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File #: 2021-2183    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/12/2021 In control: Committee on Innovation, Performance and Asset Management
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 51
Effective date: 12/6/2021    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Article XIV: Public Buildings by creating a new Chapter 489: Electric Vehicle Charging to ensure that new and renovated City-owned facilities are ready to and capable of supporting the growing demand for electric vehicle charging.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 04 - PUBLIC PLACES
Attachments: 1. 2021-2183 Cover Letter -Ordinance Mayor's Letter, 2. Summary 2021-2183
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Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Four: Public Places and Property, Article XIV: Public Buildings by creating a new Chapter 489: Electric Vehicle Charging to ensure that new and renovated City-owned facilities are ready to and capable of supporting the growing demand for electric vehicle charging.

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh's Climate Action Plan 3.0 highlights the need to address the threat of climate change by building a more sustainable municipal operation and creating a fossil-fuel free fleet by 2030; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh has made substantial progress toward shifting its municipal fleet to electric vehicles, including the recent purchase of 36 new electric vehicles and the first electric bucket truck and the installation of infrastructure to accommodate the charging of the new vehicles, with commitments to purchase electric refuse trucks, pickups and vans in 2022; and,

WHEREAS, in April 2021, in collaboration with the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, the City's Department of City Planning has published an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Strategic Plan for Pittsburgh Public Facilities. By 2025, the Strategic Plan aims to expand to over 200 new public charging plugs and work with stakeholders to increase the total number of public charging plugs to over 2,000 across the City. This includes at least four plugs in each Council District and a goal to ensure every household is within a 10-minute walk of a public Level 2 charger or a 10-minute drive of a DC fast charger; and,

WHEREAS, in August 2021, U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. issued an Executive Order to ensure that the United States of America is a leader in electric vehicles, and the City of Pittsburgh stands ready to ensure that our facilities are ready to and capable of supporting the growing demand for electric vehicle charging stations for our own fleet and for the public.

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