Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2015 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4427 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small;">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 6, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington, D.C., today where he has been invited to present at the White House on collaborations between the City and Carnegie Mellon University.</span> <div style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: small;">The Mayor and CMU officials will speak on ongoing research and development work between the City and the university to create urban labs on Pittsburgh streets and other public assets. There will also be presentations on city-university partnerships from Chicago, South Bend and New York City officials.</div> <div style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: small;">This marks the second time Mayor Peduto has presented at the White House, following remarks <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3839">at a summit on early childhood education in December</a>.</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Presenting at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">White House Smart Cities Partnerships Workshop</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20502</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Jerry Abramson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: West Wing,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Travel to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</div> Wed, 06 May 2015 10:05:52 -0400 Yard Debris Special Collection - Spring 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4425 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 5, 2015) - The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 16, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Leaves</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Branches (4 inch diameter or less)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brush</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Grass</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Residents should place yard debris at curbside location and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6am on May 16.</p> <p dir="ltr">Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please Note: Crews will not collect plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass or plastic. Yard waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/recycling">website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631</p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 05 May 2015 15:58:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4419 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">In Harrisburg&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Senator Costa and Dennis Yablonsky</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:15am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">535 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County House Democratic Delegation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">217 Irvis Office Building,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Senator Matt Smith</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 366 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Dave Reed</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 110 Main Captiol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Speaker Mike Turzai</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 139 Main Capitol, Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> Tue, 05 May 2015 09:59:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Appoints Members of Land Bank Board and Affordable Housing Task Force http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4416 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 4, 2015) Moving to address interrelated housing and vacant and abandoned property issues facing neighborhoods citywide, Mayor William Peduto today named the full membership of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Land Bank Board and its Affordable Housing Task Force.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Land Bank and the Affordable Housing Task Force are both building blocks essential to the comprehensive planning for our city, and will work on parallel tracks to help strengthen all Pittsburgh communities,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Some of our neighbors are struggling to secure housing, while others are seeing their communities lag behind due to unsafe nuisance properties. These groups will work in tandem to address the interlocking issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Affordable Housing Task Force was adopted in February to evaluate programs and initiatives to produce affordable units and preserve existing ones; make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council to create new programs and initiatives to promote mixed-income development in neighborhoods across the city; and ensure a vibrant mix of housing options for people of all income levels.</p> <p>It will be co-chaired by Planning Director Ray Gastil and by City Councilman Daniel Lavelle. Other members include: City Councilman Dan Gilman; Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin; Chief Urban Affairs Officer Valerie McDonald Roberts; Planning Commission member Fred Brown; Tom Cummings, Urban Redevelopment Authority; David Weber, Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh; Bob Hurley, Allegheny County Economic Development; State Rep. Ed Gainey; State Sen. Jay Costa; Carla Falkenstein, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency; U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle; Linda Metropulos, ACTION-Housing; Bill Gatti, TREK Development; Sam Williamson, SEIU 32BJ; Bill Brooks, Laborers Local 373; Richard Butler, West End Alliance; Mark Masterson, North Side Development Fund; Tamara Dudukovich, Dollar Bank; Barney Oursler, Pittsburgh United; Bethany Davidson, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group; and Liz Hersh, Housing Alliance of Pa.</p> <p>Once it begins meeting the task force will ultimately develop a suite of affordable housing policies and initiatives for city agencies, community organizations, developers and others to consider in neighborhoods around the city, according to their specific needs.</p> <p>The task force will also consider appointments to a community advisory committee to assure that the work of the task force is aligned with neighborhood efforts underway relating to housing affordability.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Land Bank board will do separate but related work to address vacant and abandoned properties also impacting city neighborhoods, and as such share some members with the task force. The Land Bank will work to acquire and clear title to abandoned and encumbered properties; redevelop some properties into market-rate and affordable units; turn others into greenspace; and work with the URA and other agencies to hold onto properties for future uses.</p> <p>An ordinance creating the Pittsburgh Land Bank was adopted last April to address city property abandonment and tax delinquency problems, and act as a single entity to acquire, hold, and dispose of vacant properties. Six of the land bank&rsquo;s nine members were approved last November and an additional three were announced by Mayor Peduto today.</p> <p>In November the following six board members were named: City Councilman Ricky Burgess; City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith; City Councilman Daniel Lavelle; State Sen. Wayne Fontana; Finance Director Paul Leger; and Karen Abrams of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Today the Mayor named the three final members: Bill Gatti of TREK Development; Mark Masterson of the North Side Development Fund; and Steve Mazza of the Regional Council of Carpenters.</p> <p>An interim Land Bank board has been meeting, and the body&rsquo;s incorporation has been approved by the state. Now that final appointments have been made the board will work to secure start-up funding, develop a budget and write a multi-year plan for acquiring and maintaining surplus properties.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:18:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4415 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Travel to Harrisburg</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PA Legislative Reception Seminar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Keystone Building Atrium, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Legislative Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Keystone Building Atrium, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></div> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:41:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 2-3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4414 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, May 2</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Parks Conservancy Hat Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Riverview Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, May 3</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Cheering on Marathon Runners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> Mon, 04 May 2015 09:33:36 -0400 Pittsburgh Joins Cities United Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4408 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 1, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that the City of Pittsburgh has joined the Cities United initiative, a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh officials joined thirteen U.S. mayors and more than 300 city leaders at the 2nd annual convening of Cities United conference in Philadelphia this week. During the three day conference, 57 municipalities are working to develop concrete action plans to reduce the violence plaguing African-American men and boys in communities across the nation. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;There is still a need to eliminate the racial inequities and cultural isolation that exists in our own communities,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This work is essential in eliminating the legacy of injustice that has impacted communities in our home city of Pittsburgh and across the U.S. for generations.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Cities United provides mayors and their teams with technical assistance and capacity building strategies for the planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive violence prevention. The coalition also provides reduction strategies around improving life outcomes for African American men and boys. Cities United works directly with city leaders to cultivate peer-to-peer learning focused on a range of issues: funder engagement, juvenile justice reform, youth organizing and building healthy relationships between law enforcement and communities. Cities United also works with mayors and their teams to develop practices and strategies to align the coalition&rsquo;s efforts with other important initiatives being developed locally, specifically aligning Pittsburgh&rsquo;s involvement with <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3670">My Brother&#39;s Keeper</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Relevant Work</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Community policing development work designed to build trust between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and our communities of color is already under way. Last year the Department of Justice <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3604">awarded Pittsburgh a community oriented policing grant</a> &nbsp;to hire 15 new community oriented police officers starting in 2015. In March of this year, U.S. Attorney David Hickton announced that Pittsburgh was selected by the Department of Justice as 1 of 6 cities to serve as a pilot site for the <a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-announces-first-six-pilot-sites-national-initiative-building-0">National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">These efforts are designed build system-wide changes that will be transformative, not just in local government but also in the communities the city serves and protects. The hope is to further develop current efforts and propose a comprehensive strategy to improve opportunities for young men of color through <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3670">My Brother&#39;s Keeper</a> and to continue building bridges of understanding across cultures as part of <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4208">Welcoming Pittsburgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact :&nbsp;</strong>LaTrenda L. Sherrill Deputy Chief, Operations and Administration -&nbsp;<a href="mailto:latrenda.leonard@pittsburghpa.gov">latrenda.leonard@pittsburghpa.gov</a>&nbsp; (412) 807-1760</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About Cities United</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Cities United was launched in 2011 by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who partnered with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Casey Family Programs President and CEO William C. Bell to forge a national network of communities focused on eliminating violence in American cities related to African American men and boys. Today this movement has grown to 76 U.S. mayors committed to working with community leaders, families, youth, philanthropic organizations and other stakeholders to reduce the epidemic of homicides and violence plaguing African American men and boys.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 15:51:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4407 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Introductory Meeting with Sister City Mayors from Israel</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:45am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Marathon Race Weekend Kick-off Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222,</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Jeff Fraser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Gilman and winner of Quantum Theater&#39;s auction &quot;Lunch with the Mayor&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Rudiak</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming welcome video for Association of Government Contact Center Professionals Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 01 May 2015 09:39:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4406 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Reverend Burgess and Representative Gainey</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Major Bode, Salvation Army</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa, Chief Lestitian, Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Mayor Pawlowski</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Paul Smyke and Kelly Payton, World Economics Forum</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:32:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4402 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Fourth Economy</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with David Bernabo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Candlelight Vigil for Nepal</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>NLC Presidential Elections Task Force Conference Call</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>SEIU 32BJ Bargaining Session</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Senator Costa, Senator Fontana, and Representative Dermody</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh 2030 Districts Progress Report</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: PPG, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Month of Young Children Event &quot;Celebration of Early Childhood Teachers, Caregivers, and Community Members&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:52:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4396 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Flats on Fifth Groundbreaking</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">1655 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust CEO</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Moorhead Tower Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 375 North Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with People for Bikes</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Mingrone</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:23:25 -0400 City Calls For Public Input on Community and Transit Improvements in Uptown and Oakland http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4394 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is seeking public input on an action plan for transit improvements and community development in the corridor between Downtown and neighborhoods east.</p> <p>Two public meetings are set for next week. They are:</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, May 5, 2015</strong> Uptown/Downtown, Noon &ndash; 2:00 p.m., Duquesne University, Power Center Ballroom 1015 Forbes Avenue</p> <p><strong>Wednesday, May 6, 2015</strong> Oakland, 6:00 &ndash; 8:00 p.m., William Pitt Student Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue</p> <p>At these upcoming public meetings, the City of Pittsburgh will provide an overview of coordinated planning efforts in the corridor along Fifth and Forbes avenues, including Downtown, Uptown, Oakland, and other East End neighborhoods. This will involve a review of ongoing planning for transit improvements, including bus rapid transit (BRT), and upcoming planning for an EcoInnovation District in the Uptown neighborhood.</p> <p>Per the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which govern transit planning, the environmental scoping process will include the opportunity for the public and agencies to provide comment on the purpose and need for transit improvements, as well as environmental issues that should be considered. Participants will also be able to provide preliminary input on possible station locations in Downtown, Uptown and Oakland for proposed BRT alignments.</p> <p>The goal of the Uptown EcoInnovation District is a revitalized Uptown community, which is both environmentally and financially sustainable while promoting equity, and public and private sector innovation.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh has undertaken an effort to coordinate multiple complementary planning projects in this corridor. The purpose is to capitalize on the community and economic development potential of the neighborhoods in this corridor while better connecting them, to each other and the region, through improved mobility. The City will knit together neighborhood-based planning projects, which will influence planning for improved transit service and infrastructure underway by Port Authority of Allegheny County.</p> <p>For more information, contact Patrick Roberts, Department of City Planning, Principal Transportation Planner at 412.255.2224 or patrick.roberts@pittsburghpa.gov.</p> <p>The meeting locations are accessible to persons with mobility disabilities, a sign language interpreter will be available and the meeting document will be available to attendees in Spanish and Braille.</p> <p>Both meetings are accessible via Port Authority service. For more transit schedule information, go to <a href="http://portauthority.org/paac/default.aspx">PortAuthority.org</a> or call 412.442.2000.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:46:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4386 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Basic Education Funding Commission Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">SPC Corporation Board of Directors and Commission Executive Committee Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Les Neri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alex Thomson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KDKA Radio Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:35pm</div> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:13:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 25-26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4378 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, April 25</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, April 26</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:58:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4375 <p><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Interview on Lynn Cullen Show</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">650 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tree Pittsburgh Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: West Penn Park, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at YWCA Stand Against Racism Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Taylor Abbett</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ron Deutsch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Judge Hanley and Judge King</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Comcast Community Partner Recognition Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Opening Night of Othello</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:35:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4371 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Remarks for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Christine Mondor and Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Dan Pituch and Rick Celko</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Greg Crowley and Rich Ekstrom</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with StarKist CEO Andrew Choe</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Ribbon cutting for new exhibit at Phipps&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Kontos Mengine Law Group Firm Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The Clemente Museum, 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Unity Concert at the Altar Bar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Altar Bar, 1620 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:00:46 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins White House Effort To Expand "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4365 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) During &ldquo;Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day&rdquo; tomorrow the City of Pittsburgh will join in an effort by President Barack Obama to include young people typically unable to participate in the work activities of parents.</p> <p>On March 27 <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/take-our-daughters-and-sons-work-day">the President announced</a> that the White House and federal agencies would celebrate the annual day of inviting children to work by involving youth who are often overlooked, such as those with unemployed parents or those in foster homes.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh -- in conjunction with the the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg">White House Council on Women and Girls</a> and the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper Initiative</a> -- is joining the effort, and Thursday will host 16 children from the Imani Christian Academy in East Hills. Together with children of City government employees they will learn about activities in the workplace, and how their schoolwork can lay the foundation for future careers.</p> <p>A video address from the President on the initiative&nbsp;<a href="https://youtu.be/c8-IP7dCLDE">is here</a>.</p> <p>The City&rsquo;s &ldquo;Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day&rdquo; activities begin with welcoming remarks from Mayor William Peduto and others at 9 a.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:30:57 -0400 City To Close Portion Of McArdle Roadway Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4364 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that McArdle Roadway - from Grandview Avenue to the entrance of the Liberty Tunnels - will be closed on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.</p> <p>Tree maintenance work will be performed during the closure.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:47:49 -0400 Mayor Lauds City-Wide Earth Day Celebration http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4363 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh and Office of Mayor William Peduto proudly support the 2015 Earth Day celebrations taking place throughout the city today.</p> <p dir="ltr">Event organizers from <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/">Pittsburgh Earth Day</a> and the <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/">Everpower Earth Day Festival</a> have collaborated to bring the largest Earth Day celebration in the city&rsquo;s history to Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;My goal has continually been to make Pittsburgh a most livable city for all people,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;This celebration is a true demonstration of the entire community&rsquo;s commitment to transformative growth through sustainable, innovative and green initiatives.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">A complete list of activities for the <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/">Everpower Earth Day Festival</a> in Market Square can be found <a href="http://www.everpowerearthdayfestival.com/#!full-schedule-of-events/c1rtw">here</a>. A complete schedule of events from <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/">Pittsburgh Earth Day</a> can be found <a href="http://pittsburghearthday.org/events/">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Feature events will be held throughout the day in Market Square, Mellon Square and Schenley Plaza. Supporting events hosted by sponsors and partners will take place at hotels, restaurants, businesses and other public spaces around the city. The days events will feature education about best practices at home or at work, hands on activities for kids and adults, live music, recognition of environmental leaders, remarks from public officials and corporate entities, local green businesses and non-profits, healthy activities, and complimentary classes and workshops.</p> <p dir="ltr">Seedlings from the annual City of Pittsburgh and <a href="http://treepittsburgh.org/">Tree Pittsburgh</a> tree seedling giveaway will be available in Market Square.</p> <p>Festivities today are free, all ages and open to the public. Rain or shine.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow @greenpowerpgh and @pghearthday on Twitter for highlights of today&rsquo;s events. Official hashtags for today&rsquo;s events are: #PghEarthDay #EarthDay2015 #GreenUpPgh</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:35:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4362 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Everpower Earth Day Festival</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mercy Behavioral Health</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lofts of Mt. Washington Grand Opening Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">200 Cowan St, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:43:06 -0400 City To Close Crane Avenue In Beechview Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4357 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that Crane Avenue - between Dagmar Ave. and Route 51 in Beechview - will be closed on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.</p> <p>Crews will be removing a fallen tree.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:34:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Warns Against "Fast Track" Approval of International Trade Deal http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4356 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 21, 2015) Mayor William Peduto stands behind local and national calls to block &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; approval of an international trade deal, and supports a Will of Council on the subject being introduced today by City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak.</p> <p>The U.S. is racing toward approval of a free trade deal with Asian nations called the Trans-Pacific Partnership that many worry could hurt local manufacturing jobs, workplace and environmental regulations, and other important economic matters. The White House wants the &ldquo;fast track&rdquo; ability to take the deal to Congress without letting legislators alter it in any way.</p> <p>The Mayor issued a statement to the AFL-CIO earlier this month warning against the move.</p> <p>Too often trade deals such as the TPP &ldquo;give multinational corporations sweeping new powers to offshore jobs and profits, and they would limit the ability of sovereign governments to regulate environmental quality, land use, food safety, and telecommunications. These trade agreements would also deal a blow to local efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs and the family-sustaining wages that come with them,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote April 10.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is the duty of government to protect the interests of our citizens, and I am not convinced that these deals would be in the best interests of the citizens of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>More on today&rsquo;s Will of Council from Councilwoman Rudiak <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/district4/article.htm?id=4354">is available here</a>.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s full statement on the matter is below:</p> <p><em>April 10, 2015</em></p> <p><em>&quot;While international trade is a vital part of our national and world economy, too often these trade deals favor the interests of multinational corporations over the interests of workers, the environment, and the citizens of the nations which are a party to them. For example, they would override &lsquo;buy local&rsquo; and &lsquo;sweatshop free&rsquo; ordinances like those passed by our democratically-elected City Council, they would give multinational corporations sweeping new powers to offshore jobs and profits, and they would limit the ability of sovereign governments to regulate environmental quality, land use, food safety, and telecommunications. These trade agreements would also deal a blow to local efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs and the family-sustaining wages that come with them.</em></p> <p><em>It is the duty of government to protect the interests of our citizens, and I am not convinced that these deals would be in the best interests of the citizens of Pittsburgh. I urge Congress, the State Department, and the President to stop their efforts to &lsquo;fast track&rsquo; these deals and instead to let them be fully vetted and publicly debated in the clear light of day.&quot;</em></p> <p><em>William Peduto</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Mayor</em></p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:16:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4355 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with CEO&#39;s from&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">German American Business Circle of Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 9am-10am</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Welcoming STEM workshop at Carnegie Science Center</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Boys &amp; Girls Club&#39;s State Youth of the Year Competition</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Waterfront Town Square, 149 West Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Meeting with Helomics CEO Neil Campbell</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Meeting with Brandi Fisher, Alliance for Police Accountability&nbsp;</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Summer Youth Employment Business Event</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 13.3333330154419px;">Time: 4:30pm-6pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:28:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4352 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour of office with Coro Fellows</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Alberto&nbsp;Benzaquen&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Arbor Day Event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Tony Dutzik, Frontier Group</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with URA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:46:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 18-19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4351 <p><em>Saturday, April 18</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> <p><em>Sunday, April 19</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:06:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4350 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em><strong>p4 Conference Day 2</strong></em>-&nbsp;<a href="http://www.p4pittsburgh.org/day-2.html" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);" target="_blank">http://www.p4pittsburgh.<wbr />org/day-2.html</a></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em;">Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp; 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Welcome</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Keynote</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour Overview by Site Leaders</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Site Visits</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Breakout sessions</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Recommendations</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Allegheny County Labor Council Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Sheraton Station Square, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:24:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4347 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em><strong>p4 Conference</strong></em>-&nbsp;</span><a href="http://p4pittsburgh.org/day-1.html" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" target="_blank">http://<wbr />p4pittsburgh.org/day-1.html</a></p> <p>Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp; 15219</p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Networking Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Welcoming Remarks</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Planet</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>People</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:45am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:20pm-1:20pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Place</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Performance</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>p4 Dinner at Google</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7:15pm</div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:30:16 -0400 City, Penguins to Host Playoff Watch Parties for Round 1 Home Games http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4346 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host watch parties for all Penguins home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.</p> <p dir="ltr">In partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins, First Niagara, iHeartMedia, Market Square Merchants Association and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the Penguins Playoff Big Screen will be in <strong>Market Square on Monday, April 20 and in PPG Place on Wednesday, April 22</strong> for Games 3 and 4 of the first round of the playoffs.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This is one of my favorite springtime traditions,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;Penguins fans have shown up to the big screen by the thousands in years past. Working with the organization to continue the tradition for Round 1 this year was a no-brainer.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We appreciate Mayor Peduto and the city stepping forward to create this opportunity for the Penguins and our fans,&quot; said David Morehouse, CEO and President of the Penguins. &quot;It&#39;s a great way to continue the tradition of the big screen and Penguins playoff hockey.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Puck drop for both games is 7:00 p.m. Fans are welcome to arrive starting at 5:00 p.m. each day. Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS and Katie O&rsquo;Malley from the Mayor&rsquo;s Office will emcee the events.</p> <p dir="ltr">The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted and open container laws will be enforced. Rain or shine.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:00:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and City Officials Debut Mobile Asphalt Machine http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4344 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2015) Mayor William Peduto joined other city officials today to unveil a new, mobile asphalt machine that can produce hot asphalt around the clock, and give the city a powerful new weapon to combat potholes.</p> <p>Starting today, the city&rsquo;s Equipment Leasing Authority began a four-month lease of the RoadMixer unit, which produces hot asphalt on site to allow for street repairs even when private asphalt plants are closed nights, weekends and in cold-weather months. Unlike other mobile units used elsewhere in North America, the computerized system on the truck uses all new materials to generate its asphalt mix.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is leading the way in combining the best in technology and the hard work of our employees to make our roadways better and safer for all,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Last week, for the first time, the city <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4317">released its yearly street paving lis</a>t along with a <a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index.xhtml?token=Pittsburgh">searchable Street Paving Program website</a> that lists all 44 miles planned for resurfacing in 2015. <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3958">In January</a> the Peduto administration unveiled the city&rsquo;s first<a href="http://city.temeda.com/#"> online snow plow tracker</a>.</p> <p>The Mayor was joined at the unveiling of the mobile asphalt unit by City Council President Bruce Kraus and Operations Chief Guy Costa, both of whom are members of the Equipment Leasing Authority board. The board agreed early this year to a $15,000 monthly lease of the RoadMixer unit for four months. At the end of the test period the ELA has an option to buy the unit for $375,000 with the $60,000 in total lease payments going toward the sale.</p> <p>The unit can produce six to nine tons of asphalt per hour. More information is available at <a href="http://roadmixer.com/">http://roadmixer.com.</a></p> <p>###</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:21:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4342 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">KQV Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Voices of America</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Graham Richard</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">WESA, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pothole Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Corner of Sandusky and General Robinson Streets, North Shore</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Market Street Grocery Grand Opening</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">435 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>p4 VIP reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:44:02 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Debut New Pothole Patching Equipment http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4341 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2015) This afternoon Mayor William Peduto and other City officials will debut a new, mobile asphalt machine that produces its own hot-patch asphalt for treating potholes.</p> <p>The &quot;RoadMixer&quot; machine is being leased for four months on a trial basis by the city&#39;s Equipment Leasing Authority, and company officials will be on site to show how the unit works.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto, City Council President Bruce Kraus, Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa, officials from &nbsp;RoadMixer USA</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Corner of Sandusky and General Robinson Streets, North Shore</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:11:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4337 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working from home&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Robert Gallis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working from home</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:52:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 11-12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4329 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Saturday, April 11</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Pittsburgh Sports Hall of Fame Dinner</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Sheraton Station Square, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>The Dirty Ball hosted by Attack Theatre</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 415 Bingham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em>Sunday, April 12</em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Day off</strong></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:25:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4328 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Filming video for Light of Life Tunch and Wolf Walk for Homeless</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Meeting with Ambassador Verbeke of Belgium</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11:30am-12pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Controllers Office - Mayors Office Audit</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Knight Foundation&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Urban Redevelopment Authority&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:22:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces William Demchak of PNC Financial Services Group To Chair Envision Downtown Advisory Committee http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4326 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 13, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is pleased to announce that William Demchak, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the PNC Financial Services Group, has agreed to serve as chairman of the newly formed Envision Downtown Advisory Committee. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto and Mr. Demchak have asked 24 civic and community leaders to help develop and guide to implementation projects which will improve mobility, accessibility, and livability in Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto announced the creation of Envision Downtown at the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership&rsquo;s annual meeting last month. The program is intended to develop and implement a number of short-term, strategic projects to advance efforts to make Downtown Pittsburgh a 21st century destination for living, working and visiting.</p> <p>&ldquo;Downtown Pittsburgh has been evolving for 200 years. To meet the changing needs of our robust corporate workforce, local and global visitors, and growing residential population, we must continue to adapt and utilize smart and sustainable tactics. We also are fortunate to have a cadre of smart, passionate Pittsburghers willing to dedicate their talents and creativity to this initiative.&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I am grateful to Bill Demchak and the committee members for dedicating their time and for agreeing to share their visions for a world-class Downtown.&rdquo;</p> <p>The list of committee members represents the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole and the broad groups of stakeholders who live, work, and visit Downtown Pittsburgh. The Advisory Committee will operate closely with a coalition of more than 120 stakeholder organizations to be established later this spring. Together, these groups will work to improve pedestrian safety, reduce congestion at key intersections, study structured parking needs, and develop amenities for transit riders.</p> <p>Committee members include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erika Arbogast (Vice-Chair), Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bill Benter, Acusis</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Allen Biehler (Vice-Chair), Carnegie Mellon University: Traffic 21 Institute</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Scott Bricker, Bike Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Candi Castleberry Singleton, UPMC</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rory Cooper, University of Pittsburgh: Human Engineering Research Laboratories</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William Demchak (Chair), The PNC Financial Services Group</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Carolyn Duronio (Vice-Chair), Reed Smith</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrick Gallagher, University of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Daniel Lavelle, Pittsburgh City Council</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Clare Meehan, AlphaGraphics</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Erin Molchany, Governor Wolf&rsquo;s Southwest Regional Office</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Molly Nichols, Pittsburghers for Public Transit</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul O&rsquo;Hanlon, Allegheny County/City of Pittsburgh Task Force on Disabilities</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Paul Hennigan, Point Park University</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grant Oliphant, The Heinz Endowments</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; William Peduto, City of Pittsburgh</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mavis Rainey (Vice-Chair), Oakland Transportation Management Association</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fred Redmond, United Steelworkers</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dave Roger, Hillman Family Foundations</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Walter Smith, Allegheny County Department of Human Services</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jeremy Waldrup, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ken Zapinski, Allegheny Conference on Community Development</p> <p>About Envision Downtown</p> <p>Envision Downtown is a privately funded, independent public/private partnership created by City of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership to craft a 21st Century vision for the sustainable and efficient development of a Downtown for all. Learn more at<a href="http://www.envisiondowntown.com/"> www.EnvisionDowntown.com</a></p> <p>Contact:</p> <p>Sean C. Luther - Executive Director, Envision Downtown, at <a href="mailto:sluther@downtownpittsburgh.com">sluther@downtownpittsburgh.com</a> or 412.906.9403.</p> <p>Timothy McNulty &ndash; Communications Manager, City of Pittsburgh, at <a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov">timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or 412-660-1999.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:54:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4324 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Legislative delegation to discuss City priorities</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Government Executive Magazine&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>58th Annual Meeting and Luncheon Action Housing Inc</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Phone Interview with NEXTpittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming welcome video for PA College Democrats Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Learn and Earn Summer Job Fair</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Regional Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:26:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order On Complete Streets Policy for Pittsburgh Rights of Way http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4323 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 10, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today announced the City&rsquo;s commitment to adopt a complete streets policy for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s public rights of way.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor issued an Executive Order calling on the City Planning Director to work with all city departments, authorities and agencies to develop a complete streets policy and framework to guide the design, construction, maintenance, and use of the city&rsquo;s public rights of way.</p> <p>The policy will impact streets, sidewalks and other critical pieces of infrastructure used every day in the city by those of all ages and incomes, and those with disabilities, whether by driving, walking, bicycling, using public transportation, or providing emergency services.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Investing in smart, multimodal transportation infrastructure is among the greatest needs facing Pittsburgh, and will not only support economic growth, but the health and safety of everyone in the city. Through complete streets policies and programs we will commit to the quality design and maintenance of rights of way, and further mark Pittsburgh as a leader in 21st Century planning,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.<br /> <br /> The Executive Order issued today signaled the city&rsquo;s commitment to guide investments in transportation infrastructure in ways that benefit all residents, businesses and visitors sustainably and intelligently.</p> <p>&quot;As Pittsburghers, we use our streets more than any other public asset of the city,&rdquo; said Planning Director Ray Gastil. &ldquo;The complete streets approach is about working together to make this shared property work better for the people who use our streets and rights of way every day.&quot;</p> <p>The policies are meant to assist all those using streets, sidewalks and other rights of way -- of every age, need, or type of travel -- and are supported by a wide range of advocates.</p> <p>&quot;AARP believes that an essential element of creating livable communities is ensuring that everyone, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to travel safely,&rdquo; said AARP Pennsylvania State President Jim Palmquist. &ldquo;We applaud Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to embracing a complete streets approach to planning that will help city residents, especially older citizens, retain their independence and stay engaged in the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>&quot;The Mayor&#39;s complete streets vision acknowledges that Pittsburghers get around in many different ways,&quot; said Scott Bricker, Executive Director of BikePGH. &quot;This order is a great step to help make sure all Pittsburghers, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how they get around, will have the choice to travel safely and conveniently.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">The policy could include changes to city code to ensure the complete streets policy is codified in law; the formation of a Complete Streets Advisory Group to serve as an independent resource to assist with reviewing and guiding elements of this work; a review of existing design guidance and criteria and recommendations for necessary changes to ensure context-sensitive, multimodal outcomes; and a strategy for integrating a complete streets approach in major transit investments.<br /> <br /> A copy of the Executive Order is below:<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, public rights of way including roads, sidewalks, bridges, steps, and trails, publicly accessible land, and the connections in between are critical infrastructure that facilitate nearly every activity that occurs in a city; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, the design, maintenance, and use of these public rights of way can enhance or impede public health and safety, economic growth, and quality of life for everyone who lives, works, and visits our city; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way considers the needs of people of all ages and abilities, including those walking, bicycling, taking public transportation, driving motor vehicles, delivering goods, responding to emergencies, or providing necessary utilities; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way will ensure that their potential is maximized for all users and all modes and that key investments are made based on a nationally-recognized, context-sensitive, interdisciplinary framework; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, this complete streets approach has been proven to increase public health and safety, spur new economic growth, enhance quality of life, reduce traffic congestion and traffic-related injuries and fatalities, and fill transportation gaps and improve connections between neighborhoods and people; and<br /> <br /> WHEREAS, in order to harness the growth and development occurring all across our city and ensure that it continues in a manner that benefits all Pittsburghers, this Executive Order instructs all relevant city departments to adopt a complete streets approach to the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way and to develop the necessary policies, procedures, and ordinances to codify this approach in law.<br /> <br /> NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby order as follows:<br /> <br /> 1. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The Director of the Department of City Planning shall work collaboratively with all relevant city departments, authorities, municipalities, agencies, and boards and commissions to develop a complete streets policy and framework to guide the design, construction, maintenance, and use of our public rights of way.<br /> <br /> 2. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The complete streets policy and framework shall include, at a minimum:<br /> <br /> a. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An overall vision for the design, construction, maintenance, and use of public rights of way;<br /> <br /> b. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Processes for review and compliance with the policy and framework;<br /> <br /> c. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Processes for waivers or exclusions from the policy and framework where legally appropriate;<br /> <br /> d. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A comprehensive design guide;<br /> <br /> e. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A long-term planning strategy to be incorporated into the City of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Plan elements;<br /> <br /> f. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Key performance indicators and metrics to track and analyze measurable outcomes;<br /> <br /> g. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An overall implementation strategy and timeline.<br /> <br /> 3. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The implementation strategy shall outline the following key elements:<br /> <br /> a. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Changes to city code to ensure the complete streets policy is codified in law;<br /> <br /> b. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Formation of a Complete Streets Advisory Group to serve as an independent resource to assist with reviewing and guiding elements of this work;<br /> <br /> c. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A review of existing design guidance and criteria and recommendations for necessary changes to ensure context-sensitive, multimodal outcomes;<br /> <br /> d. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A recommended strategy for integrating a Complete Streets approach in major transit investments;<br /> <br /> e. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Updates to capital and maintenance programming, including project selection and scoping practices;<br /> <br /> f. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A review of related development policies and codes and recommendations for necessary changes;<br /> <br /> g. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Integration of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Transportation Demand Management practices, where appropriate, to support complete streets goals;<br /> <br /> h. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A recommended list of updated performance measures, including but not limited to safety, mode share, improved access to transit, trip reliability, public health, and equity.<br /> <br /> 4. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The complete streets policy and framework shall incorporate relevant elements of the U.S. Department of Transportation Mayor&rsquo;s Challenge including a focus on safety and accessibility for people of all ages and abilities, a strategy and implementation plan for robust data collection and analysis, context-appropriate design guidelines, and a plan for ongoing education and enhanced enforcement measures to achieve the vision of zero traffic fatalities.<br /> <br /> 5. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;All relevant departments, authorities, and boards and commissions shall incorporate the complete streets policy and framework into their planning, design, construction, and maintenance responsibilities and all review and compliance responsibilities for public rights of way.<br /> <br /> ###</p> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:15:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4322 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">National Robotics Week Celebration</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">AlphaLab Gear, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief of Staff Acklin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Rich Lord</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Secretary Randy Albright</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Hotel Monaco Grand Opening Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:36:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Joins Bipartisan Coalition Calling On Congress to Approve Transportation Bill http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4321 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto joined a bipartisan and cross-sector chorus of voices today calling for increased funding for public transportation nationwide. More than 50 mayors and 300 organizations in 150 cities across the United States joined in the plea, called Stand Up For Transportation Day, that Congress renew federal transportation funding due to expire May 31.</p> <p>Increased funding is necessary to address Pittsburgh&rsquo;s crumbling transportation infrastructure, including roads, bridges and sidewalks, as well as its needs for better public transit and investments in new transportation options.</p> <p>&ldquo;The federal government needs to do more to invest in smart, multi-modal transportation needs that support economic growth, and the health and safety of residents nationwide. Investments like these support everyone who lives, works and visits Pittsburgh and other cities,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>In addition to mayors, a broad coalition of transportation providers, businesses, transportation system users, state partners and others are calling on Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill that increases investments in our transportation infrastructure.</p> <p>On the national level, a new analysis from American Public Transportation Association shows that more than $227 billion in economic productivity is at risk over the next six years without long-term federal investment in transit. &nbsp;</p> <p>A local coalition of transportation advocates including the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, Bike Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are holding a Stand Up For Transportation Day event at 10 a.m. this morning in the Wood Street T Station Lobby at 601 Wood St., Downtown.</p> <p>The nation faces a $160 billion backlog just to bring public transit and road systems into a state of good repair. The lack of a long-term federal funding bill creates local funding uncertainty, which jeopardizes transportation project planning and discourages private sector investment. With a lack of a commitment on the federal level, that stifles local business investment and job creation in our city and nationwide. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>A long-term, fully funded transportation bill must include robust investment for all modes of transportation. Transit ridership surged to 10.8 billion trips last year, Amtrak ridership continues to hit record highs, bicycle commuting has increased 60 percent since 2005, and national freight tonnage is projected to increase by 25 percent in the next decade.</p> <p dir="ltr">Federal investment has not kept pace with this demand, resulting in an outdated, overburdened surface transportation system that is ill-equipped to handle current, let alone future, needs. Across the United States public transit maintenance needs exceed $77 billion, and the nation&rsquo;s bridge backlog alone is an estimated $121 billion. The HTF, which funds most highway and transit spending, is almost depleted and the federal government is struggling to maintain the status quo, much less make new investments.</p> <p>To learn more about Stand Up for Transportation Day please visit <a href="http://www.standup4trasnportation.org">www.standup4trasnportation.org</a> or follow the Day of Action on Twitter at #SU4T.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:48:40 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Joins Day of Action as H-1B Cap Reached in Under a Week http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4320 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 9, 2015) - &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh, as part of the Welcoming Economies Global Network, joins with cities and economic development agencies from various Great Lakes states in a Day of Action today &ndash; highlighting the cost local economies face under the current H-1B visa cap imposed by the federal government.</p> <p dir="ltr">With the current visa allotment already reached in less than a week, Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council will host a social media discussion today to bring awareness to the value of extending H-1B visas in re-emerging cities like Pittsburgh. H-1B is the temporary employment visa for highly educated foreign professionals &ndash; restricted to 65,000 per year with 20,000 additional visas for graduate degree holders from U.S. universities.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are exporting talent that could launch the next generation of economic drivers&mdash;start-ups and small businesses that fill gaps in our labor force&mdash;and create jobs for all Pittsburghers to take advantage of,&rdquo; says Mayor William Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;Every year international students arrive in Pittsburgh to study at our universities where they begin to put down roots. They become our neighbors and part of our community &ndash; many want to call Pittsburgh home but can&rsquo;t. We want to keep this talent in Pittsburgh, and increasing the number of H-1B sponsorships will help us attain that.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">A 2014 study by the Brookings Institution ranked Pittsburgh 15th on a list of cities attracting international students on F-1 Visas, with over 13,000 international students arriving in Pittsburgh during the 2008 &ndash; 2012 period. The Day of Action underscores the importance of retaining this talent as a valuable asset to the city&rsquo;s economy.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We have a diversified economy with more people working in the 10-county Pittsburgh region than ever before, but meeting our workforce needs in coming years will require even more, skilled people,&rdquo; said Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He adds, &ldquo;Some of the people we will need are already here but meeting our demographic challenges means we&rsquo;ll need to attract new people as well. One part of the solution is to employ more high-skilled immigrants through the H-1B visa program.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Every year since 2003, demand for H-1B visas has exceeded the cap. In 2014, the federal government received 172,500 H-1B petitions for 65,000 slots within four days of opening the application window. Once again, the cap was reached within days (April 7) from when the process opened. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will move to process the 20,000 visas for applicants with advanced degrees, followed by a lottery that randomly selects recipients of H-1B visas from the applicant pool.</p> <p dir="ltr">It will take more than an expanded H-1B cap to retain and attract international talent to Pittsburgh. The Mayor&rsquo;s Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative will work in partnership to educate local companies on the value of engaging foreign-born talent and on the H-1B sponsorship process, while advocating for expansion of the cap. Welcoming Pittsburgh is part of the Mayor&rsquo;s vision to grow Pittsburgh&rsquo;s population by 20,000 new residents over the next 10 years, and to do right by those currently living in the city. The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council have been&nbsp;working to draft a plan, for release in May 2015, that will help make Pittsburgh more welcoming and to build a more livable city for all residents.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The limited availability of H-1B visas results in lost opportunities for local, regional and nation-wide economic growth,&rdquo; says Ana Maria Mieles, Immigration Attorney and Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council Member. She adds,&nbsp;&ldquo;Although we educate some of the most talented international students in U.S. colleges and universities, most are forced to leave and take their skills and potential to competitors outside of the U.S. As demand for H-1B visas continues to exceed the cap, U.S. companies are strained by their inability to compete,&nbsp;on a global level, for a high skilled workforce.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The WE (Welcoming Economies) Global Network, which includes the City of Pittsburgh, is an alliance of regional economic development initiatives working to tap into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. The Network coordinated today&rsquo;s events, from Detroit to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Cleveland, to highlight immigration reform as a critical component of a prosperous economic future, and to call on national elected officials to act.</p> <p dir="ltr">Follow the campaign online using #BurghH1B to add your voice to the call and follow @WelcomingPGH on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH">www.facebook.com/WelcomingPGH</a> on Facebook. For more information on Welcoming Pittsburgh, please contact Manager, Special Initiatives, Betty Cruz, at 412-255-2439 or by email at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:19:50 -0400 Reminder: Department of Parks & Recreation Seeks Proposals for Cleaning and Custodial Services for Citiparks Facilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4319 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (CITIPARKS) is now accepting proposals for a contract to perform custodial and cleaning services at the city&rsquo;s twenty-two (22) Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Submissions to this Citiparks <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/omb/RFP_Cleaning_Service_PR_-_FINAL_FINAL.pdf">Request for Proposals</a> should provide an hourly rate for reimbursement for providing regular, efficient and effective custodial and cleaning services for as few as four (4) specific facilities and as many as all twenty two (22) facilities.</p> <div>The <strong>deadline</strong> for sealed proposals (three hard copies and one digital copy) is<strong> Noon on May 8, 2015</strong>. Postmarks are not sufficient. Proposals by fax or email are not acceptable.</div> <p dir="ltr">Any questions related to the proposal must be received in writing by April 17, 2015. All questions will be documented. Both questions and answers will be available to the public online on the <a href="http://codeforamerica.github.io/cleaning-pgh/">Citiparks cleaning services RFP website</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks has partnered with the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/home">Department of Innovation &amp; Performance</a>&nbsp;and the city&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America Fellows</a>&nbsp;to develop the&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">Citiparks cleaning services RFP website</a>&nbsp;where interested vendors can sign up to receive updates, responses to questions, submission details and deadline information regarding the Request for Proposals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact person for all inquiries and for submission of proposals:</strong></p> <address dir="ltr"> Ms. Louann Horan, Manager of Operations and Administration</address> <address dir="ltr"> Department of Parks &amp; Recreation</address> <address dir="ltr"> City of Pittsburgh</address> <address dir="ltr"> Fifth Floor, City-County Building, Room 459</address> <address dir="ltr"> 414 Grant Street</address> <address dir="ltr"> Pittsburgh, PA 15219</address> <address dir="ltr"> 412 255-2362</address> <address dir="ltr"> <a href="mailto:Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov">Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov</a></address> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>About Citiparks</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is the department within the City of Pittsburgh that provides parks programming for children, adults and seniors. In addition to recreational instruction, Citiparks&rsquo; provides wellness, fitness, cultural, art and educational enrichment for city residents as well as conducting a wide variety of special events for families and communities throughout the city. &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:13:04 -0400 City Releases 2015 Paving Plans with New Interactive Paving Website and Map http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4317 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has released its 2015 street paving list.</p> <p dir="ltr">For the first time in city history, the projected plan for the entire paving season - approximately 44 miles - is available to the public via the new <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/dpw/street-paving-program">Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website</a>. The site includes <a href="https://pap.accela.com/envista-public-web/index.xhtml?token=Pittsburgh">an interactive map</a> that details the City&rsquo;s paving plan so residents can see exactly what street segments will be paved. The City&rsquo;s paving plan does undergo minor revisions throughout the summer as needs change. These revisions will be reflected on the website and map as they are made.</p> <p dir="ltr">The program has several components: milling and paving of primary, secondary, and tertiary streets throughout the city; maintenance activities such as pothole patching and crack sealing to extend the life of city streets; the construction of handicap ramps in conjunction with paving projects; and thermoplastic line striping of crosswalks in high-traffic pedestrian areas.</p> <p dir="ltr">The total budget allocated for the 2015 program is $12,250,000. The budget breakdown includes $12,000,000 in City Capital Budget funding and $250,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.</p> <p dir="ltr">Every year, the Department of Public Works uses street condition data from the City&rsquo;s Pavement Management System, citizen requests through 311, and condition reports from Public Works Street Maintenance Division staff to develop a paving program for the coming year. &nbsp;Preliminary paving projects are shared with local utility companies to 1) ensure they do not conflict with planned projects and 2) identify opportunities to work together to share costs for street restoration.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works coordinates closely with a paving contractor to develop a project schedule for the paving season. Work is scheduled to minimize the impact on residents and businesses. In most cases, milling and paving occurs during daylight hours. In high traffic areas such as the Central Business District and Oakland, work may be scheduled overnight.</p> <p dir="ltr">The schedule accounts for planned events such as the Pittsburgh Marathon while also considering the substantial work that local utilities conduct in city streets during the summer construction season.</p> <p dir="ltr">The project schedule is subject to change throughout the season due to changes in the timing of utility projects, inclement weather, special events, and unforeseen emergencies.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:31:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4316 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Healthy Ride Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Tour and Press Conference with Governor Wolf at TechShop</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">TechShop, 192 Bakery Square Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Allegheny Conference on Community Development Regional Investors Council Quarterly Luncheon Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>200th Anniversary Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Governor Wolf</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Governor&rsquo;s Southwest Regional Office, 301 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>RAND Board of Trustees Meeting and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:15:00 -0400 Mayor Peduto Recognizes the Power of Impact Volunteering and AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Participants in Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4313 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 7, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today recognizes the valuable service of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers in Pittsburgh as part of the third annual Mayor&rsquo;s Day of Recognition for National Service. Along with Mayor Peduto, more than 2,000 mayors across the country are highlighting the impact of national service in tackling city problems.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city has demonstrated support for impact volunteering in the past. Pittsburgh is a founding member of Cities of Service, the national coalition of cities whose mayors have committed to impact volunteering to engage residents as co-producers of solutions that make a difference on issues from blight to supporting youth and education.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;People who serve through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps carry on a long tradition in this city of helping our neighbors,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;They give back to their communities every day without expecting anything in return. Today I thank them for their service and dedication to Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of his recognition of national service, Mayor Peduto has issued a proclamation to AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants declaring April 7, 2015 National Service Recognition Day. The proclamation highlights the nearly 600 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers that have served 360,000 hours in their communities last year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Along with a proclamation, the Mayor&rsquo;s Office has also released a report on the impact of AmeriCorps members in Pittsburgh, which can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/AmeriCorps_2014_Impact_Report.pdf">here</a>. The report found that AmeriCorps members contributed more than $3 million dollars in economic benefit to the city and supported nearly 120 nonprofit organizations in 2014. Currently, six AmeriCorps VISTA members are also supporting initiatives within city government through servePGH and the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, and Cities of Service.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I am proud to be working with Mayor Peduto as we continue to strengthen communities through national service,&rdquo; said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. &ldquo;Mayors are leaders who get things done. They know first hand the value of national service in tackling city problems. I commend Mayor Peduto for working with us to improve lives and strengthen communities through national service.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">As the federal agency for service and volunteering, CNCS annually engages more than five million citizens in service at more than 60,000 locations in 8,500 cities across the country through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs. National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and nation, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to preserving the environment and helping communities recover from natural disasters. For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and a list of participating mayors, visit <a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice">www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CNCS</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President&rsquo;s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment and servePGH is supported in part by the Corporation for National and 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 more than 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Cities of Service is a national nonprofit that supports mayors and city executives to design and implement high-impact volunteering initiatives that can apply to multiple issues from supporting youth and education to sustainability. It provides technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities. Founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009, Cities of Service is a nonpartisan coalition which currently supports more than 200 cities in the U.S. and UK whose mayors are committed to engaging citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. &nbsp;Visit citiesofservice.org to get involved, and follow @citiesofservice on Twitter.</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:38:16 -0400 Media Advisory: City of Pittsburgh partners with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network to announce new community initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4312 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: &nbsp; &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; Mayor William Peduto will join representatives from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network to announce details of a new community initiative that will help local residents and visitors take advantage of a healthier way to get around the city.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;Highmark<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 120 Fifth Avenue<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fifth Avenue Place Building (Stanwix Street Lobby)</p> <div><strong>When: </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.&nbsp;</div> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Why: &nbsp; </strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; Pittsburgh will join the ranks of more than 500 cities worldwide that have implemented a similar community initiative. It will also strengthen Pittsburgh&rsquo;s standing as one of our nation&rsquo;s most livable cities.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact: </strong> Katie O&rsquo;Malley, City of Pittsburgh: 412-925-1990, <a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:51:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4311 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Congressman Shuster Transportation Event</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Greenfield Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with NRG President Tom Gros</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Jim Williams and African American Contractors</strong><br clear="all" /> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Dave Roger</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>1st Envision Downtown Board Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Reed Smith LLP, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ARTWorks Ceremony</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:15pm</div> <div>Location: City County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:33:56 -0400 City Begins 2015 Street Resurfacing Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4309 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 6, 2015) - The Department of Public Works will begin the 2015 Street Resurfacing Program the week of April 6, 2015. The following streets will be milled and paved, weather permitting:</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Penn Avenue (Centre to S.Euclid) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 7, 10</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">N. Euclid Street (Station to Stanton) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 8</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Baum Square (S. Euclid to S. Highland) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. Highland Avenue (Centre to Penn) - Milled: April 6; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Eva Street (S. Euclid to S. Beatty) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. Whitfield (Baum Blvd to Penn) - Milled: April 7; Paved: April 9</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 18th Street (Wharton to Mary) - Milled: April 8; Paved: TBD</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 18th Street (Mission St Bridge to St. Patrick) - Milled: April 8; Paved: TBD</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">S. 21st Street (E. Carson to Josephine) - Milled: April 9; Paved: TBD</p> <p>The work will be performed in the evening/overnight between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:20:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4308 <p><strong>Final Four Shoot Out City vs County</strong></p> <p>Time: 11am-11:30am</p> <p>Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in Office</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Interview with Cici Yue</strong></p> <p>Time: 2:30pm-3pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with National Baby Miss America and USA National Miss Pennsylvania 2015</strong></p> <p>Time: 3pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm-4:30pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Steve Alschuler</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:30pm-5pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Guns for Jobs Event</strong></p> <p>Time: 5:30pm-6pm</p> <p>Location: 717 Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:35:32 -0400 Mayor Welcomes Media to Attend FOP Bargaining Sessions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4304 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) &nbsp;- Mayor Peduto and the FOP jointly welcome the media to be present at police labor contract arbitration sessions, which begin next week.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We welcome and encourage the media to attend all police union bargaining sessions, and we look forward to open and honest discussions for the betterment of our police officers and our entire city,&quot; said Mayor Peduto. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Greater public visibility regarding Act 111 bargaining has been a legislative reform effort that Mayor Peduto, together with mayors from across Pennsylvania, have been seeking in Harrisburg.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th Floor of the City-County Building.</p> <div>###</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:34:29 -0400 City to Host First Boilermakers "Guns for Opportunity" Event Monday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4303 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 2, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh is partnering with the Boilermakers Local 154 and Homewood Brushton Community Ministries to host the first Boilermakers &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; event in the city. The collection will take place on Monday, April 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Bible Center Church, 717 North Homewood Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Boilermakers&rsquo; &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; program allows individuals to surrender guns in return for the opportunity to receive training in the union&rsquo;s MOST Common Arc welding program. &nbsp;In addition to waiving any up-front costs related to the training program, the union is offering additional accommodations to make the opportunities available to individuals even more accessible. The current requirement that applicants have a high school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED) will be waived for participants in the &ldquo;Guns for Opportunity&rdquo; program. Additionally, participants will have six months to complete the training program and will also be given time to get treatment for drug or alcohol addictions through the union&rsquo;s MOST Substance Abuse Program.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will partner with the Boilermakers to accept, without question, and properly dispose of any surrendered guns. This effort is being led by Assistant Chief of Operations Scott Schubert with assistance from the Firearms Tracking squad.</p> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh would like to thank Homewood Brushton Community Ministries, including the pastor of Bible Center Church, Dr. John Wallace, for hosting the event in the community of Homewood. The city also thanks State Representative Ed Gainey and his staff for their ongoing commitment and support of the program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Event Schedule:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">3:30pm: Benediction</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">3:30-5:30pm: Gun collection</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">5:30pm: Media invited in for final remarks</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">5:30-6pm: Announcement of final count of surrendered guns and brief remarks</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The event will be closed to the media until 5:30 p.m. at which point the final count of guns collected will be announced and brief remarks will be delivered by Mayor William Peduto and event organizers.</p> <p dir="ltr">The primary contact for the Boilermakers is Bernie Duffy (412-973-7050).</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:48:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4302 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking to current class of Leadership Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:15am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ralph Sicuro</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Nancy Noszka</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>CONNECT Congress Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:35:16 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto On Historic Brashear Factory Time Capsule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4300 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;We are very pleased that the judge agreed to issue an emergency order today requiring that the historic Brashear time capsule be held in custody by the Heinz History Center. &nbsp;The capsule is now safely in the hands of trained professionals, which was our ultimate goal. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">We remain hopeful that we can work out an amicable solution with our demolition contractor to ensure that the contents of the capsule can be enjoyed by generations of Pittsburghers, as a celebration of John Brashear&#39;s vast contribution to our city and to modern astronomy.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:13:04 -0400 Department of Parks & Recreation Seeks Proposals for Cleaning and Custodial Services for Citiparks Facilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4299 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks &amp; Recreation (Citiparks) will be accepting proposals for a contract to perform custodial and cleaning services at the city&rsquo;s twenty-two (22) Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers beginning April 8, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">This <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">Request for Proposals</a> specifically addresses the need to provide regular, efficient and effective custodial and cleaning services to the 22 Recreation and Healthy Active Living (Senior) centers.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is seeking proposals that provide an hourly rate for reimbursement for providing the services above for as few as four (4) specific facilities and as many as all twenty two (22) facilities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks has partnered with the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/innovation-performance/home">Department of Innovation &amp; Performance</a> and the city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3558">Code for America Fellows</a> to develop the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/vendor-signup">RFP website</a> where interested vendors can sign up to receive updates, responses to questions, submission details and deadline information regarding the Request for Proposals.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>For questions please contact:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Ms. Louann Horan, Manager of Operations and Administration, Department of Parks &amp; Recreation</p> <p dir="ltr">(412) 255-2362, Louann.Horan@PittsburghPA.gov</p> <div><strong>About Citiparks</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Citiparks is the department within the City of Pittsburgh that provides parks programming for children, adults and seniors. In addition to recreational instruction, Citiparks&rsquo; provides wellness, fitness, cultural, art and educational enrichment for city residents as well as conducting a wide variety of special events for families and communities throughout the city. &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:17:30 -0400 City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection On Schedule Friday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4298 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (April 1, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh government offices, and Citiparks senior and recreation centers, will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of the Good Friday holiday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Regularly scheduled refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will take place Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Questions concerning refuse and recycling collection should be directed to Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.</p> <p>A complete list of weekend closures for Citiparks facilities can be found <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/release?id=4276">here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:00:30 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4295 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mark Schneider</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Stephanie Turman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Merging Media</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 313 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:37:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 31, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4290 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">p4 Conference Press Briefing</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;The Heinz Endowments, 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Oliphant</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:41:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4282 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Trek Development&nbsp;</font></span></strong> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 10am-11am</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Mount Washington Community Development Corporation &nbsp;</font></strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 11am-12pm</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Allegheny Commons Partnership Announcement</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</font></span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Allegheny Commons Park, Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</font></span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-weight: inherit; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Meeting&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <h1 class="cards-entity-title cards-strong cards-text-truncate-and-wrap" style="margin: 0px 0px 2px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 20px; vertical-align: top; list-style: none; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); max-width: 100%; overflow: hidden; text-overflow: ellipsis; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 3pm-6pm</span></h1> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Nighttalk</strong></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></div> <div style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:04 -0400 Statement By Mayor William Peduto on New ALDI Store on Penn Avenue http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4277 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 27, 2015) Mayor William Peduto, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and the citizens and business owners in the Penn Avenue corridor are excited at the news from the ALDI grocery&nbsp;stores&nbsp;chain&nbsp;that it will be opening a new store at 5200 Penn Avenue. The decision was announced this morning by Brent Laubaugh, a vice-president at ALDI&#39;s&nbsp;regional headquarters in Saxonburg, Butler County.</p> <p>Formerly a Bottom Dollar food store, the site has been the focus of much community activity in recent months to bring another high-quality food retailer to the city&#39;s East End. The Mayor and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald met in February with ALDI officials and urged them to give the Penn Avenue location serious consideration for a possible third store in the city. ALDI currently operates stores in Pittsburgh on Baum Boulevard and E. Carson Street.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;&quot;The ALDI&nbsp;business model will&nbsp;be a great asset to the residents&nbsp;of&nbsp;Garfield and a number of the neighborhoods surrounding it,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;For folks who&nbsp;want&nbsp;to stretch their grocery dollar, ALDI can be a great place to shop.&quot;</p> <div>In 1987, Penn Avenue saw a Giant Eagle grocery store close, forcing neighborhood residents to travel miles to purchase groceries. For residents without cars and elderly residents, this proved to be a hardship, especially in the winter months.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;ALDI said they would work to achieve a positive outcome for the community with this site, no matter what would happen, and they were true to their word,&quot; Mayor Peduto said. &quot;Today&#39;s announcement is another great example of what happens when Pittsburgh business, neighborhood and our government leaders -- including Executive Fitzgerald and City Councilwoman Deb Gross -- come together to work for the common good.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:47:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4275 <div>Global Venturing Israel: MedTech and Inclusive Innovation Conference&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 9-9:45 a.m.</div> <div>Location: University Club, University of Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with McAbee Smith McAbee</div> <div>Time: 10-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Pat Hassett</div> <div>Tiime: 10:30-11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Interview with Fast Company Magazine</div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Greeting StevenBe for the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival</div> <div>Time: 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Meat &amp; Potatoes, Downtown</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Lunch with &quot;Day with the Mayor&quot; auction winners</div> <div>Time: 12-1 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with staff&nbsp;</div> <div>Time: 2:30-3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Bike Lane staff and coordinators</div> <div>Time: 3-4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Call with David Foster</div> <div>Time: 4-4:30 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Meeting with Heinz</div> <div>Time: 4:30-5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:49:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4268 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">VisitPITTSBURGH&#39;s Annual Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with President Suresh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Erin O&#39;Neill, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>National Aviary Bird Show Open House</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Annual Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Aids Task Force 29th Annual Benefit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Jay Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:38:34 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto On Merger of Heinz and Kraft http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4262 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2014) Mayor William Peduto made the following statement today on the announcement that the H.J. Heinz Co. will merge with Kraft Foods Group Inc.</p> <p>&quot;I am very pleased that the announced merger between Heinz and Kraft expressly includes a continued commitment to Pittsburgh, both in terms of job creation with the retention of the headquarters of the Heinz division in our city, as well as their continued civic commitment to our neighborhoods. Heinz has been part of the fabric of our city for over a century, and we look forward to building upon that legacy for decades to come.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:12:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4261 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">KQV Radio Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming video for Pittsburgh Penguins</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Yaron Sideman</strong>,&nbsp;<strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Consul General of Israel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: KDKA, 420 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design Site Visit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Civic Leadership Academy Opening Session</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Keynote speaker for Get Involved!, Inc. Pittsburgh Service Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">St. Agnes Center, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:45:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Releases Fact-Finding Results on City Payroll Project http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4260 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration released an independent fact-finding report today on a city payroll project that was $1 million over budget before the Mayor suspended it last year.</p> <p>The forensic report by the firm DeForest, Koscelnik Yokitis &amp; Berardinelli backs up Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s concerns with the project, which began in 2012 and was supposed to be operational by January 2013.</p> <p>The report found:</p> <ul> <li>The city never entered a formal contract with Denovo, the firm implementing the payroll system, or presented a contract agreement to City Council or the Law Department for review.</li> <li>Denovo was hired in 2012 to implement the City payroll project by January 1, 2013, at a cost of $263,940. As of March 2014 Denovo had filed eight change orders, increasing their payments to $1,252,584 -- five times the original cost.</li> <li>Seven of the change orders were signed by former city Innovation &amp; Performance Manager Chuck Half. The report found no documentation giving the performance manager authority to agree to the change orders, or any documentation indicating he was directly supervised in regard to the payroll project by more senior city officials.</li> </ul> <p>&ldquo;I refused to stand by while taxpayer dollars were being wasted on a poorly-managed system that could have put paychecks for city workers at risk, and this report shows why. A new payroll system will soon be in place that includes extra oversight from top officials in my administration,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>After suspending the payroll project last year the City contracted with another independent firm called Independent Catalyst to do a technical evaluation of the payroll system. That evaluation is complete and the City is about to enter a phase two contract with the firm to implement its recommended technological fixes. (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Workforce_Management_System_Recommendations_by_Independent_Catalyst.pdf">A report on those recommendations is here</a>.) The new payroll system should be implemented this fall.</p> <p>A new executive steering committee comprised of the Chief Administration Officer, the Office of Management and Budget Director, and the Personnel Director will oversee the system&rsquo;s implementation.</p> <p>Additionally, OMB now requires all software contracts to be signed off by the Innovation &amp; Performance Director, which provides an additional check and balance to help the City oversee its software inventory and its consistency with city policies.</p> <p>The report and 49 supporting document sets are below.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Denovo_Report_Final.pdf">ERP Fact Finding Report</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/1.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/1.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/3.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/3.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/4.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/4.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/5.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/5.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/6.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/6.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/7.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/7.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/8.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/8.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/9.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/10.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/10.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/11.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/11.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/12.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/12.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/13.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/13.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/14.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/14.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/15.PDF">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/15.PDF</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/16.PDF">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/16.PDF</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/17.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/17.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/18.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/18.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/19.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/19.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/20.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/20.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/21.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/21.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/22.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/22.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/23.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/23.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/24.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/24.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/25.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/25.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/26.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/26.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/27.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/27.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/28.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/28.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/29.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/29.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/30.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/30.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/31.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/31.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/32.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/32.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/33.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/33.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/34.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/34.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/35.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/35.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/36.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/36.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/37.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/37.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/38.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/38.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/39.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/39.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/40.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/40.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/41.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/41.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/42.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/42.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/43.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/43.pdf</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/44.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/44.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/45.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/45.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/46.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/46.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/47.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/47.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/48.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/48.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/49.pdf">http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/49.pdf</a></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:11:04 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Host National Innovative + Inclusive City Workshop http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4259 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh cluster of CEOs for Cities will hold a workshop June 10-12 for mayors, university presidents, and foundation, business and nonprofit leaders from around the nation.</p> <p>The Innovative + Inclusive City workshop will discuss ways community leaders can use inclusive economic strategies and cross-sector partnerships to tackle important urban issues in concrete and practical ways.</p> <p>Some 200 leaders from 25 cities are expected at the June 10-12 event at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the federal government in gridlock, Pittsburgh and other cities have emerged as the urban labs for testing and promoting progressive and successful policies to spur social and economic growth,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait to tell our city&rsquo;s story to other leaders around the nation, and more importantly, to learn theirs.&rdquo;</p> <p>CEOs for Cities, founded in 2001, is the only nonprofit organization in the country with an ongoing national network of cross-sector, cross-generation urban leaders that is focused on making cities better.</p> <p>&ldquo;We chose to have our national workshop in Pittsburgh because of the outstanding leadership of Mayor Peduto and the tremendous reputation that Pittsburgh has earned as one of the most&nbsp; innovative cities in the nation,&rdquo; said Lee Fisher, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities.</p> <p>CEOs for Cities is organized as a national network of &nbsp;&ldquo;City Clusters,&rdquo; which are groups of cross-sector leaders in each city who join the CEOs for Cities network together as a team. Through the June workshop in Pittsburgh, CEOs for Cities will provide a national platform for City Clusters to connect with each other to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned, and the latest cutting-edge ideas and practices for city success.</p> <p>All Pittsburgh residents are eligible for a special discounted registration fee of $100 that allows them to participate in any or all of the workshop. Registration <a href="http://www.ceosforcities.org/events/2015-city-cluster-workshop">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:27:52 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4258 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Filming video for Children&#39;s Hospital&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming video for INFORMS Competition at Heinz College</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Governor Schweiker</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Arthur Ziegler</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dennis Yablonsky and Jen Beer</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Fast Company Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgyh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at UpPrize networking event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:45pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;AlphaLab Gear, 6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:41:28 -0400 City, Green Building Alliance's Pittsburgh 2030 District Flip the Switch on Earth Hour 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4254 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 23, 2015)&nbsp; &ndash; Lights out, Pittsburghers. On Saturday, March 28, more than 50 buildings and monuments in Downtown and Oakland will celebrate Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Led by Green Building Alliance&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners, the City of Pittsburgh, and other key partners (listed below), dozens of buildings in Downtown and Oakland will turn off their non-essential lighting. The result will be a dramatic shift in the city&rsquo;s skyline and an increased awareness of environmental issues.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>While the City has participated in Earth Hour before, this year&rsquo;s celebration also serves as the kick-off for &ldquo;De-Light Pittsburgh&rdquo; &ndash; a year-long initiative designed to inspire a city-wide focus on energy efficiency while encouraging energy consciousness and ecological conservation to citizens. To celebrate both initiatives, Pittsburghers are asked to turn off their non-essential lighting and keep an eye on the skyline during Earth Hour. A &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; will also be hosted by GBA&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District and the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Carnegie Science Center.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Earth Hour is celebrated annually during late March (March 28 this year) because the Spring and Autumn equinoxes in both hemispheres overlap, allowing for near coincidental sunset times and therefore the greatest visual impact for a global event such as this. The lights-out event takes place from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where: </strong>Earth Hour is celebrated around the world, in more than 7,000 cities. In Pittsburgh, building owners in Downtown and Oakland will be turning off their lights.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Why:</strong> Earth Hour aims to draw awareness to climate change and encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Each participant has his or her own reason for joining Earth Hour. For example, Phyllis Barber, who manages environmental sustainability for Highmark, explains why Highmark is participating:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;At Highmark, we value environmental stewardship because a healthier environment helps create stronger communities of healthier people. Our participation in Earth Hour symbolizes our commitment to the environment and to the individuals and communities we serve.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> This year&rsquo;s Earth Hour celebration and De-Light Pittsburgh kick-off are led by Green Building Alliance&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District partners and the City of Pittsburgh. Participants in Downtown and Oakland who have committed to this effort include DCNR (the fountain at Point State Park), the city of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County buildings - as well as all three sports complexes, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and more than 80 other buildings in the surrounding areas including the Northside.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The following property owners are participating:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="ltr">Alcoa</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Bellefield Presbyterian Church</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">BNY Mellon</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Carlow University</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Highmark</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Highwoods</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Oxford Development</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Pirates</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">PNC Bank</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">SEA</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">UPMC</p> </li> <li> <p dir="ltr">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Key Partners for Earth Hour 2015 include:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh 2030 District</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Office of Mayor William Peduto</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Green Building Alliance</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carnegie Mellon University</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Green Workplace Challenge</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We&#39;re delighted with the amount of participation in this year&rsquo;s Earth Hour,&rdquo; says Anna Siefken, director of GBA&rsquo;s Pittsburgh 2030 District. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great way to demonstrate the importance of both individual and collective efforts in reducing environmental impact, and it will further position Pittsburgh as a leader as a sustainable, innovative city.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">How: If YOU want to get involved, turn off your lights! Members of the press are also invited to attend the Earth Hour &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; hosted at Carnegie Science Center. There, you can hear comments from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City Councilman Dan Gilman, enjoy food and drinks, and most importantly, see (and document) the dramatic effect of Earth Hour on the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Learn more about Pittsburgh&rsquo;s involvement in Earth Hour at <a href="http://www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour-2015">www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour-2015</a>. If you would like to attend the &ldquo;watch party&rdquo; on March 28, please email Leslie Montgomery (<a href="mailto:lesliem@gbapgh.org">lesliem@gbapgh.org</a>).</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About the Pittsburgh 2030 District&nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a <a href="http://www.go-gba.org/">Green Building Alliance</a> strategic innovation &ndash; presented by The Efficiency Network and supported by the EcoCommercial Building Network powered by Bayer&ndash; is a collaborative, nationally recognized, but local community of high performance buildings in Pittsburgh&#39;s Downtown and Oakland neighborhoods that aims to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption, reduce transportation emissions, and improve indoor air quality while increasing business competitiveness and owners&#39; returns on investment.&nbsp; Launched in August 2012, the Pittsburgh 2030 District is convened and facilitated by Green Building Alliance.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.2030district.org/pittsburgh">www.2030district.org/pittsburgh</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Green Building Alliance</strong></p> <p>Green Building Alliance (GBA) is a nonprofit organization that inspires the creation of healthy, high performing places for everyone.&nbsp; Founded in 1993 as one of the first U.S. Green Building Council affiliate organizations, and now a USGBC chapter, GBA is headquartered in Pittsburgh and serves the 26 counties of Western Pennsylvania.&nbsp; GBA&#39;s main initiatives include the Pittsburgh 2030 District, the Green &amp; Healthy Schools Academy, DASH, and the Knowledge Network.&nbsp; Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="about:blank">www.go-gba.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>Contact:</strong> Leslie Montgomery, Green Building Alliance,&nbsp;412-773-6006 or&nbsp;lesliem@gbapgh.org</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:32:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4253 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Dr. Baker, President and CEO of Pittsburgh Zoo</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">US Global Leadership Coalition event</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_669750949" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 12pm-1:30pm</span></span></div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_669750949" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Fairmont Pittsburgh, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;</span></span></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Groundbreaking for Lower Hill Roadway Project</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Councilwoman Kail Smith</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Call with Matt Kline</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:10:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Speak On Pittsburgh's Place On World Economic Stage http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4252 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto will speak at a panel discussion today called &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Role in the World: Smart Power in the 21st Century,&rdquo; hosted by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.</p> <p>He will be joined by Ambassador W. Robert Pearson, former president of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, and former Gov. Mark S. Schweiker, Honorary Co-Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.</p> <p>The panel will be introduced by Audrey Russo, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Board Chair of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The event is private and for World Affairs Council members only and special guests.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.usglc.org/">U.S. Global Leadership Coalition</a> is a broad-based network of over 400 businesses, NGOs, and military, faith-based and community leaders united in support of U.S. global engagement. The coalition includes AIPAC, Boeing, Caterpillar, Catholic Relief Services, Coca-Cola, GE, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Save the Children, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. USGLC works in Washington and across the country to educate the American public and policymakers on the importance of investing in diplomacy and development alongside defense in building a strategic, modern foreign policy.</p> <p>Established in 1931, the <a href="http://www.worldpittsburgh.org/">World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh</a> is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key global issues throughout Western Pennsylvania in order to increase the region&rsquo;s global competence so that it can better compete, collaborate, and make informed decisions in the 21st century global environment.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:39:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 21-22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4249 <p>Saturday, March 21, 2015:</p> <p>Day off</p> <p>Sunday, March 22, 2015:</p> <p>Day off</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:13:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Makes Nominations to City Boards, Commissions and Authorities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4247 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 20, 2015) Mayor William Peduto sent 36 nominations for seats on City boards, commissions and authorities to Pittsburgh City Council today.</p> <p>The nominations will be officially introduced at the regular meeting of council Tuesday. Some, but not all, will be subject to council interviews and votes.</p> <p>The list follows <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120">a February 20 call</a> by Mayor Peduto for volunteers, who were asked to submit applications through the City&rsquo;s website.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to extend my thanks to everyone who reached out and pledged their time to volunteer. That includes those for whom we unfortunately could not find seats,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The list of nominees, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2852">like those the Mayor forwarded for similar positions last year</a>, reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p>The list below also includes nominations the Mayor advanced today for appointments to external boards.</p> <p>The nominations include:</p> <p>Art Commission: Kathryn Heidemann, Andrew Doran Moss, Paradise Gray</p> <p>Personnel Board of Appeals: Cathy Qureshi</p> <p>Clean Pittsburgh Commission: Dana Adiepetro, Diane Swan, Aftyn Giles, Kyle Winkler</p> <p>Cable Communications Advisory Commission: Todd Underwood</p> <p>Commision on City Archives: Perry Blatz, Ruth Pompey, Katie O&#39;Malley, Lourdes Sanchez-Ridge, Justin Salinetro, Todd Siegel, Sarah Quinn, Debra Lam, Sonya Toler</p> <p>Commision on Human Relations: Gwendolyn Young, Winford Craig, Lee Fogarty</p> <p>Equal Opportunity Review Commission: Karen Hall</p> <p>Historic Review Commission: Matthew Falcone, Carol Peterson</p> <p>Shade Tree Commission: Jamil Bey, Joshua Lippert</p> <p>Allegheny League of Municipalities: Grant Ervin</p> <p>Oakland Business Improvement District: Henry Pyatt</p> <p>Steel Valley Authority: &nbsp;Rob Witherell, Dr. Christina Gabriel</p> <p>Steel Valley Enterprise Zone: Kyle Chintalapalli</p> <p>Sustainability Commission: Matthew Barron, Andrew Dash, Timothy West, Calli Baker</p> <p>Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board: LaTrenda Leonard</p> <p>Next week, the Mayor plans to submit a list of reappointments to city seats on the following boards:</p> <p>ALCOSAN: Greg Jones</p> <p dir="ltr">Disability Task Force: Gabe McMorland</p> <p dir="ltr">Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh: Peter Robert Kaplan, Enid Miller</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority: Councilwoman Deb Gross</p> <p dir="ltr">Stadium Authority: Stan Lederman</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:22:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4245 <div><strong>Speaking at PowerBreakfast Meeting</strong></div> <div>Location: Rivers Club, 301 Grant St</div> <div>Time: 8-9 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>Time: 10-11 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Joseph DiFiore</strong></div> <div>Time: 11-11:30 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Interview with Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times</strong></div> <div>Location: Holy Angels Parish, Hays</div> <div>Time: 12-1 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>SEIU 2015 Member Leader Conference</strong></div> <div>Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel &amp; Suites</div> <div>Time: 2-3 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>Time: 3-5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:52:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4239 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Working from home</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>&quot;Lunch with the Mayor&quot; winners from Achieva fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Janette Sadik-Khan</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Clayco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Annual Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking to Carnegie Mellon Student Senate</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:49:39 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Releases Data on Latest Pothole Blitz http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4238 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015) Preliminary numbers from the Department of Public Works and the city&rsquo;s 311 Response Center show the city responded to nearly 1,700 pothole patching requests last week and is currently responding to more than 2,000 others.</p> <p>While the city&rsquo;s official pothole blitz was delayed until Wednesday, March 11, due to inclement weather pothole patching actually began with overnight crews Sunday, March 8, and included a 24-hour patching shift the following day. In all Public Works crews worked approximately 100 hours last week on potholes citywide, with more work set for this week.</p> <p>The city announced the blitz March 6 and it was completed a week later on Friday, March 13. In that time the 311 office issued 3,694 pothole requests to DPW, and as of Monday, March 16, there were still 800 requests yet to be processed by staff. (Many requests listed multiple potholes so 311 staff has been working overtime the past week to organize them.)</p> <p>In two Public Works divisions 89% of pothole requests were completed, three others completed between 49-59%, and one completed 18% of requests. The latter division, in the city&rsquo;s East End, was issued 33% more pothole requests than any of the five other DPW divisions -- and that concentration of pothole requests <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/march2015potholesDPW.pdf">is also reflected in this map</a> produced by the City Planning Department.</p> <p>&ldquo;The city is using better technology -- and the sweat of hard-working DPW crews citywide -- to swiftly and transparently respond to as many potholes as we can. These numbers are getting better every day,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Please note that the numbers in today&rsquo;s full report, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/311StatsforMarch2015.pdf">available here</a>, are preliminary and changing. Public Works has already responded to many of the pothole requests listed as outstanding in the report, and is sending additional crews to the hard-hit 2nd and 3rd divisions tomorrow and Thursday. (Rain is expected Friday.)</p> <p>It is responding to the requests as quickly as possible, while also getting shelters and ballfields ready for spring, picking up garbage that had been buried under February&rsquo;s snows, and attending to other work, such as cleanup after Saturday&rsquo;s St. Patrick&rsquo;s Parade activities in Downtown and the South Side.</p> <p>Pothole repairs will become even more effective once hot asphalt is available for patching in early April.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have the right amount of resources to address potholes, while managing the other tasks we have to do. Hope is on the horizon -- and the horizon is nearly here,&rdquo; Public Works Director Mike Gable said.</p> <p>To fully keep its 900-mile street infrastructure sound, the city should be paving 80 to 90 miles of streets per year. (The life cycle of paving jobs is roughly 8-10 years.) Due to budget constraints the city only paved 40 miles last year, but was able to bump that up to plans for 50 miles this year.</p> <p>Last week&rsquo;s pothole blitz came on the heels of two snow events the week earlier. The attached numbers also detail those requests citywide.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:05:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Creates Pittsburgh 200th Anniversary Committee http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4235 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 18, 2015) Today, on Pittsburgh city government&rsquo;s 199th birthday, Mayor William Peduto named a committee of more than 25 civic leaders to help him plan events around the 200th anniversary of the City&rsquo;s incorporation.</p> <p>The 200th Anniversary committee will be charged with planning celebrations around the anniversary throughout next year. A signature event will feature descendants of Ebenezer Denny, the city&rsquo;s first Mayor, and as many relations as can be located every Mayor since.</p> <p>Pittsburgh city government was incorporated on March 18, 1816.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have much to celebrate next year, from the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh, to the 100th anniversary of the City-County Building to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ongoing growth and transformation into a cutting-edge 21st Century city,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I am excited by the possibilities and want to thank all members of the anniversary committee for joining me in this effort.&rdquo;</p> <p>Committee members include:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Samantha Balbier, Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership</li> <li>Esther Bush, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh</li> <li>Karina Chavez, Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education</li> <li>Meg Cheever, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy</li> <li>Mary Frances Cooper, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</li> <li>Nathan Darity, Amizade</li> <li>Craig Davis, VisitPittsburgh</li> <li>Rev. Richard L. Freeman, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network</li> <li>Presley Gillespie, Neighborhood Allies</li> <li>Magdeline Jensen, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh</li> <li>Chris Koch, Design Center</li> <li>Andy Masich, Heinz History Center</li> <li>Kevin McMahon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust</li> <li>Bob Nelkin, United Way of Allegheny County</li> <li>Barney Oursler, Pittsburgh United</li> <li>Lee Anne Pontis, New Pittsburgh Collaborative</li> <li>Audrey Russo, Pittsburgh Technology​ Council</li> <li>Harish Saluja, Silk Screen Film Festival</li> <li>Jack Shea, Allegheny County Labor Council</li> <li>Mitch Swain, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council</li> <li>Barbara Sieck Taylor, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania</li> <li>Jeremy Waldrup, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</li> <li>Doris Carson Williams, African American Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Dennis Yablonsky, Allegheny Conference on Community Development</li> <li>Lynn Zelevansky, Carnegie Museum of Art</li> <li>Arthur Ziegler, Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks</li> </ul> <p>The committee&rsquo;s first meeting is expected to be held early next month. For more information please contact Gloria Forouzan, Office Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, at <a href="mailto:gloria.forouzan@pittsburghpa.gov">gloria.forouzan@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or 412.255.2632.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:09:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4234 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez Ridge&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Reading to kids at Pittsburgh Montessori&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">201 S Graham St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Kyle Holbrook</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dave Roger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Oxford Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Welcoming PGH Community Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:40:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Launches Citywide Summer Internship Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4230 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 17, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today unveiled plans for the new City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program that will be orchestrated by the Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commision.</p> <p>&ldquo;Education and work experience are the perfect tandem for developing the future leaders of our city and our nation,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Our goals are to provide students with meaningful projects to enhance their skills in their field of study and give these young minds an opportunity to learn about city government.&rdquo;</p> <p>The program will feature paid and unpaid internships in varying departments throughout the city, starting on June 8th, 2015. The summer program is scheduled to end in mid-August 2015. Paid positions average about $10.00/hour but vary by department. Mayor Peduto has encouraged each department to commit to taking as many interns as possible for a minimum of 20 hours per week.</p> <p>The Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission has created a centralized application process for both paid and unpaid internships with the City of Pittsburgh. Current students interested in applying for an internship can create an online profile in the <a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/">Employment Center System</a>. Available internships will be listed on the <a href="https://www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/employmentcenter/JobListings.aspx">Current Job Openings</a> page.</p> <p>The deadline for Summer 2015 applications is April 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:54:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4228 <div><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Meeting with Environmental Charter School Students&nbsp;</span></span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><b>Meeting with Pittsburgh Donnybrook Boxing Team</b></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Citywide Internship Program Press Conference&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth, Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with Resident Tenant Council Leadreship</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with John Valentine</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with State Representatives</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland Joan Burton</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size:12px;">Council District 2 Vacant Schools Re-purposing Community Meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 6pm-7:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Location: Westwood School, 508 Shadyhill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205</span></div> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:04:21 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto To Announce Citywide Summer Internship Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4227 <div> <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 17, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto will hold a press conference this morning on the University of Pittsburgh campus to unveil plans for the new City of Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What: </strong>Citywide Internship Program Announcement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:&nbsp;</strong>Tuesday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> William Pitt Student Union - Lower Lounge</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Address:</strong> 4200 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh, PA</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> Mayor William Peduto and Todd Siegel - Director, Department of Personnel &amp; Civil Service Commission</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:55:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Delivers Remarks On Municipal Pension Reform http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4220 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 16, 2015) Mayor William Peduto this morning addressed the House Urban Affairs Committee, which is in Pittsburgh to hold an informational meeting on municipal pensions. The Mayor supports bipartisan efforts to address the mounting pension costs that are straining city budgets across Pennsylvania.</p> <p>His remarks as prepared for delivery are in full below:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Testimony to House Urban Affairs Committee on Municipal Pension Reform</strong></p> <p>Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>March 16, 2015</p> <p>Good Morning. Thank you Chairman Petri and all Members for coming to Pittsburgh to hold this important hearing today.</p> <p>There are two overarching issues that must be addressed to secure our municipal pension plans and ensure that we make good on the promises we have made to our workers for decades to come. The first issue is chronic underfunding of many of the thousands of municipal pension plans across Pennsylvania. The second issue is the byzantine and unwieldy system of administration for these thousands of plans. If we can address these two underlying issues and the symptoms that grow out of them not only will we secure the future we promised for our retirees but we will restore municipalities all across the Commonwealth to stable fiscal footing and begin to remove the looming danger of runaway pension costs once and for all.</p> <p><strong>Issue 1: Chronic underfunding of municipal pension plans</strong></p> <p>Symptoms of the problem:</p> <p dir="ltr">Municipal pension plans in Pennsylvania are currently carrying over $7.5 billion in total debt, a staggering figure that is a constant drain on the ability of local elected officials and city workers to maintain infrastructure, carry out public safety responsibilities, and modernize government. The City of Pittsburgh spends about one fifth of our budget every year just on our pension obligations and despite the radical reforms we have put in place through Act 47 and other initiatives our pension fund is still constantly hovering between 50 and 60% funded. We are expending tens of millions and making sweeping reforms just to keep our heads above water.</p> <p>And we&rsquo;re not alone. Local governments across the Commonwealth are dealing with exactly the same problems, as municipal workforces shrink and the number of municipal retirees grows. We&rsquo;re still operating under a 1970s style pension system while trying to build 21st century governments and it&rsquo;s long past time that we make some basic common-sense changes to reflect our current needs and priorities. That&rsquo;s why I stand with elected officials like Governor Wolf and Auditor General DePasquale and groups like the Pennsylvania Municipal League and the Coalition for Sustainable Communities in calling for real municipal pension reform that protects retirees, ensures a good pension for current workers, and sets up a framework that will allow us to meet the needs of future employees.</p> <p>There are some clear steps the General Assembly could take to address these problems now and you will have my full support and, I expect, the support of hundreds of local elected officials across the Commonwealth dealing with this same challenge. It is our responsibility to stop kicking the can down the road and to address this challenge head on, now, before it grows beyond our ability to do something about it.</p> <p><strong>Solutions to the problem:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Eliminate the practice of &lsquo;spiking&rsquo; overtime used in order to artificially inflate pension benefits;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Bring retirement age and service requirements for full pension eligibility into line with updated life expectancies;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Shift to a more cost-contained pension system for new hires;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Establish consistent member contribution provisions;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Amend the current formula of state aid distribution under Act 205 to provide for additional state aid to distressed municipalities on the condition that they meet certain requirements such as funding plans in accordance with Act 205 standards, capping benefit increases, putting in place a new benefit structure for new hires, and ensuring that both the employee and the employer are already contributing to the fund.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Additionally, Act 205 pension aid payments should be based on the number of retirees, not the number of current employees.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Limit the percentage of aid that can be provided by the Commonwealth and require that all municipalities contribute a baseline percentage of their total plan liabilities;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Create a new acceptable standard range for rate of return assumptions that is more in line with current economic conditions;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Require public reporting of pension costs, broken down by plan;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Mandate reductions in administrative and overhead expenses.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Issue 2: Administration challenges of municipal pension plans</strong></p> <p>Symptoms of the problem:</p> <p dir="ltr">Pennsylvania is home to over 3,000 individual municipal pension plans, more than 25% of all of the municipal pension plans in the entire country. This extreme decentralization has led to extreme inefficiencies, high costs of administration, and the loss of economies of scale. Many municipalities simply don&rsquo;t have the capacity to manage their plans and make successful investments, to comply with statutory rules and guidelines, and to do the long term actuarial analyses necessary to budget appropriately. Even for the larger municipalities that have the staff to perform these functions there are significant annual costs for outside consultants and analysts to assist. These inefficiencies and duplication of efforts are draining municipal coffers and diverting scarce resources away from the basic services that we should be providing to our citizens.</p> <p><strong>Solutions to the problem:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Work with DCED or another state agency to develop an oversight, standards, and training regime to assist local governments in complying with statutory rules regarding plan funding and administration.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Begin to develop a plan to consolidate the thousands of municipal pension plans in the Commonwealth into several jointly administered plans based on employee class;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Modernize plans by including portability options that would allow municipal employees to change jobs without fear of losing their accrued benefits and service times;</p> </li> </ul> <p>Thank you.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:33:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4217 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with PA House Urban Affairs Committee</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Richard Piacentini</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Millcraft</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Office of Management and Budget</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Department of Public Works</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Chiefs and Directors</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:22:25 -0400 City Leaders Extend Thanks For Successful St. Patrick's Parade Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4216 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 15, 2015) Mayor William Peduto and City Council President Bruce Kraus issued the following statements Sunday morning after a successful St. Patrick&#39;s Parade day, in which thousands celebrated in Downtown and the South Side, with only 10 arrests:</p> <p>&quot;I want to thank all police and public safety personnel for their tireless efforts through the day and night, and the public works crews who went straight from around the clock pothole patching into working overnight so our streets were clean by the time people went to church Sunday morning,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;Thanks are due too to Gov. Wolf for providing State Police and Liquor Control officers, and County Executive Fitzgerald for supplying mounted police. I wish everyone a blessed St. Patrick&#39;s Day on Tuesday.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;This was a great team effort from all levels of government, public safety and public works, and responsible parade-goers and businesses,&quot; Council President Kraus said. &quot;Advance planning and cooperation paid off.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:10:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 14-15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4215 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday, March 14</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Salvation Army Canteen Dedication</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Wyndham Grand Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 16.1200008392334px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250);">600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday, March 15</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:14:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4212 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Recognition Ceremony for Animal Control staff</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with John Staley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Press conference with Dave Hickton, US Attorney re:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Department of Justice Building Community Trust and Justice Grant</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Oasis Project Homewood Redevelopment</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Shooting video for p4 Conference with Heinz Endowments</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Department of Public Works</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:22:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4209 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Barry Ford and Frank Kass</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at CONNECT Utilities Summit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>DLR German Space Agency event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5:15pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:30:19 -0400 Welcoming Pittsburgh Launches Community Outreach Phase http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4208 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) Welcoming Pittsburgh, an initiative of Mayor William Peduto, yesterday kicked off its community outreach phase at the Hill House with the first of five community events. To increase its reach, Welcoming Pittsburgh also launched a citywide survey to hear from all who live, work, and play in Pittsburgh and to learn what is needed to build a more welcoming experience for our growing immigrant community. Visit <a href="https://welcoming-pittsburgh.squarespace.com">welcomingpittsburgh.com</a> for more information and to take the survey.</p> <p dir="ltr">The survey has two tracks, one for community members born outside of United States and one for those born in the States. It will be made available in multiple languages beginning with English (available now), Spanish, and Nepali. The survey is designed to gather input from a wide range of immigrants and the&nbsp;general public.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Welcoming Pittsburgh is an opportunity to engage all of our city&rsquo;s human capital to further our growth and economic competitiveness,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;To be successful in our roadmap for Welcoming Pittsburgh, it is critical to hear from as many people as possible, so that we can shape our future together.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">As part of the Mayor&rsquo;s vision to grow Pittsburgh&rsquo;s population by 20,000 new residents over the next 10 years, and to do right by those currently living in the city, the <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8hpfQAjQ-x4UXJXRzU1MWZpRnM/view">Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council</a>&nbsp;has been&nbsp;working to draft a plan that will help make Pittsburgh more welcoming and to build a more livable city for all of its residents. The information collected from the survey will help to prioritize and shape the final roadmap, a strategic plan that is set to be released May 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">In addition to the meeting held at the Hill House, more community meetings are being held at the University of Pittsburgh, Kingsley Association, Children&rsquo;s Museum, and Brashear High School.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on the community outreach phase or Welcoming Pittsburgh as a whole, please contact Manager, Special Initiatives, Betty Cruz, at 412-255-2439 or by email at <a href="mailto:betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov">betty.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <div>###</div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:12:02 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO ANNOUNCES 15 NEW 'LOVE YOUR BLOCK' GRANT RECIPIENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4206 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced the 15 organizations that will receive funding for the eighth 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. Additionally, a special $2,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 25 to June 30, 2015.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is with great pleasure that I announce the new Love Your Block season bringing together neighbors, community members, and volunteers to enhance our city by turning blighted, vacant lots into beautiful community assets,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;These projects exhibit the best of what the City of Pittsburgh has to offer, an unmatched sense of pride with a passionate spirit of volunteerism. Through Love Your Block, we in city government have an opportunity to walk hand in hand with Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens to execute these solutions.&rdquo;</p> <p>Love Your Block is made possible thanks to Peoples Natural Gas, the PNC Foundation and The Home Depot. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;It 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. &nbsp;</p> <p>While all the projects this past fall were impressive, Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council was selected to win the &ldquo;Best Block Revitalization Project&rdquo; and will receive an additional $2,000 for future block enhancements. This group engaged community members to revitalize a vacant lot next to a community center in the heart of their neighborhood, which has now become a focal point. &nbsp;They refreshed the garden, built scaffolding for raspberry vines, added a new neighborhood sign and planted a spruce tree that they plan to decorate for the holidays every year. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We were able to beautify our community by adding true value to these two spaces that had been neglected over the years,&rdquo; said Quincy Jones of the Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council. &nbsp;&ldquo;The good thing about our location is that it is on the bus line, so when residents ride the bus or come through this main artery of this community they can see the work that we&rsquo;ve done.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a> email <a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or call 412-255-2280.</p> <p>SPRING 2015 GRANT RECIPIENTS</p> <p>1. Bloomfield Development Corporation</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a traffic island adding decorative native plants to enhance the gateway sign at the entrance of the neighborhood. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">2. St Paul AME Church</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will revitalize an existing community garden adding shrub and perennials, refreshing vegetable gardens and installing birdhouse designed by local youth.</p> <p dir="ltr">3. Mt Washington Community Development Corporation</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will clean up and beautify the lot containing the Shaler Street steps in preparation for a rebuild of the stairs.</p> <p dir="ltr">4.White Lily Baptist Church</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a local park by landscaping adding plants and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">5. Hill House Association</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create beautiful entrance gardens in three high traffic areas.</p> <p dir="ltr">6. Polish Hill Civic Association</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will improve a parklet at a busy intersection by adding annuals, perennials and pollinators to create a traffic calming space.</p> <p dir="ltr">7. Hazelwood Initiative</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will build a temporary socialization/seating area in an established outdoor market place.</p> <p dir="ltr">8. South Side Community Council of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will complete the landscape plan around an industrial art sculpture in Riverfront Park, following the initial design plan. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">9. Beechview Business District Revitalization Project</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will beautify a highly visible Pittsburgh Parking Authority lot, by landscaping adding new native perennials and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">10. Penn State Extension Center</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will improve an existing teaching garden adding new stairs, trellis and hard cloth to keep out pests</p> <p dir="ltr">11. Monticello Street Hospitality House</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will turn an overgrown vacant lot adding a flower and herb garden.</p> <p dir="ltr">12. Soldiers &amp; Sailors Museum</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a veterans monument, sprucing up pathways, clearing overgrowth and planting flowers and shrubs.</p> <p dir="ltr">13. Larimer Green Team</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create a new green space, by clearing overgrowth and planting shrubs, trees and flowers.</p> <p dir="ltr">14. Spring Hill Civic League</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will create a garden on a vacant lot in Spring Hill.</p> <p dir="ltr">15. Perry Hilltop Citizens Council</p> <p dir="ltr">Volunteers will enhance a community garden by clearing weeds and debris, mulching the beds and planting native flowers and perennials.</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 9,000 volunteers have committed nearly 60,000 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><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 <a href="http://citiesofservice.org/">citiesofservice.org </a>or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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>###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:04:47 -0400 City Celebrates March 11 '3-1-1 Day' http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4205 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto today celebrated March 11 as &lsquo;3-1-1 Day&rsquo; in the City of Pittsburgh in honor of the continued success and development of the 311 Response Center.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The success of the 311 Response Center is a city-wide effort,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;I am very proud of the commitment our employees continue to demonstrate to this invaluable service.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The 311 Response Center is a part of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance. Since the creation of the Department in February 2014, several upgrades and improvements have been made to the 311 process, demonstrating the Peduto administration&rsquo;s continued commitment to providing services in an efficient, effective and equitable manner.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The goals of the 311 Response Center are to provide excellent customer service and easy access to government,&rdquo; said 311 Manager Wendy Urbanic. &ldquo;The 311 Response Center is proud to serve the citizens, visitors, employees and commuters of the City of Pittsburgh. We are very excited about implementing changes to make those services even better.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Statistics</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">From February 2014 - February 2015, 311 received the following:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of service requests: &nbsp;&nbsp;60,311 (61% increase from 36,935 requests in 2013)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of service requests completed: &nbsp;51,682 (86% completion rate)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of calls: &nbsp;89,095 &nbsp;(75% increase from 66,448 calls in 2013)</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Number of emails: &nbsp;10,427</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Despite the increase in service request volume, the abandoned call rate was was 4.2%, down from 9.1% in 2013.</p> <p>Top issues reported: &nbsp;Potholes (15,074), Weeds/Debris (4,724), Snow &amp; Ice Control (3,381)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Enhancements</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">In 2014, 311 phone hours were expanded to 7am-4:30pm M-F to accommodate more traditional users. Phone hours will be expanded to 7am-7pm M-F later this month. In addition to extended hours, 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>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>311 Response Center Highlights of 2014/2015:</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Introduced @Pgh311 on Twitter, there are now over 3, 700 followers. &nbsp;The average engagement rate is 4.3% for the past 28 days, with over 1400 request taken via Twitter.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Installed new Automatic Call Distributor to manage phone queues and allow cross-training opportunities with the City&rsquo;s Help Desk. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Installed Call Recording software so that every call is now monitored and recorded for improved customer service.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Extended operator hours to 7am-4:30pm on Oct 6, 2014.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Operating hours will be extended to 7am-7pm 12-hour coverage on March 30, 2015.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Provided outreach at various city and community/neighborhood events: Civic Leadership Academy, Citywide Public Safety Meeting and Love Your Block.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Issued RFP to purchase new Customer Relationship Management software to be implemented in Summer, 2015</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Working with CMU on using 311 data for predictive analytics to support city operations</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Planning for the Association of Government Contact Center Professionals annual national conference (AGCCP.org) to be hosted in Pittsburgh in May, 2015. Over one hundred 311 Center representatives from across the country will come to Pittsburgh to discuss best practices and experiences.</p> </li> </ul> <p><br /> ###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:07:24 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Details Plans For St. Patrick's Day Parade March 14 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4204 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 11, 2015) City of Pittsburgh officials announced plans today to ensure a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for tens of thousands of visitors expected in the city Saturday for St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day parade festivities.</p> <p>Motorists should expect delays and street closures Downtown after 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning from the parade staging area on Liberty Avenue from 11th Street east to 26th Street in the Strip District. The parade starts Downtown at 10 a.m. at Liberty Avenue and Grant Street, goes to the Boulevard of the Allies and finishes at a grandstand at Stanwix Street.</p> <p>Streets should begin reopening by 1 p.m., but those attending other Downtown events -- including the 1 p.m. Pittsburgh Penguins game at Consol Energy Center and the Home &amp; Garden Show starting at 10 a.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center -- should plan for delays or consider taking public transit.</p> <p>Uniformed and bike patrol officers from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be enforcing the city&rsquo;s prohibition against open containers of alcohol throughout the day.</p> <p>No alcohol will be permitted within the public plaza at Market Square for a family event hosted by the St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day Parade Committee from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but open containers will be allowed in a confined section of the plaza for those ages 21 and over from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. During the &ldquo;Irish Fair in the Square&rdquo; entertainment will be provided by the Market Square Merchants Association, before the square shuts down at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>More than 40 Port Authority bus routes will temporarily be detoured during the parade but should resume regular routing by mid-afternoon. Detour information will be posted online at PortAuthority.org and available by calling Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number 412-231-7007.</p> <p>As the parade ends the Department of Public Works will begin picking up barriers and trash and sweeping Downtown streets.</p> <p>With the conclusion of the parade public safety personnel including city police and mounted Allegheny County police will shift their focus to the South Side. State Liquor Control Board officers will monitor the area for underage drinking. Pennsylvania State Police will be posted at entrances to the East Carson Street corridor at 10th Street and the Birmingham Bridge. An extra medic unit will be on scene through 3 a.m.</p> <p>Those visiting the South Side are urged against parking in the neighborhood&rsquo;s dense residential streets.</p> <p>Alternate parking plans have been developed by the City, the South Side Chamber of Commerce, the South Side Bar and Restaurant Association and the Pittsburgh Sociable City Plan. Those alternatives include three valet parking at lots at 21st Street and E. Carson; 18th Street and E. Carson; and the First National Bank lot on E. Carson between 11th and 12th Streets. Public parking is also available at garages at South Side Works and Station Square.</p> <p>Port Authority buses will continue their normal routes through the South Side all day, though during the parade riders using the 48 and 51 bus routes will be required to transfer to the T at Station Square.</p> <p>A taxi stand will be available from noon to 3 a.m. on E. Carson between 17th and 18th Streets, and pedicabs from 2 p.m. to midnight at a stand on E. Caron at 18th Street.</p> <p>Thirty portable toilets will be in the E. Carson business district between 12th and 25th Streets, as well as 45 large cardboard trash cans.</p> <p>Police will begin clearing the South Side at 2 a.m.</p> <p>At that time Public Works will also begin collecting barricades, picking up trash and street sweeping. Crews will use backpack blowers to blow sidewalk trash into the paths of street sweepers.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:29:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4203 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Senator Toomey&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Returning from Washington DC National League of Cities Conference</span></strong></div> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:39:37 -0400 Media Advisory: City To Detail Planning For St. Patrick's Day Parade Activities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4201 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 10, 2015) Tomorrow morning&nbsp;City of Pittsburgh officials will detail plans to ensure a safe, fun and clean atmosphere for tens of thousands of visitors expected in the city Saturday for St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day parade festivities.</p> <div><strong>WHO</strong>: Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, Operations Chief Guy Costa, Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar, City Council President Bruce Kraus</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHAT</strong>: Detailing city planning for Saturday, March 14, parade activities in Downtown and the South Side</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHEN</strong>: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015</div> <p>###</p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:26:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4199 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today where he &nbsp;will chair the Council on Youth, Education, and Families meeting at the <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">National League of Cities Congressional City Congress</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4193">Yesterday</a> the Mayor met with President Obama and attended a meeting of the NLC&rsquo;s Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force, a diverse group of mayors who are committed to making a difference for children and families in their cities through innovative, progressive, and focused work on education.</p> <p>In January the Mayor <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">was named co-chair</a> of the NLC&rsquo;s Council on Youth, Education, and Families. At the YEF Council, Mayor Peduto plays a key role in informing NLC&rsquo;s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America&rsquo;s cities and towns before Congress, with the Obama Administration and at home.</p> <p>Issues covered by the council include early childhood development and education, health and wellness, afterschool programming, youth violence prevention and family economic success. The council is scheduled to meet in Pittsburgh in July.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Youth, Education, and Families Council Meeting</strong></p> <p>Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with US Global Leadership Coalition</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Jerry Abramson</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting at DNC with Mayors Nan Whaley (Dayton) &amp; Betsy Hodges (Minneapolis)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with U.S. Senator Bob Casey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, D.C.</p> <p>###<img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/5YzBs1JLFppGseGOpy5tpYfUD5BHPKW5VGDDuhtozo04g2ssKHTrI_B64tWZb5mh7v9VSt9WhP04PObBHpNhA50bLLQnV63Vb7OBH6pGwwIqENFfYhPnJ7ODwyW-v4gKy0OP4Ks" /></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:01:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Named to Bipartisan National League of Cities Presidential Task Force http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4194 <p dir="ltr">WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is one of 17 municipal officials nationwide who has been named to a bipartisan 2016 Presidential Election Task Force by the National League of Cities.</p> <p>The task force will seek to raise the visibility of city issues during the upcoming presidential election cycle, and develop an actionable plan that includes tools and resources for NLC members to engage candidates on city issues.</p> <p>&ldquo;More than 80 percent of Americans live in urban areas, and it is imperative that the issues cities face be at the forefront in the 2016 presidential election,&rdquo; said National League of Cities President and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, who named the task force. &ldquo;Our goal is to ensure that future Administrations understand the needs of America&rsquo;s cities and support the policies and partnerships that enable cities, and the nation, grow and prosper.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh and other cities have proven themselves as strong partners with the federal government, and the White House, in implementing policy changes that help all Americans,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored to be part of this important effort to keep that city-driven momentum going.&rdquo;</p> <p>At the initial planning meeting tomorrow during NLC&rsquo;s <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">Congressional City Conference</a> in Washington, D.C., the task force will begin developing a plan of action for the organization and its members by considering policy issues for a city platform and engagement strategies. The task force will then lead NLC&rsquo;s participation at both national political conventions, and in the transition to the next administration.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2016 Presidential Election Task Force Members:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Ind., Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Betsy Price, mayor, Fort Worth, Texas, Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Pedro Segarra, mayor, Hartford, Conn., Task Force Co-Chair</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dan Gilmartin, executive director, Michigan Municipal League</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Alan Kemp, executive director, Iowa League of Cities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Kevin Kramer, councilmember, Louisville, Ky.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dot LaMarche, vice mayor, Farragut, Tenn.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Cindy Lerner, mayor, Pinecrest, Fla.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Sam Mamet, director, Colorado Municipal League</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Paul Meyer, executive director, North Carolina League of Municipalities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;William Peduto, mayor, Pittsburgh, Pa.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;David Sander, vice mayor, Rancho Cordova, Calif.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Judy Silva, executive director, New Hampshire Municipal Association</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mike Sittig, executive director, Florida League of Cities</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Craig Thurmond, mayor, Broken Arrow, Okla.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Randal Wallace, councilmember, Myrtle Beach, S.C.</p> <p dir="ltr">&middot; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Nan Whaley, mayor, Dayton, Ohio</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>NLC Media Contact:</strong></p> <p>Tom Martin</p> <p>Senior Associate, Strategic Communications</p> <p>National League of Cities (NLC)</p> <p>202-626-3186 |&nbsp;<a href="mailto:martin@nlc.org" target="_blank">martin@nlc.org</a></p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:37:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4193 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 9, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. this morning, where he will meet with President Barack Obama while attending the <a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/">National League of Cities Congressional City Congress</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In the afternoon the Mayor will attend a meeting of the NLC&rsquo;s Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force, a diverse group of mayors who are committed to making a difference for children and families in their cities through innovative, progressive, and focused work on education. In January <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">the Mayor was named co-chair</a> of the NLC&rsquo;s Council on Youth, Education, and Families.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Mayor is attending the conference through Wednesday afternoon.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Public schedule:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with President Barack Obama</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:45-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><a href="http://ccc.nlc.org/announcement/">Address by President Obama</a></strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayors&rsquo; Education Reform Task Force meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Will Marshall, President of Progressive Policy Institute</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Democratic Municipal Officials Advisory Board Reception and Dinner</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30-9 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Lebanese Taverna, Washington, D.C.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:49:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4188 <p>Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Public Schedule, March 6, 2015:</p> <p>Working in office</p> <p>Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.</p> <p>NOTE: Flights <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4184">announced yesterday </a>to an engagement in Washington D.C. were canceled due to weather.</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:26:47 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Reaches Contract Agreement With Firefighters Union http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4187 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration is pleased to announce that it has reached a final contract agreement with International Association of Firefighters Local No. 1.</p> <p>The agreement is for four years and adheres to the limits set by the city&rsquo;s 2014 Act 47 Amended Recovery Plan. It includes the Act 47 required first year wage freeze for 2015 followed by raises of 1%, 2% and 2% in each of the three successive years. &nbsp;In addition, the union agreed to dismiss a previously filed lawsuit against the city and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding the city&#39;s Act 47 status. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The agreement was approved in votes this week by the union&rsquo;s membership, and was previously approved by the city&#39;s Act 47 team.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank the firefighters for the work they do every day to keep our city and residents safe, and to their union leadership and the Act 47 team for working with us on a contract that is good both for our workers and for city taxpayers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This agreement creates a pathway to building a positive working relationship with the Mayor and his administration, which is a win for our residents and our firefighters,&rdquo; said Ralph Sicuro, president of IAFF Local No. 1. &ldquo;This agreement maintains safety for the residents and the firefighters and falls within the financial parameters of Act 47.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The city is also close to reaching a tentative contract agreement with the Fraternal Order of Professional Paramedics Local 1.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city&rsquo;s contracts with the firefighters and the paramedics expired at the end of 2014, as did contracts with five other bargaining units: Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1; American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME Local 2719 and 2037), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 192-B and 688). Negotiations are ongoing while the previous contract terms stay in place.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:25:57 -0500 Pittsburgh Public Works To Begin 24/7 Pothole Blitz on Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4186 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 6, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will conduct an around-the-clock pothole blitz next week for three straight days beginning Tuesday night.</p> <p dir="ltr">Weather permitting, Department of Public Works crews will begin filling potholes citywide starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, and finish at 6 p.m., Friday, March 13. Crews will work during night and day shifts for 72 hours, while also attending to rubbish and riverfront cleanup from storms and flooding this week.</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, as well as problem areas identified by Public Works supervisors.</p> <p dir="ltr">Please note that to effectively dispatch repairs 311 needs as many details as possible on pothole locations, such as addresses, intersections, block numbers, or landmarks.</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:&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form">http://pittsburghpa.gov/311/form</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:02:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, March 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4184 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 5, 2015) Mayor William Peduto travels to Washington D.C. this afternoon to address <a href="http://focus2015.franceintheus.org">FOCUS 2015</a>, a forum on sustainable cities and climate change hosted by the French Ambassador to the United States.</p> <p dir="ltr">The forum, presented in conjunction with the National League of Cities, is a gathering of French and American government leaders and climate change experts in advance of the <a href="http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en">United Nations Paris Climate Conference</a> being held in December 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor&rsquo;s flight and hotel accommodations are being covered by the French Embassy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.-Noon</p> <p dir="ltr"><strike><strong>Flight to Washington D.C.</strong></strike></p> <p dir="ltr"><strike>Time: 1 p.m.</strike></p> <p dir="ltr">NOTE: The Mayor&#39;s flights were canceled due to weather.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:02:46 -0500 UPDATE: Salt Supplies Adequate; Refuse Collection Suspended; 100 Vehicles Plowing & Salting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4183 <p>UPDATE: 11: 30 a.m.</p> <p>The Department of Public Works advises that it has adequate amounts of road salt on hand to treat city streets today, but that as temperatures drop this afternoon neither salt nor&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Liquid Calcium Chloride will be effective so crews will transition to plowing only.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The department still has 100 vehicles out, which is the City&#39;s maximum storm deployment level, and progress&nbsp;</span>can be monitored via the city&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/snow-plow-tracker">Snow Plow Tracker</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Those vehicles are concentrating on getting down as much road salt as possible in the intervening time until temperatures plunge below 15 degrees, which is when road treatments are rendered ineffective. At that point crews will transition to plowing only, continuing through overnight when temperatures are expected to go below freezing. As temperatures rise tomorrow salting will start again.</span></p> <p>Crews are also responding to flooded roadways and riverfronts. As of 11:30 a.m. today, both the 10th Street Bypass and the South Side Riverfront Park were closed, and water was rising onto riverfront walkways along the North Shore and Point State Park.</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 5, 2015)&nbsp;Due to Thursday&#39;s weather conditions the Department of Public Works is suspending refuse service for the day.&nbsp;On Friday&nbsp;crews will attend to the&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;locations in addition to regular Friday pickups.</p> <p>If they are unable to get everything&nbsp;on Friday, Environmental Services will work overtime&nbsp;on Saturday&nbsp;to finish the routes.</p> <p>As for snow removal, the Department has deployed 100 vehicles this morning to salt and plow.&nbsp;Park divisions will provide all available resources to the aligned street divisions while they also address the salting of park sidewalks.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&nbsp;started snowing about&nbsp;7 p.m.&nbsp;Wednesday night and crews with 45 vehicles worked through the night salting and/or plowing.</p> <p>Public Works will determine later today how many resources to extend until&nbsp;6 p.m. when the regular&nbsp;night turn crews -- which usually begin work at 10 p.m. -- are brought in early.&nbsp;</p> <div>###</div> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:51:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Calls for Statewide Municipal Pension Reform http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4181 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today endorsed bipartisan efforts by mayors, legislators and business leaders statewide to approve legislation to address Pennsylvania&rsquo;s growing municipal pension crisis.</p> <p>The crisis is reflected in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s own pension fund, which was the subject of <a href="http://www.paauditor.gov/press-releases/auditor-general-depasquale-says-despite-recent-city-actions-pittsburgh-municipal-pension-fund-continues-to-show-stress">an audit released today</a> by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. Despite efforts to shore up the fund, increase funding for it out of the city&rsquo;s operating budget, and an improving stock market, Pittsburgh&rsquo;s overall funding ratio still dropped from 62 percent in 2011 to 58 percent in 2013.</p> <p>Operating budget support for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s fund had to rise from 11.3 percent of the city&rsquo;s total spending in 2014 to 12.9 percent in 2015, which points to an unsustainable rate of long-term spending growth. Municipalities across the state are facing similar pension difficulties, and in his budget speech Tuesday Gov. Tom Wolf too mentioned the need to strengthen municipal pensions.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have done everything possible to fix our pension woes but they continue to mount. The system is simply broken,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;This is a fiscal crisis that may end in bankruptcies for some of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s cities, and I join mayors all across the state desperate for a real solution.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto joined efforts by the Pennsylvania Municipal League and others to push for municipal pension reform, starting with discussions on upcoming House Bill 316. The bill contemplates:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">All current employees being held harmless and retaining existing rights and benefits at current levels</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">For new hires only, adoption of a cash balance hybrid plan that includes aspects of &nbsp;both a defined benefit and a defined contribution plan</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Authorizing an optional 457 plan as an additional employee retirement tool</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Requiring pensions to be calculated on base pay and a small percent of overtime, curbing pension &ldquo;spiking&rdquo;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Removing pension benefits from the collective bargaining process &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Establishing pension plan portability options for new hires</p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Improving job and pension security for uniformed unions</p> </li> </ul> <p>In addition Mayor Peduto is also pushing a solution that resets state distribution formulas for pension aid.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are at the beginning of long but vitally important discussions on municipal pension reform,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Whatever form this legislation ultimately takes it must be a comprehensive solution to this statewide problem that keeps our financial promises not only to our workers, but our taxpayers too. We have no other choice.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:53:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4178 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CEO Breakfast on Ending Gender Violence</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7:30am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KQV Radio Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Doyle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;10 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>City of Pittsburgh Municipal Pension Audit Report</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Bill Thomas</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Howard Russel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Lam</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:42:05 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4174 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Fred Branovan</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with PA Student Equality Coalition&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Deutschtown Music Festival&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Promotions&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Beechview Merchants Association Board of Directors</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 2129 Braodway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216&nbsp;</span></div> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:39:17 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Still Seeking Volunteer Help for Boards, Authorities & Commissions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4171 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 2, 2015) Roles are still open for volunteers interested in neighborhood issues such as building codes, disruptive properties and water bills, and for preservationists who can help oversee the City&rsquo;s archives.</p> <p dir="ltr">Last month the Peduto administration <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120">announced</a> openings for several volunteer roles in City boards, authorities and commissions. Interest has been high in the positions, but the City is still seeking more applicants for the following:</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/4x6LOK/Building-Code-Board-Of-Appeals.html">Building Code Board of Appeals</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/bCl4Kv/Commission-On-City-Archives.html">Commission on City Archives</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vngbur/Disruptive-Property-Appeals-Board.html">Disruptive Property Appeals Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/X1NSQ0/Water-Exoneration-Hearing-Board.html">Water Exoneration Hearing Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr">They are among the openings on nine bodies, <a href="http://apply.pittsburghpa.gov/">all of which are listed here on the City website</a>. Links for each group describe the volunteer roles and whether city residency or professional certificates are required for the positions.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City is seeking well-qualified applicants for the roles who reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those interested may upload their information and resume to the website, as well as a brief personal statement. The Mayor&rsquo;s Office will review the applications and choose appointees for each open seat available. Appointees must be confirmed by City Council.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:34:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4168 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with WJAS&nbsp;</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with Governor Mark Schweiker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-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, 02 Mar 2015 10:39:15 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 28-March 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4163 <p><em>Saturday February 28</em></p> <p><strong>10th Annual Bricolage Urban Scrawl Event</strong></p> <p>Time: 8pm-10pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday March 1</em></p> <p><strong>Day off&nbsp;</strong></p> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:11:13 -0500 Statement on OMI Investigation of February 25 Pittsburgh Police Chase and Arrest Downtown http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4161 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 27, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh released the following statement after the arrest Wednesday of Devon Davis. Davis, with three passengers including a 20-month-old child, fled Pittsburgh Police in his SUV before crashing into another vehicle carrying a toddler and two other passengers Downtown, and was apprehended after a foot chase by police. He was wanted on two bench warrants involving illegal gun possession and drug delivery charges:</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;The Office of Municipal Investigations is the city&#39;s lead investigative agency and is doing an independent review of this matter. As with all use of force cases where impropriety is alleged, OMI will seek an outside review by a third party expert as part of its investigation.</p> <p>To avoid jeopardizing this ongoing OMI investigation, the City will have no further comment.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4160 <div><strong>Meeting with Rob Bowman of Charter Homes and Development</strong></div> <div>Time: 10-10:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayor Marty O&#39;Malley Funeral Mass</strong></div> <div>Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: St. Maurice Church, 2001 Ardmore Boulevard, Forest Hills</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greeting Girl Scouts</strong></div> <div>Time:12 p.m.</div> <div>Location: U.S. Steel Tower, 600 Grant Street</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div>Time: 1-3 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Allegheny Land Trust</strong></div> <div>Time: 3-4 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Rev. Burgess</strong></div> <div>Time: 4-5 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Celebration for Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, University of Pittsburgh</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:49:02 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4158 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">ULI Rose Fellowship Site Visit Presentation</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Marty Griffin Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">420 Fort Duquesne Blvd., </span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>ACTION-Housing Uptown Lofts Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 2000 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Leo Gerard</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Attack Theater 20th Anniversary Celebration and Opening Night of &quot;Between&quot;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Zone 5 Ride Along</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10pm-1pm</div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:58:25 -0500 Rose Center Delivers Report on Almono Site in Hazelwood http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4156 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 26, 2015) A panel of national design experts from the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), delivered its report today on redevelopment plans for the 178-acre Almono site in Hazelwood.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The report was the result of site visits and meetings with local stakeholders this week, and contains recommendations on promoting revitalization plans for both the development site and the adjacent Hazelwood neighborhood; transportation; and sustainability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The full <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PittPPTcompweb.pdf">80-page report is available here</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:39:14 -0500 Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis Joins Pittsburgh Region Leaders To Back New Summer Jobs Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4151 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 25, 2015) Top government, community, business and faith-based leaders joined Steelers legend Jerome Bettis today to launch a groundbreaking effort to provide life-changing jobs for youths around the Pittsburgh region.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Summer of Learn and Earn&rdquo; seeks to raise enough funds to match 1,300 youths ages 14 to 21 from the city and 700 more from Allegheny County with summer jobs that position them for later careers, assisting both their personal development and the long-term growth of Pittsburgh-area employers.</p> <p>The city, county, <a href="http://www.trwib.org/">Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board</a> and the Jerome Bettis &ldquo;Bus Stops Here&rdquo; Foundation are joining together to push for an estimated $4.5 million public and private investment in the region&rsquo;s young people through the program. Bettis joined the Summer of Learn and Earn effort through the White House&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper">My Brother&rsquo;s Keeper</a>&rdquo; initiative, which seeks to provide opportunities to young people nationwide.</p> <p>&quot;Summer Youth Employment meant alot of to me as a teenager and I want to help other youth have that same opportunity. It provides them with confidence and truly connects them to opportunities.&quot;</p> <p>More than 1,300 young people applied for jobs in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Youth Employment program in 2014, though there were only 500 positions available. Mayor Peduto named a task force last year to study ways to provide jobs to all eligible applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;There are thousands upon thousands of economically disadvantaged youths in Pittsburgh who want jobs but don&rsquo;t have the connections or resources to get them. We can provide that opportunity to them and their families, while building a job-training pipeline to the city&rsquo;s growing network of 21st Century employers,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Summer jobs are not only an important way to provide spending money to youth, but can also provide money-management skills, work skills, problem-solving skills, develop their critical thinking and offer life-skills training,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &ldquo;With the help and commitment of our many partners in this region, we&rsquo;ll be able to offer our youth jobs as well as networking opportunities that can provide them with positive relationships with a mentor that can serve them for years to come. We are proud to help play a part in this investment in our young people.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We know that in our region, one in five young people won&rsquo;t finish high school; one in eight are neither working nor in school,&rdquo; said Stefani Pashman, 3RWIB CEO. &ldquo;The Learn and Earn Summer Employment Initiative is a major step forward in addressing this disconnect. By connecting young people to the job opportunities available in this region, we are showing the relationship between education and economic success and setting them on the path to a bright future.&rdquo;</p> <p>Workforce trends show the Pittsburgh region needs to prepare more youth to enter the local workforce and replace the region&rsquo;s aging talent. Over the last decade the share of workers over age 55 grew by more than 80,000 in the region while the share of younger workers ages 25 to 44 fell by more than 100,000 workers.&nbsp; During the same period, the number of jobs for youth declined by 50 percent.</p> <p>Focusing on training youth now will create a pipeline to fill jobs left by this aging workforce. Once established, an annual Summer of Learn and Earn for area youth will create a regular flow of trained workers, and benefit both young people and employers for years to come. Employers will be attracted to the region because they know it has a well prepared, diverse, growing and fully mobilized workforce.</p> <p>For youth who go on to postsecondary education, summer jobs provide the experience they need to decide on their majors and careers faster, helping them to more quickly contribute to the workforce.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Public Schools report 30 percent of youth do not graduate. Often this is because they have little opportunity to envision their place in the workforce once school is over. With the experience of summer jobs, students can see outside of their current circumstances and strive to complete their educations.</p> <p>Furthermore, crime rates for youth are four times higher in summer months. The Summer of Learn and Earn will help youth be productive during their summer months and keep them off of the streets. The program will also seek to provide youth with mentors to support them in their career goals and match employers with like-minded students.</p> <p>To establish the Summer of Learn and Earn organizers are seeking corporations to sponsor and hire a youth at $2,000 dollars for 25 hours a week for six weeks. A three-tiered program design will help match experience levels with the appropriate caliber of work, ensuring that the students at each corporation are matched with jobs that will enable them to complete their work effectively.</p> <p>This three-tiered system, geared to different ages and experience-levels, will train the students to grow into the work over their high school careers. This is beneficial to employers because following graduation and postsecondary education or job training, the students will be qualified to immediately join the workforce.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:42:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 25, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4148 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">DVE Morning Show Interview</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Salvation Army &amp; Star 100.7 Homelessness Awareness Event, &quot;Man in A Box&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">PPG Place, 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with O&#39;Brien-Staley Partners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Call with Youth, Education, and Families Council; NLC</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Launch of the 2015 Summer of Learn and Earn</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: </span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Guest speaker at Financial Industries Network meeting </span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:15pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Out in the streets with Dr. Jim Withers</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><font color="#000000" face="RobotoRegular, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 19.5px;">Time: 7:30pm-9pm</span></font></div> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:35:42 -0500 Jerome Bettis "Bus Stops Here" Foundation Joining Pittsburgh Regional Partners Wednesday To Back New Summer Jobs Effort http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4144 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 24, 2015) Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis will join Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and others Wednesday to officially launch the Summer of Learn and Earn employment program.</p> <p>Summer youth employment is vital to helping the Greater Pittsburgh region&rsquo;s low-income youth develop the skills and connections they need to be college and career ready. On Wednesday, leaders will invite corporate, foundation and nonprofit community partners to commit to supporting an investment in the 2015 Learn and Earn program. &nbsp;</p> <p>The Summer of Learn and Earn is a collaborative approach to employing local youth led by government leaders, the business and philanthropic community, and the region&rsquo;s workforce system. It will offer meaningful job experiences for youth and a more effective talent pipeline for businesses and the region as a whole.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Launch of the 2015 Summer of Learn and Earn</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, Centre City Tower LP, Suite 2600, 650 Smithfield Street, Downtown.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 4 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015</p> <p><strong>PLEASE RSVP</strong> to Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board Communications Manager Jennifer Pajewski at 412-552-7098 or JPajewski@trwib.org.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:00:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 24, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4143 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Award Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff re: Learn and Earn</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Student Government Council Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:51:27 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 21-22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4135 <p><em>Saturday, February 21</em></p> <p><strong>Day off</strong></p> <p><em>Sunday, February 22</em></p> <p><strong>Day off&nbsp;</strong></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:29:17 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4133 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Variety &quot;My Bike&quot; Program Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Pioneer Education Center, 775 Dunster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with John Hamilton, General VFW&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Address the University of Pittsburgh Government Affairs Committee</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Achieving Greatness Inc</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Dan Law, Thrill Mill&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Gastil</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>ULI Rose Fellowship Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:57:37 -0500 Public Works Director To Address Media Saturday Morning http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4127 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Director, Mike Gable, will do a brief media availability on Saturday morning to discuss procedures for the forecasted weather event. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Mike Gable, Director, Department of Public Works</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Department of Public Works Office, City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 3rd Floor</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:29:34 -0500 Mayor Joins Pittsburgh Public Schools, Variety to Help Local Kids with Disabilities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4124 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto will join Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Linda Lane, and Variety the Children&rsquo;s Charity to identify eligible children with disabilities for Variety&rsquo;s &ldquo;My Bike&rdquo; Program on Monday, February 23.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;More than 250 adaptive bikes are currently available through Variety&rsquo;s &#39;My Bike&#39; Program &ndash; all that we need to do, as a community, is identify kids who are eligible. It is my hope that Pittsburgh will mobilize behind these children and make sure that no eligible child misses out on experiencing freedom, joy, and fun that comes with riding a bike of their own,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">During Monday&rsquo;s presentation, five children from Allegheny County will receive a bike of their very own. Students from both Pioneer and Pittsburgh South Brook Middle School will join event attendees to cheer on the kids receiving their bikes as they ride for the first time in a parade around the school.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who:</strong> William Peduto, Mayor; Dr. Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent &amp; Variety</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When: </strong>Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Pioneer Education Center 775 Dunster Street Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (Multi-Purpose Room)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About &quot;My Bike&quot; Program:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Variety began its &ldquo;My Bike&rdquo; Program in November 2012. More than 700 adaptive bikes have been presented to eligible kids throughout Variety&rsquo;s 26-county service area in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The cost to sponsor one adaptive bike is $1,800.&nbsp;More info can be found <a href="http://www.varietypittsburgh.org/BikeApplication.asp">here</a>.</p> <div> <p><strong>Contact:&nbsp;</strong>Charles LaVallee, Variety the Children&rsquo;s Charity: (814) 431-9030 charlie@varietypittsburgh.org</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><strong>About Pioneer Education Center:</strong></div> <p dir="ltr">Located in Brookline, Pioneer&rsquo;s mission is to enable each student to discover, recognize and develop cognitively, physically, socially, and communicatively, in order to reach his or her greatest possible level of independence.</p> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:28:38 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Seeks Applicants For Board, Authority and Commission Openings http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4120 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 20, 2015) Mayor William Peduto is pleased to announce the opening of several volunteer roles for those interested in serving on a city board, authority or commission.</p> <p>Openings are available <a href="http://apply.pittsburghpa.gov/">here on the City website</a> for roles on nine different bodies.</p> <p>They are:</p> <p><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vdgo58/Art-Commission.html">Art Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/4x6LOK/Building-Code-Board-Of-Appeals.html">Building Code Board of Appeals</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/h0sbcU/Cable-Communications-Advisory-Committee.html">Cable Communications Advisory Committee</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/yCWDGs/Clean-Pittsburgh-Commission.html">Clean Pittsburgh Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/bCl4Kv/Commission-On-City-Archives.html">Commission on City Archives</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/Vngbur/Disruptive-Property-Appeals-Board.html">Disruptive Property Appeals Board</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/HYhSS4/Historic-Review-Commission.html">Historic Review Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/ApH0zD/Shade-Tree-Commission.html">Shade Tree Commission</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://pghfdn.theresumator.com/apply/X1NSQ0/Water-Exoneration-Hearing-Board.html">Water Exoneration Hearing Board</a></p> <p>Links for each group describe the volunteer roles and whether city residency or professional certificates are required for the positions.</p> <p>The City is seeking well-qualified applicants for the roles who reflect the diversity of Pittsburgh as a whole.</p> <p>Those interested may upload their information and resume to the website, as well as a brief personal statement. The Mayor&rsquo;s Office will review the applications and choose appointees for each open seat available. Appointees must be confirmed by City Council.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:30:35 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4119 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Towers Watson</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Pittsburgh Voices Radio Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Innovation &amp; Performance State of the Department Address</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>GSPIA Magazine photo shoot</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Mosites Company</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Community Empowerment Meeting with Rep. Ed Gainey&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 7120 Kelly Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">CMU&#39;s The Wiz&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:52:49 -0500 City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4116 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh has opened four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.</p> <p dir="ltr">The centers are:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Greenfield Senior Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Homewood Senior Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Ave.</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">South Side Market House Senior Center, 12th St. &amp; Bingham St.</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The four centers are open from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, February 20.</p> <p>All Pittsburgh police and other emergency personnel will be asked to check on homeless individuals, advise them of the extreme cold, and if necessary transport them to shelters or warming centers. Animal Control will also enforce city law prohibiting pets from being left outside during the extreme weather.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:16:31 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Releases Education Task Force Report http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4115 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) After a year of work, Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Education Task Force released a wide-ranging set of policy recommendations today to foster further collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and support children and families in the city.</p> <p>The 17-page report includes 18 recommendations for increasing cooperation between the City and its schools, in five categories: public safety; out of school time programming; community schools; school funding; and marketing the city&rsquo;s excellent public school options.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City and the school district have separate governments but are united in multiple ways, most importantly in our shared commitment to providing opportunity and equity to our youngest residents,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;This report provides a roadmap to make our work as effective as it can be.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2-10-15_Mayors_Education_Task_Force_Report_FINAL.pdf">A copy of the report is here</a>. The Mayor released it today at a press conference with Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith and other task force members.</p> <p>The task force -- created by Pittsburgh City Council legislation in 2013, and implemented by Mayor Peduto almost exactly a year ago on Feb. 21, 2014 -- is the first of its kind in Pittsburgh in decades. It brought together elected officials from the City and the Pittsburgh Board of Education, as well as teachers, parents, students, advocates, residents and members of the faith-based community to find strategic and valuable methods to support the City&rsquo;s public education resources. It held six meetings and pinpointed five categories for intergovernmental cooperation going forward.</p> <p>Officials will work next to begin implementing the task force&rsquo;s recommendations using the help of staff in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office and continued oversight from task force members.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto has made early childhood education and health, public education, summer youth employment and community needs focal points of his administration.</p> <p>He was the only mayor in the nation asked to speak about Pre-K education efforts at a White House summit in December, and is <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">co-chair of the National League of City&rsquo;s Youth, Education &amp; Families subcommittee</a>, which focuses on the best practices of cities nationwide on education efforts.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s address to the White House followed work by a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education that he named this fall. Last summer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of a competitive grants competition for early education funding during a visit to the Hug Me Tight Child Life Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>The administration also supports the City&#39;s &quot;My Brother&#39;s Keeper (MBK) initiative, a community action on behalf of securing a positive future for African American male youth in the City of Pittsburgh. The City and was an an early adopter of President Obama&#39;s &quot;MBK Playbook&quot; for cities across the nation, and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4113">its oversight committee was named this week</a>.</p> <p>The City won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3583">a $50,000 grant from the National League of Cities</a> in October to create programs offering children after-school and summer lunches.</p> <p>In July it won <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299">a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities</a> to enroll all eligible children and youth in affordable health care plans through the city&rsquo;s Healthy Together initiative.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:35:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4114 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with PWSA Director Good</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Education Task Force Press Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Market Square Public Art Ribbon Cutting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with BIG Architects</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>PBS Documentary on August Wilson Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Uber Pittsburgh&#39;s One Year Anniversary Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Six Penn Kitchen, 146 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:30:47 -0500 Pittsburgh Regional "My Brother's Keeper" Committee Named http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4113 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 18, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Allegheny County has named the committee to oversee local implementation 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>The committee&rsquo;s first goal is to write a Greater Pittsburgh Region MBK Playbook. This document will outline effective strategies that are working to support the success of young men of color, and ways to implement these strategies locally.</p> <p>The playbook will reference existing programs, common vocabulary and methodology used in the programs and also seek areas of improvement for the region. It will also establish target goals for the city in order to improve livability for all.</p> <p>It will include recommendations for increasing capacity for organizations working in this space, and how the region can develop a comprehensive plan to improve outcomes for young men of color in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>In September 2014 the President issued a challenge to cities, counties, towns 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>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>&ldquo;The Pittsburgh MBK committee is a strong group that will produce tangible results that can be used by the community to empower residents and organizations to truly affect the MBK cause. The committee will be an active, engaged body and full participation will be key in order to achieve any its outcomes,&rdquo; said LaTrenda S. Leonard, Deputy Chief of Operations and Administration for Mayor William Peduto, who is overseeing MBK initiatives for the City.</p> <p>In addition to the Greater Pittsburgh MBK Playbook the committee plans to work on two other initiatives. They are:</p> <p><strong>A Livability index/community tracker for Pittsburgh</strong>. This will be a tool that uses data to track the progress of specific indicators of livability in Pittsburgh including kindergarten readiness, early grade reading, high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, postsecondary completion, and career placement and retention.</p> <p><strong>A Youth Narrative</strong>. This is a document that speaks to the experience of youth of color in the City of Pittsburgh and provides recommendations of how the city should approach this issue from their perspective.</p> <p>The committee is currently scheduling its next meetings.</p> <p>The members of the committee are:</p> <p><strong>Aerion Abney</strong>, Program Officer, POISE &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Karen Abrams</strong>, Manager, Community and Diversity Affairs, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>James Brown</strong>, Program Director, YMCA Lighthouse Project</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Rev. Dr. Darryl T. Canady</strong>, &nbsp;Pastor, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kevin Carter</strong>, &nbsp;Founder and Executive Director, Adonai Center for Black Males</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Erin Dalton</strong>, Deputy Director of the Office of Data, Analysis, Research and Evaluation, Allegheny County Dept of Human Services</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>State Rep. Ed Gainey</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Commander &nbsp;Eric &nbsp;Holmes</strong>, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Rev. Cornell Jones</strong>, Freedom Indeed, LLC, Iron Cross Community Ministries</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Walter Lewis</strong>, Manager, Homewood Children&rsquo;s Village</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Michael Quigley</strong>, Assistant Professor, RMU, Director, The Black Male Leadership Development Institute</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Jason Rivers</strong>, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Walter Smith</strong>, &nbsp;Deputy Director, Office of Children, Youth and Families, &nbsp;Allegheny County Dept of Human Services</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dr. Wendy Etheridge Smith</strong>, Executive Director, Higher Achievement</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Talli Thompson</strong>, Director of Operations, Youth Opportunities Development</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mary Young</strong>, Teacher, Concord Elementary School</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:37:07 -0500 LOCATION CHANGE: Media Advisory: Education Task Force Report To Be Issued At Press Conference Thursday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4112 <p>PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO THURSDAY SCHOOLS CLOSURE</p> <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 19, 2015) A report by Mayor William Peduto&#39;s Education Task Force will be issued Thursday morning at a press conference at the City-County Building.</p> <p><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor Peduto, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith, and other task force members</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Release of report by Pittsburgh&#39;s Education Task Force</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: 5th Floor Lobby, City-County Building, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:26:16 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 18, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4109 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Solicitor Sanchez-Ridge&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Director Griffin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Jaime Matyas</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Ondek</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Jason Lardo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with visiting Russian journalist</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><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: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Opening remarks at Hotel Monaco Grand Opening</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:11:21 -0500 City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4105 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is opening four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.</p> <p dir="ltr">The centers are:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Greenfield Senior Center, 745 Greenfield Ave.</li> <li>Homewood Senior Center, 7321 Frankstown Ave.</li> <li>Sheraden Senior Center, 720 Sherwood Ave.</li> <li>South Side Market House Senior Center, 12th St. &amp; Bingham St.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">The four centers will be open from 1-9 p.m. today. All senior centers will be open tomorrow as scheduled.</p> <p dir="ltr">Temperatures may reach a low of 10 degrees below freezing over the next 24 hours and the National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through 10 a.m. Monday. Those going outside for extended periods of time without adequate protection run the risk of suffering frostbite and hypothermia.</p> <p dir="ltr">All Pittsburgh police and other emergency personnel will be asked to check on homeless individuals, advise them of the extreme cold, and if necessary transport them to shelters or warming centers. Animal Control will also enforce city law prohibiting pets from being left outside during the extreme weather.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This is the kind of time when Pittsburghers come together to protect those who are less fortunate. Please lend a hand to those who don&rsquo;t have shelter, and check on elderly or infirm neighbors to make sure they are OK,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not only the right thing to do, but it could be a matter of life and death.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works has 32 crews out around the clock treating streets. Most streets have been treated at least once, but with the cold temperatures not all of them are opening up. Further sunlight this afternoon should hasten snow and ice melting.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:15:23 -0500 Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4104 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e9d86c8-8a36-6a00-792d-6e664c406f94">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during today&#39;s winter weather event. A forecast for 2&quot; to 4&quot; is in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 15.</p> <p dir="ltr">The <a href="http://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a> was activated at 6:00 a.m. today and a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels">Level 2</a> Snow Alert has been issued.</p> <p dir="ltr">From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today 32 trucks were dispatched to treat roads throughout the city. The 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. overnight shift will also have 32 vehicles dispatched. Crews will continue to work 12 hour shifts throughout the weather event. All rock salt loads are treated with calcium chloride due to low temperatures.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are reminded to visit the City of Pittsburgh Snow Resource Center www.pittsburghpa.gov/snow for all weather related information.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:37:49 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 14-17, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4101 <p><strong><em>Saturday, &nbsp;February 14</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Sunday, February 15</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Monday, February 16</em></strong></p> <p>Day off</p> <p><strong><em>Tuesday, February 17</em></strong></p> <p>Day off&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:20:45 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4098 <p><strong>Working from home</strong></p> <p>Time: 9am-1pm</p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:20:18 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4093 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Guns for Jobs Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Boilermakers Local 154, 1221 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Code for America Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with the Point of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with Governor Mark Schweiker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with TransSystems</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Grant Ervin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>YPAC Kick-off event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:19:56 -0500 Code for America Fellowship Launches in Pittsburgh to Focus on Purchasing http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4092 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 12, 2015) The Code for America Fellowship has officially launched in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The Fellowship pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technology experts for one year. The governments and fellows explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results. Over the past four years, the Fellowship program has produced more than 55 web apps with 30 municipal governments and 103 Fellows.</p> <p>The applications are tangible results of a process that builds much more than a piece of technology. By working in an iterative, user-centered, data-driven way, the program strengthens key capabilities within local government and communities that ultimately shift how cities think about, and use, technology to deliver public services.</p> <p>In Pittsburgh, the Fellowship will explore city procurement: the complicated process by which the government buys everything from office supplies to fire trucks, and organizes public bids and requests for proposals from interested vendors.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are working to bring technological expertise into every aspect of Pittsburgh government to make it more efficient, effective and equitable for all, and we are thrilled Code for America is here to help us,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Procurement is something that affects all we do in the city, and the fellows will be at the forefront of sustainable changes that can benefit the city and its taxpayers for years to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>The fellows are underwritten with generous support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.</p> <p>Eight government partners, from a diverse pool of more than 40, were selected for the 2015 Fellowship. In addition to Pittsburgh, they include: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Indianapolis, Indiana; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Somerville, Massachusetts; Vallejo, California; West Sacramento, California; and RVA Community Partners in Richmond, Virginia.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome three talented technologists for the year. They include:</p> <p>Patrick Hammons, is a cartographer and civic hacker passionate about making data more accessible both visually and through online applications. As a GIS analyst for the City of Philadelphia&#39;s Office of Innovation and Technology, Patrick prepared maps, visualizations, and data releases. Patrick also co-founded MaptimePHL and is an active member of Code for Philly.</p> <p>Shelly Ni is an interaction designer &mdash; someone who works with organizations to address the needs of those they serve. As a co-founder of Propel, she designed a food stamp application that works on any smartphone. For her MFA thesis, she created guides to apply for social security cards and state IDs. She holds design degrees from the School of Visual Arts and Stanford.</p> <p>Ben Smithgall is a developer originally from Pine Township. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Public Policy, Ben worked on the digital and data teams for the re-election campaign for Obama for America in 2012. Following that, Ben joined Spotify and worked on both analytics and data projects.</p> <p>Hammons, Ni and Smithgall are part of a cohort of 24 Fellows taking leave from jobs at large and small tech companies, their own businesses and government to use their skills for good during a year of public service.</p> <p>Over the course of February, the fellows will dive head into research on procurement, meeting with 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 the R.K. Mellon Foundation $330,000.</p> <p>Contact: Timothy McNulty, City of Pittsburgh, timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p>Contact: Jaime-Alexis Fowler, Code for America, <a href="mailto:ja@codeforamerica.org">ja@codeforamerica.org</a></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, we build open source technology and organize 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> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:12:23 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to Introduce City's Code for America Fellows http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4090 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 11, 2015) On Thursday morning Mayor William Peduto will formally introduce the three Code for America fellows advising the City this year on its purchasing practices.</p> <p>The Code for America Fellowship program pairs local governments with teams of mid-career, civic-minded technology experts for one year. The governments and fellows explore answers to local challenges by engaging with the community, building applications, and testing the results. Over the past four years, the Fellowship program has produced more than 55 web apps with 30 municipal governments and 103 Fellows.</p> <p>Pittsburgh was one of eight cities nationwide chosen for the Fellowship program this year. The fellows have been in Pittsburgh since last week studying the City&#39;s procurement processes for buying materials, and organizing public bids, contracting and requests for proposals from interested vendors.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Mayor Peduto introduces Pittsburgh&#39;s Code for America Fellows</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building, 414 Grant St.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015</p> <p class="Normal1" style="margin-right: 6pt;"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="Normal1" style="margin-right: 6pt;"><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:59:31 -0500 Application Deadline Extended for Spring Love Your Block Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4087 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (February 11, 2015) - The Office of Mayor William Peduto announced today that the application deadline for the spring 2015 Love Your Block grant award program has been extended until Friday, February 20, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">This round of the Love Your Block program will grant 15 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 April 25 to June 30, 2015. Applications are available online <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapp">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants for the spring 2015 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent. The impacted area must be within City limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on February 20, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 2015. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in early April 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">Love Your Block is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot, 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 dir="ltr">For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a>&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">&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 9,000 volunteers have committed nearly 60,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. &nbsp;Additional information is available at <a href="about:blank">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 dir="ltr"><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:11:53 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 11, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4084 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Pittsburgh United quarterly meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Human Relations Commission</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:30:46 -0500 City Facility Rental Date Reset http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4081 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (February 10, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has announced that park shelter reservations will be accepted online and in person starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">For the first time in city history, residents and business owners will be able to purchase park shelter permits online. The city will no longer host an annual Permit Day for in person registration, as in past years. In person reservations will still be accepted at the Public Works Permit Office starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 17.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Online Facility Reservations site can be found <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/">here</a>. There is also a direct link found on the right side of city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov">homepage</a>. Prior to February 17, residents can visit the new registration site, create an online account and view available facilities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Shelters are available for rent up to 365 days in advance on a rolling basis. All shelter rentals are available on a first come first serve basis. Online shelter rentals must be completed 72 hours before the desired date; during the 72 hour window prior to the desired date, residents must contact the Public Works Permit Office to see if it is still possible to get a permit for the shelter.</p> <p dir="ltr">For assistance or questions, contact the Public Works Permit Office at (412) 255-2370 or visit the Permit Office at 611 Second Avenue during the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">The original date for online and in person park shelter permit registration was Wednesday, February 11, 2015.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:40:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 10, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4078 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Rose Semplice</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Steve Alschuler</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Carol Lippert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Council Chmabers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>2015 Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 7pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">The David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:21:25 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4074 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting regarding Downtown Pittsburgh Transportation Initiative</font></span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 10am-11am</font></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with ALCOSAN </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 11am-12pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Police Promotions </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 2pm-3pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><strong><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Meeting with Maya Kamath </font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 4pm-4:15pm</font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; word-wrap: break-word; vertical-align: middle; padding: 8px 5px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></div> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:54:08 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 7-8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4069 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday February 7</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday February 8</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:44:26 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4066 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">p4 Steering Committee Meeting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 625 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Police Graduation Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>New Legislator and Legislative Leadership Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:45am-12:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Heth&#39;s Run Stakeholders Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:40:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4065 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">City-County Meeting with Foundations</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Millcraft</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Comprehensive&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Municipal Pension Trust Fund Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 1pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment Meeting with Founders</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:18:51 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 4, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4059 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Open Gov Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McDonald Roberts</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Director Leger</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Fast Company</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at YPO/WPO event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Costa and Director Gable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with KDKA</strong><br /> Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Gross and Pat Hassett</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Retirement party for Bill Cagney</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Rock Bottom Restaurant &amp; Brewery, 171 Bridge St., Homestead, PA 15120</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at City of Pittsburgh Black History Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:50:05 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Launches Financial Transparency Platform "Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4058 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 4, 2015) &nbsp;The City of Pittsburgh today announced the launch of Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh, a new financial data platform powered by <a href="http://www.opengov.com/">OpenGov.com</a> that provides the public, City officials and the media unprecedented access to city budget data. The powerful visualization software transforms volumes of raw data into an intuitive, digital format that improves access, understanding and analysis of the budget. The platform may be <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/controller/fiscal-focus-pgh">accessed here</a> and followed <a href="https://twitter.com/fiscalfocuspgh">on Twitter</a>.</p> <p>The OpenGov platform displays three years of government spending and revenue detail, including the 2015 budget, in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of budget data, including by fund, department, expense or revenue type. For example, visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as &ldquo;What does the city receive from charging fees?&rdquo; or &ldquo;How much does the City spend on salaries across all departments?&rdquo;</p> <p>The launch of the OpenGov platform demonstrates the City&rsquo;s commitment to make finances more accessible and understandable.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is just the latest way Pittsburgh is letting the sun shine in. Residents deserve to know how every penny of their tax money is being spent, and this new data tool will allow that in an easy-to-use manner,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh gives Pittsburgh taxpayers a detailed view of how their tax dollars are being spent,&rdquo; said Controller Michael Lamb. &ldquo;This platform takes the online monthly expenditure and revenue reports the Controller&rsquo;s office has been making available to the public for the last several years, and makes the information more user-friendly and available for the public&rsquo;s use.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&#39;s Council&#39;s job to make sure that the City is budgeting and spending responsibly.&rdquo; said Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak. &ldquo;That&#39;s why I sponsored the legislation to bring a platform like OpenGov to Pittsburgh. This tool will not only hold ourselves and our departments accountable to the taxpayer, but help the taxpayers better understand their government.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh is setting the standard for financial transparency and access,&rdquo; said Zac Bookman, OpenGov Co-Founder and CEO. &ldquo;By transforming their budget data into an intuitive, digital format, the City is demonstrating its commitment to efficient, transparent and accountable government.&rdquo;</p> <p>City officials will also benefit from the new OpenGov platform, with new opportunities to collaborate, visualize and share financial data across departments to make City budgets effective and efficient.</p> <p>Pittsburgh joins a growing number of cities leveraging the OpenGov platform. More than 250 cities, counties, state agencies, school systems, and special districts across the country leverage the OpenGov platform to access, analyze, and visualize financial data.</p> <p>Contacts:</p> <p>Douglas&nbsp;Anderson, Deputy Controller, 412.255.2055,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:douglas.anderson@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">douglas.<wbr />anderson@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Ashleigh Deemer, Chief of Staff Councilmember Rudiak, 412.255.2131,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ashleigh.deemer@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">ashleigh.deemer@<wbr />pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Timothy McNulty, Mayor&rsquo;s Office Communications Manager, 412.660.1999,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov" target="_blank">timothy.mcnulty@<wbr />pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> <p>Ceci De La Montanya, OpenGov, 650-265-7205,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ceci@opengov.com" target="_blank">ceci@opengov.com</a><wbr />.</p> <p>-###-</p> <p>About <a href="https://www.opengov.com/">OpenGov Inc</a>.</p> <p>OpenGov is a cloud-based financial data platform that advances the way state and local governments do business. By transforming the way budget data is accessed, visualized, and analyzed, OpenGov enables government administrators to make smarter, data-driven decisions and empowers the public with meaningful information about their government&rsquo;s finances. The OpenGov platform provides instant online access to the budget, and interactively displays current and historic revenue and expenses down to the department and object level. The expanding OpenGov network includes more than 250 leading governments across 36 states.</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:44:35 -0500 Mayor Supports Property Tax Payment Deadline Extension http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4052 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 3, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto expressed strong support today for a resolution that will extend the 2% Real Estate Tax discount deadline from February 10 to February 28, 2015. &nbsp;The resolution was offered by Councilman Dan Gilman.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Real Estate Tax is often a large payment for homeowners and I support giving them more time to plan for and pay those taxes under our discount program,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">The February 10 deadline was the discount deadline issued in the original City Council Ordinance for Real Estate Taxes in 2015. A delay with tax calculations related to tax abatements resulted in bills being issued later than anticipated on January 28. Because of the delay in issuing the bills, this deadline will also be extended. Extending the 2% discount deadline is not anticipated to have a negative impact on tax collections.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City Finance Department collects taxes for both the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh School District.</p> <p>Pittsburgh taxpayers can also take advantage of an option to pay city and school taxes over three payments. With this payment option, the 2% discount will apply only to the first installment if it is paid by February 28, 2015.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:10:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 3, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4049 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Safer Together Community Partnership Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ralph Falbo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with staff re: Learn and Earn</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Code for America fellows</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Lawrence Smith</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with FAROS Properties&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:21:42 -0500 Statement on Discussions Today on 5200 Penn Avenue http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4045 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2015) This morning Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Senator Bob Casey and Allegheny County Economic Development met with Aggie Brose, Rick Flanagan, and Rick Swartz of the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation (BGC), as well as Brent Laubaugh and Christina Morascyzk of ALDI to discuss the future of 5200 Penn Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">All parties participated in a productive discussion about how they can work together to best serve the needs of Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship residents, as well as those of ALDI.</p> <p>ALDI currently is working with Delhaize to complete the transaction of 66 real estate sites, including 5200 Penn Avenue, which is expected to close by the end of March. Once the real estate transaction is completed, ALDI will have the opportunity to fully evaluate each location and communicate its intentions for specific sites.</p> <p>ALDI also indicated its intent to work closely with County Executive Fitzgerald and Allegheny County Economic Development on other sites throughout the county.</p> <p>ALDI has committed to working with residents and BGC regarding the property at 5200 Penn Avenue regardless of whether the property is used as an ALDI moving forward.</p> <div>###</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 18:01:39 -0500 Media Advisory: Press Conference Tuesday on "Safer Together Community Partnership" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4044 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 2, 2015) -- Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, and members of council, the community and the city Public Safety Department will hold a press conference regarding legislation to be introduced Tuesday morning.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Press conference on &quot;Safer Together Community Partnership&quot;</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: 5th Floor Foyer, City-County Building</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:03:35 -0500 West Ohio Street Bridge Weight Restriction http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4042 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (February 2, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Department of Public Works Bureau of Transportation and Engineering advises that, as a result of the recent inspection of the West Ohio Street Bridge in Allegheny Commons Park - West Commons, the load limit for the bridge is being reduced from twelve (12) tons to three (3) tons and the south sidewalk is permanently closed.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The West Ohio Street Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2016.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:06:51 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule February 2, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4038 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">WJAS Monthly Interview&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Filming promo with City Cable Channel&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with ALDI</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Native Voice Film team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with SEA staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chiefs and Directors&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Pittsburgh&#39;s Point Breeze Book Launch Event</strong></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Location: Point Brugge Cafe, 401 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:07:29 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule January 31- February 1, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4037 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Saturday January 31</span></em></p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Day off</strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><em>Sunday February 1</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with The Raja Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:36:13 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Hold Press Conference on Snow Preparations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4034 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January 31, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will hold a brief press conference at 2:00 p.m. today to discuss preparations for the snowfall scheduled to begin Sunday, February 1.</p> <p><strong>Who: </strong>Guy Costa, Chief Operations Officer and Mike Gable, Director of Public Works</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor Lobby</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:07:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 30, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4027 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Southside Works City Apartments Ribbon Cutting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">517 S. 27th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Personnel, Finance, and OMB staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Veteran&#39;s Day event holders</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief McLay and Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at PA Young Elected Officials Summit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:07:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 29, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4021 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Rep. Gainey</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting regarding Pittsburgh Hotel Project&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Call with EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>KDKA Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Speaking at JLL Conference</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Wedding ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Scheduling meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Speaking at Premiere of Rachel Carson Film&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 6:45pm-7:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:51:59 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 28, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4017 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Chief Lam</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Lunch with David Caliguiri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Burgess&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Personnel, Finance, and OMB staff</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with&nbsp;Pirates, Steelers and Continental&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>RIDC Annual Meeting and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:58:31 -0500 Public Meeting Feb. 3 On Replacement Of Greenfield Bridge http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4011 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 27, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Department of Public Works Bureau of Transportation and Engineering, in conjunction with HDR, Inc., is holding a public meeting to review the final plans for the replacement of the Greenfield Avenue Bridge. The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at St. Rosalia Catholic Church, 411 Greenfield Avenue, Wuerl Hall.&nbsp;</p> <p>Replacement of the 94-year-old bridge begins with its closure in the fall of 2015 with demolition of the existing bridge to be completed the last week of December, between Christmas and New Year&#39;s Day. The City recognizes the inconvenience and impacts of the bridge&rsquo;s closure to the surrounding community and commuters who rely on it on a day-to-day basis. Consequently, the City is committed to monitoring impacts and pursuing remedies for minimizing them. &nbsp;</p> <p>The new bridge is a state-of-the-art steel open-spandrel arch that according to Patrick Hassett, Assistant Director of the Bureau of Engineering, &quot;incorporates elements of the existing bridge&rsquo;s original grandeur by salvaging and incorporating the decorative urns and pylons built in 1921. The new bridge combines a graceful design with improved accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists.&rdquo;</p> <p>Connecting the community of Greenfield to Schenley Park and beyond, a 10-foot pedestrian sidewalk and dedicated bike lane will make the bridge safer for drivers, walkers and bicyclists while expanding the City&rsquo;s efforts to make Pittsburgh more walkable and bike-friendly. Landscaping of adjacent greenspace and its incorporation as part of Schenley Park will complement the attractiveness of the bridge upon entering and leaving Greenfield.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the public meeting, there will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to learn about the bridge&rsquo;s design including detours, construction plans and roadway plans for drivers and bicyclists. Anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the public meeting, please contact Lisa Olszak Zumstein at <a href="mailto:lolszak@olszak.com">lolszak@olszak.com</a> or 724-679-9261.</p> <p>The City is working with the Oakland Transportation Management Association to set up an interactive project website.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:42:48 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 27, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4010 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Interview with Pittsburgh Business Times</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Ed Kiely</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:59:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Renews Opposition To Amending State Constitution http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4002 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today made the following statement about Senate Bill 4, which seeks to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to make the Legislature the sole authority on what is a purely public charity:</p> <p>&ldquo;After giving this secretive and rushed legislation a review, I continue to stand with Pittsburgh&rsquo;s delegation in Harrisburg and Mayors from across the state to affirm my strong opposition to it.</p> <p>My administration has shown good faith by trying to come up with a local solution to the nonprofit issue in Pittsburgh, and Senate Bill 4 further stacks the deck against all communities working to find common sense solutions. Those talks have been constructive and robust, as we have focused on ways we can jointly support the city we share. But these 11th hour moves, made without full hearings or accounting, threaten to damage the fragile relationships Pittsburgh and other cities statewide have built with our nonprofit partners.</p> <p>Worse yet the moves, if successful, would deal a critical blow to older Pennsylvania communities such as Pittsburgh that are struggling to pay for basic city services, which are also shared with these large institutions.</p> <p>I have long been an opponent of this legislation and spoke out against it in 2013. I urge residents of Pittsburgh and other cities around the state to contact their Senators, and ask them not to approve this bill.</p> <p>I fully agree <a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/PML_PSATC_Purely_Public_Charities_Constitutional_Amendment_Jan_2015__Full_Senate.pdf">with the Pennsylvania Municipal League</a>: a higher level of scrutiny is needed to define which nonprofits deserve tax-exempt status, not a lesser one.</p> <p>All we are asking for is fairness. Senate Bill 4 is in every way is the opposite.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:50:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 26, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4001 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Meeting with staff and Rev. Burgess</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Snow Conditions Survey with Chief Costa</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Jake Oresick&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Gregg Valley&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Ethics training</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with Chief Guy Costa&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Meeting with CEO and Founder of BMe Community&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 &nbsp;</div> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:59:31 -0500 Mayor To Survey Condition Of City Streets With Top Official After Snowfall http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=4000 <p dir="ltr"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 26, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto will do a survey of the current conditions of city streets this morning with Chief Operations Officer, Guy Costa.</p> <p dir="ltr">Prior to the vehicle tour, Mayor Peduto will do a brief media availability at 11:00 a.m. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>When:</strong> Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where:</strong> Corner of Grant Street and Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:11:17 -0500 Public Works Crews Continue Snow Removal Efforts http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3998 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (January, 26, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh Public Works Crews will continue to treat streets city-wide today after a three inch snowfall overnight.</p> <p>Snowfall began accumulating in most areas around 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Primary routes throughout the city were treated by 40 vehicles overnight until 6:00 a.m. today.</p> <p>From 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. today 70-80 units, including tractors, will be plowing and salting streets, concentrating on secondary and tertiary routes.</p> <p>&quot;A few snow fighting vehicles were lost to repairs overnight, but we will have them back on the road as soon as possible,&quot; said Public Works Director, Mike Gable. &quot;By looking at the <a href="http://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a> you can see what has been accomplished since it was activated at 3:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The coverage is impressive, especially when you consider that snow didn&#39;t start laying until 7:00 p.m.&quot;</p> <p>Crews will continue to work 12 hour shifts Monday and into Tuesday. In addition to plowing streets, the focus is to get as much rocksalt material down as possible prior to temperatures dropping.</p> <p>Refuse collection is on schedule for Monday.</p> <p>Residents are reminded to visit the City of Pittsburgh <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow">Snow Resource Center</a>&nbsp;for all weather related information.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:22:28 -0500 Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3997 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh has issued a <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow/storm-levels">Snow Level 2</a> alert in anticipation of a weather event that is scheduled to hit the Pittsburgh area Sunday evening into Monday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works Crews have spent the day preparing for a forecast of 2-4 inches of snow in effect until 3:00 p.m. Monday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews will be working 12 hour shifts during the weather event. As of 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 20 vehicles equipped with plows have been dispatched to salt and plow city streets. Rock salt loads will not be treated with sodium chloride due to temperatures ranging from 25-35 degrees Fahrenheit.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works Director Mike Gable released the following vehicle schedule in a press conference today:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">20 Vehicles: &nbsp;2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">40-60 Vehicles: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sunday</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">40 vehicles: 10:00 p.m. Sunday - 6:00 a.m. Monday</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">81 Vehicles: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Eleven of the 81 units in the 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. shift on Monday we will be tractors equipped with plows. If the event continues well into Monday afternoon, crews will continue to work 12 hour shifts.</p> <p>The <a href="http://city.temeda.com/#">Snow Plow Tracker</a> &nbsp;was activated at 3:00 p.m. Sunday and will remain on until the weather event is over. The response time for a Level 2 snow event is 16-32 hours once the storm has ended.</p> <p>Maintenance staff will be on hand overnight to repair any snow operations equipment that requires service. There will be two mechanics at the Heavy Equipment Division and the First Vehicle Services (FVS) garage will be open at 2:00 a.m. Monday. The Forestry Division is prepared to assist with any damaged or downed trees.</p> <p dir="ltr">Environmental Services refuse collection remains on schedule for Monday. Should refuse pick-up be postponed Monday morning, Monday pick-ups will be collected on Tuesday and Wednesday.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:51:05 -0500 Media Advisory: City To Hold Press Conference On Snow Preparations http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3995 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e9d86c8-224c-75dc-5f4f-cf12e68e64d9"><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh will hold a brief press conference at 2:30 p.m. today to discuss preparations for the anticipated snow event tonight.</p> <p dir="ltr">Who: Guy Costa, Chief Operations Officer and Mike Gable, Director of Public Works</p> <p>When: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>Where: City-County Building, 414 Grant Street, 5th Floor Lobby</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:25:35 -0500 A Letter From Ed Chadwick http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3992 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh today released a letter from &quot;Undercover Boss&quot; star Ed Chadwick to the people of Pittsburgh.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Chadwickletter.pdf">It is available here.</a></p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:48:48 -0500 Statement Regarding VisitPittsburgh Funding Of "Undercover Boss" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3989 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) City of Pittsburgh Communications Manager Timothy McNulty released the following statement today:</p> <p>An announcement by Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner about VisitPittsburgh and the Pittsburgh episode of &ldquo;Undercover Boss&rdquo; is empty of facts, threatens city workers, and undermines what integrity is left in her office.</p> <p>The &quot;Undercover Boss&quot; funding is doing two great things: providing life-changing support to hard working city employees going through tough times, and promoting Pittsburgh nationwide. In most cities elected officials would rally together in celebration of this opportunity. Here, one rogue politician would rather try to use it as an opportunity to pull a cheap political stunt.</p> <p>For 80 years the core mission of VisitPittsburgh has been promoting Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Nothing could be more promotional of the city and region than the Dec. 21 episode of the CBS Network show, which was viewed by nearly 9 million people around the nation.</p> <p>A 60-second Sunday night advertisement on network television costs $200,000. This show was in effect a 60-minute ad on prime-time television promoting Pittsburgh for an investment by VisitPittsburgh of only $25,000. That represents less than one percent of the agency&rsquo;s budget.</p> <p>Furthermore, $1.77 million of VisitPittsburgh&rsquo;s revenues are provided through private sources. The City is going forward with plans to ask the VisitPittsburgh board for an additional $25,000 next month.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the Controller also betrays a basic lack of understanding of her office&rsquo;s powers. While Controller Wagner announced today that she will &ldquo;withhold&rdquo; county hotel room tax revenue from the promotion agency, state statute requires that the county hotel room tax revenues go to VisitPittsburgh, and it gives the Controller no authority to withhold these county tax revenues from the agency.</p> <p>It is a waste of the Controller&rsquo;s taxpayer-financed position to jump into this sideshow. Mayor Peduto has said since his appearance on &ldquo;Undercover Boss&rdquo; was first announced that no city money would be put into the show and that remains the case.</p> <p>Further, the board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority voted Dec. 11 to make the URA the fiscal agent for the contributions to ensure transparency and public accountability over the funds. Payments into and out of the fund will be made over the course of the next year, and all disbursements will be subject to a full public accounting. The gifts are being solicited in compliance with state and city laws.</p> <p>The list of all contributors<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3988"> is available here.</a></p> <p>###</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:01:32 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Contributors to "Undercover Boss" Fund http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3988 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 23, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today released the names of core Pittsburgh stakeholders that have generously provided funding to support &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cbs.com/shows/undercover_boss/video/hMv3tpi9fgH4DJnBlJishxriEF4OLLIE/undercover-boss-mayor-of-pittsburgh/">Undercover Boss</a>.&rdquo; The show aired Dec. 21, 2014, and further enhanced the city&rsquo;s reputation among millions of viewers worldwide.</p> <p>VisitPittsburgh, the region&#39;s convention and tourism bureau, was the first to donate $25,000, and given the overwhelming success of the episode, has scheduled a board action at its February meeting to consider increasing that amount to $50,000. &nbsp;In addition, the beautiful scenes of Pittsburgh featured in the show were provided by VisitPittsburgh.</p> <p>The remainder was contributed by PNC, Esmark, First National Bank, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 5, UPMC, Highmark, and Eat&rsquo;n Park in amounts between $2,500 and $25,000. &nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally Weyerbacher Brewery in Easton, Pa., has committed a percentage of sales of its Last Chance IPA to a no-kill animal shelter featured in the show.</p> <p>The show was an unprecedented promotional opportunity for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. While a 60-second advertisement on Sunday night network television costs $200,000, this was in effect an 60-minute ad for the city on national prime-time television.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank these partners for joining with me and realizing not only the tremendous positive impact this show is having on Pittsburgh&rsquo;s reputation, but also that it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help people through struggling times,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>The board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority voted Dec. 11 to make the URA the fiscal agent for the contributions to ensure transparency and public accountability. Payments into and out of the fund will be made over the course of the next year, and all disbursements will be subject to a full public accounting. The gifts were solicited in compliance with state and city laws.</p> <p>The &quot;Undercover Boss&quot; funding is providing life-changing support to hard-working city employees going through hard times, and promoting Pittsburgh nationwide. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner announced Friday she would attempt to withhold county hotel tax money belonging to VisitPittsburgh, but she has no legal authority to do so.</p> <p>The donations were: VisitPittsburgh ($25,000 with an additional $25,000 subject to board action in February); PNC ($25,000); Esmark ($25,000); First National Bank ($20,000); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 5 ($10,000); UPMC ($10,000); Highmark ($10,000); Eat&rsquo;n Park ($2,500); and Weyerbacher Brewery ($2,500).</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:00:05 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 23, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3986 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Receiving DollarWise Summer Youth Campaign Grant</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 9am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>Amicus Brief Press Conference hosted by Mayor de Blasio</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><strong>White House Visit and Meetings</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Time: 12pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px;"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Description:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Breakout Policy Discussions,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Plenary Session on the President&rsquo;s Priorities with Senior White&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">House Officials and Cabinet Secretaries,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Remarks from President Barack Obama, and&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Reception in Honor of Mayors Attending The U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:23:32 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 22, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3982 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">USCM Plenary Session</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</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 Mayors&#39; Institute on City Design</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;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</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 Council on Youth, Education, and Families Meeting&nbsp;</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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USCM Luncehon with Vice President Joe Biden&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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USCM Task Force Meetings</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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USCM Standing Committee Meetings</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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USCM 2015 Summer Kick-off Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:08:32 -0500 City Launches Online Permitting Site, Park Shelter Registration To Begin February 11 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3980 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 22, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh today launched the first phase of the Online Facility Reservations website. For the first time in city history, residents can now visit the new registration site, create an online account and view available facilities.</p> <p dir="ltr">Online shelter reservations will officially be accepted starting Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The city will no longer host an annual Permit Day for in person registration, as in past years. In person reservations will still be accepted at the Public Works Permit Office starting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Pittsburgh has developed a well-earned reputation as a technologically savvy city, and I&rsquo;m thrilled that city government is now embracing that too. This is just the latest way we&rsquo;re making city services smarter and more efficient for our residents,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Online Facility Reservations site can be found <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/">here</a>. There is also a direct link found on the right side of city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov">homepage</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Shelters are available for rent up to 365 days in advance on a rolling basis. All shelter rentals are available on a first come first serve basis. Online shelter rentals must be completed 72 hours before the desired date; during the 72 hour window prior to the desired date, residents must contact the Public Works Permit Office to see if it is still possible to get a permit for the shelter.</p> <p dir="ltr">A Frequently Asked Questions list for Online Facility Rentals -- including a description of online payment methods -- can be found <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/docs/online%20facility%20rentals%20-%20frequently%20asked%20questions.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">A step-by-step guide for creating an online account and reserving a shelter can be found <a href="http://registerparks.pittsburghpa.gov/docs/online%20facility%20rentals%20step-by-step%20guide.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The online Shelter Guide provides high-level information about the location, capacity, and amenities of each city shelter. The park-specific Shelter Information Sheets have pictures of each shelter along with a map of the park showing each shelter&rsquo;s location.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Online Facility Rentals Site has been a collaborative effort among the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Innovation and Performance. Existing agreements with RecPro software and Paymentus are utilized in the site.</p> <p dir="ltr">City department have been using RecPro software since 2011. The Public Works Permit Office uses RecPro to track shelter permits and field permits. The Department Parks and Recreation uses RecPro to record attendance at City Recreation Centers. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The online permitting process also utilizes the city&rsquo;s existing contract with the online payment provider Paymentus. Paymentus facilitates all of the city&#39;s credit card processing services. Paymentus and RecPro worked together on an integration that passes data from RecPro during an online permitting transaction over to Paymentus for payment purposes. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">For assistance or questions, contact the Public Works Permit Office at (412) 255-2370 or visit the Permit Office at 611 Second Avenue during the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Online Facility Reservations site is a part of the Peduto administration&rsquo;s continued focus on making lasting investments in innovation and technology that will transform how the city operates for decades. To date the administration has championed civic engagement tools like the Snow Plow Tracker site, Open Data legislation, Engage Pittsburgh site, and Nextdoor; redesigned service delivery through its new @Pgh311 Twitter account; implemented the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system; partnered with Allegheny County, and local universities and foundations on information sharing; and is working on long-term plans to collect real-time data from all city departments.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:02:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 21, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3975 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Flight to DC</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>US Conference of Mayors Opening Plenary Luncheon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</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 Conference of Mayors Standing Committee Meetings</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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</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 Conference of Mayors Task Force Meetings</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:&nbsp;Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Kauffman Foundation Dinner and Reception</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;The Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006</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 Conference of Democratic Mayors/Progressive Policy Institute Dinner and Discussion&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;">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:17:46 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 20, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3973 <div><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf&nbsp;</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px;">Time: 12pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: Pennsylvania&nbsp;State Captiol, North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120</span></span></div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:55:01 -0500 Hill District To See Historic Transformation Through New Agreement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3971 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 20, 2015) -- Transformational plans for the redevelopment of the Hill District will go ahead under the leadership and cooperation of local elected officials, the Hill District community and the Pittsburgh Penguins.</p> <p>Leaders reached an agreement Monday that clarified the Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan (CCIP) for the Lower Hill introduced in September, and clears the way for the development of the new headquarters for U.S. Steel that will anchor the redevelopment of the 28 acre former Civic Arena site.</p> <p>The agreement means the development of the headquarters remains on schedule, as do plans for Greater Hill District Reinvestment Fund that will invest more than $20 million in projects across Middle and Upper Hill District neighborhoods.</p> <p>The deal could not have been reached without the direct and personal involvement of Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Congressman Mike Doyle, and State Senators Jay Costa and Wayne D. Fontana. State Representative Jake Wheatley and City Councilman Daniel Lavelle took leadership roles in helping to preserve the opportunity for the most robust investment ever made by a public-private partnership in the Hill.</p> <p>&quot;Too often we see that dissension and disagreement can derail the good things in our community,&quot; said Congressman Doyle. &quot;This group looked at these challenges as opportunities to make improvements and strengthen this agreement. Together, we were able to ensure that this collaboration will benefit our community for decades to come.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;This renewed agreement is important not only because it allows this project to move forward, but because it also ensures continued benefits for the neighborhood that is most likely to be impacted,&quot; said Senator &nbsp;Fontana. &quot;I&#39;m proud that we have continued to work together to find compromise, and that we have a stronger agreement thanks to the work of this dedicated team.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;I&#39;m very proud of the continued work on this project, and finding middle ground when it comes to the needs of the community,&quot; said County Executive Fitzgerald. &nbsp;&quot;Congressman Doyle, State Senators Costa and Fontana, Mayor Peduto and the Mayor&#39;s staff, particularly Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, should be commended for their continued efforts and work to resolve this issue.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;We are committed to a implementing a transformational development on the lower Hill District site that rebuilds the middle and upper Hill District,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;When I took office last January, I committed to having an open door policy for my administration, and this agreement proves that. Everyone will have the opportunity to have a seat at the table. &quot;</p> <p>Monday&rsquo;s settlement (<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Lower_Hill_Agreement.pdf">attached here</a>) clarified a few areas of the CCIP, but the original accord among the Hill District community, the Penguins, the city, county, Urban Redevelopment Authority and the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority remains intact.</p> <p>Under the settlement, the Hill Community Development Corp. withdrew its appeal of the Lower Hill Planned Development District (PLDP) approved by the city Planning Commission in December, and agreed to support the U.S. Steel headquarters as a catalyst for the overall development of the Hill District.</p> <p>A citywide affordable housing task force comprised of city, county, state, federal and community leaders will be created, which will be introduced by Councilman Lavelle. And an executive community created under the CCIP agreement will appoint an independent consultant to help implement the community collaboration plan, and issue progress reports to the committee.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:09:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 19, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3967 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 19, 2015) Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s schedule today focuses on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with Pittsburgh children citywide.</p> <p dir="ltr">At the Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh on the city&rsquo;s North Side, Mayor Peduto will join kids and adults in reading aloud the speeches of Dr. King, in the &quot;King for a Day&quot; program hosted by The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Show. All ages are invited to take the podium at this annual event.</p> <p dir="ltr">Afterwards at the nearby Mattress Factory museum the Mayor will attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Bash for birthday cake and a celebration of the life of Dr. King. The doors are open to all on a pay-as-you-go basis, and both children and adults can visit the museum&rsquo;s installations, participate in workshops and attend a child-friendly Kid City Rockers dance party.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor next travels to the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty for the 5th annual East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year&rsquo;s festivities is &ldquo;Every Voice Counts, Every Story Matters.&rdquo; Activities at the free event will be available in the theater lobby, led by partner social justice organizations including MGR Foundation, Garden of Peace Project, Love Front Porch, Union Project, Assemble, and Literary Arts Boom. On-stage performances will feature talented youth ensembles from the region, including Hope Academy, CHANCE, 1Hood Media, Dreams of Hope, and the Kelly Strayhorn&#39;s own Soundwaves Steelband. Another community partner, North Way Christian Communities, will have a project on display in the theater lobby and offer activities in their office next door to the theater.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor will then attend the Exploring Our Differences, Together, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the Union Project in Stanton Heights. This event features open discussion about the differences between people, and features a community meal.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh&nbsp;King for a Day</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location:&nbsp;10 Children&#39;s Way,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mattress Factory&nbsp;Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Bash</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:15pm- 2pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location:&nbsp;500 Sampsonia Way,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Kelly Strayhorn Theater&nbsp;5th Annual East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location:&nbsp;5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Union Project&nbsp;Exploring Our Differences, Together, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day&nbsp;Celebration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3pm-4pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Location:&nbsp;801 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:47:59 -0500 Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer Ends City Government Service http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3961 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Jan. 16, 2015) After a year of successes in support of early childhood education, public education, summer youth employment initiatives, and community-based impacts, Dr. Curtiss Porter is stepping down from his appointment to Mayor William Peduto&#39;s executive cabinet.</p> <p>With Dr. Porter&rsquo;s help, Pittsburgh has become a leader in cooperative efforts to support public education. Mayor Peduto was the only mayor in the nation asked to speak about Pre-K education efforts at a White House summit in December, and the Mayor has just been named <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959">co-chair of the National League of City&rsquo;s Youth, Education &amp; Families subcommittee</a>, which focuses on the best practices of cities nationwide on education efforts. Dr. Porter has been a key city official in the Mayor&#39;s vision for municipal collaboration with city educational institutions.</p> <p>Dr. Porter came to the City in January 2014 after retiring as Chancellor Emeritus of Penn State Greater Allegheny in White Oak-McKeesport. Porter served as CEO and Chancellor for 15 years.</p> <p>&ldquo;Curtiss was the right man at the right time for the City, and I want to thank him for coming out of retirement to help us on these vitally important issues,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&quot;Bill Peduto is a visionary and creative public official. It has been my great professional experience to spend a year in concretizing aspects of his vision,&quot; said Dr. Porter.</p> <p>For the past year Dr. Porter has actively worked to provide oversight in education and neighborhood reinvestment. He and his team worked to secure the Mayor&#39;s vision for collaboration across both policy initiatives. Under Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s direct administration he worked to raise the economic and social profiles of Pittsburgh&#39;s several displaced communities. Dr. Porter&#39;s work assisted in generating the full spectrum involvement and growth that is today&#39;s Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Overall Dr. Porter said he &quot;worked to secure Mayor Peduto&#39;s vision of a diverse, community-based, educationally and technologically savvy city. The Mayor&rsquo;s and my own education and community reinvestment outlooks are essentially &lsquo;high tech-high touch.&rsquo; I believe that engaged education and engaged communities can make a real difference in the modern urban environment.&quot;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto said &quot;Dr. Porter leaves a strong legacy in City government as a creative administrative Chief, committed to policies and practices which benefit the children and the adult citizens of our City.&quot;</p> <p>Dr. Porter led the city&rsquo;s Education Task Force (ETF), which Mayor Peduto named in February to examine public education in the City. It was the first time in decades that Pittsburgh education and civic stakeholders were brought together. It includes Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane; City Council members Theresa Kail-Smith, Natalia Rudiak, Daniel Lavelle, and Deborah Gross; City Controller Michael Lamb;&nbsp;Pittsburgh Public Schools board president&nbsp;Thomas Sumpter;&nbsp;Pittsburgh Teacher&#39;s Union President Nina Esposito-Visgitis; city educational reform leadership groups,&nbsp; including A+ Schools executive director Carey Harris and Yinzercation founder Jessie Ramey; and three Pittsburgh Public School students.&nbsp; The ETF also includes parents and other engaged community members.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ETF ended its first year with agreements to cooperate further on areas including public safety, out-of-school time programing, community schools, school funding and marketing the excellence of education in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>A draft report on the task force&rsquo;s first year of meetings was issued to members today.</p> <p>Dr. Porter said &ldquo;Education is neighborhood reinvestment. At all levels of education, from high-quality pre-school, through high-quality primary and secondary education -- including badging, science, technology, engineering, the arts and humanities, math, manufacturing, and beyond, to careers and community -- quality education is the best that we can do to advance our City and its neighborhoods.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor will convene a group of education stakeholders to help him study next steps for filling education positions within his administration.</p> <p>In December Dr. Porter accompanied Mayor Peduto to the White House for the summit on Pre-K education. The Mayor&rsquo;s address to the White House followed work by a Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education the Mayor named this fall, which Dr. Porter also oversaw, and the Mayor&rsquo;s role in educational initiatives with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities. Dr. Porter and his team produced the first &quot;Community Conversation on Early Childhood Education,&quot; hosted by WQED.</p> <p>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. Dr. Porter encouraged and accepted the Mayor&#39;s challenge to the President and the Education Secretary as a driving force for the City&#39;s educational impact agenda. Last summer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of a competitive grants competition for early education funding during a visit to the Hug Me Tight Child Life Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>The Mayor named a 20-member Mayor&#39;s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Educationm (MBRPECE) on August 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. The Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment bureau staffed the panel.</p> <p>Other activities on behalf of the City&#39;s educational future include participation in the first meeting -- with Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and other world-class education and science leaders -- of the Global Education Council.&nbsp; Dr. Porter also participated in grass roots educational efforts of the Larimer Association and Operation Better Block to involve Pittsburgh teens in understanding the commitment to global sustainability. Dr. Porter also represented Mayor Peduto on the executive board of The Pittsburgh Promise.</p> <p>Most recently Porter convened under Peduto&#39;s leadership the first meeting of the City&#39;s &quot;My Brother&#39;s Keeper (MBK) initiative, a community action on behalf of securing a positive future for African American male youth in the City of Pittsburgh. This effort is considered vital by Mayor Peduto, whose administration was an early adopter of President Obama&#39;s &quot;MBK Playbook&quot; for cities across the nation. This MBK effort will be continued under the leadership of LaTrenda Leonard, the City&rsquo;s Deputy Chief of Operations and Administration.</p> <p>Dr. Porter has been a senior executive administrator in several academic and social service institutions.&nbsp; An &quot;academic-activist,&quot; student and graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, Porter&#39;s professional executive career began in 1968 with being Co-Director, and in 1978, Chairman of the Department of Black Community, Education Research and Development (now Africana Studies) at the University of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Dr. Porter left Pitt in 1981 to complete his PhD. He was awarded the PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education in 1984. He subsequently taught at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) in Long Beach, California. In 1985, Dr. Porter traveled back East to assume the organizational leadership role of Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) for the Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut (ULSWC), in Stamford, Ct. In 1995 he was promoted to Vice President for Affiliate Services for the National Urban League (NUL) and relocated his work to the New York City Headquarters of the NUL. There he oversaw the programming and technical assistance section of the NUL affiliate system. NUL affiliates, under his supervision, numbered 101 and were deployed across 34 states in the nation. His operation oversaw a system of affiliates that served hundreds of minority communities in their interaction with municipalities, public and private corporations and educational systems across the nation.</p> <p>Returning to academic administration in 1997, Dr. Porter served as Director of the Stamford Campus of the University of Connecticut. There he oversaw the deployment and construction of a $47 million new campus facility in downtown Stamford. Returning to Western Pennsylvania as a senior academic official in 1999, Porter served as CEO and Chancellor of the Penn State Greater Allegheny (formerly, Penn State McKeesport) campus. There Porter was responsible for initiating four-year degree programming, increasing the student enrollment, a general upgrade of facilities and the construction of a new $6.7 million campus Student Community Center. Dr. Porter retired from Penn State in 2013, and joined Mayor Peduto&#39;s Administration as Chief Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer.</p> <p>In leaving his current post, Dr. Porter says he will spend his time in creative, intellectual and service endeavors.&nbsp; He continues to reside in Pittsburgh as his primary residence.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:58:09 -0500 City Offices Closed, Refuse Collection Postponed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3960 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.</p> <p>Refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will not take place on Monday, January 19, 2015. The Department of Public Works has released the following schedule for the week:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, January 19th you will be serviced on Tuesday, January 20.</li> <li>If your collection day is Tuesday, January 20, you will be serviced on Wednesday, January 21. &nbsp;</li> <li>If your collection day is Wednesday, January 21, you will be serviced on Thursday, January 22. &nbsp;</li> <li>If your collection day is Thursday, January 22, you will be serviced on Friday, January 23. &nbsp;</li> <li>If your collection day is Friday, January 23, you will be serviced on Saturday, January 24.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:18:56 -0500 Mayor William Peduto Appointed Co-Chair of National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3959 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(Jan. 16, 2015) Mayor William Peduto has been appointed the co-chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Council) for 2015. The Council guides and oversees the work of NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute).</p> <p dir="ltr">The membership of the YEF Council, unlike other NLC committees or councils, is composed of not only local elected officials but also youth members and representatives from national organizations working to improve the welfare of children and families. The appointment was made in December 2014 by NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.</p> <p>Council member Kristin Szakos of Charlottesville, Va., will serve as co-chair of the YEF Council with Mayor Peduto.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The YEF Council provides an important voice for the nation&rsquo;s cities and towns, generating recommendations for municipal leaders on strategies to improve outcomes for children, youth and families while guiding the work of NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families,&rdquo; said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities.</p> <p dir="ltr">As co-chair of the YEF Council, Mayor Peduto will play a key role in informing NLC&rsquo;s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America&rsquo;s cities and towns before Congress, with the Obama Administration and at home. Issues covered by the council include early childhood development and education, health and wellness, afterschool programming, youth violence prevention and family economic success.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh is making itself known as a leading urban lab to study the best ways cities can support its youngest residents, and turn them into thriving citizens,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;I want to thank the NLC and Mayor Becker for this honor, and can&rsquo;t wait to begin advocating nationwide on behalf of children and families.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto was the only mayor nationwide chosen to speak at a White House summit on early education in December.</p> <p>In a meeting with President Obama in December 2013 Mayor Peduto suggested that Pittsburgh could be a model for studying the positive impacts of early childhood education. Last summer U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan selected Pittsburgh for the announcement of a competitive grants competition for early education funding during a visit to the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center in the Hill District.</p> <p>The Mayor then named a 20-member task force on Early Childhood Education in August to provide strategic perspective and resources on early childhood education initiatives in the city.</p> <p>At the start of his term in early 2014 Mayor Peduto named an Education Task Force that marked the first time in decades that Pittsburgh education stakeholders came to together to collaborate.</p> <p>NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families launched in 2000 under the leadership of the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The YEF Institute provides practical help and advice to mayors and other city leaders as they seek to address the needs of children, youth and families in their communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information on NLC&rsquo;s other committees and councils, visit<a href="http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees"> http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees</a>.</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">The League announced <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338">it will hold its November 2016 convention</a> in Pittsburgh, drawing 3,500 government leaders and experts to the city.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:28:16 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3958 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.</p> <p dir="ltr">Approximately 120 Public Works vehicles used for snow and ice control are equipped with GPS devices. The plow tracker site shows the current location of Public Works vehicles that have moved within the last four hours. The site also displays the travel history for all GPS equipped vehicles dedicated to snow and ice control throughout the time frame of a snow event. Current location is represented by a vehicle icon on the screen while travel history is shown by highlighting roads on the map.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This administration is creating a new version of city government that delivers services effectively, efficiently and equitably,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;The Snow Plow Tracker site gives us the opportunity to provide public information about an essential city service in an innovative and accessible way.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">A link to the Snow Plow Tracker is available at the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Snow Resource Center at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow">http://pittsburghpa.gov/snow</a>.</p> <p>A PDF image of the Show Plow Tracker interface can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Snow_Plow_Tracker_Quick_Reference_Guide.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s launch represents the first version of the Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker site. This first phase of the tracker focuses on vehicle travel history, and travel history does not always equate to active treatment of a street. Vehicle tracking will only be available during winter weather events, and will shut off during &ldquo;Level 0&rdquo; periods when there is no snow or ice.</p> <p>Over time, the city will continue to develop more advanced features such as sensors that indicate when a plow and salt spreader on a truck is actively engaged and other new functionality based on user feedback.</p> <p>The cost of the program is $31,700 annually.</p> <p>The project is a collaborative effort between the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and the Department of Public Works.</p> <p>The Snow Plow Tracker site is a part of the Peduto administration&rsquo;s continued focus on making lasting investments in innovation and technology that will transform how the city operates for decades. To date the administration has championed civic engagement tools like Open Data legislation, the Engage Pittsburgh site, and Nextdoor; redesigned service delivery through its new @Pgh311 Twitter account; implemented the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system; partnered with Allegheny County, and local universities and foundations on information sharing; and is working on long-term plans to collect real-time data from all city departments. Soon residents and businesses will be able to obtain online permits from departments for the first time.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:54:52 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 16, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3957 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Snow Plow Tracker Press Conference</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 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 Gastil&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: 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 re: Produce Terminal</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 Cities United for Immigration Action</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 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>Working in office</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: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:10:04 -0500 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Holding Press Conference to Launch Snow Plow Tracker Website http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3955 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 15, 2015) - Mayor William Peduto, the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and the Department of Public Works will hold a press conference Friday morning to announce the launch of the City of Pittsburgh Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Where</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor&rsquo;s Office Conference Room, City-County Building - 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh</p> <p><strong>When</strong></p> <p>Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:16:54 -0500 'Pothole Blitz' Scheduled for Friday, Saturday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3953 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 15, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is seeking input from residents and business owners in preparation for a two-day Pothole Blitz on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17th.</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 dir="ltr">Daylight crews from the Department of Public Works will work to fill and patch roads damaged by winter weather. In the instance of inclement weather, work schedules may fluctuate. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:46:59 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 15, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3952 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Judge Manning</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>Municipal Pension Fund Board of Directors meeting</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;">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 PFT</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 Women&#39;s Center and Shelter</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>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>Speaking at International Women&#39;s Forum</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: Mansions on Fifth,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232</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 Leaugue of Municipalities Dinner</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-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:46:52 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 14, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3948 <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-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>Essential Pittsburgh radio show&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:&nbsp;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>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-3:30pm</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>Iron Lung Hockey 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, 14 Jan 2015 10:19:34 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 13, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3942 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh&#39;s Racial Demographics 2015 Announcement</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: Cathedral of Learning,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4200 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 Jeff Tremel</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>Leadership Pittsburgh&#39;s Alumni Luncheon</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;510 Market 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 David Morehouse and Travis Williams</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 Alex Thomson and Alex Sciulli</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>Clemente Museum Fundraiser</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-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:20:15 -0500 Love Your Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications for 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3940 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (January 12, 2015) Mayor William Peduto announced today that applications are available for the servePGH Spring 2015 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 April 25 to June 30, 2015. Applications are available online at: &nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants for the spring 2015 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 February 13, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 2015. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in early April 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">An information session will be held at 6 p.m on January 20, 2015 in the City County Building, 414 Grant Street (Room 646). &nbsp;At this session, applicants can ask question about project ideas and grant proposals. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">To date, grantees have impacted approximately 389 blocks by collecting 34,527 pounds of litter, creating 255 green spaces, leveraging almost $473,000 in donations and recruiting around 4,571 volunteers through the program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Love Your Block is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot, 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 dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 <a href="about:blank">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 <a href="http://www.citiesofservice.org">citiesofservice.org</a> or follow them on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">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 dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:17:26 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 12, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3937 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Say Yes Executives</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10am</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;">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&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;">Lunch with Councilman Kraus</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><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 Chief Lestitian</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></p> <p><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 Miss PA Junior High America</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-2:45pm</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;">Conference call with ALDI</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><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: 4pm-6pm</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, 12 Jan 2015 09:44:11 -0500 Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3936 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e9d86c8-db57-c985-2002-a9bb8035c72e">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) - City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight&#39;s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.</p> <p dir="ltr">The standard 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. night shift was adjusted to 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. , according to Public Works Director, Mike Gable. The current forecast is calling for a mix of ice and rain from 8:00 p.m. Sunday until 7:00 a.m. Monday morning. Ice and rain are also predicted for Monday morning, then turning to snow late Monday afternoon.</p> <p dir="ltr">There will be 40 vehicles out treating city streets overnight from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Monday. Starting at 6:00 a.m. Monday, approximately 70 vehicles will be treating primary, secondary and tertiary routes, in addition to elevated surfaces and bridges. Dispatched vehicles are equipped with chains and salt loads have been treated with liquid Calcium Chloride to make the salt more effective in these conditions. Crews will be working 12 hour to 16 hour shifts during the weather event.</p> <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh Forestry Division crews are on alert in the instance of ice causing damage to any trees. If utility wires are damaged due to downed trees or branches, the utility company must alleviate the problem before Forestry can address the tree issue.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are reminded to use extreme caution on roads, sidewalks, driveways and stairs throughout the night and during the morning commute Monday.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:55:24 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 9, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3930 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Councilman Gilman</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>DJ on WPTS Radio Marathon</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;William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Avenue, 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>City Cable Year in Review Interview</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>Interview with Robert Zullo</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 Ron DiNicola</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> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:07:13 -0500 City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3929 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.</p> <p dir="ltr">Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice. The locations include:</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Greenfield Senior Center</strong> - 745 Greenfield Ave. (412-422-6551)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Homewood Senior Center</strong> - &nbsp;7321 Frankstown Ave. (412-244-4190)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Sheraden Senior Center</strong> - 720 Sherwood Ave. (412-777-5012)</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>South Side Market House Senior Center</strong> - 12th St. and Bingham St. (412-488-8404)</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Safety personnel have been instructed to notify and assist the homeless with access to the shelters.</p> <p dir="ltr">City residents are advised to keep their pets indoors this week. New and approved changes to the animal care ordinances are also in place. Owners are not permitted to leave a dog outside, subject to the weather and elements, for more than thirty (30) minutes at a time when temperatures are below thirty-two (32) degrees Fahrenheit. Any violations to the animal care ordinances should be reported to Animal Care and Control by calling 412-255-2036 during business hours or 412-255-2935 outside of business hours.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:37:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 8, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3927 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Stan Lederman and Mary Conturo</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>CDBG Meeting</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 Riverlife&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>Police Swearing-in</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>Fire Swearing-in</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: 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;">&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:23:36 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 7, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3922 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with John Weinstein&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-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 Welcoming Pittsburgh Project</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>Presenting Proclamation for Summer Youth Employment Awardee</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 hotel developers</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 Anthony Dolan and Richard Hodos</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>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> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:52:47 -0500 Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3918 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 6, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during this morning&#39;s winter weather event.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews began pre-treating roads late last night in anticipation of a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service at 2:33 a.m. The forecast called for between 1-3 inches for the Pittsburgh region and is in effect until 1:00 p.m. today.</p> <p dir="ltr">At the start of the snow event, approximately 3:00 a.m., 37 vehicles were dispatched throughout the city. Starting at 6:00 a.m., 70 total vehicles (approximately 12 per division) were dispatched to continue to treat primary, secondary and tertiary routes.</p> <p dir="ltr">At this time, all primary and secondary roads have been treated with a salt/liquid calcium mix. In lower temperatures, liquid calcium is a more effective treatment than just salt alone. Plowing is being done intermittently throughout the city where accumulations on the roads have neared 3 inches.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews will be working all day to continue to treat and clear secondary and tertiary routes. Public Works Director Mike Gable has advised that the 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. work shift could be extended if additional support is necessary. Afternoon crews will be on hand to prepare for another winter weather event expected overnight tonight.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:13:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 6, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3917 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">State Legislator&#39;s Swearing-in</span></strong></p> <p>Time: 7am-8pm</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:47:03 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule January 5, 2015 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3913 <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with University of Pittsburgh Dean of Education Alan Lesgold</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></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 Councilwoman Rudiak and Carol Anthony</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><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 Bob Lewis</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></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Councilman O&#39;Connor and Hazelwood Initiative&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div><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: 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 Chiefs and Directors</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</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> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:48:58 -0500 PUBLIC WORKS CREWS RESPONDING TO WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3910 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5e9d86c8-b09b-16c8-63f5-caebcb2be920">PITTSBURGH, PA (January 3, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Public Works Crews have been treating transportation surfaces throughout the city due to this morning&#39;s winter weather event.</p> <p dir="ltr">Crews began work at 4:00 a.m. this morning in preparation for a winter weather event that was expected to occur between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The event occurred on time. A total of 34 trucks (approximately 5-7 in each division) were dispatched to treat bridges, ramps and higher elevation areas in addition to primary and some secondary routes. Heavy Equipment Operators were also on hand to load salt trucks.</p> <p dir="ltr">Due to the nature of this weather event, there was no opportunity to pre-treat roads. Had dry roads been pre-treated, the material would have been washed away by the rain, prior to freezing temperatures. Trucks were ready and on their respective routes when rain began turning to ice.</p> <p dir="ltr">As temperatures rise this morning, crews will continue work and monitor road conditions until approximately 1:00 p.m. today. If necessary, fresh crews of 2-3 trucks per division will be called in to address the secondary and tertiary routes in the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Due to weather conditions, Environmental Services trucks were held until approximately 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 11:34:32 -0500 Penn Avenue in Garfield To Reopen to Two-Way Traffic http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3904 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 29, 2014) Penn Avenue through the Garfield business district is set to be reopened to full, two-way traffic by early Wednesday morning, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced today.</p> <p>Reconstruction of a four-block section of Penn between Evaline and Mathilda streets had closed parts of the avenue since August 2013. The avenue is now fully reopening and detour signs around the construction zone are coming down.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto and top Public Works officials met with community stakeholders and business owners this fall on the ongoing and long-delayed project, and committed to getting street reconstruction completed by the end of this year.&nbsp;</p> <p>Crews will continue to build sidewalk vaults and erect traffic signals and streetlights through the area, which could temporarily impact street parking at times. Further work on trees, sidewalks and other upgrades are expected to continue through summer 2015.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:34:36 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Holiday Public Schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3902 <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 24</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 25&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 26</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 12pm-4pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial, sans-serif"><b>Celebration for Promotion of Chris Coleman to rank of Major</b></font></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial, sans-serif">Time: 4:30pm</font></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:12px;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial, sans-serif">Location:&nbsp;Dormont VFW, 3014 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</font></span></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 27&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 10:30pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Location:&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Cabaret At Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 28</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Special Memorial Mass for Robert Escobarmass</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 5pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Location:&nbsp;St. Maria Goretti Parish</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 29</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 9am-4pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Interview with Chris Togneri</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 9pm&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 30</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 9am-4pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Dec 31</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>KQV radio interview </strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Working in office </strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Jan 1</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Jan 2&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Time: 12pm-4pm</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Jan 3</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Day off</strong></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><em>Jan 4</em></div> <div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; "><strong>Day off</strong></div> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:35:58 -0500 City of Pittsburgh Holiday Refuse, Bulk Waste & Recycling Collection Schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3894 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (December 23, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that there will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas and on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year&#39;s Day.</p> <p>The Christmas schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is Thursday, December 25th, you will be serviced on Friday, December 26th. If your collection day is Friday, December 26th you will be serviced Saturday, December 27, 2014.</p> <p>The New Year&#39;s schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is Thursday, January 1st, you will be serviced on Friday, January 2nd. If your collection day is Friday, January 2nd you will be serviced Saturday, January 3, 2015.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:02:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3891 <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 9am-1pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Serving meals at Light of Life Christmas Banquet</strong></p> <p>Time: 2pm-2:30pm</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">915 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:37:04 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3887 <p><strong>Meeting with Mayor David Sanchez,&nbsp;Naucalpan, Mexico</strong></p> <p>Time: 10:30am-11:30am</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30am-5pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:07:52 -0500 Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Approves 2015 Budget http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3883 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 19, 2014) The board of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority unanimously approved the City&rsquo;s 2015 budget today.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank the ICA board for this vote, which proves &lsquo;cooperation&rsquo; really is their middle name. Keeping our lines of communication open allowed us get past our differences and create a model for honest and transparent budgeting that will serve our residents well,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Under an agreement with the ICA there will be no rental registration fee on landlords next year. The City will still pursue approval of rental registration legislation with City Council early next year to assure greater accountability in all neighborhoods. The first year of registration will be on a one-year pilot basis funded by $1.62 million from the ICA. Plans are to make a rental registration program permanent in 2016.</p> <p>&ldquo;It has taken us many months of work with the Act 47 team, City Council, and the City&rsquo;s budget and finance departments to come to this decision, but it was worth it. This is the final proof that our 2015 budget and five-year plan will solve Pittsburgh&rsquo;s long-term financial challenges once and for all,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:48:33 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3882 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">CEO&#39;s for Cities Cluster 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</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: 11am-11:30am</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>Interview with 90.5 WESA</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 Grant Oliphant and Kevin Acklin</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 Travis Williams and David Morehouse</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 Lisa Schroeder</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 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 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>Dinner with David Sanchez, Mayor of Naucalpan Mexico</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</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, 19 Dec 2014 09:34:58 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule December 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3880 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Rebecca Nuttall, City Paper Shadow for the Day</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">All day</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;">KDKA Radio Phone interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:07am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Star 100.7 Radio Phone 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>Y108-WDSY Radio Phone Interview</strong></div> <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>Phone Interview with The New Yorker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Message Carriers event honoring Rep. Gainey</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Mt Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson 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>K.Leroy Irvis Towers Holiday Celebration</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;">K Leroy Irvis Towers, 715 Mercer 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>Hill House Association Annual Christmas Dinner for Seniors</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, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Hill House Association, 1835 Centre 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>Rep. Dom Costa Holiday Party</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;">6806 Greenwood 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>Wedding Ceremony</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CBS Interview</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>Wedding Ceremony</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</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 promo for Cabaret show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 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 re: 2015 Council CDBG Allocation</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</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</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 December Public Officials Reception</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: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:59:14 -0500 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;&n