2015 Fall City-wide Public Safety Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:30 P.M.
2801 N. Charles St, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
The Pittsburgh Project
Hosted by Zone 1, 3 & 6 Councils
Learn to Build Collaborative Strategies for Community Safety with 
New Public Safety Programs and Community Oriented Initiatives
Guest Speaker: Mayor William Peduto
Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Two parking lots and on‐street parking available.
JobLinks Halloween Party on October 15th
To celebrate National Financial Goal Day, JobLinks is hosting a free Halloween party at the Oakland Career Center, located at 294 Semple Street. The party is from 5:30pm – 8pm. Bring the whole family and enjoy:
  • A delicious fried chicken dinner
  • Cut and share coupons (we’ll have some, and you bring yours too)
  • Play fun games and win prizes
  • Create a financial goal so you can SUCCEED!
  • Receive a punch card to help you win even more prizes later
  • Childcare with fun activities for your children
  • Halloween candy!
  • Big end-of-the-evening RAFFLE!
If you RSVP by Friday October 9th and you attend the event, you will receive 3 additional raffle tickets to increase your chance of winning!  Please call our main office at 412-621-3821 or email Ms. Nia at nogbonna@joblinks.opdc.org” >nogbonna@joblinks.opdc.org and let us know you’ll be there!
Invite all your friends.  Everyone is welcome!
Proposed Zoning Code Amendment
The City of Pittsburgh's Planning Commission is proposing an amendment to the zoning code's text; the proposed amendment PDF linked below. Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the meeting. The Word document linked below contains information regarding the the public hearing. They will hold the meeting on:
Tuesday October 27, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m.
John P. Robin Civic Building, 1st Floor
200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh PA    

The City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning has been working with Pittsburgh’s disability community to make Pittsburgh more accessible and livable for all. Property owners can now apply for a $2,500 tax credit towards their individual municipal property tax from the city and $2,500 from the county.
The tax credit is a way to help with construction or renovations of housing that meets criteria of being accessible for individuals with mobility issues.
“This is a great way to make residential housing accessible for friends and family, make housing livable as residents age, and make the work more affordable,” said Richard Meritzer, the City’s ADA Coordinator.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) along with the City of Pittsburgh announced today the official launch of PGH.st, a City-sponsored app created to help tame the complexity of the trash and recycling collections schedule for City residents.   
PGH.st was conceived at the 2014 Steel City Codefest (Codefest), the annual civic software application (app) development competition designed to grow the City’s innovation and technology community through the creation of technology infrastructure.
Through the app, City home owners receive text messages
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reminding them the day before their trash and/or recycling is due at the curb. The messages also note when holidays delay pickup. It has been in testing mode for several months.

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PGH.st has been online since December 2014.  The site can be accessed at www.pgh.st.

Tech Thursday will be a celebration of Oakland’s startup and technology culture fueled by our world class universities and hospitals.  From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Fifth & Oakland Avenue parking lot, TIAA-CREF will be setting up an interactive exhibit as well as exhibits from UPMC, The University of Pittsburgh & CMU.
OBID will also partner with Revv Oakland, Oakland’s first member driven community of startups, to host a “Tech Crawl” from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. where ‘crawlers’ can explore Revv’s offices home to over 18 startup companies – all while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Revv Oakland is a company in the heart of Oakland that provides productive work environments for early stage companies. This event is sponsored by TIAA-CREF, LUXE Creative, Securitas Security Services USA and Dollar Bank.
Tech Crawl Locations:
  • *Revv Oakland – 3710 Forbes Ave.
  • NoWait – 122 Meyran Ave.
  • Stitch Fix – 115 Atwood St.
  • Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence – 3520 Forbes Ave.
*Must be 21 years of age or older to attend the REVV OAKLAND location    

Inline image 1Meyran Avenue Paving
Meyran Ave is scheduled for paving from Forbes to Bates between October 1st & 15th.
This paving project is part of a cooperative agreement with Peoples Natural Gas (PNG) designed to improve the quality of utility restoration work on city streets, save money for city taxpayers and PNG rate payers, and use the city's limited budget for street resurfacing in the most effective way.
The paving map and schedule are all available online and are easily accessible via the DPW website by clicking here.

Inline image 1Green Roof Walking Tour: Oakland
October 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Grab your sneakers and get ready to breathe in some fresh fall air while exploring four of Oakland’s coolest green roofs. Co-hosted by the Pittsburgh 2030 District, this walking tour offers you a unique chance to see four green roofs in Oakland. That’s four tours in one!
The tour will begin at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and will continue on to University of Pittsburgh’s Posvar Hall. From there, head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and finally ends just before sunset at Carnegie Mellon University’s Hamerschlag Hall.  

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Count Pittsburgh Volunteer Signup
The SECOND city-wide Bike & Pedestrian Count for 2015 will be taking place the week of September 21, 2015.  Let's count Pittsburgh!
To accommodate schedules, counts can be conducted anytime over a 3-day period (9/22 to 9/24) to allow volunteers flexibility.  Choose whichever day (or days) is best for you!
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​Mandatory training session MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, at 6PM
If you attended previous training, this session is recommended but not required.
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