Explore the Pittsburgh Budget

Use our interactive data visualisations to explore the latest operating budget data. You can see how departments and programs align with community priorities, compare budget costs and much more.

Explore the 2022 operating budget from the previous administration. Future budgets from Ed Gainey’s administration will be made available when they are released.

Explore the budget for a selected department

Within each department you can select a program to learn more about that program.

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Budget spend by community priorities

Click on a bar from the chart to see the programs that align with that priority.

Spending totals represent all programs that strongly support each priority. Individual programs can support more than one priority, so the sum of spending across all priorities may be different from the total operating budget number

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Priority definitions

The following priorities represent the City of Pittsburgh’s values for the Operating Budget and Capital Budgeting process. These values are intended to guide the selection of projects that will be introduced as part of the Mayor’s budgets released from 2023 onwards.

Safe Neighborhoods

Infrastructure: Building a modern infrastructure system that is reliable, secure and efficient to keep the city moving and connected and to ensure our bridges, roads, streets and paths are safe, reliable, and convenient

Housing: providing safe, decent, physically and digitally connected, and affordable housing options across the city through new development and redevelopment projects

Environment: Ensuring that our greenspaces and rivers are safe and clean for recreation and commerce every day of the year by improving waste collection, reducing dumping, increasing efficiency, and reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from City facilities and equipment

Lifelong Learning: Investing in spaces and programs and projects to benefit our families and youngest residents by improving the access to early childhood centers, increasing the types and quality of programming and services within the city’s recreation and senior centers, and closing the digital divide.  

Welcoming Communities

Resident Empowerment: Providing all residents the chance to contribute to the growth and vibrancy of their neighborhoods by ensuring that basic needs are met, diversity of all types is celebrated, and residents have equal access to resources and opportunity

Cultural Celebration: Acknowledging and uplifting diverse cultural representations to ensure our built environment is reflective of our racial, ethnic, religious, and social diversity

Social Fulfillment: Providing all residents with affordable and equitable access to art and open spaces in their neighborhoods so that all can enjoy and contribute

Thriving People

Economic Mobility: Eliminating barriers to opportunity for education and employment for all Pittsburghers and ensuring inclusive growth in all our neighborhoods by investing in workforce development, entrepreneurship, and areas with high levels of reentering citizens

Physical Mobility: Connecting communities to economic opportunity and supporting improvements for all types of mobility and all types of users

Critical Communities: Improving the overall wellness of people in Pittsburgh by improving resource access for historically disadvantaged groups, low- and moderate-income households, individuals with mobility impairments, and people who use drugs, experience homelessness, are formerly incarcerated, or experience food insecurity

Equity: Investing in the social, economic, and geographic needs of all Pittsburghers, regardless of race, class, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or immigration status, through improving equitable access to city resources and services, safety in neighborhoods, and opportunities to achieve fullest potential to overcome structural barriers