Category: Public Safety

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has issued a Snow Level 2 alert in anticipation of a weather event that is scheduled to hit the Pittsburgh area Sunday evening into Monday morning.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) – City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight’s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow, January 9th, is national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. A day set aside to thank those who have sworn to serve and protect us all from harm. Here in Pittsburgh, we are extremely fortunate to have a new visionary Police Chief, Cameron McLay, who has taken a lead in making sure that all members of our Pittsburgh community feel they share in the promise of that oath.

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.

Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.

Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions

Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during this morning’s winter weather event.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

“Ferguson may be hundreds of miles away, but the reverberations from August’s shooting are still felt, understandably, in Pittsburgh and other cities nationwide. I know it is hard right now, but it is my fervent hope that in coming days we can use this decision as an opportunity to come together — in peace and in prayer — to do the necessary work of strengthening ties between residents and police, and finding new paths to mutual trust and understanding.”

How to be an Angel this Winter

How to be an Angel this Winter

With the Farmers’ Almanac calling for more “shivery and shovelry” for the 2014-2015 winter season, Allegheny Snow Angels will be in much demand. Snow Angels is a program that connects residents who have a physical disability OR are age 60 or older and have some physical limitations with volunteers to keep sidewalks clear of snow and safe for all. The program originated three years ago by the City of Pittsburgh’s servePGH initiative and is working this year in partnership with Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, and North Hills Community Outreach.

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we’ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city’s remarkable transformation.

Attend the 2014 Fall City-wide Public Safety Meeting

Attend the 2014 Fall City-wide Public Safety Meeting

Each spring and fall, Pittsburgh holds a city-wide public safety meeting. These meetings bring together residents and business owners with public safety personnel, elected officials and city departmental staff to meet, network and disseminate important information. Attendees can find out about successful safety strategies, new safety initiatives and receive information about services to residents.