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File #: 2021-1942    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 9/24/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Enactment date: 10/12/2021 Enactment #: 39
Effective date: 10/14/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and updating the City Code at a number of locations to repeal Boards, Commissions, Committees, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that functionally no longer exist, and to remove references to Boards, Commissions, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that have previously been repealed.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Attachments: 1. Summary 2021-1942, 2. 2021-1942 Board and Commission repeal omnibus summary

Title

Ordinance amending and updating the City Code at a number of locations to repeal Boards, Commissions, Committees, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that functionally no longer exist, and to remove references to Boards, Commissions, Councils, Special Meetings, and Task Forces that have previously been repealed. 

 

Body

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

 

 

Section 1.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article V: Legislative, Chapter 152: Regular and Special Meetings by repealing the chapter in its entirety: 

 

SEE ATTACHMENT

Attachment

 

 

[CHAPTER 152: - REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS

 

§ 152.01 - SPECIAL MEETINGS WITH THE ACT 47 COORDINATOR AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE BOARD-FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT.

 

(a)  Legislative intent. The purpose of these meetings is to establish a clear picture of the city's financial position; promoting strong lines of communication between all parties responsible for the financial well being of the City of Pittsburgh and, to give the public as much access as possible to the response to the management of the city's financial crisis.

(1)  Financial status report meetings. During the time that the City of Pittsburgh is either declared financially distressed pursuant to the act of July 10, 1987 (P.L. 246, No. 47), known as the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, (Act 47) and/or during the term that an Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority For Cities of the Second Class (ICA) is established pursuant to the act of February 12, 2004 (P.L. 53, No. 11) known as the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Act for Cities of the Second Class (Act 11) there shall be a publicly televised meeting held in City Council Chambers between the following parties:

A.  Members of Council of the City of Pittsburgh ("Council")

B.  Mayor, and/or the Mayor's Executive Secretary for Policy & Development ("Mayor")

C.  City Controller

D.  Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Governing Board representative ("ICA")

E.  47 Coordinator representative ("Coordinator")

The Members of Council, the Controller and the Mayor, under the City of Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, Article 3, Section 310 (f), are compelled to attend these meetings. While the City lacks direct legislative authority over the ICA and the 47 Coordinator, their participation is considered to be voluntary but in the best interest of the people of Pittsburgh.

 

The President of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh shall determine the time and date of the meetings. The President of Council shall chair the meeting.

 

There shall be at least one (1) meeting every five (5) weeks. However, the president of council is empowered to convene such meeting more frequently if it is determined by the president that additional meetings are warranted.

 

No legislation shall be introduced nor shall there be any deliberations of any legislation pending in council.

 

Agenda

 

The agenda for the meeting shall include but not be limited to the following subjects:

 

Finance report - General

 

Actual Revenue

Projected

+/- from budget target

Actual Expenditures

Projected

+/- from budget target

Cash Position

Projected

+/- from budget target

 

 

 

Departmental

 

 

Revenues

Projected

+/- from budget target

Expenditure

Projected

+/- from budget target

 

 

 

Employees

 

 

Budgeted

 

 

Full Time

Part Time

 

Actual

 

 

Full Time

Part Time

+/- from budget target

 

Act 47 Requirements

Mayors Budget Office Report on Non-Discretionary Spending

Discretionary Spending Freeze
Director Approvals for + $1,000.00
Finance Director Approvals for + $5,000.00
List of non-discretionary items

Spending Plan for each department
2004 Budget
Alternative crisis spending plan
Department on target
Department exceeding target

Personnel Director's Report
Hiring Freeze Requirement
Hiring and Termination Report (by Department)
Employee head count by Department
F/T (seasonal and year round)
P/T (seasonal and year round)
Approvals for overtime (by Department/position/reason)
Major Unforeseen Events Report (description of the event and cost)

Employee Benefits
Workers Compensation costs
Pension Status - funding status
Self Insured Health Insurance Status - UPMC/Select Blue
Disability Insurance

Capital Budget

Inventory of each General Obligation and Pension Bond describing term, callable/non-callable feature, par value, principal and interest value. Refinance options.

Total Capital Debt Analysis - i.e., debt payment percent of operating cost, weighted average maturity and weighted average interest cost.

2004 Capital Projects
2004 Terminated Capital Projects

Authorities
Financial accounting position of the authorities
Employee report

Bonded Indebtedness
Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Update
Findings to date
Current areas of examination
Contracts approved
Interim Recommendations

The agenda may include other items related to the financial condition of the city as determined by the President and/or the majority of the members of Council.]

 

 

Section 2.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 172: Private Sector Commission on Cost Control, as follows so as to repeal the chapter in its entirety:

 

[§ 172.01 - CREATION, APPOINTMENTS AND ORGANIZATION.

(a)  The Private Sector Commission on Cost Control shall now be known as the Budget, Revenue and Regional Asset Advisory Commission.

(b)  The Budget, Revenue and Regional Asset Advisory Commission shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor; three (3) members appointed by a majority vote of Council; and one (1) member to be appointed by the City Controller. In any case where a vacancy occurs, the vacancies will be filled by the anointing authority who nominated the departed member.

(c)  The Director of the Department of Finance and the Administration's and Council's Budget Officers shall be members ex-officio of the Commission.

(d)  All appointed members shall be appointed with the consent of a majority of Council.

(e)  All appointed members shall serve without compensation.

(f)  Members shall hold office for a period of two (2) years or until their successors arc respectively appointed and qualified.

(g)  The Commission shall elect officers, including, but not limited to a Chairman and Secretary.

(h)  The Commission shall receive the full cooperation, assistance and participation of all City officials and employees in the exercise of its powers and duties.

 

§ 172.02 - POWERS AND DUTIES.

(a)  The powers and duties of the Budget, Revenue and Regional Asset Advisory Commission are as follows:

(1)  To suggest managerial, operating and organizational improvements for immediate and long-term consideration;

(2)  To investigate the efficiency of increased cooperation with other public agencies, including the County of Allegheny, concerning purchasing, public asset management, taxation, public safety and other matters of regional concern; to assist the development of the county's explanation of joint county/city operations and service;

(3)  To advise the Mayor and Council concerning the efficiency, cost effectiveness and true value of specific City expenditures; to assist in developing public awareness of City services and costs;

(4)  To create a data base and organization of material for the transition of Administrations; and

(5)  To formally report its finding to the Mayor and Council on the first Monday in January, April, July and October of each year.]

 

 

Section 3.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 174: Vacant Property Review Committee, as follows so as to repeal the chapter in its entirety. 

 

[CHAPTER 174: - VACANT PROPERTY REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

§ 174.01 - CREATION AND POWERS.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Urban Redevelopment Law, Act of May 24, 1945, P.L. 991, as amended, (35 P.S. Sec. 1701 et seq. ), there is hereby created a Vacant Property Review Committee to function within the City and which shall exercise all powers and be subject to all limitations as provided in the Act.

 

§ 174.02 - COMPOSITION.

The membership of the Vacant Property Review Committee shall consist of the following:

(a) Chairman of the Council Committee on Planning, Housing and Development.

(b) Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.

(c) Director of the Department of City Planning.

(d) Director of the Department of Housing of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.

(e) Director of the Department of Finance.

(f) Two (2) residents of the city, one (1) to be appointed by the Mayor and one (1) to be appointed by Council.

The Chairman of the Council Committee on Planning, Housing and Development, the Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Director of the Department of City Planning, the Director of the Department of Housing of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Department of Finance may designate a representative to attend meetings and vote on their behalf.

 

§ 174.03 - ORGANIZATION.

The Chairman of the Vacant Property Review Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor from those persons identified in § 174.02. The members of the Committee shall select from among themselves, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary and other officers as the Committee may determine.]

 

 

Section 4.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 177: Economic Development Commission, as follows so as to repeal the chapter in its entirety. 

 

 

[CHAPTER 177: - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

 

§ 177.01 - MEMBERS; APPOINTMENT.

The Economic Development Commission shall consist of 11 members, who are residents of the city, and shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of Council.

 

§ 177.02 - TERMS; VACANCY.

The term of each member shall be for five (5) years, and no term or any member shall be concurrent with the term of any other member of the Commission. Their successors shall be appointed on the expiration of their respective terms, to serve five (5) years. The appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.

 

§ 177.03 - QUORUM; REGULATIONS.

(a)  Seven (7) members of the Economic Development Commission shall constitute a quorum.

(b)  The Commission shall make regulations for its own organization and procedure, consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth and this Code. Members shall serve without compensation.

 

§ 177.04 - POWERS AND DUTIES.

The Commission shall have the responsibility and the power to develop and review economic development activities in the City and to develop a comprehensive economic development program for the city. The Commission shall report in writing quarterly to the Mayor and Council on its recommendations and suggestions.

 

§ 177.05 - EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES.

The Commission shall employ persons and employees as may be necessary, whose salary, together with the necessary expenses of the Commission, shall be provided for, at the discretion of Council and the Mayor, by the proper appropriations and ordinances.]

 

 

Section 5.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 177B: Neighborhood Empowerment Commission, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

 

[§ 177B.01 - AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE.

There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the Neighborhood Empowerment Commission.

The purpose of this Commission is to:

1. Support and advise the Chief of Urban Affairs in the implementation of all programs and activities related to the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment;

2. To create an ongoing working group that prioritizes and effectively implements all of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment's initiatives across City departments, community organizations and residents;

3. Produce an annual report to the Mayor and City Council on accomplishments as well as an annual community meeting to update the community.

 

§ 177B.02 - MEMBERSHIP.

The membership of the Neighborhood Empowerment Commission shall consist as follows:

1. The Mayor or his/her designee;

2. Two (2) members of City Council;

3. A representative of the Urban Redevelopment Authority;

4. A representative of Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh;

5. A representative of the Department of City Planning;

6. A representative of the Department of Public Safety;

7. A representative of the School District of Pittsburgh;

8. Three (3) representatives of community-based organizations, appointed by the Mayor.

 

§ 177B.03 - TERMS AND FILLING OF VACANCIES.

The representatives of community-based organizations appointed by the Mayor shall serve for a term of four (4) years. Any vacancies created by the resignation, death or removal of an appointed member shall be filled in the manner of their appointment.

 

§ 177B.04 - COMPENSATION.

Members of the Neighborhood Empowerment Commission shall serve without compensation.

 

§ 177B.05 - POWERS AND DUTIES.

The Neighborhood Empowerment Commission shall have the following duties:

1.                      The Commission shall meet at regular intervals as determined by the body and shall:

a.                      Support and advise the Chief of Urban Affairs Officer in the implementation and evaluation of the outcomes of the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment;

b.                      Facilitate an interdepartmental and collaborative agency approach to planning, and the delivery of services to Priority Communities;

c.                      Act as the clearinghouse for activities, programs and investments that will improve the quality of life for residents in City neighborhoods;

2. The community representation of the Commission may update the Commission on:

a.                      Community needs relative to community and neighborhood improvement;

b.                      Progress on community development and economic development projects;

c.                      Ongoing community needs.

3.                      The City Clerk, or his/her designee, shall keep the minutes and the records of this Commission. All departmental reports shall be transmitted to the Clerk no later than three (3) days prior to the scheduled meetings.

4.                      The Commission's meetings are public, with the exception that from time to time, at the Commission's discretion, they may schedule non-public meetings with the written consent of Council and the Mayor. These discretionary meetings shall not substitute for the Commission's required regular meetings.]

 

 

Section 6.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178: Community Advisory Boards, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

[CHAPTER 178: - COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARDS

 

§ 178.01 - DEFINITIONS.

As used in this Chapter, certain terms are defined as follows:

(a)                      DISTRICT BOUNDARY ORDINANCE. The ordinance codified as Chapter 105 and required by § 601 of the Pittsburgh City Charter to divide the City into community advisory board districts.

(b)                      IMPLEMENTATION ORDINANCE. This Chapter as required by § 602 of the Pittsburgh City Charter to establish a Community Advisory Board in a particular district.

(c)                      DISTRICT (except in the term ELECTION DISTRICT). A district established by the district boundary ordinance for the purpose of electing members of a Community Advisory Board.

(d)                      SECTION. A political subdivision of a district whose voters elect a member or members of a Community Advisory Board.

(e)                      MAJOR ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT. Any subdivision of City government, whose head reports directly to the Mayor, excluding boards, commission and magistrate courts.

 

§ 178.02 - INITIATIVE AND PETITION PROCESSES.

 

(a)                      Implementation ordinance initiative requirements.

(1)                      Council shall enact an implementation ordinance to establish a Community Advisory Board for a particular district upon receipt of a valid initiative petition from that district.

(2)                      Council may amend the implementation ordinance for a district, upon receipt of a valid initiative petition from that district, upon request by two-thirds ( 2/3 ) vote of that Community Advisory Board, or as necessary for electoral reapportionment.

(3)                     Council may dissolve a particular Community Advisory Board, and repeal its implementation ordinance, upon receipt of a valid initiative petition from that district.

(4)                      Council may, by ordinance, dissolve all Community Advisory Boards as of the end of any fiscal year.

(b)                      Requirements for a valid initiative petition from a district are:

(1)                      The petitions shall be signed by qualified and enrolled electors equal in number to at least ten (10) percent of those district residents who voted in the last preceding municipal election;

(2)                      Each signer shall declare that he or she is a qualified and enrolled elector of that district, shall add his or her residence, giving street and number, and shall add the date of signing;

(3)                      The petition shall include the affidavit of the circulator of the petition, setting forth:

A.                      That he or she is a qualified and enrolled elector of the district;

B.                      His or her residence, giving street and number;

C.                      That the signers signed with full knowledge of the contents of the petition;

D.                      That their residences are correctly stated;

E.                      That, to the best of the circulator's knowledge and belief, the signers are qualified and enrolled electors of that district; and

F.                      That each signed on the date set opposite his or her name; and

(4)                      The petition shall specify the initiative sought and the district for which it is sought. A petition for amendment of an implementation ordinance shall specify how the petitioners wish the implementation ordinance to be amended;

(c)                      Petitions from a district may be compiled to cumulate the number of signators, provided that:

(1)                      The petitions have been circulated within the same calendar year; or within a 12-month period;

(2)                      The petitions are identical in purpose; and

(3)                      The circulators each consent in writing to the compilation.

(d)                      Petitions shall be filed with the City Clerk.

(1)                      The City Clerk shall give timely public notice of the filing of any petition. This shall include establishing a procedure to notify concerned organizations of the filing of any petition from their district.

(2)                      The City Clerk shall rule on the validity of a petition on its face within one (1) week of its filing date.

(3)                     Objections to a petition and appeals from a ruling of the City Clerk may be filed within twenty-one (21) days of the filing date of that petition. Objections and appeals shall be filed with the City Clerk for adjudication by Council. The City Clerk shall immediately notify the circulator(s) of any objections or appeals.

 

§ 178.03 - ELECTORAL STRUCTURE.

 

(a)                      The elected members of each community advisory board shall number one (1) for every two thousand five hundred (2,500) persons residing in that district and one additional member if the remained of that district's population exceeds one thousand two hundred fifty (1,250) after being divided by two thousand five hundred (2,500).

(b)                      The implementation ordinance for a district shall apportion that district into sections, and each section shall elect one (1) member of that Community Advisory Board.

(c)                      Sections shall consist of contiguous undivided election districts. Apportionment shall additionally be governed by the following criteria:

(1)                      Sections should be as equal in population, as is possible;

(2)                      Sections should be compact; and

(3)                      Section boundaries should make use of natural or generally recognized boundaries, providing representation of neighborhoods or neighborhoods within a community advisory board district.

(d)                     Council shall amend implementation ordinances to reapportion within districts as necessitated by the decennial census or the above criteria.

(e)                      Candidates shall be nominated and elected under provisions of the Pennsylvania Election Code (25 P.S. § 2600 et seq. ) Nomination petitions are to be filed with the Allegheny County Department of Elections and Voter Registration.

 

§ 178.04 - DELEGATED BOARD MEMBERS OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.

 

(a)                      A community organization shall be entitled to select a delegated member of a Community Advisory Board if and only if it meets the following requirements:

(1)                      It has held, within the previous twelve (12) months, four (4) meetings of the membership, meeting as a deliberative body, each of which was attended by at least twenty-five (25) members of the organization residing in that district;

(2)                      It is concerned with a defined community, and concerned with that defined community's problems in general;

(3)                      At least eighty (80) percent of its members shall reside in a particular Community Advisory Board district or a defined contiguous geographic area with a population under fifty thousand (50,000); and no organization may receive entitlement in more than two (2) Community Advisory Board Districts.

(4)                      The organization has no restrictions on or qualifications for membership and voting rights, except that the organization may establish but is not required to establish:

A.                      Dues provided those dues do not exceed five dollars ($5.00) per year;

B.                      A minimum age, but not to exceed eighteen (18);

C.                      A requirement of residence in a defined area; and

D.                      A requirement of enrollment up to thirty (30) days in advance of assumption of full voting rights.

(5)                      The organization shall maintain by-laws, a membership list, and attendance rosters for its meetings, which shall be made available to Council, the Mayor and the public within a reasonable amount of time;

(6)                      The organization is capable of establishing its own autonomous policy on community issues within the scope of its by-laws.

(7)                      The delegated member of the Community Advisory Board from the organization is, or is to be selected annually.

(8)                      The organization has been in existence at least one (1) year.

(9)                      All officers, board members, and the delegate to the Community Advisory Board of the organization are selected by open democratic processes.

(b)                      Entitlement of a community organization to seat its delegated Board member shall expire at the time coinciding with the expiration of the elected board members' terms of office.

(c)                      A request for entitlement shall be accompanied by verification that the organization meets the requirements listed in subsection (a) hereof.

(d)                      Requests for entitlement shall be filed with the City Clerk.

(1)                      The City Clerk shall give timely public notice of such filing, including notice to the appropriate community advisory board.

(2)                      The City Clerk shall rule on the validity of the request with its accompanying documentation on its face within one (1) week of its filing date otherwise that request shall be deemed to be approved.

(3)                      Objections to a request and appeals from a ruling of the City Clerk may be filed within three (3) weeks of the filing date of that petition. Objections and appeals shall be filed with the City Clerk for adjudication by Council. The City Clerk shall give an organization timely notice of any objection or appeal concerning its request for entitlement.

(e)                      Requirements for entitlements shall be periodically reviewed by Council to insure that delegated board members do not constitute more than forty (40) percent of any Community Advisory Board. No delegated Board members may take office in a district until the initial seating of elected Board members in that district:

(1)                      If, at the beginning of a term of office, the number of community organizations entitled to a delegated Board member in a district exceeds the forty (40) percent maximum, these organizations have two (2) weeks to decide unanimously among themselves how to divide the representation. If the agreement is not reached by that date, the organizations to be entitled to select delegated Board members during that term of office shall be chosen by lot, up to the above maximum.

 

§ 178.05 - BOARD MEMBERS ELIGIBILITY AND VACANCY.

 

(a)                      Members of a Community Advisory Board, elected or delegated, shall reside in that district. Any member who moves out of his or her district shall cease to be a member of that Community Advisory Board, and the seat shall be vacant.

(b)                      A candidate for election to a Community Advisory Board from a section shall reside in that section at the time his or her nomination petition is filed.

(c)                      A candidate for election to a Community Advisory Board may not be simultaneously a candidate for any salaried elective public office.

(d)                      A Community Advisory Board may fill the vacancy of an elected member by selecting a qualified resident of that section for the unexpired term, the selection to be made by the entire Community Advisory Board.

 

§ 178.06 - POWERS, DUTIES AND PROCEDURES OF BOARD.

 

(a)                      The powers and duties of a Community Advisory Board are as follows:

(1)                      To review and advise Council and the Mayor on proposed zoning changes in the district;

(2)                      To review and advise Council and the Mayor on the social and physical plans for the district;

(3)                      To review and advise Council and the Mayor on the distribution of City services to the district;

(4)                      To meet annually with the Mayor and Council to discuss problems, needs and public affairs of the district;

(5)                      To mandate, by a majority vote of all its members, a meeting within two (2) weeks with the appropriate head of a major administrative unit of the City to discuss a specific district problem.

(6)                      To receive and accept funds other than grants from City tax funds, and disburse and use the funds, provided that the Board maintains financial records, maintains financial, accounting and administrative systems appropriate to the amount of funds involved, and obtains an annual audit.

A.                      A Board may disburse funds received by it but may not contract for or undertake the social or physical plan within its district.

B.                      Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit a Board from conducting surveys or studies to assist it in reviewing and advising Council and the Mayor on the social or physical plans for the district pursuant to § 605 b. of the Charter. A Board may also use the funds to employ staff, but no employee of a Board shall be deemed an employee, servant or agent of the city. The City shall not be liable for any activity of a Board or its employees, officers, servants or agents.

(b)                      Community Advisory Board procedures are as follows:

(1)                      Each Board shall adopt by-laws, including procedures for electing a chairperson and other officers.

(2)                      All Board decisions which are not unanimous shall be by roll call vote.

(3)                      Each Board shall adopt a regular meeting schedule. Members shall receive written notice of meetings and agenda. Provisions for special meetings may be included in the Board's by-laws.

(4)                      Each Board shall maintain the following records which shall be made available to Council within a reasonable amount of time upon Council's request:

A.                      All minutes;

B.                      Attendance at all meetings;

C.                      All roll call votes; and

D.                      Complete financial records.

(5)                      No member of a Board shall participate in a debate or vote on any matter in which he or she has a personal financial interest.

(6)                      Each Board will endeavor to obtain the participation of all residents of the district in its activities.

A.                      All meetings shall be open to the public, and held at a place and time convenient for the public to attend, and no private vote may be taken.

B.                      Each Board shall permit timely participation by the public in its meetings. The chairperson may limit, when necessary, the number and duration of nonmembers' remarks.

C.                      Each Board shall hold a public meeting at least four (4) times a year for residents to make known their views and needs.

D.                      Each Board shall provide public notice of its meetings and agenda.]

 

 

 

Section 2.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article I: General Provisions, Chapter 105: Wards and Districts, as follows so as to repeal Section 105.02: Community Advisory Boards in its entirety: 

 

CHAPTER 105: - WARDS [AND DISTRICTS]

 

§ 105.01 - DIVISION INTO 32 WARDS.

The territory comprising the City is hereby divided into thirty-two (32) wards. The boundaries of each ward shall be the actual boundaries at the time the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter took [affect] effect, and as they may be lawfully changed in the future.

 

[§ 105.02 - COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD DISTRICTS.

 

The 24 Community Advisory Board Districts are as follows:

 

District

Ward

1

1 and 2

2

3 and 5

3

4

4

6 and 9

5

Voting districts 1 through 13 of Ward 7

6

8

7

10

8

11

9

12

10

13

11

Voting districts 1, 2, 15 through 18 and 21 through 31 of Ward 14

12

Voting districts 3 through 14, 19, 20 and 32 of Ward 14

13

15 and 31

14

16 and 17

15

Voting districts 1 through 11 of Ward 18 and 1 through 6 of Ward 30

16

Voting districts 2 through 14 and 28 of Ward 19

17

Voting district 15 through 27 and 29 through 31 of Ward 19

18

20

19

21 and 25

20

22 through 24

21

26

22

27

23

28

24

29 and 32

]

 

 

Section 7.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178A: Youth Commission and Youth Council, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

[CHAPTER 178A: - YOUTH COMMISSION AND YOUTH COUNCIL

 

§ 178A.01 - YOUTH COMMISSION.

 

The Youth Commission shall consist of fifteen (15) members who are residents of the City of Pittsburgh and experts in fields related to youth needs, activities and interests, and shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of Council. Said members shall include, but not be limited to, three (3) representatives from the Youth Council established pursuant to section 178A.05 of this Code, at least one (1) representative from the administration of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, who shall be selected by the Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, at least one (1) representative from the business community, at least one (1) representative from a non-profit, youth serving organization, two (2) University or College representatives, at least one (1) law enforcement representative and at least one (1) representative from a community-based organization. The Mayor shall serve as Chair of the Youth Commission. The Youth Commission shall meet at least four (4) times a year. The Youth Commission may establish committees as it shall deem necessary to advise the Youth Commission on such issues as determined by the Youth Commission. The membership of each committee shall include no less than one (1) member of the Youth Commission with the membership and the chair of each committee to be appointed by the Chair of the Youth Commission. Committees established by the Youth Commission shall meet as often as necessary as determined by the respective chair of each committee.

 

§ 178A.02 - YOUTH COMMISSION TERMS, VACANCY.

 

The term of each member shall be four (4) years. A successor shall be appointed upon the expiration of the term of a member, which successor shall have a term of four (4) years. The appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.

 

§ 178A.03 - YOUTH COMMISSION QUORUM; REGULATIONS.

 

(a)                      Nine (9) members of the Youth Commission shall constitute a quorum.

(b)                      The Youth Commission shall make regulation for its own organization and procedure, consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth and of this Code. Members shall serve without compensation.

 

§ 178A.04 - YOUTH COMMISSION POWERS AND DUTIES.

 

The Youth Commission shall have the responsibility to address the needs of Pittsburgh's children, youth and families, to identify or propose the creation of programmatic opportunities to address those needs and to inform elected and appointed officials representing the children, youth and families of the City of Pittsburgh about opportunities to help them to achieve their fullest potential in terms of mind, body and spirit, and to have a meaningful voice in the direction of the City of Pittsburgh. The Youth Commission shall report in writing quarterly to the Mayor and Council on its recommendations and suggestions.

 

§ 178A.05 - YOUTH COUNCIL.

 

The Youth Council shall consist of two (2) representative student leaders from each public high school located in the City of Pittsburgh, one (1) representative student leader from each religious, parochial and private high school located in the City of Pittsburgh, five (5) young people between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18) to be selected from the community at large and nine (9) young people between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18), one (1) from each city council district to be nominated by the Member of Council representing that district. All members of the Youth Council shall be residents of the City of Pittsburgh, and shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of City Council. All Youth Council Members will be selected through an open application process and selection criteria shall be based upon proven leadership, community involvement and recommendations from school principals and instructors. The Youth Council shall meet no fewer than four (4) times in each calendar year.

 

§ 178A.06 - YOUTH COUNCIL TERMS; VACANCY.

 

The term of each Member of the Youth Council shall be for one (1) year. Their successors shall be appointed on the expiration of their respective terms. The appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.

 

§ 178A.07 - YOUTH COUNCIL QUORUM; REGULATIONS.

(a)                      A simple majority of the Members of the Youth Council shall constitute a quorum.

(b)                      The Youth Council shall elect from its Membership a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer for one-year terms of office.

(c)                      The Youth Council shall meet at least monthly at times and places it may designate.

(d)                      In all other respects, the Youth Council shall make regulations for its own organization and procedure consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth and of this Code.

(e)                      Members shall serve without compensation.

 

§ 178A.08 - YOUTH COUNCIL POWERS AND DUTIES.

 

The Youth Council shall serve as a liaison between the City of Pittsburgh youth and the Youth Commission on issues affecting youth and to encourage the positive growth and development of youth by involving them in social, cultural, recreational and other drug and alcohol free activities. Upon request of the Mayor or Council, the Youth Council shall provide advice and assistance on matters concerning the needs of youth from the perspective of youth. In the performance of its function, the Youth Council is authorized to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council on:

(a)                      Policy matters affecting Pittsburgh youth;

(b)                      Planning, organizing, coordinating and carrying out drug and alcohol free social, cultural, recreational, and other activities for Pittsburgh youth;

(c)                      Establishing guidelines, rules and procedures for participation in such activities; and

(d)                      Entering into agreements with entertainers, concessionaires and other third parties as may be desirable by the Commission within available funds and in accordance with all applicable laws and procedures.

The Youth Council shall report in writing annually to the Mayor and Council on its recommendations and suggestions, describing its activities in the previous year and an annual work plan for the ensuing year.

 

§ 178A.09 - EMPLOYEES; EXPENSES.

 

The Youth Commission and the Youth Council shall employ persons and employees as may be necessary, whose salary, with necessary expenses, may be provided for at the discretion of Council and the Mayor by the proper appropriations and ordinances.]

 

 

Section 8.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178B: Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission (“YPAC”), as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety: 

 

[CHAPTER 178B: - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION ("YPAC")

 

§ 178B.01 - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION.

Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall consist of a diverse group of fifteen (15) City of Pittsburgh residents who are between the ages of twenty-thirty-four (20)-(34) at the beginning [of] their term, selected from the community at large. If past members have moved out of the City, they will be allowed to serve in an advisory role at the discretion of the Executive Committee. The composition shall be established to allow representatives of City Council to nominate one (1) representative from their respective council district. Members of the Commission may also make recommendations for new appointees to the Mayor and City Council. All commissioners will be ultimately appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Members from the former Propel Pittsburgh Commission who have already been confirmed on the Commission, as formerly appointed by Council, shall advance to serve on the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission. Vacancies in the initial composition of the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall be filled according to the bylaws of the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission with strong deference given to nominations by the Mayor and City Council.

Appointments shall be representative of those listed above, with consideration given to City geography and diversity. Appointments shall be made without regard to color, race, religion, income, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, parental or marital status, ancestry and/or disability.

 

§ 178B.02 - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION; MEETINGS AND CHAIR.

The Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall elect a chair by majority vote of its members at its first meeting each calendar year according to its bylaws. The Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall meet at least every other month and may establish committees as deemed necessary. The membership of each committee shall include no less than one (1) member of the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission.

 

§ 178B.03 - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION; VACANCY.

The term of each member shall be for three (3) years. Their successors shall be nominated on the expiration of their respective terms in accordance with the bylaws. The appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.

 

§ 178B.04 - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION; REGULATIONS.

(a)                      A simple majority of the then-standing commission members shall constitute a quorum.

(b)                      The Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall establish regulations for its own organization and procedure consistent with the laws of the commonwealth and of this code.

(c)                      Members shall serve without compensation.

 

§ 178B.05 - YOUNG PITTSBURGH ADVISORY COMMISSION; POWERS AND DUTIES.

The Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall have the responsibility, duty and power to address the needs of young adults and young professionals; to identify or propose the creation of policies and programmatic opportunities; to address those needs and to inform the necessary elected and appointed officials of those needs. As well, the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission shall serve as the meaningful voice to ensure that young adults and young professionals are being engaged with the City of Pittsburgh. All City Council Members and the Mayor shall work with the Young Pittsburgh Advisory Commission to develop, facilitate, and advocate for a legislative agenda including policies and programs designed to attract, retain, and engage young Pittsburghers.

 

§ 178B.06 - EFFECTIVE DATE.
The chapter shall become effective upon the date the Mayor's signature.]

 

 

Section 9.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178C: Sustainability Commissions, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

[CHAPTER 178C - SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSIONS

 

§ 178C.01 - SUSTAINABILITY COMMSSION.

The Sustainability Commission shall be created to carry on the duties of the Municipal Working Group of the Green Government Task Force, including overseeing and advancing the strategies outlined in the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, as unanimously adopted by Council for implementation by Resolution 0545 of 2008, and signed by the Mayor on August 14, 2008.

 

§ 178C.02 - RESPONSIBILITIES.

The responsibilities of the Sustainability Commission shall be to:

(a)                      Ensure the adoption of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan and any subsequent revisions.

(b)                      Serve as a steering commission for the implementation of municipal climate action recommendations.

(c)                      Guide the process of revising the plan as needed.

(d)                      Make amendments to the plan as needed.

(e)                      Propose ordinances to Council relating to sustainability.

 

§ 178C.03 - MEMBERSHIP.

The Commission shall consist of twelve (12) members. The positions shall be filled as follows:

(a)                      One (1) member shall be the Sustainability Coordinator.

(b)                      One (1) member shall be the Energy and Utilities Manager.

(c)                      One (1) member shall be the Recycling Supervisor.

(d)                      One (1) member shall be the Urban Forester.

(e)                      One (1) member shall be a member of the Council appointed by the Council President.

(f)                      One (1) member shall be a member of the Department of Finance.

(g)                      One (1) member shall be a member of the Department of Public Works.

(h)                      One (1) member shall be a member of the Bureau of Building Inspection.

(i)                      One (1) member shall be from the Department of City Planning.

(j)                      One (1) member shall be from the Mayor's Office.

(k)                      One (1) member shall be from the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service.

(l)                      One (1) member shall be from the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure

 

§ 178C.04 - TERMS.

(a)                      The Sustainability Coordinator, Energy and Utilities Manager, Recycling Supervisor, and Urban Forester shall be Commission members for as long as they hold those positions.

(b)                      All other members shall serve a term of five (5) years.

 

§ 178C.05 - VACANCIES.

If a vacancy should arise, a replacement will be found according to the membership requirements. A replacement will serve out the remainder of the predecessor's term.

 

§ 178C.06 - OFFICERS.

(a)                      The Chairperson of the Commission shall be the Sustainability Coordinator.

(1)                      The Chairperson shall be responsible for calling meetings to order and scheduling the meetings.

(b)                      The Vice Chairperson of the Commission shall be the Energy and Utilities Manager.

(1)                      In the event that the Chairperson is unavailable, the Vice Chairperson will be responsible for calling meetings to order.

(c)                      Any other officers of the Sustainability Commission shall be elected by the Commission.

 

§ 178C.07 - MEETINGS.

An official meeting of the Sustainability Commission cannot be called to order without the establishment of a quorum of six (6) members.

(a)                      There shall be at least one (1) meeting of the Commission every quarter of the year.

(b)                      Additional Meetings.

(1)                      The Chairperson shall decide if an additional meeting is necessary.

(2)                      Twenty-four-hour notice must be given before an additional meeting takes place.]

 

 

Section 10.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178D: Pittsburgh Education Commission as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

[CHAPTER 178D: - PITTSBURGH EDUCATION COMMISSION

 

§ 178D.01 - PITTSBURGH EDUCATION COMMISSION.

The Pittsburgh Education Commission shall be created to carry on the duties of Mayor William Peduto's Education Task Force, including overseeing the implementation of recommendations published by the Task Force in its report in five (5) key areas relevant to education in the City of Pittsburgh - public safety, out-of-school time programming, community schools, school funding, and marketing the City schools - and the formation and implementation of new recommendations made by the Commission in the five (5) specified areas and others as determined by a majority of the Commission.

 

§ 178D.02 - RESPONSIBILITIES AND POWERS.

The responsibilities and powers of the Pittsburgh Education Commission shall be to:

(1)                      Oversee the implementation of policy recommendations made by the Education Task Force.

(2)                      Continue to find areas of collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh School District, and other relevant organizations and institutions on the five (5) areas identified by the Task Force and others decided upon by a majority of the Commission.

(3)                      Create subcommittees based off of the five (5) areas identified by the Education Task Force - public safety, out-of-school time programming, community schools, school funding, and the marketing of the City schools - and others at the suggestion of the Mayor, City Council, or the Board of Education and are agreed upon by a majority of the Commission.

(4)                      Inform the Mayor, City Council, the Board of Education, and other relevant organizations and institutions on recommendations formed by the Commission in an annual report.

 

§ 178D.03 - MEMBERSHIP.

The Commission shall consist of twenty-two (22) members appointed by the Mayor. The positions shall be filled as follows:

(1)                      Three (3) members from the Pittsburgh School Board: one (1) member being the Government Relations Subcommittee Chairperson, and at least one (1) member shall be a minority.

(2)                      Three (3) members from the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers: one (1) shall be a current teacher, and one (1) shall be a current guidance counselor or social worker, both being from geographically diverse schools and are employed by the Pittsburgh Board of Education.

(3)                      One (1) member from the Pittsburgh School District.

(4)                      One (1) member representing charter schools in the City.

(5)                      One (1) member representing private schools in the City.

(6)                      One (1) member from the Mayor's Office.

(7)                      Four (4) members from City Council: at least one (1) member shall be a minority.

(8)                      Three (3) members from public education advocacy groups: one (1) member shall be from a special education advocacy group, and at least one (1) member shall be a minority.

(9)                      Four (4) members from the community-at-large: at least one (1) member shall be from a minority community, one (1) member shall be a current parent, and at least one (1) member shall be from the faith-based community.

(10)                     One (1) student of Pittsburgh Public Schools and shall be from a geographically diverse school.

 

§ 178D.04 - TERMS.

All members shall serve a term of four (4) years and are eligible for reappointment.

 

§ 178D.05 - VACANCIES.

If a vacancy should arise, a replacement will be found according to the membership requirements and will be appointed by the Mayor to serve out the remainder of the predecessor's term.

 

§ 178D.06 - OFFICERS.

(a)                      Within thirty (30) days of the appointments of all members of the Commission, the Commission shall convene to elect a chairperson by a roll call vote of the majority of the members of the Commission in attendance.

(1)                      The Chairperson shall be responsible for calling meetings to order, according to Robert's Rules of Order, the facilitation of the meeting, and the scheduling of the meetings.

(b)                      The Commission may also elect a vice-chairperson and other board officers as needed by a roll call vote of the majority of the members of the Commission in attendance.

(1)                      In the event that the Chairperson is unavailable, the Vice-Chairperson or the highest ranked officer in attendance will be responsible for calling the meeting to order and facilitating the meeting.

(c)                      Subcommittees may elect a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and other officers as needed by a roll call vote of the majority of the members of the respective subcommittee.

(d)                      The Chairperson and other elected officers shall serve in their elected positions for the remainder of their appointed terms.

(1)                      A vacancy in the position of chairperson or any officer shall be filled by a roll call vote of the majority of members of the Commission in attendance of the first meeting after the vacancy occurs.

 

§ 178D.07 - MEETINGS.

An official meeting of the Pittsburgh Education Commission cannot be called to order without the establishment of a quorum of twelve (12) members.

(1)                      There shall be at least one (1) meeting of the Commission every quarter of the year.

(2)                      Subcommittees will meet on a basis decided upon by a majority of members on each respective Subcommittee.

(3)                      Additional Meetings:

a.                      The Chairperson shall decide if an additional meeting is necessary.

b.                      Forty-eight (48) hours' notice must be given before an additional meeting takes place.]

 

 

Section 11.  The Pittsburgh City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 179B: Fair Representation in Appointments to Boards, Authorities, and Commissions, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

 

[CHAPTER 179B: - FAIR REPRESENTATION IN APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS

 

§ 179B.01 - INTENT.

It is the intent of the Council to:

(1)                      Establish standard procedures for appointing members to City related boards, authorities, and commissions to encourage fair representation that is reflective of the diversity of City residents.

(2)                      Create a means that is readily available to the public, primarily on the City's website, to centrally house and disseminate all public information regarding City related authorities, boards, and commissions.

(3)                      Provide for a comprehensive listing of all City related boards, authorities, and commissions, listing:

a.                      All governing documents including, but not limited to, enabling legislation, charters, and/or bylaws for said organization.

b.                      The name of persons appointed to said organizations, business address, effective date of appointment, and expiration of said term.

(4)                      Create a means to solicit and maintain a list of citizens who express an interest in public service by making themselves available for consideration for appointment to such boards, authorities, and commissions.

 

§ 179B.02 - PUBLIC LISTING OF ALL CITY RELATED BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, AND COMMISSIONS.

(1)                      The Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh will develop and maintain a listing of all City related boards, authorities, and commissions, which will include:

(a)                      Governing documents, including, but not limited to, enabling legislation, governing charter, and/or bylaws for said organizations.

(b)                      A listing of the name of persons serving on each board, authority, and commission, business address, effective date of appointment and date of the expiration of the term of the appointment.

(c)                      A list of who makes the appointment for each seat on each board, authority, and commission.

(d)                      Any residency requirements for each seat on each board, authority, and commission.

(e)                      Whether there is any compensation and/or reimbursement for each seat on each board, authority, and commission.

(f)                      A calendar of scheduled meetings and/or any scheduled special meetings of said organizations, noting the time and place of said meetings.

This information should be made available by request at the Mayor's Office.

(2)                      The Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh will develop and maintain a database of the age, sex, zip code, and optional demographic information, including race, sexual orientation, and disability, of:

(a)                      Each individual that submits an application for a City board, authority, or commission and

(b)                      Each appointee to all City boards, authorities, and commissions.

This information shall be tabulated in the aggregate for each board, authority, and commission, and made public via a report to City Council on an annual basis.

 

§ 179B.03 - PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

(1)                      The Department of City Information Systems will develop and maintain a "Boards, Authorities, and Commissions" page on the City website, with information on all City related boards, authorities, and commissions. The website should include:

(a)                      A comprehensive alphabetical list of all City boards, authorities, and commissions with links to individual pages for each board, authority, and commission.

(b)                      A link to this policy.

(c)                      All current vacancies and positions that are scheduled to become vacant in the next sixty (60) days on any board, authority, or commission.

(d)                      A link to an online and downloadable application.

(2)                      The Department of City Information Systems will develop and maintain individual webpages for each City board, authority, and commission with information about each board, authority, and commission. Each website should include:

(a)                      Governing documents, including, but not limited to, enabling legislation, governing charter, and/or bylaws for said organizations.

(b)                      A listing of the name of persons serving on each board, authority, and commission, effective date of appointment and date of the expiration of the term of the appointment.

(c)                      A list of who makes the appointment for each seat on each board, authority, and commission.

(d)                      A calendar of scheduled meetings and/or any scheduled special meetings of said organizations, noting the time and place of said meetings.

 

§ 179B.04 - APPLICATIONS.

(1)                      The Office of the Mayor, assisted by other departments as necessary, will develop a single standardized application form to be submitted by all applicants for any board, authority, or commission for which an applicant seeks consideration. The information provided by the applicant will be used to track efforts to receive committee balance. The City will keep all applications on file for at least one (1) year.

(2)                      The Office of the Mayor, assisted by other departments as necessary, will make applications available to all interested citizens by creating an online application form, by posting a printable application on the City webpage, and by making an application available upon request at the Mayor's Office.

 

§ 179B.05 - APPOINTMENTS.

(1)                      The Mayor and City Council should consult the database for all applicants who have expressed interest in serving on a board, authority, or commission. Any ex-officio membership requirements of a board, authority, or commission are exempted from this Section.

(2)                      City Council should not renew the appointment of any nominee who has already served two (2) consecutive terms on any board, authority, or commission and should not serve on more than two (2) boards, authorities, or commissions at a time.

(3)                      City Council will only consider nominees for a board, authority, or commission after consulting applicant database.

 

§ 179B.06 - RENEWAL.

All aforementioned information relating to City boards, authorities, and commissions will be updated on an annual basis.

 

§ 179B.07 - SEVERABILITY.

If any provision of this Ordinance shall be determined to be unlawful, invalid, void, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be considered severable from the remaining provisions of this Ordinance, which shall be in full force and effect.]

 

 

Section 12.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 179D: Records Management Advisory Commission, Section 179D.04: Establishment of Archive Police, as follows so as to repeal the Section in its entirety:

 

CHAPTER 179D: - RECORDS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION

[§ 179D.04 - ESTABLISHMENT OF ARCHIVE POLICY.

The City shall establish policies on archiving based on the following process:

(a)                      Each department shall conduct a survey of records.

(b)                      The Commission will work with members of the archive and preservation communities to establish best practices for archive plans.

(c)                      The Commission will establish broad guidelines to be applied across all departments.

(d)                      Department Representatives will work to establish archive plans.

(e)                      Department archive plans will be brought to the Commission for review for possible amendments and approval.

(f)                      The Commission will submit approved archive plans to City Council to be read and filed.

(g)                      The Commission will provide annual reports to the Mayor, City Controller, and City Council on the progress of archive plans.]

 

 

Section 13.  The City Code is hereby amended at Title One: Administrative, Article IX: Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 179E: Establishment of Advisory Board on Entrepreneurship and Startups, as follows so as to repeal the Chapter in its entirety:

 

[CHAPTER 179E: - ESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY BOARD ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND STARTUPS

 

§ 179E.01 - MEMBERSHIP.

A.  A Six (6)-member Steering Committee shall be appointed by City Council. This Steering Committee shall work to recommend nominees to the Advisory Board in accordance with § 179E.01 (B) and submit said recommendations to City Council for appointment.

1.  The Steering Committee shall be charged with creating rules and regulations for its operations and procedures of reviewing the credentials of parties interested in serving on the Advisory Board.

2.  Members of the Steering Committee shall serve as full members of the Advisory Board.

3.  Upon achieving full membership of the Advisory Board, the Steering Committee shall dissolve.

a.  Individuals appointed to the Steering Committee shall still serve as members of the Advisory Board for the duration of their term.

b.  Upon achievement of full membership and the dissolving of the Steering Committee, the full membership of the Advisory Board shall subsequently work to recommend nominees to the Advisory Board in accordance with § 179E.01 (B) and submit said recommendations to City Council for appointment as necessary.

B.  The full membership of the Advisory Board on Entrepreneurship and Start-ups shall be appointed by City Council upon recommendation of the Steering Committee or Advisory Board, as appropriate, and shall include the following members:

1.  One (1) representative of the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

2.  One (1) representative of a business working in the field of green technology.

3.  One (1) representative of a veteran-owned business within the City of Pittsburgh.

4.  Two (2) representatives of women- and/or minority-owned business enterprises within the City of Pittsburgh.

5.  Two (2) members of the restaurant and/or food service community currently working in the industry within the City of Pittsburgh.

6.  Three (3) representatives of the university community, representing the colleges and universities within the City of Pittsburgh.

7.  Five (5) representatives of businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurial ventures, or related organizations throughout the City of Pittsburgh.

C.  Members shall serve for a term of four (4) years or until successors are confirmed and qualified.

D.  All members of the Advisory Board must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh.

E.  The purpose of this Advisory Board is to provide recommendations and reviews to the Mayor and City Council of policies and regulations affecting business and economic development in the City of Pittsburgh.

F.  Members of organizations whose services are needed to augment the work of the Advisory Board shall be invited by the Advisory Board to serve on an ad hoc basis, in committees, to addr