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File #: 2017-1877    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/8/2017 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 9/12/2017 Final action: 9/26/2017
Enactment date: 9/26/2017 Enactment #: 582
Effective date: 9/26/2017    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety, and Chief of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the creation of a Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU). The unit will organize a series of Know your rights Sessions, Public Safety videos translated into different languages, Community meetings, Immigrant and Refugee Public Safety Academy, all to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationship between Public Safety and the Immigrant and refugee population. And further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars for this stated purpose.
Indexes: AGREEMENTS, GRANT(S)
Attachments: 1. Summary 2017-1877.docx
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor, Director of Public Safety, and Chief of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment to execute relevant agreements to receive grant funding to support the creation of a Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU). The unit will organize a series of Know your rights Sessions, Public Safety videos translated into different languages, Community meetings, Immigrant and Refugee Public Safety Academy, all to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationship between Public Safety and the Immigrant and refugee population. And further providing for an agreement and expenditures not to exceed fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars for this stated purpose.

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor, Director of Public Safety, and Chief of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment are authorized to execute relevant agreements with the Heinz Foundation in order to receive a grant award of fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars, for the purpose of creating a Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU) in order to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Public Safety employees (primarily law enforcement) and the immigrant and refugee communities; By actively engaging in proactive and community-driven strategies in the city. Monies from the grant agreement shall be deposited into the Grants Trust Fund account 2129400216.48311.00

Section 2. The Mayor, Director of Public Safety, and Chief of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment are further authorized to enter into an Agreement, or Contract, or utilize existing Agreements or Contracts and not to exceed fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars, for the purpose of creating a Multicultural Liaison Unit (MLU) in order to build a trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Public Safety employees (primarily law enforcement) and the immigrant and refugee communities; By actively engaging in proactive and community-driven strategies in the city under the terms of the ag...

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