Category: Public Safety

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.

Mayor Peduto’s Statement About Passing of K9 Officer & Order for Flags Flown Half-Staff

Mayor Peduto’s Statement About Passing of K9 Officer & Order for Flags Flown Half-Staff

I am saddened to learn about the passing of K9 Officer Rocco. He served this city faithfully and paid the ultimate price in the line of duty in service of the residents of our City. His brave actions very possibly spared the lives of two other officers. My thoughts and prayers are with his fellow officers and the entire Pittsburgh Police Bureau.

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

With temperatures forecast to to dip below zero and wind chills as low as -15 degrees tomorrow, Mayor William Peduto has ordered refuse collection to be suspended for Tuesday only and for warming centers to be activated across the City.

Mayor Peduto Prepares City for Snowfall, Second Round of Sub-zero Temperatures

Mayor Peduto Prepares City for Snowfall, Second Round of Sub-zero Temperatures

PITTSBURGH, PA – Mayor William Peduto has ordered Pittsburgh’s emergency response protocols to be activated ahead of severe winter weather expected to grip the city this week.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow in our region starting early this morning and lasting for most of the day. In addition, sub-freezing temperatures are expected to continue for at least the remainder of the week.

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.