Looking back at the tenure of Mayor Peduto

Pittsburgh City Councilman William Peduto announced his second bid for the mayor’s office tonight, using the single word “believe” as the kickoff’s theme, in reference to his optimism about the city’s future and in a subtle nod to the challenge of unseating an incumbent. He made the announcement at The Union Project in Highland Park on Jan. 22, 2007. (Annie O’Neill/Post-Gazette)
From left, mayoral candidates Jake Wheatley, Jack Wagner (obscured), A.J. Richardson, Bill Peduto, Michael Lamb and Darlene Harris shake hands after finishing a debate at Obama Academy in East Liberty on Sunday, March 17, 2013. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
City Councilman and candidate for mayor Bill Peduto stops to talk to street performer Tyree Morgan of the South Side as he walks through the Strip District on March 23, 2013. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
A young child sleeps while Bill Peduto speaks to residents of Morse Gardens in the South Side during an ice cream social on April 9, 2013. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh mayoral candidate Bill Peduto drives his promotional street sweeper through Market Square Monday morning, urging people to vote over a bullhorn on May 20, 2013. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
Bill Peduto, the newly elected Democratic candidate for mayor, hugs longtime chief of staff Dan Gilman after giving a victory speech from the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers building in the South Side on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
Broom in hand, Bill Peduto greets the crowd at his victory party Tuesday night at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood on Nov. 5, 2013. (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)
Mayor-elect Bill Peduto spreads out the floor plans of his new office so he can discuss office assignments with his staff at the City-County Building on Saturday, January 3, 2013. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Mayor-elect Bill Peduto, right, with other members of his staff from left Debra Lam, speaking to Valerie McDonald Roberts, Curtiss Porter, Father Terry O’Connor, who blessed the mayor’s office, and Lourdes Sanchez tour the mayor’s office at the City-County Building on Saturday, January 3, 2014. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto walks from Heinz Hall to the Wintergarden with members of his cabinet from left Valerie McDonald Roberts, Debbie Lestitian, Curtiss Porter, Guy Costa, Debra Lam and Lourdes Sanchez on Monday, January 6, 2014. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto takes the oath of office administered by Judge Justin Johnson while holding his hand over a Bible belonging to his late brother, Tom Peduto, held by Max and Sue Sciullo, the parents of slain police officer Paul Sciullo, at Heinz Hall on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
Twin sisters Diane (left) and Aldona Zilinskas, 62, of Shadyside laugh as newly sworn-in mayor Bill Peduto tries on one of their hats during a meet-and-greet Monday at the Wintergarden at PPG place on Jan. 26, 2014. (Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto in his office on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. He is saying that a painting and chandelier were damaged in the office and that other items went missing. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto watches the pothole patching crew from Pittsburgh Public Work Division 5 fill potholes with asphalt cold patch on Sutherland St. in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood Wednesday morning, Jan. 15, 2014. From left: Justin Mazurek, Supervisor John McClory, Peduto, and Eric Thomas. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
Doug, left, and Paul Cavalera exchange vows during a ceremony officiated by Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto Sunday at the City County Building on June 15, 2014. (Sarah Schneider/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto joins the 19 same-sex couples whose weddings he had just officiated outside the Pittsburgh City-County Building as the group gathers to lead the Pittsburgh Pride Parade through Downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 15, 2014. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto reads about “Ready Freddy,” the frog, to Jennifer Bennardo’s kindergarten class at the start of their first day at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 in the Sheridan section of Pittsburgh on Aug. 28, 2014. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto speaks following the announcement that U.S. Steel will build its new headquarters in the Lower Hill development across Centre Ave. from the Consol Energy Center on Nov. 24, 2014. (Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette)
At the center Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf helps pass the shovel down the line before the groundbreaking for the Lower Hill Redevelopment Infrastructure Ceremonial. (left to right) Rev. Glenn Grayson Sr., Councilman Daniel Gilman, Mayor Bill Peduto, Sala Udin, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, State Senator Wayne Fontana, Gov. Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pa. State Senator Jay Costa and Councilman Daniel Lavelle. This was the location of the site of the Civic Arena. March 23, 2015 (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto, left , and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, right, introduce Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally at Skibo Gymnasium at Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
Wearing a traditional Japanese Kimono, Karen Henery, a staff of UPMC Shadyside Hospital and a Japanese tea ceremony student, offers a cup of tea, made by her teacher, Yuko Eguchi-Wright, right, assistant professor of tea ceremony, Urasenke School, to the honorable guest, Mayor Bill Peduto during the UPMC Shadyside Hospital’s Cherry Blossom Festival – one of the events held in celebration of our 150th Anniversary on Friday, April 15, 2016. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and former Steelers player, Franco Harris, toss bocce balls down the court before the Celebrity Bocce Challenge at the Little Italy Days festival in Bloomfield on August 18, 2016. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Greeting President Obama, from left, are Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Mayor Bill Peduto and Gov. Tom Wolf. (Michael Henninger/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto talks with a group of students on the Youth Participatory Budget Council at the City-County Building Downtown on June 21, 2017. For the next five months, the group will meet once a week to craft their own version of the city budget that reflects issues they care about. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto sits with students from Falk Laboratory School as officials from the US Postal Service dedicate a new stamp honoring Fred Rogers at a ceremony in Fred Rogers Studio at WQED on Friday, March 23, 2018, in Squirrel Hill. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, New Light Congregation Rabbi Jonathan Perlman and his wife, Beth Kissileff, stand after listening to a song by Sara Mayo during a joint prayer service held by the East End Baptist Fellowship and Homewood Community Ministries to show solidarity with the Jewish community, at Rodman Street Baptist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in East Liberty. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Surrounded by supporters and family members of Tree of Life shooting victims, Mayor Bill Peduto signs three gun-control bills on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the City-County Building, Downtown. City council passed the bills last week in a 6-3 vote. Critics and gun-rights advocates say the bills are illegal because of state preemption of local firearm regulation. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto, second from left, asks questions about the redevelopment of the Produce Terminal building, as other representatives from business and government look on, during a tour of the building, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in the Strip District. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto, left, and Councilwoman Darlene Harris pose for a photo with Shadow during the groundbreaking of the new Stables Lofts, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the former Allegheny City Police Stables in Northside. (Haldan Kirsch/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Laxmi Narayan Kafley, a refugee from Bhutan, greets Mayor Bill Peduto with a bow after he became a citizen during a naturalization ceremony in City Council Chambers to mark World Refugee Day on Friday, June 21, 2019, Downtown. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
President of Allegheny General Hospital Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Bishop David Zubik and Mayor Bill Peduto share in a laugh as they lead in the Catholic Charities 29th annual Love Walk and Interfaith Reflection on Saturday, October 26, 2019, in the North Shore. This year’s theme, “United by Love,” commemorates of those affected, one year ago this weekend, by the massacre involving three Pittsburgh Jewish congregations sharing the Tree of Life synagogue building—Congregation Dor Hadash, New Light Congregation and Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Bill Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh, left, poses with a recently made drink while guest bartending as Erika Turner, of Homewood, right, takes his picture, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Stanley’s Lounge in Homewood. Bill Peduto, mayor of Pittsburgh, guest bartended at Stanley’s Lounge in Homewood to benefit Homewood Community Sports and the African American Music Institute. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto raises his hands during a prayer vigil to honor George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on Labor Day, in East Liberty on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Christian Snyder/Post-Gazette)
People gather outside of Mayor Bill Peduto’s house to protest on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, in Point Breeze. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto tears up as he listens to well wishes from Pittsburgh City Council members Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in the City County Building in Downtown, Pittsburgh. Mr. Peduto will officially be the former Mayor of Pittsburgh at noon on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. He served two terms as mayor following 12 years on City Council. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Mayor Bill Peduto enters council chambers Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in the City County Building in Downtown, Pittsburgh. Mr. Peduto will officially be the former Mayor of Pittsburgh at noon on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. He served two terms as mayor following 12 years on City Council.
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)