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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. 
 

PennDOT/CMU Forbes Avenue Improvement Projects Website Updated
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On, August 31st, a public meeting was held to share the design plans and schedule for the Forbes Avenue Betterment Project and the Oakland/CMU Forbes Corridor Improvements Project. Over 250 people attended the meeting held at CMU’s University Center, Rangos Ballroom.
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For more information about the initiative, history of the project and project updates visit the project microsite.
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Click here to view or download the presentation.
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Submit a comment form by Monday, September 26th    

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. 
 

‘Student Move-in’ for Fall 2016 Term 
  
Below is a list of local University move-in dates.
  • Carlow University – August 23-24, 28, 2016
  • Carnegie Mellon University – August 20, 24-25, 2016
  • Chatham University – August 24, 2016
  • Duquesne University – August 16, 2016
  • Point Park University – August 22, 25, 27, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh – August 22-28, 2016 

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 Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
  • Participants receive three hours of training one evening a week for 15 weeks.
  • Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.
  • Participants learn about the processing of crimes, how police canines are used and are exposed to many of the specialty police units.
The program allows participants to experience some of the highlights of the police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau. 
 
All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment. 
 
Class size is limited to 30 participants. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. 
 
The CPA application can be found at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/CPA_application.pdf 
 
Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All Applications must be received by September 2, 2016.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION COURSE TO BECOME A SWORN POLICE OFFICER. 
 
Return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy.
All applications must be received by September 2, 2016
The next session will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
The program will be held each Tuesday 6:30 pm-9:30 pm for 15 weeks.
Main location is Pittsburgh Carrick High School,125 Parkfield Street, Pgh PA 15210 
 
See attached letter and application for more info.
 Scott Page, a consultant working with the EcoInnovation District in Uptown/West Oakland/ Hill District, is in town this week. 
 
 There will be a focus group meeting to discuss and provide community input for the needs and vision for development plans in the EcoDistrict. This meeting will take place TODAY Wednesday, July 27th 5:00pm at The Corner at 200 Robinson St. Please plan to attend and this is a great opportunity to ask questions and/or express concerns you may have directly to the consultant in charge of this project. 
 
Check out the EcoDistrict website for more info   
 
Check out The Corner's website for more info on them
 

The Center on Race and Social Problems is hosting a Summer Institute with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Procedural Justice is a cornerstone for building long-term relationships between the police and the communities they serve. Procedural justice means day-to-day fairness inside and outside the organization. 
 
Chief Cameron McLay and his team will share the principles of procedural justice with community leaders – emphasizing how the concept is key for promoting positive change in local and national community-police relations.Kimberly Burke’s participation is sponsored by the National Initiative to Build Community. 
 
June 29, 2016; 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
2017 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh 
This event is free but registration required.
 
 

June 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. 
 

Last month the City, Uptown Partners, Oakland Planning & Development Corp., and neighbors had a hugely successful OPEN HOUSE to kick off the Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District planning process! This event signaled the start of robust community engagement to create the City’s most sustainable and equitable district plan.

If you missed it, there will be another chance to share your thoughts about the neighborhood!
Public Open House #2 will be
Wednesday, March 30th, 6-9 pm at 300 Gist Street
See the attached flyer for more info or visit the main website at ecoinnovationdistrict.org

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