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City begins new comprehensive planning process

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has begun a citywide comprehensive planning process, ForgingPGH.  "ForgingPGH is the first comprehensive look at land use citywide and will guide...

 

City will offer fertility coverage to employees

The City of Pittsburgh will for the first time offer fertility coverage to its employees, for free.  Starting in 2021 the city will offer two cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for those...

 

Public-private partnership brings homeless shelter to Second Avenue

Through an unprecedented public-private collaboration, a coalition of corporate, civic and community leaders unveiled plans for a 45,000-square-foot facility near downtown Pittsburgh to provide shelter and comprehensive wrap-around services for...

 

Art Commission to lead public process on Christopher Columbus statue

The future placement of Frank Vittor's Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park began being considered with a discussion at the City of Pittsburgh's Art Commission virtual meeting. Mayor...

 

Mayor declares Juneteen an official City of Pittsburgh holiday in 2021

At the Black Voting Rights Forum Saturday at St. Benedict the Moor Church in the Lower Hill District, Mayor William Peduto announced Juneteenth will be an official City of Pittsburgh holiday starting in 2021.  The announcement was made at the...

 

Clean Pittsburgh Commission seeking proposals for paid litter clean-ups

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a request for proposals on behalf of the Clean Pittsburgh Commission (CPC) for the “Pick Up PGH” project to enter into contracts with local businesses or organizations to do regular lit...

 

County, city officials urge Residents Be Counted Before It's Too Late in 2020 Census

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the County-City Complete Count Committee (CCC) co-chairs Stefani Pashman and Gregg Behr in calling for a renewed focus on the 2020 Census. With recent changes...

 

City launches Engage PGH online portal for community engagement

The City of Pittsburgh has launched Engage PGH, http://engage.pittsburghpa.gov, an interactive online portal for community participation with city projects and programs. Engage PGH is a one-stop...

 

Pittsburgh gun violence prevention programs awarded funding from the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund

Mayor William Peduto has announced the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund has issued grants to three groups promoting local gun violence prevention efforts. The funding is going to South Pittsburgh...

 

Mayor seeks relief for independent music, entertainment venues

Mayor William Peduto has issued a letter to U.S. congressional leadership in support of three bills that would offer relief and support to independent music and entertainment venues and theaters that...

 

Black Women for a Better Education to host virtual town hall

Black Women for a Better Education will host a virtual town hall entitled, We Demand a Better Education for Pittsburgh’s Children, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6pm via Zoom (register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrduqqqTIqG9yhOCdRZA9fE-wX5VT47J...

 

Zipline across the Ohio proposed for Mt. Washington site

Concepts for a half-mile zipline ride that would take riders from Mount Washington to the North Shore received mixed reactions during the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Development Committee’s virtual meeting last Wednes...

 

LGBTQIA+ Commission seeks applicants

The newly formed City of Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Commission is seeking applicants to serve as commissioners. The LGBTQIA+ Commission legislation was approved by City Council and signed by Mayor...

 

City and AHN to partner on support for those experiencing homelessness

The City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network are creating a new model for responding to the needs of those experiencing homelessness, problematic substance abuse and unaddressed mental health...

 

City files legal responses in Harrisburg gun case

The City of Pittsburgh has signed onto an amicus brief on a suit before the state Supreme Court that would allow gun industry groups to sue cities with gun safety ordinances, even if the ordinances have not been enforced. Mayor William Peduto...

 

City saved $1M with new salting methods

While summer is in full swing, numbers from last winter show the City of Pittsburgh saved more than $1 million from new road salt distribution methods adopted by the Department of Public Works....

 

Peduto Administration to create LGBTQIA+ Commission

Mayor William Peduto's administration has forwarded legislation to City Council to create a permanent LGBTQIA+ Commission within City government.  The mayor created a LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council in...

 

City announces plans for an Office of Community Health and Safety

The Office of Mayor William Peduto, Office of Equity and Department of Public Safety have announced their blueprint for a new Office of Community Health and Safety. The office will redirect city resou...

 

Mayor call for transparency in release of police footage

Mayor William Peduto is calling for changes to state law to make it easier for city officials to quickly release footage from police body-worn cameras. Last year Pittsburgh Police invested $10...

 

Final 10-Year Bike(+) Plan released and Pittsburgh moves toward rapid implementation

After five years of development and consultation with hundreds of local stakeholders across scores of neighborhoods, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure released the...

 

Mayor Peduto calls for transparency in release of police body-worn camera footage

Mayor William Peduto is calling for changes to state law to make it easier for city officials to quickly release footage from police body-worn cameras. Last year Pittsburgh Police invested $10...

 

Peduto Administration to create LGBTQIA+ Commission

Mayor William Peduto's administration has forwarded legislation to City Council to create a permanent LGBTQIA+ Commission within City government. The mayor created a LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council in...

 

Mayor Peduto names Community Task Force on Police Reform

Mayor William Peduto named the Pittsburgh Community Task Force on Police Reform, which is part of his commitment to President Obama's MBK Alliance Pledge. We are committed to "engage your communities...

 

City announces plans for an Office of Community Health and Safety

The Office of Mayor William Peduto, Office of Equity and Department of Public Safety have announced their blueprint for a new Office of Community Health and Safety. The office will redirect city resou...

 

Mayor Peduto outlines his agenda for police reform in Pittsburgh

Last week, Mayor William Peduto outlined his agenda for police reform.  The mayor renewed his previous endorsement of use-of-force legislation introduced by state Representatives Summer Lee and Ed...

 

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