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

Pittsburgh and 10 Other Cities Join Citizenship Initiative

PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 12, 2014) On Monday Pittsburgh and 10 other cities will formally join Cities for Citizenship, an initiative launched by Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in partnership with Citi, the founding corporate partner, which aims to increase citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents to forge more inclusive and economically robust cities.

By | December 12th, 2014|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Press Release|38 Comments

Mayor, Councilmembers Launch ‘Small Business Week’

PITTSBURGH, PA (November 25, 2014) - Mayor William Peduto, Councilman Dan Gilman and Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak today officially declared the week of November 24-30 “Small Business Week” in the City of Pittsburgh.

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site

PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) “As a Pittsburgh boy this feels really good. I told Mario [Longhi, U.S. Steel President and CEO], as we sat in the office, I will not be the Mayor that lost U.S. Steel. Not out of Pittsburgh. And all apologies to the Governor, it meant no where else in Allegheny County, nowhere in the state of Pennsylvania -- U.S. Steel belongs in Pittsburgh, and it feels really, really good. And I know everyone around here feels the same way too.

Startup Weekend Pittsburgh: Let the Games Begin! (#SWPgh)

This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun--the Global Startup Battle--a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.

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.

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

On Thanksgiving Day, as most Americans sit down to a bounty of wonderful food and count all their blessings, there will be far too many for whom such a meal is beyond reach. “Get Stuffed With Love” is a program that has provided a hot and delicious meal free to people who are really in need for a dozen years in the City of Pittsburgh including the homeless, shut-ins, and the disabled.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

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.

Got a Great Startup Idea? Apply to Thrill Mill Now!

Thrill Mill, Inc. is an incubator that provides funding, mentorship and office space for startups and and entrepreneurs that have creative ideas. Thrill Mill brings a creative and collaborative atmosphere to their nurturing of talent. They started as a non profit in 2012 to work with early-stage entrepreneurs; helping them to polish their ideas and then showcasing them at their Thrival Music and Innovation Festival.

By | October 24th, 2014|Bill Peduto, Economic Development|22 Comments

Mayor William Peduto to Hold “Mayor’s Night Out” in Homewood Tuesday

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 15, 2014) Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will hear neighborhood concerns and issues Wednesday night in Homewood, in the eighth installment of his “Mayor’s Night Out/Mayor’s Night In” community events.

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.