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File #: 2021-1980    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/1/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 10/20/2021 Final action: 10/26/2021
Enactment date: 10/26/2021 Enactment #: 40
Effective date: 11/1/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article V: Special Funds, Chapter 237: Stop the Violence Fund, to clarify uses and restrictions of the fund.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Attachments: 1. 2021-1980 Summary
Title
Ordinance amending and supplementing the City Code at Title Two: Fiscal, Article V: Special Funds, Chapter 237: Stop the Violence Fund, to clarify uses and restrictions of the fund.

Body
The City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The City Code is hereby amended and supplemented at Title Two: Fiscal, Article V: Special Funds, Chapter 237: Stop the Violence Fund, as follows:


CHAPTER 237: - "STOP THE VIOLENCE FUND"

? 237.01 - DEFINITIONS.
(a) SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAM. As defined by this subsection, an agency which provides intervention, mediation, violence prevention or necessary supportive services which aid in reducing criminal activity by at-risk populations in the City, and when appropriate, surrounding communities;
(b) City Council finds that financially supporting programs and social service programs that prevent violence and criminal activity in the City of Pittsburgh is an express public purpose, one which more than justifies the use of the City's public moneys.

? 237.02 - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE "STOP THE VIOLENCE FUND."
(a) The Stop the Violence Fund ("Fund") shall be created by the Office of Management and Budget as a separate fund for the purpose of supporting services and programs that prevent violence and criminal activities. The City may appropriate revenue and the Fund may receive monies from other sources as deemed appropriate by the Office of Equity or other Department as designated by the Mayor, consistent with the purposes set forth in this Chapter.
(b) It is the intent of the City Council that a fully capitalized Fund have allocated to it an amount matching a certain percentage of the total annual City budget allocation of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, as set forth in the following schedule:
(1) Budget Year 2021: Five Percent (5%);
(2) Budget Year 2022: Six Percent (6%);
(3) Budget Year 2023: Seven Percent (7%);
(4) Budget Year 2024: Eight Percent (8%);
(5) Budget Year 2025: Nine Percent (9%);
(6) Budget Ye...

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