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File #: 2014-0761    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 9/9/2014 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 12/2/2015 Final action: 12/31/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title I--Administrative, Article VII, Chapter 161--Contracts, Section 161.33,-Required Provisions in Certain Construction Contracts; Title 2, Article I, Chapter 201, Section 201.11-Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Registration and Title I--Administrative, Article IX, Chapter 177A--Equal Opportunity Review Commission by making various changes.
Sponsors: R. Daniel Lavelle
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2014-0761.docx
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title I--Administrative, Article VII, Chapter 161--Contracts, Section 161.33,-Required Provisions in Certain Construction Contracts; Title 2, Article I, Chapter 201, Section 201.11-Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Registration and Title I--Administrative, Article IX, Chapter 177A--Equal Opportunity Review Commission by making various changes.
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Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh (“the City”) currently requires all of its employees to live within the City; and

Whereas, the collapse of the manufacturing and steel industries combined with unintended consequences of the City's past housing, community development and urban renewal practices have led to pockets of high unemployment and high levels of poverty in many City neighborhoods; and

Whereas, according to census tract data compiled by the Economic and Social Research Institute, approximately twenty-seven City neighborhoods have an unemployment rate that is more than double the unemployment rate for the City as a whole; and

Whereas, according to PGHSNAP, fourteen City neighborhoods have a poverty rate that is more than double the poverty rate for the City as a whole; and

Whereas, many City residents have very low household incomes and experience obstacles that limit their ability to obtain employment and escape poverty, such as being homeless; being a custodial single parent; receiving public assistance; lacking a GED or high school diploma; or having a criminal record or other involvement with the criminal justice system; and

Whereas, the persistence of high levels of unemployment and poverty in many City neighborhoods is detrimental to the quality of life of all City residents and to the City's tax base and overall fiscal
health; and

Whereas, the City expends a significant portion of its budget every year on public works and development projects, both as direct City expenditures and through the provision of public subsidies to help finance the...

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