Pittsburgh City Council confirms Bucar and Ashbaugh as department heads



Pittsburgh City Council today unanimously confirmed the appointments of two directors who are among the final pieces of Mayor Bill Peduto's leadership team.

Stephen Bucar, 54, a former FBI special agent and Pennsylvania state trooper who grew up in Washington County, heads the city's Public Safety Department, which includes police, fire, EMS and animal control as well as the Bureau of Building Inspection. Among his priorities this year is the selection of a new police chief.

Sam Ashbaugh, 42, who has had a 20-year career in government and government consulting, including previous stints with Pittsburgh city government, will lead the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Ashbaugh, who grew up in Spring Garden, will oversee the city's operating budget of nearly $490 million, procurement, development of a 10-year capital plan and asset management.


Robert Zullo: rzullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-3909. Twitter: @rczullo. First Published July 29, 2014 12:00 AM

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