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Wilkinsburg Merger

What’s next,
Wilkinsburg?
Let’s decide together.

Wilkinsburg residents have the opportunity to get a referendum on the ballot to decide whether we merge with the City of Pittsburgh. This website was created by Wilkinsburg residents to provide information and share opportunities for discussion as we approach this important decision.

Why consider a merger?

Choose a topic below to learn more about how a merger might affect Wilkinsburg.

How will our community values be reflected in a merger?

Wilkinsburg Perspectives

Tap a photo or a quote below to hear the perspectives of Wilkinsburg. residents and business owners. Send in your thoughts, feedback, and questions, and our volunteers will add at least three new people each week.
"I am a strong believer in partnerships. Wilkinsburg has tried for years to go it alone. It’s time to think...

I am a strong believer in partnerships. Wilkinsburg has tried for years to go it alone. It’s time to think differently without giving up the traditions of Wilkinsburg. Regaining it’s history and becoming a vibrant community once again.

— Robert P.
"It’s plain simple. Wilkinsburg residents pay MORE money for the EXACT services that the city of Pittsburgh is providing. Our...

It’s plain simple. Wilkinsburg residents pay MORE money for the EXACT services that the city of Pittsburgh is providing. Our schools are underfunded despite some of the highest tax rates in the state. Merging with the city of Pittsburgh would immediately provide economic relief to all of the struggling families of Wilkinsburg, improve our schooling system, and enable greater economic opportunity for businesses. Our children deserve better.

— Connor Z.
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If you were voting tomorrow, how would you vote about Wilkinsburg merging with the City of Pittsburgh?
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Ready to Get Involved?

Learn

Learn more about the work that’s been done so far. Ask hard questions. Join our working Merger Analysis Committee, or pitch in with one of the working subcommittees.

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Volunteer

We need your help to get the word out. Volunteer today to join other residents as they gather signatures to get the referendum on the ballot before the end of June 2021.

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Discuss

Sharing our perspectives—and listening to others— will help us make the best decision for our community. Attend a meeting to learn more and discuss with your neighbors.

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The people of Wilkinsburg will ultimately decide whether we move forward with a merger. It’s up to us to choose what’s best for our community—and for our future.

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Wilkinsburg Perspectives
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