Category: Government Reform and Innovation

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on First 100 Days

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on First 100 Days

“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 a detailed report on our progress over the first 100 days.

Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Many of our communities are powerless today to slum landlords, vacant buildings and blighted properties. They invite crime and neglect into our neighborhoods, robbing them of their promise and pushing them to the brink.

There is a bill before City Council right now that would revolutionize our ability to recycle abandoned, neglected properties and put them back into productive use.

I am asking you to e-mail City Council today and tell them that we need the Land Bank Bill to pass.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel. 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’s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

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 Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

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

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.

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

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.

Mayor Peduto Asks Governor Corbett to Keep City Under Act 47

Mayor Peduto Asks Governor Corbett to Keep City Under Act 47

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.”

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Inaugural Speech: “The Next Pittsburgh”

Mayor Bill Peduto’s Inaugural Speech: “The Next Pittsburgh”

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:

Hard work.

Deep values.

A spirit of personal independence, balanced with a sense of community.

Apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship

Apply for an Organizing for Action Spring Fellowship

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.