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File #: 2020-0440    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/19/2020 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Enactment date: 7/7/2020 Enactment #: 18
Effective date: 7/9/2020    
Title: An Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code Title One: Administration, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities by adding Chapter 179G to establish the LGBTQIA+ Commission in order to advocate for equity for the LGBTQIA+ community in Pittsburgh.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2020-0440 Cover Ltr Mayor Letter LGBTQIA+ Commission, 2. Summary 2020-0440
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An Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code Title One: Administration, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities by adding Chapter 179G to establish the LGBTQIA+ Commission in order to advocate for equity for the LGBTQIA+ community in Pittsburgh.

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The Council of the City of Pittsburgh herby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title One, Administration, Article IX, Boards, Commissions, and Authorities; Chapter 179G, LGBTQIA+ Commission

179G - LGBTQIA+ Commission.

(a) Duties of the LGBTQIA+ Commission.
1. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall conduct studies and analyses, seek out best practices, and develop action plans to address challenges facing LGBTQIA+ residents and visitors of Pittsburgh.
2. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall serve as a conduit between members of the LGBTIQA+ community and the City of Pittsburgh and connect residents with services.
3. The Commission shall engage with members of the LGBTQIA+ community regularly.
4. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall work with City departments, bureaus, agencies, and authorities to assist in the creation of cultural competency training opportunities.
5. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall conduct outreach to City departments, bureaus, agencies, and authorities and external organizations and provide information and resources pertaining to the needs of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
6. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall develop outreach and advocacy programming in an effort to create a more inclusive and equitable city for LGBTIQA+ residents and visitors, especially people of color and transgender individuals.
7. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall produce annual reports to Pittsburgh City Council.
(b) LGBTQIA+ Commission Members.
1. The LGBTQIA+ Commission shall be comprised of at least eleven (11) persons appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council as follows:
1.1. One (1) member representing the Mayor's Office;
1.2. One (1) member representing City Council;
1.3. One (1) member representi...

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