On Tuesday, June 16th, our city lost a dedicated 26-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau: John Stofesky. Highly respected by the Bureau, John served his city with honor, courage, and kindness. His immense impact on his family, friends, colleagues, and our city will not be forgotten, and he is especially missed by the South Side Community.
On Tuesday, June 23rd, Pittsburgh City Council will hold a public hearing on amendments to the zoning code related to urban agriculture. The City Planning Department has been working with leaders from Pittsburgh’s urban agriculture community over the past few years to revise and update our urban agriculture zoning code. There have been changes made to many aspects of urban agriculture including vegetable sales, full-fledged urban farms, and the keeping of bees, chickens, ducks and goats.
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.
Are you (or do you know) a talented and civic-minded young Pittsburgher who is committed to creating positive social change in your school and community? Pittsburgh Cares’ Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a leadership development program for high school student (9th-12th grade) who have a passion for service. In addition to working on projects like painting murals in schools, working with the homeless, and organizing an event to fight juvenile diabetes, YAC members serve as youth ambassadors to give a voice for the youth in their communities.
Neighborhood Allies has a vision of a Pittsburgh full of thriving, healthy communities that are livable for all. To that end, they support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to improving the social and physical infrastructures of Pittsburgh’s distressed and transitional communities. Yesterday, they announced the recipients of their spring 2015 grants. Neighborhood Allies awarded a total of $540,000 to eight creative and collaborative projects and ideas that will help transform struggling neighborhoods.
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.
Mural across from St. Stephens, 2nd Street, Hazelwood, Pittsburgh, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Daniel X. O’Neil’s photostream Summer 2015 Spray Park operating schedule features newest facility PITTSBURGH, PA (May 21, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh will open its newest aquatic facility, Burgwin Spray Park in Hazelwood, on Saturday, May 23. City […]
Tomorrow, May 14th at 6:00 p.m., there will be a public meeting to discuss Phase II of the Penn Avenue Reconstruction Project. You can join your neighbors in giving community input to the Department of Public Works. The information the DPW gathers will play an important role in determining how to proceed with Phase II of the reconstruction project. A total of $5M in public funding is committed to Phase II.
The Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) helps neighborhood organizations and individuals in strategizing and problem-solving around an issue or project through individualized direct service, workshops and referrals. They are holding a kickoff event for their Love Your Neighborhood! workshops, which are a new and improved core series of eight courses this spring.
Neighborhood Allies has extended the deadline to apply for full scholarships to the 5th Annual Community Development Summit until tomorrow, Friday, April 10th. The summit will take place on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015. This year’s theme is “Physical Places and Social Spaces.” The keynote speakers are President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress Tamar Shapiro and Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners Paul Farmer. The event will feature sessions and workshops that “highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization.” The summit is hosted by PCRG in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute – Pittsburgh District Council. You can learn more about the Community Development Summit here.