has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The justice system is working, and should set an example for all judges on how seriously city, county and federal officials take such matters on behalf of the communities they all serve.</p> <p>But let me be clear that the sergeant&#39;s conduct, and this indictment, do not represent the hundreds of Pittsburgh Police who protect city residents honorably and courageously every day and night. If anything the charges provide a moment to thank the officers who live up to the Pittsburgh Police Bureau&#39;s core values of accountability, integrity and respect in all they do. Our administration will continue to work to build a Police Bureau we can all be proud of - one based upon fair and consistent discipline, as needed.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:18:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 6, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5918 <p><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></p> <div>Time: 8:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Pat Hassett</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 USS Pittsburgh Crew Members</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Secretary Hillary Clinton&#39;s Visit to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.&nbsp;</div> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:54:56 -0400 Reminder: Route 380 Baum Boulevard Bridge Long-term Closure Underway http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5914 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 5, 2016) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works and PennDOT would like to remind residents that the Baum Boulevard Bridge, located between Melwood Avenue and Enfield Street in North Oakland and Bloomfield, is closed for repairs. The closure is expected to last for 80 consecutive days. All traffic will be detoured.</p> <p><strong>Posted Detours:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>East of the Baum Boulevard Bridge</strong></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Take Baum Boulevard to Liberty Avenue</li> <li>Follow Liberty Avenue to the Bloomfield Bridge</li> <li>Turn left onto the Bloomfield Bridge</li> <li>Turn left onto Bigelow Boulevard</li> <li>Follow Bigelow Boulevard back to Baum Boulevard</li> <li>End detour</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>West of the Baum Boulevard Bridge</strong></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Follow Bigelow Boulevard to the Bloomfield Bridge</li> <li>Turn right onto the Bloomfield Bridge</li> <li>Turn right onto Liberty Avenue</li> <li>Follow Liberty Avenue to Baum Boulevard</li> </ul> <p>When traveling through work zones, motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns. &nbsp;</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh and PennDOT would like to thank commuters, residents and business owners in North Oakland, Bloomfield and Shadyside for their patience and cooperation during this closure.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is a PennDOT project. Work occurring in 2016 on this $12.34 million project includes the deck replacement of the Baum Boulevard Bridge and the milling and resurfacing of Baum Boulevard between the bridge and Morewood Avenue.</p> <p>To help keep motorists and residents informed as work on the Route 380 project continues PennDOT has created an email distribution list for Route 380 traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending e-mail addresses to stcowan@pa.gov and type &ldquo;Subscribe &ndash; Route 380 Bigelow-Baum&rdquo; in the subject line.</p> <p dir="ltr">Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting <a href="http://www.511pa.com/">www.511PA.com</a>. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>MEDIA CONTACT:</strong> Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:12:53 -0400 Mayor Peduto Lauds the Power of Impact Volunteering and AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Participants in Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5913 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 5, 2016) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh today are celebrating the valuable service of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers in Pittsburgh as part of the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Along with Mayor Peduto, more than 2,800 mayors and county officials across the country are highlighting the impact of national service in tackling city problems.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to thank the members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps for their continued commitment to strengthening our communities through service. Today is a great day to celebrate all of the dedicated individuals that improve the quality of life in our region and workforce every day.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mayor Peduto will issue a proclamation to AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants declaring April 5, 2016 &ldquo;National Service Recognition Day&rdquo; in the City of Pittsburgh. The event will take place at Pittsburgh Cares (3505 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) at 5:30 p.m.</strong> The proclamation is dedicated to the more than 850 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in Pittsburgh that are serving this year.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort designed to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and Cities of Service.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is also a founding member of Cities of Service, the national coalition of cities whose mayors have committed to impact volunteering to engage residents as co-producers of solutions that make a difference on issues from blight to supporting youth and education.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I am proud to be working with Mayor Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh as we continue to strengthen communities through national service,&rdquo; said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. &ldquo;Mayors are leaders who get things done. They know first-hand the value of national service in tackling local problems. I commend Mayor Peduto for working with us to improve lives and strengthen communities through national service.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">As the federal agency for service and volunteering, CNCS annually engages more than five million citizens in service at more than 60,000 locations in 8,500 cities across the country through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs. National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and nation, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to preserving the environment and helping communities recover from natural disasters. For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and a list of participating mayors, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice">www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>ABOUT CNCS</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President&rsquo;s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment and servePGH is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently more than 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Cities of Service is a national nonprofit that supports mayors and city executives to design and implement high-impact volunteering initiatives that can apply to multiple issues from supporting youth and education to sustainability. It provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities. Founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009, Cities of Service is a nonpartisan coalition which currently supports more than 200 cities in the U.S. and UK whose mayors are committed to engaging citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. Visit citiesofservice.org to get involved, and follow @citiesofservice on Twitter.</p> <div style="text-align: center;">###</div> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:49:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 5, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5908 <p><strong>Office Hours</strong></p> <p>Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s On Us Week of Action&rdquo; &nbsp;with Vice&nbsp;President Joe Biden&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Petersen Events Center</p> <div><strong>Call with Rod Rutherford</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Linda Dickerson</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 3:10 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Heather Semple</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club<br /> <br /> <strong>Presenting Proclamation for AmeriCorps Recognition Day for National Service</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Cares, 3505 Butler St.</div> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:03:20 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto, Department of Innovation & Performance and Urban Redevelopment Authority to Kick Off City's First Inclusive Innovation Week on Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5902 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2016) The city&rsquo;s inaugural Inclusive Innovation Week will be formally kicked off Monday in the Strip District, in an event featuring Mayor William Peduto; Councilwoman Deborah Gross; Debra Lam, Chief &amp; Director of Innovation &amp; Performance; Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Officer; and Thomas Link, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Urban Redevelopment Authority.</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of the event, a panel of representatives from firms including Maven Machines, Breezie, Endorsevent, GothamAlpha will be present to answer questions and discuss their recent moves to Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What</strong>: Inclusive Innovation Week Kick Off Event</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When</strong>: Monday, April 4, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where</strong>: Smallman Galley, 54 21st Street, Strip District</p> <p dir="ltr">As space is limited, guests are encouraged to register via the link below:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-innovation-week-kick-off-event-tickets-22228100848">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-innovation-week-kick-off-event-tickets-22228100848</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Metered parking is available on Smallman Street. There is also paid parking byt the terminal building located on the other side of Smallman Street. The flat rate is $5, cash only.</p> <p dir="ltr">Guests should enter Smallman Galley through the main entrance, located at 54 21st St. Smallman Galley is located right across the street from Saint Stanislaus Kotska Church, at the corner of 21st and Smallman. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Those with questions may email eric.martin@pittsburghpa.gov or lana.redmond@pittsbughpa.gov.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:06:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 4, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5901 <p><strong>Zone 5 Memorial Ceremony for Officer Sciullo,&nbsp;Officer&nbsp;Mayhle, and Officer Kelly</strong></p> <p>Time: 6:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: 1401 Washington Blvd<br /> <br /> <strong>WJAS Monthly Radio Interview</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Press Conference for Inclusive Innovation Week</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p>Location: Smallman Galley, 2016 Smallman St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Lunch with Councilman O&#39;Connor</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Secretary Minnich, Governor&#39;s Office of Administration</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:15 p.m.</p> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Students from the Hill House</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Jean Case</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: AlphaLab, 6024 Broad St.<br /> <br /> <strong>Presenting Award at Art Rooney Award Dinner</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Westin Convention Center</div> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:59:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 2-3, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5900 <div><strong>April 2</strong></div> <blockquote><strong>Lunch with Representative Gainey</strong> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Concert Band Month</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum</div> </blockquote> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>April 3</strong></div> </div> <blockquote><em>Day Off</em></blockquote> Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:16:52 -0400 Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations Names New Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5897 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2016) After a national search the city&rsquo;s Commission on Human Relations has named a new executive director, Carlos Torres, a former official with National Community Health Partners and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Torres is also a 10-year U.S. Army veteran.</p> <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/chr/">The Commission</a> is an independent agency that investigates complaints of alleged discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations within the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>It has searched for two years to name a permanent director, after the retirement of former executive director Charles Morrison. The selection of Torres followed a national search and selection process, led by the Commission&rsquo;s Personnel Committee Chair Mariana Padias.</p> <p>A press release on the hiring from the Commission on Human Relations<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/New_HRC_Director_Press_Release.pdf"> is available here</a>.</p> <p>Torres&rsquo; resume<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Carlos_Torres_(resume_442016).pdf"> is available here.</a></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:24:44 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, April 1, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5893 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is returning today from a San Diego forum with mayors competing for the U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5809">Smart City Challenge</a>, which will provide the winning city with more than $50 million to build technology-based systems to address transportation and transit challenges facing cities nationwide.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto spoke to the forum yesterday with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.</p> <p>Carnegie Mellon University is covering the Mayor&rsquo;s costs. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p>Nearly 80 cities applied for the Smart challenge in February, and earlier this month Secretary Foxx named Pittsburgh as a finalist, along with Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Portland and San Francisco. The Pittsburgh team was awarded $100,000 to finalize its application, which is due in May. The cities will further develop their concepts and the winner will be announced in June.</p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Public Schedule, April 1, 2016</strong></p> <p>Smart City meetings &amp; office hours</p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.</p> <p>Flight from San Diego</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:04:56 -0400 City's First Inclusive Innovation Week Launches Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5891 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 31, 2016) The city&rsquo;s first <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/piiiw.html">Inclusive Innovation Week</a>, sponsored by the city Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, is only a few days away. From April 2nd- April 9th, 31 organizations in 13 communities will be hosting 60 events to showcase the large variety of inclusive innovation Pittsburgh has to offer.</p> <p>Whether one&#39;s passions are in the arts, tech or business, the week&rsquo;s events include something for everyone, regardless of age group or level of experience. The City has partnered with organizations such as TedX, Children&rsquo;s Museum, and Tech Shop, as well as surrounding universities such as Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, Chatham, Duquesne, and Robert Morris. The events are easily accessible, free, and available to anyone who wants to attend.</p> <p>&ldquo;Innovation and inclusion are core values here at Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh Experiences Manager Viv Shaffer. &ldquo;We are delighted to be partnering with so many like-minded organizations to provide activities and experiences to inspire young minds and imaginations.&rdquo;</p> <p>Some examples of events include a tour of <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-7800-susquehanna-street-tickets-24106148138">7800 Susquehanna Street</a>, a project to repurpose an underutilized commercial asset into a platform for economic renewal in the Homewood community; the <a href="http://www.steelcitycodefest.com/">Steel City Codefest</a> events, which focus on coding and coding education for youth; and the <a href="http://launchpgh.com/event/small-business-resource-fairs-makers-edition/">Small Business Resource Fair</a>, an opportunity for entrepreneurs and to speak with resource providers from across the City.</p> <p>&ldquo;Innovation is our future and the future is for everyone. It&#39;s important to be consciously inclusive with aspects of equity for a truly innovative society, &ldquo; said Nina Barbuto of Assemble. &ldquo;Our past or &lsquo;the way things were&rsquo; holds barriers to everyone&#39;s participation. It is our chance to actually bring everyone to the table. &ldquo;</p> <p>&quot;The Pittsburgh Inclusive Innovation week is a an excellent chance for our citizens to explore all of the great enrichment opportunities available in the region,&rdquo; said Dr. Andre Samuel of the Citizen Science Lab</p> <p>Those interested in participating are encouraged to&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/innovationroadmap/piiiw.html">review the calendar</a> for the full lineup of events, and may use #WeInnovatePGH or @PghIP to highlight favorite speakers, events and photos.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:40:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 31, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5890 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 31, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is in San Diego today for a forum with mayors competing for the U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5809">Smart City Challenge</a>, which will provide the winning city with more than $50 million to build technology-based systems to address transportation and transit challenges facing cities nationwide.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will speak to the forum this morning along with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.</p> <p>San Diego is hosting a World Economic Forum session on &ldquo;Shaping the Transformation of Urban Mobility,&rdquo; with an estimated 80 worldwide leaders on transportation, technology, automotive, insurance, urban planning, and infrastructure initiatives. The session will be chaired by Secretary Foxx, and Mayor Peduto and mayors from six other finalist cities are attending.</p> <p>Carnegie Mellon University is covering the Mayor&rsquo;s costs. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p>Nearly 80 cities applied for the Smart challenge in February, and earlier this month Secretary Foxx named Pittsburgh as a finalist, along with Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Portland and San Francisco. The Pittsburgh team was awarded $100,000 to finalize its application, which is due in May. The cities will further develop their concepts and the winner will be announced in June.</p> <p>The World Economic Forum describes the urban mobility forum this way:</p> <p><em>This meeting will provide a timely opportunity for the private and public sectors to effectively collaborate with cities and urban areas to understand the emerging models of urban transportation and to actively shape the future of urban mobility.</em></p> <p><em>. . . The Forum aims to champion open and frank dialogue among participants, explore creative approaches, foster collaboration and seek to articulate a vision for the future. Additionally, Secretary Foxx will update participants on the DOT Smart City Challenge, an innovative programme in the United States to encourage cities to rethink urban mobility. Earlier this year, 78 US cities submitted proposals for this first-of-its-kind competition, where applicants were asked to create an integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future. The winning city will be awarded up to $40 million from USDOT to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier, and more reliable.</em></p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, March 31, 2016</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">(All times Pacific Time Zone)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Setting the Scene</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Introductions by John Moavenzadeh, World Economic Forum</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Welcome by Derek Aberle, President, Qualcomm</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Opening address by Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Panel on global approaches to tackling urban mobility; Outlining success cases and challenges, future plans, and a wish list for changes to improve urban mobility</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Lee Jae-yul, Vice Governor, Gyeonggi Provincial Government, Republic of Korea; Jan Hellaker, Program Director, Drive Sweden; <strong>William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh</strong>; Devin De Vries, Co-founder, Where is My Transport; Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco</p> <p><strong>Key principles to improve urban mobility, Andrey Berdichevskiy, World Economic Forum</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:45 a.m.</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Vision for Mobility&rdquo; workshop on developing a 2025 mobility story for a day in life of a citizen in the city</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch &ndash; Innovators Fireside Chat</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Moderated by John Moavenzadeh. Speakers: Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation; Robin Chase, Founder and CEO, Meadows Networks; Robert Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Making the Vision Reality&rdquo; workshop on planning to achieve the envisioned mobility scenario</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Wrap-up and Next Steps</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">John Moavenzadeh, World Economic Forum and Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:36:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 30, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5884 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 30, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is in San Diego today for a forum with mayors competing for the U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5809">Smart City Challenge</a>, which will provide the winning city with more than $50 million to build technology-based systems to address transportation and transit challenges facing cities nationwide.</p> <p>San Diego is hosting a World Economic Forum session on &ldquo;Shaping the Transformation of Urban Mobility,&rdquo; with an estimated 80 worldwide leaders on transportation, technology, automotive, insurance, urban planning, and infrastructure initiatives. The session will be chaired by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and Mayor Peduto and mayors from six other finalist cities are attending.</p> <p>Carnegie Mellon University is covering the Mayor&rsquo;s costs. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p>Nearly 80 cities applied for the Smart challenge in February, and earlier this month Secretary Foxx named Pittsburgh as a finalist, along with Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Portland and San Francisco. The Pittsburgh team was awarded $100,000 to finalize its application, which is due in May. The cities will further develop their concepts and the winner will be announced in June.</p> <p>The World Economic Forum describes the urban mobility forum this way:</p> <p><em>This meeting will provide a timely opportunity for the private and public sectors to effectively collaborate with cities and urban areas to understand the emerging models of urban transportation and to actively shape the future of urban mobility.</em></p> <p><em>. . . The Forum aims to champion open and frank dialogue among participants, explore creative approaches, foster collaboration and seek to articulate a vision for the future. Additionally, Secretary Foxx will update participants on the DOT Smart City Challenge, an innovative programme in the United States to encourage cities to rethink urban mobility. Earlier this year, 78 US cities submitted proposals for this first-of-its-kind competition, where applicants were asked to create an integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future. The winning city will be awarded up to $40 million from USDOT to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier, and more reliable.</em></p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Public Schedule, March 30, 2016:</strong></p> <p>(All times Pacific Time Zone)</p> <p>World Economic Forum Dinner</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:13:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 29, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5879 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is traveling to San Diego today for a forum with mayors competing for the U.S. Department of Transportation&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5809">Smart City Challenge</a>, which will provide the winning city with more than $50 million to build technology-based systems to address transportation and transit challenges facing cities nationwide.</p> <p>San Diego is hosting a World Economic Forum session on &ldquo;Shaping the Transformation of Urban Mobility,&rdquo; with an estimated 80 worldwide leaders on transportation, technology, automotive, insurance, urban planning, and infrastructure initiatives. The session will be chaired by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and Mayor Peduto and mayors from six other finalist cities are attending.</p> <p>Carnegie Mellon University is covering the Mayor&rsquo;s costs. No city tax dollars are being used.</p> <p>Nearly 80 cities applied for the Smart challenge in February, and earlier this month Secretary Foxx named Pittsburgh as a finalist, along with Austin, Columbus, Denver, Kansas City, Portland and San Francisco. The Pittsburgh team was awarded $100,000 to finalize its application, which is due in May. The cities will further develop their concepts and the winner will be announced in June.</p> <p>The World Economic Forum describes the urban mobility forum this way:</p> <p><em>This meeting will provide a timely opportunity for the private and public sectors to effectively collaborate with cities and urban areas to understand the emerging models of urban transportation and to actively shape the future of urban mobility.</em></p> <p><em>. . . The Forum aims to champion open and frank dialogue among participants, explore creative approaches, foster collaboration and seek to articulate a vision for the future. Additionally, Secretary Foxx will update participants on the DOT Smart City Challenge, an innovative programme in the United States to encourage cities to rethink urban mobility. Earlier this year, 78 US cities submitted proposals for this first-of-its-kind competition, where applicants were asked to create an integrated model city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future. The winning city will be awarded up to $40 million from USDOT to implement bold, data-driven ideas that make transportation safer, easier, and more reliable.</em></p> <p><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Public Schedule, March 29, 2016:</strong></p> <p>Office Hours</p> <p dir="ltr">9 a.m. - Noon</p> <p>Flight to San Diego</p> <p dir="ltr">1 p.m.</p> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:09:16 -0400 Statement from Mayor William Peduto on UPMC Adopting $15 Per Hour Wages http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5877 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2016) Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement this morning upon the announcement by UPMC that it would offer workers&nbsp;$15 per hour wages:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;We are honored to have our region&#39;s largest employer join us in our drive for $15 an hour. We still have a lot of work ahead of us&nbsp;to ensure that our new economy is an economy for all Pittsburghers, but today is a big step forward. I commend&nbsp;UPMC for taking this step&nbsp;on behalf of low income&nbsp;employees, many of whom are Pittsburgh residents, and for showing how good wages mean good business for employers.&quot;</div> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:31:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 28, 2016 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=5875 <p><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant St.</div> <div><br /> <strong>Lunch with Councilwoman Kail-Smith</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 12:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> <strong>Meeting with Cheryl Hall Russell</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div&