City of Pittsburgh
Statement from Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor
Violence and domestic abuse is not tolerated in the City of Pittsburgh’s workspaces and communities. We will continue to put forth policies and procedures that ensure safety in the places where we live and work. The City maintains focus on processes that ensure our management staff is equipped to quickly and efficiently recognize, respond and refer issues of domestic violence appropriately.
In 2008, we worked with experts across the region to establish a domestic violence policy for our Police Bureau. We also established a domestic violence review board, and continue to hold each person accountable for their actions. Earlier this year, a City ordinance was legislated against domestic violence that expanded a citywide operating policy against domestic violence. Effective training for all City of Pittsburgh employees will take place this fall. The City has taken leadership in developing a region where abuse and domestic violence will not be tolerated, and we will continue to focus on this issue as a main priority. The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to be a Lead Employer with STANDING FIRM and looks forward to partnering with other regional employers in the effort to address partner violence as a workplace and workforce issue.
City of Pittsburgh
The City of Pittsburgh’s mission is to deliver efficient services and provide innovative programs that enhance the quality of life for its residents and promote the growth of the City. This is achieved, in part, because of the City’s exceptional universities and medical facilities, its diverse economy, cutting-edge research and technology labs and more than $4 billion in Downtown development projects in the works.
The City has become a national leader in green building, a hub for clean energy businesses and home to top environmental education programs. Recent green accomplishments include adoption of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, expansion of single-stream recycling City-wide, and membership in the EPA Green Power Partnership in recognition of significant renewable energy purchases.
Mayor Ravenstahl's plan to grow the City's new economy emphasizes development of Pittsburgh's riverfronts and fosters and feeds the City's green initiatives. With a focus on continued revitalization of the City's neighborhoods, the goal is to keep Pittsburgh as “America's Most Livable City,” as well as one of its safest and cleanest cities, through neighborhood and public safety initiatives and the creation of the Pittsburgh Promise, an innovative student scholarship program co-created by Ravenstahl to improve our school system and expand the City's tax base.
As an employer of over 3,000 City employees, the City of Pittsburgh is committed to providing safe working conditions and work environments free from hazard, violence, and danger. The City of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting the cultural core values that nurture diversity and ensure inclusion as a daily part of City operations. Mayor Ravenstahl has made diversity a priority, instituting programs to make our workforce as diverse as the City itself.