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Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit

Mayor Peduto Announces Creation of Officer Rocco Memorial Fund to Support Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit

In response to public outpouring of financial support in honor of fallen K-9 Officer Rocco, Mayor William Peduto announced today the creation of The Officer Rocco K-9 Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Pittsburgh’s Credit Rating to A+

Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (S&P) has announced that the City of Pittsburgh’s credit rating has been upgraded to A+ stable, indicating confidence in our ability to meet our financial commitments and in Mayor William Peduto’s stewardship of the City’s finances.

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

No matter where your interest lies, there’s a volunteer opportunity out there to match it. Pittsburgh Cares gathers dozens and dozens of volunteer opportunities from their regional nonprofit partners and lists them on their website. They make it easy for anyone to volunteer by allowing you to search by date through their calendar, or by keyword, or by proximity, or various other criteria.

Mayor Peduto’s Statement About Passing of K9 Officer & Order for Flags Flown Half-Staff

Mayor Peduto’s Statement About Passing of K9 Officer & Order for Flags Flown Half-Staff

I am saddened to learn about the passing of K9 Officer Rocco. He served this city faithfully and paid the ultimate price in the line of duty in service of the residents of our City. His brave actions very possibly spared the lives of two other officers. My thoughts and prayers are with his fellow officers and the entire Pittsburgh Police Bureau.

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.