Take action now: Tell your elected officials you oppose the Oakland Gateway Ventures Bates Street project

We have received dozens of calls over the last several months from residents concerned about the development proposals being floated by Oakland Gateway Ventures (OGV) for Bates Street. There is indeed cause for concern. In addition to the negative impacts that would occur to our neighborhood, the integrity of our zoning districts are threatened and […]

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OPDC to host quarterly town hall forums

OPDC will host four town hall forums in 2017 to provide information about our programs, increase outreach to and solicit input from community members. These forums are your opportunity to meet our staff and board members, ask questions about how we deliver services to the neighborhood, and learn about specific topics relevant to our work. […]

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Nadine Masagara-Taylor: How an Ohio native became an Oakland leader

By Douglas Wampler, OPDC Intern West Oakland resident Nadine Masagara-Taylor says family, fellowship, and social justice have defined her ten years of life in Pittsburgh. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Masagara-Taylor came to Oakland in 2006 as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh and soon met her future husband, Quinzale Taylor. They began attending […]

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OPDC Board Spotlight: Jesse Ayllon-Barba

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a second-year graduate student at Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs pursuing a Master of Public Administration. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, I moved to the US five years ago to pursue a B.A. in Political Science here in Pittsburgh. What do you think about Pittsburgh […]

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A word of thanks from our Executive Director

To OPDC’s donors, a word of sincere appreciation for your support of our year-end appeal. We are bolstered by your confidence in and value you place on our work. We value your financial support as well as the shot in the arm we get from hearing from you and knowing you are with us. Since […]

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Second Annual Inspire Speakers Series Presents: Inspirational Stories about Creating a Sustainable, Vibrant, Healthy, and Just Region

What: Storytelling is our way of expressing the soul of our community to one another. Stories expose our beliefs, emotions, and vulnerabilities that can resonate with people in ways that facts and statistics can’t. Stories foster empathy, remind us of what it means to be human, and challenge us to be the change we seek. […]

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ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund

Clean Water Assistance Fund The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income residential customers in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund. Under the program, a credit of $30 will be applied every three […]

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Four Mile Run Community Meeting on January 24th

Four Mile Run Watershed Community Meeting January 24th, 6 – 8pm The Connolly Ballroom, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall (4227 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213) Click here to register for this meeting! It’s free! Last year the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy began work on a plan for green infrastructure improvements in the Four Mile Run Watershed. Aimed […]

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