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PITTSBURGH, PA (April 25, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Forestry Division is working in conjunction with Duquesne Light Company (DLC) in recognition of Arbor Day on April 27. Nearly 30 DLC volunteers, including vegetation management experts, will be planting 20 new trees at multiple locations in Schenley Park as an official kick off to a new DLC year-long tree planting initiative.  

To help revitalize Pittsburgh’s tree canopy and continue its dedication to employee volunteerism, DLC is launching a new year-long tree planting initiative in 2018. With the motto, “right tree, right place” in mind, the company plans to donate trees to local parks and communities, offer a free tree giveaway, and educate customers about the benefits of safe and reliable tree planting.  

“Our ultimate goal at DLC is to deliver safe and reliable electrical service to our customers, and making sure the right trees are planted in the right places plays a big role in that,” said Jim Barry, Manager of Vegetation Management at Duquesne Light. “It’s an honor to join fellow DLC employees in this effort to enhance our parks and communities, and improve the environment through our tree planting initiatives.” 

Not stopping there, the company also will participate in another tree event with Tree Pittsburgh later this year. Duquesne Light will be offering a free tree giveaway to customers and planting trees in local communities. The program aims to educate and engage DLC customers on the benefits of strategic tree planting and the importance of the “right tree, right place” concept. 

To learn more about choosing the right tree, check out DLC’s suggested vegetation management techniques and stay updated by visiting DLC’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Duquesne Light Company 
Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania. 

 

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Shakeup of Ferguson police force expected
yyyy The first steps in a major shakeup of the Ferguson, Missouri police department – including the resignation of Chief Thomas Jackson – could come as early as next week, according to local and federal officials who’ve been briefed on plans still being worked out by city and state leaders. The plan, described by a source with direct knowledge of the plans as “extremely delicate,” said the details are still being hashed out in closed-door meetings between Ferguson city and St. Louis County officials who have sought consultation from the Justice Department, which is conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the plan could include not just the resignation of Chief Jackson but the resignation of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown on a Ferguson street, setting the city into weeks of unrest. The source who spoke with msnbc said Chief Jackson and Officer Wilson are expected to be eased out of the Ferguson police force, before what could be a full-scale take over of the Ferguson force by the St. Louis County police. RELATED: How the crisis in Ferguson unfolded, in photographs CNN reported Tuesday that Jackson was expected to step down as early as next week. Jackson denied that report, telling NBC News “I have not been asked to resign, I have not been fired, and I will not be resigning next week. If I do resign, it will be my choice.” The Ferguson Police Department also said Tuesday night there were no plans yet for Jackson to step down.
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PWSA IS LINING A 60-INCH WATER MAIN IN ASPINWALL
ittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is lining a 60-inch water main located along the Allegheny Valley Railroad track where the Route 8 on-ramp connects to State Route 28 in Etna. Tom Palmosina, Director of Operations, says, “This is a critical transmission main used to supply water to the Lanpher Reservoir which feeds the North Side neighborhoods”. PWSA must first de-water the main before the lining process can begin. The preparation process, including the de-watering of the 60-inch main will begin Thursday, October 23, 2014. PWSA will be closely monitoring the system during this process. Hampton/Shaler, Aspinwall Borough and Water Works Mall may experience a temporary fluctuation in water pressure which will stabilize in a short period of time. Any resident who needs additional information should call PWSA Emergency Dispatch 24/7 at (412) 255-2423. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) provides water and sewer services to more than 300,000 consumers throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.
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The Office of Sustainability works to encourage innovation through the long-term preservation and enhancement of our environmental, social and fiscal resources.
Together, we are all stewards of our City, residents, public servants, business owners and visitors, all working collaboratively to improve the performance and ensure the resilience of the City.
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Office of Mayor William Peduto
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About - Sustainability
Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) is a dynamic, engaging, game-changing individual in an innovative top-level advisory position in city government who reports directly to our Mayor, and guides the development of the city resilience strategy.
On June 5, 2015 at the Resilient Pittsburgh Agenda-Setting Workshop, Mayor William Peduto named city sustainability manager Grant Ervin to the position of Chief Resilience Officer . Grant Ervin will engage stakeholders from the region’s communities, local governments, civic sector, business sector, and institutions; consult with an international platform of resilience experts; and collaborate with a global coalition of Chief Resilience Officers in cities around the world. Follow @ervin_grant.
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Parkway East Inbound Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled For Friday Night, Saturday Morning

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 14, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works advises that overnight lane restrictions of the inbound lanes of I-376 East (Parkway East) in the vicinity of the Greenfield Bridge/Squirrel Hill Tunnel will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017, and last until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  

During the overnight hours, inbound traffic on the Parkway East will be reduced from two lanes to one lane and the I-376 Squirrel Hill west bound entrance ramp will be closed. The single lane restrictions will begin as inbound motorists approach the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and end shortly after motorists pass under the Greenfield Bridge. Inbound ramp traffic be will rerouted via a posted detour. 

The exit ramp immediately after passing through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel when traveling inbound (to Squirrel Hill and Homestead) will remain open as well as all other outbound exits and entrances for the Parkway East.   

All overnight lane restrictions have been approved by PennDOT.  The restrictions are necessary to allow Mosites Construction Company, the project contractor, to mill and pave the road surface. All construction work is weather permitting.  When traveling through the work area, motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays. 

The work is being performed by Mosites Construction Company. Questions concerning the overnight restrictions should be directed to Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International, at (412) 292-7265, or via e-mail to Apickering@mbakerintl.com.   

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Programs
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks – earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. – but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis.
Examples of these stresses include high unemployment; an overtaxed or inefficient public transportation system; endemic violence; or chronic food and water shortages. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations. 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation is financially supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed as a sponsored project by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides governance and operational infrastructure to its sponsored projects.
Urban Resilience - 100RC defines urban resilience as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience."
RESILIENCE NETWORK & RESOURCES - Cities in the 100RC network are provided with the resources necessary to develop a roadmap to resilience along four main pathways:
1. Financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO ), who will lead the city’s resilience efforts;
2. Expert support for development of a robust resilience strategy;
3. Access to solutions, service providers, and partners from the private, public and NGO sectors who can help them develop and implement their resilience strategies; and
4. Membership of a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.
Through these actions, 100RC aims not only to help individual cities become more resilient, but will facilitate the building of a global practice of resilience among governments, NGOs, the private sector, and individual citizens.
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Department of Innovation & Performance

We live in an age of infinite possibilities. The Department of Innovation & Performance (I&P), created in February 2014, reflects Mayor Peduto’s vision for the Next Pittsburgh and our team’s role in fostering a culture of accountability and innovation at levels and sectors of society. I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through not only managing information systems and delivering technology, but by pursuing data-driven decision-making, creating sustainable solutions, and driving quality performance.

While technology is an important component to this, it is not the only end goal. There is no silver bullet, fancy platform, or expensive software that can magically transform the City. The City’s greatest asset is us, its people, and our commitment to collaboration and better serving the City government and its residents.

Beyond servicing the City and its departments and agencies internally with strategy and hardware, I&P has a wider external component. We work to better service all residents of Pittsburgh by closing the digital divide, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, improving access and application of information, and empowering neighborhoods, especially vulnerable communities. We want citizens to better utilize their resources and have the information to make better decisions and take action.

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Credit Union

Credit Union News

The Credit Union has great rates on savings accounts, certificates, car loans, and home equity loans.

Credit Union Federally Insured

Your money is safe with the credit union. Accounts are federally insured up to $250,000. So if you want a place to save money that is federally insured and pays great rates, come to the Credit Union!

Home Equity Loans

The Credit Union offers one of the lowest rates in the country. Use the equity in your home to consolidate bills, lower bill payments, make home improvements, finance vehicles, pay college tuition, or for any other reason. There are no closing costs and no annual fees.

Christmas Club

If you want to start saving each pay for next Christmas, we can open a Christmas Club for you. It is easy...just give us a call at (412) 255-2609.

Attention! Our Credit Union was Awarded a 5-Star Rating

Our Credit Union has been awarded a 5-Star Rating from the prestigious Bauer Financial Rating Service. Bauer Financial has earned the reputation of “the nation’s bank rating service”. Bauer Financial rates all banks and credit unions and the highest award they offer is a 5-Star Rating. We have received a 5-Star Rating for many years because of the strength of our financial management of the Credit Union.

Exciting News! We now offer Share Certificates (CD’s)

The Credit Union now offers Share Certificates. We are offering rates that are much higher than most banks in Pittsburgh. Take advantage of our high rates and get your share certificate today. Rates are subject to change so please call our office at 412/255-2609 for current rates.

Credit Union Savings Deposits

You can deposit up to $5,000 per month in your savings account.

Five Minute Loan Application

The Credit Union can take your loan application over the phone in only five minutes. Call us at 412-255-2609.

One Day Loan Approval

We can approve your loan within 24 hours!

How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car.

There are three easy steps to getting the best deal: (1) tell the dealer you will pay no more than the factory invoice price, (2) take the cash rebate and (3) take a Credit Union loan. If you take these three steps, you will get a great deal. Call the Credit Union for a pre-approved car loan before you shop for your new car.

Enterprise Car Sales

Enterprise Car Sales is offering a wide variety of vehicles to our members at great prices. Each vehicle is offered at a set price with no haggling or high pressure sales. All vehicles are priced under the Kelly Blue Book value and come with 12 month/12,000 mile warranties. Extended warranties may be purchased. Each vehicle has passed a 109-point ASE-certified inspection. Each vehicle purchased comes with one-year Roadside Assistance. Any member that purchases an Enterprise vehicle will receive a $100 deposit to their share account from Enterprise. Search for your Enterprise vehicle online at: Enterprise car sales

You Can Join the Credit Union Today

Just call us at 412-255-2609. You only need photo identification (e.g., PA Driver's License) and a $25 deposit to your savings account.

Your Family Members Can Also Join the Credit Union

If you have family members that would like to join the Credit Union, please call our office at 412-255-2609. We can qualify your family member so that they can enjoy all of your Credit Union benefits.

Vacation Clubs

Did you know that the Credit Union now offers vacation clubs? Do you want to take your family on a nice vacation next year? Open a vacation club today. You can automatically deposit money to your vacation club each pay through payroll deduction. In addition, you can deposit money to your vacation club any time you want.

Credit Union Hours:

  • Open: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Walk-in: 8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
  • Phone Calls: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Swimming Pools Outdoor

Weekday Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Weekend/Holiday Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, December 27, 2018

No public events scheduled

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Mayor William Peduto To Kickoff Inclusive Innovation Week

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2018) - The City of Pittsburgh and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)  kick-off  Inclusive Innovation Week 2018 - Monday, April 2 - Sunday, April 8, 2018. This evening Mayor William Peduto will give opening remarks at the official Inclusive Innovation Week Kickoff held at the BNY Mellon Innovation Center.   

In its third year, Inclusive Innovation Week (IIW) features a total of 65 free events taking place across 25 neighborhoods in all nine council districts from Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 8th. The week is a citywide initiative dedicated to providing equal access to the products, services, and people needed to solve complex challenges. IIW programming is designed to increase awareness of opportunities across the city, encourages cross-sector collaboration and serves as an interactive demonstration of Mayor William Peduto’s commitment to making Pittsburgh a city for all.   

“Inclusive Innovation Week is just one of the many ways Pittsburgh is committed to building inclusive connectivity. It is energizing to see the number of Pittsburghers collaborating to facilitate increased opportunity across the City.” Said Mayor William Peduto.   

A few highlights for IIW 2018 include the following events: 

  • Workplace Equitability and Re-igniting Gender Equity Conversations, April 4 – Join us for a panel discussion followed by a happy hour to ignite crucial conversations around equity and intersectionality at Threadbare Cider House. Meet new people and learn what organizations are leading the way inequitable policies and practices.  

  • Creative Conversation Series: Giving a Voice to the Issues We Face Together, April 5 – Grow your capacity to address issues of inequity in our community by participating in this open format to share unique perspectives, hopes, and concerns.  

  • Crypto For The Community: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & The Future of Our Society, April 7 -  Join this free mini-conference for all experience levels to become more familiar with blockchain and cryptocurrency and learn how it could ultimately affect the future of work and life.  

  • Youth Leading Inclusive Innovation, April 8 – Close out the week with influential youth voices sharing their vision for a future city that is both innovative and inclusive in partnership with TEDx Pittsburgh and the Homewood YMCA Lighthouse Project.  

The City of Pittsburgh, URA and Inclusive Innovation Week partners invite all residents and visitors to attend events throughout the week. Follow the conversation on Social Media by using and searching #WeInnovatePGH.  

Complete details and a full calendar of events can be found here.   

For more information on how to get involved, accessibility details or media inquiries, contact: Christine Marty, Civic Innovation Specialist, City of Pittsburgh christine.marty@pittsburghpa.gov  

 

Inclusive Innovation Week  

Monday - April 2nd, 2018 

Schedule: 

Unstuck Monday Motivation  

Time: 7:55am – 9:00am            

Location: The Shop (621 N Dallas Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) 

Listening to Difference, Made Practical  

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm 

Location: CoLab18 (100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) 

Intergenerational Storytelling: Community History for All Ages  

Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm 

Location: Arsenal Middle School (220 40th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) 

Inclusive Innovation Week Kick-off - Tackling the Worlds Wicked Problems: A Celebration of Social Innovation Champions  

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm 

Location: BNY Mellon Innovation Center (12th Floor, 500 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15258) 

Rehearsing the Revolution: Theatre of the Oppressed as a Tool for Change 

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm 

Location: Union Project (801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206) 

Building Your Business in Homewood  

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm 

Location: Everyday Cafe (532 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) 

Look Who's Here! All-Abilities Media - Media Campaign 

Time: 6:00am – 6:00pm 

 

   

  

   

  

  

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, May 7, 2018

No public events scheduled.

Mon, 07 May 00:00:00 -0400
Pittsburgh Receives Grant For Lifesaving Equipment

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2018) – The City of Pittsburgh’s Public Safety Department and three other western Pa. first responder organizations received grants today from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation totalling $54,334.

Pittsburgh Public Safety received equipment for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), including 150 CERT kits, 150 safety vests, 150 disaster preparedness starter kits and 20 personal bleeding control kits valued at $18,922.

"Community Emergency Response Teams assist as an integral part of a larger system that promotes safer, stronger neighborhoods and communities,” said Barbara M. Morello, Supervisor/CERT Instructor with Pittsburgh’s Public Safety Department. “The CERT program helps to train individuals in the local community to be better prepared to respond to an emergency situation in their home, school, or workplace. By placing the focus on an all-hazards approach of preparedness planning efforts on capacities and capabilities in Public Safety, increasing awareness to reach a whole community approach ultimately mitigates the consequences of a disaster."  

Also receiving grants were: Moon Volunteer Fire Department, which received equipment for its rescue truck valued at $12,803; North Fayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, which received a gear washer valued at $11,519; and West Deer Volunteer Fire Company #2, which received a brush skid unit valued at $11,090.

“We want to thank our donors who help us provide these lifesaving tools,” said Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters. “Our first responders are our heroes and we want to be sure they have the tools and technology they need to protect their communities.”

Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich attended the grant ceremony today at the Firehouse Subs in Robinson Town Centre with Morello, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert and Assistant Public Safety Director Shatara Murphy. Hissrich noted that the grant allows Public Safety to allocate $18,922 to other pressing needs, and called the grant “incredibly valuable and important.”

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was created in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when Firehouse Subs founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, travelled to Mississippi to provide food to first responders and hurricane survivors. Certain they could do more, they started Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety departments.

The non-profit has granted more than $35 million to organizations in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including $581,000 in Pennsylvania, since its inception.

For more information, go to FireHouseSubsFoundation.org.

  

(Photos: Pittsburgh Public Safety)

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, May 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2018) Mayor William Peduto is in Europe, where he is telling Pittsburgh's story at two international technology conferences, and being honored with the "Orgoglio Castellese" award from his family's home region in Italy. 

Conference and award organizers are paying the Mayor's expenses. No taxpayer money is being used. 

Today he is in Milan, Italy, for The Rockefeller Foundation's 2018 City XChange Summit, where government, technology and venture capital leaders from around the world meet to collaborate on solving urban resilience problems. The summit is run by 100 Resilient Cities, which Pittsburgh joined in 2014. 

Other cities being represented at the summit include: Accra, Ghana; Athens, Greece; Atlanta, Georgia; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Calgary, Alberta; Chennai, India; El Paso, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Pune, India; and Quito, Ecuador. 

Earlier in the week Mayor Peduto was in Geneva, Switzerland, for the AI for Good Global Summit, where world leaders studied ways to use artificial intelligence to support United Nations sustainable and equitable development goals.  

On Saturday the Mayor received the "Orgoglio Castellese" (or "Pride" of Castellese) award, given to distinguished natives and descendants of Castel San Lorenzo in southwest Italy. The city's Mayor Giuseppe Scorza presented the award to Mayor Peduto and Italian Army General Antonio Masi. 

Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule – Monday, May 21, 2018 

CityXChange Summit Panel on Today's Smart City with Luis Bettencourt, Pritzker Director, University of Chicago - Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation; Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India; Micah Lasher, Head of Policy and Communications, Sidewalk Labs; Suzanne Wiley, Chief Executive, Belfast; and VanRoekel, Innovation Consultant, The Rockefeller Foundation 

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Working Groups: Session 1--Presenting the Problem 

Time: 1-5:30 p.m. 

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Pittsburgh Joins Nationwide Petition in Support of Federal Clean Car Standards

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2018) The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), and more than a dozen cities and counties around the nation have joined a legal motion to oppose the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the emission and fuel economy standards established for light duty vehicles (“clean car standards”).

If the motion is granted, the petitioners will be able to file an amicus brief detailing why these standards are critical for cities and local governments to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and help avert the harmful impacts of climate change. Filing a motion in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to participate as amici curiae (“friends of the court”) in support of the federal clean car standards are the following: Pittsburgh, the USCM; the NLC; the City of New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; King County, WA; Santa Clara County, CA; San Francisco, CA; Baltimore, MD; Oakland, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Boulder County, CO; Ann Arbor, MI; West Palm Beach, FL; Santa Monica, CA; Coral Gables, FL; and Clarkston, GA.

This coalition of local governments is representative of the diverse communities affected by the proposed roll back of the clean car standards. The NLC represents over 19,000 cities and towns and USCM is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. The individual cities and counties that have signed onto the motion are home to more than 22 million people, and include New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the three largest cities in the Untied States.

“Local governments have been leaders in the fight against climate change for decades, and given the Trump administration’s denial of the problem, they have doubled down on their climate commitments,” said Michael Burger, author of the motion, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School and special counsel at the law school’s Environmental Law Clinic. “They’re working hard to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, but local measures can only go so far. Vehicle emission standards are the most effective tool for controlling transportation-related emissions, and local governments lack the authority to create their own standards. So the federal standards are of critical importance.”

Read the motion here.

Contact:

Michael Burger, Executive Director Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School Special Counsel, Environmental Law Clinic, Columbia Law School michael.burger@law.columbia.edu (212) 854-2372 

 

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Pittsburgh Takes Leadership Role Among Cities Fighting Climate Change

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2018) In announcements at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh are joining other cities in two key environmental initiatives regarding city energy consumption and science-based tracking of climate action plans. 

Pittsburgh is joining with Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago and other cities in a joint purchasing initiative on energy announced Thursday by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.  

Through the initiative cities will gather data on their energy needs and ask renewable energy developers for price estimates for projects that would meet their collective energy demand.  

The initiative is a natural next step for Pittsburgh, which through the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium aggregates the power consumption of 30 local governments and authorities. 

"Working with other cities and pooling our purchasing power can help us be smarter – and more efficient – in how we both protect the environment and strengthen the economy. This will help governments nationwide and around Pittsburgh too," Mayor Peduto said. 

The effort dovetails with the City's Climate Action Plan 3.0, which commits Pittsburgh government to a series of climate change mitigation goals through 2030, including a target of 100% renewable energy use. 

"Our goal is to expand the consumption aggregation benefits of lower price and cleaner electricity for all consumers. We can do this through the generation of more local renewable power and the added benefits of creating local jobs and cleaner air," said the City's Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin. 

Pittsburgh this week became the first American city to sign on to the Edmonton Agreement, which calls on cities of all sizes to use key performance indicators (KPIs) to scientifically track their efforts to comply with the goals of United Nations Paris Climate Accords.  

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announced the declaration (available in full here) at the Change for Climate Global Mayors Summit in March, which Mayor Peduto attended

The declaration builds upon current efforts in Pittsburgh's Climate Action plan and several climate change mitigation partnerships with other cities. The City is a partner in other greenhouse gas measuring protocols through ICLEI, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.   

Mayor Peduto is a board member of ICLEI USA

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City Submits Preliminary 2019 Budgets to ICA

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 21, 2018) Mayor William Peduto’s administration today filed preliminary 2019 budgets with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority that included no tax increases and increased spending on landslides and flooding, facilities, paving and other priorities. 

The $568.1 million Operating Budget and $132.9 million Capital Budget are required by state law to be filed with the ICA each September. The Mayor’s 2019 budgets will be formally introduced November 13 and Pittsburgh City Council will have until December 31 to approve them.  

“These budgets keep us on the sound financial course we started five years ago, while investing in the infrastructure we need to remain a great city for decades to come,” Mayor Peduto said. 

Highlights include: 

  • $20.3 million in street resurfacing – equaling 75 miles of streets – which is the greatest amount Pittsburgh government has spent on paving in memory. Last year the City budgeted $17 million in paving, which was more than double what the City allocated in previous administrations 

  • $6 million for landslides and slope failure remediation, which more than doubles what was budgeted this year 

  • $3.6 million for flood mitigation 

  • $3 million for the reconstruction of the Public Works 4th Division facility in Knoxville 

  • More than $1 million for redevelopment of Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School in Elliott into headquarters of the Bureau of Police Special Deployment Division 

  • $1.4 million for design work on reconfiguration of Stargell Field in Homewood 

  • Increasing the demolition budget to $2.8 million, nearly $1 million more than in 2018 

  • Due to disciplined borrowing practices, the debt service as a percentage of general fund expenditures is a low 8.94 percent. In 2014 the debt service budget was $87,269,068 and the 2019 Debt Service budget is $50,816,684 which is a 41.8% decrease. 

Total projected revenues for 2019 are $579.8 million and expenditures $568.1 million, with a projected operating result of $11.7 million. The fund balance as a percentage of general fund expenditures is 11.2 percent. 

The state law that created the ICA requires the city to submit its budgets to the board in September of every year. While the City officially left Act 47 financial distress early this year, under the same law the ICA will not expire until next year. 

  

 

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Gender Equity Commission Announces Executive Committee Election Results

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 24, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh, Office of Mayor William Peduto is proud to announce that Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission (GEC) announced the election of its first officers. The Commission will be led by its Executive Committee, consisting of: 

Chair: Jessie B. Ramey, Ph.D., Director, Women’s Institute, and Associate Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies, Chatham University 

Vice Chair: Amanda Neatrour, Program Manager, Women’s Leadership and Mentorship Program, Robert Morris University 

Vice Chair: Lee Fogarty, Psychologist and Pittsburgh4CEDAW member 

Secretary: Chelsea Pallatino, Ph.D., MPH, Postdoctoral Associate, Magee-Women's Research Institute  

Treasurer: Sarah E.W. Hansen, Senior Research Associate, HPW Associates 

The Gender Equity Commission is the city’s newest commission, formed in 2016 by City Council ordinance. Commissioners were appointed by Mayor Peduto and confirmed by City Council and began their work at the beginning of this year. 

The mission of the Gender Equity Commission is to achieve equity for women and girls in the City of Pittsburgh. Our vision is a future in which everyone in the City of Pittsburgh, regardless of gender identity or expression, is safe in all spaces, empowered to achieve their full potential, and no longer faces structural or institutional barriers to economic, social, and political equality.  

The Commission is currently working on an intersectional analysis of all city functions and will be making strategic recommendations to promote gender equity. 

The other members of the Commission are: 

Megan Block, Attorney, Healey Block & Hornack, PC 

Kelauni Cook, Founder & Executive Director, Black Tech Nation, Co-Founder, Distributed49 

Kathi Elliott, Executive Director, Gwen's Girls 

Deb Gross, Councilmember, Pittsburgh, District 7 

Sabrina Korbel, Supervising Attorney, Women's Center and Shelter Civil Law Project 

Janet Manuel, Director, Department of Human Resources & Civil Service, City of Pittsburgh  

Sarah Schulz, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department & Director, Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 

Michael Strelic, Budget Manager, City Council Budget Office 

Rick Williams, Manager of Equity and Inclusion, City of Pittsburgh 

The Commission’s Executive Director is anupama jain, Ph.D., working in the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment in the Office of Mayor William Peduto. 

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Meet The New Zone 2 Commander

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Tag/Fees

If you want to swim in a CitiParks pool you will need to pay a daily admission fee OR purchase a pool tag.

Pool Tags

Buying a pool tag will give you access to any open CitiPark pool AND the Oliver Bath House. This is a great option for people who want to spend a lot of time in the water.

Pool Tags for City Residents

  • Note: To buy this pass you will need proof of your city residency. Examples include: ...
  • $60 for a Family of Four; $10 for each additional member
  • $30 for an Adult (16 years and older)
  • $20 for a Senior (60 years or older)
  • $15 for a youth (3 to 15 years old)
  • Free for young children (2 and under)
  • Free for Disabled veterans, activate duty military and activated reservist guard members.
  • City of Pittsburgh residents who receive government assistance can buy tags at a 50% discount. A case print-out and Proper ID are required to receive the discount.

Non-City Residents

  • $45 for Adults or Youth

Daily Admission Fees

If you just want to swim for a day, you can pay for a daily admission ticket at any pool.

  • $3 for youth (3 to 15)
  • $5 for adults (16 years and older)
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Rules
  • Pool tags must be worn at all times
  • Swim suits are required for the pool and deck area
  • Patrons must shower before entering the pool
  • No running, dunking, horseplay or profanity
  • No diving on the shallow side of safety line
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the facility
  • Food and drink are permitted only in designated area
  • Swimmers under six years of age must be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older
  • The Head Lifeguard must approve all flotation devices. Inflatable flotation devices are prohibited
  • Lounge chairs & strollers must be kept at a minimum distance of ten feet from poolside
  • Patrons with medical conditions should inform the Lifeguards
  • Citiparks is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property
  • Complaints - see the Head Lifeguard for procedures
  • Lifeguards are responsible for your safety, so please follow the rules

Violations of above rules may result in disciplinary action up to and including loss of pool privileges.

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Programs

During the summer Citiparks offers a variety of programs and activities at outdoor pools throughout the city. Talk to the head lifeguard for more information about programs scheduled at your pool. Please note: You must have a pool pass to take part in any aquatics program (except for swim teams and the free "Learn to Swim" camp).

Adult Lap Swim (For individuals 16 years and older)
Adults 16 years of age or older and competitive high school swimmers are welcome to use the pool to swim laps. Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool back and forth in an orderly fashion. Kickboards and pull buoys are available.

Water Aerobics (for individuals 16 years and older)
Enjoy a water aerobics class using the resistance of water to tone and increase strength as well as cardio fitness. This program creates no stress on the joints and is great for swimmers and non-swimmers.

Senior Water Aerobics
Take aerobics at a more leisurely pace with other seniors. This great low-impact workout uses various aquatic programming equipment and allows you to work at your own pace.

Swim Teams (6 to 18 years old)
Join your local pool team to compete against teams from other Citiparks pools throughout the summer. You might even compete in the Championship Swim Meet in August! Ask the head lifeguard at your local pool how to become a member of the swim team.

Water Carnivals
Throughout the summer, lifeguards organize water shows and carnivals at community pools. Talk to the head lifeguard at your local pool about joining in the fun.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh takes part with games and prizes for all ages!

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Meets

The Citiparks Championship Swim Meet at Highland Park's long-course swimming pool remains the ultimate challenge for Citiparks swim teams!

Hundreds of youths represent their local pools in this day-long event.

Swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old compete in both individual and team relay events. After each event, the top eight winners are awarded medals or ribbons. At the end of the day, the points are tallied and the overall team standings are announced.

Thu, 01 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
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Wed, 21 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
COUNCILWOMAN RUDIAK HOSTS HILLTOP YOUTH SUMMIT

On January 5, 2016, Councilwoman Rudiak hosted the Hilltop Youth Summit at Pittsburgh Carrick High School with Dr. Jamil Bey of PGH Works. Coro Fellow, Alyson Shaw presented the findings of a nine-week inventory of youth serving programs in District 4 neighborhood and the Hilltop. Community members and nonprofit organizations from District 4 and across the City of Pittsburgh were in attendance. Click here to see the presentation. Read the whole report here. PDF File

Wed, 21 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
District 9 Features

Parks

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Attractions

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Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
COTERIE Celebrates Grand Opening in Downtown Pittsburgh

Downtown Pittsburgh is honored and excited to welcome COTERIE to the penthouse of the Frick Building. COTERIE is Pittsburgh's first female focused coworking space, and they hosted a grand opening ceremony on December 12 to celebrate the occasion. The number of women owned firms has grown at a rate of 1.5 times the national average. Women of color are also the fastest growing entrepreneurs in the nation, starting businesses at six times the national average. These figures point to the critical importance for Pittsburgh to invest in our women-owned businesses. COTERIE is a welcome addition to the Pittsburgh community, as it provides a supportive community for women professionals seeking a space to work, collaborate and connect with peers.

Thu, 22 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
BAUM-BIGELOW CONSTRUCTION MEETING

Baum and Bigelow Boulevard are scheduled for infrastructure and maintenance work beginning this month. It is slated to be a two year project and will include several phases. Please find a brief newspaper article outlining the project here. The work is being completed through PENNDOT as they are responsible for these particular roadways. We are reaching out to residents to ensure everyone is aware of the project and to extend an invitation to a community meeting being held by PENNDOT on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott on Aiken. It will be a public meeting designed to provide a time for residents to learn about the scope of the project including its tentative timeline, detour routes, and regular working schedule. It will also provide a time for questions and concerns to be raised by the affected communities. As an office we are encouraging residents to attend in order to help facilitate open communication between the supervisors and engineers of the project and the affected neighborhoods. It will be a lengthy project and even neighborhoods not containing the construction itself will be affected by detoured routes and increased traffic as drivers will be looking for ways to avoid the construction delays.

Thu, 22 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Councilman O'Connor Hosts Post-Agenda Meeting on Dynamic Parking Pricing

Parking in the City of Pittsburgh is uniformly priced by location or street and has resulted in highly competitive parking in the City’s popular areas while spaces in low density areas remain underutilized.

Thu, 22 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Meeting With Donna Williams

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Interview With NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Team

Time: 1:15 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Weekly Meeting With Director Of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich & Chief Of Police Scott Schubert

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Weinberg Terrace To Meet With Residents

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Weinberg Terrace, Squirrel Hill South

CeaseFirePA's "Guns Down" Town Hall With Igor Volsky

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Wed, 22 May 00:00:00 -0400
Welcome to District 4

Councilman Anthony Coghill

Councilman Anthony Coghill

Introduction

At the turn of the 20th century, immediately prior to the majority of the annexations, the coal mining industry began to take off in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. Most residents of Brookline, Beechview and Overbrook were employed as either farmers or miners, and large portions of present day Brookline were farm land at the time of its annexation. Carrick Borough was a higher income neighborhood, featuring beautiful Victorian mansions built by the owners and management of the City’s booming coal and steel industries.

Today, South Pittsburgh is a diverse community of working class families. Many City employees call South Pittsburgh home, charmed by its neighborly attitude, quality housing, and walkable business districts.

Our Neighborhoods

Beechview

Beechview is located southwest of Downtown, and is situated between Brookline, Banksville, and Dormont. Serviced by the "T", Beechview's Broadway Avenue business district is currently seeing revitalization in new businesses and a renovation of its historic architecture. A recent addition to the corridor is the La Catrina Mexican Restaurant, serving authentic Mexican cuisine. The neighborhood offers a great number of amenities, including a branch of the Carnegie Library, an IGA grocery store, a spray park, ball fields, and a newly renovated Healthy Active Living Center. Nature enthusiasts love exploring the Seldom Seen Greenway, one of the last undeveloped parcels of green in the City. Beechview is also home to three excellent Pittsburgh Public Schools, Beechwood Elementary, South Hills Middle School, and Brashear High School.

Bon Air

Bon Air is best known by its reputation of 'country living in the City.' A spacious neighborhood, Bon Air boasts larger than average residential parcels, dotted with mid-century single-family homes. Recreational amenities include the Marc Kolenda basketball court and the Bon Air parklet. The community also borders McKinley Park and is serviced by the Blue Line "T", with service to Downtown and South Hills Village. It is truly a great pocket for new and long standing families.

Brookline

Bordered by Overbrook and Beechview, Brookline is a mostly residential community with a bustling main street, Brookline Blvd.In the past few years, the Brookline Boulevard business district will receive a facelift, complete with a new street, sidewalks, landscape design, street lights, street furniture and more. This small business corridor has quickly become known City-wide as a destination for delicious food and drink. Take a trip to the Boulevard and you'll find authentic Greek, Italian, and Mexican cuisine, as well as delicious pastries, fresh pretzels, cool ice cream, and delicious coffee to wash it all down with. Other neighborhood amenities in Brookline include the Moore Park swimming pool, Brookline Recreation Center, ball fields, and easy access to Downtown via Port Authority bus.

Carrick

South of Downtown, Carrick is surrounded by Overbrook, Brookline, Bon Air, Mt. Oliver Neighborhood, and St. Clair. Carrick today retains the traditions of its proud independence and is the first "Green Community" in the City. There are 3 distinct business districts along the length of Brownsville Road, separated by residential blocks, as well as many free-standing stores and shopping centers. Amenities in Carrick include a neighborhood library, a swimming pool, a wide range of recreational facilities at Phillips Park, and numerous churches. The Port Authority bus provides easy transportation along Brownsville Road.

Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington is the smallest neighborhood represented in District 4 as the district contains only one district of the neighborhood located near Route 51 and Warrington Avenue. Though small, amenities in this district include The Eagle’s Club and easy access to the T.

Overbrook

Overbrook is bordered by Carrick and Brookline, and runs along Rt. 51. This community is also convenient to the Brownsville Road business district, and has access to Downtown via Port Authority bus or T. Amenities for Overbrook residents include the Fran Accamando Community Center, a Senior Center, ball fields, and nearby Phillips Park in Carrick. Like the other District 4 neighborhoods Overbrook is a pocket with much potential and a rich history to build off.

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ALERT: Search for Missing Teen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA ( June 21, 2018) -- Pittsburgh Police Missing Persons detectives need the public's assistance in locating 17-year-old Shereen Malik. She is visiting Pittsburgh from South Africa.  

Shereen was last seen on N. Euclid Avenue in East Liberty. She is about 5'1" tall and 120 pounds. If anyone has information on her whereabouts, please contact Missing Persons detectives at 412-323-7141

  MISSING: SHEREEN MALIK

Thu, 21 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 27, 2019) Mayor William Peduto is in Jerusalem today for the 33rd annual Israel International Mayor’s Conference, a global meeting of government, technology and energy leaders that studies leading examples of sustainable development. 

While attending the conference in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Mayor Peduto is honoring the 11 victims of the October 27 massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, which was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in U.S. history. 

He is appearing on panels today to discuss how mayors respond to hate speech and hate crimes, and how municipal leaders react to security crises, in a forum presented by the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. 

Other discussions today are part of MuniWorld 2019: Global Brainstorming on Smart Cities and Urban Security. 

Organizers are paying all costs for travel. No city taxpayer dollars are being spent. 

The conference is presented by the American Jewish Congress, the American Council for World Jewry, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel.  

The Mayor returns to the United States on Friday. 

Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule, Wednesday, February 27, 2019: 

Remarks by Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel 

Time: 9 a.m. 

Presentation on Safe Cities Using Social Media, let by R-MOR, a leader Israeli security firm 

Time: 9:30 a.m. 

Presentation on Challenges and Solutions of Drones in Urban Environments 

Time: 10:15 a.m. 

Panel on municipal leadership during and after security crises, presented by the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate. Speakers include Mayor Peduto and Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg, France. 

Time: 1:30 p.m. 

Remarks by Roei Deutsch, founder of the online instruction firm Jolt 

Time: 3 p.m. 

Presentation on building smart and safe cities by Or Gil of Carbyne, which provides public safety and 911 technology 

Time: 3:40 p.m. 

Panel discussion on establishing an international coalition of mayors combating hate speech and hate crimes, with speakers including Mayor Peduto; Haim Bibas, Mayor of Modi'in Maccabim-Reut, Israel; and Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress. 

Time: 4:30 p.m. 

 

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Pittsburgh Police Launch Public Blood Drive to Honor Officer Calvin Hall

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 31, 2019) The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, in partnership with Vitalant, kicked off a month-long blood drive in honor of one of its own, Officer Calvin Hall.

The Bureau was painfully reminded of the crucial importance of donating blood when Officer Hall, was shot and critically wounded while off-duty. While in the hospital, Officer Hall received several units of blood in an effort to save his life, but he later succumbed to his injuries on July 17, 2019.

Officer Hall started each shift with what has become his signature motto, “Gotta go. Time for me to make a difference.” Today, fellow officers and command staff honored Officer Hall in kind, by making a difference through blood donation.

Fifty registered donors, and some walk-ins, turned out to donate at the Vitalant mobile blood unit, making this the most successful blood drive ever held at Pittsburgh Police headquarters.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich got the ball rolling, showing up as the first donor of the day.

“Calvin would have been the first in line if one of us required blood, so it is only appropriate that we are the first in line on the first day of the blood drive honoring him,” said Hissrich.

Before donating, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said the idea to launch the special initiative came from witnessing first-hand the remarkable efforts that were taken to try to save Officer Hall’s life.

“It meant a lot to us. That night we wanted to give blood, but obviously we couldn’t. But one of the things the hospital said was, ‘You can give blood, you can help make a difference with other people,’ That’s how Calvin lived and that’s how we want to live in his legacy and help save other lives,” said Schubert.

Beginning August 1 through August 31, members of the public can also donate blood in Calvin Hall’s honor at any location simply by mentioning his name to Vitalant staff or by using a special group code: Z0021100.

Schedule your blood donation at a Vitalant community blood drive or donation center during the month of August.

To find a location near you, call (412) 209-7000 or visit vitalant.org/officerhall.

Visit our Facebook event: https://bit.ly/2GGf1TP

 

Wed, 31 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Friday, September 15, 2017

Honoring The Military's "Hidden Heroes" With Senator Elizabeth Dole & Veteran Affairs Secretary Shulkin

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: VA Hospital, University Drive, Oakland

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Meeting With West Virginia University Vice President Alsop
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Mayor's Office, City-County Building

Meeting With Ron Gaydos & Majestic Lane
Time: 2:30 P.M.
Location: Mayor's Office, City-County Building

Meeting With Veronica Edwards
Time: 3:30 P.M.
Location: Mayor's Office, City-County Building

Meeting With Rob Gleason
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Location: Mayor's Office, City-County Building

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City Launches OneTaxPGH Online Tax Management Platform

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 9, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Finance has announced OneTaxPGH, a new online business and real estate tax management system that will improve convenience and efficiency for both taxpayers and city staff.   

The secure digital platform will replace the current antiquated internal and external real estate billing and business tax collection systems. It will provide an online portal where taxpayers can register a new business, view and pay taxes and submit forms online.  

City taxpayers will be able to:  

  • Create an account to see bills, statements and history.  
  • Pay taxes online, including with e-check that will automatically post to their account within 24 hours.  
  • Track the status of their payments and payment history.  
  • Opt-in for e-delivery and email notifications to minimize the need for paper forms.  
  • Submit forms and information.   

“Throughout my time as mayor, my administration has been committed to modernizing city services to improve ease, transparency and efficiency,” said Mayor William Peduto. “We all hold the world in the palm of our hands – on our phones – and access to paying your taxes should be no different. The people of Pittsburgh deserve OneTaxPGH and I applaud the Finance Department for their hard work in integrating antiquated systems into one centralized online service.”   

Each year, the Finance Department staff is responsible for the collection of over $500 million in taxes and processing over 700,000 forms within multiple software systems. Centralizing and digitizing tax submissions into one software system will streamline tax submissions, improve staff’s ability to manage them and allow staff to more easily identify those who have not yet paid taxes in order to collect revenue for critical city investments like playgrounds and street paving.   

“OneTaxPGH will allow Pittsburgh taxpayers to interact with the Department of Finance in a more efficient manner, and will streamline the daily work of department staff allowing us to better serve taxpayers,” said Finance Director Doug Anderson. “I’d like to thank and commend the employees of the Department of Finance for their hard work on implementing this new system. A project implementation of this magnitude is not easy, especially under the conditions in which our world has been operating for over a year.”   

The new system will be introduced in phases, with the Finance Department staff-only portal having launched September 1. The public online portal for business taxes will launch in October and public online portal for real estate taxes will launch this winter. Taxpayers will be notified how to access the online portal by mail. 

Taxpayers can take a survey about their payment preferences on the OneTaxPGH public engagement site, where additional information will be available in the coming weeks.  

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Day

No public events scheduled

 

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Naming Commission Archive

Coming Soon

Sun, 31 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Statement By Mayor William Peduto on President Trump Ending DACA Immigration Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation:  

"President Trump's decision today is pathologically cruel and a tragic repudiation of fundamental American values.  

The President's decision is ethically, legally and economically wrong. It puts the futures of nearly 1 million people at risk, more than 90 percent of whom are valuable members of the nation's workforce. It further squanders two centuries of trust in the American ideal, and the unalienable rights of all to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is reckless and unforgivable. 

It sets a very dangerous and chilling precedent. Those in DACA came forward and voluntarily registered with the federal government, and they are now facing the fact that federal officials may use that personal information against them.  

Despite this action I want all immigrants living in Pittsburgh – working here, studying here, raising a family here -- to know that I and others will do all we can to protect you. Our city was built by generations who came before you, and you will help us grow and thrive for generations to come. This is your city, and you are welcome here. 

Pittsburgh is a member of the Dream Coalition, a nationwide effort of government officials, CEOs, faith leaders and others working to preserve and protect DACA and Dreamers. The City will join in legal and legislative efforts to preserve this program, and the promises the United States have made to undocumented immigrants brought here as children. This fight is not over." 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, July 23, 2018

Speaking at Next Century Cities Annual Regional Summit

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Tour of PNC Tower with 50x50 Commission 

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: The Tower at PNC Plaza 

Alliance to Save Energy's 50x50 Commission Meeting 

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: The Tower at PNC Plaza 

Speaking at 50x50 Commission Reception

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Location: The Tower at PNC Plaza 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, December 28, 2017

Presenting Proclamation To Retiring Finance Director Paul Leger

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Interview With Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Bob Bauder

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Council President Bruce Kraus, Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, & Councilman-Elect Anthony Coghill

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Councilman Ricky Burgess, Councilman Dan Lavelle, & Councilman Daniel Gilman

Time: 3:00 P.M. 

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview With KQV's Elaine Effort

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 4:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building 

Thu, 28 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Welcome to District 3

 Council President Bruce Kraus

Councilman Bruce Kraus

Introduction

Council District 3 is comprised of 12 neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and history. From bustling business districts to quiet residential enclaves, District 3 offers residents and visitors a true slice of Pittsburgh.

Our Neighborhoods

Allentown

Incorporated in 1870 and annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1872, Allentown was originally a hub for the entrepreneurial German immigrant community. Today beautiful Allentown looks a little different. Having remained a bustling place after all these years, it features some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants, a heavy-metal coffee shop, art spaces and phenomenal views of the Downtown skyline. 

Arlington

A welcoming and tight-knit community, Arlington residents work hard to ensure their neighborhood continues to thrive. Arlington’s Henry Kaufman Center serves as the neighborhood’s hub, where on any given night one might attend an awards dinner, an after-school reading, various recreation programs, and so much more. For those that love the outdoors, the South Side Park, Bill Soltz Field, and the Arlington “Fort” Park are great places to explore.

Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights is a small neighborhood in the eastern Hilltop area of Pittsburgh that is completely surrounded by the larger neighborhoods of Arlington and the South Side Slopes. Arlington Heights was originally composed of 660 housing units built by the Housing Authority of Pittsburgh in 1942 to house war workers who lived to far from their jobs or were living away from their families.

Beltzhoover

Green and residential, Beltzhoover is a family centered neighborhood home to some of the city’s oldest real estate, including the Melchor Beltzhoover homestead which was built in the 18th century. Nestled against McKinley Park, Beltzhoover has access to some of the city’s best trails and park amenities.

Central Oakland

A unique mix of long-time residents and students from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University call the dynamic neighborhood of Central Oakland their home. The neighborhood offers great food choices and an infinite variety of entertainment and educational opportunities. With the Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History, as well as the Carnegie Library Main Branch at the center, there is always an opportunity to experience something new.

Knoxville

Knoxville has long been a desirable location for Pittsburgh residents. Once the fruit farm of Jeremiah Knox, brother-in-law to the son of Beltzhoover’s founder, the area became desirable yet again during the height of Pittsburgh’s steel industry. The neighborhood sits on the second ridge from the Mon River, shielding its residents from the pollution coming from the old South Side Mills. These days Knoxville is still primarily a residential area, with one of the highest concentration of school age children in the City.

Mt Oliver

Unlike the Mt. Oliver borough, with which Mt. Oliver Neighborhood shares its name, our Mt. Oliver Neighborhood is very much part of city proper. Home to around 600 residents, this highly residential neighborhood has a small town feel in the heart of the city.

Oakcliffe

This tiny sliver of southwest Oakland is comprised of just 5 streets. Cared for by the Oakland Housing Club, one of the oldest community organizations in Oakland, this is a place where neighbors know each other’s name.

South Side Flats

South Side Flats is widely considered to be Pittsburgh’s epicenter of nightlife and entertainment. In the Flats you can find great restaurants and shops and live music in abundance. If architecture and history are your thing, be sure to stop by East Carson Street, Pittsburgh’s largest concentration of 19th century homes.

South Side Slopes

The South Side Slopes encompass Pittsburgh’s infamously steep hills along the Monongahela River from Josephine Street to the Liberty Bridge. Residents of this neighborhood enjoy panoramic views of the Downtown Area, and far beyond on a clear day, as well as South Side Park with its hiking trails and orchard patch.n.

South Oakland

South Oakland, with its boundaries marked by the Monongahela River, Boulevard of the Allies, and the western bank of Junction Hollow, is Pittsburgh’s triangular shaped gem. Known for being the birthplace of Andy Warhol and Dan Marino, South Oakland is also home to Magee-Women’s Hospital, one of leading hospitals for women’s health in the nation.

St Clair

St. Clair is perhaps district 3’s most unique neighborhood, being entirely and exclusively a residential community. The residents stay active and connected by maintaining an active tenant council, athletic association and attending the Lighthouse Cathedral Church.

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Welcome to District 7

Councilwoman Deb Gross

Councilwoman Deb Gross

Introduction

Welcome to District 7! We are a community full of vibrant, exciting, and engaging neighborhoods. Inside the district you will find many active community groups and thriving nonprofit organizations as well as extraordinary businesses and local recreational opportunities.

Our Neighborhoods

Bloomfield

Bloomfield has one of the City's largest, and most active, business districts located along Liberty Avenue. The ethnic Neighborhood of 'Pittsburgh's Little Italy' is home to numerous heritage shops, shoe stores, Italian restaurants, and groceries abound, attracting shoppers not only from nearby neighborhoods but from the whole Pittsburgh region. Here homes are often passed down through families, and grandchildren usually live just a few blocks from grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bloomfield residents are deeply rooted in the community and are proud of their recreational and youth programs.

Friendship

Friendship’s central location and beautiful Victorian homes make it an eclectic and vibrant residential neighborhood populated by a wide mix of residents. Its close proximity to attractions in East Liberty and Bloomfield allow Friendship residents to quickly and easily access the restaurants and shops of Penn and Liberty Avenues. Friendship is a small, but tight-knit community where everyone from short-term student renters to long-time homeowners share in a genuine love for their neighborhood.

Highland Park

The tree-lined streets filled with Victorian, Tudor, and Colonial homes--from modest to grand--characterize this family-oriented neighborhood. Annual events in Highland Park include the Walking Tour of historically and architecturally significant homes and the Highland Fling, which features live music, crafts, and food. This neighborhood is home to the Pittsburgh Zoo, situated among the hills and greenery of the Park for which the neighborhood is named.

Lawrenceville

One of the City's largest neighborhoods, Lawrenceville bills itself as a "back to the basics" neighborhood. What it offers is affordable housing, the convenient Butler Street business district, and easy access to work, shopping, and play in Downtown, Shadyside and Oakland. Large single family brick homes dominate the eastern part of Lawrenceville, while residents closer to Downtown enjoy the urban character of the streets lined with reclaimed turn-of-the-century row houses alongside newly constructed townhomes in Doughboy Square. Lawrenceville's more than 11,000 residents represent a changing mix of established families, whose parents and grandparents moved to Pittsburgh in the late 1800s to work in the factories, and young professionals, artists, and musicians attracted by the architectural gems and vibrant night life.

Morningside

The neighborhood of Morningside is a quiet residential community distinguished by its tree-lined streets and well-kept brick homes, matching side by side down pleasant, tree-lined streets with plenty of ball fields and playgrounds for youngsters. Morningside remains a stable, prosperous community for its hard-working residents. The neighborhood has strong ethnic roots, with local churches playing an active role in community programs.

Polish Hill

Polish immigrants settled this neighborhood’s winding streets and steep slopes in the late 1800s, recognizing that this hillside area was an asset within walking distance of the mills. In 1905, those same early settlers finished construction work on the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, which has since been designated a Pittsburgh historic landmark and remains the crowning centerpiece of the neighborhood. The refurbished West Penn Recreation Center, with its wide range of indoor and outdoor facilities, serves the neighborhood's center for leisure-time needs. Polish Hill homes are a varied lot from across its long history, including frame row houses, detached brick homes, suburban-style ranches, and brand new townhouses, all nestled into the hillside terrain of the neighborhood.

Stanton Heights

The area now known as Stanton Heights was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh just over fifty years ago. Until the mid-1950s, a large portion of the neighborhood was part of the Stanton Heights Golf Course, the largest private course in the City. The result is that this neighborhood set at the top of Stanton Avenue, with the character of a suburb, has new homes, and quiet streets with little traffic. While Stanton Heights does not have its own neighborhood business district, residents have plenty of shopping choices nearby and an annual event, the Fun Festival, held each summer.

Strip District

With its long history as a wholesale food district, 'the Strip,' as it is commonly called, is ripe with wholesale and retail food vendors, ethnic grocers, and restaurants that have been established for generations. In addition to the Strip District's vast markets, there has been a boom in the artistic endeavors of the community. Multiple creative firms and 'grassroots' non-profit organizations have begun to spring up alongside long-standing community stakeholders. This movement has encouraged the housing in the area to become modernized and reclaimed, issuing in an influx of young professionals to compliment the families who have been in business for generations.

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District 3 Features

Attractions

  • South Side Works

Higher Education

  • University of Pittsburgh
Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
City Officials and Pittsburgh Penguins Reach Tentative Agreement on Development of Former Civic Arena Site

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 6, 2017) - The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Office of Mayor William Peduto today reached a tentative agreement that will kick-start $750 million of private investment through a private/public partnership to assure development of the former Civic Arena site.

The two parties agreed to amend the Option Agreement to eliminate obstacles in developing the 28-acre site on the Lower Hill. The amendment will be presented to the URA and SEA board meetings this Thursday. 

“This agreement will pave the way for $750 million in private investment that will be truly transformative for Pittsburgh, creating a dynamic development that the region can be proud of – in addition to jobs, small business opportunities, affordable housing and community programs,” said David Morehouse, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The development will include over 1,000 residential units (20 percent of which will be affordable housing), 500,000 square feet of office space, and 250,000 square feet of entertainment and retail. It will also include the highest levels of MWBE employment opportunities in a Pittsburgh development project. Among other benefits to the community, a LERTA program will generate more than $25 million to be re-invested in the upper, middle, and lower Hill District.

Infrastructure work on roads and utilities continues at the former arena site and is almost completed. The Penguins have retained major national developers McCormack Baron Salazar (retail) and Clayco (office), and have an agreement with a minority developer (for residential) that will be announced soon. The Penguins also are working on destination entertainment development and have worked with internationally-renowned BIG on an open-space plan. Beyond that, a new district energy plant that will service the development is currently being constructed behind PPG Paints Arena.

Under the terms of the deal, the Penguins agreed to forgo receiving the $15 million which was a credit under the original Option Agreement to be deducted as payment for land value – with any net amount payable by the public to the Penguins at the end of the option agreement. The credit was viewed by the parties as a significant obstacle to development, which led to unnecessary delays and difficult negotiations.

In exchange, the Option Agreement will be amended to eliminate the land valuation procedures and revise the internal development deadlines to match current development deals in place.  The Penguins will be obligated to develop 6.25 acres by 2020, or they will forfeit a portion of parking revenue to be deposited in the Greater Hill District Reinvestment Fund (instead of the current risk of forfeiture of development rights under the current agreement). The forfeiture of parking revenue was pushed by the city to move the development forward more quickly, and would align the Penguins more closely with the public to cooperate together to pursue development.

“This has been a complex negotiation, and we reached an agreement that makes the Option Agreement better for the public,” said Mayor William Peduto.  “The Penguins agreed to eliminate the public’s obligation to pay $15 million, and we agreed to reasonable adjustments to allow more flexibility to deliver development on site that builds more affordable housing and creates substantial value for the middle and upper Hill District, and for the entire city.” 

The current option term will be extended by one year to October 22, 2025 and the Penguins retain the ability to pay for an additional two years of extensions. However, there will be no further extensions to the 2028 option termination date or 2023 parking revenue termination date beyond the terms of the current Option Agreement, so all proposed amendments are within the overall time and economic constraints of the original agreement.

The amendment also returns a development parcel to the URA and SEA to build a parking garage of up to 1,000 spaces on the 28-acre site (subject to a parking demand study), which will support the planned development and PPG Paints Arena. The public will retain title to the land, revenue from the net operations of the garage, and air rights to construct additional development on the first floor and on top of the garage. In addition, up to 10% of parking taxes generated by the garage will be contributed to the Greater Hill District Reinvestment Fund.

In addition, there are specific public commitments dedicated to solving environmental conditions on the site, financing additional infrastructure and collaborating with the Penguins on building affordable housing. The parties agreed to jointly prioritize low income housing tax credits for the development, and upon award of such credits, make 20% of the residential units affordable at 60% of area median income, which is a higher commitment than contained in the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan adopted in 2014.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, August 9, 2019

Meeting With Richard Caponi

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With PWSA Leadership

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting With Delegation From Cote d'Ivoire

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting With Bill Benter

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Fri, 09 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
City of Pittsburgh Offers More Online Permitting Options

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 19, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh has launched the latest phase of OneStopPGH, the online service where residents and businesses can apply, pay for, and receive business licenses and permits, upload development plans, and track violation notices.  

“Pittsburghers have long wanted a more transparent and simple permitting process, and after lots of very hard work we’ve finally delivered one. Neighborhood development will now be much easier in Pittsburgh, and the move to more online permitting practices couldn’t come at a better time,” Mayor William Peduto said. 

The development of OneStopPGH was led by the Department of Innovation and Performance with support from other departments including the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI); Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI); Public Safety; and City Planning. 

New services offered include: 

  • Improved DOMI moving, dumpster, sidewalk repair and other permits, allowing residents to print no-parking signs from home or office  
  • Inspection reports and checklists for inspections on DOMI Right of Way (ROW) permits. 
  • New "no parking" signs that list permit number, permit type and permit holder which makes it easier for inspectors to clearly identify any unpermitted use or occupancy in the public ROW. 
  • DOMI online permitting of ROW improvement plans, ROW encroachments and street vacations  
  • Improved DOMI moving, dumpster, sidewalk repair and other permits, allowing residents to print no-parking signs from home or office 
  • Fire Bureau permits (annual permits such as Hazmat, Special Occupancy and Hotwork Programs; and such event based permits as new Hazmat tank installations, firework shows, and Special Events)  
  • Improved code enforcement system allows 311, PLI and DOMI to more efficiently notify complainants of enforcement actions and provide more transparent case updates, including court disposition. 

The latest OneStopPGH upgrade improves the customer experience in several ways, including: 

  • Chat feature added to Customer Portal allowing PLI staff to support customers remotely while completing applications on the customer portal 
  • Call Center integration allows PLI staff to triage calls from a call center pertaining to licensing and code enforcement while working from home. The application technicians can forward the call to others in the department including plan examiners. All staff without a city issued cell phone can now make outgoing calls from home. 
  • Integration of DCP, PLI & DOMI permitting functions allows for inter-agency documentation/information sharing, better coordination and a more streamlined and predictable development process for the public. 
  • Through better data reporting, PLI and DOMI can better track code enforcement violations and trends 

The launch of DOMI permits in OneStopPGH was timed with the overhaul of the department’s website including new process guides for construction permits. Future updates will be made as DOMI continues to improve and clarify its process, and can be tracked here: https://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/right-of-way 

DOMI's first ever Rules & Regulations and ROW Fee Schedule are now also now online at https://pittsburghpa.gov/domi/rules-regulations 

 

Tue, 19 May 00:00:00 -0400
Important DocumentsThu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500Police Seek Public's Help in Downtown Theft

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2018) -- Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing an iPhone and P.A.T. Connect Card, then using the card to ride around Pittsburgh and beyond.

The victim reported that her belongings were stolen from her purse in a downtown restaurant on May 4. 

The victim’s Connect Card was then used on numerous occasions until the account was completely withdrawn.

The woman in the following photos was seen using the card on multiple occasions:

    

If anyone has information on the suspect, please call Zone 2 plainclothes detectives at 412-255-2827.

Fri, 08 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2019

No public events scheduled

Sun, 10 Mar 00:00:00 -0500
District 5 Features

Parks, Fields & Playgrounds

  •  Blair Street Park
  •  Burgwin Park
  •  Davis Playground
  •  Four Mile Run Park
  •  Frick Park
  •  Gladstone Field
  •  Hays Park
  •  Hays Tot Lot
  •  Lewis Parklet
  •  Lincoln Place Parklet
  •  Lytle Street Playground
  •  Magee Field / Playground
  •  McBride Park
  •  Panorama Field
  •  Schenley Park
  •  Swisshelm Playground

Attractions

  •  Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  •  Schenley Oval Sportsplex
  •  Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink

Pools / Spray Parks

  •  Burgwin Spray Park
  •  Magee Pool
  •  McBride Pool
  •  Schenley Pool
Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, January 4, 2018

Meeting With Spacial Initiatives Manager Laura Drogowski

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Chief Sustainability Officer & Office Of Management & Budget Director Jennifer Presutti

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Assistant City Planning Director Andrew Dash

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building 

Thu, 04 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
City and AHN to Partner on Support for Those Experiencing Homelessness

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network are creating a new model for responding to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, problematic substance abuse and unaddressed mental health issues. 

The program from the Office of Mayor William Peduto, Office of Management and Budget, and Department of Public Safety and AHN’s Center for Inclusion Health will build street outreach community-based teams that will connect people with services, housing resources, and health supports, collaborating with first responders to prevent continued engagement and promote healthier outcomes.  
 
This program is funded by a portion of the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’’ or the ‘‘CARES Act" funds allocated to the City. 

The funding opportunity, which was announced April 28th, was developed in response to longstanding calls from the community and Public Safety to provide more robust supports to individuals with unmet needs in Pittsburgh communities. Often, first responders from Pittsburgh Public Safety respond to calls to address these needs but are not provided with the tools to do so.   

“As part of the Center for Inclusion Health’s ongoing commitment to health equity for vulnerable and marginalized populations in our region, especially persons experiencing homelessness, we are extremely grateful to have been awarded this funding. We look forward to working with the City of Pittsburgh to create innovative street outreach models that help mitigate risks posed by the compounding public health crises of homelessness, COVID-19, and social exclusion,” said Patrick Perri, MD, Medical Director, AHN Center for Inclusion Health.  

The program aligns with a “Housing First” model, aimed at ensuring that people are able to access housing without barriers, while acknowledging and addressing health as a critical part of stable housing and wellbeing. COVID-19 has resulted in increased housing instability and crises, and as such, we anticipate continued calls to first responders.  

The agreement between the City and AHN will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council tomorrow. 

 

Mon, 13 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Media Advisory: City Officials to Attend PWSA Lead Service Line Replacement Demonstration

Media Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 3, 2018) Members of the media are invited to view a residential lead service line replacement Friday morning.

PWSA contractors will replace a lead service line with copper by using an innovative and less disruptive “pulling” method. Contractors will attempt to pull the old lead service line while also threading a new copper line in its place. When successful, this method of replacing lead lines does not require a trench on private property, allowing replacements to be performed more quickly. PWSA and its contractors are using this method across the city to meet their mandate to replace 2,100 residential lead service lines by the end of the year.

WHAT: Demonstration of innovative lead service line replacement

WHEN: 9:15 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018

WHERE: 5800 Block of Phillips Avenue (between Murray Avenue and Pittock Street), Squirrel Hill.

Media Contact:

Will Pickering

PWSA Communications Manager

(412) 657-4031

wpickering@pgh2o.com

Thu, 03 May 00:00:00 -0400

Anthony Coghill

Coming soon...

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Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
INVESTIGATION: SEARCH FOR NORTH SIDE BURGLARY SUSPECT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2018) - Pittsburgh Police Zone 1 Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. An unidentified male,caught on surveillance video, is suspected in several burglaries on the city’s North Side. 

This video was captured on August 10, 2018 when a burglary occurred at the Bear Dog Bicycles shop on Western Avenue at Galveston Avenue, in the Allegheny West neighborhood.

If you can help identify this individual or have information on his whereabouts, please give Zone 1 detectives a call at 412-323-7201. 

Link to the Surveillance Video:  http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/3585_2018-08-24_14-29_(2).mp4

Fri, 24 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - October 14 & 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Lunch With Dr. Barry Kerzi
Time: 12:30 P.M.
Location: William Penn Hotel, Downtown 

Dedication Of The New Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge II
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Schenley Park & Greenfield
 


Sunday, October 15, 2017



No public events scheduled.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, September 6, 2018

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Capitol Hill Day

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Capitol Visitors Center, Washington D.C.

Thu, 06 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle

Robert Daniel Lavelle was born and raised in the Hill District of the City of Pittsburgh. He attended Pittsburgh Public Schools and graduated from Schenley High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in 2000. Then in 2002, he completed the Leadership Pittsburgh program.

Until January 2010 his professional career involved working as a Legislative Aide for former City Councilman Sala Udin, and then Chief of Staff for the 19th Legislative District's Honorable State Representative Jake Wheatley, Jr. Through these positions, Daniel honed his skills as an advocate for working-class families, seniors, fair governance, and good democracy. He has served with Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) where he learned the inner-workings of government and how to best implement public policy that benefits neighborhood residents.

In addition to his public service, Daniel works for his family's business, Lavelle Real Estate, Inc. in various capacities including real estate brokerage. His strong work ethic comes from a tradition of family entrepreneurs whose businesses have served as cornerstones for empowering local residents and strengthening our City through good and bad times.

Motivated by his parents, Robert and Phillis Lavelle, and his grandparents, Robert and Adah Lavelle, Daniel has consistently pursued the values and practices associated with public service. His family-instilled commitment to providing service for people was reinforced by his grandfather's advice, "If you recognize a problem and then can grasp the nature of the solution, then you have an obligation to use your talents to help fix the problem."

Following his grandfather's words, Daniel chose a career in public service to help fix the myriad of problems facing his community. Daniel's significant experience in bringing people together is also driven by his passion for building coalitions amongst citizens, elected officials, and interest groups. In 2009, Daniel further followed his grandfather's advice and ran for Pittsburgh City Council. He was elected into office November 2009 and sworn into office January of 2010.

Upon election, Councilman Lavelle stated he would bring the same hard work and spirit of collaboration to the office that he has demonstrated in his work to date. He emphasized the importance of addressing issues such as public safety, job preparation and development, housing, economic development and access to quality education from pre-school through college. His goal is to ensure the district is made attractive, safe, and prosperous for everyone. He believes people will come back to live here and our children will stay here and succeed.

Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle's district encompasses part of the Northside (Manchester, Chateau, California-Kirkbride, part of Central Northside, Perry Hilltop), Downtown, the Bluff, the Hill District and parts of West and South Oakland. The district lies in the core of the City of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

He is currently the chair of the Finance and Law Committee, which has charge and jurisdiction over all legislation related to bonds and debt issuance, city banking and investment, the creation of offices or positions of any kind, the Department of Finance, the enterprise resource system, the Equal Opportunity Review Commission (EORC), ethics, the Law Department, the multi-year capital improvement program, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the City's operating and capital budgets, the pension, real estate, taxation and the Treasurer. Councilman Lavelle also serves as the Treasure of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Board. He is also a board member of the Oakland Business Improvement District, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Downtown Community Development Corporation, and the Carnegie Library. In addition, he is an Assistant Boy Scout Master for Troop 93, based in the Hill District.

Councilman Lavelle is also a proud licensed Real Estate Agent with Lavelle Real Estate, Inc., a family owned and operated full service real estate firm since 1951. He is also Vice-President of a local film company, Fear No Man Productions, LLC.

Councilman Lavelle was recognized by Cystic Fibrosis as one of Pittsburgh's 50 Finest in 2002. Pittsburgh Magazine most recently recognized him for being one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 in 2009.

Daniel, as family and friends know him, lives in the Hill District with his wife Rachel Riley-Lavelle, a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh. They are the proud parents of daughter Saniya and son Elijah. They reside in the Hill District.

Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Southside Market Closed for 2019 Season
Mon, 02 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
District 7 Features

Parks

  • Highland Park
  • Arsenal Park
  • West Penn Park

Attractions

  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Senator John Heinz History Center

Business Districts Category

  • Lawrenceville Business District
  • Strip District
  • Bloomfield Business District
Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs is Seeking Snow Angel Volunteers
Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
What we do.

It is the purpose of CityFit Health & Wellness at Work to create awareness and take action to fulfill the health and wellness needs of City employees and their families.The CityFit Benefits and Wellness Team will guide employees through comprehensive programming and effective communication to enhance their pursuit of healthy living.

Equal Opportunity

If you are in need of any special accommodation to participate in any CityFit or CityU workshops, presentations, or programs, please contact the CityFit Benefits and Wellness Team at city.fit@pittsburghpa.gov or call 412-255-2183

Tue, 11 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
District 8 Features

Parks

  • Schenley Park
  • Mellon Park
  • Schenley Plaza
  • Wightman Park

Attractions

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Carnegie Library-Main Branch
  • Carnegie Music Hall
  • Cathedral of Learning
  • Frick Art and Historical Center
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
  • Petersen Events Center
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chatham University
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Depaul School of Hearing and Speech
  • The Ellis School
  • Kentucky Avenue School
  • Liberty School
  • Linden School
  • Oakland Catholic High School
  • Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy
  • Sacred Heart
  • Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
  • Winchester Thurston School
Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto Public Schedule - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Meeting With Lisa Hurm

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Carrie Mannino

Time: 12:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Anna Hollis

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Tue, 20 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Weekly Meeting with Director Of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich & Chief Of Police Scott Schubert

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting with Jonathan Holtzman

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building 

 

Wed, 26 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Welcome to District 9

Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess

Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess

Our Neighborhoods

East Liberty

East Liberty is located east of Downtown and is surrounded by Highland Park, Garfield ,Larimer , Shadyside and Friendship. Once known as "Pittsburgh's second downtown," East Liberty has recently seen the rehabilitation of key structures in Penn Circle which create a promising future. The success of the Penn-Highland Building project, which created a new commercial/office building along with many jobs in the heart of the business district, is a milepost on the road to recovery. The facade improvement work has done much to encourage optimism, and the rehabilitation of the Regent Theater is also a move to improve East Liberty's image. Ongoing projects, including the Bakery Square developement are further revitilizing the community. Homes in East Liberty range from high-rise apartments to townhomes to century-old Victorians. A state-designated Enterprise Zone, East Liberty aims at retaining and developing its business concerns in a safe and profitable environment. The Penn Avenue business district is like a gemstone with many facets. Whether it is footwear, automotive supplies, hair styling, or ethnic foods that you are looking for, you can find it in East Liberty.

Homewood

Homewood is located east of Downtown, and is surrounded by Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, East Hills, North Point Breeze, and Larimer. Homewood is more than a place to live; it is a place to get involved. There are numerous social service and economic development agencies in Homewood, including the Salvation Army, YMCA, YWCA, Homewood Brushton Revitalization, Development Corporation and Operation Better Block, and Rosedale Block Cluster. Neighbors work together to solve problems and identify opportunities. The neighborhood is also home to Community College of Allegheny County-Homewood Campus and many thriving businesses. The Harambee Arts Cultural Festival is a highlight of the neighborhood's annual calendar. Homewood residents have access to the shopping and entertainment resources available in the neighboring suburban boroughs of Wilkinsburg and Penn Hills. City neighborhoods of East Liberty, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland can be reached in a short drive. These areas provide exciting opportunities for shopping, picnicking, touring museums, and participating in a variety of cultural events. Homewood is a neighborhood committed to improving the quality of life.

East Hills

East Hills is a neighborhood just like it sounds. Its hilly topography is nestled in the eastern-most part of the City and is adjacent to Homewood. East Hills is anchored by strong community groups which offer mentoring for the many children of all ages found there. These groups work on faith of a brighter future and are paid by the satisfaction they receive when they create a positive impact on a young person's life. You are also likely to find children in East Hills Park running, playing tag, and just having fun doing what children do! East Hills is also stabilized by its shopping district. It resembles a one-stop-shop, where you can find hardware, clothing, food, flowers, and medical service. It is only a few minutes away from residential areas in all directions.

Larimer

Because of its convenient location, Larimer offers its residents a choice of cultural and recreational amenities. Highland Park (home to the Pittsburgh Zoo), tennis courts, and ballfields are very accessible. Larimer also has its own playground where youth play. Larimer is full with stately old "Pittsburgh Boxes" and frame-and-brick row homes. The neighborhood isd= served by active community groups that provide youth programming and address issues affecting the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Point Breeze North

Point Breeze North received its name from the Point Breeze Hotel, which was located along the Greensburg Turnpike during the early 1800s (now the intersection of Fifth and Penn Avenues). It is now surrounded by Point Breeze, Homewood, and Larimer. It is one of the first planned suburban developments in the U.S. North Point Breeze grew after the introduction of the trolley during the 1800s. McPherson and Thomas, the major streets, emulate classic French boulevards, with wide, divided roads, floral islands, and a mixture of apartments and mansions. The neighborhood remains as it was then: an area of distinctive and mixed historical styles, including stately Civil War row houses, 1920 villas, and Victorian gingerbread-esque homes. Westinghouse Park is the local green space and derived its name from the Westinghouse mansion that was in North Point Breeze at its beginnings. North Point Breeze has active residents who participate in block clubs and neighborhood associations for the overall advancement of their community.

Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar

Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar is located in the northeastern section of the City and spans the Allegheny River. Lincoln and Lemington were former neighborhoods in the northeastern section of the City. Bordered by Homewood to the south, Larimer and Highland Park to the west and Penn Hills to the east, it is an area hidden in the hills of the City. Belmar was a neighborhood atop a steep hill that overlooked the city on Tilden Street. Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar is generally subdivided at Lemington Ave into two parts, "Upper Lincoln" and "Lower Lincoln." The historic Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire houses #15 Engine houses in the Lincoln–Lemington–Belmar section of the City.

Friendship

Friendship is a neighborhood of large Victorian houses in the East End of the City, about four miles (6 km) east of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle. Friendship is bordered on the north by Garfield, on the east by East Liberty, on the south by Shadyside , and on the west by Bloomfield. It is divided into 3 Pittsburgh City Council Districts- District 7 , District 8, and District 9. Friendship has access to many local amenities and is well connected through Penn, Negley, and Centre avenues to the surrounding districts.

Garfield

Garfield is a neighborhood in the east end of the City. Not far from the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers at the City's heart, Garfieldt sits on a bluff above the Allegheny River. Garfield is bordered on the South by Bloomfield and Friendship at Penn Avenue, on the West by the Allegheny Cemetery, on the North by Stanton Heights, and on the East by East Liberty. Like many parts of Pittsburgh, Garfield is a fairly steep neighborhood, with north-south residential streets running at about a 20% incline from Penn Avenue at the bottom to Mossfield Street at the top. These hills are covered with residents that enjoy having access to all of pittsburgh via these main thoroughfares.

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Advisory Firm on Restructuring PWSA to Hold 2nd Session Next Week

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017) Representatives from Infrastructure Management Group Inc., which is studying possible ways to restructure the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, will hold its second session with a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts next Tuesday. 

An introductory session was held August 28. Like that session, next week's event will be open to the public, and held in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers at 3 p.m. 

The agenda for the September 12 session is as follows: 

  1. Preliminary report from the IMG legal review team, including an initial assessment of the legal issues surrounding each of the PWSA restructuring options. 

  1. Preliminary report from the IMG financial review team, including an initial assessment of PWSA’s financial condition and its internal controls. 

  1. Report on continuing community outreach efforts.  (A public forum on PWSA matters and IMG's work is tentatively scheduled for the first week of October. More information will be available at a later time.) UPDATE: A website to follow IMG's ongoing work and to get backup information has been launched at pwsablueribbon.org/.

  1. Presentation by Daniel Evans, President of the Board of Trustees of Citizens Energy Group.  Citizens Energy is a non-profit charitable trust founded more than 100 years ago to own and operate Indianapolis’s gas works. In 2011, Indianapolis transferred its water and sewer utilities to Citizens Energy.  Prior to 2011, the city’s water and sewer system was owned by the City of Indianapolis and operated by two large international water companies. 

  1. Presentation by Lauren Brookey, member of the Board of Directors of the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA).  Ms. Brookey is also chairwoman of TMUA’s 4-year Utility Enterprise Initiative (UEI), which has transformed Tulsa into a Best-In-Class water and sewer utility through advanced management technology, organizational restructuring and business process reform enacted through a contractual arrangement between the TMUA and the City of Tulsa. She will be joined by Eric Lee, director of finance and staff manager of the UEI. 

IMG will hold another session November 8 to give the Panel its final recommendations for restructuring PWSA. 

After that session it is expected more public input will be taken on the recommendations, and they will be taken to the PWSA board, the Peduto administration and City Council for consideration.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Conference Call with Labor Leaders 

Time: 12 p.m.

Conference Call with Hotel Managers and Visit Pittsburgh

Time: 2 p.m.

 

Tue, 14 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
City Planning Virtual Board and Commission Meetings Begin in June

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 19, 2020) The Department of City Planning is announcing the start of virtual Boards and Commissions and a new online engagement website starting in June. 

City Planning Boards and Commissions will move to virtual meetings. These meetings will be held on Zoom and streamed on YouTube Live on the Pittsburgh City Planning YouTube page. A link to join the meeting will be shared the day before the meeting on the specific Board or Commission’s website. If you are not planning to testify, please watch the YouTube Live stream to allow those testifying to be able to join the meeting. 

Agendas, presentations, and project information will be posted online before the meeting for review and to accept public comment leading to the Board or Commission meeting. Notices for all Boards and Commissions will be posted online at https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/notices

To provide public comment, you can: 

  • Email the Commission to which you are testifying. Email addresses can be found on the Board or Commission’s webpage. Email testimony will be accepted until the day before the meeting at 12 p.m.
  • Send a letter to 200 Ross St., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Mailed testimony must be received by two business days before the meeting. 
  • Join the virtual meeting and use raise hand function to request to speak. 
  • Call into the meeting from your phone. If you wish to provide testimony this way, please register in advance with Zoning & Development Review staff to ensure that you are provided time to speak.

After COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, virtual meetings will continue as a supplement to in-person meetings to increase access to participation and more equitable public testimony. 

Development Activities Meetings will be scheduled as virtual meetings through the Registered Community Organization and the developer, with assistance from neighborhood planners. Information and presentations will also be posted online for residents to ask questions and comment on development proposals before appearing before any Board or Commission.

“We believe that it is important to restart the Board and Commission process safely and balance the ability to keep development moving in the City with the desire to ensure equitable opportunity for resident involvement in the development coming to the City and its neighborhoods,” said Andrew Dash, acting director of the Department of City Planning. “This process will allow us to take additional steps to implement the Public Engagement Guide, hold Hearings over the next couple of months, and will continue when restrictions are lifted to supplement in-person Board and Commission meetings.”

A citywide online engagement portal coming in June will be a one-stop location for residents to learn more about and engage with projects happening in all City departments, as well as projects from developers that are going to a City Commission. 

For More Information:

Andrew Dash, AICP

Acting Director of City Planning

Andrew.Dash@pittsburghpa.gov

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday. December 18, 2017

Accessible Park Swings Press Conference

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Dan Cohen Playground, Mellon Park, Point Breeze

Speaking At African American Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: William Penn Hotel, Downtown

Meeting With University of Pittsburgh's David Miller Regarding CONNECT

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting With Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the County Executive, Allegheny County Courthouse 

Mon, 18 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Office Hours

Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building 

OnePGH Advisory Committee Meeting

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: Jared L. Cohen University Center, Squirrel Hill North

Meeting With Hyperloop Team

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting With Representative Adam Ravenstahl

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

GeekWire Farwell Event

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: K & L Gates Center, Central Business District

Civic Light Opera Performance Of Arriba Arriba

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Clemente Museum, Lower Lawrenceville 

Tue, 27 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, June 23, 2020

No public events scheduled

 

Tue, 23 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: City-County Building, Grand Portico

 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

No public events scheduled. 

Sat, 24 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor's Office & Community Affairs Office Seeking Snow Angel Volunteers
Tue, 04 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
City Announces Blue Recycling Bins Coming This Fall

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 26, 2020) Mayor William Peduto today announced the plans to distribute 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins to City residents as part of the Bureau of Environmental Services’ first phase bin distribution. The first phase will cover the neighborhoods of Garfield, Highland Park, and East Liberty. Distribution of blue curbside recycling bins is scheduled to begin Nov. 2, 2020 and will cover 5,500 homes over the span of 10 days and is based on the bureau’s Monday central collection route. 

Each bin will be scanned and linked to a service location and delivered with an information packet describing how to properly use the bin. In addition, each blue curbside recycling bin will be manufactured in Pennsylvania by Rehrig Pacific Company with at least 5% recycled plastic as part of the Government Demand Champions Program. This program exists to stimulate and drive domestic markets for recyclable plastics and thereby drives sustainable plastic recycling. 

“Pittsburgh is adapting to a stronger culture of waste reduction and material reuse. Our strategic plan for purchasing and deploying blue recycling bins over three years will make that culture change more accessible and equitable for all,” Mayor Peduto said. 

Prior to receiving their new recycling bin, residents will receive a notification via U.S. Mail letting them know to anticipate their new blue curbside recycling container, along with information on what can and cannot be placed in the bin. The 32-gallon blue curbside recycling bins will consolidate recyclables into one container, making it more convenient for recyclers and the recycling crews who empty them. After receiving their new curbside recycling bins, it is important for residents to remember to put their recyclables in their bins loose and not bagged. This will support the City’s efforts to reduce contamination (when non-recyclables make it into recycling bins), save on costs, and provide high-value recyclables to the circular economy. 

The current $500,000 investment through the City’s 2020 budget is matched by a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that works to transform community recycling programs to increase access to recycling and improve the quality of recyclables in the recycling stream. The Recycling Partnership will provide technical assistance, education, and outreach resources for Pittsburgh. 

“The Partnership is excited to respond to Mayor Peduto’s plan to help Pittsburgh transition away from a bag-based recycling program into a bin-based one by offering to match Mayor Peduto’s proposed investment dollar for dollar,” said Chris Coady, Director of Community Programs for The Recycling Partnership. "By partnering with the City of Pittsburgh, The Recycling Partnership will boost the City's ability to move toward a more efficient and effective program, allowing residents to recycle more, better. A move away from blue bags is a perfect complement to the City's 'Better Recycling, Better Burgh' effort to encourage citizens to collect recycling in bins and know what is and isn't recyclable in those bins."

The three-year bin distribution details are posted on https://pittsburghpa.gov/blue-bin-info/. Interested residents can learn more information through that link or by contacting 311 by phone at 412-255-2621, Twitter at @PGH311, or pittsburghpa.gov/311

This initiative will expand on Pennsylvania Resources Council’s initiative that has provided Pittsburgh residents with more than 10,000 blue bins and recycling education since 2015. Residents are encouraged to continue using their current bin from the nonprofit or one they already purchased for recycling overflow and storage as long as it’s under 35 gallons. 

The Mayor is proposing an additional $500,000 in capital funding to continue buying and distributing bins citywide for residents who receive service from the Bureau of Environmental Services. The 2021 funding would be subject to approval by Pittsburgh City Council. 

As a reminder the following recyclables are accepted for single stream curbside collection by the City:

  • Cardboard, flattened and place into your bin or another box if needed
  • Glass bottles jugs and jars, caps and lids removed
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Mixed paper such as junk mail, newspapers, old books and cereal boxes
  • Empty plastic bottles, jugs and jars, caps and lids removed

To learn more about to how improve recycling in our community, please visit https://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/residential-recycling to watch our handy Recycling Guide. 

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 About The Recycling Partnership 

The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to transform recycling for good in states, cities, and communities nationwide. As the leading organization in the country that engages the full recycling supply chain from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local governments charged with recycling to industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, and converters, The Recycling Partnership positively impacts recycling at every step in the process. Since 2014, the nonprofit change agent diverted 230 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 465 million gallons of water, avoided more than 250,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and drove significant reductions in targeted contamination rates. Learn more at recyclingpartnership.org.

 

Mon, 26 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, April 2, 2018

Meeting With Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Office of the County Executive, Allegheny County Courthouse

CCAC Workforce Initiative Meeting

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Kicking Off Pittsburgh's Inclusive Innovation Week

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Location: BNY Mellon Innovation Center, Central Business District 

Mon, 02 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, November 9, 2020

2021 Budget and State of the City Speech

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: YouTube

 

Mon, 09 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Third Community Charrette

Lower Hill Redevelopment


 

First Phase of Residential Development

Third Community Design Charrette

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00-8:00 PM

 

Location: Jeron X Grayson Community Center

1852 Enoch Street, Hill District

 

AGENDA:

1. Presentation of Preliminary Concepts that Incorporate Community Input Received during the 2nd Charrette

2. Other Updates

Wed, 24 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Standing Committees
  • Once elected, the Council President shall promptly assign committees to Council members.
  • Committees shall be composed of at least three members, who shall serve for the term of the Council President, unless the committee is earlier dissolved.
  • All members of council may attend and participate in committee meetings, but only committee members shall be permitted a vote

Current Standing Committees Assignments

  • Committee on Finance and Law
  • Committee on Public Safety Services
  • Committee on Public Works
  • Committee on Human Resources
  • Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
  • Committee on Urban Recreation
  • Committee on Performance and Asset Management
  • Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Committee on Hearings

 

Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Public Safety

Council Chairperson - Corey O'Connor

The Committee on Public Safety Services has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, papers, and other matters of every kind pertaining to:

  • Bureau of Animal Control
  • Permits, Licenses & Inspections
  • Bureau of Fire
  • Bureau of Police
  • Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB)
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Operations and Communications
  • Homeland Security
  • Weed and Seed

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.

Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Pittsburgh's First Parking Space Parks Proposed Outside Allentown and Downtown Restaurants

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 7, 2018) Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh are excited to announce the initial two applicants in the 2018 Spark Pilot Program, which will create small street parks outside businesses in Downtown and Allentown. 

A Spark is a small park or street park. It is a sidewalk extension creating a temporary, public seating area comprised of one to two parallel parking spaces. They are placed in commercial areas and intended to generate more on-street pedestrian activity supporting a healthy sidewalk culture and nearby businesses. 

The pilot – a project of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and the Department of City Planning – is part of Pittsburgh’s overall strategy for creating safe, complete streets and new open spaces.  

"The streets and sidewalks around our neighborhood business districts are often untapped resources. The Spark program is a new way for all Pittsburghers to think creatively and re-use public space," Mayor Peduto said. 

The City is testing the program with two applicants before opening the program up citywide. The initial two applicants are Bae Bae's Kitchen at 951 Liberty Avenue Downtown and Onion Maiden at 639 East Warrington Avenue in Allentown. 

Resolutions approving both Sparks will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council tomorrow. 

Bae Bae's Kitchen is proposing building a small greenhouse with seating in a parking space in a short block of Liberty Avenue with dedicated 24-hour parking. The greenhouse will feature an integrated rain barrel for watering plants and feature movable tables and chairs. 

Kitchen employees will maintain the greenhouse and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will store the structure in the winter. The location of the Spark compliments the PDP's Life on Liberty initiative, which seeks to prioritize pedestrian connections and safety, create dedicated transit amenities, reduce sidewalk congestion, and increase business opportunities in the area. 

The PDP and adjacent business owners and residents filed letters of support for the Liberty Avenue Spark with DOMI. The estimated budget is $11,498 with installation slotted for next month. 

In Allentown a steel and wood deck with seating is being proposed in a space in front of Onion Maiden and neighboring Skull Records. It has the support of the Hilltop Alliance, the Allentown CDC, the Allentown Business District Committee and adjacent property owners. 

There is currently no outdoor seating or dining in the business district and stakeholders are hoping the Spark will help attract new customers to the corridor as well as provide an outdoor gathering space for local residents and the neighboring Allentown Senior Center.  

The estimated budget is $7,400 and it is planned to be installed next month. 

Costs for the projects are covered by the applicants and their supporting organizations. 

Sparks are public spaces, meaning that even though a particular business is the applicant, they are designed to be used by anyone, not only patrons of the sponsoring business.  

Other business districts, business owners, community groups and designers elsewhere around Pittsburgh are encouraged to re-think the way that their streets are occupied. Following the 2018 pilot year, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is designing a permanent Spark program, with applications for additional Spark projects planned to be available this summer.  

Mon, 07 May 00:00:00 -0400
Press Release Test for City Clerk

Test PR for City Clerk.

Tue, 14 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
New Elizabeth Park Public Art Project Completed

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 20, 2019) The Public Art and Civic Design Division, in collaboration with Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, are pleased to present Time Travelers, a new public art project in the recently renovated Elizabeth Street Park in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This vibrant mural by artists Edith Abeyta and Sandy Kessler Kaminski explores the Hazelwood community’s connection with time, place, and the continuous journey of being part of a neighborhood. 

On January 14th, 2019, the Public Art and Civic Design Division and the Office of Management and Budget released a Request for Proposals to solicit artists, artist collectives, and designers for a mural on the Elizabeth Street embankment facing the park. Applicants were asked to propose concepts that encourage education, playfulness, and interaction. A City Committee evaluated the projects under a scoring system that took into consideration the overall concept of the project with regard to creativity, innovation, aesthetics, and material presence; the applicant’s qualifications, experience, and references; their connection to the neighborhood; and the cost proposal. The highest score went to Abeyta and Kaminski, who were awarded the commission. 

Abeyta and Kaminski’s vibrant design references a game board and depicts the historical and contemporary journey of Hazelwood and its residents. Community members were asked to contribute significant events and key concepts from the history of the neighborhood to be incorporated into the design, which traces the community’s story from the days of the First Nations through the present day. 

Located on the corner of Roma Way and Gloster Street, adjacent to a KaBOOM! community-built playground, the Elizabeth Street Park was revitalized thanks to a grant from The Heinz Endowments. The location of the park was selected to help bridge the division created by the train tracks that split Hazelwood. The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and Trying Together worked in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, and the office of Councilman Corey O’Connor.  

The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and Trying Together will be celebrating the official opening of the Elizabeth Street Park in Hazelwood on Wednesday, August 28, from 5pm – 7pm, at Elizabeth Street Park. The festivities will include a mural unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony, featuring music from the Center of Life’s KRUNK program, food, games, and Hazelwood-relevant information tables. 

For questions about the public art project, contact:                                                       

Tony Cavalline  

Public Art and Civic Design Division                                                       

Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh                                       

(p) 412.255.8996                                                                                       

(e) anthony.cavalline@pittsburghpa.gov                                                      

 

For questions about Playful Pittsburgh, contact: 

Sarah Siplak 

Director, Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative 

(p) 412.421.3889 x 115 

(e) sarahs@tryingtogether.org 

 

 

Tue, 20 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Public Works

Council Chairperson - Anthony Coghill

The Committee on Public Works has charge of and jurisdiction over all ordinances, resolutions, bills, or papers affecting or pertaining to:

  • Bureau of Administration
  • Bureau of Engineering
  • Bureau of Environmental Services
  • Bureau of Operations
  • Construction
  • Department of Public Works
  • Environmental Services and Control
  • Facilities Operation and Maintenance (Not Parks or Recreation related)
  • Forestry
  • Franchises and Rights of Way to Corporations
  • Public Right-of-Way Maintenance
  • Shade Tree
  • Streets Lighting

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.

Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Third Circuit Rules For Welcoming Cities

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 15, 2019) In another major legal victory for cities such as Pittsburgh that have policies that are welcoming to immigrants, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled today that the Justice Department cannot withhold public safety funding from Philadelphia due to its immigration policies.

The Court ruled that it was unconstitutional for the Justice Department to place immigration-related conditions on Philadelphia if the city were to receive Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hailed the ruling, as did Mayor William Peduto.

"Pittsburgh police are here to protect all residents, including our newest ones, and are not deputized members of a national police force as the Trump admiinistration seems to think they are. This has been shown time and again by our nation's courts, and will continue to allow Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and other cities to do what is right for all those seeking to come to our country to build better lives for themselves and their families," Mayor Peduto said.

 

Fri, 15 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor Peduto and United WE's Appointments Project Partner to Increase Representation of Women on Pittsburgh Civic Boards

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 17, 2020) The Office of Mayor William Peduto and United WE today announced their collaborative partnership to increase the number of women on local boards and commissions through the Appointments Project®. Started in 2014, the Appointments Project® has successfully placed more than 140 women on boards and commissions, including 28 percent women of color.  

The award-winning Appointments Project, started by United WE, formerly the Women’s Foundation, serves as a talent bank, advisor and advocate for women seeking opportunities to lead their communities. The program was piloted in Kansas City and operates in dozens of cities throughout Missouri and Kansas, working to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions.  

“I’m very pleased that of the 198 board and commissions appointments in Pittsburgh, 61% are female,” Mayor Peduto said. “This is promising, but still isn’t good enough. Our partnership with United WE and Appointments Project® will help us do even better to increase the number of women, including women of color, who are at the decision-making table of their communities.” 

Mayor Peduto will be joined in partnership by community partners including Chatham University Women's Institute, Gwens Girls and Executive Women's Council.   

Based on a growing number of success stories, the pipeline of women leaders is growing rapidly and the program is being sought after by other cities. The program expanded to Fort Worth in August 2020 with the help of partners like Mayor Betsy Price. United WE plans to scale the project to additional cities over the next five years. The Appointments Project® fills a critical need in creating a pathway to work with elected officials and better community representation that leads to better lives for all.   

“Our research showed us that women don’t become civically engaged because they weren’t being asked. As a result, we created the Appointments Project® so local boards and commissions could reflect the communities they serve,” said Wendy Doyle, United WE President & CEO. “With the help of partners like Mayor Peduto, we are addressing the gender disparities in local leadership and able to make real changes in our communities.”  

Two public training events are planned for Monday, December 7, and Wednesday, January 13, at 12:00 p.m. EST. These workshops guide women through the process of applying for these positions and offer applicants for appointments. “We encourage and invite everyone to learn more and join us in unlocking women’s potential for civic leadership,” Mayor Peduto said.  

To learn more about the Appointments Project® and to sign up for these trainings, please visit http://united-we.org/appointments-project.  

United WE Media Contact:  
Gina Meagher 
Comms@united-we.org 

About United WE 
United Women’s Empowerment, or United WE (formerly the Women’s Foundation), aims to advance all women’s economic and civic leadership. Since 1991, we found and funded kindred spirit organizations and individuals who could advance women’s interests. Now we’re the bold voice of a new generation of empowered leaders. We unite people around unique ideas and pragmatic action that helps break down long standing economic, cultural and policy barriers to ensure a better life for all. Our work includes commissioning transformative research, supporting policy reforms, scaling our fast-growing Appointments Project® and advocating for reforms that honor the legacies of women. Join us. Visit www.united-we.org and connect with @UnitedWomensEmpower on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

About Appointments Project® 
To create lasting change for women and their families, United WE focuses on relevant research and strategic partnerships. In 2014, United WE established the Appointments Project® to empower women and strengthen communities by increasing the gender diversity of civic boards and commissions. Through a landmark study, United WE identified the barriers causing women to be underrepresented on civic boards and commissions and established the Appointments Project® to improve the number of women serving. For more information, please visit www.united-we.org/appointments-project or follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @appointmentsproject). 

Tue, 17 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, May 25, 2021

No public events scheduled

 

Tue, 25 May 00:00:00 -0400
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Tue, 11 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pennsylvania Municipal League Month Call

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview With MetroNews Talkline's Hoppy Kercheval

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: August Wilson Center, Central Business District

Meeting With Director Of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich & Chief Of Police Scott Schubert

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Wed, 11 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Online Facility Rentals - Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Q: What City facilities are available to rent online?

A: Most park shelters are available to rent online. Certain park shelters may not be available to rent if they are closed for maintenance or an open space that is not rented. Many of our shelters are open from the beginning of May through the 2nd week of October (weather permitting), while others are open year round (please refer to shelter info by clicking “View Facilities” selecting a park by clicking the name of park, and clicking “Info” box). Amenities can also be found in this section.

View Facilities button screenshot.

For inquiries regarding the Mellon Park Walled Garden, the Mount Washington Overlooks, sports fields, or a particular facility you cannot find, please email Allison.Botti@pittsburghpa.gov. These facilities cannot be booked directly online.


Q: Can I still rent facilities in person at the Public Works Permit Office?

A: At this time, in additional to online reservations, phone or person park shelter reservations will be done by appointment only. Please email Allison.Botti@pittsburghpa.gov to setup an appointment during the hours of 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday – Friday. Email is preferred, but you can also call 412-255-2366. Our office is located at 611 Second Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Visitor parking is located in the lot behind the building up the hill off of Second Avenue. Take the steps or ramp to the entrance in the parking lot. A second entrance can be accessed directly off of Second Ave., as seen in the map/photo below. The office is on the third floor. The building has elevator access.

The office is on the third floor - Map


Q: I tried to create a new account online but I get a message that my email is already in the system. What should I do?

A: If you have rented a shelter from the City before, there’s a chance we may already have your email address in our system. In this case, click the ‘Sign In” button at the top of the screen then use the “Reset Password” link on the Login Page to reset your password. You will then be able to log into your account and proceed with the online rental process. If you experience any further issues, please contact our office.

click the Sign In button at the top of the screen  - Screenshot


Payment Questions

Q: What payment options will the City accept for rental of City facilities?

A: For online rentals, available payment methods include credit or debit transactions using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Those paying with a credit or debit card will incur a 2% + $0.25 service fee. These fees are charged by the City’s payment processor, JetPay, for all transactions. For those paying in person at the Department of Public Works Permit Office, the City will also accept money orders and business checks in addition to the payment options listed above for online transactions. Checks/money orders should be made out to “Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.” Please note that the service fees for credit/debit cards apply for those renting at the Permit Office as well as those renting online. Cash will not be accepted.


Q: Why am I being charged a service fee for the use of a credit card?

A: The City of Pittsburgh contracts with JetPay to provide the convenience of credit and debit transactions for a variety of City services. These fees are charged by JetPay as part of processing
payments on behalf of the City. In addition, the City still accepts money orders and business checks if rentals are made at the Public Works Permit Office. Checks/money orders should be made out to “Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.”


Park Shelter Permitting Questions

Q: What is the process for renting a shelter online?

A: Citizens who wish to rent a shelter online will first need to navigate https://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov and create a new account. Once a new account has been created, users can search for available shelters, complete required rental information, reseverve a shelter.

*Please note that if the date shows up as "conflict" this means that the shelter is under a seasonal closure or it is already booked by someone else. You may find the "Facility Calendar" option on our website useful, which shows what shelters and dates are already booked.

Screenshot showing how to create a new account.

Q: When is the shelter available for me to use on the day of my event?

A: Most shelter permits are valid from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM on the day of your event. Please note that some weekday rentals are valid only from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM to accommodate CitiParks programming in certain locations. If you need time to prepare for your event, please plan accordingly since access to the shelter prior to the start date and time specified is non-negotiable. Similarly, the facility must be cleaned and vacated prior to the 9:00 PM end time.


Q: What if I only need to rent a shelter for several hours? Can I get a reduced permit fee since I won’t be using the shelter for the entire day?

A: All rentals are for the standard time period. Public Works schedules park employees to clean shelters to ensure they are ready for all rentals at the designated start time. However, we are only
able to accommodate one rental for each shelter on a given day. As a result, the full permit fee applies regardless of whether you will be using the shelter for the full time period or only for a portion of the day.


Q: Does a separate permit need to be obtained to have alcohol at my event?

A: *As of early 2019, all shelter fees include an alcohol permit. No additional payment or permit is needed. Please note while alcohol consumption is permitted, alcohol sales are prohibited without proper permitting. If you have any questions, please contact our office.


Q: I cannot find the permit that was emailed to me. Is there a way for me to get a copy of my permit?

A: Yes, first login to your account at https://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov. Click the “My Account” link and then click on the “Rentals” link located under the “History” section of the “My Account” page to view all of your facility rental permits. From this page you can either email or print a copy of the permit.


Q: How far in advance am I able to rent a shelter?

A: Shelters are available for rent up to 365 days in advance on a rolling basis. All shelter rentals are available on a first come first serve basis. Shelter rentals must be completed at least four (4) days before your selected date; after this time, the shelter will no longer be available to rent online. If you wish to rent an available shelter but the four (4) day deadline has passed, please contact the Public Works Permit Office to see if it is still possible to get a permit for the shelter.


Q: Will the City refund my permit fee if my plans change?

A: The City will provide a refund if we receive cancellation notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of your permitted date. In these instances, the City retains a $10.00 processing fee but will refund all other fees associated with the rental. Once it is less than 30 days until your permitted date, we are unable to refund or transfer your permit to a new location or date. No permit fee shall be returned and no changes shall be made unless DPW receives a dated email or written request of cancellation or changes at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the permit- weather is not considered a valid reason for cancellation or change of shelter/date location.


Q:  In what case would I need insurance for a shelter rental?

A: The permits issued entitles the permit holder to use the shelter and the grounds identified in the permit. If additional activities are planned (i.e.: inflatable bounce house, tent, etc.) the permit holder must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works as an additional insured. Click Here to see a sample certificate of insurance.


Q: What if I have a question about the shelter I rented on the day of my reservation?

A: Much of the information a permit holder needs to know is within the permit received. However, if you have additional questions or concerns, please email Allison.Botti@pittsburghpa.gov. Email is preferred, but you may also call 412-255-2366 during our normal office hours Monday – Friday, 7AM – 3PM. If your permit is not during these hours, please call 412-670-4185.


Recreation and Senior Center Permitting Questions

Q: Why am I required to submit a request to rent a room in a senior center or community center before I can pay for the rental and receive my permit?

A: Unlike the process for renting park shelters, the City needs to first ensure that staff is available at the selected senior or recreation center facility before confirming that a permit can be issued for a particular date and time. To request a City Senior or Recreation Center rental, please contact the center directly or ask to speak to the center director. Phone numbers for Recreation and Senior Centers can be found using the following links:


Q: How far in advance am I able to rent a Senior Center or Recreation Center room?

A: City Senior Center and Recreation Center rental requests may be submitted up to 90 days in advance of your selected date. Rental requests should be submitted at least 14 days in advance of your selected day.

Tue, 24 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
Hearings

Council Chairperson - City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith

The Committee on Hearings has charge of the jurisdiction and scheduling of:

  • Appointments and Reappointments
  • Executive Sessions
  • Public Hearings
  • Public Meetings

All communications or matters to be brought forward to Council from any of the City authorities shall be directed to the respective Council Member serving on the authority's governing body.

Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
UPDATE: Police Collect 610 lbs. of Unused/Unwanted Drugs on Take Back Day

(Pittsburgh, Pa) May 2, 2018 – Pittsburghers turned in 610 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28.

The Drug Enforcement Adminstration holds two Drug Take Back events a year as a way of keeping legally-prescribed drugs out of the hands of current or would-be addicts. Since the fall of 2010, the DEA and local police have collected and destroyed over 9 million pounds of unused prescription drugs.

Although the event has passed, drugs can be dropped off year-round at Police Headquarters (1203 Western Ave, 15233) and Zone 6 (312 South Main St, 15220).

“Opioid addiction starts at home,” said Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Rebecca Bassano. “Pills lead to heroin, but hopefully this curtails it a bit. The more we get out of your home, the better off we are.”

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for medication-abuse. According to the DEA: Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

For more information, go to: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Wed, 02 May 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

City Of Pittsburgh Mobility & Infrastructure - Ford Press Conference

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Energy Innovation Center - Clifford B. Connelley Trade School, Crawford-Roberts

Meeting With John Skrentney & Mary Walshok

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Allentown Community Development Corporation Monthly Meeting

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: Allentown Senior Center, Allentown

Lawrenceville United Meeting

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location: The Goodwill Building, Upper Lawrenceville

Tue, 05 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
DOMI Unveils New Downtown Bike Facilities

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 26, 2020) The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has unveiled the latest Downtown bicycle facilities project. The project consists of multimodal street upgrades and a two-way dedicated bicycle track that runs on Stanwix Street from Third Avenue to Penn Avenue, down Penn Avenue and Liberty Avenue to the intersection of Commonwealth Place to connect the existing bicycle network to Point State Park. The new infrastructure connects the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Point Park University, Point State Park, and a significant portion of the Golden Triangle businesses to a dedicated bike track.  

The project includes enhanced signing and pavement markings, a sidewalk extension bus platform, curb and sidewalk restoration, and roadway milling and resurfacing. The bicycle track runs over two raised bus platforms to help transit riders safely access busses without vehicles having to obstruct the bicycle track. Finishing touches will be completed in November, which include traffic signal updates and associated electrical work. Users are advised to follow the temporary instructional signage until these installations are complete.  

“The Downtown bicycle project is another critical link in a complete network,” said DOMI Director Karina Ricks. “These new bike facilities give the people of our city the opportunity to safely access major employment and cultural areas with the affordable, sustainable and enjoyable mode of travel by bicycle.” 

The project provides a connection through Downtown for already-existing bicycle infrastructure to promote the safety of all commuters, including the estimated 1,100 bicycle commuters, and those using the tracks for recreation. The road improvements promote the safety of all commuters whether they are public transit riders, vehicle operators, bicyclists, or pedestrians.  

The project also connects to the Great Allegheny Passage, a hiking and bicycle trail that runs 150 miles between the Point and Maryland that brings thousands of people to Pittsburgh each year. This new bicycle track connection will allow trail users to safely access and navigate Downtown Pittsburgh to explore the city, amenities, and businesses.  

This phase of the project has been in development since 2015 with design in 2018 and construction from June to November 2020. DOMI worked with agency and community partners including PennDOT, BikePGH, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and Friends of the Riverfront. Construction cost $758,746 and included design by Mackin Engineering Company, construction management by Michael Baker International, and prime contracting by A. Merante Contracting. 

Additional information for the project can be found on the project page.  
 

 

The new bicycle facilities are indicated in the dashed orange line. 

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1 INJURED IN SQUIRREL HILL FIRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the Murray Towers, 2825 Murray Avenue, in Squirrel Hill. According to our operating procedures, the fire automatically went to 3 alarms because the structure is a high rise, with eight floors and approximately 80 to 100 occupants.

Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a male in the stairwell who had minor burns. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy and he was also treated for smoke inhalation. Paramedics evaluated a woman for smoke inhalation on the scene but she was not transported.

The fire was contained to one apartment on the third floor; however, there is extensive smoke damage on the third floor. All occupants not living on third floor will be allowed to return to their apartments once it has been determined that the building is safe for occupancy.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich says, “Thanks to the coordinated efforts of our first responders – police, fire, EMS –  and with the help of the Port Authority, the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army, we probably adverted a tragedy. Unfortunately, one person was burned. Anytime a fire happens during the holidays it is hard.”

The Port Authority of Allegheny County provided a bus for residents to stay warm. The Red Cross will be assisting those who need relocation services. The Salvation Army assisted the first responders and residents on the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, February 4, 2021

No public events scheduled

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, May 3, 2021

Faces of Free Expression Project

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: United Steelerworkers Lobby, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Central Business District

 

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Pittsburgh Announces Artists Selected for 2021 Art in Parks Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2021) –  The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning Public Art and Civic Design (PACD) division has selected eight local, national, and international artists and artist teams for the 2021 expansion of the Art in Parks program. Each artist has been selected to create high-impact permanent public art installations in the five Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) parks: Emerald View, Highland, Schenley, Frick, and Riverview.

This program expansion was made possible by a RADical ImPAct Grant, launched in celebration of the RAD’s 25th anniversary. Each funded installation will be bold, forward-looking, creative projects that will have a radical impact on the region.

"The Art in Parks project is exactly the type of idea the RAD Board envisioned when we launched the RADical ImPAct grant program," said Dusty Elias Kirk, RAD Board Chair. "We wanted our regional assets to dream big about shaping the future of our creative landscape and this project does just that. Having large-scale works of art in our public parks will not only enhance our region's quality of place, but it will also give our communities the opportunity to engage with art in accessible, everyday ways. We are excited about the dynamic group of artists the City has selected and we look forward to seeing their work come to life in our RAD parks.”

The selected artists will collaborate with the City on site selection, design, and installation. Community engagement will be a critical component of design development. Final concepts will be reviewed and approved by the Art Commission. Sequencing and implementation of each project will be staggered, depending on project complexity and weather constraints, beginning this summer, and wrapping up in late spring 2022, with the project close out anticipated in June 2022.

“This expansion of our Art in Parks program provides an incredible opportunity for Pittsburgh to build upon our existing public art landscape,” said Mayor William Peduto. “We are excited to work with such a diverse group of artists that represent a variety of perspectives and discover how they will use the Art in Parks program to strengthen our communities, add vibrancy to our parks, and humanize our built environment.”

See below to learn more about the artists who will be working in each park:

Emerald View Park 

Ali Ruffner & Ruby Perkins – A Pennsylvania native, Ali Ruffner strives to uphold, expose, and respond with joy to the culture of a place by spending time collecting stories in the community. She’s traditionally trained in sculpture, large scale installations, public art, film, and painting. Ruffner’s collaborator Ruby Perkins is a student at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA with a background in painting. As a community-minded artist, she uses her artwork to push for community action. Together, they plan to create an installation that will safely connect neighbors across the space. 

OOA Designs – OOA Designs is a Pittsburgh-based, woman-owned and operated artist collaboration between founders Oreen Cohen and Alison Zapata, established in 2018. They create aesthetic and functional public art that embraces color, forms and nature within their collaborative work. Their art also strives to tell the stories of the community and have meaning to those who see it every day, and they look forward to continuing to share the stories of their City. 

Highland Park 

Marlana Adele Vassar – Marlana Adele Vassar is a Pittsburgh artist exploring ways to share her art that will enhance the City. She has 15 years of experience across a variety of mediums and her current focus is on creating distinctive public art with a balance of style and substance. Her artistic philosophy is “art is everywhere, and the ordinary has the potential to be extraordinary.” 

The Urban Conga – Based in Brooklyn, NY, The Urban Conga is a multidisciplinary design studio made up of a diverse group of architects, engineers, fabricators, artists and more. Their work is focused on sparking community activity and social interaction through open-ended play. They create inclusive, engaging and site-specific works that spark creativity, exploration and free-choice learning within the built environment. 

Schenley Park 

Ginger Brooks Takahashi – With almost 20 years of experience, Ginger Brooks Takahashi is a local artist, well known for her concept-driven work. Her work explores how we might creatively co-exist in our surroundings. She has experience across many mediums with a variety of materials and strives to create installations that fit into their environment using available resources to communicate the value and concepts of her artwork.  

Suphitsara Buttra-Coleman – Suphitsara Buttra-Coleman is a spontaneous realism artist who specializes in portraiture with acrylic paint. As a mural artist, she creates pieces that reflect on people within their communities and in society. She plans to create a piece that inspires the Pittsburgh community and also provides them with a safe space within the park.  

Frick Park 

Hutabut LLC – Matthew Geller, of Hutabut LLC, uses everyday materials in the outdoor environment to create object-based, site-specific artworks that are integrated with their site. His works incorporates strong visuals and dynamic elements that can be activated by people as well as changes to ambient light and weather. This approach allows Geller to surprise and delight while fostering a sense of community around an unlikely object or site. 

Riverview Park 

Sans  façon and Steve Gurysh  – As a collective, Sans façon shares a commitment to sustained, artistic research and conversation with landscapes, infrastructure, places, and communities in order to create responsive, layered, and experiential artworks. Sans façon (Tristan Surtees and Charles Blanc), a twenty-year collaborative team currently based in Calgary, Canada, and their collaborator Steve Gurysh, an artist and a ten-year-long resident of Pittsburgh,  are interested in creating a public work that allows people to engage and connect with embedded histories and also changes how we look at, understand, and interact with a landscape. 

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For More Information:

Audrey Wells

Communications Specialist, Department of City Planning

audrey.wells@pittsburghpa.gov

412-255-2215

Sarah Minnaert

PACD Manager, Department of City Planning

sarah.minnaert@pittsburghpa.gov

412-389-8015

 

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WASHINGTON BLVD. FLOOD GATES TO BE CHECKED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Departments of Public Safety and Public Works will conduct a routine check of the flood gates along Washington Boulevard tomorrow (Thursday, August 31). The public is advised that the test will close a portion of Washington Boulevard from Negley Run to Allegheny River Boulevard, and Highland Drive at Lemington Avenue from 4 a.m. to no later than 5:30 a.m. The most recent routine check occurred on May 10, 2017 and all systems were found to be working appropriately. 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 24, 2018) - Mayor William Peduto is travelling to Washington, D.C., today for the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Winter Meeting. During today's visit the Mayor will be meeting with the Pennsylvania Senate Delegation, Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey to discuss continuing efforts to support Pittsburgh and the regions on going growth.  

The Mayor's attendance to this conference allows him to both chair and listen to panels that bring together national leaders. They are able to delve deeper into many subjects that are affecting cities all over the country to discuss strategies and tactics on how to work conjointly to address hurdles that hold far to many Americans behind.  

Opening Press Conference  

Time: 11:30 a.m.  

Location: Capital Hill Hilton  

Opening Plenary Luncheon 

Time: 12:30 p.m. 

Location: Capital Hill Hilton 

Meeting With Senator Toomey 

Time: 2:15 p.m. 

Location: Russell Senate Office Building 

Meeting With Senator Casey 

Time: 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Russell Senate Office Building 

Mayor Jorge Elorza – A Children Accord Workshop 

Time: 4:00 p.m.  

Location: Hyatt Place  

Building Resilient Cities: Preparing For Disater & More 

Time: 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Capital Hill Hilton 

Dinner With Mexican Ambassador 

Time: 7:30 p.m.  

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, March 26, 2018

Meeting With Rocky Bleier

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting Hill District Community Development Corporation

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

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South Side Park Master Plan Background

South Side Park is unique in its location and topography — a hidden 57.5-acre community park, with traditional recreational amenities as well as natural areas that dominate its landscape. Located within the South Side Slopes neighborhood, and bordered by South Side Flats and Arlington neighborhoods, the park has chronically been underutilized and suffers from disinvestment. Arlington Park (4.2 acres), bordering the southern edge of South Side Park, should retain its' neighborhood park function, but be incorporated and connected to South Side Park through the master plan. The South Side Park Master Plan is a recommendation of the Open Space Plan (the City’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation Plan), adopted in July 2013.

Given its' recommended designation as a Signature Community Park, South Side Park’s scale makes it a site with a strong potential to serve a larger population and provide “green premium” benefits to areas not benefitting from proximity to the City’s five regional parks. Signature sites are prioritized community parks with the greatest potential to fill gaps in the green premium, provide better and more diverse recreation experiences, and focus investment. Signature sites receive a higher level of capital and maintenance funding than other community parks, have site-specific programming, and incorporate design features to highlight their specific identities. Regional-scale recreation facilities can be targeted for signature community parks, as well as community-scale recreation facilities. For instance, the existing trails in South Side Park, used for walking and biking, can potentially be linked to the South Side Riverfront Park and trail, thus connecting the park and its users to a larger system. Furthermore, investment in South Side Park should explore the divestment of adjacent facilities to reduce City operation and maintenance costs in this sector. Both Cobden and Winters Park, identified in the Open Space Plan, could be divested as they duplicate facilities within the South Side Slopes neighborhood (South Side Park, Eleanor Street Park, Monongahela Park and Arlington Park shall remain to serve this sector).

 

Open Space Plan (OpenSpace PGH) Recommendations:

  • Designate this site as a signature community park
  • Redevelop as a Signature Community Park through a Master Plan that would incorporate Arlington Park into the planning
  • Network of multi-use trails with varying levels of difficulty
  • Adventure recreation (such as zip lines, adventure courses, BMX, bicycling – pump track)
  • Connections to the Carson Street Business District
  • On-site parking (potentially off of S. 21st Street)
  • Consolidate recreation centers to provide higher quality facilities
  • Crime prevention through environmental design
  • Arlington Park
    • Include this site along with the Arlington Gym in the master planning effort for South Side Park
    • Retain a neighborhood park function in the vicinity, but consider the relationship of all three sites
    • Include trail connections and access from Arlington Parking into South Side Park
    • Remove the closed pool (NOTE: Design development of a spray park for this area has commenced, shall be incorporated into master plan)

 

Other Priorities/Issues:

  • Environmental Restoration — managing invasive species and restoration throughout the park
  • Neighborhood Support — build off of the South Side Slopes neighborhood support by engaging the other surrounding neighborhoods (South Side Flats and Arlington) through innovative community outreach techniques
  • Programming — develop robust programming for the park that will serve the immediate neighborhoods as well as the entire City park system, explore revenue generation programming
  • Recreation — explore innovative and unique facilities to create destinations as well as account for surrounding assets/facilities in the Southern Pittsburgh region
  • Stormwater Management — both water quality and quantity can be addressed as there is apparent runoff as well as erosion created from existing drainage patterns
  • Illegal Activities — hunting, motorized vehicles, homeless, bonfires, alcohol consumption, dumping

 

History:

Pre- Park Dedication

  • Primarily residential, owned by the Ormsby family.
  • In 1872, the site had a stream along Quarry Road, Keeling & Company coaling mining company, and the Baddey Brothers coke ovens at the base of the Keeling & Company incline.
  • In 1876, the stream was interrupted and the coke ovens disappeared.
  • In 1886, the stream was completely gone, and a new neighborhood was established along the eastern edge. The St. Clair Incline Railroad, a resident focused incline, was operational between 1886 and 1935 (lower station on Josephine Street near South 22nd Street and an upper station on Salisbury Street between Fernleaf and Sterling Street) on the site.
  • In 1916, a zone of development was established between 18th Street and Quarry Street — Sankey Brothers Brick Yard was established to the east of Quarry Street, a Pumping Station on Mission Street, a new industrial incline ran up the eastern edge, and Mission Street Bridge was constructed.

South Side Park

  • In 1934, the City of Pittsburgh received a gift of 5.5 acres of land along Saint Patrick Street and Quarry Street from the Frederick C. Renziehausen estate, which was dedicated as park (Sophia Everet Playground #1).
  • In 1948, the Pittsburgh City Planning Commission approved a plan to construct a 65-acre park that was comprised of the Sophia Everet Playground and Arlington Playground with properties in between the two locations and to the north, crossing Mission Street and ending near Josephine Street (9.5 acres of land were purchased within this process).
  • In the mid-1960’s, pathways were built from the Arlington ball field area to the interior of the park.
  • In 2003, the Design Center and the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association worked with Klavon Design Associates to develop “Master Site Plan: South Side Park.”
  • In 2008, South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association develops a stormwater management plan titled, “Where the Water Meets the Concrete: South Side Park Stream Daylighting Project.”
  • Also in 2008, Skelly & Loy Inc. developed the “South Side Park Greenspace Management Plan” and Klavon Design Associates developed the “18th St. Corridor Study: Streetscape Strategies.”
  • In 2010, the Neville Ice Arena within the park collapsed under the weight of snow, and was demolished later that year.
  • In May 2012, the Bandi Schaum Community Garden opened on the site of an underutilized ballfield with assistance from Grow Pittsburgh.
  • In the summer of 2012, the Brashear Association and South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association funded the Student Conservation Association to perform invasive species removal and trail improvements.
  • In 2013, a grant from the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development enabled the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association to partner with the Student Conservation Association, Mount Washington CDC, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to continue park improvements.
  • In 2013, South Side Slops Neighborhood Association hosted a series of fundraisers to fund signage for the trail system.
  • In April 2014, a charrette to design an improved stormwater management system for South Side Park and the 21st Street Corridor was conducted.
  • Since 2014, Landforce has been working to address the deteriorating and fragmented trails and to improve connectivity among the north, south and western areas of the park by rehabilitating trails, building new trails, closing old and eroded trails, and removing dump site debris.
  • Since 2014, Student Conservation Association has focused on trail work and invasive species management.
  • In 2015 and 2016, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy’s (PPC) facilitated several volunteer events.
  • In 2016, trailhead improvements at Bandi Schaum Trailhead were installed through the GTECH Ambassador Program.
  • In fall 2016, the City of Pittsburgh installed the first of the new City of Pittsburgh’s Open Space Signage in South Side Park as well as officially named the trails within the park
  • In the summer 2017, Allegheny County Conservation District funding the Allegheny Goatscape goats in a multi-tiered restoration project of “Jurassic Valley.”

 

Stormwater:

In 2016, the South Side Park: Stormwater Concept Design, a sewershed analysis of the M-16 watershed within which the park is situated, was commissioned by Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. This work was a conceptual plan for redirecting stormwater from the park into a series of green infrastructure installations with the eventual directed discharge at the Monongahela River. The first phase of this system is S. 21st Street (Carson to Josephine) that is currently in design development and should be incorporated into the master plan, as the a main entry point to South Side Park from the South Side Flats neighborhood.

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City Council InvoicesThu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500BANK ROBBERY ON THE SOUTH SIDE UNDER INVESTIGATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Violent Crime Unit is investigating a bank robbery at the Citizens Bank at 2801 E. Carson Street on the South Side. According to the investigation, at approximately 3:43 p.m. on September 20, a black male entered the bank wearing a tan trench coat, tan straw hat and a stripped dress. He was holding a blue and white bag over his face and proceeded to point his hand in a shape of a gun and demanded money from the teller. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash up S. 28th Street toward Carey Way. 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Meeting With Monessen Mayor-Elect Matthew Sharrow

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-Counnty Building

Ribbon Cutting For Pittsburgh Gateways Corperation Wind Turbine

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Energy Innovation Center (Clifford B. Connelley Trade School), Crawford-Roberts

Meeting With Councilwoman Darlene Harris

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Press Conference

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Grand Lobby, City-County Building 

Dinner With Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian

Time: 6:00 P.M.

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RESEND UPDATE: ARREST IN HOMEWOOD TRIPLE SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UPDATE

PITTSBURGH, PA – On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Pittsburgh Police identified three actors in a triple shooting in Homewood. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Brushton and Frankstown Avenues at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday, November 30, 2017. The incident began with some type of altercation inside Betts Market in the 800 block of Brushton Avenue and continued into the street. 

One Actor has been arrested.    *Dajuan Kylyee Smith, 31 years old, from Manchester was taken into custody yesterday.  Smith was shot in the incident and was privately transported to the hospital with a superficial wound. After treatment, he was released to police for questioning and he was arrested. Smith faces several charges including criminal attempt criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and firearms violations.

 *Dajuan Smith

 

Arrest warrants have been issued for two additional actors:

Tariq Devvon Long, 27 years old. Tariq Long faces several charges including, criminal attempt criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and firearms violations. Candace Dionna Long, 31 years old.  Candace Long faces a tampering of physical evidence charge.

 Tariq Long    Candace Long

The victims of the shooting remain hospitalized.  If anyone has further information on the shooting or the whereabouts of Tariq and Candace Long, please give Police a call at 412-323-7800. 

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UPDATE 12/30/2017

PITTSBURGH, PA – Officers have recovered several weapons from the area near the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Brushton Avenue. The incident may have initiated inside Betts Market in 800 block Brushton Avenue.   At this time, no arrests have been made. The conditions of the three adult males remains the same. 

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PITTSBURGH, PA – On Thursday, November 30, 2017 shortly before 5 a.m., Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Brushton Avenue for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers discovered two adult males with gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported both men to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition. A third male was privately transported to a nearby hospital and later reported  to be in good condition. There are no arrests at this time. Police continue to actively investigate the incident. We are urging anyone with information to give police a call at 412-323-7800. 

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Pittsburgh Police Providing Free Thanksgiving Meals!

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Meet the New Zone 2 Commander Rescheduling

Due to a scheduling error, the Commander wasn't informed about the September meering, but understanding of the urgency of introducing her to the Greater Hill District Community, we have rescheduled.

 

 

 

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Governor Wolf and DCNR Announce Funding for Renovation of Elliott Park

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 11, 2018) Governor Tom Wolf and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources are awarding $200,000 for the further development of Townsend Parklet in Elliott

The funding will support renovation of pedestrian walkways and a basketball court, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, fencing, lighting and utilities; ADA access; landscaping; and other improvements. 

"I was pleased to support the City’s funding request to DCNR for Townsend Parklet and am thrilled to see these renovations move forward. Townsend Parklet is an important city asset and these upgrades will greatly benefit families and children in Elliott and nearby West End communities,” Sen. Wayne Fontana said. 

“I couldn’t be more pleased that our community will receive this funding to renovate one of our recreational areas,” said Rep. Dan Deasy. “Providing safe spaces that are accessible to all of our residents is important and imperative,” he added. 

The improvements come in the wake of work by Mayor William Peduto’s administration to assess the infrastructure needs of all City assets and facilities, and improve them. The administration has earmarked an additional $450,000 for the parklet in its 2019 Capital Budget. 

“I want to thank Governor Wolf and DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for this grant, which will make a big impact in Elliott and serve neighbors in our southern and western neighborhoods,” Mayor Peduto said. 

“This is another great investment in District 2 that continues our work to improve our neighborhoods for families and businesses. Teamwork makes the dream work,” City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith said. 

Work on the parklet project is expected to start next year.  

 

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  • Council District 2
    • Office: 412-255-8963
    • Office Fax: 412-255-2821
    • Website: District 2
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 3
    • Office: 412-255-2130
    • Office Fax: 412-255-8950
    • Website: District 3
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 4
    • Office: 412-255-2131
    • Office Fax: 412-255-2052
    • Website: District 4
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 5
    • Office: 412-255-8965
    • Office Fax: 412-255-0820
    • Website: District 5
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 6
    • Office: 412-255-2134
    • Office Fax: 412-255-0737
    • Website: District 6
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 7
    • Office: 412-255-2140
    • Office Fax: 412-255-2419
    • Website: District 7
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 8
    • Office: 412-255-2133
    • Office Fax: 412-255-0738
    • Website: District 8
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council District 9
    • Office: 412-255-2137
    • Office Fax: 412-255-8658
    • Website: District 9
    • Feedback Form Launch
  • Council Budget Office
    • Office: 412-255-2147
    • Office Fax: 412-255-2821
    • Website: Office
Thu, 05 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
INVESTIGATION UNDER WAY INTO HOMEWOOD SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 7:57 a.m. a Zone 5 police officer was flagged down by a male jitney driver who reported that his passenger had been shot. According to the investigation, the 17-year-old male victim was getting into the vehicle in the 7500 block of Hamilton Avenue when he was shot. He was on his way to school. ShotSpotter detected eight rounds fired. The victim was transported to UPMC Presbyterian where he was last reported to be in critical condition. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call police headquarters to speak with a detective. The phone number is 412-323-7800. 

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Tue, 19 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
City of Pittsburgh To Participate In Ford's City of Tomorrow Challenge

PITTSBURG, PA (June 5, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh, Office of Mayor William Peduto is proud to announce the collaboration between, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and Ford. Alongside jointly with public stakeholders and private partners Dell Technologies, Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership, and Microsoft to launch the “Pittsburgh City of Tomorrow Challenge,” a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses, and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Pittsburgh.     

According to a United Nations report on world urbanization, 66 percent of the world’s population is projected to live in cities by 2050. As urban populations surge and new technologies take shape, the way people move around cities is changing, and the Pittsburgh of tomorrow will be very different from the Pittsburgh of the past – it will be green, accessible, sustainable and built around the needs of its people. The City of Tomorrow is Ford’s vision for the future that understands the need to make a continuous effort to implement solutions that address transportation challenges, such as crossing bridges, to enable people to get to work or spend more time connecting with friends and family.  

This is why Ford has created the City of Tomorrow Challenge – engaging communities around the mobility issues they care about most. The collaboration with Pittsburgh pairs the rich technology expertise of Ford and its partners with the real world experience and lived stories of Pittsburgh and its residents, creating an opportunity to propose ideas for how data, technology, and design might be put to use to address the city’s needs.  

“Nobody knows the Steel City better than its own hard-working businesses and community members, which is why we’re reaching out directly to them with the City of Tomorrow Challenge,” said Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh mayor. “We want to give anyone who’s interested in  

their city a chance to be a part of finding real solutions to the issues they face every day – and to put those ideas to the test for everyone’s benefit.”  

Throughout the eight-month program, residents, businesses, and community organizations are invited to share how they experience transportation in Pittsburgh and how mobility either enables them or serves as a barrier to accessing the important aspects of their daily lives. Pittsburgh officials are also seeking ideas to better their city in a number of ways, including improving access to travel information, building confidence in existing systems, and soliciting ideas for improvements that can supplement existing services. To encourage people to take part and to test out the best ideas, the Challenge includes $100,000 to fund pilots that test the top ideas.  

"Pittsburgh is at the precipice of change, and we need to make sure the bright future we see is one where everyone can thrive,” said Karina Ricks, Pittsburgh director of mobility and infrastructure. “The City of Tomorrow Challenge will put deep analytical power and industry insight in service of the people of Pittsburgh, bringing forward innovative, real-world solutions to today's mobility challenges that help us achieve an inclusive tomorrow."  

By working with Pittsburgh communities to crowdsource new mobility designs and innovations, and funding pilots to test the top solutions, the Challenge program’s goal is to identify meaningful opportunities to create immediate impact for Pittsburgh residents and support long-term improvements to how people get around the city.  

“No two cities are the same – that’s why we’re committed to really understanding their specific issues and their needs,” said John Kwant, vice president, Ford City Solutions. “With the City of Tomorrow Challenge, our goal is to provide a program and access to technology that makes it easy for cities to engage residents, businesses, and other groups in a way that can lead to real solutions.”  

How it works – and how you can get involved  

People can go to the Challenge website to share their experiences, sign up for community working sessions, and offer insight into the variety of ways people move around Pittsburgh today. Additionally, city staff will be out at a number of local neighborhood festivities and events to engage residents directly. On July 2, the application period will open, and participants can submit ideas for accessible solutions.  

In September, semi-finalists will be selected from among all submissions to attend a prototyping session and receive mentoring support to refine their ideas before submitting a final pilot proposal. During the Challenge’s concluding stage, $100,000 will be awarded to fund pilots to test the proposed strategy in partnership with the City of Pittsburgh, Ford, and the Challenge’s corporate partners.  

“We’re encouraging everyone to participate – from residents, community groups, and local businesses to universities and innovation centers across the U.S. and around the world – knowing the key to finding solutions and making a difference is widespread collaboration,” said Kwant.  

  

 

 

Tue, 05 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto to Honor Alma Fox with Key to the City

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 23, 2018) Mayor William Peduto will present Alma Fox,  civil rights and iconic Pittsburgh leader, with a key to the City today at 11:30 a.m. at the Mayor's Conference Room in the City-County Building. 

A life long civil rights and LGBT activist she was one of the leading advocates in the successful drive to add sexual orientation to the list of those protected from discrimination in the Pittsburgh City Code. Fox served 32 year s on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations were she served twice as Commission President.  

In 1955 Fox became involved with the Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP. She later went on to serve as the executive director from 1966 to 1971 and was a member of its board of directors for over 50 years. 

Fox’s dedication to create a better city continued on when she joined the National Organization for Women (NOW) where she held several leadership positions including convener and President of the organization’s East Hills Branch; Vice President of the first Pittsburgh chapter and a member of NOW’s National Board of Directors. 

 

 

Tue, 23 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
ALERT: Search for North Shore Burglary Suspect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 16, 2018) -- Pittsburgh Police Zone 1 detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect that struck a North Shore business this week.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., an unidentified person threw a large rock through the glass door of the Sports Fan store, located in the 200 block of Federal Street. The male suspect entered the store and stole several Pittsburgh Steelers shirts valued at approximately $2,500.00.  

If anyone has information on the burglary or can identify the person in this survieillance video, please contact Zone 1 detectives at 412-323-7201. 

LINK TO SURVEILLANCE VIDEO:    http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/3521_Sports_Fan_Burglary.mp4

Thu, 16 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Fire Safety Programs

Fire Prevention Education

The Fire Safety Education Officer presents fire safety programs and demonstrations to community groups and schools. For more information on the public education programs, call the Fire Bureau Prevention Division at 412-255-2866.

If you wish to notify the Fire Bureau of a particular resident who is physically impaired (in case of an emergency at that person's address), please call 412-255-2860 . We will enter the information into the Computer Aided Dispatch System for notifying any responding emergency crews.

Smoke Detector Program

The Pittsburgh Fire Bureau will supply and install smoke detectors to any City resident that requests one. The request can be made by contacting the 311 Response Center, or by calling the Fire Bureau at 412-255-2863.

Blood Pressure Screening

The Fire Bureau offers free blood pressure screening to all citizens on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screenings take place at any of the following First Responder Stations

Mon, 27 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto and Garfield Gators to Open New Basketball Court

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 30, 2019) Mayor William Peduto will join offiicals from the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, the Garfield Gators Youth Sports league, and elected and community officials this afternoon for the ribbon-cutting of a new basketball court in Garfield.

WHO: Mayor Peduto, HACP Chief Community Affairs Officer Michelle Sandidge, Garfield Gators Coaches Mike Gay and Bob Jones

WHAT: Opening of new basketball court

WHERE: Fort Pitt Playground, Hillcrest Street, Garfield

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2019

 

Tue, 30 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Police Run Into Burning House to Save 87-year-old Man

(Pittsburgh, Pa.) May 3, 2018 -- Pittsburgh Police officers on patrol in Hazelwood heard shouting near the Glenwood Bridge and then ran into a burning home to save an 87-year-old man.

Officers Steve McGouldrick and Devon Koontz, a police recruit with five weeks of field training, heard the shouting coming from a home on the 5600 block of Second Avenue around 6:35 p.m. Thursday night.

As the call for a fire in progress came in, McGouldrick ran around the rear of the home to gain entry, and Koontz went in the front. The home was smoke-filled as the result of fire.

Koontz found the man who had been shouting: He said he could not find his 87-year-old father. Koontz and the son located the elderly man in a front hallway and pulled him outside to safety.

The 87-year-old man and Officer Koontz were treated for smoke inhalation at local hospitals.

“They did a fantastic job,” Zone 4 Sgt. Gino Perri said. “They had to make a split second decision and everything turned out well as a result.”

Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, November 8, 2019

Telephone Interview With Nicole Javorsky of The Hill

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Visit To Manchester Academic Charter School

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Liverpool Street, Manchester

Presenting One Year Anniversary Proclamation To URA Grantee "Gallery On Penn"

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: Gallery on Penn - 5935 Penn Avenue, East Liberty 

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, September 28, 2018

Philips Groundbreaking At Bakery Square

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Living Place, Point Breeze

Census 2020 Meeting

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: Allegheny County Human Resources Office, City-County Building

Presenting Proclamation To The University Of Pittsburgh's Professor Toker

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building 

Phone Call With Traci Jackson

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Bill Strickland

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Fri, 28 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs Seeking Snow Angel Volunteers
Thu, 04 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, April 19, 2021

Meeting with East Hills Consensus Group

Time: Noon

Location: 235 Eastgate Drive, East Hills

Public Safety Press Conference

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Project Destiny, 2200 California Avenue

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

No public events scheduled

 

Tue, 20 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
Department of Mobility and Infrastructure East Carson Streetscaping Project

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 19, 2019) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the East Carson Streetscaping Project. The $3,000,000 project will provide aesthetic consistency along the East Carson corridor between 10th Street and 25th Street with the streetscaping elements that were constructed as part of the South Side Works development.  Pedestrian level lighting will be installed to enhance safety and the overall experience of walking or biking along Carson Street.  Greening will be incorporated with hanging baskets and street trees.  Pavement restoration will be exposed aggregate concrete. A. Merante Contracting, Inc. is the lowest responsible bidder that has been awarded the work.   

Hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Construction will occur 2 to 3 blocks at a time. NO PARKING signs will be posted 24 hours in advance in areas we will be working in. If vehicles are parked in the work zone that has been posted for that day, the vehicle will be towed. 

Expect traffic delays.  We understand that this may be a short-term inconvenience and we hope to work together with you in a professional and amicable manner for the long-term improvement of your neighborhood. 

DOMI’s project will complement a PennDOT safety improvement project along East Carson Street from Smithfield Street to 33rd Street that involves intersection upgrades including signals, ADA ramps, and pedestrian bump outs, as well as roadway resurfacing.  The PennDOT project is estimated at $15,000,000. 

If you have any questions regarding this notice or the road construction project, feel free to contact the Project Manager at DOMI.EastCarson@pittsburghpa.gov.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this project. 

Tue, 19 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs Seeking Snow Angel Volunteers
Thu, 04 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto Names Dan Gilman Chief of Staff

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 19, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today named City Councilman Dan Gilman as his new Chief of Staff, effective on January 3, 2018, the day of Mayor Peduto's inauguration into his second mayoral term. 

Gilman was elected to Council in 2013 and previously served as Chief of Staff to then-councilman Peduto in District 8, representing Oakland, Point Breeze, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill. He has long worked with Mayor Peduto on efforts to modernize Pittsburgh government, improve city services, work with business and institutional leaders to develop the city's economy, and bring opportunities to all Pittsburgh families. 

Gilman is set to replace outgoing Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, who announced his intention on December 7 to return to the private sector in January 2018. 

"Dan is the perfect person to continue my and Kevin's work the last four years to make Pittsburgh a city for all. In fact, he's been integral to that work all along," Mayor Peduto said. "I am grateful to Dan and his family for taking this next step in his public service to the city." 

"I have a passion to continue to serve the residents of the City of Pittsburgh," said Councilman Gilman. "I am thankful to Mayor Peduto for this opportunity to serve the whole city and help deliver upon our City for All agenda."  

The councilman, age 35, lives in Squirrel Hill with his wife Amanda and their almost 2-year-old son. He is a graduate of Shady Side Academy and Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with honors from the latter with a degree in Ethics, History, and Public Policy. He currently serves on the boards of the Sports & Exhibition Authority, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Silk Screen Film Festival. He also serves on the Board of Fellows of the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. 

Gilman was selected to join The New DEAL, a national network committed to highlighting pragmatic progressives with innovative ideas at the state and local level. He was also named Vice Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) University Communities Council. He has been recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s “40 Under 40” by Pittsburgh Magazine and Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, as well as one of Pittsburgh’s “50 Finest” by Whirl Magazine. 

Further information on the councilman's legislative and policy accomplishments is available here

Gilman was reelected to a second council term on November 7, several weeks before Acklin announced his resignation. The vacancy in the District 8 seat will trigger a special election to be scheduled by the President of City Council. 

"This wasn't an easy decision, especially given the confidence District 8 residents have given me the last two elections. I pledge to take all the lessons they have taught me over the years and apply that experience to making the entire city a better place for all," Gilman said. 

His appointment is not subject to City Council approval. The 2018 salary for the position is $111,323. 

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ADA PublicationsThu, 10 Aug 00:00:00 -0400Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto to Deliver 2020 City Budget Address

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 11, 2019) Tuesday morning Mayor William Peduto will deliver his annual budget address to Pittsburgh City Council, and release the administration's 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets.

WHERE: City Council Chamber, 5th Floor, City-County Building

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019

 

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District 9 Feedback Form
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City Planning Department Presents Online City Art Collection

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 23, 2018)  The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to present the “City’s Art Collection,” an online and searchable set of tools to help residents learn about publicly-owned art and war memorials in the city, and track their preservation through technology.

The Collection is one of the multiple projects being managed by the Public Art and Civic Design Division (PA+CD) of the Department of City Planning.

Elements of the City’s Art Collection include:

  • An updated Monuments and Memorials Inventory, which is accessible online and downloadable for print. This new edition includes a more user-friendly layout, new photos, brief histories, aerial map images, and updated locations of monuments and memorials citywide. It is broken down alphabetically by city neighborhood. This link gives access to the inventory:http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/redtail/images/516_Monuments_and_Memorials_Inventory_PDF-5.0_Version_(2).pdf
  • A GIS Art Map including locations of works of art separated and classified by the layers war memorials and public art. Users may access this map via their phone, tablet, or computer. To view the map go to: http://gis.pittsburghpa.gov/publicart/ The Division continues to work on the next phase of the inventory and the GIS map with the addition of contemporary works of art.
  • Work is underway for a podcast section within the GIS Art Map for individuals to learn about the history of the monuments, memorials, and works of art as well as the colloquial stories behind these works. In some instances a collection of histories and stories will be compiled and laid out as a walking audio tour. The Division will start this last phase of the project in the next few months. 
  • Additionally, the PA+CD Division is working on identification plaques for the City’s Art Collection that will include artist name, year, material, etc.
  • The Division also has been working with the Department of Public Works on Cartegraph, a platform to inspect the current condition of the City’s Art Collection. The PA+CD staff have geo-localized and visited every monument and memorial and have made notes in relation to their condition which has now been recorded in this platform.

The City’s Art Collection project – Inventory, GIS Map, Podcasts/Tours, Plaques, and Cartegraph – is an effort from the Public Art and Civic Design Division to assist with preservation and conservation of the collection using an added technological approach. The elements described above will also help the public have better access to and information about the collection.

Additionally, the creation and implementation of these systems will allow the PA +CD Division to easily update and keep track of the collection.

(Photo from Monuments and Memorials Inventory, Department of City Planning)

Contacts: 

Yesica Guerra

Public Art and Civic Design Manager

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St. 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.8996

[e] yesica.guerra@pittsburghpa.gov

Anthony Cavalline

Arts, Culture, and History Specialist

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St., 4th FloorPittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.8996

[e] anthony.cavalline@pittsburghpa.gov

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Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture is a partnership between local farmers and supportive members. Farmers receive payment for an entire season up front, and members become shareholders who get a weekly share of harvested produce.

This arrangement benefits both farmers and members – farmers have a guaranteed market and money to pay for labor and supplies at the beginning of the season, and shareholders get fresh food all season while knowing the origin of their how and how it is grown.

For information on Community Supported Agriculture programs in the region, click here.

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Meetings and Public Hearings

The Civil Service Commission holds regularly scheduled meetings once per week in the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service.  Regularly scheduled meetings are typically on Thursdays at 8:00 AM. All meeting dates/times are posted publicly in the Personnel boards in the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission.  The Commission’s responsibilities at the meetings are to carry out the prescribed duties, in accordance with the General Civil Service Act (1907, May 23, P.L., 206 as amended). 

On numerous occasions, the Commission hold public hearings with employees, applicants for employment, Department Directors/Bureau Chiefs, union officials, etc.  These hearings include appeals from the actions of the various Department Directors/Bureau Chiefs, appeals regarding applicant eligibility and conferences during which matters relating to the work of the Commission are discussed.

All public meeting and public hearing minutes are public documents and are available by contacting the Commission’s Secretary and Chief Examiner at 412-255-2384.

Thu, 22 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 9-10, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2018) Mayor William Peduto remains in Boston today for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow. 

Mayor Peduto signed on to two major initiatives regarding climate change initiatives yesterday, and on Thursday he attended the International Mayors Climate Summit, which focused on steps city leaders can take to address climate change globally and in their own communities.  

Last month the City of Pittsburgh approved its Climate Action Plan 3.0, which commits city government to a series of climate change mitigation goals through 2030.  

Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Saturday, June 9, 2018 

All locations Marriott Copley Place/Boston unless noted 

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Session, Building Sustainable Communities: Sharing Success in America’s Cities. With Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC, Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan 

Time: 10:30 a.m. 

USCOM Luncheon and panel on Preparing for the 2020 Census. With Mayor Catherine E. Pugh of Baltimore, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle and conference on Civil and Human Rights executive vice president Ashley Allison 

Time: 1 p.m. 

Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Sunday, June 10, 2018 

Flight to Pittsburgh 

Time: Noon 

Sat, 09 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On vacation

 

Tue, 19 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto Featured Speaker at Congressional Briefing on Resilience and Extreme Weather

Mayor William Peduto Featured Speaker at Congressional Briefing on Resilience and Extreme Weather 

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 11, 2017) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today, where he will speak at a Congressional briefing on resilience and extreme weather. 

The afternoon briefing is being hosted by the National League of Cities and the Environmental and Energy Institute. The Mayor will speak on the resilience strategies Pittsburgh has adopted since being named one of the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities in 2014. 

"In Pittsburgh, resilience means planning for long-term threats to our residents, whether they be environmental or economic, and the short-term threats that increasingly face cities nationwide. We must do all we can to study and prepare for the shocks that come with climate change and economic disruption, and particularly their out-sized impacts on our most vulnerable neighbors," the Mayor said. 

The City's ONE PGH Resilient Pittsburgh strategy document is available here

Today's briefing, entitled "How Can Cities Become More Resilient to Extreme Weather?," is being held from 3-4:30 p.m. in Room 122, Cannon House Office Building. It is set for live-streaming at www.eesi.org/livecast

The Mayor and two other panelists – Flagstaff, Ariz., sustainability manager Nicole Antonopoulos Woodman and Sustainable Cities Institute program director Cooper Martin – will discuss ways cities can reduce their vulnerability to extreme weather and the impacts of weather events. 

The main audience for the briefing is Congressional staff, federal agencies, public interest groups, industry leaders, academics and others.  

NLC/EESI describes the panel this way: 

Mayors are on the front lines when natural disasters and other catastrophic events threaten lives and property. The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing about what cities throughout the United States are doing to protect their communities by investing in resilience. Infrastructure dollars are only part of the story. Equally important is funding for planning that accounts for new weather patterns with more severe impacts than we’ve seen in the past and preemptive action to keep people and structures safe and functional. Coordinating land use; updating building codes; and strengthening social networks, lifelines and communications are just a few examples. These investments are resulting in additional community benefits: lower monthly expenses for households, businesses, and the city itself; the protection and restoration of natural resources; and local economic growth and job creation.  

The United States is experiencing more heat waves, more heavy downpours, more floods, and more droughts, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Tropical cyclones cause the most damage—more than $580 billion since 1980, followed by droughts ($232 billion), severe storms ($200 billion), and inland flooding ($118 billion). More than 9,600 Americans have lost their lives in the 212 largest weather disasters since 1980.  

About the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI): 

EESI is a non-profit organization established in 1984 by a bipartisan Congressional caucus to provide timely information and develop innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. We work on a wide variety of topics including climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, agriculture, forestry, transportation, urban planning, and buildings. The funding for our highly acclaimed Congressional briefings comes primarily from foundations, with some general support provided by private donors.  

Mon, 11 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Legislative Information Center

City Council Chamber

Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh's Legislative Information Center (LIC)!

City Council takes pride in its open form of government and is pleased to provide state-of-the-art technology to assist the public in tracking and retrieving legislation.

Below you will find three tabs: Legislation, Video Streaming, and Meeting Calendar. Please click on each tab and view some information we've assembled about using the LIC.

Note: Official, certified copies can be obtained in person from the City Clerk's Office.

Searching for Legislation

In the LIC, the Legislation page  is a common starting point for users. You may search the legislation database by keyword, by year, by type, and more by means of an advanced search interface (you will see the Advanced Search link to the right of the search controls). More detailed help with searching is available here .

After you initiate a search, your results are returned in rows below the search interface. Legislative File numbers are hyperlinked to Detail pages.

Detail pages

A Legislative Detail page contains a wealth of information about a specific piece of legislation - sponsors, titles, committee of control, etc. Any attachments to the legislation are available here.

The Legislative Detail page is where you can track Actions taken as the file moves through the legislative process. You can see how votes were cast by clicking Action Details. All details of the meeting are linked to - click Meeting Details.

After meetings take place, the City Clerk's office works hard to edit and archive Meeting Video. When the video clip has been archived, you will find a link on the Legislative Detail page. For more help with video, please go to the Video Streaming tab above.

QUICK HELP & HINTS

When searching for legislation, make sure to check what year you are searching. The search control defaults to the current year. You may track specific legislation and receive updates via RSS. Look for the RSS icon: RSS Feed Icon
ATTACHMENT FILES
Legislative attachments are posted in .doc format. For many users, these files will open in Microsoft Word. If you do not have Word, then please be aware that many free alternatives exist. For example, OpenOffice.org is an excellent free choice available for all major operating systems.
OTHER FILES
Many other files in the LIC are offered in PDF format. Most users probably have a PDF Reader configured - but a variety of readers for all major operating systems are available here :
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Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs Seeks Snow Angel Volunteers

Pittsburgh, PA (January 4, 2018) Mayor's Office & Office of Community Affairs is calling for volunteers to assist elderly and disabled residents with home snow removal this Winter 

The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Office of Community Affairs launched Pittsburgh Snow Angels-a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months. 

This year marks year two that the City has assumed full responsibility for this city-wide program. In our first year we easily discovered many issues with pairing volunteers to recipients. We recognized that in order to meet the need, we needed to increase our level of outreach. By partnering with our partners at the County, and reaching out to local non-profits, corporations, faith based institutions, educational institutions, we are hoping to fill the critical gap in volunteers. 

Conjointly, we realized the need to make it easier for volunteers to signup. Last year volunteers had to fill out handwritten consent forms. This year we have formed a easier process to signup, volunteers can simply call 311 or fill out the application online. Once we have paired you, we will reach out and contact you.  

In addition to enhancing the process for recruitment, we are also implementing a text messaging service, which will notify volunteers of inclement weather. The text messaging system will work in conjunction with the Department of Public Works and their system for classifying snow levels. All volunteers will be notified for snow levels 1 and up.  

For residents 60 years and older and those with disabilities seeking help, you can request an application by calling 311 or by visiting Snow Angels Program. The city ensure it will try its best to match volunteers and participants in need. The City wants to add another layer of information and support services to ensure that all residents 60 years old and older and those living with disabilities live active and healthy lives. 

Volunteers Sign Up 

Interested volunteers can sign up with a 311 operator or by filling out the Online Form

Resident Sign Up 

Residents in need of snow removal assistance should call 311 or Request Application

Thu, 04 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Citiparks Cooling Centers, Pools and Spray Parks Open This Weekend

PITTSBURGH, PA (June, 29th 2018) - With temperatures expected in the 90s this weekend, the following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1: 

SaturdayJune 30

  • Southside Market HAL Center, 12th St. & 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203 - 11:00 am - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Brookline Recreation Center, 1400 Oakridge St, Pittsburgh PA 15226  - 8:00 am - Noon (normal operational hours)

 SundayJuly 1

  • Southside Market House HAL Center, 12th St. & 1 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203 - Noon - 4:00 p.m

Outdoor swimming pools will be open for normal weekend hours of operation from 1:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. A list of outdoor pools can be found at http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/citiparks-swimming/outdoor.html 

Spray Parks are open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. A list of Spray Park facilities can be found at http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/citiparks-swimming/spray-parks.html

Residents are reminded to prepare for the extreme heat expected in coming days. Allegheny County issued a helpful list of hot weather tips and resources this morning.

Fri, 29 Jun 00:00:00 -0400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Missing Person Unit is looking for 11-year old Chienne McCray who is from Morningside. She was expected to return home from an afterschool program around 4:30 p.m. but never arrived. She is approximately 4”9’ and weighs approximately 80 pounds. Her hair is in long braids. She was possibly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black hi-top athletic shoes with a rainbow design. Anyone who knows her whereabouts should call Missing Persons at 412-323-7141.

 

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Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto and Welcoming Pittsburgh Officials Holding Press Conference on Public Charge Rule

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 19, 2019) Mayor William Peduto and members of the Welcoming Pittsburgh steering committee will hold a press conference this morning on the Trump Administration's proposed changes to public charge rules, which will have a negative impact on immigrant communities.

WHAT: Press conference on public charge rule

WHERE: Mayor's Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building

WHEN: 11 a.m., Thursday, September 19, 2019

 

Thu, 19 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO ENJOY FREE CONCERTS, MOVIES & DANCING IN AUGUST

August has arrived – but if you haven’t had a chance yet to enjoy an outdoor concert or movie this summer, there’s still plenty of time!  Whether you love listening to jazz or classical music, watching movies under the stars or dancing to R&B, you’re bound to find the perfect free event presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events.

All four concert series continue in August. Grab a blanket and head out for an evening of cinema under the stars at “Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park.” Or enjoy free Summer Soul Lind Dancing lessons in numerous locations.

DOLLAR BANK CINEMA IN THE PARK – Spread a blanket on a summer evening and enjoy a great movie at the “Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park” series. Free movies take place at nine locations through August 31. Movies in August include Early Man, Sherlock Gnomes, Black Panther and Wonder Woman. Come early to Schenley Park on Wednesdays to enjoy the WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES at 7 p.m. on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

STARS AT RIVERVIEW JAZZ SERIES – Saturdays 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Riverview Park on August 4, 11, 18 and 25

BACH, BEETHOVENAND BRUNCH – Sundays 10:30 a.m. – Noon at Mellon Park, Point Breeze, on August 5 and 12

RESERVOIR OF JAZZ – Saturdays 5 – 7 p.m. at Highland Park on August 5, 12, 19 and 26 as well as September 2

SUMMER SOUL LINE DANCING – Six free sessions in August – plus one in September – entertain experienced dances and novices alike in a variety of park settings including Highland Park (following Reservoir of Jazz concerts), Mellon Square and Schenley Park.

For more information, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/events, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493. Please Note: Inclement weather may cause cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook.

Wed, 01 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
THREE ALARM ROW HOUSE FIRE IN WILKINSBURG

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 27, 2018) - On Friday, April 27, 2018 at approximately 12:11 p.m., Pittsburgh Firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire in 1700 block of Paul Court in Wilkinsburg. 

Upon arrival, firefighters began battling a fast moving fire inside a 12-unit rowhouse. Flames were shooting through the roof and smoke could be seen from as far away as the Parkway East. All residents were safely evacuated. Around 12:31 p.m., the roof of the structure began to collapse. Firefighters were evacuated from inside the building to battle the blaze from the roof and the exterior. No other structures were at risk. 

Once all residents were accounted for, the scene was declared under control at 1:37 p.m. The Allegheny County Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. 

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist displaced residents. The Salvation Army was on hand providing assistance to firefighters and emergency responders. In addition, the Eastern Area EMS was on the scene to provide emergency medical treatment. 

No injuries were reported. 

   

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Fri, 27 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
MEDIA ADVISORY -- City of Pittsburgh records virtual tree lighting ceremony

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT a public event; do not publicize in advance

 

REQUEST FOR MEDIA COVERAGE

EVENT:  Recording of City of Pittsburgh's tree lighting ceremony that will become available for public viewing on Friday evening

TAPING DATE:  Tuesday, November 17 @ 6 p.m.

LOCATION:   City-County Building portico, 414 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh

DETAILS:

On Tuesday evening, Mayor William Peduto and Santa will tape the City of Pittsburgh's 2020 virtual tree lighting ceremony, which will become available for public viewing via social media and City-Channel YouTube at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20.

Joining Mayor Peduto and Santa on the portico of the City-County Building for the socially distant ceremony will be five members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's brass section as well as the Duquesne University Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Nona Lee of the Hill District donated the 33-foot evergreen that will remain on display through early January.

 

Tue, 17 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
SEARCH FOR SUSPECT IN CREDIT CARD THEFT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 2 Detectives are asking for you help in identifying a male suspected of stealing credit cards and cash from a Troy Hill woman. 

The suspect reportedly stole the victim's purse from inside a Downtown business. The purse contained an undisclosed amount of cash and several credit cards, including a debit card. The actor is believed to have used the victim's debit card several times at various businesses on theNorth Side. 

If you recognize the man in these photos, please give Zone 2 detectives a call at 412-255-2827. 

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Wed, 09 May 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 11, 2017

Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 11, 2017

Speaking at Congressional briefing "How Can Cities Become More Resilient to Extreme Weather?"

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Room 122, Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C.

Mon, 11 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Priory Hospitality Group - District 1

Priory Hospitality Grou

Business Name: Priory Hospitality Group

Business Location: 614 Pressley Street, East Deutchtown

The Priory Hospitality Group began in 1984 when Edward and Mary Ann Graf purchased the former St Mary's Church from PennDOT at auction. The historical facility was formerly slated to be demolished as part of the construction of I 279 through the North Side, but changes to the routing earlier in the 80s spared the structure from the wrecking ball, and the Grafs gave it a reason to continue to exist briefly after their purchase, opening it as a hotel in November 1986.

The monetary and church hall were spared from demolition by the East Allegheny Community Council through steadfast advocacy, and as a result of that effort EACC convinced PennDOT to let them market the buildings as well.

Seeing for sale signs on these handsome structures and heeding the call, The Grafs worked with their neighbors to design a project that would compliment and enhance their historic surroundings, and ad to the economic vitality of their neighborhood. The original 1980s rehabilitation was financed in part by the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority, and during the 2000s expansion, the Northside Community Development Loan Fund (www.nscdfund.org) was tapped. Today the Priory group works with its local Chamber of Commerce, The Northside / North Shore Chamber, its local CDC, the Northside Leadership Conference, and the rest of it's neighbors, and continues to be an anchor and landmark in the East Deutchtown Community

Thu, 26 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
MURDER FUGITIVE ARRESTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – On February 6, 2018, murder fugitive Keith Thompson, 37 years old, of the Bahamas was taken into custody by authorities in Jamaica. Thompson was a fugitive from justice for the past 14 years. Thompson was wanted by Pittsburgh Police for the murder of Michael Brown of the Bronx, NY. Michael Brown's body was discovered June of 2003 near Calvary Cemetery in Hazelwood.

Through the diligence of the Allegheny County Sheriff's office, the Allegheny County District Attorney's office and the Pittsburgh FBI, Jamaican authorities were able to detain Thompson until he was extradited today to the United States. Thompson is currently in the Allegheny County Jail charged with murder. No further information will be released at this time. No photo is available.

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Fri, 23 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mayor in Denver and New York to Tell Pittsburgh Story to International Audiences

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 20, 2017) Mayor William Peduto is in Denver today for the Rail~Volution conference, in which national and international experts are convening to learn best practices in promoting, planning and implementing transit and development projects. 

The conference is coming to Pittsburgh in October 2018, and Mayor Peduto will deliver a welcoming message to participants today urging them to attend next year's session. He will also speak at a panel called "Innovation: Tackling Global Challenges at the Local Level." 

VisitPittsburgh expects Rail~Volution 2018 will be attended by 900 people and account for $790,000 in direct spending in Pittsburgh. 

Conference organizers describe today's Innovation panel this way: 

As governments around the world struggle to deal with globalization and shifting social politics, focus has turned to cities as the problem solvers of the future. Cities are capturing the imagination of entrepreneurs, planners, and technology and creative industries. “Smart” hubs – punctuated by driverless vehicles and transit, instant connectivity and network efficiency – are driving innovation at the local level. Yet problems persist. For example, threats to health and security from climate change hurt some people more than others due to systemic structures in local planning and land use. 

What can leaders at the forefront of city ingenuity teach us about resiliency and prosperity? About overcoming the legacy of racial discrimination and marginalization that leaves underinvested communities more vulnerable? About clean transportation and infrastructure and energy efficiency? About affordable housing and access to opportunity? Visionary leadership is critical to these investments. Hear from an acclaimed national community development leader and three mayors about the dynamics facing cities and how their cities respond with vision. 

Besides Mayor Peduto the panel will include: Dan Bartholomay, Chief Executive Officer, Rail~Volution, Minneapolis; Moderator: Maurice Jones, President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), New York; Michael Hancock, Mayor, City and County of Denver; and Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland. 

Tomorrow the Mayor will be in New York City as part of events for the United Nations Climate Week NYC, and the launch of the Climate Action Leadership Network, which is convening to drive climate action initiatives in advance of 2020, when national governments will meet as part of the international Paris Climate Change Agreement. 

All of the Denver and New York City travel expenses are being covered by event organizers. No city tax money is being spent. 

In New York the Mayor will twice give addresses to international audiences on Pittsburgh's leadership in environmental and resilience efforts, and the ways such initiatives are boosting the city's economic growth and visibility on the world stage. 

Tomorrow morning the Mayor will speak at a panel entitled "Global context, countries and cities," moderated by Janos Pasztor, former UN Assistant Secretary General, Climate Change. 

Tomorrow afternoon Mayor Peduto will speak at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, a group of more than 600 business, civic and academic leaders from around the world. 

As part of Climate Week NYC Pittsburgh has become a member of the Under2 Coalition, a global network of governments committed to supporting the Paris agreement and the goal of keeping the rise in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. The coalition includes 187 jurisdictions across six continents, and seeks to limit greenhouse gas emissions to two tons per capita or 80 to 95% below 1990 levels by 2050. 

Wed, 20 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Le Mont Restaurant - District 2

La Mont Restaurant

Business Name: Le Mont Restaurant, Owner Ed Dunlap.

Business Location: 1114 Grandview Avenue, Mount Washington

Le Mont is a Pittsburgh landmark situated atop Mount Washington with sweeping views of our city. It's traditional Italian American fare has been the choice of Pittsburghers for special occasions, fancy dates, and holiday meals for decades.

Asked about the iconic restaurant, Councilwoman Kail-Smith explained that no one does more for District 2, whether hosting charitable functions, or donating to youth sports.

The business stays connected to it's community through the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation.

Thu, 26 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, February 7, 2019

Meeting With Chief Of Staff Daniel Gilman

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Meeting With Tom Dowling & Steve Radick

Time: 12:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Igor Volsky, Executive Director of Guns Down America

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Chad Rasmussen

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater 50th Anniversary Season Reveal

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Location: Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, The Strip District

Thu, 07 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Saturday, April 27, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

August Wilson's Birthday Block Party

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: August Wilson House, Bedford Avenue, Crawford-Roberts

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Delivering Commencement Address At The University Of Pittsburgh's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Peterson Events Center, North Oakland 

Sat, 28 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

No public events scheduled.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Lunar New Year Parade

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill 

Sat, 16 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Housing Opportunity Fund Community Meetings

Thu, 07 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Shiras Avenue to Close for Repairs Next Week

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 27, 2019) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is announcing that Shiras Avenue in Beechview will be closed beginning March 4, at 7:00 a.m., for approximately five days, to allow the Construction Division of the Department of Public Works to construct a retaining wall by the roadway.

Posted detours will be provided. Motorists can follow local streets to navigate around the closure. The work is weather dependent.

Those with questions may call Acting Supervisor Tom Samstag at 412-782-7630.

 

Wed, 27 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Media Advisory: Mayor Peduto, Councilman Gilman and Others to Hold Press Conference on Police Multicultural Liaison Unit

Media Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2017) Mayor William Peduto, City Councilman Dan Gilman, Public Safety officials and members of the Pittsburgh community will hold a press conference this afternoon regarding the launch of the city's Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU).

WHO: Mayor William Peduto; City Councilman Dan Gilman; Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich; Assistant Public Safety Director Shatara Murphy; Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert; Wasi Mohamed of Islamic Center of Pittsburgh; Khara Timsina of Bhutanese Community of Pittsburgh (BCAP); Abdulkadir Chirambo of United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh; Rosamaria Cristello of Latino Community Center; and city policy analyst Feyisola Alabi.

WHERE: Outside Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building

WHEN: 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wed, 29 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Speaking at Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Visit to Pittsburgh

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Phipps Conservatory

Meeting with Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles

Time: 12:30 P.M.

Location: Phipps Conservatory

Meeting with Thomas Hoffman and Brenda Smith

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Speaking at Allegheny City Stables Project Groundbreaking

Time: 4:00 P.M.

Location: 836 W. North Ave, Allegheny West

Speaking at Forward Cities Conference

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Westin Pittsburgh, Central Business District

Speaking at "Paris to Pittsburgh" Showing at Audubon Society  

Time: 8:20 P.M.

Location: The Oak Theater, Oakmont, PA

Wed, 12 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
MALE DROPPED OF AT LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, a male was dropped off at Ohio Valley Hospital with a gunshot wound. At this point it is believed the shooting may have occurred in the 3100 block of Landis Avenue in Sheraden. There was a report of shots fired in that area. The victim, a 58-year-old male from Sheraden, was last reported to be in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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Mon, 13 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
PERRY SOUTH BURGLARY AND DRUG ARREST
Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
Four Centers to Offer Meals for City Schoolchildren

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2020) Four city and Salvation Army centers around the city will be offering grab-and-go meals for city schoolchildren starting tomorrow, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

The Department of Parks and Recreation has received approval to activate meals at the following four locations, beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19. They are:

  • Paulson Rec Center - 1201 Paulson Ave. 15206 
  • Warrington Rec Center - 329 E. Warrington Ave. 15210 
  • Salvation Army Homewood location- 8020 Frankstown Ave. 15221 
  • Salvation Army Westside location - 1821 Broadhead Fording Rd. 15205 

All meal hand-out operations will commence from 11am-1pm weekdays. PPS will provide 100 grab-and-go lunches for each site. This approach may be re-adjusted to respond to actual need. 

 

Wed, 18 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Matthew B. Lowrie
Matthew B. Lowrie
The Honorable Matthew B. Lowrie
Term: 1830-1831

Mayor Lowrie came to the Mayor’s Office when anti-secret society hysteria prevented Murray, a Mason from keeping office. Notably, the first “wards” were established in Pittsburgh under his tenure.

Mon, 23 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Interview with Patrice O'Neill

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview with WESA-FM

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Weekly Meeting with Director Of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich & Chief Of Police Scott Schubert

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview with City Paper's Ryan Deto

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building 

 

Wed, 12 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Appealing Street Tree Removal

Citizens of Pittsburgh may appeal the pending removal of a street tree. When the City Forester tags a street tree for removal, typically an appeal packet will be left at the six adjacent properties closest to the tree.

Citizens of Pittsburgh who are not one of those adjacent property owners may find the appeal documents below:

  • Notification Sheets:
    • Appeal Application - A nine page Appeal Application Form, which includes three pages of tree planting application forms
    • Trees Subject to Appeal Notification - This notification sheet is provided to up to six adjacent property owners, with the posting date and proposed removal date written on it, and an address identifying the location of the tree. Anyone wishing to appeal the removal of the tree will need to include all three pieces of information on their appeal application.
    • Non-Appeal Notification - A second kind of notification is provided to up to six adjacent property owners when an appeal is not possible. “When, in the opinion of the Department of Public Works, a tree or portion(s) of a tree in a public area constitutes a hazard to person or property, and is verified by the City Forester, the Department or designated contractor shall remove the hazard without notice or appeal” (§ 483.05 Hazardous Trees in Public Areas).
      • The non-appeal notification sheet has a yellow highlighted area specifying the non-appeal status of tree. When such notification is provided to the adjacent property owners, an appeal packet is not left with the notification.
      • Sample Notification Poster - This poster is titled “This Gentle Giant is Retiring”. A similar poster was placed on the tree to notify adjacent property owners of the pending removal.
      • The address, proposed removal date, and posting date from this poster must be printed on page 1 of the Appeal.
  • Planting Request Forms (included with appeal application) - You must return one of these two types of planting request forms with your appeal application.
    • Tree Planting Request Form - must be filled out and returned with the appeal packet if you wish to be included on the TreeVitalize tree planting list for consideration, and you wish to receive a tree at little or no expense to you. Only page 1 of this 2-page form needs to be returned with appeal.
    • Request for Permit – Tree Planting - Return this form if you are prepared to pay for the installation of a tree without reimbursement.

Citizens Responsibility

Per the ordinance language, you must do the following:

  • File your appeal within three weeks (21 days) of the posting date on the subject tree. Such application shall include one of the two types of tree planting request forms from above.
  • Provide documentation showing why the tree is not a hazard.
    • This document references agreement with the adjacent property owner (if other than yourself), as well as agreement to produce insurance coverage concerning the subject tree.

Go to Appeal Packet

Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit To Work With Immigrant and Refugee Communities

City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities 

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 11, 2017) The City of Pittsburgh is launching a Multicultural Liaison Unit to help build trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Department of Public Safety workers and members of the city's immigrant and refugee communities. 

The unit will translate police, fire and medic materials into several foreign languages, hold educational events for immigrant communities, and provide multicultural training for Public Safety recruits. 

The MLU is a community policing recommendation in the Welcoming Pittsburgh plan released by Mayor William Peduto in 2014. It will be comprised of members of the Mayor's Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. This team will work closely with members of the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Committee to ensure consistent community input and community-driven solutions.  

Legislation to accept $50,000 in grant funding to underwrite the MLU is being introduced to City Council Tuesday. 

The MLU will focus on 3 major initiatives: 

  1. Communication and Language Access 

  1. Outreach and Education 

  1. Multicultural Trainings 

Communication and Language Access: Public Safety literature will be translated and distributed as well as “Watch and Learn” videos that will explain basic laws and protocol in various languages and will feature Public Safety employees from Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Both the videos and documents will be translated into the 5 most common foreign languages in the city. They are: 

  • Arabic   

  • Chinese 

  • Nepalese  

  • Spanish  

  • Swahili  

Outreach and Education: Both outreach and education are seen as vital for Public Safety employees to build connections and trust within the community. Events such as “Know Your Rights Sessions,” “Immigrant and Refugee Public Safety Academy” and more will be held within the region of the specific immigrant and refugee populations. 

Multicultural Trainings: Multicultural training will be incorporated into the new recruit training for each of the Public Safety bureaus. These trainings will help first responders effectively address and support the public safety needs of residents with various cultural backgrounds and limited English language skills. The objective is to help officers understand, respect and appropriately respond to cultural norms when interacting with immigrant and refugee community members.  

The MLU will also conduct community discussion forums and social engagement events in different parts of the city.  

The launch of the MLU was made possible by a generous donation by the Heinz Endowments.  

For more information about the MLU initiative, please visit the Welcoming Pittsburgh Facebook page.

Contact: Commander Eric Holmes at eric.holmes@pittsburghpa.gov or 412-323-7814, or Assistant Director of Public Safety Shatara Murphy, shatara.murphy@pittsburghpa.gov or 412-255-2374.

Mon, 11 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
PHOTO OPP: Sunday, June 10 -- SQUIRREL HILL FARMERS' MARKET OPENS

EVENT: OPENING DAY OF SQUIRREL HILL FARMERS' MARKET

DATE: Sunday, June 10, 2018

TIME: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

     • City Councilman Corey O’Connor will ring the opening bell at 9 a.m.

     • The Squirrel Hillbillies will provide musical entertainment from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: Beacon/Bartlett parking lot, Squirrel Hill

DETAILS: In May, the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events opened four farmers’ markets. Squirrel Hill market opens June 10 and two additional sites will open later in June.

Thu, 07 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Your New EAP : Health Advocate
Your New EAP : Health Advocate

HealthAdvocate is a no cost benefit to you or members of your household and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program enables you to address personal, relationship, job-related, and career needs in a private, confidential environment. 

Explore the Health Advocate website here. Enter "City of Pittsburgh" as the name of organization. 

Wed, 09 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Concert Schedule

MAP Coming Soon...

Tue, 10 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, July 9, 2018

Interview With WESA's Kevin Gavin

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Women's Leadership Roundtable With Senator Casey

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Chatham University Mellon Center, Squirrel Hill North

Giant Eagle Delivery Press Event

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Mon, 09 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 4, 2019) Mayor William Peduto is in New York City today for the 2019 Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit, a yearly gathering of mayors and business leaders from around the country. 

The Yale School of Management describes the Mayors College this way

“Bringing together mayors from mid-sized to large cities across the U.S. with leading scholars in healthcare policy, urban sociology, and history, the Yale Mayors College is an intensive one day peer-driven roundtable, offering a highly interactive environment with case studies from participant and other leading global cities. Participants are joined by 150 global CEOs and policy figures for the linked Yale CEO Summit.” 

Organizers are paying the costs of Mayor Peduto’s travel. No city tax dollars are being spent. He returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow evening. 

Mayors attending are scheduled to include: 

Bryan K. Barnett, Rochester Hills MI; Byron W. Brown, Buffalo NY; Tim Keller, Albuquerque, NM; Harry LaRosiliere, Plano TX; David R. Martin, Stamford CT; Tony Martinez, Brownsville TX; Paul Soglin, Madison WI; Levar Stoney, Richmond VA; Victoria Woodards, Tacoma WA; Joseph P. Ganim, Bridgeport CT; Will Joyce, Stillwater OK; Dee Margo, El Paso TX; Catherine E. Pugh, Baltimore MD; Libby Schaaf, Oakland CA; Tom Schwedhelm, Santa Rosa CA; Alan Webber, Santa Fe NM; Stephen K. Benjamin, Columbia SC; Jim Brainard, Carmel IN; LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans LA; David A. Condon, Spokane WA; Toni Harp, New Haven CT; Tim Mahoney, Fargo ND; Jon Mitchell, New Bedford MA; Jim Strickland, Memphis TN;  Steve Williams, Huntington WV; Luke A. Bronin, Hartford CT; Greg Fischer, Louisville KY; James B. Hovland, Edina MN; Christina Muryn, Findlay OH; Adrian Perkins, Shreveport LA; Madeline Rogero, Knoxville TN; Kevin Scarpati, Meriden CT; Thomas Small, Culver City CA; and Jeff Williams, Arlington TX. 

Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule – Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 

Introductions by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, and Richard Berry; Mayor (2009-2017), Albuquerque NM; Fellow, Yale CELI 

Time: 11 a.m. 

Community and Economic Development panel with Ray Dalio Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer; Bridgewater Associates; Nigel Travis Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands; Lynn Taliento Founder & Senior Advisor, Philanthropy Practice; McKinsey & Company; and Carrie Morgridge Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation. 

Time: 1 p.m. 

Crisis Management panel with Steven Lipin Founder, Chairman & CEO; Gladstone Place Partners, and Courtland Reichman, Managing Partner, Reichman Jorgensen 

Time: 2:30 p.m. 

Infrastructure panel 1 with Richard L. Kauffman Chair, Energy Research & Development Authority; New York State; Lani Ingram Vice President for Smart Communities; Verizon Communications; Lauren Love-Wright Vice President for Network Engineering; Verizon Communications; Ed DiSanto EVP, CAO & General Counsel; American Tower Corporation; and Ed Knapp, Chief Technology Officer, American Tower Corporation 

Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Infrastructure panel 2 with David P. Abney Chairman & CEO, UPS; Mark Fields, Former President & CEO, Ford Motor Company; and Doug Parker Chairman & CEO, American Airlines Group. 

Time: 4 p.m. 

Presenting the Maverick in Leadership Award to Edward W. Stack, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Time: 7 p.m.

 

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Feb '19 Newsletter

Wed, 27 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
City of Pittsburgh Finalizes Street Paving List for 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2018) Mayor William Peduto and the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) have finalized the list of 2018 street resurfacing projects, totaling nearly 55 miles of paving this year.  

Paving work is set to begin Monday.  

The full list of streets the City will be paving this year can be found here. Weekly work lists for individual streets will also be posted. 

The list of streets where work is being performed next week is here, and a searchable map of 2018 street resurfacing work via Burgh's Eye View is here

The City plans to resurface 35.7 miles (506,938 square yards) of asphalt paving on its own but the total amount of paving will be greater with the addition of work by utilities. In addition to the city's work there will be:  

  • 8.93 miles / 143,649 square yards through utility coordination 

  • 1.20 miles / 18,963 square yards done by utilities alone 

  • 8.84 miles / 203,581 square yards of mechanical patching  

In all, that totals 54.67 miles of asphalt street paving work this year. 

The paving list was prepared by DOMI and finalized this week after discussions with members of Pittsburgh City Council on street paving needs in their districts. 

The city's overall street resurfacing budget for 2018 is nearly $17 million. The Peduto Administration introduced legislation in February adding $800,000 to that budget.  

Fri, 13 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
South Side Park Master Plan Map

View the plan in PDF format here.

Tue, 05 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
New Public Art Project at Uptown Park Includes Solar-Powered Charging Stations and WiFi

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2019)  The City of Pittsburgh is proud to present ProjectCONNECT, a Public Art project in Tustin Park, in the Uptown area. The art project is a collaboration between The Public Art + Civic Design Division (PA+CD) and the Strategic Planning Division of the Department of City Planning.

ProjectCONNECT is an artistic implementation by the Pittsburgh-based collective HackPGH (www.hackpgh.org), MetaMesh Wireless & Communities (www.metamesh.org), and Daniel Klein. The project represents one of three Public Art interventions to be deployed in Uptown as part of the new Uptown Public Art Program. This program was developed in collaboration with the Uptown community as an implementation project of the adopted Uptown / West Oakland EcoInnovation District Plan.

The final product is an innovative and utilitarian public art project that includes two solar-powered charging stations, free WiFi for visitors to Tustin Park and residents of the surrounding area.

On February 2, 2018, a Request for Proposals was released to solicit artists, artist collectives, designers, and educational and arts institutions to create a public art project for Tustin Park. An advisory committee was created to help the City shortlist proposals; this committee included City staff, business owners and stakeholders of the area, residents, and two visual artists. The final selection was made by a City Committee that evaluated the projects under a scoring system that took into consideration the project's creativity, innovation, aesthetics, public value, and integration to the site, as well as other components from the EcoInnovation District Plan such as identity, connectivity, performance, and potential for equity.

For the last year, members of HackPGH and the Department of City Planning have held community and working groups to redefine the original ProjectCONNECT proposal and bring the project to completion. The stations, which will be illuminated at night, are cohesively joined by artistic elements including a colorful fence installation, informative signs, and an artistic marquee. The fence installation creates a gradient pixelated wall with multicolored charms that display etched phrases and drawings provided by neighbors of the park during meetings with the community. The different elements together strive to represent the history, equality, and united community voice of Uptown.

HackPGH, MetaMesh and Mr. Klein stated as a collective that, “as members of the Uptown and Tustin Street Community, we are optimistic about the future of our neighborhood. Our team of designers, artists, and makers have been enthusiastic participants in the EcoInnovation District planning and implementation process. We see ProjectCONNECT as an opportunity to further connect with our neighbors across socioeconomic differences in ways that will contribute to Uptown’s neighborhood identity.”

On Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. a block party will take place at the park at 2028 Tustin St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. This party will embrace the community, celebrate Uptown neighbors, and the completion of the new public art installation.

For information about the Art or Artist contact:

Yesica Guerra

Public Art and Civic Design Manager

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St. 4th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.8996

[e] yesica.guerra@pittsburghpa.gov

For information about the EcoInnovation Plan:

Derek Dauphin

Senior Planner

City of Pittsburgh

Department of City Planning

200 Ross St., 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219

[p] 412.255.4897

[e] derek.dauphin@pittsburghpa.gov

 

Wed, 12 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
McArdle Roadway in Mount Washington to Close Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings for Maintenance

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 23, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway, between Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge, will be closed on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and Wednesday, November 25, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for routine maintenance and clean up.

If you need additional information, please contact Supervisor John McClory at the 5th Division at 412-937-3054.

 

Mon, 23 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
SBCs for City Employees

An SBC is an easy-to-read summary that lets you make comparisons of costs and coverage between health plans. You can compare options based on price, benefits, and other features that may be important to you. 

SBCs For all Employees Except Police, Fire, Teamsters and PJCBC

SBCs For Police

SBCs For Fire

Mon, 24 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, June 11, 2018

Grand Opening Of The Carnegie Science Center’s New PPG Science Pavilion

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Carnegie Science Center, Chateau

Highlighting Children Of Fallen Heroes Act & Continued Work For First Responders With United States Senator Bob Casey

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Station 17, 7106 Hamilton Avenue, Homewood South

Meeting With Urban Redevelopment Authority Of Pittsburgh Board Chair Kevin Acklin, Kate Wittels, & Eric Rothman

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Interview With WESA’s Kevin Gavin

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Children’s Hospital Of Pittsburgh Of UPMC Physician In Chief Dr. Terence Dermody & Director Of Governmental Affairs Ellen Mazo

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

 

Mon, 11 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Samuel Pettigrew
The Honorable Samuel Pettigrew
The Honorable Samuel Pettigrew
Term: 1832-1836

Mayor Pettigrew was the last Mayor named by City Council and the first elected by popular election.

During his tenure, the waterworks began to draw water from the Allegheny River instead of wells that often went dry. In 1832 and 1833 a cholera epidemic hit Pittsburgh. In 1834, the Gas Works wereestablished, and the first public school opened with five pupils. Pettigrew also asked Council to appoint a joint committee to hire a police force.

Mon, 23 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Fatal Crash on West Carson Street
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) April 30, 2018 -- A male driver was involved in a fatal solo vehicle crash Monday, April 30 around 1:35 a.m. on West Carson Street.
 
The driver -- the only occupant in the vehicle -- was driving on West Carson Street towards the West End Circle when he struck a pole and crashed. The vehicle caught fire.
 
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. All lanes of West Carson Street were closed between 1600 West Carson and the West End Circle while police investigated. (Note: As of 3:30 a.m., the lanes remained closed.)
 
More information will be released when it becomes available.
Mon, 30 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
JUVENILE FEMALE MISSING FROM MORNINGSIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Missing Person Unit is looking for 11-year old Chienne McCray who is from Morningside. She was expected to return home from an afterschool program around 4:30 p.m. but never arrived. She is approximately 4”9’ and weighs approximately 80 pounds. Her hair is in long braids. She was possibly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black hi-top athletic shoes with a rainbow design. Anyone who knows her whereabouts should call Missing Persons at 412-323-7141.

 

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Mon, 06 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Sports Academies

Kids looking for a more sports-specific experience can enroll in a week-long Sports Academy. Children ages 7 to 12 will be divided into groups based on age and ability-level for small-sided scrimmages, fun competitions, learning stations and other games. 

Each week is a different sport – so see if you can master them all! 

INSERT 2017 SCHEDULE

Wed, 11 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
URA Board to Consider Several Affordable Housing Initiatives

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2019) Renovation of ten affordable homes in the Hill District, Lawrenceville and Oakland are set to be approved tomorrow by the board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh. 

The URA board is also set to issue a Request for Proposals for a construction manager to oversee “Roof-A-Thon,” a pilot program to fix roofs at up to 30 affordable properties citywide. 

In the Hill District, the Housing Opportunity Fund is seeking approval for $85,000 in For-Sale Development Grants and a $50,000 deferred mortgage agreement to renovate and sell two affordable homes on Mahon Street and Landleiss Place by the Hill Community Development Corporation. 

The Hill CDC plans to rehabilitate the homes and resell them for homeownership to homebuyers at less than 80% area median income. 

The URA board will also consider $825,750 in financing for the acquisition and renovation of six affordable single-family houses in Lawrenceville, through a project by the Lawrenceville Corporation (LC), in partnership with the newly formed organization City of Bridges Community Land Trust.  

A Community Land Trust (CLT) is a tool that creates permanently affordable home ownership opportunities for individuals who have been fully priced out of the private market. Through the use of a ground-lease, CLTs set a maximum resale price designed to give homeowners a return on their investment, while also ensuring that future homebuyers at the same income level have access to affordable homeownership. 

The bulk of the financing for the Lawrenceville homes comes from the Housing Opportunity Fund For-Sale Development Program (FSDP), in a grant of $300,000. 

In Oakland, the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) plans to acquire and rehabilitate two homes on Parkview Avenue and Robinson Street for sale to homebuyers at less than 80% area median income. A CLT will own the land and the homebuyers will own the structures.  When the houses are resold, they must be resold to households at or below 80% AMI.   

It is being supported by a Housing Opportunity Fund FSDP grant of $140,000 and a FSDP predevelopment loan of $72,000. 

Finally, the URA board is set to approve a Request for Proposals from a qualified construction manager to help administer a pilot “Roof-A-Thon" program, in which the HOF would help low income homeowners fix leaky roofs that lead to health problems and long-term maintenance issues, especially in older housing stock. 

The HOF advisory board has reserved $250,000 of the 2018 Homeowner Assistance Program funding to seed the pilot program, which would fund roof repairs at 25 to 30 homes. The HOF will be taking applications from low-income homeowners who cannot afford such repairs. 

 

Wed, 12 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
CHILD GRAZED BY BULLET IN GARFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, PA- At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, Zone 5 Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 5100 block of Columbo Street in Garfield for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a three-year-old male had been grazed by a bullet while he was in the dining room of his home. The child’s injury was minor and his mother declined the services of the paramedics. According to the investigation, a yet-to-be identified male fired a gun inside of a neighboring residence. The investigation continues.

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Mon, 13 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Three Rivers Regatta Press Conference

Time: 11 A.M.

Location: Rivers Casino, Ohio Room, North Shore

Governing's National Summit On Infrastructure

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Hotel Monaco, Central Business District 

Ribbon Cutting For New Fort Pitt Playground Basketball Courts

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Location: Fort Pitt Playground, Garfield

 

Tue, 30 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, June 13, 2019

SWPA Father's Day Pledge

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: United States Steel Tower Courtyard, Central Business District

Ribbon Cutting For Sandstone Quarry Homes With Housing Authority Of The City Of Pittsburgh

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: 1660 Sandusky Court, Fineview

North Side Leadership Conference's Annual Scholarship & Awards

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Priory, East Allegheny

Lawrenceville Corporation's Annual Community Catalyst Celebration

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Location: The Clemente Museum, Lower Lawrenceville

 

Thu, 13 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Groundbreaking For Tree Pittsburgh's Heritage Tree Nursery and Education Center

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Heritage Tree Nursery - Under 62nd Street Bridge, Upper Lawrenceville

Meeting With Roberto Clemente Junior

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Councilwoman Deborah Gross & Chief Of Staff Daniel Gilman

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse 15th Anniversary

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: 2425 Sidney Street, South Side Flats

 

Thu, 12 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Media Advisory: Press Conference This Morning with Mayor Peduto and Legislators

Media Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 22, 2019) Mayor William Peduto will host legislators and housing advocates this morning to discuss new homeowner-protection legislation.

WHO: State Sen. Jay Costa, State Rep. Ed Gainey, State Rep. Sara Innamorato, Mayor Peduto, City Councilwoman Deb Gross, Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania

WHERE: Mayor's Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

Tue, 22 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
I&P Leadership/Staff
I&P Staff 2015
Debra Lam Chief and Director of Innovation and Performance Debra.lam@pittsburghpa.gov
Sylvia Harris Deputy Director of Operations Sylvia.harris@pittsburghpa.gov
James Sloss Deputy Director of Administration James.sloss@pittsburghpa.gov
Alex Nunley Technology Infrastructure Manager alex.nunley@pittsburghpa.gov
Grant Ervin Sustainability Manager/Chief Resilience Officer Grant.ervin@pittsburghpa.gov
Stacy Hill Administration Manager Stacy.hill@pittsburghpa.go
Laura Meixell Analytics and Strategy Manager Laura.meixell@pittsburghpa.gov
Gwen Moorer Software Systems Manager Gwen.moorer@pittsburghpa.gov
Christine Rice Client Relations Manager Christine.rice@pittsburghpa.gov
Wendy Urbanic 311 Manager Wendy.urbanic@pittsburghpa.gov
Rich Marmura Digital Engagement – Content Supervisor richard.marmura@pittsburghpa.gov
Thu, 12 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Budget in BriefTue, 12 Nov 00:00:00 -0500UPDATE: Search For Missing Elderly Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

UPDATE: Peter Zecca has been located. He is safe and unharmed. 

Original Release:

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 29, 2018) -- Pittsburgh Police Missing Persons detectives are requesting the public's assistance in locating 96-year-old Peter Zecca of Greenfield. Mr. Zecca was last seen yesterday, June 28, 2018 in Elizabeth, PA. He was expected to arrive at his Pittsburgh residence before 5 p.m. His family has not heard from him or seen him.  

Peter Zecca is described as being 5'2" tall, 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing casual blue pants and a tan shirt. He drives a 2017 gray Honda Accord with the Pennsylvania license plate number, P-J-Z-E-L-E-C. 

If you see Mr. Zecca or have information on his whereabouts, please call Pittsburgh Missing Persons detectives at 412-323-7142. 

 

Fri, 29 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Recycling Impacted Today in East End

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 23, 2020) Recycling pickup by the Environmental Services division of the Department of Public Works was disrupted this morning in neighborhoods in the City's East End due to staffing issues.

Impacted residents should leave their recycling out and crews will continue to collect it through the week, but not on Thursday, as there is no refuse or recycling pickup on Thankgiving.

 

Mon, 23 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
PLI Launches Online Licensing Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 18, 2018) The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI) has launched online business licensing, making it easier to open and operate a business in Pittsburgh. This is the first portion of the OneStopPGH project that will bring the City’s development and property maintenance process online over the coming year.

Customers can now apply for, renew, and amend all types of business and trade licenses online. Citizens can also look up existing business license holders via name, address or license number. The site is in beta testing and will be continually improved to enhance customer experiences. 

Visit the OneStopPGH website to learn more about the ongoing project, including instructional videos on how to set up an account. 

“PLI is excited to provide more efficient and convenient services to our customers online,” said PLI Director Maura Kennedy. “Today’s beta launch is the culmination of a lot of effort by our Department to better meet the needs of a 21st century Pittsburgh. In less than five years, PLI went from processing licenses by hand via paper to a fully online electronic system.”

The online licensing launch is part of a larger licensing overhaul by the Department. Earlier this year, PLI rewrote the City’s business licensing code for the first time since the 1980s and recalibrated license fees based on a study of associated Departmental time and costs. Visit pittsburghpa.gov/pli/licenses to learn more.

Some of the key changes in the legislation include:

  • Standardizing insurance limits and requirements across license types
  • Eliminating redundant license types
  • Creating a new fire suppression contractor license (effective Jan. 1 2019.)  From that date on, fire suppression permits may only be issued to those license holders.  Existing permits can be completed by the previously named contractor.
  • Requiring trade license holders to earn 8 hours of CEUs annually to renew their license.  A list of what is accepted as a CEU and when they must be completed can be found on the PLI website.

Today’s online business licensing launch the first of a four part project to bring all of Pittsburgh’s development processes online, making it easier to live and work in the City. PLI and Department of City Planning permitting will go online in the Summer of 2019, with Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and Fire Bureau permits to follow in the Winter of 2019.

 

 

Tue, 18 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Clean and Lien

Once a property owner has been notified of an overgrowth or debris violation and does not bring the property into compliance, the City of Pittsburgh reserves the right to enter onto the property and take the necessary steps to remove the weeds or debris and place a lien on the property. This is referred to as a “clean and lien”.

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues the order to the Department of Public Works after the third and final inspection of a property. Once Public Works receives the order, they send a crew out to clean up the property.

If you have received a letter in the mail stating the City has placed a lien on your property, please contact the Finance Department at 412-255-2582 to discuss payment options.

If you believe this lien has occurred in error, please contact the Law Department at 412-255-2010

Mon, 17 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
FAQ's

There is a loose dog in my neighborhood, what do I do?

Dogs are not allowed to run loose in the City of Pittsburgh. We like to help ensure the safety of people in the community as well as trying to reunite the dog with its owner. To report the loose dog, please call the Animal Care and Control office at 412-255-2036 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 3pm. Outside of these hours, please call 412-255-2935. If you feel you are in imminent danger from the dog, it is appropriate to call 911 at any time.

There is a loose cat in my neighborhood, what do I do?

There is no law against cats roaming free in the City of Pittsburgh, but they are required to have a collar with identification. If you have found a friendly cat without identification, animal control officers will pick it up if it is contained in some way (carrier, cage, humane trap). Animal Care and Control is not able to respond to calls regarding loose cats that are not contained. We are able to provide a humane trap for residents needing to capture a cat on their property. Please contact the office at 412-255-2036, Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm to discuss trapping.

I lost my pet! What should I do?

Losing a pet can be a very stressful experience. Following these steps can help reunite you with your lost pet more quickly:

  • Be proactive! Nobody expects a pet to go missing, so your pet should always wear a collar with an ID tag that has your phone number on it. Check the tag regularly to ensure it is still readable.
  • Have your pet spayed or neutered. In addition to all the health benefits, it decreases an animal's desire to roam away from home. Pittsburgh residents are eligible for the City’s free spay/neuter program for up to 5 pets! Check out the Spay/Neuter Program tab for an application and details.
  • Get your pet microchipped this permanent form of ID can't be detached or obscured. Local shelters offer microchips at reduced rates. Make sure to keep your information updated with the microchip company if you move or get a new phone number
  • Take photos of your pet (as if we had to ask you to do that!). Be sure to keep a few current ones on hand for emergency purposes
  • If your pet has gotten away from you, call the local shelters. The open door shelter in Pittsburgh is Humane Animal Rescue at 412-345-7300.  You need to file a lost report with them in case someone finds your pet. However, because descriptions may vary (you might call your dog tan while a shelter worker calls him yellow), it is best to visit the shelters in person. Making a flyer complete with color photos of your pet will help! You can bring a copy of the flyer to local shelters, post flyers around your neighborhood, and post the information to social media sites.
  • Any animal picked up by Pittsburgh Animal Care and Control is taken to the Animal Rescue League, so if you've filed your lost report with them, you are covered if your pet is picked up by our officers

The cats I see in my neighborhood have a funny looking ear, are they strays?

We're glad you asked! Cats with an ear that is "tipped" or notched (see photo) aren't really strays. They are feral cats. This means the cats are not tame, but they are cared for by someone in your neighborhood. A cat with a tipped ear has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. These cats help to keep rodent populations in check. They are no danger to residents, but should not be approached, as they are essentially wild. For more information on feral cats, please check out www.alleycat.org or call the Animal Care and Control office at 412-255-2036 Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm.

I don't like the way my neighbor cares for his/her pet. Can you help?

We're glad you're concerned about the anima's well-being, because we are, too! You can call the Animal Care and Control office at 412-255-2036 to discuss your concerns. You may remain anonymous if you wish. Concerns about animal neglect or cruelty may also be reported to the Humane Officers at The Humane Animal Rescue at 412-345-7300 or Animal Friends at 412- 847-7000.

My neighbor's dog barks all the time. Can you help?

It's possible that your neighbor doesn't know his/her dog barks all the time. If you know your neighbor, you can try talking with him/her about the problem. If you aren't comfortable talking with your neighbor, feel free to call the office at 412-255-2036 Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm, and we can help to resolve the problem. Please have the address of the property where the dog lives available when you call.

I still have more questions.

No problem, just give us a call at 412-255-2036, Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm, for any other questions or concerns. Please note,this is for general questions or concerns only. Any requests for services or concerns about an animal's welfare should be submitted directly to the office via phone.

Tue, 31 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Ricardo Williams
Ricardo “Rick” Williams
Ricardo “Rick” Williams
Business Inclusion Manager
Ricardo.Williams@pittsburghpa.gov
412-255-2626

Ricardo Williams serves as Business and Inclusion Manager for the City of Pittsburgh in the Office of Equity. As the Business Inclusion Manager he works collaboratively with the City to create various entry points of opportunity for minority and women vendors to secure professional service contracts. Ricardo is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University. Ricardo lives in the Brighton Heights neighborhood.

Tue, 15 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Clemente Museum Relief for Puerto Rico
Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
Thu, 31 May 00:00:00 -0400
City Announces Third Cohort of PGH Lab Startup Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2018) Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA), the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced the third cohort of the PGH Lab program today.

PGH Lab is a city-led program that connects local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh and local authorities to test new products and services in a real world environment for 3-4 months. In the program, startups are encouraged to test, gain valuable market feedback, and iterate. In turn, the program gives local government the opportunity to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make government more efficient, transparent, sustainable, and inclusive. The City of Pittsburgh and participating authorities have collaborated with a total of eight startups in previous cycles including HiberSense, Kaarta, Renerge, and Cognowear among others.

“For the past couple of cycles, companies have been working with us to test their new solutions to improve local government. Other cities have noticed and have implemented their own version of PGH Lab,” said Mayor Peduto. 

For cycle three, applicants proposed innovative and creative solutions related to wellness and fitness, parking meters, smart network optimization, smart facilities management, and more. This application cycle sought startups coming from diverse backgrounds that have gone through local and nationally-ranked accelerators and incubators such as the Y Combinator, Alpha Lab and Alpha Lab Gear, Ascender, and incubators provided by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Cycle three runs from January to the end of May 2018. To ensure the startups gain real time feedback on their products and services, they have been matched with a “City Champion,” a government employee who will work with the startup throughout the duration of the pilot project.

"The Housing Authority is excited to work with the startup companies. We look forward to collaborating to ensure all parties involved benefit from these initiatives," said Caster D. Binion, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.  

“The URA is thrilled to continue working and supporting our local startups through the PGH Lab program. Our goal through the program has been to engage with as many startups as possible and provide them interesting case studies where both our staff and the startups gain valuable experience and access to new technologies.” said Thomas Link, Director of the URA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The City of Pittsburgh and participating authorities welcome the third cohort of startups that will utilize Pittsburgh as their urban lab: 

  • Cropolis solves some of the biggest challenges faced by small and medium-sized farms by automating the best practices in farm marketing, sales, and administration. The company increases the availability, accessibility, and ease of purchase for healthy, local foods. Cropolis will be matched with the Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh.
  • Global Wordsmiths is a social enterprise dedicated to improving language access in the region for LEP individuals who cannot access services as a result of the language barrier. Global Wordsmiths provides language translation, interpretation, training, and consulting services. Global Wordsmiths will pilot its full-stack language access planning service with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.
  • LeanFM Technologies helps facility managers make data-driven decisions by using patented data integration technologies and artificial intelligence to consolidate work and cost information of buildings. LeanFM Technologies helps increase situation awareness, save time, reduce waste, and transition to an efficient and proactive mode of operations. LeanFM Technologies will be testing their building facility management software solution with the Office of Management and Budget, City of Pittsburgh.
  • Meta Mesh Wireless Communities is a non-profit organization that bridges the Digital Divide in Western Pennsylvania by using mesh networking technology to provide communities with a low-cost public Wi-Fi option. Meta Mesh builds these networks and teaches others about networking and Wi-Fi. The company will be matched with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.
  • NetBeez is a Pittsburgh-based network performance monitoring company that provides proactive network monitoring from the end-user’s perspective. NetBeez’s hardware and software sensors enable proactive identification of the most complex network issues by revealing the issue before it impacts users. The company will be matched with the Department of Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh.
  • Qlicket is workplace communication solution that offers organizations a simple, natural way to solicit feedback. Qlicket’s software drives engagement and helps companies address workplace issues more effectively by providing the most direct and scalable way to hear and respond to the voice of their employees. The company will be testing its new internal communications tool with the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
  • Steel City Soils is a cooperatively-managed group that works together to recycle food and yard waste. The group focuses on making the highest-quality end product possible for urban food growing. Steel City Soils will be matched with the Office of Environmental Services and the Forestry Division of the City of Pittsburgh. 
  • Zensors uses artificial intelligence software to provide human-centered and actionable sensor output with minimal hardware installation, allowing the user to make data-driven decisions. The company will be testing its smart camera software system with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.

Selected startups will be offered coworking space, access to the City of Pittsburgh’s network, and mentoring and guidance from city affiliates.

For news and updates, visit PGH Lab website, follow PGH Lab on Twitter at @PGH_Lab or the Innovation & Performance Medium.

Contact: Annia Aleman – PGH Lab Program Manager at annia.aleman@pittsburghpa.gov

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Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Stand

Farmers' markets are a great way for farmers to sell directly to customers. Farmers' markets typically run from March through the end of November and offer a wide variety of local products at good prices. The Food Bucks program, in partnership with Just Harvest, distributes a $2 voucher for fresh fruits and vegetables for every $5 of SNAP purchases at participating retail locations.  Since 2018, this program has provided over $50,000 for shoppers to buy fresh produce. 

The City of Pittsburgh operates 5 markets but there are over 25 markets in the City during the season. Buy fresh, buy local! Your support for our local farmers helps to strengthen our regional economy and makes Pittsburgh a more resilient city.

Several factors have led to Pittsburgh being incredibly well-positioned to maximize the impact of its farmers' markets. Pittsburgh is located in the middle of an abundant agricultural region, combined with strong city and regional pride and a robust network of food access organizations, and has allowed for farmers markets in the city to thrive for decades.

 

Strengthening Pittsburgh's Farmers Markets

In an effort to improve the markets that serve Pittsburgh residents, the City of Pittsburgh hired the Farmers Market Coalition to conduct a comprehensive analysis, titled Strengthening Pittsburgh’s Farmers Markets, of the farmers market system. This analysis included the seven markets that the City of Pittsburgh operates, as well as the 18 privately-operated marketed. The goal of the study was to understand the effectiveness of current markets throughout the city and develop a plan for growth that improves equitable access to fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate food, supports our regional food producers, and promotes healthy eating choices for all residents.

Based on findings from these initiatives, the City should build upon the existing conditions within the farmers market system to provide city services to support market operations; facilitate sustained, structured collaboration between farmers' markets and partners; and, position City managed farmers markets as exemplars of best practices. By creating the framework and foundation required to bolster market operations across Pittsburgh, the City will create the conditions required for markets to take on the work of bringing new vendors and customers into the market.

Farmers Market Websites

 

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Milling and Paving to Resume Monday

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 30, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is continuing its 2021 milling and paving program next week.  

Streets being milled include:  
Orchard Pl, Bruner St (Laughlin Ext), Cushman St, Windom St, Bradish St, Carey Way, Sarah St, Sydney St, South Side Trail, Tarpon Way, Virgin Way, Eleanor St, Mary St, Mary Jane St, Handler St and Gregory St.

Streets being paved include:  
Knox Ave, Charles St, Bausman St, Mathews Ave, Grimes Ave, Bernd St, Sylvania Way, Eugenie Way, Orchard Pl, Suncrest St, Reifert St, Bruner St (Laughlin Ext), Cushman St, Bradish St, Sarah St, Windom St, Sydney St, South Side Trail, Sarah St, Gregory St, Eleanor St, Mary St, Mary Jane St and Handler St. 

The full paving schedule for the week, including further details on streets and intersections, is available here.  

This year the City is investing nearly $16 million in the street resurfacing program, which supports asphalt street resurfacing, ADA curb ramp upgrades on paved streets, and repair of concrete, brick and block stone streets throughout Pittsburgh.

Approximately 34 miles of streets will be resurfaced this year. Additional mileage will be resurfaced through cooperation agreements with local public utilities. Mechanical patching will improve many miles more by addressing particular trouble spots on otherwise acceptable street corridors.     

While many residents are continuing to work from home, the City will be continuing extra efforts to notify residents to move their vehicles to enable street resurfacing to proceed. Streets scheduled for resurfacing will be posted weekly on DOMI’s website and will be publicized through city social media channels. 

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URA Actions in the Hill District

Greetings District 6;

At Thursday’s URA Board Meeting, the Board will consider the following items impacting your district:

  • Presenting the Centre Avenue Development Program Guidelines Synopsis
  • Authorization to enter a CDIF grant with Neighborhood Allies in an amount up to $50,000 to be used as a matching grant for predevelopment costs associated with the rehabilitation of 2178 Centre Avenue (Hamm’s Barbershop) into a mixed-use building (Big Tom’s Barbershop).
  • Seven authorizations to extend exclusive negotiations with the seven Centre Ave RFQ respondents for an additional six months, until January 2021. Due to the stoppage of site visits, construction, and other professional services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, key predevelopment tasks such as obtaining architectural drawings, obtaining development cost estimates, and conducting outreach to funders has taken more time than expected.
  • Authorization to accept The Center That CARES’ proposal for an expanded parking lot and greenspace project and enter a disposition contract for sale of the property (Block 9-S, Lots 253 and 275; and Block 10-N, Lots 165, 168, 169, and 170) for $35,733.
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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tour Of Beechview With Senator Wayne Fontana

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Beechview Avenue, Beechview

Speaking At SEIU Press Conference

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Centre City Tower, Central Business District

Press Conference On City Of Pittsburgh's Lifeline Emergency Medical Services Recognition

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Visiting Department Of City Planning To Discuss OnePGH Goals

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Department of City Planning, John P. Robin Civic Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Little Italy Days Bocce Game

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield 

 

Thu, 16 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Transient Merchant License

The City of Pittsburgh requires a Transient Merchant License for anyone selling goods in a location for no more than 100 days. Eligible locations include rooms, apartments, stores, shops, or buildings. This definition does not apply to farmers selling their own produce.

For a complete list of definitions and requirements, please refer to Chapter 721: Transient Merchants of the City Code and the PLI Licensing Rules and Regulations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

2) COMPLETE APPLICATION 

3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT

Wondering how much your license costs? 

 All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule  for new applications, renewals, and late fees.  

Late Fees 

A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 30 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All business licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

RESOURCES

  • LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS? 
  • WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY?
  • HOW DO I GET A TAX CERFICATION LETTER?   
  • INSURANCE INFO
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 
    • Worker’s Compensation Insurance: A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees.  
    • Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections Workers' Compensation Exemption Affidavit.

 

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ALERT: Public Safety Drill Planned For Convention Center

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 13, 2019) – Pittsburgh Public Safety will conduct a safety drill Monday, Sept. 16 at and in conjunction with the Convention Center.

The public safety drill will involve an active threat scenario. It will occur out of public view inside the Convention Center, but people in the area may see emergency vehicles.

Officials will close 10th Street between Fort Duquesne Boulevard and French Street from 6 p.m. until midnight. The drill will begin at 8 p.m. and end at midnight.

Multiple bureaus and agencies from Pittsburgh Public Safety and Allegheny County will participate in the drill.

The public safety drill is not open to the public or media.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, November 15, 2018

Press Conference With Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, Central Business District

Meeting With Bob Cranmer & Pat Branch

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority Executive Director Bob Weimar & ALCOSAN Executive Director Arletta Scott-Williams

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Schoolhouse Grand Opening

Time: 4:00 P.M.

Location: 5811 Broad Street, East Liberty

211 Tower Open House

Time: 4:30 P.M.

Location: 211 North Whitfield Street, East Liberty

CGI Innovation Center Opening

Time: 5:30 P.M.

Location: 611 William Penn Place, Central Business District

Dinner Honoring Senator Randy Vulakovich

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: Rivers Club - One Oxford Centre, Central Business District

 

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McArdle Roadway to Close for Maintenance

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 7, 2019) The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is announcing that McArdle Roadway will be closed on February 9, and 10, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to allow a contractor to remove debris along the road between the Liberty Bridge and Grandview Avenue.

The work being conducted is preventative maintenance on erosion of the hillside. No posted detours will be provided. Motorists may use the Liberty Tunnel to northbound Route 51 to Woodruff Street to Merrimac Street to navigate around the closure.

Those with questions may contact Deputy Director Jeff Skalican at 412-496-5919.

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, February 18, 2019

Meeting with Mark Kamlet

Time: 12:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting with Chief of Staff Dan Gilman and Deputy Chief of Staff Majestic Lane

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview With CityLab's Brentin Mock

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Communications Manager Tim McNulty

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting with Chief of Staff Dan Gilman and Director Karina Ricks

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Mon, 18 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Amusement Producer License

The City of Pittsburgh requires an Amusement Producer license to conduct, stage, or produce all manner and forms of entertainment, such as performances, concerts, movies, athletic contests and sports, exhibitions, contests, displays, or games, where attendees pay a fee or donation to attend or engage in said event or entertainment.

*Please note that all venues, indoor or outdoor, are required to hold an Amusement Places License. 

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

2) COMPLETE APPLICATION  

3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT  

  • Print out application and mail it along with required information, or bring it in person with all other required information, and Current Fee. 
  • Check the cost of your license application fee here: Current Fee Schedule 

  • Pay by credit card at the counter or online!  

  • Make all checks or money orders payable to TREASURER – CITY OF PITTSBURGH 

    • Please see main License page for credit card and echeck fees  

Wondering how much your license costs? 

 All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule  for new applications, renewals, and late fees.  

Late Fees 

A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 30 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All business licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

 

 

RESOURCES 

LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS? 

WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY? 

HOW DO I GET A TAX CERFICATION LETTER?  

INSURANCE INFO 

  • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 

  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance: A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees. 
  • SPECIAL EVENTS

    If your event is on public property or requires additional public resources, it's likely you will need to apply for a Special Events permit.

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What is the Department of Innovation and Performance?

Click here to request for your organization be added to the Map!

We live in an age of infinite possibilities. The Department of Innovation & Performance (I&P), created in February 2014, reflects Mayor Peduto

While technology is an important component to this, it is not the only end goal. There is no silver bullet, fancy platform, or expensive software that can magically transform the City. The City’s greatest asset is us, its people, and our commitment to collaboration and better serving the City government and its residents.

Beyond servicing the City and its departments and agencies internally with strategy and hardware, I&P has a wider external component. We work to better service all residents of Pittsburgh by closing the digital divide, fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, improving access and application of information, and empowering neighborhoods, especially vulnerable communities. We want citizens to better utilize their resources and have the information to make better decisions and take action.

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What is the goal of Innovation and Performance?

Our goal is simple: to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersection of technology, sustainability, and performance.

We work with other departments and bureaus internally and collaborate with nonprofit, academic, private sector, and other government partners to:

  • Nurture innovation through local understanding, best practices, and City-community engagement
  • Capture and store knowledge digitally to honor the past and build the future
  • Apply performance measurements to increase government efficiency, accountability, and data-driven decisions
  • Empower neighborhoods through improved technology, access, and processes
  • Champion and institute sustainable thinking and practices
  • Support entrepreneurship, local businesses, and innovation hubs

The Department of Innovation & Performance is focused on six main areas:

  1. Client Relations - serves as the direct contact to the City departments, including public safety on their IT systems and business process
    • We also manage the technological assets of the City, and when appropriate apply technology or develop web applications to automate services and enhance user experience
  2. Resilient Networks - ensures that the City’s network and information is secure and robus.
    • It supports the ongoing, daily needs of the City against known and unknown risks and vulnerabilities
  3. Administration - responsible for the financial and human resources of the Department
    • It also supports the City’s technology procurement and asset management
  4. Communications Technology - serves as the first point of contact for the public to the City with multiple, up-to-date, communication channels, including print, web, the City Cable Channel, and 311
    • 311 allows the public to report all non-emergency concerns or questions
    • The City Cable Channel is a dedicated public channel that provides Pittsburgh viewers with important and relevant information, such as City Council Legislative and Standing Committee meetings and special City-related programming
  5. Sustainability - works to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of Pittsburgh. through the principles of environmental stewardship, resource efficiencies, and climate change resilience
  6. Strategy and Performance - works to use data to understand City operations and improve decision making. We work to empower neighborhoods by sharing information and working collaboratively on technology projects
    • We develop enterprise strategies for the City's information and telecommunications systems. The team also provides technology training and education to City staff
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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Thursday, November 9, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 8, 2017) Mayor William Peduto is in Bonn, Germany, for the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Mayor Peduto attended the last Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, in which 195 nations agreed to climate and emissions standards to stem global temperature increases. After President Trump this year withdrew commitments the United States made to the accords the Mayor signed an executive order committing Pittsburgh to climate change initiatives, despite the President's action. 

He and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times In June on the climate efforts of both cities, and he recently wrote another for Reuters with the Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan, on how Pittsburgh and Bonn are among the global leaders in climate change initiatives. 

The Mayor's travel costs are being covered by ICLEI, the global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.. 

The Mayor returns to Pittsburgh Sunday. 

Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Thursday, November 9, 2017: 

Presentation hosted by ICLEI on Cities in Transition: Industrial Legacy for a Low Carbon Future. Panelists include: Mayor Peduto, Simone Raskob, Deputy Mayor of Essen, Germany; Dr. Wolfgang Beckroge, Ruhr Regional Assoc. Department for Geographical Information and Spatial Planning; Niclas Svenningsen, Strategy and Relationships manager for UNFCCC. Moderated by ICLEI Secretary General Gino Van Begin.  

Time: 11:30 a.m. 

Location: US Climate Action Center, Bonn 

Transition Stories, Industrial Legacy, Sustainable Future, featuring Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin. 

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location:  

US Mayors Welcome Dinner 

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Majestic Restaurant, Prinz-Albert-Strasse, Bonn 

Thu, 09 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
City of Pittsburgh Joins Effort to Recruit Workers with Disabilities

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 12, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh and Mayor William Peduto are actively seeking to recruit workers with disabilities, becoming the latest Pittsburgh-area employers to join the "21 & Able" Career Transition Project, an employee recruitment and retention initiative. 

Almost 1,000 individuals with disabilities graduate high school and enter the local job market every year. 21 & Able, an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, makes connections between those job-seekers and major area employers.  

This week the City began to implement the Career Transition Project (CTP), which over the past four years has connected 366 individuals ages 18-38 with disabilities to competitive employment in community organizations throughout Allegheny County. 

Studies show that these workers normally hold positions longer than those without disabilities and have fewer scheduled and unscheduled absences than those without disabilities. 

"A public service career within city government can be a life-changing experience for anyone, but especially someone with disabilities. I am honored that we have become part of this program," Mayor Peduto said. 

This week the City's Human Resources and Civil Service Department under Director Janet Manuel began introducing all city departments to the hiring initiative, which will be aided by Sabrina Clay-Brown, a Career Transition Professional (CTP) who will be embedded in the HRCS department. 

Her role will be to act as a non-traditional recruiter and job coach with the goal to act as career counselor for individuals with disabilities. She will assist and identify qualified job seekers of diverse backgrounds who are ready for a competitive work environment. 

She will also work with City officials to:  

  • Provide recruiting assistance, guidance, training and general support to city departments regarding the hiring of individuals with disabilities. 

  • Identify qualified candidates, assist them through the application process and serve as a resource for candidates through the selection process. 

The City of Pittsburgh joins other major employers including Giant Eagle, Peoples Gas, Fed-Ex, Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh in participating in the program.  

Participating agencies include: Life’s Work of Western PA; Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh; the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR); Achieva; Evolve Coaching Autism support and job coaches; United Way; and Bender Consulting Services. 

Thu, 12 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
ARTWorks Photos

Link to Flickr Account

Wed, 11 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
Major Improvements Planned for Homewood Neighborhood Business District

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 11, 2018) A major network of pedestrian improvements in Homewood will make it easier for residents to walk to school, work and public transit through a resolution going before the board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority this week. 

The board is set to vote Thursday on a $674,171 contract with M and B Services for the construction of the Homewood Pedestrian Improvement plan. Construction would start this spring on improvements identified by findings in the neighborhood’s  Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Plan and the Homewood Transit Oriented Development study. 

The plans are centered around Homewood, Braddock and Hamilton avenues, and are anchored by neighborhood assets including Faison K-5 on Tioga Street, the Homewood neighborhood business district and the Homewood Station of the East Busway.  

The plans are supported by Mayor William Peduto and Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess. 

Improvements are set to include: 

  • New pedestrian scale lighting, street trees, and street furniture (benches/trash receptacles/bike racks) on Homewood Avenue between the East Busway and Hamilton Avenue. 
  • New thermoplastic "piano key" crosswalks and ADA Ramps along pedestrian paths to Faison School and the East Busway: Finance St. and Homewood Ave.; Susquehanna St. and Homewood Ave.; Cassina Way at Homewood Ave.;Tioga St. at Homewood Ave.; Tioga St. and Zenith Way; Tioga St. and Albion St.; Tioga St. and Dunfermline St.; Tioga St. and Richland St. 
  • Sidewalk and Curb Replacement along Tioga Street. Sidewalks in many areas along Tioga Street are completely missing or damaged causing pedestrians to walk in the streets.  This project will replace those sidewalks to ensure safe pedestrian passage between Homewood Avenue and Faison School. 
  • Flashing School Speed Limit Signage on Tioga Street by the school. 
  • Traffic Calming on Finance Street. Speed Humps will be installed on Finance Street to discourage speeding, as well as the truck traffic that uses this residential street and school route as a pass through. 

The project will complement repairs the Port Authority will be making to the Homewood Avenue Busway bridge including improved LED lighting in the underpass. The Port Authority is also investigating green infrastructure on their Finance Street property adjacent to Homewood station. 

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City MapFri, 06 Mar 00:00:00 -0500AFFH Subcommittees

Subcommittee List

The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Task Force had the following sub-committees to more precisely address the barriers that specific communities are facing regarding fair housing:

  1. Race & Ethnicity 
  2. Disability 
  3. Disparate Impact
  4. Sexual Orientation/Gender/Gender Identity 
  5. Outreach & Education 
  6. Religion

Subcommittee Tasks

These sub-committees were tasked with:

  1. Identifying barriers to fair housing;
  2. Researching identified barriers; and

  3. Creating policy recommendations to alleviate barriers for the full Task Force's review.


 

Need more information on subcommittees or the Task Force in general? Please call 412-255-2600 or email human.relations@pittsburghpa.gov.

 

Updated: 12/18/2018

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Housing Opportunity Fund Recommends Funding for Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 7, 2019) The Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) Advisory Board this morning voted to recommend that the URA Board of Directors approve three resolutions supporting hundreds of affordable housing units citywide.

The URA board will take action at its next meeting on Thursday, February 14.

Homeowner Assistance Program Administrators

The URA Board will consider HOF agreements with the following six non-profit organizations to serve as program administrators for the Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP):

  • Action Housing, Inc. in the amount of $500,000 to complete 18 - 22 homes
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh in the amount of $200,000 to complete 7 - 9 homes
  • Hilltop Alliance in the amount of $400,000 to complete 14 – 18 homes
  • Nazareth Housing Services in the amount of $100,000 to complete 4 - 5 homes
  • Oakland Planning & Development Corporation in the amount of $200,000 to complete 7 – 9 homes
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh in the amount of $200,000 to complete 7 – 9 homes.

The HOF HAP provides financial and technical assistance to eligible borrowers for rehabilitating and improving residential owner-occupied properties citywide.  Through HOF HAP, the URA provides deferred 0% interest loans and grants to assist low-income borrowers to: bring their homes into compliance with city codes; undertake energy efficiency improvements; and undertake eligible general property improvements. The annual household income must be less than 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). 

The total amount in the HAP line item for the 2018 allocation plan is $2.375 million.

Residences at Wood Street

Another resolution before the URA Board is a HOF Rental Gap Program (RGP) loan agreement in the amount of $380,000 with the Residences at Wood Street for the redevelopment of Wood Street Commons, located in the Central Business District.

The HOF RGP is intended to help fund the creation of new affordable housing and/or preserve affordable housing City-wide, specifically targeting households at or below 30% AMI and 50% AMI.

Wood Street Commons provides housing and supportive services in the form of 259 single room occupancy units to low income adults. The facility offers valuable services to people living there, including help on becoming more self-sufficient. Additionally, there is 55,000 sq. ft. of commercial space which is occupied by job training services and other non-profit organizations.

The loan will allow the Residences at Wood Street to install a new sprinkler system pump, update sprinkler heads throughout the buildings, connect a residential elevator to an emergency generator, install door card-readers on remaining residential units, repair façade sections, install additional security cameras, and rehabilitate the building’s front desk. 

Parkview Manor

The URA Board will also vote on a HOF RGP loan agreement in the amount of up to $200,000 with Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) for the renovation of the Parkview Manor affordable living property.

The loan will provide combined construction/permanent financing for the renovation/preservation of this 15-unit (one-bedroom, one-bath) affordable living property for seniors and people with disabilities.

With HOF funding, OPDC will complete much-needed renovations and repairs, including replacing the roof, replacing the building’s shared hot water tank, installing new windows throughout the entire building, painting the exterior of the building, and the replacement of individual packaged thermal A/C units for each unit. Work is expected to be completed within six months of loan closing.

The HOF funds will be tied to five units at or below 30% AMI.  The building has a Project-Based Section 8 HAP contract. The current tenant portfolio includes 14 residents at or below 30% AMI and 1 at or below 50% AMI.

The URA Board of Directors will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in the Wherrett Memorial Board Room at 200 Ross Street, 13th floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The HOF is holding five community feedback sessions citywide, starting Tuesday, on its allocation plans. More information is available here.

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, June 18, 2020

Call with Habitat for Humanity

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Call with NationSwell Council on Helping Local Businesses through COVID-19 Crisis

Time: 3 p.m.

 

Thu, 18 Jun 00:00:00 -0400
Emerald View Park – Pittsburgh’s Scenic Landscape

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Emerald View is Pittsburgh’s park with a view. It’s 257 acres combine the Grandview Senic Byway, Grandview Park, Olympia Park, and Mount Washington. The spectacular views of the Downtown skyline have been taken in by millions. The three community parks are beloved by the residents of the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

EMERALD VIEW PARK AMENITIES

 

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Biking

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Hiking Trails

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Skyline Views

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Playgrounds

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Baseball

 

 

 

 

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I&P Internships
Summer 2015 I&P Interns volunteering with Tree Pittsburgh

Can I intern with the Department of Innovation and Performance?

We are always looking for talented and energetic graduate and undergraduate students to support the many projects and initiatives we have in the Department of Information & Performance.

Can I intern with the Department of Innovation and Performance? We are always looking for talented and energetic graduate and undergraduate students to support the many projects and initiatives we have in the Department of Information & Performance. Students in the Computer and Information Science field are especially welcome, but we are willing to consider almost any major. In the past, we have had interns majoring in fields as diverse as Law, English, and Public and International Affairs. We are also interested in interns with skills in the areas of graphic design, government access television, or sustainability.

To get an idea of some of the work our interns have done, check out our 2015 and 2014 intern newsletters.

If you are interested in becoming an integral member of our team, please submit an internship application at the City of Pittsburgh Online Employment Center.

Please indicate on the application that you would like to work with Computer Information Systems and Media. Once you have submitted an application, we will be in touch if we would like to interview you.

If you have any questions about our internship program, please contact the Administration Manager, Stacy Hill, at stacy.hill@pittsburghpa.gov.

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Can I intern with the Department of Innovation and Performance?

Please call us at (412) 255-2152 during our office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., tweet us at @PGHIP or use the web form on the City Directory to reach the Department of Innovation & Performance.

All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Sustainability
Sustainability Banner

Message from our Mayor

Sustainability is a guiding principle within my administration. Our ability to build a more sustainable and resilient Pittsburgh requires that we are responsible stewards of our natural and fiscal assets. As a result, we are committed to the following objectives:

  • Improving the internal operations of municipal government, to reduce the fiscal and environmental impact related to our local government's services
  • Fostering innovative and collaborative solutions that overcome barriers to ecological responsible behavior
  • Ensuring that the City that provides clean air, water and livable communities for our residents and businesses
  • Being a leader locally, nationally and globally in the collective effort to reduce the impacts of climate change while growing our local economy
  • Encouraging economic opportunities for all communities

Building a Pittsburgh that can endure the challenges that we face and improve the environment, in which we live, will require the ingenuity of our residents, businesses and public servants.

We can do great things by working together.

William Peduto
Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

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What is Sustainability?

We hear a lot about "going green" and "sustainability" in the media and in conversation almost everyday, but what does it really mean?

One of the first definitions of environmental sustainability was created by the United Nations Bruntland Commission in 1987, describing sustainable development as "development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The sustainability movement is not just about environmental protection, but rather about finding a careful balance between the environment, economics, and social justice.

In the City of Pittsburgh, we believe that sustainability means operating in such a way that we lessen our impact on the environment, while finding ways to save money, improve the services we provide to citizens, and grow the economy. It also means living our lives in such a way that we do not diminish the ability of future generations to also produce and thrive.

Office of Sustainability

In October 2008, The City's first-ever Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency was created to provide guidance on greening the City's operations and facilities.

The office is tasked with implementing the municipal recommendations of the Pittsburgh Climate Action adopted in August 2008, as well as collaborating with individuals from all departments to strengthen existing environmental initiatives and ensure that sustainability is integrated into all City operations. Learn more about the City's climate protection initiatives.

Since its creation, the office has led initiatives to reduce energy use in City-owned buildings, utilize solar energy in City operations and involve citizens through activities like recycling and tree planting. To learn about these projects and how you can get involved in making Pittsburgh a green city, explore the links on the right.

The City Sustainability Commission

In February 2009, the City Sustainability Committee was convened as an internal steering body to guide the sustainability initiatives of the City. In November 2009, City Council adopted a code change to make this an official commission of the City.

The Sustainability Commission has eleven members- the Sustainability Coordinator, the Energy and Utilities Manager, the Recycling Supervisor, the Urban Forester, and a representative of the Mayor's Office, City Council, Public Works, City Planning, Public Safety, Personnel, and Finance.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, August 17, 2018

Interview With The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Adam Smeltz
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Pittsburgh Bureau Of Emergency Medical Services Promotion Ceremony
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Location: Council Chamber, City-County Building

Interview With Chatham University's Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Chris Sandvig
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

RiverLife's Party At The Pier
Time: 6:30 P.M.
Location: Rivers Casino, Chateau

Fri, 17 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Call with Stuart Fisk, Director of AHN Center for Inclusion Health and Dr. Mark Fuller, Director of Addiction Medicine Services

Time: 12 p.m.

Call with Jerrel Gilliam, CEO of Light of Life Ministries

Time: 1 p.m

Nicole Molinaro, CEO of Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

Time: 2 p.m.

Call with Monica Ruiz, CEO of Casa San Jose

Time: 3 p.m.

Call with Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation

Time: 4 p.m

 

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Amusement Places License

The City of Pittsburgh requires an Amusement Places license for any place or venue, indoors or outdoors, within the City where attendees pay a fee or donation to attend or engage in amusement, from performances, concerts, movies, athletic contests and sports, exhibitions, contests, displays, or games. For a comprehensive list of definitions and requirements, please see Chapter 771:Amusement Places and Amusement Producers of the City Code and the PLI Rules and Regulations.

*Please note, each individual event or performance is required to obtain an Amusement Producer License.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

2) COMPLETE APPLICATION  

3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT  

  • Print out application and mail it along with required information, or bring it in person with all other required information, and Current Fee. 
  • Check the cost of your license application fee here: Current Fee Schedule 

  • Pay by credit card at the counter or online!  

  • Make all checks or money orders payable to TREASURER – CITY OF PITTSBURGH 

    • Please see main License page for credit card and echeck fees  

4) FOR NEW APPLICANTS: New licenses will require an inspection before license can be issued.  

Wondering how much your license costs? 

 All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule  for new applications, renewals, and late fees.  

Late Fees 

A 60 day grace period begins when your license expires. A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 60 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All contractor and trade licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

 

RESOURCES 

LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS?

WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY? 

INSURANCE INFO 

  • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, April 30, 2018

No public events scheduled. 

Mon, 30 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Street Cleaning Begins Today

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2018) Crews from the Department of Public Works today began their annual street cleaning work, which will continue weekdays through November. 

Motorists are reminded to check street cleaning schedules that are affixed to signs along city roadways. Those parked in designated street cleaning zones will be subject to fines. 

Enforcement officers from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority will issue warnings the first two weeks of this month and begin issuing tickets to those parked in street cleaning zones on April 16.  

Street cleaning is necessary to address debris that collects along curbsides during winter months and gravel that is dislodged by potholes. This year DPW also plans to focus on street cleaning in neighborhood business districts, which will be performed during overnight hours, and on keeping storm catch basins cleared. 

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Meeting Calendar

Calendar

Pittsburgh City Council meetings that have already been broadcast are later archived on the Calendar page. Links to Meeting Details, Agendas, Minutes, and Video are made available for each meeting after they have been prepared by the City Clerk's Office.

View Format

You can view meeting information in list format, or in calendar format. Click the "List View" or "Calendar View" tabs to switch views.

VIDEO RESOURCES

When searching the calendar, make sure to check what year you are searching. The search control defaults to the current year.

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Wed, 30 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
CEMETERY BRUSH FIRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at approximately 7:14 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was dispatched to Allegheny Cemetery in Central Lawrenceville for a reported brush fire. The 2-alarm fire was on a steep hillside on the Stanton Avenue side of the cemetery. The fire burned an estimated four acres of brush. Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent damage to nearby graves. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.   

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Mayor Peduto Signs Statement Supporting Jobs for Veterans and Military Personnel

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 28, 2018) Mayor William Peduto today, in coordination with his Department of Human Resources, signed a statement with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) supporting employment of members of the military. 

The statement reiterates the City’s commitment to the hiring practices included in the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. It also helps to raise awareness among employers of the ways military experience can translate into civilian skills, and the City’s practice of giving Veteran's preference points to applicants for competitive Public Safety positions. 

November is Veterans and Military Families Month

 

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Contact

Office: (Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 412-255-2036

Emergencies: (11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday & After 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays) 412-255-2935

Daily Operations: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Weekends and holidays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Tue, 31 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
TWO PEOPLE SHOT IN THE UPPER HILL DISTRICT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 2, 2018) - On Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Pittsburgh Police officers and detectives responded to a call for a double shooting at the intersection of Herron Avenue and Milwaukee Street in the Upper Hill District. 

Upon arrival, officers observed two young adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. According to the preliminary police report, the victims were on the corner when gunshots rang out from a person or persons inside a vehicle. the vehicle sped away. At this time, there is no confirmed description of the vehicle.  The victims were shot multiple times and transported to the hospital in critical condition. The investigation continues.

If anyone has information about this shooting, please call police at 412-323-7800.  

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Contact

Pittsburgh Emergency Management Agency & Homeland Security (OEMHS)
J.P. Robins Civic Building
200 Ross Street - 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Emergency: dial 9-1-1
Telephone: 412-255-2633
Fax: 412-255-8662
Email

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, July 8, 2020

No public events scheduled

 

Wed, 08 Jul 00:00:00 -0400

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Police Detectives are searching for a violent serial robber. Between January 2, 2018 and January 3, 2018, the same person is believed to have robbed at least five businesses in the City. The actor is wanted in connection with robberies at the Dollar General Store in the 4700 block of Centre Avenue, The Fuel-On Convenience store in the 5700 block of Ellsworth Avenue, the Wine and Spirits Store in the 5900 block of Centre Avenue, Primanti Brothers in the Strip District, and the Warrington Beer Store in the 800 block of E. Warrington Avenue. 

In each of the incidents, the actor enters the establishment, violently thrusts a gun at the clerk, grabs an undisclosed amount of cash, and runs away. He is described as being 6'0" tall and heavy built. In each of the robberies he was wearing a mask.   

This actor is considered armed and dangerous. If you recognize him or have any information about these robberies, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 412-323-7800. 

             

 

 

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Thu, 04 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
ARRESTS IN CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – Pittsburgh Police Detectives have arrested two people in connection with the robbery of the Circle K convenience store located in the 2900 block of Brighton Road on March 27, 2018. Robbery Detectives arrested 49-year-old Andrew Bickus, of Pittsburgh, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Bickus is charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, and receiving stolen property. 52-year-old Steven Goldstein from the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood was arrested on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Goldstein is also charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy, and receiving stolen property. 

  ANDREW BICKUS

  STEVEN GOLDSTEIN

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 12, 2018) Mayor William Peduto is in London for the Bloomberg Vanity Fair Climate Exchange, where government, business and cultural leaders are discussing efforts to cut fossil fuel usage and save the planet.  

The Mayor will lead a discussion on Pittsburgh’s climate change initiatives, the economic benefits of clean energy and the need to transition away from coal-sourced energy. 

Michael Bloomberg visited Pittsburgh in October to declare the city a winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, with comes with $2.5 million to support the city’s efforts to fight climate change. In 2017 Pittsburgh was one of the first cities chosen to participate in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. 

Earlier this week Mayor Peduto was the only American mayor chosen to represent the United States at the COP24 global climate conference in Poland..  

Formally titled the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the COP24 conference gathered leaders from around the world who are working together to implement the Paris climate accords reached in 2015.  

While President Trump dropped the commitment by the United States to abide by the accords, Mayor Peduto said the City of Pittsburgh will stand by them, which is the theme of the new National Geographic documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh.” The film had a premiere in Pittsburgh last week, was shown last night in London, and has its worldwide debut tonight at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic network. Starting December 13, the film will be available on YouTube and on the Nat Geo App and Video On Demand for the next 2 months. 

Organizers are paying the costs for Mayor Peduto’s travel. No city tax dollars are being used. 

He returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow.. 

Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule – Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 

All locations Bloomberg European Headquarters, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London 

Welcoming remarks Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, and Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair Editor in Chief 

Time: 9 a.m. 

Panel on Scaling Up Investments in Climate Solutions, with Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General; David Fass, CEO – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Macquarie Group; and Guy Johnson, Bloomberg News 

Time: 9:30 a.m. 

Panel on How Conserving Coral and Protecting Oceans from Overfishing can Impact Climate, with Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chairman and President Tiffany & Co. Foundation, Chief Sustainability Officer at Tiffany & Co; Tony Long, former British Naval officer and CEO of Global Fishing Watch; Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary; and Ian Urbina, Journalist, New York Times. 

Time: 10 a.m. 

Conversation with Mayor Peduto on the challenges of transitioning off coal and its impacts on public health, and the urgency of local leadership in the fight against climate change. Moderated by John Micklethwait, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg News 

Time: 10:30 a.m. 

Panel on How to Ease the European – and global – Transition to a Clean Energy Economy with Claire Perry, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, UK; Montserrat Mir Roca, Confederal Secretary, ETUC; Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation; and Antha Williams, Head of Environmental Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies 

Time: 11 a.m. 

Closing Remarks 

Time: Noon 

Wed, 12 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER SHOT IN ARLINGTON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 12:40 a.m. Sunday, October 8, Zone 3 Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of E. Carson Street for a report that a food delivery driver had been shot. Upon arrival, the 48-year-old male victim was found to have been shot once in the abdomen. Paramedics transported him to UPMC Mercy where he was last reported to be in stable condition. According to the investigation, the victim was delivering food to the 2400 block of  Elsie Street in Arlington when he was approached by two black males, one of which had a gun. They took the pizza and shot him. One male is described as six feet tall and was wearing black pants and a white jacket. His hair is a short afro. The other actor was described as 5'5". He was wearing a striped shirt and black pants. He was carrying a revolver. The investigation continues. 

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Lindsay Powell
Lindsay Powell
Lindsay Powell
Assistant Chief of Staff
Lindsay.Powell@pittsburghpa.gov
412-255-2947

Lindsay Powell serves as the Assistant Chief of Staff to Mayor William Peduto, works on  planning and economic development and works largely on issues of equity and inclusion. Passionate about social justice initiatives and addressing inequality, Lindsay has worked for former President Barack Obama, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Representative Hakeem Jeffries. Lindsay is a graduate of Wheaton College and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Lindsay lives in Bloomfield.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Meeting With Fred Thieman
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Interview With Gia Hal & Commander Eric Holmes
Time: 3:00 P.M.
Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Weekly Scheduling Meeting
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Bloomfield Halloween Parade
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Bloomfield

Thu, 26 Oct 00:00:00 -0400
Responsible Hospitality

The Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan was developed by the Responsible Hospitality Institute with input from key stakeholders and is a framework to address the complex issues required to sustain a safe and vibrant social experience for residents and visitors. The Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan is implemented by the Nighttime Economy Manager who coordinates five action teams focused on public safety, hospitality, development, transportation, and personal accountability, as well as the Pittsburgh Sociable City Alliance.  

The Pittsburgh Sociable City Alliance will oversee implementation of recommended policy changes and updates presented in the Sociable City Plan, and direct resource allocation to support and sustain Pittsburgh’s nighttime economy

Wed, 22 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Fourth Avenue, Wood Street to Smithfield Street Closure

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is extending the full vehicle closure of Fourth Avenue between Wood Street and Smithfield Street. This closure will be extended for the remainder of March due to unforeseen circumstances during construction.

During this time, all vehicle traffic will be detoured from Wood Street, to the Boulevard of the Allies, to Smithfield Street, to Fourth Avenue.

Port Authority Buses will be discontinued on Fourth Avenue and will utilize the Boulevard of the Allies for the temporary bus route during this closure.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on Fourth Avenue throughout the project.

If you have any questions regarding this road closure, please submit them to the city’s 311 response center by dialing 311 within the city or 412-255-2621. They can also be submitted online at https://pittsburghpa.gov/311/.

Fri, 06 Mar 00:00:00 -0500
City Chooses Design Consultant for Renovation of Homewood Park and Stargell Field

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has selected a design consultant for the renovation of Homewood Park.

The Department of Public Works issued a request for proposals in February of this year.  After an extensive interview process, DPW accepted a proposal from Studio Zewde, a New York firm specializing in landscape architecture, urban design and community engagement.

The New York firm describes itself this way: 

“Studio Zewde is a vibrant landscape architecture, urban design, and public art practice based in New York City. Fusing the years of experience of Sara Zewde and Ashley Ludwig, our work is lauded for its innovative design methodology that syncs site interpretation with community engagement, a design process powered by narrative, and a dedication to the craft of construction. 

A Black and woman-owned firm, our employees have backgrounds in landscape architecture, architecture, city planning, urban design, sociology, statistics, community organizing, and public art. Our practice is recognized for its ability to design meaningfully for people and their stories in the context of contested narratives and development pressure. Projects like the Mander Rec Center Campus in Philadelphia, Africatown Plaza in Seattle, Volango Wharf in Rio de Janeiro, and Domino Park in New York City demonstrate the potential for our design work to illuminate the stories of people and place. Our design energy is devoted to the “aesthetics of being” and to creating enduring places where people belong.” 

Proposed renovations for Homewood Park include:

  • Site engineering for the development of a combined, regulation-size football and baseball field, seating and site-wide ADA accessibility
  • Structural engineering for retaining walls surrounding the site
  • Relocation of existing pool and bathhouse/ locker room to accommodate field renovations
  • Site-wide stormwater management solutions, including cisterns or r-tanks under the athletic fields
  • Connection to the Martin Luther King Jr. Busway and renovated pedestrian bridge to Westinghouse Park
  • Cultural/ performance space with connections to the Afro American Music Institute
  • Playground and multi-purpose courts for various youth activities

A copy of the full bid is here

The project team is anticipating a minimum 18-month design process prior to beginning construction.

For questions about the park contact:

Andrea Ketzel

Senior Project Landscape Architect

City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works

414 Grant Street, Room 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

[e] andrea.ketzel@pittsburghpa.gov.

 

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

No public schedule. 

Wed, 14 Aug 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, April 9, 2021

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Interview

Time: Noon

Green and Just Recovery in Canada: A Conversation with Leading Cities C40 Event

Time: 2 p.m.

 

Fri, 09 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Pittsburgh Wins State Grant for EMS Diesel Exhaust System Project

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 5, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh has won a state grant to supplement its placement of diesel exhaust removal systems in Emergency Medical Services stations.  

The City announced plans in October to retrofit EMS stations with exhaust systems that expel diesel fumes from the vehicles to the outside while the vehicles are running inside the station, to make for a safer breathing environments for EMS staff.   

The latest grant in support of the project is for $10,000 from the Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner's Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. 

It will fund electrical upgrades at the stations that will allow the new exhaust systems to be installed. 

The diesel exhaust systems are planned for Rescue 01: 4 systems; Medic 14: 3 systems; Medic 10: 3 systems; Medic 08: 1 system; Medic 06: 4 systems; Medic 04: 4 systems; Medic 03: 2 systems;  Medic 02: 4 systems; Medic 01 and 11 (located in the same station): 2 systems; Headquarters: 7 systems; EMS Training: 6 systems.

 

Wed, 05 May 00:00:00 -0400
Blue Ribbon Panel Releases Report on PWSA Restructuring

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 28, 2017) The Blue Ribbon Panel named early this year by Mayor William Peduto to study the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today issued its final report on the possible restructuring of the agency. 

The report is available here.

To ensure independence by the Panel, Mayor Peduto has not yet reviewed its recommendations.  

The report was also shared today with Pittsburgh City Council and members of the PWSA Board of Directors. The Panel will hold a public meeting to present its findings but it has not yet been scheduled.  

"I want to thank the members of the Panel for their hard work over the past year and the public service they have delivered to the entire Pittsburgh community. Nothing is more important than protecting our water and ensuring that residents are provided this precious resource safely and efficiently," Mayor Peduto said. 

Mayor Peduto assembled the panel in March to study the challenges facing the PWSA and to name an advisory firm to help guide their work. The City, with the concurrence of the Panel, chose Infrastructure Management Group as that firm in April. After a series of public meetings, studies of PWSA operations and studies of the agency IMG issued its findings in November

It is expected that the review of the Panel's recommendations will be publicly discussed by the Mayor, Council and the PWSA Board starting in January.

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Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Mission Continues & Operation Better Block Homewood Community Cleanup & BBQ

Time: 10:30 A.M.

Location: Frankstown Avenue, Homewood North & Homewood South

Larimer Community Festival

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: Larimer Avenue - East Liberty Boulevard to Meadow Street, Larimer

South Side Goat Fest

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: South Side Community Garden - Bandi Schaum Field, South Side Slopes

CitiParks & Pittsburgh Pirates Mayor's Cup Championship Game

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: PNC Park, North Shore

Sunday, July 28, 2019

OpenStreets Pittsburgh

Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Forbes Avenue, Central Business District

Vine Rewind Strip District Music Festival

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Location: Pittsburgh Winery, Strip District

Celebrating Picklesburgh With Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Time: 2:30 P.M.

Location: Roberto Clemente Bridge, Central Business District

 

Sat, 27 Jul 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor Calls on East Liberty Developers to Voluntarily House Penn Plaza Residents

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 22, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following letter today to housing developers with properties in East Liberty seeking voluntary commitments to secure affordable housing for remaining residents of Penn Plaza.

Wed, 22 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, February 23, 2018

Magee-Womens Hospital Tour

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, South Oakland

Presenting Proclamation To Dr. James Morris Of Carnegie Mellon University

Time:  11:30 A.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Four Mile Run Watershed & Mobility Plan Meeting

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Mayor's Conference Room, City-County Building

Joining Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra For Grammy Win Celebration

Time: 9:00 P.M.

Location: Heinz Hall, Central Business District

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City of Pittsburgh Partners with Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers for 40th Anniversary of Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

More than 16,000 participants expected to compete in the 10K and 5K races for the 40th edition of Pittsburgh’s largest fall road race on Sept. 24 

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017)  - The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce a partnership with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) to produce the 2017 Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race. 

"The Great Race is one of the city's longest running traditions and is a fitting tribute to one of Pittsburgh's great mayors," said Mayor William Peduto. "We are thrilled to partner with P3R to make this event even more special for the 40th anniversary and beyond." 

Following a 39-year run as a product of the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation, the City of Pittsburgh issued an RFP soliciting bids for a professional organization to assist the city with race operations, planning and execution in an effort to grow and uphold the longstanding traditions of The Great Race. P3R, the nonprofit organizers of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and other running events, was awarded a multi-year contract to produce the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and Dollar Bank Junior Great Race

“P3R is honored to carry out the historic tradition of the City of Pittsburgh Great Race," said Patrice Matamoros, P3R CEO. “The spirit of the event is truly community-oriented, and this year is even more special with the celebration of the 40th anniversary.” 

The Great Race, scheduled for Sunday, September 24, will celebrate the 40th running and feature 16,000 runners in a 10K run, 5K run and 5K fitness walk. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Great Race, race organizers are introducing a finisher medal for each participant as well as runner shirts featuring custom artwork designed by Pittsburgh native Burton Morris. 

The Dollar Bank Junior Great Race featuring a Family Fun Run, Tot Trot and Diaper Dash, is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, at Point State Park. Celebrating its 22 anniversary, the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race will feature gift bags, raffle prizes, keepsake photos and interactive activities for children 12 years of age and under. 

Proceeds from The Great Race will continue to support the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund,  a fund held by the Pittsburgh Foundation and dedicated to supporting medical research. Amyloidosis is a rare protein disorder in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins known as amyloid. Each year the City of Pittsburgh donates $1 from every Great Race and Junior Great Race registration to the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund. 

Registration for The Great Race (Sunday, Sept. 24) is $40 and for the Dollar Bank Junior Great Race (Saturday, Sept. 16) is $10. For more information or to register, visit: www.RunGreatRace.com

Get updates from The Great Race on Social Media on Twitter (@greatracepgh), Instagram (@greatracepgh) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GreatRacePGH/ 

ABOUT P3R: 

In a 9-year span, P3R has grown to become one of the preeminent lifestyle brands in Pennsylvania through its development of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler and the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile.  

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) is a non-profit organization which promotes the love of long-distance running and enhances community involvement in fitness activities through high quality events open to a wide variety of ages and ability levels. Our events will consistently serve the needs of our participants and our sponsors; will engage and reward our volunteers; will enhance the economic well-being of the Pittsburgh region; will partner with public and private entities to create the best possible event experience and partner with appropriate charitable organizations to give back to the community. See more at: www.pittsburghmarathon.com/about-us 

FACEBOOK: DSGPM     TWITTER: @PghMarathon     INSTAGRAM: PghMarathon      

HASHTAGS: #PghMarathon #GameOnPGH 

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Tue, 05 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
City of Tomorrow Challenge Winners Named

PITTSBURGH, PA. (November 28, 2018) After working collaboratively with the residents in Pittsburgh to identify transportation challenges and propose new ways to improve mobility in their communities, the City of Pittsburgh Office of Mayor William Peduto and Department of Mobility and Infrastructure are proud to announce the winning pilot proposals for the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge™. 

Two of the winners, iomob and Safe Shift, will each be rewarded with $50,000 in prize money to test the implementation of their proposal in the real world. The third winner, Intersection, has requested no prize money from the City of Tomorrow Challenge, as its proposed LinkPGH program is supported through its own advertising revenue. 

The first of the three winners is iomob, a user-friendly, open and inclusive form of “mobility as a service” aimed at addressing “inefficiencies” in a multi-modal but “fragmented mobility landscape.” Iomob allows end-users to discover, combine, book, and pay for the mobility services that best cover their needs at a given point of time. Iomob will be implemented as an open-source, decentralized platform that leverages blockchain to allow all mobility providers to easily join the platform. By connecting all the mobility operators in an area, iomob aims to enable users to find better combinations of services for any given trip. 

Safe Shift, meanwhile, is a team that came together as part of the Mobiliti Conference in Pittsburgh in early October. The team consists of representatives from local transportation and advocacy groups, students, and an urban mobility data and analytics company called Moovit. Safe Shift is focused on getting night shift workers to and from work safely and efficiently. By talking to local employers, the Safe Shift team identified the needs of shift workers who travel while tired and in the dark, and they plan to aid these shift workers by providing safe and reliable transit during off peak and unpredictable hours. 

Finally, Intersection has been chosen as the third winner. Intersection is a company that aims to address the connectivity gap many Pittsburgh residents face, whether it’s connectivity to the internet, local transit information, or city services. To address these needs, Intersection proposes to deploy digital kiosks, dubbed LinkPGH, which provide free high-speed public WiFi, phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., device charging, wayfinding, community messaging, and other amenities around the city. 

“The people of Pittsburgh were integral to this Challenge,” said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. “They defined the need. Testing this in the real world, they will also help us evaluate this as a solution. We appreciate the partnership with Ford in not only thinking deeply about the 

challenges we face, but helping us to act quickly to find the ideas and entrepreneurs that can help address them.” 

Launched in June, the City of Tomorrow Challenge™ is a crowdsourcing platform created to help prepare cities for the future by identifying new mobility designs and innovations that could improve the way people get around. The Challenge platform brought together officials, residents and local businesses in Pittsburgh, as well as key program sponsors AT&T, Dell Technologies, Microsoft and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, encouraging people to share their mobility experiences. 

“These proposals all focus on some of the issues that Pittsburgh residents shared with us during the community engagement phases of the Challenge,” said John Kwant, vice president, Ford City Solutions. “Working closely and collaborating with the people who will use solutions like these are one way in which we hope we can start to make a positive impact on people’s mobility.” 

After hearing numerous stories from local Pittsburgh residents, the City of Tomorrow Challenge received more than 125 unique proposals for mobility solution pilots. The Challenge’s Steering Committee, comprised of industry experts, partner representatives, and locals, selected 13 semi-finalists. Those semi-finalists had the opportunity to work with a mentor and local accelerator to further refine their proposals before a winner was selected. 

Throughout the Challenge, people were encouraged to submit ideas in four key areas: 

* Enable Simple Transportation Choices: How might we bring useful information that increases traveler confidence in a variety of different transportation options? Knowing when the bus will arrive, where the bike paths are, where the safe sidewalks are, how traffic or weather will impact driving time, and even what side of the street to stand on while waiting for the bus are key for planning one’s commute. Information, whether it is displayed digitally on a smartphone, written on a physical sign, or shared between neighbors, is fundamental to moving around the city. 

* Extend Mobility Options: How might we extend the reach of the existing transportation networks with new services and modes? What mobility options can extend or enhance the existing infrastructure and services? How can we improve access to work, education, health, and public services, and build off existing transit, bike-share and other services, especially for those who currently have issues accessing them? How can we increase viable transportation options at times when there are few good choices? 

* Encourage Walking, Biking, And Busing: How might we build travelers’ confidence and desire to walk, bike, or take the bus as a part of their everyday trips? For example, riding a bike alone around the city for the first time can be daunting for even the most seasoned cyclist. A visitor may not know how to pay for the bus or signal the stop they want to get off on. People may get turned around and confused on city streets or not understand how to cross a complicated intersection. What solutions might raise the “journey confidence” of Pittsburgh travelers or lower the barriers to trying something new, like walking, biking, or taking the bus? 

* Design Creative Infrastructure: How might we enhance the transportation experience through the design of welcoming infrastructure? Travel should be inviting and even fun, whether it is an everyday commute or a special trip to see the sights. Travelers should feel 

respected, and waiting and travel should be a dignified experience. Applicants were encouraged to submit proposals for creative designs or technologies to improve the infrastructure and enhance the experience of getting from place to place. This includes new ideas and designs that improve walking on a sidewalk, crossing an intersection, biking, waiting at a bus stop, or other parts of people’s journeys. 

For more information on the semi-finalists and other proposals that were submitted, visit the City of Tomorrow Challenge website. 

 

Wed, 28 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
You're Invited: Beechview Sr. Center Ribbon Cutting!

Please join the City of Pittsburgh including the Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, Mayor Bill Peduto, Citiparks, the Department of Public Works, and the Beechview community to cut the ribbon on the new Beechview Senior and Community Center this coming Monday! 

Details: 

Monday, September 25th at 10:00am 
Beechview Senior and Community Center
1553 Broadway Avenue 15216 

-Parking is available on-street and in the Parking Authority lot at Broadway and Beechview Avenue

-The Center is accessible via the Port Authority T (Fallowfield or Hampshire stops).

-Light refreshments will be provided. 

Initiated 20 years ago and stewarded for the past 8 years by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, construction began in 2015. This multi-million dollar investment will serve the Beechview community for years to come. We are so excited to share this new vital community resource with you!

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Thu, 21 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
DPW Contacts
Department Office  
Telephone 412.255.8850
Fax 412.255.8847
   
Street Maintenance   
Superintendent 412.255.0923
First Division 412.323.7209, 412.323.7210
Second Division 412.665.3610
Third Division 412.422.6545
Fifth Division 412.937.3054
Sixth Division 412.255.0743
   
Park Maintenance  
Superintendent 412.255.2594
Northern Division 412.323.7209, 412.323.7210
Northeast Division 412.655.3632
Eastern Division 412.422.6550
Southern Division 412.488.8364
   
Specialty Divisions  
Warehouse 412.782.7562
Heavy Equipment 412.255.2369
Construction Division 412.782.7631, 412.255.7630
Paving Division 412.622.6942
Facilities Division 412.255.2312, 412-255-2313
Forestry Division 412.665.3625
   
Environmental Services  
Recycling 412.255.2631
Solid Waste 412.255.2773
   
DPW EMERGENCY 24 HOUR 412.937.3871


 

Wed, 31 Dec 19:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Monday, March 11, 2019

On vacation

Mon, 11 Mar 00:00:00 -0400
Specialty Units
Bicycle Unit

The Pittsburgh Police Bureau's Bicycle Unit is a key part of our overall community policing strategy.

Bicycle Officer's greatest assets include:

  • Mobility within densley populated urban districts
  • High Visibility
  • Accessibility to the public

Being a bicycle officer is a strenuous job that requires both physical fitness and keen mental awareness. Officers go through a rigorous training program. This program includes advanced quarterly training.

SWAT

SWAT stands for Special Weapons and Tactics.

The Pittsburgh SWAT team is composed of personnel from throughout the Bureau of Police.

The SWAT team responds to on average 100 missions per year. Missions include:

  • Barricaded Individuals
  • Hostage Rescue
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Surveillance
  • High Risk Warrant Service

The SWAT team also provides tactical support to local, state and federal agencies.

The SWAT team fosters positive interaction with children by attending numerous community events each year.

River Rescue

River Rescue is a partnership between Pittsburgh Police and the Emergency Medical Services SCUBA search and rescue team.

River Rescue responsibilities include:

  • o Piloting all River Rescue vessels
  • Enforcing Commonwealth laws
  • Patrolling area rivers and ports
  • Preventing, Responding to and mitigating all waterborne emergencies

The SWAT team also provides tactical support to local, state and federal agencies.

The SWAT team fosters positive interaction with children by attending numerous community events each year.

Motorcycle Unit

The Motorcycle Unit has officers assigned to it everyday of the year, regardless of weather conditions.

Motorcycle Unit responibilities include:

  • Traffic Safety Enforcement and Education
  • Police Escorts
  • Traffic Control
  • Assisting with special events and community activity

Motorcycle officers receive extensive training in dignitary escorts and the safe operation of motorcycles.

Collision Investigation

The Collision Investigation Unit investigates all crashes that involve critical injuries and fatalities.

The Unit is composed of more than 15 officers with extensive training in crash reconstruction. Additionally, the Unit has access to state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct accidents.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Investigating all emergency vehicle crashes
  • Assist outside agencies
  • Promote highway safety through education
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit

The mission of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit is to ensure that all drivers and commercial vehicles being operated on the road are in compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Responsibilities include:

  • Roving patrols
  • Stationary Checkpoints
  • Assisting outside agencies upon request
Special Deployment Division

SDD consists of city-wide support units that provide specially trained and equipped officers.

These units include:

  • Traffic Division
  • Collision Investigation Unit
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit
  • SWAT
  • River Rescue
  • Impaired Driving Unit
  • Car Seat Inspection and Education Station
  • Graffiti Task Force
  • Street Response Unit
Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad is composed of technicians trained extensively by the F.B.I. in:

  • Electronics
  • Redner safe procedures
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

The unit has two bomb robots and other state of art technology, as well as "bomb dogs" to ensure the safety of our region. The team even has certified SCUBA divers who can locate and render safe underwater hazardous devices.

Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad is composed of technicians trained extensively by the F.B.I. in:

  • Electronics
  • Redner safe procedures
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
Canine Unit

The City of Pittsburgh utilizes canine officers for a variety of tasks, including:

  • Finding illegal drugs, guns and explosives
  • Locate people – suspects and endangered persons

Officers (Handlers) and qualified dogs go through an intensive 3-month training program at our K-9 Academy.

Weed and Seed

West Pittsburgh Operation Wee and Seed seeks to bring together police and community members of all ages to build safer and stronger neighborhoods.

Goals include:

  • Fostering a stronger relationship between police and young community members
  • Providing summer and after school programs throughout our region

This program is a partnership between the City of Pittsburgh, the US Attorney in Western Pennsylvania Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith and community stakeholders.

To learn more about Operation Weed and Seed or how you can assist please call 412-255-4772.

Mobile Crime Unit

The Mobile Crime Unit is responsible for processing all major crime scenes including:

  • Homicides
  • Robberies
  • Burglaries
  • Sex Assaults

Members of the Unit are subject matter experts in photography, fingerprint dusting and collection of trace evidence.

Rapid Emergency Deployment

Rapid Emergency Deployment (RED) was developed after the events of September 11, 2001. The goal of the team is to provide and appropriate response to critical incidents including:

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Terrorist Events
  • Major HAZAMAT incidents
  • Acts of Civil Disobedience

Local jurisdictions are required to be NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliant. One of the provisions of NIMS is the development of a Multi-agency Coordination System. The purpose of this multi-agency coordination is to develop and maintain connectivity capability between local Incident Command Posts (ICPs), and local, state/territorial Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs).

Fri, 24 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
HIGHMARK FIRST NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department is prepared for the official annual Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2018 celebration this Sunday, December 31, 2017. To ring in the New Year, plans are in place to ensure the safety of the public and property for this family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration. 

The weather forecast is calling for frigid temperatures with low temperatures in the single digits. All attendees are advised to dress appropriately. Paramedics and EMT's will be on hand to care for anyone who experiences a health-related issue.  Police and crossing guards will focus on traffic control and pedestrian safety. 

"A zero tolerance policy will be fully enforced to ensure the safety of all people and property," says Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. "During this event, law enforcement officers will be on alert for misbehavior and will act quickly on acts that compromise the security and well-being of celebrants."  

As in the past, uniformed and plainclothes officers will be focused on crowd management and deterring crime and disorder. Along with other Bureau of Police assets, surveillance cameras will be operational and monitored. 

Assisting and support agencies and assets include, but are not limited to: Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, Allegheny County Police,  Port Authority Police, Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, PennDot, Event Organizer's volunteers, McGann & Chester Towing.  

All Port Authority Transit riders are urged to check the bus schedules. At this time, many buses are available to transport riders to the event, but may not be scheduled for late night departures from downtown and surrounding areas.  

 

STREET CLOSURES 

There will be events throughout the Cultural District, centered on Penn and Liberty avenues. Street closures begin at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 and reopen at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018,  unless otherwise noted: 

  • From 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. -  Penn Avenue at Stanwix Street to 9th Street will be closed for the duration of the event. 

  • From 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Stanwix Street northbound from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed.   

  • From 5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Stanwix Street southbound , from Liberty Avenue to Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be closed. 

  • Additional Street closures: Along Maddock Place and alleys leading into and surrounding the event from Penn Avenue, Liberty Avenue 6-10 Streets. 

 

ADDITIONAL STREET & PARKING INFORMATION 

  • EQT Plaza garage will be closed from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 

  • Sixth and Penn Garage at 542 Penn Avenue will be closed from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 

  • 11 Stanwix Street Garage can only be accessed from the Fort Duquesne boulevard entrance. 

  • Fifth Avenue Extension will be closed from Fifth Avenue Place to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. The Fifth Avenue Place Parking garage is accessible from Liberty Avenue. 

  • Seventh Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue to the Theatre Square Parking garage. The garage is accessible from Ft. Duquesne Boulevard. 

  • Eighth Street will be closed from Liberty Avenue (Tito Way) to Fort Duquesne Boulevard. The parking lot is accessible from Ft. Duquesne Boulevard. 

  • Ninth Street will be  closed from Liberty Avenue to the Ninth and Penn Garage. The garage is accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard. 

  • Garrison Place will be closed from Exchange Way to French Way. Parking lot is accessible from Fort Duquesne Boulevard. 

  • Exchange Way will be closed from Garrison Place to Eighth Street. Parking is only accessible from Tenth Street. 

 

MEDIA PARKING 

Media will be permitted to park on Stanwix Street between Fort Duquesne Boulevard and the closure at 625 Stanwix. All media vehicles must be along the cub lanes and not obstructing emergency access or pedestrian paths. 

 

FOR FURTHER EVENT DETAILS:    https://firstnightpgh.trustarts.org/ 

Thu, 28 Dec 00:00:00 -0500
Statement by Mayor William Peduto and Leon Ford

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 17, 2018) The following statement is from Mayor William Peduto and Leon Ford:

"After five years of arduous litigation, all parties are pleased to announce that we have reached an amicable resolution in the federal lawsuit Leon Ford brought following the November 11, 2012 shooting incident. The City has agreed to pay Mr. Ford and his attorneys $5.5 million dollars. This settlement is in the best interest of Mr. Ford, Officer Derbish and the City of Pittsburgh, and will provide all involved the closure needed to move forward in a positive direction."

Wed, 17 Jan 00:00:00 -0500
City Receives State Grant Supporting Safe Transportation Options for City Schoolchildren

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 22, 2019) Officials from Mayor William Peduto’s administration today will discuss a state grant of more than $450,000 to support safe routes to school for elementary and middle school students in Pittsburgh. 

A bill is set to be discussed at Pittsburgh City Council’s standing committees meeting accepting $464,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Transportation Set Aside Program, which provides assistance to municipalities to support the creation of safe and appealing alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel. 

More than 30 million Americans nationwide transport their children to and from schools every day, which research shows increases hazardous road conditions and harms the environment. The Safe Routes to School program seeks to address that by supporting walking and biking to school, leading to eased traffic conditions and better health for schoolchildren. 

“The ability to walk or bike to school has long been one of the classic characteristics of Pittsburgh, but over recent decades it has become increasingly hazardous for children, who are our most valuable and vulnerable travelers,” said Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Director Karina Ricks. “This grant will allow us to dedicate resources to help us collaborate with school leaders and parents to identify areas where low-cost improvements can be rapidly implemented.” 

DOMI is proposing using the PennDOT grant to hire a Safe Routes to School coordinator who is part educator, part engineer and will work on programming for students to walk and bike more easily. The coordinator will work on traffic calming and other safety improvements on streets near schools best suited for walking and biking. 

Once approved, DOMI plans to have a person in the position by the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. 

 

Wed, 22 May 00:00:00 -0400
Pre-Application Meeting

What is a pre-application meeting?

A pre-application meeting is an optional service provided by the Department of City Planning to advise prospective applicants on the applicable zoning and planning approval processes before an application is submitted. This initial discussion helps prospective applicants understand these processes. This is particularly helpful for those not familiar with the Zoning Code and related review processes.  

The meeting is not required, but highly recommended for anyone considering a project that will require Zoning Review with Planning Commission or a project that will require a complex Site Plan Review. 

The meeting may be required if any of the following thresholds are met:

  • $100,000 for Exterior Renovations on Commercial Building Permits
  • Any new commercial structure or additions of 5,000 sq. ft. or greater
  • Any application with more than 20 parking spaces
  • Any Master Plan/Rezoning Application
  • Any Historic Nomination
  • Any Zoning Protest Appeal
  • Any Advertising Sign Application

Common topics discussed at these meetings are:

  • Zoning district and requirements for the project
  • Development review approval process
  • Applicable public hearings and notices
  • Design review process
  • Development Activities Meeting(s)
  • Local community groups

The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the processes under the jurisdiction of the Department of City Planning. Questions about building codes or other non-planning aspects will not be discussed.

 

What is the fee for the meeting?

There is a $50 fee for each pre-application meeting. This fee is due prior to scheduling the meeting. It can be paid at the OneStopPGH online portal, in person at the OneStopPGH Counter, or by mail to Dept. of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, 200 Ross St, Suite 320, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Credit cards and E-checks payment is available, with a service fee, and checks are accepted made payable to “Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.”

 

Who will be there?

City Planning staff relevant to the project may include the Zoning Administrator, zoning staff, design staff, and the neighborhood planner. For projects in the Uptown Public Realm District, representatives from the Green Building Alliance will attend. The applicant is welcome to bring anyone involved in the project such as the property owner, architect, developer, or other parties.

 

What materials should prospective applicants bring to the meeting?

The prospective applicant must bring a map of the development and surrounding parcels and be able to discuss the proposed use(s). The more information brought to the meeting, even in draft form, the more details staff can provide on relevant processes. 

 

How are meetings scheduled? 

Prospective applicants wishing to schedule a pre-application meeting should apply using the OneStopPGH online application portal. After an application that is filed online is reviewed, the applicant will be notified via email or through the online permitting system. The requestor will also be advised if zoning staff determine the questions may be answered more efficiently without a meeting. Meetings are held at the Department of City Planning, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh.

 

What are the next steps after the meeting?

The prospective applicant will be advised at the meeting what the next steps will be as this will vary by project type. Please contact other agencies such as the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, the Department of Public Works, and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Department to find out about their approval processes for a project.

 

For more information

For questions contact the Zoning Division at zoning@pittsburghpa.gov or 412-255-2241.

 

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Wed, 31 May 00:00:00 -0400
Get Your City of Pittsburgh Tax Receipt with Pittsburgh's Online Public Budget Tool

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PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2019) This Tax Day, City of Pittsburgh taxpayers can see where their local taxes go by using the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s online public budget tool Balancing Act. This tool provides transparent information about the city’s budgets and allows the community to submit feedback that will inform next year’s budgets.  

Balancing Act gives taxpayers an opportunity to see what their tax money is spent on, understand the Capital and Operating budgets, change spending allocations, and leave comments on the City’s budgets through these three tools: 

Tax Receipt – Enter your income and the value of any property you own in the City of Pittsburgh to receive an itemized receipt of what your taxes pay for. Try Tax Receipt  

Capital Budget Simulator – Explore how your tax dollars are distributed amongst departments and projects, see detailed explanations for spending items and add your changes and comments. Try Capital Budget  

Operating Budget Simulator – Try your hand at managing the city’s books and explore financial breakdowns of operating spending. Try Operating Budget  

After creating their own budgets, users can submit them and they will be reviewed by OMB, the Office of Mayor William Peduto, City Council and City Departments for the development of the 2020 budgets.  

This is the second year that OMB has used the online program to supplement feedback gathered at their two annual public capital budget forums to be held this summer. To be notified of the capital budget forums, sign up for the Office of Community Affairs’ newsletter at newsletter.pittsburghpa.gov. 

Mon, 15 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Statement by Office of the Mayor on Discussions with District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 15, 2017) The Office of the Mayor and the Public Safety Department have been actively engaged with District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala's office since Mr. Zappala raised concerns about cooperation with Pittsburgh Police in July. 

Mr. Zappala wrote a letter regarding his concerns about use-of-force investigations to Mayor Peduto's Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin on July 24. The same day Mr. Acklin responded by email saying he would like to hold a meeting to resolve the issues. 

That meeting was held August 2 at the District Attorney's office. Present from the City were Chief Acklin, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich and Police Chief Scott Schubert. They met with Mr. Zappala, his Chief of Staff Rebecca Spangler, attorney Lawrence Claus, President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning, and District Attorney's office detectives. The meeting lasted an hour. 

Since then officials from the District Attorney's office, the Allegheny County Police and Public Safety have been working on a Memorandum of Understanding on police-involved critical incidents. Those are any incidents in which a police officer is involved in an official capacity in an incident that leads to serious bodily injury or death. 

The MOU is finished and going through a final legal review. A meeting is expected to be held in two to three weeks with County Police, the Allegheny County Police Superintendent, the Pittsburgh Police Bureau, city Law Department and the Fraternal Order of Police to discuss and finalize the MOU. 

Fri, 15 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
Trade Fair License

The City of Pittsburgh requires a Trade Fair License for any event where (10) ten or more merchants assemble to sell goods or services. 

Exemptions: Events where there are no direct sales to wholesale or retail dealerrs are exempt from this License requirement.

For a complete list of definitions and requirements, please refer to Chapter 723: Trade Fairs of the City Code and the PLI Licensing Rules and Regulations.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

2) COMPLETE APPLICATION 

3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT

Wondering how much your license costs? 

 All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule  for new applications, renewals, and late fees.  

Late Fees 

A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 30 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All business licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

RESOURCES

  • LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS?
  • WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY?
  • HOW DO I GET A TAX CERFICATION LETTER?   
  • INSURANCE INFO
    • A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date. 
    • Worker’s Compensation Insurance: A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees.  
    • Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections Workers' Compensation Exemption Affidavit.
Thu, 06 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Meeting With Tony Helfer

Time: 11:30 A.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Multicultural Liason Unit Press Conference

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Grand Lobby, City-County Building

Meeting With Director Wendell Hissrich & Chief Scott Schubert

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Director Wendell Hissrich, Chief Scott Schubert, Commander Daniel Hermmann, & Chief Administraton Officer Debbie Lestitian

Time: 3:00 P.M.

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, City-County Building

Pittsburgh United Celebration

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Location: Energy Innovation Center (Clifford B. Connelly School), Crawford-Roberts

Wed, 29 Nov 00:00:00 -0500
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Friday, February 1, 2019

Launch Event For The Army Artificial Intelligence Task Force

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Location: National Robotics Engineering Center, Central Lawrenceville

Telephone Call With Michael Zamagias

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building

Meeting With Chief Of Staff Daniel Gilman & City Solicitor Yvonne Hilton

Time: 3:30 P.M.

Location: Office of the Mayor, City-County Building 

Fri, 01 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety Names Chris Togneri Public Information Officer

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2018) Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety have named Chris Togneri as Public Information Officer, a role in which he will lead communications for the city's Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Animal Care and Control bureaus. 

Togneri, of Troy Hill, will begin work on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. 

Togneri is an award-winning writer who has lately worked as a freelance journalist following positions at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Modesto Bee and the Slovak Spectator in Slovakia. He is a multiple winner of the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's Golden Quill awards and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association's Keystone Press awards, and has received awards from the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. 

He received a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004 and a Bachelor's degree in English from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, in 1997. 

Togneri replaces former PIO Sonya Toler, who left the City to become Senior Director of Communications for Propel Schools. He will work in tandem with Assistant Public Information Officer Alicia George. 

Mon, 02 Apr 00:00:00 -0400
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

No public events scheduled. 

Tue, 12 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
Fire Station Location Map

Zone Location Map

Coming soon

Mon, 27 Feb 00:00:00 -0500
NON-FATAL SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Group Violence Intervention Unit is investigating the non-fatal shooting of two females who arrived at AGH by private means. According to the investigation, at approximately 10:43 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, Officers were notified that a female arrived at the hospital with a grazing wound to her arm. Minutes later a second female arrived also with a grazing wound to her arm. Both females' injuries were minor. It is believed that the incident resulted from a fight earlier in the day in the 1300 block of Wood Run. The investigation is ongoing. There are no additional details available at this point. 

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Thu, 21 Sep 00:00:00 -0400
City To Open Daytime Warming Centers, Residents Urged To Stay Inside If Possible

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 28, 2017) - With low temperatures and wind chills persisting this week, the City of Pittsburgh advises that three Citiparks Senior Healthy Active Living  (HAL) Centers will be available for use as warming centers for extended hours this evening and tomorrow, Friday, December 29, 2017. 

The following three centers will remain open until 7:00 p.m. today and be open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, December 29.  (Centers normally close at 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.) 

 

Homewood Healthy Active Living Center   

7321 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208  

Dec. 27-28, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

412-244-4190