Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved Allegheny County, City of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh To Build Joint Information Infrastructure With Assistance From Richard King Mellon Foundation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3876 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 17, 2014) Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh -- working in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University -- will build joint technology infrastructure that will provide leaders and citizens with data-driven tools to improve the effectiveness of local government.</p> <p>The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.8 million to fund the first 18 months of the effort, supporting three major initiatives.</p> <p>The city and county will create a Government Solutions Engineering team of data experts to seek ways to spur local government modernization and supply data-driven management tools to government leaders. The team will work on ways to make government more efficient and customer-friendly for residents; standardize data formats; better track public spending via performance-based budgeting; and synthesize data on tax delinquency and code enforcement to better track problem property owners.</p> <p>A Regional Data Center maintained by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research will provide an open data portal that can host information from any local government, nonprofit and civic organization, and academic institution to facilitate intergovernmental cooperation, enhance citizen engagement, and improve research opportunities. The Regional Data Center will also rely on experts at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to provide advice on its records management, design, data visualization and security. It will be the first government data portal in the world to include universities as a major partner.</p> <p>Funding is also included for Pittsburgh to host three Code for America fellows through 2015 who will study ways to improve City systems for buying and contracting with vendors. Improving this procurement system and opening it to the public will save money for the City and taxpayers; create more contracting opportunities to women and minority owned businesses; and open more government contracts to startups and other small businesses.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is our first joint initiative working collaboratively with the City of Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &ldquo;We are building this to not just house what we have today, but also for the future. It&rsquo;s our ultimate goal that this portal would be available and open to all municipalities as a &lsquo;one stop shop&rsquo; for government data. This would provide constituencies throughout our region and beyond with the information that they need to make data driven decisions.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto said, &ldquo;My administration&rsquo;s number one priority is modernizing city government, and making it better, quicker, and more cost-effective for residents for decades to come. This effort is the backbone for that promise. To get there, and become a model for 21st Century government, Pittsburgh is blessed to have partners from the County Executive to R.K. Mellon to CMU and Pitt, and so many others who will engaged to help us&rdquo;</p> <p>Both the city and county have been improving their public technology efforts, from the creation this year of the city&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance to ongoing development of the integrated data warehouse within the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. But much government information remains on paper or spreadsheets with little accessibility or accountability to the public. By creating shared data systems the city and county will provide for better collaboration by government units; allow civic-minded developers to help make government more efficient and transparent; and make Allegheny County and Pittsburgh a model for community engagement, research and decision-making.</p> <p>The Regional Data Resource Center will launch a beta web-portal in early 2015 complete with pilot datasets from the City of Pittsburgh. The Regional Data Resource Center, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County will all be hiring to fill positions associated with these programs in early 2015 and work will begin as soon as staff is in place.</p> <p>A copy of a presentation on the initiative <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Information_Infrastructure_Presentation.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:53:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3873 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Dennis Roddy</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Environmental Services Holiday Celebration&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Environmental Services, 3001 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Regional Building Trades Council Holiday Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Carpenters Regional District Council Office, 650 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor and Chief of Staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Buncher Company</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Gilman, Councilman O&#39;Connor, Phipps&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">Conservatory,</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong>and CMU</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:40:13 -0500 Portion of McArdle Roadway To Be Closed for Repairs Wednesday, Thursday Mornings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3871 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 16, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic from&nbsp;8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.&nbsp;on&nbsp;Wednesday December 17 and Thursday December 18, 2014. Crews will be performing sidewalk maintenance and trimming trees.</p> <p>Bike and pedestrian traffic will be permitted to pass through during work hours but should use extreme caution.&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:59 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3868 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with CONNECT Officers&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with PNC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dan McCaffery</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>ITS America Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Two Chatham Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Burgess and Councilman Lavelle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Menorah Lighting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Allegheny County House Delegation Holiday Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Zarra&#39;s, 3887 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:53 -0500 Pittsburgh City Council Approves Mayor William Peduto's 2015 Budget http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3860 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 15, 2014) There will be no new nighttime parking meter enforcement Downtown next year under an agreement reached today between Mayor William Peduto and City Council, and evening enforcement in the South Side will be subject to a new comprehensive parking plan for the neighborhood.</p> <p>Council approved the parking amendments today while issuing final approvals to the $507.8 million operating budget and the city capital budget the Mayor proposed in November.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a banner day for Pittsburgh. With the help of City Council and our financial overseers -- and especially our residents and employees -- this budget clears a path to fix our financial problems for good over the next five years,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>As part of mandates in the June 2014 Act 47 recovery plan, parking rates were preliminarily set to be enforced after 6 p.m. at meters in Downtown and the South Side. Under amendments agreed to today there will be no new nighttime enforcement Downtown and such enforcement will be implemented on the South Side only in conjunction with a comprehensive parking plan written in accord with the city&rsquo;s new Sociable City Plan.</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s use of new data-driven efforts to set prices lower or higher based on supply and demand -- called &ldquo;dynamic pricing&rdquo; -- will continue in Downtown, the South Side and other high-use parking neighborhoods, but only before 6 p.m.</p> <p>Soon the city and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority will introduce new efforts to allow motorists to use their mobile phones to pay for -- and increase -- their time at parking meters. Combined with dynamic pricing, parking in Pittsburgh is set to become both cheaper and more convenient: <a href="http://sf.streetsblog.org/2014/06/20/sfpark-releases-pilot-report-considers-giving-revenue-to-local-streets/">a recent study of the pricing model in San Francisco</a> showed meter charges in that city decreased an average of 4%, and street blocks were full of vehicles (with no available parking) 16% less often.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank City Council, and especially Council President Bruce Kraus, for working with me on forward-thinking ways to remake the ways city government does business,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;By studying how our parking spaces are used -- or left empty -- we will make the ways city government charges for its spaces more like a business, based on supply and demand. People using often empty parking spaces will enjoy a cost break, while those seeking the most-used spaces will either have to pay more or move on. This is just one of the ways we are making city services smarter and more cost-efficient for city residents and businesses.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">To keep the 2015 budget balanced, and make up for the lost revenues that had been projected by extending parking meter enforcement hours, the Mayor and council agreed today to increase some parking ticket fines by $5 to $10 dollars.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3858 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">KDKA Marty Griffin Show</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with David Agnew</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Commander Swearing-in Ceremony</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">SPC Board of Directors Meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">SPC Annual Meeting</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Oakland Leadership Celebration</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Alumni Hall 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">, PA 15213</font></span></div> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:05:22 -0500 Pittsburgh and 10 Other Cities Join Citizenship Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3848 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 12, 2014) On Monday Pittsburgh and 10 other cities will formally join <a href="http://www.citiesforcitizenship.org/">Cities for Citizenship</a>, an initiative launched by Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in partnership with Citi, the founding corporate partner, which aims to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents to forge more inclusive and economically robust cities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Leading officials from Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chattanooga, Denver, Milwaukee, Nashville, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. will announce their active participation in this growing initiative at a special event during the<a href="http://www.integrationconference.org/"> National Immigrant Integration Conference</a> (NIIC 2014).</p> <p>Pittsburgh&#39;s growing immigrant community has made significant contributions to the city and take pride in actively participating in the communities where they live. Taking a cue from cities that have been active on this front, the Peduto administration plans to work in partnership with city schools, nonprofits, and libraries to create citizenship corners in targeted areas across the city and support immigrants on their path towards citizenship.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto launched &ldquo;Welcoming Pittsburgh&rdquo; in May to celebrate the city&rsquo;s immigrant past and build a more welcoming future. An advisory council was formed in August to work on a long-term implementation plan to engage both existing Pittsburgh residents and new ones, and synthesize welcoming practices into city government and its partners in local business, nonprofit and community groups. Facilitation of the initiative is underwritten by a grant from the Hillman Family Foundations.</p> <p>Additionally, next year the administration plans to host naturalization ceremonies at the City-County Building.</p> <p>A recent report,<a href="http://www.citiesforcitizenship.org/Cities_for_Citizenship.pdf"> Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities</a>, by the<a href="http://populardemocracy.org/"> Center for Popular Democracy</a>,<a href="http://partnershipfornewamericans.org/"> National Partnership for New Americans</a> and the<a href="http://dornsife.usc.edu/csii/"> Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) at USC Dornsife</a>, found profound economic benefits to naturalization.</p> <p>Monday&rsquo;s conference will feature a welcome from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a keynote address by Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Cities for Citizenship leaders, including Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Community Development and Microfinance.</p> <p>Pittsburgh&rsquo;s nonprofit and faith-based manager Betty Cruz is attending the conference on behalf of the city.</p> <p>###</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">NPNA harnesses the collective power and resources of the country&rsquo;s 20 largest regional immigrant advocacy organizations, aiming to advance the integration and active citizenship of immigrants to achieve a vibrant, just, and welcoming democracy for all. NPNA sponsors the annual National Immigrant Integration Conference and, in the past two years, NPNA partners have assisted over 50,000 immigrants to become U.S. citizens and pursue legal status.</p> <p dir="ltr">Additional information may be found at<a href="http://www.partnershipfornewamericans.org/"> www.partnershipfornewamericans.org</a> | NIIC:<a href="http://www.integrationconference.org/"> http://www.integrationconference.org/</a> | Facebook:<a href="http://www.facebook.com/newamericanspartnership"> www.facebook.com/newamericanspartnership</a> | Twitter:<a href="https://twitter.com/npnewamericans"> @npnewamericans</a></p> <p><strong>About The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">CPD promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD builds the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.</p> <p dir="ltr">Visit<a href="http://www.populardemocracy.org/"> www.populardemocracy.org</a> and<a href="http://www.twitter.com/popdemoc"> www.twitter.com/popdemoc</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Citi</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:19:24 -0500 Section of McArdle Roadway to Close This Weekend for Guide Rail Installation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3847 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 12, 2014) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge in Mount Washington will be closed from&nbsp;8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.&nbsp;on&nbsp;Saturday, December 13, 2014 and Sunday, December 14, 2014&nbsp;to install guide rail.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:41:16 -0500 Pittsburgh Hosting Delegation From Wuhan, China http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3846 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 12, 2014) A delegation of government leaders from Wuhan, China, is visiting the Mayor&rsquo;s Office today and extending an invitation to Mayor William Peduto to attend an international conference in Wuhan next September.</p> <p>The Mayor is expected to deliver a keynote address on urban transformation at the 2015 session.</p> <p>The delegation will meet this afternoon with Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, Innovation &amp; Performance Chief Debra Lam, Chief of Urban Affairs Valerie McDonald-Roberts, Chinese entrepreneurs, and community and education leaders from the Pittsburgh region. Michele Heryford, the Managing Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting on the educational exchanges. Renee Piechocki, Director of the Office of Public Art for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council will be presenting on the public art scene in Pittsburgh as well as giving the Chinese delegation a public art tour. Other community groups have also supported the planning and welcome for the delegation, including The Idea Foundry and the Pittsburgh Chinese Chamber of Commerce.</p> <p>The visit by the Wuhan delegation follows one to the Chinese city by Chief Lam in October. Lam traveled to China to make a presentation to the <a href="http://www.we-gov.org/">World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO)</a> in Chengdu; and to meet with leaders in Wuhan, including the city&rsquo;s Development and Reform Commission, Science and Technology Bureau, and the US Consul General; and to visit the Wuhan East Lake High Tech Development Zone.</p> <p>Chief Lam and Wuhan officials also launched plans to strengthen the Sister City relationship the cities first launched in 1982. Going forward the cities plan to collaborate across themes including: arts and education, urban transformation, innovation, and sustainable development.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is a longtime supporter of Sister City programs and has called for further ties with the cities to both support business growth and build cultural understanding.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s meeting is not open to the media but Chief Lam is available for interviews.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:37:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 11-14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3844 <div><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">December 11</span></em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Flight to NYC</strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>December 11-14</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PA Society</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: New York, NY</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>December 14</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:01:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3841 <p><strong>White House Summit on Early Childhood Education</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30am-3pm</p> <p>Location: South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the&nbsp;White&nbsp;House</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:44:20 -0500 McArdle Roadway To Be Closed for Repairs Thursday, Friday Mornings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3840 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 10, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge - will be closed to vehicular traffic, weather permitting, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on&nbsp;Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, 2014. Bike and pedestrian traffic will be permitted to pass through during work hours but should use extreme caution.&nbsp;</p> <p>Crews will be working on the sidewalk.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:29:02 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3839 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 10, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will be a featured speaker this morning at President Barack Obama&rsquo;s White House Summit on Early Education.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I am honored to be the only Mayor in the country invited to speak about the ongoing work we are doing on Pre-K education in Pittsburgh, and I firmly committed to supporting the President&#39;s agenda,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Pittsburgh is a city that provides opportunities for all, and access to early childhood education is a key building block for a lifetime of success and growth. We still have a long way to go but I am very proud of the work we have done so far, and happy to share that story with the nation.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The White House invitation follows ongoing work by a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education the Mayor named this fall, and his role in educational initiatives with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Facing gridlock in Congress, the White House has been partnering with innovative cities to support important policy initiatives. In a meeting with President Obama in December 2013 Mayor Peduto suggested that Pittsburgh could be a model, and urban lab, for studying the positive impacts of early childhood education.</p> <p dir="ltr">Today&rsquo;s White House Summit on Early Education is a convening of prominent business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials and members of the public committed to the expansion of &nbsp;high-quality early education opportunities for children nationwide. In his 2013 State of the Union address the President called on the nation to expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America. Since then, more than 30 states and cities have established new programs or expanded access to preschool.</p> <p dir="ltr">U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of a competitive grants competition for early education funding during an August 13, 2014, visit to the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center in the Hill District.</p> <p dir="ltr">Soon after Mayor Peduto named a 20-member task force on Early Childhood Education Aug. 25 to provide strategic perspective and resources on early childhood education initiatives in the city. It named three co-chairs to focus on policy, practice and politics, chaired respectively by Michelle Figlar, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children; Marge Petruska, Senior Program Director, Heinz Endowments; and Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ms. Figlar and Dr. Curtiss Porter, the city&rsquo;s Chief Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, are also attending today&rsquo;s summit. Mayor Peduto is scheduled to address the summit at 10:55 a.m. and the President is set to deliver his remarks at noon.</p> <p dir="ltr">The White House is announcing more than $1 billion in collective investment in early education today, including the following preliminary grant awards around Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania:</p> <p dir="ltr">Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership preliminary award for infants and toddlers for The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, Pittsburgh, $1,400,000.</p> <p dir="ltr">Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare Harrisburg Pennsylvania, $5,500,000</p> <p dir="ltr">Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Morton, Pennsylvania, $1,300,000</p> <p dir="ltr">Greater Erie Community Action Committee, Erie, $800,000</p> <p dir="ltr">Lawrence County Social Services, Inc., New Castle, $1,100,000</p> <p dir="ltr">Norris Square Community Alliance Philadelphia, $1,400,000</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:37:26 -0500 New Department Approved To Oversee Building Inspections and Permitting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3835 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 9, 2014) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s plan to overhaul the Bureau of Building Inspection and make it more efficient for neighborhoods, businesses and city residents was finally approved today by Pittsburgh City Council.</p> <p>The new Department of Permits, Licenses &amp; Inspections -- to be overseen by current BBI Chief Maura Kennedy -- will keep working closely with Public Safety bureaus while also upgrading technology and establishing a modern permitting department better suited to a growing city.</p> <p>&ldquo;A modern Pittsburgh requires a break with the past, and a permitting office that can work with other city departments, community groups and businesses to cut through red tape. This move will do that,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The Mayor thanked council members for approving the overhaul and thanked those from outside city government who stepped forward to back the proposal.</p> <p>&ldquo;The new Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections would be a natural next step in the process of modernizing the bureau while expediting the permitting process and recognizing its critical function,&rdquo; wrote Susan Niedbala, president of Building Owners and Managers Association of Pittsburgh,<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Boma_LetterCouncil.pdf"> in a letter to Mayor Peduto</a>. &ldquo;This change would highlight the value of this agency for its role in encouraging the growth of the city but also its importance as it relates to the safety for those who live and work here.&rdquo;</p> <p>Ernie Hogan, executive director of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PCRG_LetterCouncil.pdf">wrote in a letter to City Council</a>: &ldquo;We welcome new ideas and change in our City and within our city government is no exception. It is vital to continue to strive to streamline, update, and invest in systems in which our agencies will function better and become even more efficient. We support the ideas brought forth in merging several city functions -- Permits, Licenses, and Inspections -- into one agency and elevating the Bureau of Building Inspection to its own full Department.&rdquo;</p> <p>Richard Caponi, Director, AFSCME Western Pennsylvania Public Employees Council 84,<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3806"> last week stated</a>, &ldquo;AFSCME District Council 84 supports Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s efforts to restructure the Bureau of Building Inspection, which we all agree are long overdue. We look forward to working with the City to implement the changes, especially those that ensure the safety and enforcement capacities of our members in BBI who provide a vital service to the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:40:50 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Swear-In Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron S. McLay http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3834 <p>Media Advisory</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 9, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will swear-in new Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron S. McLay this afternoon, following his final confirmation this morning by City Council.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>WHEN: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:19:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3831 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Citymart</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Code for America</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong><br /> Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CORE Rose Parade Luncheon honoring Paul Sciullo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;CORE Headquarters, 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Three Crossings Groundbreaking</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;27th and Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Rubino re: Produce Terminal Marketplace proposal</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Holiday Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-10pm</div> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:24:33 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3826 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Keynote Speaker at Council on Governmental Ethics Laws&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:45am-9:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Darnell Drewery</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rabbi Symons</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Ken and Loretta Weir</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Barry Ford</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Norm Childs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Education Task Force Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Amnesty International Human Rights Festival Candle Lighting Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PCNC NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:29:47 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule December 6-7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3824 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, December 6</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Light Up Point Breeze</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Annual Monongahela Society Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Alla Famiglia, 804 E Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, December 7</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pancake Breakfast for Pittsburgh Linden School</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Double Wide Grill, 2339 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 15:55:39 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3822 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Firefighters Graduation Ceremony</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>2015 Mayor Budget Hearing</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>EPA Consent Decree meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Project 11th Annual Christmas Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:45pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;2601 Norwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>The Salvation Army and WTAE Project Bundle-Up Live Telethon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WTAE,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">400 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221</span></div> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:08:36 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Issues Response to ICA on 2015 Budget Proposal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3820 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 5, 2014) The City of Pittsburgh issued a 20-page response letter to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Thursday with nearly 1,000 pages of supporting financial documents showing the sound assumptions behind Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s 2015 budget plans.</p> <p>The communication represents one of the largest document releases to the ICA in the 10-year history of the board.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Senior members of my administration have been reaching out to meet with each board member of the ICA to have productive conversations about the state of the city&#39;s finances,&quot; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <div>The letter provides a second round of answers to 25 questions the ICA forwarded about the City&rsquo;s proposed 2015 operating and capital budgets, following a first set of City responses on Nov. 3, 2014. The City provided full answers to every question.</div> <p>Under Act 11 of 2004, when considering City budgets the ICA board may only judge if they are balanced, based upon prudent, reasonable and appropriate assumptions;&nbsp;and if they comply with the City&rsquo;s pending Act 47 recovery plan. Policy questions are outside of its legal jurisdiction when approving or disapproving budgets.</p> <div>Following the City&rsquo;s latest response to the ICA, its board has 15 days to vote again on the City&rsquo;s 2015 budget proposals. Concurrently Pittsburgh City Council -- which has ultimate legal authority over the City budget under the City of Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter and City Code -- is scheduled to take its first tentative vote on the budget Monday, with a final vote set for Dec. 15.</div> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/City_Response_to_ICA_Budget_Disapproval_12042014_vF.pdf">A copy of Thursday&rsquo;s letter is here</a>. Supporting documents include:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_A_Real_Estate_Millage_Presentation.pdf">Exhibit A</a>: Finance Department Real Estate Millage Analysis</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_B_Meter_Parking_Revenue_Memo_to_City_Controller.pdf">Exhibit B1</a> &nbsp;(<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_B_141128_Meter_Rate_Model_FINAL.xlsx">2</a>): Memo from Office of the Mayor to City Controller</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_C_Bill_No_2014-1061.pdf">Exhibit C1</a> (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_C_Property_Tax_Legislation.pdf">2</a>): Copy of millage legislation submitted to City Council</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_D_BBI_FeeIncrease_Controller_vF.pdf">Exhibit D1</a> (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_D_Planning_FeeIncrease_Controller_vF.pdf">2</a>): BBI/Planning Permit and Fee Analysis</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_E_Rental_Registration_Fee_Analysis.xlsx">Exhibit E1</a> (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_E_Residential_Housing_Rental_Permit_Program_Legislation.pdf">2</a>): Rental Registration Program Fee</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_F_Summary_of_2015_Budget_Adjustments.xlsx">Exhibit F</a>: Summary of 2015 Budget Adjustments</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_G_YTD_Revenue_December2014.pdf">Exhibit G</a>: 2014 YTD Revenues</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_H_Expenditures_by_Department_as_of_12-2-14.pdf">Exhibit H</a>: 2014 YTD Expenditures</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_I_Amendment_to_Parking_Agreements_Legislation.pdf">Exhibit I1</a> (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_I_Amendment_to_Parking_Agreements.pdf">2</a>): Parking Authority Agreement</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_J_Parking_Meter_Legislation.pdf">Exhibit J</a>: Copy of Parking Authority legislation submitted to City Council</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_K_Pittsburgh_Refunding_Summary_PNC-final.pdf">Exhibit K</a>: PNC Refunding Summary</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_L_City_of_Pittsburgh_Debt_Cliff_Chart.pdf">Exhibit L</a>: Debt Cliff Chart</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_M_12.4.14_Verischetti_Letter.PDF">Exhibit M1</a> (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_M_Denovo_Report.pdf">2</a>): Letter from City Solicitor to Chairman Varischetti</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_N_Pension_MMO_Parking_Deposits_2014.pdf">Exhibit N</a>: Pension MMO and Parking Deposits &ndash; 2014</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_O_2015_Operating_Budget.pdf">Exhibit O</a>: 2015 Operating Budget</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Exhibit_P_2015_Capital_Budget.pdf">Exhibit P</a>: 2015 Capital Budget</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:46:14 -0500 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh Joining Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3819 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 4, 2014) Mayor William Peduto made the following statement today about Pittsburgh being named a new member of the <a href="http://www.100resilientcities.org/#/-_/">Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Network</a>. He was joined at an event marking the award by the city&rsquo;s Innovation &amp; Performance Chief Debra Lam and Sustainability Manager Grant Ervin.</p> <p>(<em>Remarks as prepared for delivery</em>.)</p> <p>&ldquo;I&#39;d like to thank our team for pulling this successful application together. It is a demonstration of what Pittsburgh is all about: recognizing our challenges, setting forth to work together to solve problems and leveraging our collective efforts.</p> <p>When we are talking about resilience, we are talking about how we build a stronger, enduring city. There is an essential connection between sustainability, or how we create systems that last, with resilience, or how we create systems that adapt and strengthen over time.</p> <p>We are proud to be at the vanguard of cities that recognize the challenges of urbanization, globalization and climate change cannot be addressed by sitting back, but rather taking the lead. These challenges represent opportunities to create stronger, innovative and more competitive places.</p> <p>As part of 100RC we are part of a diverse global network of places that will learn from one another and help advance cities into the future. We look forward to this journey, the opportunities that it presents and the ability to showcase and share the talent and the story that is Pittsburgh&#39;s future.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:33:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3816 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Flight to Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press conference re: Pittsburgh joining Resilient Cities Network</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Room 646, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Office of Management and Budget</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lestitian, Director Leger, Director Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Keystone Research Center Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Holiday Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">10 S 19th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald &quot;Special Announcement&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: IBEW Local 5, 5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:25:47 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Holding Press Conference on Pittsburgh Joining Resilient Cities Network http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3815 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 4, 2014) Mayor William Peduto, Innovation &amp; Performance Chief Debra Lam and others will hold a press conference today on Pittsburgh joining the&nbsp;100 Resilient Cities Network, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. 100RC supplies its member cities with tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resiliency to 21st Century challenges.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: CitiStats Conference Room, Room 646, 6th Floor, City-County Building.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:25:07 -0500 McArdle Roadway To Be Closed for Roadwork On Monday, Tuesday Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3812 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 3, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge - will be closed to vehicular traffic, weather permitting, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on&nbsp;Monday, December 8 and Tuesday, December 9, 2014. &nbsp;B<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">ike and pedestrian traffic will be permitted to pass through during work hours but should use extreme caution.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Crews will be removing jersey barriers and working in wooded areas.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:37:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, December 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3810 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 3, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today joining senior members of the Obama administration, 12 other mayors and leading experts in urban issues for the &ldquo;What Works&rdquo; summit hosted by Politico Magazine.</p> <p>Politico&rsquo;s &ldquo;What Works&rdquo; series studies the innovative ways cities are tackling government issues. It launched in February <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/what-works/#Pittsburgh-anchor">with an in-depth look at Pittsburgh</a>, and Mayor Peduto joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gary, Ind., Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson for a previous live discussion on the series&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/rahm-emanuel-politico-what-works-using-clinton-philosophy-105530.html#.VH8V0dLF-VM">in April in Chicago</a>.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will speak on a panel called&nbsp;&ldquo;State of the Art: Cities as Incubators.&rdquo;</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s six-hour summit wraps up the series. Politico is covering Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s travel expenses.</p> <p>Featured speakers at the summit include:</p> <p>From the Obama administration: Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education.</p> <p>Thirteen mayors including Mayor Peduto, Mayor Emanuel, Mayor Freeman-Wilson, and: Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C.; Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta, Ga.; Mayor Helene Schneider, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison, Wis.; Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mayor Alex Torpey, South Orange, N.J.; Mayor A C Wharton, Memphis, Tenn.</p> <p dir="ltr">Urban thought-leaders including: Brenna Berman, Commissioner &amp; CIO, City of Chicago; Brian Gallagher, President and CEO, United Way Worldwide; Bruce Katz, Vice President, Metropolitan Studies, Brookings Institution; Joel Kotkin, Fellow, Chapman University; Carol R. Naughton, SVP, Purpose Built Communities; Jacques Panis, President, Shinola; Cliff Winston, Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Shalini Vajjhala, CEO, re:focus partners</p> <p dir="ltr">The summit will include a conversation between Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase and Co., which is the presenting partner of &ldquo;What Works,&rdquo; and Jim VandeHei, POLITICO&rsquo;s CEO.</p> <p>The summit, which begins at noon, <a href="http://www.politico.com/livestream/?ml=mg">can followed via a livestream here</a>.</p> <p>The event is being held at&nbsp;Longview Gallery, 1234 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:47:07 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3809 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Bob Bauder</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with KKR</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with NRG</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Gilman and Mark Aloe</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Troy Geanopulos</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mark Nordenberg</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Saleem Ghubril</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to DC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm</div> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:24:19 -0500 Statement by AFSCME District Council 84 Director on Reorganization of Bureau of Building Inspection http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3806 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH (December 1, 2014) Richard Caponi, Director, AFSCME Western Pennsylvania Public Employees Council 84, issued the following statement on proposed changes to City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection:</p> <p>&ldquo;AFSCME District Council 84 supports Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s efforts to restructure the Bureau of Building Inspection, which we all agree are long overdue. We look forward to working with the City to implement the changes, especially those that ensure the safety and enforcement capacities of our members in BBI who provide a vital service to the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:18:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Holiday Public Schedule November 27-30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3804 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Thursday, November 27</em>-<strong>&nbsp;</strong></span><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Happy Thanksgiving</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Friday, November 28</em> - <strong>City closed, Day off</strong></span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, November 29</em>-&nbsp;<strong>WPXI Holiday Parade</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;8:30am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, November 30</em>- <strong>Day off</strong></div> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:43:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3803 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Mayor Council meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Errol Abdulla</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Al Ahmed</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Point Park University News</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with NEXT Pittsburgh</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Grant Oliphant, Bruce Katz, and Andre Heinz</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Chiefs</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:39:00 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Joins National Coalition of Mayors Supporting President Obama's Action on Immigration http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3802 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 1, 2014) &ndash; Today, Mayor William Peduto joined more than 20 mayors from across the country to launch&nbsp;<a href="http://citiesforaction.us/">Cities United for Immigration Action</a> (CUIA) &ndash; a nationwide coalition of mayors working together to ensure the successful implementation of the president&rsquo;s immigration reform plan. Working within this coalition, Mayor Peduto is leading the national dialogue on immigration reform at the municipal level and taking a leadership role to influence policy change from the ground up. CUIA will work to maximize the benefits of administrative relief while building support for congressional action on immigration reform.&nbsp;&nbsp; 

</p> <p>Mayor Peduto said: &ldquo;I stand with the president on executive action because this is a vital first step to comprehensive immigration reform. We must not let congressional gridlock get in the way of progress.&nbsp;In Pittsburgh, our growing immigrant community furthers the economic prosperity of our city by opening new businesses, being customers at local stores, paying taxes, and giving back to local charities. Yet, this is not just a Pittsburgh story, this is the reality across our country. Our cities thrive when we build a welcoming environment for all.&quot;</p> <p>The mayors issued the following joint statement in advance of a two-day <a href="http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&amp;url_num=3&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww1.nyc.gov%2Foffice-of-the-mayor%2Fnews%2F525-14%2Fmayors-many-us-cities-convene-new-york-city-summit-implementation-executive-order">convening</a> in New York City on Dec. 8, 2014:
</p> <p>&ldquo;Our cities recognize and celebrate the contributions of immigrants to our nation, and we welcome immigrants in our communities. The president&rsquo;s action on immigration will strengthen our cities. It will keep families together, grow our economies and foster additional community trust in law enforcement and government. We are ready &mdash; and together we&rsquo;re rolling up our sleeves to turn this policy into a better reality for millions of hardworking people in the communities we serve. While we continue to urge Congress to enact comprehensive and long-lasting reform, the president&rsquo;s action will help many immigrants gain the opportunities, skills and status to reach their fullest potential, which will help America&rsquo;s cities prosper.&rdquo;

</p> <p>Along with Mayor Peduto, the coalition includes Mayors Bill de Blasio of New York City; Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles; Annise Parker of Houston; Ed Lee of San Francisco; Vincent C. Gray of Washington; Kasim Reed of Atlanta; Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Mike Duggan of Detroit; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City;&nbsp;Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore; Charlie Hales of Portland, Ore.; Lovely A. Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; Karen Majewski of Hamtramck, Mich.; Virgil Bernero of Lansing, Michigan; Dayne Walling of Flint, Mich.; Marian McClellan of Oak Park, Mich., Bobby Hopewell of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, Calif. More mayors are expected to join on in the days ahead.</p> <p>At a time of congressional inaction, this new coalition sends a strong message about popular support and the crucial role cities to impact policy at the national level. The CUIA cities are united in their belief that immigrants are vital to the strength and economic growth of our nation, that their participation in civic activities must be nurtured, and that there is a bright line between federal immigration enforcement and local law enforcement.&nbsp; For more information, please visit <a href="http://org2.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?key=-1&amp;url_num=4&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2FCitiesForAction.us">CitiesForAction.us</a>.</p> <p>The Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council issued the following joint statement in support of President Obama&#39;s order and the launch of Cities United For Immigration Action:</p> <p>&quot;The Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council joins Mayor Peduto in supporting President Obama&#39;s Executive Order encouraging law abiding, hard-working, undocumented families to move out of the shadows of an irrational and arbitrary immigration system. We also applaud the President&rsquo;s efforts to improve immigration procedures for highly skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</p> <p>As Pittsburghers, we know from our own stories that the vast number of immigrants come to this country to build a better life, enriching all our communities as they do so. The President&#39;s decision not only allows families with children, who pay taxes, respect our laws and have lived with us for five or more years to remain in our country, but also encourages highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs to come here and contribute to our nation&rsquo;s economy.&nbsp;</p> <p>Because news reports of the President&rsquo;s actions can be confusing and contradictory, we encourage immigrants of whatever status to seek out advice from competent, reputable sources so as to not fall victim to fraud or false offers for immigration status. &nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, we recognize that the President&rsquo;s actions will provide only temporary relief, and that the best solution lies in a long-term, comprehensive immigration reform bill. We ask our elected representatives to come together on common sense reforms that would encourage all immigrants to move down a path to citizenship.</p> <p>In the meanwhile, President Obama&#39;s policies supporting responsible but undocumented families and simplifying the immigration process for highly skilled immigrants are important first steps &ndash; good for our country and important for Pittsburgh as we work to make our City a more welcoming place for immigrants from around the world.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:14:12 -0500 Update on Ice and Snow Removal, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3798 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 28, 2014) - City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews were out overnight in the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift salting bridges and hilly streets, and currently have 48 trucks out salting roads citywide during the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift.</p> <p>According to Director Mike Gable snowfall beginning around 5 a.m. made for icy road conditions that as of 9 a.m. were starting to diminish. If needed another 10 trucks can be dispatched, for a total of nearly 60, if conditions persist.</p> <p>Roads in the city&#39;s West End were choked with traffic when the Parkway West was closed for salting this morning, making it difficult for Public Works to treat streets in those areas, largely in the Department&#39;s 5th Division.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:10:30 -0500 Pittsburgh Police End Week-Long Safety Deployment http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3797 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 26, 2014) The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ramped down its week-long deployment of special 12-hour shifts this morning, following safe and constructive interactions with community members and protesters the previous 36 hours.</p> <p>Acting Chief Cameron S. McLay launched &ldquo;Operation Over Watch&rdquo; last Wednesday in advance of hundreds of thousands of visitors attending Light Up Night activities, weapon-related violent incidents in city communities, and the expected announcement of the grand jury announcement in August&rsquo;s fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.</p> <p>Through the operation all Pittsburgh police worked 12-hour shifts and were broken into three mobile field forces spread out among the city&rsquo;s six police zones. After a peaceful protest Downtown Tuesday afternoon Chief McLay and his command staff decided to downsize the operation and return to regular police staffing and shifts as of 7 a.m. this morning.</p> <p>One field force group remains deployed that will monitor the city&rsquo;s South Side this evening and any other activity that may arise.</p> <p>&ldquo;The relationships we are building with community stakeholders, and our proactive efforts to cooperate, are paying dividends,&rdquo; Chief McLay said. &ldquo;The community response since the Ferguson decision has been measured and thoughtful, and the behavior since Monday has made it easy for us to keep the city safe.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I am very proud of my chiefs, commanders and officers for following an approach that allowed people to express their First Amendment rights in a peaceful and mediating way, while at the same time having robust abilities in place to assure the public safety of our city.&rdquo;</p> <p>Officers received refresher instruction on handling civil unrest and crowd-control, and were reminded of the expectation that police will help facilitate the peaceful expression of First Amendment rights.</p> <p>&ldquo;Police were well-prepared but not over-prepared, and they never over-reacted,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;I am proud of the way the men and the women of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau rose to the occasion.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor also thanked faith leaders across the city for their help in keeping communities safe. He opened lines of communication with the leaders Monday night, with plans to host joint neighborhood meetings or messages if reaction to the grand jury decision turned harmful.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am now more hopeful than ever that we can use this moment to build relationships between our neighborhoods and our police, and grow stronger bonds between us,&rdquo; the Mayor said.</p> <p>Tim Stevens, Chairman &amp; CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project and co-convener of the Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence, said&nbsp;&ldquo;as a long-time community activist I was proud of the cooperation between the police bureau, its leadership and the community, and proud of the clear commitment to people being able to express their civil rights, to be able to express their heartfelt opinions, frustrations, concerns and upsets in a constructive manner, and for that right to be fully respected by the leaders and officers of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p>There was great respect shown by the bureau representatives in how they interfaced with the protestors, and my hope is this moment can be expanded into years of mutual respect and cooperation.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Elizabeth Pittinger, executive director of the Citizen Police Review Board, said &ldquo;I was impressed and deeply appreciative of the officers&#39; professional demeanor and friendly presence during local Ferguson-related demonstrations.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor and Chief McLay also thanked federal, state and local public safety agencies for their assistance over the past week.</p> <p>Personnel cost estimates for Operation Over Watch were not immediately available. The bureau is in the middle of a payroll period and all overtime cards have not yet been submitted.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:01:52 -0500 City of Pittsburgh offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3796 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 26, 2014) City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow and Friday, Nov. 28.</p> <p>There will be refuse collection Friday however.</p> <p>The Department of Public Works advises that there will&nbsp;not&nbsp;be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on&nbsp;Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day.</p> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows: &nbsp;If your scheduled day of collection is&nbsp;Thursday, Nov. 27,&nbsp;you will be serviced on Friday,&nbsp;Nov. 28. If your collection day is&nbsp;Friday, Nov. 28, you will be serviced Saturday, Nov. 29.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services&nbsp;at 412-255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:40:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3795 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Mayor Brown, Buffalo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Lam, Director Gable, and Lee Haller&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Porter</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Alan Perer</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming GWC Video</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:23:06 -0500 Mayor, Councilmembers Launch 'Small Business Week' http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3792 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 25, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Dan Gilman and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak today officially declared the week of November 24-30 &ldquo;Small Business Week&rdquo; in the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Small Business Week highlights a renewed commitment from the Mayor and City Council to support commercial district revitalization. Recent support has enabled the Urban Redevelopment Authority to provide more robust assistance to budding business districts and neighborhood serving businesses that provide critical income and employment to Pittsburghers, help activate streets increasing safety and community, and provide amenities that make Pittsburgh neighborhoods some of the most attractive places to live in the region.</p> <p dir="ltr">In support of shopping local during Small Business Week, the Mayor backed Council&rsquo;s efforts with the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh to implement free parking in city surface lots, meters and garages on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city&rsquo;s commitment to commercial business district revitalization extends well beyond the confines of Small Business Week. The Mayor&rsquo;s proposed budget contains a substantial increase (from $75,000 to $360,000) in spending for Storefront and Fa&ccedil;ade, Streetface and Business District Support (details and descriptions below). The creation of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment included a Small Business and Redevelopment Manager, a position specifically designated to support and serve residents and business owners in underserved neighborhoods. In the Department of Public Safety, a Night-time Economy Manager position was created to further develop a coordinated effort between night-time economies, city agencies and the residential areas they&rsquo;re in or near.</p> <p dir="ltr">Early next year the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation and Performance and the URA will work together to strengthen the city&rsquo;s regulatory processes. Similar to the restructuring work being done in the Bureau of Building Inspection, the end goals are to streamline the process and make doing business in Pittsburgh easier and more efficient for all.</p> <p dir="ltr">In District 4, Councilwoman Rudiak set aside money from her council office budget to support a business district consultant for Broadway Avenue in Beechview. David Brewton was hired and is working in conjunction with Beechview residents, URA staff, Mayor&rsquo;s office staff and the Mt. Washington CDC staff.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Proposed Storefront and Fa&ccedil;de, Streetface, and Business District Support</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Storefront Renovation &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Streetface &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Business District Support</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2014 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$25,000 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$25,000 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$25,000</p> <p dir="ltr">2015* &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$80,000 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$100,000 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;$180,000</p> <p dir="ltr">Storefront Renovation monies are matching grants that can be used by businesses in Pittsburgh making improvements to the fa&ccedil;ade of their buildings, improving both the attractiveness of their business as well as the neighborhood in general. &nbsp;Matching grants are up to $5,000.*2015 reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s proposed budget which is yet to be passed by City Council, and is subject to be modified by City Council</p> <p>Streetface Program provides forgivable loans that can be used to improve the fa&ccedil;ade of buildings in targeted commercial corridors, and require adherence to design standards as well as improvements to entire facades, not just the floor on which a business is located, forgivable loans up to $35,000.</p> <p dir="ltr">Business District Support consists of biz buzz grants of up to $7,000 that business districts can use to plan and implement catalytic projects, programs, and events that &ldquo;build a buzz&rdquo; about the districts, as well as other targeted district specific efforts.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:51:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3791 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Pittsburghers for Public Transit</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mrs. Rooney and Tom Barbush</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Small Business Week event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;1600 block of Broadway in Beechview</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh United</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Almono Stakeholders Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong><br /> Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:29:34 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor, Council Members To Launch 'Small Business Week' in Beechview http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3788 <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></div> <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 24, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto along with Councilmembers Dan Gilman and Natalia Rudiak will hold a press conference in Beechview tomorrow to launch &ldquo;Small Business Week&rdquo; in the City of Pittsburgh.</div> <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr"><strong>Who</strong></div> <div dir="ltr">William Peduto, Mayor</div> <div dir="ltr">Dan Gilman, Pittsburgh City Council, District 8</div> <div dir="ltr">Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council, District 4</div> <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr"><strong>When</strong></div> <div dir="ltr">Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Noon<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr"><strong>Where</strong></div> <div dir="ltr">IGA Market on Broadway, 1616 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</div> <div dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> <div dir="ltr">###</div> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:59:54 -0500 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3787 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto released the following statement in regard to the grand jury decision in the August shooting in Ferguson, Missouri:</p> <p>&ldquo;Ferguson may be hundreds of miles away, but the reverberations from August&rsquo;s shooting are still felt, understandably, in Pittsburgh and other cities nationwide. I know it is hard right now, but it is my fervent hope that in coming days we can use this decision as an opportunity to come together -- in peace and in prayer -- to do the necessary work of strengthening ties between residents and police, and finding new paths to mutual trust and understanding.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:56:40 -0500 Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3784 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) &ldquo;As a Pittsburgh boy this feels really good. I told Mario [Longhi, U.S. Steel President and CEO], as we sat in the office, I will not be the Mayor that lost U.S. Steel. Not out of Pittsburgh. And all apologies to the Governor, it meant no where else in Allegheny County, nowhere in the state of Pennsylvania -- U.S. Steel belongs in Pittsburgh, and it feels really, really good. And I know everyone around here feels the same way too.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/about-pittsburgh/">a campaign out there</a> promoting Pittsburgh as mighty and beautiful. Part of that might comes from our past and our history and the way that we made things. It was 113 years ago that J.P. Morgan slid Andrew Carnegie a check making him the richest man on earth, and U.S. Steel was born and it was here that it called home. One year later two-thirds of all the steel in the world was being produced by U.S. Steel. Then around 40 years after that in World War II when the country needed us this area, and this region, produced more steel than Germany and Japan combined. Then about 30 years after that when the economy was changing, there weren&rsquo;t that many people that were doing investments Downtown and U.S. Steel took on the leadership to build the largest tower in all this region, the largest skyscraper between New York and Chicago.</p> <p>And now we stand about 40 years later and U.S. Steel is there once again. In a center that will be built not just in an area for the manufacturing of steel -- which will continue -- but the innovation behind it that will create steel lighter than the metals being used in most cars, that will produce steel that will be used to create the wind turbines that will be the energy of our future, to produce steel that will once again lead the world from Pittsburgh. Boy does that sound good.</p> <p>Like I said it couldn&rsquo;t be done without a partnership. Very early on the County Executive said this needs to become a priority. The Governor stood up and worked with the leadership within Pittsburgh to make sure the funds were available to make sure this could be done. The new Speaker -- and congratulations as well -- Mike Turzai working across the aisle and working with the Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa to pull together something we all believe in our hearts was the right thing to do.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not just about this development. It&rsquo;s an honor to have Councilman Daniel Lavelle here as it&rsquo;s about a plan to rebuild a community.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a quote by my favorite mayor, David Lawrence. Even though we differ greatly about how economic development is done -- I&rsquo;m more of a <a href="http://www.pps.org/reference/jjacobs-2/">Jane Jacobs</a> type person, and he was more <a href="http://www.brooklineconnection.com/history/Facts/Point39.html">Robert Moses</a> &nbsp;-- he had a quote. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s visionary Mayor David Lawrence is credited, rightly, with so many good works. The Point. Gateway Center. Mellon Square. But this same visionary also razed 95 acres of the Lower Hill, relocated 8,000 people, and cut the arteries connecting the Hill District to Downtown. &ldquo;The redevelopment of the Lower Hill,&rdquo; he said <a href="http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/neighborhoods/point/point_n102.html">in a speech at Harvard in 1956</a>, will be &ldquo;a giant bite from the core of the city [and] the greatest of our Pittsburgh projects, underway or yet envisioned.&rdquo;</p> <p>Six decades later we know what a bitter failure those plans were. One of the beautiful things about this development is half of the tax abatement program that is being used to build this building will be spent to rebuild the Middle Hill and to reconnect the community back to the center core of the city in a way that will provide affordable housing, job training and other types of amenities that the community will be looking for. What a great legacy for another 40 years of leadership by U.S. Steel.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s an honor to be part of the team but I have to give special credit to my chief of staff, the city&rsquo;s chief development officer, Kevin Acklin, who spent countless hours and countless nights working between all the different parties to make sure we had a deal that would benefit U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh, the Hill District and our region. And I know Kevin would give credit to the team around him -- folks like Leigh [Halverson] and Robert [Rubenstein] and others -- but without a good leader to be able to run economic development I don&rsquo;t know that we could be here today. &ldquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:00:22 -0500 Evening Closures of Wood Street at Forbes Avenue Downtown Begin Monday Evening http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3783 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that evening closures of the southbound lane of Wood Street at Forbes Avenue will begin on Monday, November 24, 2014, as part of the infrastructure improvements to Forbes Avenue downtown.</p> <p>This work will occur every evening from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. until approximately December 24, 2014. A detour is in place for thru-traffic.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:41:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3776 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Catholic Charities Hearts to Soles event</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;9am-9:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Catholic Charities, 212 9th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rich Caponi</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lower Hill Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">CONSOL Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Land Bank board members Karen Abrams, Paul Leger, Senator Fontana&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PCNC NightTalk&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:26:41 -0500 Public Works Crews Responding to Icy Road Conditions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3774 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 22, 2104) Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been responding to reports of icy bridges, ramps and other elevated surfaces since mid-morning Saturday, and have salted multiple bridges.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ice and freezing rain conditions were not reported citywide. Rather, crews from the city&rsquo;s six Public Works divisions monitored calls lodged with 911.</p> <p dir="ltr">Most reports in the city centered on the Glenwood Bridge; Liberty Bridge; West End Circle; Birmingham Bridge; Prom Memorial (31st Street) Bridge; a Bigelow Boulevard ramp between 6th Avenue and Washington Place; and the Bloomfield Bridge. All were salted.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews determined that pre-treating the surfaces would have been pointless as the rain would have washed the road treatments away before icing occurred.</p> <p dir="ltr">Temperatures were expected to rise by mid-afternoon, but motorists are still cautioned to beware of icy conditions, especially on bridges. Public Works will continue monitoring road conditions and call in additional personnel if necessary.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:06:40 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule, November 22-23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3773 <p><em>Saturday, November 22</em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em;">Mayor William Peduto is at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities in Austin, Tex.,&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <p style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">The theme for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nlccongressofcities.org/" style="color: rgb(10, 88, 167); outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">the four-day Congress</a>&nbsp;is &ldquo;The Future of Cities,&rdquo; with a focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change. More than 3,000 local government officials from around the nation are attending.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">The governing board of the NLC&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338" style="color: rgb(10, 88, 167); outline: 0px; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">announced in July</a>&nbsp;that it picked Pittsburgh to host the Congress of Cities in November 2016. The city is covering the costs of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s travel and accommodations at this year&rsquo;s conference.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">This year the NLC has awarded Pittsburgh $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs; $50,000 to expand access to nutritious after-school and summer meals for children; and it helped coordinate a community forum on early childhood education with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.</p> <p style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Scheduled events today include:</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">DMO Policy Messaging Workshop</span></font></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Time: 7:30-10 am</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5em;">Congress of Cities seminars</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Time: 10am-5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">NLC Closing Celebration Event&nbsp;</span></font></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Time: 6-9pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum, 2313 Red River Street, Austin, TX</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Sunday, November 23</span></em></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Flight to Pittsburgh</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Time:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 19.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">11am</span></p> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:01:46 -0500 City Refuse Collection Schedule Adjusted In Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3772 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that there will&nbsp;not&nbsp;be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on&nbsp;Thursday, November 27, 2014&nbsp;in observance of Thanksgiving Day.</p> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows: &nbsp;If your scheduled day of collection is&nbsp;Thursday, November 27th,&nbsp;you will be serviced on Friday,&nbsp;November 28th. If your collection day is&nbsp;Friday, November 28th, you will be serviced Saturday, November 29, 2014.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services&nbsp;at 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:54:51 -0500 Art Commission To Hold Hearing December 10 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3771 <div>NOTICE: The Art Commission of the City of Pittsburgh will hold a hearing on&nbsp;December 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the first floor hearing room at 200 Ross Street in Downtown.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This hearing will review projects that were postponed from the&nbsp;November 26th&nbsp;hearing, due to lack of quorum.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Agenda can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/boards/art-commission-schedule">http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/boards/art-commission-schedule</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Questions or more information can be obtained by emailing or calling the public art manager listed below.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Morton Brown, Public Art Manager</div> <div>morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov</div> <div>(412) 255-8996</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:28:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3770 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 21, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities in Austin, Tex., where he will speak to the conference today on &ldquo;Innovation Trends in Cities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The theme for <a href="http://www.nlccongressofcities.org/">the four-day Congress</a> is &ldquo;The Future of Cities,&rdquo; with a focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change. More than 3,000 local government officials from around the nation are attending.</p> <p>The governing board of the NLC <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">announced in July</a> that it picked Pittsburgh to host the Congress of Cities in November 2016. The city is covering the costs of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s travel and accommodations at this year&rsquo;s conference.</p> <p>This year the NLC has awarded Pittsburgh $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs; $50,000 to expand access to nutritious after-school and summer meals for children; and it helped coordinate a community forum on early childhood education with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.</p> <p>Scheduled events today include:</p> <p dir="ltr">Challenges and Opportunities for Blue Cities in Red States | Panel hosted by DMO</p> <p dir="ltr">Including Mayor Peduto, Mayor Leffingwell of Austin, Mayor Wharton of Memphis, Mayor Whaley of Dayton, and former mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio.</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:45-8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Hilton Grand Ballroom</p> <p>General Session on &ldquo;Innovation Trends in Cities&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Moderated by Ariel Schwartz, Senior Editor at Fast Company Co.Exist. and featuring discussion with Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO/President of Revolution. Panel speakers include Mayor Peduto; Jenny Backus, Senior Policy Advisor/ Strategic Outreach &amp; Partnership, Google; and Arun Sundararajan, Professor and NEC Faculty Fellow at NYU Stern and CUSP.</p> <p>Time: 8:30-10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p>NLC Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force Meeting/NLC Institute for Youth, Education, and Families</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10-11:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Hilton Austin</p> <p>Congress of Cities seminars</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2-5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:59:16 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Kick Off Holiday Season Friday With Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3769 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 20, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh will officially kick off the holiday season with the annual City Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Festivities begin at Noon on the City-County Building Portico. The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble will entertain with seasonal favorites and Pittsburgh&#39;s own &quot;3TG&quot; will sing carols. Following the ceremony the Sonorilo Handbell Choir will perform. Local mascots including Santa, the Pirate Parrot, Iceburgh and Buster will be in attendance.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto is attending the National League of Cities Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas this week and will not be in attendance to light the tree. In partnership with Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh, AJ Mendoza, 3, has been selected to perform the honors of lighting the city holiday tree this season. Mendoza&rsquo;s parents, Kristina and Alex Mendoza, will also be in attendance.</p> <p dir="ltr">Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Starbucks. The Salvation Army will be present until 1:00 p.m. collecting non-perishable food items or monetary donations for their annual drive.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">City-County Building Portico - 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Noon, Friday, November 21, 2014</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:43:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3768 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 20, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities in Austin, Tex., where he will meet today with the U.S. Housing &amp; Urban Development Secretary and the White House director of intergovernmental affairs.</p> <p>The theme for <a href="http://www.nlccongressofcities.org/">the four-day Congress</a> is &ldquo;The Future of Cities,&rdquo; with a focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change. More than 3,000 local government officials from around the nation are attending.</p> <p>The governing board of the NLC <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">announced in July</a> that it picked Pittsburgh to host the Congress of Cities in November 2016. The city is covering the costs of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s travel and accommodations at this year&rsquo;s conference.</p> <p>This year the NLC has awarded Pittsburgh $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs; $50,000 to expand access to nutritious after-school and summer meals for children; and it helped coordinate a community forum on early childhood education with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.</p> <p>Scheduled events include:</p> <p>Development tour of San Antonio</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30-9 a.m.</p> <p>Meeting with White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jerry Abramson</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p>Luncheon and Roundtable discussion with HUD Secretary Julian Castro</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p>Meeting with Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National &amp; Community Service</p> <p dir="ltr">Time:12:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p><a href="http://www.nlccongressofcities.org/thursday-november-20/">NLC Congress of Cities seminars</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Austin Convention Center</p> <p>Pennsylvania Municipal League Dinner</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Congress restaurant, 200 Congress Ave., Austin</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:31:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Backing Efforts For Free Citywide Parking Two Days Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3764 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 19, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto is backing moves to make city parking free on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving in support of neighborhood small businesses.</p> <p>Tomorrow, the Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh is expected to discuss making parking free in city surface lots Nov. 28 and 29, and Monday City Councilman Dan Gilman is expected to introduce a Will of Council waiving collections at on-street parking meters those days.</p> <p>The Parking Authority has already approved making parking free at garages those two days, and during other Saturdays through the holiday shopping season.</p> <p>&ldquo;With Light Up Night starting the city holiday season this Friday, it is a reminder that Pittsburgh has great shopping citywide and not just in Downtown. Making parking free at city parking meters, lots and garages will give our small businesses an extra boost on some of the busiest shopping days of the year,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>If the moves are approved, the Authority is expected to program its automated parking meters to refuse payments on Nov. 28 and 29.</p> <p>The Authority already announced parking would be free at its garages Nov. 28 and five Saturdays throughout the holiday season: Nov. 22; Nov. 29; Dec. 6; Dec. 13; and Dec. 20.</p> <p>Participating garages are: Third Avenue; 9th &amp; Penn; Smithfield Liberty; Ft. Duquesne &amp; 6th; Mellon Square; Wood Allies; Oliver; First Avenue; Grant St. Transportation Center; Forbes Semple; and Shadyside.</p> <p>Vehicles must enter the garages Saturdays after 12 a.m. and exit by 11:59 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:01:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Selected as 2015 Rose Center Fellow http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3761 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 19, 2014) Mayor William Peduto has been selected as a 2015 Rose Center for Public Leadership fellow, which will allow Pittsburgh to receive guidance on land use challenges from a team of national design experts.</p> <p>The Urban Land Institute announced today that Mayor Peduto and mayors of three other cities nationwide -- Boston, Omaha and Seattle -- will lead four-person teams of Rose Center fellows early next year. Starting in January the ULI will jointly oversee the fellowships with the National League of Cities, and all four mayors <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3760">are attending the NLC Congress of Cities</a> starting today in Austin, Tex.</p> <p>Pittsburgh&rsquo;s other fellows are City Planning Director Ray Gastil; Karen Abrams, manager of community and diversity affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; and Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies. They will be supported by team coordinator Matthew Barron, policy manager for the Mayor&rsquo;s office.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is blessed with a unique and historic character but at the same time an upsurge in economic development and building interest. The Rose Center will help our efforts to balance both, smartly and sustainably,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The Daniel Rose Center Fellowship program is the flagship program of the Rose Center, established in 2008 with a grant from ULI Foundation Governor Daniel Rose to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by local governments. The Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical and sustainable land use policies by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks and other resources. The Fellowship&rsquo;s program of work includes a study tour of another U.S. or foreign city, a working retreat, and study visits to each of the four fellowship cities.</p> <p dir="ltr">To assist the fellowship city teams, ULI has assembled a team of eight urban development and design leaders from around the nation who will be serving as their faculty advisers: Laura Aldrete, senior supervising planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff&rsquo;s PlaceMaking Group in Denver; Andre Brumfield, regional director of planning and design at Gensler in Chicago; Peter Cavaluzzi, principal at EE&amp;K/Perkins Eastman in New York City; Antonio Fiol-Silva, principal at Wallace Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia; Nadine Fogarty, vice president at Strategic Economics in Berkeley, California; Calvin Gladney, managing partner at Mosaic Urban Partners in Washington, DC; M.D. &ldquo;Mike&rdquo; Higbee, managing director of DC Development Group in Indianapolis; and Bert Mathews, president of the Mathews Company in Nashville. Two faculty advisers will be assigned to work with each city.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;In the six years of the Rose Center Fellowship program, mayoral teams have been effective in collaborating and sharing knowledge to help solve the land use challenges of our nation&rsquo;s leading metropolitan areas,&rdquo; said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. &ldquo;Cities are the heart of our country&rsquo;s economy, serving as hubs for human capital and innovation. We are excited to work with NLC and the new class of Rose fellows to highlight creative approaches and solutions that other communities can replicate to grow in healthy, prosperous, and sustainable ways.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Besides Pittsburgh the 2015 Rose Center Fellowship teams include:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Boston</strong>: Mayor Martin J. Walsh ; Sheila Dillon, chief of housing and director of the department of neighborhood development, City of Boston; John FitzGerald, senior project manager, Boston Redevelopment Authority; and Joyce Linehan, chief of policy, City of Boston Mayor&rsquo;s Office. They will be supported by their team coordinator Danny Green, policy analyst, City of Boston Mayor&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Omaha</strong>: Mayor Jean Stothert; Cassie Seagren, deputy chief of staff for economic development, City of Omaha Mayor&rsquo;s Office; Bob Stubbe, director of the public works department, City of Omaha; and James Thele, director of the planning department, City of Omaha. They will be supported by their team coordinator Steven Jensen, a local planning and urban design consultant and retired Omaha planning director.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Seattle</strong>: Mayor Ed Murray; Robert Feldstein, director of the office of policy innovation, City of Seattle; Scott Kubly, director of the department of transportation, City of Seattle; and Kathy Nyland, senior policy advisor for the office of policy innovation, City of Seattle. They will be supported by their team coordinator Kheng Mei Tan, senior policy advisor for the office of policy innovation, City of Seattle.</p> <p dir="ltr">Since its inception, the Rose Center has worked with mayors&rsquo; teams in 20 cities across the United States: Austin; Charlotte, North Carolina.; Detroit; Hartford, Connecticut; Honolulu; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri.; Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis; Memphis; Nashville; Oakland, California.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon.; Providence, Rhode Island.; Sacramento, California.; Tacoma, Washington; and Tampa, Florida. In previous years, it has addressed issues such as revitalizing obsolete industrial corridors with flexible land uses to attract new employers; integrating anchor institutions into the surrounding community; and improving pedestrian and bicycle connections between downtown neighborhoods.</p> <p dir="ltr">About the Urban Land Institute:</p> <p dir="ltr">The Urban Land Institute (<a href="http://uli.org/">uli.org</a>) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the institute has nearly 33,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, contact Robert Krueger at 202-624-7051 or rkrueger@uli.org</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:39:05 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3760 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 19, 2014) Mayor William Peduto travels today to the National League of Cities Congress of Cities in Austin, Tex.</p> <p dir="ltr">The theme for <a href="http://www.nlccongressofcities.org/">the four-day conference</a> is &ldquo;The Future of Cities,&rdquo; with a focus on the innovative ways cities can drive change. More than 3,000 local government officials from around the nation are attending.</p> <p dir="ltr">The governing board of the NLC <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">announced in July</a> that it picked Pittsburgh to host the Congress of Cities in November 2016. The city is covering the costs of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s travel and accommodations at this year&rsquo;s conference.</p> <p dir="ltr">This year the NLC has awarded Pittsburgh $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs; $50,000 to expand access to nutritious after-school and summer meals for children; and it helped coordinate a community forum on early childhood education with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor will also be meeting with local business and government leaders today and early tomorrow in San Antonio, Tex.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p dir="ltr">Interview with KQV Radio</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Time</strong>: 8 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Flight to Austin</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Time</strong>: 9:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Tour of Cevallos Lofts</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Time</strong>: 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Location</strong>: 301 Cevallos Street, San Antonio.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:52:25 -0500 'Pothole Blitz' Postponed One Week Due to Weather Conditions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3758 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 18, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has postponed the three-day &ldquo;Pothole Blitz&rdquo; for one week due to current inclement weather conditions.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;DPW intended to do a pothole blitz over the next three days, however, Mother Nature had different plans,&rdquo; said Public Works Director Mike Gable. &ldquo;Due to the weather conditions and temperatures, we are rescheduling the &#39;blitz&#39; for November 24 through 26 and we ask that residents please continue to submit the potholes that need attention to the 311 Response Center.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Since the &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; was announced last week, the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center received 191 submissions.</p> <p dir="ltr">All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. Voice or text messages can be submitted by dialing or texting 412-573-9736. Online submissions can be sent at any time via Twitter to @Pgh311 or the online form on the city website: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:11:57 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3757 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Ken Jugan</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Dr. Martin Mikeska, a visiting professor from the Czech Republic</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:45am-10:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference re: Veteran&#39;s Homelessness</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with DPW re: Snow Plowing</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Police Promotions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Police Headquarteres,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">1203 Western Ave,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15233</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Director Gable&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Olympia Dog Park Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Yoga Collective Fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Winery, 2815 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>2014 Hilltop Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">St Paul Ame Church, 400 Orchard Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pitt Dems Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Cathedral of Learning,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:42:23 -0500 Media Advisory: HUD, Allegheny County Executive and Pittsburgh Mayor To Host Update Tuesday On Efforts To End Veteran Homelessness http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3754 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 17, 2014) Officials from federal agencies and local government will join with service providers Tuesday morning to update the media and community stakeholders on joint efforts to end veteran homelessness by December 2015.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>:</p> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr">Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator &ndash; Region III, U.S. Dept. of Housing &amp; Urban Development</p> <p dir="ltr">Jesse Rodriguez, Operations Director, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>:</p> <p dir="ltr">The &ldquo;Pittsburgh Rapid Results Veterans&rsquo; Homeless Boot Camp&rdquo; was launched on August 8, and Tuesday marks the first 100 days of work on the issue. Officials will update the public on the process, and ask for further community support.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>:</p> <p dir="ltr">Courthouse Gallery, 1st Floor &ndash; Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>:</p> <p>10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:34:00 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3753 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Brenda Smith and John Weinstein</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with the auction winners from Animal Rescue League Fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Ronald Poropatich, Executive Director, Center for Military Medicine Research and Ms. Ann Gleeson, Managing Director, CMMR</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Conference call with NLC Plenary Panel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Debra Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming PGH Advisory Council Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children&#39;s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Global Solutions Fall Social 2014</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:35:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule November 15-16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3750 <p><em>Saturday, November 15</em></p> <p>Day off</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday, November 16</em></p> <p>Day off&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:47:07 -0500 City To Close Portion of Grant Street for Holiday Tree Installation Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3747 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Director, Mike Gable, advises that Grant Street, between Fourth Avenue and Forbes Avenue (in front of the City-County Building) will be closed on&nbsp;Saturday, November 15, 2014 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.</p> <p>The closure is necessary for the transport and placement of the 2014 Holiday Tree.&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:28:09 -0500 Pittsburgh Improves LGBT Equality Ranking http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3744 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 13, 2014) Pittsburgh scored 90 out of 100 points in the latest municipal equality rankings by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation&rsquo;s largest LGBT civil rights organization.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s score on the city&rsquo;s laws and policies impacting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people jumped from 72 a year ago, for an improvement of 25%.</p> <p>Just 38 of the 358 cities studied nationwide received full 100-point scores. &ldquo;Perfect scores are earned by cities with exemplary LGBT policies, ranging from non-discrimination laws and equal employee benefits, to cutting edge city services and strong relationships with the LGBT community,&rdquo; according to the HRC.</p> <p>The average city score nationwide was 59 points.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m very proud of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts to promote LGBT equality, and this recognition from the Human Rights Campaign, but there is more we can do. My administration will work over the next year along with City Council to try to achieve a perfect score,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;What a great time to be in Pittsburgh-- where recognition of equal voice and opportunity for the LGBT community is a top priority among city leadership,&quot; said City Council President Bruce Kraus. &quot;We should take pride in our improvements while continuing to serve as pioneers in creating a city with truly inclusive LGBT policies.&quot;</p> <p>The full 2014 &ldquo;Municipal Equality Index&rdquo; <a href="http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/americas-cities-leading-the-way-to-lgbt-inclusion-even-in-states-where-equa">is available from the HRC here</a>. Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <a href="http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/assets/resources/MEI-pittsburgh-2014.pdf">scoresheet is here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:11:31 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3743 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund Summit V</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with students from&nbsp;Chartiers Valley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Karl Reid, Exec. Dir. and Ms. Sossena Wood, National Chairperson of National Society of Black Engineers</strong><br clear="all" /> <div>Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald and BRT Stakeholders</strong></div> <div>Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at&nbsp;BGC Annual Luncheon&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Point Park University News</strong></div> <div>Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Dennis Yablonsky and De Peart</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Bob Lewis</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:03:53 -0500 City of Pittsburgh to Seek Partnership with URA on Promise Zone Application http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3736 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 13, 2014) The City of Pittsburgh will seek to partner today with the Urban Redevelopment Authority on a federal &ldquo;Promise Zone&rdquo; application to assist previously neglected parts of the Hill District, Hazelwood, communities in the southern part of the city, and other neighborhoods.</p> <p>&ldquo;My administration has been working hard with the White House to implement smart and progressive policies, and a Promise Zone designation would be a great next step,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Promise Zones provide just the tools we need to rebuild neighborhoods and invest in communities, and people, in our city that haven&#39;t seen such investment in decades.&rdquo;</p> <p>President Obama announced in 2013 that the federal government would designate 20 Promise Zones nationwide to boost economic activity, education and crime prevention in targeted areas. The federal government chose the first six communities in January of this year and plans to select 14 more between this and next year. At least six of the Promise Zones selected in this round will be in urban areas.</p> <p>Promise Zone designations provide extra opportunities and resources to communities through preferences for federal grants; liaisons to help navigate federal programs; five AmeriCorps VISTA members; and other assistance.</p> <p>Areas must have 33% poverty rate to apply. The City is currently seeking a Promise Zone designation that would cover all or part of the Hill District, Oakland, Uptown, Hazelwood, Glen Hazel, Carrick, Knoxville, Allentown, Mt. Washington, Beltzhoover, Beechview, Bon Air, St. Clair, Arlington, Arlington Heights, the South Side Slopes, the South Side Flats, the neighborhood of Mt. Oliver, and Mt. Oliver borough.</p> <p>The population in the collective area is 86,478 and the poverty rate is 38.63%. The final list of targeted neighborhoods is subject to change.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh has received many accolades and praise as a most livable city, for our resilience, a diverse regional economy, or our emerging role as a leader in technology and innovation. However, the reality is there are Two Pittsburghs,&rdquo; says a draft version of the City&rsquo;s Promise Zone application.</p> <p>&ldquo;There is the [Pittsburgh] cited in the national press and then the one where whole neighborhoods have been left behind and certain populations, both new and old, find themselves marginalized and excluded from the well-publicized prosperity. In order to help better serve these under-resourced places and populations, the City of Pittsburgh is pursuing a Promise Zone designation in the southern and central areas of the city.&rdquo;</p> <p>The City is going to the URA board this afternoon to seek a Memorandum of Understanding and a Cooperation Agreement with the authority so they can work together to submit a formal Promise Zone application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for next year.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:56:20 -0500 'Pothole Blitz' Scheduled for Three Days Next Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3735 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (November 13, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh announced today that a three-day Pothole Blitz will take place next week, starting on Monday, November 17th and lasting through Wednesday, November 19th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews from the Department of Public Works will work extended 12-hour shifts from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day to prepare city streets one final time before winter weather arrives. In the instance of inclement weather, work schedules may fluctuate. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are encouraged to submit pothole repair requests to the City of Pittsburgh 311 Response Center. The &ldquo;Blitz&rdquo; efforts will be based on 311 submissions.</p> <p dir="ltr">All calls to 311 are answered by a live operator from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the City of Pittsburgh, dial 3-1-1. Outside of Pittsburgh, call 412-255-2621. Voice or text messages can be submitted by dialing or texting 412-573-9736. Online submissions can be sent at any time via Twitter to @Pgh311 or the online form on the city website: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:49:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3734 <div>Lunch with Bruce Kraus</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: Noon</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Video for Mayor&#39;s Award for Public Art</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 1:30 p.m.</div> <div><strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Wedding Ceremonies</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 2-4 p.m.</div> <div><strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Scheduling Meeting</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 4-6 p.m.</div> <div><strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Unveiling of Wireless Mesh Network in Allentown</div> <div><strong>Time</strong>: 6 p.m.</div> <div><strong>Location</strong>:&nbsp;The Hardware Store, 744 E Warrington Ave.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Autism Speaks event <div><strong>Time</strong>: 6:30 p.m.</div> <div><strong>Location</strong>: Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market St.</div> </div> <p>###</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:24:33 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3730 <p dir="ltr">Launch of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: 10 a.m.<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Veterans Leadership Program, 2417 East Carson St.</p> <p dir="ltr">Meeting with Open Streets Pittsburgh Committee<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: 10:45 a.m.<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</p> <p dir="ltr">WESA-FM Radio interview<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: Noon<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: WESA studios, South Side</p> <p dir="ltr">Meeting with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: 2 p.m.<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</p> <p dir="ltr">Meeting with Grant Ervin on BRT<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: 3 p.m.<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Office</p> <p dir="ltr">Welcoming City of Niagra Falls Trade Mission<br /> <strong>Time</strong>: 6 p.m.<br /> <strong>Location</strong>: Sheraton Station Square</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:43:20 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Nov. 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3727 <p><em>Veterans Day - City Offices Closed</em></p> <p>Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority meeting</p> <p><strong>Time</strong>: 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Location</strong>:&nbsp;Koppers Building Conference Center, 9th&nbsp;Floor, Grant Room, 436 Seventh Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:48:46 -0500 Forbes Avenue Reconstruction Project Begins Downtown http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3726 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (November 10, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Forbes Avenue from Smithfield Street to Wood Street will be closed beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, for approximately eight months. A detour will be posted. Pedestrian access to the businesses will be available at all times.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The city has contracted A. Merante Contracting, Inc., to complete the construction of the Forbes Avenue Reconstruction Project. The project includes reconstruction of the curbs, sidewalks, streetlighting, upgrading of a signalized intersection, new storm system, concrete pavement and street furniture. Underground work includes vault repairs, waterline replacement, relining of existing combined sewer line, and other miscellaneous construction.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected area.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:55:40 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3721 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s 2015 State of the City Address</strong></p> <p>(<em>As prepared for delivery. See end of address for links to 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets</em>.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Good morning. Thank you to Council President Bruce Kraus, all Council members, and City Clerk Bea Doheny for hosting me today. Thanks to the city&rsquo;s chiefs, directors, workers and others for coming. And congratulations to new Deputy Clerk Kim Clark.</p> <p>It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we&rsquo;ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city&rsquo;s remarkable transformation.</p> <p>In the same year, we lost one of our best friends -- Sophie -- after a lifetime of public service to the city, and lost another public servant -- Public Works worker Omar Hodges -- to heartbreaking gun violence. Such violence has touched too many residents throughout our city, and has threatened to disrupt our efforts to resurrect some of our most under-served neighborhoods.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m here to tell you we will not allow that to happen, and my 2015 budget is the blueprint for building upon our city&rsquo;s accomplishments and delivering them to all of our neighborhoods. It commits the full force of Pittsburgh government to revitalizing our neighborhoods through a strategic alliance of city authorities and departments -- led by the reorganization of our Bureau of Building Inspection -- and strong efforts to modernize and diversify our police bureau, using the latest in technology and proven concepts of community-policing methods.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m excited to share these and other plans with you today.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Financial stewardship</strong></p> <p>When I last spoke to Council in May about the city&rsquo;s finances I said if we want to solve the real problems in this city, it is up to us -- and us alone. With your help my administration has already started implementing those solutions. The new Operating and Capital budget plans I am presenting today will help us further transform Pittsburgh into a model of change -- one that stands as a beacon for other cities seeking to emerge from decades of decline. And one that will make Pittsburgh a model of a 21st Century City.</p> <p>This budget brings honesty, transparency, and best practices to the city&rsquo;s finances. It reduces the city&rsquo;s debt burden, increases payments to pension funds, maintains the city&rsquo;s fund balance, and makes critical investments in our long-ignored infrastructure.</p> <p>I also said in May that we needed to protect the assets that make Pittsburgh unique. Under Director Sam Ashbaugh our new Office of Management and Budget has completely redesigned the city&rsquo;s Capital Budget to follow national best practices. Now any Pittsburgher, for the first time ever, can see exactly how their money is being spent. Reading our budget is no longer like reading Sanskrit: each spending project includes justifications and operating budget impacts, and it has an unprecedented level of detail for projects, down to the exact streets, sidewalks, curbs, and steps.</p> <p>This administration continues to do more with less. Early this year free government parking passes were slashed by 90%, and take-home vehicles were slashed 30%. Our workforce has been cut by 68 positions since this time last year, and our tremendous city workers are doing their part to further shoulder the city&rsquo;s financial burden by taking on a pay freeze next year. In addition, non-personnel spending is being cut in all departments.</p> <p>And we are doing this while negotiating contracts with seven of our workforce&rsquo;s nine unions, representing police, firefighters, paramedics, white collar workers, foremen, school crossing guards and recreation center workers. We will continue to invest in our most important asset -- our workers -- but we will balance it with fiscal discipline.</p> <p>Overall, the budget combines a balanced approach to solving our financial problems: it modernizes government, preserves essential services and cuts spending, while making tough revenue choices, including a revised millage rate and changes to parking meter enforcement. It allocates $12 million to paving our streets, the most we have budgeted in a decade, and it puts more police on our streets than we have seen in 12 years.</p> <p>But most importantly, this budget guides us toward major improvements in government, innovation, and performance that will be felt in neighborhoods citywide.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Efficiency = Service</strong></p> <p>Just as our budgeting is smarter and more efficient, our residents are getting more out of the government services they pay for with their hard-earned tax dollars.</p> <p>At Public Works, a new system has been built for the online tracking of our snow plows and salt-spreaders that is being tested now. Next year we will have online permitting for our park shelters. Working with Councilwoman Rudiak we approved Open Data legislation that was nationally recognized as a model for open government. After winning one of only seven grants nationwide, the city&rsquo;s antiquated ways of buying its materials -- from paper clips to fire trucks -- will be revamped next year through the know-how of tech professionals from Code for America.</p> <p>We are reviewing changes to our pavement management system to bring objectivity and fairness to the process, with a goal of using cameras mounted on Public Works vehicles to give objective ratings to street conditions by 2016, and created a 3-year street resurfacing program that same year.</p> <p>We created an online auction for city property. We established one of the few 311 services in the country that takes requests over Twitter, while expanding the 311 phone hours for more traditional users. And we have even developed a strategic partnership with all utility companies that utilizes a centralized system to monitor work in our streets.</p> <p>Soon, the 311 Response Center will be getting new software that will take service requests straight from your phone or computer and transmit it to city workers in the field, drastically cutting response times. A mobile application will be introduced that will transform two-way communication with the city and provide the transparency residents deserve.</p> <p>For the first time, our building inspectors have laptops, email and cell phones to do real-time data entry on properties. Inspectors are being cross-trained on all the bureau&rsquo;s responsibilities -- if you are building a new house you can have one inspector who checks for all of your building&rsquo;s energy, structural, and fire permitting issues all at once, rather than having to deal with several different inspectors. No longer do residents only have a two hour window to talk with inspectors.</p> <p>Full housing demolition information is now available on the bureau&rsquo;s website. There, anyone can see all the structures currently in the demolition process, the winners of the demolition contracts, the cost of the contracts, and when the work should be completed. We&rsquo;re also working collaboratively with our authorities and community advocates to reform and improve the way we do demolitions to become more strategic and to leave sites cleaner and ready for new development.</p> <p>By utilizing technology, and hiring people who are creating these systems, residents of Pittsburgh can now see how we are doing our jobs, and assure we are doing them effectively, efficiently and equitably.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Opportunity for all</strong></p> <p>We are also doing more for our youngest residents, and those most in need.</p> <p>This year we doubled participation in the Summer Youth Employment Program, and provided over 200,000 meals to children through the summer lunch program. But but we need to do more: plans will be issued soon detailing efforts to create our summer of &nbsp;&ldquo;earning and learning&rdquo; &nbsp;for all eligible young people who apply.</p> <p>Working with Councilwoman Kail-Smith this year we established the city&rsquo;s first citywide task force on public education in decades, and we followed President Obama&rsquo;s challenge by creating a blue-ribbon panel on Early Childhood Education to assist our efforts to become a national leader in providing pre-natal to pre-K education to all of our children.</p> <p>We secured $230,000 in grants to enroll every single child in Pittsburgh in affordable health care, and $50,000 from the National League of Cities to expand after-school opportunities and increase nutritional summer lunches. Through new partnerships with Google, and the help of Councilman Gilman, we helped &nbsp;furnish city schoolteachers with much-needed supplies and assisted small businesses with the critical tool of getting online.</p> <p>In all, Pittsburgh has received over $35 million in grants this year so far, the bulk of it in a $30 million Choice Neighborhoods grant that will help transform Larimer into the most sustainable and forward-thinking neighborhood, not just in the City of Pittsburgh but in the entire country. Other grants included $200,000 to fund veteran homeownership; $5 million in state and federal funding for the East Liberty Transit Center; $250,000 in support of bike infrastructure; and $470,000 to make our parking garages more energy efficient. And we established a centralized grants office equipped with modern tracking software to help us attract and retain even more dollars to put into neighborhoods.</p> <p>But much of our work has focused on ending disputes, protecting city assets, and getting long-stalled projects moving.</p> <p>Through the efforts of my chief of staff Kevin Acklin and others we reached historic agreements to save the Strip District Produce Terminal and the August Wilson Center. Working with Councilman Lavelle, we fulfilled our promise to use the 28 acres in the Lower Hill to redevelop the entire Hill District, where we will create the largest TIF district in the city&rsquo;s history, providing the highest levels of affordable housing and the highest levels of contracting for minority and women-owned businesses.</p> <p>And in Hazelwood, working with Councilman O&rsquo;Connor, we are turning the Almono site into a model for 21st Century development, which will not only revitalize a former industrial site but tie it back into the greater community and make it a model development for the world to follow.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>People: Pittsburgh&rsquo;s greatest neighborhood resource</strong></p> <p>Our proudest moments this year may have been in promoting government transparency, and proving our ability to listen. Along with my top staff, I have participated in eight &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In and Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; events where several hundred residents were able to directly address leaders with their issues and concerns for the first time in Pittsburgh history. &nbsp;We also held a &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Online&rdquo; with all my administrators taking questions at once on the Web, which was the first of its kind in the world.</p> <p>To further connect the administration to city neighborhoods, we created the community affairs team where four staffers go to multiple community meetings almost every night of the week to hear neighborhood concerns. We instituted a new foundation-backed Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment that has been tackling housing, education, small business and non-profit issues prevalent in low-and-moderate-income neighborhoods.</p> <p>The Bureau has launched Welcoming Pittsburgh to boost quality of life and economic prosperity for immigrants and native born residents; Live Well Pittsburgh/Healthy Together to promote healthy lifestyles for all; collaborated closely with community leaders on large-scale redevelopment activities in the Hill District, Larimer and elsewhere; secured grant funding through the U.S. Conference of Mayors to pursue the Green and Healthy Homes site designation for the city; led city efforts to combat veteran homelessness; organized small business fairs with partners in targeted neighborhoods; and worked to reduce the negative impacts of street reconstruction on Garfield and the West End.</p> <p>Next year they will expand their efforts to coordinate activities to help promote programs for veterans and people with disabilities.</p> <p>To further preserve quality of life in neighborhoods citywide we -- along with the strong leadership of Council President Kraus -- have also introduced a Pittsburgh Sociable City plan to work with neighborhood, business, public safety and transportation leaders to manage the growing nightlife of our city, and protect the balance between commercial and residential interests in our neighborhoods.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>New alliances</strong></p> <p>We are also forming new, public-private alliances that are making Pittsburgh, and our government, better.</p> <p>This city has long benefitted from the our private foundation community. Foundations have a stake in this city&rsquo;s future, and have partnered with us to bring reform to city hall and resources to restructure government.</p> <p>We invited the foundation community, led by The Pittsburgh Foundation, into the halls of city government -- on a scale never before seen in the nation -- to help us hire top city administrators. We have been using grant funding to underwrite shared public-private priorities, such as the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment. And we applaud and support other work that helps our city, such as the great plans by the Buhl Foundation to make long-term improvements to the North Side, working alongside Councilwoman Harris.</p> <p>The new Department of Innovation &amp; Performance meets regularly with partners at CMU and Pitt to work collaboratively on projects. The department also held six roundtables with a cross-section of city tech leaders to help establish an &ldquo;Innovation Roadmap&rdquo; to work together on supporting these businesses that are our city&rsquo;s future.</p> <p>We are also using new ways to help neighborhoods: this year I&amp;P helped launch the community platform Nextdoor -- which is a social media site for neighborhoods -- and the site Engage Pittsburgh to collect feedback from residents on important issues, such as the job qualifications for the city&rsquo;s police chief.</p> <p>Inside the government I&amp;P is working with other city departments to bring smart, environmentally sustainable changes to government services. They are updating our facilities and fleet, installing energy efficient LED lights, promoting green infrastructure, and incorporating sustainable practices into not only city planning for open spaces, Eco-Districts and bus rapid transit plans, but everything we do. The benefits of these moves will be felt for decades, and in turn will save taxpayers millions.</p> <p>Just as we work with foundations and the private sector, we are lucky to enjoy the cooperation and leadership of others around Western Pennsylvania. The city&rsquo;s success depends on a strong working relationship with Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, Congressman Mike Doyle, State Senators Jay Costa, Wayne Fontana, and Randy Vulakovich, our state House delegation, and the historic partnership we have with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.</p> <p>For the first time in a decade we have begun work with the County to merge services in five different areas: 911; printing services; City-County Building maintenance and security; park rangers; and Open Data.</p> <p>We have weekly communication with the White House, and have established new relationships with Washington D.C. and Harrisburg, which will be only strengthened further under the administration of Governor-elect Tom Wolf.</p> <p>For too long, we have been forgotten or worse by Washington and Harrisburg. I&rsquo;m proud to say we are back on the map.</p> <p dir="ltr">---</p> <p><strong>Modernizing Government to Revitalize Neighborhoods</strong></p> <p>A modernized government -- rooted in collaboration -- is better government.</p> <p>Today I am announcing a major new initiative that will provide clear pathways for economic development across the city, from small residential projects to skyscraper construction. It will create inter-agency cooperation among the Department of City Planning, Zoning, the URA, the Housing Authority, and what used to be called the Bureau of Building Inspection. BBI will be turned into a new Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections and be tasked with streamlining the city&rsquo;s building permitting processes, proactively enforcing property maintenance codes, and ensuring the highest levels of building safety and performance.</p> <p>They will work together to form the Neighborhood Reinvestment Alliance, and provide the needed capacity for a city that no longer is managing decline, but one that is growing.</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s planning, zoning, historic review, art commission and demolition applications will be revamped to become more customer-friendly. Permits and applications will be able to be filed, paid for, and tracked online. Eventually the department will start absorbing other city permitting functions -- from block party permits to applications for sidewalk cafes -- making these processes easier for residents, businesses and community leaders.</p> <p>At the same time we are introducing related changes to our rental registration law that will help us -- and community groups -- improve privately-owned rental properties, and allow PLI to hold accountable problem properties that don&rsquo;t follow city regulations, and for too long have harmed our neighborhoods and held our residents captive.</p> <p>Key to this neighborhood revitalization work will also be our new Land Bank board, created with the help of Councilwoman Gross to address blighted properties citywide, and provide a new tool to make revitalization, reinvestment and renewal a reality.</p> <p>Through all this inter-related work, and by simplifying our rules and creating a clear approval process for projects, we will be better able to spur redevelopment of our housing stock; invest in our neighborhood business districts; implement a robust community planning process, and repurpose blighted and abandoned properties. It will allow for development of high end housing that stabilizes our tax base, and the tax base of our schools, while creating new opportunities in affordable housing. It will preserve the housing stock we already have and keep those properties up to code in neighborhoods that have not always had that support from an antiquated city government.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Community Policing</strong></p> <p>Neighborhoods are also the focus of our revamped policing methods.</p> <p>Through the leadership of Public Safety Director Steve Bucar and acting Chief Cam McLay we are reinvesting in the people and processes of our police bureau. This revamped bureau will be data-driven and follow cutting-edge methods of deploying both resources and officers. In Homewood, with the help of Councilman Burgess, the ShotSpotter camera system is being implemented and tested, and officers citywide will begin using body-mounted cameras to provide more safety to both police and residents alike. Through community policing we will create bonds between residents and police that will reduce fear.</p> <p>We have brought back beat cops to Zone 5 neighborhoods in the East End and will continue to implement them in other police zones throughout the city. With the help of our latest federal COPS grant we are poised to have -- as I have long promised -- more than 900 officers on the force, for the first time since 2002.</p> <p>Simultaneously, joint efforts between the police bureau and top administrators throughout my administration, including Personnel Director Todd Siegel and Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, are resulting in major changes to the ways we recruit, train and retain a diverse force that mirrors the communities we serve. We have plans to use current officers to act as mentors for job candidates, involve community leaders in recruitment, expand preparation assistance for job tests, and to increase college recruitment at historically African American universities with Criminal Justice programs, and our Armed Forces.</p> <p>The changes will be implemented starting early next year with the next class of police recruits.</p> <p>---</p> <p><strong>Working together to build a Model City</strong></p> <p>As proud as I am of this budget and our priorities to build a model city government, I know it does not solve everything. We still need long-term financing agreements with our major nonprofits that will give them a unique role in supporting the city we share. We are in earnest discussions with the city&rsquo;s big four nonprofits that have gone further than any such talks since Act 55 was passed in 1995, which limited PILOT payments to cities. It is the first time in nearly 20 years that we are in real discussions to address this essential issue.</p> <p>Together UPMC, Highmark, Pitt and Carnegie Mellon make up over 80% of the nonprofit payroll in the city. We are working on a long-range plan that will ensure financial stability, economic opportunity and neighborhood sustainability we can all share.</p> <p>Still, we have much work to do in Harrisburg to address long-term pension and personnel issues. Working with Senator Costa and Representative Dermody we are reaching across the aisle to Republican leadership, and with the new administration of Governor-elect Tom Wolf will look to create a legislative agenda benefitting Pittsburgh and all older communities throughout Pennsylvania. We will work, too, with the Pennsylvania Municipal League on further engaging mayors from across the state.</p> <p>I realize that there may be disagreements with some of council, or our financial overseers, or even with the people we all serve, on budget matters before this pending plan is approved.</p> <p>But know this:</p> <p>We -- and increasingly, the rest of this country and even the world -- know Pittsburgh is a special place; a city that was faced with devastating challenges and overcame them.</p> <p>Just as this budget is a blueprint to build upon our successes, invest in our infrastructure, and provide opportunities to residents and neighborhoods citywide, what we are building here &nbsp;will also put the rest of the country and even the world on notice.</p> <p>The improvements we are putting in place, together, will be a model for cities everywhere to solve the challenges facing all of us, and will prove to all who left us for dead only 20 years ago that Pittsburgh is back -- and ready for our next opportunity.</p> <p>Thank you.</p> <p>###</p> <div>Link: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_Operating_Budget_PDF.pdf">2015 Operating Budget</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Link: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_Capital_Budget_FINAL.pdf">2015 Capital Budget</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:31:16 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3720 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Mayor&#39;s Budget Address to City Council</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Personnel</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:45am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">National Roll Call hosted by the Office of Veterans Services,</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">University of Pittsburgh</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Heinz Memorial Chapel, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Call with Jeff Tamkin, President of PFIC</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Chorus Call India</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Weekly Chiefs Meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PCNC NightTalk</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:49:44 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Delivering State of the City Speech This Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3719 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 10, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will deliver his &quot;State of the City&quot; speech to City Council this morning, and formally issue the city&#39;s 2015 Operating and Capital budgets.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10, 2014</p> <p><strong>Note</strong>: Media briefing to follow speech in Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:16:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3718 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Interview with Jim Fallows, The Atlantic</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30am-11:00am</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Riverlife</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:00am-11:30am</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Luncheon and Speaking Engagement</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Cefalo&#39;s Banquet and Event Center, 428 Washington Ave, Carnegie, PA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>BioEnergy Roundtable</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Meeting with Cambridge Innovation Center</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00pm-3:30pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:59:45 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3716 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Welcoming Remarks at Women&#39;s Health Conversations 2014</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Westin Convention Center Ballroom, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Valet Parking Meeting with Councilman Gilman and Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming segment for Our Region&#39;s Business</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Cindy Shapira</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>WYEP 40th Anniversary Backstage Bash</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel,<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">107 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15pm-11:15pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:19:07 -0500 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Foundation Purchase of August Wilson Center http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3714 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 5, 2014) &ldquo;We have been through long and difficult times for the August Wilson Center, but as usual this city did not run from its problems -- it banded together and solved them.</p> <p>I am overjoyed to have the August Wilson Center for African American Culture back in the community&rsquo;s hands and we as a city owe thanks to all of those who worked to make it happen.</p> <p>My office worked tirelessly with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Heinz Endowments, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Urban Redevelopment Authority to save it. And I am grateful to Dollar Bank for once again proving its deep roots in the Pittsburgh community, and showing patience and commitment to this facility when others might have backed away.</p> <p>I am especially happy to have worked alongside another partner, Thomas Tull, who provided extra resources to complete the sale through the Tull Family Foundation and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thomas is a great supporter of Pittsburgh and its cultural life, and this is only his latest contribution.</p> <p>Our eyes now go to the August Wilson Center&rsquo;s future and its reorganization. I look forward to working with our partners to preserve this cultural asset for generations to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:05:04 -0500 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Gubernatorial Election http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3713 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 5, 2014) &ldquo;I want to formally congratulate Tom Wolf on his victory in the Pennsylvania governor&rsquo;s race Tuesday. I left him a message last night and look forward to giving him my congratulations in person soon.</p> <p>Western Pennsylvania officials jumped on the Wolf train early, and we got behind Tom because we not only believed that he was a candidate who could win, but he was the one who most likely aligned with the kind of things we want to do out here. The County Executive and I have worked very closely to work off of one page, so when we go to Harrisburg or to Washington we have one agenda and work together to get things accomplished. We&rsquo;ve had numerous conversations together and separately with Governor-elect Wolf about priorities we would like to see happen, and I&rsquo;m expecting to see a lot of action.</p> <p>I realize the Republican pickups in the Senate and the House would deter many from believing action can happen, but I think if you look at President Obama&rsquo;s second term, his realization was there are lots of things he could do without having to go directly through Congress, and he could work directly with governors, county executives and mayors on issues he and they cared about. I think we&rsquo;re going to see a lot of that same opportunity happening with Gov. Wolf.</p> <p>I also want to thank Gov. Corbett for all he&rsquo;s done for Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. I especially need to thank the Governor for working with us to back vitally important financial stability measures here in his home city.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:48:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3710 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press conference announcing Light Up Night and Downtown Holiday Season&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Fifth Ave Place Lobby, 120 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch at Pho Minh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pho Minh, 4917 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference with Auditor General DePasquale&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with David Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Laurel and Colcom Foundations</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Chairman&#39;s Reception for ACCD Annual Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Museum of Art Cafe, Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Allegheny Conference on Community Development 2014 Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:37:13 -0500 City to Close Brookline Street for Resurfacing Thursday-Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3709 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Edgebrook Avenue from Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) to Bellaire Avenue will be closed on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 a.m. and will reopen&nbsp;Friday, November 7, 2014 at&nbsp;3 p.m. The closure is for&nbsp;resurfacing and related road work.&nbsp;</p> <p>This restriction is for through traffic only. Residents living on Edgebrook Avenue will still be able to access their properties.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:02:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3708 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Jim Barthen</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Lane and Esther Bush</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bonn McSorley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman O&#39;Connor</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming video for Jagoff in Dictionary campaign</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Award for Public Art meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Ed West,&nbsp;Catherine Caponi,&nbsp;George Sebolt, and Mark Holman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:33:37 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule November 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3705 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Director Ashbaugh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with PennDOT</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Brashear High School for&nbsp;PPS 2014 Teachers Matter Week</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 590 Crane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15216&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Councilman Gilman re: Valet Parking program</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Utility Companies</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tom Wolf Rally with Steelworkers&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">United Steelworkers, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Building Communities of Trust Public Safety meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:07:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule Nov 1-2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3704 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday November 1</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Coin Toss at City Championship Football Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">George Cupples Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday November 2</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Off</div> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:04:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 31, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3698 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Police Swearing-in Ceremony</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Training Academy, 1395 Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>100 Resilient Cities video meeting with Rockefeller Foundation COO, Andrew Salkin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Frank Coonelly</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>My Brother&#39;s Keeper</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:20pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: CCAC,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">808 Ridge Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting proclamation for Amizade&#39;s 20th Anniversary</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Sam Ashbaugh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:52:04 -0400 AARP Congratulates Mayor William Peduto on His 50th Birthday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3694 <p><em><img alt="Mayor Peduto Receives AARP Card" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/peduto_rial_11web.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 412px; float: left;" />Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto marks his 50th birthday by receiving an oversized AARP membership card from AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh.&nbsp;Photo by Martha Rial.</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;(Oct. 30, 2014)&nbsp;Mayor William Peduto celebrated his 50th birthday by receiving his official AARP membership card at a ceremony at the City-County Building. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;On behalf of AARP and its more than 175,000 members throughout Allegheny County, we want to wish a warm and very happy 50th birthday to Mayor William Peduto as he reaches this very special milestone,&rdquo; said AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh. &ldquo;Not only is Pittsburgh recognized as America&rsquo;s Most Livable City, the region is also home to the state&rsquo;s most dense population of 50+ adults.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;As a dedicated member of the city&#39;s 40+ Senior Iron League Hockey League, despite his government duties, we know William Peduto will continue to set a great example to all by showing that age sets no boundaries on what you can achieve in life,&rdquo; said Johnston-Walsh. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very proud to call him a member of the AARP family.&rdquo;</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> <p>&quot;Some 50th birthday presents are better than others, and joining other members of the AARP team is definitely one of them,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;I&#39;m proud to be among the growing number of 50+ Pittsburghers enjoying the quality of life, livability and healthy lifestyles afforded to those of all ages in our city.&quot;</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> <p>Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to lead by example helped launch Live Well Pittsburgh earlier this year, where he shared his vision for a more age-friendly city with an audience that included some of Pittsburgh&#39;s youngest and eldest residents. Under the Mayor&rsquo;s direction, Live Well Pittsburgh encourages playful, active living as essential ingredients to building communities where Pittsburghers of all ages and abilities will thrive. Mayor Peduto also has spoken candidly about his personal journey and achieving his lifelong dream of becoming Mayor of Pittsburgh the same year he celebrates his 50th birthday.</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> <p>AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million nationally, including 1.8 million throughout Pennsylvania. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. For articles and more information on the last of the Baby Boomer generation turning 50 in 2014, please visit <a href="http://www.aarp.org/boomers">www.aarp.org/boomers</a>.</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> <p># # #</p> <p><o:p></o:p></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:10:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3693 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>WDVE Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KDKA Marty Griffin Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd.,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Goodwill Faces of Work Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">125 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with David Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rev. Burgess</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:27:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3689 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Connie Parker</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at YWCA Racial Justice Awards</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Convention Center,<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Bob Ewanco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with AARP</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Robert Rubinstein and Gerry Daugherty</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Debra Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Recording WQED 60th Anniversary Congratulations</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WQED Pittsburgh, 4802 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>City-Wide Public Safety Zone Council Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">American Legion- Sheridan Post, 2863 Chartiers Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15204</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Rivers Club, 301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Victory Lap Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee 2014 Kennedy-Lawrence Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small;">IBEW Local Union, 5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:10pm-11:10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:17:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3682 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Katherine Withrow</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Damon Rhodes</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;<b style="font-size: small; line-height: 15.6000003814697px;">&nbsp;</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>VC/Angel Investors Roundtable Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Cares Youth Advisory Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Leger and Policy Manager Matt Barron</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Marta on the Move podcast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:45pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming Healthy Together campaign&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>American Middle East Institute 7th Annual Conference Dinner &amp; Lecture with General David Petraeus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:35:17 -0400 YARD DEBRIS SPECIAL COLLECTION – FALL 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3678 <p>The City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting leaf and yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, November 8, 2014.</p> <p>Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site on Friday, November 7. All yard debris materials will be collected by city refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday November 8.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Bag Leaves for Collection: </strong>Residents must bag leaves in paper bags only and place them out at your normal refuse collection site. Bags should NOT exceed 35 pounds. Leaves in plastic bags will NOT be accepted. Paper yard debris bags can be purchased at local hardware or department stores.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tree Branches and Bushes:</strong> Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 ft. in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4&rdquo;) inches.</p> <p><strong>Please Note: </strong>City crews will NOT collect dirt, rocks, stones or cement. Yard debris left at the curb by contracted lawn care workers or independent contractors will NOT be collected by city crews.</p> <p>Yard debris NOT meeting the collection guidelines will NOT be collected by city crews.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:23:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3677 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Mayor Council Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>2015 Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief of Staff&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Chiefs and Directors Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:03:30 -0400 Pittsburgh & Green Building Alliance Win State Energy Efficiency Grant http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3674 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 24, 2014) The City of Pittsburgh, affiliated city agencies, and the Green Building Alliance won a $470,000 state grant Thursday to provide more energy-efficient lighting for parking garages.</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority award will be used initially to retrofit lighting at the First Avenue garage Downtown and the Pittsburgh Technology Center garage in South Oakland, and seed a Lighting Infrastructure Fund to provide efficient lighting upgrades at other municipal and privately owned garages.</p> <p>Through the retrofit the garages are targeting a 50% cut in energy consumption, placing them 20% lower than the national medium average for parking garage energy use.</p> <p>The $469,892.80 award will be managed by the Green Building Alliance (GBA), which will also provide data analysis and research overseeing the each garage efficiency project&rsquo;s application of technology, system benefits and product sourcing.</p> <p>Other partners include the City of Pittsburgh Office of Sustainability, in the Department of Innovation and Performance; Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Parking Authority; and Sports and Exhibition Authority.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a great example of interagency cooperation and innovation, and Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leadership in energy efficiency and building performance,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It is a smart investment in our infrastructure that will save energy, reduce operational costs, and provide for a better customer experience.&rdquo;</p> <p>Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh 2030 District Senior Director Sean Luther said &quot;We are very grateful to be a recipient of an energy development grant. These investments will significantly advance building performance at both structures toward the 2030 District&#39;s goal or reducing energy consumption by 50% by the year 2030. The planned renovations by 2030 District Partners, the Parking Authority and the URA will be a strong demonstration of the triple-bottom line benefits for the region generated through investments in energy efficiency.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;This grant is&nbsp;a big win for the City and reinforces our continuous efforts toward more sustainable practices across all of our activities,&quot; said Robert Rubinstein, URA acting executive director.</p> <p>&quot;These projects allow&nbsp;for&nbsp;larger&nbsp;future&nbsp;<wbr />investments&nbsp;by&nbsp;demonstrating&nbsp;<wbr />that&nbsp;energy&nbsp;efficiency upgrades can&nbsp;help&nbsp;the both the environmental and the&nbsp;economic bottom line.&quot;</p> <p>In applying for the grant, the partners instituted a pilot lighting program at the SEA&rsquo;s West General Robinson Street garage that cut the facility&rsquo;s electric bill by $60,000.</p> <p>The award is also the result of work this spring by City Councilman Dan Gilman, Sustainability Manager Grant Ervin, city Policy Manager Matthew Barron, the GBA and SEA to amend outdated city codes that prevented the use of high-efficiency lighting in parking structures.</p> <p>The modification modernized the lighting requirements for parking garages to enable garage operators to utilize high efficiency lighting and control systems. Several operators are realizing these gains already, and additional financial support, education and supportive adoption of the policy can create major cost savings, energy consumption reductions and advancements in building performance.</p> <p>The Lighting Infrastructure Fund&rsquo;s initial target for energy efficiency projects will be parking garages committed to the <a href="http://www.2030districts.org/pittsburgh">Pittsburgh 2030 District</a> in Downtown Pittsburgh and the Oakland neighborhood. There are currently 13 free standing garages committed to the program in Downtown and another four committed in Oakland..</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Technology Center Garage is in the Oakland 2030 District and the First Avenue garage in the Downtown 2030 District.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is the first city to create two 2030 Districts, which are a consortium of commercial real estate owners committed to 50 percent energy and water consumption reduction by 2030. &nbsp;Pittsburgh&rsquo;s 2030 Districts in Downtown and now in Oakland are national vanguard of high performance buildings.</p> <p>As part of the Pittsburgh 2030 District Program&rsquo;s energy performance reporting requirement, free-standing city parking garages were identified as a poor energy performers, with 73% of garages reporting energy consumption more than national median average baselines.</p> <p>Besides the retrofits of the two garages the award will support a GBA research report detailing best practices for future garage renovations. The report will highlight the top three most impactful renovation strategies that can be shared with garage operators in Pittsburgh and across the Commonwealth, as well as national agencies such as the Green Parking Council, U.S. EPA and Urban Land Institute.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Pittsburgh award was among $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) grants announced Thursday by Gov. Tom Corbett to 28 local governments, schools and businesses for alternative and clean energy projects.</p> <p>PEDA is an independent public financing authority created in 1982 by the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority and the Emergency Powers Act. The authority&rsquo;s mission is to finance clean, advanced energy projects in Pennsylvania.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:24:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3671 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Scheduling meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Reception for Mayor Ed Pawlowski&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1 Trimont Ln, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Honorary Chair for the annual &quot;Reach for the Stars&quot; Gala to benefit DePaul School for Hearing and Speech</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Heinz Field,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Bone Bash Gala</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: J. Verno Studios,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">3030 Jane St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:25:39 -0400 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Take Next Steps in "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3670 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 24, 2014) - &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh, working with partners in Allegheny County and other community leaders, is taking further steps to implement the local version of <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">President Barack Obama&rsquo;s &ldquo;My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper&rdquo; initiative</a>, which is seeking ways to provide more opportunities to boys and young men of color.</p> <p>In September the President issued a challenge to cities, counties, town and tribes nationwide to become &ldquo;MBK Communities,&rdquo; wherein elected officials work with local partners to forge long-term and strategic programs to help the job and life development of at-risk young people.</p> <p>The six goals of My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper are:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally ready</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all children read at grade level by 3rd grade</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth graduate from high school</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth complete post-secondary education or training</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth out of school are employed</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Ensuring all youth remain safe from violent crime</p> </li> </ul> <p>The White House laid out steps for each participating MBK community to follow -- from taking surveys to holding community-wide meetings -- and Pittsburgh is in the midst of implementing each requirement.</p> <p>In late September the city began surveying key members of the community to identify the top goals for the local My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper drive. The surveys indicated the top three needs for young men of color in the greater Pittsburgh community are workforce development, education, and police interaction.</p> <p>With that information, the next required White House step is holding a summit of area leaders to discuss the best ways to improve policies and services in those three areas. A summit is planned for Friday, Oct. 31, with leaders from ten sectors: Service/Community Centers; Healthcare; Faith-based; Philanthropy; Education; Government; Corporate; Law Enforcement; &nbsp;Workforce; and Advocacy.</p> <p>An estimated 100 individuals, including youth leaders, are expected to participate in the summit. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor William Peduto, Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay and others in leadership roles throughout every sector listed are scheduled to attend.</p> <p dir="ltr">The effort is being led by Dr. Curtiss Porter, the city&rsquo;s Chief Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, with support from LaTrenda Leonard, Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s Deputy Chief of Operations and Administration.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&#39;m excited about this initiative because we have the opportunity to support and promote the great work that is already happening around young men of color in the city,&rdquo; Leonard said. &ldquo;The goal of the summit is to garner the expertise of leaders in this area to develop real sustainable policy recommendations that introduce or expand on existing efforts to better serve the needs of Pittsburgh&#39;s young men of color.&rdquo;</p> <p>The My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper summit meeting at the Community College of Allegheny County campus on the North Side is private, but future events will be open to the public.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:16:40 -0400 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Call for Volunteers for 2014-2015 Allegheny Snow Angels Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3668 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 23, 2014) Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are putting out a county-wide call for volunteers to help our elderly and disabled residents stay safe this winter through the Allegheny Snow Angels program.<img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Snow_Angels_logo.png" style="width: 315px; height: 230px; float: right;" /></p> <p>Snow Angels is a program that helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing volunteers with elderly or disabled residents to assist with snow removal. Snow covered sidewalks can be hazardous for everyone. Along with fostering stronger community relationships, and relieving some of the stress that comes from a snow storm, Snow Angels makes our sidewalks safer for those who continue to serve despite the winter weather &ndash; like postal service workers, firemen, and police officers.</p> <p>&ldquo;The winter months can be a challenging time for some residents, and dealing with the snow and ice can seem overwhelming. This program is a tremendous help to our neighbors, giving them the gift of mobility and peace of mind,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Volunteers play a vital role in the success of this program, and I&rsquo;m confident that Pittsburghers will to rise to the challenge and take the time to help a neighbor in need.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Our region has always been known for its friendliness, and helping others out during the winter months is no exception,&rdquo; said County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. &ldquo;Extending that help even further than our friends and neighbors through the Allegheny Snow Angels program just reinforces the fact that we&rsquo;re a community that supports each other and steps up when there are others in need.&rdquo;</p> <p>Snow Angels was originally launched in 2011 by the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s servePGH initiative, which successfully matched hundreds of volunteers to shovel over 50,000 square feet of city sidewalks. In 2013, the program was adopted by the United Way&rsquo;s Open Your Heart to a Senior program, giving volunteers the opportunity to make an even larger, county-wide impact. This season, Snow Angels is working in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.</p> <p>&quot;Volunteers with Snow Angels help us ensure that our neighbors with physical limitations are able to stay safe and continue to receive essential services like home-delivered meals and prescription medications during the challenging winter months,&rdquo; said Karen Gardner, Manger of Family Services of Western PA. &ldquo;The Snow Angels commitment is just a few hours of a person&#39;s time, but the impact is hugely important.&rdquo;</p> <p>This volunteer opportunity is open to anyone living in Allegheny County, and is great for families and high school students. Volunteers are asked to help at least one resident for the entire 2014-2015 winter season. Shovels and salt are available by request.</p> <p>To register as a volunteer with the Allegheny Snow Angels program and help ensure that our city&rsquo;s elderly and disabled are cared for this winter, call 412-863-5939 or 2-1-1, visit <a href="http://alleghenysnowangels.org/">http://alleghenysnowangels.org/</a>, or email <a href="file://ccb0001/fingroups/servePGH/Snow%20Angels/Outreach/manager@alleghenysnowangels.org">manager@alleghenysnowangels.org</a>.</p> <p>To be matched with a Snow Angel and receive assistance, residents must have a physical disability OR be age 60 or older. In addition, residents must lack alternative snow removal resources and reside within Allegheny County.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:32:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3667 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin re: economic development&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge re: ethics reform&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Treasure Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30pm-11:30pm</div> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:23:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3665 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Meeting with Tim McNulty</span></font></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: normal;">Time: 10am-12pm</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Meeting with John Fournier re: operations issues </span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Time: 1pm-3pm</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Working in office</span></span></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Time: 3pm-5pm</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from ZOA</span></span></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Time: 6:30pm-9pm</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Location: R</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">odef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217&nbsp;</span></p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:13:07 -0400 CITY OF PITTSBURGH SEEKS PARTNERS FOR PUBLIC ART GRANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3660 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA, (OCTOBER 22, 2014)&ndash; The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been invited to apply for the newly announced&nbsp;<a href="http://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/">Public Art Challenge Grant, offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies</a>.</p> <p>Announced by Bloomberg Philanthropies on October 13th, 2014, the grant allows mayors of municipalities with populations of more than 30,000 to apply as lead applicant, with an artist or arts organization as a partner. To this end, the City of Pittsburgh is offering a Partner Application, and is requesting that all interested artists and arts organizations that wish to partner with the City of Pittsburgh on this grant opportunity please utilize this application document in order to make such a request.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh will receive all requests for partnership via this Partner Application and a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, City Planning, and Art Commission will review all applications and make a final selection of a partner -- or partners -- based upon criteria listed below. Once a partner or partners is selected, the City will submit a grant application to Bloomberg Philanthropies/Public Art Challenge by its December 15th, 2014 due date.</p> <p>&ldquo;Public Art is vital to any community, but there is no other greater City in the U.S. than Pittsburgh when it comes to having a vibrant and enduring climate for artists and public art to thrive. I am calling on our arts communities to come work with us on this exciting opportunity,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Ray Gastil, Director of City Planning, said &quot;Compelling public art allows visitors and residents to see a city in new ways. We have high hopes for this grant opportunity and the temporary art projects it will avail.&quot;</p> <p>Selection Criteria for the grant includes:</p> <ul> <li>Excellent, innovative (temporary)&nbsp;public art project(s)</li> <li>Potential for positive impact on the city (its neighborhoods, and region)</li> <li>Proof&nbsp;of clear, specific partnership between local government and artists and/or arts&nbsp; organizations</li> <li>Evidence of technical feasibility of the project idea and its implementation (i.e. staff, consultants,&nbsp;&nbsp; fabricators, engineers, strategy for regulatory approvals, etc.)</li> <li>Appropriate budget and capacity to leverage other sources of support</li> <li>Strong marketing and audience/city residents engagement strategy</li> <li>Commitment to evaluating outcomes</li> </ul> <p>Successful projects will:</p> <ul> <li>Bring people together to experience public places in dynamic and transformative ways</li> <li>Demonstrate close collaboration between artists, arts organizations and cities</li> <li>Establish robust public-private partnerships between local government and other funders</li> </ul> <p>Please note: the above criteria are verbatim from the Public Art Challenge Grant criteria, save those caveats provided in parenthesis.</p> <p>Timeline:</p> <ul> <li>Deadline for City of Pittsburgh partnership application: November 14th, 2014</li> <li>Notification of partner selection by City: December 1st, 2014</li> <li>Public Art Challenge application deadline: December 15th, 2014</li> </ul> <p>All Partner Applications are due via email or disk on November 14th, 2014, by 4:00 PM (EST).</p> <p>Interested persons <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/BloombergPAchallengepre-app.pdf">may go here for a link to the application document</a>, or request such by emailing Morton Brown, the city&rsquo;s public art manager at <a href="mailto:morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov">morton.brown@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh encourages all artists and arts organizations to apply. All forms of public art and artists will be considered -- including, but not limited to, social engagement, dance, theatre, performance, sculpture, earthworks, etc. A strong emphasis of the City is to see that its neighborhoods are served -- especially those neighborhoods that are currently underserved in terms of public art and arts programming.</p> <p>The City seeks proposals from partners that provide the highest potential for quality and most feasible temporary public art projects, while also reaching the widest audiences of our residents and visitors. Community engagement and accessibility are key goals of the City, and this grant opportunity.</p> <p><strong>About Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge</strong></p> <p>Bloomberg Philanthropies is launching a new program to support temporary public art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity and enrich the vibrancy of cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies is inviting mayors in cities with 30,000 residents or more to submit proposals for innovative temporary public art projects that demonstrate close collaboration between artists, or arts organizations and city government. At least three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years.</p> <p><strong>About Bloomberg Philanthropies</strong></p> <p>Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg&rsquo;s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2013, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $452 million.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:37:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3658 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Omar Hodges Funeral</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, 2210 Andrews Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15221</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night Out</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Westinghouse High School,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1101 N Murtland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:28:21 -0400 Statement by Mayors Nutter and Peduto on Gun Litigation Provisions in House Bill 80 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3655 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 20, 2014) Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto issued a joint statement today on provisions added to HB 80 to increase the vulnerability of cities and other localities to lawsuits by pro-gun advocates.&nbsp;</p> <p>The new provisions would give pro-gun groups or other organizations legal standing to sue municipalities with the aim of invalidating firearms ordinances and other local regulations.&nbsp; HB 80 would also require that if a lawsuit is filed against a municipality and succeeds, the municipality must pay all legal fees and costs for the plaintiffs.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bill is now before the House after passing the Senate. The Mayors urged members of the House not to concur in these amendments:</p> <p>&ldquo;We are profoundly opposed to the provisions added to HB 80 in the Senate. Gun violence represents a particularly tragic epidemic in poorer communities in cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Parents, family members and community leaders are naturally compelled by concern for their loved ones to do everything in their power to combat the shootings that destroy lives. It is squarely at some of these responses by the community that HB 80 is now aimed. The standing and attorneys fees provisions of HB 80 raise the stakes for local governments, and the communities they serve, for trying to do something about illegal gun violence.</p> <p>&ldquo;In Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, lawmakers have implemented ordinances and policies, such as requirements regarding lost or stolen firearms, and possession of firearms on City property, that address the issue of proliferation of unlawful guns, while staying within the statutory framework set out by the General Assembly. While any law can be tested in court, no one, much less resource-strapped municipalities and their taxpayers, should be singled out to bear markedly increased risk and cost for trying to protect human life. Indeed, under HB 80, it would be riskier for cities to act on matters of unlawful gun possession and violence than to act on zoning. No one would reasonably argue that human life should be riskier to defend than a zoning setback.</p> <p>&ldquo;The General Assembly should not facilitate lawsuits against local governments simply to thwart their modest attempts at striking a balance between the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and reducing the proliferation of illegal firearms and the deaths they cause. Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania provides that the courts shall be open to all and provides for remedies in the due course of the law. No more is necessary to settle disputes about the validity of ordinances, and yet this bill would give certain litigants special treatment, and impose new costs on taxpayers. &nbsp;We respectfully urge the House not to pass HB 80 with these onerous provisions in it.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:12:19 -0400 Mayor's Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3653 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 20, 2014) Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The public testimony will be used to help compile a report to Pittsburgh City Council on the task force&rsquo;s findings. Before the report is issued, a fifth and final meeting of the task force is planned with Mayor Peduto.</p> <p>The task force, named in February, brought together all education stakeholders in Pittsburgh for the first time in decades. It has grown into a collaborative and positive effort among elected officials, leaders in education, representatives from the foundation community, community members, the teachers union and others.</p> <p>It also includes three current and former Pittsburgh Public Schools students. One of the students, Stephen O&rsquo;Brion, suggested that Tuesday&rsquo;s meeting be held at a PPS facility, the Pittsburgh Science &amp; Technology Academy, in North Oakland.</p> <p>WHAT: Mayor&rsquo;s Education Task Force Meeting</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: SciTech Academy, 107 Thackeray St., North Oakland</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:04:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, October 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3652 <div>Planning &amp; Economic Development Team Meeting</div> <div>10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Operations Meeting</div> <div>11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Finance &amp; Budget Team Meeting</div> <div>11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Innovation &amp; Performance Team Meeting</div> <div>1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Personnel Team Meeting</div> <div>1:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Neighborhoods &amp; Housing Team Meeting</div> <div>2 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Law &amp; Ethics Team Meeting</div> <div>2:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Chiefs</div> <div>4 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Speaking to Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management</div> <div>7 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse, 1055 Spring Garden Ave.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Steelers game</div> <div>8:30 p.m.</div> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:50:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 18-19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3651 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday Oct 18&nbsp;</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview and Bike ride with Ken Rice</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Walk 2 miles with Saleem Ghubril for Pittsburgh Promise</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>10th Anniversary of City of Asylum Pittsburgh&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday Oct 19</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Off&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:29:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3645 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Ribbon Cutting for Hill House Passport Academy Charter School</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: SeroWeb-Extralight, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.5999984741211px;">510 Heldman St.,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: SeroWeb-Extralight, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21.5999984741211px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KD/PG Sunday Edition with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">One Gateway Center</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&nbsp;420&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">Fort Duquesne</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&nbsp;Blvd,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">Pittsburgh</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: bold; font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">PA</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.2000007629395px;">&nbsp;15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Grayson Community Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">1852 Enoch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting to Discuss Homeowner Line Separation with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Monthly Meeting with County</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Katie McGinty</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:29 -0400 Pittsburgh Garbage Pickup Suspended on Tuesday, Oct. 21. http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3642 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 16, 2014) The Environmental Services Bureau of the Department of Public Works advises that there will be no refuse collection in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 21.</p> <p>Collections the rest of the week will follow a holiday schedule: residents with regular Tuesday collections should put out their refuse on Wednesday, those with Wednesday collections on Thursday, and so on through the week. The Environmental Services Bureau will work through Saturday to pick up all neighborhood refuse.</p> <p>Operations are being suspended for the Tuesday funeral of Environmental Services worker Omar Hodges.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:24:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3641 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Great Race Awards Ceremony</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Homewood Senior Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:45pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">7321 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming for &quot;Perceptions of Pitt&quot; Video</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Photo for Crisis Center North calendar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming for Innovation Video Project&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview for Ally Week</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:31:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Hold "Mayor's Night Out" in Homewood Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3639 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 15, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Tuesday night in Homewood, in the eighth installment of his &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out/Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; community events.</p> <p>The session is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at&nbsp;Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy 6&ndash;12, at&nbsp;1101 N Murtland Avenue in Homewood. It is open to the public.</p> <p>The forum follows seven events by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held three &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; forums in Beltzhoover, Perry North and Carrick; two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office; the nation&#39;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line)&rdquo; via Reddit; and a &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night On(Air)&quot; last week on WESA-FM radio.</p> <p>Holding the community sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into city government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:51:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3638 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Disability Mentoring Day</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Shade Tree Commission&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Alliance for Children and Families National Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visit from Brazilian delegation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jon Halpern</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office. 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Photo op for Tickets for Kids</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:44:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3635 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Visit Environmental Services</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with CEO&#39;s from German American Business Circle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">111 Ridc Park W Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15275</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Honorary Chair and opening remarks at STAND UP for Standing Firm award luncheon&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Rivers Club, 301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>B-PEP meeting with Unions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:07:40 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Death of City Worker http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3630 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 13, 2014) - &ldquo;I am deeply saddened by the death today of a worker in the city&rsquo;s Environmental Services bureau. I know I join thousands of fellow workers and residents across the city keeping his family in their thoughts and prayers.</p> <p>The next days will be very difficult, but I and the entire city will stand with the family of Omar Hodges for years to come.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Bureau of Police detectives are responding to this and other recent incidents swiftly, firmly and appropriately. As always, they can work even better with assistance from the community. I urge anyone who has any information on these shootings -- no matter how insignificant it may seem -- to share it with police.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:04:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3628 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with League of Women Voters</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Sean Ramaley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Pastor Doug Patterson, Smithfield United Church of Christ</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Disability Employment Summit, &ldquo;Abilities Celebration Reception&rdquo;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Heinz History Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI,&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: small; line-height: 15.6000003814697px; text-align: center;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">4145 Evergreen Road - Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:27:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3620 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Light of Life</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Harish Saluja</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Proclamation Presentation for Winning City High SAGE Team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Point Park University</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Oakland Forever Opening Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260&nbsp;</span></div> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:12:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3617 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Leadership Roundtable breakfast for Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Benchmarking Trip</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chris Dinnin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Alex Thompson and Alex Sciulli</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with NextPGH</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Highmark</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Off the Record</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Byham Theater, 101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225&nbsp;</span></div> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:09:26 -0400 MAYOR, POLICE CHIEF TO PARTICIPATE IN 'MAYOR'S NIGHT ON-AIR' TONIGHT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3613 <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA (October 8, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto and Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be panelists in a community forum tonight to discuss police/community relations in the City of Pittsburgh. The panel, hosted by Essential Pittsburgh&#39;s Paul Guggenheimer, will also include former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability. The discussion will be broadcast live on 90.5 FM, WESA.</p> <p><strong>What: </strong>Mayor&rsquo;s Night On-Air</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)</p> <p>This event is free and open to the public, however space is limited, so please <a href="http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ivyct6pab&amp;oeidk=a07e9visk271fddccdc">click to reserve your seat</a>, or call (412) 697-2939.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor&rsquo;s Night On-Air is a continuation of a series of public events in which Mayor Peduto and his top administrators have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. Previous events include Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line), &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; in several neighborhoods throughout the city and &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:40:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3610 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with KQV Radio</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Buhl Foundation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 444 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rob Pfaffman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Katherine Withrow</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Senior Citizen event&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Richard Garland</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Bucar and Sgt. Budd</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Personnel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Deputy Chief of Staff John Fournier and Chief McDonald Roberts&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night On Air</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WESA, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:36:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3605 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at United Way Tocqueville Society Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Duquesne Club, 325 6th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Bucar and Chief Bocian</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:45am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jennifer Busla</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Luncheon with Prime Minister of Lithuania</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Surdna Foundation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Group Meeting re: Penn Ave Reconstruction Project</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dave Fawcett and Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Cameron Crane</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with 100.7 STAR</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:35:48 -0400 Department of Justice Awards Pittsburgh Community Oriented Policing Grant http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3604 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 7, 2014) The Department of Justice is issuing Pittsburgh $1.875 million to hire 15 new community oriented police officers starting in 2015.</p> <p>&ldquo;This grant recognizes, like I do, that improving relations between police and our neighborhoods is key to making our city safe and thriving for everyone,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;This funding provides another tool for our new police chief to bring the problem solving methods afforded by community oriented policing to the Pittsburgh neighborhoods that need them most.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Bureau of Police expects to assign the 15 officers from the next class of recruits to Zone 5, covering the city&rsquo;s eastern neighborhoods. These new recruits will replace the 13 new officers who are currently on foot patrols in Zone 5.</p> <p>&ldquo;This grant award comes at a time when we are conducting an analysis of our workforce to determine how we can better deploy our personnel and enhance our community oriented policing efforts,&rdquo; Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay said. &ldquo;This will help strengthen community-police relations.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Justice Department&rsquo;s COPS program offers grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to hire or rehire community policing officers. The latest funding for program, announced last week, provides $124 million to 215 law enforcement agencies to hire 950 officers.</p> <p>The program provides up to 75 percent of the approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits of full-time officers for a three-year grant period, with a minimum 25 percent local cash match requirement. Pittsburgh also won COPS grants in in 2010 and 2012.</p> <p>&ldquo;The COPS Office is pleased to assist local law enforcement agencies throughout the country in addressing their most critical public safety issues,&rdquo; said Ron Davis, director of the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. &ldquo;Funding from this year&rsquo;s program will allow many cities and counties to focus newly sworn personnel on issues related to violent crime, property crime and school safety.&rdquo;</p> <p>Community oriented policing is one facet of overall support Mayor Peduto is seeking to provide to residents of neighborhoods citywide.</p> <p>He created the city&rsquo;s first Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to work daily on business, housing, education, and faith-based and nonprofit issues in struggling neighborhoods. Last week it won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583">a $50,000 grant</a> to provide more afterschool and summer meals to schoolchildren, and this summer won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">a $200,000 grant</a> to enroll children and youth in affordable health care plans.</p> <p>More information on the COPS award <a href="http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2367">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:27:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3599 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PA Municipal League Executive Committee Meeting</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-9:20am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Harrisburg, PA&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Dan Frankel, Democratic Caucus Chairman</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Randy Vulakovich</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Meeting with Mark Mustio</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building, N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Joe Markosek, Minority Chair, House Appropriations Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Luncheon with Senator Jay Costa &amp; Senate Democratic Caucus Leaders Sen. Wayne Fontana, Sen. Vince Hughes, Sen. Tony Williams, Sen. Lisa Boscola, Sen. Tina Tartaglione, &amp; Sen. Richard Kasunic</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Fair Funding for Education Rally</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:45pm-1pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building, N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Dom Costa, Chair, Allegheny County Delegation</strong></div> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Frank Dermody, Democratic Leader</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Representative Dave Reed, Chair, Majority Policy Committee</strong></div> <div>Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Dominic Pileggi, Majority Leader</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div>Location: Main Capitol Building,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Travel back to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 5pm-8pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:25:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Weekend Schedule October 4-5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3594 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday October 4</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>32BJ Membership Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 209 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>African American Heritage Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 11th and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference with Rep. Gainey and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday October 5</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Travel to Harrisburg</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PML Executive Committee Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Harrisburg, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Reception with Harrisburg Legislators</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Harrisburg, PA&nbsp;</div> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 18:27:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3591 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Lalit Chordia</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming for One Young World</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Max King and Grant Oliphant</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Hennigan and Mariann Geyer</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Conference call with Auditor General DePasquale</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak, Senator Fontana, and Rep. Molchany</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Ernie Sota and Aaron Sukenik</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>BikePGH presenting bike lane thank yous</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting proclamation for Manufacturing Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Made Right Here, 192 Bakery Square Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</div> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:23:43 -0400 City Briefly Closing McArdle Roadway for Hillside Maintenance http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3587 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway from Grandview Avenue to the Liberty Bridge in Mount Washington will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014 and&nbsp;Tuesday, October 7, 2014.</p> <p>Crews will be cutting weeds, removing trees and cleaning sewers.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:19:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule October 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3586 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">City Cares Day</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Commonwealth Place and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with John Ferchill</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Hines Ward Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh,PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ethics training</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Washington Monument Visioning Committee</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh PRSA meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting proclamation at SCORE Pittsburgh 50th Anniversary Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:38:12 -0400 Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) &ndash; The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.</p> <p dir="ltr">Using the NLC grant, the city hopes to build visibility, drive participation, promote a healthy relationship with food, and broaden awareness among families who qualify for meals programs but are not currently enrolled. By introducing attractive programming, and through an aggressive citywide campaign, the city of Pittsburgh will increase the number of children participating in Summer and Afterschool Meals programs.</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s goal is to increase participation in the programs by 10% next summer. Commencing in February 2015, Citiparks will be embarking on a comprehensive out of school time program offering that will enhance the feeding initiative.</p> <p>The grants, issued to 10 cities nationwide, are part of a National League of Cities effort that served 7.5 million meals over the last 2.5 years under the program.</p> <p dir="ltr">In addition to $50,000, Pittsburgh will receive customized technical assistance, access to best practices and national experts, and opportunities for peer learning as they build and expand programs to bring meals to children.</p> <p dir="ltr">Clarence Anthony, Executive Director at the National League of Cities said, &ldquo;The cities chosen should be commended for their commitment and willingness to do the hard work to reduce child hunger in their communities. We know that when children don&rsquo;t have access to quality meals it affects their ability to learn and their classroom participation. It is imperative that more cities take advantage of federal resources to implement programs that give children access to meals.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh was one of ten cities selected as part of a new technical assistance cohort. The additional nine cities include:</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Chattanooga, TN</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;El Centro, CA</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fontana, CA</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jersey City, NJ</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Longmont, CO</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;New Haven, CT</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Newark, NJ</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pasadena, CA</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Portland, ME</p> <p dir="ltr">Another three cities will receive grants to act as &ldquo;faculty&rdquo; or mentors to an additional six cities that will be chosen at a later date with the input of the faculty cities.</p> <p dir="ltr">The faculty cities are:</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Denver, CO</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Gary, IN</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Providence, RI</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;One of my administration&rsquo;s top priorities is a focus on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s youngest residents, and giving them the support they need -- from access to health care to early childhood education -- to grow into the next generation of Pittsburgh leaders,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Anti-hunger programs are another major step in that process, and National League of Cities continues to be one of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s greatest partners in providing opportunities to our children.&rdquo;</p> <p>Afterschool and summer meal programs fill an enormous need for families as nearly 1 in 4 American families with children suffered from food hardship within the last year. City officials have provided invaluable leadership in creating city-wide systems of afterschool and summer programming and developing anti-hunger awareness campaigns.</p> <p>Pittsburgh has a goal of growing the summer meals programs by up to 10%, expanding participation from an average daily attendance of 6,946 to at least 7,640 children in Summer 2015. Citiparks will introduce summer meals programs to just over 20 of its sites not currently serving meals to children and youth (a 30% increase from 2014) and the YWCA will add afterschool meal programs to 11 of its partner childcare sites.</p> <p>&ldquo;Increasing out of school time provisions is critical to the total development of the child and helps to support the family unit in difficult economic times,&rdquo; said Jim Griffin, the city&rsquo;s Director of Parks and Recreation. &ldquo;Being able to offer programming, in addition to the meal program, will increasingly foster a sense of community in each neighborhood throughout the city of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The grants are part of the National League of Cities&rsquo; Institute for Youth, Education &amp; Families&rsquo; initiative: Cities Combating Hunger Through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs. CHAMPS is made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation and in partnership with Food Research and Action Center.</p> <p dir="ltr">The cities were chosen based on their commitment to and experience in launching or expanding local efforts to create year-round meal opportunities for children through the federal Afterschool and Summer meal programs.</p> <p dir="ltr">Under Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s leadership the city has reestablished ties to National League Cities, and secured $230,000 in two <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">grants</a> <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2828">to help enroll children in Medicaid and CHIP</a>, and won another in-kind services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2824">grant</a> to facilitate a community conversation on early childhood education.</p> <p>NLC <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">will hold its 2016 convention in Pittsburgh</a>, drawing 3,500 municipal leaders to the city in the year of its 200th anniversary.</p> <p>The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:08:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, October 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3582 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Detroit for Meeting of the Minds 2014, a convening of elected officials and private and public sector innovators that focuses on improving conditions in cities.</p> <p>The Mayor is speaking this morning on a Meeting of the Minds panel called Turn Around: Remaking Legacy Cities, along with Mayor Rob van Gijzel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Anthony Flint, Fellow and Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3091">attended a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy summit</a> in Cambridge, Mass., in May. The Institute is paying for the Mayor&rsquo;s flights and hotel stay in Detroit.</p> <p>Public schedule for Oct. 1, 2014 (all Detroit events at Taubman Center for Design Education, 460 W. Baltimore Ave.):</p> <p><strong>Welcoming remarks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speaker: Gordon Feller, Director at Cisco Systems</p> <p><strong>Leading from Local Circumstance: Lessons from Detroit</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:35 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speaker: Rip Rapson, president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation</p> <p><strong>A Global Challenge: How Do We Make the Right Decisions?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speaker: Jeremy Bentham, Vice President Global Business Environment, Royal Dutch Shell</p> <p><strong>How Urban Entrepreneurs Around the Country Are Launching and Scaling Up Despite Red Tape</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:25 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Christine Boyle, Founder &amp; President, Valor Water Analytics, Inc.; David Estrada, VP of Government Relations, Lyft; Julie Lein, President &amp; Co-Founder, Tumml; Marlin Page, Founder, Sisters Code.</p> <p><strong>How City-Regions Can Better Attract and Retain Urban Talent</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Graig Donnelly, Director, Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, Wayne State University; Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp, CEO, Linked Learning Detroit; Darrin Redus, President &amp; CEO, MainStreet Inclusion Advisors, LLC.</p> <p><strong>Turn Around: Remaking Legacy Cities</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh; Anthony Flint, Fellow &amp; Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Rob van Gijzel, Mayor, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.</p> <p><strong>Breaking Down the Silos: DTE Energy&rsquo;s Partnership with Tech Innovators</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">11:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Steven Baker, IT Strategist and Innovation Enabler, DTE Energy; Russ Vanos, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Itron.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Workshop tours</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-5 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:37:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Early Education Panel Releases Action Plan to State http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3579 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 30, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s panel on early childhood education today released recommendations to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for expanding educational opportunities for all children, starting with those in low incomes but eventually spreading to all children citywide.</p> <p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced a $250 million nationwide preschool development grant program in a visit August 13 to the Hill House, which could provide $20 million in grants for pre-Kindergarten education programs to Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Waiting lists are already long for existing pre-K programs offered by the Pittsburgh Public Schools and other providers, and a blue ribbon panel on early childhood education named August 25 by Mayor Peduto found the city could immediately add 378 children to pre-K classrooms with immediate federal help. In a longer-term program the city could service ten times that many children, giving thousands of children the simple step up they need to become successful students, and adults.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is a city that is small enough to take the gifts we give to a small group of children and grow them into opportunities that the entire nation can learn from and be proud of,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;The first request I made to President Obama after being elected Mayor was to give Pittsburgh the chance to become an urban lab to make those discoveries. The plan released by my blue ribbon panel today can make them reality.&rdquo;</p> <p>Discussions between the Mayor and the White House continued through the first six months of this year. A visit was scheduled with Secretary Duncan and it was decided that the visit would be used to announce a new, innovative grant program by the President. The same plan was discussed at the White House last December.</p> <p>Existing city pre-K programs for lower-income parents in Pittsburgh seeking to lift their children from cycles of poverty are over-burdened. The panel found that families that are marginally poor -- between 200-300 percent of the federal poverty line -- can seek help on waiting lists for over a year.</p> <p>Tackling the issue is essential for Pittsburgh -- and all cities -- to give its youngest residents the ladders of opportunity to grow and succeed. Studies show that children educated before they enter kindergarten are poised to succeed in school and beyond: those not afforded the opportunity are set up to fail before kindergarten even starts.</p> <p>The panel is divided into three subcommittees chaired by Pittsburgh City Council member Natalia Rudiak; PAEYC Executive Director Michelle Figlar; and Heinz Endowments Senior Program Director Marge Petruska. It was overseen by the Mayor&rsquo;s Education &amp; Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer Chief Dr. Curtiss Porter and Manager Dr. Cosette Grant-Overton.</p> <p>The strategy from the Mayor&rsquo;s blue ribbon panel will focus on those most in need of early education first, but then expand to a visionary citywide model.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s panel recommends a four-year timeline to expand access to high-quality pre-K for every three and four year old by following one, or a combination, of three paths. They include Targeted Access, including efforts to reach all children under 300 percent of the federal poverty line; Income-Based Family Cost Share, which allows expansion to all children, with families paying a portion of the cost on a sliding scale based on family income; and Fully Subsidized Education, with expansion available to all families and fully subsidized.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s panel is divided into three sub-groups focusing on the policies, politics, and partnerships needed to establish a collective plan that adds value to the work already being done, leverages existing resources, and increases targeted funding to strengthen Pittsburgh&rsquo;s place as a great place for children and families.</p> <p>Summary recommendations from the panel <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Blue_Ribbon_Panel_Executive_Summary.pdf">are available here</a>.</p> <p>The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is set to issue its full grant application for the competitive Preschool Development Grants to the U.S. Department of Education Oct. 1.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:11:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, September 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3578 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 30, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Los Angeles today for the second annual CityLab Conference of top urban leaders from across the world. In the morning he travels to Detroit for Meeting of the Minds 2014, a convening of elected officials and private and public sector innovators that focuses on improving conditions in cities.</p> <p>The Mayor speaks tomorrow on a Meeting of the Minds panel called Turn Around: Remaking Legacy Cities, along with Mayor Rob van Gijzel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and Anthony Flint, Fellow and Director of Public Affairs, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3091">attended a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy summit</a> in Cambridge, Mass., in May. The institute is paying for the Mayor&rsquo;s flights and hotel stay in Detroit.</p> <p>The Mayor spoke Monday on a panel discussion at CityLab, a gathering of international urban leaders who are demonstrating the power of cities to tackle global issues. Sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the conference included 30 Mayors from around the world, who were invited by the hosts to participate in special sessions designed to assist them in understanding the solutions to running a modern city. &nbsp;</p> <p>Public Schedule for Sept. 30, 2014:</p> <p><strong>Flight to Detroit</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">9 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting of the Minds Opening Reception</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">7 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Rock Ventures, One Woodward Ave., 2nd Floor, Detroit.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:54:57 -0400 Statements by Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3577 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) - Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald released the following statements Monday after a settlement was reached to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture:</p> <p>&ldquo;I am very pleased that through collaboration among the city, Allegheny County, our foundation community and Dollar Bank we reached a settlement today that preserves the future of the August Wilson Center as a place to celebrate African-American culture. In Pittsburgh, we work together to solve our problems, and that is what we did here to preserve this vitally important asset,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;We, at Allegheny County, are thrilled to have reached an agreement on the August Wilson Center. We are extremely proud of the collaboration that occurred in reaching this agreement, and commend Mayor Peduto, his administration, and the foundations for their continued focus and commitment to ensuring that the August Wilson Center, and its mission, is here for generations to come,&quot; County Executive Fitzgerald said.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:01:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule for September 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3576 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Los Angeles today to speak at the second annual CityLab Conference of top urban leaders from across the world. Other speakers today include Michael R. Bloomberg, former Mayor of the City of New York, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.</p> <p>The conference is hosted by The Atlantic magazine in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies. It brings together more than 300 of the world&rsquo;s top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists, and designers. The goal of the three-day program, <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/citylab/2014/">says the conference website</a>, &ldquo;is to foster constructive dialogue and create scalable solutions for city leaders to share with their constituencies across the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bloomberg Philanthropies, Aspen Institute and The Atlantic have gathered an international group of several hundred urban leaders who are demonstrating the power of cities to tackle global issues. The group includes 30 Mayors from around the world. Eighteen are from the United States -- from cities as large as Atlanta and Los Angeles, and as small as Flint, Mich., and Newton, Mass. Each Mayor was invited by the hosts to participate in special sessions designed to assist them in understanding the solutions to running a modern city. &nbsp;</p> <p>Twelve Mayors have traveled from outside the United States to join this diverse group. They represent the people of: Gdansk, Poland; Cardiff, Wales; Jerusalem, Israel; Schaarbeek, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Cape Town, South Africa; Edmonton, Canada; Athens, Greece; Kirklees, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Barcelona, Spain; Seoul, South Korea.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto speaks to the conference this afternoon in a panel discussion called &ldquo;Narrowing the Gap: City Solutions to Income Inequality.&rdquo; Moderated by Atlantic senior editor Richard Florida, other speakers on the panel include Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, and Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s lodging during the conference is covered by CityLab and his airfare costs are shared by CityLab and the city.</p> <p>Public schedule below. Unless noted, all events at J.W. Marriott, Los Angeles:</p> <p><strong>8:45 a.m.: Welcome</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic</p> <p dir="ltr">Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 108th Mayor of the City of New York</p> <p><strong>9:00 a.m.: What&#39;s Mine is Yours? The New Dynamics of the Sharing City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Airbnb</p> <p dir="ltr">April Rinne, Sharing Economy Advisory Board, City of Seoul, Korea</p> <p dir="ltr">David Sheard, Council Leader, Kirklees</p> <p dir="ltr">Arun Sandararajan, Professor and Rosen Faculty Fellow, New York University</p> <p dir="ltr">James Bennet, Editor-in-Chief, The Atlantic (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>9:40 a.m.: The Business of Innovation at City Hall</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles</p> <p dir="ltr">Walter Isaacson, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Aspen Institute (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>10:00 a.m.: Urban Resilience</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Henk Ovink, Senior Advisory, Rebuild by Design, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</p> <p dir="ltr">James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>10:25 a.m.: Wheels of Change: What&#39;s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates</p> <p dir="ltr">Donald Shoup, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA</p> <p dir="ltr">John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft</p> <p dir="ltr">Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>11:00 a.m.: Narrowing the Gap: City Solutions to Income Inequality</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution</p> <p dir="ltr">William Peduto, Mayor, Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company</p> <p dir="ltr">Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>11:40 a.m.: Facebook Conversation Series</strong></p> <p><strong>11:55 a.m.: Local Food: Beyond Farm-to-Table</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Dan Barber, Chef and Co-Owner, Blue Hill</p> <p><strong>2:00 &ndash; 3:15 p.m.: CITY LABS #1</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">SESSION TOPICS:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Boomer Metropolis: How to Design a City for the Ages</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director, Elders Share the Arts</p> <p dir="ltr">M. Scott Ball, Principal, Commons Planning</p> <p dir="ltr">Fernando Torres-Gil, Professor, UCLA</p> <p dir="ltr">Xavier Trias, Mayor, Barcelona</p> <p dir="ltr">Ronald Brownstein, Senior Editorial Director, Atlantic Media Company (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>Block by Block: Inclusive Approaches to Building Better Neighborhoods</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University</p> <p dir="ltr">Rudy Espinoza, Executive Director, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network</p> <p dir="ltr">Tom Barrett, Mayor, Milwaukee</p> <p dir="ltr">Betsy Hodges, Mayor, Minneapolis</p> <p dir="ltr">Amanda Burden, Principal, Bloomberg Associates (Moderator)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What We Don&#39;t Know Can Kill Us: Confronting Gun Violence With Data</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Andy Papachristos, Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University</p> <p dir="ltr">David Chipman, Senior Vice President, Public Safety Solutions, ShotSpotter, Inc.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jamira Burley, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Youth Commission</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cleaning Up Corruption: Building a City Hall Everyone Can Trust</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Tanja Santucci, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime</p> <p dir="ltr">Peter Eigen, Founder and Chairman of the Advisory Council, Transparency International</p> <p dir="ltr">Ben Elers, Programmes Director, Transparency International</p> <p dir="ltr">Rose Gill Hearn, Principal, Bloomberg Associates (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>i-Teams: Making Innovation Happen in Government</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Charles West, Director, Innovation Delivery Team, Office of the Mayor, City of New Orleans</p> <p dir="ltr">In Dong Cho, Seoul Metropolitan Government</p> <p dir="ltr">Christian Bason, Director, MindLab</p> <p dir="ltr">Philip Colligan, Executive Director, Nesta Innovation Lab</p> <p dir="ltr">Katie Appel Duda, Government Innovation Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies (Moderator)</p> <p><strong>4:45 - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail Reception and Networking</strong></p> <p><strong>5 p.m., Roundtable Dinner</strong></p> <p><strong>7:30 &ndash; 9:30 p.m.: Public Evening Program, The Theatre at Ace Hotel</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>CityLab: Making L.A. </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Paige Adams-Geller, Creative Director and Co-Founder, Paige Denim</p> <p dir="ltr">Ronald Brownstein, Senior Editorial Director, Atlantic Media Company</p> <p dir="ltr">Rick Caruso, Founder &amp; Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated</p> <p dir="ltr">Roy Choi, Chef and Author, LA Son</p> <p dir="ltr">Richard Florida, Senior Editor, The Atlantic</p> <p dir="ltr">Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles</p> <p dir="ltr">Meg Gill, Co-Founder, Golden Road Brewing</p> <p dir="ltr">Michael Govan, Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art</p> <p dir="ltr">Linda Immediato, Style Editor, Los Angeles Magazine</p> <p dir="ltr">Bettina Korek, Founder, ForYourArt</p> <p dir="ltr">Gavin &ldquo;Mizzle&rdquo; McNeill, Creative Director and Owner, YOUth Store &amp; Gallery</p> <p dir="ltr">Mary Melton, Editor-in-Chief, Los Angeles Magazine</p> <p dir="ltr">Evan Shapiro, President, Pivo</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:56:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule September 27-28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3571 <p><em>Saturday, September 27</em></p> <p>Day off</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday, September 28</em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Flight to LA</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CityLab Mayor&#39;s Welcome Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Walt Disney Studios, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank CA 91521</div> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:12:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3565 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Marty Griffin Show</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">KDKA-TV,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., </span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Senator Costa</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:31:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3563 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Post Gazette Editorial Board Meeting&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: KDKA Studios,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., </span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Trib Editorial Board Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">503 Martindale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visit to Children&#39;s Hospital&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224</span></div> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:22:54 -0400 Library Road Scheduled To Be Closed Sunday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3561 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Septmeber 24, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Library Road, SR 88, will be closed on Sunday, September 28, 2014, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and Noon. The street closure will enable the removal of large debris from the roadside between McNeilly Road and Saw Mill Run Boulevard, SR 51. Motorists will need to use alternate routes and allow extra time.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:44:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3559 <p><b>Working in office</b></p> <p>Time: 9am-5pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:12:44 -0400 Code For America Fellows To Assist Peduto Administration Technology & Innovation Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Code for America will send technology experts to Pittsburgh next year to help the Peduto Administration&rsquo;s efforts to bolster innovation in city government, it was announced at the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco today.</p> <p>Code for America is a volunteer year-of-service program in which experienced technologists join with governments to tackle local challenges, build applications to solve them, and test the results. Over the past four years, 130 Fellows have produced more than 55 web apps for 30 municipal governments.</p> <p>In Pittsburgh the Fellows will be working to bring efficiency and transparency to city purchasing, a complicated process by which the city buys everything from office supplies to fire trucks, and organizes public bids and requests for proposals from interested vendors.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;I am honored and excited that Pittsburgh is joining with Code for America to build the city&#39;s reputation for innovation and transparency. We look forward to working in particular on new approaches to procurement that drive increased community participation, and in so doing, build the digital capabilities of our great city,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;I know the Fellows can learn from us -- and us from them -- as we work together to make government better for city residents.&quot;</p> <p>This is the first time Pittsburgh has successfully applied for the Fellows program. Forty cities applied, and Pittsburgh today joined Albuquerque; Indianapolis, Miami-Dade County, Somerville, Mass., Vallejo, Calif., and West Sacramento, Calif., in the 2015 program.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re thrilled to announce the cities and county who will participate in our 2015 Fellowship. Each of these has a remarkable commitment to applying modern tools and approaches to meeting the needs of the community,&rdquo; Bob Sofman, Chief Program Officer at Code for America, said.</p> <p>The Fellows will arrive in Pittsburgh for training in January. In February they will begin interviewing government officials, vendors and others involved in city procurement, and begin designing their projects thereafter. The city is paying $100,000 to cover their work and local foundations are paying $330,000.</p> <p>&quot;I am thrilled to hear that Pittsburgh has been chosen to host Code for America fellows in 2015. This group of talented and dynamic individuals will use technology to make our city more accessible to all Pittsburghers,&rdquo; said Council Member Natalia Rudiak, who traveled to San Francisco for the announcement. &ldquo;I am proud to represent Pittsburgh at this year&#39;s CFA Summit, and this honor solidifies our city&#39;s growing reputation as a place that is innovative and open to new and better ways to govern.&quot;</p> <p>Code for America has local &ldquo;brigades&rdquo; of technologists working on municipal issues in 50 cities nationwide, and the organization has lately certified Open Pgh as its local partner. It has several projects in the works including new version of the city&rsquo;s police blotter.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to work with Open Pgh going forward on our open data efforts, and making sure our information exchange with the public is as open as it can be,&rdquo; said Laura Meixell, the city&rsquo;s Analytics and Strategy Manager.</p> <p>The local Code for America brigade is meeting tonight starting at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh South Side branch to watch the livestream of the Code for America cities announcement. The city Cable Bureau will record the meeting.</p> <p>From its first days in office the Peduto administration has focused on making lasting investments in innovation and technology that will transform how the city operates for decades. It has championed civic engagement tools like Open Data legislation, Engage Pittsburgh site, and Nextdoor; redesigned service delivery through its new @Pgh311 Twitter account and upcoming efforts to outfit snowplows with GPS; and is working on long-term plans to collect real-time data from all city departments.</p> <p>###</p> <p>Contact: Timothy McNulty, City of Pittsburgh, timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p dir="ltr">Contact: Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Code for America, ja@codeforamerica.org</p> <p>Code for America is a national non-profit that believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. In collaboration with communities, companies, and government, it builds open source technology and organizes a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use. More at<a href="http://www.codeforamerica.org/"> www.codeforamerica.org</a>.</p> <p>Code for America receives generous support from Omidyar Network, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Google.org, the James Irvine Foundation, and many other foundations, corporations, and individual<a href="http://codeforamerica.org/donors"> donors</a> that support our national and local programs.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:39:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3556 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Call with Officer Brendan Flicker</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Barbara Moore, DMO Executive Director</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Tesla Motors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Jim Rohr&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge and OMI Director Walker</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:13:46 -0400 Road Work on Brownsville Road in Carrick to Begin Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3548 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 22, 2014) - The Department of Public Works advises that Brownsville Road - from The Boulevard to East Agnew Avenue - will be milled from&nbsp;6:00 p.m. September 23, 2014&nbsp;to&nbsp;6:00 a.m. September 24, 2014. The same portion of road will be resurfaced and paved on September 25 and&nbsp;September 26, 2014 from 3:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Police will be alternating traffic. Delays should be expected on all three days.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:18:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Submits 2015 Operating Budget to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3547 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 22, 2014) Mayor William Peduto submitted a proposed $505.9 million 2015 city operating budget and five year plan today to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.</p> <p>&ldquo;Today is the beginning of the end of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s financial distress,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;A situation has been created of unreal expenses and false revenues that has kept us from solving our problems. Today is a new day and a new era of truth in budgeting, and in the next five years we will finally solve the city&rsquo;s financial crisis. It will require shared sacrifices from all of us to do it.&rdquo;</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s Office of Management and Budget found real city expenses climbing by $23 million due to past moves to lower the assumption on pension investment returns and to under-budget for public safety overtime, among other issues. At the same time, as reported in the latest Act 47 recovery plan approved in June, the city&rsquo;s millage rate was miscalculated in 2013, leading to a $35 million loss in real estate revenues over five years. In all the city is expecting $11.7 million less in revenue than was budgeted.</p> <p>&ldquo;These types of fiscal illusions artificially kept the city&rsquo;s expenditures artificially lower than they really were,&rdquo; said Office of Management and Budget Director Sam Ashbaugh. &ldquo;This is a new day for how the city approaches budgeting and financial management. It&rsquo;s truth in budgeting: we&rsquo;re going to be upfront about the costs of delivering services, and provide for adequate funds for all of our departments as they are needed.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 2015 budget solves these issues by means including cutting 75 vacant positions and saving $3.4 million; receiving $10 million more from the Pittsburgh Parking Authority under the 2010 council-controller plan; capping compensation allocations and other requirements of the Act 47 plan, saving $8.2 million; implementing a 5% cut to non-personnel expenses citywide, saving $1.6 million; and a revenue-neutral 0.5 mills readjustment of the city&rsquo;s millage rate generating $8 million.</p> <p>At the same time the budget reinvests in critical needs such as 892 police officers, 657 firefighters and 175 paramedics; creating new data analysis positions to support the vision of Acting Police Chief Cameron McLay; increasing funding for the Department of City Planning to strengthen its core functions; transforming the Bureau of Building Inspection to through expanded technology and customer service; and implementing new data-driven management tools for Public Works and other departments.</p> <p>The ICA has 30 days to review the proposed the budget and five year plan. The administration will submit the 2015 operating budget to Pittsburgh City Council in November.</p> <p>A copy of the budget <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_Operating_Budget_PDF.pdf">is here</a> and a copy of a presentation on the budget <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_Budget_Briefing.pdf">is here</a>. Charts showing <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2015_Budget_Briefing_Solution_Charts.pdf">budget problems and solutions are here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:05:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3545 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press conference re: 2015 Operating Budget</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Filming PSA supporting the arts for the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Luther Sewell, LJS Group</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Environmental Services</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 3001 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Waste Management</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with American Federation of Musicians</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Chief&#39;s Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Women in Bio presents P.O.W.E.R. (Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally)</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Thrill Mill, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Laugh &amp; Learn Session on Energy and Public Policy #18</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Jerome Bettis Grille,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">393 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:30:39 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Hold Press Conference on 2015 Operating Budget http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3544 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 22, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will hold a press conference this morning on the 2015 City of Pittsburgh operating budget being submitted to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:23:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule September 20-21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3540 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday Sept. 20</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>DVE Radiothon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Children&#39;s Hospital, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Hispanic Heritage Clemente Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Clemente Museum,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday Sept. 21</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Taste of Grow Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Pittsburgh Center For The Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232</span></div> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:56:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3535 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">KDKA Spaghetti Breakfast</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming Week event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>University of Pittsburgh Development Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Gainey</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with City and County</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>City County Foundation Presentation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Troy Hill Community Park Groundbreaking Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:15pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Capital Budget Public Hearing</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Ammon Rec Center, 2217 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:54:30 -0400 City, Mayor to Participate in PARK(ing) Day Festivities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3534 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (September 19, 2014) - Today the City of Pittsburgh joins numerous organizations across the city in celebration of PARK(ing) Day. City employees, local civic groups, artists, business owners and others will create installations in metered parking spaces in neighborhoods throughout the city. The project is designed to help residents re-imagine the way public space is used and to create temporary art and/or parks for the general public to enjoy.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh will have two installations along Fourth Avenue between Ross Street and Grant Street, adjacent to the City-County Building. &nbsp;One will consist of a recreated Pennsylvania State Park Beach in designated spaces donated by the following members of the Mayor&rsquo;s Office: Mayor William Peduto; Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin; Chief Administration Officer, Deb Lestitian; and Chief Urban Affairs Officer, Valerie MacDonald-Roberts. &nbsp;This installation will also be facilitated by the donation of parking spaces by City Council members Burgess, Gilman, Gross, LaVelle, O&#39;Connor, Rudiak, Kraus and Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge across Fourth Avenue to allow ample space for cars to safely navigate Fourth Avenue while accommodating the installation. &nbsp;The Department of Finance will create a second installation on Fourth Avenue in the space of Finance Director, Paul Leger. Both city installations will be facilitated by the lending of materials, expertise, and creativity from the Department of Public Works and Department of Parks and Recreation.</p> <p dir="ltr">City employees and the public are invited to bring beach toys, chairs, books, or anything else that might help make the installation experience more enjoyable. Some water will also be provided for folks who would like to build sand castles. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The installation will be available for the public to enjoy from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mayor William Peduto is scheduled to visit each installation on Fourth Avenue after a 10 a.m. appearance in the lobby of the City-County Building.</p> <p dir="ltr">PARK(ing) Day installations across the city can be viewed <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/u/0/ms?msid=217868967420177166740.000502175286249d7c44e&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=40.466956,-79.964713&amp;spn=0.003363,0.006968&amp;dg=feature">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Contact:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Inquiries about participation in PARK(ing) Day across the City as whole can be directed to Thor Erikson, Volunteer President of Pittsburgh PARK(ing) Day 2014 and Programs Manager at the Design Center of Pittsburgh: (412) 391-4144 x33 or terickson@designcenterpgh.org</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions about the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s PARK(ing) Day installations can be directed to Henry D. Pyatt, Small Business and Redevelopment Manager: &nbsp;henry.pyatt@pittsburghpa.gov &nbsp;(570) 590-6031</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>About PARK(ing) Day:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. &ldquo;PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the urban landscape,&rdquo; says Rebar&rsquo;s Matthew Passmore.</p> <p>Information about PARK(ing) Day around the globe can be found <a href="http://parkingday.org/">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:01:57 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: National Welcoming Week Culminates In Celebration Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3530 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (September 18, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh and Welcoming Pittsburgh will celebrate National Welcoming Week with a formal unveiling of an exhibit in the lobby of the City-County Building Friday, September 19 at 10am. Mayor Peduto will issue a proclamation followed by statements from Luis Clemente. The event will conclude by 10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What:</strong> Nation Welcoming Week Celebration</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> City-County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>About the exhibit:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">The exhibit will feature portraits of Bhutanese, Burmese, and Karen community members and commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month, also kicking off this week. Additional items on display will include memorabilia from the <a href="http://www.clementemuseum.com/">Roberto Clemente Museum</a>, textiles made by rural Andean women and provided by local nonprofit <a href="http://awamaki.org/about_awamaki/">Awamaki</a>, and <a href="http://www.hear-me.net/welcome">Hear Me</a> kiosks set to play stories from immigrants and Latino youth in Pittsburgh. The exhibit is sponsored by <a href="http://imaginepittsburgh.com/">ImaginePittsburgh</a> and <a href="http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/welcome/hola-pittsburgh/">&iexcl;Hola Pittsburgh!</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>About National Welcoming Week:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">National Welcoming Week echoes the spirit of Welcoming Pittsburgh by encouraging activities that bring together immigrant and U.S.-born community members to further strengthen the fabric of our city. For this reason, we have invited partners across a host of areas to join us on Friday for the opening or visit the exhibit at your convenience over the next month.</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:08:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Sept 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3529 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Remarks to Center for School Mental Health National Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Google Announcement</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Taylor Allderdice High School, 2409 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15217</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Michelucci</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Mackenzie Carpenter</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Tim Briggs&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Paul Gitnik</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with County and SEA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with SiriusXM&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:45pm-3:55pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>HDCC Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund Cabinet of Congregation meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty Branch, 130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Grand Opening of the Frick Orientation Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>New Hazlett Theater Annual Gala</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:29:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Sept. 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3522 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 16, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is Washington, D.C. for a leadership meeting of the No Labels Foundation, which seeks to find bipartisan solutions to civic issues nationwide.</p> <p>The inaugural No Labels Foundation &ldquo;National Ideas Meeting&rdquo; is a gathering of select Republican and Democratic officeholders and policymakers from state and local governments around the nation. The Mayor is speaking on a panel to discuss ways local leaders can build bipartisan relationships to end gridlock in Washington.</p> <p>No Labels is covering flights and hotel stays to and from Washington D.C.</p> <p>Public Schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 (all events at United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.):</p> <p><strong>No Labels National Ideas Meeting: An Urgent Call For A New Decision Making Framework</strong></p> <p>Speakers: No Labels Honorary Co-Chairs Gov. Jon Huntsman &amp; Sen. Joe Manchin; Problem Solver Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Reid Ribble &amp; Rep. Kurt Schrader; Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8-8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Interview with KQV-AM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Expert briefings on America&rsquo;s energy, immigration, entitlement and tax challenges</strong></p> <p>Speakers include: On Immigration, John Muse, Chairman of Kainos Capital, Texas; Al Cardenas, Former Chair of American Conservative Union, Co-Chair, Bipartisan Task Force on Immigration and No Labels National Co-Chair; Jonathan Crane, Research Director of Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy and No Labels Co-Founder; On Tax Reform, Eric Zinterhofer, Partner at Searchlight Capital, New York; John Delaney, U.S. Representative from Maryland&rsquo;s 6th District ; Martin A. Sullivan, Chief Economist, Tax Analysts; On Energy, Jim Stanard, Chairman and Co-Founder of TigerRisk Partners, New Jersey; Admiral Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence and No Labels Co-Founder; Mack McLarty, Former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and No Labels National Co-Chair; on Social Security and Medicare, Dwight Sipprelle, Private Investor, New Jersey; Bill Galston, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and No Labels Co-Founder; Dave Walker, Former United States Comptroller General and No Labels Co-Founder; On</p> <p>Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Brass Tacks: Can Congress Implement the National Strategic Agenda?</strong></p> <p>Speakers include Honorary Co-Chair Sen. Joe Manchin, moderator Dana Bash, CNN&rsquo;s Chief Congressional Correspondent; Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA); Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI); Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY); Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA); Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS); Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR); Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY); and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).</p> <p>Time: 9:30-10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Working Groups on Achieving Consensus On Key Policy Principles</strong></p> <p>Time: 10-10:45 a.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Lighting the Fire: How Does the National Strategic Agenda Work on the State Level?</strong></p> <p>Introduction by Honorary Co-Chair Gov. Jon Huntsman and moderated by former Gov. Ed Rendell. Speakers include: State Treas. Janet Cowell (D-NC); State Sen. Jeff Danielson (D-IA); State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-AR); Mayor Setti Warren (D-Newton, MA); State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-OH); State Sen. Curtis Bramble (R-UT); State Rep. Toby Barker (R-MS); &nbsp;Mayor Donnalee Lozeau (R-Nashua, NH); Mayor Blair Milo (R-La Porte, IN); and Mayor William Peduto (D-Pittsburgh, PA).</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11-11:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Why the National Strategic Agenda Matters to Every American</strong></p> <p>Moderated by David Gregory, former host of Meet the Press. Speakers include: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI); USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT); Gov. Jon Huntsman, No Labels Co-Chair, (R-UT); Jennifer Duffy, Senior Editor, The Cook Political Report.</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: Time: 1-2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>No Labels: Feedback Loop and Next Steps</strong></p> <p>Moderated by Andy Bursky, Chairman of Atlas Holdings and No Labels Co-Founder with No Labels Honorary Co-Chair Gov. Jon Huntsman and No Labels Co-Founders Bill Galston, Nancy Jacobson and Mack McLarty, No Labels National Co-Chair</p> <p>Time: 2-2:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:42:37 -0400 City Seeks Donation of Holiday Christmas Tree http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3521 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 16, 2014) The city of Pittsburgh is making its annual call for a donated evergreen tree that will be displayed on the portico of the City-County Building.</p> <p>Residents interested in donating the tree, to be removed by city personnel, should contact City Forester Lisa Ceoffe at 412-665-3636 as soon as possible.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:07 -0400 Media Advisory: 2015 Capital Budget Public Hearings Scheduled for September, October http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3520 <div>The City of Pittsburgh will hold two public hearings to seek public comment from interested citizens, community organizations, and the business community on the 2015 Capital Budget. These hearings are separate from the 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program hearings.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Capital Budget funds projects to build or renovate City assets such as bridges, roads, parks, and buildings. It also supports long-lasting programs to strengthen neighborhoods and improve quality of life. These public hearings allow Pittsburghers to voice opinions about where they feel City resources are best spent.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Both hearings will begin at&nbsp;6:00 PM&nbsp;and will be held at the following locations:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Friday, September 19th</strong></div> <div>Ammon Recreation Center</div> <div>2217 Bedford Avenue</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Wednesday, October 29th</strong></div> <div>Morningside Senior Center</div> <div>6944 President Way</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Anyone interested in signing up to give testimony at the hearings should contact Jennifer Sample Presutti at 412-255-2640 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jennifer.sample@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">jennifer.sample@pittsburghpa.<wbr />gov</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:26:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Sept. 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3515 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 16, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Google Zeitgeist, a meeting of leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and scientists from around the world. This afternoon he travels to Washington, D.C., for a leadership meeting of the No Labels Foundation, which seeks to find bipartisan solutions to civic issues nationwide.</p> <p>The inaugural No Labels Foundation leadership meeting is a gathering of select Republican and Democratic officeholders and policymakers from state and local governments around the nation. The Mayor will speak tomorrow on a panel to discuss ways local leaders can build bipartisan relationships to end gridlock in Washington.</p> <p>The Mayor paid for his flight to Arizona and Google covered hotel accommodations. No Labels is covering flights and hotel stays to and from Washington D.C.</p> <p>Public Schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014:</p> <p><strong>Google Zeitgeist Forum Session 5: The Disruptors</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30-11:20 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort &amp; Spa at Montelucia</p> <div dir="ltr"> <table> <colgroup> <col /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business and Economics Correspondent, ABC News</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Fred Ehrsam, &nbsp;Co-Founder, Coinbase; James Fallon, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine; Larry Page, &nbsp;Co-Founder and CEO, Google, Inc.; Meredith Perry, Founder, uBeam; Martine Rothblatt: Chairman and CEO, United Therapeutics; J Craig Venter: Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, CEO &ndash; Human Longevity, Inc.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><strong>Flight to Washington, D.C.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Elected Officials Reception</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Bullfeathers, 410 1st Street SE, Washington D.C.</p> <p><strong>Dinner with elected officials</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Charlie Palmer&rsquo;s, 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:54:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Sept. 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3514 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 15, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Google Zeitgeist, a meeting of leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and scientists from around the world. From there he travels to Washington, D.C., for the first leadership meeting of the No Labels Foundation, which seeks to find bipartisan solutions to civic issues nationwide.</p> <p>Meeting for its ninth year, <a href="https://www.zeitgeistminds.com/about">Google Zeitgeist</a> is an invitation-only forum that this year features remarks from former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page, and others from the worlds of business, economics, philanthropy, entertainment and technology. Mayor Peduto, the first local government official to meet with Google on the establishment of its Pittsburgh office in 2005, was among 400 leaders invited to this year&rsquo;s forum.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is reasserting itself as a global leader in business and technology, and I am thrilled &nbsp;to have a seat at the table to talk the city&rsquo;s place in driving world trends in innovation, and to learn from others on how to make Pittsburgh an even greater 21st Century city,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The Mayor travels tomorrow to the inaugural No Labels Foundation leadership meeting of select Republican and Democratic officeholders and policymakers from state and local governments around the nation. He will speak on a panel to discuss ways local leaders can build bipartisan relationships to end gridlock in Washington.</p> <p>The Mayor paid for his flight to Arizona and Google is covering hotel accommodations. No Labels is covering flights and hotel stays to and from Washington D.C.</p> <p>Public Schedule for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. All events at Omni Scottsdale Resort &amp; Spa at Montelucia:</p> <p><strong>Conference Opening</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speaker: Omid Kordestani: Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Google, Inc.</p> <p><strong>Session 1: The Common Thread</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:05-10:40 a.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div dir="ltr"> <table> <colgroup> <col /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Eric Schmidt: Executive Chairman, Google Inc.</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News; Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, Harvard University; Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO, Mayo Clinic; Eric Schmidt: Executive Chairman, Google Inc.; Laura Tyson: Director, Institute for Business &amp; Social Impact, Berkeley-Haas School of Business</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Session 2: Justice for All</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Willie Geist: Co-Anchor, NBC&#39;s Today Show</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Bill Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management &amp; Head of the Global Justice for Magnitsky Campaign; President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and Founder, The Carter Center; Masha Gessen, Author and Journalist; Mariam Yahia Ibraheem, Religious Freedom Activist; Michael Morton, Legal System Reform Advocate; Kimberley Motley, International Lawyer in Afghanistan; Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Inc.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div dir="ltr"> <table> <colgroup> <col /> </colgroup> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Session 3: How We Think</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30-4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Moderator:Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Joanna Barsh: Author, How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership; Director Emeritus, McKinsey &amp; Company; Adam Grant, Wharton Professor and Author; Kevin Pearce: Former Professional Snowboarder and Founder, Love Your Brain; Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Founder, The Cloud Appreciation Society and Partner, Intelligence Collective; Kevin Richardson, Lion Behaviorist; Bob Roth, Executive Director, David Lynch Foundation</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Session 4: Making the Zeitgeist</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Moderator: Sal Masekela, Host, Red Bull Signature Series</p> <p dir="ltr">Speakers: Black Violin; Snoop Dogg, Rapper, Actor, Producer and Philanthropist; Robert Krulwich, Co-host, RadioLab; Shabnam Mogharabi, CEO, SoulPancake; Bayard Winthrop, CEO &amp; Founder, American Giant; Freestyle Love Supreme</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p><strong>Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7-10 p.m.</p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:47:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule September 13-14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3508 <p><em>Saturday, September 13</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Speaking at Thrival Festival&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm</p> <p>Location: Google Pittsburgh, 6425 Penn Ave #700, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Annual Membership Meeting of the Thomas Merton Center</strong></p> <p>Time: 2pm-2:30pm</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Shalanes Annual Community Celebration</strong></p> <p>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;Shalane&#39;s Play Yard, Dunseith Street, PIttsburgh, PA 15213</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday, September 14</em></p> <p><strong>Flight to Phoenix</strong></p> <p>Time: 2pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:05:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3505 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Parks Budget Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>City Planning Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>BBI Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Phone Interview with PG</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall &amp; Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Finance Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference with Chief McLay</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tour new PNC Tower</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tour Energy Innovation Center&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tour RE2</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;4925 Harrison St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Accepting Dewy Award from Clean Water Action</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Union Project, 801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</div> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:23:27 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto and Incoming Police Chief Cameron McLay to Hold Press Conference http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3503 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 11, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and incoming Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Chief Cameron McLay will hold an introductory news conference the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 12.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014</p> <p><strong>NOTE</strong>: <i>Credentialed media only. Official identification is required for entry.</i></p> <p><i>###</i></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:42:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3502 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">p4 Steering Committee Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Arts Education Partnership Forum&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch meeting with NEA Chairman Jane Chu</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Trust Arts Education Center, 807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at 9/11 Memorial</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Southwestern Veterans Center, 7060 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Faith Works Tribute</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>HAS Haiti event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Maggie&#39;s Farm Rum Distillery, 3212A Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222</div> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:31:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3498 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Sec. Foxx</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting of the Minds speaker conference call </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Ken Wolfe</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Finance Street Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 7317 Finance Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Rep. Gainey Senior Fair 2014</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Homewood Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PIIN Quarterly Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Popular Mechanics Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>NCAA Women&#39;s Final Four Site Visit Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Civic Leadership Academy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:15pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PCNC NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI Studios</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:54:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Transformational Plans for Hill District http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3496 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 9, 2014) Mayor William Peduto joined other officials today to announce historic agreements among the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hill District community and local government that will transform the entire neighborhood and provide tens of millions in financing for community improvements, jobs and housing.</p> <p>&ldquo;This plan will build transformational wealth for the residents of the greater Hill District,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;It provides the financial resources to build the ladders of opportunity between the 28 acres and the rest of the Hill District.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor was joined at the announcement by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Urban Redevelopment Authority Chairman Kevin Acklin, Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, state Sen. Jay Costa, and Penguins Chief Operating Officer Travis Williams.</p> <p>The announcement was the culmination of more than 50 meetings among city, county, state, federal, community and team officials on how to best leverage the redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site in the Lower Hill to provide for business development, jobs, housing, and infrastructure improvements to the entire area. Through a new tax increment financing district, property tax growth from the redevelopment of the Lower Hill will be used to pay for improvements in six other neighborhoods across the Hill: Bluff, Crawford Roberts, Terrace Village, Middle Hill, Bedford Dwellings and Upper Hill.</p> <p>Announcements today included:</p> <p><strong>An Agreement between the Penguins and Hill District Community</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Signing today the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan (CCIP)</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Highest levels of MWBE commitments ever in the history of the City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Results of more than 50 meetings, and weekly sessions since January</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Full collaboration of City, County, URA, SEA, Penguins and Community</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Goal is to build transformational wealth for the residents of Greater Hill District</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Greater Hill TIF District</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Largest TIF district in the history of the City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;At worst case, will generate $22M and as much as $50M for investment</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Captures value from development on 28 acres and invests in middle and upper Hill</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Provides financial resources to build &ldquo;ladders of opportunity&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Option Agreement with the Penguins</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Now that community plan is in place, Option Agreement will be voted on by URA and SEA on Thursday</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Replaces short form option agreement executed in 2007</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Provides for 1 year extension for first takedown</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Parcels to be acquired by Penguins at market value</p> <p dir="ltr">&Oslash; &nbsp;Good deal that will promote the final development of this 28 acres</p> <p dir="ltr">A map and fact sheet on the proposed TIF district <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Hill_TIF_Scenario_-_9-5-2014.pdf">is here.</a></p> <p>A development map for the Civic Arena site <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Development_Program_-_Lower_Hill_4-2014.JPG">is here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:58:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3495 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Director Bucar and staff</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Lee Fisher, CEO&#39;s for Cities</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference on Lower Hill Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Panel at Pro Walk Pro Bike Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:45am-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Streetfilms</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with People for Bikes</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Governing Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Green Lane Project VIP Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Six Penn Kitchen, 146 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Fundraiser for Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Winery, 2815 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Receiving proclamation from Scott Township Board of Commissioners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;301 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA 15106</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>NLC Congress of Cities Site Visit Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Clemente Museum, 3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:58:53 -0400 Media Advisory: Local Officials to Make Major Announcement on Lower Hill District http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3494 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 9, 2014) Local officials will make a major announcement this morning on the Lower Hill District.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, local elected officials, and officials from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority and the Pittsburgh Penguins.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:44:13 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor and County Executive to Hold Press Conference with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3490 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 8, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will hold a press conference with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. this afternoon to endorse Rev. Jackson&#39;s call for a right to vote amendment to the U.S. Constitution.</p> <p>Pittsburgh will become the second city to sign on to the effort after Cincinnati did so last month.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014</p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:05:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3489 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Five Year Plan Projections Budget Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Finance and OMB Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Law Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rev Jesse Jackson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Personnel Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Works Budget Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>OMI Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>I&amp;P Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference with Rev Jesse Jackson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Safety Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>BBI Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>City Planning Budget Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with David Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Opening Reception of Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:45pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Blue Ribbon Panel Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CONNECT Friendraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:15pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:36:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule September 6-7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3488 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday September 6</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Construction Junction&#39;s Annual Steel City Big Pour event</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;12pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>South Oakland Neighborhood Group Community Day and presenting proclamation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: South Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mangino Radio Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:15pm-4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to DC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:35pm<br clear="all" /> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Sunday September 7</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meet the Press</strong></div> <div>Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 4pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Garden to Plate Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30pm-9pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:18:06 -0400 Statement By City Solicitor Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge On Findings in PrideFest Parade Arrest http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3485 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;The city promised a fair and thorough investigation of a June 15 arrest at the PrideFest parade. That investigation is now completed, and a final report by the Office of Municipal Investigations, including an analysis completed by an independent consultant, has determined that the officer involved did not use excessive force.</p> <p dir="ltr">This administration is dedicated to objectivity, and objective reviews of the entirety of the evidence may not always reveal what one video, one photograph, or one statement might reveal alone. While OMI exonerated the officer in this case, it also obtained an independent third-party use of force review by an outside agency that arrived at the same conclusion. It will be city policy from this point forward to seek third-party analysis in all excessive force investigations, just as we did in this case.</p> <p dir="ltr">Under city law, it is the responsibility of OMI to investigate allegations of employee misconduct, including allegations of police misconduct, and provide the results of their investigations to city leaders. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">In this case, city investigators reviewed police procedures on excessive force, continuum of control levels, and levels of subject action/resistance; interviewed the officer and his supervisors; interviewed witnesses including a friend of the complainant, parade-goers, parade protesters, and workers at facilities near the incident; and also reviewed a wide range of photographs and video of the incident.</p> <p dir="ltr">The officer involved in the incident is back on duty. The OMI report has been forwarded to the Public Safety Director for further review and analysis. Upon the arrival of new Police Chief Cameron McLay, the city will complete an evaluation of its training procedures, so that we can learn from this incident and adopt and implement best practices in handling similar situations in the future.&quot; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:06:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3484 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Heinz History Center press preview event&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Steelers Pep Rally</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jonathon Jensen, EECM</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:45pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visit to CMU&#39;s National Robotics Engineering Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Ten 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Riverlife&#39;s Party at the Pier&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 777 Casino Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:43:10 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Appear on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3483 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 5, 2014) Mayor William Peduto is scheduled to appear this Sunday on NBC&#39;s &quot;Meet The Press&quot; with new moderator Chuck Todd.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is set to appear in a discussion of how he and other mayors across the United States are leading changes in American governance, along with Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tacoma Mayor&nbsp;Marilyn Strickland.</p> <p>An interview with President Barack Obama will lead the inaugural broadcast by Todd, the network&#39;s political director and former chief White House correspondent.</p> <p>Locally, the&nbsp;broadcast is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, September 7, on WPXI-TV. &quot;Meet The Press&quot; is the longest-running broadcast in American televison history.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:07:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3479 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with RK Mellon Foundation and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerld</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rob Frank</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting proclamation to Women&#39;s Committee of West Penn Hospital</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Joe Kleppick</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Kris Rust and Hugh McGough</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Global Learning Council reception and dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</div> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:28:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule September 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3478 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Quarterly meeting with Foundations and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-9:30am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Cultural District Bike Rack Reveal</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am&nbsp;</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">237 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">30th Annual Sharing and Caring Boat Ride for Hospitalized Veterans</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: 350 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Marty Griffin Show</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press conference with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald on new bike lanes</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Clemente Bridge, Ft. Duquesne Boulevard</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;"><font face="arial, sans-serif">, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</font></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meet and Greet with Mayor Jim Diodati, Niagara Falls, Canada</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with The Politic</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Taskforce on Disabilities</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with North Hills Magazine</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Bob Bauder</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:27:57 -0400 Mayor Peduto and Public Safety Director Bucar Announce Hiring of Pittsburgh Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3475 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 2, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the hiring of Cameron McLay as the next Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</p> <p>McLay is a leadership development consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, instructing in dispersed ethical leadership, and a former Captain of Police with the Madison, Wis., Police Department. He has 35 years of police experience, and is a specialist in organizational leadership and community policing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cam McLay is exactly what Pittsburgh Police need in a leader -- a person of integrity who believes in collaborating with city residents to reduce crime, and in building trust and sound judgement among his fellow officers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.<img alt="Cameron McLay " src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/McClay_photo.jpg" style="width: 168px; height: 202px; float: right;" /></p> <p>His hiring comes after two months of community meetings Director Bucar led in all six police zones to take input on the police chief search, and two meetings with Mayor Peduto and police officers organized with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1.</p> <p>McLay &ldquo;has all the attributes identified by the community and the rank-and-file throughout the city necessary for the next Pittsburgh Police Chief,&rdquo; Director Bucar said. &ldquo;I look forward to working alongside him and every officer citywide to serve our city&rsquo;s residents with accountability, integrity and respect. He is a man who believes in fundamental fairness and due process.&rdquo;</p> <p>Feedback on the community sessions on the police chief search was facilitated by Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s Deliberative Democracy initiative, and forwarded to a screening committee of law enforcement and community experts organized by Talent City, the group formed by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Institute of Politics to bring public-private hiring practices into Pittsburgh city government. McLay was among the highest-rated applicants for the Police Chief position identified by the screening committee&rsquo;s nationwide search. A list of community and police priorities<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Criteria_for_new_Chief_of_Police.docx"> in the police chief search is available here.&nbsp;</a></p> <p>McLay, age 56, started as a patrolman with the Indiana University Police Department in 1979 and was a Captain with the Madison Police Department (MPD) from 2005 through his retirement early this year, with command-level responsibilities covering budgeting, personnel, discipline and managing police-community relationships. Beginning in 2007 he led a strategic Internal Trust process that identified inconsistent and ineffective leadership methods within the department and installed effective, ethical leadership practices based on the IACP&rsquo;s &ldquo;Leadership in Police Organizations&rdquo; training program.</p> <p>He has been a consultant to the IACP since 2013. He is also a use of force expert and served on Madison&rsquo;s SWAT team for 24 years, including 10 years in command roles.</p> <p>McLay&rsquo;s mother and grandparents were from Squirrel Hill and Wilkinsburg, and as a youth he lived in Mt. Lebanon for three years while his father worked for Alcoa.</p> <p>&quot;I am proud and excited to be the new Chief of Police for this great city. My family roots run deep in Pittsburgh, and I have long wanted to return,&rdquo; McLay said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am drawn by the opportunity to make a difference. I recognize a community that desperately wants a stronger connection with its police, and a proud police force, rich in tradition, that wants to be valued and respected for their service and sacrifices. It is my job to close that gap. We, the police, are nothing but an extension of the communities we serve. Our role is to reduce crime, fear and disorder in all of those communities. To do so, we must forge strong bonds with those we serve. It is my responsibility to make that happen, and it will.&rdquo;</p> <p>McLay received a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Studies with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1985, and Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University Global Campus in 2012.</p> <p>His police career began as a part-time cadet officer and full-time police officer for the Indiana University Police Department in 1979. He was also president of the IU Taekwondo Club and a police self-defense instructor.</p> <p>He was a patrol officer with the Madison Police Department for five years starting in 1984, before becoming a full-time training officer for the MPD and other police throughout Wisconsin.</p> <p>He was a MPD sergeant from 1995-2002, acting as a first-line responder in police patrols, narcotics and gang units and the SWAT team. He served as a police lieutenant from 2002-2005, serving as a shift commander, district patrol operations commander and SWAT tactical team commander.</p> <p>&ldquo;Cam embodies community policing values in his style and approach to every situation. He was incredibly good at building relationships. Particularly in low-income high risk communities with people who have very little reason to trust police officers. It was masterful to watch,&rdquo; said Abha Thakkar, a Madison community organizer and editor of the &quot;Northside News&quot; newspaper.</p> <p>&quot;Cam was incredibly effective at building trust. He was an active partner, and his participation was always welcome. Cam was the one who really transformed the nature of the relationship that the police department has with the Northside community: an incredibly diverse part of Madison in terms of income distribution and ethnicity.&rdquo;</p> <p>Camille Zanoni, a former board officer with the Brentwood Village Neighborhood Association in Madison, said &quot;Captain McLay demonstrated extraordinary leadership in Madison by bringing the community together and connecting all the stakeholders, from parents to community members, faith leadership and community organizations. His creative strength is his ability to build community. He doesn&#39;t just focus on the punitive aspects of police work, but instead focuses on on community building and quality of life in neighborhoods. He makes everyone feel as if they are valued and part of the solution. Pittsburgh made a great decision in selecting Captain McLay for their Chief of Police.&quot;</p> <p>Mike Masterson is Chief of Police in Boise, Idaho, and worked for the MPD for 28 years. &ldquo;Cam McLay is a great choice for Pittsburgh&#39;s police chief. He holds the highest personal and professional values and understands the importance or working in partnerships with our citizens to prevent and solve crime and neighborhood problems that lessen the livability of the communities we serve,&rdquo; Masterson said.</p> <p>McLay is expected to start work with the Pittsburgh Police Bureau September 15 and will take over for Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald.</p> <p>&ldquo;Chief McDonald has been a steady hand for the police bureau during difficult times, and I and the rest of the city owe her thanks,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I also want to thank the Talent City screening committee for bringing Cam McLay to us -- the city, and especially the hard working police rank and file, will now have a long-term leader in place to give them the support and guidance they need to do their work to the best of their abilities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Police Chief salary is $109,160 and McLay&rsquo;s nomination will be subject to approval by Pittsburgh City Council. As an out-of-state officer he will also require Pennsylvania police Act 120 accreditation from the Municipal Police Officers&rsquo; Education &amp; Training Commission.</p> <p>McLay is not currently available for interviews.</p> <p>&ldquo;I intend to be very visible, very engaged and very transparent. Over the next few days however, my primary focus must be on my family as we prepare for our move, and on familiarizing myself with the local issues so as to be able to speak intelligently to those issues,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>McClay is married and has three adult children.</p> <p>A copy of his resume <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/McLay_Cameron_Resume.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:57:14 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor and Public Safety Director to Announce Hiring of Pittsburgh Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3473 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 2, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar will announce the hiring of the new Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police at a news conference this afternoon.</p> <p>WHEN: 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, City-County Building.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:56:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, September 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3472 <div><strong>Meeting with Dawson Company</strong></div> <div>Time: 9-10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with ACCD, Pitt, and CMU</strong></div> <div>Time: 10-11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with WindNest Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press conference on new Police Chief</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Tech Council&#39;s TechVibe Radio Program</strong></div> <div>Time: 2:30-3 p.m.</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;KDKA&nbsp;studios</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>3-6</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:02:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, September 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3471 <div> <div><strong>Labor Day Mass&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 8-9:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: St. Benedict the Moor, Hill District</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Labor Day Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 10-11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Downtown</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>IBEW Local 5 Labor Day celebration/lunch</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: IBEW Hall, South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Labor Day event with Tom Wolf and SEIU Healthcare</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:45-1:15 p.m.</div> </div> <div>Location: USW Headquarters, Downtown</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Stop the Violence Community Awareness Day</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 p.m.</div> <div>Location: 16th &amp; Smallman, Strip District</div> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:54:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, August 31, 2014: REVISED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3470 <p><strong>Eyeflow&#39;s LemonAID: A Fundraiser for Surgicorps International</strong></p> <p>Time: 6-10 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Grand Priory Hotel, Deutschtown</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:14:00 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE, AUGUST 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3469 <p><strong>Hazelwood Community Arts Festival</strong></p> <p>Time: 1-2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting at Roberto Clemente Museum</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30-4 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:37:57 -0400 Penn Avenue Protected Bike Lane Installation Begins Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3468 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 29, 2014) The Penn Avenue <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3447">protected bike lane</a> between 6th Street and 16th Street in Downtown and the Strip District will be installed on&nbsp;Wednesday Sept. 3, weather permitting.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The work will be conducted during the day. Please be advised that Penn Avenue eastbound/outbound will be closed to vehicular traffic as the lane is installed.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Beginning&nbsp;Wednesday Sept. 3, Penn Avenue vehicular traffic will be one-way (westbound) from 31st Street to 6th Street.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:44:47 -0400 City Offices Closed and Garbage Collection Suspended in Observance of Labor Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3467 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 29, 2014) - In observance of Labor Day, city of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 1, but six regional city pools will be open.</p> <p>In addition to city offices, Citiparks&rsquo; 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday.</p> <p>Weather permitting, Monday will be the last day six regional swimming pools will be open for the summer, from 1-5:45 p.m. They are: Highland Park; Jack Stack (Brighton Heights); Moore (Brookline); Ream (Mt. Washington); Schenley Park; Sue Murray (Allegheny Center/North Side).</p> <p>There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday <strong>and all collections will be one day later for the entire week.</strong></p> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows: If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, Sept. 1, you will be serviced on Tuesday, Sept. 2. If your collection day is Tuesday, you will be serviced on Wednesday, Sept. 3, and so on through Saturday.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:35:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3466 <p><img alt="Reading at Langley K-8" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ReadingatLangley.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px;" /></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 29, 2014)- Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s <em>Healthy Together</em> enrollment campaign, made possible thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered Thursday with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 on the first day of kindergarten.</p> <p>The Mayor encouraged kids to start the school year strong and stressed the importance of healthcare coverage to parents &ndash; an essential ingredient for a healthy and successful school year. The Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) was onsite providing free enrollment services to parents eager to learn more about their healthcare options. Families across the region who are interested in learning about coverage options should contact CHC at 412-456-1877 or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.consumerhealthcoalition.org/" target="_blank">www.consumerhealthcoalition.org</a>.</p> <p>There are approximately 9,000 uninsured youth across Allegheny County, and almost 2,000 of these children live in the city of Pittsburgh. Most qualify for yet are not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. These children are five times more likely to have an unmet medical need and three times more likely to not have access to vital medication such as asthma inhalers. Further, uninsured kids are 30 percent less likely to get medical treatment when injured.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our challenge comes in reaching out widely enough so that families across Pittsburgh know about <em>Healthy Together</em> and the free healthcare enrollment services offered, so that we can find each and every one of these uninsured youth and get them covered,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;We will succeed with the help of great partners like Superintendent Linda Lane at Pittsburgh Public Schools, who will now use a prompt on school enrollment forms that will match children identified as uninsured with the Consumer Health Coalition and provide an easy path to healthcare coverage.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Healthy Together</em> expects to find most uninsured youth are in their tween and teen years, but is conducting citywide outreach, with an emphasis on select neighborhood corridors, to ensure all families across the city of Pittsburgh know about the initiative and that they get covered and stay covered. Mayor Peduto has set a goal of 100 percent enrollment for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s kids within four years (and the NLC grant requires 50 percent enrollment or 1,000 youth in Pittsburgh).</p> <p>Throughout the morning, Mayor Peduto spoke to the importance of creating a culture of health in Pittsburgh and enrollment as an important first step. After reading to kindergarteners from &quot;Ready Freddy Goes to School&quot;&nbsp;&mdash; pausing on the page where Freddy goes to the doctor to underscore the importance of health to the parents in the room &mdash; the Mayor left the children with an inspiring parting message: &ldquo;If you dream it, you can be it.&rdquo; One little girl, beaming at the thought, quickly shared &ldquo;I want to be a monkey!&rdquo; Followed by another classmate declaring he wants to be a cheetah.</p> <p><strong>Healthy Together Enrollment Campaign</strong></p> <p><em>Healthy Together</em> is an example of local nonprofits and local government coming together and serving the needs of children and youth. The campaign&rsquo;s leadership team is made up of representatives from the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, Consumer Health Coalition, Allies for Children, Allegheny County Department of Public Health, and more than 30 supporting partner organizations including the United Way of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Public Schools. The <em>Healthy Together</em>&nbsp;enrollment campaign, a program of Live Well Pittsburgh, is committed to getting every child in Pittsburgh covered.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:49:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, August 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3461 <div><strong>Proclamation for Joey Fabus</strong></div> <div>Time: 10 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Council Chambers</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>10 a.m.-2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:43:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, August 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3458 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Healthy Together Enrollment Campaign, Back to School Kickoff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1501146438" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 7:45-8:30 a.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Pittsburgh Langley K-8, Sheraden</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Lavelle and Casto Development&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1501146439" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 9-9:45 a.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1501146440" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 12-12:30 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: County Executive&#39;s Office</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Pittsburgh 2030 District announcement</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 1:30-2 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Soliders &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Meeting with Planning Director Ray Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1501146441" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Meeting with Bishop David Zubik</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 3:30-4 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 4-6 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:33:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Healthy Together Enrollment Team To Attend Kindergarten Kickoff at Langley Elementary to Help Families Celebrate the First Day of School & Get Covered http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3456 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto; Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Robert Nelkin, President, United Way of Allegheny County; Ready Freddy; and healthcare enrollers from the Consumer Health Coalition (CHC).</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT</strong>: As local officials and enthusiastic volunteers help kindergarteners kickoff the school year, the <em>Healthy Together</em> enrollment team will be onsite to remind families with first day jitters that health is essential to academic success and enrollment is an important first step. Getting enrolled in healthcare on Thursday is made easy with the free help of CHC enrollment specialists, who will answer questions and enroll uninsured parents and children in health insurance coverage. Families across the region who are interested in learning about coverage options should contact CHC at 412-456-1877 or visit <a href="http://www.consumerhealthcoalition.org/">www.consumerhealthcoalition.org</a>.</p> <p>The event is in conjunction with the United Way&rsquo;s &ldquo;Start Strong&rdquo; drive, in which more than 300 volunteers will gather across 14 Pittsburgh Public Schools to support kindergartners on their first day of school. (Other PPS grades began school Monday.)</p> <p><strong>WHY</strong>: Currently, there are approximately 9,000 uninsured children and youth in classrooms and childcare centers across Allegheny County, and almost 2,000 of these children reside in the city of Pittsburgh. Most qualify for but are not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. According to research, these children are five times more likely to have an unmet medical concern and three times more likely to not have access to necessary medication such as asthma inhalers. Under the leadership of the Mayor, the <em>Healthy Together</em> enrollment campaign, a program of Live Well Pittsburgh, is committed to getting every child in Pittsburgh covered. The <em>Healthy Together</em> campaign is an example of local nonprofits and local government coming together and serving the needs of children and youth.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN</strong>: &nbsp;Thursday, August 28 at 7:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE</strong>: Pittsburgh Langley K-8, 2940 Sheraden Blvd., Pittsburgh.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:23:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3455 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Meeting with Roberto Clemente Jr.</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_213395093" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 10-10:45 a.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Meeting with Riverlife</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Meeting with Tom Joyce</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_213395094" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 2-2:30 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 2:30-5 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey league game&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Time: 9-10 p.m.</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:33:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3454 <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 12-5 p.m.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:25:12 -0400 Department of Public Works to Close E. Carnegie/Crafton Street on Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3449 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will be closing Chartiers Avenue from Fountain Street to Sycamore Street in the E. Carnegie/Crafton area beginning at&nbsp;8am on&nbsp;August 27, 2014&nbsp;until further notice.&nbsp; This closure is for emergency storm drainage work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:46:28 -0400 Department of Public Works Closing Garfield Street for Cleanup Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3448 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will be closing Mossfield Street from N. Mathilda Street to Schenley Avenue in Garfield on&nbsp;Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8am to 2pm&nbsp;for weed control and tree pruning.&nbsp; The detour is Schenley Avenue from Mathilda to Mossfield Street.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:42:43 -0400 Construction Continues of Pittsburgh's Latest Protected Bike Lanes http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3447 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh today announced the installation of a third protected bike lane as part of the two-year long PeopleForBikes <a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/24-states-53-cities-protected-bike-lanes-have-become-as-american-as-pizza">Green Lane Project</a> program that was announced in <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2826">March</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The next protected bike lane will occupy the former eastbound lane of Penn Avenue from 6th Street Downtown to 16th Street in the Strip. The eastbound -- or outbound -- lane of Penn Avenue between 6th Street and 16th Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic.&nbsp;</p> <p>The first protected bike lane on Saline Street between Greenfield Avenue and Swinburne Street (connecting with the Panther Hollow Trail) in Greenfield is near completion. The city will continue to refine the project based on input from the community. Construction of the second protected bike lane along Schenley Drive in Oakland from Schenley Plaza to Anderson Playground in Schenley Park is underway. Restriping of Schenley Drive parking spaces continues this week.</p> <p>&quot;Protected Bike Lanes are transformative for city biking,&rdquo; said Ray Gastil, Director of the Department of Planning for the City of Pittsburgh. &ldquo;They open up biking to a broader constituency of people who live, work, and visit, demonstrating how biking can be a safe, dependable, everyday way to get around the city. I&#39;ve seen it change the whole attitude to biking in cities across the country, making biking a more diverse and intergenerational activity.&quot;</p> <p>Why <a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project/pages/protected-bike-lanes-101">protected bike lanes</a>?</p> <p>Protected bike lanes are designed to help improve safety, ease traffic congestion and augment economic activity while providing necessary infrastructure for the city&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PGHBikeShare">upcoming bike share system</a>. On street infrastructure is an ingredient to the recipe for success of bike share programs.</p> <p>&ldquo;Safety is a primary concern of prospective riders and we support an increase in cycling as an investment in the future of our city,&rdquo; said Patrick D. Roberts, Principal Transportation Planner at the Department of Planning.</p> <p>&quot;Pittsburgh is showing how a city can move quickly to design and install protected bike lanes in places where they&#39;ll have significant benefits,&quot; said Martha Roskowski, Vice President of Innovation at PeopleForBikes. &ldquo;These connections are turning busy streets into comfortable places to ride and they&rsquo;re connecting important missing links in the bikeway network. We are proud to call Pittsburgh one of our Green Lane Project cities.&quot;</p> <p>Protected bike lanes are traffic lanes for bikes, alongside motor vehicle lanes. As a traffic lane, the protected bike lanes differ from shared-use paths or other off-street trails. The protected bike lanes are exclusive traffic lanes for bikes -- motorists, Segways, scooters and pedestrians are not permitted to merge into or travel within the protected lanes.</p> <p>Turning vehicles and bikes must both yield when turning across a lane. Bikes must yield to vehicles when merging back with traffic. Both vehicles and bikes must still yield to pedestrians in crosswalks as traffic signals dictate. Bikes can exit the protected lanes during an exclusive pedestrian phase as long as they yield to pedestrians.</p> <p>&quot;BikePGH launched our <a href="http://bikepgh.org/betterbikeways">Better Bikeways Vision</a> a year ago to introduce Pittsburgh to a brand new tool kit to make the experience of riding a bike more comfortable and attractive to more people,&rdquo; says Scott Bricker, Executive Director of BikePGH. It&#39;s exhilarating that the city is already using these tools to build out our bike network and connect the city in a bold new way.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Schenley Drive</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The city&rsquo;s second protected bike lane is nearing completion. Parallel parking separates the bike lanes from traffic adjacent to Phipps Conservatory. Parking in the bike lane is not legal and will be ticketed once the bollards are in place. <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/Protected_Bike_Lane_Parking_(1).pdf">Please do not park in the bike lane.</a></p> <p>The parking along Schenley Drive adjacent to Flagstaff Hill will be reconfigured as back-in angled parking. Parking in the middle of Schenley Drive is reserved for Phipps Conservatory patrons. The metered parking along Flagstaff Hill will be changed to 3-Hour parking.</p> <p>Back-in angled parking is new to the city of Pittsburgh. It is safe and efficient, and easy to do in 3 steps -- <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/back_in_angle.png">Signal, Stop, and Reverse</a>.</p> <p><strong>Penn Avenue</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">A third protected bike lane will be installed along Penn Avenue in the Cultural District and Strip District. Renderings of the project can be found <a href="http://bikepgh.org/protectedbikelanes/">here</a>. The eastbound lane of Penn Avenue between 6th Street and 16th Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic.</p> <p dir="ltr">Line painting is expected to begin in earnest early next week. Any traffic closures will be announced in advance.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city will strive to connect the protected bike lane to Point State Park and the Great Allegheny Passage. Completion of utility work along Penn Avenue near Fifth Avenue Extension will delay a connection past Stanwix Street. In the Strip District, an improved riverfront connection along 15th Street will be pursued.</p> <p>&quot;As president of Alco Parking Corp and owner of the 6th &amp; Penn Garage -- with entrances and an exit on Penn Avenue -- I see the planned Penn Avenue bike lane as a great amenity for the city,&rdquo; said Merrill Stabile. &ldquo;Although Penn Ave will become one way for vehicular traffic, I see potential benefits for motorists. I say this because Penn Ave was one way heading west many years ago and as I recall, it worked quite efficiently.</p> <p>We, at Alco Parking, are strong supporters of all forms of Downtown transportation, in that we see them complementing one another more so than competing with one another.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Bus Route Detours</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Port Authority of Allegheny County service changes for the No. 8 Perrysville and 01 Ross Flyer can be <a href="http://www.portauthority.org/paac/SchedulesMaps/ServiceAdjustments.aspx">found here</a>.</p> <p>Beaver County Transit Authority Route 3 stop changes can be <a href="http://www.bcta.com/index9bb2.html">found here</a>.</p> <p>Lenzner/Coach USA stop changes are being coordinated for placement along Liberty Avenue.</p> <p>The city recognizes that any change in how we use our streets requires coordination and communication with community stakeholders, and are working to do this on these protected bike lanes and any future initiatives.</p> <p>Please contact <a href="mailto:patrick.roberts@pittsburghpa.gov">Patrick D. Roberts</a>, principal transportation planner for more information. His office number is 412-255-2224.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:49:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3444 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 25, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today named a Mayor&rsquo;s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education to help the city seek funding for a preschool development grant program the White House announced in the Hill District earlier this month.</p> <p>The panel&rsquo;s charge is to increase the likelihood of a successful grant application in the Preschool Development Grants Competition, and to provide strategic perspective and resources on early childhood education initiatives. Pennsylvania could receive up to $20 million in funding.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh must keep developing as a city of learning -- a city committed to exemplary education of its citizens from birth to career and from career to lifelong learning -- and providing early childhood education is essential to that development,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The city will be characterized by its commitment to high quality early education,&rdquo; said Dr. Curtiss Porter, the city&rsquo;s Chief Education &amp; Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer. &ldquo;Citizens of Pittsburgh will be definitively energized by educational opportunities that expand at every age.&rdquo;</p> <p>An executive order creating the 20-member panel and listing its membership<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/EarlyEdPanelExecutiveOrder.pdf"> is attached</a>.</p> <p>The panel is designed to have broad, cross-sector impact in the many arenas in which education is a cornerstone, but especially in terms of policy, practice, and politics. The order names three co-chairs to focus on those three measures in advancing the city&rsquo;s case for new education funding.</p> <p>In a meeting with President Barack Obama in December Mayor Peduto directly suggested that Pittsburgh can and should be a model for the positive impact of education in the early childhood setting. With little room for cooperation with Congress, the White House has lately sought to partner with innovative cities to create universal early childhood education.</p> <p>Additionally U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of the grants competition during his August 13, 2014, visit to the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:21:09 -0400 Squirrel Hill/Swisshelm Park street to be closed for maintenance Aug 27-29 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3443 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will be closing Commercial Road from Summerset Drive to Whipple Street beginning&nbsp;Wednesday&nbsp;August 27, 2014 through&nbsp;August 29, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>This closure is for weed control, trash cleanup and to remove dead trees along the berm of the road.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:20:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3442 <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 12pm-5:30pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Jeff Zell</strong></p> <p>Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:08:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3440 <p>Day off</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:50:43 -0400 Mayor, County Executive and Community Leaders Issue Statements on Planned Demonstration In Pittsburgh Tonight http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3439 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (August 21, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and local community leaders have issued the following statements highlighting unity and safety in advance of a nationwide demonstration scheduled to take place in 37 cities tonight, including Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We share the concerns that have been sweeping the nation over unnecessary violence and we mourn the lives that have been lost to date. Voices should be and will be heard. The best way to address issues and to come to a resolution is through unity - having public officials, community leaders, public safety personnel and our residents work together to address issues and find solutions. As we work together to establish peace, maintaining safety for residents, demonstrators and law enforcement is of utmost importance to all of us.&rdquo; - Mayor William Peduto &amp; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Things are changing, and we are going in the right direction, but we need to continue in that direction by going back to our roots, and ensuring that our own households are in order. We need to be represented properly by our elected officials, and to ensure that our justice system delivers justice fairly and equally. We at the NAACP will stand with and do what&rsquo;s right by our people. We cannot do that by destroying our communities &ndash; we must build them up and work from within. &nbsp;The NAACP will work with our elected officials, our clergy, and our communities to make certain that agenda is carried out.&rdquo; - Constance &ldquo;Connie&rdquo; Parker, President, NAACP Pittsburgh Branch</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is outraged at the circumstances surrounding Michael Brown&rsquo;s death and appreciates any city and county efforts that provide public safety while protecting the constitutional right to peaceful protest.&rdquo; &ndash; Esther L. Bush, President &amp; CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;African Americans and people of color have a right to have rage, but we must also have the wisdom to use our rage to empower our cities, states and the nation to institute the political and economic changes required to meet the problems of inequity we now confront. To do otherwise would be counterproductive. This week is National Week of Non-Violence. B-PEP/Coalition Against Violence along with its primary partner, Black Women for Positive Change, and MADDADS and CeaseFire PA, is participating in a national effort focused on asking young people to think twice before they decide to commit any act of violence. &nbsp;We invite those who are angry and frustrated with the issues of justice and racial inequality to channel those energies into constructive and positive efforts. They are invited to join us at 6:30 PM this evening at East Liberty Presbyterian Church (Room 234) or Project Destiny, 2200 California Avenue, with Rev. Brenda Gregg to view the video &ldquo;On Second Thought&rdquo; and begin that conversation.&rdquo; - Tim Stevens, Black Political Empowerment Project/Coalition Against Violence</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">CONTACTS:</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Katie O&rsquo;Malley, City of Pittsburgh</em></p> <p dir="ltr">412-255-2944 office</p> <p dir="ltr">412-925-1990 cell</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Amie M. Downs, Allegheny County</em></p> <p dir="ltr">412-350-3711 office</p> <p dir="ltr">412-327-3700 cell</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:52:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3438 <p>Day off</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:36:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3435 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Unite Here Local 57</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Neal</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press conference re: Merging 911 Centers</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Allegheny County Emergency Services, 400 North Lexington Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh United coalition quarterly meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Roberto Clemente Jr</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at the Monument Quilt event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Cookie Cruise</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:40pm-9:40pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:42:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3428 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Jack Shea</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor Masloff Memorial Service</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Temple Sinai,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Lavelle and Casto Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:15pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PCNC NightTalk&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</div> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:05:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3427 <p><strong>Meeting with Congressman Doyle</strong></p> <p>Time: 9:30am-10:30am</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">2637 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:36:25 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Passing of Sophie Masloff http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3424 <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Sophie Masloff personified Pittsburgh -- she was kind and approachable, but you dared not underestimate her. Like so many of those who built our city, she was self-made, the daughter of immigrants, and civic-minded -- she committed herself to public life for decades, rising from a teenage political leader to the top of Pittsburgh government as the city&rsquo;s first female mayor.</p> <p dir="ltr">There are thousands like me who were lucky enough to know Sophie as a friend. Whenever we met for coffee I would always think how amazing it was to get advice from her, just as David Lawrence did years before.</p> <p dir="ltr">I know I speak for the whole city when I say Sophie -- a trailblazer camouflaged in grace and humor -- will never be forgotten.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:14:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule August 16-17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3423 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, August 16</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Sheraden Park 100th Year Celebration </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Sheraden Park</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, August 17</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>India Day Celebration </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Cathedral of Learning, &nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pressley Ridge&#39;s 20th Annual Ice Cream Fundae&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Zoo, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:57:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Office Selects Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3421 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 15, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced the members of the city&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council, whose work will shape the initiative over the next three years.</p> <p>Launched on May 28, Welcoming Pittsburgh is a citywide initiative designed to celebrate the city&rsquo;s immigrant past and build a more welcoming future. The first step in its implementation is a 40-member advisory council that will determine Welcoming Pittsburgh&rsquo;s work over the coming years.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are a stronger city, enriched with greater cultural and economic opportunity, when we create avenues that are accessible and welcoming to all of our residents -- whether they have lived here for generations or are migrating to Pittsburgh for the very first time,&rdquo; says Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;The Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council will lay the groundwork for greater immigrant integration.&rdquo;</p> <p>The council&rsquo;s main task over the next six months will be working with a facilitator to write a long-term and sustainable Welcoming Pittsburgh implementation plan. That plan will include efforts to engage both existing Pittsburgh residents and new ones, and synthesize welcoming practices into city government and its partners in local business, nonprofit and community groups.</p> <p>The roadmap will seek to improve efficiencies by identifying overlapping practices offered by different stakeholders in the community, and highlight opportunities for the Mayor&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to build a model for creating a more welcoming experience for immigrants in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>&ldquo;Communities that successfully encourage welcoming practices for immigrants foster welcoming environments for all residents,&rdquo; said Nonprofit &amp; Faith-Based Manager Betty Cruz. &ldquo;When we spoke with cities across the country to learn from their lessons it was clear that an important first step is to form a guiding council that will develop recommendations that make sense for our city.&rdquo;</p> <p>The council was selected out of more than 100 candidates who applied through a public online process. Those invited to participate share a wide range of perspectives including both direct and indirect experience with the diverse needs immigrants face. The council also represents a variety of skillsets ranging from executives in finance, law, and academia to individuals working on the frontlines on issues such as labor, human services, and community development.</p> <p>The grant will also fund community conversations across the city and the production of marketing materials that the Bureau will use to build awareness for Welcoming Pittsburgh and the impact of immigrants in the city for its first three years.</p> <p>The city has issued a Request For Proposals to hire a facilitator. The RFP is available here: <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/omb/RFP_WelcomingPGH.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/omb/RFP_WelcomingPGH.pdf</a></p> <p>Terms on the voluntary council will end upon delivery of the implementation plan in roughly six months. After that period those interested will be asked to serve as Welcoming Pittsburgh ambassadors who will help implement plans for the initiative. The hiring of the facilitator and awareness-building materials for the first year of the initiative is underwritten with a $50,000 grant from the Hillman Family Foundations.</p> <p>The 40 person council is comprised of:</p> <p dir="ltr">Ana Maria Mieles, Cohen &amp; Grigsby</p> <p dir="ltr">Andrea Horton-Mericli, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council</p> <p dir="ltr">Andrew Pugh, University of Pittsburgh, GSPIA</p> <p dir="ltr">Aryeh Sherman, Jewish Family &amp; Children&#39;s Service&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Barbara Johnson, Carlow University</p> <p dir="ltr">Barbara Murock, Department of Human Services</p> <p dir="ltr">Bonnie McCloskey, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Brandon Mendoza, Allegheny Conference for Community Development</p> <p dir="ltr">Brent Rondon, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Brian Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School</p> <p dir="ltr">Carol White Mohamed, University of Pittsburgh, Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity &amp; Inclusion</p> <p dir="ltr">Carrie Ann Quintana, PNC Bank</p> <p dir="ltr">Christopher Amar, Buchanan Ingersoll &amp; Rooney</p> <p dir="ltr">Elizabeth Heidenreich, South Hills Interfaith Ministry, Prospect Park Family Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Ellen Freeman, K&amp;L Gates</p> <p dir="ltr">George Hazimanolis, WQED</p> <p dir="ltr">Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, Community College of Allegheny County</p> <p dir="ltr">Guillermo Perez, United Steel Workers</p> <p dir="ltr">Janis Burley Wilson, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust</p> <p dir="ltr">Jesus Torres, ParenteBeard</p> <p dir="ltr">Josephine Olson, University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business</p> <p dir="ltr">Joanna Bernstein, Casa San Jose</p> <p dir="ltr">Kamana Mathur, MathurLaw</p> <p dir="ltr">Kanak Iyer, Kanakadhara Financial Enterprise</p> <p dir="ltr">Kannu Sahni, University of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Kelsey Russell,Univ of Pitt</p> <p dir="ltr">Kevin McKeegan, Meyer, Unkovic &amp; Scott</p> <p dir="ltr">Kheir Mugwaneza, Northern Area Multi-Service Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Lou Fineberg, Dero Bike Racks &amp; Co-founder Bike Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Matt Pavlosky, Southwestern PA Commission</p> <p dir="ltr">Melanie Harrington, Vibrant Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Michael Hogel, Mt. Lebanon School District</p> <p dir="ltr">Nathan Darity, Amizade</p> <p dir="ltr">Patricia Cain, Latino Family Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Robert Bartle, AIReS</p> <p dir="ltr">Sandhya Krishnan,&nbsp;Highmark, Inc.</p> <p dir="ltr">Seth Hufford, The People Group</p> <p dir="ltr">Sheila Wells Rathke, University of Pittsburgh (retired)</p> <p dir="ltr">Susan Friedberg Kalson, Squirrel Hill Health Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Susan Rauscher, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Thomas Buell Jr., GlobalPittsburgh</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:07:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3419 <p>Day off&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:48:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Launches Leading European Sustainability Conference http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3418 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 14, 2014) Mayor William Peduto today launched one of Europe&rsquo;s leading sustainability conferences, the Futureperfect Festival, and promoted Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts to create globally recognized development practices that promote innovation, equity and development.</p> <p>The festival is being held on Grinda island, off the coast of Stockholm, and the Mayor opened it with welcoming remarks over a computer link, and then took questions from participants for more than an hour. The festival is hosting up to 500 Swedish leaders in urban development, technology and social enterprise working on sustainable urban development practices.</p> <p>Mark F. Brzezinski, the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, also addressed the festival in a pre-recorded message that praised the Mayor&rsquo;s work on sustainability issues.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is working with the leadership of Futureperfect to bring a similar international sustainability forum to Pittsburgh. The forum would follow a tour of Strip District, Hill District and Hazelwood development sites the Mayor co-hosted in March with Andre Heinz of the Heinz Endowments and Bruce Katz, director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.</p> <p>The forum would also follow the Mayor&rsquo;s trip to the Sustainable City Development conference in Ludwigsburg, Germany, in May, which he attended with officials from Carnegie Mellon University and local technology firms.</p> <p>While still in the planning stages, Mayor Peduto said the Pittsburgh forum &ldquo;will address how we develop a resilient city, and what steps we need to take to make a city in a different way -- a way that combines sustainability, equity and connections to all neighborhoods,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;In the same way Andrew Carnegie depended on the rivers of Pittsburgh to turn it into a manufacturing powerhouse, I am working to innovate again, and build new riverfront developments that will be models the world over. While Pittsburgh&rsquo;s water is abundant, we must be careful with this resource and protect it. I want, and the world demands, developments that contain elements of site reliance, energy-to-waste cycles and self-generation.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Other speakers at the Futureperfect Festival are set to include TED Fellow Laurel Braitman, Lego&rsquo;s Director of Mechanics Arturo Pasquel, and 70 other speakers in more than 45 sessions discussing the latest theories in sustainable development.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:12:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3416 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting regarding Homewood planning and development&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Live Video Input to Futureperfect Festival, Stockholm</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Mike Seamans&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Dog park site visit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Olympia Park, Mount Washington&nbsp;</div> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:13:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3413 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Toronto Globe &amp; Mail</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon cutting for Lando Lofts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 909 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>WESA Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Keith Pochter and Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Startups Roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>US Secretary of Education Duncan visit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Candidates&#39; Comedy Night 2014</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120&nbsp;</div> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:41:31 -0400 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan To Join Mayor William Peduto And National League of Cities For Community Conversation On Early Childhood Education http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3412 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 13, 2014) - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Pittsburgh today on the first of a two day community forum to discuss early childhood education initiatives in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Children who receive high-quality early childhood education are better prepared to succeed in elementary and secondary classrooms, and be positioned for employment. Yet of the 10,000 children in Pittsburgh between ages one and five, less than half are provided with any form of education before kindergarten.</p> <p>To help rectify that the U.S. Department of Education, National League of Cities and the Peduto Administration are jointly holding two days of community discussions on best models for providing high quality early education opportunities for all city children.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh Public Schools and Mayor Peduto are working tirelessly to expand access to high-quality early childhood programs across the city,&rdquo; Secretary Duncan&nbsp;said. &ldquo;I commend the mayor and other city leaders for their work to give Pittsburgh&rsquo;s babies a strong start for success in life.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Department of Education and the NLC announced in March that Pittsburgh was one of 15 cities nationwide receiving support for &ldquo;community conversations&rdquo; on education, designed to strengthen partnerships among federal and local governments, schools, parents and others. Mayor Peduto, who attended the March announcement with the Secretary in Washington, D.C., is a member of the NLC committee that oversees education policy and advocacy.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is already a leader in providing college opportunities for all through its Pittsburgh Promise initiative. Now we have to work on the other end of the pipeline -- the 5,000 youngest city residents who do not get high-quality early education -- and make them Promise-ready,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Once we successfully tackle that issue we will be a beacon for educational opportunities that the entire nation can look to as a model.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Secretary and the Mayor will visit Hug Me Tight Childlife Center in the Hill District, then address a 4:30 p.m. community forum and question-and-answer period in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Hill House&rsquo;s Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue. The public is invited to attend the forum, but space is very limited.</p> <p>The Secretary will be in Pittsburgh for the first day of the two day forum. On Thursday, August 14, other officials from the Department of Education, NLC and the city will convene stakeholders for a day-long, private focus group on early childhood education. Participants will include local government, foundation, nonprofit and corporate representatives, and educators and parents.</p> <p>&lsquo;&lsquo;National League of Cities is pleased to partner with the U.S. Department of Education to raise the visibility of mayors and cities across the country who are committed to improving the quality of education. Providing high quality early childhood opportunities is key to ensuring young children have the necessary skills to enter school to ready to learn. NLC commends Mayor Peduto for taking leadership on this issue, recognizing that young people are the future of the city,&rdquo; said Audrey Hutchinson, Program Director, Education and After-school Initiatives, National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The community conversations forum is our proactive stance on helping foreground policies and processes, while carrying out Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s vision for improving the early childhood educational system in Pittsburgh,&quot; said Dr. Cosette Grant-Overton, the Mayor&#39;s manager of educational policy and workforce development. &quot;The Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment office is working to improve equity and high quality early childhood educational opportunities, by promoting improved support and professional development and training of providers, in order to foster better preparation of all children for school readiness and beyond.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;Outcomes from the consortium meeting on day two will reflect a constructive and collaborative agenda on creating a robust vision and shared set of goals and plans for early childhood education,&rdquo; Dr. Grant-Overton continued.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:39:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable On Startups http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3410 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 13, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable this afternoon with local startup firm leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support their businesses.</p> <p>It will be the Mayor&rsquo;s fourth and final roundtable this summer on innovative technology initiatives, following others on the Maker movement, clean technology and accelerators/co-working spaces.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh has become a leading home for startup businesses, but I know we can do so much more to assist them, and make the city&rsquo;s reputation as a startup hub even stronger,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Participants in today&rsquo;s roundtable will include: Robb Myer, Founder &amp; President, NoWait; Kevin Dowling; Vice President of Engineering, 4moms; Luke Skurman, CEO, Niche.com; Dick Zhang, President and CEO, Identified Technologies; Anne Lopez, CEO, Romeo Delivers; and Matthew Stanton, CEO, SolePower.</p> <p>&quot;We at NoWait are creating an experience which give people back their most valuable asset-time,&rdquo; Myer said. &ldquo;Seeing NoWait used by millions of people each month is the most amazing feeling in the world. I love being an entrepreneur.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Although I left Pittsburgh 15 years ago to be an entrepreneur, I came back a few months ago to join a great team at 4moms and help grow a great company into a really great company,&rdquo; Dowling said. &ldquo;Pittsburgh&#39;s entrepreneurial eco-system is now better but can become great.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Being an entrepreneur is an unbelievably rewarding profession - there are times where the lows are pretty low and the high are almost too good to be true but in the end it&#39;s hard to ask for a more rewarding profession,&rdquo; Skurman said. &ldquo;I love being an entrepreneur based in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh has all the assets to be a major place in the innovation economy.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;If you&#39;re trying to create something and manufacture something,arguably Pittsburgh and western PA is the best place in this country to be,&rdquo; said Zhang.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;As a member of Pittsburgh&#39;s growing entrepreneurial community, I am thrilled to participate in this event and see Mayor Peduto support job creation and innovation here in our city,&quot; said Lopez.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;My experience as an entrepreneur has taught me a great deal. It has shown me the number of challenges a startups face everyday,&rdquo; Stanton said. &ldquo;I look forward to highlighting these challenges in the roundtable with Mayor Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">The event is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Mayor&rsquo;s Conference Room. It will be recorded live to tape and later rebroadcast on the City Cable Channel (Comcast 13, Verizon 44).</p> <p>Staff will be live-tweeting from the event at <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">@PghIP</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:27:22 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Host Roundtable with Local Startups Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3406 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 12, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable Wednesday with local startup firm leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support their businesses.</p> <p>It will be the Mayor&rsquo;s fourth and final roundtable this summer on innovative technology initiatives, following others on the Maker movement, clean technology and accelerators/co-working spaces.</p> <p>Participants in the Aug. 13 roundtable include: Robb Myer, Founder &amp; President, NoWait; Kevin Dowling; Vice President of Engineering, 4moms; Luke Skurman, CEO, Niche.com; Dick Zhang, President and CEO, Identified Technologies; Anne Lopez, CEO, Romeo Delivers; and Matthew Stanton, CEO, SolePower.</p> <p>The event is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Mayor&rsquo;s Conference Room. It will be recorded live to tape and later rebroadcast on the City Cable Channel (Comcast 13, Verizon 44).</p> <p>Staff will be live-tweeting from the event at <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">@PghIP</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:51:55 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO ANNOUNCES 14 NEW 'LOVE YOUR BLOCK' GRANT RECIPEIENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3404 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August&nbsp; 11, 2014) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced the 14 organizations that will receive funding for the seventh round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">servePGH</a> initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot, Peoples Gas and PNC, the City awards $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets.&nbsp; Additionally, a special $2,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Fall project implementation will take place from August 31 to October 31, 2014.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am happy to announce that Love Your Block is once again uniting neighbors, community members and volunteers to improve their neighborhoods by turning blighted properties into usable green space,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;These projects exhibit the sense of pride and spirit of volunteerism that are regularly demonstrated by so many citizens that live in the unique neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Love Your Block is made possible thanks to Peoples Natural Gas, the PNC Foundation and The Home Depot. Peoples Natural Gas donated $15,000 and the PNC Foundation added an additional $10,000, while The Home Depot is providing $9,100 worth of supplies. LYB is also supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program and it based on the <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/resources?field_resource_type_value%5B%5D=Blueprint">Cities of Service Blueprint</a> of the same name.</p> <p>While all the projects this past spring were impressive, Carrick Regency Tenant Council was selected to win the &ldquo;Best Block Revitalization Project&rdquo; and will receive an additional $3,000 for future block enhancements. The group, made up of residents, volunteers, Boy Scouts, and numerous other community partners, erected handicap accessible raised planter beds, planted greenery and shrubs, and dedicated a memorial stone to local military veterans.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our neighborhood has extended beyond our building thanks to the [Love Your Block] grant,&rdquo; said Janice Myers of the Carrick Regency Tenant Council. &ldquo;Unseen lines that had been drawn between our Hi-Rise and our neighbors have been erased as a result of the work that the residents were doing to fix up the property. Working outside our building has established a whole new sense of neighborhood for us.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a> email servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov or call 412-255-2280.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SPRING 2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS</strong></p> <p><strong>1. 900 Block of Liberty</strong></p> <p>Volunteer will enhance the 900 block of Liberty Avenue by adding lighting, creating chalk murals and installing banners.</p> <p><strong>2. Beechview Community Garden</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will create an outdoor learning classroom in an existing community garden.</p> <p><strong>3. The Borland Garden Cooperative</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will improve an existing neighborhood garden by creating a raised planter bed, adding a bulletin board and repairing the adjacent sidewalk.</p> <p><strong>4. Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will beautify a community gathering space with trees, benches and solar lights.</p> <p><strong>5. Grow Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will transform a vacant lot into a garden resource center.</p> <p><strong>6. Lawrenceville United</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will clean and beautify the 54th Street Steps</p> <p><strong>7. Northside Coalition for Fair Housing</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will improve a parklet adjacent to a senior center by adding landscaping and removing debris.</p> <p><strong>8. Observatory Hill, Inc.</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will landscape a highly visible property adding perianal flowers, shrubs, mulch and new signage.</p> <p><strong>9. South Pittsburgh Development Corp</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will beautify Brookline Blvd by planting flowers and landscaping in an adjacent park.</p> <p><strong>10. Southside Community Council of Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will beautify a veteran&rsquo;s monument and surround area in Armstrong Park</p> <p><strong>11. Troy Hill Citizen, Inc</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will create a children&rsquo;s play area and landscape a local park.</p> <p><strong>12. Uptown Partners</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will enhance a local green space adding trees and shrubs.</p> <p><strong>13. West End Alliance</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will clean and beautify a vacant lot.</p> <p><strong>14. YWCA</strong></p> <p>Volunteers will create a garden on a vacant lot in Homewood.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p>Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p>The Love Your Block Program is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:03:38 -0400 MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Secretary of Education to attend City of Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3400 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (August 11, 2014) &ndash;&nbsp;On August 13, Mayor William Peduto and the National League of Cities will host U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other education and community officials on the first of a two day community forum to discuss early childhood education initiatives in the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>On Wednesday, Secretary Duncan, Mayor Peduto and other forum participants will visit an early childhood education center to meet with early childhood education providers, parents and community members. The Secretary and Mayor will be available to the media following their visit to the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center and will give brief remarks.</p> <p>They will then address a 4:30 p.m. community forum and question-and-answer period in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Hill House&rsquo;s Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue. The public is invited to attend the forum, but space is very limited.</p> <p>Media availability information:</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: Hug Me Tight Childlife Center, 1801 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Who</strong>: Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education</p> <p>William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>Audrey Hutchinson, Program Director, Education and Afterschool Initiatives, National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families</p> <p><strong>NOTE</strong>: Media planning to cover the availability may RSVP to Timothy McNulty, Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment (ENR) Unit:</strong></p> <p>Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment (ENR) is the education and workforce development unit within the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment housed in the Office of Mayor William Peduto. It is in place to develop and implement a comprehensive education agenda for the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the leadership, employees, parents, and students of our schools, education advocates, community-based organizations, afterschool providers, early education providers, corporate and the philanthropic community.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About NLC:</strong></p> <p>National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p><strong>About Hug Me Tight Childlife Center:</strong></p> <p>Hug Me Tight Childlife Center is a facility that provides quality childcare and education. The program is designed to give pre-school children a great start through education, health screenings, and the chance to develop social skills. Parents can go to work knowing their children are in a safe, nurturing environment.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:13:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3398 <p>Day Off</p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:39:32 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S WEEKEND PUBLIC SCHEDULE: AUGUST 9-10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3395 <p><strong>Saturday, August 9</strong> - Day Off</p> <div> <div><strong>Sunday, August 10</strong> - Day Off</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:35:28 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3390 <p><strong>Working From Office and Home</strong></p> <p>Time: 10am-4pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Vacation/Out Of Town</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:48:15 -0400 Moody's Upgrades Pittsburgh's Bond Rating, Cites "Positive Outlook" for City After First Meeting With Mayor William Peduto's Administration http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3389 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 8, 2014) - Moody&rsquo;s Investors Service upgraded the outlook on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s bond rating Thursday, following their first meeting with Mayor William Peduto and other administration officials.</p> <p>Moody&rsquo;s moved the city&rsquo;s rating up from A1 (Stable Outlook) to A1 (Positive Outlook). They wrote:</p> <p>&ldquo;The positive outlook reflects the steps the city has taken to reduce its long-term liabilities. The city&#39;s long-term plan seeks to control costs, reduce debt, and increase pension funding, all while maintaining operating stability and a healthy fund balance. As the city makes progress in this plan, its finances are likely to strengthen and its debt burden will decrease.&quot;</p> <p>The announcement followed further good news from Standard &amp; Poor&rsquo;s this week that it is maintaining the city&rsquo;s A+ bond rating. The moves by the ratings agencies ensure that the city will not incur any unexpected costs for insurance or raise any other planned costs of issuance of the upcoming $50,000,000 in bonds that have been approved by City Council and are expected to be issued by August 28.</p> <p>Rating agencies typically wait to see at least one year of performance by a government before changing bond ratings. This summer the Mayor personally hosted Moody&rsquo;s and Standard &amp; Poor&rsquo;s and led their delegations on a tour of several development sites.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank Moody&#39;s and Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s for these reports. They confirm that the long-term changes we are making to city spending will deliver a brighter financial future for Pittsburgh for decades,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The Mayor made the following points in his meetings with the agencies:</p> <p>1) His success in remaining under Act 47 oversight by the state allows the city to have a five year fiscal plan that has the force of a city ordinance. It was developed cooperatively by the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, City Council and the Act 47 team. There is broad agreement that the plan will benefit the city going forward by being a permanent structural roadmap to recovery for the city&rsquo;s financial health.</p> <p>2) The city&rsquo;s plan to control debt costs through the &ldquo;debt cliff&rdquo; ensures that the city will see between $35 and $40 million in reductions of the city&rsquo;s payments on borrowed money (bonds) in 2019. The city also plans to comply with Act 47 recommendations for increased funding for the pension fund to continue to bring it closer to full funded status.</p> <p>3) Control of personnel costs through a 2015 wage freeze and restricted contract bargaining will prevent large increases in the cost of the city workforce. Personnel is the largest cost of government and these costs (along with cost of benefits) must be controlled if the city is to retain control of its finances.</p> <p>4) Cooperation among government units, working with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, closer working efficiencies with the city&rsquo;s authorities and monitoring of effective performance by departments will all help to create economies of scale and make administrators accountable for departmental performance. Frequently governments have intentions and promises of fiscal control going forward. But Pittsburgh is in the desirable position of having an agreed upon, institutionalized plan for its finances for the next five years and that detailed plan has the force of law. This should provide a measurable evaluation instrument for the rating agencies for the next several years. The city will continue to inform the rating agencies of our progress in meeting the plan. The city will likely have another formal presentation to the rating agencies in 2015 with the intention of demonstrating our fiscal progress.</p> <p>A copy of the full Moody&#39;s report <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Moody-s_8-14_rating_A1-Positive.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:17:09 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3385 <div><strong>DVE Morning Show Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15am</div> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Carol Anthony</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30-11am <div>Location: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Visit to Summer Youth Employment Program</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:30am-Noon <div>Location:&nbsp;Life&#39;sWork of Western PA, 1323 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA,</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div>Time: Noon-2pm <div>Location: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher</strong></div> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm <div>Location: &nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with COLUMNS re: MICD</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm <div>Location:</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 4-5pm <div>Location: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Site Visit for Dog Park with PAWS</strong></div> <div>Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm <div>Location: Olympia Dog Park &nbsp;Olympia St Virginia Ave (Mt. Washington)</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Hockey Game&nbsp;vs Code Blue</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30-10:30pm</div> <div>Location: Olympic</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:16:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable with Accelators and Co-Working Spaces http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3383 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable discussion today on efforts to make Pittsburgh a hub for accelerator groups and co-working spaces.</p> <p>It will be the third roundtable hosted by the Mayor on innovative new business models, following meetings on the Maker movement and Clean Technology. Next week his final roundtable will be on Startup companies.</p> <p>&ldquo;For government to grow and change it has to listen more, and that&rsquo;s what these roundtables are all about,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I am pushing every part of my administration to flip the old, top-down government paradigm and learn from those on the ground doing the hard work making Pittsburgh a technological leader.&rdquo;</p> <p>Speakers today will include: Dave Mawhinney, Associate Director, Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University; Bill Generett, Director, Urban Innovation21; Rebecca Harris, Director of Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurship, Chatham University; Mark Musolino, Director, RevvOakland; and Brandon Blache-Cohen, &nbsp;Executive Director, The Global Switchboard.</p> <p>&quot;Entrepreneurship goes hand-in-hand with innovation whether you have cutting-edge entrepreneurs who own companies or whether you have entrepreneurially-minded people within your large organizations. Efforts to support these innovative, like-minded people are critical: Pittsburgh has numerous organizations, co-working spaces, and accelerators in place specifically for these efforts,&rdquo; said Harris. &ldquo;The Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University plays an important role in this ecosystem, as the role of women is critical to a vibrant entrepreneurial community. Women are currently starting businesses at one and a half times the national average, making them both significant players and making them uniquely positioned to bring significant contributions to the cities in which they innovate.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited that the Mayor and his administration are working to make sure that Pittsburgh becomes of the most inclusive cities in terms of technology acceleration and innovation -- and that the results will reach all communities,&rdquo; said Generett. &ldquo;&ldquo;Pittsburgh has the potential to lead the country in terms of inclusion and to do what other cities have not managed to do yet. This is a great opportunity to kick things off.&rdquo;</p> <p>The 2 p.m. roundtable today in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers is open to the media and it will be live-tweeted at <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">@PGHIP</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:01:19 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO'S PUBLIC SCHEDULE AUGUST 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3382 <div><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:30am-9am</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ben Woods</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Taili Thompson</strong></div> <div>Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 11:45am-2pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Co-working/Accelerators Roundtable</strong></div> </div> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Q Development</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 3:30-4:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Call with Rev Jesse Jackson re: Endorsing Adding A Right To Vote Amendment To The US Constitution</strong></div> <div>Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Chief of Police Session With Rank and File Officers</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Banksville Park - Crane Avenue @ Kirsopp</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 09:57:32 -0400 City Of Pittsburgh To Provide Extra Parking For Bike Commuters http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3379 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 5, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration is providing new daily parking options for bike commuters who use the Eliza Furnace Trail.</p> <p>Parking restrictions put into place in advance of construction of a new protected bike lane on Saline Street in Greenfield displaced some commuters who park their vehicles by the Eliza Furnace trailhead and bike to work each day. Other daily commuters commonly took advantage of free parking on Saline and would take buses to work.</p> <p>To keep encouraging biking the city is planning to expand the number of parking spaces in the lot at the Eliza Furnace trailhead, and mark them only for weekday bike commuters. For those seeking to use the trail for mid-day exercise, parking at other spaces in the trailhead lot will remain restricted to three hours.</p> <p>That work may take several weeks to complete so the city is providing another parking option immediately: Bike commuters may also park their vehicles at the soccer field in Junction Hollow, on Boundary Street just north of Saline Street. From there bicyclists can connect with the Eliza Furnace trail to get Downtown or go the opposite direction to travel to Oakland.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is becoming one of the best cities in the country for bicyclists, and we&rsquo;re doing all we can to add even more bike-friendly infrastructure,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Work on the Saline Street protected bike lane connecting with the Eliza Furnace Trail is beginning this week and, weather permitting, should be completed within two weeks. The city is also building two other protected bike lanes in Schenley Park and on Penn Avenue in Downtown in advance of the international Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference in mid-September.</p> <p>The lanes are the first phase of five new miles of protected lanes&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3258">planned citywide in conjunction with People For Bikes</a>.</p> <div>###</div> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:26:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3374 <div><strong>MGR Youth Rally for Change</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Brashear High School at 590 Crane Ave Pgh PA 15216</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mulu Birru and Dr. Sola Talabi&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Mary Conturo</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 11:30am-Noon</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working In Office</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 12pm-2:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Video-cameo with &quot;Ready Rosie&quot; and Hug Me Tight Pre School at Hill House</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Senator Daylin Leach</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30-4:30pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Michelle Figlar and Councilwoman Rudiak</strong></div> <div> <div>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>National Night Out Events:</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>East Deutchtown/Spring Garden</strong></div> <div>Time: 6-6:30pm&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: &nbsp;Garden at Tripoli St. and Retail Way</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Westwood</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:45pm- 7:15pm&nbsp;</div> <div>Location: Westwood Swimming Pool, 100 Guyland Street Westwood 15205</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Beechview</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:30pm-8pm&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;Beechview and Broadway Ave Parking Lot</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Hill District</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:15pm-8:45pm&nbsp;</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;400 Dinwiddie St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:03:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3373 <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Mayor/Council Meeting</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 10-11am</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Meeting with Brian Hudson </strong>(Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Public Safety Press Conference</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office Conference Room, 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Working In Office</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 12pm-2:15pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Meeting with Local Students, Creators of &quot;The Two Pittsburghs&quot; Film</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Working In Office</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2:45pm-4pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Directors &amp; Chiefs Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:07:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule August 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3364 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Breakfast meeting with US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 850 Poplar St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lyft/Uber ride along with Post Gazette</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with USA Today</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rob Penman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chris Beichner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Police Graduation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:28:02 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Mount Washington Sign http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3361 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 31, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto issued this statement after a decision by the Bayer Corporation to remove its name from an iconic lighted sign on Mount Washington:</p> <p>&quot;I can see why Bayer doesn&#39;t want to be identified with the Mount Washington sign. Lamar has a responsibility to maintain the sign and it hasn&#39;t done anything to it in 20 years. It&#39;s an eyesore for the Mount Washington neighborhood and the whole city. The city will work with Lamar to restore the sign, but needed upgrades to the appearance of the structure and its landscaping need to happen as well.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:39:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 31, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3359 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">EPA&#39;s Clean Power Plan press conference</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: August Wilson Center,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pintek show on KDKA</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Presenting joint City-County Proclamation to Pittsburgh Passion Women&#39;s Football&nbsp;</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Clean Tech Roundtable</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PCNC Nighttalk</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:42:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable On Clean Technology http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3358 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 31, 2014) - A roundtable discussion today at Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s office will underscore Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leading role in the growing Clean Technology industry, and include presentations by national, state and local leaders.</p> <p dir="ltr">Clean technology is where business solutions intersect with environmental challenges. Among other things it is the study of how energy systems can be created that provide reduced or no carbon impact, or how building materials can improve efficiency and costs while reducing pollutants or supply chain impacts.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s roundtable will discuss best practices in clean tech and seek additional ways city government can support its growth.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Pittsburgh is becoming a clean energy and sustainable manufacturing hub. There is a great opportunity here for the city to grow and develop more sustainable practices, procurement and manufacturing that will be known the world over,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Participants and their subject areas include: Phipps Conservatory Executive Director Richard Piacentini, on green buildings and materials; Stan Caldwell, associate director of Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s Traffic 21 Initiative, on connecting university talent to the local community; Kim Kipin-McDonald, head of Sustainability North America for Bayer Material Science, on corporate manufacturing and sustainability; WindStax founder Ron Gdovic, on local clean tech manufacturing; and Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross, on neighborhoods and clean tech companies.</p> <p dir="ltr">EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin and State Senator Matt Smith will be in attendance and providing remarks on federal and state initiatives. The roundtable is the latest one on innovative Pittsburgh businesses hosted in conjunction with Business Forward and the White House Business Council.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Business leaders are already working to become more sustainable because they&rsquo;ve found it reduces costs over the long haul.&rdquo; said Jim Doyle, president of Business Forward. &ldquo;At today&rsquo;s roundtable, the mayor will hear from some of the best experts about how companies and states can work together to reduce energy usage. Regions where business leaders and policymakers work closely together, like Pittsburgh, will have a competitive advantage.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The future demands we work together to turn the challenges of limited resources, pollution, and a changing climate into the basis for a strong, sustainable economy,&rdquo; said Garvin. &nbsp;&ldquo;With these environmental challenges comes tremendous opportunities for private sector innovation.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Sustainable development and manufacturing and clean tech have a vital role to play in the ongoing revitalization of the Pittsburgh region and in jump-starting the economy of the entire Commonwealth. We need to invest in forward-thinking, sustainability-focused technologies to continue growing our regional economy, which is why I&rsquo;ve introduced proposals to encourage the continued development of this industry in Pennsylvania,&rdquo; said Senator Smith.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;In the midst of a region where alternative energy is considered natural gas instead of coal, Pittsburgh can make a choice,&quot; Gdovic said. &quot;We can choose to be remembered as a seething cauldron of entrepreneurship a century ago and there is comfort there. Or we can embrace and nurture businesses that will lead us into an inevitable future of renewable energy.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Bayer MaterialScience is in the business of providing materials and solutions that promote sustainability and energy efficiency, said Kipin-McDonald, of Bayer Material Science. &ldquo; As Pittsburgh is home to our North American headquarters, we are committed to our role in Clean Tech partnerships. We&rsquo;re convinced that collaborative efforts toward technology development and overall efficiency will yield major advances for the city.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The roundtable comes as Pittsburgh is hosting one of four hearings nationally on proposed EPA regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is poised to become a leader in new energy production, and the Mayor studied such methods first-hand while attending a German sustainability conference in May.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our collective challenge with climate change will require collaboration and cooperation. That is why I led the charge to create the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan in 2007,&rdquo; the Mayor said. &ldquo;Since then we&rsquo;ve made strides but the world changes, the climate is changing , and we must adapt to continue to progress.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Following a June session on the Maker movement, today&rsquo;s event will be<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/mayor-roundtable-series"> the second of four roundtables</a> the Mayor is hosting this summer highlighting innovative organizations in the city of Pittsburgh. On Aug. 6 he will hold another on co-working and accelerator spaces. On Aug. 13 he will hold a roundtable on startups.</p> <p dir="ltr">Due to space constraints the 2 p.m. session is not open to the public, but will be broadcast live on the City Cable Channel (Comcast 13/Verizon 44). Staff will be live-tweeting from the event at <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">@PghIP</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:52:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3356 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with David Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Lewis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night Out</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1628 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</div> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:03:08 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Immigrant Children http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3353 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 29, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement on plans by the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth to host immigrant children fleeing Central America:</p> <p>&ldquo;I know there have been concerns in some communities about sheltering children from Central America, but in Pittsburgh I want to be clear that they are welcome, and the good works of the Holy Family Institute and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh have my full support.</p> <p>I will be working with officials from the Diocese, Allegheny County and the foundation community on joint ways to assist these humanitarian efforts.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:25:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Hold Roundtable Thursday on Clean Technology http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3351 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable Thursday with local Clean Technology leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support this growing movement.</p> <p>Clean technology is where business solutions intersect with environmental challenges. Among other things it is the study of how energy systems can be created that provide reduced or no carbon impact, or how building materials can improve efficiency and costs while reducing pollutants or supply chain impacts.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is already a leader in the corporate, start-up and non-profit clean technology sector and Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s roundtable will discuss further ways to support its growth.</p> <p>Participants and their subject areas include: Phipps Conservatory Executive Director Richard Piacentini, on green buildings and materials; Stan Caldwell, associate director of Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s Traffic 21 Initiative, on connecting university talent to the local community; Kim Kipin-McDonald, head of Sustainability North America for Bayer Material Science, on corporate manufacturing and sustainability; WindStax founder Ron Gdovic, on local clean tech manufacturing; and Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross, on neighborhoods and clean tech companies.</p> <p>EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin and State Senator Matt Smith will be in attendance and providing remarks on federal and state initiatives.</p> <p>Following a June session on the Maker movement, Thursday&rsquo;s event will be <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/mayor-roundtable-series">the second of four roundtables</a> the Mayor is hosting this summer highlighting innovative organizations in the city of Pittsburgh. On Aug. 6 he will hold another on co-working and accelerator spaces. On Aug. 13 he will hold a roundtable on startups.</p> <p>The events are being held in conjunction with the White House Business Council.</p> <p>Due to space constraints the 2 p.m. session this Thursday, July 31, is not open to the public, but will be broadcast live on the City Cable Channel (Comcast 13/Verizon 44). Staff will be live-tweeting from the event at <a href="https://twitter.com/PghIP">@PghIP</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:44:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 29, 2104 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3350 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Visit to Bureau of Building Inspection</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">200 Ross St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting proclamation to Chancellor Nordenberg</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>FAROS Residential press event&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Night Out Kick-off event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:45am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Gilman and James Construction</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Cyril Wecht and Stuart Pavilack</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:37:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Meet Tuesday With Bureau of Building Inspection Employees http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3346 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will meet Tuesday morning with employees in the Bureau of Building Inspection and thank them for their work the past seven months, which has included the adoption of new technology.</p> <p>The Mayor will briefly tour the bureau with Chief Maura Kennedy and greet employees. He and Chief Kennedy will be available afterwards for comment.</p> <p>WHERE: Bureau of Building Inspection, 3rd Floor, 200 Ross St., Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:38:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold "Mayor's Night Out" in Carrick Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3344 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Carrick, in the sixth installment of his &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out/Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; community events.</p> <p>The session is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1628 Brownsville Road.</p> <p>The forum follows five events by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; forums in Beltzhoover and Perry North, and two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office.</p> <p>On July 17 he held the nation&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line),&rdquo; where his administration took questions from the community <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/2azj1y/mayors_night_online_ama/">via a Reddit &ldquo;Ask Me Anything&rdquo;</a> forum. According to Reddit 59,237 people looked at the AMA and stayed on the page more than twice as long as average. A short video of the event <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm6wpU50NPo&amp;feature=youtu.be">is available here</a>.</p> <p>Holding the community sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into city government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:51:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3343 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Greiner and Dave Bernett, Sheet Metal Workers local 12</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SPC Board of Directors meeting and Commission meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Chief of Police search session with rank and file officers</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:23:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks All For Changes At North Shore Concert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3340 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Changes implemented by the city, North Shore stakeholders and country music fans led to a cleaner and safer atmosphere Saturday outside PNC Park.</p> <p dir="ltr">City Public Works and Public Safety officials reported much improved activity surrounding the Jason Aldean concert Saturday. As part of plans put into place after a previous concert in June, fans did their part to clean parking lots, parking lot operators and Pittsburgh Police worked to clear lots after the concert began, and as of Sunday morning there was little trash evident.</p> <p dir="ltr">Yet there were 32 paramedic transports, most of them for intoxication, which was close to the 34 transports at last month&rsquo;s Luke Bryan concert. Suburban ambulances were dispatched to the North Shore to assist with a rash of medical needs. Police statistics were still being compiled.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank the Pirates, private parking lot owners, Pittsburgh police, medics and refuse crews for executing the plans we made together,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto, who toured the lots Saturday. &ldquo;Most of all I need to thank the concert-goers. All along we wanted to make an atmosphere for the fans that was enjoyable, but also safe and respectful. Working together we were able to make things better, though there is still work to do.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County horse-mounted police, Port Authority and K9 officers also assisted with crowd-control efforts. PAT also kept Light Rail Transit running into early Sunday to assist concert-goers.</p> <p dir="ltr">City Operations Chief Guy Costa and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar will compile refuse and safety statistics from the concert and study what changes are needed for future events.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:48:20 -0400 National League of Cities Chooses Pittsburgh for 2016 Convention http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2014) The governing board of the National League of Cities today chose Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">That year will also mark the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh city government.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;I want to thank the NLC for this honor, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to show off Pittsburgh to fellow government officials from around the nation,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be a great birthday.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">One of the Mayor&rsquo;s first acts in office was to rejoin the league, where he had long been a delegate from the Pennsylvania Municipal League. This year alone the NLC has awarded the city $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs, and it announced plans to soon hold a community forum in Pittsburgh on early childhood education with the U.S. Department of Education.</p> <p dir="ltr">The selection was made after a vote by NLC&rsquo;s Board of Directors at their annual meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are thrilled that the Congress of Cities and Exposition will be hosted by the City of Pittsburgh on the city&rsquo;s 200th anniversary,&rdquo; said NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is an excellent place for our conference and has a great story to tell. The city&rsquo;s rich history and recent urban renewal has transformed the Steel City into a strong economic center with a diverse and educated workforce. Pittsburgh has been a leader in sustainability and technology efforts, and can provide great examples of city programs for local leaders attending our conference.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Congress of Cities and Exposition will be held November 16-19, 2016. It is expected to attract more than 3,500 participants to Pittsburgh and include 300 exhibition booths.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Hosting the National League of Cities brings a tremendous amount of visibility and prestige to the Pittsburgh region in addition to the economic impact the actual conference will garner,&rdquo; says Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh. &ldquo;We are proud to have worked on the team with the Mayor.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration is still open for this year&rsquo;s NLC conference in Austin, Texas, held November 18-22, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3335 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Presentation to Moody&#39;s&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamatoin at Americans with Disabilities Act Rally</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dave Spigelmyer, President of Marcellus Shale Coalition</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:30:28 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on PUC Approval of Ride-Sharing Services http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3332 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2014) &ldquo;I want to thank the Public Utility Commission for clearing the way for ride-sharing services to operate in Allegheny County. This unanimous vote underscores Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leadership in supporting 21st Century transportation options, and I will keep working with the PUC and others in Harrisburg to allow for them permanently.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3331 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with County Councilwoman Sue Means</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bloomfield Garfield Corporation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at World Affairs Council Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">2640 BNY Mellon Center,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">500 Grant Street,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon-Cutting for Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Cannon Park, Brookline Boulevard at Queensboro and Chelton Avenues, Brookline</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>2014 50 Men of Excellence Awards Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at PUMP social event hosted by Deep Local</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Deep Local, 2124 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iftar Dinner at Turkish Cultural Center&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh, 1459 Crane Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Hosts Brookline Boulevard Ribbon-Cutting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3330 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2014) - This afternoon Mayor William Peduto and other government and community officials will celebrate new improvements to Brookline Boulevard after a long renovation.</p> <p>After years of planning, a project remaking the boulevard through the Brookline business district finished this week after 17 months of work. It cost $5.35 million.</p> <div>Upgrades included 21,500 square yards of asphalt milling and paving (4,800 tons of asphalt); 8,400 square yards of of new sidewalk including 1,400 square yards of decorative exposed aggregate sidewalk; 27 traffic signal supports; installation of a traffic signal interconnect system; 48 ornamental light poles; amenities including seven trash receptacles, 23 benches, eight bicycle racks and 175 feet of stainless steel railing; planting of 55 trees including 19 Brandywine Red Maples, 17 Accolade Elms, 10 Spring Snow Crab Apples, and 9 Japanese Lilacs; and 950 landscaping plants and shrubs.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Baker Corporation was the desinger on the project, contracting was by Michael Facchiano Contracting, and inspection was performed by SAI Consulting Engineers.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: Cannon Park, Brookline Boulevard at Queensboro and Chelton Avenues, Brookline.</div> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 2 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3324 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Ribbon cutting for TiER1 Performance Solutions new office&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">216 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presentation to Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Record PSA for Froggy radio&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:40pm-9:40pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:43:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Joins City Leaders In Detailing Preparations for Saturday Concert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3322 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2014) The city&rsquo;s Public Works and Public Safety departments have been working for weeks with the Pirates, the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority, the Coast Guard, and private parking operators in hopes of hosting a fun, safe and clean event for Saturday night&rsquo;s concert at PNC Park.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The city of Pittsburgh stands ready to welcome the more than 38,000 fans coming here to enjoy a good time on the North Shore Saturday, but has put plans in place to make sure all fans are safe and respectful at the same time,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parking Lots:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Parking lots are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. - three and a half hours before gates to PNC Park open at 5:30 p.m. (Lots at the previous Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field opened at 11 a.m.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Police will enforce the posted parking lot code of conduct throughout the area. All vehicles in designated lots will be provided trash and recycling bags. Alco is providing 200 port-o-johns for the Aldean concert, up from 160 for the Bryan concert.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once the first act begins performing, Police will begin to check all North Shore parking lots. At that time, non-ticketed guests will be asked to leave the premises. Tailgating during the concert is not permitted. All parking lot guests for the concert must vacate the lots by 7:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Alco Parking will do trash pickup during the concert starting at 7 p.m., and another pickup following the event. All lots will be cleaned overnight in preparation for the AC Milan/Manchester City game at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Pirates and the SEA will do North Shore Park cleanup.</p> <p>Inspectors from the city Bureau of Building Inspection will visit North Shore lots Sunday and possibly cite lot owners for excess litter.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Police:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Both the City of Pittsburgh and PNC Park will be providing a sufficient number of officers necessary to meet the security needs of the event. The Pirates are also increasing their in-house security forces, and 17 medics (from city and suburban bureaus) will be inside the park. Pennsylvania State Police and Allegheny County police are available for backup, if necessary.</p> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County horse-mounted police will be patrolling.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Boat Docking:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Boaters are encouraged to practice safe, responsible activity on both the water and on shore. Due to safety concerns, authorities do not recommend that boaters &ldquo;raft&rdquo; or tie boats together on the rivers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Streets:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works crews will empty North Shore trash cans Saturday afternoon and will return after the concert, working overnight from 11:00 p.m. -7:00 a.m. to empty receptacles and also flush and sweep streets.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Street Closures:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">North Shore Drive from Tony Dorsett Drive to Mazeroski Way -- And Mazeroski Way from North Shore Drive to W. General Robinson -- will be closed.</p> <p dir="ltr">The closures begin early Thursday morning following the Pirates 7:05 p.m. game on Wednesday. They will reopen Monday at 11:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street will close Saturday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tunnel Closures:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Motorists should beware of construction projects impacting local traffic.</p> <p dir="ltr">Liberty Tunnel outbound lanes will be closed around the clock through Monday, July 28.</p> <p dir="ltr">Liberty Tunnel inbound lanes will be closed each night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. through August 8.</p> <p dir="ltr">Squirrel Hill tunnel outbound will have overnight single lane closures from 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night.</p> <p dir="ltr">Squirrel Hill Tunnel inbound will have overnight single lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Contacts: Timothy McNulty, Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-660-1999; Katie O&rsquo;Malley, Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-925-1990</em></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:31:35 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Press Conference on Saturday Concert Preparation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3319 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar will hold a press conference today to discuss preparations for the Jason Aldean concert this Saturday at PNC Park.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>WHEN: 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:33:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3318 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Junior Achievement&#39;s National Leadership Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press conference re: Plans for Jason Aldean concert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:45pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Police and Fire Swearing-in Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dennis Yablonsky and De Peart</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Commendation ceremony for Police Officer Lucas Coyne</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Throwing out first pitch at Ellsworth Wiffleball League playoff game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Liberty School, 601 Filbert Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232</div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:41:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3314 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Yancey Strickler, Founder/CEO Kickstarter</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mario Longhi, US Steel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:38:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule July 19-20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3313 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, July 19</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Shooting cameo appearance in &quot;Live from Nied&#39;s Hotel&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 5438 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Roberto Clemente Museum Open House</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Polish Hill Arts Fest</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, July 20</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Open Streets PGH, Welcoming remarks at Yoga in the Square</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:45am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:08:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3312 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with PWSA Board&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Vince Delie, CEO First National Bank</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Brighton Heights Senior Center for 101 Birthday Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">3515 McClure Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Italian Consul General Dr. Andrea Canepari</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;2pm-3pm<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Seubert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:01:42 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ongoing Investigation of Pride Fest Arrest http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3310 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;Last month I called for an investigation of an arrest at the June 15 Pride Fest parade and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3189">said</a> the city &lsquo;will not delay this investigation, but I will not make any judgement until such time that OMI has had the opportunity to fully investigate.&rsquo;</p> <p>At this time, the investigation has progressed and is ongoing. The officer who is the subject of the investigation will remain off-patrol until OMI has completed their work.</p> <div> <p dir="ltr">I and my administration are committed to justice and fairness and we will ensure a complete and thorough investigation so that all parties may receive fair treatment from the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <div>###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:41:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3309 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Jessica Trybus</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Nied&#39;s Hotel Band&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mellon Square Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Finance team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Wedding ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Brashear&#39;s Christmas in July event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Rowdy Buck, 1321 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night On(line)</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:26:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3306 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-2pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press event for Pittsburgh Penguins Project Power Play program</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Brookline Memorial Park, 1399 Oakridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visit new Frick Environmental Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Grand Opening of Hilltop Community Health Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">151 Ruth St, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>The Lange Money Hour show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:05pm-8:05pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: KQV Studio, Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:46:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Hold Mayor's Night On(line) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3304 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 15, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto and top aides will take questions together from the community Thursday night in the city&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line).&rdquo;</p> <p>Those wishing to ask questions or follow the proceedings may go to: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/">http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/</a>. The Mayor will take questions during the &ldquo;Ask Me Anything&rdquo; session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and direct them to individual Chiefs and department directors for follow-up answers.</p> <p>While the Mayor did his own AMA <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/1dvaim">more than a year ago</a> while running for office, this event is unique.</p> <p>The Mayor and top administrators will take the questions together in a Department of Innovation &amp; Performance computer training room on the 6th Floor of the City-County Building. According to Reddit, this local government AMA with representatives from each major department participating is a first for the 9-year-old social networking and news site.</p> <p>Thursday&rsquo;s online forum follows four public ones by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; forums in Beltzhoover and Perry North, and two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office.</p> <p>The Reddit AMA is the administration&rsquo;s latest move to ensure transparency in city government, following changes such as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p>Members of the media are welcome to attend the Thursday event.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:13:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3303 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">NLC Grant Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Rich, RAND Corporation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Matt Bartkowski</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm- 2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Antonelli and&nbsp;Aryeh Sherman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Heinz Endowments</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Millcraft</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:33:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3300 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mayor Pacifico, City of Altoona</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Shooting Pittsburgh Tourism video</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Colonel Bernard Lindstrom, US Army Corps of Engineers&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:02:44 -0400 Pittsburgh Wins $200,000 Youth Health Care Grant From National League Of Cities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The National League of Cities (NLC) awarded Pittsburgh a $200,000 grant today for a program to enroll all eligible city children and youth in affordable health care plans.</p> <p>After months of planning and groundwork by the city and its partners, the NLC announced Pittsburgh as one of eight cities nationwide that will receive funding to implement the program, which seeks to find children and youth under 19 years of age who qualify for Medicaid or the Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but who are not currently enrolled in public health insurance programs.</p> <p>The Peduto administration&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment worked with the Consumer Health Coalition, the Allegheny County Health Department, Allies for Children and a score of other partners developing the Pittsburgh campaign, called <em>Healthy Together</em>. <em>Healthy Together</em> is the first tier of the Live Well Pittsburgh initiative launched in April 2014, designed to target the total health of the city. The <em>Healthy Together</em> enrollment campaign prioritizes health insurance enrollment for youth across the city&rsquo;s 90 neighborhoods, to increase access to care and empower community members to take control of their health.</p> <p>The core strategies of the campaign are to implement a sustainable model utilizing existing channels that can fold into the daily work of city government, as well as conduct outreach efforts in communities most likely to have uninsured children, and bring systematic change to institutions serving youth.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank the National League of Cities for this award, which is the result of a lot of hard work. But there is still more to do,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We are going to use this program to reach 100% health insurance enrollment for our youth, and build a model outreach effort that other cities can duplicate across the country.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Making sure that our children have access to insurance and appropriate medical care is a major component to support good public health,&rdquo; said Dr. Karen Hacker of the county health department. &ldquo;This grant opportunity allows Pittsburgh to support children and their families and as the county health department director, I am thrilled that our team has been successful.&rdquo;</p> <p>Patrick Dowd, executive director of Allies for Children, said &ldquo;Hundreds of uninsured children live in Pittsburgh. These kids are five times more likely to have an unmet medical concern and three times more likely to not have access to prescription drugs, like asthma inhalers. Additionally, uninsured kids are 30 percent less likely to get medical treatment when injured. This grant will help expand health access to every child in every neighborhood, so they can enjoy their childhoods to the fullest.&rdquo;</p> <p>Beth Heeb, executive director of Consumer Health Coalition, said &ldquo;We are thrilled that the city is putting the health care of our children at the forefront. We believe that this project will make Pittsburgh a model for the rest of the nation by reducing the uninsured through real collaboration between government and community.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families (CEHACF) Initiative will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to enroll children and families in Medicaid and CHIP and reduce the uninsured rate for children and families by 50% in each of the cities. Families with health insurance reduce emergency room visits, avoid crushing health care costs, and have healthier children who perform better in school.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a nation, we&rsquo;ve made significant progress on enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP, but millions of children who qualify for coverage under these programs still need to sign up. Cities are vital partners in outreach and enrollment efforts,&rdquo; said Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. &ldquo;We applaud National League of Cities for its leadership and support.&rdquo;</p> <p>NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education and Families is coordinating the initiative as part of a multi-year effort to increase access to health care for children and families funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Each city was chosen based on the quality and feasibility of business plans that were submitted in the spring.</p> <p>The other cities selected are:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Savannah, Georgia</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Jacksonville, Florida</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Garden City, Michigan</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; New Bedford, Massachusetts</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hattiesburg, Mississippi</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Providence, Rhode Island</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Dallas, Texas</p> <p>&ldquo;Each city chosen had a rigorous business plan that detailed a clear path forward to drive down the rate of the uninsured in their communities,&rdquo; said Clarence Anthony, executive director of NLC. &ldquo;Each city should be commended for the positive contributions they will make to their communities. There are clear benefits to the program with healthier kids meaning better high school and college completion rates and financial savings for the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>NLC will provide cities with customized assistance, access to best practices and national experts and opportunities for peer learning during the implementation process. Emphasis will be placed on cross-community collaboration among city agencies, school districts, hospitals and clinics and other community-based organizations.</p> <p>The leadership team for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <em>Healthy Together</em> effort includes the city&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, Allies for Children, the Consumer Health Coalition and the Allegheny County Health Department.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other partners include: Allegheny County Department of Human Services; - University Center for Social &amp; Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Public Schools; United Way of Allegheny County; Allegheny County Children&#39;s Court; Enroll America; YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Center for Race &amp; Gender Equity; Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh; A+ Schools; Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children; Squirrel Hill Health Center; SEIU; Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund; Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; Latino Family Center; Brashear Association; Kingsley Association; Perry Hilltop Citizens Council.</p> <p>The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:01 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Lorin Maazel http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3298 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2014) &quot;Like so many before him, Lorin Maazel came here as a child and now departs us as a man whose life&#39;s work has added to the lustre of his adopted home town.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Raised in Oakland, educated at Peabody High School and the University of Pittsburgh, Maazel was as much a product of our city as the steel that poured from our mills and framed the concert halls of our nation. His legacy as a musician and scholar will play on in the memory of the city that shaped him, and which he ably served as the conductor and guide of its magnificent symphony orchestra.&quot;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">###</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:28:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3293 <p><strong>Working from home</strong></p> <p>Time: 9am-1pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 1pm-5pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:18:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3287 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Heinz Company</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming Delegates Attending Working America, National Leadership Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: DoubleTree, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ride Sharing Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Young Republicans meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Roland&#39;s, 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:31:27 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Mount Washington Dog Park http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3285 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 9, 2014) - &quot;I realize that many people in Mount Washington wanted a dog park removed from the community but today my administration announced a compromise that will let one stay.</p> <p>There have been two years of debate on the neighborhood&#39;s dog park, and over the past three months my staff engaged in a community process with all stakeholders to identify the best solution. Our goal was to provide an off-leash area sought by dog owners that is set far enough away from residential properties to limit impacts on neighbors.</p> <p>After these discussions we created a plan to move the current off-leash area to another, not yet built, area on the 1.1 miles of trails that exist behind Olympia Park. While Public Works studies designs and prepares the new site the current off-leash area will remain.</p> <p>Dozens of people came forward and expressed their displeasure with the situation. But living together in our city requires moving past our differences and embracing solutions that represent the best interests of the entire neighborhood, not just one group over another. It requires compromise. Preserving an off-leash area in the park, with minimal residential impacts, does just that.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:31:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3284 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">WDVE Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-8:35am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference announcing non-stop flights</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bishop Mann</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeitng with Bill Gatti</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:40:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3279 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Bill Brooks, Laborers Local #373</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with CONNECT Sewer Regionalization Committee and County Executive</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Achieva Promenade auction winners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CEHACF conference call</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Epiphany Solar Water Systems in Lawrenceville</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 187 36th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:19:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3276 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with SPC Chairman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jason Cannon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Chief&#39;s Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2019 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</span></div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:53:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Workers And Residents For Safe And Clean Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3274 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2014) - Tens of thousands of visitors poured into Downtown Pittsburgh this holiday weekend for events that were remarkably safe and clean, despite the large volume of participants.</p> <p dir="ltr">As of Saturday city Public Works crews had largely cleaned multiple fireworks viewing locations used Friday night from Mount Washington and Riverfront Park on the South Side to North Shore Riverfront Park, where city crews worked with those from Heinz Field. Crews from Public Works, the state, and the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta cleaned Point State Park, and collected sand the Regatta donated to the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Police responded to 825 calls to 911 on July 4, which was 31 fewer calls dispatched on the holiday last year. For the four-day period from July 2-5, police were dispatched to 3,340 calls, paramedics to 709 and firefighters to 516 calls, according to Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson Jr.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank every city worker, from Public Works to Public Safety, for giving up parts of their holiday weekend to help make Pittsburgh shine,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Just as importantly, I want to give my thanks to the many thousands of residents from inside and outside the city limits who did their part, as usual, to make this such a memorable weekend.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:01:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3262 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press Conference re: Protected Bike Lanes</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Schenley Park Visitors Center, 101 Panther Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:23:31 -0400 Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3260 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(July 3, 2014) -&nbsp; Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until <strong>Friday, July 18</strong>. In addition, there will be an informational session <strong>Wednesday, July 9</strong>, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>In this round, the Love Your Block program will grant 14 organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from September 15 to November 15, 2014. Applications are available online <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/forms/loveyourblock/grantapplication">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> servePGH&rsquo;s informational session on upcoming round of Love Your Block</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014</p> <p>The informational session will give prospective organizations a chance to ask questions about the process, inquire about resources available in addition to the mini-grant, learn how to identify the owner of vacant parcels, and more. &nbsp;</p> <p>Applicants for the fall 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 18, 2014; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in late August 2014.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a> or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:53:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Construction Of Three Protected Bike Lanes http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3258 <p dir="ltr"><img alt="Design for Schenley Park protected bike lane" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Schenley_cycle_track_7-1-14final3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 339px;" />PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced the first phases of the city&rsquo;s new protected bike lane program, to be built in Schenley Park, Greenfield and Downtown. More lanes will follow around the city in partnership with People for Bikes and the Green Lane Project.</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s first protected two-way lanes will be built from Schenley Plaza to Anderson Playground in Schenley Park; along Saline Street between Greenfield Avenue and Swinburne Street (Panther Hollow Trail) in Greenfield; and on Penn Avenue from 11th Street to Stanwix Avenue Downtown.</p> <p>Penn Avenue traffic Downtown will be changed to inbound-only to accommodate the protected lanes, which will be on the southern (or left) side of the street. Later phases of the Downtown protected lanes are planned to connect to the city&rsquo;s existing trail systems and the Strip District.</p> <p>These segments account for just more than one mile out of five that are being partially underwritten through $250,000 in support from the Green Lane Project. The project chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive such support, and last week sent Mayor Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Hillman Family Foundations President David Roger and Bike Pittsburgh director Scott Bricker to Denmark to learn about bike infrastructure programs firsthand.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We&rsquo;re in the top 30 best cities in the country for cycling but that&rsquo;s not good enough. We have the ability to be a top 10 city in this country and even do better, and that is going to be the commitment our administration is going to make,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We will make sure cycling is not only safe, but a viable part of our economic development strategy and a critical part of our transportation needs.&quot;</p> <div>Construction on the Greenfield and Schenley Park lanes will begin first later this month and construction Downtown will follow. Officials from the city&rsquo;s Public Works and Planning departments have met regularly with neighborhood stakeholders in all three parts of the city.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;What the Mayor is promising today, and what Public Works and Planning will deliver over the next two months, is a new balance between cyclists and motorists on the roadway, one we&rsquo;re confident will mean a safer street for both,&quot; said assistant Public Works Director Patrick Hassett of the city&#39;s Bureau of Transportation and Engineering.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re talking about is essentially a roadway within a roadway. A two-way roadway for cyclists, with its own set of signs and rules, separated by vehicle traffic with road markings and bollards.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The city is in ongoing talks with the Port Authority of Allegheny County on the impact of the current and future lanes on bus service, and with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority on the small loss of parking spaces. About 20 unmetered spaces used by commuters will be lost in Greenfield and another 20 in the Schenley Park phase between the Carnegie Library Main Branch and Phipps Conservatory. The city is working with Phipps to add additional spaces nearby.</div> <p>There will be no changes to the limited number of parking spaces on Penn Avenue Downtown.</p> <p>Other cities with protected bike lanes have seen them strengthen neighborhood and business development, attract car-phobic millennials and the companies seeking to hire them, and offer healthy commuting options to residents and workers.</p> <p>&ldquo;Protected bike lanes have proven to be economic generators from San Francisco to Chicago, and they will be too in Downtown Pittsburgh and other neighborhoods citywide,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;These lanes are in keeping with the decades-long revitalization of the Cultural District, and will add human-scale improvements to the Downtown streetscape as it turns into a unique residential neighborhood.&rdquo;</p> <p>The budget for this first phase, paid out of city capital funds, is $188,000.</p> <p>Preliminary -- and not final -- designs for the three lanes are below. The city Planning and Public Works departments are working with Portland-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.altaplanning.com/">Alta Planning and Design</a>, the leading bike/pedestrian planning firm in the United States, to design the lanes. Alta is being paid by People for Bikes/Green Lane Project.</p> <p><i>(Illustration above by Alta Planning and Design)</i></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/SchenleyParkProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Schenley Park Lane Design</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PennAveProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Downtown Lane Design</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/SalineStProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Greenfield Lane Design</a></p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:39 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on State Ride-Sharing Legislation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3257 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) - &ldquo;As of today, actions are underway in the Legislature to support ride-sharing services and I stand solidly behind them.</p> <p>State Sen. Wayne Fontana is set to introduce legislation to allow for operation of these innovative transportation systems and I support similar bipartisan efforts being introduced in the House.</p> <p>In the interim I fully support a resolution being introduced by State Rep. Erin Molchany calling on the Public Utility Commission to issue provisional approvals for the companies Lyft and Uber to operate this weekend to alleviate pressing public safety concerns about drunk driving this holiday weekend.</p> <p>I remain thankful to Gov. Tom Corbett for standing with me and others in support of these innovative 21st Century businesses.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:57:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Governor For His Support of Ride-Sharing Companies http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3256 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;I want to thank Gov. Tom Corbett for his support of laws that would adapt current state regulations to allow ride-sharing companies to grow.</p> <p dir="ltr">I am talking with leaders in the state Legislature to swiftly address this problem.</p> <p dir="ltr">When I met early this year with the chairman of the Public Utility Commission, Robert Powelson, he assured me he supported putting temporary rules in place that would allow these companies to operate. We now know that is not the case.</p> <div>Pennsylvania needs to embrace innovation. With the direct engagement of the governor we can secure changes from the Legislature to allow these innovative companies to exist in the state.&rdquo;</div> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:40:43 -0400 City Announces Open Data Platform Launch http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3255 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2014) - In early 2014, the City of Pittsburgh passed <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/cis/ProposedPittsburghOpenDataOrdinance.pdf">Open Data legislation</a>, introduced by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, with strong support from Mayor Peduto. With the bill came a commitment to working with the public to develop a portal through which anyone can access data collected and/or maintained by city government, setting the city&rsquo;s default to &ldquo;open.&rdquo;</p> <p>Work on the Open Data program has been ongoing since February. Staff members from all departments are working together to understand the current state of the city&#39;s data resources and are consulting with University partners to develop flexible, user-friendly ways to make data available for residents.</p> <p>As the city works to document the availability, quality, and management of city data, they are seeking input from the community on determining which data-sets are deemed useful. Feedback collected will be used to prioritize how city data-sets will be released. It will also be used to create a connection with community groups and individuals that are interested in specific data-sets to make sure results are formatted in a useful and effective way.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh launched Pgh Dataforum as a platform for Pittsburghers to identify what data they want to see and why. Powered by Engage Pittsburgh, Pgh Dataforum is designed to encourage residents, community groups and researchers to tell the story of how city data can support their projects or interests. Pgh Dataforum allows residents to connect with each other as well as to city staff. The site also includes a high-level listing of the types of information held by the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Submitting a request to the Pgh Dataforum represents participation in the ongoing conversation about how the City of Pittsburgh can better support the community through information sharing. City staff will consider all requests and, in time, make as much data available as possible. Official Right to Know requests should still be facilitated through the Solicitor&#39;s office.</p> <p>To date, representatives of neighborhood groups have requested information about traffic crashes, crime, and problem landlords to help with their program planning. Others have requested business registration information, 311 calls, and the City payroll and roster.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please visit the Pgh Dataforum to share your thoughts: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pghdataforum/" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/pghdataforum/</a></p> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:52:04 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Cease and Desist Orders Against Ride-Sharing Companies http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3253 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;I will not let the Governor and the Public Utility Commission shut down innovation without a fight. I am confident it is one that I and other supporters of new business models will ultimately win.</p> <p>Technologies like ride-sharing evolve with the times and state regulators must too. While the commission may wish for Pennsylvania to cling to a Jurassic Age of transportation options, people in Pittsburgh and other communities know our state must adapt or die in the global marketplace.</p> <p>Many across our city and state support business growth and innovation, and a government that adapts to and rewards new technology and progress. We will fight together to find ways to promote entrepreneurship and modern transportation options while protecting the safety of riders and drivers alike.</p> <p>I know this because it has been done before. Just last month Colorado approved bipartisan legislation to allow ride-sharing in that ever growing and ever evolving state, and Pennsylvania must seize this leadership opportunity and do the same. I will not let Pittsburgh&#39;s emerging status as a 21st Century technological hub be sacrificed by unaccountable bureaucrats clinging to the past.</p> <p>If the governor and the PUC are unable to adapt to the new, we will work with Republican and Democratic leaders in the Legislature who support free-market capitalism, innovation and technology instead.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:55:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3251 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in Office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Pittsburgh Quarterly</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:25am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with President Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Lou DiNardo, Oxford Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:26:38 -0400 Participation Up in Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3249 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 1, 2014) - Participation in the city of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Youth Employment Program has almost doubled over last year, and a task force named by Mayor William Peduto is working on expanding the program further in 2015.</p> <p>At the start of the program Monday 521 youths were participating, up from 319 in the summer of 2013. More than 1,300 applied for positions this year, however, so a&nbsp;Mayoral Task Force on Summer Youth Employment Opportunities&nbsp;named by the Mayor is seeking ways to to give all qualified applicants a job opportunity in the future.</p> <p>&ldquo;The goal is for young people to learn and earn. We want to find meaningful employment experiences for every qualified applicant to the program,&rdquo; said Debbie Lestitian, the city&rsquo;s Chief Administration Officer and the task force&rsquo;s co-chair.</p> <p>Dr. Curtiss Porter, the fellow co-chair and the city&rsquo;s Chief Education and Neighborhood Investment Officer, said &ldquo;we need to extend young people&rsquo;s careers from the opportunity that is gained in the summers to deeper vocational experiences that connect to higher education and technical careers. That reinforces their commitment to the city as a great place to live and to grow, and in the final analysis, that makes sure their summers are worthwhile.&rdquo;</p> <p>Applicants must be between ages 14 and 21. They are paid $7.25 per hour and work six hours per day in more than 100 work sites citywide, largely in crews maintaining properties and parks, or in internships in public and private business offices.</p> <p>The task force is moving on four interrelated tracks to expand the program further: partnerships, which is studying new or improved job placement sites; marketing, to expand knowledge of the program; curricula, which focuses on making the summer jobs building blocks for future careers; and funding, to help the city underwrite more jobs.</p> <p>The program, budgeted at $1.15 million this year, is funded by block grant and operating budget money.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto created the task force through an executive order in February. It has held three meetings and will meet again at the end of the summer.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:12:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3246 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Congressman Murphy</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Scott Lammie</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with YaJagoff.com</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>North Shore Planning Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Source newsroom roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USA vs Belgium Watch Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>EIC Board Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:30:16 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO LAUDS FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3243 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 30, 2014) Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Larimer neighborhood is poised for rebirth with the award of $30 million in funding the U.S. Department of Housing and Economic Development, Mayor William Peduto announced today.</p> <p>After competing against 40 other cities, HUD said Pittsburgh is the winner of a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grant that could transform the long-struggling community, strengthen its ties with neighboring East Liberty and provide new mixed-income housing units. The estimated $400 million overall development will lead to the construction of 350 mixed-income housing units, support 2,000 jobs and create one of the greenest housing developments in the United States.</p> <p>The city, in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Larimer/East Liberty community groups submitted an application for the grant last year. As a councilman Mayor Peduto helped broker a deal to finalize the city&rsquo;s funding for the project, which was key to signaling the community support behind the grant.</p> <p>The Mayor met and discussed the Larimer initiative this year with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan while on trips to Washington D.C. He also worked hand in hand with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on the effort.</p> <p>&ldquo;For too long, Larimer has suffered while its neighboring communities have experienced booming growth,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Largely due to hard work by community groups and other stakeholders in Larimer, today we are a step closer to making this proud community join in the successes around it.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded more than $1 million in tax credits to the Larimer initiative in February and today&rsquo;s move by HUD continued the positive momentum. The Mayor was joined at the announcement with HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing Carol Galante, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Executive Director Caster Binion and Kingsley Association Executive Director Malik Bankston.</p> <p>&quot;This development shows what happens when leaders -- from government, nonprofits, developers, the faith-based community, and most importantly the neighborhoods -- work together to make our region better,&quot; said County Executive Fitzgerald.</p> <p>The city competed with 40 other cities to receive the grants and they were awarded only to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Columbus and Norwalk, Conn.</p> <p>&ldquo;HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative supports local visions for how to transform high-poverty, distressed communities into neighborhoods of opportunity,&rdquo; Secretary Donovan said in Columbus. &ldquo;By working together, with local and state partners we will show why neighborhoods should always be defined by their potential &ndash; not their problems. &nbsp;Together, we will work to ensure that no child&rsquo;s future is determined by their zip code and expand opportunity for all.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Larimer has suffered for generations and currently has more vacant lots than occupied homes. Centering on a community at East Liberty Boulevard and Larimer Avenue, the Larimer/East Liberty Phase I development would include housing upgrades, support businesses in the corridor, and reestablish ties to East Liberty and other neighboring East End communities.</p> <p>HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods program supports public-private projects that replace distressed public housing with better-quality mixed-income units; improve education and social services; and improve safety and commercial activity.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:40:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3241 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor Council meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>HUD Announcement&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Kingsley Association,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KDKA Pintek show with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="outline: none; font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="outline: none; font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Cuban Ambassador and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Shira Goodman, Executive Director Ceasefire PA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with The Buncher Company&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Safety Zone 6 Community Meeting </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Greenway Middle School, 1400 Crucible St., Pittsburgh, PA 15205</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:38:26 -0400 City To Host World Cup Watch Party In Market Square Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3237 <p>The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host a World Cup Watch Party in Market Square on Tuesday, July 1. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. prior to the 4:00 p.m. kickoff between the United States and Belgium.</p> <p>In partnership with 96.1 KISS, Mikey and Big Bob of the KISS Morning Freak Show will co-host the event.</p> <p>The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Team USA. &nbsp;Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted. Rain or shine.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:46:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3234 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Green Lane Project Collaboration Session</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Discussion on how to translate Copenhagen&rsquo;s world-class vision to America&rsquo;s unique streets and neighborhoods. Facilitators: Zach Vanderkooy and Martha Roskowski</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Room 2</p> <p><strong>Meet the Mayor: City Leadership and Street Transformation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The final capstone session of the study tour will be a meeting with Copenhagen&rsquo;s Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration, Morten Kabell. As one of Copenhagen&rsquo;s 7 Mayors, Mr. Kabell oversees traffic, transportation and infrastructure for the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:28:25 -0400 Reminder: No City Refuse, Bulk Waste or Recycling Collection July 4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3233 <div>There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Friday July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is Friday, July 4th, you will be serviced on Saturday, July 5th. This Holiday schedule will only affect the Friday Collection Day.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</div> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:21:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3232 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Train to Malm&ouml;, Sweden</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meetings and bike tour of Malm&ouml;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Though it&rsquo;s in a different country, Malm&ouml; is a part of the metropolitan region thatincludes Copenhagen and its suburbs. A cosmopolitan and vibrant city by its own right, Malm&ouml; is Sweden&rsquo;s third largest city. Known for its bold architecture and innovative urban developments, the group will examine the differences and similarities between the Swedish and Danish approaches to land use planning and transportation, with a particular emphasis on new developments and suburban context. Hosts: Cristoffer Hedberg and Elisabet Corengia, Municipality of Malm&ouml;</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Malm&ouml; City Office (Stadshuset), August Palms plats 1</p> <p><strong>Train to Copenhagen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Cycling Embassy of Denmark 5-Year Anniversary Celebration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is a coalition of city governments, consultants, and professionals with a mission of exporting Denmark&rsquo;s cycling expertise far and wide (as well as being a fantastic partner to the Green Lane Project).</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 13</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:37:12 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ruling in UPMC Lawsuit http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3231 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;Judge Wettick&rsquo;s ruling today is on a procedural issue, and is not a decision on the merits of the lawsuit. Our lawyers are reviewing the decision and will advise me on our legal options.</p> <p>We are eager to continue to meet with UPMC and other nonprofit partners to formalize a collaborative long-term agreement that addresses our structural financial needs, invests in our neighborhoods and workforce, and delivers upon their charitable commitment to our community.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:50:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3229 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Transportation Policy, Process, and Design in the &lsquo;City of Cyclists&rsquo;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Staff from the City of Copenhagen&rsquo;s Transportation Department will present the role of government in creating a balanced transportation network. Topics include the role of community dialogue in planning, design standards and guidance, pilot projects, measuring progress, and the mixture of hard and soft measures necessary to implement transportation projects that change the way the street works. Hosts: Klaus Grimar, Project Manager and Niels Jensen, Transportation Planner, City of Copenhagen</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City of Copenhagen, Islands Brygge 37</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Diffusion Workshop</strong></p> <p>How do new ideas (or technologies, or values) spread through an entire society? Drawing on the work of theorist Everett M. Rogers, as well as Danish and American experiences with a particular urban innovation &mdash; the protected bike lane &mdash; this workshop will be an exercise and discussion on how innovations spread through culture, practice, and policy to change the American city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Facilitator: Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Room 2 (Lokale 2)</p> <p><strong>Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gr&oslash;ften, inside Tivoli Gardens</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:41:00 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Collects Honors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3226 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - At the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting last weekend in Dallas, the city of Pittsburgh won a $75,000 grant to support low and moderate income housing, and accolades for its work on climate protection.</p> <p>On Sunday, Pittsburgh joined three other cities in winning a competitive Lead Safe for Kids Sake Grant from Dupont. The city will use it to work with other government agencies and nonprofit partners to assess weatherization of homes in low and moderate income neighborhoods, and check them for harmful lead.</p> <p>In seeking the grant, the city&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment noted with more than 95 percent (or more than 104,000) of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residential units built prior to 1978, the housing stock across the city is at high risk for lead. Further, of the nearly 30,000 lead screenings administered on children ages 16 and younger in the City between 2009 and 2013, 62 percent had at least detectable blood lead levels.</p> <p>The $75,000 grant will assist efforts by the city and others to help residents secure healthy, safe and more energy-efficient homes.</p> <p>&ldquo;This administration&rsquo;s focus has always been to reverse the typical top-down development paradigm and instead empower the residents of traditionally underserved areas to take control of redeveloping their neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, who traveled to Dallas to accept the award on behalf of Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;And that is exactly why the Mayor instituted the new Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, to work on the related issues of housing, small business development, workforce training and education in these communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance also won an honorable mention from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in its 2014 Mayors&rsquo; Climate Protection Awards.</p> <p>The annual awards program recognizes mayors for innovative programs that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges evaluating climate protection programs nationwide.</p> <p>The city won for its Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC), which aggregates large electricity accounts for entities including the city, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Zoo &amp; Aquarium, Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority and Carlow University.</p> <p dir="ltr">Formed in 2008, the WPEC most recently adopted a two-year contract that provided each group member with budget certainty, while reducing annual costs by nearly 15 percent, all while implementing a green purchasing policy that sees the consortium purchase 25% of their annual consumption through renewable energy sources which adheres to the Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Climate Action Plan v.2 adopted in 2012.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:53:49 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on City Council Approval of Act 47 Recovery Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3224 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;I want to thank City Council, my finance team, the city&#39;s Act 47 coordinators, Governor Corbett, Secretary Walker, and his team at the Department of Community and Economic Development for all their long hours and hard work leading up to today&#39;s Council approval of the amended Act 47 plan. While this has been a long and difficult road toward financial recovery for our city, we still have much work to do to solve the city&#39;s long-term capital, debt and pension needs, and to relieve undue burdens on city taxpayers. Together, we can implement a final recovery strategy to address our present budget needs and solve these issues for future generations of Pittsburghers.&quot;</p> <div>###</div> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:44:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3223 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Train to Odense, Denmark</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:50 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Odense: A Storybook Model for Bicycle Transportation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Denmark&rsquo;s third largest city, Odense is considered a world-class model for bicycle infrastructure, planning and promotion. It&rsquo;s also the birthplace of Danish fairy tale author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, whose whimsical influence is visible throughout the city. Odense&rsquo;s attention to detail in its finely-tuned public spaces and public art is unsurpassed. Hosts: Troels Andersen and Connie Juel Clausen, City of Odense&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Kulturmaskinen</p> <p><strong>Bike Tour of Odense</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:00 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Kulturmaskinen Cafe, Farverg&aring;rden 7</p> <p><strong>Walking Tour of Historic Odense</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Debrief/Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Bryggeriet Flakhaven, Flakhaven 2</p> <p><strong>Return Train to Copenhagen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:50 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:37:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on City Spending http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3218 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s office today issued an executive order outlining new controls on city spending.</p> <p>Under the order the new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will pre-approve most departmental expenditures; the Department of Finance will study all trust funds and petty cash accounts, and recommend their closure if necessary; OMB will pre-approve all personnel transactions; and OMB will use best practices to write financial policies on non-union overtime, departmental spending and cash management procedures.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the city entering Act 47 oversight again, we need to make sure there are sufficient controls over the expenditures happening in our departments,&rdquo; Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin said. &ldquo;We inherited a city government of silos -- with departments and policies operating without sufficient central oversight -- and this is a step toward implementing the Mayor&#39;s goal of fiscal responsibility.&rdquo;</p> <p>The order says in part:</p> <p><em>WHEREAS, current city practice allows departments to expend funds up to $2,000 at a time without oversight from OMB, while the only public vetting of these expenditures comes when an invoice is forwarded to City Council and in most cases after a service has already been rendered, property or equipment has already been acquired, and a commitment to pay has already been made; and</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>WHEREAS, the Mayor desires to empower the OMB, as the entity charged with the creation and oversight of the operating budget, capital budget, and special revenue funds to take on greater responsibility for tracking and maintaining compliance with approved budgets</em></p> <p>New policies based on Government Finance Officers Association best practices will be distributed within 10 days of the signing of the order.</p> <p>A copy of the executive order<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/FinancialManagementExecutiveOrder.pdf"> is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:09:03 -0400 Applications Open For Fall 2014 Love Your Block Grant Award Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3217 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications are available for the city&rsquo;s Fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from September 15 to November 15, 2014. Applications are available online at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a>.</p> <p>Along with the mini-grant, selected groups will also receive support from city departments through services such as trash collection and graffiti removal to support their projects, as feasible. A full list of available city services can be found in the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/forms/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=apply">Love Your Block application</a>.</p> <p>Applicants for the fall 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than <strong>5 p.m. on July 11, 2014</strong>; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in late August 2014.</p> <p>In addition to receiving up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies, all qualifying groups are eligible for an additional award. The best block revitalization project will receive an additional $2,000 for future block enhancements based upon judgment criteria listed in the application details.</p> <p>To date, grantees have impacted approximately 296 blocks by collecting 28,137 pounds of litter, creating 204 green spaces, leveraging almost $184,000 in donations and recruiting around 3,615 volunteers through the program.</p> <p>Love Your Block is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch. In addition, this program is supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program and is based on the Cities of Service Blueprint of the same name.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize city blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date.&nbsp; Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p>Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p>The Love Your Block Program is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:21:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3214 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>The project cited Pittsburgh&rsquo;s public and private leadership as one of the reasons it chose the city. The Mayor is joined at the conference by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Bike Pittsburgh CEO Scott Bricker and Hillman Family Foundations President David Roger. Delegations from Denver and Indianapolis are also present.</p> <p>Working with Bike Pittsburgh, the city has installed 30 miles of on-street bicycle infrastructure, 500 bike racks, started bike corrals and offers bike valet services at city festivals. The city has more than 20 miles of riverfront trails, 70 miles of on-street infrastructure, the nation&#39;s first &quot;street conversion&quot; and approximately 7,000 bicycle parking spaces.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is additionally a commuter-friendly city where 30 percent of people walk, bike or take public transit to work, which is the eighth-highest percentage among large American cities.</p> <p>In September, Pittsburgh hosts the biannual &ldquo;Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike&rdquo; conference and this week&rsquo;s trip will offer more help in cementing the city&rsquo;s reputation as a world-class bicycling city.</p> <p>Says the Green Lane Project:</p> <p>&ldquo;Visiting Dutch and Danish cities offers American city leaders a chance to experience a fully realized, mature bicycle transportation network in action &mdash; something not yet possible in North America. But it&#39;s not just about bikes. Northern Europe offers a vision for people-focused places and neighborhoods, economic vitality, and high-performing cities that attract talented residents and employers. Professionally guided hands-on site visits, exchanges with European transportation and city life experts, and comparing notes with fellow U.S. leaders offer participants an insider&rsquo;s perspective on the rapidly evolving field of bicycle transportation. Delegates return home inspired to lead with fresh ideas for improving the safety, convenience and comfort of bicycling &mdash; and overall quality of living &mdash; in their cities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Welcome to World-Class Bike Tour</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Copenhagen</p> <p><strong>Running a Danish city 101, with former Copenhagen Mayor and current leader of the national Danish Cyclists&rsquo; Federation, Klaus Bondam</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Hotel Axel Guldsmeden, Helgolandsgade 11</p> <p><strong>The Bike as a Tool: Urban Quality, Public Life, with Louise Kielgast and Jeff Risom of Gehl Architects</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Gehl Architects, Kongevej 1</p> <p><strong>Group debrief</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Gehl Architects, Kongevej 1</p> <p><strong>Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:32:52 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Concert Costs and Cleanup http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3212 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 22, 2014) &ldquo;Enough is enough -- the continued trashing of our city has to stop.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is the cultural and economic engine for our entire tri-state region and hosting concerts is part that tradition. But there is no reason that large events like the one Saturday on the North Shore should force city taxpayers to bear the burden for outsized amounts of garbage removal and public safety response.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Safety officials responded to more than 300 incidents related to the concert.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Police issued 37 non-traffic citations (20 for scalping; 10 for public urination; 6 for disorderly conduct; and one for public intoxication); made at least seven arrests; broke up 15 fights and answered 154 calls to 911. City medics responded to 100 calls to 911 and made 34 transports to hospitals.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works cleaned the area through the day starting at 11 a.m. yesterday and had an overnight crew emptying garbage cans, and flushing and sweeping streets. Sunday morning it was still picking up garbage from boaters along the Allegheny River.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city will be holding those responsible -- including promoters -- liable for these service costs and invoicing them.</p> <p dir="ltr">We&rsquo;ve worked too hard to build the quality-of-life in Pittsburgh to let others get away with destroying it. My administration will investigate further ways to hold promoters more accountable for these costs and impacts, while recognizing the economic benefits such large events bring to our publicly-owned facilities.&rdquo;</p> <div>###</div> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:54:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Orders Investigation of Payroll Project http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3208 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto today ordered that a long-delayed payroll implementation project be re-bid, and that the Office of Municipal Investigations perform a full investigation of the handling of the prior contract.</p> <p>The Mayor announced the orders in a letter Friday to Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb, and Nicholas D. Varischetti, chair of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority board.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I took office in January, we inherited a payroll implementation project that was a year and a half behind schedule, over $1 million over budget, and was threatening to drag on and cost taxpayers even more money. During our short time in office, we have investigated the handling of this project and found examples of gross mismanagement, lack of oversight, and sheer waste of resources,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p>The contract between the city and the vendor on the project was never approved by City Council; it grew in price from $263,940 to $1,252,584 through multiple contract change orders; the changes were approved by a manager without apparent contracting authority; and neither the County nor City Controller ever stopped the change orders or officially investigated them, despite the direct involvement of their offices in the process.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am not willing to put my confidence in a system that has been so poorly managed, and has cost the City millions, and I will not wager our employees&rsquo; paychecks and livelihoods on a contractor that has consistently broken commitment after commitment,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p>He called for OMI to investigate the project, and for a new contract for completing the payroll system to be subject to a competitive Request for Proposals process.</p> <p>The Mayor instructed his Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin, to lead the administration&rsquo;s efforts in efficiently managing implementation of the system.</p> <p>A copy of the letter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Payroll_letter_06-20-14.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:15:01 -0400 City Departments Prepare For Saturday Concert At Heinz Field http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3207 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 20, 2014) &nbsp;&ndash; This weekend&rsquo;s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field is expected to attract tens of thousands of people to the North Shore. The City is working with ALCO Parking Corp and Heinz Field management to ensure a safe and clean environment for all to enjoy.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers will begin handling traffic details at 11 a.m. when Heinz Field parking lots open, and will begin to clear the parking lots of tailgating activities at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Traffic will be handled in the same manner as during Steelers games.</p> <p>The Bureau will have a mix of bicycle, beat, vehicle and wagon patrols working before, during and after the concert. Allegheny County Mounted Patrols will also assist with crowd control.</p> <p>&ldquo;We anticipate nearly 50,000 people will come by land and water for this concert. I encourage each and every concert goer to enjoy themselves while showing courtesy to one another so that a good time can be had by all,&rdquo; said Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will have crews working to place and remove barricades in addition to hauling away refuse and discarded items from the day&rsquo;s events.</p> <p dir="ltr">Attendees tailgating in the parking lots are encouraged to bring their own bags in addition to using the boxes provided by ALCO and Heinz Field management. Litter and recycling receptacles are located throughout the North Shore. If a receptacle is filled to capacity, it is acceptable to stack refuse bags in the general vicinity. The streets will be flushed and swept after the concert.</p> <p>Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa noted, &ldquo;We are very lucky to live in a city that has facilities and services to accommodate a world class and high profile event like this. Everyone in attendance can play a role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment throughout the day.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:02:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3201 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Groundbreaking of Hot Metal Flats&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Next Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Kevin McMahon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with SEIU 32BJ</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Lavelle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with FOP</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:18:43 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Cutting Pothole Response Times http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3200 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The city of Pittsburgh has cut its pothole response times nearly in half since launching its blitz in early April, and is getting nearer to its goal of addressing all such complaints in three days.</p> <p>From the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/rss/print.htm?mode=print&amp;id=2916">launch of the pothole blitz</a> April 3 through last week the average pothole completion rate was 17 days, down from 29 days during the same period in 2013. In the first two weeks of this month, the average completion rate was down to 5 days.</p> <p>That is despite a 350% increase in pothole complaints over the same period last year.</p> <p>&quot;City workers have battled through a brutal winter -- as well as years of neglect to our road infrastructure -- and risen to the challenge. There is more work to do, and we have not yet reached our three-day goal, but residents should be proud of what our workers have accomplished,&quot; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Response times have continually grown better through the 69-day study period from April 3 through June 11: while the average pothole complaint completion rate was 17 days, it was down to 13 days in May and 5 days in June. (A copy of a June 12 memo to Mayor Peduto on the pothole blitz&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Pothole_assessment_for_Mayor_6_12_14.pdf">is available here</a>.)</p> <p>The city&#39;s 311 office also made reporting pothole complaints easier this year than ever before, including urging residents to lodge complaints <a href="https://twitter.com/Pgh311">through Twitter</a>. Despite the 350% increase in pothole complaints, the dropped call rates for 311 remained under 5%.</p> <p>The office -- part of the city&#39;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance -- last week issued a Request for Proposals for a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system that will improve 311 performance and reporting. The current 311 system uses a cobbled-together system using three different software platforms, which also impacts tracking response times: the system cannot account for repeated requests for the same potholes, or for delays between the fixing of a hole and when the work order is reported as complete.</p> <p>The date ranges in the June 12 memo include weekends and holidays when regular crews are not working, and include at least 13 days of poor weather when patching was not performed. Two Public Works divisions have been negatively impacted by having the dump trucks used for patching out of service.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:41:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3199 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5em;">Pennsylvania Municipal League 115th Annual Convention</span></strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:12:56 -0400 APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014 CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY NOW OPEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3198 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 18, 2014) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today that applications are open for the fall 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA).&nbsp; This season, the CLA will designate half of its available slots for new Americans and recent immigrants as part of the City&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112">Welcoming Pittsburgh</a> initiative.&nbsp; Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about city government and its departments.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Civic Leadership Academy has empowered countless Pittsburgh residents to improve their communities and play an active role in local government,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;By aligning with Welcoming Pittsburgh, we are opening the halls of government to all who contribute to the fabric of our community and fuel our economy.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Academy gives participants an opportunity to interact one-on-one with city department directors and staff members through tours, interactive presentations, and hands-on demonstrations. Program topics include city planning, urban redevelopment, public works, park services, protection of our waterways and rivers, public safety and more. To date, the City has held eleven classes with nearly 200 graduates.</p> <p>The Academy will meet every Wednesday evening from September 10 to November 12; sessions run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/cla">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/cla</a> and must be submitted by July 11th.&nbsp; Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live within city limits or be a business owner who operates within city limits.</p> <p>Since 2011, servePGH has led the Civic Leadership Academy. This year, servePGH is excited to announce a partnership with the Office of Community Affairs which will take a leading role for this initiative. Please call Community Affairs at 412-255-4773 or email <a href="mailto:sally.stadelman@pittsburghpa.gov">sally.stadelman@pittsburghpa.gov</a> for more information about the Civic Leadership Academy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT WELCOMING PITTSBURGH</strong></p> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh is a citywide initiative to celebrate the city&rsquo;s immigrant past and build a more welcoming future. Through heightened inclusivity, the city strives to boost the quality of life and economic prosperity for all. Welcoming Pittsburgh is part of <a href="http://www.welcomingamerica.org/">Welcoming America</a>, a national and grassroots-driven collaborative that promotes cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT COMMUNITY AFFAIRS </strong></p> <p>In an effort to respond to the needs of all of our 90 neighborhoods, Mayor Peduto created the Office of Community Affairs. The Community Affairs team has visited dozens of neighborhoods already, attending community meetings, responding to constituent needs, and assisting City Council in addressing ongoing challenges. The Office of Community Affairs is another example of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to serving all of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p>The Civic Leadership Academy is one of eight volunteer-fueled initiatives of the city&rsquo;s servePGH initiative. Through these eight initiatives, citizens have been engaged in service to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges and more. To date, over 9,000 volunteers have committed over 57,000 hours of service through servePGH. Additional information is available at <a href="file://ccb0001/MOGroups/MO_POL/servePGH/Civic%20Leadership%20Academy/Fall%202013/Press/pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:25:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3197 <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/maker-faire#section-participants"><strong>White House Maker Faire</strong></a></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/115th_Annual_PML_Convention_Main_News_Release.pdf"><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League 115th Annual Convention</strong></a></p> <p>Time: 3-6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:04:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3194 <p><b>President&#39;s visit</b></p> <p>Time: 10am-4pm</p> <p>Location: Tech Shop,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Working in Office</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm-6pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with EPA</strong></p> <p>Time: 7pm-8pm</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Doubletree by Hilton Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Avenue 15205</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:44:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Calls On Public Utility Commission to End Intimidation of Ride-Sharing Services http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3192 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 17, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto issued a letter to leadership of the Public Utility Commission today expressing his disappointment with the agency&rsquo;s attempts to shut down ride-sharing companies.</p> <p>The PUC&rsquo;s enforcement bureau is seeking cease-and-desist orders to shut down the companies Lyft and Uber and prevent them from providing rides through their smartphone-based services.</p> <p>&ldquo;The role of government is to facilitate innovation and growth, not to stand in its way,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto wrote. &ldquo;This is a sentiment that I have shared with you before and during our conversations I was hopeful that the PUC would lead on this issue by working closely with Uber and Lyft to craft new regulations that would allow them to operate freely. I am still hopeful that this can happen and I trust in your commitment to exploring innovation and encouraging entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor is urging the PUC to work with the companies on an interim approval process that encourages safety for both riders and drivers, while also allowing the new services to grow while final regulations are considered.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PUCLetter06-17-14.pdf">A copy of the letter is available here</a>.</p> <p>###<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:44:48 -0400 First Meeting of City Task Force on Public Education to Meet Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3190 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2014) - A task force named by Mayor William Peduto charged with examining public education in the city of Pittsburgh will hold its first session tomorrow afternoon, June 17th, at the City-County Building.</p> <p>The task force of educational stakeholders -- including elected officials, administrators, union officials, parents, students and others -- will meet four times to discuss ways to strengthen public schools across the many neighborhoods of the city. It is tasked with issuing the Mayor recommendations on school issues in September.</p> <p>The meeting will be led by task force mediator Dr. Preston Green and Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s manager of educational policy and workforce development Dr. Cosette Grant-Overton.</p> <p>Dr. Green is a professor of urban education at the University of Connecticut&rsquo;s Neag School of Education, and a professor of educational leadership and law at UConn. Previously he was a professor of educational administration at Penn State, where he created the university&rsquo;s joint degree program in law and education. He ran the Law and Education Institute at Penn State, a professional development program that teaches administrators and attorneys about educational law.</p> <p>In her role at the Mayor&rsquo;s office, Dr. Grant-Overton is overseeing the education task force, as well an early childhood consortium and the Summer Youth Employment task force. She returned to Pittsburgh after serving several years as a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in Urban Schools at the University of Cincinnati, where she also served as editor of the International Journal of Educational Leadership. Her research and scholarship focuses on culturally-relevant mentoring strategies that might improve the academic and career success for students.</p> <p>Introductory remarks at the 4 p.m. session tomorrow will be open to the media but the rest of the task force meeting will be private. The meeting will be held in the 6th Floor Conference Room at the City-County Building, Room #646.</p> <p>Task force members include:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Terry Kennedy, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Regina Holley, Education Committee Chair and member, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Curtiss Porter, Chief Education &amp; Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">R. Daniel Lavelle, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Theresa Kail-Smith, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Deborah Gross, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Michael Lamb, City of Pittsburgh Controller</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carey Harris, Executive Director, A+ Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Patrick Dowd, Executive Director, Allies for Children</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Jessie Ramey, Founder, Yinzercation</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brian Brown, Community and Youth Organizer, Hill District Consensus Group</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Betsy Magley, Parent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Sara Segal, Parent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hazel Blackman, Hazelwood resident</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Rev. Dr. Darryl Canady, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Rev. John Welch, Dean of Students, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hawa Mganga, Brashear High School student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Don Crawford, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Stephen O&rsquo;Brion, Pittsburgh Science and Tech Academy student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Preston Green, mediator, ex-officio task force member</p> </li> </ul> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:05:29 -0400 Transcript of Press Conference on Arrest During Pride Fest Parade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3189 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2014) - &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto: I wanted to take a few minutes to go through yesterday&rsquo;s incident at the Pride parade and what the city is doing. I just want to reassure the people that this is a new day, we won&rsquo;t look the other way when incidents like this happen. And we want to assure everybody -- and that includes both the public and the police -- that we want fairness. And we will work diligently to make sure that justice is not delayed and that we will be able to proceed over the next month to find out exactly what happened, and to take the proper action.</p> <p>Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar: I was hired to come in here and bring objectivity and fairness to the Department of Public Safety and do a thorough review based on my background. This is the first part of that. All of these types of incidents will be reviewed and investigated very fairly and objectively without any predisposition on either side. This incident has been referred to our Office of Municipal Investigation for review. There is a process in place that triggers that in these type of incidents. We will do a thorough investigation and review, and wherever that takes us it will guide our judgement in those matters. Generally speaking these type of incidents, from this day forward while I&rsquo;m in charge, will be fair and objectively reviewed in all cases.</p> <p>Q: Mayor, from what you have seen on the video and I&rsquo;m assuming you have read the incident report/the arrest report, do you believe excessive force was used in this incident?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: We&rsquo;re going to be actually asking for additional video -- there should be an opportunity for us to be able to see the entire incident, and not just that one clip, to find out what happened. There are professional standards on the escalation of force and we want to make sure what happened falls within the standards, and not rush to judgement until such time that we can see exactly what happened. We should be able to get additional video -- the Chief is already working through investigations to be able to do that. The officer has been taken off the street and will remain off the street for the next 30 days. He has been suspended from any other outside duties while the investigation continues.</p> <p>Q: Does that mean he&rsquo;s in the warrant office?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: That&rsquo;s correct.</p> <p>Q: But based on what you saw, and you read the officer&rsquo;s account -- he&rsquo;s claiming the woman pushed him and kicked him in the groin repeatedly -- would that warrant a justification as to what you saw in the video?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: What I saw in the video was a clip. Like I said earlier I want to remain fair both to the officers and to the public. We will not delay this investigation, but I will not make any judgement until such time that OMI has had the opportunity to fully investigate. Let me state this too: the call for an OMI investigation came both from the Chief and from the Solicitor.</p> <p>Q: Do we know what the original fight was about between the young woman and a man? Was it related to the Pride parade or what was it about?</p> <p>Mayor: Under the report from the night commander the incident started with comments from some of the folks who had gathered to oppose the parade, and at that point escalated.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:27:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3185 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CNN Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SEA Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with EPA Region III Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:48:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule June 14-15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3183 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, June 14</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&quot;Heal the Land&quot; East Liberty March</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Northway Christian Community, 5947 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> <strong>Elks Club Flag Day Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Elks Lodge, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon-cutting for playground at Bethany House Academy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Bethany House Academy, 1500 Chicago Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Introducing Chaka Khan at Pride Fest</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 15</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-3pm</div> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:22:42 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Chuck Noll http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3182 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA -- &quot;Growing up as a kid in the 1970s was a magical time in Pittsburgh history. Our city wouldn&#39;t be what it was then -- or now -- without The&nbsp;Emperor Chuck Noll.&quot;</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:10:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3178 <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Interview with WDVE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 8:30am</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Presley Gillespie, Neighborhood Allies President</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Ebru TV</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dan McCaffery and Chuck Hammel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mitchell Schwartz and Elaine Stone-Schwartz</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:34:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Welcomes Marriage Equality, Will Officiate Landmark Group Wedding Ceremony In City-County Council Chambers During PrideFest on June 15 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3174 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2014) - This weekend Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will officiate his first wedding, a historic group ceremony for 20 couples, welcoming Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The civic ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, in the Council Chambers of the City-County Building.</p> <p>Immediately following the ceremony, the newlyweds are invited to participate with Mayor Peduto in the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Pride March at noon. The route will lead the group directly to a private wedding reception for newlyweds and their guests hosted by the Fairmont Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The location has changed from the initial May 27 announcement of the ceremony. Due to space limitations, the ceremony is invitation-only and not open to the public, but will be broadcast live on City Channel Pittsburgh (Comcast 13/Verizon 44) starting at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p>Media personnel seeking to cover the ceremony must RSVP to Assistant Communications Manager Katie O&rsquo;Malley (<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>) by noon Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:51:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3173 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Opening remarks at Global Great Lakes Network Convening</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: University of Pittsburgh, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Goldman Sachs Urban Initiative and McCormack Baron</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Uma Duvvuri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Our Region&#39;s Business Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Andrea Geraghty&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Get Tested Day- HIV test</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Gay &amp; Lesbian Community Center, 210 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SDCC Fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Il Pizzaiolo, 8 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:45:21 -0400 MAYOR & THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE $200,000 GRANT TO HELP VETERAN HOMEOWNERS IN PITTSBURGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3171 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(June 11, 2014) &nbsp;- &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto today announced that The Home Depot Foundation will provide $200,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a partner with the city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/ship/">Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership</a>&nbsp;(SHIP), to expand services to support 28 veterans&rsquo; home repairs in the Pittsburgh region. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto was joined by Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor to kick-off this round of funding at a local veteran&rsquo;s home in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The event included representatives from The Home Depot, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, SHIP&rsquo;s partner organizations and local volunteers.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Home Depot Foundation has been a key partner of this program, and I&rsquo;m excited to continue this collaborative home repair work to support our residents,&rdquo; Peduto said. &ldquo;We place a high value on serving our city&rsquo;s veterans, and we&rsquo;re ready work hand-in-hand with our partners to ensure we&rsquo;re meeting their most critical needs.&ldquo;</p> <p>As part of the City&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">servePGH</a> initiative, SHIP began serving City of Pittsburgh residents in January 2012, after receiving a $500,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. SHIP has also been funded by the RK Mellon Foundation and the Pittsburgh Foundation. To date, SHIP has engaged over 2,000 volunteers, leveraged over $1M of monetary and in-kind donations, and repaired and weatherized nearly 150 homes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re putting our funds and the time and talents of our Team Depot volunteers to work across the country to help address the housing needs of our veterans &ndash; from providing safe housing for homeless veterans to ensuring disabled veterans can maneuver throughout their homes,&rdquo; said Fred Wacker, director and COO of The Home Depot Foundation. &ldquo;Through our efforts, we&rsquo;ve seen that the greatest impact is made when public and private partners work together to make a difference, and we&rsquo;re glad to be a part of that here with Rebuilding Together and the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>SHIP repairs and weatherizes the homes of veterans, seniors and disabled residents in collaboration with local nonprofits and citizen volunteers and is built on the Cities of Service Sustainable Home Makeover Blueprint. The first-ever collaboration of its kind, SHIP allows low-income homeowners access to a variety of services at once. SHIP is a joint effort of the City&rsquo;s servePGH initiative, the City&rsquo;s Urban Redevelopment Authority, and the following organizations: Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Allies, ACTION-Housing Inc., Nazareth Housing Services, and The Pittsburgh Project. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is the fiscal agent for this Home Depot Foundation grant. SHIP&rsquo;s supporting agencies are Neighborworks of Southwestern PA and Pittsburgh Community Services. Community partners are Operation Better Block and The Birmingham Foundation. Find more information at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/ship/">pittsburghpa.gov/SHIP</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. More than 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at <a href="file:///C:/temp/pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</strong></p> <p>The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership, based on the Cities of Service Blueprint, is supported by The Home Depot Foundation, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA.&nbsp; AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</strong></p> <p>Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:58:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3169 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bubba 100.7 FM Radio Show</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div><strong>Announcement of Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership Funding event</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">5231 Gertrude St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Courier Editorial Board meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">315 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div>Location: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with CPRB Chair, Dr. Emma Lucas-Darby and Beth Pittinger</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Guest Speaker at Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm</div> <div>Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Elsie Hillman</strong></div> <div>Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5280 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to&nbsp;Myrna Zelenitz</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15pm-7:45pm</div> <div>Location: East End Cooperative Ministry, 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:40pm-9:40pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:52:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3168 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the upcoming public phases of the city&rsquo;s search for a new Pittsburgh Police chief, including six public meetings and a site for online remarks.</p> <p>Bucar, who started work June 9, will lead the search with Mayor Peduto and write the standards profiling the best applicants for the position. The search &ndash; done in conjunction with the public-private Talent City initiative &ndash; will also be informed by large-scale public participation. The first public meeting will be June 26.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is going to be a public outreach directly to the people of Pittsburgh asking them what they want in a police chief,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Acting Director Bucar will attend the public meetings with the Mayor. The former F.B.I. Special Agent said he is looking for someone with experience in managing a large city police department, improving community/police relations and overseeing discipline fairly &ndash; in addition to experience fighting crime.</p> <p>&ldquo;If they&rsquo;ve shown significant crime-reduction based on specific strategies, I want that knowledge in our department and our police chief,&rdquo; Bucar said.</p> <p>Throughout the summer, Public Safety Councils in all six of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s policing zones will hold forums to provide residents with the opportunity to be involved in the process of selecting a chief. A full list of meetings is below.</p> <p>During these community forums, residents in each zone will have the opportunity to share their ideas about how to improve policing in Pittsburgh, identify their priorities, and suggest the qualities they believe are essential in the new chief.</p> <p>The sessions will be structured to ask residents specific questions about policing, and to measure and record their responses. The information residents provide will be given to the search committee tasked with developing a list of candidates for the Mayor and Bucar to consider.</p> <p>In conjunction with the meetings to gather feedback on this important decision, the city has set up a platform for citizens to register their opinions online. The formal launch this week of the city&rsquo;s Mindmixer site is the latest digital component to the administration&#39;s community engagement efforts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mindmixer is a site for encouraging and collecting community input on civic issues. Those interested in the search for a police chief may log on to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/">http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/</a> and answer three general questions:</p> <p dir="ltr">- What priorities does your community need the new Chief of Police to address?</p> <p dir="ltr">- What qualities and skills does your community need the new Chief of Police to have?</p> <p dir="ltr">- What can you and others in your community do to help realize the vision of policing in partnership with the community?</p> <p>Along with those questions, citizens visiting the Mindmixer site are invited to weigh in on other policy topics important to the administration and the city. Topics will be posted on a rotating basis, but to start the city is asking citizens about:</p> <p>- Open Data. As the Innovation and Performance Team sets up<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2817"> the city&#39;s Open Data program</a>, we want the public&#39;s input on what data will be the most useful or interesting to community groups, researchers, and citizens.</p> <p dir="ltr">-<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112"> Welcoming Pittsburgh</a>.&nbsp;The Mayor has set a goal of attracting 20,000 new residents. The Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment&nbsp;wants to hear your ideas as they&nbsp;work on making our community more welcoming to immigrants.</p> <p>Since his election in November 2013, &nbsp;Mayor Peduto has included community engagement as a central focus of how he runs city government. Prior to entering office, he instructed his staff to engage the community in developing recommendations for projects that his administration should undertake on topics from public safety to affordable housing to digital government. The response from citizens was overwhelming, with more than 1,100 Pittsburghers working together to produce scores of recommendations, many of which continue to drive the administration&#39;s priorities.</p> <p>The hope is the Mindmixer website, along with the Mayor&#39;s Night Out/In outreach and the work of the Mayor&#39;s staff, will continue those conversations.</p> <p>Recommendations from the online community on Mindmixer will be integrated into the police chief search committee process.</p> <p>In another bid to solicit public input on the police chief search, Mayor Peduto on May 30 held a roundtable discussion with local youth representing the Hear Me project.</p> <p>In conjunction with Pittsburgh based <a href="http://alliesforchildren.wordpress.com/">Allies for Children</a>, Hear Me developed a youth-police relations campaign designed to create an open dialogue between Pittsburgh police and young people in the city. Hear Me&rsquo;s mission is to amplify kids&rsquo; voices using media and technology to create a world where they are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change.</p> <p>The police chief job posting and application process is being facilitated through <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent City</a>, a partnership among the city, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Institute of Politics.</p> <p>Public Safety Council meetings (* Location tentative pending availability)</p> <p>Zone 2 - Thursday, June 26 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Teamsters Local 249 (aka: Teamster&#39;s Temple)</p> <p dir="ltr">4701 Butler St. - Lawrenceville</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15201</p> <p>--</p> <p>Zone 6 - Monday, June 30 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Greenway Middle School* &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">1400 Crucible St. - Sheraden</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15205</p> <p>--</p> <p>Zone 5 - Tuesday, July 8 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Kingsley Association*</p> <p dir="ltr">6435 Frankstown Ave. - Homewood</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 3 - Wednesday, July 16 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">St John Vianney Hall</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">823 Climax Street, Allentown</span></p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 4 - Tuesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jewish Community Center*</p> <p dir="ltr">5738 Forbes Ave. - Squirrel Hill</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15217</p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 1 - Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Our Lady Queen of Peace Church*</p> <p dir="ltr">907 Middle St. - Deutschtown</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:44:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3165 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press conference with Public Safety Director Bucar&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch and Speaking at HYP Club</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Brief remarks at Renoir Sculpture Unveiling, PPG Plaza</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: PPG Plaza</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Hunt</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:45om</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jim Nowalk, President of State Mayor&#39;s Association and Mayor of Whitehall</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night In</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:24:11 -0400 CITY OF PITTSBURGH'S SERVEPGH ANNOUNCES INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON UPCOMING ROUND OF LOVE YOUR BLOCK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3162 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 9, 2014) On June 16, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. Fall applications will be released on Thursday, June 19 and deadline to apply will be Friday, July 11.</p> <p dir="ltr">This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The informational session will give prospective organizations a chance to ask questions about the process, inquire about resources available in addition to the mini-grant, learn how to identify the owner of vacant parcels, and more. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:</strong> servePGH&rsquo;s informational session on upcoming round of Love Your Block</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE: </strong>City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN:</strong> 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a>&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:58:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold press conference Tuesday with Acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3161 <p>MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will hold an introductory press conference Tuesday with the city&#39;s new acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 10 a.m.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:24:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3160 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Corporate Equity &amp; Inclusion Roundtable</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Duquesne University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Public Safety Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Vincentian&#39;s Rocking for Residents&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Maker Faire Roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Chiefs Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI Studios,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:27:20 -0400 Duquesne Heights street closed for maintenance Tuesday, June 10 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3159 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will be closing Shaler Street from Well Street to Minotte Square on&nbsp;Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>This closure is for general maintenance for cutting weeds and general cleanup.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:57:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule June 7-8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3158 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, June 7&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CEA&#39;s 20th Anniversary Celebration&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Arts, Culture and Training Institute, 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Three Rivers Art Festival&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Calling games at Outrageous Bingo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 8</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Equality on Ellsworth event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Ellsworth Avenue</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:22:03 -0400 PITTSBURGH URBAN INITIATIVES AWARDED $28M IN NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS TO DRIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3153 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 6, 2014)&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor William Peduto announced today that Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI), a Community Development Entity (CDE), affiliated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has been awarded $28 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) by the U.S. Treasury Department.</p> <p>The NMTC program aims to aid in economic development, community revitalization and job creation by spurring private investment in low-income communities. The NMTC announcement builds on the Obama Administration&rsquo;s commitment to increase economic opportunity in distressed areas of the United States.</p> <p>The PUI is one of 87 entities to receive the competitive funding out of 310 applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;This funding is critical to city efforts to give struggling communities ladders of opportunity to join in development success with their neighbors around Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Thank you to &nbsp;partners including Senator Casey, Senator Toomey and Congressman Doyle for assisting Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts once again.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Since February 2011, PUI has received $118 million in NMTC allocation. &nbsp;Those tax credits have helped to finance several Pittsburgh developments, including 201 Stanwix Street complex, East End Cooperative Ministry&rsquo;s Community House, the Oak Hill office and retail space, the Energy Innovation Center, the Hill District Grocery Store and The Gardens at Market Square and Ace Hotel. &nbsp;</p> <p>The URA is currently working on closing three NMTC deals - Eastside III transit-oriented development, the Oliver Building and Wood Street Commons. &nbsp;More than 2,000 permanent jobs, 1,500 construction jobs and $230 million in total project costs have been created through PUI projects funded with NMTC. &nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives LLC (PUI), a URA-sponsored CDE that invests in low-income communities as part of the NMTC program, applied for the latest funding in September 2013. &nbsp;The PUI Governing board and Advisory board, consisting of the URA executive director and staff, foundations, and community development professionals representative of low-income communities throughout the City, govern PUI&rsquo;s NMTC funding. &nbsp;To learn more about how to qualify for NMTC funding, please visit <a href="http://ura.org/business_owners/pui.php">http://ura.org/business_owners/pui.php</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We knew that PUI had submitted its best application yet and this generous award is further validation that our economic development strategy is effective and highly regarded nationally,&rdquo; said Robert Rubinstein, URA acting executive director. &nbsp;&ldquo;We were able to achieve such a significant award in this round based upon three factors: our ability to deploy prior awards in impactful community developments; a skilled NMTC team with great partners; and a very robust pipeline of deserving projects.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;New Market Tax Credits have proven to be an effective tool for local governments to bring jobs and economic growth to struggling communities,&rdquo; Congressman Doyle said. &ldquo;Throughout my service in Congress, I have been a strong supporter of federal efforts to help redevelop economically distressed communities, including the New Market Tax Credit. The Credits announced today will enable the URA to leverage substantial private sector investment in redevelopment efforts in the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> <p>ABOUT PUI:</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI) is an LLC sponsored by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh. PUI&rsquo;s mission is to strategically invest in office, retail, mixed-use, and community facility developments designed to rehabilitate abandoned and blighted sites in the City of Pittsburgh. With continued success raising NMTC allocation available to Pittsburgh, PUI has helped drive increased investment activity in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods to close deals that &ldquo;but for&rdquo; the NMTC would not be possible.</p> <p>ABOUT NMTC:</p> <p dir="ltr">The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC program provides tax credits to investors who make &ldquo;qualified equity investments&rdquo; in investment vehicles called Community Development Entities (CDEs) who are required to invest in low-income communities. &nbsp;Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives LLC (PUI) is a URA-sponsored CDE, which is governed by a board consisting of the URA executive director and staff, foundations and community development professionals that represent low-income communities throughout the City. The board vets projects as they are presented. &nbsp;In addition, the URA has a loan underwriting team with outside NMTC expertise as well as local experience.</p> <p>ABOUT THE URA:</p> <p dir="ltr">The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City&rsquo;s tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. The URA achieves this mission by assembling, preparing and conveying sites for major mixed-use developments; and by providing a portfolio of programs that include financing for business location, relocation and expansion, housing construction and rehabilitation, and home purchases and improvements.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:06:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to host roundtable on local Maker Movement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3152 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 4, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will be meeting Monday with local members of the Maker Movement to discuss current topics within the maker community, and brainstorm opportunities for collaboration and promotion.</p> <p>This roundtable event will be broadcast live on the City Channel starting at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9.</p> <p>Speakers will include: Lisa Brahms from the Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh, Rachel Saul from the Society for Contemporary Craft, Paulo Nzambi from Manchester Bidwell and Tom Lauwers from BirdBrain Technologies. The roundtable with the Mayor will be moderated by Debra Lam, the city&rsquo;s Chief and Director of Innovation &amp; Performance.</p> <p>The Maker Movement refers to do-it-yourself efforts -- using 3D printers, computer-aided design and other tools -- to make and design things. The movement makes inventors of everyone from trained engineers to elementary school math students.</p> <p>Partnerships between public and private institutions, foundations and universities within Pittsburgh&rsquo;s maker community have led to new maker spaces, programming and initiatives which encourage new product development and job skills training in advanced manufacturing techniques.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to be a part of the Mayor&#39;s roundtable. This is such an exciting time for the city and the arts, as we emerge as a maker hub,&rdquo; said Saul, the education program coordinator for the Society for Contemporary Craft. &ldquo;I&#39;m looking forward to meeting with colleagues to discuss the recent developments within the maker movement, and dialogue about future synergies that we can create together.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;Manchester Bidwell Corporation welcomes the Mayor&#39;s interest in workforce development and looks forward to continuing its efforts to prepare individuals for the employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh region,&rdquo; said Nzambi, its executive vice president and COO.</p> <p>&quot;There has never been a better time to create a maker-based business in Pittsburgh, but that does not mean more can&#39;t be done,&rdquo; said Lauwers, the founder of BirdBrain. &ldquo;We&#39;re thrilled that the new administration is taking an active role in starting a conversation around maker culture, education, and entrepreneurship in the city, and are looking forward to taking part.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;Through our ongoing work with MAKESHOP at the Children&#39;s Museum, we have clearly seen the ways in which the presence of making is changing the ways in which visitors relate to the Museum as a space and place for learning. Visitors both young and old are taking the time to develop and apply useful skills and deep knowledge in new ways, but they are also learning together and from one another in new ways: parents and children meaningfully collaborate and share techniques while sewing or connecting a circuit, students ask questions and build on one another&#39;s ideas while creating sculptures with recycled materials, and teachers are embracing alternative approaches to instruction,&rdquo; said Brahms, the museum&rsquo;s director of learning and research. &ldquo;We see these kind of experiences as seeds of great change in the city, as interest in making as a learning process quickly grows. This change is &nbsp;certainly worthy of attention and further investment by the city.&rdquo;</p> <p>Over the last several years, Pittsburgh has emerged as a national leader in the Maker Movement. More than $1M in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Mathematics) grants have been awarded to nearly 80 schools in the region and through new maker spaces thousands of people are now experimenting with arts, technology and design programs.</p> <p>Based on this momentum, Mayor Peduto has engaged with the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/15/challenging-mayors-help-make-difference">White House&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mayors Maker Challenge</a>,&rdquo; a national program aimed at promoting and accelerating local maker communities.</p> <p>Those interested may tune in to City Channel Pittsburgh during the meeting to learn more about the initiative.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Televised roundtable on city of Pittsburgh efforts to accelerate the Maker Movement</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: Monday, June 9, 2:00 &ndash; 3:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: City Channel Pittsburgh (Channel 13, Comcast)</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:44:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3151 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto is attending the final day of the Mayor&rsquo;s Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., where as the Institute&rsquo;s guest he is receiving expert advice on Pittsburgh development initiatives.</p> <p>Since 1986, the Mayors&rsquo; Institute has helped transform communities by holding working sessions with mayors and leading design experts to find solutions to challenges facing their cities. Each session is organized around case-study problems where mayors present design issues their cities are facing and get input from experts and other mayors.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is there with Mayors Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s presentation to the Institute was Thursday. <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3147">More background is available here</a>.</p> <p>Public schedule (All Institute talks at The Foundry at Glassworks, 815 E. Market St., Louisville):</p> <p><strong>Interview with KQV-AM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Eberhart of Fairbanks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-10:20 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member David Bergman, Principal, Metropolitan Research and Economics, Santa Monica, Calif.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:20-10:40 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Wallace of Hampton</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Taryn Sabia, Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:15-12:35 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:35-1:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Whaley of Dayton</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:50 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Toni Griffin, Director, J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at The City College of New York, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:50-3:10 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Bailey of Riverside</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:10-4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Closing remarks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>###<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:37:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3147 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will present a Pittsburgh case study today to the Mayor&rsquo;s Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., where as the Institute&rsquo;s guest he will receive expert analysis of plans for the Strip District.</p> <p>Since 1986, the Mayors&rsquo; Institute has helped transform communities by holding working sessions with mayors and leading design experts to find solutions to challenges facing their cities. Each session is organized around case-study problems where mayors present design issues their cities are facing and get input from experts and other mayors.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is there with Mayors Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will talk to the group about various plans at work in the Strip District. They include alternative development plans to save the Pennsylvania Fruit Auction and Sales Building; an adjacent riverfront development plan by the Buncher Co.; and the ongoing Allegheny River Green Boulevard plan. Generally, Institute participants will discuss how to balance the historic character of the district with increased interest in economic development and building in the area, and infrastructure needs from stormwater management to pedestrian and biking infrastructure.</p> <p>The Strip District is an important link between Downtown and neighborhoods to the east, and the city is expected to apply lessons it learns in balancing smart historic preservation and development there in other neighborhoods citywide.</p> <p>The Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors, with support from United Technologies Corporation.</p> <p>According to the Institute:</p> <p>&quot;Every year, the partner organizations plan and manage six Institute sessions held throughout the country. Each two and one-half day session is limited to less than twenty participants, half mayors and half a resource team consisting of outstanding city design and development professionals.</p> <p>Mayors present a range of challenges, including waterfront redevelopment, downtown revitalization, transportation planning, and the design of new public buildings such as libraries and arts centers. Following each presentation, mayors and designers identify important issues, offer suggestions, and discuss potential solutions. The interchange sparks lively debate, opens new perspectives, and generates creative ideas. Members of the resource team also make presentations on the role of their profession in the process of city design, illustrated by outstanding examples and best practices.</p> <p>Despite the intimate nature of its proceedings, the Institute has graduated more than 950 mayors. Many of these are still in office, and over a dozen are either in Congress or in a governor&rsquo;s mansion. The program has also graduated more than 700 designers who have often commented on learning as much from the mayors as the mayors have learned from them. Design is a two-way street, and the Mayors&rsquo; Institute was founded both to educate mayors about design and to educate the design community about the latest practical needs of our cities.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Introduction and overview, Trinity Simons, Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-9:20 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Foundry at Glassworks, 815 E. Market St., Louisville</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Paul Morris, President &amp; CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, Ga.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:20-9:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Hodges of Minneapolis</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:40-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Leila Aman, Principal, Fregonese Associates, Portland, Ore.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11-11:20 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Curtis of Provo</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Lunch at The Glassworks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:50-1:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Daniel Hernandez, Managing Director, Rose Urban Solutions at Jonathan Rose Companies, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:45-2:05 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:05-3:25 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member David Hill, Principal, D.I.R.T. studio, Auburn, Ala.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:25-3:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time:4:10-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30-5:50 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Dinner at 610 Magnolia</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7-9:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 610 W. Magnolia Ave., Louisville</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:53:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold second "Mayor's Night In" on Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3145 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 4, 2014) Next Tuesday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents at the City-County Building to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about city issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">This will be the second &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night In&quot; hosted by the Mayor in his offices in the City-County Building following another May 14. He and other city leaders have held &nbsp;&quot;Mayor&#39;s Night Out&quot; events at a city recreation center in Beltzhoover April 7, and in Perry North May 29. Similar events alternating between city communities and the Mayor&rsquo;s office will be regularly scheduled through the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Holding the sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into City government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHAT: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s second &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor, City-County Building,, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:52:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3143 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto ends the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference today, where he is a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. In the afternoon he travels to the two-day Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., as the Institute&rsquo;s guest.</p> <p>The Institute is a project of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Peduto is attending the 59th National Session of the Institute, which helps mayors nationwide address economic, housing, transportation and other civic challenges through design.</p> <p>Only eight cities were chosen to participate in the Institute. The other Mayors in attendance are: Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p><strong>Regional planning and Transit Oriented Design (TOD) roundup, featuring Denver Regional Council of Governments</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8-9:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location The Curtis Hotel, Denver</p> <p><strong>New funding approaches for public-private partnerships (P3), with Kevin Flynn, public information manager Eagle Project</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:15-9:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Bringing TOD and P3 Together, with Bill Mosher, managing partner, Trammell Crow and representative, Denver Transit Partners</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:45-10:50 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Flight to Louisville</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Tour of Louisville with Mayor Greg Fischer</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Dinner and presentations by Trinity Simons, Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design; Jason Schupbach, NEA; Ron Bogle, American Architectural Foundation; Tom Cochran, CEO, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Mayor Greg Fischer</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Decca Restaurant, 812 E. Market St., Louisville</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:35:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Letter to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3141 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto wrote a letter to the chairman of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority restating his administration&rsquo;s leadership on cost-cutting initiatives and other budgetary improvements, and seeking the ICA&rsquo;s assistance in legislative reforms that could help municipalities statewide.</p> <p dir="ltr">In his letter to ICA Chairman Nicholas Varischetti Mayor Peduto reiterated his administration&rsquo;s commitment to building a strong payroll management system; its move to reject another system that was more than one year and $1 million over budget; two rounds of budget amendments saving more than $500,000 from the 2014 operating budget; and a Severance Incentive Package to outgoing city employees that will save the Pittsburgh budget more than $5 million over five years.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those changes to city spending were all implemented in the administration&rsquo;s first five months in office, and more are on the way. The city&rsquo;s adoption of performance-based budgeting will further analyze all spending and service delivery by city of Pittsburgh departments, the Mayor wrote. And long-term agreements with large nonprofits to cover their obligations to pay for city needs, but with controls over the spending of such funds, are also planned.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;These efforts are just the beginning of a wholesale restructuring of the entire city government to bring our operations into the 21st century and deliver better, more cost-efficient services to our residents,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr. Varischetti wrote city officials a letter June 2 after the release of the Act 47 Amended Recovery Plan that called for a 20% cut in city services. The ICA chairman&rsquo;s letter said the city should not seek new funding from nonprofits until it makes such deep cuts to spending.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Chasing new revenue should not be the first answer to the current problem. Everyone must recognize that current operating costs are 20% higher than necessary. The current excessive cost of managing the City&rsquo;s operations must be fixed in order to eliminate the structural weakness and compounding problem of spending more than the City can collect,&rdquo; Mr. Varischetti wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto called on the ICA to forward its recommendations for such service cuts, and their corresponding budget savings estimates.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Until we have the systems in place to thoughtfully and deliberately analyze the performance of our departments, programs, and services, indiscriminately slashing our operating budget by 20% would be irresponsible and would likely result in a less effective, less responsive city government,&rdquo; Mr. Peduto wrote. &ldquo;However, I am interested to learn how the ICA made this determination and what your recommendations are for which city services to eliminate in order to achieve this level of savings.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor also asked the ICA for help in assisting bipartisan efforts on the state level for pension reform and common-sense changes to the arbitration process for public safety unions.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We need the ICA to be a much stronger voice on these issues. These are the real opportunities for structural change in Pittsburgh and throughout the Commonwealth, and the real drivers of our structural deficits,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">A copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/06_03_14_Response_to_ICA_Letter.pdf">Mayor Peduto&#39;s letter is here</a> and copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_06_02_14.pdf">Chairman&nbsp;Varischetti&#39;s is here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:10:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3135 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is at the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference through Wednesday, as a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.</p> <p><strong>Welcome from David Roger, President, Hillman Family Foundations, and Rob Cohen, CEO, IMA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: IMA Building</p> <p><strong>Achieving a Transit Vision in Colorado with Tom Clark, CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development; Phillip A. Washington, General Manager, RTD; Hon. Bob Murphy, Mayor of Lakewood; and Maria Garcia Berry, CEO, CRL Associates</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: IMA Building</p> <p><strong>Quality of Life roundtable lunch with Denver leaders</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>In-depth session on transit with Bruce Abel, assistant general manager of bus operations, RTD; Julio Rivera, ATU, president and business agent, Local 1001; Stu Livensparger, First Transit, general manager, Denver Metro</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Transit Oriented Development in Englewood, with Hon. Randy Penn, Mayor of Englewood; Gary Sears, city manager, Englewood; Mike Flaherty, deputy manager, Englewood; Alan White, community development director, Englewood</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: RTD light rail at Union Station</p> <p><strong>Dinner at The Kitchen restaurant</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:15-8 p.m.</p> <div>###</div> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:35:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3131 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is at the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference through Wednesday, as a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.</p> <p><strong>Welcome to Denver from Kelly Brough, CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Denver and Pittsburgh -- A conversation with Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, facilitated by Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Grant Oliphant &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Panel Discussion: Innovation in Denver, featuring Downtown Denver Partnership CEO Tami Door; Colorado Innovation Network executive director Michelle Hadwiger, and Colorado Technology Assoc. CEO Erik Mitisek</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Diversity in Denver: A Business Perspective, featuring Chester Engineers CEO Robert Agdebe and Entravision Television Group chief revenue officer Mario Carrera</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>In-depth breakout sessions on Workforce, Energy &amp; Sustainability, and Health &amp; Wellness issues</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Various</p> <p><strong>Reception and dinner at residence of Gov. John Hickenlooper</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Governor&#39;s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:53:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule May 31-June 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3129 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, May 31</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Arthritis Foundation Annual Walk</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>IATSE District 4 Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Sheraton Station Square,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Annual Count the Trout contest at Wholey&#39;s</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Wholey&#39;s&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Chris Potter, City Paper</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Day of Civic Hacking</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Homewood Library,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>James Beard Foundation Reception honoring Chef Toni Pais. Presenting proclamation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 1</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to Denver&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:40am&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:36:29 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Act 47 Recovery Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3126 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 30, 2014) &ldquo;I want to thank the Act 47 team for their efforts on this plan. The last two Act 47 plans have taken significant work and planning, and this one I am sure is no different. But it presents a baseline, and does not go far enough to address our capital needs and pension obligations.</p> <p>The plan acknowledges the city has long under-invested in infrastructure and &lsquo;must now begin more aggressively working to maintain its assets.&rsquo; I won&rsquo;t ask our residents to shoulder these burdens alone, while there is an opportunity for our nonprofit stakeholders to share in these necessary investments. We must have the courage to do more than what is in this plan if the city is to ever tackle these issues once and for all.</p> <p>My office is still reviewing all the plan&rsquo;s recommendations, including proposed revenue increases and spending reductions. In coming weeks we will work with City Council and the Act 47 team to come to a final agreement on them.</p> <p>While I may not agree with every part of this plan I want to offer another word of thanks for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s fiscal overseers: Their work is not easy, and they provide valuable resources for the decision makers in this city.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:01:19 -0400 Mayor Peduto Begins Search for New Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3125 <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Hear_Me_Project.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 219px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today that the nationwide search for new Chief of Police for the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Bureau of Police has officially begun. The Chief of Police will report directly to newly appointed Public Safety Director, Stephen A. Bucar, in the Department of Public Safety.</p> <p dir="ltr">The job posting and application process will be facilitated through <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent City</a>, an initiative of the Pittsburgh Foundation designed to bring objectivity, transparency and rigorous hiring practices to identify the best available candidates for senior leadership positions.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is paramount that we work diligently and put in the necessary time and energy to find the right person for this position. In order to do this right, we need to receive input and insight from residents of Pittsburgh to aide in the decision making process.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The first community voices were heard at the Mayor&rsquo;s Office this morning during a round table discussion with local youth representing the Hear Me project. In conjunction with Pittsburgh based <a href="http://alliesforchildren.wordpress.com/">Allies for Children</a>, Hear Me developed a youth-police relations campaign designed to create an open dialogue between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and young people in the city. Hear Me&rsquo;s mission is to amplify kids&rsquo; voices using media and technology to create a world where they are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change.</p> <p>The Mayor will host a series of community conversations over the summer in partnership with Public Safety Councils from each Police Zone. &nbsp;The forum will provide an opportunity for citizens to have a voice in the hiring process. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Full coverage of the current Hear Me campaign can be found here: <a href="http://www.hear-me.net/pghpolice">www.hear-me.net/pghpolice</a></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:25:13 -0400 Closure of Lincoln Place Road Rescheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3122 <div>The City of Pittsburgh advises that the closure of Mooney Road is rescheduled to begin on June 2, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., and reopen on June 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in order for a contractor to perform geotechnical exploratory work due to hillside instability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The closure -- <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3101">previously set for this week</a> -- was postponed to allow the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to identify utilities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected area.</div> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:47:44 -0400 Pittsburgh Recognized for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity through Let's Move! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3121 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Mayor William Peduto and the city of Pittsburgh for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let&rsquo;s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).</p> <p>LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama&rsquo;s comprehensive Let&rsquo;s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve communities&rsquo; access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity through five goal areas.</p> <p>&ldquo;We congratulate and commend Pittsburgh for your efforts to improve the health of your community&rsquo;s children and families,&rdquo; said NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. &ldquo;Through the leadership and dedication of local elected officials in cities, towns and counties across the country, we are beginning to see a measurable decrease in obesity rates and a cultural shift towards health.&rdquo;</p> <p>Two medals were awarded to Pittsburgh for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food and increase opportunities for physical activity. These medals were awarded because of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s achievements in promoting Goal V: Active Kids at Play, through mapping all playspaces, completing a needs assessment of playspaces, and developing an action plan.</p> <p>LMCTC is one more way Mayor Peduto is deepening the City&#39;s partnership with the National League of Cities. Other activities with the NLC include a preliminary grant from Cities Expanding Children&#39;s Access to Health Care and a separate grant to advance community conversations for universal Pre-K.</p> <p>By working collaboratively with the NLC and the Pittsburgh community on LMCTC, the City will further is vision for the newly launched Live Well Pittsburgh Initiative, which kicked off in April 2014 to improve the total health for all of Pittsburgh. A core component of Live Well Pittsburgh is building age-friendly communities that are playful, innovative and accessible -- for children and seniors alike.</p> <p>A leader and trusted partner for the city has been the <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/playful-pittsburgh-collaborative">Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative</a>, a group of committed individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing the importance of play in the lives of children in the Pittsburgh region. Those organizations include: Carnegie Museum of Art, Children&#39;s Museum Pittsburgh, Let Kids Play!, Let&#39;s Move Pittsburgh, PAEYC, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Studio for Spatial Practice, and The Sprout Fund.​</p> <p>Additionally, on May 13, 2014 Pittsburgh was once again designated a Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM!, national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America&#39;s children. Recognized as a leader in playability &ndash; the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play &ndash; Pittsburgh is making play part of the solution that can move the needle on countless urban challenges.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every day we&rsquo;re working to make the lives of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s children better,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Whether through supporting education, jobs and business growth for families, or supporting healthy lifestyles, this award from the NLC underscores our many efforts on critically important children&rsquo;s issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>All LMCTC sites have the opportunity to earn up to five gold medals, one for each actionable goal to which they commit to as part of the initiative. Medals are awarded to local elected officials based on achievements in each of the following five goal areas:</p> <p>&bull; Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart: Promoting best practices for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education settings</p> <p>&bull; Goal II: My Plate, Your Place: Prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipal venues where food is served</p> <p>&bull; Goal III: Smart Servings for Students: Increasing participation in school breakfast and lunch programs</p> <p>&bull; Goal IV: Model Food Service: Implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans</p> <p>&bull; Goal V: Active Kids at Play: Increasing opportunities for physical activity</p> <p>NLC is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Association of Counties and other nonprofit organizations, to assist local elected officials who join LMCTC as they implement policy and environmental changes to prevent childhood obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded NLC a grant to provide technical assistance to local elected officials working to create healthier communities and prevent childhood obesity, including those participating in LMCTC.</p> <p>More than 430 cities, towns and counties are participating in LMCTC. Each month, NLC recognizes local elected officials who achieve key benchmarks for the five LMCTC goals. SinceJuly 2012, NLC has awarded 1,643 bronze, silver, and gold medals to recognize local electedofficials across the country for their LMCTC progress.</p> <p>For more information about LMCTC and Pittsburgh&rsquo;&rsquo;s accomplishments, visit www.HealthyCommunitiesHealthyFuture.org.</p> <p>The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:20:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3120 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Wall Street Journal Kris Maher</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Greeting students from U Can B teaching youth program&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-10:35am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Hear Me Presentation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Local Tech Companies with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Recording Happy 60th Anniversary WQED message</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WQED-TV 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Keynote Presentation at Pittsburgh&#39;s River Rally conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:45:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3114 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with County Executive, Laurel Foundation, and Colcom Foundation&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KDKA Marty Griffin Show with County Executive and Live Audience&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>32nd Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon hosted by YWCA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:45pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference re: Strip District being named to National Register of Historic Places</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 21st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Cohon, former President of CMU</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:45pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night Out</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15214</span></div> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:36:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto launches Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With more than 100 community leaders in attendance, Mayor William Peduto today launched Welcoming Pittsburgh, an effort to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for immigrants and native born residents alike.</p> <p>The initiative is part of <a href="http://www.welcomingamerica.org/">Welcoming America</a>, a national and grassroots-driven collaborative that promotes mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.</p> <p>Through Welcoming Pittsburgh the city will support efforts such as resettling refugees eager to build new homes in the city; working with organizations including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Global Pittsburgh, and Vibrant Pittsburgh to support efforts that keep international students in the city and their contributions to the city&rsquo;s economy; reviving its Sister Cities program with the help of the World Affairs Council; and supporting job growth of all kinds, from small businesses to manufacturing to high-tech.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh has long been home to generations of immigrants -- it drew my family here and so many others -- but there is much more we can do, especially in supporting business opportunities and innovation among all our residents, old and new. While we celebrate our immigrant past, we need to build on a welcoming future,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Studies show Pittsburgh lags behind most peer cities in net immigration, yet the immigrants it does host are among the highest-educated in the nation.</p> <p>As of early 2013, the had more than 1300 Bhutanese, nearly 500 Burmese, almost 200 Iraqi, and over 260 Somali who resettled in Pittsburgh. Also the landscape is changing for the region&rsquo;s Latinos -- across the county, there are 24,000 Hispanics, most of which live in the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was our great honor to host Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s kickoff of Welcoming Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said <a href="http://usaceed.org/">CEED </a>Executive Director Rufus Idris. &ldquo;As an immigrant from Nigeria and someone who works directly with this population, I see firsthand every day the numerous contributions the immigrant community is making in Pittsburgh through innovative startups and new business ventures.&rdquo;</p> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh will work to bring those communities out from the shadows and let them know that their stories matter. The city is currently taking applications for those seeking to join a Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council to contribute to the rollout the effort&rsquo;s implementation plan and set key initiatives. Policies will also be shaped with the guidance of this core team. The Council will also be tapped to lead a listening tour to engage community members every step of the way.</p> <p>Those interested in joining the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council may apply at: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/jobs/pittsburgh_advisory_council">http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/jobs/pittsburgh_advisory_council</a> The application will remain open until June 20.</p> <p>Additionally, the fall 2014 class of the city&rsquo;s Civic Leadership Academy is set to include half new Americans/immigrant leaders, totaling roughly 10 to 15 people of the 25 to 30 enrolled in the class. Depending on the interest from the community, next year the city may launch a CLA class specifically for new Americans to further open the doors of local government to all of Pittsburgh</p> <p>June is <a href="http://welcome.us/">Immigrant Heritage Month</a>, and speakers at the Welcoming Pittsburgh event talked about the <a href="http://globalgl.wordpress.com/">Global Great Lakes</a> conference coming to the city June 12, and a regional Puerto Rico outreach strategy that includes a concert by <a href="http://imaginepittsburgh.com/now/grancombosweepstakes052114/26610/">El Gran Combo</a> on June 22. Both are free events and open to the public.</p> <p>Wednesday&rsquo;s ceremony included remarks from: CEED Program Officer Lavender Wachira; City of Pittsburgh Nonprofit and Faith-Based Manager Betty Cruz; philanthropist and community leader Cecile Springer; Latino Family Center Executive Director Rosamaria Ponciano; immigration attorney and former diplomat Kamana Mathur; Vibrant Pittsburgh CEO Melanie Harrington; and Allegheny Conference Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, Bill Flanagan.</p> <p>In addition to community leaders who spoke to their immigrant story, attendees enjoyed performances by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Kadiatou Conte-Forte, and <a href="http://www.besamepittsburgh.com">B&eacute;same</a> with Jorge Delgado on guitar, Paul Cindric on sax, Melissa Alliston on percussion, and Roger Day on tuba. The musicians set the tone for the day by adding a cultural feel spanned the globe. Light refreshments were provided by Kenyan-owned Lydia&rsquo;s Coffeehouse.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:21:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3111 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Radio interview with WDVE</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:20am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming Pittsburgh Launch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with David Holmberg and Dan Onorato</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Social Equity Leadership Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: The University Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Sam Katz&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meetings with County</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Reception to honor Grand Re-Opening of Mellon Square Park</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mellon Square Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Civic Leadership Academy Graduation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:15pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Travel Media Association of Canada event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:15pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:17:37 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to launch Welcoming Pittsburgh on Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3110 <p dir="ltr">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2014) Tomorrow morning Mayor William Peduto will kick off Welcoming Pittsburgh, an initiative that builds on the assets of the city&rsquo;s growing immigrant population.</p> <p><strong>Who</strong>: Mayor Peduto kicks off Welcoming Pittsburgh</p> <p><strong>What</strong>: The Mayor and select members of the community will speak</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Wednesday, May 28, 9-11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p>The event is being hosted by CEED, a local nonprofit that provides small business assistance to immigrant and refugee businesses, as well as other underserved populations.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:42:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3109 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto announced today that he will officiate a group marriage ceremony in mid-June for LGBT couples given marriage rights by a federal court decision last week.</p> <p>The Mayor will officiate the ceremony in Triangle Park, adjacent to the Fairmont Pittsburgh, during Pittsburgh PrideFest activities on June 15. Following the 2 p.m. ceremony, Fairmont Pittsburgh will host a cocktail and hors d&rsquo;oeuvre reception for couples, their families and friends in the hotel&rsquo;s lobby.</p> <p>&ldquo;I said last week I would be thrilled to make the marriage of an LGBT couple the first I officiate as Mayor, and being able to share that moment with many others should make for an even more joyous celebration,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Several couples have already contacted the Mayor&rsquo;s Office to be a part of a ceremony and space is limited to 20 couples. Those interested in participating may contact Communications Manager Tim McNulty at <a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov">timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>On May 20 Federal Judge John E. Jones III ruled Pennsylvania&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. &ldquo;By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth,&rdquo; the judge wrote.</p> <p>Couples were able to start applying for marriage licences last week, many of which could be picked up starting today at the Allegheny County Marriage License Bureau. Gov. Tom Corbett has announced he will not appeal the judge&rsquo;s decision.</p> <p>###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:29:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3106 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; font-weight: bold; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Ground breaking on Suismon Street, Northside</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 10:00am &ndash; 10:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: 600 Block of Suismon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div style="display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; font-weight: bold; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Visiting Chartiers Valley High School&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11:00am &ndash; 11:30am</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 50 Thoms Run Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">City-County Update meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0); font-weight: bold;">Brief remarks to students in Urban Studies Field Research Seminar</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 1:45pm &ndash; 2:00pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Riverfront Zoning meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:42:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold next "Mayor's Night Out" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3105 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 26, 2014) This Thursday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents at Riverview United Presbyterian Church in Perry North&nbsp;to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about city issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">On May 14 the Mayor held his first &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night In&quot; in his office at the City-County Building and on April 7 staged his first &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night Out&quot; at a city recreation center in Beltzhoover. Similar events alternating between city communities and the Mayor&rsquo;s office will be regularly scheduled through the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Holding the sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into City government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHAT: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s second &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE:&nbsp;Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15214.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:20:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Memorial Day Public Schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3104 <p><em>Monday, May 26, 2014 Memorial Day </em></p> <p><strong>Placing of Wreaths at Monuments on South Side with Councilman Kraus, Councilman Gilman, and County Executive Fitzgerald </strong></p> <p><strong>Riverfront Park </strong></p> <p>Time: 8am-8:20am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>VFW South Side Post 6675 </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:20am-8:35am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>South Side Library Monument </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:35am-8:50am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>South Side Fire Station </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:50am-9am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>VFW Post 5321 Annual Memorial Day Parade in Lincoln Place with Councilman O&#39;Connor and Councilman Gilman&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 10am-11am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors in Greenfield with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman and County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 11am-12pm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony in Greenfield in the Run with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman and County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 12pm-1pm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony in Hazelwood with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman, and County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 1pm-2pm</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:57:57 -0400 Department of Public Works to temporarily close streets in Mount Washington, Lincoln Place http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3101 <div>The City of Pittsburgh advises that a segment of Shaler Street in Mount Washington will be temporarily closed on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 6:00 a.m., until 2:00 p.m. Department of Public Works crews will clean up from a landslide along the curb between Well Street and Minnotte Square.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Also, a closure of Mooney Road in Lincoln Place has been rescheduled to begin on May 27, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., and reopen on May 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The closing is necessary for a contractor to perform geotechnical exploratory work due to hillside instability.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected areas.</div> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:40:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3098 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at CreativeMornings</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Elk&#39;s Lodge,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">400 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at SBA PA and Western PA Small Business Person of the Year Honoring Michael Cherock</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Burgess</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with the winners of &quot;Friday Night Splash&quot; for Special Olympics</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman and Diana Bucco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 23 May 2014 09:52:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3095 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press Conference with Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation &nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Wood Street and Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Essam &ldquo;Sam&rdquo; Rabadi, Special Agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking to students at Colfax K-8 about neighborhood safety</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 2332 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CHS Community Ally Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:15pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: LeMont,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1114 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:38:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation to mark new projects http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3094 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks Foundation President Arthur Ziegler and others will hold a press conference Thursday on two new exterior building restorations the foundation will soon launch in Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHO: Mayor Peduto, Arthur Ziegler, officials from the Urban Redevelopment Authority and others</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: Outside the Italian Sons and Daughters Building, Forbes Avenue and Wood Street</p> <p>WHEN: 10:15 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:38:36 -0400 Holiday Reminder: No Pittsburgh refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3093 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2014) There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on&nbsp;Monday, May 26, 2014&nbsp;in observance of Memorial Day.</p> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is&nbsp;Monday,&nbsp;May 26th,&nbsp;you will be serviced&nbsp;on Tuesday,&nbsp;May 27th. This will continue through the end of the week with Friday&rsquo;s normally scheduled collection being picked up on&nbsp;Saturday May 31, 2014.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services&nbsp;&nbsp;at 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:12:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3091 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto has been invited to join a small group of mayors, public and private sector practitioners and scholars for a roundtable at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Mass. The Roundtable on Regenerating Legacy Cities is being convened by the Lincoln Institute, the Center for Community Progress and the Greater Ohio Policy Center. All costs of the summit for Mayor Peduto are being covered by the Lincoln Institute.</p> <p>He is joined by the Mayors of Gary, Ind., Huntington, W.Va., Dayton, Youngstown and Toledo, Ohio, as well as officials from South Bend, Cleveland, Baltimore &amp; Buffalo. In addition to the host school, Harvard, five other universities and four think tanks are participating in the summit.</p> <p>According to the Institute:</p> <p>&ldquo;The Roundtable is set to be an open, pragmatic conversation about strategies to foster sustained revitalization of our nation&rsquo;s older industrial cities. The dialogue centers on three central themes: fostering neighborhood change and revitalization; building effective community and anchor institution partnerships; and building effective regional strategies for economic development. Participants will learn from experts and each other, and return home with new ideas, strategies and insights.</p> <p>The conference began yesterday with a presentation by Xavier De Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, at the <a href="http://www.fordfoundation.org/">Ford Foundation</a>. &quot;We&#39;re on the eve of ... higher-road economic growth,&quot; Briggs said, that is more inclusive and sustainable and less short-term. Today begins with a workshop led by Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, and currently director of the <a href="http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Programs/Innovations-in-Government">Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard&#39;s Kennedy School of Government</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>Public Schedule:</p> <p><strong>Opening of Legacy Cities Roundtable, hosted by Lincoln Institute of land Policy, Center for Community Progress, Greater Ohio Policy Center</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8-9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA</p> <p><strong>Building Effective Regional Strategies for Economic Development - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Harvard, Cleveland State, MassEconomics, City of South Bend</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Building Effective Community / Anchor Institution Partnerships - Lincoln Institute, University Circle, Inc, University of Akron, Washington University - St. Louis, University at Buffalo.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>PRESENTING - Mayor&#39;s Conversation: Tackling the Challenges of Poverty &amp; Inequality with Center for Community Progress, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Ind., Mayor Stephen Williams, Huntington, W.Va. and Mayor Peduto.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:00-1:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Addressing Neighborhood Change and Fostering Revitalization - Center for Community Progress, City of Baltimore, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, University of Missouri - St. Louis.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor&#39;s Conversation - Building State Level Connections Between Legacy Cities - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Mayor Whaley, Dayton, OH, Mayor McNally, Youngstown, OH, Mayor Collins, Toledo, OH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00-3:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Closing - How Can We Foster Creative Strategies in Legacy Cities? - Lincoln Institute on Land Policy, Center for Community Progress.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Leave for Airport</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:15 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:03 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Decision http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3087 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(May 20, 2014) &ldquo;I am overjoyed by the judge&rsquo;s decision today, and can&rsquo;t wait to throw open the doors of the Mayor&rsquo;s Office to honor marriages of all couples. I would be thrilled to make the marriage of an LGBT couple the first one I officiate as Mayor.&rdquo;</p> <p>Background:</p> <p dir="ltr">One of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s first orders of business was to sign on to the Mayors for Freedom to Marry campaign. He also stands in support of Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania, an effort to educate and inform all Pennsylvanians about the importance of fairness and equality for all committed couples. In the mid-2000&rsquo;s he helped create the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Domestic Partner law, designed to allow same-sex couples to share health benefits. And thanks to a recent collaboration with Council President Bruce Kraus, anyone who does business with the city is required to provide same-sex partner benefits to their employees.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:10:16 -0400 Pittsburgh Rated Among Nation's Safest Cities for Pedestrians http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3082 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh was rated one of the top cities in the nation for pedestrian safety in a study released today by Smart Growth America.</p> <p>The city was rated the second safest city in the United States for walkers, based on its levels of fatal pedestrian accidents and those who walk to work. Only Boston was rated better.</p> <p>&ldquo;One component in all great cities is walkability and Pittsburgh deserves this distinction,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We still have more to do to make our streets and sidewalks safer -- and smarter -- for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists but this study is a reminder of the solid foundation we&rsquo;re building upon.&rdquo;</p> <p>Smart Growth&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-by-design-2014.pdf">&ldquo;Dangerous By Design 2014&rdquo; study</a> ranks the nation&rsquo;s 51 largest metropolitan areas by the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). It is based on the share of commuters who walk to work in each city and the number of pedestrian fatalities over the last five years.</p> <p>Nationally the PDI from 2003-2012 was 52.2, with an average annual pedestrian fatality rate of 1.56 per 100,000 people. Pittsburgh was rated 50th in the country with 0.90 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people; 3.6% pedestrian commuters; and a PDI of 25.10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/">Smart Growth America</a> is a coalition of groups that advocate for better quality of life and sustainable economic and environmental policies in communities nationwide. One of its programs is the National Complete Streets Coalition, which urges transportation planners to design streets with all commuters in mind.</p> <p>Under the Peduto administration, Pittsburgh will incorporate complete streets methods into its infrastructure planning. It is building <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2826">five miles of protected bicycling lanes</a> -- which promote traffic calming for pedestrians and motorists too -- in cooperation with the Green Lane Project. In conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University and local foundations, it is building out <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3024">a cutting-edge traffic signal program</a> that makes traffic safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly for all commuters. And the administration is also studying plans to partially close some downtown streets for pedestrian plazas.</p> <p>In addition the Mayor has <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2810">traveled</a> <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2975">regularly</a> this year to promote the international <a href="http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/media/">Pro Walk/Pro Bike</a> Conference, the largest active transportation conference in North America, which Pittsburgh will host in September.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 10:58:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3081 <p><strong>Vote!</strong></p> <p>Time: 8am</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></span></p> <p>Time: 8:30am-10:30am</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Dinner with Xavier De Souza Briggs, The Ford Foundation</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-9pm</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:33:23 -0400 City and Paramedics Union Reach Contract Agreement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3079 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The city of Pittsburgh has signed the last remaining public safety contract with the paramedics union, which was ratified Friday by membership of Local 1 of the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics.</p> <p>The contract includes salary increases to medics that were authorized under the city&rsquo;s last Act 47 recovery plan.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every union employee in the city of Pittsburgh had reached a contract under Act 47 except for one class, and that wasn&rsquo;t fair,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;I am happy we could work together with the medics union to provide them the salaries they earned, and to do so well within Act 47 guidelines.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor pushed to get the contract done before negotiations with all unions begin again after approval of a new Act 47 recovery plan this summer.</p> <p>Under the agreement medics will receive back wage increases they were allowed under the 2009 Act 47 plan of 2% in 2012 and 2013, and 2.5% this year.</p> <p>The increases will cost roughly $1.1 million and be paid to medics in two installments.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:33:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3076 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">New K-9 Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: K-9 Training Acadmey on Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with James O&#39;Connor, The Mission Continues re: Operation Black and Gold Ribbon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>IOP ALCOSAN Governance Committee Meeting with Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: County Executive&#39;s office, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Ed Gainey&#39;s Public Safety meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Destiny International Ministries, 7061 Lemington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Dinner with winner of NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 19 May 2014 09:58:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule May 17-18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/r