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File #: 2021-1653    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 6/25/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 6/29/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/20/2021 Enactment #: 454
Effective date: 7/21/2021    
Title: Resolution amending resolution number 645 of 2020, entitled "Resolution making appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the public business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2021" so as to reopen the 2021 budget to account for American Rescue Plan funding. (Public Hearing held 7/10/21 & 7/12/21)
Indexes: BUDGET
Attachments: 1. 2021-1653 Cover Letter-Operating Appropriations ARP - Letter, 2. Summary 2021-1653 VERSION 2, 3. Summary 2021-1653

Title

Resolution amending resolution number 645 of 2020, entitled “Resolution making appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the public business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2021” so as to reopen the 2021 budget to account for American Rescue Plan funding.

(Public Hearing held 7/10/21 & 7/12/21)

 

Body

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

 

Section 1.  Resolution number 645 of 2020, effective December 23, 2020, entitled “Resolution making appropriations to pay the expenses of conducting the public business of the City of Pittsburgh and for meeting the debt charges thereof for the Fiscal Year, beginning January 1, 2021” is hereby amended as follows:

 

 

Section 1.  That the revenues of the City of Pittsburgh derived from taxes and other sources for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2021, as well as the unassigned and unrestricted general fund balance on hand at the close of business on December 31, 2020, are hereby appropriated in the general fund the sum of $564,967,492 $602,828,882  $601,879,316 to pay the expenses of conducting the public business of the City of Pittsburgh during the period beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2021. 

 

Section 2.  The City Controller, the City Treasurer, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget are authorized to transfer a total of $5,542,000 from the general fund to the Capital Improvement/PayGo fund, for use in the 2021 Capital Budget. 

 

Section 3.  All encumbrances and obligations incurred prior to January 1, 2021 for which services have been rendered or supplies, materials or equipment actually delivered on or prior to December 31, 2020 and so reported to the City Controller shall be charged to the proper 2020 appropriation accounts against which encumbrances have been originally charged.  All said encumbrances shall be paid or cleared by the City Controller no later than March 31, 2021. 

 

Section 4.  No liability shall be incurred against any appropriation line item in excess of the budgeted amount, with the exception of payroll and benefits as required by collective bargaining agreements and law. 

 

Section 5.  No obligation shall be incurred by any department or bureau of the City Government other than for salaries or wages, except through the issue of an invoice, stating the service to be rendered, work performed, or supplies, materials or equipment to be furnished together with the estimated cost of the same.  The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is hereby authorized to provide upon requisition by the head of any department all necessary supplies, materials, equipment and machinery for such department; provided, however, that no requisition of any department shall be filled by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in excess of the appropriation budgeted to the department. 

 

Section 6.  Council may, by resolution, restrict expenditures from the appropriations made herein, both as to amounts of expenditures, reasons for expenditures and the periods within which expenditures may be made. 

 

Section 7.  Pursuant to Article V, Section 507 of the Home Rule Charter, Council may amend by resolution the operating budget within five weeks of the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year, but not thereafter except with the approval of the Mayor.  Council at all times may transfer funds from one account to another if the total budget amount is not exceeded.  This operating budget shall, in any event, remain balanced at all times. 

 

Section 8.  Pursuant to Title Two, Article I, Chapter 219, Section 219.02 “Five-Year Plan,” this appropriations budget also includes a five year plan which consists of the budgetary years 2021-2025 and a projection for revenues, expenditures, operating result, and fund balance. 

 

Section 9.  For purposes of administration and account control, the account numbers indicated herein shall be considered as part of the appropriation titles.

 

Section 10.  The appropriations related to grants, trust funds, and special revenue funds contained in this budget document shall be used as a guide.  The revenues and expenditures of City accounts other than the general operating budget are authorized by their enabling legislation. 

 

Section 11.  The City Council Budget Director is authorized to make minor technical and formatting changes to the budget document as needed.  No changes shall change the funding of any department or bureau, or otherwise be substantive in nature.