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File #: 2018-0715    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 7/13/2018 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 9/12/2018 Final action: 9/18/2018
Enactment date: 9/18/2018 Enactment #: 35
Effective date: 9/20/2018    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, by adding Chapter 178E titled "Registered Community Organizations" in order to establish requirements and benefits for community organizations.
Attachments: 1. Summary 2018-0715
Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, by adding Chapter 178E titled "Registered Community Organizations" in order to establish requirements and benefits for community organizations.

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, is hereby supplemented by adding Chapter 178E titled Registered Community Organizations, as follows:


CHAPTER 178E: REGISTERED COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
? 178E.01 PURPOSE
It is the intent of the City of Pittsburgh to obtain informed and inclusive participation from as many neighborhood stakeholders as possible through the creation of a framework to improve cooperation between the various agencies and departments of the City and community organizations representing a geographic area or field of interest by improving the flow of information between these groups and the City, enabling such organizations to participate in civic affairs, and enhancing the livability and character of the City and its neighborhoods. The City of Pittsburgh values the benefits these organizations bring to the community and holds each in equal regard. The City of Pittsburgh encourages community organizations to work cooperatively with adjacent or overlapping community organizations and to conduct business in an organized, representative and fair manner, in order to include as many neighborhood stakeholders as possible. Community organizations are also encouraged to cultivate neighborhood participation that reflects the ethnic and socio-economic composition of the neighborhood they represent. Registration of organizations with overlapping boundaries is allowed but the formation of numerous overlapping community organizations is strongly discouraged. This chapter sets out the basis for City recognition of such community organizations and the associ...

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