Today, I have taken an oath to lead the city we share, the city we love, and the city that has shaped — and continues to honor — essential aspects of the American character:
A spirit of personal independence, balanced with a sense of community.
Due to public safety concerns in light of frigid winter weather conditions forecasted for Monday, January 6, 2014, Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto announced today that his Inaugural Ceremony, previously planned to take place outdoors on the portico of the City County Building, will be moved indoors to Heinz Hall. Seating for the program will begin at 12:00 pm, and the Inaugural Ceremony will commence at 1:00 pm.
The Transition Committee of Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto, Building a New Pittsburgh, released details today regarding the schedule of activities for Inauguration Day on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Do you know a good home for a 100 foot long fish? Well, an iconic 100 foot long smiling fish sign, that is. The Wholey’s smiling fish sign has been part of the Pittsburgh landscape for nearly a quarter center. Now, the building that it’s on is about to become condos and the sign needs a new home.
The Christmas carol “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” speaks of “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.” As believers in Pittsburgh — and billions worldwide –ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ tomorrow, all can admire his words of peace and brotherhood. The love and light that this message inspires is always in need in a world that can sometimes appear dark and short on hope.
May your tomorrow be filled with peace and may there be good will to all.
On Friday, December 6, there will be a dedication ceremony for the new Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial, located at at the North Shore Riverfront Park. The memorial was designed to bring the past into the present by juxtaposing glass walls engraved with WWII-era photographs of local images (as well battlefield images) with a view of Pittsburgh’s transformed, modern skyline.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words–yours could be worth a $250.00 gift card! Vibrant Pittsburgh’s mission is embrace inclusion by helping our region attract and maintain a diverse workforce and promoting our region nationally and internationally as welcoming to all. They want you to help show off how Pittsburgh has been transformed into a stunning city. They’re holding a contest–“Pittsburgh: A City Transformed”–to find the photograph that best represents the beauty of Pittsburgh’s transformation.
May 17, 2005—standing on the upstairs deck at Doc’s on Walnut Street—we knew we were part of something special. It was the most upbeat Election Night party for a candidate that didn’t win that I have ever been to—before or since. Bill Peduto, a City Councilman finishing only his first term, had come in a distant second in Pittsburgh’s mayoral primary election.
The approval this year by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department of Highmark’s acquisition of West Penn Hospital was preceded by the lobbying efforts of a coalition of community groups, public officials, hospital workers, health care advocates, and residents. On Thursday, November 21st, there will be a town hall meeting for residents regarding the future of West Penn Hospital where you can hear from both Highmark and West Penn Hospital officials on their progress in promoting health, sustaining vital medical services, and ensuring the success of this institution. Senator Jim Ferlo is hosting the meeting with Senator Jay Costa and Senator Wayne Fontana.
I wanted to remind you that if you haven’t already applied to join one of my Transition Teams, the deadline to do so is tomorrow, November 18, at 5pm.