OnePGH is both an effort to prioritize projects that meet the city’s needs — such as expanding pre-kindergarten education or developing affordable housing — and to fundraise the money needed to pay for them. Peduto announced OnePGH at a public kick-off event in April and for months has promised the sequel: a detailed description of intended work and how it will be managed.
So far, the mayor has missed his own deadlines for providing that information to the public. But Peduto did present a working version of the plan to a Dec. 5 meeting of civic leaders, city officials confirmed. He envisions establishing a nonprofit entity that will identify problems and finance solutions. Funding, in part, will come from $55 million in annual contributions from nonprofits, foundations and the private sector. That draft plan, reported here for the first time, anticipates $20 million from the hospitals alone.
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