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Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Lights the 2009 Holiday Tree
Date: 11/20/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Lights the 2009 Holiday Tree.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Hosts the Graduate Pittsburgh Summit
Date: 11/12/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hosted the Graduate Pittsburgh Summit to increase public awareness of the dropout and college/life readiness crisis in Pittsburgh.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Presents FY 2010 Operating Budget And Updated Five-year Financial Plan
Date: 11/09/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today presented his Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Operating Budget and updated five-year financial plan to the public and members of Pittsburgh City Council.

Mayor Breaks Ground For Historic Condominium Development
Date: 11/02/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today joined community leaders, developer Jack Benoff, and future residents officially breaking ground for the $19 million rehabilitation of the historic Otto Milk Building, located at 25th and Smallman streets in the heart of the Strip District. Formerly home to two brewing companies, and then the Otto "Milk" Company, the structure, built in 1865, will be transformed into 56 residential units and 2 commercial spaces.


Mayor Kicks Off Summer Youth Employment Program
Date: 07/27/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl kicked-off his Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP), welcoming youths to the City/County Building Portico, and touring several PSYEP sites.


Mayor Honors Youth Council
Date: 06/15/09
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hosted an "End of Year Recognition Event" for the Mayor's Youth Council on June 15

Mayor Celebrates the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Victory
Date: 06/15/09
Mayor Celebrates the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Victory


Mayor Celebrates Grand Opening of New Zone 3 Police Station
Date: 05/01/09
Mayor Celebrates Grand Opening of New Zone 3 Police Station


Mayor Kicks Off $36 Million Oak Hill Development
Date: 04/24/09
Mayor Ravenstahl and Councilwoman Tonya Payne today presided over the signing of the Master Development Agreement between the City's Housing (HACP) and Beacon/Corcoran Jennison (BCJ), bringing to fruition the City's longstanding plans to complete the redevelopment of Oak Hill.


Proclamation Thursday
Date: 03/19/09
On March 19, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl presented a proclamation to Ron Baillie and Ann Metzger from the Carnegie Science Center in honor of Earth Hour, which took place on March 28, 2009 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Mayor also presented a proclamation to Margy Whitmer from Family Communications, Inc. in honor of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day.” The day was created in 2008 on May 20th, which would have been Fred Rogers’ 80th birthday, to promote neighborliness throughout the region. Margy was joined by children and staff from Brightside Academy.

Mayor Ravenstahl Meets the Perry Traditional Academy Championship Basketball Team
Date: 03/17/09
The Perry Traditional Academy Boys Basketball team, coaches and managers were honored by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl with proclamations and pizza to celebrate their City League Championship.


Mayor Ravenstahl Issues The "Pittsburgh Fitness Challenge"
Date: 02/27/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Race Director Patrice Matamoros unveiled plans today for the Pittsburgh Fitness Challenge and the Mayor's Cup Award.

Mayor Announces Opening Of New Youth Curfew Center
Date: 02/25/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that one of the region's leaders for providing comprehensive outreach for at-risk youths - Three Rivers Youth - will soon be operating the new City Curfew Center at their Oakland site located at 200 North Dithridge Street.

1st Annual Black History Awards Honors
Date: 02/24/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Esther Bush, president of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, honored the late K. Leroy Irvis and the New Pittsburgh Courier at the 1st Annual Black History Honors Legacy Awards this evening. This inaugural event celebrated those who have advanced the mission of equality, opportunity, and prosperity for the City of Pittsburgh and the country.

Proclamation Thursday
Date: 02/19/09
On February 19, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl held a special "Proclamation Thursday" for Black History Month. He honored outstanding individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the City of Pittsburgh.

Mayor Encourages Residents To Be 'Pittsburgh Savers'
Date: 02/18/09
Mayor Ravenstahl called on City residents to "build wealth, not debt" by signing up to be a "Pittsburgh Saver." The call to action is part of a weeklong, national initiative, called America Saves.

Super Bowl XLIII Victory Parade
Date: 02/03/09


"Cage the Cards" Super Bowl Rally
Date: 01/29/09
Faithful Steeler fans gathered to cheer their team, wave their Terrible Towels, and support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Volunteering at the Jubilee Kitchen
Date: 01/29/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today joined Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank CEO Joyce Rothermel for lunch-time volunteering at one of the City's 52 food assistant agencies, the Jubilee Kitchen, located in the Hill District.

Mayor Announces Solar Installation Planned For City Firehouse
Date: 01/26/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced this morning during the City's first Solar America Cities Training Workshop that the City is aggressively pursuing installing a solar hot water unit in one of the City's firehouses.

Mayor Announces Bold Plan To Generate Pension Funds
Date: 01/15/09
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today called on the Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA) to conduct a feasibility study on the revenue that would be generated from leasing the authority's 11 parking garages. Such revenue, the Mayor explained, would be infused into the City's 36% funded pension system.




Mayor Presents Summer Celebration Check at Final Pittsburgh Promise Night
Date: 12/16/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl presented proceeds from his Summer Celebration event - a check for $13,500 - to Pittsburgh Promise Executive Director Saleem Ghubril at the tenth and final "Promise Night" at Brashear High School.

Pittsburgh Bureau Of Fire Receives Grant For Essential Rescue Equipment
Date: 12/10/08
Thanks to a $25,000 grant, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire will be purchasing 17 new forcible entry tools, allowing firefighters to force their way through all types of doors. These tools will replace outdated models.

Pittsburgh and Da Nang, Vietnam - Sister Cities
Date: 12/2/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl signed the City's 16th Sister City Agreement with Da Nang, Viet Nam.


Mayor Ravenstahl Hosts Breakfast And Proclamation Ceremony For “52 Weeks Of Peace” Initiative
Date: 09/29/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl hosted a breakfast and proclamation ceremony for the religious leaders who participated in his “52 Weeks of Peace” initiative.

Mayor, Councilman Sponsor The Pittsburgh Initiative To Reduce Crime
Date: 09/19/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Reverend Ricky V. Burgess today announced that a proven crime-reduction strategy aimed at eliminating youth gun violence and open air drug-trafficking is coming to Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods.

Mayor Ravenstahl And Councilman Dowd Celebrate National Park(ing) Day
Date: 09/19/08
"Pittsburgh truly is 'America’s Most Livable City' and our parks play significant roles in that distinction by improving our quality-of-life," Mayor Ravenstahl said."It’s an exciting year for our parks with the re-opening of the City Side Lawn of Point State Park, and the upcoming transformation of the Mon Wharf from a parking area to a green space and important trail connector. I am proud to sponsor my park(ing) space and I hope it will spark more discussion and interest in our valuable urban park system."

Mayor Unveils 21st-Century Technology During Neighborhood Sweep
Date: 09/17/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl unveiled new technology that will give neighborhood inspectors 21st-century tools to better respond to eye-level code violations such as graffiti, hazardous sidewalks, or overgrown lots.


Mayor Makes Proclamation Dedicating Intersection Of Fifth Avenue & Smithfield Street Kaufmann Way
Date: 08/12/08
Mayor Makes Proclamation Dedicating Intersection Of Fifth Avenue & Smithfield Street Kaufmann Way.

Mayor Luke And Erin Ravenstahl's First-Ever "Family Night" Attracts More Than 250 Kids
Date: 08/10/08
Though ominous clouds took control of the City's skyline, families throughout Pittsburgh joined the soon-to-be parents for their first-ever "Family Night".

Mayor Participates in Lawrenceville Summer Celebration
Date: 08/05/08
Mayor Ravenstahl celebrated summer recreation with youths from the City's Lawrenceville neighborhood who are taking part in the Weed and Seed funded "Lawrenceville Summer Celebration."


Mayor, Community Celebrate New and
Improved Dean's Field

Date: 07/23/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl threw out the first pitch at a Tri-Ward baseball game, officially declaring the new and improved Dean's Field open for recreation.


Mayor Creates Green Trust Fund
Date: 06/18/08
Mayor Ravenstahl expanded the City's green efforts with a $100,000 dollar check for a new trust fund that will further Pittsburgh's position as one of the nation's top green cities.

Mayor Partners With The Pittsburgh Project To Green Up Abandoned Baseball Field
Date: 06/13/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl joined the Pittsburgh Project and community members for a Fathers Day planting at the largest Green Up site to date.


Mayor, City Council Plan For Safer Summer
Date: 05/05/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and members of Pittsburgh City Council announced their two-pronged approach to keep Pittsburgh and its youth safe this summer.


Mayor Declares Tree Give-away a Success
Date: 04/28/08
Despite rain and chilly temperatures, more than 100 residents attended the Mayors Great Tree Give-away event today, held from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Citys Point Breeze recycling center, Construction Junction.

Ten City Waste Haulers Go Green
Date: 04/25/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl wrapped up Earth Week announcing that ten City waste haulers will go green with the pilot-installation of diesel particulate filters, thanks to a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local clean air and water leaders.

Mayor Unveils Five-Member 'Green Team' to Beautify Vacant Lots
Date: 04/24/08
Mayor Ravenstahl announced today at a newly greened gateway in Brighton Heights the formation of a five-member Green Team to transform demolished and vacant lots into green community assets.

Mayor Begins Earth Week by Unveiling Final Trail-finding Sign
Date: 04/21/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl led a pack of bikers onto the Junction Hollow and Eliza Furnace trails today, after unveiling the final trail-finder sign, and called on Pittsburghers to take advantage of the Citys 22 miles of riverfront trails.


Proclamation Thursday
Date: 03/27/08
In honor of Women's History Month, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl awarded proclamations to three outstanding professional women and womens associations.

Citizens Will See New Ladder Trucks, Thanks to Congressman-Mayoral Partnership
Date: 03/19/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl gathered firefighters and community members at Fire Station No. 23 in Carrick to celebrate public investment in fire equipment that has made the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire (PBF) one of the best equipped in the nation.

Mayor Announces Safety Plan to Make St. Patricks Parade Safer for Families
Date: 03/11/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced an enhanced public safety action plan that will make the yearly event more of a family affair.

Mayor Engages City in Foreclosure Awareness
Date: 03/10/08
Guided by the principle of one foreclosure is too many, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is encouraging homeowners who need assistance to anonymously call 311.


Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Promotes Firefighter Eric Baxendall to Lieutenant
Date: 02/27/08
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl promoted Firefighter Eric Baxendell to Lieutenant in the office of Public Safety Director Michael Huss.




Mayor Luke Ravenstahl was Inaugurated as Pittsburgh's 59th Mayor
Date: 12/20/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Declares It CMU Tartan Racing Day
Date: 12/12/07

$100 Million Commitment By UPMC To Fund Post–Secondary Education For Pittsburgh's High School Graduates
Date: 12/05/07

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Signs Domestic Abuse Legislation Into Law
Date: 12/04/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Swears In New EMS Recruits
Date: 11/29/07

Mayor Leads Opening of City's Hot Metal Pedestrian Bridge
Date: 11/28/07


Mayor Puts Blight Removal In Full Swing
Date: 10/03/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Presents $423.8 Million Fiscal Year 2008 Executive Budget
Date: 09/21/07

Mayor Annouces Leadership and Structural Changes to City Government
Date: 09/13/07

Police Bureau, Community Work Together To Fight Crime
Date: 09/04/07


Mayor Congratulates Championship Team, the Pittsburgh Passion
Date: 08/02/07

Mayor Focuses his Efforts on Police Technology
Date: 08/01/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Welcomes Visitor from Pittsburgh's Sister City, Presov, Slovakia
Date: 07/27/07

Mayor Welcomes Students from Pittsburgh's Sister City, Saitama City, Japan
Date: 07/23/07

Mayor Ravenstahl and the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Redd Up
Date: 07/23/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Promotes Christopher Mitchell
Date: 07/23/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Greets the North Catholic WPIAL Championship Baseball Team
Date: 07/19/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Meets Pittsburgh's New Bishop, David Zubik
Date: 07/18/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Redds Up Marino Field with the Pitt Football Team
Date: 07/17/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Hosts Interfaith Breakfast to Strengthen Partnership with Faith-Based Community
Date: 06/16/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Joins the Festivities at the Heritage Day Parade
Date: 06/09/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Celebrates Completed Conservation of Frank Vittor's World War II Memorial (1949)
Date: 05/26/07

City of Pittsburgh's Paramedics Announce National EMS Week Activities May 20-26
Date: 05/24/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Hoists the Ottawa Flag In Bet With Ottawa Mayor
Date: 05/14/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Joins Governor Rendell, Mayors Statewide in Call for More Public Transportation Funding
Date: 05/10/07

Mayor Ravenstahl and Chief Harper Announce New Initiatives To Go Head To Head With Crime
Date: 05/08/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Redds Up Around Fort Pitt Elementary
Date: 05/04/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Joins Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership for Innovative, Green Announcement
Date: 05/03/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Delivers Public Safety to America's Second Largest Inland Port
Date: 05/03/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Greets Schenley High State Champions
Date: 05/02/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Welcomes Kids on Bring Your Children to Work Day
Date: 04/26/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Officially Creates Pittsburgh's Newest Regional Park
Date: 04/23/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Breaks Ground For New Library in Hill District
Date: 04/20/07

Mayor Ravenstahl in the Neighborhoods
Date: 04/18/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Saves City Taxpayers $17 Million
Date: 04/17/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Redds Up Pittsburgh
Date: 04/16/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Opens “Sportsplex” at Schenley Park
Date: 04/16/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Declares Earth Week at World's 'Greenest' Conservatory
Date: 04/16/07

Mayor Ravenstahl at Pittsburgh Penguins Rally
Date: 04/11/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Makes Retention of Youth Top Priority
Date: 04/10/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Welcomes Downtown Pittsburgh's Newest Resident
Date: 04/10/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Announces Ceremonial Start For New Arena
Date: 04/10/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Joins Children and Police for Charity Basketball Game
Date: 04/05/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Meets Dr. Freddie Fu and Senator Casey
Date: 04/02/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Kicks Off Anti-Hunger Campaign
Date: 04/02/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Conquers Mt. Washington and Litter
Date: 03/30/07

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and County Executive Onorato Announce Gaming Implementation Task Force
Date: 03/29/07

Mayor Ravenstahl and Superintendent Mark Roosevelt Ensure Clean and Safe Environment for Children
Date: 03/29/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Sees Optimism Amongst Downtown Developers
Date: 03/28/07

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl Leads Crackdown on Crime and Owners of Drug Nuisance Property
Date: 03/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Welcomes Local Broadway Star
Date: 03/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Congratulates Oliver High School Champions
Date: 03/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Praises Irish Spirit
Date: 03/13/07

Pittsburgh and Mayor Ravenstahl Take National Spotlight This Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning
Date: 03/08/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Awards Peace Corps Volunteers
Date: 03/06/07


Mayor Ravenstahl in the Neighborhoods
Date: 02/28/07

Mayor Continues ‘Neighborhoods First’ Approach to Community Development
Date: 02/28/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Teaches Students Important Lesson
Date: 02/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Cuts Through Red Tape
Date: 02/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits the King and Queen of Brighton Heights Senior Center
Date: 02/21/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Announces New Position to Jumpstart City’s Commitment to Economic Development
Date: 02/19/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Puts Neighborhoods First with New Housing Revitalization Initiative
Date: 02/19/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits City Public Works Crew on Valentine's Day
Date: 02/14/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Shares Stories of Mentoring with Pittsburgh Steeler Verron Haynes
Date: 02/13/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Discusses Pittsburgh's Urban Environmental Planning with Turkish Dignitaries
Date: 02/12/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Signs Climate Protection Agreement
Date: 02/09/07

Mayor Ravenstahl 'Redd's Up' Despite Freezing Weather
Date: 02/09/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Brings Police Technology to Students
Date: 02/09/07

Neighborhoods Realize Significance of Mayor Ravenstahl's Tax-Lien Buy Back
Date: 02/08/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits the Ellis School
Date: 02/08/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Boosts Neighborhood Police Visibility
Date: 02/08/07

Happy Birthday Mayor Luke Ravenstahl!
Date: 02/06/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Cracks Down on Graffiti Vandalism
Date: 02/02/07


Mayor Ravenstahl Tackles Neighborhood Crime
Date: 01/31/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits Essay Winners
Date: 01/29/07

Mayor Ravenstahl and “The Bus” Bring More Development into the North Side
Date: 01/27/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Names Fire Chief Michael Huss Director of Public Safety
Date: 01/24/07

Mayor Ravenstahl & Chief Executive Dan Onorato Announce Purchasing Agreement
Date: 01/23/07

Mayor Ravenstahl and Superintendent Roosevelt Announce 'Promising' Donation
Date: 01/11/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Announces Development of Key Corridor
Date: 01/11/07

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits Polish Hill Residents
Date: 01/11/07



Mayor Ravenstahl Surprises Children with Holiday Visit
Date: 12/23/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Grants Holiday Wish
Date: 12/20/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Signs Fiscally Strong Budget
Date: 12/18/06

Mayor Ravenstahl and Superintendent Mark Roosevelt Announce Historic Partnership to Invest in Pittsburgh’s Future
Date: 12/13/06

Mayor Recognizes the Oliver Bears' first City-League Championship in 64 Years
Date: 12/13/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Clears 11,000 'Lienfields' Making Way for Neighborhood Redevelopment
Date: 12/07/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Invests in Alternative Fuels
Date: 12/07/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits the Movie Set of "Smart People", Starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Dennis Quaid
Date: 12/06/06

Pittsburgh to Host Another All-Star Game
Date: 12/04/06


Mayor Ravenstahl Helps Launch Fundraising Campaign for Morningside Fire Victims
Date: 11/30/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Helps Prepare Meals Thanksgiving Morning at the Light of Life Mission
Date: 11/23/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Celebrates with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Date: 11/22/06

3-1-1 Restores Sign for Handicapped Man

Mayor Ravenstahl Praises High Technology, Life Saving Equipment in His Visit To EMS Headquarters
Date: 11/21/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Redd's Up Morningside
Date: 11/18/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Provides Efficient Service to Wilkinsburg in Historic Agreement
Date: 11/16/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Announces $50,000 Check to Improve River Recreation
Date: 11/16/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Joins the Fight to Keep Heroin Away from 1,000 feet School Safety Zones
Date: 11/15/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Explores Cutting Edge Safety Technology with Chief Harper
Date: 11/15/06

Mayor Ravenstahl's 2007 Budget Address
Date: 11/13/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Visits Mount Washington Community Center
Date: 11/7/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Plants Trees at Helen Faison School
Date: 11/6/06

The Arts Applaud Mayor Ravenstahl
Date: 11/2/06


Mayor Ravenstahl Confirms Nate Harper as Chief of Pittsburgh Police
Date: 10/31/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Trick or Treats all over Pittsburgh.
Date: 10/28/06 - 10/31/06
View photos taken at the Children's Institute in Squirrel Hill and at parades in Bloomfield and Carrick.

Mayor Ravenstahl Moves the Safety of Pittsburgh Forward
Date: 10/25/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Looks Back in Time
Date: 10/25/06

Mayor Ravenstahl Launches 3-1-1 Response Line
Date: 10/23/06

Mayor Joins Drive to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Date: 10/21/06

Zone 4 Police Station Opens
Date: 10/19/06

Stash the Trash Recognition Event
Date: 10/05/06


Mayor Joins Pittsburgh's Children at Junior Great Race
Date: 09/17/06

Pittsburgh Downtown Wi-Fi Launch
Date: 09/14/06


Mayor's Office
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City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15219
Phone: 412-255-2626
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