Come on out to the Brillobox tonight, May 16th, for Musicians for Peduto. Performances by Emily Rodgers & Erik Cirelli, The Beagle Brothers, and Josh Verbanets & Jody Perigo. David Conrad will be the special guest for the evening! There will also be a DJ for any downtime before and after the acts, as well as drink specials provided by Brillobox. This is a FREE event!
Three newspapers with diverse readerships have endorsed Bill Peduto this week. The South Pittsburgh Reporter, the New Pittsburgh Courier, and the Pitt News all agree that Bill Peduto has the best plan to move Pittsburgh forward.
This is your last chance. There are only 6 days left and the future of the city is on the line. Moving forward means electing Bill Peduto, but we will only do that with your help. We have five Get Out The Vote shifts to change Pittsburgh before polls close on Tuesday — all of them are crucial to bringing home a victory for Bill Peduto and the people of Pittsburgh.
The men and women of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are, by and large, good hardworking people who truly care about this city and its safe. However, the financial scandals and incidents of police brutality that have shocked our communities, damaged the bureau, and severed ties of trust with many Pittsburghers, particularly African Americans. It is critical that we develop a comprehensive strategy for restoring this trust and proving to our citizens that our police will serve and protect them regardless of where they live or the color of their skin. I will make this a top priority of my administration and begin working on it on day one. Yet, I can’t do it alone. We must address this issue as a community, keeping in mind these problems won’t be solved overnight. I know together we can make the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police the best in the country. We owe it to our communities and the hardworking men and women who we serve.
Back when Pittsburgh’s zoning code was first rewritten, it was ahead of its time. The zoning code contained some forward-thinking development standards that advocated for environmental sustainability and the protection of our natural topography. It recognized the changing economic landscape of the city and moved us away from industrial development and instead towards education, medicine and neighborhood business districts. However, it has been nearly 20 years since our code was rewritten and much has changed in the field of city planning, the economy of our city, and development patterns and techniques nationwide. Therefore, we need to reassess our zoning code and find ways it can be streamlined, made easier to understand and comply with, and ensure it is compatible with our 21st century city. Rewriting a zoning code is no small task. It will require a great deal of community input, technical expertise, feedback from developers, and cooperation from all political stakeholders. But it is a task well worth taking on and one that I think can have a highly positive impact on the future development of our neighborhoods.
If you’re planning to vote using an absentee ballot for the May 21 Primary Election, here is what you need to know. Today is the Deadline to Apply for an Absentee Ballot. Completed Absentee Ballot applications must be received in the office of the Elections Division no later than 5 p.m. TODAY.
The latest ad by the PAC chaired by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is false and wholly misleading. A review of the ad’s cited sources reveals information completely different from the ad’s claims and, at times, indicates the opposite.
These blatant distortions reflect how desperate the Wagner campaign is getting as voters learn the truth about his siding with Republicans on budget cuts that harmed children and seniors, while increasing his own pay and raising his own pension 50 percent.
Pittsburgh has a rich and diverse faith community and throughout my time on City Council I have been privileged to be included in many enriching activities and initiatives across many different faiths. I have worked with my Jewish friends to provide food to the hungry and critical social services to new immigrants. I have worked with my Christian friends to push for an end to gun violence and to secure shelter for the homeless. I have worked with my Muslim friends to confront racism and advocate for peace. I have worked with my Hindu friends to advance public health and educational opportunities. While I strongly believe in a fundamental separation between church and state, I also know that our faith communities have much to give to the people of Pittsburgh. I would like to find ways to strengthen partnerships between the city and our faith communities for the betterment of all of our citizens.
The City of Pittsburgh is the population and economic center of Allegheny County and tens of thousands of Allegheny County residents come to the city every day to work, visit restaurants, and attend events. The city and county are inherently linked in many ways, including in many of the challenges we face. Issues like the water quality of our rivers and streams, the flooding that plagues many of our neighborhoods, the funding of our public transportation system, the assessment of property taxes, and economic development planning require close cooperation and good working partnerships between officials at the city and county levels. As Mayor, I will build on existing relationships and create new ones to strengthen our partnership with the county to the benefit of all residents of Pittsburgh and the region.
SATURDAY: DJs FOR PEDUTO. Eleven DJs spinning, complimentary eats, door prizes, T-shirts for the first 50 in the door — all at the legendary Shadow Lounge. FREE!
SUNDAY: MUSICIANS FOR PEDUTO PRESENT JOHNNY CLASH NIGHT. Revel and rebel to the tunes of Johnny Cash and The Clash by an incredible lineup of bands! Hosted by Pittsburgh’s own Jimmy Krenn and David Conrad at the Diesel Lounge. $10!
MONDAY: EAST END SWEEP WEEK KICKOFF RALLY. We know you don’t need to get revved up for the last week before the election — you’re already there — but we’re holding a rally anyway! Enjoy great music, food and company all for FREE.