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File #: 2014-0139    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 2/25/2014 In control: Committee on Hearings
On agenda: Final action: 12/31/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of City Planning to design and host a Priority Communities Initiatives Conference and enter into agreement or agreements with necessary professionals and take other actions as necessary to accomplish the same. Cost not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2014-0139.docx
Title
Resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of City Planning to design and host a Priority Communities Initiatives Conference and enter into agreement or agreements with necessary professionals and take other actions as necessary to accomplish the same. Cost not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).

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 therefore resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby enact as follows:
Section 1. The Director of the Department of City Planning is hereby authorized to design and host a Priority Communities Initiatives Conference and enter into agreement or agreements with necessary professionals and ...

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