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  • (Pittsburgh Mayor)Peduto clashes with Cultural Trust over Downtown safety concerns

    08/02/2019 8:09:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazelle ^ | 8/2/2019 | Mark Belko
    Mayor Bill Peduto is pushing back against Pittsburgh Cultural Trust concerns about a “declining level of public safety” Downtown, vowing that he won’t criminalize homelessness or mental health issues. In a scathing rebuttal to a July 10 letter written by Cultural Trust CEO Kevin McMahon, Mr. Peduto said the city is working with Allegheny County and nonprofit agencies to address issues like homelessness Downtown and to get people into housing. “But it doesn’t happen at the snap of a finger and we’re not going to attack this national epidemic by criminalizing the status of those that have the least,” he...
  • Mayor Peduto: We would welcome immigrants sent here by Trump administration

    04/17/2019 6:18:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 16, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he would welcome any detained migrants sent to the city by the Trump administration. His comments came days after the president said he wants to bus undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities. While Pittsburgh is not a sanctuary city, the mayor said all are welcome here. "It's sort of forgotten, that idea of America was a country that would welcome all, especially those that are facing persecution or whose countries are facing poverty," he said.
  • Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer

    10/28/2018 9:36:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's call for more armed guards at places of worship in order to prevent shootings like the one that claimed the lives of 11 congregants at a synagogue in the city on Saturday. Instead, Peduto told NBC's "Meet the Press," he believes that gun control measures would go further to help stop these shootings. "I belong to an organization, a bipartisan organization, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I don't think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled...
  • Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle

    06/08/2015 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle by Daniel Clark “It isn’t the way it was in 1970,” says Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto. “Not everyone’s dream is to have their own car and use it to get to work.” Actually, you’d have to go back a lot farther than 45 years to find a time that having a car was “everyone’s dream.” The Model T had made that a reality half a century earlier. By 1970, it was just a normal facet of life in a civilized Western nation. Well, we can’t have that, now, can we? Peduto vowed...
  • Mayor-elect Peduto (Pittsburgh) makes peculiar request to President Obama

    12/17/2013 7:46:25 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 17, 2013
    Pittsburgh’s mayor-elect Bill Peduto traveled to Washington D.C. last week and Channel 11 News has learned he had an interesting request for the president. Peduto was one of 16 newly-elected mayors to meet with President Barack Obama on Friday. The president discussed city challenges and job creation with the group. But Peduto said he also asked the president for the scaffolding around the Washington monument. “The president asked, ‘why would you want it?’ I think he thought I was going to scrap it and make some money. I said, ‘no, what I would like to do is make it so...