PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2020) Front-line workers at the Departments of Public Works and Mobility and Infrastructure are being honored in Pittsburgh and nationwide under the Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association.
“Never have the day-to-day services provided by our workers been more plainly needed and appreciated than they are now, and I’m happy to name this Public Works Week in recognition of their efforts,” Mayor William Peduto said.
A copy of the Mayor’s proclamation is below:
WHEREAS, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure employ dedicated and talented public works professionals who are facing the COVID-19 pandemic with strength, resilience, and continue to serve their community; and The City of Pittsburgh wishes to recognize their efforts and accomplishments in serving the public; and,
WHEREAS, public works professionals focus on building, operating, and maintaining infrastructure that are of vital importance to sustainable and resilient communities, while providing essential services for regional economic growth, public health, transportation, environmental sustainability, and everyday life of the people of The City of Pittsburgh; and,
WHEREAS, these essential services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of the professionals in The Department of Public Works, who are responsible for collecting refuse and recyclables, maintaining City streets, preserving park spaces, and rehabilitating public facilities essential for our citizens; and,
WHEREAS, employees at The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure are responsible for transportation of people and goods throughout the City of Pittsburgh and for managing the operation of and access to the public right-of-way; and,
WHEREAS, it is in the public interest for the citizens and civic leaders in The City of Pittsburgh to gain knowledge and understanding of public works projects and programs in their respective communities; and,
WHEREAS, the year 2020 marks the 60th annual National Public Works Week sponsored by the American Public Works Association,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor William Peduto, commend our Public Works and Department of Mobility and Infrastructure employees for their vital contributions to our community, and by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim May 17-23, 2020, as “Public Works Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.