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File #: 2016-0613    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/8/2016 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 7/12/2016 Final action: 7/26/2016
Enactment date: 7/26/2016 Enactment #: 22
Effective date: 8/3/2016    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article I: Administration, so as to add a new Chapter entitled "Acceptance of Gifts to City."
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 02 - FISCAL
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing the City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article I: Administration, so as to add a new Chapter entitled "Acceptance of Gifts to City."

Body
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:


Section 1. The City Code is hereby amended at Title Two: Fiscal, Article I: Administration, so as to add a new Chapter, entitled "Chapter 210: Acceptance of Gifts to City" as follows:

CHAPTER 210: - ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS TO CITY

? 210.01 - DONATION, GIFT ACCEPTANCE POLICY
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget and/or the Director of the Department of Finance shall create and distribute a policy of accepting donations and gifts on behalf of the City in a manner approved by the City Solicitor, filed with the City Clerk and made available to the general public online. This chapter shall not apply to grants.

? 210.02 - DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
(a) A Gift or Donation is any item of value given to the City or a City Department by a donor who expects nothing significant of value in return, other than recognition and disposition of the gift in accordance with the donor's wishes.
(1) No contractual requirements are imposed and there are no "deliverables" to the donor. However, the gift may be accompanied by an agreement that restricts the use of the funds to a particular purpose.
(2) A gift is typically irrevocable. While the gift may be intended for use within a certain timeframe, there is no specified "period of performance" or "start"/ "end" dates as associated with a sponsored project(s).
(3) There is no formal fiscal accountability to the donor beyond periodic progress reports and summary reports of expenditures
(4) Gifts and donations are distinguished from grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements [[SM1], which are externally-funded activities in which a formal written agreement, e.g., a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, is en...

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