After many months of grassroots digging for candidates in each of the City's neighborhoods, the Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) will formally introduce the 89 members of its Clean Pittsburgh Steward Network: Pittsburghs finest and cleanest at 6 p.m., Jan. 17, at the Schenley Park Ice Rink meeting room.
"I would like to thank our CPC members for all of their hard work to ensure that we are one of the cleanest cities in America," Mayor Ravenstahl said. "The Stewards are linchpin to the continued cleanliness of our neighborhoods and complement my blight-fighting strategies. Such strategies like doubling the demolition and Redd Up budgets seek to ensure that Pittsburgh remains Americas most livable City."
Members of City Council and representatives from Public Works, Public Safety, Bureau of Building Inspectors, and other city departments and agencies are also scheduled to attend.
The Clean Pittsburgh Stewards, identified below, represent their neighborhoods.
"These are the go-to people we began contacting this past summer," Boris Weinstein, CPC chair said. "They were responsible for the successful Redd Up in October, in which 82 neighborhoods took part. They are the middle link in two-way communications between the Commission, Public Works and other city departments, non-profit service providers and neighborhood organizations and residents."
In addition to meeting the Stewards, the evenings agenda includes an overview of the CPC's role in helping neighborhoods clean up blight and litter. Public works will also outline their projects related to cleaning up graffiti and addressing issues related to abandoned cars, vacant homes and vacant lots.
The event, sponsored by CPC and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, will be a meet and greet for the new Stewards. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be donated.
For a listing of the Clean Pittsburgh Steward Network Members, see this link.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687