Neighborhood Redevelopment and Jobs

NEIGHBORHOOD REDEVELOPMENT & JOBS

Bill Peduto is responsible for leading billions of dollars of development in his district and creating hundreds of jobs over the past decade. But we know that not every neighborhood has been fortunate enough to see this kind of growth and change. It is time to take this model of community-based development citywide. Bill will work with you and your neighbors, with your community groups, and with good developers to make sure that every neighborhood in Pittsburgh grows. Bill will create the kinds of job training programs that we need to give everyone the opportunity to work in the industries that are the future of Pittsburgh and make a living wage to support themselves and their families.  Click Here to read our neighborhood redevelopment & jobs news.

GOVERNMENT REFORM AND INNOVATION

Pittsburgh is a 21st century city but our local government is stuck in the 1970s. Bill Peduto has worked for over 10 years to modernize city government and clean up the corruption in City Hall that has held our city back. Bill will run the most open, transparent, and efficient government this city has ever seen. You will never have to wonder where your Mayor is or what he is doing when Bill takes office. We have all the tools and resources we need to build a city government that you can be proud of and Bill has the track record and experience to make it happen. Click Here to read government reform and innovation news.

EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Bill Peduto is the best candidate for Pittsburgh’s parents, teachers, and students. He will be a strong advocate for public education and for your children’s future. Bill will create new programs to provide wrap-around services like early childhood education, after school opportunities, and job training that will prepare our children to be Pittsburgh’s future leaders. Bill will work every day to make sure that our schools are the best they can be. Click Here to read education and technology news.

A CLEAN & SAFE CITY

Our public safety professionals and neighborhood block watches are the eyes and ears on our streets and work every day to make sure our neighborhoods are clean and safe. Bill Peduto has a plan to reform our police department to give your neighborhood police commanders the tools they need to address the real challenges you face. We know that not every neighborhood faces the same issues but for too long we’ve had a top-down, one-size-fits-all police strategy. Bill will work with the police to make sure that we meet the needs of every community in Pittsburgh. Every neighborhood in Pittsburgh deserves to be clean, green, and safe. Click Here to read clean and safe city news.

Neighborhood Redevelopment & Jobs News

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Real People. Real Stories. Really Good Films.

JFilm and FISA will present the 2nd Annual ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Disabilities Film Festival on October 22, 26 and 30, 2014. The festival promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives and stories of people with different disabilities by showcasing award winning films by and about people with disabilities. Viewings of these films are enriched by post-screening discussions and programs to bring together the community to further explore and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

By | October 11th, 2014|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|9 Comments

Mayor, Police Chief to Participate in “Mayor’s Night On-Air” Tonight

Mayor William Peduto and Acting Chief of Police Cameron McLay will be panelists in a community forum tonight to discuss police/community relations in the City of Pittsburgh. The panel, hosted by Essential Pittsburgh's Paul Guggenheimer, will also include former police officer Sheldon Williams and Brandi Fisher, president of Alliance for Police Accountability. The discussion will be broadcast live on 90.5 FM, WESA.

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) - Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald released the following statements Monday after a settlement was reached to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture:

Help Revitalize Pittsburgh One Block at a Time

Love Your Block grants are a joint program of the City of Pittsburgh and The Home Depot Foundation that enable community groups and residents to revitalize our city one block at a time. Since its start in 2011, the program has engaged 3,994 volunteers and impacted 321 blocks with a grand total 117 projects completed in Pittsburgh!

Last Call for Tree Request Forms & Tree Request Form Walk

Calling all Shadyside Tree Tenders and Neighborhood Tree Sympathizers! You have less than a week to turn in your Tree Request Forms as they are due Thursday, Sept. 18th. There will also be one final Tree Request Form Walk in Shadyside tomorrow in an effort to promote the love of trees and collect more forms.

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with "Alphabet Trail and Tales." This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children's books is presented.

By | September 11th, 2014|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|10 Comments

Mayor William Peduto Announces Transformational Plans for Hill District

Mayor William Peduto joined other officials today to announce historic agreements among the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hill District community and local government that will transform the entire neighborhood and provide tens of millions in financing for community improvements, jobs and housing.

Construction Continues of Pittsburgh’s Latest Protected Bike Lanes

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 26, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh today announced the installation of a third protected bike lane as part of the two-year long PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project program that was announced in March.

Mayor William Peduto to Host Roundtable with Local Startups Wednesday

Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable Wednesday with local startup firm leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support their businesses. It will be the Mayor’s fourth and final roundtable this summer on innovative technology initiatives, following others on the Maker movement, clean technology and accelerators/co-working spaces.

Moody’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Bond Rating, Cites “Positive Outlook” After First Meeting with Mayor

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 8, 2014) - Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the outlook on Pittsburgh’s bond rating Thursday, following their first meeting with Mayor William Peduto and other administration officials. Moody’s moved the city’s rating up from A1 (Stable Outlook) to A1 (Positive Outlook).

Mayor William Peduto Hosts Roundtable with Accelerators and Co-working Spaces

PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable discussion today on efforts to make Pittsburgh a hub for accelerator groups and co-working spaces.

Mayor William Peduto to hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Carrick Wednesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 28, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Carrick, in the sixth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events.

Mayor Announces Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 3, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications have been extended for the fall 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. Applications will now be available until Friday, July 18. In addition, there will be an informational session Wednesday, July 9, to assist interested applicants. First-time applicants and past grantees are encouraged to attend.

Pittsburgh GigaPortraits Showcase Art, Technology and Our City

Gigapixel images are created by stitching together multiple, massive, high resolution photographs to make a single digital image. The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project has Gigapixel panoramas of numerous cities including Pittsburgh. These include panoramas taken at this year's Three Rivers Art Festival. You can view the images online and go from a sweeping vista of the Golden Triangle to zooming in and panning around to the point where you can make out individual festival goers.

Celebrate on the Fourth With a Different Kind of BOOM

If you're looking for something a little bit different to do for the upcoming holiday, check out BOOM Concepts' two-day grand opening on July 3rd and 4th. BOOM Concepts is a community organization in Garfield that provides "space for collaboration across genre and discipline." It's an exhibition, studio, and workspace along the Penn Ave Arts Corridor for artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs who have common interest. BOOM Concepts is a collaboration of Jenesis Magazine and the Magic Organs artist collective.

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.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is Holding Their Annual “yART” Sale

What do you get when you combine the sale of bargain-priced art work, equipment and supplies with the great outdoors? Why a "yART" sale, of course! The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold its annual “yART” Sale on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (rain or shine). The sale will take place at PCA's tree-lined campus--adjacent to Mellon Park--at the corner of Fifth and Shady in Shadyside. It is free to the public.

By | June 20th, 2014|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|27 Comments

Making Creative Connections

Pittsburgh and the surrounding region has a wealth of creative assets. The question is how do we best take advantage of this to rise to the next level and compete with other creative hot spots like Austin, Boston, or Portland? How do we encourage creative growth and innovation in our creative industries? The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, is holding the event "Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives" to connect people in design, communications, entertainment, fine art, data science, software and hardware, and creative industry support services to delve into these questions and explore the state and potential of creative industries in our region.

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.