Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, City Councilmen To Announce Plans To Revive Black Business Districts

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Out of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been promising a plan to address racial disparities in the city.

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The mayor revealed a large part that plan, called Avenues of Hope, exclusively to KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan.

The mayor says it’s a communitywide response, involving the city, the foundations and the corporations to bring once-thriving Black business districts back to life.

While Black Lives Matter protesters have focused on police reform, there have been calls to address historic inequities in the city of Pittsburgh.

“Black lives matter when Black communities matter, when we transform these depressed communities of concentrated poverty into mixed income stable communities,” Burgess told KDKA in June.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has said they’ve dubbed it Avenues of Hope.

Along with councilmen Ricky Burgess and Daniel Lavelle, Mayor Peduto says he’ll soon be announcing a plan to

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