Speak Out at the Pittsburgh Clean Power Plan Listening Session

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced earlier this month that they will hold fourteen listening sessions on the federal Clean Power Plan to give Pennsylvanians the chance to comment on the plan to cut carbon pollution. The idea is to prepare a plan customized for PA that will still be in compliance with the federal plan. Pittsburgh is set to host a hearing next week at CMU on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Make My Trip Count: 1st Commuter Survey for Pittsburgh Region Will Help Planning for Future

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 14, 2015) Mayor William Peduto, in partnership with Green Building Alliance, the Pittsburgh 2030 District, Envision Downtown and others, today announced the “Make My Trip Count” survey, a first-of-its-kind effort to learn how commuters in the Pittsburgh region travel to work and to school. The two-part survey takes three to 10 minutes and is available online at through October 16, 2015. Information gathered from the respondents will create a valuable set of information about local commuters, enabling local decision-makers to have more complete data when making important strategic decisions regarding transportation, infrastructure and development.

By | September 14th, 2015|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Transportation|79 Comments

Alphabet Trail and Tales: Pittsburgh’s Largest Read Aloud

Each year, Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This is an annual event and is free for the whole family. “Alphabet Trail and Tales” focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented. This year, the books being read are Caps for Sale, Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move, Number One SamTops and Bottoms and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild.

By | September 11th, 2015|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|9 Comments

Start a Conversation at “Coffee with a Cop”

On Friday, September 11th, Manchester residents will have the opportunity to join their neighbors and local police officers for coffee and conversation. There will be no agenda and no speeches for this event--just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in the neighborhood.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 8, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh today launched the “Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation,” a strategic plan that will support equitable access to technology, City resources, and information. Championed by Mayor William Peduto’s Department of Innovation & Performance and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation is a strategic plan aimed to improve the quality of life for all residents. The Roadmap encompasses more than 100 projects and initiatives the City of Pittsburgh will undertake in the coming months and years.

Statement by Mayor Peduto on Announcement from Pgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 4, 2015) Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today upon the announcement by Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane that she will step down at the end of the 2015-2016 school year: “The City of Pittsburgh has enjoyed a strong partner in Linda Lane in her many years of leadership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Dr. Lane’s accomplishments -- from being the first African-American woman named full-time superintendent, to her stewardship of the Pittsburgh Promise, to improvements in PPS graduation rates -- are great, and she has served Pittsburgh’s young people with heart, wisdom and conviction.

By | September 4th, 2015|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth, Press Release|24 Comments

Mayor William Peduto Launches Senior Care Tour In Glen Hazel

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 2, 2015) -- Mayor William Peduto began a Senior Care Tour today, in which he and Citiparks Director Jim Griffin will meet with seniors citywide to hear about issues facing their communities. The tour, which started at the Glen Hazel Senior Community Center, coincides with September's National Senior Center Month.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans” with Rocky Bleier

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Neighborhood Week" provides a chance to see their musicians out-and-about in the community with a week of end-of-summer concerts. The first in this series is a "Salute to Veterans" at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland on the evening of Monday, August 31st. This one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women is hosted by Rocky Bleier.

By | August 28th, 2015|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto|10 Comments

Mayor William Peduto Requests Audit of ICA by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

Follows denial of requests for information on board's management of taxpayer funds PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 26, 2015) Mayor William Peduto today formally requested that Auditor General Eugene DePasquale audit the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority following the ICA’s refusal to fully document its management of taxpayer money.

FortyX80 & Innovation Works Investor Round-Robin Joins Thrival Schedule

The Thrival Innovation + Music Festival (produced by Thrill Mill) annually highlights Pittsburgh’s startups, creatives, leaders and innovators--not to mention culminating in a weekend-long concert festival starring national headliners (including, this year, Panic! at the Disco, Manchester Orchestra, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, and more) and some of the best of local music talent. It takes place September 21st to the 27th. This year, FortyX80, Innovation Works and their accelerators AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear are joining the Thrival schedule as part of the festival's Friday "Investment, Entrepreneurship, & Growth Strategy" theme.

By | August 25th, 2015|Bill Peduto, Economic Development|8 Comments