Category: Government Reform and Innovation

Resilient Pittsburgh Community Deliberative Forums: Nov. 17 & 19

Resilient Pittsburgh Community Deliberative Forums: Nov. 17 & 19

City resilience is defined as the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. Of course, Pittsburgh had to be resilient after the collapse of the steel industry. However, as noted by Mayor Peduto, “But we don’t know what the challenges of tomorrow will be. We can start to prepare for them, but what it does require is that as we develop and as we grow that part of that planning process involves resiliency and sustainability at the core of that decision-making process.”

Vote to Change the Direction of the State for a Generation on Nov. 3rd!

Vote to Change the Direction of the State for a Generation on Nov. 3rd!

On Tuesday, November 3rd Democrats across Pennsylvania have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the direction of the state for a generation.

For the first time in our Commonwealth’s history, 3 of the 7-member Supreme Court Justices will be elected on the same day. A sweep by our 3 candidates will ensure Democratic values control the high court.

Get Your Treats On at Trick or Vote GOTV Rally!

Get Your Treats On at Trick or Vote GOTV Rally!

You’ve probably heard “all elections matter” many times. This is something that’s easy to forget when so many are focused on next year’s presidential race. But local elections can have a far more direct effect on your day-to-day life. And, even when your favorite candidate may be a shoe-in to win, it helps to show there’s a mandate. All that said, the election on November 3rd has some very crucial races.

City Sponsored Steel City Codefest App ‘PGH.st’ Connects Residents with Refuse/Recycling Pickup

City Sponsored Steel City Codefest App ‘PGH.st’ Connects Residents with Refuse/Recycling Pickup

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 29, 2015) The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) along with the City of Pittsburgh announced today the official launch of PGH.st, a City-sponsored app created to help tame the complexity of the trash and recycling collections schedule for City residents.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh today launched the “Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation,” a strategic plan that will support equitable access to technology, City resources, and information.

Championed by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of Innovation & Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation is a strategic plan aimed to improve the quality of life for all residents. The Roadmap encompasses more than 100 projects and initiatives the City of Pittsburgh will undertake in the coming months and years.

Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Follows denial of requests for information on board’s management of taxpayer funds

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today formally requested that Auditor General Eugene DePasquale audit the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority following the ICA’s refusal to fully document its management of taxpayer money.

City of Pittsburgh Files Suit For Taxpayer Money Owed by the ICA

City of Pittsburgh Files Suit For Taxpayer Money Owed by the ICA

City is due $20 million in gaming funds for 2014-2015, and not a cent has been issued, despite approved financial plans and good faith efforts by Peduto Administration

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 2, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh today filed a legal action to force payment of $11.4 million in gaming funds currently owed to the City, which were contained in 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority. The funding due will rise to $20 million by the end of this year.

Attend the City of Pittsburgh’s Capital Budget Deliberative Forum on June 22nd

Attend the City of Pittsburgh’s Capital Budget Deliberative Forum on June 22nd

The second Capital Budget Deliberative Forum will be held on Monday, June 22nd as part of the City’s Capital Budget development process (the first was held on June 3rd in Greenfield). Unlike previous years when these meetings were held in the fall after the budget was already drafted and had been presented to City Council and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, this meeting will give residents a real opportunity to provide their input when it counts.

Help Develop the City’s 2016 Capital Budget at Deliberative Forums – June 3rd and 22nd

Help Develop the City’s 2016 Capital Budget at Deliberative Forums – June 3rd and 22nd

Two Capital Budget Deliberative Forums will be held on Wednesday, June 3 and Monday June 22 as part of the City’s Capital Budget development process. Unlike previous years when these meetings were held in the fall after the budget was already drafted and had been presented to City Council and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, these meetings will give residents a real chance to provide their input when it really counts. Residents will have the chance to let the City know of specific Capital work in their neighborhoods that they would like to see done in 2016. The forums are open to every resident of Pittsburgh and high resident participation is crucial to making this format a success, so please share this with your friends, neighbors and community-based groups to ensure equal participation citywide.

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

Attend the City Planning Commission Hearing on Revisions to the Urban Agriculture Zoning Code

With the rise in interest in city farming, beekeeping, backyard chicken raising and all things agricultural, there has been an equal rise in the need to revise and update city zoning code on urban agriculture. This Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., there will be a public hearing on the City Planning Commission’s plans to amend text to the zoning code related to urban agriculture. The meeting will take place at the John P. Robin Civic Building at 200 Ross Street in Pittsburgh.