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File #: 2017-2271    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/8/2017 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: 12/19/2017 Enactment #: 865
Effective date: 12/28/2017    
Title: Resolution authorizing the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of the Department of Finance to convene an MBRO Task Force.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak, Theresa Kail-Smith
Attachments: 1. 2017-2271 FIS MBRO task force
Title
Resolution authorizing the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of the Department of Finance to convene an MBRO Task Force.

Body
WHEREAS, in January 2013, City Council passed the Market Based Revenue Opportunity (MBRO) ordinance with the intent of having the legislation implemented, and;

WHEREAS, the City has been attempting to develop and implement a Market Based Revenue Opportunity (MBRO) revenues for nearly ten years, and;

WHEREAS, the City's implementation of the program has been hamstrung by its current MBRO policies and procedures, and;

WHEREAS, City Council would like to enable the City of Pittsburgh to receive MBRO revenue to help enhance funding for existing parks, city facilities, property and services, and;

WHEREAS, it is the intent of Council to enact the MBRO program to obtain additional revenue, but to proceed with caution so as not to diminish the integrity of our parks and assets, and;

WHEREAS, there are still challenges to implementing this legislation that may require slight changes in the City Code

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

Section 1. The Chief Financial Officer and the Director of the Department of Finance are hereby authorized and directed to convene an MBRO Task Force to investigate Market-Based Revenue Opportunities. The task force shall, at a minimum, consist of: the Chief Financial Officer; the Director of the Department of Finance; the Director of the Department of City Planning; the City's Zoning Administrator; the City Solicitor; and the City Council Budget Office.

Section 2. The Task force shall create a report with any recommended code and/or policy changes to fully implement MBRO. This report shall be sent to City Council and filed by the City Clerk by April 30, 2018.

Section 3. Regarding opportunities where there are no legislative barriers, the task force shall send a report to City Council and filed by the City Clerk by February 1, 2018. These opportunities inc...

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