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File #: 2014-0778    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/16/2014 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 9/23/2014
Enactment date: 9/23/2014 Enactment #: 612
Effective date: 9/25/2014    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a Fellowship Participation Agreement with Code for America Labs, Inc.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. 2014-0778.doc
Presenter
Presented by Ms. Rudiak

Title
Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Finance to enter into a Fellowship Participation Agreement with Code for America Labs, Inc.

Body
Whereas, Code For America Labs, Inc. (“CFA”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that
assists local governments in implementing code-based technology solutions to improve
municipal services through its competitive CFA Fellowship Program (the “Program”);
and

Whereas, the City of Pittsburgh was selected to participate in the 2015 program through and competitive process, winning a place in the program over dozens of other cities based
on our record of investment in technology, commitment to innovation and citizen
engagement, and goal of improving our procurement process.

Whereas, the Program involves a one-of-a-kind opportunity that places developers, designers, and researchers within local governments to collaborate with government officials, partners, and citizens to develop innovative solutions, often including computer
applications, for selected problems; and

Whereas, the Program selects its fellows through a rigorous recruiting program, and
the Fellows' specialized expertise has been recognized by cities that have previously
participated in and benefitted from the program; and

Whereas, in the Program's 5th year of operation, participation in the Program has proven itself to be a unique and valuable experience for local governments, providing each City partner with a specially designed application as well as training, exposure to new
technology, research techniques, and networks.

Whereas, the total cost for the City to participate in the Program is Four Hundred Forty
Thousand Dollars ($440,000.00); and

Whereas, based on the expected public benefit to the residents of the City of Pittsburgh, the City has received grant commitments from our local foundation community partners
to cover Three Hundred and Forty Thousand...

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