PITTSBURGH, PA (November 8, 2021) Mayor William Peduto formally presented his 2022 budgets to City Council today in his final State of the City Budget Address. He has proposed a $613,226,785 operating budget and $158,619,522 capital budget with no proposed tax increases.
Despite the financial forecast associated with the long term economic effects of the pandemic, Mayor Peduto’s proposed budgets include historic investments in infrastructure and city assets, including $17.6 million for street paving, concrete slab replacement and ADA ramps; $12.1 million to invest in electric vehicles for the City fleet; funding for the deployment of free blue recycling bins in the south and west neighborhoods; and significant increases in funding for traffic calming and vision zero safety improvements, landslide remediation, parks and recreation centers.
The budgets include flood control projects on Braywood Way, Dragoon Way, Stewart Avenue and Haverhill Street and landslide remediation on El Paso Street, Serptentine Road Wall, Riverview Park, Mount Washington and Upper Panther Hollow Trail.
It also includes improvements in the following park facilities:
In addition, the budgets commit funding to the following recreation centers for Rec2Tech:
The budget also includes traffic signal upgrades at 5th and Shady Avenues, Penn and Highland Avenues, Brownsville Road and McKinley Street and Ellsworth Avenue at Aiken Avenue and these Complete Streets projects:
In this final State of the Budget Budget Address, Mayor Peduto focused on the foundations his administration has worked on for the past eight years in responsible financial practices, modernizing operations, institutionalizing equity and furthering sustainability. A full transcript of his address is available here. A video of the address will be available on the City Channel Pittsburgh's YouTube channel.