MAYOR BILL PEDUTO

MAYOR BILL PEDUTO

After again noting the city has to do more to include minorities, especially African Americans, in its economic revitalization during an address at the University of Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto made two announcements that he hopes will address some of the short- and long-term inequities facing Blacks in the city.

“Growth is like cholesterol,” he told the audience at the Center for Race and Social Problems, Jan. 26. “There is good growth and there is bad growth, and if we simply do everything we can just to make money—without making sure everyone in the city is involved in the growth—we’ll be repeating mistakes of the past and only growing the gap between the two Pittsburghs even more.”

While he recounted efforts made over the last year including:

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