Mayor Peduto called for more community outreach to solve issues.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto went for a walk in Homewood Friday.

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He was joined by police and people from the neighborhood. Peduto wanted to observe the neighborhood, identify issues and talk about potential solutions.

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“You know there’s been a lot of people that have been marching, a lot of protests that have been occurring. But what we haven’t been doing enough of is listening directly to the community,” Peduto said. “You don’t have to have a megaphone, all you need to have is a telephone.”

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The Mayor said helping Homewood is personal to him because it is where his grandmother grew up.