Category: Public Safety

City of Pittsburgh Cutting Pothole Response Times

City of Pittsburgh Cutting Pothole Response Times

Mayor William Peduto thanks workers for their efforts

PITTSBURGH, PA – The city of Pittsburgh has cut its pothole response times nearly in half since launching its blitz in early April, and is getting nearer to its goal of addressing all such complaints in three days.

Mayor Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search

Mayor Peduto and Acting Public Safety Director Bucar Detail Next Steps in Police Chief Search

Public meetings on search to begin June 26; Online input launches through Mindmixer

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto and acting Public Safety Director Stephen A. Bucar today announced the upcoming public phases of the city’s search for a new Pittsburgh Police chief, including six public meetings and a site for online remarks.

Mayor Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Adopt Nextdoor – The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Mayor Peduto, City of Pittsburgh Adopt Nextdoor – The Private Social Network for Neighborhoods

Pittsburgh, PA – The City of Pittsburgh announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Mayor William Peduto Hires New Public Safety Director

Mayor William Peduto Hires New Public Safety Director

FBI Special Agent Stephen Bucar brings three decades of experience & integrity to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA – Mayor William Peduto announced today that he is hiring FBI Special Agent Stephen A. Bucar as Pittsburgh’s new Public Safety Director.

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 Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

Pittsburgh Public Works Crews Prepare for Possible Storm

Pittsburgh Public Works Crews Prepare for Possible Storm

The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.

As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.

Mayor William Peduto to Assist Pothole Crews Saturday

Mayor William Peduto to Assist Pothole Crews Saturday

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatics Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit

Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit

In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced today the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.