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 News    May 5, 2020

Pittsburgh urging appeals court to reverse rulings blocking gun safety ordinances

The City of Pittsburgh has asked the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court to reverse a lower court decision blocking the implementation of gun violence prevention measures enacted after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, the City Law...

 

Mayor William Peduto releases statement on Pittsburgh entering Yellow Phase of COVID-19 response

Mayor William Peduto has released the following statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s announcement that he is easing COVID-19 restrictions in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County: “I want to thank Governor Wolf for recognizing all that the greater...

 

Construction activity resumes Friday in the city

In accordance with guidance provided by Governor Tom Wolf, general construction activity will be permitted to resume in the City of Pittsburgh beginning on Friday, May 1. "Following the leadership of Governor Wolf, and in accordance with strong...

 

New city legislation expands protections against discrimination in housing

During the April 28 Regular Meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced legislation to add "actual or perceived citizenship status" and "actual or perceived...

 

Mayor announces COVID-19 funding for residents and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto's administration plans to issue more than $12 million in new federal funds to organizations supporting residents and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fundin...

 

URA's Housing Stabilization Program is available to assist with financial hardships

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) announced funding is available for rental and utility assistance through the Housing Opportunity Fund’s Housing Stabilization Program (HSP); mortgage assistance is now available through HSP,...

 

Mayor William Peduto Addresses Pittsburgh on COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor William Peduto made the following remarks at the end of last week regarding the City of Pittsburgh's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic: "Good afternoon Pittsburgh. One month ago today...

 

Citizens Bank donates $200,000 to URA's Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) has received a $200,000 grant from Citizens Bank to help with the URA’s COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund (ELF). “I want to thank Citizens Bank for this generous grant and for...

 

Mayor William Peduto calls for support for workers and small businesses

Mayor William Peduto is working with municipal and labor leaders around the country in support of financial aid for workers, small businesses and cities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayor is...

 

City of Pittsburgh moves to Level 2 emergency operations in response to COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh is moving to further restrict face-to-face interactions between city personnel and residents, while preserving core city services in response to the spread of the COVID-19 pande...

 

Community updated at South Side Planning Forum meeting

A city update by Councilman Bruce Kraus and city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden kicked off the March 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum. Block by Block, or the Clean Team retained to keep the E. Carson St. corridor maintained,...

 

City of Pittsburgh announces operational changes due to COVID-19

The City of Pittsburgh will continue to deliver essential city services to residents throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, though some services will be curtailed to protect employee and resident health. Non-emergency city offices and...

 

Mayor William Peduto declares State of Emergency due to COVID-19

Mayor William Peduto has declared a State of Emergency in the City of Pittsburgh and signed an Executive Order prohibiting all public gatherings of more than 50 people. "As the coronavirus has spread...

 

Historic review hearings

The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following hearings in the East Carson Street Historic District for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, following Internal Business beginning at 12:30 p.m. 901-905 E. Carson Street, Empire Const...

 

Zone 3 Council reviews and looks toward the future

The February 17 regular business meeting of the Zone 3 Public Safety Council (Z3PSC) featured elections, crime report, and the 2020 meeting schedule. It began with guest speaker Anthony Kobak, a new senior planner with the Strategic Planning...

 

New Opportunity Zones Marketplace to help Pittsburgh produce more equitable development projects

The City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh are now part of Smart Growth America's new National Opportunity Zones Marketplace, intended to equip local governments, real...

 

Civic Leadership Academy applications open for spring 2020 class

Applications are now open for the Spring 2020 City of Pittsburgh Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). CLA is a free 11-week course where participants learn about city operations, services and resources...

 

DOMI releases draft Bike(+) Master Plan for review and opportunities to comment

After five years of planning and input from hundreds of individuals, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has released the draft Bike(+) Master Plan for public comment....

 

Still time to register to be a Snow Angel in the city and help a neighbor

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Community affairs is still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Snow Angels Program. This program pairs older adult residents and residents with disabilities...

 

Crime rate drops in city

The City of Pittsburgh saw significant reductions in several key crime categories in 2019, most notably in homicides. Police officials credited the reductions to several factors, including excellent police work, a focus on community outreach and...

 

City developing a vision plan for future transportation

Crime statistics, a new Hilltop Program Steering Committee, and the Dept. of Public Works' 4th Division site update were among the topics at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair...

 

City, UPMC partnership to educate, empower community in emergencies

In an emergency, minutes matter. From calling 911, to knowing how to perform chest compressions or how to use a tourniquet, to clearing a path for emergency professionals, even the most basic...

 

Dedicated police unit, PED update at Forum

The Jan. 14 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with a brief report from Kitty Vagley, from the Friends of South Side Park, on a new South Side Park accessible trail. City approvals, and then state approvals, need to be secured. The hope...

 

Be an angel, a Snow Angel, help out an elderly neighbor

The City of Pittsburgh's Office of Community affairs is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Snow Angels Program. This program pairs older adult residents and residents with disabilities with...

 

Short forum meeting highlights proposed changes, PED update

The brief Dec. 10 meeting of the South Side Planning Forum began with updates on the South Side Parking Enhancement District (PED). While neither city Councilman Bruce Kraus nor city nighttime economy coordinator Allison Harnden could be present,...

 

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