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File #: 2014-0115    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/18/2014 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 12/9/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Enactment date: 12/15/2015 Enactment #: 56
Effective date: 12/18/2015    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One - Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 135 - Department of City Planning by adding a new subsection, 135.03 - Priority Communities.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2014-0115.docm
TITLE
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One - Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 135 - Department of City Planning by adding a new subsection, 135.03 - Priority Communities.

BODY
Whereas, in Pittsburgh, the neighborhood concentration of poverty remains a serious challenge to the ability of poor families and children to access opportunities and move up the economic ladder; and,
Whereas, distressed communities deserve to have their communities rebuilt, their families strengthened and the quality of their lives improved by direct government intervention; and,
Whereas, distressed communities need a formal process to ensure and encourage community protection, community participation and community benefits while avoiding forced resident relocation and gentrification; and,
Whereas, a comprehensive approach to neighborhood development is needed in Pittsburgh's most distressed communities; and,
Whereas, in Pittsburgh's distressed communities a comprehensive planning and implementation strategy will stabilize the existing assets of each neighborhood while building clean, safe and strong environments lead by independent, capable, and sustainable community stakeholders; and,
Whereas, in Pittsburgh, distressed communities can be transformed by revitalizing housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enact as follows:

Section 1: - The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances, Title One - Administrative, Article III, Organization, Chapter 135 - Department of City Planning is hereby supplemented as follows:
? 135.03 - Priority Communities

1. Legislative Findings
a. The Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby find and declare all actions and funds e...

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