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Applications for Civic Leadership Academy are due August 4!
Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 11-week course that encourages more informed, effective and inspired community and civic leadership by giving City residents an opportunity to learn about their local government.
  • Classes are every Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 PM, from September 6 – November 15, 2017
  • Applicants must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh or own a business within the City limits
  • Applications are due by Friday, August 4, 2017
For more information, visit the CLA Website at
or call Molly Onufer, the CLA coordinator at 412-255-4773
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Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today announced the opening application period for the second cycle of the PGH Lab program. 
 
PGH Lab is a program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make local government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. The program gives the companies an opportunity to beta test their products and gain valuable feedback. During the pilot period startups will be connected with a “city champion” that will guide them through the 3- 4-month pilot period. 
 

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Recently, Pittsburgh City Council has adopted a Complete Streets Policy. As a part of that policy, a Complete Streets Advisory Board will be formed to advise the City on best practices and projects for more bike-friendly and walkable streets.
More information on the new policy can be found here
 
On the Advisory Board will be 4 resident representatives. The Department of City Planning is accepting applications for resident representatives.
The application can be found here. 
 
City Council passed Councilman Daniel Lavelle's legislation that creates a Housing Opportunity Fund for Pittsburgh. The Fund will ensure that every neighborhood in our city receives the investment it needs and that longtime residents are able to share in the “New Pittsburgh.” The Fund will help stop the displacement of low income individuals by keeping housing affordable, and create strong, stable communities where all Pittsburghers can thrive. 
 
Pittsburgh is currently facing a shortage of nearly 17,000 affordable rental units. The lack of affordable housing has become a pressing issue in recent years as new development has driven up the housing prices in neighborhoods long occupied by low and middle income residents. This legislation will address the issue of creating affordable options in the City of Pittsburgh. 
 

Mayor William Peduto's administration is implementing a new mapping tool to make building permit and zoning information easy to search and view.  
 
Legislation is being introduced to Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday to purchase software and support services from "buildingeye," a firm that builds interactive city maps to track planning, permit, license and violation data. 
 
Through the data visualization tool, residents, businesses, developers and others will be able to view and search a detailed map that shows all building and zoning data happening in every neighborhood citywide. The tool is currently used by city and county governments in San Francisco, Colorado, Oregon and elsewhere. 
 
Please join the Zone 4 Public Safety Council, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief McLay for a town hall meeting this Thursday, Sept. 15th, 6-9 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Firefighters #1 Union Hall at 120 Flowers Avenue, Hazelwood.
  • Share public safety concerns.
  • Review crime statistics.
  • Provide feedback on community and police relations.
  • Tell us how the police can better serve your community.
  • Refreshments will be served.
Voting information now available by text; 2 million in Pa. aren't registered
Pennsylvania has just launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvania citizens can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State. 
The text message link also provides users with important dates and deadlines significant to the Nov. 8 general election. Standard messaging rates may apply.  
 
Know someone who's not registered to vote? Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com.  
Questions? Call the Allegheny County Elections Division at 412-350-4500. 
Other important deadlines:
•    Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot 
•    Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot
 

Wednesday, August 31, 5:00PM
5034 Forbes Avenue, Cohon University Center, Room: Rangos 3 (2nd Floor) 
 
PennDOT, City of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA) will share the Forbes Avenue Safety Improvements' project schedule and design plans at the meeting.The project proposes to make transportation safety and efficiency improvements on Forbes Avenue, from S. Craig Street to Beeler Street. 
 
Please show up on Wednesday to have your voice heard. 
 
Safety on Forbes Avenue came to the forefront last fall with the death of Susan Hicks, who was riding her bike home from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked. Safe, connected bike infrastructure throughout Oakland is critical. 
 
The safety improvement projects are scheduled to take place beginning fall 2017 through summer 2018. 
September 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6th Floor, City-County Building 
 
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc.