Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (S&P) has announced that the City of Pittsburgh’s credit rating has been upgraded to A+ stable, indicating confidence in our ability to meet our financial commitments and in Mayor William Peduto’s stewardship of the City’s finances.
Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today to announce new rules governing the distribution of unrestricted parking passes held by current and former City of Pittsburgh employees, Allegheny County employees, authority employees and others.
Peduto Requests Resignations From Authorities & Key City Boards; Talent City to be Used to Fill Vacancies
Mayor William Peduto requested the resignation of all prior mayoral appointments to ten key city boards, authorities and commissions, in advance of scheduled February meetings, as part of the Mayor’s effort to build the most talented and diverse city government Pittsburgh has ever had.
Beginning next week, City of Pittsburgh residents will have access to three regular meetings on Mayor William Peduto’s public schedule including meetings with City Council leadership, department directors, and Act 47/ICA overseers.
In a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Mayor Bill Peduto requests that the City of Pittsburgh remain under Act 47 state oversight. Mayor Peduto states in the letter that time is need for his “new administration to work with the Act 47 Coordinators and Pittsburgh’s Intergovenmental Cooperation Authority to craft on final recovery plan – an exit plan from Act 47 that will leave our city truly fiscally sound.”
Today, I have taken an oath to lead the city we share, the city we love, and the city that has shaped — and continues to honor — essential aspects of the American character:
A spirit of personal independence, balanced with a sense of community.
Are you passionate about creating jobs and strengthening the middle class? Do you want to fix our broken immigration system? Will you fight climate change? Do you yearn to prevent gun violence? Do you want to get the facts out about ObamaCare? Will you work to protect women’s rights and ensure marriage equality? If advocating on behalf of progressive issues like these is where you heart lies, you have until January 12th to apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship.
Many are familiar with ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). ALEC is a corporate-backed organization which produces conservative model bills that lawmakers can customize for their own communities and states. ALEC model legislation includes controversial restrictive Voter ID laws being passed by various states as well as ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws. ALEC has been around for nearly 40 years and is responsible for some 200 such model bills becoming law each year. While most of us have heard of ALEC, how many have heard of ALICE?
I wanted to remind you that if you haven’t already applied to join one of my Transition Teams, the deadline to do so is tomorrow, November 18, at 5pm.
Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto announced today the formation of transition teams to guide the succession toward a new Peduto Administration in January.
The Mayor-Elect invited city residents to submit applications to join a transition team by signing up on-line via the Peduto Transition Committee website located at www.ournewpittsburgh.com.