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Known as “The Gateway to the Delta,” Pittsburg is located in Contra Costa County on the southern shore of the Suisun Bay in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area and is part of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta area. The City currently has a population of over 72,500 and is ideally located with easy access to the rest of the Bay Area through two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations.
The beautifully redeveloped Pittsburg’s Old Town and Marina district is one of the crown jewels in East Contra Costa County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, Old Town has much to offer to residents and visitors alike. Recently renovated, Pittsburg’s Old Town has become the place to find good dining options, unique shopping, historical performing arts theater, professional services, and available space for growing businesses in a community that is expected to grow to 90,000 in the next 20 years. The recently renovated Marina also an ideal place to visit and is located within steps of the main Old Town shopping district and downtown living. With nearly 600 boat slips, a free public boat launch, fuel dock, cafe, bait shop, and Pittsburg Yacht Club, the Pittsburg Marina is the finest on the Delta. Pittsburg has featured such events as the Seafood and Music Festival, car shows, ice skating, movies in the park, kayaking, and fishing derbies.
Pittsburg has been a city in progress and promise for nearly a century and a half. Pittsburg is striding into the future, each day more prosperous than the one before. New homes, renovated older homes, new businesses, commercial centers and a historic district being revived are all signs of even better times to come.
The City of Pittsburg operates under a council-manager form of government and derives its authority from both the California constitution and laws enacted by the state legislature. All legislative power is held by the publicly elected fivemember City Council, which consists of the Mayor and four Council Members. All Council Members have equal authority. The Mayor, however, has the additional responsibility of presiding over City Council meetings, signing official documents, and performing ceremonial functions. City Council Members are elected in November and hold office for four years. The Mayor is selected among the Council Members and serves for a one-year term. The City also has an elected Treasurer who is responsible for auditing and examining all investments made by the City of Pittsburg authorized personnel.
Pittsburg’s all funds budget for FY 20/21 is $208.9 million and a General Fund budget of $43.1 million with a staff of 291 FTEs. The City’s government consists of the following departments: City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager’s Office, Community Development (Building, Engineering, and Planning), Community Services (Housing Authority, Pittsburg Power Company, and the Successor Agency to the former edevelopment Agency), Economic Development, Recreation, Human Resources, Finance, Police, and Public Works (Operations/ Maintenance, Utilities, Facilities, Parks, and Water Treatment).
Contra Costa County
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