About an hour agoDevelopers would have to make 10 percent of any residential project involving 20 or more homes in Lawrenceville affordable to people earning at least 50 percent of Allegheny County’s area mean income, according to a bill proposed Tuesday by Pittsburgh City Council. Councilwoman Deb Gross of Highland Park, who introduced the legislation, said it would create a zoning overlay district exclusive to Lawrenceville designed to offset the impact of gentrification in the rapidly growing neighborhood. The county’s area mean income for a family of four is $38,000. “Five years ago, the median household price … in Lawrenceville was $100,000,” Gross said. “Five years later, that has increased to $250,000, more than double. Along with the home purchase prices goes also rents. We know that we’ve lost many, many residents of Lawrenceville to the increase in rent.” The neighborhood during that period lost about 300 Somalian immigrants, … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Council considering bill requiring affordable housing in Lawrenceville
City of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto at his State of the City address on Nov. 13, 2018. (Photo by Kat Procyk/PublicSource) During his time as Pittsburgh’s mayor, Bill Peduto has cultivated a persona as a leader who always has his finger on the pulse of progressive policies and cutting-edge technology. From driverless cars to fighting climate change, Pittsburghers have grown accustomed to hearing Peduto set bold goals to modernize Pittsburgh. And he regularly takes the city’s story to an international audience. Five years into being mayor, has Pittsburgh seen results from Peduto’s ideas? When the mayor was running for his first term in office in 2013, he cast himself as a policy wonk and issued 100 policy papers in the 100 days between February and the city’s Democratic primary that May. Some of those policy proposals — like reforming and modernizing the city’s Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections — have been resounding … [Read more...] about During five years in office, has Mayor Peduto fulfilled his pledges to Pittsburgh?
LONG-TIME PITTSBURGHERS—Joe Preston, Luther and Roxanne Sewell (Photos by Debbie Norrell) What makes a great party? Depending on who you ask, things like venue, menu, entertainment and purpose top the list. On Dec. 13, at the Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh Mayor William “Bill” Peduto held the Eleventh Annual Holiday Party. VIP Guests enjoyed music by Dayshift with cellist Jessica Fischoff, tastings by one of Pittsburgh’s newest restaurants, Sugar & Smoke, libations from Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, East End Brewing Company, Engine House 25 Wines, Maggie’s Farm Rum and Wigle Whiskey. In the main room the party continued with a candy and dessert buffet and holiday rhythms from The Funky Fly Project and Pastor Deryck Tines & The Lemington Chorale. CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY—Keyva Clark and Cydney Nunn HAVING TOO MUCH FUN—Stephanie Turman and Kevin Carter PITTSBURGHERS—Robin Young and Brenda Tate THANKING A MEMBER OF FUNKY … [Read more...] about Mayor Bill Peduto’s 11th Annual Holiday Party (Debbie’s Lifestyles Photos Dec. 19)
Gabriel Pogrund, The Washington Post Published 6:45 pm PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, holds hands with Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a Wednesday service at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. Perlman survived the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue. less Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, second from right, holds hands with Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a Wednesday service at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburgh. Perlman survived the shooting at ... more Photo: Washington Post Phto By Salwan Georges Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is seen on Firday in his office at Pittsburgh City Hall. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is seen on Firday in his office at Pittsburgh City Hall. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges window._taboola = window._taboola || ; … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto leads his city through its darkest days
U.S. Donald Trump The mayor of Pittsburgh has said President Donald Trump should consider rescheduling his planned visit to the city as its “priority” will be the funerals of the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre. Mayor Bill Peduto said city officials “tried to get the message” to the White House that they will be focusing on the funerals and will continue to do so for the rest of the week, instead of the presidential visit. Trump and the first lady Melania Trump are due to arrive in the Pennsylvania city on Tuesday to pay tribute to the 11 victims of the mass shooting. “I do believe that it would be best to put the attention on the families this week and if he were to visit, choose a different time to be able to do it,” Peduto told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “Our focus as a city will be on the families and the outreach they’ll need this week and the support that they’ll need to get through … [Read more...] about Trump in Pittsburgh: Mayor Bill Peduto Says City Is More Focused on Funerals