Bob O'Connor's Vision for Pittsburgh

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"By 2010, Pittsburgh is one of the safest, cleanest cities in the country. It is a vibrant, developing city that is financially sound. All of us as Pittsburghers are proud of our city."

Here are some of the "strategies" outlined in the one-page plan:

Increase police positive interaction with residents by increasing the number of "park and walks."

Repair potholes on average within 48 hours from identification.

Raze/demolish more structures annually than condemn to reduce the spread of blight throughout the neighborhoods and Downtown.

Create opportunities and a sense of pride in the city that gets Pittsburghers actively in keeping our streets, parks and public spaces clean.

Streamline city functions and services in ways that increase productivity through better use of technology, staff and data.

Create the systems that enable the City to be held accountable by its residents.

Reduce zoning hurdles to stimulate more investment and development activity.

Implement the plan for the Fifth and Market district.

Create Internet access to city services.

Have a "can-do" attitude and focusing on "the basics" to ensure Pittsburgh returns to its status as the most livable city in America.


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