Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey to Host Community Forums on Issues Facing New Administration

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s transition team is seeking public input on key issues facing the new administration.

In the first of several scheduled virtual community forums, Gainey will seek input on equitable development in a forum beginning at 6 p.m. on February 21. Subsequent forums will include forums focused on education and workforce development at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, community health and safety. at 6 p.m. on February 28 and infrastructure and environment at 6 p.m. on March 2.

Any Pittsburgh resident interested in participating can register through an online portal, which includes a poll that will be updated every two weeks and an “idea wall” where residents can submit ideas to the team at transition until March 15. The portal is designed to be accessible for residents who speak different languages.

Residents without online access can participate in events by dialing 412-267-7592 and leaving a voicemail to share their ideas. These messages will be transcribed and shared with the transition committees.

Community organizations are invited to share their ideas through all of the Transition Team initiatives, which are available on the Gainey Transition Team site.

“Team members are ready to listen and create inclusive and equitable solutions and recommendations for this new administration,” said Angel Gober, who is the chair of the transition team.

Gainey said he hopes the feedback will help “identify solutions that will improve the quality of life for everyone in Pittsburgh.”

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia at 724-226-7724, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Harry L. Blanchard