Mayor and top administrators invite Hilltop residents to share ideas, concerns
PITTSBURGH, PA – (April 3, 2014) This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear — and act upon — their ideas and concerns about City government issues.
Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.
“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.
Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.
Mayor William Peduto today announced the 18 organizations that will receive funding for the sixth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the City awards $2,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets. Additionally, a special $3,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 15 to June 30, 2014.
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.
Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel. The order slices the take-home fleet from 56 to 38 vehicles, and restricts their use to Public Safety and Public Works supervisors on-call to respond to emergencies. In the past, employees in the Mayor’s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.
There’s been great interest in our school finances since Pittsburgh Public Schools issued their “Whole Child, Whole Community: Building a Bridge to the Pittsburgh Promise” report in December. Due to that interest, Pittsburgh Public Schools have been hosting community meetings to discuss the report..
Coro’s Next Neighborhood Leaders program helps to identify community challenges and the leadership qualities needed to navigate those challenges successfully. The new emerging leaders collaborate on projects that will create a more thriving local community. Each year Coro conducts these programs in a different local community. First in 2010 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District/Uptown neighborhoods, and then, in Pittsburgh’s Northside in 2012. The Next Neighborhood Leaders program is now working in South Pittsburgh.
Last month, we wrote about Urban Innovation21’s Small Business Grant Competition for Hill District residents (which you can still apply to win). This month, they have started their grant competition which aims to assist a wide range of entrepreneurs who reside and/or operate a small for profit business in Homewood. Urban Innovation21 sponsors these grants because they believe that entrepreneurship is the engine to boost regional development.
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.