Tag: Bill Peduto

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

Mayor Peduto Orders Warming Shelters Open, Refuse Collection Delay Ahead of Polar Vortex

With temperatures forecast to to dip below zero and wind chills as low as -15 degrees tomorrow, Mayor William Peduto has ordered refuse collection to be suspended for Tuesday only and for warming centers to be activated across the City.

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor Peduto Issues Executive Order Revoking Nearly 300 Unrestricted Parking Passes

Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today to announce new rules governing the distribution of unrestricted parking passes held by current and former City of Pittsburgh employees, Allegheny County employees, authority employees and others.

Love Your Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications

Love Your Block Grant Award Program Seeking Applications

Mayor William Peduto today announced that applications are available for the City’s Spring 2014 Love Your Block grant award program. The block revitalization program gives organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary for a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Applications will be available until Friday, Feb. 28 and project implementation will begin April 15.

Mayor Peduto Prepares City for Snowfall, Second Round of Sub-zero Temperatures

Mayor Peduto Prepares City for Snowfall, Second Round of Sub-zero Temperatures

PITTSBURGH, PA – Mayor William Peduto has ordered Pittsburgh’s emergency response protocols to be activated ahead of severe winter weather expected to grip the city this week.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow in our region starting early this morning and lasting for most of the day. In addition, sub-freezing temperatures are expected to continue for at least the remainder of the week.

How Can You Help on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?

How Can You Help on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?

This Monday, January 20th, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day–a day when we honor this great leader for his non-violent fight on behalf of civil rights and social justice. While MLK Day has been observed for nearly 30 years, it was signed into law as a Day of Service 20 years ago by President Clinton from a bill initiated by Pennsylvania’s own U.S. Senator Harris Wofford along with Atlanta Congressman John Lewis.

Peduto Requests Resignations​ From Authorities & Key City Boards; Talent City to be Used to Fill Vacancies

Peduto Requests Resignations​ From Authorities & Key City Boards; Talent City to be Used to Fill Vacancies

Mayor William Peduto requested the resignation of all prior mayoral appointments to ten key city boards, authorities and commissions, in advance of scheduled February meetings, as part of the Mayor’s effort to build the most talented and diverse city government Pittsburgh has ever had.

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

City of Pittsburgh to Begin Pothole Blitz

The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

Mayor Peduto to Hold Public Meetings with Key City Leaders

Beginning next week, City of Pittsburgh residents will have access to three regular meetings on Mayor William Peduto’s public schedule including meetings with City Council leadership, department directors, and Act 47/ICA overseers.

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Enjoy Vanessa German’s Spoken Word Performance from Mayor Peduto’s Inauguration

Artist Vanessa German brought tears to the eyes of many Pittsburghers on Monday–and then all to their feet–with her amazing spoken word performance at the inauguration of Mayor Bill Peduto. In addition to being a performance artist, German is also a visual artist and many know her for those ubiquitous “Stop Shooting. We Love You” signs, as well as for her sculptures.

Mayor William Peduto to Fill Vacancies in Public Safety Ranks

Mayor William Peduto to Fill Vacancies in Public Safety Ranks

The City of Pittsburgh’s public safety department will soon see an increase in the number of its rank and file employees.