Mayor Peduto Press Releases http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/press-releases Mayor (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved Mayor William Peduto to Meet Tuesday With Bureau of Building Inspection Employees http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3346 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will meet Tuesday morning with employees in the Bureau of Building Inspection and thank them for their work the past seven months, which has included the adoption of new technology.</p> <p>The Mayor will briefly tour the bureau with Chief Maura Kennedy and greet employees. He and Chief Kennedy will be available afterwards for comment.</p> <p>WHERE: Bureau of Building Inspection, 3rd Floor, 200 Ross St., Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:38:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold "Mayor's Night Out" in Carrick Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3344 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Carrick, in the sixth installment of his &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out/Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; community events.</p> <p>The session is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1628 Brownsville Road.</p> <p>The forum follows five events by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; forums in Beltzhoover and Perry North, and two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office.</p> <p>On July 17 he held the nation&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line),&rdquo; where his administration took questions from the community <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/2azj1y/mayors_night_online_ama/">via a Reddit &ldquo;Ask Me Anything&rdquo;</a> forum. According to Reddit 59,237 people looked at the AMA and stayed on the page more than twice as long as average. A short video of the event <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm6wpU50NPo&amp;feature=youtu.be">is available here</a>.</p> <p>Holding the community sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into city government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:51:46 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3343 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Greiner and Dave Bernett, Sheet Metal Workers local 12</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SPC Board of Directors meeting and Commission meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Chief of Police search session with rank and file officers</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:23:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks All For Changes At North Shore Concert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3340 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Changes implemented by the city, North Shore stakeholders and country music fans led to a cleaner and safer atmosphere Saturday outside PNC Park.</p> <p dir="ltr">City Public Works and Public Safety officials reported much improved activity surrounding the Jason Aldean concert Saturday. As part of plans put into place after a previous concert in June, fans did their part to clean parking lots, parking lot operators and Pittsburgh Police worked to clear lots after the concert began, and as of Sunday morning there was little trash evident.</p> <p dir="ltr">Yet there were 32 paramedic transports, most of them for intoxication, which was close to the 34 transports at last month&rsquo;s Luke Bryan concert. Suburban ambulances were dispatched to the North Shore to assist with a rash of medical needs. Police statistics were still being compiled.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank the Pirates, private parking lot owners, Pittsburgh police, medics and refuse crews for executing the plans we made together,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto, who toured the lots Saturday. &ldquo;Most of all I need to thank the concert-goers. All along we wanted to make an atmosphere for the fans that was enjoyable, but also safe and respectful. Working together we were able to make things better, though there is still work to do.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County horse-mounted police, Port Authority and K9 officers also assisted with crowd-control efforts. PAT also kept Light Rail Transit running into early Sunday to assist concert-goers.</p> <p dir="ltr">City Operations Chief Guy Costa and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar will compile refuse and safety statistics from the concert and study what changes are needed for future events.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:48:20 -0400 National League of Cities Chooses Pittsburgh for 2016 Convention http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3338 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 25, 2014) The governing board of the National League of Cities today chose Pittsburgh as the site of its 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition, which will draw thousands of local government officials from around the country to the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">That year will also mark the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh city government.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;I want to thank the NLC for this honor, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to show off Pittsburgh to fellow government officials from around the nation,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be a great birthday.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">One of the Mayor&rsquo;s first acts in office was to rejoin the league, where he had long been a delegate from the Pennsylvania Municipal League. This year alone the NLC has awarded the city $230,000 for a program seeking to enroll eligible children in health care programs, and it announced plans to soon hold a community forum in Pittsburgh on early childhood education with the U.S. Department of Education.</p> <p dir="ltr">The selection was made after a vote by NLC&rsquo;s Board of Directors at their annual meeting in Saint Paul, Minn.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We are thrilled that the Congress of Cities and Exposition will be hosted by the City of Pittsburgh on the city&rsquo;s 200th anniversary,&rdquo; said NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is an excellent place for our conference and has a great story to tell. The city&rsquo;s rich history and recent urban renewal has transformed the Steel City into a strong economic center with a diverse and educated workforce. Pittsburgh has been a leader in sustainability and technology efforts, and can provide great examples of city programs for local leaders attending our conference.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Congress of Cities and Exposition will be held November 16-19, 2016. It is expected to attract more than 3,500 participants to Pittsburgh and include 300 exhibition booths.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Hosting the National League of Cities brings a tremendous amount of visibility and prestige to the Pittsburgh region in addition to the economic impact the actual conference will garner,&rdquo; says Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPittsburgh. &ldquo;We are proud to have worked on the team with the Mayor.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Registration is still open for this year&rsquo;s NLC conference in Austin, Texas, held November 18-22, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3335 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Presentation to Moody&#39;s&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamatoin at Americans with Disabilities Act Rally</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dave Spigelmyer, President of Marcellus Shale Coalition</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:30:28 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on PUC Approval of Ride-Sharing Services http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3332 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2014) &ldquo;I want to thank the Public Utility Commission for clearing the way for ride-sharing services to operate in Allegheny County. This unanimous vote underscores Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leadership in supporting 21st Century transportation options, and I will keep working with the PUC and others in Harrisburg to allow for them permanently.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:30:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3331 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with County Councilwoman Sue Means</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bloomfield Garfield Corporation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at World Affairs Council Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">2640 BNY Mellon Center,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">500 Grant Street,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon-Cutting for Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: RobotoRegular, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Cannon Park, Brookline Boulevard at Queensboro and Chelton Avenues, Brookline</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilwoman Harris</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>2014 50 Men of Excellence Awards Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, 510 Market St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at PUMP social event hosted by Deep Local</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Deep Local, 2124 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iftar Dinner at Turkish Cultural Center&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh, 1459 Crane Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Hosts Brookline Boulevard Ribbon-Cutting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3330 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 24, 2014) - This afternoon Mayor William Peduto and other government and community officials will celebrate new improvements to Brookline Boulevard after a long renovation.</p> <p>After years of planning, a project remaking the boulevard through the Brookline business district finished this week after 17 months of work. It cost $5.35 million.</p> <div>Upgrades included 21,500 square yards of asphalt milling and paving (4,800 tons of asphalt); 8,400 square yards of of new sidewalk including 1,400 square yards of decorative exposed aggregate sidewalk; 27 traffic signal supports; installation of a traffic signal interconnect system; 48 ornamental light poles; amenities including seven trash receptacles, 23 benches, eight bicycle racks and 175 feet of stainless steel railing; planting of 55 trees including 19 Brandywine Red Maples, 17 Accolade Elms, 10 Spring Snow Crab Apples, and 9 Japanese Lilacs; and 950 landscaping plants and shrubs.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Baker Corporation was the desinger on the project, contracting was by Michael Facchiano Contracting, and inspection was performed by SAI Consulting Engineers.</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>WHERE</strong>: Cannon Park, Brookline Boulevard at Queensboro and Chelton Avenues, Brookline.</div> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 2 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3324 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Ribbon cutting for TiER1 Performance Solutions new office&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">216 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presentation to Standard &amp; Poor&#39;s&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Record PSA for Froggy radio&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:40pm-9:40pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:43:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Joins City Leaders In Detailing Preparations for Saturday Concert http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3322 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2014) The city&rsquo;s Public Works and Public Safety departments have been working for weeks with the Pirates, the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority, the Coast Guard, and private parking operators in hopes of hosting a fun, safe and clean event for Saturday night&rsquo;s concert at PNC Park.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The city of Pittsburgh stands ready to welcome the more than 38,000 fans coming here to enjoy a good time on the North Shore Saturday, but has put plans in place to make sure all fans are safe and respectful at the same time,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parking Lots:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Parking lots are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. - three and a half hours before gates to PNC Park open at 5:30 p.m. (Lots at the previous Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field opened at 11 a.m.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Police will enforce the posted parking lot code of conduct throughout the area. All vehicles in designated lots will be provided trash and recycling bags. Alco is providing 200 port-o-johns for the Aldean concert, up from 160 for the Bryan concert.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once the first act begins performing, Police will begin to check all North Shore parking lots. At that time, non-ticketed guests will be asked to leave the premises. Tailgating during the concert is not permitted. All parking lot guests for the concert must vacate the lots by 7:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Alco Parking will do trash pickup during the concert starting at 7 p.m., and another pickup following the event. All lots will be cleaned overnight in preparation for the AC Milan/Manchester City game at Heinz Field on Sunday. The Pirates and the SEA will do North Shore Park cleanup.</p> <p>Inspectors from the city Bureau of Building Inspection will visit North Shore lots Sunday and possibly cite lot owners for excess litter.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Police:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Both the City of Pittsburgh and PNC Park will be providing a sufficient number of officers necessary to meet the security needs of the event. The Pirates are also increasing their in-house security forces, and 17 medics (from city and suburban bureaus) will be inside the park. Pennsylvania State Police and Allegheny County police are available for backup, if necessary.</p> <p dir="ltr">Allegheny County horse-mounted police will be patrolling.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Boat Docking:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Boaters are encouraged to practice safe, responsible activity on both the water and on shore. Due to safety concerns, authorities do not recommend that boaters &ldquo;raft&rdquo; or tie boats together on the rivers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Streets:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works crews will empty North Shore trash cans Saturday afternoon and will return after the concert, working overnight from 11:00 p.m. -7:00 a.m. to empty receptacles and also flush and sweep streets.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Street Closures:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">North Shore Drive from Tony Dorsett Drive to Mazeroski Way -- And Mazeroski Way from North Shore Drive to W. General Robinson -- will be closed.</p> <p dir="ltr">The closures begin early Thursday morning following the Pirates 7:05 p.m. game on Wednesday. They will reopen Monday at 11:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Roberto Clemente Bridge and Federal Street will close Saturday morning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tunnel Closures:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Motorists should beware of construction projects impacting local traffic.</p> <p dir="ltr">Liberty Tunnel outbound lanes will be closed around the clock through Monday, July 28.</p> <p dir="ltr">Liberty Tunnel inbound lanes will be closed each night from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. through August 8.</p> <p dir="ltr">Squirrel Hill tunnel outbound will have overnight single lane closures from 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night.</p> <p dir="ltr">Squirrel Hill Tunnel inbound will have overnight single lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Contacts: Timothy McNulty, Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-660-1999; Katie O&rsquo;Malley, Assistant Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-925-1990</em></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:31:35 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto Press Conference on Saturday Concert Preparation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3319 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 22, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar will hold a press conference today to discuss preparations for the Jason Aldean concert this Saturday at PNC Park.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>WHEN: 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:33:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3318 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Junior Achievement&#39;s National Leadership Conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press conference re: Plans for Jason Aldean concert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:45pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Police and Fire Swearing-in Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dennis Yablonsky and De Peart</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Commendation ceremony for Police Officer Lucas Coyne</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Throwing out first pitch at Ellsworth Wiffleball League playoff game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Liberty School, 601 Filbert Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232</div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:41:17 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3314 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Yancey Strickler, Founder/CEO Kickstarter</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mario Longhi, US Steel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Patrick Dowd</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:38:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule July 19-20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3313 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, July 19</span></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Shooting cameo appearance in &quot;Live from Nied&#39;s Hotel&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 5438 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Roberto Clemente Museum Open House</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Polish Hill Arts Fest</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-9pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, July 20</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Open Streets PGH, Welcoming remarks at Yoga in the Square</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:45am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming remarks at Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:08:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3312 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with PWSA Board&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Vince Delie, CEO First National Bank</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Brighton Heights Senior Center for 101 Birthday Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">3515 McClure Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Italian Consul General Dr. Andrea Canepari</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;2pm-3pm<br /> Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Seubert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:01:42 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ongoing Investigation of Pride Fest Arrest http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3310 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;Last month I called for an investigation of an arrest at the June 15 Pride Fest parade and <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3189">said</a> the city &lsquo;will not delay this investigation, but I will not make any judgement until such time that OMI has had the opportunity to fully investigate.&rsquo;</p> <p>At this time, the investigation has progressed and is ongoing. The officer who is the subject of the investigation will remain off-patrol until OMI has completed their work.</p> <div> <p dir="ltr">I and my administration are committed to justice and fairness and we will ensure a complete and thorough investigation so that all parties may receive fair treatment from the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <div>###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:41:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3309 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Jessica Trybus</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Nied&#39;s Hotel Band&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mellon Square Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Finance team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Wedding ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Brashear&#39;s Christmas in July event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Rowdy Buck, 1321 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night On(line)</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:26:05 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3306 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-2pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press event for Pittsburgh Penguins Project Power Play program</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Brookline Memorial Park, 1399 Oakridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visit new Frick Environmental Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Grand Opening of Hilltop Community Health Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">151 Ruth St, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>The Lange Money Hour show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:05pm-8:05pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: KQV Studio, Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:46:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto To Hold Mayor's Night On(line) http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3304 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 15, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto and top aides will take questions together from the community Thursday night in the city&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night On(line).&rdquo;</p> <p>Those wishing to ask questions or follow the proceedings may go to: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/">http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/</a>. The Mayor will take questions during the &ldquo;Ask Me Anything&rdquo; session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and direct them to individual Chiefs and department directors for follow-up answers.</p> <p>While the Mayor did his own AMA <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pittsburgh/comments/1dvaim">more than a year ago</a> while running for office, this event is unique.</p> <p>The Mayor and top administrators will take the questions together in a Department of Innovation &amp; Performance computer training room on the 6th Floor of the City-County Building. According to Reddit, this local government AMA with representatives from each major department participating is a first for the 9-year-old social networking and news site.</p> <p>Thursday&rsquo;s online forum follows four public ones by Mayor Peduto and his administrators in which they have personally fielded questions from hundreds of city residents. He has held two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; forums in Beltzhoover and Perry North, and two &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in his City-County Building office.</p> <p>The Reddit AMA is the administration&rsquo;s latest move to ensure transparency in city government, following changes such as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p>Members of the media are welcome to attend the Thursday event.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:13:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3303 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">NLC Grant Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Rich, RAND Corporation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Matt Bartkowski</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm- 2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Antonelli and&nbsp;Aryeh Sherman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Heinz Endowments</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Millcraft</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:33:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3300 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mayor Pacifico, City of Altoona</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Shooting Pittsburgh Tourism video</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Colonel Bernard Lindstrom, US Army Corps of Engineers&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:02:44 -0400 Pittsburgh Wins $200,000 Youth Health Care Grant From National League Of Cities http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3299 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The National League of Cities (NLC) awarded Pittsburgh a $200,000 grant today for a program to enroll all eligible city children and youth in affordable health care plans.</p> <p>After months of planning and groundwork by the city and its partners, the NLC announced Pittsburgh as one of eight cities nationwide that will receive funding to implement the program, which seeks to find children and youth under 19 years of age who qualify for Medicaid or the Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but who are not currently enrolled in public health insurance programs.</p> <p>The Peduto administration&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment worked with the Consumer Health Coalition, the Allegheny County Health Department, Allies for Children and a score of other partners developing the Pittsburgh campaign, called <em>Healthy Together</em>. <em>Healthy Together</em> is the first tier of the Live Well Pittsburgh initiative launched in April 2014, designed to target the total health of the city. The <em>Healthy Together</em> enrollment campaign prioritizes health insurance enrollment for youth across the city&rsquo;s 90 neighborhoods, to increase access to care and empower community members to take control of their health.</p> <p>The core strategies of the campaign are to implement a sustainable model utilizing existing channels that can fold into the daily work of city government, as well as conduct outreach efforts in communities most likely to have uninsured children, and bring systematic change to institutions serving youth.</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank the National League of Cities for this award, which is the result of a lot of hard work. But there is still more to do,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We are going to use this program to reach 100% health insurance enrollment for our youth, and build a model outreach effort that other cities can duplicate across the country.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Making sure that our children have access to insurance and appropriate medical care is a major component to support good public health,&rdquo; said Dr. Karen Hacker of the county health department. &ldquo;This grant opportunity allows Pittsburgh to support children and their families and as the county health department director, I am thrilled that our team has been successful.&rdquo;</p> <p>Patrick Dowd, executive director of Allies for Children, said &ldquo;Hundreds of uninsured children live in Pittsburgh. These kids are five times more likely to have an unmet medical concern and three times more likely to not have access to prescription drugs, like asthma inhalers. Additionally, uninsured kids are 30 percent less likely to get medical treatment when injured. This grant will help expand health access to every child in every neighborhood, so they can enjoy their childhoods to the fullest.&rdquo;</p> <p>Beth Heeb, executive director of Consumer Health Coalition, said &ldquo;We are thrilled that the city is putting the health care of our children at the forefront. We believe that this project will make Pittsburgh a model for the rest of the nation by reducing the uninsured through real collaboration between government and community.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families (CEHACF) Initiative will help cities implement comprehensive campaigns to enroll children and families in Medicaid and CHIP and reduce the uninsured rate for children and families by 50% in each of the cities. Families with health insurance reduce emergency room visits, avoid crushing health care costs, and have healthier children who perform better in school.</p> <p>&ldquo;As a nation, we&rsquo;ve made significant progress on enrolling eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP, but millions of children who qualify for coverage under these programs still need to sign up. Cities are vital partners in outreach and enrollment efforts,&rdquo; said Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. &ldquo;We applaud National League of Cities for its leadership and support.&rdquo;</p> <p>NLC&rsquo;s Institute for Youth, Education and Families is coordinating the initiative as part of a multi-year effort to increase access to health care for children and families funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Each city was chosen based on the quality and feasibility of business plans that were submitted in the spring.</p> <p>The other cities selected are:</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Savannah, Georgia</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Jacksonville, Florida</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Garden City, Michigan</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; New Bedford, Massachusetts</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Hattiesburg, Mississippi</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Providence, Rhode Island</p> <p dir="ltr">&bull; Dallas, Texas</p> <p>&ldquo;Each city chosen had a rigorous business plan that detailed a clear path forward to drive down the rate of the uninsured in their communities,&rdquo; said Clarence Anthony, executive director of NLC. &ldquo;Each city should be commended for the positive contributions they will make to their communities. There are clear benefits to the program with healthier kids meaning better high school and college completion rates and financial savings for the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>NLC will provide cities with customized assistance, access to best practices and national experts and opportunities for peer learning during the implementation process. Emphasis will be placed on cross-community collaboration among city agencies, school districts, hospitals and clinics and other community-based organizations.</p> <p>The leadership team for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s <em>Healthy Together</em> effort includes the city&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, Allies for Children, the Consumer Health Coalition and the Allegheny County Health Department.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other partners include: Allegheny County Department of Human Services; - University Center for Social &amp; Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh Public Schools; United Way of Allegheny County; Allegheny County Children&#39;s Court; Enroll America; YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Center for Race &amp; Gender Equity; Children&#39;s Hospital of Pittsburgh; A+ Schools; Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children; Squirrel Hill Health Center; SEIU; Homeless Children&#39;s Education Fund; Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; Latino Family Center; Brashear Association; Kingsley Association; Perry Hilltop Citizens Council.</p> <p>The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:54:01 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Lorin Maazel http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3298 <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2014) &quot;Like so many before him, Lorin Maazel came here as a child and now departs us as a man whose life&#39;s work has added to the lustre of his adopted home town.</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Raised in Oakland, educated at Peabody High School and the University of Pittsburgh, Maazel was as much a product of our city as the steel that poured from our mills and framed the concert halls of our nation. His legacy as a musician and scholar will play on in the memory of the city that shaped him, and which he ably served as the conductor and guide of its magnificent symphony orchestra.&quot;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">###</span></p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:28:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3293 <p><strong>Working from home</strong></p> <p>Time: 9am-1pm</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Working in office</strong></p> <p>Time: 1pm-5pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:18:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3287 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Heinz Company</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming Delegates Attending Working America, National Leadership Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: DoubleTree, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ride Sharing Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City County Building Portico, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Young Republicans meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Roland&#39;s, 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:31:27 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Mount Washington Dog Park http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3285 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 9, 2014) - &quot;I realize that many people in Mount Washington wanted a dog park removed from the community but today my administration announced a compromise that will let one stay.</p> <p>There have been two years of debate on the neighborhood&#39;s dog park, and over the past three months my staff engaged in a community process with all stakeholders to identify the best solution. Our goal was to provide an off-leash area sought by dog owners that is set far enough away from residential properties to limit impacts on neighbors.</p> <p>After these discussions we created a plan to move the current off-leash area to another, not yet built, area on the 1.1 miles of trails that exist behind Olympia Park. While Public Works studies designs and prepares the new site the current off-leash area will remain.</p> <p>Dozens of people came forward and expressed their displeasure with the situation. But living together in our city requires moving past our differences and embracing solutions that represent the best interests of the entire neighborhood, not just one group over another. It requires compromise. Preserving an off-leash area in the park, with minimal residential impacts, does just that.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:31:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3284 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">WDVE Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-8:35am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference announcing non-stop flights</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bishop Mann</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeitng with Bill Gatti</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:40:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3279 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Bill Brooks, Laborers Local #373</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with CONNECT Sewer Regionalization Committee and County Executive</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Achieva Promenade auction winners</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CEHACF conference call</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Epiphany Solar Water Systems in Lawrenceville</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 187 36th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:19:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3276 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with SPC Chairman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jason Cannon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Chief&#39;s Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2019 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</span></div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:53:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Workers And Residents For Safe And Clean Holiday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3274 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 6, 2014) - Tens of thousands of visitors poured into Downtown Pittsburgh this holiday weekend for events that were remarkably safe and clean, despite the large volume of participants.</p> <p dir="ltr">As of Saturday city Public Works crews had largely cleaned multiple fireworks viewing locations used Friday night from Mount Washington and Riverfront Park on the South Side to North Shore Riverfront Park, where city crews worked with those from Heinz Field. Crews from Public Works, the state, and the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta cleaned Point State Park, and collected sand the Regatta donated to the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Police responded to 825 calls to 911 on July 4, which was 31 fewer calls dispatched on the holiday last year. For the four-day period from July 2-5, police were dispatched to 3,340 calls, paramedics to 709 and firefighters to 516 calls, according to Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson Jr.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I want to thank every city worker, from Public Works to Public Safety, for giving up parts of their holiday weekend to help make Pittsburgh shine,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;Just as importantly, I want to give my thanks to the many thousands of residents from inside and outside the city limits who did their part, as usual, to make this such a memorable weekend.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:01:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3262 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press Conference re: Protected Bike Lanes</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Schenley Park Visitors Center, 101 Panther Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:23:31 -0400 Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3260 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(July 3, 2014) -&nbsp; Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until <strong>Friday, July 18</strong>. In addition, there will be an informational session <strong>Wednesday, July 9</strong>, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>In this round, the Love Your Block program will grant 14 organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from September 15 to November 15, 2014. Applications are available online <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/forms/loveyourblock/grantapplication">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>WHAT:</strong> servePGH&rsquo;s informational session on upcoming round of Love Your Block</p> <p><strong>WHERE:</strong> City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219</p> <p><strong>WHEN:</strong> 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014</p> <p>The informational session will give prospective organizations a chance to ask questions about the process, inquire about resources available in addition to the mini-grant, learn how to identify the owner of vacant parcels, and more. &nbsp;</p> <p>Applicants for the fall 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 18, 2014; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in late August 2014.</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a> or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:53:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Construction Of Three Protected Bike Lanes http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3258 <p dir="ltr"><img alt="Design for Schenley Park protected bike lane" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Schenley_cycle_track_7-1-14final3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 339px;" />PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced the first phases of the city&rsquo;s new protected bike lane program, to be built in Schenley Park, Greenfield and Downtown. More lanes will follow around the city in partnership with People for Bikes and the Green Lane Project.</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s first protected two-way lanes will be built from Schenley Plaza to Anderson Playground in Schenley Park; along Saline Street between Greenfield Avenue and Swinburne Street (Panther Hollow Trail) in Greenfield; and on Penn Avenue from 11th Street to Stanwix Avenue Downtown.</p> <p>Penn Avenue traffic Downtown will be changed to inbound-only to accommodate the protected lanes, which will be on the southern (or left) side of the street. Later phases of the Downtown protected lanes are planned to connect to the city&rsquo;s existing trail systems and the Strip District.</p> <p>These segments account for just more than one mile out of five that are being partially underwritten through $250,000 in support from the Green Lane Project. The project chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive such support, and last week sent Mayor Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Hillman Family Foundations President David Roger and Bike Pittsburgh director Scott Bricker to Denmark to learn about bike infrastructure programs firsthand.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We&rsquo;re in the top 30 best cities in the country for cycling but that&rsquo;s not good enough. We have the ability to be a top 10 city in this country and even do better, and that is going to be the commitment our administration is going to make,&quot; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;We will make sure cycling is not only safe, but a viable part of our economic development strategy and a critical part of our transportation needs.&quot;</p> <div>Construction on the Greenfield and Schenley Park lanes will begin first later this month and construction Downtown will follow. Officials from the city&rsquo;s Public Works and Planning departments have met regularly with neighborhood stakeholders in all three parts of the city.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;What the Mayor is promising today, and what Public Works and Planning will deliver over the next two months, is a new balance between cyclists and motorists on the roadway, one we&rsquo;re confident will mean a safer street for both,&quot; said assistant Public Works Director Patrick Hassett of the city&#39;s Bureau of Transportation and Engineering.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re talking about is essentially a roadway within a roadway. A two-way roadway for cyclists, with its own set of signs and rules, separated by vehicle traffic with road markings and bollards.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The city is in ongoing talks with the Port Authority of Allegheny County on the impact of the current and future lanes on bus service, and with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority on the small loss of parking spaces. About 20 unmetered spaces used by commuters will be lost in Greenfield and another 20 in the Schenley Park phase between the Carnegie Library Main Branch and Phipps Conservatory. The city is working with Phipps to add additional spaces nearby.</div> <p>There will be no changes to the limited number of parking spaces on Penn Avenue Downtown.</p> <p>Other cities with protected bike lanes have seen them strengthen neighborhood and business development, attract car-phobic millennials and the companies seeking to hire them, and offer healthy commuting options to residents and workers.</p> <p>&ldquo;Protected bike lanes have proven to be economic generators from San Francisco to Chicago, and they will be too in Downtown Pittsburgh and other neighborhoods citywide,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;These lanes are in keeping with the decades-long revitalization of the Cultural District, and will add human-scale improvements to the Downtown streetscape as it turns into a unique residential neighborhood.&rdquo;</p> <p>The budget for this first phase, paid out of city capital funds, is $188,000.</p> <p>Preliminary -- and not final -- designs for the three lanes are below. The city Planning and Public Works departments are working with Portland-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.altaplanning.com/">Alta Planning and Design</a>, the leading bike/pedestrian planning firm in the United States, to design the lanes. Alta is being paid by People for Bikes/Green Lane Project.</p> <p><i>(Illustration above by Alta Planning and Design)</i></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/SchenleyParkProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Schenley Park Lane Design</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PennAveProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Downtown Lane Design</a></p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/SalineStProposedProtectedBikeLane.pdf">Preliminary Greenfield Lane Design</a></p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:39 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on State Ride-Sharing Legislation http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3257 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) - &ldquo;As of today, actions are underway in the Legislature to support ride-sharing services and I stand solidly behind them.</p> <p>State Sen. Wayne Fontana is set to introduce legislation to allow for operation of these innovative transportation systems and I support similar bipartisan efforts being introduced in the House.</p> <p>In the interim I fully support a resolution being introduced by State Rep. Erin Molchany calling on the Public Utility Commission to issue provisional approvals for the companies Lyft and Uber to operate this weekend to alleviate pressing public safety concerns about drunk driving this holiday weekend.</p> <p>I remain thankful to Gov. Tom Corbett for standing with me and others in support of these innovative 21st Century businesses.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:57:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Thanks Governor For His Support of Ride-Sharing Companies http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3256 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;I want to thank Gov. Tom Corbett for his support of laws that would adapt current state regulations to allow ride-sharing companies to grow.</p> <p dir="ltr">I am talking with leaders in the state Legislature to swiftly address this problem.</p> <p dir="ltr">When I met early this year with the chairman of the Public Utility Commission, Robert Powelson, he assured me he supported putting temporary rules in place that would allow these companies to operate. We now know that is not the case.</p> <div>Pennsylvania needs to embrace innovation. With the direct engagement of the governor we can secure changes from the Legislature to allow these innovative companies to exist in the state.&rdquo;</div> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:40:43 -0400 City Announces Open Data Platform Launch http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3255 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2014) - In early 2014, the City of Pittsburgh passed <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/cis/ProposedPittsburghOpenDataOrdinance.pdf">Open Data legislation</a>, introduced by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, with strong support from Mayor Peduto. With the bill came a commitment to working with the public to develop a portal through which anyone can access data collected and/or maintained by city government, setting the city&rsquo;s default to &ldquo;open.&rdquo;</p> <p>Work on the Open Data program has been ongoing since February. Staff members from all departments are working together to understand the current state of the city&#39;s data resources and are consulting with University partners to develop flexible, user-friendly ways to make data available for residents.</p> <p>As the city works to document the availability, quality, and management of city data, they are seeking input from the community on determining which data-sets are deemed useful. Feedback collected will be used to prioritize how city data-sets will be released. It will also be used to create a connection with community groups and individuals that are interested in specific data-sets to make sure results are formatted in a useful and effective way.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh launched Pgh Dataforum as a platform for Pittsburghers to identify what data they want to see and why. Powered by Engage Pittsburgh, Pgh Dataforum is designed to encourage residents, community groups and researchers to tell the story of how city data can support their projects or interests. Pgh Dataforum allows residents to connect with each other as well as to city staff. The site also includes a high-level listing of the types of information held by the City of Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Submitting a request to the Pgh Dataforum represents participation in the ongoing conversation about how the City of Pittsburgh can better support the community through information sharing. City staff will consider all requests and, in time, make as much data available as possible. Official Right to Know requests should still be facilitated through the Solicitor&#39;s office.</p> <p>To date, representatives of neighborhood groups have requested information about traffic crashes, crime, and problem landlords to help with their program planning. Others have requested business registration information, 311 calls, and the City payroll and roster.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please visit the Pgh Dataforum to share your thoughts: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/pghdataforum/" target="_blank">http://pittsburghpa.gov/pghdataforum/</a></p> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:52:04 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Cease and Desist Orders Against Ride-Sharing Companies http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3253 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;I will not let the Governor and the Public Utility Commission shut down innovation without a fight. I am confident it is one that I and other supporters of new business models will ultimately win.</p> <p>Technologies like ride-sharing evolve with the times and state regulators must too. While the commission may wish for Pennsylvania to cling to a Jurassic Age of transportation options, people in Pittsburgh and other communities know our state must adapt or die in the global marketplace.</p> <p>Many across our city and state support business growth and innovation, and a government that adapts to and rewards new technology and progress. We will fight together to find ways to promote entrepreneurship and modern transportation options while protecting the safety of riders and drivers alike.</p> <p>I know this because it has been done before. Just last month Colorado approved bipartisan legislation to allow ride-sharing in that ever growing and ever evolving state, and Pennsylvania must seize this leadership opportunity and do the same. I will not let Pittsburgh&#39;s emerging status as a 21st Century technological hub be sacrificed by unaccountable bureaucrats clinging to the past.</p> <p>If the governor and the PUC are unable to adapt to the new, we will work with Republican and Democratic leaders in the Legislature who support free-market capitalism, innovation and technology instead.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:55:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3251 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in Office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Pittsburgh Quarterly</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:25am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with President Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Lou DiNardo, Oxford Development</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:26:38 -0400 Participation Up in Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3249 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (July 1, 2014) - Participation in the city of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Summer Youth Employment Program has almost doubled over last year, and a task force named by Mayor William Peduto is working on expanding the program further in 2015.</p> <p>At the start of the program Monday 521 youths were participating, up from 319 in the summer of 2013. More than 1,300 applied for positions this year, however, so a&nbsp;Mayoral Task Force on Summer Youth Employment Opportunities&nbsp;named by the Mayor is seeking ways to to give all qualified applicants a job opportunity in the future.</p> <p>&ldquo;The goal is for young people to learn and earn. We want to find meaningful employment experiences for every qualified applicant to the program,&rdquo; said Debbie Lestitian, the city&rsquo;s Chief Administration Officer and the task force&rsquo;s co-chair.</p> <p>Dr. Curtiss Porter, the fellow co-chair and the city&rsquo;s Chief Education and Neighborhood Investment Officer, said &ldquo;we need to extend young people&rsquo;s careers from the opportunity that is gained in the summers to deeper vocational experiences that connect to higher education and technical careers. That reinforces their commitment to the city as a great place to live and to grow, and in the final analysis, that makes sure their summers are worthwhile.&rdquo;</p> <p>Applicants must be between ages 14 and 21. They are paid $7.25 per hour and work six hours per day in more than 100 work sites citywide, largely in crews maintaining properties and parks, or in internships in public and private business offices.</p> <p>The task force is moving on four interrelated tracks to expand the program further: partnerships, which is studying new or improved job placement sites; marketing, to expand knowledge of the program; curricula, which focuses on making the summer jobs building blocks for future careers; and funding, to help the city underwrite more jobs.</p> <p>The program, budgeted at $1.15 million this year, is funded by block grant and operating budget money.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto created the task force through an executive order in February. It has held three meetings and will meet again at the end of the summer.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:12:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule July 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3246 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Congressman Murphy</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Scott Lammie</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with YaJagoff.com</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>North Shore Planning Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Source newsroom roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Irvin Williams&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>USA vs Belgium Watch Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>EIC Board Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</span></div> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:30:16 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO LAUDS FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LARIMER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3243 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 30, 2014) Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Larimer neighborhood is poised for rebirth with the award of $30 million in funding the U.S. Department of Housing and Economic Development, Mayor William Peduto announced today.</p> <p>After competing against 40 other cities, HUD said Pittsburgh is the winner of a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grant that could transform the long-struggling community, strengthen its ties with neighboring East Liberty and provide new mixed-income housing units. The estimated $400 million overall development will lead to the construction of 350 mixed-income housing units, support 2,000 jobs and create one of the greenest housing developments in the United States.</p> <p>The city, in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Larimer/East Liberty community groups submitted an application for the grant last year. As a councilman Mayor Peduto helped broker a deal to finalize the city&rsquo;s funding for the project, which was key to signaling the community support behind the grant.</p> <p>The Mayor met and discussed the Larimer initiative this year with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan while on trips to Washington D.C. He also worked hand in hand with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on the effort.</p> <p>&ldquo;For too long, Larimer has suffered while its neighboring communities have experienced booming growth,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Largely due to hard work by community groups and other stakeholders in Larimer, today we are a step closer to making this proud community join in the successes around it.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency awarded more than $1 million in tax credits to the Larimer initiative in February and today&rsquo;s move by HUD continued the positive momentum. The Mayor was joined at the announcement with HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing Carol Galante, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Executive Director Caster Binion and Kingsley Association Executive Director Malik Bankston.</p> <p>&quot;This development shows what happens when leaders -- from government, nonprofits, developers, the faith-based community, and most importantly the neighborhoods -- work together to make our region better,&quot; said County Executive Fitzgerald.</p> <p>The city competed with 40 other cities to receive the grants and they were awarded only to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Columbus and Norwalk, Conn.</p> <p>&ldquo;HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative supports local visions for how to transform high-poverty, distressed communities into neighborhoods of opportunity,&rdquo; Secretary Donovan said in Columbus. &ldquo;By working together, with local and state partners we will show why neighborhoods should always be defined by their potential &ndash; not their problems. &nbsp;Together, we will work to ensure that no child&rsquo;s future is determined by their zip code and expand opportunity for all.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Larimer has suffered for generations and currently has more vacant lots than occupied homes. Centering on a community at East Liberty Boulevard and Larimer Avenue, the Larimer/East Liberty Phase I development would include housing upgrades, support businesses in the corridor, and reestablish ties to East Liberty and other neighboring East End communities.</p> <p>HUD&rsquo;s Choice Neighborhoods program supports public-private projects that replace distressed public housing with better-quality mixed-income units; improve education and social services; and improve safety and commercial activity.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:40:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3241 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor Council meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>HUD Announcement&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Kingsley Association,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KDKA Pintek show with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="outline: none; font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="outline: none; font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Cuban Ambassador and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Shira Goodman, Executive Director Ceasefire PA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with The Buncher Company&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Public Safety Zone 6 Community Meeting </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Greenway Middle School, 1400 Crucible St., Pittsburgh, PA 15205</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:38:26 -0400 City To Host World Cup Watch Party In Market Square Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3237 <p>The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will host a World Cup Watch Party in Market Square on Tuesday, July 1. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. prior to the 4:00 p.m. kickoff between the United States and Belgium.</p> <p>In partnership with 96.1 KISS, Mikey and Big Bob of the KISS Morning Freak Show will co-host the event.</p> <p>The family friendly event will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in support of Team USA. &nbsp;Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted. Rain or shine.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:46:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3234 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Green Lane Project Collaboration Session</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Discussion on how to translate Copenhagen&rsquo;s world-class vision to America&rsquo;s unique streets and neighborhoods. Facilitators: Zach Vanderkooy and Martha Roskowski</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Room 2</p> <p><strong>Meet the Mayor: City Leadership and Street Transformation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The final capstone session of the study tour will be a meeting with Copenhagen&rsquo;s Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration, Morten Kabell. As one of Copenhagen&rsquo;s 7 Mayors, Mr. Kabell oversees traffic, transportation and infrastructure for the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:28:25 -0400 Reminder: No City Refuse, Bulk Waste or Recycling Collection July 4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3233 <div>There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Friday July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is Friday, July 4th, you will be serviced on Saturday, July 5th. This Holiday schedule will only affect the Friday Collection Day.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</div> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:21:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3232 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Train to Malm&ouml;, Sweden</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Meetings and bike tour of Malm&ouml;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Though it&rsquo;s in a different country, Malm&ouml; is a part of the metropolitan region thatincludes Copenhagen and its suburbs. A cosmopolitan and vibrant city by its own right, Malm&ouml; is Sweden&rsquo;s third largest city. Known for its bold architecture and innovative urban developments, the group will examine the differences and similarities between the Swedish and Danish approaches to land use planning and transportation, with a particular emphasis on new developments and suburban context. Hosts: Cristoffer Hedberg and Elisabet Corengia, Municipality of Malm&ouml;</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Malm&ouml; City Office (Stadshuset), August Palms plats 1</p> <p><strong>Train to Copenhagen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Cycling Embassy of Denmark 5-Year Anniversary Celebration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Cycling Embassy of Denmark is a coalition of city governments, consultants, and professionals with a mission of exporting Denmark&rsquo;s cycling expertise far and wide (as well as being a fantastic partner to the Green Lane Project).</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 13</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:37:12 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ruling in UPMC Lawsuit http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3231 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;Judge Wettick&rsquo;s ruling today is on a procedural issue, and is not a decision on the merits of the lawsuit. Our lawyers are reviewing the decision and will advise me on our legal options.</p> <p>We are eager to continue to meet with UPMC and other nonprofit partners to formalize a collaborative long-term agreement that addresses our structural financial needs, invests in our neighborhoods and workforce, and delivers upon their charitable commitment to our community.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:50:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3229 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Transportation Policy, Process, and Design in the &lsquo;City of Cyclists&rsquo;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Staff from the City of Copenhagen&rsquo;s Transportation Department will present the role of government in creating a balanced transportation network. Topics include the role of community dialogue in planning, design standards and guidance, pilot projects, measuring progress, and the mixture of hard and soft measures necessary to implement transportation projects that change the way the street works. Hosts: Klaus Grimar, Project Manager and Niels Jensen, Transportation Planner, City of Copenhagen</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:00 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: City of Copenhagen, Islands Brygge 37</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Innovation Diffusion Workshop</strong></p> <p>How do new ideas (or technologies, or values) spread through an entire society? Drawing on the work of theorist Everett M. Rogers, as well as Danish and American experiences with a particular urban innovation &mdash; the protected bike lane &mdash; this workshop will be an exercise and discussion on how innovations spread through culture, practice, and policy to change the American city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Facilitator: Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Room 2 (Lokale 2)</p> <p><strong>Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gr&oslash;ften, inside Tivoli Gardens</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:41:00 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Collects Honors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3226 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - At the U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting last weekend in Dallas, the city of Pittsburgh won a $75,000 grant to support low and moderate income housing, and accolades for its work on climate protection.</p> <p>On Sunday, Pittsburgh joined three other cities in winning a competitive Lead Safe for Kids Sake Grant from Dupont. The city will use it to work with other government agencies and nonprofit partners to assess weatherization of homes in low and moderate income neighborhoods, and check them for harmful lead.</p> <p>In seeking the grant, the city&rsquo;s Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment noted with more than 95 percent (or more than 104,000) of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residential units built prior to 1978, the housing stock across the city is at high risk for lead. Further, of the nearly 30,000 lead screenings administered on children ages 16 and younger in the City between 2009 and 2013, 62 percent had at least detectable blood lead levels.</p> <p>The $75,000 grant will assist efforts by the city and others to help residents secure healthy, safe and more energy-efficient homes.</p> <p>&ldquo;This administration&rsquo;s focus has always been to reverse the typical top-down development paradigm and instead empower the residents of traditionally underserved areas to take control of redeveloping their neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin, who traveled to Dallas to accept the award on behalf of Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;And that is exactly why the Mayor instituted the new Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, to work on the related issues of housing, small business development, workforce training and education in these communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>The city&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance also won an honorable mention from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in its 2014 Mayors&rsquo; Climate Protection Awards.</p> <p>The annual awards program recognizes mayors for innovative programs that increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges evaluating climate protection programs nationwide.</p> <p>The city won for its Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (WPEC), which aggregates large electricity accounts for entities including the city, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Zoo &amp; Aquarium, Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Sports &amp; Exhibition Authority and Carlow University.</p> <p dir="ltr">Formed in 2008, the WPEC most recently adopted a two-year contract that provided each group member with budget certainty, while reducing annual costs by nearly 15 percent, all while implementing a green purchasing policy that sees the consortium purchase 25% of their annual consumption through renewable energy sources which adheres to the Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Climate Action Plan v.2 adopted in 2012.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:53:49 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on City Council Approval of Act 47 Recovery Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3224 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;I want to thank City Council, my finance team, the city&#39;s Act 47 coordinators, Governor Corbett, Secretary Walker, and his team at the Department of Community and Economic Development for all their long hours and hard work leading up to today&#39;s Council approval of the amended Act 47 plan. While this has been a long and difficult road toward financial recovery for our city, we still have much work to do to solve the city&#39;s long-term capital, debt and pension needs, and to relieve undue burdens on city taxpayers. Together, we can implement a final recovery strategy to address our present budget needs and solve these issues for future generations of Pittsburghers.&quot;</p> <div>###</div> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:44:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3223 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Train to Odense, Denmark</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:50 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Odense: A Storybook Model for Bicycle Transportation</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Denmark&rsquo;s third largest city, Odense is considered a world-class model for bicycle infrastructure, planning and promotion. It&rsquo;s also the birthplace of Danish fairy tale author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, whose whimsical influence is visible throughout the city. Odense&rsquo;s attention to detail in its finely-tuned public spaces and public art is unsurpassed. Hosts: Troels Andersen and Connie Juel Clausen, City of Odense&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Kulturmaskinen</p> <p><strong>Bike Tour of Odense</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:00 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Kulturmaskinen Cafe, Farverg&aring;rden 7</p> <p><strong>Walking Tour of Historic Odense</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Debrief/Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Bryggeriet Flakhaven, Flakhaven 2</p> <p><strong>Return Train to Copenhagen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:50 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:37:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on City Spending http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3218 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s office today issued an executive order outlining new controls on city spending.</p> <p>Under the order the new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will pre-approve most departmental expenditures; the Department of Finance will study all trust funds and petty cash accounts, and recommend their closure if necessary; OMB will pre-approve all personnel transactions; and OMB will use best practices to write financial policies on non-union overtime, departmental spending and cash management procedures.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the city entering Act 47 oversight again, we need to make sure there are sufficient controls over the expenditures happening in our departments,&rdquo; Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin said. &ldquo;We inherited a city government of silos -- with departments and policies operating without sufficient central oversight -- and this is a step toward implementing the Mayor&#39;s goal of fiscal responsibility.&rdquo;</p> <p>The order says in part:</p> <p><em>WHEREAS, current city practice allows departments to expend funds up to $2,000 at a time without oversight from OMB, while the only public vetting of these expenditures comes when an invoice is forwarded to City Council and in most cases after a service has already been rendered, property or equipment has already been acquired, and a commitment to pay has already been made; and</em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>WHEREAS, the Mayor desires to empower the OMB, as the entity charged with the creation and oversight of the operating budget, capital budget, and special revenue funds to take on greater responsibility for tracking and maintaining compliance with approved budgets</em></p> <p>New policies based on Government Finance Officers Association best practices will be distributed within 10 days of the signing of the order.</p> <p>A copy of the executive order<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/FinancialManagementExecutiveOrder.pdf"> is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:09:03 -0400 Applications Open For Fall 2014 Love Your Block Grant Award Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3217 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications are available for the city&rsquo;s Fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Projects will be implemented from September 15 to November 15, 2014. Applications are available online at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a>.</p> <p>Along with the mini-grant, selected groups will also receive support from city departments through services such as trash collection and graffiti removal to support their projects, as feasible. A full list of available city services can be found in the <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/forms/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=apply">Love Your Block application</a>.</p> <p>Applicants for the fall 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within city limits. Applications must be received no later than <strong>5 p.m. on July 11, 2014</strong>; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by August 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in late August 2014.</p> <p>In addition to receiving up to $1,000 in funds and donated supplies, all qualifying groups are eligible for an additional award. The best block revitalization project will receive an additional $2,000 for future block enhancements based upon judgment criteria listed in the application details.</p> <p>To date, grantees have impacted approximately 296 blocks by collecting 28,137 pounds of litter, creating 204 green spaces, leveraging almost $184,000 in donations and recruiting around 3,615 volunteers through the program.</p> <p>Love Your Block is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch. In addition, this program is supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program and is based on the Cities of Service Blueprint of the same name.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About servePGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize city blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. Over 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date.&nbsp; Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Cities of Service</strong></p> <p>Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About AmeriCorps VISTA</strong></p> <p>The Love Your Block Program is supported by Peoples Gas, PNC, and The Home Depot Foundation &amp; East Liberty Branch, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:21:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3214 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With the Green Lane Project investing more than a quarter million dollars in Pittsburgh over the next two years, Mayor William Peduto is joining officials from other American cities in Denmark this week at a conference paid for by People for Bikes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org/green-lane-project">The Green Lane Project</a> chose Pittsburgh as one of six cities that will receive resources to build five miles of protected bike lanes, and part of that award includes the week-long &ldquo;Denmark Bicycle Transportation Leadership Study Tour: Translating Lessons and Experiences for American Streets.&rdquo; The host organization is paying all expenses other than the flight, which the Mayor is covering with campaign funds.</p> <p>The project cited Pittsburgh&rsquo;s public and private leadership as one of the reasons it chose the city. The Mayor is joined at the conference by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Bike Pittsburgh CEO Scott Bricker and Hillman Family Foundations President David Roger. Delegations from Denver and Indianapolis are also present.</p> <p>Working with Bike Pittsburgh, the city has installed 30 miles of on-street bicycle infrastructure, 500 bike racks, started bike corrals and offers bike valet services at city festivals. The city has more than 20 miles of riverfront trails, 70 miles of on-street infrastructure, the nation&#39;s first &quot;street conversion&quot; and approximately 7,000 bicycle parking spaces.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is additionally a commuter-friendly city where 30 percent of people walk, bike or take public transit to work, which is the eighth-highest percentage among large American cities.</p> <p>In September, Pittsburgh hosts the biannual &ldquo;Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike&rdquo; conference and this week&rsquo;s trip will offer more help in cementing the city&rsquo;s reputation as a world-class bicycling city.</p> <p>Says the Green Lane Project:</p> <p>&ldquo;Visiting Dutch and Danish cities offers American city leaders a chance to experience a fully realized, mature bicycle transportation network in action &mdash; something not yet possible in North America. But it&#39;s not just about bikes. Northern Europe offers a vision for people-focused places and neighborhoods, economic vitality, and high-performing cities that attract talented residents and employers. Professionally guided hands-on site visits, exchanges with European transportation and city life experts, and comparing notes with fellow U.S. leaders offer participants an insider&rsquo;s perspective on the rapidly evolving field of bicycle transportation. Delegates return home inspired to lead with fresh ideas for improving the safety, convenience and comfort of bicycling &mdash; and overall quality of living &mdash; in their cities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Welcome to World-Class Bike Tour</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Copenhagen</p> <p><strong>Running a Danish city 101, with former Copenhagen Mayor and current leader of the national Danish Cyclists&rsquo; Federation, Klaus Bondam</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Hotel Axel Guldsmeden, Helgolandsgade 11</p> <p><strong>The Bike as a Tool: Urban Quality, Public Life, with Louise Kielgast and Jeff Risom of Gehl Architects</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Gehl Architects, Kongevej 1</p> <p><strong>Group debrief</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Gehl Architects, Kongevej 1</p> <p><strong>Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:32:52 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Concert Costs and Cleanup http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3212 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 22, 2014) &ldquo;Enough is enough -- the continued trashing of our city has to stop.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is the cultural and economic engine for our entire tri-state region and hosting concerts is part that tradition. But there is no reason that large events like the one Saturday on the North Shore should force city taxpayers to bear the burden for outsized amounts of garbage removal and public safety response.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Safety officials responded to more than 300 incidents related to the concert.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Police issued 37 non-traffic citations (20 for scalping; 10 for public urination; 6 for disorderly conduct; and one for public intoxication); made at least seven arrests; broke up 15 fights and answered 154 calls to 911. City medics responded to 100 calls to 911 and made 34 transports to hospitals.</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Works cleaned the area through the day starting at 11 a.m. yesterday and had an overnight crew emptying garbage cans, and flushing and sweeping streets. Sunday morning it was still picking up garbage from boaters along the Allegheny River.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city will be holding those responsible -- including promoters -- liable for these service costs and invoicing them.</p> <p dir="ltr">We&rsquo;ve worked too hard to build the quality-of-life in Pittsburgh to let others get away with destroying it. My administration will investigate further ways to hold promoters more accountable for these costs and impacts, while recognizing the economic benefits such large events bring to our publicly-owned facilities.&rdquo;</p> <div>###</div> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:54:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Orders Investigation of Payroll Project http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3208 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto today ordered that a long-delayed payroll implementation project be re-bid, and that the Office of Municipal Investigations perform a full investigation of the handling of the prior contract.</p> <p>The Mayor announced the orders in a letter Friday to Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb, and Nicholas D. Varischetti, chair of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority board.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I took office in January, we inherited a payroll implementation project that was a year and a half behind schedule, over $1 million over budget, and was threatening to drag on and cost taxpayers even more money. During our short time in office, we have investigated the handling of this project and found examples of gross mismanagement, lack of oversight, and sheer waste of resources,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p>The contract between the city and the vendor on the project was never approved by City Council; it grew in price from $263,940 to $1,252,584 through multiple contract change orders; the changes were approved by a manager without apparent contracting authority; and neither the County nor City Controller ever stopped the change orders or officially investigated them, despite the direct involvement of their offices in the process.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am not willing to put my confidence in a system that has been so poorly managed, and has cost the City millions, and I will not wager our employees&rsquo; paychecks and livelihoods on a contractor that has consistently broken commitment after commitment,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p>He called for OMI to investigate the project, and for a new contract for completing the payroll system to be subject to a competitive Request for Proposals process.</p> <p>The Mayor instructed his Chief of Staff, Kevin Acklin, to lead the administration&rsquo;s efforts in efficiently managing implementation of the system.</p> <p>A copy of the letter <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Payroll_letter_06-20-14.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:15:01 -0400 City Departments Prepare For Saturday Concert At Heinz Field http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3207 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 20, 2014) &nbsp;&ndash; This weekend&rsquo;s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field is expected to attract tens of thousands of people to the North Shore. The City is working with ALCO Parking Corp and Heinz Field management to ensure a safe and clean environment for all to enjoy.</p> <p>Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers will begin handling traffic details at 11 a.m. when Heinz Field parking lots open, and will begin to clear the parking lots of tailgating activities at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>Traffic will be handled in the same manner as during Steelers games.</p> <p>The Bureau will have a mix of bicycle, beat, vehicle and wagon patrols working before, during and after the concert. Allegheny County Mounted Patrols will also assist with crowd control.</p> <p>&ldquo;We anticipate nearly 50,000 people will come by land and water for this concert. I encourage each and every concert goer to enjoy themselves while showing courtesy to one another so that a good time can be had by all,&rdquo; said Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar.</p> <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will have crews working to place and remove barricades in addition to hauling away refuse and discarded items from the day&rsquo;s events.</p> <p dir="ltr">Attendees tailgating in the parking lots are encouraged to bring their own bags in addition to using the boxes provided by ALCO and Heinz Field management. Litter and recycling receptacles are located throughout the North Shore. If a receptacle is filled to capacity, it is acceptable to stack refuse bags in the general vicinity. The streets will be flushed and swept after the concert.</p> <p>Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa noted, &ldquo;We are very lucky to live in a city that has facilities and services to accommodate a world class and high profile event like this. Everyone in attendance can play a role in maintaining a safe and healthy environment throughout the day.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:02:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3201 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Groundbreaking of Hot Metal Flats&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Next Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Kevin McMahon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with SEIU 32BJ</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Lavelle</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with FOP</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-11pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:18:43 -0400 City of Pittsburgh Cutting Pothole Response Times http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3200 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The city of Pittsburgh has cut its pothole response times nearly in half since launching its blitz in early April, and is getting nearer to its goal of addressing all such complaints in three days.</p> <p>From the <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/rss/print.htm?mode=print&amp;id=2916">launch of the pothole blitz</a> April 3 through last week the average pothole completion rate was 17 days, down from 29 days during the same period in 2013. In the first two weeks of this month, the average completion rate was down to 5 days.</p> <p>That is despite a 350% increase in pothole complaints over the same period last year.</p> <p>&quot;City workers have battled through a brutal winter -- as well as years of neglect to our road infrastructure -- and risen to the challenge. There is more work to do, and we have not yet reached our three-day goal, but residents should be proud of what our workers have accomplished,&quot; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>Response times have continually grown better through the 69-day study period from April 3 through June 11: while the average pothole complaint completion rate was 17 days, it was down to 13 days in May and 5 days in June. (A copy of a June 12 memo to Mayor Peduto on the pothole blitz&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Pothole_assessment_for_Mayor_6_12_14.pdf">is available here</a>.)</p> <p>The city&#39;s 311 office also made reporting pothole complaints easier this year than ever before, including urging residents to lodge complaints <a href="https://twitter.com/Pgh311">through Twitter</a>. Despite the 350% increase in pothole complaints, the dropped call rates for 311 remained under 5%.</p> <p>The office -- part of the city&#39;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance -- last week issued a Request for Proposals for a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system that will improve 311 performance and reporting. The current 311 system uses a cobbled-together system using three different software platforms, which also impacts tracking response times: the system cannot account for repeated requests for the same potholes, or for delays between the fixing of a hole and when the work order is reported as complete.</p> <p>The date ranges in the June 12 memo include weekends and holidays when regular crews are not working, and include at least 13 days of poor weather when patching was not performed. Two Public Works divisions have been negatively impacted by having the dump trucks used for patching out of service.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:41:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3199 <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5em;">Pennsylvania Municipal League 115th Annual Convention</span></strong></p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; outline: none; margin: 10px 10px 5px 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5em; padding: 0px;">Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:12:56 -0400 APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014 CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY NOW OPEN http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3198 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 18, 2014) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today that applications are open for the fall 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA).&nbsp; This season, the CLA will designate half of its available slots for new Americans and recent immigrants as part of the City&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112">Welcoming Pittsburgh</a> initiative.&nbsp; Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about city government and its departments.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Civic Leadership Academy has empowered countless Pittsburgh residents to improve their communities and play an active role in local government,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;By aligning with Welcoming Pittsburgh, we are opening the halls of government to all who contribute to the fabric of our community and fuel our economy.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Academy gives participants an opportunity to interact one-on-one with city department directors and staff members through tours, interactive presentations, and hands-on demonstrations. Program topics include city planning, urban redevelopment, public works, park services, protection of our waterways and rivers, public safety and more. To date, the City has held eleven classes with nearly 200 graduates.</p> <p>The Academy will meet every Wednesday evening from September 10 to November 12; sessions run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/cla">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/cla</a> and must be submitted by July 11th.&nbsp; Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live within city limits or be a business owner who operates within city limits.</p> <p>Since 2011, servePGH has led the Civic Leadership Academy. This year, servePGH is excited to announce a partnership with the Office of Community Affairs which will take a leading role for this initiative. Please call Community Affairs at 412-255-4773 or email <a href="mailto:sally.stadelman@pittsburghpa.gov">sally.stadelman@pittsburghpa.gov</a> for more information about the Civic Leadership Academy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT WELCOMING PITTSBURGH</strong></p> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh is a citywide initiative to celebrate the city&rsquo;s immigrant past and build a more welcoming future. Through heightened inclusivity, the city strives to boost the quality of life and economic prosperity for all. Welcoming Pittsburgh is part of <a href="http://www.welcomingamerica.org/">Welcoming America</a>, a national and grassroots-driven collaborative that promotes cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT COMMUNITY AFFAIRS </strong></p> <p>In an effort to respond to the needs of all of our 90 neighborhoods, Mayor Peduto created the Office of Community Affairs. The Community Affairs team has visited dozens of neighborhoods already, attending community meetings, responding to constituent needs, and assisting City Council in addressing ongoing challenges. The Office of Community Affairs is another example of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s commitment to serving all of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p>The Civic Leadership Academy is one of eight volunteer-fueled initiatives of the city&rsquo;s servePGH initiative. Through these eight initiatives, citizens have been engaged in service to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges and more. To date, over 9,000 volunteers have committed over 57,000 hours of service through servePGH. Additional information is available at <a href="file://ccb0001/MOGroups/MO_POL/servePGH/Civic%20Leadership%20Academy/Fall%202013/Press/pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:25:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3197 <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/maker-faire#section-participants"><strong>White House Maker Faire</strong></a></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> <p>Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pamunicipalleague.org/vertical/sites/%7B816DF97F-59D7-4E12-B207-1434C6304092%7D/uploads/115th_Annual_PML_Convention_Main_News_Release.pdf"><strong>Pennsylvania Municipal League 115th Annual Convention</strong></a></p> <p>Time: 3-6 p.m.</p> <p>Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:04:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3194 <p><b>President&#39;s visit</b></p> <p>Time: 10am-4pm</p> <p>Location: Tech Shop,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">192 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Working in Office</strong></p> <p>Time: 4pm-6pm</p> <p>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Meeting with EPA</strong></p> <p>Time: 7pm-8pm</p> <p>Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Doubletree by Hilton Green Tree, 500 Mansfield Avenue 15205</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:44:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Calls On Public Utility Commission to End Intimidation of Ride-Sharing Services http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3192 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 17, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto issued a letter to leadership of the Public Utility Commission today expressing his disappointment with the agency&rsquo;s attempts to shut down ride-sharing companies.</p> <p>The PUC&rsquo;s enforcement bureau is seeking cease-and-desist orders to shut down the companies Lyft and Uber and prevent them from providing rides through their smartphone-based services.</p> <p>&ldquo;The role of government is to facilitate innovation and growth, not to stand in its way,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto wrote. &ldquo;This is a sentiment that I have shared with you before and during our conversations I was hopeful that the PUC would lead on this issue by working closely with Uber and Lyft to craft new regulations that would allow them to operate freely. I am still hopeful that this can happen and I trust in your commitment to exploring innovation and encouraging entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor is urging the PUC to work with the companies on an interim approval process that encourages safety for both riders and drivers, while also allowing the new services to grow while final regulations are considered.</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PUCLetter06-17-14.pdf">A copy of the letter is available here</a>.</p> <p>###<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:44:48 -0400 First Meeting of City Task Force on Public Education to Meet Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3190 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2014) - A task force named by Mayor William Peduto charged with examining public education in the city of Pittsburgh will hold its first session tomorrow afternoon, June 17th, at the City-County Building.</p> <p>The task force of educational stakeholders -- including elected officials, administrators, union officials, parents, students and others -- will meet four times to discuss ways to strengthen public schools across the many neighborhoods of the city. It is tasked with issuing the Mayor recommendations on school issues in September.</p> <p>The meeting will be led by task force mediator Dr. Preston Green and Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s manager of educational policy and workforce development Dr. Cosette Grant-Overton.</p> <p>Dr. Green is a professor of urban education at the University of Connecticut&rsquo;s Neag School of Education, and a professor of educational leadership and law at UConn. Previously he was a professor of educational administration at Penn State, where he created the university&rsquo;s joint degree program in law and education. He ran the Law and Education Institute at Penn State, a professional development program that teaches administrators and attorneys about educational law.</p> <p>In her role at the Mayor&rsquo;s office, Dr. Grant-Overton is overseeing the education task force, as well an early childhood consortium and the Summer Youth Employment task force. She returned to Pittsburgh after serving several years as a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Leadership in Urban Schools at the University of Cincinnati, where she also served as editor of the International Journal of Educational Leadership. Her research and scholarship focuses on culturally-relevant mentoring strategies that might improve the academic and career success for students.</p> <p>Introductory remarks at the 4 p.m. session tomorrow will be open to the media but the rest of the task force meeting will be private. The meeting will be held in the 6th Floor Conference Room at the City-County Building, Room #646.</p> <p>Task force members include:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Terry Kennedy, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Regina Holley, Education Committee Chair and member, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Curtiss Porter, Chief Education &amp; Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, City of Pittsburgh</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">R. Daniel Lavelle, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Theresa Kail-Smith, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Deborah Gross, Pittsburgh City Council</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Michael Lamb, City of Pittsburgh Controller</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carey Harris, Executive Director, A+ Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Patrick Dowd, Executive Director, Allies for Children</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Jessie Ramey, Founder, Yinzercation</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brian Brown, Community and Youth Organizer, Hill District Consensus Group</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Betsy Magley, Parent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Sara Segal, Parent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hazel Blackman, Hazelwood resident</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Rev. Dr. Darryl Canady, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Rev. John Welch, Dean of Students, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hawa Mganga, Brashear High School student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Don Crawford, Barack Obama Academy of International Studies student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Stephen O&rsquo;Brion, Pittsburgh Science and Tech Academy student</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Dr. Preston Green, mediator, ex-officio task force member</p> </li> </ul> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:05:29 -0400 Transcript of Press Conference on Arrest During Pride Fest Parade http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3189 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 16, 2014) - &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto: I wanted to take a few minutes to go through yesterday&rsquo;s incident at the Pride parade and what the city is doing. I just want to reassure the people that this is a new day, we won&rsquo;t look the other way when incidents like this happen. And we want to assure everybody -- and that includes both the public and the police -- that we want fairness. And we will work diligently to make sure that justice is not delayed and that we will be able to proceed over the next month to find out exactly what happened, and to take the proper action.</p> <p>Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar: I was hired to come in here and bring objectivity and fairness to the Department of Public Safety and do a thorough review based on my background. This is the first part of that. All of these types of incidents will be reviewed and investigated very fairly and objectively without any predisposition on either side. This incident has been referred to our Office of Municipal Investigation for review. There is a process in place that triggers that in these type of incidents. We will do a thorough investigation and review, and wherever that takes us it will guide our judgement in those matters. Generally speaking these type of incidents, from this day forward while I&rsquo;m in charge, will be fair and objectively reviewed in all cases.</p> <p>Q: Mayor, from what you have seen on the video and I&rsquo;m assuming you have read the incident report/the arrest report, do you believe excessive force was used in this incident?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: We&rsquo;re going to be actually asking for additional video -- there should be an opportunity for us to be able to see the entire incident, and not just that one clip, to find out what happened. There are professional standards on the escalation of force and we want to make sure what happened falls within the standards, and not rush to judgement until such time that we can see exactly what happened. We should be able to get additional video -- the Chief is already working through investigations to be able to do that. The officer has been taken off the street and will remain off the street for the next 30 days. He has been suspended from any other outside duties while the investigation continues.</p> <p>Q: Does that mean he&rsquo;s in the warrant office?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: That&rsquo;s correct.</p> <p>Q: But based on what you saw, and you read the officer&rsquo;s account -- he&rsquo;s claiming the woman pushed him and kicked him in the groin repeatedly -- would that warrant a justification as to what you saw in the video?</p> <p>Mayor Peduto: What I saw in the video was a clip. Like I said earlier I want to remain fair both to the officers and to the public. We will not delay this investigation, but I will not make any judgement until such time that OMI has had the opportunity to fully investigate. Let me state this too: the call for an OMI investigation came both from the Chief and from the Solicitor.</p> <p>Q: Do we know what the original fight was about between the young woman and a man? Was it related to the Pride parade or what was it about?</p> <p>Mayor: Under the report from the night commander the incident started with comments from some of the folks who had gathered to oppose the parade, and at that point escalated.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:27:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3185 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CNN Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SEA Board Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Call with EPA Region III Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:48:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule June 14-15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3183 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, June 14</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&quot;Heal the Land&quot; East Liberty March</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Northway Christian Community, 5947 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> <strong>Elks Club Flag Day Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Elks Lodge, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Ribbon-cutting for playground at Bethany House Academy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Bethany House Academy, 1500 Chicago Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Introducing Chaka Khan at Pride Fest</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 15</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples and Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-3pm</div> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:22:42 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Chuck Noll http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3182 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA -- &quot;Growing up as a kid in the 1970s was a magical time in Pittsburgh history. Our city wouldn&#39;t be what it was then -- or now -- without The&nbsp;Emperor Chuck Noll.&quot;</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:10:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3178 <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Interview with WDVE</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;">Time: 8:30am</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Presley Gillespie, Neighborhood Allies President</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Ebru TV</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with Councilman Kraus</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dan McCaffery and Chuck Hammel</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mitchell Schwartz and Elaine Stone-Schwartz</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:34:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Welcomes Marriage Equality, Will Officiate Landmark Group Wedding Ceremony In City-County Council Chambers During PrideFest on June 15 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3174 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 12, 2014) - This weekend Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto will officiate his first wedding, a historic group ceremony for 20 couples, welcoming Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The civic ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, in the Council Chambers of the City-County Building.</p> <p>Immediately following the ceremony, the newlyweds are invited to participate with Mayor Peduto in the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Pride March at noon. The route will lead the group directly to a private wedding reception for newlyweds and their guests hosted by the Fairmont Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The location has changed from the initial May 27 announcement of the ceremony. Due to space limitations, the ceremony is invitation-only and not open to the public, but will be broadcast live on City Channel Pittsburgh (Comcast 13/Verizon 44) starting at 11:00 a.m.</p> <p>Media personnel seeking to cover the ceremony must RSVP to Assistant Communications Manager Katie O&rsquo;Malley (<a href="mailto:katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov">katie.omalley@pittsburghpa.gov</a>) by noon Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:51:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3173 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Opening remarks at Global Great Lakes Network Convening</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: University of Pittsburgh, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Goldman Sachs Urban Initiative and McCormack Baron</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Uma Duvvuri</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Our Region&#39;s Business Interview</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Andrea Geraghty&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Get Tested Day- HIV test</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Gay &amp; Lesbian Community Center, 210 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>SDCC Fundraiser</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Il Pizzaiolo, 8 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:45:21 -0400 MAYOR & THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE $200,000 GRANT TO HELP VETERAN HOMEOWNERS IN PITTSBURGH http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3171 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(June 11, 2014) &nbsp;- &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto today announced that The Home Depot Foundation will provide $200,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a partner with the city&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/ship/">Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership</a>&nbsp;(SHIP), to expand services to support 28 veterans&rsquo; home repairs in the Pittsburgh region. &nbsp;</p> <p>Mayor Peduto was joined by Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor to kick-off this round of funding at a local veteran&rsquo;s home in the Hazelwood neighborhood. The event included representatives from The Home Depot, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, SHIP&rsquo;s partner organizations and local volunteers.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Home Depot Foundation has been a key partner of this program, and I&rsquo;m excited to continue this collaborative home repair work to support our residents,&rdquo; Peduto said. &ldquo;We place a high value on serving our city&rsquo;s veterans, and we&rsquo;re ready work hand-in-hand with our partners to ensure we&rsquo;re meeting their most critical needs.&ldquo;</p> <p>As part of the City&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">servePGH</a> initiative, SHIP began serving City of Pittsburgh residents in January 2012, after receiving a $500,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation. SHIP has also been funded by the RK Mellon Foundation and the Pittsburgh Foundation. To date, SHIP has engaged over 2,000 volunteers, leveraged over $1M of monetary and in-kind donations, and repaired and weatherized nearly 150 homes.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re putting our funds and the time and talents of our Team Depot volunteers to work across the country to help address the housing needs of our veterans &ndash; from providing safe housing for homeless veterans to ensuring disabled veterans can maneuver throughout their homes,&rdquo; said Fred Wacker, director and COO of The Home Depot Foundation. &ldquo;Through our efforts, we&rsquo;ve seen that the greatest impact is made when public and private partners work together to make a difference, and we&rsquo;re glad to be a part of that here with Rebuilding Together and the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>SHIP repairs and weatherizes the homes of veterans, seniors and disabled residents in collaboration with local nonprofits and citizen volunteers and is built on the Cities of Service Sustainable Home Makeover Blueprint. The first-ever collaboration of its kind, SHIP allows low-income homeowners access to a variety of services at once. SHIP is a joint effort of the City&rsquo;s servePGH initiative, the City&rsquo;s Urban Redevelopment Authority, and the following organizations: Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Allies, ACTION-Housing Inc., Nazareth Housing Services, and The Pittsburgh Project. Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is the fiscal agent for this Home Depot Foundation grant. SHIP&rsquo;s supporting agencies are Neighborworks of Southwestern PA and Pittsburgh Community Services. Community partners are Operation Better Block and The Birmingham Foundation. Find more information at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/ship/">pittsburghpa.gov/SHIP</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT SERVEPGH</strong></p> <p>servePGH was launched in March 2011 to engage Pittsburgh&rsquo;s citizens in service and answer President Obama&rsquo;s national call to volunteerism. Through innovative servePGH initiatives, citizens have been engaged in volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize City blocks, restore homes of vulnerable residents, help middle-school youth navigate life&rsquo;s challenges, and more. More than 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at <a href="file:///C:/temp/pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</strong></p> <p>The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership, based on the Cities of Service Blueprint, is supported by The Home Depot Foundation, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA.&nbsp; AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</strong></p> <p>Founded in September 2009 in New York City by former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 16 other mayors from across the nation, Cities of Service is a bipartisan coalition of mayors committed to addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. American cities face serious challenges and many mayors want to take advantage of every resource available to them &ndash; including the time and energy of public-spirited residents &ndash; to address those challenges. But in cities across America today, citizen service is often an underutilized or inefficiently utilized strategy by municipal governments. By leveraging citizen service strategies, Cities of Service helps mayors address local needs and make government more effective. To learn more, visit citiesofservice.org or follow us on Twitter @CitiesofService.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:58:42 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3169 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bubba 100.7 FM Radio Show</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div><strong>Announcement of Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership Funding event</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">5231 Gertrude St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pittsburgh Courier Editorial Board meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">315 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Essential Pittsburgh radio show</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div>Location: 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 12:30pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with CPRB Chair, Dr. Emma Lucas-Darby and Beth Pittinger</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Guest Speaker at Real Property Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association Meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm</div> <div>Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Elsie Hillman</strong></div> <div>Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div>Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5280 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Presenting Proclamation to&nbsp;Myrna Zelenitz</strong></div> <div>Time: 7:15pm-7:45pm</div> <div>Location: East End Cooperative Ministry, 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 8:40pm-9:40pm</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:52:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Stephen Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3168 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) &ndash; Mayor William Peduto and acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the upcoming public phases of the city&rsquo;s search for a new Pittsburgh Police chief, including six public meetings and a site for online remarks.</p> <p>Bucar, who started work June 9, will lead the search with Mayor Peduto and write the standards profiling the best applicants for the position. The search &ndash; done in conjunction with the public-private Talent City initiative &ndash; will also be informed by large-scale public participation. The first public meeting will be June 26.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is going to be a public outreach directly to the people of Pittsburgh asking them what they want in a police chief,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Acting Director Bucar will attend the public meetings with the Mayor. The former F.B.I. Special Agent said he is looking for someone with experience in managing a large city police department, improving community/police relations and overseeing discipline fairly &ndash; in addition to experience fighting crime.</p> <p>&ldquo;If they&rsquo;ve shown significant crime-reduction based on specific strategies, I want that knowledge in our department and our police chief,&rdquo; Bucar said.</p> <p>Throughout the summer, Public Safety Councils in all six of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s policing zones will hold forums to provide residents with the opportunity to be involved in the process of selecting a chief. A full list of meetings is below.</p> <p>During these community forums, residents in each zone will have the opportunity to share their ideas about how to improve policing in Pittsburgh, identify their priorities, and suggest the qualities they believe are essential in the new chief.</p> <p>The sessions will be structured to ask residents specific questions about policing, and to measure and record their responses. The information residents provide will be given to the search committee tasked with developing a list of candidates for the Mayor and Bucar to consider.</p> <p>In conjunction with the meetings to gather feedback on this important decision, the city has set up a platform for citizens to register their opinions online. The formal launch this week of the city&rsquo;s Mindmixer site is the latest digital component to the administration&#39;s community engagement efforts.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mindmixer is a site for encouraging and collecting community input on civic issues. Those interested in the search for a police chief may log on to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/">http://pittsburghpa.mindmixer.com/</a> and answer three general questions:</p> <p dir="ltr">- What priorities does your community need the new Chief of Police to address?</p> <p dir="ltr">- What qualities and skills does your community need the new Chief of Police to have?</p> <p dir="ltr">- What can you and others in your community do to help realize the vision of policing in partnership with the community?</p> <p>Along with those questions, citizens visiting the Mindmixer site are invited to weigh in on other policy topics important to the administration and the city. Topics will be posted on a rotating basis, but to start the city is asking citizens about:</p> <p>- Open Data. As the Innovation and Performance Team sets up<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2817"> the city&#39;s Open Data program</a>, we want the public&#39;s input on what data will be the most useful or interesting to community groups, researchers, and citizens.</p> <p dir="ltr">-<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112"> Welcoming Pittsburgh</a>.&nbsp;The Mayor has set a goal of attracting 20,000 new residents. The Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment&nbsp;wants to hear your ideas as they&nbsp;work on making our community more welcoming to immigrants.</p> <p>Since his election in November 2013, &nbsp;Mayor Peduto has included community engagement as a central focus of how he runs city government. Prior to entering office, he instructed his staff to engage the community in developing recommendations for projects that his administration should undertake on topics from public safety to affordable housing to digital government. The response from citizens was overwhelming, with more than 1,100 Pittsburghers working together to produce scores of recommendations, many of which continue to drive the administration&#39;s priorities.</p> <p>The hope is the Mindmixer website, along with the Mayor&#39;s Night Out/In outreach and the work of the Mayor&#39;s staff, will continue those conversations.</p> <p>Recommendations from the online community on Mindmixer will be integrated into the police chief search committee process.</p> <p>In another bid to solicit public input on the police chief search, Mayor Peduto on May 30 held a roundtable discussion with local youth representing the Hear Me project.</p> <p>In conjunction with Pittsburgh based <a href="http://alliesforchildren.wordpress.com/">Allies for Children</a>, Hear Me developed a youth-police relations campaign designed to create an open dialogue between Pittsburgh police and young people in the city. Hear Me&rsquo;s mission is to amplify kids&rsquo; voices using media and technology to create a world where they are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change.</p> <p>The police chief job posting and application process is being facilitated through <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent City</a>, a partnership among the city, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Institute of Politics.</p> <p>Public Safety Council meetings (* Location tentative pending availability)</p> <p>Zone 2 - Thursday, June 26 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Teamsters Local 249 (aka: Teamster&#39;s Temple)</p> <p dir="ltr">4701 Butler St. - Lawrenceville</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15201</p> <p>--</p> <p>Zone 6 - Monday, June 30 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Greenway Middle School* &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">1400 Crucible St. - Sheraden</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15205</p> <p>--</p> <p>Zone 5 - Tuesday, July 8 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Kingsley Association*</p> <p dir="ltr">6435 Frankstown Ave. - Homewood</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 3 - Wednesday, July 16 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">St John Vianney Hall</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">823 Climax Street, Allentown</span></p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 4 - Tuesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jewish Community Center*</p> <p dir="ltr">5738 Forbes Ave. - Squirrel Hill</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15217</p> <p>--</p> <p dir="ltr">Zone 1 - Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Our Lady Queen of Peace Church*</p> <p dir="ltr">907 Middle St. - Deutschtown</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15212</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:44:21 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3165 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press conference with Public Safety Director Bucar&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch and Speaking at HYP Club</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Brief remarks at Renoir Sculpture Unveiling, PPG Plaza</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: PPG Plaza</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bill Hunt</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:45om</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jim Nowalk, President of State Mayor&#39;s Association and Mayor of Whitehall</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night In</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:24:11 -0400 CITY OF PITTSBURGH'S SERVEPGH ANNOUNCES INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON UPCOMING ROUND OF LOVE YOUR BLOCK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3162 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 9, 2014) On June 16, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. Fall applications will be released on Thursday, June 19 and deadline to apply will be Friday, July 11.</p> <p dir="ltr">This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The informational session will give prospective organizations a chance to ask questions about the process, inquire about resources available in addition to the mini-grant, learn how to identify the owner of vacant parcels, and more. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT:</strong> servePGH&rsquo;s informational session on upcoming round of Love Your Block</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE: </strong>City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN:</strong> 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock">http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock</a>&nbsp;or email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:58:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold press conference Tuesday with Acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3161 <p>MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (June 9, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will hold an introductory press conference Tuesday with the city&#39;s new acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 5th Floor, City-County Building, Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 10 a.m.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:24:34 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule June 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3160 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Corporate Equity &amp; Inclusion Roundtable</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Duquesne University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Public Safety Director Bucar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation to Vincentian&#39;s Rocking for Residents&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Maker Faire Roundtable</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly Chiefs Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>NightTalk</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI Studios,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</span></div> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:27:20 -0400 Duquesne Heights street closed for maintenance Tuesday, June 10 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3159 <p>The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will be closing Shaler Street from Well Street to Minotte Square on&nbsp;Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.&nbsp;</p> <p>This closure is for general maintenance for cutting weeds and general cleanup.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:57:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule June 7-8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3158 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, June 7&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CEA&#39;s 20th Anniversary Celebration&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Arts, Culture and Training Institute, 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Three Rivers Art Festival&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Calling games at Outrageous Bingo</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 8</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Equality on Ellsworth event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Ellsworth Avenue</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:22:03 -0400 PITTSBURGH URBAN INITIATIVES AWARDED $28M IN NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS TO DRIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3153 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 6, 2014)&nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor William Peduto announced today that Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI), a Community Development Entity (CDE), affiliated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has been awarded $28 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) by the U.S. Treasury Department.</p> <p>The NMTC program aims to aid in economic development, community revitalization and job creation by spurring private investment in low-income communities. The NMTC announcement builds on the Obama Administration&rsquo;s commitment to increase economic opportunity in distressed areas of the United States.</p> <p>The PUI is one of 87 entities to receive the competitive funding out of 310 applicants.</p> <p>&ldquo;This funding is critical to city efforts to give struggling communities ladders of opportunity to join in development success with their neighbors around Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Thank you to &nbsp;partners including Senator Casey, Senator Toomey and Congressman Doyle for assisting Pittsburgh&rsquo;s efforts once again.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Since February 2011, PUI has received $118 million in NMTC allocation. &nbsp;Those tax credits have helped to finance several Pittsburgh developments, including 201 Stanwix Street complex, East End Cooperative Ministry&rsquo;s Community House, the Oak Hill office and retail space, the Energy Innovation Center, the Hill District Grocery Store and The Gardens at Market Square and Ace Hotel. &nbsp;</p> <p>The URA is currently working on closing three NMTC deals - Eastside III transit-oriented development, the Oliver Building and Wood Street Commons. &nbsp;More than 2,000 permanent jobs, 1,500 construction jobs and $230 million in total project costs have been created through PUI projects funded with NMTC. &nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives LLC (PUI), a URA-sponsored CDE that invests in low-income communities as part of the NMTC program, applied for the latest funding in September 2013. &nbsp;The PUI Governing board and Advisory board, consisting of the URA executive director and staff, foundations, and community development professionals representative of low-income communities throughout the City, govern PUI&rsquo;s NMTC funding. &nbsp;To learn more about how to qualify for NMTC funding, please visit <a href="http://ura.org/business_owners/pui.php">http://ura.org/business_owners/pui.php</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We knew that PUI had submitted its best application yet and this generous award is further validation that our economic development strategy is effective and highly regarded nationally,&rdquo; said Robert Rubinstein, URA acting executive director. &nbsp;&ldquo;We were able to achieve such a significant award in this round based upon three factors: our ability to deploy prior awards in impactful community developments; a skilled NMTC team with great partners; and a very robust pipeline of deserving projects.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;New Market Tax Credits have proven to be an effective tool for local governments to bring jobs and economic growth to struggling communities,&rdquo; Congressman Doyle said. &ldquo;Throughout my service in Congress, I have been a strong supporter of federal efforts to help redevelop economically distressed communities, including the New Market Tax Credit. The Credits announced today will enable the URA to leverage substantial private sector investment in redevelopment efforts in the City of Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> <p>ABOUT PUI:</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI) is an LLC sponsored by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh. PUI&rsquo;s mission is to strategically invest in office, retail, mixed-use, and community facility developments designed to rehabilitate abandoned and blighted sites in the City of Pittsburgh. With continued success raising NMTC allocation available to Pittsburgh, PUI has helped drive increased investment activity in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods to close deals that &ldquo;but for&rdquo; the NMTC would not be possible.</p> <p>ABOUT NMTC:</p> <p dir="ltr">The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The NMTC program provides tax credits to investors who make &ldquo;qualified equity investments&rdquo; in investment vehicles called Community Development Entities (CDEs) who are required to invest in low-income communities. &nbsp;Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives LLC (PUI) is a URA-sponsored CDE, which is governed by a board consisting of the URA executive director and staff, foundations and community development professionals that represent low-income communities throughout the City. The board vets projects as they are presented. &nbsp;In addition, the URA has a loan underwriting team with outside NMTC expertise as well as local experience.</p> <p>ABOUT THE URA:</p> <p dir="ltr">The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s economic development agency, committed to creating jobs, expanding the City&rsquo;s tax base and improving the vitality of businesses and neighborhoods. The URA achieves this mission by assembling, preparing and conveying sites for major mixed-use developments; and by providing a portfolio of programs that include financing for business location, relocation and expansion, housing construction and rehabilitation, and home purchases and improvements.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:06:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to host roundtable on local Maker Movement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3152 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 4, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will be meeting Monday with local members of the Maker Movement to discuss current topics within the maker community, and brainstorm opportunities for collaboration and promotion.</p> <p>This roundtable event will be broadcast live on the City Channel starting at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9.</p> <p>Speakers will include: Lisa Brahms from the Children&rsquo;s Museum of Pittsburgh, Rachel Saul from the Society for Contemporary Craft, Paulo Nzambi from Manchester Bidwell and Tom Lauwers from BirdBrain Technologies. The roundtable with the Mayor will be moderated by Debra Lam, the city&rsquo;s Chief and Director of Innovation &amp; Performance.</p> <p>The Maker Movement refers to do-it-yourself efforts -- using 3D printers, computer-aided design and other tools -- to make and design things. The movement makes inventors of everyone from trained engineers to elementary school math students.</p> <p>Partnerships between public and private institutions, foundations and universities within Pittsburgh&rsquo;s maker community have led to new maker spaces, programming and initiatives which encourage new product development and job skills training in advanced manufacturing techniques.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to be a part of the Mayor&#39;s roundtable. This is such an exciting time for the city and the arts, as we emerge as a maker hub,&rdquo; said Saul, the education program coordinator for the Society for Contemporary Craft. &ldquo;I&#39;m looking forward to meeting with colleagues to discuss the recent developments within the maker movement, and dialogue about future synergies that we can create together.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;Manchester Bidwell Corporation welcomes the Mayor&#39;s interest in workforce development and looks forward to continuing its efforts to prepare individuals for the employment opportunities in the Pittsburgh region,&rdquo; said Nzambi, its executive vice president and COO.</p> <p>&quot;There has never been a better time to create a maker-based business in Pittsburgh, but that does not mean more can&#39;t be done,&rdquo; said Lauwers, the founder of BirdBrain. &ldquo;We&#39;re thrilled that the new administration is taking an active role in starting a conversation around maker culture, education, and entrepreneurship in the city, and are looking forward to taking part.&quot;</p> <p>&ldquo;Through our ongoing work with MAKESHOP at the Children&#39;s Museum, we have clearly seen the ways in which the presence of making is changing the ways in which visitors relate to the Museum as a space and place for learning. Visitors both young and old are taking the time to develop and apply useful skills and deep knowledge in new ways, but they are also learning together and from one another in new ways: parents and children meaningfully collaborate and share techniques while sewing or connecting a circuit, students ask questions and build on one another&#39;s ideas while creating sculptures with recycled materials, and teachers are embracing alternative approaches to instruction,&rdquo; said Brahms, the museum&rsquo;s director of learning and research. &ldquo;We see these kind of experiences as seeds of great change in the city, as interest in making as a learning process quickly grows. This change is &nbsp;certainly worthy of attention and further investment by the city.&rdquo;</p> <p>Over the last several years, Pittsburgh has emerged as a national leader in the Maker Movement. More than $1M in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Mathematics) grants have been awarded to nearly 80 schools in the region and through new maker spaces thousands of people are now experimenting with arts, technology and design programs.</p> <p>Based on this momentum, Mayor Peduto has engaged with the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/15/challenging-mayors-help-make-difference">White House&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mayors Maker Challenge</a>,&rdquo; a national program aimed at promoting and accelerating local maker communities.</p> <p>Those interested may tune in to City Channel Pittsburgh during the meeting to learn more about the initiative.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Televised roundtable on city of Pittsburgh efforts to accelerate the Maker Movement</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: Monday, June 9, 2:00 &ndash; 3:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: City Channel Pittsburgh (Channel 13, Comcast)</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:44:41 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3151 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto is attending the final day of the Mayor&rsquo;s Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., where as the Institute&rsquo;s guest he is receiving expert advice on Pittsburgh development initiatives.</p> <p>Since 1986, the Mayors&rsquo; Institute has helped transform communities by holding working sessions with mayors and leading design experts to find solutions to challenges facing their cities. Each session is organized around case-study problems where mayors present design issues their cities are facing and get input from experts and other mayors.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is there with Mayors Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s presentation to the Institute was Thursday. <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3147">More background is available here</a>.</p> <p>Public schedule (All Institute talks at The Foundry at Glassworks, 815 E. Market St., Louisville):</p> <p><strong>Interview with KQV-AM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Eberhart of Fairbanks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-10:20 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member David Bergman, Principal, Metropolitan Research and Economics, Santa Monica, Calif.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:20-10:40 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Wallace of Hampton</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Taryn Sabia, Adjunct Faculty, University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:15-12:35 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Lunch</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:35-1:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Whaley of Dayton</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:50 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Toni Griffin, Director, J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at The City College of New York, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:50-3:10 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Bailey of Riverside</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:10-4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Closing remarks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Flight to Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8 p.m.</p> <p>###<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:37:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3147 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (June 5, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will present a Pittsburgh case study today to the Mayor&rsquo;s Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., where as the Institute&rsquo;s guest he will receive expert analysis of plans for the Strip District.</p> <p>Since 1986, the Mayors&rsquo; Institute has helped transform communities by holding working sessions with mayors and leading design experts to find solutions to challenges facing their cities. Each session is organized around case-study problems where mayors present design issues their cities are facing and get input from experts and other mayors.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is there with Mayors Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will talk to the group about various plans at work in the Strip District. They include alternative development plans to save the Pennsylvania Fruit Auction and Sales Building; an adjacent riverfront development plan by the Buncher Co.; and the ongoing Allegheny River Green Boulevard plan. Generally, Institute participants will discuss how to balance the historic character of the district with increased interest in economic development and building in the area, and infrastructure needs from stormwater management to pedestrian and biking infrastructure.</p> <p>The Strip District is an important link between Downtown and neighborhoods to the east, and the city is expected to apply lessons it learns in balancing smart historic preservation and development there in other neighborhoods citywide.</p> <p>The Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design is a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors, with support from United Technologies Corporation.</p> <p>According to the Institute:</p> <p>&quot;Every year, the partner organizations plan and manage six Institute sessions held throughout the country. Each two and one-half day session is limited to less than twenty participants, half mayors and half a resource team consisting of outstanding city design and development professionals.</p> <p>Mayors present a range of challenges, including waterfront redevelopment, downtown revitalization, transportation planning, and the design of new public buildings such as libraries and arts centers. Following each presentation, mayors and designers identify important issues, offer suggestions, and discuss potential solutions. The interchange sparks lively debate, opens new perspectives, and generates creative ideas. Members of the resource team also make presentations on the role of their profession in the process of city design, illustrated by outstanding examples and best practices.</p> <p>Despite the intimate nature of its proceedings, the Institute has graduated more than 950 mayors. Many of these are still in office, and over a dozen are either in Congress or in a governor&rsquo;s mansion. The program has also graduated more than 700 designers who have often commented on learning as much from the mayors as the mayors have learned from them. Design is a two-way street, and the Mayors&rsquo; Institute was founded both to educate mayors about design and to educate the design community about the latest practical needs of our cities.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">Public schedule:</p> <p><strong>Introduction and overview, Trinity Simons, Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-9:20 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Foundry at Glassworks, 815 E. Market St., Louisville</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Paul Morris, President &amp; CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta, Ga.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:20-9:40 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Hodges of Minneapolis</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:40-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Leila Aman, Principal, Fregonese Associates, Portland, Ore.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11-11:20 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Curtis of Provo</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Lunch at The Glassworks</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:50-1:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Daniel Hernandez, Managing Director, Rose Urban Solutions at Jonathan Rose Companies, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:45-2:05 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 2:05-3:25 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member David Hill, Principal, D.I.R.T. studio, Auburn, Ala.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:25-3:45 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time:4:10-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Resource team member Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners, New York City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30-5:50 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Glassworks</p> <p><strong>Dinner at 610 Magnolia</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7-9:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: 610 W. Magnolia Ave., Louisville</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:53:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold second "Mayor's Night In" on Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3145 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 4, 2014) Next Tuesday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents at the City-County Building to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about city issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">This will be the second &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night In&quot; hosted by the Mayor in his offices in the City-County Building following another May 14. He and other city leaders have held &nbsp;&quot;Mayor&#39;s Night Out&quot; events at a city recreation center in Beltzhoover April 7, and in Perry North May 29. Similar events alternating between city communities and the Mayor&rsquo;s office will be regularly scheduled through the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Holding the sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into City government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHAT: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s second &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor, City-County Building,, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:52:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3143 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto ends the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference today, where he is a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. In the afternoon he travels to the two-day Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design in Louisville, Ky., as the Institute&rsquo;s guest.</p> <p>The Institute is a project of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Peduto is attending the 59th National Session of the Institute, which helps mayors nationwide address economic, housing, transportation and other civic challenges through design.</p> <p>Only eight cities were chosen to participate in the Institute. The other Mayors in attendance are: Rusty Bailey of Riverside, Calif.; John Curtis of Provo, Utah; John Eberhart of Fairbanks, Alaska; Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Minn.; George Wallace of Hampton, Va.; Lovely Warren of Rochester, N.Y.; and Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio.</p> <p><strong>Regional planning and Transit Oriented Design (TOD) roundup, featuring Denver Regional Council of Governments</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8-9:15 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location The Curtis Hotel, Denver</p> <p><strong>New funding approaches for public-private partnerships (P3), with Kevin Flynn, public information manager Eagle Project</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:15-9:45 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Bringing TOD and P3 Together, with Bill Mosher, managing partner, Trammell Crow and representative, Denver Transit Partners</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:45-10:50 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Flight to Louisville</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Tour of Louisville with Mayor Greg Fischer</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Dinner and presentations by Trinity Simons, Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design; Jason Schupbach, NEA; Ron Bogle, American Architectural Foundation; Tom Cochran, CEO, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Mayor Greg Fischer</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Decca Restaurant, 812 E. Market St., Louisville</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:35:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Issues Letter to Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3141 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto wrote a letter to the chairman of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority restating his administration&rsquo;s leadership on cost-cutting initiatives and other budgetary improvements, and seeking the ICA&rsquo;s assistance in legislative reforms that could help municipalities statewide.</p> <p dir="ltr">In his letter to ICA Chairman Nicholas Varischetti Mayor Peduto reiterated his administration&rsquo;s commitment to building a strong payroll management system; its move to reject another system that was more than one year and $1 million over budget; two rounds of budget amendments saving more than $500,000 from the 2014 operating budget; and a Severance Incentive Package to outgoing city employees that will save the Pittsburgh budget more than $5 million over five years.</p> <p dir="ltr">Those changes to city spending were all implemented in the administration&rsquo;s first five months in office, and more are on the way. The city&rsquo;s adoption of performance-based budgeting will further analyze all spending and service delivery by city of Pittsburgh departments, the Mayor wrote. And long-term agreements with large nonprofits to cover their obligations to pay for city needs, but with controls over the spending of such funds, are also planned.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;These efforts are just the beginning of a wholesale restructuring of the entire city government to bring our operations into the 21st century and deliver better, more cost-efficient services to our residents,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mr. Varischetti wrote city officials a letter June 2 after the release of the Act 47 Amended Recovery Plan that called for a 20% cut in city services. The ICA chairman&rsquo;s letter said the city should not seek new funding from nonprofits until it makes such deep cuts to spending.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Chasing new revenue should not be the first answer to the current problem. Everyone must recognize that current operating costs are 20% higher than necessary. The current excessive cost of managing the City&rsquo;s operations must be fixed in order to eliminate the structural weakness and compounding problem of spending more than the City can collect,&rdquo; Mr. Varischetti wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto called on the ICA to forward its recommendations for such service cuts, and their corresponding budget savings estimates.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Until we have the systems in place to thoughtfully and deliberately analyze the performance of our departments, programs, and services, indiscriminately slashing our operating budget by 20% would be irresponsible and would likely result in a less effective, less responsive city government,&rdquo; Mr. Peduto wrote. &ldquo;However, I am interested to learn how the ICA made this determination and what your recommendations are for which city services to eliminate in order to achieve this level of savings.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor also asked the ICA for help in assisting bipartisan efforts on the state level for pension reform and common-sense changes to the arbitration process for public safety unions.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;We need the ICA to be a much stronger voice on these issues. These are the real opportunities for structural change in Pittsburgh and throughout the Commonwealth, and the real drivers of our structural deficits,&rdquo; the Mayor wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">A copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/06_03_14_Response_to_ICA_Letter.pdf">Mayor Peduto&#39;s letter is here</a> and copy of <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/ICA_06_02_14.pdf">Chairman&nbsp;Varischetti&#39;s is here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:10:39 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3135 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is at the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference through Wednesday, as a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.</p> <p><strong>Welcome from David Roger, President, Hillman Family Foundations, and Rob Cohen, CEO, IMA</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: IMA Building</p> <p><strong>Achieving a Transit Vision in Colorado with Tom Clark, CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development; Phillip A. Washington, General Manager, RTD; Hon. Bob Murphy, Mayor of Lakewood; and Maria Garcia Berry, CEO, CRL Associates</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: IMA Building</p> <p><strong>Quality of Life roundtable lunch with Denver leaders</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>In-depth session on transit with Bruce Abel, assistant general manager of bus operations, RTD; Julio Rivera, ATU, president and business agent, Local 1001; Stu Livensparger, First Transit, general manager, Denver Metro</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:30-2:20 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Transit Oriented Development in Englewood, with Hon. Randy Penn, Mayor of Englewood; Gary Sears, city manager, Englewood; Mike Flaherty, deputy manager, Englewood; Alan White, community development director, Englewood</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: RTD light rail at Union Station</p> <p><strong>Dinner at The Kitchen restaurant</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6:15-8 p.m.</p> <div>###</div> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:35:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, June 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3131 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is at the &ldquo;Leader to Leader Pittsburgh to Denver&rdquo; conference through Wednesday, as a guest of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.</p> <p><strong>Welcome to Denver from Kelly Brough, CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Denver and Pittsburgh -- A conversation with Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, facilitated by Pittsburgh Foundation President and CEO Grant Oliphant &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Panel Discussion: Innovation in Denver, featuring Downtown Denver Partnership CEO Tami Door; Colorado Innovation Network executive director Michelle Hadwiger, and Colorado Technology Assoc. CEO Erik Mitisek</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>Diversity in Denver: A Business Perspective, featuring Chester Engineers CEO Robert Agdebe and Entravision Television Group chief revenue officer Mario Carrera</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Curtis Hotel</p> <p><strong>In-depth breakout sessions on Workforce, Energy &amp; Sustainability, and Health &amp; Wellness issues</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Various</p> <p><strong>Reception and dinner at residence of Gov. John Hickenlooper</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Governor&#39;s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:53:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule May 31-June 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3129 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Saturday, May 31</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Arthritis Foundation Annual Walk</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Southside Works, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>IATSE District 4 Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Sheraton Station Square,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Annual Count the Trout contest at Wholey&#39;s</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Wholey&#39;s&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Chris Potter, City Paper</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Day of Civic Hacking</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Homewood Library,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>James Beard Foundation Reception honoring Chef Toni Pais. Presenting proclamation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em>Sunday, June 1</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to Denver&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:40am&nbsp;</div> <div class="yj6qo ajU" style="cursor: pointer; outline: none; padding: 10px 0px; width: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:36:29 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Act 47 Recovery Plan http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3126 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 30, 2014) &ldquo;I want to thank the Act 47 team for their efforts on this plan. The last two Act 47 plans have taken significant work and planning, and this one I am sure is no different. But it presents a baseline, and does not go far enough to address our capital needs and pension obligations.</p> <p>The plan acknowledges the city has long under-invested in infrastructure and &lsquo;must now begin more aggressively working to maintain its assets.&rsquo; I won&rsquo;t ask our residents to shoulder these burdens alone, while there is an opportunity for our nonprofit stakeholders to share in these necessary investments. We must have the courage to do more than what is in this plan if the city is to ever tackle these issues once and for all.</p> <p>My office is still reviewing all the plan&rsquo;s recommendations, including proposed revenue increases and spending reductions. In coming weeks we will work with City Council and the Act 47 team to come to a final agreement on them.</p> <p>While I may not agree with every part of this plan I want to offer another word of thanks for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s fiscal overseers: Their work is not easy, and they provide valuable resources for the decision makers in this city.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:01:19 -0400 Mayor Peduto Begins Search for New Police Chief http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3125 <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Hear_Me_Project.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 219px;" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today that the nationwide search for new Chief of Police for the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Bureau of Police has officially begun. The Chief of Police will report directly to newly appointed Public Safety Director, Stephen A. Bucar, in the Department of Public Safety.</p> <p dir="ltr">The job posting and application process will be facilitated through <a href="http://talent-city.com/">Talent City</a>, an initiative of the Pittsburgh Foundation designed to bring objectivity, transparency and rigorous hiring practices to identify the best available candidates for senior leadership positions.</p> <p>&ldquo;It is paramount that we work diligently and put in the necessary time and energy to find the right person for this position. In order to do this right, we need to receive input and insight from residents of Pittsburgh to aide in the decision making process.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The first community voices were heard at the Mayor&rsquo;s Office this morning during a round table discussion with local youth representing the Hear Me project. In conjunction with Pittsburgh based <a href="http://alliesforchildren.wordpress.com/">Allies for Children</a>, Hear Me developed a youth-police relations campaign designed to create an open dialogue between the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and young people in the city. Hear Me&rsquo;s mission is to amplify kids&rsquo; voices using media and technology to create a world where they are heard, acknowledged and understood, giving them the power to inspire social change.</p> <p>The Mayor will host a series of community conversations over the summer in partnership with Public Safety Councils from each Police Zone. &nbsp;The forum will provide an opportunity for citizens to have a voice in the hiring process. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Full coverage of the current Hear Me campaign can be found here: <a href="http://www.hear-me.net/pghpolice">www.hear-me.net/pghpolice</a></p> <p><br /> ###</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:25:13 -0400 Closure of Lincoln Place Road Rescheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3122 <div>The City of Pittsburgh advises that the closure of Mooney Road is rescheduled to begin on June 2, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., and reopen on June 3, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in order for a contractor to perform geotechnical exploratory work due to hillside instability.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The closure -- <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3101">previously set for this week</a> -- was postponed to allow the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to identify utilities.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected area.</div> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:47:44 -0400 Pittsburgh Recognized for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity through Let's Move! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3121 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Mayor William Peduto and the city of Pittsburgh for recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let&rsquo;s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC).</p> <p>LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama&rsquo;s comprehensive Let&rsquo;s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. LMCTC calls upon local elected officials to adopt sustainable and holistic policies that improve communities&rsquo; access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity through five goal areas.</p> <p>&ldquo;We congratulate and commend Pittsburgh for your efforts to improve the health of your community&rsquo;s children and families,&rdquo; said NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. &ldquo;Through the leadership and dedication of local elected officials in cities, towns and counties across the country, we are beginning to see a measurable decrease in obesity rates and a cultural shift towards health.&rdquo;</p> <p>Two medals were awarded to Pittsburgh for action taken to improve access to healthy affordable food and increase opportunities for physical activity. These medals were awarded because of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s achievements in promoting Goal V: Active Kids at Play, through mapping all playspaces, completing a needs assessment of playspaces, and developing an action plan.</p> <p>LMCTC is one more way Mayor Peduto is deepening the City&#39;s partnership with the National League of Cities. Other activities with the NLC include a preliminary grant from Cities Expanding Children&#39;s Access to Health Care and a separate grant to advance community conversations for universal Pre-K.</p> <p>By working collaboratively with the NLC and the Pittsburgh community on LMCTC, the City will further is vision for the newly launched Live Well Pittsburgh Initiative, which kicked off in April 2014 to improve the total health for all of Pittsburgh. A core component of Live Well Pittsburgh is building age-friendly communities that are playful, innovative and accessible -- for children and seniors alike.</p> <p>A leader and trusted partner for the city has been the <a href="http://www.paeyc.org/playful-pittsburgh-collaborative">Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative</a>, a group of committed individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing the importance of play in the lives of children in the Pittsburgh region. Those organizations include: Carnegie Museum of Art, Children&#39;s Museum Pittsburgh, Let Kids Play!, Let&#39;s Move Pittsburgh, PAEYC, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Studio for Spatial Practice, and The Sprout Fund.​</p> <p>Additionally, on May 13, 2014 Pittsburgh was once again designated a Playful City USA honoree by KaBOOM!, national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America&#39;s children. Recognized as a leader in playability &ndash; the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play &ndash; Pittsburgh is making play part of the solution that can move the needle on countless urban challenges.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every day we&rsquo;re working to make the lives of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s children better,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;Whether through supporting education, jobs and business growth for families, or supporting healthy lifestyles, this award from the NLC underscores our many efforts on critically important children&rsquo;s issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>All LMCTC sites have the opportunity to earn up to five gold medals, one for each actionable goal to which they commit to as part of the initiative. Medals are awarded to local elected officials based on achievements in each of the following five goal areas:</p> <p>&bull; Goal I: Start Early, Start Smart: Promoting best practices for nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early care and education settings</p> <p>&bull; Goal II: My Plate, Your Place: Prominently displaying MyPlate in all municipal venues where food is served</p> <p>&bull; Goal III: Smart Servings for Students: Increasing participation in school breakfast and lunch programs</p> <p>&bull; Goal IV: Model Food Service: Implementing healthy and sustainable food service guidelines that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans</p> <p>&bull; Goal V: Active Kids at Play: Increasing opportunities for physical activity</p> <p>NLC is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Association of Counties and other nonprofit organizations, to assist local elected officials who join LMCTC as they implement policy and environmental changes to prevent childhood obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded NLC a grant to provide technical assistance to local elected officials working to create healthier communities and prevent childhood obesity, including those participating in LMCTC.</p> <p>More than 430 cities, towns and counties are participating in LMCTC. Each month, NLC recognizes local elected officials who achieve key benchmarks for the five LMCTC goals. SinceJuly 2012, NLC has awarded 1,643 bronze, silver, and gold medals to recognize local electedofficials across the country for their LMCTC progress.</p> <p>For more information about LMCTC and Pittsburgh&rsquo;&rsquo;s accomplishments, visit www.HealthyCommunitiesHealthyFuture.org.</p> <p>The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:20:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3120 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Wall Street Journal Kris Maher</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Greeting students from U Can B teaching youth program&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-10:35am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Hear Me Presentation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Local Tech Companies with Councilman Gilman</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Recording Happy 60th Anniversary WQED message</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WQED-TV 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Keynote Presentation at Pittsburgh&#39;s River Rally conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:45:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3114 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with County Executive, Laurel Foundation, and Colcom Foundation&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>KDKA Marty Griffin Show with County Executive and Live Audience&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>32nd Annual Tribute to Women Leadership Awards Luncheon hosted by YWCA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:45pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Westin Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference re: Strip District being named to National Register of Historic Places</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 21st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Cohon, former President of CMU</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:45pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night Out</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15214</span></div> Thu, 29 May 2014 09:36:45 -0400 Mayor William Peduto launches Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3112 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - With more than 100 community leaders in attendance, Mayor William Peduto today launched Welcoming Pittsburgh, an effort to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for immigrants and native born residents alike.</p> <p>The initiative is part of <a href="http://www.welcomingamerica.org/">Welcoming America</a>, a national and grassroots-driven collaborative that promotes mutual respect and cooperation between foreign-born and U.S.-born Americans.</p> <p>Through Welcoming Pittsburgh the city will support efforts such as resettling refugees eager to build new homes in the city; working with organizations including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Global Pittsburgh, and Vibrant Pittsburgh to support efforts that keep international students in the city and their contributions to the city&rsquo;s economy; reviving its Sister Cities program with the help of the World Affairs Council; and supporting job growth of all kinds, from small businesses to manufacturing to high-tech.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh has long been home to generations of immigrants -- it drew my family here and so many others -- but there is much more we can do, especially in supporting business opportunities and innovation among all our residents, old and new. While we celebrate our immigrant past, we need to build on a welcoming future,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Studies show Pittsburgh lags behind most peer cities in net immigration, yet the immigrants it does host are among the highest-educated in the nation.</p> <p>As of early 2013, the had more than 1300 Bhutanese, nearly 500 Burmese, almost 200 Iraqi, and over 260 Somali who resettled in Pittsburgh. Also the landscape is changing for the region&rsquo;s Latinos -- across the county, there are 24,000 Hispanics, most of which live in the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was our great honor to host Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s kickoff of Welcoming Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said <a href="http://usaceed.org/">CEED </a>Executive Director Rufus Idris. &ldquo;As an immigrant from Nigeria and someone who works directly with this population, I see firsthand every day the numerous contributions the immigrant community is making in Pittsburgh through innovative startups and new business ventures.&rdquo;</p> <p>Welcoming Pittsburgh will work to bring those communities out from the shadows and let them know that their stories matter. The city is currently taking applications for those seeking to join a Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council to contribute to the rollout the effort&rsquo;s implementation plan and set key initiatives. Policies will also be shaped with the guidance of this core team. The Council will also be tapped to lead a listening tour to engage community members every step of the way.</p> <p>Those interested in joining the Welcoming Pittsburgh Advisory Council may apply at: <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/jobs/pittsburgh_advisory_council">http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/jobs/pittsburgh_advisory_council</a> The application will remain open until June 20.</p> <p>Additionally, the fall 2014 class of the city&rsquo;s Civic Leadership Academy is set to include half new Americans/immigrant leaders, totaling roughly 10 to 15 people of the 25 to 30 enrolled in the class. Depending on the interest from the community, next year the city may launch a CLA class specifically for new Americans to further open the doors of local government to all of Pittsburgh</p> <p>June is <a href="http://welcome.us/">Immigrant Heritage Month</a>, and speakers at the Welcoming Pittsburgh event talked about the <a href="http://globalgl.wordpress.com/">Global Great Lakes</a> conference coming to the city June 12, and a regional Puerto Rico outreach strategy that includes a concert by <a href="http://imaginepittsburgh.com/now/grancombosweepstakes052114/26610/">El Gran Combo</a> on June 22. Both are free events and open to the public.</p> <p>Wednesday&rsquo;s ceremony included remarks from: CEED Program Officer Lavender Wachira; City of Pittsburgh Nonprofit and Faith-Based Manager Betty Cruz; philanthropist and community leader Cecile Springer; Latino Family Center Executive Director Rosamaria Ponciano; immigration attorney and former diplomat Kamana Mathur; Vibrant Pittsburgh CEO Melanie Harrington; and Allegheny Conference Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, Bill Flanagan.</p> <p>In addition to community leaders who spoke to their immigrant story, attendees enjoyed performances by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Kadiatou Conte-Forte, and <a href="http://www.besamepittsburgh.com">B&eacute;same</a> with Jorge Delgado on guitar, Paul Cindric on sax, Melissa Alliston on percussion, and Roger Day on tuba. The musicians set the tone for the day by adding a cultural feel spanned the globe. Light refreshments were provided by Kenyan-owned Lydia&rsquo;s Coffeehouse.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:21:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3111 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Radio interview with WDVE</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:20am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Welcoming Pittsburgh Launch</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with David Holmberg and Dan Onorato</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Social Equity Leadership Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: The University Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Sam Katz&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meetings with County</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Reception to honor Grand Re-Opening of Mellon Square Park</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mellon Square Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Civic Leadership Academy Graduation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:15pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Travel Media Association of Canada event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:15pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:17:37 -0400 Media Advisory: Mayor William Peduto to launch Welcoming Pittsburgh on Wednesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3110 <p dir="ltr">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2014) Tomorrow morning Mayor William Peduto will kick off Welcoming Pittsburgh, an initiative that builds on the assets of the city&rsquo;s growing immigrant population.</p> <p><strong>Who</strong>: Mayor Peduto kicks off Welcoming Pittsburgh</p> <p><strong>What</strong>: The Mayor and select members of the community will speak</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: Wednesday, May 28, 9-11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Where</strong>: The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206</p> <p>The event is being hosted by CEED, a local nonprofit that provides small business assistance to immigrant and refugee businesses, as well as other underserved populations.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:42:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3109 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto announced today that he will officiate a group marriage ceremony in mid-June for LGBT couples given marriage rights by a federal court decision last week.</p> <p>The Mayor will officiate the ceremony in Triangle Park, adjacent to the Fairmont Pittsburgh, during Pittsburgh PrideFest activities on June 15. Following the 2 p.m. ceremony, Fairmont Pittsburgh will host a cocktail and hors d&rsquo;oeuvre reception for couples, their families and friends in the hotel&rsquo;s lobby.</p> <p>&ldquo;I said last week I would be thrilled to make the marriage of an LGBT couple the first I officiate as Mayor, and being able to share that moment with many others should make for an even more joyous celebration,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Several couples have already contacted the Mayor&rsquo;s Office to be a part of a ceremony and space is limited to 20 couples. Those interested in participating may contact Communications Manager Tim McNulty at <a href="mailto:timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov">timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</a>.</p> <p>On May 20 Federal Judge John E. Jones III ruled Pennsylvania&rsquo;s ban on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. &ldquo;By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth,&rdquo; the judge wrote.</p> <p>Couples were able to start applying for marriage licences last week, many of which could be picked up starting today at the Allegheny County Marriage License Bureau. Gov. Tom Corbett has announced he will not appeal the judge&rsquo;s decision.</p> <p>###</p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:29:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3106 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; font-weight: bold; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Ground breaking on Suismon Street, Northside</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 10:00am &ndash; 10:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: 600 Block of Suismon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div style="display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; font-weight: bold; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Visiting Chartiers Valley High School&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 11:00am &ndash; 11:30am</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 50 Thoms Run Rd, Bridgeville, PA 15017&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">City-County Update meeting with County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0); font-weight: bold;">Brief remarks to students in Urban Studies Field Research Seminar</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 1:45pm &ndash; 2:00pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><strong><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Riverfront Zoning meeting</span></strong></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 3pm-4pm</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 1em;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:42:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to hold next "Mayor's Night Out" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3105 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 26, 2014) This Thursday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents at Riverview United Presbyterian Church in Perry North&nbsp;to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about city issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">On May 14 the Mayor held his first &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night In&quot; in his office at the City-County Building and on April 7 staged his first &quot;Mayor&#39;s Night Out&quot; at a city recreation center in Beltzhoover. Similar events alternating between city communities and the Mayor&rsquo;s office will be regularly scheduled through the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Holding the sessions reflects the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into City government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHAT: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s second &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE:&nbsp;Riverview United Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15214.</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 6-8 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:20:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Memorial Day Public Schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3104 <p><em>Monday, May 26, 2014 Memorial Day </em></p> <p><strong>Placing of Wreaths at Monuments on South Side with Councilman Kraus, Councilman Gilman, and County Executive Fitzgerald </strong></p> <p><strong>Riverfront Park </strong></p> <p>Time: 8am-8:20am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>VFW South Side Post 6675 </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:20am-8:35am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>South Side Library Monument </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:35am-8:50am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>South Side Fire Station </strong></p> <p>Time: 8:50am-9am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>VFW Post 5321 Annual Memorial Day Parade in Lincoln Place with Councilman O&#39;Connor and Councilman Gilman&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 10am-11am&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldiers and Sailors in Greenfield with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman and County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 11am-12pm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony in Greenfield in the Run with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman and County Executive Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 12pm-1pm&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Memorial Day Ceremony in Hazelwood with Councilman O&#39;Connor, Councilman Gilman, and County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 1pm-2pm</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:57:57 -0400 Department of Public Works to temporarily close streets in Mount Washington, Lincoln Place http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3101 <div>The City of Pittsburgh advises that a segment of Shaler Street in Mount Washington will be temporarily closed on Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 6:00 a.m., until 2:00 p.m. Department of Public Works crews will clean up from a landslide along the curb between Well Street and Minnotte Square.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Also, a closure of Mooney Road in Lincoln Place has been rescheduled to begin on May 27, 2014, at 7:00 a.m., and reopen on May 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The closing is necessary for a contractor to perform geotechnical exploratory work due to hillside instability.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Port Authority riders should be alert to temporary bus detours in the affected areas.</div> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:40:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3098 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at CreativeMornings</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Elk&#39;s Lodge,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">400 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at SBA PA and Western PA Small Business Person of the Year Honoring Michael Cherock</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Councilman Burgess</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with the winners of &quot;Friday Night Splash&quot; for Special Olympics</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Fred Thieman and Diana Bucco</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 23 May 2014 09:52:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3095 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Press Conference with Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation &nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15am-10:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Wood Street and Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Essam &ldquo;Sam&rdquo; Rabadi, Special Agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:15am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking to students at Colfax K-8 about neighborhood safety</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 2332 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CHS Community Ally Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:15pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: LeMont,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1114 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</span></div> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:38:43 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation to mark new projects http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3094 <p dir="ltr"><em>MEDIA ADVISORY</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks Foundation President Arthur Ziegler and others will hold a press conference Thursday on two new exterior building restorations the foundation will soon launch in Downtown Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHO: Mayor Peduto, Arthur Ziegler, officials from the Urban Redevelopment Authority and others</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: Outside the Italian Sons and Daughters Building, Forbes Avenue and Wood Street</p> <p>WHEN: 10:15 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:38:36 -0400 Holiday Reminder: No Pittsburgh refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3093 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2014) There will not be any refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on&nbsp;Monday, May 26, 2014&nbsp;in observance of Memorial Day.</p> <p>The schedule will proceed as follows: if your scheduled day of collection is&nbsp;Monday,&nbsp;May 26th,&nbsp;you will be serviced&nbsp;on Tuesday,&nbsp;May 27th. This will continue through the end of the week with Friday&rsquo;s normally scheduled collection being picked up on&nbsp;Saturday May 31, 2014.</p> <p>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services&nbsp;&nbsp;at 255-2773.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:12:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3091 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto has been invited to join a small group of mayors, public and private sector practitioners and scholars for a roundtable at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Mass. The Roundtable on Regenerating Legacy Cities is being convened by the Lincoln Institute, the Center for Community Progress and the Greater Ohio Policy Center. All costs of the summit for Mayor Peduto are being covered by the Lincoln Institute.</p> <p>He is joined by the Mayors of Gary, Ind., Huntington, W.Va., Dayton, Youngstown and Toledo, Ohio, as well as officials from South Bend, Cleveland, Baltimore &amp; Buffalo. In addition to the host school, Harvard, five other universities and four think tanks are participating in the summit.</p> <p>According to the Institute:</p> <p>&ldquo;The Roundtable is set to be an open, pragmatic conversation about strategies to foster sustained revitalization of our nation&rsquo;s older industrial cities. The dialogue centers on three central themes: fostering neighborhood change and revitalization; building effective community and anchor institution partnerships; and building effective regional strategies for economic development. Participants will learn from experts and each other, and return home with new ideas, strategies and insights.</p> <p>The conference began yesterday with a presentation by Xavier De Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, at the <a href="http://www.fordfoundation.org/">Ford Foundation</a>. &quot;We&#39;re on the eve of ... higher-road economic growth,&quot; Briggs said, that is more inclusive and sustainable and less short-term. Today begins with a workshop led by Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, and currently director of the <a href="http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/Programs/Innovations-in-Government">Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard&#39;s Kennedy School of Government</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>Public Schedule:</p> <p><strong>Opening of Legacy Cities Roundtable, hosted by Lincoln Institute of land Policy, Center for Community Progress, Greater Ohio Policy Center</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8-9 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA</p> <p><strong>Building Effective Regional Strategies for Economic Development - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Harvard, Cleveland State, MassEconomics, City of South Bend</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9-10:30 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Building Effective Community / Anchor Institution Partnerships - Lincoln Institute, University Circle, Inc, University of Akron, Washington University - St. Louis, University at Buffalo.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>PRESENTING - Mayor&#39;s Conversation: Tackling the Challenges of Poverty &amp; Inequality with Center for Community Progress, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Ind., Mayor Stephen Williams, Huntington, W.Va. and Mayor Peduto.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:00-1:15 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Addressing Neighborhood Change and Fostering Revitalization - Center for Community Progress, City of Baltimore, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, University of Missouri - St. Louis.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Mayor&#39;s Conversation - Building State Level Connections Between Legacy Cities - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Mayor Whaley, Dayton, OH, Mayor McNally, Youngstown, OH, Mayor Collins, Toledo, OH</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:00-3:45 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Closing - How Can We Foster Creative Strategies in Legacy Cities? - Lincoln Institute on Land Policy, Center for Community Progress.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Leave for Airport</strong></p> <p>Time: 4:15 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:03 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Decision http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3087 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(May 20, 2014) &ldquo;I am overjoyed by the judge&rsquo;s decision today, and can&rsquo;t wait to throw open the doors of the Mayor&rsquo;s Office to honor marriages of all couples. I would be thrilled to make the marriage of an LGBT couple the first one I officiate as Mayor.&rdquo;</p> <p>Background:</p> <p dir="ltr">One of Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s first orders of business was to sign on to the Mayors for Freedom to Marry campaign. He also stands in support of Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania, an effort to educate and inform all Pennsylvanians about the importance of fairness and equality for all committed couples. In the mid-2000&rsquo;s he helped create the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Domestic Partner law, designed to allow same-sex couples to share health benefits. And thanks to a recent collaboration with Council President Bruce Kraus, anyone who does business with the city is required to provide same-sex partner benefits to their employees.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:10:16 -0400 Pittsburgh Rated Among Nation's Safest Cities for Pedestrians http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3082 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh was rated one of the top cities in the nation for pedestrian safety in a study released today by Smart Growth America.</p> <p>The city was rated the second safest city in the United States for walkers, based on its levels of fatal pedestrian accidents and those who walk to work. Only Boston was rated better.</p> <p>&ldquo;One component in all great cities is walkability and Pittsburgh deserves this distinction,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;We still have more to do to make our streets and sidewalks safer -- and smarter -- for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists but this study is a reminder of the solid foundation we&rsquo;re building upon.&rdquo;</p> <p>Smart Growth&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-by-design-2014.pdf">&ldquo;Dangerous By Design 2014&rdquo; study</a> ranks the nation&rsquo;s 51 largest metropolitan areas by the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). It is based on the share of commuters who walk to work in each city and the number of pedestrian fatalities over the last five years.</p> <p>Nationally the PDI from 2003-2012 was 52.2, with an average annual pedestrian fatality rate of 1.56 per 100,000 people. Pittsburgh was rated 50th in the country with 0.90 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people; 3.6% pedestrian commuters; and a PDI of 25.10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/">Smart Growth America</a> is a coalition of groups that advocate for better quality of life and sustainable economic and environmental policies in communities nationwide. One of its programs is the National Complete Streets Coalition, which urges transportation planners to design streets with all commuters in mind.</p> <p>Under the Peduto administration, Pittsburgh will incorporate complete streets methods into its infrastructure planning. It is building <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2826">five miles of protected bicycling lanes</a> -- which promote traffic calming for pedestrians and motorists too -- in cooperation with the Green Lane Project. In conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University and local foundations, it is building out <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3024">a cutting-edge traffic signal program</a> that makes traffic safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly for all commuters. And the administration is also studying plans to partially close some downtown streets for pedestrian plazas.</p> <p>In addition the Mayor has <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2810">traveled</a> <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2975">regularly</a> this year to promote the international <a href="http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/media/">Pro Walk/Pro Bike</a> Conference, the largest active transportation conference in North America, which Pittsburgh will host in September.</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 10:58:37 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3081 <p><strong>Vote!</strong></p> <p>Time: 8am</p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></span></p> <p>Time: 8:30am-10:30am</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size:12px;">Dinner with Xavier De Souza Briggs, The Ford Foundation</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:45pm-9pm</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 09:33:23 -0400 City and Paramedics Union Reach Contract Agreement http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3079 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The city of Pittsburgh has signed the last remaining public safety contract with the paramedics union, which was ratified Friday by membership of Local 1 of the Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics.</p> <p>The contract includes salary increases to medics that were authorized under the city&rsquo;s last Act 47 recovery plan.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every union employee in the city of Pittsburgh had reached a contract under Act 47 except for one class, and that wasn&rsquo;t fair,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;I am happy we could work together with the medics union to provide them the salaries they earned, and to do so well within Act 47 guidelines.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor pushed to get the contract done before negotiations with all unions begin again after approval of a new Act 47 recovery plan this summer.</p> <p>Under the agreement medics will receive back wage increases they were allowed under the 2009 Act 47 plan of 2% in 2012 and 2013, and 2.5% this year.</p> <p>The increases will cost roughly $1.1 million and be paid to medics in two installments.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:33:58 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3076 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">New K-9 Press Conference</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: K-9 Training Acadmey on Washington Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with James O&#39;Connor, The Mission Continues re: Operation Black and Gold Ribbon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>IOP ALCOSAN Governance Committee Meeting with Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: County Executive&#39;s office, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Weekly meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Ed Gainey&#39;s Public Safety meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Destiny International Ministries, 7061 Lemington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Dinner with winner of NCAA March Madness Bracket Challenge&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 19 May 2014 09:58:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule May 17-18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3075 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, May 17</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>Rylee Laya Event and Presenting Proclamation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Citywide Day of Prayer for Our Youth&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: Corner of Frankstown and Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Heinz College Commencement Graduation Speaker&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;">Location: Petersen Events Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">3719 Terrace St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261</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>Andy Warhol Museum 20th Anniversary Gala</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Sat, 17 May 2014 18:47:36 -0400 Mayor To Honor Young Arthritis Advocate, Declare "Arthritis Awareness Month" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3071 <p dir="ltr">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - On Saturday, May 17th, Mayor William Peduto will declare May 2014 &ldquo;Arthritis Awareness Month&rdquo; in the City of Pittsburgh and present a proclamation of recognition to 14-year-old juvenile arthritis patient and advocate, Rylee Ann Laya, for her continued efforts to find a cure for arthritis.</p> <p>Laya is one of 300,000 children with juvenile arthritis. Due to a lack of pediatric rheumatologists near her hometown of Rivesville, West Virginia, there are currently only 250 board-certified pediatric rheumatologists in the U.S. Laya spent &nbsp;two years going to over 60 doctors&rsquo; appointments before receiving a proper diagnosis. &nbsp;Rylee and her family travel nearly 200 miles to see her Pediatric Rheumatologist, Dr. Daniel Kietz, at Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh &ndash; UPMC. &nbsp;The four doctors in the division see many kids from West Virginia and the surrounding region.</p> <p>Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Since her diagnosis, Laya has been an advocate for those living with arthritis - sharing her story of living with the painful symptoms and the challenges that patients face. In March 2014, Laya joined with hundreds of other Arthritis Foundation advocates on Capitol Hill to represent the 52 million Americans living with arthritis. They asked Congress to support people with arthritis through policies that will ensure increased research, better treatments and greater access to care. They also asked Congress to support a Pediatric Sub-Specialty Loan Repayment program (H.R. 1827) and the Patients Access to Treatment Act (H.R. 460).</p> <p>In addition to being an advocate, Rylee Laya has done a great deal of fundraising for the Arthritis Foundation through the Pittsburgh Foundation&rsquo;s &ldquo;Day of Giving&rdquo; and the Arthritis Foundation&rsquo;s Walk to Cure Arthritis.</p> <p>In recognition for continued efforts in bravery, advocacy and fundraising, the Arthritis Foundation will honor Rylee Laya at the Walk to Cure Arthritis, May 31.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Who: Mayor William Peduto</p> <p>What: Proclamation Presentation/Month of Recognition Ceremony</p> <p dir="ltr">When: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 17th</p> <p dir="ltr">Where: Mayor&rsquo;s Office - Mayor&rsquo;s Conference Room</p> <p dir="ltr">414 Grant Street, 5th Floor</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:37:58 -0400 Reminder: YARD DEBRIS SPECIAL COLLECTION TOMORROW http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3070 <div>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 May 17, 2014.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site this evening, Friday, May 16th. All yard debris materials will be collected by City refuse and recycling crews and composted.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><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.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tree branches and Bushes</strong>: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 feet in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4&rdquo;) inches.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please note&nbsp;that City crews <strong>will NOT collect</strong> 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.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard debris NOT meeting the collection guidelines will NOT be collected by City crews.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631.</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 16 May 2014 13:29:20 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3068 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is attending a slate of events today highlighting the key leadership roles women are playing in the city.</p> <p>&ldquo;From the arts to construction to technology to activism, women are showing the ways Pittsburgh is reasserting itself on the global stage. There is a still a long way to go to address equal pay and other issues, but having this great pool of women leaders makes my job much easier, and it is a privilege for me to honor them,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>More than half of the Mayor&rsquo;s executive team are women, and women chair more than half of the city boards and commissions he has restructured since taking office in January.</p> <p>An event Thursday announcing the city&rsquo;s partnership with a neighborhood social media network was helmed entirely by women -- Nextdoor co-founder Sarah Leary, Zone 1 Police Commander RaShall Brackney, Lawrenceville United executive director Lauren Byrne, city Analytics and Strategy Manager Laura Meixell, and city Assistant Communications Manager Katie O&rsquo;Malley.</p> <p>In his office tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Peduto will honor the efforts of Rylee Laya, a 14-year-old girl suffering from arthritis who has successfully advocated on Capitol Hill for better juvenile arthritis research, treatment and access to care.</p> <p>Public events today include:</p> <p><strong>Opening remarks with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald at Women in Film &amp; Media Summit</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: The Westin Convention Center Hotel, 2nd Floor.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Speaking at Annual Senior Center Gala</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 10:30-11 a.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Sheraton Station Square Hotel, West Station Square Drive</p> <p><strong>Welcoming remarks at Girl Scouts of Western PA Awards of Distinction Luncheon</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12-1 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, William Penn Place</p> <p><strong>Welcoming remarks at National Association of Women in Construction Regional Forum</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:15-1:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel &amp; Suites Pittsburgh Downtown</p> <p><strong>Interview with Erin Keane Scott, Pop City</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Working in Office</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">2-4 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with NAACP Unit President Constance Parker</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">4-4:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Mayor&rsquo;s Office</p> <p><strong>Allegheny County Labor Council 21st Annual Banquet Dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 6-7 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Location: Sheraton Station Square Hotel, West Station Square Drive</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 09:49:39 -0400 Department of Public Works Closing McArdle Roadway for Cleanup http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3067 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 16, 2014) Crews from the Department of Public Works closed a segment of McArdle Roadway this morning to clean mud spilling onto the street.</p> <p>A segment of the road between the Liberty Tunnel and Grandview Avenue was closed at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to reopen by 2 p.m.</p> <p>Heavy rains yesterday and overnight led to a small mudslide on the hillside above the road. Crews will clean out mud on the roadway and debris collecting behind an adjacent retaining wall.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:37:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Announces Revamped Volunteer Litter Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3066 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA. &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today that the city&rsquo;s volunteer litter initiative has been renamed &quot;Beautify Our &#39;Burgh&quot; and will receive new signage.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Formerly called &quot;Redd Up Zones&quot; the effort is one of eight volunteer-fueled programs through the city&rsquo;s servePGH initiative, and is being renamed to bring attention to its success and to emphasize the role volunteer groups can have in keeping Pittsburgh&rsquo;s streets litter-free.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mayor Peduto celebrated the renaming and new signage with city officials and leaders in litter management, including Councilman Bruce Kraus, at an event in the CCI Center in the Southside.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;This is exactly the kind of partnership we want to ensure in Pittsburgh -- one where city government empowering our neighborhoods,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Improving litter removal builds pride in our neighborhoods, and also lightens the load on our Public Works crews.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Beautify Our &lsquo;Burgh program supports volunteer groups in removing litter from their streets by providing cleaning supplies and a sign recognizing the group for their efforts. This initiative is a collaboration between the City&rsquo;s servePGH initiative and the Department of Public Works.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since its inception, this initiative has engaged volunteer groups to collect nearly 30,000 lbs. of litter in 80 zones running nearly 60 miles of City streets. For more information about the program go to pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mayor Peduto was joined by Councilman Kraus, Operations Chief Guy Costa, Justin Stockdale, Regional Director Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC), and Sarah Alessio Shea, chair of the City&rsquo;s Clean Pittsburgh Commission. After the unveiling of new signs, volunteers came together for the first litter clean up under the program&rsquo;s new name in PRC&rsquo;s adopted zone.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ABOUT SERVEPGH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>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&nbsp;</div> <div>nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>servePGH is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>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.</div> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:02:12 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3064 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Welcoming Address at PCRG Community Development Summit</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:45am-9am&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">530 William Penn Pl, 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;">Welcoming Pittsburgh Whittier students to Mayor&#39;s office</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am</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;">Beautify Our &#39;Burgh Sign Unveiling</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 64 South 14th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203&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;">Nextdoor Press Conference</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 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 law students from Public Interest Law Society</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: Enrico Biscotti Company, 2022 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Interview with Post Gazette columnist Brian O&#39;Neill</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-1:50pm</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;">Moderator at PCRG Community Development Summit Roundtable</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:15pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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;">Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership release of the State of Downtown Pittsburgh 2014 report</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></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Union Trust Building, 501 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;">Opening of the Slovenia Honorary Consular office</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-6pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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;">Speaking at Green Building Alliance Inspire Speakers series</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Phipps Conservatory,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1 Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:56:49 -0400 Mayor Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Adopt Nextdoor - the Private Social Network for Neighborhoods http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3063 <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, PA - The City of Pittsburgh announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (<a href="http://nextdoor.com">www.nextdoor.com</a>), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.</p> <p dir="ltr">Led by Mayor Peduto, this integration with Nextdoor will enable the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Public Works to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of Pittsburgh residents. The City departments and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Pittsburgh is an innovative and resourceful city. Joining Nextdoor is another way to further our efforts in making Pittsburgh an even greater place to live,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Giving residents more avenues to easily and effectively connect with city departments, and each other, about the things that matter most to their communities will create a safer, stronger Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Already Nextdoor has proven to be an essential and well-adopted tool for Pittsburgh residents. More than 67 neighborhoods, representing 80% of the City of Pittsburgh, have started Nextdoor websites.</p> <p dir="ltr">With Nextdoor, Pittsburgh residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services, and even lost pets. The City will be able to post information, such as important news, services, programs, free events, and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the city.</p> <p dir="ltr">Nextdoor is free for residents and the City. Each Pittsburgh neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the City will not be able to access residents&rsquo; websites, contact information, or content. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Having the ability to easily communicate with residents is extremely vital to not only maintaining, but increasing, safety and reducing crime within our Pittsburgh communities,&rdquo; said Commander RaShall Brackney. &ldquo;With Nextdoor we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Those interested in joining their neighborhood&rsquo;s Nextdoor website can visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nextdoor.com/pittsburgh">www.nextdoor.com/pittsburgh</a> and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit&nbsp;<a href="https://help.nextdoor.com/">help.nextdoor.com</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:10:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Commits to End Veteran Homelessness in Pittsburgh http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3059 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto has committed to ending veteran homelessness in Pittsburgh by the end of 2015, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>With his announcement, Pittsburgh joins a growing number of communities across the country that have pledged to ending veteran homelessness.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;Veteran homelessness is not an intractable social problem that can&rsquo;t be solved,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;By focusing our resources and renewing our communities&rsquo; commitment to this issue, we can end veterans homelessness in our city and our country. I&rsquo;m proud to join Mayors across the country as we work toward the important goal of honoring the service of our veterans by making sure all of them have a home to call their own.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh will work with HUD, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and the National League of Cities to leverage federal resources and develop a local strategy to make sure every veteran in the community has access to stable housing and the supportive services they need to stay off the street.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;We know that in order to achieve the aggressive goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015, we need the support and commitment of local elected officials,&rdquo; said&nbsp;Jane&nbsp;E. Miller, Director of HUD&rsquo;s Pittsburgh Field Office. &ldquo;I am so pleased Mayor Peduto has pledged his support and look forward to working with him to build momentum in reaching this goal.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As of last count in January there were 97 homeless veterans in the Pittsburgh area, 78 living in emergency shelters and 19 living unsheltered.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Since 2010, when the Federal government launched Opening Doors, a strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness, there has been a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among veterans.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This reduction has been achieved through a partnership between the Obama Administration, local governments, non-profits, and the private sector. Through this final push to leverage momentum and strengthen our commitment, the goal of ending veteran homelessness in America is within reach.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To learn more about resources for local veterans experiencing homelessness, visit https://www.onecpd.info/homelessness-assistance/resources-for-homeless-veterans/.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The text of Mayor Peduto&#39;s May 14 letter to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan &nbsp;is below:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>Dear Secretary Donovan:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thousands of veterans have returned to Pittsburgh over the past several years and thousands more will be returning in the coming years as operations in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to drawdown.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh already has a strong support system for returning veterans doing admirable work worthy of our service men and women. However, it is our responsibility as a city to do more and it is in this spirit that I am proud to join the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>My administration will work diligently with our local, state, and national partners to make sure that no one who has sacrificed for our country has to worry about finding a home for themselves and their family. In partnership with HUD, we will seek to end veteran homelessness within the City of Pittsburgh by the end of 2015.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Sincerely,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>William Peduto&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Mayor</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:55:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto hires new Public Safety Director http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3058 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today that he is hiring FBI Special Agent Stephen A. Bucar as Pittsburgh&rsquo;s new Public Safety Director.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bucar has lately overseen the analysis of information associated with domestic and international terrorism investigations&nbsp;</span>for field offices across the United States as a Supervisory Special Agent Section Chief in the FBI&rsquo;s Counterterrorism Division in Washington, D.C.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">He was also formerly an assistant special agent in charge of a branch within the New York Joint Terrorism&nbsp;</span>Task Force, the largest office of its kind in the nation.</p> <p>Raised in Washington County, he has more than 30 years of federal, state and local law enforcement experience. He worked as an officer for West Brownsville and the Pennsylvania State Police before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1991.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am excited to return home to southwestern Pennsylvania and help the Mayor -- and the city&rsquo;s public safety employees -- build a new Public Safety Department for Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Bucar said. &ldquo;I have long enjoyed working in law enforcement and government, and this position will be both a challenge and the natural next step in my public service career.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Bucar is the latest top city administrator selected with the help of Talent City, the initiative created by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Institute of Politics to bring transparency and rigorous talent searching to City hiring practices.</p> <p>In making the hire Mayor Peduto also thanked outgoing Public Safety Director Michael Huss for his service to the city. Huss was one of four finalists the Mayor interviewed the past two weeks.</p> <p>&ldquo;This was a difficult decision. Mike dedicated many years of service and professionalism to Pittsburgh, and neither the city nor I will forget that,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve long said that I wanted to find an &lsquo;Eliot Ness&rsquo; to lead this department, and Steve&rsquo;s integrity, judgment, and on-the-ground know-how make him perfect for the role. Pittsburgh, its residents, and its uniformed personnel are lucky to have him,&rdquo; the Mayor said.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of my top needs for this position was finding someone with the background and experience to handle any emergency the city might face, whether it be man-made or a natural disaster. Steve has that, as well as the proven ability to manage personnel across multiple disciplines -- whether they be police officers, firefighters, medics or building inspectors.</p> <p>Just as importantly Steve is a model for the changes we need to make to the Public Safety Department and the city as a whole. I need someone to repair the deep fractures within Public Safety, which have held back the good people in the department, and impacted our relations with neighbors citywide. He is a beacon for every city department showing the ways of the past are no longer acceptable.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">For the last three years Bucar, 54, has&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">overseen FBI units in Washington D.C. responsible for the analysis of terrorism information,&nbsp;</span>a counterterrorism 24-hour command post, and investigations of initial threat activity for terrorism field offices across the United States.</p> <p>Among many previous roles at the FBI, Bucar was made agent in charge of one of three branches of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2010, with oversight of investigating criminal activity at the John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports, special event security, and 24/7 emergency response to terrorist incidents in the city. From 2007-2009 he was assistant section chief for the Counterterrorism Division in Washington D.C. overseeing international terrorism investigations within a region of the United States, and from 2002-2006 was a special agent in the Newark, N.J., field office supervising investigations of organized crime and other criminal activity.</p> <p>From 1999-2002 he was a Headquarters Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI&rsquo;s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, W.Va., which oversees information technology services for law enforcement agencies nationwide; and from 1991-1999 was a special agent in the Newark office investigating street gang activity and other criminal activity, and served as a firearms instructor and on the SWAT team.</p> <p>Bucar served with the Pennsylvania State Police at the Uniontown and Belle Vernon barracks from 1985 through 1991 and the West Brownsville Police in Washington County from 1984 to 1985. He graduated with a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from California University of Pennsylvania in 1984.</p> <p>Bucar works in Washington, D.C., but resides with his wife in Nazareth, Pa. His daughter is a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent and his son a Pennsylvania State Trooper.</p> <p>His appointment is subject to City Council confirmation and his salary is $125,000. He is expected to begin work in early June.</p> <p>Bucar and other applicants for Public Safety Director went through Talent City screenings, interviews and evaluations. He is the latest Director-level appointee the Mayor has hired with help from Talent City, and the public-private partnership is continuing in searches for other top City positions.</p> <p dir="ltr">A photo of Bucar was not immediately available.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 11:38:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3057 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">KQV Interview with host PJ Maloney&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:32am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Morrow Park City Apartments Groundbreaking</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: Corner of Baum Blvd and Liberty Ave</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Opening Remarks for AARP Caregiving Forum</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: The Pittsburgh Project,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2801 N Charles St, 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>Essential Pittsburgh Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, 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>Meeting with Vince Gastgeb, Pittsburgh International Airport</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Steve Sokol, World Affairs Council</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>Interview with KMOX Radio/St. Louis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-2:35pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Vibrant Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>City County Update Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:15pm-4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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>Commendation for Citiparks employee Brad Parees</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Night In</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Council Chmabers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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&nbsp;Steel Valley Authority Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15pm-8:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Grand View Golf Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Clubhouse Dr, Braddock, PA 15104</span></div> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:22:24 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh Finances http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3056 <p dir="ltr"><em>Statement by Mayor William Peduto to Pittsburgh City Council, May 13, 2014:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Members of council, and the people of Pittsburgh:</p> <p>Like you, I am proud of our city. We knew before the rest the world the greatness that exists here, as well as the future opportunities, and it is a pleasure to revel in that. But when you look closer, we all know it is fleeting.</p> <p>Tonight the city&rsquo;s Act 47 coordinators will release the latest long-term look at the city&rsquo;s finances, and our preliminary discussions with them on creating a 5-year budget indicate we are facing years of devastating budget shortfalls. Our average $20 million budget gap is actually $60 million annually including the real costs before us.</p> <p>Anyone can see on a daily basis how the infrastructure that makes our city special is disintegrating. Everyone looks at our streets, more than half of which are rotting, but they are just one piece of the problem. Our facilities are falling apart too. Our vehicles malfunction and our bridges decay. Our parks, our playgrounds and our urban forest are crying out for help that we can&rsquo;t afford to give them.</p> <p>Altogether this will make our dream of attracting new businesses and residents to our great city -- which after so much hard work is finally within our grasp -- disappear if we do not finally face up to reality.</p> <p>You also know that part of what makes Pittsburgh great is we don&rsquo;t run away from our problems. We confront them.</p> <p>We don&rsquo;t get federal bailouts like bigger cities -- we do it ourselves, and that resiliency is a part of us.</p> <p>If we want to solve the real problems in this city, it is up to us, and us alone. We have to tackle our pensions, our debt, and our capital needs -- now. Everyone in the city has to find the courage to sign on to a plan to fix them together, and to stop passing these problems on -- as we have for years and years in the past -- to our children instead.</p> <p>If we don&rsquo;t address these issues -- for real -- over these next five to ten years we&rsquo;re going to lose the very things that make Pittsburgh special. We won&rsquo;t be able to patch up our assets anymore -- they will gone. The people we have worked so hard to attract, and the children we&rsquo;re working so hard to keep at home, will once again be leaving us.</p> <p>Fixing it isn&rsquo;t going to be easy. The last time I stood here addressing you -- when I was saying farewell to Linda Johnson Wasler after her three decades with the city -- there were tears. I was here too 10 years years ago when we took the toughest vote in modern Pittsburgh history to write our first Act 47 recovery plan, and there was anger.</p> <p>Now I&rsquo;m standing here again -- with you -- to write the last one.</p> <p>This is a great challenge but also an opportunity -- not only to fix the deep problems crippling us, but also to be heard. Previous administrations didn&rsquo;t listen. They said, in top-down fashion, how our budgets would be solved and how they will be adopted. No longer.</p> <p>My administration is currently working with our fiscal overseers on ways to address these giant budget shortfalls but we are far from making any conclusions. I need the city&rsquo;s help.</p> <p>As I&rsquo;ve already showed my first months in office, I will listen to all ideas -- from council members, from residents, and from businesses across the city. We are going to turn the pyramid upside down so every idea for saving this city&rsquo;s budget, and its future, gets filtered down to the top of my desk next door.</p> <p>I know this is going to be hard. If we are going to leave the next people of Pittsburgh something great -- &nbsp;something like our grandparents left for us -- we&rsquo;re going to have to do something great for them.</p> <p>Thank you.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>A <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Act_47_Address_to_City_Council_5_13_2014.pptx">copy of the Mayor&#39;s Power Point presentation is here</a>.</em></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:47:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3055 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting students from DePaul School for Hearing and Speech</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presentation of State of the City Finances to City Council</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: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Marty McGuinn and Grant Oliphant&nbsp;</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>Meeting with Clarion University Road Scholars Tour&nbsp;</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;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with UPMC&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 Andre Heinz</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>Pittsburgh United Coalition Quarterly 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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:05:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to address City Council on Pittsburgh Finances http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3054 <p>MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto will give a presentation this morning on the state of City finances to Pittsburgh City Council. The address is in advance of a public hearing being held this evening at the University of Pittsburgh by the city&#39;s Act 47 recovery plan coordinators.</p> <p>WHAT: Mayor Peduto gives presentation on City finances</p> <p>WHERE: City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p>WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 08:52:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3053 <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 conference room, 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;">Working in Office</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</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 Red Cross</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><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-5pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 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;">Dinner with Heinz Endowment Board</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-7:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Location: East End Cooperative Ministries&rsquo; Community House, 6140 Penn Circle North, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</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;">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>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:54:57 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO TO HOLD "MAYOR'S NIGHT IN" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3052 <p dir="ltr">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 12, 2014) This Wednesday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about city government issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; residents may meet one-on-one with Mayor Peduto at the City-County Building, and he will direct them to the appropriate administrator for follow-up.</p> <p dir="ltr">On April 7 about 100 residents attended the first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; at a city recreation center in Beltzhoover. Similar events alternating between city communities and the Mayor&rsquo;s office will be regularly scheduled through the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Holding the sessions follows the Mayor&rsquo;s efforts to instill transparency and accountability into Pittsburgh city government, and follow such moves as making his daily schedule public, hiring top officials through the public Talent City process, creating a Community Affairs team that meets nightly with neighborhood groups, and creating a Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to focus strictly on struggling communities.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHAT</strong>: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE</strong>: City-Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHEN</strong>: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014</p> <div>###</div> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:55:22 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3045 <p dir="ltr"><em><img alt="Pittsburgh delegation in Ludwigsburg, Germany" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/rsz_pittsburgh_meeting_ludwigsburg_may_8_2014_0_group_townhouse_official_picture.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 295px;" /></em></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Above: Pittsburgh delegation with Ludwigsburg leaders, May 8, 2014. From left:&nbsp;Bill Recker, Chairman, Energy Innovation Center Pittsburgh;&nbsp;</em><em>Mike Mihuc, OSIsoft Market Principal Academic;&nbsp;</em><em>Prof. Volker Hartkopf,&nbsp;Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, CMU;&nbsp;</em><em>Lord Mayor Werner Spec of Ludwigsburg;&nbsp;</em><em>Mayor William Peduto;&nbsp;</em><em>Mike Schiller, CEO, Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh; A</em><em>lbert Geiger, Head of Sustainable Urban Development, Ludwigsburg.</em></p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3037">trip to Ludwigsburg, Germany</a>, underwritten by Carnegie Mellon University, ends Friday with meetings with business representatives and experiencing best sustainability practices in the Black Forest and Freiburg/Vauban.</p> <div><strong>Drive from Ludwigsburg to Pfalzgrafenweiler through the Black Forest</strong></div> <p>Time: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Visit to the <a href="http://www.zim-bmwi.de/veranstaltungen/dateien/vortraege/3_6_Schleicher_Maxxtec%20AG.pdf">Cogeneration Plant in Pfalzgrafenweiler</a> with Klaus Gall, architect and co-founder</strong></p> <p>Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Drive from Pfalzgrafenweiler to Lautenbach</strong></p> <p>Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with <a href="http://www.muellerlautenbach.de/startseite.html">window and facade company CEO Klaus Mueller</a>. (<a href="http://www.optiwin-usa.com/index.html">English site</a>)</strong></p> <p>Time: 12 p.m.- 1: 30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Drive to Freiburg &amp; Vauban</strong></p> <p>Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Meetings with architects and engineers in Vauban -- <a href="http://www.vauban.de/en/topics/history">a sustainable model district</a> in the south of &nbsp;Freiburg -- including <a href="http://www.vauban.de/en/offers/services?sid=95:Architects">Rolf Disch and Michael Gies</a></strong></p> <p>Time: 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:23:32 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3043 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3037">trip to Ludwigsburg, Germany</a>, underwritten by Carnegie Mellon University, continues Thursday with meetings with business representatives and the second of two days of an international sustainability conference.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Bosch</strong></p> <p>Time: 8 a.m.</p> <p>Meeting at Nestor Hotel with Jens Mack, Vice President, Head of Strategy, Corporate Division Energy and Building Technology at Bosch</p> <p><strong>German CSR-Forum (Sustainable City Development)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>The <a href="https://csr.anythingabout.net/congress/2014-en-1/">10th German CSR-Forum</a> kicked off at 9 a.m. (3 a.m. EST) with a welcome from Markus Guerne of the German stock exchange and Andreas Pfeil, dokeo deputy managing editor and senior manager. Following an address by Ludwigsburg Lord Mayor Werner Spec a presentation follows on the feasibility of social responsibility. Speakers include: Tchibo board chairman Markus Conrad; Porsche Deputy CEO Thomas Edig; AstraZeneca CEO Dirk Greshake; ebm-papst Mulfingen CEO Rainer Hundsdorfer; and German Living CEO Michael Zahn.</p> <p><strong>Sharing Best Practices: International Partnerships Between Industry and NGOs</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.</p> <p>This presentation in English includes Lisa Bonadonna from GSK UK; Harriet Gardner from Save the Children UK; Dr. Susanne Franke from Don Bosco Mondo; and Torsten Klavs of Porsche.</p> <p><strong>Interview with KDKA-AM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 12:05 p.m. (6:05 a.m. EST)</p> <p><strong>Interview with WDVE-FM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:05 p.m. (7:05 a.m. EST)</p> <p><strong>Sustainable Urban Development presentation by Mayor Peduto and Professor Volker Hartkopf</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will join in a presentation by Prof. Hartkopf of the Center for Building Performance at Carnegie Mellon&rsquo;s School of Architecture on sustainability at the local level. Other speakers include Ludwigsburg Lord Mayor Spec and Thomas Pflugfelder of Siemens.</p> <p><strong>Interview with WESA-FM</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 5:35 p.m. (11:35 a.m. EST)</p> <p><strong>Dinner with Ludwigsburg Lord Mayor Werner Spec</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m.</p> <p>Post Cantz restaurant, Eberhardstrasse 6, Ludwigsburg</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:30:00 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3041 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3037">trip to Ludwigsburg, Germany</a>, underwritten by Carnegie Mellon University, continues Wednesday with the first of two days of an international sustainability conference.</p> <p><strong>German CSR-Forum (Sustainable City Development)</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.</p> <p>The <a href="https://csr.anythingabout.net/congress/2014-en-1/">10th German CSR-Forum</a> kicked off at 9 a.m. (3 a.m. EST) with a welcome from Markus Guerne of the German stock exchange and CSR-Forum organizer Wolfgang Scheunemann. The morning session is keynoted by &nbsp;Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg Minister of Environment Francis Saucer and REWE Group CEO Alain Caparros.</p> <p><strong>Presentation on Cradle-to-Cradle production and design</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 1:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.</p> <p>This presentation in English features Toyota Environment Manager John Malpas; Bosch Office of Sustainability head Bernhard Schwager; and Dr. Michael Braungart of EPEA International.</p> <p><strong>Meeting with Ludwigsburg Mayor&rsquo;s Office</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 3 p.m.</p> <p>Driving tour of projects, and examples of sustainability and technology</p> <p><strong>Presentation on feasibility of social responsibility</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 4:40 p.m.</p> <p>Keynoted by German Post CEO Frank Appel. Other speakers include Strabag CEO Thomas Birtel; Retail Association Germany CEO Stefan Genth; German Environmental Aid national director Jurgen Resch; and dokeo managing director Wolfgang Scheunemann.</p> <p><strong>Award ceremony and dinner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:36:13 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3038 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to Frankfurt, Germany</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:55am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Trains to Ludwigsburg, Germany</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div><strong><span style="color: black; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Visit of Ludwigsburg Castle with Werner Spec (Lord Mayor of the City of Ludwigsburg), Albert Geiger (Sustainability Coordinator of the City of Ludwigsburg) and Dr. Oliver Weigel (Head of Urban Policy Division at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Berlin)</font></span></strong></div> <div><font color="#000000" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: 24px;">Time: 5pm-7pm</span></font><br /> <div> <div style="white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;"><strong><span style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; color: black;">Dinner with Mayor Spec, Mr. Geiger, Dr. Weigel, </span><span style="color: black; line-height: 14.720001220703125px;">Bill Recker (Chairman of the Energy Innovaion Center Pittsburgh), </span><span style="color: black; line-height: 14.720001220703125px;">Mike Mihuc (OSIsoft Market Principal Academic and R&amp;D), </span><span style="color: black; line-height: 14.720001220703125px;">Mike Schiller (</span><span style="color: black; line-height: 14.720001220703125px;">CEO Green&nbsp;&nbsp; Building Alliance Pittsburgh), and </span><span style="line-height: 14.720001220703125px;">Volker Hartkopf (Director of the CBPD, CMU) </span></strong></div> <pre style="white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 15.600000381469727px;"> <span style="line-height: 11.960000991821289px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Time: 7pm</font></span></pre> <p><span style="line-height: 11.960000991821289px;"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Location:&nbsp;</font></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Bunzstra&szlig;e 7, Ludwigsburg, Germany</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 10:47:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Meets with Government & Business Leaders in Germany http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3037 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto is in Ludwigsburg, Germany, this week as the guest of the city&rsquo;s Mayor and Carnegie Mellon University to learn about making sustainable improvements to government services and to meet with business leaders about working in Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon is covering the Mayor&rsquo;s costs for the trip.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor is traveling with Prof. Volker Hartkopf of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University; Energy Innovation Center Pittsburgh chairman and former Fisher Scientific CEO Bill Recker; computer software executive Mike Mihuc of OSIsoft; and Green Building Alliance Pittsburgh CEO Mike Schiller.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto is attending a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sustainable City Development in Ludwigsburg at the invitation of its Lord Mayor, Werner Spec.</p> <p dir="ltr">CEOs from across Germany are scheduled to attend the conference Wednesday and Thursday, and Mayor Peduto is set to end the week with meetings with business executives in the cities of Freiburg and Vauban, a model community of sustainable building practices.</p> <p dir="ltr">Since 2004 Ludwigsburg has been working to address municipal and resident concerns by using collaboration among city departments -- and with industry -- to work jointly to effect sustainable change.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Ludwigsburg is known internationally for its sustainability efforts. It won a national award in 2008 for its success in introducing integrated, cyclical management systems into government, and I&rsquo;m already working to replicate work like that at home in Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Spec wrote in his invitation to Mayor Peduto to attend the conference that sustainability &ldquo;is a starting point for addressing municipal tasks with clear objectives, priorities and farsightedness. During your visit we would be very happy to share with you our experiences in advancing collaboration among city departments to advance sustainability. To achieve our goals, we have also benefited from the support of industries and governmental agencies. It would be an honor to support your efforts in Pittsburgh by helping to possibly attract sustainability focused companies and organizations.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Among other business meetings Mayor Peduto is scheduled to meet with executives from Bosch, an emerging leader in efforts to use technology to improve urban quality of life, which has an office in Pittsburgh.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Regional, urban, community and neighborhood sustainability challenges and opportunities are of increasingly global, national, regional, and local importance,&rdquo; Prof. Hartkopf said. &ldquo;Pittsburgh already experiences major urban improvements, the importance of future-proof job creation and how important the environmental quality is for the growing number of young generation new citizens. Pittsburgh benefits greatly from a number of public-private partnerships, including its world renowned universities. Therefore, Mayor Bill Peduto was invited by the Lord Mayor of a very successful and beautiful city, Ludwigsburg in Germany, to interact with leading-edge industry, policy, government and foundation leaders from all over Europe.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">During the trip Mayor Peduto plans to look for ways for Pittsburgh to support development and manufacturing through sustainable practices.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Ludwigsburg is a small city that leveraged its sustainable development expertise to make itself better and attract more business. Pittsburgh has everything in place to do that too, and make the city a center for sustainable manufacturing,&rdquo; the Mayor said. &ldquo;The city already has CMU and Pitt working on sustainable research and design, and 21st century sustainable development is the next step.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 09:44:24 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3034 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Holly Brubach&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Roberto Clemente Jr.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rev. Welch</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>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-5pm</div> <div>Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:25:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule May 3-4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3032 <p><em>Saturday, May 3, 2014&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Brookline Little League Annual Opening Day Parade </strong></p> <p>Time: 10am-11am</p> <p>Location: Brookline Fire House, 630 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>16th Annual Hat Luncheon </strong></p> <p>Time: 12pm-1:30pm</p> <p>Location: Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>3rd Anniversary Party of The Hollywood Theater&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 7pm-8pm</p> <p>Location: 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Sunday, May 4, 2014</em></p> <p><strong>Pittsburgh Marathon Pace Car</strong></p> <p>Time: 6am-9am</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 23:21:15 -0400 YARD DEBRIS SPECIAL COLLECTION – SPRING 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3027 <div>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 May 17, 2014.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard debris should be placed at your normal collection site the evening of Friday, May 16th. All yard debris materials will be collected by City refuse and recycling crews and composted on Saturday May 17th.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><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.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Tree branches and Bushes</strong>: Cut, bundle and tie branches and bushes in lengths not exceeding 5 feet in length. Tree branch diameter should not exceed four (4&rdquo;) inches.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Please note</strong> that 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.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Yard debris NOT meeting the collection guidelines will NOT be collected by City crews.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:40:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3026 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Welcoming Pittsburgh Banksville students to Mayor&#39;s office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am-9:30am</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>Meeting with Dinsmore&nbsp;</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>Pittsburgh Marathon Race Weekend Kick-off Press Conference</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: David Lawrence Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pens Rally</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>DNC Convention meeting</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep.Turzai</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">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>Route 51 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 conference room, 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>Women&#39;s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh 40th Anniversary Celebration</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">The Great Lawn at the Frick Art &amp; Historical Center</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 Marathon VIP reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:39:10 -0400 Mayor William Peduto Lauds City's Cutting Edge Leadership on Real-time Traffic Signal Program http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3024 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (May 1, 2014) New traffic signal technology is coming to the city&rsquo;s Baum-Centre corridor that extends Pittsburgh&rsquo;s leadership in commuter, pedestrian and environmentally friendly traffic research, Mayor William Peduto announced today.</p> <p>Working with Carnegie Mellon&rsquo;s University Transportation Center, Traffic21 and partners in the local foundation community, the city is extending its cutting-edge system of real-time traffic signals that adapt instantly to shifting traffic conditions. A new $1.8 million pilot project will further test and strengthen the Pittsburgh system, providing first-of-its-kind smart traffic technology from the city&rsquo;s eastern edge to nearly Downtown.</p> <p>An existing UTC traffic signal project at 18 intersections in East Liberty and Shadyside has cut vehicle wait times by 42%, travel times by 24% and vehicle emissions by 21%. The project will soon be expanded to another 23 intersections along Baum Boulevard and Centre Avenue going west to Craig Street.</p> <p>The UTC and its Traffic21 project call the it the Scalable Urban Traffic Control system, or Surtrac.</p> <p>Prior adaptive signal technologies typically focused on straight-ahead traffic flows common to suburban areas. Surtrac dynamically senses the constantly shifting crossflows of traffic that dominate urban areas, and adjusts green lights on a second by second basis to adjust to changes, whether from car breakdowns or accidents, or bursts in traffic from special events or street closures.</p> <p>It is totally decentralized. Each intersection manages its own local traffic and neighboring intersections communicate their plans to each other achieve coordinated behavior.</p> <p>Soon the system will extend from the city limits at Penn and Braddock avenues in Point Breeze through Larimer, &nbsp;East Liberty, Friendship, Bloomfield, Shadyside, and Oakland to Baum Blvd at Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard, the start of a main entryway to Downtown.</p> <p>&ldquo;Pittsburgh uses its quirks -- in this case a tight urban street grid packed with pedestrians, bikes and commuters -- to make itself great. We don&rsquo;t have the resources to widen roads or buy up properties to solve our traffic issues -- we use brainpower to create efficiency instead,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;What also makes Pittsburgh special is the way government works alongside university and private partners to make splashes, such as with this project, that get noticed on the world stage. This is a proud moment for CMU and our city.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Mayor was joined at a press conference in the Baum-Centre corridor by City Council members Dan Gilman and Deb Gross, and University Transportation Center (UTC) executive director Allen Biehler.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Baum-Centre corridor serves as a critical gateway to Oakland, Shadyside, Bloomfield, Friendship, and East Liberty. This project will not only improve traffic between these neighborhoods, but will also improve the health of residents and visitors by reducing vehicle emissions by over 20%,&rdquo; Councilman Gilman said.</p> <p>&quot;This project will make the lives of District 7 residents and commuters safer and more efficient, and is yet another example of District 7 serving as one of our city&#39;s centers of innovation and exploration,&rdquo; said Councilwoman Gross. &ldquo;I couldn&#39;t be more excited to welcome these traffic infrastructure improvements to the Baum-Center corridor and District 7, and hope that this project will serve as a helpful research blueprint for these improvements be made citywide in the future.&quot;</p> <p>The UTC is working next on efforts to optimize pedestrian and transit traffic flow: more walkers and greater use of buses and other transit options will make cuts to vehicle traffic and emissions even greater.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is smart technology that makes the whole traffic system work better and improves air quality, and now allows us to turn our attention to the next steps,&rdquo; Biehler said.</p> <p>The project is underwritten by UPMC, the Hillman Foundation, the Heinz Endowments and the R.K. Mellon Foundation, as well as the city, U.S. Department of Transportation and PennDOT. The foundations are funding $1,298,000 of the work and government bodies $512,000.</p> <p>Installation of the system is scheduled from mid-June through the end of the year, and be operational in early 2015.</p> <p>The latest phase of this project began when the city of Pittsburgh applied to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Regional Traffic Signal Program for help in better synchronizing the signals along the Baum-Centre corridor between Craig Street and Penn Circle West (now renamed Euclid Avenue). That allowed for upgrades including new controllers and cabinets, new radio communications, some new signal indications, and signal retiming using US DOT Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds.</p> <p>The UTC and Traffic21 project at CMU were already running Surtrac at intersections in East Liberty and Shadyside and approached the SPC, the city, and PennDOT about extending that project westward. But since the Baum-Centre corridor does not have the vehicle detection systems Surtrac needs to affect traffic, CMU needed extra funding to provide them.</p> <p>The university secured private funding from UPMC, the Heinz Endowments, the</p> <p dir="ltr">Hillman Foundation and the R.K. Mellon Foundation for the vehicle detection services, adaptive signal technology and dedicated short range communications (DSRC) radio antennas that can support future vehicle research.</p> <p>CMU researchers have also secured additional research funding from the Hillman Foundation to study the more than 600 traffic signals in Pittsburgh to analyze the effectiveness of future deployments of Surtrac elsewhere in the city.</p> <p>The project team has been further working to make commuting safer and quicker for pedestrians: intersections exchange signal phase information to service waiting pedestrians at lights without significantly affecting vehicle traffic, and the system can consider pedestrians and vehicles uniformly as component elements of traffic flow to give pedestrians greater priority in areas of high traffic.</p> <p>Traffic21&rsquo;s Surtrac project has studied adaptive traffic signal control technology to control real-time optimization of urban traffic flows for the last four years. It was begun in January 2010 and the pilot testing around Penn Circle and Penn Avenue started in 2012. Last year it was extended eastward on Penn to Fifth Avenue and the intersection with Beechwood Boulevard. Plans next are to extend the project further east along Penn to Braddock Avenue.</p> <p>Contacts:</p> <p>Allen Biehler, Executive Director University Transportation Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 412-208-5520, abiehler@andrew.cmu.edu</p> <p>Timothy McNulty, Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto, 412-660-1999, timothy.mcnulty@pittsburghpa.gov</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:01:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule May 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3023 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Art Leaders</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Children&#39;s Museum of Pittsburgh,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">10 Children&#39;s Way, 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>Meeting Compton Mayor Brown</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:40am-9:55am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 Miller Pre k-5 Guest Reader Day</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2055 Bedford Avenue 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>Baum Centre Press Conference</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: Morrow Park, Bloomfiled&nbsp;</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 BOMA Annual Luncheon&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: River&#39;s Casino,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">777 Casino Dr, 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>Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund Board Meeting</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Roundtable Discussion What is &quot;On the Horizon&quot; for Healthcare and Life Sciences in the Pittsburgh Region? Presented in Partnership with the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse as part of the Allegheny Conference&#39;s 2015-17 Agenda Setting Process</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, 2425 Sidney Street, 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>German American Business Circle meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Hofbrauhaus, 2705 Water Street, 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>NAACP 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: The Westin Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Clean Pittsburgh Commission Bob&#39;s Awards Meet N Greet&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Schenley Park Ice Rink,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Overlook Dr, 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>Schenley Farms Civic Association Annual Membership Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:45pm-8:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Athletic Assocation,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4215 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:41:10 -0400 Mayor Peduto's Public Schedule April 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3016 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Executive Committee of Troy Hill Citizens</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Howard Slaughter</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>Interview with Sally Wiggin WTAE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Fire Commendation</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Visiting Field Robotics Center at CMU</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: 2515 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Film screening at Andy Warhol Museum hosted by Silk Screen and Huntington Bank</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">117 Sandusky St, 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>Iron Lung Hockey Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">84 Lumber Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:51:15 -0400 Peduto Administration Debuts Public Wi-Fi in City-County Building http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3015 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s administration is providing free public Wi-Fi to visitors on two floors of the City-County Building, as part of efforts to make government more welcoming and productive for visitors.</p> <p>Internet access is available on public areas of the 5th and 6th floors of the main city government building, which houses Council Chambers and offices for the Mayor and City Council. The access is provided weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.</p> <p>&ldquo;Free, public Wi-Fi is in line with the Mayor&#39;s vision for more open and accessible government,&rdquo; said Debra Lam, director of the city&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance. &ldquo;Any visitor who attends a City Council hearing or has a meeting in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office will be able to connect online to enhance their experience here.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Wi-Fi is broadband quality. Visitors do not have to register for the service but after logging on to PGH-PUBLIC they must accept terms and conditions for use.</p> <p>Technicians in the department established a separate, secure line and piggy-backed the new Wi-Fi service onto the city&rsquo;s existing private Wi-Fi network, so it is cost-free and has no impact on the city budget.</p> <p>There will be public signs on the 5th and 6th floors to guide login details for visitors. The Department of Innovation &amp; Performance will manage and service the network.</p> <p>This is the latest move by the new department -- formerly called City Information Services -- to restructure the traditional IT role of the department to refocus on performance improvement, sustainability and resilience, innovation, and transparency.</p> <p>As detailed <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PedutoAdministration100DaysReport.pdf">in the Peduto administration&rsquo;s 100 days report</a>, public Wi-Fi follows other technological transparency efforts from Innovation &amp; Performance including expanded 311 services and hours, open data legislation, and new software that will put all city budget information online.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:56:24 -0400 Public Works to mill part of Pioneer Avenue in Brookline http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3013 <p>The Pittsburgh Department of Public Works will mill Pioneer Avenue from West Liberty Avenue to&nbsp;Stetson Street starting Thursday night.</p> <p>Crews will work overnight from 6 p.m., May 1, until 6 a.m. May 2.</p> <p>After the roadway is milled vehicles will be able to continue using it until the surface is paved in coming days.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:59:39 -0400 Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3010 <div> <div>Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, are pleased to announce the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. This locally-funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 500 youth workers, allowing the youth to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s economic growth. The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible through allocations by Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. Current funding is around $1,300,000. Additional sources are still being sought. <p>The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is open to City of Pittsburgh residents between the ages of 14 and 21 years old. Youth will be assigned to internships, including technical and general office work in a variety of local businesses and/or organizations, or outdoor positions which include restoration and conservation of city parks, public property and vacant lots designated by City officials. All youth will be paid $7.25 per hour for up to 168 hours of work and $6.00 per hour for up to 12 hours of pre-employment Work Readiness Training. Employment begins Monday, June 30, 2014 and continues until Friday, August 8, 2014.</p> <p>Applications are available by download at <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/pittsburghpartnership/psyep">http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/pittsburghpartnership/psyep</a> or by visiting one of the application centers: Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center (East) at 5321 Penn Avenue (412-362-8580), Goodwill of SWPA (Southside) at 2400 East Carson Street (412-632-1740), the Northside Coalition for Fair Housing at 1821 Brighton Rd. (412-321-5527), West End Works (West) at 825 Lorenz Avenue (412-533-2029). Applications will also be available at several neighborhood and community organizations. Applications must be submitted in person to one of the application centers with the required eligibility documentation stated in the guidelines.</p> <p>Applications are accepted from Thursday, May 1, 2014 until Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Applicants who are less than 18 years must have applications signed by a parent or legal guardian. Applicants are assigned to jobs through a random lottery. All youth are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail.</p> For more information about the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program, please contact Jim Brenner, Youth Programs Supervisor at 412-255-2675. <p>Email us at <a href="mailto:James.brenner@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=2014%20Pittsburgh%20Summer%20Youth%20Employment%20Program">James.brenner@pittsburghpa.gov</a></p> Follow us on Twitter at: <a href="https://twitter.com/PittSYEP">http://twitter.com/PittSYEP</a> <p>###</p> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:34:57 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 29, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3009 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with CBRE</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 Paramedics</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Lunch with David K. Roger, President Hillman Family Foundations&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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Michael Baker</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location; Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Kyle Holbrook</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>Working in Office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Olympia Dog Park community meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mt Washington Senior Center, 122 Virginia Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211</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 Volunteer Award Banquet</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: East Liberty Presbyterian Church,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">116 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:49:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule April 26-27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3008 <p><em><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, April 26, 2014&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>Chief Retreat </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Phipps Conservatory,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1059 Shady Ave, 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>Speaking at Student Conservation Association event</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: Point State Park&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Bella Voci &quot;Spring into Strings&quot; Concert</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Time: 7:30pm-10pm</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, April 27, 2014&nbsp;</em></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Words of Welcome and Shooting Starter Pistol for 2014 Steel City Showdown Bike Race&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: PNC Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">115 Federal St, 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>Taste of Brookline&nbsp;</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1100 Creedmoor Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</span></div> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:22:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3007 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Call with Attorney General</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am</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 conference room, 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;">Politics and Policy Club at Heinz College, CMU meeting</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</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 &nbsp;Lawrenceville Stakeholders, Corporation and United and Councilwoman Gross</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 conference room, 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;">Interview with City Paper</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;">Pittsburgh Symphony Board of Trustees 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-4:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Heinz Hall,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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: 4:30pm-5:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 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;">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, 28 Apr 2014 10:10:15 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES HIRING OF FINANCE DIRECTOR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3006 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto today announced his pick of Paul Leger as Director of the Department of Finance.</p> <p>Leger is bringing 40 years of public service back to City government, including experience in municipal, county and nonprofit executive management, public finance and budgeting, workforce development, and leadership development and training.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am thrilled Paul is bringing his unrivaled talents back to Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;He is perfectly positioned to assist my efforts to restructure the department of Finance, and to help implement the City&rsquo;s new approach to an Act 47 plan that will guide us into financial health for decades.&rdquo;</p> <p>Among other positions, Leger has served as: a senior vice president for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development; president and associate director for the Coro Center for Civic Leadership; acting managing director and senior project manager for the Pennsylvania Economy League; deputy manager and director of property assessment for Allegheny County; borough manager for Braddock and Rankin; assistant director, Pittsburgh Parks &amp; Recreation; operating budget manager, Pittsburgh Office of Management and Budget; manager-assistant director and interim director, Pittsburgh Zoo; personnel administrator, Pittsburgh Department of Personnel; and English teacher at Fifth Avenue High School. He served as Director of Finance in the administration of late Mayor Bob O&rsquo;Connor.</p> <p>He is a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Duquesne University, where he graduated with bachelor&rsquo;s degrees in English and History.</p> <p>Leger, 69, lives in the Mexican War Streets. His nomination is subject to City Council confirmation and his salary is $100,889.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:42:07 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3005 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Guest DJ on WYEP</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: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">WYEP, 67 Bedford Square, 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>Meeting with Rep. Dermody</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 at YWCA&#39;s 2014 Stand Against Racism&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">CCAC Allegheny, 808 Ridge Avenue, 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>Iron Workers Local Union No. 3 Annual Contractors and Construction Professional&#39;s Open House</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;">2315 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>Fire Promotions</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Waynesburg University Stover Scholars</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Talent City Reception</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: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 African American Network Convention hosted by Talk Magazine&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">112 Washington Pl, 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>Tree of Hope &quot;Stop the Violence&quot; event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Wesley Center A.M.E. Church, 2701 Centre Avenue, 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>Silk Screen Gala</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:48:51 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3004 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Take Our Kids to Work Day welcome from the Mayor&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City 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>Economic Development meeting with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>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: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Women and Girls Foundation Equal Pay Rally</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Proclamation at Pittsburgh Insurance Day event</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: Wyndham Grand,&nbsp;<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&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-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>Call with Code for America</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>Business Bout winners meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with President Subra Suresh</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: Carnegie Mellon University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 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>South Hills Senior Fair</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">St Pamphilus Church,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Tropical Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Dinner at Turkish Cultural Center&nbsp;</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;">Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh, 1459 Crane Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220&nbsp;</span></div> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:28:36 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3002 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">WDVE interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Yellow Cab</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>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Association 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: Omni William Penn Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">530 William Penn Pl, 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 PCHE President&#39;s Council</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Huntington Bank Regional President</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>Hosting Panel Discussion with RMU students</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-5:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Quarterly PIIN meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:45pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung League Hockey Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">84 Lumber Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:43:08 -0400 Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Earth Day http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=3001 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;Earth Day is a reminder for all us to be conscious and considerate of the world around us, and of the impact that we can make.</p> <p dir="ltr">Today, with the help of our City Forester, the Shade Tree Commission, the Office of Sustainability, Pittsburgh Water &amp; Sewer Authority, and Tree Pittsburgh we distributed 1,000 trees downtown. We dedicated a new green infrastructure installation in East Liberty, and we celebrated being a Tree City USA designation. These are all major acts that remind us of the positive impacts that we make on our environment.</p> <p dir="ltr">This morning I had the honor of being a part of a rain garden dedication at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. This extensive storm water reclamation system is projected to hold 160,00 gallons of rainwater annually and will continually have a positive impact on the local water system, ecosystem and environment in the surrounding community in East Liberty. This is a perfect example of the sustainable and renewable environmental practices we look to develop and maintain throughout our communities.</p> <p dir="ltr">My office and the city&rsquo;s Department of Innovation &amp; Performance are hard at work on several ongoing projects to help our planet -- from taking a lead role in the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative to working on green infrastructure improvements -- many of which are detailed in <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PedutoAdministration100DaysReport.2.pdf">my administration&rsquo;s 100 Days report</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">There is much work work we are continuing to do in multiple categories.</p> <p dir="ltr">The first is in building performance and energy efficiency. We are making great strides, even in our nearly century-old headquarters in the City-County Building. We are working on improving recycling in the facility and brokering City Allegheny County cooperation to make our efforts better. My staff also had an initial meeting with Carnegie Mellon University related to installing sensors to monitor facility performance.</p> <p dir="ltr">Next is work in sustainable development and EcoDistricts. After the 100 Day report was distributed last week my sustainability office received three calls from neighborhoods that want to be EcoDistricts, and the city will be leading a team to the EcoDistrict Incubator in Portland the first week in May.</p> <p dir="ltr">Water is a hot topic, from large scale efforts at ALCOSAN to six locally-based green infrastructure efforts. There is a great deal of civic energy related to improving water quality around the region, and here in the city we are working with the Water &amp; Sewer Authority to develop a proposal that will help develop a green infrastructure investment plan.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh has a great growth opportunity in clean technology and the economy. A recent benchmarking report shows the city has a ways to go in the clean tech marketplace and my staff is working with several local firms to help nurture this sector.</p> <p dir="ltr">Finally there are the great strides we are making in improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure. As part of my sustainable transportation system later this year I plan to adopt a complete streets policy that is very progressive and builds a network of streets that enhances safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians.</p> <p dir="ltr">I look forward to working in conjunction with all our partners on further environmental practices that will help all our communities.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:06:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 22, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2999 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Dedication of Storm Water Reclamation System</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: East Liberty Presbyterian Church,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">116 S Highland 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>Act 47 Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tom Wolf Economic Development and Tech Tour</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>Reading Proclamation for Arbor Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:15pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 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>Signing Ceremony for Land Bank Bill&nbsp;</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: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:45pm-4:15pm</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 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:15pm-4:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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>Welcoming remarks at Leadership Pittsburgh&#39;s Veterans Program reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">6300 Fifth Ave, 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>Speaking at City wide Public Safety Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Teamsters Hall Local 249, 407 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15223</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:14:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Hold Land Bank Bill Signing Ceremony http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2998 <p><em>Media Advisory</em></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto will hold a bill signing ceremony Tuesday to underscore the historic nature of the city&#39;s new Land Bank legislation.</p> <p>WHERE: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 512 City-County Building, Pittsburgh.</p> <p>WHEN: 1:30 p.m. today, April 22, 2014.</p> <p>WHO: Mayor William Peduto, Councilwoman Deb Gross, Councilman Corey O&#39;Connor, other Council and community supporters</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:06:19 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2995 <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 conference room, 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 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with ULI</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 112 Washington Place, 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;">Weekly 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-5pm</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;">Fundraiser for Tom Wolf for Governor&nbsp;</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-7:30pm</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:05:59 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule April 18-20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2992 <p><b><i>Friday, April 18, 2014&nbsp;</i></b></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>House of Manna&#39;s&nbsp;Prayer&nbsp;4&nbsp;Peace&nbsp;March&nbsp;</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: Westinghouse High School,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">1101 N Murtland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">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>PowerUp Pittsburgh Meeting with Dr. Suresh, Chancellor Nordenberg, Dennis Yablonsky</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: 11 Stanwix 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>Serving first meal at Light of Life Rescue Mission Easter Outreach Meal</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:45pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: raleway, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">10 E. North 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;">&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, 18 Apr 2014 13:21:25 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PARTNER TO BUILD NEW DEK HOCKEY RINK IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2991 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation&rsquo;s &ldquo;Project Power Play&rdquo; program, Mayor William Peduto announced plans today for a new outdoor dek hockey rink to be built in Bloomfield Park.</p> <p>The dek location will be adjacent to Officer Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Field. Guests <img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/rsz_1rsz_1rsz_peduto-morehouse-soltesz.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 260px; float: right;" />in&nbsp;attendance included the Sciullo family, members from the Central Catholic and Duquesne University hockey programs, representatives from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and the Bloomfield Citizens Council.</p> <p>&ldquo;This facility will be built as a legacy to a community that has invested heavily into the sport, and it will be in the shadow of Paul Sciullo Field, recognizing a great life, a great person and a great athlete,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;We want to give to other kids the same opportunities that Paul had to help guide his life and follow in his footsteps.&rdquo;</p> <p>Penguins President David Morehouse thanked team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle for their support -- along with partners at Highmark -- of a dozen dek hockey rinks around the Pittsburgh region. The team has also donated gym hockey gear to 400 elementary schools and some 1,200 Kindle readers to schools around Western Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Morehouse, who played street hockey growing up in Beechview, said &ldquo;part of the reason for the Penguins Foundation is to get kids off the couch and exercising, and to value sports and competitiveness and the lessons they learn through sports. Physical activity and education is what we&rsquo;re focused on.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation President David Soltesz said. &ldquo;We do everything we can as an organization to fulfill the needs of the community as far as helping kids see if they really want to pursue ice hockey. That&rsquo;s why we do the decks, the equipment in the schools, why we have the YMCA programs -- trying to nurture our sport and trying to help these kids.&rdquo;</p> <p>Project Power Play is a 3-year plan that began in 2012. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark have teamed up on a $2.1 million project to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the Pittsburgh area. The project is designed to take advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to newly constructed, outdoor, multi-use athletic facilities. These structures provide safe areas to play games under the supervision of established organizations. Prime consideration for placement is in local city/county parks or adjacent to managed youth development facilities.</p> <p>The Bloomfield rink will be the fourth facility built by the Penguins and the City, following others in Banksville, Brookline and Hazelwood.</p> <p>Construction is expected to start in June and be complete in October. Existing bocce courts and a playground will be moved slightly, and a new parking lot will be built under the Bloomfield Bridge. The project cost is roughly $800,000.</p> <p>A map of the site <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Bloomfield_Dek_Hockey,_edited.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:56 -0400 City Offices closed Friday but garbage collection on schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2989 <div>Pittsburgh city government offices, and Citiparks senior and recreation centers, will be closed Friday, April 18, for the Good Friday holiday.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>There&nbsp;will&nbsp;however be refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection as regularly scheduled.<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div>If you should have any questions concerning your collection, you may contact Environmental Services at 412-255-2773.</div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:55:37 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PARTNER TO BUILD NEW DEK HOCKEY RINK IN BLOOMFIELD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2988 <p dir="ltr">In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation&rsquo;s &ldquo;Project Power Play&rdquo; program, Mayor William Peduto will announce plans for a new outdoor dek hockey rink to be built in Bloomfield Park.</p> <p>David Morehouse, Pittsburgh Penguins CEO and David Soltesz, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation President along with Mayor Peduto and his Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa will be on hand to discuss the partnership and project details.</p> <p>The dek location will be adjacent to Officer Paul J. Sciullo II Memorial Field. Guests in attendance will include the Sciullo family, members from the Central Catholic and Duquesne University hockey programs, and representatives from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Project Power Play is a &nbsp;3-year plan that began in 2012 and entails the construction of 12 facilities. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Highmark have teamed up on a $2.1 million project to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the Pittsburgh area. The project is designed to take advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to newly constructed, outdoor, multi-use athletic facilities. These structures provide safe areas to play games under the supervision of established organizations. Prime consideration for placement is in local city/county parks or adjacent to managed youth development facilities.</p> <p>The Bloomfield rink will be the fourth facility built by the Penguins and the City, following others in Banksville, Brookline and Hazelwood.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What: Press Conference</p> <p>When: Noon</p> <p>Where: Bloomfield Park (parking lot located under the Bloomfield Bridge)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Directions from Downtown:</p> <p dir="ltr">Head East on Liberty Avenue towards Bloomfield. Just prior to the Bloomfield Bridge on-ramp, turn right onto Ewing Street and enter parking lot.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Directions from the Bloomfield Bridge:</p> <p dir="ltr">Turn left on to Liberty Ave, then turn left at the BP gas station, then left again onto Ewing Street. Pass Sciullo Field and enter parking lot under bridge</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:56:29 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2987 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Bakery Square 2.0 Ground Breaking&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">6425 Living Place, 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>Press Conference re: Deck Hockey Rink in Bloomfield&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: Bloomfield Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15224&nbsp;</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 OSIsoft, Energy Innovation Center, Green Building Alliance, and Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics Re: Renewable energy and economic development</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 Dan Onorato</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>Arthritis Foundation event</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Athletic Association,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4215 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>Iron Lung League Hockey Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Olympic Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:34:59 -0400 Pittsburgh Climate Initiative Updates Progress In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2986 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA.&mdash; Two years after adoption of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0, Pittsburgh Climate Initiative (PCI) is pleased to announce that 23 of the 35 Community chapter recommendations have been completed or are in progress. More than thirty local organizations are currently involved in implementing these recommendations. All of the recommendations in the plan relate directly to actions or policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>The first Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by the City of Pittsburgh in 2008, established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 2003 levels by 2023. The plan sets forth recommendations for achieving this reduction for four sectors: Municipal, Community, Business, and Higher Education. As significant progress was made on implementation of the first plan, an updated version, PCAP Version 2.0, was adopted in 2012.</p> <p>While some of the accomplishments outlined in the summary are more visible (planting 20,000 trees through TreeVitalize Pittsburgh or improving the City&rsquo;s bike infrastructure through BikePGH), others are more subtle (such as expanding the City&rsquo;s recycling center drop-off hours or advocating for efficient energy codes). Other examples include expanding urban agriculture through Grow Pittsburgh, promoting building material reuse through Construction Junction, encouraging ridesharing through CommuteInfo, and disseminating information about energy efficient homes through the ReEnergize Pittsburgh Ambassador program.</p> <p>&quot;Adapting to a changing climate is a critical component of our work everyday in the City of Pittsburgh. Whether encouraging sustainable development and investment in the City that lowers our carbon impact, or through improving the delivery of city services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage greater operational efficiency, we are making great strides every day,&quot; Mayor William Peduto said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh is proud to play a leadership role in fostering collaboration and addressing climate change through the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative. Much remains to be done, but this is a great start and all the partners should be applauded.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Community chapter recommendations were generated through a series of open public meetings held in the summer of 2007, ranging from home energy improvements to green space development. The broad nature of these meetings resulted in recommendations that have been more difficult to complete and track, compared to the other sectors. However, thanks to research and interviews completed while writing this report, PCI now has a more comprehensive grasp of projects and programs that help to carry out the plan.</p> <p>Seven of the 35 recommendations are listed as &ldquo;Not Started,&rdquo; which means that PCI is not aware of any progress made on these projects. In addition, five recommendations are &ldquo;Tabled Indefinitely,&rdquo; meaning these projects are no longer practical or feasible.</p> <p>The full summary report, as well as both versions of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, can be downloaded by visiting the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative website and accessing the Resources page: <a href="http://pittsburghclimate.org/resources/">www.pittsburghclimate.org/resources</a>.</p> <p>About the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative</p> <p>One of many local climate efforts across the world, the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative works collaboratively in the Pittsburgh region to reduce greenhouse gases through measurable actions. PCI raises awareness and engages Pittsburgh&rsquo;s governments, businesses, higher education institutions, and residents in taking actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the local economy and human well-being. PCI also guides implementation and updates of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, while coordinating resulting activities and tracking local emissions and reductions.</p> <p>For more information, go to <a href="http://pittsburghclimate.org/">www.pittsburghclimate.org</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:45 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO MAKES CITIZEN POLICE REVIEW BOARD NOMINATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2984 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today he is nominating Sheldon Williams to a vacant seat on the city&rsquo;s Citizen Police Review Board.</p> <p>Williams has broad experience in public safety, from serving with the Pittsburgh Police Bureau from 1997 through 2011, to being a certified firefighter and paramedic. He served in the bureau as a Senior Bomb Squad Technician, Detective, Anti-Terrorism Coordinator, and SWAT team member and instructor.</p> <p>&ldquo;Sheldon Williams brings just the right balance of experience and integrity that a body as important as the CPRB needs,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Mr. Williams, of New Homestead, is currently Administrative Pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church and works in Emergency Management Readiness for the Air National Guard. He is a former adjunct professor in criminal justice at Point Park University, combat medic for the Army National Guard, and Pittsburgh paramedic from 1991-1997.</p> <p>He would fill Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s only vacant mayoral pick to the CPRB, which must be for a law enforcement professional. The nomination is subject to City Council approval.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:20:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2983 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">KQV 100 Days Interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Institute on City Design Site Visit and Meeting</strong></div> <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>LiveWell Event</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: Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presidential Visit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:12:15 -0400 STATEMENT BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON FIRST 100 DAYS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2978 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - &ldquo;When I took the oath of office January 6, I pledged to change the culture of city government. My administration is following through on that pledge, through the hard work, square dealing and good faith I promised that day, and today I am issuing&nbsp;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/PedutoAdministration100DaysReport.2.pdf">a detailed report on our progress over the first 100 days</a>.</p> <p>Every day when I walk into the Mayor&rsquo;s office, there is one thing on the top of my to-do list, and that is focusing on neighborhoods that have been left behind. Our economic development efforts are community-driven: in a partnership with our foundation community we created the city&rsquo;s first Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to work hand-in-hand with chronically-neglected neighborhoods, and a new Office of Community Affairs collaborates with community groups citywide and reports their needs directly back to my administration.</p> <p>We have projects in the pipeline that will provide neighborhoods citywide ladders of opportunity to join in our city&rsquo;s overall prosperity.</p> <p>In Larimer, we are finalists for $30 million in funding to rebuild housing in a neighborhood that hasn&rsquo;t seen investment in decades. In the Lower Hill Chief of staff Kevin Acklin led the effort to reset the discussion over development to work with all organizations in the Hill and the Pittsburgh Penguins to create economic benefits for all stakeholders. In the Strip District we intervened in disagreements over the Produce Terminal and emerged with a deal that will preserve the neighborhood&rsquo;s unique character and create new opportunities for growth and investment. In Hazelwood the Almono site is poised to become a global model for sustainable brownfield reclamation that reestablishes the neighborhood&rsquo;s connections with Oakland and other neighbors.</p> <p>We are committed to visiting neighborhoods throughout the city during regular, one-on-one visits joined by my entire executive team -- my first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; in Beltzhoover was invigorating, and I&rsquo;ll meet residents too during &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; events in my City-County Building office.</p> <p>We are following through, too, on a promise to restructure and reform government, from taking away long-abused parking passes and take-home vehicles to adopting new technologies to open up our books for all to see.</p> <p>My team has been safeguarding taxpayer resources: we cut this year&rsquo;s operating budget, restructured city departments, implemented a severance package that will save $6 million over five years, experienced two bond rating increases, and began working with Harrisburg on a new approach to Act 47 to address the city&rsquo;s financial issues for decades.</p> <p>We have reinvigorated the public&rsquo;s watchdog against government abuse -- the Office of Municipal Investigations -- and opened up the hiring of top administrators across city departments to a competitive, public-private process led by Talent City that has attracted applicants from across the country. We remain committed to building strong leadership in Public Safety, while supporting the rank-and-file: the current sworn strength of the police bureau is 890 officers, which is 99% of the budgeted amount and the largest force in years.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re implementing innovations to bring sunlight in, and to instill job performance metrics and accountability into the fiber of city government services, which will benefit residents long after my time in office is over.</p> <p>One of my first acts was to retool our old-school IT department into a new one called Innovation &amp; Performance and charge it with improving the efficiency of city operations, using sustainable, performance-based budgeting and technology. We have already revamped 311 to expand its hours and staff, and to make communication with city workers about service delivery better. The department is also studying our management of long-term assets and reforming our capital budget plans.</p> <p>While we have accomplished a lot in our first 100 days, we have a long way to go to realize our potential as a city poised for greatness. Through every stage of our work -- from studying the best ways to fill potholes to striving for cutting-edge neighborhood development models -- we have one message for both our residents and the world. Our single focus, from the first 100 days to the next 1,000, is to make comprehensive changes to fashion a city government that serves all residents and makes all of Pittsburgh stronger for generations to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:55:53 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 15, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2977 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Ontario Bike Summit&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada</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: 4:45pm</div> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:55:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto and Shade Tree Commission schedule Tree Giveaway http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2976 <div>Next Tuesday -- Earth Day -- the City of Pittsburgh will give away free trees during an event on the City-County Building Portico.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The annual tree giveaway is sponsored by Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Shade Tree Commission. This year as in the past the City will be giving away flowering Dogwood seedlings.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The annual giveaway is in conjunction with Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 25th. The City is also celebrating status as Tree City USA. Tree City USA is a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation that recognizes a City&#39;s commitment to care and maintain its trees.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>WHEN: Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Earth Day</div> <div>WHERE: City-County Building Portico, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh.</div> <div>TIME:&nbsp;Noon. Trees distributed on first come first serve basis.</div> </div> <p>###</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:43:11 -0400 Mayor William Peduto speaks to Ontario Bike Summit http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2975 <p dir="ltr"><em>Mayor William Peduto spoke today at the <a href="http://www.sharetheroad.ca/obs-2014-p155726">Ontario Bike Summit</a> on Toronto. Portions of his remarks are below:</em></p> <p dir="ltr">TORONTO - (April 14, 2014) &quot;2014 is shaping up to be a watershed for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s bicycling community.</p> <p dir="ltr">This fall, Pittsburgh is thrilled to be hosting the biennial <a href="http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/media/">Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike Conference</a> in September and I&rsquo;m hoping many of the people here will join us.</p> <p dir="ltr">We&rsquo;re also very proud to be among six American cities chosen by People For Bikes for the next phase of their Green Lane Project, in which five miles of fully protected lanes will be built throughout my city, and we will receive other support to make Pittsburgh even more friendly for bicyclists. That and so much more is happening.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh is a growing, commuter-friendly city where 30 percent of people walk, bike or take public transit to work &ndash; that&rsquo;s the eighth-highest percentage among large American cities. Working hand-in-hand with Bike Pittsburgh the last several years, we&rsquo;ve installed 30 miles of on-street bicycle infrastructure, 500 bike racks, started bike corrals and offer bike valet services at city festivals. The City has over 20 miles of riverfront trails, 70 miles of on-street infrastructure, the nation&#39;s first &quot;street conversion&quot; and approximately 7,000 bicycle parking spaces.</p> <p dir="ltr">Put simply Pittsburgh -- in addition to these accomplishments -- is also a small enough place where we can try out smart transportation visions before taking them across the globe. If we can do these things -- with our hills, valleys, rivers, and narrow streets designed before cars existed -- every city in the continent can do it.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are launching a citywide bike share program this year in partnership with Bike Pittsburgh and a major corporate sponsor, and we are working on a comprehensive complete streets plan to inform future development. We are looking at code amendments to relax or remove parking minimums in dense neighborhoods, and we are welcoming ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber to reduce the number of cars on the road and reduce the incidents of drunk driving.</p> <p dir="ltr">In Pittsburgh, we&rsquo;ve moved to educate bikers, drivers, and pedestrians, and promote other &ldquo;on street&rdquo; cycling infrastructure components, and my new administration will be doubling down on those investments in the future.</p> <p dir="ltr">The city has a transportation plan &ndash; MOVE PGH &ndash; that is under way and nearing completion. However we look to go further.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh has a robust network of trails and a growing &#39;on street&#39; cycling infrastructure. By working with bike and pedestrian advocates, we are working to create a vision for transportation that is built around people and places, not a singular mode or vehicle.</p> <p dir="ltr">We are also building a Sustainable Transportation System. It includes:</p> <p dir="ltr">- Developing and building infrastructure systems that optimize resources, and considers cyclists and pedestrians at every stage of planning and development. People and their mobility needs come first.</p> <p dir="ltr">- Coordinating investment between departments to make well informed, strategic decisions that engages communities and builds from the ground up.</p> <p dir="ltr">- Creating a Complete Streets Program, which builds a network of streets that enhances safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians</p> <p dir="ltr">- Designing for a true Multi-modal transportation system, which connects people and provides choices between transportation modes</p> <p dir="ltr">- Finally, we&rsquo;re backing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which maximize the use of technology to encourage improved decision making, safety and better resource allocation</p> <p dir="ltr">You&rsquo;ll learn all about those initiatives if you join us at the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference come September, and I hope I&rsquo;ll see many of you there.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:01:08 -0400 PITTSBURGH RATED 5TH BEST IN WORLD FOR PROPERTY INVESTMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2970 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh has been rated the 5th best city in the world for long-term real estate investment in a new study by Grosvenor Research.</p> <p>The &ldquo;Resilient Cities&rdquo; report from the international property development company ranks the world&rsquo;s top 50 cities on climate, environment, resources, infrastructure, and community affairs.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is rated the 5th most resilient city in the world, following Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Chicago. Grosvenor -- a 300-year-old development firm based in London -- uses the report to study the long-term stability and prosperity of cities in guiding long-term property investment.</p> <p>The report underscores why Pittsburgh is both a good near and long-term bet for real estate, particularly given its growth, good governance and the actions the Peduto administration is taking to mitigate climate risks and invest in infrastructure.</p> <p>&ldquo;The rest of the world is responding to the great things happening in Pittsburgh and my administration&#39;s promotion of sustainable growth policies to make our city a global leader,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto from Toronto, where he is attending a conference. &ldquo;Sustainable development projects we are investing in across the city will cement this reputation for decades.&rdquo;</p> <p>The report was issued last week at the spring meeting of the Urban Land Institute in Vancouver.</p> <p>In a statement Grosvenor&rsquo;s Group Research Director Dr. Richard Barkham said, &ldquo;This research provides us with a powerful tool to use when looking at the risks and opportunities of long-term real estate investment in cities around the world. It helps Grosvenor, our clients and partners, to look beyond classic, but limited definitions of real estate investment risk, which have little meaning over the long-term, and instead broadens our understanding of a city and its risk profile.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.grosvenor.com/Grosvenor/files/19/194bb2f9-d778-4701-a0ed-5cb451044ab1.pdf">The study is available here</a>.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:12:15 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2969 <div><strong>Ontario Bike Summit&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 9am-4pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Keynote Presentation at Ontario Bike Summit </span></strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2pm</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</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> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:16:50 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule April 12-13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2966 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, April 12, 2014&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>105th Birthday of Lilian Allen, Grandmothers of Pearls&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Carnegie Library of Homewood</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;">Sunday, April 13, 2014&nbsp;</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 Toronto for Ontario Bike Summi</strong><strong>t</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am&nbsp;</div> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:31:06 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2959 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">CMU Opening Ceremony of Buggy Race</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-8:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Carnegie Mellon University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 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 Bar Association Breakfast Meeting</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: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with African American Neighborhoods of Choice</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>Interview with &quot;Off Road Politics&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:45am-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>Pittsburgh Marathon&#39;s Run Home Campaign Press Conference in Homewood</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: 7130 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>UFCW 23 and Keystone Research Center host MIT Professor and Economist Zeynep Ton</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5941 Penn 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>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-6:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Duquesne Law Alumni Banquet- Keynote Speaker&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Duquesne University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:54:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2955 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Rep. Gainey</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>Meeting with Councilman Gilman&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</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 Representatives of Wyndham Grand Hotel</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; 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: 1pm-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>Opening Ceremony of CMU 100th Anniversary Spring Carnival</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5000 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>Interview for City cable channel</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>North Shore Chamber of Commerce Meet and Greet meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Penn Brewery, 800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212</div> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:09:06 -0400 STATEMENT BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON LAND BANK VOTE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2953 <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Today&rsquo;s vote to move ahead with the creation of a Pittsburgh Community Land Bank is a major step forward in our fight against blight and abandonment in our neighborhoods. I want to thank all of the community leaders who have come together to work collaboratively on this important legislation and the Members of City Council who have invested countless hours in making this victory possible.</p> <p>I especially want to thank Councilwoman Deb Gross for her leadership in starting this conversation and for putting in the hard work to see it through to a successful conclusion; and Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor for working with Councilwoman Gross and my office to bring the communities most impacted by blight and abandonment together to strengthen the legislation and come to a broad consensus.</p> <p>This Land Bank will become an important and powerful tool in our efforts to empower residents to take back control of their neighborhoods from slumlords and speculators, to foster homeownership and wealth-building in our struggling communities, and to bring new investment into areas of the city that have been left behind. But today&rsquo;s vote is just the first step. We need all residents involved in this fight against blight to stay involved as we move into the next phase of developing the policies and procedures that will guide the work of the Pittsburgh Community Land Bank for decades to come.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:34:02 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2948 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">POLITICO Magazine &quot;What Works&quot; Panel Event- &quot;From Rust Belt to Tech Belt? Lessons from the Latest Industrial Revolution&quot; with guest panelists Mayor William Peduto, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Matt Moog Chicago Tech Entrenpreneur, Prof. Saskia Sassen Columbia University, and Howard Tullman CEO of 1871</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Chase Towers, 21 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603</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 Livability.com</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Chase Towers, 21 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603</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 PGH</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:55pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pop Up Canada Renewable Energy/Energy Conservation Round Table, Delivering Closing Remarks</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:15pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:623 Smithfield 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 Dominique Poirier, Quebec Delegate General</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: 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>Reception for Boards, Authorities, and Commissions&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City-County Building, 5th Floor, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:26:48 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 8, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2936 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">AFL-CIO 41st Constitutional Convention Opening Remarks</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: Wyndham Grand,&nbsp;<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>PDCDC Board Meeting</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: Benedum Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">803 Liberty 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>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 Community Discussion&nbsp;</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: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Flight to Chicago</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>POLITICO Dinner</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: Henri Restaurant,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">18 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603</span></div> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:44:58 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES THREE OPEN AMERICORPS VISTA POSITIONS WITHIN CITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2935 <div>PITTSBURGH, PA (April 7, 2014) Mayor William Peduto announced that the City is seeking three qualified year-round AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members to support the City&rsquo;s servePGH program.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>These positions will involve management and hands-on work on a number of service initiatives designed to impact Pittsburgh&rsquo;s neighborhoods, ranging from home repair to blight reduction to mentoring and beyond. Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2014, or until positions are filled.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;We know that volunteers play an essential role in shaping our City&rsquo;s future, and we&rsquo;re happy to invite AmeriCorps VISTA members to join us in coordinating and expanding our volunteer efforts in Pittsburgh,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;These VISTAs will have the opportunity to work closely with City departments and local organizations to tackle some of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s greatest challenges, leading the way to help us build the Next Pittsburgh.&rdquo;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Full-time applications are being accepted for a Community and Youth Engagement Associate, Neighborhood Service Associate, and Sustainability Service Associate. These associates will serve full-time in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office for one year, beginning in July 2014. Successful applicants will be given the unique opportunity to gain professional experience in City government, community organizing, partnership building and neighborhood revitalization. The three available positions were made possible through a successful application to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps VISTA program.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree, strong written and oral presentation skills, experience in project management, and commitment to collaboration and problem solving. A basic living allowance of $946 per month, a $5,550 education award or a $1,500 end-of-service stipend upon completion of a year of service, and basic health coverage is provided by the CNCS.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Within the past three years, VISTA members in the Mayor&rsquo;s office have been extremely successful. Their work has helped support robust servePGH service plans tackling high-priority City challenges. To date, servePGH has engaged 8,700 volunteers in over 57,000 hours of service, revitalized 860 City blocks, removed nearly 65,000 pounds of litter from City streets, and weatherized and repaired 132 homes of veteran, senior and disabled residents.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To view additional requirements and to find out how to become an AmeriCorps VISTA, <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/servePGH_Application_2014_2015.pdf">click here</a>. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 23.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ABOUT SERVEPGH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>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.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Over 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>ServePGH is supported 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.</div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:59:53 -0400 Department of Public Works to close segment of McArdle Roadway overnight Tuesday http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2932 <p>The city will pave a section of McArdle Roadway from from the Liberty Bridge to&nbsp;Arlington Avenue starting at&nbsp;11:00 p.m on Tuesday, April 8,&nbsp;and ending at&nbsp;5:30 a.m Wednesday, April 9.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>All traffic from the Liberty Tunnel inbound will have to proceed across the Liberty Bridge and traffic from Arlington Avenue will not be able to access this part of McArdle Roadway.</p> <p>Police will be on site directing traffic. The paving job will be a complete closure to finish the work in one night.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:09:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2931 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pop Up Canada Face-off</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 623 Smithfield 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 Community Leaders on Land Banking Bill</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: Mayor&#39;s Conference rrom, 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 Ray Gastil</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>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: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 Days Interview with Pittsburgh Post Gazette&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>100 Days Interview with Pittsburgh Tribune Review&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:15pm-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 Chiefs Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pop Up Canada VIP Reception</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: 623 Smithfield 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>Mayor&#39;s Night Out&nbsp;</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Warrington Community Recreation Center, 329 E. Warrington Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:49:12 -0400 Department of Public Works closing Legion Way in Perry South http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2928 <p>The Construction Division of the City of Pittsburgh is closing Legion Way from Perrysville Avenue to Ellis Street beginning today, April 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. to repair a failing wall that is compromising the roadway.&nbsp;</p> <p>This closure will last for approximately 3-4 weeks. It is in the Perry South neighborhood, Ward 26.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:35:27 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule April 5-6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2927 <p>Saturday, April 5, 2014&nbsp;</p> <div><strong>Inauguration of Carlow University President Dr. Suzanne K. Mellon</strong> <div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:45am-11:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Carlow University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">3333 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>Speaking at Bidwell Training Center Graduation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Rodef Shalom,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>The Midwife Center&#39;s Annual Fundraiser &quot;Let Them Eat Cake&quot;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Opera,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">2425 Liberty 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;">Sunday, April 6, 2014&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Celebrity food server for North Hills Community Outreach</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Si<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">eb&#39;s Banquet Hall, 3382 Babcock Blvd, Ross Township, PA 15237</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame dinner, presenting award to the Scuillo family</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: The Westin Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:01:03 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO REINSTATES GRAFFITI TASK FORCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2925 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today he has directed the Pittsburgh Police Bureau to reinstitute its Graffiti Task Force.</p> <p>The task force will work in tandem with Graffiti Busters crews within the Department of Public Works to report and investigate graffiti vandalism, and clean it from public property.</p> <p>The task force was highly effective from its inception in 2006 to its disbanding last year. It had a 100% conviction rate for graffiti/criminal mischief arrests, and assisted police zone officers and outside police jurisdictions with their graffiti investigations and prosecutions.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Graffiti Task Force is a critical component of our public safety and quality of life,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;It is part of of the broken window theory: If you let the graffiti stand then eventually you&#39;re going to find more litter. Once the litter and graffiti are there, you see the crime.&rdquo;</p> <p>Two police officers will be detailed to the task force on Monday working under Commander Linda Rosato-Barone of the Narcotics &amp; Vice unit, and a third officer may join the task force later.</p> <p>Graffiti Busters does most of its work in warm weather months when its pressure washers are most effective. The Public Works crew responds to 311 complaints about graffiti, watches over heavily traveled City thoroughfares, and takes assignments from DPW supervisors who notice graffiti in neighborhoods.</p> <p>###<br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:12:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2924 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">5th Anniversary of Stanton Heights Shooting</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7am-8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Zone 5 Police Station,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">1401 Washington Blvd, 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>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-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 Rep. Gainey</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>Mass at St. Maria Goretti</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-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">4712 Liberty 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>Accepting Emerging Leader Award from GSPIA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: University of Pittsburgh, Posvar Hall,&nbsp;<span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family: 'Book Antiqua', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 24px;">230 South Bouquet Street,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></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>Hillcrest Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Overbrook Meeting</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: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Linden School Annual Read-a-thon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:50pm-6:20pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">725 S Linden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&nbsp;</span></div> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:09:36 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES "MAYOR'S NIGHT OUT" http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2922 <p dir="ltr">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (April 3, 2014) This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear -- and act upon -- their ideas and concerns about City government issues.</p> <p>During the &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo; any resident who wants to talk can meet one-on-one with Mayor Peduto at a City recreation center in Beltzhoover, and he will direct them to the appropriate administrator for follow-up. Later in the month he will hold a &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night In&rdquo; where people from around the city can come to his offices for similar consultations.</p> <p>The events will be regularly scheduled and move throughout the City.</p> <p>Holding the regular 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-private 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>WHAT: Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s first &ldquo;Mayor&rsquo;s Night Out&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">WHERE: Warrington community recreation center, 329 E. Warrington Ave., Beltzhoover</p> <p dir="ltr">WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Monday, April 7</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:57:14 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2920 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Larimer Choice Neighborhoods Initiative</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:15am-10:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Google,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">6425 Penn 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>Visit Pittsburgh Press Conference</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: Wyndham Grand Hotel,&nbsp;<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: 11am-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald and Vibrant Pittsburgh</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-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 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>Conclusion of HUD Visit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208&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>Fashion for the Wild event&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">7340 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206</span></div> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:01:14 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES HIRING OF PLANNING DIRECTOR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2919 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (April 3, 2014) Mayor William Peduto announced today the hiring of Ray Gastil as Director of the Department of City Planning.</p> <p>Gastil, 55, was formerly Planning Director for Seattle and Director of the Manhattan <img alt="Ray Gastil" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/rsz_1rsz_ray_gastil.jpg" style="width: 161px; height: 242px; float: right;" />office of the New York City Department of City Planning, as well as an educator and consultant. He is the latest hire by the Mayor through the City&#39;s partnership with Talent City, the initiative &nbsp;created by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Institute of Politics to bring transparency and rigorous talent searching to City hiring practices.</p> <p>&quot;Ray Gastil is a great addition to our team, and brings a perfect tool-set to Pittsburgh just as the city is poised to become a global model for cutting-edge economic development and planning,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>Gastil has experience in city and regional planning, with a focus on urban issues well-suited to Pittsburgh, such as planning and design issues for campuses, arts districts, waterfront redevelopment and public spaces. He is the founding Director of Van Alen Institute, a program of architectural competitions, exhibitions, publications and studios, and Gastilworks, a planning and design consulting practice.</p> <p>He is a former design and architecture professor at the University of California-Berkeley and Penn State University; Director of Regional Design and Transit-Friendly Communities, Regional Plan Association, New York; and a writer and researcher for Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York.</p> <p>Gastil holds a Master&rsquo;s degree in Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor&rsquo;s in Literature from Yale University.</p> <p>His appointment requires confirmation by City Council and the Planning Commission, and his salary is $100,889.</p> <p>Gastil and other applicants for Planning Director went through Talent City screenings, interviews and evaluations. He is the sixth Director-level appointee the Mayor has hired with help from Talent City, and the public-private partnership is continuing in searches for other top City positions.</p> <p>###</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:45:41 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ADDRESSES INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS, FUNDING http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2916 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The City of Pittsburgh needs to invest in long-term and systematic changes to its roads and other infrastructure, Mayor William Peduto said today, partially through initiatives in the City&rsquo;s final Act 47 recovery plan.</p> <p>In the meantime City crews will do what they can with minimal funding for road upgrades and work to respond to all pothole repair requests within three business days.</p> <p>&ldquo;On city streets like the one behind me and many others all across Pittsburgh, you&rsquo;re seeing what happens when we don&rsquo;t invest long-term in protecting our infrastructure,&rdquo; the Mayor said in an event on Brookline Boulevard. &ldquo;This doesn&rsquo;t happen only because we had a harsh winter -- even though we did -- but mostly because we haven&rsquo;t invested in them wisely the past ten years.&rdquo;</p> <p>With the help of the Department of Innovation &amp; Performance and partners including Carnegie-Mellon University, the city intends to adopt new technologies to study where road improvements are most needed, and install GPS systems to track where and how street sweepers, snow trucks and other city vehicles are doing work.</p> <p>Most critically, however, the City is looking to its final Act 47 plan later this spring to provide a solution, the Mayor said.</p> <p>&ldquo;It will deal with the four major issues that will transform the city and its infrastructure: pension, debt, nonprofit payments and increasing the capital budget,&quot; he said. &quot;We&rsquo;re going to have to increase our capital budget significantly, and that won&rsquo;t only apply to streets, it will be our parks, our playgrounds, our steps, our swimming pools, our urban forest.</p> <p>All of the critical infrastructure has to see a significant increase in spending for the next 10 years. We&rsquo;re only able to do that by staying under Act 47. We have to do it. We don&rsquo;t have the opportunity not to.&rdquo;</p> <p>In the short-term the City only has band-aid solutions, and a small budget that will pave just 27 miles of streets this year. Hard-working employees at the Department of Public Works and 311 will help the City bridge the gap.</p> <p>This winter -- the toughest in Pittsburgh in 20 years -- this city has already fielded 93% of the total pothole complaints it collected for all of 2013 and 3,200 more potholes were reported the beginning of this year over last.</p> <p>Despite that -- and with the help of a revamped 311 system -- City workers cut their average pothole response time over last year. And in February they cut the response time in half.</p> <p>Today the Mayor asked those workers to do more: during warm weather months, the city will will work to have all pothole complaints filled within three business days.</p> <p>DPW crews will also work to &ldquo;square&rdquo; potholes by cutting around them before filling them with hot-mix asphalt.</p> <p>City Operations Chief Guy Costa, acting Department of Public Works Director Mike Gable and DPW Supervisor Bill Crean joined the Mayor, and announced that City crews will begin re-paving Brookline Boulevard near Glenarm Avenue within two weeks, while private contractors pave other parts of the roadway. Paving in the neighborhood will be done in sections and could take two months to complete.</p> <p>&ldquo;The new sidewalks, the trees, the curbs, the decorative lighting, the elimination of overhanging wires -- when we&rsquo;re done with this by the end of June, Brookline Boulevard is really going to shine,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;It will become a really incredible business district in Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/HotAsphaltPrepupdated4.1.14.pdf">Click here</a> for the latest 311 pothole statistics, and <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Potholes040213.pdf">here for a look</a> at Jan-Feb. 2013 pothole complaints/resolution times versus Jan-Feb.2014.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:18:18 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 2 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2914 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Dietrich Stephan&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p>Time: 10am-10:45am</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</p> <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press Conference re: Paving and Potholes</strong></div> <div>Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div>Location: 810 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with County Executive and Bill Demchak</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div>Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 6th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Tom Chidlow</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 Bob Nelkin, United Way</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-4pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Public Safety Meeting with Councilwoman Smith</strong></div> <div>Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Westwood Elementary School, 508 Shadyhill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205&nbsp;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Iron Lung Hockey Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 9pm-10pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">84 Lumber Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:10:29 -0400 Mayor Peduto Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2912 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA&ndash; Mayor Peduto joined more than 1,000 mayors across the country for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;National service is a vital resource for our city,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers make our cities better places to live. As Mayor, I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of these citizens, who are helping make our great city stronger, safer and healthier.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto was the keynote speaker at an event this morning recognizing the efforts of &nbsp;AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers at the East End Cooperative Ministry in East Liberty. Following breakfast and as speaking engagement, members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps engaged in community service projects in the East End Cooperative Ministry and nearby, including, a community cleanup, serving at a soup kitchen, creating a garden space, and more. This event was made possible through collaboration between Pittsburgh Cares, servePGH, and the East End Cooperative Ministry.</p> <p dir="ltr">Given the many social needs facing communities &ndash; and the fiscal constraints facing government at all levels - mayors are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to meet city needs. &nbsp;More than 750 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Pittsburgh, providing vital support by recruiting volunteers, tutoring and mentoring youth or supporting nonprofit organizations.</p> <p dir="ltr">In conjunction with the Mayor&rsquo;s Day of Recognition for National Service, the Mayor&rsquo;s Office <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/AmeriCorps_2013_Impact_Report.pdf">released a report </a>highlighting the impact of AmeriCorps members in Pittsburgh. According to the report, nearly 19,000 volunteers were engaged in 94,000 hours of service by AmeriCorps programs alone. The time dedicated by volunteers is estimated to value over $2 million. This was made possible by the 361 AmeriCorps members serving in Pittsburgh, including two AmeriCorps VISTA members that currently serve in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, overseeing servePGH initiatives.</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. &nbsp;&nbsp;The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, and Cities of Service, and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Ariz. By shining the spotlight on the impact of service and thanking those who serve, mayors hope to inspire more residents to get involved in their communities. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto is committed to using citizen service in a meaningful way to help tackle some of Pittsburgh&#39;s most pressing needs through volunteer-fueled programs, ranging from mentoring our City&#39;s youth to revitalizing neighborhood blocks through the City&#39;s servePGH initiative. Joining in 2009, Pittsburgh is one of the 17 founding cities to support this effort. &nbsp;Celebrating its third birthday in March, servePGH recently published its &lsquo;<a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/Year3report_final_web.pdf">Year 3 Report to the Community</a>&rsquo; highlighting the success of impact volunteering in Pittsburgh. The Peduto Administration looks forward to continuing this rich neighbors-helping-neighbors tradition.</p> <p dir="ltr">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 dir="ltr">ABOUT CNCS</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 President Barack Obama&rsquo;s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/">NationalService.gov</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">ABOUT SERVEPGH</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 dir="ltr">ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</p> <p dir="ltr">servePGH is supported 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 dir="ltr">ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in September 2009 in New York City by 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&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/CitiesOfService">@CitiesofService</a>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:53:50 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO LAUDS LATEST FUNDING FOR EAST LIBERTY TRANSIT CENTER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2910 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.</p> <p>&ldquo;This project is about more than East Liberty -- it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p>At a groundbreaking this morning on the latest phase of the center Gov. Corbett announced he was directing $5 million from the state&rsquo;s new transportation plan to the project. The center&rsquo;s funding was kickstarted by a $15 million federal grant in 2012.</p> <p>The intermodal, transit-oriented center on the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway at the connection of Shadyside and East Liberty is at the center of the East Liberty Transit Revitalization District -- or TRID -- which is the first implementation of such a district in the state.</p> <p>U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Urban Redevelopment Authority chairman Kevin Acklin, URA Acting Executive Director Robert Rubinstein, and officials from the Federal Transit Administration, Port Authority of Allegheny County, East Liberty Development Inc., The Mosites Co. and others joined Gov. Corbett and Mayor Peduto at the Tuesday event.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto praised the public-private efforts that have helped East Liberty neighbors turn their community into a city success story that can be repeated nearby.</p> <p>&ldquo;Eighteen years ago the community got together to fight blight and crime in East Liberty, and Mosites decided to work with the community on that,&rdquo; the Mayor said. &ldquo;Now we&rsquo;ve created a model for rebuilding all our neighborhoods, and that change starts next in Larimer, Garfield and Homewood.&rdquo;</p> <p>The transit center project -- built upon six acres of disused public and private land -- will include 3,000 square feet of mixed commercial space, 357 units of market-rate housing, a 554-space shared-use parking facility and a reformatted transit station. The development will include a pedestrian bridge, elevated vehicular street and multi-use structural platform, bike-parking facility, plazas and other infrastructure upgrades.</p> <p>The center is part of $2 billion billion in redevelopment that Mayor Peduto has supported in East Liberty and adjacent neighborhoods.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s announcement followed a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, administered by the Federal Transit Administration, to the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The government agencies are supporting large-scale infrastructure work for the construction of the overall project by The Mosites Co.</p> <p>The center merges public and private land into a high-density, mixed-use project. Its overall infrastructure will serve transit uses and nearby district developments that together will deliver an estimated 3,000 new jobs and over $400 Million in new investment at the heart of the second busiest transit node in western Pennsylvania.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:26:09 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule April 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2909 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">WDVE Morning Show interview</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:20am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at PDP Annual Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-9:50am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor&#39;s Day of Recognition for National Service&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;">East End Cooperative Ministry, 6140 Penn Circle North, 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>Press event on East Liberty Transit Center</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:10am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: East Liberty Tranist Center on the corner of Penn and Shady Avenue&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Janis Burley Wilson</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-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>WQED 60th Anniversary Celebration</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;">Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217&nbsp;</span></div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:15:16 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Schedule, April 1, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2908 <div><strong>Breakfast with Luke Ravenstahl</strong></div> <div>Time: 6 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press conference on Puffy Vest Initiative</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>City neighborhood tour driving street sweeper</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;10 a.m. - 2 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Daily swim in the Mon</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;3&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fishing with County Executive Fitzgerald at the Point</strong></div> <div>Time:&nbsp;4&nbsp;p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fundraiser for Jack Wagner for Governor 2022&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 5 p.m.&nbsp;</div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:57:37 -0400 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS RECEIVES RECYCLING GRANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2906 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - The City of Pittsburgh recently won a $476,031 recycling grant, which was an increase over the grant the previous year.</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued the Recycling Performance Grant after the city and private haulers together recycled more than 59,528 tons of residential and commercial material. The grant for collections in 2012 was an increase from the roughly 53,000 tons collected in 2011, which resulted in a $433,000 grant.</p> <p>The funds go directly into the city&rsquo;s General Fund.</p> <p>&ldquo;Recycling not only helps our planet but our city budget too,&rdquo; Mayor William Peduto said. &ldquo;I want to thank all of our residents and businesses for participating, while challenging them to do even better in the future.&rdquo;</p> <p>The recycling program is part of Pennsylvania Act 101, which mandates recycling in the state&rsquo;s larger municipalities.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:48:56 -0400 STATEMENT BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON VERDICT IN JORDAN MILES CIVIL TRIAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2905 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;(March 31, 2014) - &ldquo;Events one night in Homewood four years ago have echoed through our city, our neighborhoods and our police force ever since. It has changed at least four lives forever, but it hurt us all in some way.</p> <p>Our community must start healing, and must start rebuilding the trust we must have for safe communities and a better police force. I am ready to start that now.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto to Join Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2903 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA&ndash; On April 1, Mayor William Peduto will join more than 1,500 mayors across the country in a day of recognition to highlight the impact of national service on city challenges.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto will be the keynote speaker at an event celebrating the dedication of AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in service. Following breakfast and speakers, members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps will engage in community service projects in the East End Cooperative Ministry and nearby. This event was made possible through collaboration between Pittsburgh Cares, servePGH, and the East End Cooperative Ministry.</p> <p>The nation&rsquo;s mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges at a time of fiscal constraint. &nbsp;More than 750 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serve in Pittsburgh, proving vital support by recruiting volunteers, tutoring and mentoring youth, or supporting nonprofit organizations.</p> <p>The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a national 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.</p> <p><strong>WHAT</strong>: Mayor&rsquo;s Day of Recognition for National Service Celebration and Volunteer Opportunity</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHO</strong>: Mayor William Peduto, Allegheny County Councilman Tom Baker, Pittsburgh Cares Executive Director Deb Hopkins, KEYS Service Corps Director Helen Wachter</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE</strong>: East End Cooperative Ministry, 6140 Penn Circle North, Pittsburgh PA</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: Speakers: 10-11AM, Service Events: 11AM-1PM</p> <p><strong>PHOTO OPPORTUNITY</strong>: Service Events: 11AM-1PM. Within EECM and nearby, including, a letter writing campaign, serving at a community kitchen, working on a community garden, and more</p> <p>The Mayors Day of Recognition is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Scott Smith. &nbsp;For more information, visit <a href="http://www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice">NationalService.gov/mayorsforservice</a> . &nbsp;</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:24:01 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 31, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2902 <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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong>Meeting with staff</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;">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: 1pm-2pm</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;">Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in office</span></strong><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-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-5pm</span></p> <p><font face="arial, sans-serif" size="2">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</font></p> <p><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /> <strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WPXI Studio, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:21:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule March 29-30 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2901 Saturday March 29 Pittsburgh Opera Opening Performance of La Boheme 8-10:30pm Equal Magazine "The Match Game" celebrity guest panelist 10:45-11:45pm Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:33:09 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE FITZGERALD URGE PARTICIPATION IN EARTH HOUR http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2899 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA (March 28, 2014) Pittsburgh and Allegheny County governments will join other building owners downtown in turning off non-essential lighting Saturday night as part of Earth Hour 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald are joining with Pittsburgh 2030 District participants, the Green Building Alliance and Sustainable Pittsburgh in urging all downtown property owners to dim or turn off all rooftop signage and other non-essential lighting for one hour on Saturday, March 29th&nbsp;from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">While turning off lights for one hour once a year seems like a simple act it underscores how people across the globe can join together to change their behavior and facilitate a more sustainable lifestyle. Last year millions of people in more than 7,000 towns in 153 countries participated.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto has been the lead local supporter of Earth Hour for several years, and joined with County Executive Fitzgerald in urging full participation downtown.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I&rsquo;m once again thrilled Pittsburgh is participating in this international effort, and showing off our region&rsquo;s leadership in environmental standards. It&rsquo;s another example of how businesses, environmental advocates and government can work together on energy solutions that help everyone,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Our participation in Earth Hour is just one small way that we can show the world that Allegheny County is committed to protecting our planet. We&rsquo;re proud to have been one of the more than 7,000 cities that participated in 2013, and hope to see that number continue to grow. Not only is the county participating through its commitment, but we have urged our employees, and their friends and family to do the same,&rdquo; said County Executive Fitzgerald.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh government expects to turn down non-emergency lighting at the City-County Building for the hour. &nbsp;Allegheny County will turn off its internal and external lights at the Courthouse, County Office Building and Family Court Building.</p> <p dir="ltr">To document the activity a a photography team from Green Building Alliance will be posted on Mt. Washington during Earth Hour, and media representatives are welcome to join them for the photo session.</p> <p dir="ltr">More information is available on Earth Hour efforts by property owners across downtown Pittsburgh at <a href="http://www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour">www.go-gba.org/event/earth-hour</a> and globally at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.earthhour.org/">http://www.earthhour.org</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">About the Pittsburgh 2030 District</p> <p dir="ltr">The Pittsburgh 2030 District, a Green Building Alliance 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 Downtown Pittsburgh 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;Learn more at <a href="http://www.2030district.org/pittsburgh">www.2030district.org/pittsburgh</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>About Green Building Alliance</p> <p dir="ltr">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. GBA&rsquo;s main initiatives include the Pittsburgh 2030 District, the Green Schools Academy, DASH, and the Knowledge Network. &nbsp;Learn more at <a href="http://releases/www.go-gba.org">www.go-gba.org</a>.</p> <div>###</div> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:18:55 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2897 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Swearing in of Police Officer Promotions</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: 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>Guest Speaker at USCIS Naturalization Ceremony&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213&nbsp;</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 Roger Cooley</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>Working in office</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&nbsp;</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 Jon Geeting from Next City</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>Allegheny Conference meeting with Dennis Yablonsky</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:07 -0400 REMARKS BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON WATER & SUSTAINABILITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2894 <p>Mayor William Peduto was the keynote speaker at a conference this morning <a href="http://gwcpgh.org/for-participants/register-for-workshops">organized by&nbsp;the Green Workplace Challenge</a>, a program of Sustainable Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Champions for Sustainability. The subject matter was&nbsp;&quot;The Water-Energy Nexus: Conservation, Innovative Technologies and Practical Solutions.&quot;</p> <p>Excerpts of the Mayor&#39;s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below:</p> <p>&quot;Water defines our city; It is our history and future. It is essential; powerful; precious; and cannot be taken for granted.</p> <p dir="ltr">I am working with federal partners on issues as massive as bringing green elements to an EPA consent decree, to regional efforts focusing on governance, waste-water and storm-water treatment; builds our capacity to invest in green infrastructure; and supports the foundation of the local water economy.</p> <p dir="ltr">In Pittsburgh we&rsquo;re looking at like creating a stormwater utility and developing a strategic infrastructure investment plan that covers all our waterways, roads and transit as one. That means Encouraging Regional &amp; Watershed Based Planning that addresses activities strategically across watersheds; Developing Strategic Investment Approach that considers data and the mitigation of vulnerable locations into to infrastructure investment decisions: Encouraging a new urban agenda that integrates activities related to climate change, green infrastructure investment and risk mitigation and; modernizing codes and ordinances that will allow for the advancement of world class sustainable development.</p> <p dir="ltr">Through all of this our focus needs to be on the future: I am an outspoken advocate of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s ability to become a leader of green initiatives and infrastructure in dealing with stormwater overflow and related issues -- and we need to get this right because what we decide today will shape our future for the next 100 years.</p> <p dir="ltr">The vision I have to implement these changes includes creating park systems that can store our water so that we will be able to improve their neighborhoods, while at the same time addressing our problem of stormwater overflows.</p> <p dir="ltr">Neighborhoods in flat areas like Larimer, Homewood, Lawrenceville, Manchester, and Hazelwood may be ideal locations to create green areas where the water is held. From there, we can start to develop around parks in communities that have never seen them. We can develop housing around these parks because housing is worth more when it&rsquo;s around something that&rsquo;s green. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create canals and waterways to help spur redevelopment in old industrial areas.</p> <p dir="ltr">There are three benefits to this: number one, it&rsquo;s a green solution that enables future development to occur in these areas, number two, it will improve the triple bottom line: financial, environmental and social; and number three, it simply costs less to daylight storm runoff than to build expensive pipes to bury it underground.</p> <p dir="ltr">We have more neighborhood-based water projects in the pipeline: ongoing design work on improving the Saw Mill Run watershed; restoring Heth&rsquo;s Run; Project 15206; the Allegheny River Green Boulevard; and Nine Mile Run restoration.</p> <p dir="ltr">Saw Mill Run exemplifies the challenges of our old city and how we&rsquo;re using new methods -- including community input and governmental cooperation -- to tackle them.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Hillside subsidence, mine subsidence, and flash flooding are the three greatest hazards facing homeowners in my region, and communities among this ancient byway have both. And floods, of course, don&rsquo;t care about municipal borders. So my administration has been working with neighborhood members and government officials from inside Pittsburgh and out to work together on an integrated watershed management plan that I&rsquo;m proud to say just won a grant last week from the American Architectural Foundation for further planning.</p> <p dir="ltr">We need to help other homeowners too: My administration is committed to modernizing all kinds of ordinances and policies, including those covering water usage; and creating a storm water guide for property owners</p> <p dir="ltr">We also need to address water usage by one of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s biggest property owners -- city government. That means installing water metering and facility upgrades, performing risk and mitigation planning, and doing employee education.</p> <p dir="ltr">Through all these efforts, and using green infrastructure, we will manage stormwater, protect Pittsburgh&rsquo;s drinking water and protect our ever-improving quality of life. &nbsp;The same waterways that brought Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first settlers, wooed the steelmakers who brought my family and so many others here, is now poised to help make the city a world leader once again.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:36:46 -0400 Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2893 <div>The City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Department of Public Works advises residents that Rialto Street at Route 28 will be reopened to two-way traffic at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The department also advises that the 2014 Street Sweeping Program will begin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 and run through Friday, November 28, 2014.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Please adhere to the enforcement times posted on signs in your neighborhood.</div> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00:28 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2892 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Keynote Speaker at the Water-Energy Nexus Sustainability Conference</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 8:45am-9:15am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Meeting with Malik Bankston</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Working in office</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 10:30am-12pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Pintek show on KDKA Radio</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Location: KDKA Studio,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Foster Plaza Building 5,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: 16px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Working in office&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Time: 1pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-weight: bold; border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"> <div style="display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&quot;A Typical Week in the Life of the Mayor of a Major American City&quot; Interview for SiriusXM Show</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 6pm-6:20pm&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"> <div style="display: inline-block; margin-bottom: 1em; width: 326px; overflow: hidden;"> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Bash at the Bank hosted by Communities in Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CISPAC)&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 6:30pm-7:15pm</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Dollar Bank, 340 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">PATF Annual Benefit &nbsp;</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 7:30pm-8pm</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Location: 20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Iron Lung Hockey League game&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 10:10pm-11:10pm</span></div> <div style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location:&nbsp;</span>Olympic, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:21:47 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2890 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with District Attorney Zappala</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: County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Lenora Nemetz</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Picture for Mine Factory Gallery</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-1:35pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div 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. Grayson</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>Act 47 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: City-County Building, 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-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>Speaking at Mayor&#39;s Civic Leadership Academy</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: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:43:48 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES 18 NEW 'LOVE YOUR BLOCK' GRANT RECIPIENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2887 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto today announced the 18 organizations that will receive funding for the sixth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a <a href="about:blank">servePGH</a> initiative.&nbsp;Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the City awards $2,000 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 $3,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria.&nbsp;Spring project implementation will take place from April 15 to June 30, 2014.</p> <p>&ldquo;With the generous support of The Home Depot Foundation, the City of Pittsburgh is excited to award 18 community organizations a Love Your Block grant,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m happy to continue this tradition in which communities come together to beautify their neighborhoods. Volunteering brings together neighbors, community members, and volunteers, all of whom have the common goal of turning blight properties into community assets. This dedication to volunteerism evokes a unique sense of community pride, which is essential to help achieve our goals of a New Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Love Your Block is made possible thanks to The Home Depot Foundation, which generously donated $130,000 to the initiative. It is also supported by the Corporation for National Community Service, the AmeriCorps VISTA program and is based on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citiesofservice.org/wp-content/uploads/Love-Your-Block.pdf">Cities of Service Blueprint</a>&nbsp;of the same name.</p> <p>While all of the projects this past fall were impressive, Greenfield Community Association was selected to win the &ldquo;Best Block Revitalization Project&rdquo; and will receive an additional $2,000 Home Depot gift card for future block enhancements. The group beautified Magee Park in Greenfield by removing more than 1,400 pounds of litter and debris with the help of over 100 volunteers and residents.</p> <p>&quot;The Love Your Block grant&nbsp;and related events&nbsp;were impactful in helping our program to quickly scale up available resources through critical&nbsp;partnerships,&rdquo; said Mitch Margaria of Greenfield Community Association. &nbsp;&ldquo;We may have been effective with just a grant or just the partnerships but we&nbsp;became strategically successful&nbsp;via&nbsp;the combination of both elements. This success has provided the foundation for expanding engagement within the community on improvements across the neighborhood.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="about:blank">pittsburghpa.gov/loveyourblock</a>,&nbsp;email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov?subject=Love%20Your%20Block">servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov</a> or call 412-255-2280.</p> <p>SPRING 2014 GRANT RECIPIENTS</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Amizade Global Service-Learning &amp; The Global Switchboard: Volunteers will beautify a vacant lot by planting flowers and creating a community gathering space.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="2"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Beechview Area Concerned Citizens:&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1; text-align: justify; white-space: pre-wrap;">Volunteers will landscape and plant shrubs, perennials, and groundcover around a Veterans&rsquo; memorial.</span></p> </li> </ol> <ol start="3"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brighton Heights Citizen Federation: Volunteers will improve the appearance of a highly visible lot.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="4"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Brightwood Civic Group:Volunteers will transform vacant lots into an active community space by erecting an outdoor structure and planting flowers.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="5"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carrick Community Council: Volunteers will beautify Leolyn Park.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="6"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Carrick Regency Tenant Council: Volunteers will beautify a Housing Authority property by creating a raised planter bed and dedicating a memorial stone to Veterans. &nbsp;</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="7"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">East End Cooperative Ministry: Volunteers will create a raised planter bed garden.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="8"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hermitage Hope: Volunteers will create a community garden.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="9"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Hill District Consensus Group: Volunteers will beautify school grounds by having a community clean-up day and flower planting. &nbsp;</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="10"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Larimer Green Team: Volunteers will clean and beautify vacant lots.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="11"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Lawrenceville United: Volunteers will beautify Arsenal Park.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="12"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Oakland Planning and Development Corporation: Volunteers will improve the appearance of Frazier Street Playground.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="13"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Oakwood Civic Group: Volunteers will clean and enhance Oakwood Park.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="14"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Soldiers &amp; Sailors Memorial Hall: Volunteers will beautify the veteran monuments around the museum in Oakland.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="15"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Southside Community Council of Pittsburgh, Inc: Volunteers will create a community garden and beautify a World War I Honor Roll Memorial.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="16"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Gateway Committee: Volunteers will plant flowers and create a community mural on Murray Avenue.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="17"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Uptown Partners: Volunteers will green and enhance a highly visible parklet in Bluff.</p> </li> </ol> <ol start="18"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">YMCA Homewood-Brushton - Public Allies: Volunteers will beautify and enhance a vacant lot in Homewood South.</p> </li> </ol> <p>ABOUT SERVEPGH</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. More than 8,700 volunteers have committed nearly 57,000 hours of service through servePGH to date. Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</p> <p dir="ltr">The Love Your Block Program, based on the Cities of Service Blueprint, is supported by The Home Depot Foundation, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p>ABOUT CITIES OF SERVICE</p> <p dir="ltr">Founded in September 2009 in New York City by 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/CitiesOfService">@CitiesofService</a>.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:15:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2885 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Roundtable Discussion on Technology Infrastructure hosted by Mayor Peduto, the Brookings Institution, and Carnegie Mellon University</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30am-9:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald</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: County Executive Office, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-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 local government officials from Okayama, Japan</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-2:30pm</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 Bill Basil, Director of AmeriCorps</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>Weekly Chiefs Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presentation of Team Pittsburgh Boxing Trophy&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: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 &nbsp; &nbsp;</div> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:46:20 -0400 MAYOR PEDUTO HOSTS BROOKINGS INSTITUTION FOR ECONOMIC TALKS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2883 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">(PITTSBURGH, PA) -- Mayor William Peduto and the Brookings Institution will host a day-long summit at Carnegie Mellon University today to discuss and develop an action plan for 21st Century Economic Development in Pittsburgh. </span></span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The summit will focus on economic development opportunities designed to grow the population, create jobs and attract investment from around the globe.</span></span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The day will be structured with presentations by national experts and local leaders and will include a bus tour of four economic development sites around the city of Pittsburgh in the following areas: Strip District, Lower Hill, Hazelwood/Almono and Homewood. Media are invited to join the Mayor and participants in the event at Freedom Corner to discuss the event and the Mayor&rsquo;s developing vision for the local economy.</span></span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 40px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">MEDIA AVAILABILITY</span></span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 40px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">What: </span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Mayor Peduto, national economic leaders, and local leaders discuss Pittsburgh economic future and tour city.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; margin-left: 40px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When: </span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">3:15 PM</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-492f3ba0-f49d-c10d-4f11-e4b7af806293"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Where: </span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Freedom Corner, Intersection of Centre Avenue and Crawford Street</span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">###</span></span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:03:35 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2880 <p><strong>Day-long Summit on 21st Century Economic Development hosted by the City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Brookings Institution</strong></p> <p>Time: 12pm-9pm</p> <p>Location: Carnegie Mellon University and tour of Pittsburgh&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:40:08 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2871 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at African American Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:50am-9am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Rivers Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant Street, 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: 9am-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>Opening remarks at 6th Annual Inclusive Voices Community luncheon hosted by PACE</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-12:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: The Westin Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">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 Jerry Cozewith, President of Entrepreneuring Youth&nbsp;</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: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Frankel</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>Interview for documentary film &quot;Remaking Pittsburgh&quot;</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Exectuive Rich Fitzgerald &nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 Senator Casey</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5pm-6:30pm&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:54:21 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO STATEMENT ON SAW MILL RUN PROJECT GRANT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2870 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.</p> <p>The successful application, developed by the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Office of Sustainability in partnership with Economic Development South and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, was chosen by AAF from a nationally competitive pool of applicants to participate in their three day program this October in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>The Mayor&rsquo;s Office has been working with EDS and the PWSA -- as well as southern city neighborhoods and their adjacent suburban communities -- to address chronic watershed issues along the Saw Mill Run corridor. This selection will aid those efforts.</p> <p>&ldquo;Important issues such as flash floods and hillside subsidence don&rsquo;t abide by city or neighborhood borders,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &ldquo;There has been great work done in the community on Saw Mill Run, especially in multi-municipal coordination, and initiative will only assist that further.&rdquo;</p> <p>Elizabeth Blazevich from the American Architectural Foundation said, &ldquo;Pittsburgh is such a vibrant place, along with a compelling project application it seemed like a great fit for the Sustainable Cities Design Academy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Through the AAF award developers, design professionals and civic leaders from Pittsburgh and seven other cities will join AAF&rsquo;s national team of sustainable design experts for an intensive, three day design charrette in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>The three day program leads project teams through an intensive design process that enables successful applicants to integrate sustainable design components and innovation through the project development process.</p> <p>Teams from the cities then compete for further design and implementation help with their plans.</p> <p>###</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:55:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2866 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Welcoming Remarks to Korean Delegation</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with People for Bikes</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 Community Leaders and Councilwoman Smith</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: Village Tavern and Trattoria,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">424 S Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-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>Interview for film for the Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh</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</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 Promotion Ceremony</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at International Women&#39;s Forum&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: Point Park University,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Pittsburgh Fulbright Seminar</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:45pm-8:30pm</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 Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:04:31 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2863 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">3 Rivers Workforce Investment Board Meeting&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: 650 Smithfield 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 Ann Dugan</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 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 Director Glenn Cannon, PEMA</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</div> <div 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. Karen Hacker, Director of Allegheny County Health Department</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</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 Communications Meeting with URA, PWSA, Public Safety, Housing Authority</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>Iron Lung Hockey League Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11pm-12am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Olympic Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:48:48 -0400 Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Affordable Care Act Enrollment http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2862 <p dir="ltr">Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Affordable Care Act enrollment at YWCA Homewood-Brushton Community Center:</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Getting health care could not be easier, and I&rsquo;m here to tell everybody in Pittsburgh that getting signed up is simple and inexpensive. And better yet we have people here in Homewood and all around the city to help you.</p> <p dir="ltr">Surveys show 60% of those of us who are still uninsured don&rsquo;t think they can afford to sign up. That&rsquo;s wrong - financial assistance is available, and there are organizations across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County who will help you through that.</p> <p dir="ltr">About the same percentage think signing up is too difficult. Again, don&rsquo;t be worried -- that&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re having enrollment events like this one, and can connect you with other groups citywide to walk you through it.</p> <p dir="ltr">And probably most importantly, if you&rsquo;re undecided about enrolling, think about your children. We&rsquo;re working hard in Pittsburgh to address the health care and educational needs of our youngest residents, and we know that uninsured children are three times less likely than insured kids to receive needed medical care when they&rsquo;re injured; five times more likely to have unmet needs for medical care; and three times more likely to lack access to needed prescription medicine.</p> <p dir="ltr">While the deadline for you to apply for Affordable Care Act coverage is less than three weeks away, children who qualify for CHIP (the Children&rsquo;s Health Insurance Program) or Medicaid can keep enrolling in health care coverage year-round. But why not use this final enrollment push -- with all of us here to help you -- to find out what plan is best for your family, whether you&rsquo;re under CHIP, Medicaid or not?</p> <p dir="ltr">Plus, we want to support you in being healthy too, to be there for your kids when they need you.&quot;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:25:29 -0400 Swinburne Street Reopens in Greenfield http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2861 <p dir="ltr">The City of Pittsburgh advises that Swinburne Street is now open to traffic at Greenfield Avenue and Parkview Avenue.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Department of Public Works has removed loose material and debris from the hillside and Jersey barriers are in place to restrict additional debris from falling onto the road. The street had been closed as a result of rockslide that occurred Saturday morning.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:52:06 -0400 STATEMENT BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON APPEAL OF RESIDENCY AWARD http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2860 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto today appealed an arbitrator&rsquo;s decision that Pittsburgh Police officers be allowed to live outside the city limits.</p> <p>The city Law Department appeal filed with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas puts a hold on the arbitration award issued last week, which said police could live within 25 miles of the City-County Building.</p> <p>Below is a statement from the Mayor:</p> <p>&ldquo;With so much excitement about our city from residents, the nation and the world, I can&#39;t imagine why police would want to leave it. I am eager to sit at the bargaining table and negotiate in a fair and open process.</p> <p>More than 80 percent of residents voted in favor of a residency referendum in November, and I agree that all city workers should be Pittsburgh residents and taxpayers. For more than a century, city workers have been required to live where they work, and state law and the arbitration process should not treat any one set of employees differently. Our workers make up the core of the city&rsquo;s tax base and thus have a vested interest in making our neighborhoods, schools and government the best they can be.</p> <p>Furthermore, while state law was amended in 2012 to address Pittsburgh Police residency it left the residency requirement a matter for me and other city officials -- not third-party arbitrators -- to decide.</p> <p>The arbitrator&rsquo;s interpretation is yet another example of the state&rsquo;s unbalanced collective bargaining rules regarding police and fire unions. Instead of tying the hands of city leaders statewide, legislators should instead be opening arbitration processes up to the public and making the selection of the arbitrators fairer. As of now the decisions -- which greatly impact the budgets and culture of our city -- are being made by unelected arbitrators behind closed doors.</p> <p>Such rules also risk standing in the way of my ability to remake the Police Bureau from inside and out. I want to work with police on building a better bureau. I&rsquo;ve long said I would make residency part of contract negotiations with the police union in exchange for changes to management and disciplinary improvements that both residents and officers can be proud of. Changes are also necessary to increase diversity within the bureau to make it better reflect the makeup of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s residents.</p> <p>I remain ready to talk, fairly and openly, and reach a compromise that benefits all of us.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:26:26 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 18, 201 4 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2858 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with COO Forum of Pittsburgh</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">8am-9am</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant Street, 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 Coca-Cola</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>Meeting with Marco Cardamone</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-1:50pm</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>Mayor-Council Open House</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:50pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City-County Building, 5th Floor. 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 Robert Lewis</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Women&#39;s Day Enrollment Event with Enroll America and Consumer Health Coalition</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Homewood YMCA,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">6907 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235</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>Visiting McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at PITT</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: 450 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 1st Quarterly Meeting</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: Freedom Unlimited Inc.,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">2201 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:51:13 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO APPOINTS MEMBERS TO KEY CITY BOARDS AND AUTHORITIES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2852 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto appointed 45 individuals to serve on 11 boards, authorities and commissions in the City of Pittsburgh today. The appointments represent the most diverse class of board, authority, and commission appointments in the history of the City of Pittsburgh. Fifty-five percent of the appointees are women and approximately one quarter of the appointees are African-American.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our boards, authorities and commissions are an essential part of the daily work of this city and we need to make sure that their leadership and operations reflect every day Pittsburghers,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Diversity is important because only when we have all viewpoints and backgrounds at the table will we truly make decisions that benefit all stakeholders of this city.&rdquo;</p> <p>Appointments were made to ALCOSAN, Allegheny Regional Asset District, Planning Commission, Housing Authority, Parking Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Sports and Exhibition Authority, Stadium Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commision.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s appointments follow upon Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s request in January that all appointees of the prior administration serving on these city boards and commissions submit their resignations. &nbsp;After posting for all positions on the Talent City website and collaborating with other stakeholder groups, the Mayor finalized his selections for these positions last week.</p> <p>Appointees to ALCOSAN, Planning Commission, Housing Authority, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and Zoning Board of Adjustment need to be confirmed by City Council. &nbsp;</p> <p>A list of appointees follows:</p> <p>ALCOSAN</p> <p dir="ltr">Brenda Smith</p> <p dir="ltr">Councilman Corey O&rsquo;Connor</p> <p dir="ltr">Greg Jones</p> <p dir="ltr">Sylvia Wilson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Allegheny Regional Asset District</p> <p dir="ltr">Sylvia Fields</p> <p dir="ltr">Don Linzer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Planning Commission</p> <p dir="ltr">Paul Gitnik, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fred Brown</p> <p dir="ltr">Barb Valaw</p> <p dir="ltr">Jennifer Askey</p> <p dir="ltr">Christine Mondor</p> <p dir="ltr">John Paul Jones</p> <p dir="ltr">Lucy Spruill</p> <p dir="ltr">Lashawn Burton-Faulk</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Enid Miller</p> <p dir="ltr">Lara Washington</p> <p dir="ltr">Peter Robert Kaplan</p> <p dir="ltr">Leroy Morgan</p> <p dir="ltr">Lena Andrews</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh</p> <p dir="ltr">Jeff Cohen</p> <p dir="ltr">Loralyn Fabian</p> <p dir="ltr">Aradhna Oliphant</p> <p dir="ltr">Cathy Qureshi</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority</p> <p dir="ltr">Debbie Lestitian, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Councilwoman Deborah Gross</p> <p dir="ltr">Andrea Geraghty, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Caren Glotfelty</p> <p dir="ltr">Margaret Lanier</p> <p dir="ltr">Alex Thomson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Sports and Exhibition Authority</p> <p dir="ltr">Councilman Dan Gilman</p> <p dir="ltr">Reverend John Welch</p> <p dir="ltr">Jill Weimer</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Stadium Authority</p> <p dir="ltr">Stanley Lederman, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Jay Anderko</p> <p dir="ltr">Jim Malanos</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Urban Redevelopment Authority</p> <p dir="ltr">Kevin Acklin, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Rep. Ed Gainey</p> <p dir="ltr">Cheryl Hall Russell</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Zoning Board of Adjustment</p> <p dir="ltr">JJ Richardson, Esq.</p> <p dir="ltr">Alice Mitinger</p> <p dir="ltr">Lashawn Burton-Faulk</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr">State Representative Erin Molchany</p> <p dir="ltr">Scott Bricker</p> <p dir="ltr">Mavis Rainey</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:45:46 -0400 SIP PROGRAM CREATES OPPORTUNITY TO REORGANIZE CITY GOVERNMENT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2851 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s Severance Incentive Program, or SIP, concluded Friday with 65 city employees taking advantage of the severance benefit. This represents a 51% participation rate by salary, almost exactly the 50% rate predicted by the Peduto administration when the program was announced in January.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have an incredible opportunity to bring changes to this government as a result of this program,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said. &ldquo;These employees have been dedicated, hard working members of our team who will definitely be missed; but we must take this opportunity to diversify our workforce and to bring in new ways of thinking about the challenges this city faces.&rdquo;</p> <p>Employees were eligible for the program if they were non-union, non-uniform employees whose years of service and age equaled or exceeded 70 years. In total 180 employees were eligible for the program.</p> <p>The Mayor has committed that the plan will achieve long term savings to taxpayers by eliminating at least one third of the salaries left vacant by participants, which will allow the plan to pay for itself in the first year. The total annual salaries of all 65 SIP participants was $3,885,550.74, so eliminating one third of the vacancy salaries would save the city $1,717,413.43 in salaries and benefits in 2014 alone, with a total savings over five years of $8,587.067.14. &nbsp;The Mayor expects to announce the specific vacant position reductions by April 15, 2014.</p> <p>The program will cost the city a combined total of $3,626,168.33 in payouts over the next 24 months, which is less than the $4.4 million original estimate when the plan was first announced by Mayor Peduto in January. Under the plan, $1,442,811.38 will be payable in 2014, $1,746,685.56 will be payable in 2015, and $436,671.39 will be payable in 2016.</p> <p>Though departing employees only represent approximately 2% of the city&rsquo;s workforce, the administration has begun evaluating the vacated positions to ensure continuity in the functions of city government. Positions deemed to be of high importance to city operations will be filled with acting appointments for the time being. However, department directors will be asked to evaluate operations and suggest instances where positions can be eliminated in favor of more efficient operations.</p> <p>&ldquo;We aren&rsquo;t just going to fill the same positions with new employees,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to use this as an opportunity to reshape how our city departments work.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chief Administrative Officer Debbie Lestitian has been appointed as Acting Director of Finance to replace Scott Kunka effective today and the Mayor has commissioned a national search through Talent City for a replacement.</p> <p>Maura Kennedy has been appointed as acting Chief of the Bureau of Building Inspection to replace John Jennings, effective today. Internal changes have been made to BBI to account for the retirement of positions in the bureau.</p> <p>Deborah Walker has been appointed as Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations to replace Kathy Kraus, effective last week.</p> <p>James Genco has been appointed supervisor of animal control effective today, temporarily replacing Gerald Akrie.</p> <p>Other appointments and transitions will continue to be made in the coming weeks and months.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:47:33 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2850 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Answering emails&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Kevin Acklin and Robert Rubinstein</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</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 Jewish Professional Network&#39;s luncheon meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Clark Hill Thorp Reed, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, 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 Michael Zamaigas</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: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">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>Meeting with Councilwoman Smith and Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 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 Jim Williams</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>Weekly Chief Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico</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> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:38 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule March 15-16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2849 <p><em><strong>Saturday, March 15, 2014&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Parade</strong></div> <div>Time: 10am-11:30am</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>&quot;Shave the Way to Conquer Kids Cancer&quot; event to benefit St. Baldrick&#39;s Foundation&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 12pm-12:30pm</div> <div>Location: Claddagh Irish Pub,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">Cinema Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em><strong>Sunday, March 16, 2014&nbsp;</strong></em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>10th Anniversary of Ebenezer Church Fire Memorial Service&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-11:30am</span></div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2001 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:17:42 -0400 Revised Traffic Restrictions for Penn Avenue from Mathilda Street to Evaline Street http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2846 <p>The City of Pittsburgh advises that traffic restrictions will be changing in the Garfield neighborhood on Penn Avenue from Mathilda Street to Evaline Street beginning Monday, March 17, 2014, until Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The contractor will be switching vehicular traffic to the northerly side of Penn Avenue in order to construct drainage, pavements sidewalks, landscaping, traffic signals and street lighting.</p> <div>Parking restrictions on Penn Avenue will be in effect. Outbound motorists on Penn Avenue will continue to be detoured in the southerly direction toward Liberty Avenue.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled or extended due to inclement weather.</div> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:12:43 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER ON TAKE-HOME VEHICLES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2842 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel.</p> <p>The order slices the take-home fleet from 56 to 38 vehicles, and restricts their use to Public Safety and Public Works supervisors on-call to respond to emergencies. In the past, employees in the Mayor&rsquo;s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.</p> <p>&ldquo;City government&rsquo;s oversight of take-home cars has become much too loose over the years, and my administration is committed to tightening up all such standards,&rdquo; said Mayor William Peduto. &rdquo;I don&rsquo;t have a take-home car myself, and neither should any city worker who is not a first-line responder 24 hours a day to emergencies.&rdquo;</p> <p>This is the third Executive Order on reforming Pittsburgh government signed by the Mayor, following one stripping the names of elected officials from vehicles and other government property, and another withdrawing nearly 90 percent of free parking passes previously issued to city personnel.</p> <p>Under today&rsquo;s Order a number of vehicles will be stripped from the Mayor&rsquo;s Office; the Bureau of Building Inspection; the Fire Bureau; Parks &amp; Recreation; the Police Bureau; the Public Safety Department; and the Public Works Department.</p> <p>The 18 vehicles no longer being used for take-home purposes will be put into the city motor pool. Under today&rsquo;s order city employees will still be able to sign out motor pool vehicles to travel to off-site work.</p> <p>The Executive Order asks Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa to write within 30 days a full policy on take-home care use.</p> <p>The order is below:</p> <div>EXECUTIVE ORDER</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s (the &ldquo;City&rdquo;) take-home vehicle fleet is a critical asset paid for by the taxpayers of the City of Pittsburgh; and</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>WHEREAS, the City&rsquo;s take-home vehicle fleet has, in the past, been utilized by Department Directors and employees in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office and other City departments; and</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>WHEREAS, this order proposes a clear distinction between City fleet vehicles available for one-time use by employees attending off-site meetings and those vehicles that are designated long-term take-home vehicles; and</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>WHEREAS, use of City take-home vehicles should be restricted to select supervisory employees on 24-hour call in the Departments of Public Works and Public Safety and to the City&rsquo;s Chief Operations Officer.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>NOW THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby order as follows:&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>1. The Chief Operations Officer (the &ldquo;COO&rdquo;) of the City of Pittsburgh shall compile an inventory of all City employees who have been provided a long-term take-home vehicle and who currently hold those vehicles.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>2. The COO shall submit this comprehensive inventory to the Mayor within fourteen (14) days of the issuance of this executive order.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>3. The COO shall establish written policies and procedures to delineate between the assignment and use of long-term take-home vehicles versus the one-time assignment and use of City fleet vehicles and to designate those employees eligible for assignment of long-term take-home vehicles (&ldquo;the Policy&rdquo;).&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>4. Within thirty (30) days of the issuance of this executive order to Pittsburgh City Council, the COO shall distribute the policy to the Mayor, Department Directors, and City Council.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>5. All City employees who currently hold City take-home vehicle privileges, including employees of the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, and who do not meet the criteria established by the policy shall be identified by the COO and prohibited from maintaining said privileges.</div> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:01:56 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2839 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at Man-Up event hosted by&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, FISA Foundation, and Heinz Endowments</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: University Club, <span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16.5px;">123 University Place, </span><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16.5px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15260</span></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 Society for Technical Communication</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-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>Meeting with Rich Caponi</strong></div> <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: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Meet and Greet with Grand Marshall and Miss Smiling Irish Eyes</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: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant Street, 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>Dollar Energy Fund Warmathon &quot;Lunch with Mayor&quot; Winners luncheon&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: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Senator Toomey</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:45pm-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 Caster Binion</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-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> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:37:02 -0400 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES NEW APPROACH FOR PITTSBURGH FINANCES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2836 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today that Pittsburgh is set to work with the Commonwealth and Act 47 coordinators to write an amended recovery plan that will outline the final exit strategy out of its financial woes, though an Act 47 decision by Gov. Tom Corbett.</p> <p>The governor&rsquo;s call for a new long-term financial plan for the city through the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act will enable the Mayor to craft a final five-year financial strategy that gets Pittsburgh out of budget trouble once and for all.</p> <p>The new plan that will be issued this spring to City Council will extinguish Pittsburgh&rsquo;s long-ignored problems of debt, pensions, spending and investment for good.</p> <p>&ldquo;Two months ago upon taking office, I said that when I announce that our city&rsquo;s financial challenges are past us, it will be a declaration grounded in reality and not wishful thinking. The governor&rsquo;s decision to continue Act 47 assistance brings that day a step closer,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Mayor is looking forward to working further with the city&rsquo;s Act 47 coordinators at Eckert Seamans and Public Financial Management, and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, on the effort.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;This decision will allow us to start down a new path that will leave our city truly fiscally sound for generations to come, and to build, from the ground up, the government for the Next Pittsburgh. With leadership at the state and local level -- and the shared sacrifices that our city employees and residents have made -- we are finally within reach of making this a reality,&rdquo; Mayor Peduto said.</p> <p dir="ltr">He thanked the Governor for coming back home to make the important announcement.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Thank you Governor Corbett for your leadership in this manner. I appreciate that the governor understands the pivotal role cities play in Pennsylvania&rsquo;s economy. I know personally that when asked where &ldquo;home&rdquo; is, people who live in Scott, or Stowe, or Shaler will often answer &lsquo;Pittsburgh.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">In accordance with Act 47, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker has determined that the City of Pittsburgh has not met the criteria for a rescission of its Act 47 status as provided for in both Section 253 and the Policy Statement of the Act 47.</p> <p dir="ltr">This will be the city&rsquo;s third Act 47 plan, following initial adoption in 2004 and an amended plan in 2009.</p> <p dir="ltr">The plans set out a financial framework with budget projections over five years and contain suggested operating improvements for cities. Through efforts such as intergovernmental cooperation and economic development, the operating improvements can help cities meet the budget projections set forth in other parts of the plan.</p> <p>(The Mayor&rsquo;s full comments, as prepared for delivery, are below. <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/Act_47_presentation.pdf">Here is a link</a> to a presentation he delivered.)</p> <p dir="ltr">Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Act 47, March 13, 2014:</p> <p dir="ltr">&quot;Two months ago upon taking office, I said that when I announce that our city&rsquo;s financial challenges are past us, it will be a declaration grounded in reality and not wishful thinking. The governor&rsquo;s decision to continue Act 47 assistance brings that day a step closer.</p> <p dir="ltr">Today we step out out of the black hole of city budgeting and into the light. Old problems that were pushed off, with good money thrown after bad, will be eliminated. No longer will Pittsburgh limp by year after year: through a new approach, in the next five years we will be on a course of financial security that addresses our long-term, long-ignored problems of debt, pensions, spending and investment.</p> <p dir="ltr">This won&rsquo;t be just an exit strategy for the next five years, but an entry for the next 20.</p> <p dir="ltr">It will eliminate some old positions in city government, and replace them with new ones that better reflect 21st century Pittsburgh. It will institute a 10-year plan will address all our assets: &nbsp;paving more streets and building playgrounds; rethinking our city facilities, from warehouses to parking lots; and developing better ways to manage our fleet, including Public Works and Public Safety vehicles. This plan will hold city government accountable by instituting performance-based budgeting standards. It will assure our employees that their pensions are safe for when they need them. And it will bring in new revenues, even while we cut the cost of doing government.</p> <p dir="ltr">None of this can be done without our long partnership with the state and Gov. Corbett.</p> <p dir="ltr">I appreciate that the governor understands the pivotal role cities play in Pennsylvania&rsquo;s economy. I know personally that when asked where &ldquo;home&rdquo; is, people who live in Scott, or Stowe, or Shaler will often answer &ldquo;Pittsburgh.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">And the greater Pittsburgh region is just that -- a collection of communities and different people who understand that the city is the region&rsquo;s hub, its economic center, and an irreplaceable part of the region.</p> <p dir="ltr">So, thank you Gov. Corbett for your leadership on this matter. Pittsburgh, we are on the real road to financial recovery, and while that journey is taking time, the new expectations we begin today will ensure a brighter and smarter future.</p> <p dir="ltr">In short, the same way I am bringing sunshine into the dark corners of city government, our plan will set the new expectations for Pittsburgh&rsquo;s finances that will bring a brighter future.</p> <p dir="ltr">A decade ago the outlook was dark. Our city had to decide between financial ruin and seeking the state&rsquo;s help to forge another path. It wasn&rsquo;t easy, but in order to preserve the city we love for our residents, our workers and business community alike, I rallied the votes together to enter Act 47 and get the assistance we needed.</p> <p dir="ltr">Now we are poised to take the final step. This decision will allow us to start down a new path that will leave our city truly fiscally sound for generations to come, and to build, from the ground up, the government for the Next Pittsburgh. With leadership at the state and local level -- and the shared sacrifices that our city employees and residents have made -- we are finally within reach of making this a reality.</p> <p dir="ltr">With state help we can end pension spiking, bring fairness to public safety retirement and arbitration rules, and apply common sense to the formula for state pension aid to municipalities.</p> <p dir="ltr">By working with Allegheny County, we will find more ways to share services and save taxpayers tens of millions over the next decade.</p> <p dir="ltr">Working alongside the Act 47 and Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority teams we can finish the job on debt management, direct more money into pension and capital needs, and significantly reduce our debt obligations by 2018.</p> <p dir="ltr">And in proving our new budget strength and showing this pathway to recovery -- with the transparency that is my administration&rsquo;s hallmark -- our nonprofits will help us complete the comeback. By coming together and agreeing on a long-term and strategic funding model, our major nonprofits can shoulder their responsibilities for paying for city services, while being confident their funding is being spent wisely and for the long-term health of our city.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:14:04 -0400 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ABOUT POLICE RESIDENCY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2835 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 13, 2014) - &quot;We have been in contact with the arbitrator and understand that while the award has not been signed, he will likely not be deciding in the city&#39;s favor. We have spoken to our outside labor counsel as well as our city attorneys, and we are reviewing our legal options.&quot;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:06:31 -0400 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2834 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (March 13, 2014) &quot;I pause with sadness today to remember the fatal Hill District fire 10 years ago that took two Pittsburgh firefighters from us, injured 29 others, and destroyed a more than century-old church on Wylie Avenue. I remember vividly that day seeing smoke rising in the blue sky, only to find out later the terrible news.</p> <p dir="ltr">As the Gospel read at the Funeral Mass for Charles Brace and Richard Stefanakis in March 2004 said, &lsquo;There is no greater love than this, to lay down one&#39;s life for one&#39;s friend.&rsquo; As we celebrate again the rebirth of Ebenezer Church after a horrible day 10 years ago, it is a time for our whole city to reflect upon the emergency responders who are acting as heroes every day.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:39:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2833 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">KQV Radio Interview&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-8:35am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>CONNECT Executive Committee Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-12pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Bellevue Municipal Building, 537 Bayne Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202</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 County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Press Conference with Governor re: Act 47</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 conference room, 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>Retiree Reception</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: Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at meeting with Grantmakers of Western PA</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3:30pm-4:30p,</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,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">325 6th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Master Builder&#39;s Association Meeting&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-6:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Olive Or Twist, 140 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at PDCDC Downtown Experience Awards Dinner&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: River&#39;s Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">301 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15pm-11:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Olympic Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:50:40 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2832 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Reception honoring PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-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;">Allegheny HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Greet bus of Pittsburgh Life Science leaders heading to PA Bio Annual Dinner</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;">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>Presenting proclamtion to City Clerk Linda Johnson-Wasler</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am</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 WTAE TV</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:45am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Short cameo in &quot;Rex&quot; film about the life and legacy of DR. Rex L. Crawley</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:05am</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>Essential Pittsburgh radio show on WESA</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;">WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, 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>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</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 NLC&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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Breathe Project</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: 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>WPXI Interview at Conn-Grab Boxing Club</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;">Conn-Greb Boxing Club - Royal York Apartment Bldg, 3955 Bigelow Blvd, 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>Duquesne University School of Education Community Forum</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:15pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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>Muscular Dystrophy Association 10th Annual Pittsburgh Muscle Team</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="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:38:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2829 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>DMO National &quot;Oh So Blue&quot; Breakfast</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7am-8:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington, DC 2008</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>Opening remarks for CEHACF Cross-Site Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:30am-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;">Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, Washington, DC 20008</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>Leave Washington, D.C.</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: 2pm-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:07:48 -0400 Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children's Health Care http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2828 <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) - In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on <a href="http://www.nlc.org/find-city-solutions/institute-for-youth-education-and-families/family-economic-success/work-supports-and-public-benefits/cities-expanding-childrens-access-to-health-care">Cities Expanding Children&#39;s Access to Health Care</a>. Excerpts of his remarks are below.</p> <div>&quot;Pittsburgh is so proud to be a part of this effort and we have already made great progress towards our goal of 100% healthcare coverage for children in four years.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The great thing about Pittsburgh is that we&#39;re small enough that we can realistically achieve this but we&#39;re big enough that our model can be used elsewhere and that national media will take notice of our work.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>And one of the most important things we&#39;ve learned -- as the over 20 organizations and elected leaders involved in this project have met to develop a plan -- is that healthcare enrollment is just the beginning.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Just getting children enrolled isn&#39;t enough. We have to make sure they stay enrolled and that we take steps to reduce churn so that families get covered and stay covered. &nbsp;We also have to educate families about preventative care and the need to see a family doctor regularly for check ups and basic care. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We&#39;re involved in this project not just because we think healthcare enrollment is important -- and it is -- but also because it has such a major impact on other aspects of a child&#39;s development from their educational achievement, to their likelihood to get involved in crime, to their future employment opportunities and the way they will raise their families one day. &nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh is excited to present the NLC with a plan that will get us to 100% and keep us there.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:34:17 -0400 Pittsburgh Selected for National Project to Improve City Bike Lanes http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2826 <div>BOULDER, Colo. &ndash; The PeopleForBikes <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greenlaneproject.org&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFdNRhpO-o9lhFysmtCMG8S97-b0Q">Green Lane Project</a> has selected&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh as one of six new U.S. cities to join an intensive two-year program to build better bike lanes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Indianapolis, IN, Pittsburgh, and Seattle, WA will receive financial, strategic and technical assistance to create low-stress streets and increase vitality in urban centers through the installation of protected bike lanes. The six cities were chosen from more than 100 U.S. cities that submitted letters of interest for the program.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Launched in 2012, the Green Lane Project works with U.S. cities to speed the installation of protected bike lanes around the country. These on-street lanes are separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts to make riding a bike an appealing option for more people.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;It was extremely difficult to narrow down our selection to just six cities; we are seeing an upsurge of interest in accommodating bikes on busy city streets,&rdquo; said Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes Vice President of Local Innovation. &ldquo;Pittsburgh has ambitious goals and a strong vision supported by the elected officials and the community. They are poised to get projects on the ground quickly and will serve as an excellent example for other interested cities.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Last year Pittsburgh installed its first green painted bike lane in the Bloomfield neighborhood, with help from a PeopleForBikes grant. The lane is one of the city&rsquo;s most popular and successful on-street infrastructure projects to date and significantly improves the visibility of people on bikes and adds clarity to a complicated and high volume intersection. The project added to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s 70 miles of on-street bicycle infrastructure, 20 miles of riverfront trails, and 7,000 bicycle parking spaces.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>As part of the Green Lane Project, Pittsburgh plans to install five miles of protected bicycle lanes over the next two years. The protected bike lanes will help improve safety, ease traffic congestion and augment economic activity while providing necessary infrastructure for the city&rsquo;s upcoming bike share system.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve moved to educate Pittsburgh citizens on our existing bike infrastructure components and this decision by the Green Lane Project will help my administration double-down on those investments in the future,&rdquo; said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In the first two years of the program (2012 and 2013), the Green Lane Project worked closely with other major U.S. cities &ndash; Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Memphis, TN, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC &ndash; to build protected bike lanes. Since then, the number of protected bike lanes on city streets nationwide has nearly doubled from 80 to 142 &ndash; with more than half of all growth coming from the Project&rsquo;s six focus cities. The founding cities will continue as mentors to the new class while continuing to build their bicycling networks with the momentum driven by the Project.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Protected bike lanes bring predictability to busy streets: drivers like knowing where to expect riders, and pedestrians report fewer bikes on the sidewalk. The lanes make roads safer for all users, reducing bike, auto and pedestrian injuries by up to 50%.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Protected lanes also add vitality and energy to the street, attracting new businesses and helping create a community people want to be in, not just move through. In New York City, local businesses on the 9th Avenue corridor saw a 49% increase in retail sales after the construction of protected bike lanes, compared to only a 3 percent increase citywide.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Pittsburgh leaders will join the Green Lane Project at an official kickoff event in Indianapolis in late April.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greenlaneproject.org&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFdNRhpO-o9lhFysmtCMG8S97-b0Q">www.greenlaneproject.org</a> or signup to receive the Green Lane Project <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleforbikes.org%2Fpages%2Fgreen-lane-project-weekly-news-digest&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNGyGyg8oa03GpQfgPNm8OxC645ubg">weekly news</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>About the Green Lane Project</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Green Lane Project is a program of the nonprofit <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.peopleforbikes.org&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFaptv_yf0HBXpx2gfKQ2X62b-WOw">PeopleForBikes</a>, a movement to unite millions of people to improve bicycling in America. The Project helps cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. It is focused on protected bike lanes, which are on-street lanes separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>###</div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:06:49 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2825 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><em>Attending the NLC Congressional City Conference and CEHACF Conference throughout the day</em></strong></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&#39;s Congressional City Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: All Day&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20008</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;">Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families (CEHACF) Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: All Day&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008</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- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce Pittsburgh as one of the cities that have been awarded &quot;Community Conversation&quot; grants from the National League of Cities&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;">Location: Marriott Wardman Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008</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>NLC&#39;s Mayor Education Reform Task Force</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11:30am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Marriott Wardman Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008</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>DMO Council of State Chairs Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:15pm-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Marriott Wardman Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008</span></div> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:40:28 -0400 Pittsburgh to Focus on Early Childhood, Afterschool and Postsecondary Attainment Programs Through Partnership with U.S. Dept. of Education http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2824 <p dir="ltr">WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today that Pittsburgh will partner with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Dept. of Education to hold a &ldquo;community conversation&rdquo; to discuss strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Unveiled today at NLC&rsquo;s Congressional City Conference in Washington, a &ldquo;memorandum of understanding&rdquo; (MOU) was signed between NLC and the Dept. of Education that outlines three goals for cities to focus on: early childhood education, afterschool and postsecondary attainment.</p> <p>&ldquo;Guaranteeing the best schools and the best-educated students are key investments in driving long-term and sustainable growth in Pittsburgh&rsquo;s population and economy,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto, a member of the NLC committee that oversees education policy and advocacy. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is positioned to become a national leader in providing our young people the tools they need to become our next generation of leaders.&rdquo;</p> <p>Pittsburgh will use the federal help to bolster ongoing efforts to support the city&rsquo;s schoolchildren, which are being led by the Mayor and Dr. Curtiss Porter, his Chief Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer. The efforts include a task force on public education, a focus on greater pre-Kindergarten opportunities for all, the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program, and positioning students for the job market after leaving school.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are proud to partner with the Department of Education in this extremely important effort to provide better educational opportunities to children nationwide,&rdquo; said NLC President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. &ldquo;This &lsquo;memo of understanding&rsquo; expands a local-federal partnership that is focused on supporting local efforts to improve schools and close the achievement gap. Through our &lsquo;community conversations&rsquo; with local leaders, families and community organizations, we can formulate actionable strategies that improve educational opportunities for all.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We know strong schools are at the heart of strong communities,&rdquo; added U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re excited about this new effort with the National League of Cities to help local leaders form partnerships with families and educators, which will better ensure that every child has the opportunity to access a high-quality education, and, ultimately, that every American has the chance to pursue their dreams.&rdquo;</p> <p>Community conversations will initially occur in 14 cities to bring together local leaders, educators, families and community leaders to discuss strategies for providing children with the foundational skills needed to enter school ready to learn, access to high-quality afterschool learning experiences and achieving postsecondary attainment. The conversations will also focus on closing achievement gaps (including for young men of color) and increasing student outcomes, including non-academic outcomes, with specific focus on social-emotional skills. &nbsp;</p> <p>Community Conversation Participating Cities &amp; Mayors</p> <p dir="ltr">Avondale, Ariz. &ndash; Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers</p> <p dir="ltr">Berkeley, Calif. &ndash; Mayor Tom Bates</p> <p dir="ltr">Dayton, Ohio &ndash; Mayor Nan Whaley</p> <p dir="ltr">Gary, Ind. &ndash; Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson</p> <p dir="ltr">Hattiesburg, Miss. &ndash; Mayor Johnny Dupree</p> <p dir="ltr">Kansas City, Mo. &ndash; Mayor Sly James</p> <p dir="ltr">Louisville, Ky. &ndash; Mayor Greg Fischer</p> <p dir="ltr">Madison, Wis. &ndash; Mayor Paul Soglin</p> <p dir="ltr">Memphis, Tenn. &ndash; Mayor A C Wharton</p> <p dir="ltr">Phoenix, Ariz. &ndash; Mayor Greg Stanton</p> <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh, Pa. &ndash; Mayor William Peduto</p> <p dir="ltr">Saint Paul, Minn. &ndash; Mayor Chris Coleman</p> <p dir="ltr">Salt Lake City, Utah &ndash; Mayor Ralph Becker</p> <p dir="ltr">Savannah, Ga. &ndash; Mayor Edna Branch Jackson</p> <p>The MOU announcement was made at NLC&rsquo;s annual Congressional City Conference held at the Marriott Wardman Park March 8-12. More than 2,000 local elected officials and leaders convened for the conference to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments.</p> <p>The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.</p> <p>###</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:21:54 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule March 8-9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2823 <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Saturday, March 8 2014</span></strong></em></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tom Wolf endorsement&nbsp;</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: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>JCC Big Night</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-size: small; line-height: 16px;">5738 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><em><strong>Sunday, March 9 2014</strong></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>Leave for DC for NLC Congressional Cities Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 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>PA Delegation dinner hosted by PML</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-8pm&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Caf&eacute; Paradiso 2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008</div> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:35:03 -0400 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2822 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Giving remarks at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Leaders Prayer Breakfast&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30-am-8am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Sheraton Station Square Hotel,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Judge Wecht</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-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>Meeting with Bob Ewanco&nbsp;</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</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>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-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 Mac Miller&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 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>St. Patrick&#39;s Day Button Party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:30-6pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Mitchell&#39;s Restaurant, 304 Ross Street, 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>16th Annual SEAD St. Patrick&#39;s Day Pre-Endorsement Rally</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Royal Place, 2660 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234</span></div> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:01:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2821 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Councilwoman Smith and Chiefs&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:45am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-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 EU Ambassador Vale De Almeida</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>NAIOP Pittsburgh Annual Awards Banquet</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: David Lawrence Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League Game</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:15pm-11:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Olympic Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:31:25 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO APPLAUDS COUNCIL MOVE ON OPEN DATA BILL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2817 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - (March 5, 2014) - Today Pittsburgh City Council voted to revolutionize the way the City of Pittsburgh collects, uses, and releases data about city operations and services. This legislation will provide the foundation for a data-driven government that will make a real difference in residents&#39; lives as we improve the way we deliver city services, increase transparency and participation in government, and build stronger relationships and lines of communication within and between city departments.</p> <p>&quot;Opening up city government&#39;s books and sharing what we know with our workforce, residents and tech community is not only going to benefit everyone in the city but it&#39;s also just the right thing to do. The residents of Pittsburgh own this data, it&#39;s theirs, not ours, and we have an obligation to share it,&quot; said Mayor William Peduto. &quot;I want to thank Councilwoman Rudiak for her leadership on this issue and all of Council for recognizing how important this is to the future of our city.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;We posted the draft bill online and received nearly 100 comments from the public, some from experts as far away as California and Philadelphia,&rdquo; said Councilman Natalia Rudiak. &ldquo;This is a pivotal moment, both in legislative process and how the city will share information. We look forward to more engagement with the growing local tech community, as we begin to work on apps and innovations to address the needs of our neighbors, community leaders, and our very own city employees.&quot;</p> <p>The Mayor also thanks Pittsburgh Dataworks, Bob Gradeck from the University of Pittsburgh, our partners at Allegheny County and others across the region who helped us lay the groundwork to take this important step today. It is our hope that this will be a first step in a broader initiative to create a regional open data system to collaborate and share information with partners across all sectors.</p> <p>Council approved the legislation in a preliminary vote Wednesday before a final vote scheduled Tuesday, March 11.</p> <p>###</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:09:00 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2816 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Call into WDVE&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8:15am-8:20am</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Dr. Lane and Nina Esposito-Visgitis</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: 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 Ecolumens Executives</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Cameo appearance in eco short film produced by YERT</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&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Receiving Ashes for Ash Wednesday</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: St. Mary&#39;s Church, 202 Stanwix 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 Bob Bauder</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: County Execuitve&#39;s office, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Bob Kennedy and Jeff Romoff</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Robert Grah</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Presenting Business Bout Awards</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: Thrill Mill, Inc.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px; font-size: 12px;">6024 Broad Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:45:36 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2812 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Speaking at National Bike Summit&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8am-9:15am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Returning to Pittsburgh</strong></div> <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>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-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> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:17:25 -0500 STATEMENT OF MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON THE UPMC PROTEST http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2811 <p>STATEMENT OF MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON THE UPMC PROTEST</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA (March 4, 2014) &ldquo;I know that there are families in this city who are struggling, and I respect the demonstrators who have been braving the elements to raise their concerns.</p> <p>I am in Washington D.C. this morning speaking at a national conference on behalf of our city, but I am returning home today earlier than expected and have been in discussions with UPMC&#39;s leadership. I plan to address the media personally this afternoon.</p> <p>As our largest employer and a world-class healthcare provider, UPMC is a major component of the economic engine of our city and a bedrock of our city&rsquo;s future. We all have a stake in UPMC&rsquo;s success, and we must work together as Pittsburghers to create a strong and prosperous city.</p> <p>Today, I want UPMC workers and protesters to know that I hear you. And I ask you to join me in bringing everyone together to talk about a plan to lift workers out of poverty; to ensure access to affordable healthcare; and to make sure that our city is getting its fair share of investments from all of our stakeholders.</p> <p>I am asking everyone &ndash; UPMC, workers and the union, healthcare subscribers and community leaders -- &nbsp;to collaborate to resolve these conflicts and heal the divisions within our community.</p> <p>Our entire city has heard your concerns, and I believe it is time to disband this assembly and return home to your families.</p> <p>I also want to thank our city&rsquo;s police officers for demonstrating incredible patience and professionalism while maintaining public safety under difficult circumstances.</p> <p>It&#39;s time for all of us to come together as Pittsburghers to build a strong future for UPMC, for all UPMC workers, and for the city we all love. The success of the Next Pittsburgh depends on us working together to improve jobs and strengthen our middle class.&rdquo;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:00:33 -0500 REMARKS BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO TO NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2810 <p>REMARKS BY MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO TO NATIONAL BIKE SUMMIT</p> <p>Mayor Peduto is set to address the <a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/summit">National Bike Summit</a> in Washington D.C. starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Below are exerpts of his remarks, as prepared for delivery:</p> <p>&quot;I want to thank everyone who, like me, traveled through atrocious conditions to get here, recognizing the importance of bicycling issues to our shared quality of life. But bike people are tough like that, and have the broken bones to prove it.</p> <p>Thanks, too, to my hosts here at the League of American Bicyclists. This fall, Pittsburgh is thrilled to be hosting the biennial <a href="http://www.pps.org/pwpb2012/media/">Pro-Walk/Pro-Bike Conference</a> and I&rsquo;m here to sell you on why &ndash; if you&rsquo;re not committed already &ndash; you should be among the thousand other people coming to my city this September.</p> <p>Pittsburgh is a growing, commuter-friendly city where 30 percent of people walk, bike or take public transit to work &ndash; that&rsquo;s the eighth-highest percentage among large American cities. Working hand-in-hand with Bike Pittsburgh the last several years, we&rsquo;ve installed 30 miles of on-street bicycle infrastructure, 500 bike racks, started bike corrals and offer bike valet services at city festivals.</p> <p>We are launching a citywide bike share program this year in partnership with Bike Pittsburgh and a major corporate sponsor, and we are working on a comprehensive complete streets plan to inform future development. We are looking at code amendments to relax or remove parking minimums in dense neighborhoods, and we are welcoming ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber to reduce the number of cars on the road and reduce the incidents of drunk driving.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve moved to educate bikers, drivers, and pedestrians, and promote other &ldquo;on street&rdquo; cycling infrastructure components, and my new administration will be doubling down on those investments in the future.</p> <p>Put simply Pittsburgh, in addition to these advancements, is also a small enough place where we &ndash; and you &ndash; can try out smart transportation visions before taking them across the globe. If we can do these things -- with our hills, valleys, rivers, and narrow streets designed before cars existed -- every city in the country can do it.</p> <p>The city has a transportation plan &ndash; MOVE PGH &ndash; that is under way and nearing completion. However we look to go further.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh has a robust network of trails and a growing &#39;on street&#39; cycling infrastructure. By working with bike and pedestrian advocates, we are working to create a vision for transportation that is built around people and places, not a singular mode or vehicle.&nbsp;</p> <p>We are also building a Sustainable Transportation System. It includes:</p> <p>- Developing and building infrastructure systems that optimize resources, and considers cyclists and pedestrians at every stage of planning and development. People and their mobility needs come first.&nbsp;</p> <p>- Coordinating investment between departments to make well informed, strategic decisions that engages communities and builds from the ground up.&nbsp;</p> <p>- Creating a Complete Streets Program, which builds a network of streets that enhances safety and access for cyclists and pedestrians&nbsp;</p> <p>- Designing for a true Multi-modal transportation system, which connects people and provides choices between transportation modes&nbsp;</p> <p>- Finally, we&rsquo;re backing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which maximize the use of technology to encourage improved decision making, safety and better resource allocation&nbsp;</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll learn all about those initiatives if you join us at the 17th Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference come September. But most importantly Pittsburgh &ndash; and the Project for Public Spaces &ndash; will learn from you. And now I&rsquo;m going to sit down and start doing exactly that. Thank you.&quot;</p> <p>###</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:15:51 -0500 Update: DEMONSTRATION AND ROAD CONDITION STATEMENTS FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2809 <p dir="ltr">STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON DEMONSTRATIONS</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - (March 3, 2014)</p> <p>&ldquo;I want to thank city residents, police and protesters for their patience during peaceful downtown events today.</p> <p>&ldquo;During demonstrations today 43 police officers and two squad cars from each police zone have been posted throughout the Central Business District to aid with public safety and to direct traffic. More than 1,000 people exercised their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble, and by cooperating with police no arrests have been reported. My office has kept lines of communication open with protest organizers and business groups to address any concerns.&rdquo;</p> <p>STATEMENT FROM &nbsp;MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ON ROAD CONDITIONS</p> <p>&ldquo;With temperatures expected to dip below freezing tonight, and the city&rsquo;s road salt supply exhausted, city roads will continue to be a challenge. The city used its remaining salt over the weekend and with Monday&rsquo;s regular daily delivery of 250 tons of salt the Department of Public Works will only be able to target those parts of primary roads with slopes and curves -- flat parts of primary roads will not be treated, nor will any parts of secondary or side streets.</p> <p>My office is seeking at least 2,000 tons of salt from Gov. Tom Corbett to treat roads around the critical public safety and health care facilities that are located in the city but used by Pennsylvanians from across the region. An 8 a.m. request to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency for extra salt to meet Pittsburgh&rsquo;s life-saving and safety needs was preliminarily denied.&rdquo;</p> <p>UPDATE: After the preliminarily denial Gov. Tom Corbett tonight authorized the city on Tuesday to pick up 200 tons of road salt from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The city&#39;s salt reserves should climb to 1,000 tons by the end of the week.</p> <div>###</div> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:38:36 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule March 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2807 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Mayor Council Weekly Meeting</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div 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. Grant-Overton and Jim Overton&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time:11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 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: 11:30am-2pm</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 Junior Achievement</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>Flight to DC</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:55pm-6:03pm</div> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:48:45 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PORKY CHEDWICK http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2806 <p>Mayor William Peduto issued this statement on the passing of Porky Chedwick:</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - &quot;Pittsburgh, and the world, lost a broadcasting legend today. Starting in the late 1940s at the station that later became WAMO, Porky give many R&amp;B performers their first airplay and notice, and went on to become a visionary champion of rock and roll. I just saw Porky last weekend, and whatever we called him -- Daddio of the Raddio, Bossman, Your Platter Pushin&#39; Poppa --&nbsp; I am honored to have called him a friend.&quot;</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:02:52 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2805 <div><em><strong>Saturday March 1</strong></em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Call with Governor Corbett&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 9:30am-9:45am</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>USW Ceremony Executive Board taking Oath of Office, giving welcoming remarks</strong></div> <div>Time: 2pm-3pm</div> <div>Location: Sheraton Station Square Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">300 W Station Square Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Democratic Committee&#39;s Annual Jefferson-Jackson Luncheon&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div>Location: IBEW Local 5,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">5 Hot Metal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><em><strong>Sunday March 2</strong></em></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Empty Bowls Dinner &quot;Celebrity Soup Servers&quot;&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 3pm-3:30pm</div> <div>Location: Rodef Shalom Congregation,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>PFO and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Present &quot;Lights! Glamour! Action!&quot; Oscar celebration&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 6pm-9pm</div> <div><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Heinz Field,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px;">100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:42:10 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO REACHES AGREEMENT ON HISTORIC PRODUCE TERMINAL http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2802 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto announced today that the Urban Redevelopment Authority has reached an agreement with the Buncher Co. that will provide an opportunity to evaluate alternative development strategies to save and re-use the historic produce terminal building in the Strip District.</p> <p>Buncher has formally agreed to a six month standstill from their option under the previous mayoral administration to purchase the Pennsylvania Fruit Auction and Sales Building from the URA. The Mayor has empowered the URA to utilize this period to identify alternative development strategies that preserve the Terminal Building, address Buncher&rsquo;s concerns regarding access to their riverfront development, and allow for the Terminal Building to serve as a catalyst to spur broader redevelopment efforts for the entire Strip and its neighboring communities.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are working to implement a grand vision for the Strip District that goes from the Convention Center to St. Stanislaus,&rdquo; the Mayor said. &ldquo;With our collaborators we&rsquo;ll put forth a vision that builds on the history of Pittsburgh and doesn&rsquo;t tear it down.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Buncher Co. has a pending option to buy the Terminal from the URA for $1.8 million as part of plans to redevelop largely vacant land between the Terminal Building and the Allegheny River. Kevin Acklin, URA board chairman and chief of staff to the Mayor, has engaged the firm Fourth Economy to evaluate development with the foresight to bring the iconic structure back to life.</p> <p>Fourth Economy will also lead efforts for community input into the redevelopment process.</p> <p>Buncher company executives have been meeting regularly with Mr. Acklin and the URA and signaled in January that they would work with the Peduto administration, but today&rsquo;s agreement finalizes that tentative pact.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto thanked the Buncher executives for the productive talks and plans to work further with Buncher on world-class development plans that build on the city&rsquo;s history, while building new foundations for riverfront access and connections among Downtown, the Strip District and neighborhoods east.</p> <p>###</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:14:12 -0500 PITTSBURGH PUBLIC WORKS CREWS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE STORM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2801 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.</p> <p>As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.</p> <p>As of Friday the city&rsquo;s reserves included 2,000 tons of road salt, and 1,000 tons of sand and granular limestone, mixed with liquid calcium chloride. The City will continue to receive shipments of road treatment materials after the storm arrives early next week.</p> <p>On Friday crews were attaching plows to the extra tractors set to be deployed Monday and extending equipment repair hours to have a full complement of DPW vehicles at the ready.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto and Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa are urging residents to prepare for delays related to the storm. Public Works has deemed this a Level 3 storm, meaning a heavy emphasis on emergency and primary routes, followed by plowing of secondary streets. It could take up to 48 hours after the snowfall ends for streets to be clear, and the fewer vehicles are traveling roads Monday the faster crews can complete their work.</p> <p dir="ltr">Residents are urged to check <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/">http://pittsburghpa.gov/</a> during and after the storm for updates.</p> <p>###</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:51:47 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 28, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2800 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Consul General of Slovenia</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-10:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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-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 PA Bio President, Vice President, and Senior Director</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>Photo with artist and writer at&nbsp;Black History Month Exhibit</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-12:35pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: City-County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Elwin Green, Homewood Nation</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Phone Interview with Sports Illustrated Kids</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:45pm-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>Call with Mayor DeStefano&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2:15pm-2:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Tour of District 2 with Councilwoman Smith and Executive Team</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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at Temple Sinai service</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-8:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Temple Sinai,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5505 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:48:01 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO ANNOUNCES EXTENDED APPLICATION PERIOD FOR LOVE YOUR BLOCK PROGRAM http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2799 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Feb. 27, 2014) Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the spring 2014 <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=intro">Love Your Block</a> grant award program. &nbsp;<a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=apply">Applications</a> will now be available until Friday, March 7. &nbsp;This season, the block revitalization program will give organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;With the generous support of The Home Depot Foundation, I am excited to introduce a high-impact round of funding for local nonprofits by offering $2,000 mini-grants, $1,000 more than previous seasons, &nbsp;to create more prominent and sustainable projects,&rdquo; said Peduto. &nbsp;&ldquo;This grassroots work, with the help of City services and engaged citizens, will help make incremental changes that will aid in transforming the landscape of our City.&quot;</p> <p dir="ltr">Along with the mini-grant, selected groups will also receive support from City departments through services such as trash collection and graffiti removal to support the projects, as feasible. A full list of available City services can be found in the Love Your Block application.</p> <p dir="ltr">Applicants for the spring 2014 program must be a qualified nonprofit organization or have the support of a nonprofit fiscal agent, and the impacted area must be within City limits. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 7, 2014; late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid-March 2014. A mandatory grantee orientation will take place in April 2014 with location and time to be announced to grantees at a later date. A downloadable application can be found <a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/loveyourblock/grantapplication?m=apply">here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">In addition to receiving a $2,000 mini-grant, all the qualifying groups are eligible for an additional award. The two best block revitalization projects will receive an additional $3,000 Home Depot gift card for future block enhancements based upon judgment criteria listed in the application details. Special consideration will be given to Love Your Block projects that engage local veterans and veterans&rsquo; organizations.</p> <p dir="ltr">To date, grantees have impacted approximately 290 blocks by collecting over 37,000 pounds of litter, creating 197 green spaces, leveraging almost $161,000 in donations and recruiting over 3,300 volunteers through the program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Love Your Block is funded by The Home Depot Foundation and is supported, in part, by the Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA program.</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto joins more than 150 mayors from across the nation in continuing the tradition of impact volunteerism in their respective cities. By recently signing the Cities of Service Declaration of Service, Mayor Peduto commits to using citizen service in a meaningful way to help tackle some of Pittsburgh&#39;s most pressing needs through volunteer-fueled programs, ranging from mentoring our City&#39;s youth to revitalizing neighborhood blocks through the City&#39;s servePGH initiative. Joining in 2009, Pittsburgh is one of the 17 founding cities to support this effort. The Peduto Administration looks forward to continuing this rich neighbors-helping-neighbors tradition.</p> <p dir="ltr">About Cities of Service</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">About servePGH</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. &nbsp;Additional information is available at <a href="about:blank">pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh</a></p> <p dir="ltr">About AmeriCorps VISTA</p> <p dir="ltr">The Love Your Block Program, based on the Cities of Service Blueprint, is supported by The Home Depot Foundation, Corporation for National Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA. &nbsp;AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses and strengthen community groups, with the ultimate goal to eliminate poverty in the United States. In Pennsylvania, there are currently over 200 VISTAs serving on 30 projects.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:57:39 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 27, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2798 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Working in Office</span></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-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>On Air with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, KDKA Mike Pintek Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <p>Time: 12pm-1pm</p> <div>Locaton: 5 Foster Plaza,&nbsp;651 Holiday Drive,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15220</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div>Time: 1pm-6pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Fundraiser for County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div>Time: 6pm-6:30pm</div> <div>Location: Omni William Penn Hotel,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 18px;">530 William Penn Place,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League Game</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:15pm-11:15pm</div> <div>Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Olympic Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225</span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:57:49 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 26, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2797 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with US Department of Health and Human Services Region III Director Joanne Grossi</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>Meeting with Phil Hallen</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>Press Conference with Auditor General DePasquale regarding Pension Reform</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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-2pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Interview with Washington Post</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 Rep. Ravenstahl</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>Co-Host for Senator Fontana 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: LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211&nbsp;</div> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:47:12 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO STATEMENT ON SENTENCING OF NATE HARPER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2796 <p>The following is a statement from Mayor William Peduto:</p> <p>&quot;This is a sad day for our city but a chance for rebirth within our police bureau. With the community&#39;s support,&nbsp;I am committed to breaking with the past, championing&nbsp;ethics and accountability from top to bottom, and rebuilding a&nbsp;department that&nbsp;all city residents, including rank and file officers, can be proud of.&quot;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:30:03 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO REMINDS STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION TASK FORCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2795 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA - City high school students, don&rsquo;t miss your chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do.</p> <p dir="ltr">The deadline is next week for Pittsburgh Public Schools high schoolers to apply for a spot on Mayor William Peduto&rsquo;s task force on public education. The 21-member body will meet through the spring and summer to study and recommend ways to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities, and issue a report at the start of the next school year. For more information on the task force, <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2784">click here</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">School officials, community leaders and parents are part of the task force but the mayor wants students to help as well. He&rsquo;s reserved three spots for Pittsburgh high school students, each of whom will serve with full voting power. Here&rsquo;s how to apply:</p> <p dir="ltr">Go to <a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/education-task-force">http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/education-task-force</a> and fill out an application form. You also need to submit via the website a resume and a one page letter to the Mayor explaining why they would like to serve on the task force. Applications and all materials are due by March 7, 2014.</p> <p dir="ltr">###</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:47:55 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 25, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2794 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">City County Update with Mayor and County Executive</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: County Executive&#39;s office, 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-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>Bloomfield Business Network dinner and reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-8pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;Lombardozzi&#39;s, 4786 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224&nbsp;</div> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:24:57 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO TIGHTENS RULES FOR USE OF UNRESTRICTED PARKING PASSES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2793 <p dir="ltr">PITTSBURGH, PA -- Keeping with his promise to run an accountable and transparent government, Mayor William Peduto today issued an executive policy detailing the rules for the use of unrestricted and restricted parking passes by City of Pittsburgh employees. Under the new policy there will be a total of 29 parking passes, only 11 of which will be unrestricted. &nbsp;This is an almost 90% cut from the 271 passes that were circulating before Mayor Peduto revoked them last month in an executive order.</p> <p>&ldquo;We need to be responsible with the public&rsquo;s money,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;The parking pass situation that existed before was out of control and it was past time to reign it in. There are a very limited number of employees who will receive these passes to do their jobs and this policy ensures that it will stay that way.&rdquo;</p> <p>The policy is just one part of an unprecedented effort to professionalize and reform Pittsburgh&rsquo;s government. It follows on a policy issued last week to stop the use of city property for political purposes by banning elected officials&rsquo; names from city property. These policies are just the beginning of what will be a permanent commitment to revolutionize city government.</p> <p>The reform of the city&rsquo;s parking permits will also help to bolster the city&rsquo;s pension fund. Under current law and agreements, some excess revenue derived from parking meters is transferred to the fund annually. By decreasing the number of parking passes by nearly 90%, the Mayor is also ensuring that workers&rsquo; pensions will be there when they need them. &nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;We have to respect the commitments we have made to our workers,&rdquo; said the Mayor. &ldquo;They do a great job for this city, they work hard, and I will do what it takes to protect their pensions.&rdquo;</p> <p>The policy calls for 11 unrestricted parking passes to be available to the nine members of City Council and the Controller with one reserved for the law department&rsquo;s magistrate court attorney. An additional 18 restricted permits are available to city departments including 10 in the department of finance, one in the department of public works, one in the bureau of building inspection, two in the department of planning, and four in the Controller&rsquo;s office. Finance and the Controller&rsquo;s office play an important role in inspections for revenue collection and in contract inspection, respectively, and their employees are required to travel across the city regularly to complete their job duties.</p> <p>The policy requires that all passes be kept by department or bureau directors and be signed out by employees on a daily basis.</p> <p>The policy is the result of an executive order the Mayor issued January 23 as part of his ongoing efforts to reform city government. The Office of the Mayor will receive no parking passes in accordance with the policy.</p> <p>The text of the policy <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/City_Employee_Parking_and_Permit_Parking_Policy.pdf">is available here</a>.</p> <p># # #</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:18:06 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 24, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2790 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Mayor Council Weekly meeting with Council President, Council Pro-tem, and Council Finance Chair</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 Conference Room, 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 Sam Ayman and Mr. Nakiboglu</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Essential Pittsburgh Radio Show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:06pm-12:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: WESA Studio, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Chairman Powelson of the PA Public Utility Commission</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Judge Manning and Chief Huss</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>Weekly Meeting with Chiefs</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4pm-5pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Steel Valley Authority meeting</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: Grandview Country Club, 1000 Club House Drive, North Braddock, PA 15104</div> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 09:28:47 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule Feb 22-23, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2788 <p><em><strong>Saturday, Feb 22, 2014</strong></em></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Rep. Ed Gainey Campaign Kick-off</span></strong></p> <p><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; line-height: 19px;">Location: CEA, 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Patching Potholes Press Conference</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:00pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Penn &amp; Negley, 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>Presenting Proclamation at Roots of Rock and Roll show</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Benedum Center, 719 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>Pittsburgh School of Drama Centennial Celebration at CMU&nbsp;</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: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes 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>Co-Chair Roger Humprie&#39;s &quot;Pass It On&quot; film premiere&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Manchester Craftsmen&#39;s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, 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>Belle Voci &quot;Love A Many Splendored Thing&quot; Concert</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7:30pm-9pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">Faith United Methodist Church,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">261 W Chapel Ridge Road,&nbsp;Pittsburgh, PA 15238</span></span></div> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><em>Sunday, Feb 23, 2014</em></strong></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>New City Church Service</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: New City Church, 304 Forbes 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>Presenting proclamation for Henry Highland Garnett Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-1:00pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, 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>Presenting awards at Steel City Codefest&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;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">American Eagle Outfitters-Corporate Office,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">77 Hot Metal Street,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Roboto, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15203</span></span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:32:59 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO TO ASSIST POTHOLE CREWS SATURDAY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2787 <p dir="ltr">Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.</p> <p>Public Works crews applied 362 tons of cold-patch asphalt to potholes through Friday and will dispatch an additional 26 crews to perform more patching Saturday. DPW will deploy six street sweepers citywide on Saturday as well.</p> <p>Due to excessive pothole problems in the East Liberty area Public Works will close alternating lanes of Negley Run Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and East Liberty Boulevard on Monday for milling. Collins Street between East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Circle North will be closed Tuesday for additional milling. Both have concrete bases and will be drivable until resurfacing in the spring.</p> <p>Mayor William Peduto is urging drivers to report potholes via the city&rsquo;s 311 services: the city received 1,366 total calls and Tweets to its 311 response center and <a href="https://twitter.com/Pgh311">@Pgh311</a> this week. Those using Twitter should be as precise about pothole location as possible within the 140 characters allotted.</p> <p>The 311 phone line is answered Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto and Public Works officials will be available for questions on the city efforts Saturday.</p> <p><strong>WHERE</strong>: Corner of S. Negley and Penn Avenues, Friendship.</p> <p><strong>WHEN</strong>: 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:59:12 -0500 MAYOR'S STATEMENT ON DR. EDWARD KIELY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2786 <p dir="ltr">STATEMENT OF MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO</p> <p dir="ltr">It is with sincere regret that I received today the attached letter from Dr. Edward Kiely, removing himself from consideration as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Dr. Kiely is a nationwide leader on performance based budgeting, and has served in government at the highest levels, including the administrations of the Governors of New York and Minnesota. He is the kind of professional I envisioned for this role in my administration, with experience in data driven management of taxpayer resources and efficient deployment of city assets to produce the best results for our residents. I regret that his nomination became mired in politics, and Dr. Kiely never had the opportunity to receive a fair and thorough hearing before City Council. I am confident that Dr. Kiely upheld his obligations as a taxpayer and he and his family already paid the price for an unfortunate business dispute. I respect Dr. Kiely&#39;s decision, and thank him for his willingness to offer his expertise and service to the residents of our city.</p> <p dir="ltr">February 21, 2014</p> <p dir="ltr">Mayor Peduto,</p> <p dir="ltr">With sadness but appreciation for the honor of being asked to join your Administration, I must withdraw my candidacy as Director of the new Department of Management and Budget. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">You have long been a champion of bringing accountability and innovation to the City of Pittsburgh. As much as I would have been privileged to support your vision to improve city government, my nomination has been politicized to the extent that I now believe it in the best interest of the city that I ask that you withdraw my nomination. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">My own record, as an entrepreneur, educator and advisor to governors in Minnesota and New York attest to my ability to serve the citizens of Pittsburgh and it is my hope that, at some point in the future, I will be able to make a contribution to the city&rsquo;s progress. Had we been afforded the opportunity to explain this legitimate business situation in a fair and open environment, free of political agendas, perhaps the outcome would have been different.</p> <p dir="ltr">Regrettably, the current atmosphere suggests that going forward with my appointment will only serve to distract from the city&rsquo;s business at a time it sorely needs tending. I am extremely proud of you and your staff. I stand ready to work with you, your team and council in whatever capacity I can best serve.</p> <p dir="ltr">Very best wishes,</p> <p dir="ltr">Ed Kiely</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:05:51 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO APPOINTS EDUCATION TASK FORCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2784 <p><b>Contact:&nbsp;</b><b>Tim McNulty 412-255-2619</b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; In a historic move to bring together all stakeholders for the first&nbsp; time in decades, Mayor William Peduto today named a 21-member task force charged with examining public education in the City of Pittsburgh, and issuing recommendations to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities.</p> <p>&quot;I am charging this task force to come together and revolutionize public education in Pittsburgh, to set aside the divisions that have opened up in our education community, and to build the best education model for our children and families,&quot; said Mayor Peduto. &quot;Educating our children is my top priority and I want to build the best public education system in the country.&quot;</p> <p>The task force includes elected officials, leaders in education in Pittsburgh, representatives from the foundation community, community members, the teachers union and others. In addition the task force is seeking three Pittsburgh high school students to serve as full voting members. The task force will meet regularly this spring and summer and issue a report to the Mayor, Pittsburgh City Council, and the community before September 1, 2014.</p> <p>The Mayor is seeking three high school students to serve on the task force, each of whom will serve with full voting power. Students who are interested in applying should visit http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/education-task-force and fill out the form. In addition, students should submit via the website a resume and a one page letter to the Mayor explaining why they would like to serve on the task force. Applications and all materials are due by March 7, 2014.</p> <p>The task force members named by the Mayor are:</p> <ul> <li>Terry Kennedy, Pittsburgh Public Schools Board</li> <li>Thomas Sumpter, President, Pittsburgh Public Schools</li> <li>Board Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers</li> <li>Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</li> <li>Dr. Curtiss Porter, Chief Education &amp; Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, City of Pittsburgh</li> <li>R. Daniel Lavelle, Pittsburgh City Council</li> <li>Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh City Council</li> <li>Theresa Kail-Smith, Pittsburgh City Council</li> <li>Deborah Gross, Pittsburgh City Council</li> <li>Michael Lamb, City of Pittsburgh Controller</li> <li>Carey Harris, Executive Director, A+ Schools</li> <li>Patrick Dowd, Executive Director, Allies for Children</li> <li>Jessie Ramey, Founder, Yinzercation</li> <li>Brian Brown, Community and Youth Organizer, Hill District Consensus Group</li> <li>Betsy Magley, Parent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</li> <li>Hazel Blackman, Hazelwood resident</li> <li>The Rev. Dr. Darryl Canady, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church</li> <li>The Rev. John Welch, Dean of Students, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary</li> <li>Three current PPS High School students to be determined.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:44:47 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 21, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2783 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Congressman Rothfus</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>Senior Center&#39;s Advisory Council Installation, Swearing in of new officers</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: Tree of Life Congregation,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">5898 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting regarding Duolingo</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>Pizza Party to watch first period of USA vs Canada Men&#39;s Hockey Semifinal Game</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 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 Thomas Lamb, PNC BANK</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Jonathan Kamin, Joe Mistick, and Kevin Acklin</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>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: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</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 Mistrials of Love musical comedy</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6:15pm-8:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: CLO Cabaret Theater, 719 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:34:13 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 20, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2781 <p><strong>On Air with WDVE Randy Baumann, Call in</strong></p> <p>Time: 8:30am-8:35am</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Swearing in of Fire Bureau Promotions</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: City Council Chambers, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Treasurer Rob McCord&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 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: 11:30am-1pm</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 Dick Hadley, Executive Director of Allegheny League of Municipalities</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: 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 Rob Conroy, Ceasefire</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1:30pm-2pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant Street, PIttsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Working in Office </strong></div> <div>Time: 2pm-3:30pm<strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Lee Haller</strong></div> <div>Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm</div> <div>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Iron Lung Hockey League Game&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30pm-11:30pm</div> <div>Location: 84 Lumber Arena, 7600 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15225&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:33:42 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO ANNOUNCES KEY STAFF HIRES http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2780 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-268700d9-4fa6-44e4-d09a-56b3002fd277" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;&ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced the hiring of five new employees in the Mayor&#39;s Office, overseeing nonprofit and faith-based initiatives, sustainability, communications, and public safety information. All five are new to City of Pittsburgh government.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Betty Cruz has been named non-profit and faith based manager, Grant Ervin sustainability manager, Timothy McNulty communications manager, Katie O&#39;Malley communications assistant and Sonya Toler public information officer for the Department of Public Safety.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;I am excited to welcome these talented professionals to the City of Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;We have dedicated and hard working employees in Pittsburgh, but if we are going to build the next Pittsburgh we need fresh faces and new ideas and this is part of that process.&ldquo;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Cruz and Ervin are already working for the city in their new positions, while McNulty begins today and Toler will move today from her position as interim communications manager in the Office of the Mayor. O&#39;Malley will start in the coming weeks. These mayoral hires are not subject to Pittsburgh City Council approval.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Ervin, McNulty and Toler were hired in coordination with Talent City, the initiative from the Pittsburgh Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics to help Mayor Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh search for and hire leading professionals to help build the next Pittsburgh.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Betty Cruz</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Non-profit and faith based manager</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">With 15 years experience spanning the nonprofit and private sectors, Cruz, 36, is skilled in building relationships. She has managed partnerships that met corporate and philanthropic interests in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Miami and New York. As Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership, she significantly expanded the membership and increased the organization&rsquo;s advocacy efforts. Prior to working with the Partnership, Cruz was an account manager with KaBOOM! in D.C. Previous employment also included stints with the Heffrey Group, TARA, Ink., and DeVries Public Relations &nbsp;in Miami and New York. A native of Miami, Cruz holds a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a Master&rsquo;s of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She currently lives in Highland Park with her husband, Paul. Her salary is $65,249.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Grant Ervin</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sustainability manager</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Grant Ervin, 37, brings Pittsburgh government 15 years of experience intersecting the worlds of environmental, community and economic development and infrastructure policy to create innovative and sustainable solutions for local governments, community development organizations and state agencies. Prior to joining the city Ervin, of Morningside, served as the regional director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide smart growth and sustainable development advocacy organization, and as public policy manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. Ervin graduated with a Bachelor&#39;s degree in History and Political Science from Washington &amp; Jefferson College, and a Master&#39;s degree from the University of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His salary is $71,125.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Timothy McNulty</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Communications manager</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Timothy McNulty is an 18-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he largely reported on local, state and federal government and politics. McNulty, 44, began working for the newspaper as a Washington D.C. correspondent in 1996, and from late 1997 through 2004 was its Pittsburgh government reporter, covering issues including stadium financing, the city&#39;s entrance into Act 47 financial distress and public housing. He has also written about the city&#39;s arts, sports and cultural institutions, and oversaw Early Returns, the Post-Gazette&#39;s award-winning politics blog. McNulty earned Bachelor&#39;s degrees in History and Philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. and a Master&#39;s in Journalism from New York University, New York., N.Y. He lives in East Allegheny in the city&#39;s North Side. His salary is $71,125.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Katie O&#39;Malley</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Assistant Communications Manager</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Pittsburgh Penguins employee Katie O&#39;Malley, 30, brings a new dynamic to city government, with a background in television, radio and social media. O&#39;Malley is currently a host for PensTV, where she conducts player interviews, writes feature stories and produces in-game entertainment elements for the team, its website and Verizon OnDemand. Since 2010, she has also been production coordinator for the hockey franchise, managing crews, bookings, scheduling and payroll for in-game entertainment, and was formerly a co-host for Penguins Radio 24/7 and for Inside Penguins Hockey on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh. O&#39;Malley, of Shadyside, has deep philanthropic roots in the community, currently serving as a gala committee member for the the Pittsburgh Kids Foundation, a volunteer for Team Tassy, and previously in charitable roles with Gilda&#39;s Club Western Pennsylvania, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Pittsburgh Zoo &amp; PPG Aquarium. She received a Bachelor&#39;s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. Her salary is $51,055.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Sonya Toler</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Public Information Officer</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Most recently, Sonya Toler has worked as Interim Communications Director and will be moving to a newly created position in the Public Safety Department. A 21-year veteran of journalism and communications, she has experience writing both behind the scenes and being in front of the mic. She has worked for the New Pittsburgh Courier as News Editor, the Pittsburgh Business Times as Staff Writer, the Pittsburgh International Airport Magazine as Managing Editor, and has worked as a freelance reporter/editor and voice over artist. Prior to joining the administration, Toler was the communications director for the People for Peduto campaign for mayor. She returns to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia, where she lived while working as Executive Director of the Governor&rsquo;s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs in Harrisburg. She has also worked as Director of Communications for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Currently living in the Hill District, Toler, 43, earned a Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree from Point Park University in Journalism &amp; Communications. Her salary is $71,125.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Photos available upon request</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:17:30 -0500 EIGHT TO BE PROMOTED WITHIN THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF FIRE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2779 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-47423d74-4ae0-db9c-917c-98325d8f0937" 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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA </span>&ndash; <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Mayor William Peduto will participate in the promotion ceremony for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire today at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers. Eight inviduals will rise in the ranks today - one captain, three lieutenants, and four firefighters. They are:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Daniel Herr </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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Captain, Truck Co. No. 8 to Battalion Chief, Hazardous Materials, Unit 4020</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Timothy May</span></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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Lieutenant, Engine Co. 28 to Captain, Truck Co. No. 30 (Elliot) </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Rectenwald</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Lieutenant, Engine Co. No 12 to Captain, Truck Co. No. 14 (Oakland)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Mark Gasiorowski</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Lieutenant, Engine Co. No. 26 to Captain, Truck Co. No. 8 (East Liberty)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Matt Hazel</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Firefighter, Engine Co. No 7 to Lieutenant, Engine Co. No. 19 (Swisshelm Park)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Jason Batts</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Firefighter, Engine Co. No. 10 to Lieutenant, Engine Co. No. 28 (Beechview)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Gregory Schanck</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Firefighter, Truck Co. No. 24 to Lieutenant, Engine Co. No. 12 (Greenfield)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Craig Mahouski</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Firefighter, Engine Co. No. 37 to Lieutenant, Engine Co. No. 26 (Brookline)</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:54:30 -0500 MAYOR NUTTER ISSUES STATEMENT ON MAURA KENNEDY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2778 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter issued the attached statement on the hiring of Maura Kennedy as Chief of the Bureau of Building Inspection for the City of Pittsburgh, calling her &quot;a dedicated public servant&quot; and &quot;an innovative leader.&quot;</p> <p>Click <a href="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/2-19_MAYOR_NUTTER-S_STATEMENT_ON_MAURA_KENNEDY.pdf">here</a> for Mayor Nutter&#39;s statement.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:19:39 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO, COUNCILWOMAN GROSS TO ADDRESS CITY ROAD CONDITIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2776 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-47423d74-4ae0-db9c-917c-98325d8f0937" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Deb Gross will hold a press conference this afternoon in Lawrenceville to discuss efforts to improve the city&#39;s road conditions, in the wake of shifting weather patterns.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Where:</span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> 43rd &amp; Butler Streets</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Across from Tender Bar + Kitchen</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">4300 Butler St.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When: </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">1 p.m. TODAY</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:02:48 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO NOMINATES FOUR NEW DIRECTORS TO LEAD CITY DEPARTMENTS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2775 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-17784809-4afe-2618-0c4b-de74dba3571a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today his selection of four new directors to lead key City of Pittsburgh departments. These selections were made after applicants applied through Talent City and passed rigorous screenings, interviews and evaluations. Final selections were made by the Mayor as he continues to build his leadership team.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;I am excited for each of these individuals to come on board and start the important work of building the next Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Each of them are talented, experienced professionals who will do great things for our city.&rdquo;</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Of the four candidates, three are external hires with James Griffin coming on board as the Director of Parks and Recreation, Maura Kennedy starting as the Chief of the Bureau of Building Inspection, and Deborah Walker taking over as the Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations. The fourth candidate, Todd Siegel, will become the Director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission after previously serving as the assistant director of the department.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The hires were made through Talent City, a program run by the Pittsburgh Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics to help Mayor Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh search for and hire the best and the brightest managers and professionals to help lead our city. </span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;I am very thankful for the service Talent City, Pittsburgh Foundation, and the Institute of Politics have provided to my administration and to the people of this city,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Finding good people willing to bring their talents into government is very difficult. As these hires show, we have selected exceptional people to join us in service to the public and take the helm of our city departments.&rdquo;</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Todd Siegel will start immediately in his role as Director of Personnel and Civil Service Commission. The remaining nominees will start in the coming weeks as they transition out of their current jobs. All candidates must be confirmed by City Council.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Biographies for each candidate follow:</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">James Griffin</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Director of Parks &amp; Recreation</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Coming to us from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, James Griffin, 47, possesses a detailed knowledge of the parks, parklets, playgrounds, greenways and watersheds throughout the city. He began working with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy as the manager for Schenley Plaza in 2008. Through his efforts, the park has enjoyed tremendous success including tripling its number of visitors to 500,000 annually, providing diverse and interesting programming and dining options and the project becoming financial sustainability. For the past two years, Griffin has served as Director of Facilities, responsible for all Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy projects&#39; maintenance, operations and programming. His career includes more than two decades of management experience, including as a small business owner of The Hermitage Group, a management consulting firm that he co-founded in 2005. With stints at IBM, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he advised clients such as NASA and the U.S. Courts, and at the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Health where he served as the chief technology officer, Griffin has displayed a variety of management skills across a broad swath of industries. He began his career at Washington Steel, sweeping floors and delivering mail for the now defunct company. After college, he entered government service as a legislative staff member in the U.S. Senate&#39;s Committee on Veterans Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives&#39; Committee on Ways &amp; Means. Griffin has a Master&rsquo;s degree from Carnegie Mellon University&rsquo;s Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree from Yale University. He lives in Squirrel Hill. His salary will be $96,410.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Maura Kennedy</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Chief of BBI</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Maura Kennedy, 32, most recently served the residents of Philadelphia as Executive Director of Development Services in the Department of Licenses and Inspections, a position she has held since July of 2013. Having joined the City of Philadelphia in 2008, Kennedy first worked as Deputy Press Secretary for the Nutter Administration before being promoted to Director of Strategic Initiatives for Licenses and Inspections. There she launched and directed the department&rsquo;s highly acclaimed Vacant Property Strategy, reducing the number of vacant or abandoned properties in Philadelphia by strengthening and enforcing private property maintenance standards. Kennedy is working on a Master&rsquo;s in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and holds Bachelors degree from the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. Kennedy&rsquo;s salary will be $100,889. She is in the process of relocating to Pittsburgh, and her employment will commence after she has moved to the city. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Todd Siegel</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Director of Personnel and Civil Service</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Todd Siegel, 52, has more than 20 years of broad-based experience in management and human resources, serving most recently as the assistant director of the Department of Personnel and Civil Services Commmission. Siegel has supervised the planning and performance of the City&rsquo;s human resource administrative functions since 1989. The Greenfield resident earned a Master&rsquo;s degree in public management with a focus on management information systems from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master&rsquo;s in information science from the University of Pittsburgh. His undergraduate degree, also from the University of Pittsburgh, is in psychology and communications. Siegel will begin his new duties immediately in an acting capacity at a salary of $96,410.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Deborah Walker</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Manager of the Office of Municipal Investigations</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Deborah Walker, 59, has 20 years experience in law enforcement and 10 years as a higher education administrator. After graduating from Westinghouse High School, she was hired by the University of Pittsburgh Police Department and began training at the Allegheny County Police Academy within six months. In 1999, she was promoted to the position of Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist and managed various efforts to improve campus safety that effectively reduced crime rates. She continued to rise in the ranks ultimately serving as student conduct officer. In 2010, Walker was appointed to Pittsburgh&rsquo;s Citizens Police Review Board and served as board chair. She holds two degrees from the University of Pittsburgh &ndash; a bachelor&rsquo;s in criminal justice and legal studies and a master&rsquo;s in public policy and management. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh. Walker is also a past recipient of the Chancellor&rsquo;s Distinguished Service Award from the University of Pittsburgh, the first university employee represented by a collective bargaining unit to receive the award. She is also a respected professional in the area of university, police, and community relations, having presented a talk on </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Responding to Crime at an Urban-Based Research University </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">at the Oxford Roundtable at the University of Oxford. She lives in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh and her salary will be $74,775. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Photos available upon request.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:40:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 19, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2774 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Mark Peterson and Bridgeway Capital</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-9:30am</span></p> <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 Jason McLennan, CEO of International Living Future Institute and Richard Piacentini, Executive Director of Phipps Conservatory&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10am-11am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div 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 Polito and Comcast</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</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 Councilwoman Gross regarding Neighborhood Services</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: 43rd Street and Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Working in Office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 2pm-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> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:40:22 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO APPOINTS SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TASK FORCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2771 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-22f46ca6-459c-47c0-e2cd-eef1ebce2011" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto announced today the appointment of members to his Summer Youth Employment Opportunities Task Force following the issuance of an executive order last week calling for the program to be overhauled. </span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;The City of Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program can be a powerful tool in the effort to open the doors of economic opportunity for our city&rsquo;s youth,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;I ask this new committee to make sure that we are providing the best opportunities for young people to establish ladders of opportunity to build careers, not just typical summer jobs.&rdquo;</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Task Force is charged with finding ways to expand access to the program, identifying new funding sources and placement sites for employed youth, and recommending new strategies for expanding career development opportunities. Chiefs Dr. Curtiss Porter and Debbie Lestitian will convene the first meeting in the near future and meet regularly throughout the remainder of the winter to develop the task force&rsquo;s recommendations. A final report will be issued in the spring.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The members of the Task Force will include:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Debbie Lestitian, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Pittsburgh (Co-Chair)</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Dr. Curtiss Porter, Chief of Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment, City of Pittsburgh (Co-Chair)</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Jim Denova, President, Benedum Foundation</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Andrew Butcher, CEO, GTECH</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fred Redmond, International Vice President, United Steelworkers Union</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Dr. Linda Lane, Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Theresa Kail-Smith, Member of Pittsburgh City Council</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Reverend Ricky Burgess, Member of Pittsburgh City Council</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Stefani Pashman, Chief Executive Officer, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Promise</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Laura Fisher, Senior Vice President for Special Projects, Allegheny Conference</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">John Lydon, Executive Director, Auberle</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:48:31 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO, COUNCILMAN GILMAN SHOW SUPPORT FOR UBER AND LYFT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2770 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-25a87c95-458e-cb64-6595-12d3281ddb85" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &nbsp;&ndash; &nbsp;Mayor William Peduto and Councilman Daniel Gilman will address the media today to discuss the Public Utility Commission&rsquo;s opposition to such ride-sharing companies as Lyft and Uber operating in the City of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;Both the Mayor and the Councilman support companies such as these operating in Pittsburgh and providing innovative technology driven transportation options for residents. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">What: </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mayor Peduto and Councilman Gilman address the media on Uber and Lyft</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When: </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">2 p.m. TODAY</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Where: </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Office of the Mayor, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:14:28 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 18, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2769 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Urban League launch of the Bank On Greater Pittsburgh initiative press conference&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-9:45am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Heinz History Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Carlow University President Dr. Suzanne Mellon</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-11:30am</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Chuck Cooper Foundation Luncheon</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;">Location: Lexus Club, PNC Park,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, VisitPGH, and Omni William Penn&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 1pm-1:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Omni William Penn,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">Press Conference with Councilman Gilman addressing Uber, Lyft, and transportation options&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 Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Dom Costa</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 3pm-3:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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 Immigration Lawyers Association Meeting</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 conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>National Society Black Engineers Annual Convention</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 7pm-7:45pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Savoy Restaurant,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2623 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:39:12 -0500 MAYOR HOSTS INTERNATIONAL DELEGATIONS FROM CHINA AND EUROPE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2767 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5a2ad2d8-404b-b302-2475-bcb435e8534e" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA </span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ndash; </span><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mayor William Peduto will welcome two international delegations to the city today as part of his continuing effort to strengthen Pittsburgh&rsquo;s international ties. The first visit will be with a delegation from Pittsburgh&rsquo;s first sister city, Wuhan, China. Later in the day, the Mayor will also meet with a European delegation to discuss the role of public-private partnerships.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;Of course there are economic benefits to having strong relationships with our global partners and sister cities, but the benefits of cultural exchange cannot be overstated either,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Whenever Pittsburgh has the opportunity to strengthen our international bonds, we should do it for the good of the city and of the country.&rdquo;</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The first visit involves two journalists from our sister city of Wuhan, China; Yangtze Daily Senior Journalist Yu Xi and Wuhan TV Station Chief Journalist Zhang Jun. The visit was facilitated by the University of Pittsburgh. At 11:30 a.m., they will interview Mayor Peduto, former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, film director and producer Rick Sebak of WQED and PBS, and renowned interdisciplinary artist Vanessa German.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Xi is writing a book that will promote Wuhan&rsquo;s 20 sister cities of which Pittsburgh has the distinction of being the first and only in the United States.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Then at 4 p.m., leaders representing nine European countries will gain insight from Mayor Peduto about the role of public-private partnerships in restructuring economies as part of a project of the U.S. State Department in conjunction with Global Pittsburgh.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The European dignitaries are:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Fier Regional Development Agency Executive Director Dhimitraq Marko, Albania</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Austrian Business Association Managing Director Alexander Biach, Austria</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Italian National School of Government, Industrial Relation and Labor Law Full Professor Michel Martone, Italy</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">South East European University, Faculty of Business and Economics Assistant Professor Veland Ramadani, Macedonia</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Romanian Competition Council, Industry and Energy Department Director Daniel Chilea, Romania</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Institute for Foreign Trade Development, Castilla-La Mancha Region Managing Director Angel Prieto Sotos, Spain</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Member of Parliament Jessica Rosencrantz, Sweden</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Karacadag Development Agency Secretary General Dr. Ilhan Karakoyun, Turkey</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Scottish Futures Trust Director of Finance Peter Reekie, United Kingdom</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 09:44:21 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 17, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2766 <p><strong>Interview with Wuhan Journalist Delegation</strong></p> <p>Time: 11:30am-12pm</p> <p>Locatoin: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Working in Office</b></p> <p>Time: 12pm-4pm</p> <p>Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>&quot;The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Restructuring Economies&quot; European Delegation visitng Mayor&#39;s office</b></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>Fundraiser for Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro</strong></p> <p>Time: 5pm-6pm</p> <p>Location: Tamari, 3519 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Campaign Kick-off for Representative Erin Molchany</strong></p> <p>Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm</p> <p>Location: City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NightTalk with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Time: 8pm-9pm</p> <p>Location: Ch 11 Studios, WPXI, 4145 Evergreen Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15214&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:05:57 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule Feb 15-16, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2765 <p><strong><em>Saturday February 15, 2014</em></strong></p> <p><b>Thelma Lovette YMCA 1st Annual Black History Month Event</b></p> <p>Time:12pm-2pm</p> <p>Location: Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Avenue, PIttsburgh, PA 15219</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Justice for Baby Marcus Rally</b></p> <p>Time: 2pm-2:30pm</p> <p>Location: 300 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Kappa Foundation&#39;s Annual event &quot;Party with a Cause&quot;</strong></p> <p>Time: 6pm-8pm</p> <p>Location: Fairmont Hotel, 501 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Sunday, February 16, 2014</em></strong></p> <p><b>Accepting Award from K. Leroy Irvis Tenant Council</b></p> <p>Time: 3pm-4pm</p> <p>Location: K. Leroy Irvis Towers, 715 Mercer Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:37:01 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 14, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2763 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Call into KDKA Marty Griffin Show in support of 6th Annual Warmathon event to benefit Dollar Energy Fund</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9:30am-9:40am</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Pittsburgh Police Recruit Graduation Ceremony</strong>- administering Ceremonial Oath of Office and giving brief remarks&nbsp;</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">616 N Highland 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>Working in office</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-1pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</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 Red, White and Blue Day to Pittsburgh Langley K-8 School&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: Pittsburgh Langley K-8 School,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">2940 Sheraden Blvd, 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>Working in office</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</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Reception to meet Penn State Provost Nicholas Jones</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:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Allegheny Conference, 11 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Talk Magazine Annual Black History Month Celebration and Merit Awards Reception&nbsp;</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 6pm-7pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location:&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213</span></div> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:51:34 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 13, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2760 <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with former Mayor Graham Richard from Fort Wayne, IN and Executive&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Team</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 9am-10:30am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Dave Bindewald shooting welcome video for annual Jubilee Conference</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 10:30am-10:45am</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Meeting with Pittsburgh United Coalition&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 11am-12pm</span></p> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Conference Room, 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;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Comprehensive Municipal Pension Trust Fund board 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 Conference Room, 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-4:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s office, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>United Way CEO Reception</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Duquesne Club,&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.5px;">325 Sixth 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>Participating in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mario and Nathalie Lemieux at Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Annual Charity Gala</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 5:45pm-7:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: David Lawrence Convention Center,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: small; line-height: 16.1200008392334px;">1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Allegheny Elks #339 Initiation Ceremony</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 8pm-9:30pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Allegheny Lodge 339,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: 'solid Tahoma', Geneva, sans-serif;">400 Cedar Avenue,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: 'solid Tahoma', Geneva, sans-serif;">Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:13:23 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 12, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2755 <p>Return to Pittsburgh</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:29:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 11, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2754 <p><strong>Tuesday, February 11, 2014-&nbsp;</strong>Out of town</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:37:21 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 10, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2752 <p><strong>Monday, February 10, 2014</strong>- Out of town&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:06:42 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Weekend Public Schedule Feb 8-9, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2751 <p><strong>Saturday, February 8, 2014</strong>-<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Out of town</p> <p><strong>Sunday, February 9, 2014</strong>- Out of town</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 14:54:54 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 7, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2750 <p><strong>Friday, February 7:&nbsp;</strong>Leaving town for 5-day vacation&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:32:41 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ANNOUNCES CREATION OF OFFICER ROCCO MEMORIAL FUND TO SUPPORT PITTSBURGH POLICE K-9 UNIT http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2749 <p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA&nbsp;&nbsp; &ndash;&nbsp; In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced today the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.</p> <p>All proceeds of the Fund will be used exclusively for the benefit of the K-9 Unit of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, for investments in K-9 Officers such as equipment, protective vests, training and facilities. The Mayor encouraged the Fraternal Order of Police, the Pittsburgh Police Credit Union and any other individuals, agencies and organizations collecting funds in honor of Officer Rocco, to forward all collections to the Fund.</p> <p>The Fund may be contacted at the following address:&nbsp;</p> <p>Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund</p> <p>The Pittsburgh Foundation</p> <p>Five PPG Place, Suite 250</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15222&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Online donations may be made at <a href="https://community.pittsburghfoundation.org/rocco" target="_blank">https://community.pittsburghfoundation.org/rocco</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><em>In a private ceremony yesterday in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office, Mayor William Peduto presented the flag of the City of Pittsburgh to Officer Rocco&rsquo;s partner, Officer Phil Lerza and his family, and delivered the following remarks in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco:</em></p> <p>When a Pittsburgh officer dies in the line of duty, it is customary to present the family with a flag of the city.</p> <p>Officer Rocco was a police dog who died defending three uniformed officers, and his family was that of Zone Five Officer, Phil Lerza.</p> <p>Officer Lerza was one of the three policemen Rocco died defending, and he was himself injured while capturing the fugitive who killed his partner Rocco.</p> <p>Because of a long-standing commitment to a loved one, I must be out-of-town during tomorrow&rsquo;s memorial service.</p> <p>But I did not want to leave without first paying my respects, and the respect of our city, to Rocco and to the good people who became his family during the time he served us.</p> <p>The night Officer Rocco died, I went to the Veterinary Clinic and stayed with Officer Rocco, the Lerzas, and the police officers who gathered to be with a comrade on his final watch.</p> <p>There were many older officers, big, tough veterans, men and women accustomed to seeing hard things.</p> <p>Not a single one of them left that clinic without a leaking heart, torn by both grief and admiration, and with eyes filled with tears in a city that soon joined them in their grief when the word of Officer Rocco&rsquo;s passing was announced.</p> <p>Pittsburgh showed its soul that night, a soul that shines with compassion, and recognizes the good not only in every human, but in every being.</p> <p>Not every dog proves a perfect match for the job of protecting others.</p> <p>The combination of control and courage needed in a canine officer are not found in every dog.</p> <p>But Rocco measured up in every way.</p> <p>He faced an assailant&#39;s knife without hesitation, without retreat, and with a loyalty that reached beyond mere &quot;trait&quot; and well into the realm of character.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are 5,000 known species of mammal, but Rocco showed us why only one of them is known as man&#39;s best friend.</p> <p>Rocco came to us from a breeder in the Czech Republic. Like so many others in our city, he had his origins in another land, and his heart in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>It was a Czech-born writer, Milan Kundera, who spoke of dogs as our last link to paradise.</p> <p>He said: &quot;They don&#39;t know evil, or jealousy, or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring -- it was peace.&quot;</p> <p>Rocco is now at peace, and we can only pray that the old saying is true -- that all dogs go to heaven.</p> <p>Surely, with Rocco there, Heaven is a safer, happier place.</p> <p>I am sorry that my plans must take me away from the city tomorrow, but please know that Rocco, the Lerzas, and every man and woman who protects our city will be in my thoughts and prayers.</p> <p>So, on behalf of the citizens of Pittsburgh, with gratitude and humility, I present this flag of our city to the Lerzas -- Rocco&#39;s family.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 09:00:43 -0500 STATEMENT OF MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2748 <p><em>In a private ceremony at 6 p.m. today in the Mayor&rsquo;s Office Mayor William Peduto presented the flag of the City of Pittsburgh to Officer Phil Lerza and his family, and delivered the following remarks in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco:</em></p> <p>When a Pittsburgh officer dies in the line of duty, it is customary to present the family with a flag of the city.</p> <p>Officer Rocco was a police dog who died defending three uniformed officers, and his family was that of Zone Five Officer, Phil Lerza.</p> <p>Officer Lerza was one of the three policemen Rocco died defending, and he was himself injured while capturing the fugitive who killed his partner Rocco.</p> <p>Because of a long-standing commitment to a loved one, I must be out-of-town during tomorrow&rsquo;s memorial service.</p> <p>But I did not want to leave without first paying my respects, and the respect of our city, to Rocco and to the good people who became his family during the time he served us.</p> <p>The night Officer Rocco died, I went to the Veterinary Clinic and stayed with Officer Rocco, the Lerzas, and the police officers who gathered to be with a comrade on his final watch.</p> <p>There were many older officers, big, tough veterans, men and women accustomed to seeing hard things.</p> <p>Not a single one of them left that clinic without a leaking heart, torn by both grief and admiration, and with eyes filled with tears in a city that soon joined them in their grief when the word of Officer Rocco&rsquo;s passing was announced.</p> <p>Pittsburgh showed its soul that night, a soul that shines with compassion, and recognizes the good not only in every human, but in every being.</p> <p>Not every dog proves a perfect match for the job of protecting others.</p> <p>The combination of control and courage needed in a canine officer are not found in every dog.</p> <p>But Rocco measured up in every way.</p> <p>He faced an assailant&#39;s knife without hesitation, without retreat, and with a loyalty that reached beyond mere &quot;trait&quot; and well into the realm of character.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are 5,000 known species of mammal, but Rocco showed us why only one of them is known as man&#39;s best friend.</p> <p>Rocco came to us from a breeder in the Czech Republic. Like so many others in our city, he had his origins in another land, and his heart in Pittsburgh.</p> <p>It was a Czech-born writer, Milan Kundera, who spoke of dogs as our last link to paradise.</p> <p>He said: &quot;They don&#39;t know evil, or jealousy, or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.&quot;</p> <p>Rocco is now at peace, and we can only pray that the old saying is true - that all dogs go to heaven.</p> <p>Surely, with Rocco there, Heaven is a safer, happier place.</p> <p>I am sorry that my plans must take me away from the city tomorrow, but please know that Rocco, the Lerzas, and every man and woman who protects our city will be in my thoughts and prayers.</p> <p>So, on behalf of the citizens of Pittsburgh, with gratitude and humility, I present this flag of our city to the Lerzas - Rocco&#39;s family.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>###</strong></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:27:30 -0500 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ABOUT OMB DIRECTOR NOMINATION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2744 <p><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">I have consulted with Council President Bruce Kraus about my nomination of Ed Kiely as OMB Director. Prior to submitting the nomination to Council, Mr. Kiely will be scheduling meetings with members of council to discuss his substantial background in performance-based budgeting, and to explain the tax situation reported in the media. Mr. Kiely was forthcoming in disclosing that he is under an installment agreement with the IRS, and that while he had an unfortunate situation as the owner of a small business, he has been in compliance with tax laws. He and his family have suffered as a result of a prior business dispute, and he has worked hard to correct the situation. I encourage members of Council to consider Mr. Kiely&#39;s substantial experience in performance based budgeting and management, and to objectively evaluate his candidacy, as I have, as someone with integrity who is fully capable of serving the residents of this city.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:54:09 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 6, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2743 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>Speaking at event with Center for American Progress</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: 12pm-1:15pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, Washington, DC 20005</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: 2:59pm-4:08pm</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong>PRIVATE EVENT- Presentation for K9 Officer Rocco</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: Mayor&#39;s Conference room, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:34:53 -0500 Evening Snow Update http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2742 <p>The City of PIttsburgh Department of Public Works remains under a Level 2 Alert due to the weather forecast calling for snow and ice. Salting and plowing will be completed as needed with emphasis on primary routes. All DPW vehicles and equipment are in plow mode for the duration of the event.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:31:45 -0500 PEDUTO ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO CITY'S FINANCIAL OPERATIONS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2741 <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto today announced the formal restructuring of the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s financial management and operations to strengthen oversight and performance on revenues, administration and budget.</p> <p>This Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been separated from the Finance Department and&nbsp;Edward S. Kiely, Ph.D. has been hired as its new Director. His role will be to develop a performance-based model for the budget and long-term strategies for all City assets. Performance-based budgets are a way to allocate resources to achieve specific objectives based on program goals and measured results. Dr. Kiely&rsquo;s expertise in organizational strategy, management, and transformational leadership makes him a perfect leader for OMB.</p> <p>In addition, Mayor Peduto has retained Scott Kunka as Finance Director and Margaret Lanier as Treasurer. Their institutional knowledge will be critical to a smooth transition of the City&rsquo;s financial operations. Both the Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Finance Director positions will be posted on Talent-City.com.</p> <p>Mayor Peduto&rsquo;s vision is to create a nexus of city budgeting around performance, technology and sustainability. By separating the functions of the City&rsquo;s financial operations, the opportunity to place stronger checks and balances on City taxpayer money, create better guidelines for accountability, and institute the long needed reform of performance based budgeting all become a part of the Next Pittsburgh.</p> <p>Dr. Kiely&#39;s biography appears below.</p> <p><strong>Edward S. Kiely, PhD.</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/mayorpeduto/edkiely.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 188px; float: right;margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px;" />Ed has been managing, consulting, public speaking and teaching for thirty years. His core concentrations are organizational planning and strategy, performance and accountability, change management, strategic management and transformational leadership.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> His doctorate is in management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh.<br /> <br /> He has worked with over 100 clients&nbsp;&mdash; businesses, governments, foundations, universities and non-profit organizations at all levels &mdash; local, state, national and international. Some highlights:</p> <ul> <li>Developed scorecards and dashboards for national, state and local governments, universities, businesses and non-profit organizations.</li> <li>Staffed a board of Fortune 500 CEOs in major metropolitan public-private cooperative programs.</li> <li>Directed consulting teams of nationally renown business experts in public management reform efforts.</li> <li>Organized and launched financial forecasting systems for large metropolitan governments.</li> <li>Developed and implemented a successful turnaround strategy for nationally recognized research and consulting organization.</li> <li>Developed and implemented a White House Award winning computer network for 140 municipalities and councils of government.</li> <li>Served as CEO of one of the nation&rsquo;s largest and most renown governmental research organizations.</li> <li>Spearheaded several government accountability reform campaigns.</li> <li>Authored a national award winning research report on organizational fragmentation.</li> <li>Designed turnaround strategies for business and non-profit agencies.</li> <li>Developed a comprehensive departmental level management dashboard for a state governor and cabinet.</li> <li>Created a maturity model measurement scale on organizational capacity.</li> </ul> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:57:07 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb 5, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2739 <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);"><strong>Quarterly meeting with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Foundation Communtiy</strong></span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 8:30am-9:30am</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Location: Centre City Tower,&nbsp;<a style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">650 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222</a></span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><font color="#000000">Working in office</font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Time:9:30am-1pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Location: Office of the Mayor, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Route Tour with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 1pm-2:30pm</span></font></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><strong><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Flight to DC</span></font></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Time: 4:51pm-5:59pm</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><font color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Meeting with NLC Executive Directors, Cliff Johnson,&nbsp;</span></font><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Clarence Anthony, and Audrey Hutchinson&nbsp;</span></strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0);">Time: 8pm-9:30pm</span></div> <div style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Location: Central Michel Richard, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004</span></div> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:55:39 -0500 MAYOR ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SPRING CIVIC LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CLASS http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2736 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6000f628-fe64-1d03-8891-7f3dd77582d1" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; </span><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications for the spring 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about City government. The CLA meets every Wednesday evening from March 26 to May 28, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at</span><a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span></a><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application?m=application" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application?m=application</span></a><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> and must be submitted by </span><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">March 7</span><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">. </span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;By offering this class for citizens, we hope to grow a crop of civic-minded leaders who will step up to the plate and help create the Next Pittsburgh,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;The CLA is a win for the participants as well as the City. We are excited to continue the program this spring.&rdquo; &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:8pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-right: 8pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Participants interact one-on-one with City department directors and staff members through tours, interactive presentations and hands-on demonstrations. Session topics include urban redevelopment processes, city planning and park services, protection of waterways and rivers, public safety efforts, and more. To date, the City has held seven classes with nearly 140 graduates.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Following the 10-week course, the civic leaders implement a service project. Previous classes have led river cleanups in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewage authority, raised money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and planted native plants at the Larimer Community Garden.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within City limits and/or be a business owner who operates within City limits. </span><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7.</span><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> For more information and to apply, visit </span><a href="http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application</span></a><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">CLA is supported, in part, by the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps VISTA program. This is one of the initiatives from servePGH, an initiative of the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Cities of Service coalition.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Mayor Peduto joins more than 150 mayors from across the nation in continuing the tradition of impact volunteerism in their respective cities. By recently signing the Cities of Service Declaration of Service, Mayor Peduto commits to using citizen service in a meaningful way to help tackle some of Pittsburgh&#39;s most pressing needs through volunteer-fueled programs, ranging from mentoring our City&#39;s youth to revitalizing neighborhood blocks through the City&#39;s servePGH initiative. Joining in 2009, Pittsburgh is one of the 17 founding cities to support this effort. The Peduto Administration looks forward to continuing this rich neighbors-helping-neighbors tradition.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">ABOUT SERVEPGH</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">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.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">ABOUT AMERICORPS VISTA</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Civic Leadership Academy is supported 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.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></strong></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:40:44 -0500 MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER TO FORM SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT TASK FORCE http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2735 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA &ndash; Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today announcing the creation of a Mayoral Task Force on Summer Youth Employment Opportunities in order to assess the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s Summer Youth Employment Program. The task force will be charged with presenting concrete recommendations and an action plan for expanding access and improving the quality and diversity of placement opportunities.</p> <p>&quot;I want to ensure that every young person in the City of Pittsburgh who wants to has both the opportunity for meaningful career development and the ability to earn a little extra money through this program,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Through this Task Force, I will engage the business community, labor, nonprofits, foundations, and partners at the national level to help us reimagine this program to serve more young people and provide a clear pathway to their future success.&rdquo;</p> <p>Currently the Summer Youth Employment Program serves approximately 400 young people out of nearly 1,000 who apply.&nbsp;Cities across the country have successfully engaged their corporate and philanthropic communities and the federal government in expanding similar programs and offer the option for specialized training in high-tech STEM jobs as well as vocational and office work. &nbsp;</p> <p>The recommendations and action plan devised by the Task Force will be submitted to Mayor Peduto no later than April 30, 2014 so that the administration can review and begin implementing them this year.</p> <p>The text of the executive order follows:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>EXECUTIVE ORDER</strong></p> <p>WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh&rsquo;s (the &ldquo;City&rdquo;) Summer Youth Employment Program (the &ldquo;SYEP&rdquo;) is a program designed to provide meaningful workforce training and development to low- and moderate-income youth; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, one of the surest ways to reduce poverty is to provide low- and moderate-income youth with workforce development opportunities that will lead to family-sustaining careers; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, currently the SYEP can only accept about half of the nearly 1,000 youth applicants who apply to participate; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, through the support of city taxpayers, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and Highmark the SYEP, in 2013, received approximately $800,000 in funding; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, given the strength of our job market, the need for skilled employees in a variety of fields, and the dedication of our philanthropic, labor, and business communities to the success of our city and its residents we have the opportunity to work together to ensure a spot for every eligible youth who applies for the program; and</p> <p>WHEREAS, we must seize this opportunity and work collaboratively to reassess and reinvigorate the SYEP in order to better align the work opportunities offered through the program to the careers available in the city.</p> <p>NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby order as follows:</p> <ol> <li>An executive task force, The Mayor&rsquo;s Task Force on Summer Youth Employment Opportunities (the &ldquo;Task Force&rdquo;), shall be formed by the Mayor to assess the current SYEP including work placement sites and funding streams and provide recommendations and an action plan for expanding and improving it.</li> </ol> <ol> <li value="2">The Task Force shall be co-chaired by the Chief Administration Officer and the Chief Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer and shall include ten (10) additional members including a least one representative each from the philanthropic community, the business community, organized labor, and the Pittsburgh Public Schools and at least two (2) members of Pittsburgh City Council.</li> </ol> <ol> <li value="3">The Task Force shall be named within fourteen (14) days of the communication of this Executive Order and shall provide recommendations and an action plan to the Mayor and City Council by April 30, 2014.</li> </ol> <ol> <li value="4">The recommendations and action plan shall specifically identify new ways to expand access to the program, new placement sites to expand youth career development opportunities, and strategies for ensuring continuity of new funding streams and placement sites from year to year.</li> </ol> <ol> <li value="5">Current funding levels for the SYEP shall be maintained pending the Task Force review and recommendations.</li> </ol> <p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center" style="margin-left:.5in;"><strong>###</strong></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:49:14 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb. 4, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2732 <div><strong>Travel to Harrisburg with County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_371111943" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">6 a.m.</span></span> - 10 a.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Governor&#39;s Budget Address</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_371111945" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">11 a.m. - 12 p.m.</span></span></div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_371111945" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> Main Capitol Room 238</div> <div>N 3rd St.</div> <div>Harrisburg, PA 17120</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_371111946" tabindex="0">Travel </span>from Harrisburg for Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Pirates Diversity Networking Reception</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_371111948" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">7 p.m. - 8 p.m.</span></span></div> <div>Location: PNC Park Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club</div> <div><span class="kno-fv">115 Federal St.</span></div> <div><span class="kno-fv">Pittsburgh, PA 15212</span></div> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:36:51 -0500 PITTSBURGH PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR MIKE GABLE MEDIA AVAILABILITY http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2731 <p><strong>MEDIA ADVISORY</strong></p> <p><strong>FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-2f9d854a-fd6c-f01a-abcd-435c131c3b55" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>WHAT:</strong> After coming on board Tuesday, January 28, Pittsburgh Public Works Director Mike Gable will be available to take questions from the media. Director Gable has spent the past week becoming familiar with his new roles and being brought up to speed about the direction Mayor William Peduto wants to see the department moved.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>WHEN:</strong> Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>WHERE:</strong> Mayor&rsquo;s Office</p> <p>City-County Building</p> <p>414 Grant St.</p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:08:27 -0500 STANDARD & POOR'S UPGRADES PITTSBURGH'S CREDIT RATING TO A+ http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2730 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-2845cc44-f95e-0657-dc62-9a0c4799deca" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; Standard &amp; Poor&rsquo;s Rating Service (S&amp;P) has announced that the City of Pittsburgh&#39;s credit rating has been upgraded to A+ stable, indicating confidence in our ability to meet our financial commitments and in Mayor William Peduto&#39;s stewardship of the City&rsquo;s finances.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The upgrade was based on interviews with Mayor Peduto and the leadership of the City&rsquo;s Finance Department and Office of Management and Budget, clear evidence of the administration&#39;s commitment to reducing our debt, meeting our pension and other post-employment benefit obligations, and reforming city government to improve service delivery and reduce operating costs.</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&quot;This sends a clear signal to the business community, the financial markets, and our partners in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. that Pittsburgh is strong and getting even stronger. It reinforces the message of positive change in our city that I have been delivering as I have met with mayors from across the country, national journalists, and the White House,&rdquo; said Mayor Peduto. &ldquo;Pittsburgh is ready for a new wave of investment, job creation, and growth.&quot;</span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Last month, Fitch Ratings affirmed the City&rsquo;s &ldquo;A&rdquo; rating. This latest rating upgrade from S&amp;P is continued assurance of the great strides the City of Pittsburgh has made toward a more sustainable fiscal future under the Act 47 oversight program and another reason to remain under Act 47 until we finish the work we have started.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">&ldquo;We believe Pittsburgh will likely maintain its ongoing efforts to maintain structural balance and strong available fund balance. Furthermore, the current five-year forecast includes, what we regard as, more-conservative revenue assumptions than previous plans,&rdquo; reads the S&amp;P report.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The report also mentions the uncertainty that remains concerning collections from the City&rsquo;s nonprofits, something that Mayor Peduto is pushing to have addressed while supporting an extension of Act 47 oversight that will help leave the City truly fiscally sound and ready to move forward with confidence toward a new era of prosperity.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</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; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">&quot;I encourage Governor Corbett and DCED Secretary Walker to take notice of S&amp;P&#39;s report and credit rating upgrade, and formally approve our requested extension of Act 47 oversight so that Pittsburgh may continue our efforts toward full financial recovery,&quot; said Mayor Peduto.</span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">###</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:46:12 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb. 1 -2, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2729 <div><strong>Saturday, Feb. 1</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Press conference: Top 5 locations for Wholey&#39;s smiling fish sign</strong></div> <div>Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.</div> <div>Location: Wholey&#39;s, 1711 Penn Ave.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Allegheny County Boroughs Association annual dinner and reception</strong></div> <div>Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.</div> <div>Location: River&#39;s Casino Ballroom, 777 Casino Drive</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15212</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Night at the Races,&nbsp;Teamsters Temple</strong></div> <div>Time: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.</div> <div>Locaton: 4701 Butler St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15201</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Memorial for Wendell Freeman</strong></div> <div>Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.</div> <div>Location: Carnegie Music Hall</div> <div>4400 Forbes Ave.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15213</div> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:21:30 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Feb. 3, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2728 <div><strong>Call-in Interview with KQV</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761512" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">9:30 a.m. -&nbsp; 9:40 a.m.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Mayor/Council standing weekly meeting</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">10 a.m. - 11 a.m.</span></span></div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>414 Grant St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with PA Department of Environmental Protection</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761514" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.</span></span></div> <div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>414 Grant St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Meeting with Oxford Development</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761515" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.</span></span></div> <div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>414 Grant St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><strong>Meeting with Ralph Falbo</strong></div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761516" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.</span></span></div> <div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> Mayor&#39;s Office</div> <div>414 Grant St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Speaking at Opening Reception of Citiparks Black History Month Program, &quot;Beyond the Funny Pages&quot; exhibition</strong></div> <div>Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761517" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.</span></span></div> <div> <div> <div><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1104761513" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Location:</span></span> City-County Building Lobby</div> <div>414 Grant St.</div> <div>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:02:04 -0500 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ABOUT EPA DECISION http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2726 <div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;Clearly the EPA agrees that the current ALCOSAN plan does not go far enough. I have been working closely with the County Executive, community advocates, state leaders, our Congressional delegation, and the White House to ask for an opportunity to build a stronger plan, a plan that incorporates a &#39;green-first&#39; approach to save ratepayers money, improve our neighborhoods, and create good local jobs, all while improving water quality and reducing flooding. Today, we have taken another step forward.&quot;</div> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:58:47 -0500 BANKSVILLE AVENUE REOPENED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2725 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA &ndash; The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announces that Banksville Avenue (Old Banksville Road) had reopened from McMonagle Avenue to Potomac Avenue. The road was closed October 17, 2013 in order to remove debris caused by a landslide and to construct a wall. Further repairs to the road surface will take place in the Spring.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:16:11 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Jan. 31, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2724 <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Meeting with The Pittsburgh Foundation President &amp; CEO Grant Oliphant</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359841" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">10 a.m. - 11 a.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">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;">&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: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359842" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">11 a.m. - 12 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </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 Post-Gazette reporter Moriah Balingit </strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359843" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Meeting with Senator Vulakovich</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359844" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Telephone Interview with Bond Buyer Magazine</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359845" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Meeting with Council President Bruce Kraus and Executive Team</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359846" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Meeting with Rep. Ed Gainey</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359847" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">4 p.m. - 5 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><strong>Chinese New Year office party</strong></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_986359848" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">5 p.m. - 6 p.m.</span></span></div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 5th Floor City-County Building<br /> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">414 Grant St.</div> <div style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:44:01 -0500 MAYOR PEDUTO ORDERS FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2723 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all City buildings in honor of K9 Officer Rocco who passed away earlier this evening.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:45:57 -0500 STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO ABOUT PASSING OF K9 OFFICER http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2721 <p>I am saddened to learn about the passing of K9 Officer Rocco. He served this city faithfully and paid the ultimate price in the line of duty in service of the residents of our City. His brave actions very possibly spared the lives of two other officers. My thoughts and prayers are with his fellow officers and the entire Pittsburgh Police Bureau.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:54:26 -0500 PITTSBURGH POLICE COMMANDER SCOTT E. SCHUBERT TO BE HONORED http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2720 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">MEDIA ADVISORY</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">FOR PLANNING PURPOSES</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">WHAT:</span></b><b style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Scott E. Schubert will be awarded for outstanding service as the out-going Co-Chair of the Port of Pittsburgh Area Maritime Security Committee.</span></b></span></p> <br /> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">WHO:<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><b style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Mike Huss</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Police Cmdr. Scott E. Schubert</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">US Coast Guard Cmdr. Lindsay Weaver</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">FBI Special Agent Philip J. Smith</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">other members of the Pittsburgh Police command</span></b></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">WHERE: &nbsp;&nbsp;Mayor&rsquo;s Office</span></b></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">WHEN: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Thursday, Jan. 30 </span></b></span><span style="font-size:12px;"><b id="docs-internal-guid-7ba1ee93-e3f2-f8ba-44a4-1ac71145d9c0" style="font-weight:normal;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> at 1 p.m. </span></b></span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:25:59 -0500 Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule Jan. 30, 2014 http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/release?id=2719 <p><strong>Meeting with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald</strong></p> <p><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1698282747" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline ! important; float: none;">Location: Omni William Penn Hotel</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline ! important; float: none;">, 530 William Penn Place</span></p> <p>Pittsburgh, PA 15219</p> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>CONNECT Strategic Planning retreat</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1698282748" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">10 a.m. - 11 a.m.</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Location: Green Tree Municipal Building, 10 West Manilla Ave.,</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Pittsburgh, PA 15220</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Award Ceremony for Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Scott Schubert</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1698282749" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m</span></span>.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant St. 5th Floor</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Meeting with Bill Sitting and Jon Holtzman CEO of Village Green</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1698282750" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">2 p.m. - 3 p.m</span></span>.</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Location: Mayor&#39;s Office, 414 Grant St. 5th Floor</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Pittsburgh, PA 15219</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Press Conference with Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Time: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1698282751" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m</span></span></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Location: Perl&eacute;, 25 Market Square</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Pittsburgh, PA 15222</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Annual meeting of the Zoological Society of Pittsburgh</strong></div> <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-varian