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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 1:19AM

Ensuring pedestrian safety in a dynamic Pittsburgh

Dear Friends: Our city is growing and developing in new and exciting ways. Construction sites are popping up in neighborhoods all throughout Pittsburgh. As we erect new buildings in our communities and replace old infrastructure in our city, I want to make sure that pedestrians can move safely through these…

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 @ 1:14AM

Building partnerships with the tech sector

Dear Friends: Yesterday, I announced the creation of an exciting new partnership between Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Uber will provide $10,000 worth of free rides for women to get to the Center or to travel between medical, legal and other appointments. Safe transport is…

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 @ 4:15PM

2016 End of Year Report

Dear Friends, Just over three years ago, we launched a campaign to serve the residents of District 8, create a more responsive and efficient government, reaffirm Pittsburgh’s commitment to progressive values, and build a Pittsburgh for All. In 2016, we have made good progress in each of these areas. Below,…

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 @ 2:52AM

2015 in Review

Friends, As we begin 2016, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in the past year in our neighborhoods and throughout the city. I was proud to support this year’s city budget, I believe one the strongest in recent history. The budget calls…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 2:15PM

2014 in Review

As the New Year dawns, I wanted to share with you some highlights of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city. This has been a banner year for Pittsburgh; we reduced the size of government, received more than $35 million in grants, revamped numerous departments…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 @ 4:49PM

The First Six Months

Time flies!  It’s already been six months since I was sworn in as Councilman for District 8.  I wanted to provide you with an update on some of what I’ve been working on in our neighborhoods and throughout our city.Sincerely, Dan GilmanLEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Government Auctioning: I called for online auctioning…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:19AM

Supporting Growth Through Community Planning

District 8 was the only Council district to grow in population over the past 10 years, and we grew by nearly 10%. The reason for this incredible population growth is our desirable residential neighborhoods, thriving business districts, and proximity to some of the City’s most important institutions. In addition to…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:16AM

Matching Police Resources with District 8 Needs

District 8 is unique. We have more walkable business districts and denser residential neighborhoods than any other Council district, we have incredible diversity thanks to our universities and tech-sector businesses, and we have more students than any other area of the City. Our public safety strategy should fit these realities….

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:15AM

Using Technology for City Service

Not only does the City need to create a supportive environment for new businesses in the tech sector, we need to start using the technology that this region is inventing and spreading throughout the world. We live in the 21st century yet our City government operates with 1980s technology. The…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:15AM

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For all of the incredible technological resources Pittsburgh has to offer – from our hospitals and universities to small start-ups throughout District 8 – City government is doing next to nothing to help young entrepreneurs get their ideas, and their businesses, off the ground. The City should become a one-stop…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:06AM

The Jewish Chronicle: A Jew runs for city council

The Jewish Chronicle has recently covered Dan’s bid for City Council: Whether residents are newly arrived, born-and-bred natives or somewhere in between, Gilman also recognizes that the city is failing to deliver the most basic services with efficiency and ease. “We need to make government more effective,” he says. Building…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:02AM

Citypaper: Dan Gilman is running for council — one block at a time

Though it’s a few weeks old, this is a great article about the 2013 Election.   What’s more, he says, he’ll be the candidate best positioned to pick up where Peduto leaves off. Because he already works on Peduto’s initiatives, “I will be able to hit the ground running. It…