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William Peduto

Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

William Peduto is the 60th mayor of Pittsburgh. He won 96 percent of the city vote in November 2017—the largest amount in modern Pittsburgh political history—and took office with a mandate to change the culture of city government. To do this, he began by opening the hiring of top administrators to a public-private process with The Pittsburgh Foundation that drew applicants from the around the world. He also made his daily schedule public, a first for a Pittsburgh mayor, and instituted an open data law hailed as one of the most transparent in American government.

A consistent voice of fiscal discipline, he was the first Pittsburgh official to call for the city to apply for strict state oversight of its budget, and as mayor, he pushed the city to adopt a fiscal recovery and five-year plan designed to lead Pittsburgh into long-term solvency. He is one Pittsburgh's leading voices for sustainable growth and the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profit.

Since taking office, Mayor Peduto has lead a collaborative effort to make Pittsburgh a leading 21st Century city.  The Peduto administration has partnered with the White House on numerous initiatives, resulting in direct access to federal support related to affordable housing, education, economic development, energy efficiency, immigration, manufacturing, community policing, workforce development and technology.

As mayor, Bill Peduto continues to champion the protection and enhancement of Pittsburgh's new reputation - maintaining fiscal responsibility, establishing community-based development plans, embracing innovative solutions and becoming a leader in green initiations.

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