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City of Pittsburgh Gathers Community Feedback on 2023 Capital and Operating Budgets
The Office of Management and Budget will host three public comment forums on mobility, community and recreational projects
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – The Office of Management and Budget invites residents to share their feedback on the City of Pittsburgh’s 2023 capital and operating budgets through virtual forums and online surveys. The Capital Budget funds projects that are used to design, build, restore, conserve or purchase City-owned assets, have a minimum value of $50,000, and have a minimum useful life of five years. The operating budget funds the expenditures that pay for most day-to-day government activities.
“The City of Pittsburgh budget reflects our city’s priorities,” Mayor Ed Gainey said. “The 2023 Budget Commitment Process will allow residents to share their vision for the future of our city, provide a platform for civic engagement, and enable city departments to make effective budget requests. This is an incredible opportunity and I encourage everyone in Pittsburgh to make their voices heard.
Residents are encouraged to learn about and engage with the City of Pittsburgh’s 2023 budgets in the following ways:
- Attend and participate in the 2023 Capital Budget Forums hosted via Zoom and streamed live on YouTube. Each meeting will include a brief explanation of the content of the capital budget and how it is developed. Next, departments will give a presentation on their capital projects, followed by a question and answer session to ensure residents can learn more about departmental priorities, submit feedback and ask questions.
- Complete the 2023 Capital Budget Survey by June 15, 2022. As part of the 2023 Capital Budget Survey, residents can use an online tool to place markers on a map to highlight desired capital projects in their communities.
- Complete the 2023 operating budget survey by July 17, 2022.
Residents wishing to attend and participate in the Capital and Operating Budget Forums via Zoom must register in advance. Registration links for the Capital Budget Forums are at https://pittsburghpa.gov/omb/cip. The Operating Budget Forum will take place virtually at the end of June; registration information will be communicated separately.
People who do not wish to participate in the meetings can watch the forums live or after the fact on City Channel Pittsburgh’s YouTube channel. All surveys, meeting registration links, meeting video recordings, useful links and other tools related to the 2023 capital and operating budget commitment process will be hosted on a centralized page within the EngagePGH platform. the city at https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/city-budgets-of-pittsburgh-2023/
All comments, survey results, and comments from the 2023 budget commitments will be reported to the appropriate City of Pittsburgh department managers, the Mayor’s Office, and the City Council for consideration when creating their budget requests.
Anyone who requires an accommodation for effective communication or a change in policies or procedures to participate in any program, service or activity provided by the City of Pittsburgh should contact the ADA Coordinator of the city as soon as possible, but no later than two working days before an event. Hillary Roman, City of Pittsburgh ADA Coordinator, Hillary.Roman@pittsburghpa.gov; Phone: (412) 598-6759.
Questions regarding operating and capital budgets can be directed to OMBoperating@pittsburghpa.gov and email@example.com, respectively.