Mayor's December newsletter


Dear Residents,

Thank you for your support and belief in my vision for Pittsburgh, which is grounded in the principles of clean, green and safe neighborhoods, promoting diversity, creating jobs and becoming a financially sound City.  I look forward to continuing to work with you over the next four years as your Mayor in the hope of realizing that vision.

The month of December is a time for reflection and giving back.  This year brought with it many successes for our City.  Our Pittsburgh Steelers made history becoming six-time Super Bowl champions and our Pittsburgh Penguins brought home the Stanley Cup. We received numerous accolades including being recognized by Forbes Magazine as the 2nd best place in America to start a business and Pittsburgh was once again named “America’s Most Livable City” by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  We welcomed international leaders and guests when we hosted the world’s most important financial discussion, the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit. Once again, I want thank the thousands of residents who worked together to make our City shine for the summit.

These opportunities speak volumes to the greatness, vibrancy and potential of our City.  It has been a banner year for Pittsburgh.  The eyes of the world have been upon us for our successes, and it’s important to note that we’ve also faced great challenges with resiliency and grace.  I have had to make some difficult decisions this year in order to fix some mistakes of the past.  However, I have done so knowing that bold decisions would have to be made now to support current and future residents and ensure continued growth for Pittsburgh.

As we begin the holiday season, I want to encourage you to attend your local neighborhood light up nights and support your neighborhood business districts when purchasing gifts for your family and friends. I also ask, especially during these upcoming holidays, that you take the time to remember our local men and women in the armed services.

I hope that you and your family have a safe and happy holiday and look forward to working with you in the New Year!