Applications for the Fall 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course that offers City residents an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate. Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents. 
 
 
 
Applications are due August 5th, and classes begin Wednesday, September 14th. Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown, as well as various locations throughout the city.     

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Spring 2016 Public Safety Meeting.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00pm at Teamster's Temple #2409, located at 4701 Butler Street in Lawrenceville (15201)
"Keeping Our Neighborhood Treasures Safe"
Learn About Local Resources And Initiatives That Will Keep Your Community Safe…Especially Our Senior Population, Their Caregivers And Those Who Are Our Most Vulnerable.
MEET: Mayor William Peduto, Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, Police Command Staff And Zone Officers.
HEAR: From Bureau Chiefs Of Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Animal Care And Control, As Well As Emergency Response & Homeland Security.

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The notice is hereby given by the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA that it’s FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Action Plan has been prepared. The City intends to submit its FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Action Plan in the amount of $12,753,055 for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds;  
$1,691,816 in HOME funds; $1,149,245 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds; and $735,136 in HOPWA funds. The FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before April 15, 2016. 
 
The City will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 on the FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Action Plan. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive testimony or comments on the draft FY 2016 Consolidated Annual Action Plan document. The meeting will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the First Floor Conference Room, 200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The building is handicapped accessible through the rear.
In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties, the City of Pittsburgh will place its Consolidated Annual Action Plan for FY 2016 on display and online from March 11, 2016 through April 11, 2016, at the City of Pittsburgh’s website (http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/community-development/cdbg).
See the attached document for more information

To vote in the next election, you must complete your application by 03/28/2016. You can submit your application:
  • Online through the link below
  • Delivered to your county voter registration office.
  • By mail to your county voter registration office, postmarked by 03/28/2016. 
  • Click on the link below to download a blank voter registration form
  • If you are on active duty in the military, or you are a hospitalized or bedridden veteran, you can register at any time. 

  Applications for the Spring 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course for City residents that provides an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate.Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects, and residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents.
30 students are accepted into the program from all different backgrounds, ages, and from neighborhoods all over the city.  We will also continue to reserve up to 15 seats for New Americans as part of Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative. 
Applications are due Friday March 4th, and classes begin Wednesday, March 30th.  Students will be alerted of their acceptance by the third week of March.  Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown as well as various locations throughout the city. 

Inline image 1On Wednesday, February 3, OPDC is convening a community-wide meeting at 6pm at the Oakland Career Center for residents to discuss the many proposed developments in Oakland with City of Pittsburgh representatives. The agenda will include the Oakland Gateway Venture Project at Bates and the Blvd of the Allies, the potential redevelopment of the Jewish Federation’s property on McKee Place, and the expanded Campus Advantage Project on Forbes Avenue. Please share the flyer with friends and neighbors. It is located here:  http://www.opdc.org/plan-partner/development-in-oakland-a-community-wide-meeting-on-february-3/

The City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
 
Refuse
 
Refuse, bulk waste and recycling collection will not take place on Monday, January 18, 2016. The Department of Public Works has released the following schedule for the week.  For example:
 
If your scheduled day of collection is Monday, January 18, you will be serviced on Tuesday, January 19.  If your collection day is Tuesday, January 19, you will be serviced on Wednesday, January 20. 
…and so on.
Citiparks
Several Citiparks facilities will adjust operating schedules on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Closed Facilities:
  • Citiparks' 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors
  • Oliver Bath House indoor swimming pool
Open Facilities:
  • Mellon Park Tennis Center (regular operating hours)
  • Schenley Park Skating Rink (Sessions: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4 – 6:30 p.m.)
Mayor William Peduto giving high school students full voting power on public schools task force

PITTSBURGH, PA – City high school students, don’t miss your chance to tell Mayor Peduto what to do.

The deadline is next week for Pittsburgh Public Schools high schoolers to apply for a spot on Mayor William Peduto’s task force on public education. The 21-member body will meet through the spring and summer to study and recommend ways to strengthen our public schools and surrounding communities, and issue a report at the start of the next school year. For more information on the task force, click here.

School officials, community leaders and parents are part of the task force but the mayor wants students to help as well. He’s reserved three spots for Pittsburgh high school students, each of whom will serve with full voting power. Here’s how to apply:

Go to http://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/education-task-force and fill out an application form. You also need to submit via the website a resume and a one page letter to the Mayor explaining why they would like to serve on the task force. Applications and all materials are due by March 7, 2014.

Public Hearing and Post Agenda to focus on Land Banking Bill currently under consideration in City Council
Sent 01/29/2014 @ 10:53 am
Greetings Residents and Neighbors of District 6-
In late 2012, the State of Pennsylvania passed legislation authorizing municipalities to create land banks, entities that acquire, manage and dispose of vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties to facilitate their redevelopment and reuse.
City Council is currently reviewing an ordinance that would create a land bank for the City of Pittsburgh (to access a copy, click here). The legislation will forever change how real property and development are dealt with in Pittsburgh. In District 6, certain neighborhoods, such as the Hill District, Perry North and South, hold up to 50% of properties which would be eligible for the land bank.
Some key highlights in the bill include:
  • The creation of a new authority in the City to manage the land bank
  • The creation of a Mayoral controlled board to oversee the authority with no formal oversight or checks and balances from City Council
  • The ability for the authority to seize any and all property they deem necessary including owner occupied, tax-delinquent property
  • The lack of a process for formal community input
Given the significant impact this legislation will have on the City of Pittsburgh and in our District, it is important to inform ourselves of the bill’s provisions, its implications, and to discuss how it could be improved to better serve the interests of our communities. To this end, I encourage you to attend a Pubic Hearing being held on Thursday, February 6, at 1pm in Council Chambers to share your thoughts on the Land Bank bill. There will also be a Post Agenda on the subject the same day,February 6, 2pm in Council Chambers.
I look forward to seeing you there, as we work together to craft a bill that truly benefits the residents of our district and the greater City of Pittsburgh.
Sincerely,
R. Daniel Lavelle