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Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Take Action Now to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

Many of our communities are powerless today to slum landlords, vacant buildings and blighted properties. They invite crime and neglect into our neighborhoods, robbing them of their promise and pushing them to the brink.

There is a bill before City Council right now that would revolutionize our ability to recycle abandoned, neglected properties and put them back into productive use.

I am asking you to e-mail City Council today and tell them that we need the Land Bank Bill to pass.

Mayor William Peduto Announces “Mayor’s Night Out”

Mayor William Peduto Announces “Mayor’s Night Out”

Mayor and top administrators invite Hilltop residents to share ideas, concerns

PITTSBURGH, PA – (April 3, 2014) This Monday evening Mayor William Peduto and his top staff will meet personally with residents to hear — and act upon — their ideas and concerns about City government issues.

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Mayor William Peduto Lauds Latest Funding for East Liberty Transit Center

Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.

“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Department of Public Works Reminders on Rialto Street & Street Sweeping

Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.

Mayor William Peduto Announces 18 New ‘Love Your Block’ Grant Recipients

Mayor William Peduto Announces 18 New ‘Love Your Block’ Grant Recipients

Mayor William Peduto today announced the 18 organizations that will receive funding for the sixth round of the Love Your Block (LYB) grant program, a servePGH initiative. Through the block revitalization program, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the City awards $2,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers to transform blighted lots into community assets. Additionally, a special $3,000 prize will be given to the organization that carries out the most successful block transformation, according to identified criteria. Spring project implementation will take place from April 15 to June 30, 2014.

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

Mayor William Peduto Statement on Saw Mill Run Project Grant

The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.

Mayor William Peduto Kicks Off Pittsburgh Affordable Care Act Enrollment Push

Mayor William Peduto Kicks Off Pittsburgh Affordable Care Act Enrollment Push

Mayor William Peduto and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 18, in Homewood to kick off the final drive for Affordable Care Act enrollment.

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care. Excerpts of his remarks are below.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order on Take-home Vehicles

Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel. The order slices the take-home fleet from 56 to 38 vehicles, and restricts their use to Public Safety and Public Works supervisors on-call to respond to emergencies. In the past, employees in the Mayor’s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Announces Endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Announces Endorsement of Tom Wolf for Governor of Pennsylvania

Today, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto announced that he is proud to endorse Tom Wolf for Governor. Peduto stated that Wolf shares the same progressive values that the New Coalition of Pittsburghers which elected Peduto was built upon. Peduto stands united with other leaders in Southwestern Pennsylvania to say that, “We need a leader in Harrisburg who will fight for Pittsburgh and cities, towns, and boroughs across the Commonwealth.”