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Pittsburgh City Council Approves Mayor William Peduto’s 2015 Budget

Pittsburgh City Council Approves Mayor William Peduto’s 2015 Budget

There will be no new nighttime parking meter enforcement Downtown next year under an agreement reached today between Mayor William Peduto and City Council, and evening enforcement in the South Side will be subject to a new comprehensive parking plan for the neighborhood.

Pittsburgh and 10 Other Cities Join Citizenship Initiative

Pittsburgh and 10 Other Cities Join Citizenship Initiative

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 12, 2014) On Monday Pittsburgh and 10 other cities will formally join Cities for Citizenship, an initiative launched by Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in partnership with Citi, the founding corporate partner, which aims to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents to forge more inclusive and economically robust cities.

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

Mayor William Peduto Addressing White House Summit on Early Education

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 10, 2014) Mayor William Peduto will be a featured speaker this morning at President Barack Obama’s White House Summit on Early Education.

“I am honored to be the only Mayor in the country invited to speak about the ongoing work we are doing on Pre-K education in Pittsburgh, and I firmly committed to supporting the President’s agenda,” Mayor Peduto said.

City of Pittsburgh Issues Response to ICA on 2015 Budget Proposal

City of Pittsburgh Issues Response to ICA on 2015 Budget Proposal

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 5, 2014) The City of Pittsburgh issued a 20-page response letter to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Thursday with nearly 1,000 pages of supporting financial documents showing the sound assumptions behind Mayor William Peduto’s 2015 budget plans.

Join Us for Mayor Peduto’s 7th Annual Holiday Party!

Join Us for Mayor Peduto’s 7th Annual Holiday Party!

Mayor Peduto’s 7th Annual Holiday Party will take place on December 9, 2014, 7:30-10pm in the historic Union Trust Building, 501 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh.

Mayor, Councilmembers Launch ‘Small Business Week’

Mayor, Councilmembers Launch ‘Small Business Week’

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 25, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Dan Gilman and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak today officially declared the week of November 24-30 “Small Business Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

“Ferguson may be hundreds of miles away, but the reverberations from August’s shooting are still felt, understandably, in Pittsburgh and other cities nationwide. I know it is hard right now, but it is my fervent hope that in coming days we can use this decision as an opportunity to come together — in peace and in prayer — to do the necessary work of strengthening ties between residents and police, and finding new paths to mutual trust and understanding.”

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) “As a Pittsburgh boy this feels really good. I told Mario [Longhi, U.S. Steel President and CEO], as we sat in the office, I will not be the Mayor that lost U.S. Steel. Not out of Pittsburgh. And all apologies to the Governor, it meant no where else in Allegheny County, nowhere in the state of Pennsylvania — U.S. Steel belongs in Pittsburgh, and it feels really, really good. And I know everyone around here feels the same way too.

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun–the Global Startup Battle–a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.

How to be an Angel this Winter

How to be an Angel this Winter

With the Farmers’ Almanac calling for more “shivery and shovelry” for the 2014-2015 winter season, Allegheny Snow Angels will be in much demand. Snow Angels is a program that connects residents who have a physical disability OR are age 60 or older and have some physical limitations with volunteers to keep sidewalks clear of snow and safe for all. The program originated three years ago by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative and is working this year in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.