Category: Public Safety

Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club

Learn About the City’s Clean and Green Plan at the Sierra Club

Last week, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. This week — courtesy of the Sierra Club — you have the opportunity to hear Tim Duggan of Phronesis Design describe the benefits of a green approach. Duggan is a major architect of Kansas City’s Clean And Green approach to controlling the wet weather sewage overflow by maximizing green infrastructure and neighborhood investment.

City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Release Draft City-Wide Green First Plan for Public Comment

City of Pittsburgh and PWSA Release Draft City-Wide Green First Plan for Public Comment

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 2, 2016) — Today, the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) released its comprehensive draft City-Wide Green First Plan for public comment. The plan outlines how Pittsburgh intends to use innovative, cost-effective, and green infrastructure approaches to manage stormwater. Implementing the plan will mitigate local street flooding and sewer backups caused by large rainstorms. The stormwater management practices outlined in the plan will help the City and the region comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined sewer overflow mandates and improve the quality of local waterways.

Mayor Unveils City-Wide Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program

Mayor Unveils City-Wide Pittsburgh Snow Angels Program

Citiparks calling for volunteers to assist elderly residents with home snow removal this winter

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 29, 2016) – The Office of Mayor William Peduto and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks & Recreation (Citiparks) today announced Pittsburgh Snow Angels, a city-wide program that pairs elderly or disabled city residents with volunteers to assist with snow removal during winter months.

PWSA Community Meetings on Lead in Our Water

PWSA Community Meetings on Lead in Our Water

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is holding a series of community meetings regarding lead in our water, how residents can limit exposure to this lead, and the steps being taken to address the issue. Meetings are being held by City Council District, and while there will be data presented specific to each district, each meeting is open to all. Meetings will include a Q+A session during which residents can ask questions to PWSA experts.

Mayor William Peduto Announces Departure of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay

Mayor William Peduto Announces Departure of Police Chief Cameron S. McLay

In two years McLay rebuilt police-community relations, internal police accountability systems, and data-driven policing measures

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 4, 2016) Mayor William Peduto announced today that after two years of rebuilding police-community relationships and instilling long-lasting accountability measures to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Chief Cameron S. McLay is leaving the Bureau to pursue other professional opportunities.

Attend Chief McLay’s Zone 1 Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Attend Chief McLay’s Zone 1 Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Back in August, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief of Police Cameron McLay started holding a series of town hall meetings in each of the city’s six police zones. At these events, attendees have the opportunity to meet their Public Safety Zone Council Leadership and have the chance to ask their most pressing questions in a Q&A session.

Join the Pittsburgh Police & Chief McLay for a Town Hall Meeting in Your Zone

Join the Pittsburgh Police & Chief McLay for a Town Hall Meeting in Your Zone

Starting this week, you will have the opportunity to join the Pittsburgh Police and Chief of Police Cameron McLay at a series of town hall meetings in each of the city’s six police zones. At these events, you can meet your Public Safety Zone Council Leadership and have the chance to ask your most pressing questions in a Q&A session.

Attend Resilient Pittsburgh’s September 14th Resilience Fair!

Attend Resilient Pittsburgh’s September 14th Resilience Fair!

In 2015, Pittsburgh was chosen to participate in the 100 Resilient Cities network. This program was created by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities around the world to become more resilient. City resilience is defined as “the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.” From one time events like flash floods and extreme weather to long-term structural problems like inequality, air pollution, and crime, true resiliency is achieved when cities develop strategies to meet such challenges and threats.

Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave

Citiparks Facilities to Operate as Cooling Centers During Weekend Heat Wave

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) – The following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24…

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is calling this afternoon for a community-wide peace summit to be held next week to seek ways to work together to address fear and violence.

The Mayor – working with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald – intends to gather leaders from law enforcement, faith-based institutions, activist groups, foundations, labor, the corporate community and government to work constructively to address violence facing Pittsburgh and the entire nation, and find ways to promote racial healing.