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City of Pittsburgh Gathering Community Input on 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets

City of Pittsburgh Gathering Community Input on 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets
Office of Management and Budget to host three public input forums on mobility, community, and recreation projects

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Office of Management and Budget invites residents to share their input on the City of Pittsburgh’s 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets through virtual forums and online surveys. The Capital Budget funds projects that are used to design, build, restore, retain, or purchase City-owned assets, have a minimum value of $50,000, and have a minimum useful life of five years. The Operating Budget funds expenditures that pay for most day-to-day governmental activities.

“The City of Pittsburgh Budget is a reflection of our city’s priorities,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “The 2023 Budget engagement process will empower residents to share their vision for our city’s future, provide a platform for civic engagement, and enable city departments to make effective budget requests. This is an incredible opportunity and I encourage every Pittsburgh resident to make their voice heard.”

Residents are encouraged to learn about and engage with the 2023 City of Pittsburgh Budgets in the following ways: 

  • Attend and participate in 2023 Capital Budget Forums held via Zoom and broadcast live to YouTube. Each meeting will include a short explanation of what’s in the Capital Budget and how it’s made.  Then departments will give a presentation on their capital projects, followed by a question and answer session to ensure that residents can learn more about department priorities, submit feedback, and ask questions.
  • Complete the 2023 Capital Budget Survey through June 15, 2022. As part of the 2023 Capital Budget Survey, residents can utilize an online tool to place markers on a map to highlight desired capital projects in their communities. 
  • Complete the 2023 Operating Budget Survey through July 17, 2022.

Residents who wish to attend and participate in the Capital and Operating Budget Forums via Zoom must register in advance. Registration links for the Capital Budget forums can be found at https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/cip. The Operating Budget Forum will take place virtually at the end of June; registration information will be communicated separately.

Individuals who do not wish to participate in the meetings can watch the Forums live or after the fact on City Channel Pittsburgh’s YouTube channel. All surveys, meeting registration links, recordings of meeting videos, helpful links, and other tools related to the 2023 Capital and Operating Budget engagement process will be hosted on a centralized page within the City’s EngagePGH platform at https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/2023-city-pittsburgh-budgets/

All feedback, survey results, and comments from the 2023 Budget Engagements will be reported to appropriate City of Pittsburgh Department Directors, the Mayor's Office, and City Council for consideration when creating their budget requests.

Anyone who requires an accommodation for effective communication or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity provided by the City of Pittsburgh should contact the City ADA Coordinator as soon as possible but no later than two business days before the event. Hillary Roman, City of Pittsburgh ADA Coordinator, Hillary.Roman@pittsburghpa.gov; Ph: (412) 598-6759.

Questions regarding the Operating and Capital Budgets can be directed to OMBoperating@pittsburghpa.gov and cip@pittsburghpa.gov, respectively.

Published

05.27.2022

Contacts

Maria Montano
Press Secretary
Mayor's Office
412-500-6669
press@pittsburghpa.gov